wilco “im the man that loves you” backstage at fallon

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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the persian leaps “firestarter” and “pretty boy” – video

Posted by gregor on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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well hold up here! hold up a god damn second! st paul’s the persian leaps are killing my little brain this morning, or by the time i finish these possibly 6-10 sentences it will be afternoon, cause thats how long it takes me to do stuff. either way, they got a new ep out entitled drive drive delay and this thing is freaking awesome! c’mon the first song “firestarter” sounds like something gbv would have put out during the propeller-era. shit the entire thing is pure fuzzy pop greatness. my only complaint is its over way too quickly, i need, and demand more! they do have two other releases that i shall be checking out asap, and i recommend you do the same. srsly if you dig teenage fanclub, gbv, the smiths, 90’s fuzz pop, etc you shall love these guys. def the best ep ive heard this year. btw, they’re playing some shows around minny make sure you check em out.

buy drive drive delay via their bandcamp page, follow them on twitter and like em on facebook

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dtcv “in the sun” video premiere – blondie cover

Posted by gregor on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

if you’ve frequented these pages over the past few years, dtcv, or detective as they used to be known by, will be no strangers to you. if you have no idea who they are, they are james greer, ex-gbv, the lovely tones of guylaine vivarat and chris dunn, and they’ve put out a couple killer eps, basket of masks and very fallen world and also have a compilation of early material entitled the early year, and a 2013 release hilarious heaven. the latter kinda pisses me off, cause i didnt even know it existed! even more evidence that i need a damn intern. they have a new record coming in out in ’15 entitled uptime, and yeah its freaking awesome. oh, and this killer blondie cover is on their 7″ single entitled part time punks, which you can purchase down there.

buy part time punks in either 7″ or digital form via their bandcamp page, like them on facebook, follow em on twitter
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american thread “enjoy the road”

Posted by gregor on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

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boston’s american thread has got a new record out, their sophomore, entitled, songs in the war, and its a good ‘un. if were to generalize geographical regions and their musical output, they do not sound as if they were straight outta boston. stupid generalizations! anyway, my first listen to songs in the war really reminded me of a little band that came out of arizona, dead hot workshop, and their record 1001, which was one of my favorite records of the 90s. with that being said, this is a super good record – as i alluded to in the first sentence. they are also couch by couchwest alums, so you know they’re solid folks. highly recommended if you dig the rollicking americana stuff, like i do.

buy songs in the war via their bandcamp page for a measly 5 bucks, like them on facebook, follow them on twitter

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the holy ghost electric show “pisgah”

Posted by gregor on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

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happy sunday fools! we moved this past week so its been a wee bit hectic over in van dyke land. if you follow me on twitter you’ve probably heard some of the many stories i have shared about my old neighborhood, which were sometimes hilarious and sometimes frightening. either way, we are now living in idyllic area of baton rouge.

so, im probably 3 or 4 months behind talking about these gents out of oxford, ms called the holy ghost electric show and, what i believe is their debut, the great american holy ghost record show. ive been really digging into it the past couple weeks. this record is really hard to pin down, sometimes its a pretty stright forward rock record, then there are moments of “where did the hell did this come from?” definitely a lot of influences going on here, which sometimes can mean a straight up mess of a record, but in the case of the great american… they know how to take said influences, and make them their own. definitely a top record of 2014.

buy it via their bandcamp page / follow them on twitter, like them on facebook

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hiss golden messenger “southern grammar” live on world cafe

Posted by gregor on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

listen to the interview, etc here via npr (1872)

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american aquarium’s burn.flicker.die – free record alert

Posted by gregor on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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in preparation of their upcoming 2015 release, wolves, american aquarium is giving away its 2012 release burn.flicker.die, for free, just like the title says. just so happens it was my favorite record from said year. so, if youve never heard em or just like free records, whats stopping ya?

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sleater-kinney “bury our friends” – new song

Posted by gregor on Monday, October 20th, 2014

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oh glorious day! sleater kinney, one of my most favoritist bands ever, are putting out a new record – their first in ten years. shit, i cant believe its been that long since they called it a day. the record is called no cities to love and is coming out on sub pop on jan 20. read more about it via consequence of sound.

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ryan adams live at the roundhouse on 9.21.14

Posted by gregor on Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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photo by julia brokaw – i think, taken from npr

happy sunday, folks! so im sure y’all have listened to the new adams record. well, at least, some of you have. im still on the fence about the whole thing. some days, really dig, then others, not so much, but i didnt like the isbell record the first half dozen go arounds either. so there is hope. you can grab this and a shit ton of other adams shows via archive dot org. you can also grab this in lossless too by clicking here or the entire thing in mp3/zip form here. thanks to the original taper!

1. gimme something good
2. fix it
3. dirty rain
4. stay with me
5. let it ride
6. am i safe
7. everybody knows
8. i just might
9. sweet carolina (2201)

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centro-matic on squidbillies – videos

Posted by gregor on Sunday, October 19th, 2014

centro-matic will be performing the theme song on tonights episode of squidbillies at 11.45 on adult swim (754)

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