Saturday, November 7, 2009

Release The Bats: A Tribute To The Birthday Party

It's a safe bet that any band who likes The Birthday Party enough to cover one of their songs is going to be pretty cool. It's an even safer bet that an album full of bands covering The Birthday Party is going to be cool as hell.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Les Rallizes Denudes - '77 Live

Classic live bootleg of amazing and obscure Japanese noise rock gods, Les Rallizes Denudes. If any band has been ahead of their time, it was these guys. If this doesn't blow your mind, you don't like music.


Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Orange

Probably my favorite JSBE album. I know, it's not as ""cool"" as Pussy Galore. But, damn it, this album rules. If you don't know about Jon Spencer, you should. This is a good place to start.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Exuma - S/T

One of the absolute greats of the Psych Folk genre. Exuma was part of the whole Greenwich village folk revival in the '60s and '70s. His music combines a great deal of influences and defies category. Maybe the most infectious album I've heard in quite a while. It has a way of getting under your skin and making you want to listen to it again and again.


Daniel Higgs - Hymprovisations For Banjo With Piano And Raindrops

This is for all you outsider free jazz banjo fans. As for the rest of you, listen to this anyways. It's good for you. Daniel Higgs is the former and sometimes current lead singer of Dischord post hardcore band Lungfish.