Guided by Voices – Space Gun

guided by voices space gun gbv records 2018It’s a little odd after listening to the chronicles of the early years of Guided by Voices on Jeff Gomez’s “Self Inflicted Aura Nostalgia” podcast, to be dropping the needle on the groups’ latest effort Space Gun. For those not familiar, the podcast has been systematically dissecting every one of the group’s albums in chronological order.

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Nag / Lip – Split 7″

nag lip split 7 space taker sounds 2018Sarah Mason, who used to run the Pelican Pow Wow label in New Orleans, is now the mind behind Space Taker Sounds. This new split 7″ is one of her latest projects for the young label, putting two trashy, like-minded garage punk bands on what is still the best sized wax platter on the planet.

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In Retrospect: The Airing of Grievances, 10 Years Later

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Ten years ago tomorrow, a band from Glen Rock, NJ dropped their debut album, The Airing of Grievances. It was initially released by Troubleman Unlimited in New Jersey, and then brought to Europe by Merok Records (and later reissued by XL Recordings in 2009). Before this, the band had little to their name aside from a couple of 7″ records and a handful of often inaudible live videos on YouTube.

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Honey Radar – Psychic Cruise 7″ EP

honey radar psychic cruise 7 ep chunklet 2018Jason Henn has been churning out weird pop fuzz on singles, full-length albums and cassette tapes as HONEY RADAR since as early as what, 2008? The year is probably up for debate, but it makes no difference and there’s no end in sight anyway, being that Henn just dropped a brand new 7″ EP via Chunklet Industries called Psychic Cruise. Continue reading “Honey Radar – Psychic Cruise 7″ EP”

Song of the Day #57: Men I Trust – “Show Me How”

men I trust show me how sotd 57 2018MEN I TUST was sent here as a personal recommendation. The end result was a week’s worth of listening to any other music totally lost (it could happen to you too), whilst discovering their large handful of potent, one-off singles, in addition to their self-titled full length LP released in 2017. Continue reading “Song of the Day #57: Men I Trust – “Show Me How””

Shopping – The Official Body

shopping the official body lp fat cat records 2018With the quick count of a steel drum, The Official Body takes off, putting you in the passenger seat of wild, 31-minute ride through the nooks and crannies of the minds of SHOPPING. Falling somewhere between angular pop, post-punk and danceable alternative, their third album is a staggering accomplishment that does not let its guard down for a single moment. Continue reading “Shopping – The Official Body”

XYZ – Artificial Flavoring

XYZ artificial flavoring lp mono tone records 2018XYZ is the trans-Atlantic collaboration between American Ian Svenonius and Frenchman Memphis Electronic. You might recognize Mr. Svenonius’ effort to free Arthur Lee with his former group, the Make-Up, or his more recent work with Chain & the Gang or Escape-ism, the same way you might recall Mr. Electronic’s time with NON!, the Dum Dum Boys or Die Idiots. Continue reading “XYZ – Artificial Flavoring”