An almost weekly assortment of musical oddities purchased or given to POF.
CROCODILES – Neon Jesus 7” (zoo music) – and the award for “most danceable blasphemous song of the year” goes to . . .
CROCODILES – Summer of Hate 12” (fat possum) The existing hype surrounding Crocodiles, besides sounding like Jesus & Mary Chain, is this San Diego duo has Charles Rowell from SOME GIRLS and Brandon Welchez from the defunct The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower; both were crucial in establishing San Diego’s art punk movement from early to mid 2000s. Everything about Crocodiles debut album, Summer of Hate, feels familiar but still sounds novel; morbid and secular themes, yet upbeat and consistently appealing, especially with lyrics “sing along with me, I want to kill tonight”. Anticipate to be inundated with remixes later this year. After Crocodiles finish their current run with The Faint & Ladytron, they will immediately jump on tour with HOLY FUCK in May and June; making a Dallas stop at the Lounge on Elm st on June 10th. MP3s “I Wanna Kill” and “Summer of Hate“.
EAR PWR – Super Animal Brothers III (carpark) Baltimore (by way of North Carolina), electro-disco duo create on Super Animal Brother III a “nuclear party grenade that will blow your mind”. Combining elements of Italian disco and influences by Wham City (Dan Deacon, Future Islands) and customized synthesizers make EAR PWR standout among all imitators. Think of a D.I.Y. version of Yacht. Super Animal Brothers III is an intense 30 minutes of quirky, hyper-anthemic dirty-dance music. Touring this summer with Carpark Records label mate, Adventure, playing at The Handsome Kitten on June 20th. MP3 of “Future Eyes“.
MAN MAN – The Man in the Blue Turban with a Face (ace fu)
MAN MAN – Six Demon Bag 10” (free news projects) – double picture disc housed in gatefold sleeve. This version is a limited edition vinyl picture disc of an early career-defining album for Man Man. I have had for quite a long time, but it looked so pretty in this format.