An almost weekly assortment of musical oddities purchased or given to POF.
BAD DUDES – Eat Drugs 12″ (dltd art/killshaman) – 500 pressed on black
BIPOLAR BEAR/Aa (big A LITTLE A) – Books on Tapes remixes 7″ (kill shaman) – 500 pressed translucent blue; comes with silkscreen sleeve.
DARK CASTLE – Flight of Pegasus (self) – Five song debut release from Florida male/female doom metal duo; gatefold sleeve with mini-black and white poster and lyrics on insert.
DARK CASTLE – Spirited Migration (at a loss) New album which includes 2 reworked tracks from Flight of Pegasus.
FUTURE OF THE LEFT – Travels With Myself and Another Lp+d/l (4ad) – Second effort from 2/3rds of defunct Welsh punk band Mclusky. Lyrics on vinyl sleeve. I dig this more than their first release, Curses.
OCS – 2 (narnack) – John Dwyer disc of early/pre-Thee Oh Sees: “acoustic guitar, noise collage of home recordings (from) 2001-2003”.
RWAKE – If You Walk Before You Crawl, You Crawl Before You Die (at a loss) – 2004 release from this Southern metal sextet. They have a more current album out on relapse.
YIKES – Whoa Comas/Blood Bomb (kill shaman) – More goodness from the endless San Francisco garage punk catalog of John Dwyer & friends (Pink & Brown, The Hospitals, Coachwhips and Thee Oh Sees/OCS) Seven song EP with an alternate version of Thee Oh Sees’ song “Carol Ann”. Yikes is reminisciant of Thee Oh Sees live performances: spastic, fast and intense.
YOUNG WIDOWS/PELICAN – Split 7″ (temporary residency ltd) – Third in a series of 4 split records, which, when combined make one large art skull by David Cook. The fourth will feature Australian repetitious noise-makers, My Disco.
VOLCOM Entertainment Vinyl club – In the past few years, Volcom Entertainment has been squeezing out some quality music other than the power-pop-mall punk that initially established them. A subscription only series of six 7″ splits, released through out all of last year, built up their roster with up & coming acts such as Birds of Avalon, Monotonix, Red Fang and Tweak Bird and a few established punk acts, like Year Long Disaster, Turbonegro and Valient Thorr. The 2009 roster for the 7″ club has just been announced: ASG, Andrew WK, Valis, Kandi Coded, Battletorn, Double Negative, Sleepy Sun, Harvey Milk, Wildildlife, Bad Dudes and Mammatus. Here is a video preview of the Valis/Kandi Coded split:
BIRDS OF AVALON – Uncanny Valley (volcom) – Mp3 of “Your Downtime Is Up” courtesy of volcom (duh). This just came out this week, so I have not had a chance to listen to it yet.
TWEAK BIRD – Reservations (volcom) – The first time hearing Tweak Bird, I thought it was Big Business. Big Business slays and so does Tweak Bird. From Volcom “Reservations, is a sweeping seven song introduction to a band exploring the depths of heavy experimental, progressive and psych-infused rock”. Mp3 from Volcom of “Whorses“.