An almost weekly assortment of musical oddities purchased by or given to POF.
AWESOME COLOR – Massa Hypnos (ecstatic peace) – Detroit psychedelic punk act touring this April with Hair Polices; making a Dallas stop on April 29th at the Lounge on Elm St.
BLACKTUSK & ASG – Low Country (hyperrealist / volcom) – Four contributions from ASG and three from Blacktusk. Produced by Phillip Cope of Kylesa.
BLISSED OUT – Secrets 12” (tropical fantasy) – Fuzzy electro-noise duo recorded four live songs at the Silent Barn for this release. 350 pressed, includes two-sided insert. Download TWO MP3s at Impose Magazine.
DUM DUM GIRLS – I Will Be 12” (hozac/sub pop) – HoZac edition of their Sub Pop debut. 800 pressed.
LITURGY – Immortal Life 12″ (infinite limbs) Pure Transcendental Black Metal debut.
LOVE IS ALL – 2010 Injuries (polyvinyl) Swedish pop group’s third full length is pretty awesome if you like the sound of Fiery Furnaces and Deerhoof blended with enthusastic instrumentation. MP3 of “Kungen”
NAAM – Kingdom 12” (tee pee) – Three song EP.
POCAHAUNTED – Make It Real 12” (not not fun) “Make It Real collects seven of the band’s 2009 live staples for a 40-minute-ish collage of basement body music, garage dub damage, outsider funkadelic sprawl, voodoo rhythm workouts, duo femme soul vocal dynamics, dripping gold sweat, and dream fulfillment.”-nnf 500 pressed
SISTERS – Glue (self)– Three song self release ep.
TINSEL TEETH – Pink Eye (nail in the coffin)
U.S. CHRISTMAS – Eat the Low Dogs LP (im better than everyone/neurot) – Double LP of their stunning masterpiece, hand numbered out of 400.
VIBES – Psychic 7” (not not fun) – Four songs; side project of Pocahaunted. Comes with a revolutionary manifesto insert. 400 pressed.
WET HAIR – Glass Fountain 12” (not not fun) – Art pop duo’s 2nd album. 600 (400 on opaque lavender vinyl, 200 on black)
WHITE MICE – Hemosexualrodentaldamnatalcare((of the FUTURD))0 (hung like a horse) – Cassette of b-sides, rarities and outtakes that were originally released as a European Tour CD.
WITHERED – Memento Mori (lifeforce) Inital release by these furious metal heads: “mammoth death metal meets sludge assault.”
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by Nick Rallo
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba – Speak Fula (sub pop) Do you know what a ngoni is? Neither did I until I heard this album. It’s a lute, and Bassekou Kouyate makes you want to pick one up. This album captures his stunning ngoni talents and his ability to rock, Mali-style.
Album Leaf – A Chorus of Storytellers (sub pop) On tour with Sea Wolf in May, these hyper-serious, worldly Californians are still putting out the haunting stuff. I like “There is a Wind” for walking in slow motion.
The Ruby Suns – Fight Softly (sub pop) – Why don’t you have this album? You should because it’s really oddball, like Vampire Weekend had sex with some surreal dream and made a baby band.
Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore – Dear Companion (sub pop) The Coen Brothers would enjoy this album in their new version of True Grit. The album oscillates between jazz-pleasant folk and soaring, McCartney-esque rock.
Retribution Gospel Choir – 2 (sub pop) Low members ‘duded’ out to form a heavy riffing rock opus. Sort of wishes to be the beating heart, directness of Pink Floyd or some 90’s whack off. They sort of succeed doing both.