midnight “auto-kinetic illusion”

Posted by gregor on Sunday, July 5th, 2015

FRONT

hope all you ‘mericans had a lovely and safe 4th! here’s a band, midnight, that hailed from the southside, or south suburbs – country club hills, homewood and olympia fields all of which i spent plenty of time in, of chicago in the mid to late 1970’s. i’ve never heard their 1974 release, into the night, but drag city is re-releasing it on 7.17. definitely interested in hearing this entire thing. pre-order it here via drag city.

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the sea and cake “jacking the ball”

Posted by gregor on Friday, July 3rd, 2015

sea

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mint mile “modern day” members of silkworm, songs:ohia and tre orsi

Posted by gregor on Monday, June 29th, 2015

mint

i learned about mint mile’s existence couple weekends ago via jon solomon via twitter. he runs the label comedy minus one label which is putting out this awesomeness, mint mile and their 12″ in season & ripe. if you know anything about me, you know that silkworm was and continues to be one of my favorite bands, and then of course songs:ohia, but sadly never listened to tre orsi, but may need to rectify that shortly. the record comes out in august, and cant wait to get my hands on this.

pre-order in season & ripe here and like em on facebook

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mouse rat “the pit” and “5000 candles in the wind”

Posted by gregor on Saturday, June 27th, 2015

mouse-rat-5000-candels-full

the greatest band to ever come out of pawnee, indiana, or the state of indiana.

5000 candles in the wind
the pit

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i’m your pusher: the everybodyfields

Posted by gregor on Thursday, June 25th, 2015

the-everybodyfields-cover

i may say a lot of records are “great,” and thats no lie. i rarely say a record is a “masterpiece.” in fact i probably can say that for only about a dozen or so records. the everybodyfields 2007 release, nothing is okay, is a masterpiece. its probably the most gorgeous and heartbreaking record i have ever listened to. you wanna hear two ppl breaking up on record, listen to this record. even if you dont care about that shit, just listen to it cause its absolutely lovely. its probably my most listened to record from past ten years, and without a doubt my favorite record since i started this here site, which is yeah about ten years. please for all that is holy listen to this record.

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edward david anderson “lies & wishes”

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

edward

after doing this shit for almost ten years, i have written about a lot of bands. some i remember, some i dont. some i should have invested more time with, others i invested time in, and just didnt pan out. back in like 08, i wrote about backyard tire fire and from what i remember i really dug em, sadly i didnt keep up with their whereabouts probably due to my own laziness. in other news, former front man edward david anderson has a new record out entitled lies & wishes which was produced by steve berlin of los lobos. if memory serves me correctly he may have actually produced a backyard tire fire record. i have not heard said record, but dig this tune quite a bit. not in the mood to edit, but just found out after doing some “googling” lies & wishes came out in april of 2014. why have i not heard about this earlier? tis a shame. from what i have read he has a new record coming out in the fall.

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my morning jacket live at madison square garden, 12.31.08

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Mymmj

howdy! admittedly i haven’t care much for mmj since z, or actually i am not even sure i dug that record? either way, i respect what they do, but to my ears they have just fallen off track. or at least a track that i dig. much love to the taper scott bernstein. if you want it in zip file, clicky here or want it in flac, here.

1. into
2. move on up – curtis mayfield
3. evil urges
4. off the record
5. gideon
6. the way he sings
7. thank you too
8. i’m amazed
9. golden ^
10. librarian
11. youre all i need (marvin gaye)
12. express yourself (charles wright)
13. wonderful man
14. lay low
15. phone went west

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hop along’s tiny desk concert

Posted by gregor on Monday, June 22nd, 2015

well this is a pleasant surprise, i must say. luckily i happened to be wasting time on instagram when npr posted about this. as it stands right now, hop along’s painted shut is my favorite record of 2015 by a pretty wide margin. nothing against any of my other my favorite records, but dear lord this is amazing.

buy painted shut via their bandcamp page, or wherever you buy fine records. like em on facebook or dont

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strand of oaks’ tiny desk concert

Posted by gregor on Friday, June 19th, 2015

read about timothy here via npr

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mercury rev “the queen of swans”

Posted by gregor on Thursday, June 18th, 2015

mercury

well slap my ass and call me shirley! a new mercury rev record! i have loved mercury rev for probably 20 years. jesus christ, 20 years?!?! if you have never heard deserter’s songs, i cannot, repeat, cannot recommend it enough. it is definitely one of the greatest records ever made. the new record is called the light in you and is being released 9.18. this song kicks all kinds of ass, and cannot fucking wait to hear the whole thing. read more about the record here via bella union.

if you have a spotify account, please do listen to this. i command you!

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Captains Dead Blog

    • midnight “auto-kinetic illusion”
      July 5, 2015

      hope all you ‘mericans had a lovely and safe 4th! here’s a band, midnight, that hailed from the southside, or south suburbs – country club hills, homewood and olympia fields all of which i spent plenty of time in, of chicago in the mid to late 1970’s. i’ve never heard their 1974 release, into the […]

    • the sea and cake “jacking the ball”
      July 3, 2015
    • mint mile “modern day” members of silkworm, songs:ohia and tre orsi
      June 29, 2015

      i learned about mint mile’s existence couple weekends ago via jon solomon via twitter. he runs the label comedy minus one label which is putting out this awesomeness, mint mile and their 12″ in season & ripe. if you know anything about me, you know that silkworm was and continues to be one of my […]


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