Recently Acquired + mp3

An almost weekly assortment of musical oddities purchased by or given to POF.

The ALIENSLUNA (birdman) – Formed by three founding members of defunct UK experimental folk-rock-electronic act, The Beta Band. The Aliens are described as “psychedelically inclined rock and acid dipped electronics”. Check out their site and their label, Pet Rock Records.

APHEX TWINUnreleased Promo Dec ’04 (no label!) – A typical mysterious release from electronic music pioneer, Richard D. James. Silver label on vinyl with Aphex Twin sticker on white cardboard sleeve. Hand-numbered out of 500. No other information, except: 4 tracks for a total of 21 minutes.

COACHWHIPS/INTELLIGENCESplit 7″ (omnibus) – Heavyweight vinyl. Side-A is The Coachwhips “Ringing the Chowbell” and “Brains Out”, side-B is The Intelligence vs. Karate Party.

EAGLE TWINThe Unkindness of Crows (southern lord) – Brian in Maleveller swears this is good.

FERGUS & GERONIMOBlind Muslim Girl 7″ (tic tac totally) – The Second 7″ from Dentron vintage pop duo, which features Andrew from Teenage Cool Kids and Jason of Wax Museums. Order direct to receive a ‘gold’ 45 version, although, in person it appears to be yellow. Here is an mp3 from the First single on Woodsist, “Harder Than It’s Ever Been” via cat bird seat.

GIRLSLust for Life 7″ (true panther sounds) – I have mentioned this before: True Panther Sounds is a new boutique label from Matador Records; they have music from Hunx & His Punx and Lemonade coming out. This is a re-issued single for Lust for Life, but with a new B-side, “Life in San Francisco”. Mp3 of “Lust for Life” via Matador.

JACUZZI BOYS/WOVEN BONESSplit 7′ (needless) – The first release by Needless Records features Austin band Woven Bones (guitar/organ/drums/vocals) and Florida’s Jacuzzi Boys.

JAPANDROIDSPost-Nothing 12″ (unfamiliar) – Courtesy of Unfamiliar Records, out of Canada, is a rare red vinyl edition of the Japandroids debut full-length Post-Nothing.  Sign up for the mailing list to try your chance at winning this in an upcoming newsletter. Email

The PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEARTHigher Than The Stars (slumberland) – 5 song ep on CD, but only 4 if you get the vinyl. Features remix by Saint Etienne.

TY SEGALL/MIKAL CRONINPop Songs ep 7″ (goodbye boozy) – Italian garage/punk label issues Ty Segall’s third split record this year; the first was a Telephone Explosion 12″ with BLACK TIME and then a Woodsist 7″ with Thee Oh Sees. Limited to a pressing of 300.

KURT VILEHe’s Alright 7″ (matador) – “Philly’s constant hitmaker’s” debut single for Matador Records. Features 3 tracks on light blue vinyl. Free with pre-order of Childish Prodigy from Matador.

WATER FALLSSleep Experts (self) – CDr from Dallas experimental outfit, featuring members of The Theater Fire and Eyes, Wings and Many Other Things. Seven somber songs supply an atmospheric background for an East Asian trance in a span of 45 minutes. I wish the songs had bled together, otherwise this is worth checking out. Will be released on colored vinyl by Mis Ojos Discos in February.