Saturday, September 11, 2010

Centro-matic/South San Gabriel: Eyas

New EP, available at "Buy the whole set" link takes you to the Centro-matic web store. If you're unfamiliar with them, I'd recommend starting with Love You Just the Same and All The Falsest Hearts Can Try. But it's all great.

Centro-matic + South San Gabriel: Eyas EP by Centro-matic

Friday, September 10, 2010

Old Stuff Friday: Blues Edition

Saving the best for last...

Sonny Boy Williamson, "Keep It To Yourself"

Led Zeppelin, "Bring It On Home"

Jimi Hendrix, "Red House"

Howlin' Wolf, "Smokestack Lightning"

Sam Phillips, on his first meeting with Howlin' Wolf, was bowled over. "When I heard him, I said, 'This is for me. This is where the soul of man never dies'. He was about six foot six, with the biggest feet I've ever seen on a human being. Big Foot Chester is one name they used to call him. He would sit there with those feet planted wide apart, playing nothing but the French harp, and I tell you, the greatest show you could see today would be Chester Burnett doing one of those sessions in my studio. God, what would it be worth to see the fervor in that man's face when he sang. His eyes would light up and you'd see the veins on his neck, and buddy, there was nothing on his mind but that song. He sang with his damn soul."

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Boston Spaceships: "Fly Away (Terry Sez)"

From Our Cubehouse Still Rocks. Did you know that came out this week?

I Was a King: "Norman Bleik"

This is one of my favorite things I've heard this year. Norwegian band, the title's a tribute to Teenage Fanclub and they do it right. Here's a nice live video, look for the song online and check out the whole album... Highly recommended.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Boston Spaceships: "Winston's Atomic Bird"

Get Our Cubehouse Still Rocks, out today! This video is from Brown Submarine, which also still rocks...

New song: "Come On Baby Grace":

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Roxy Music: "Dance Away"

For some reason, that Best Coast song reminded me of this Roxy Music song...

Best Coast: "When I'm With You"

Really well-done surf pop, at least I like it. Wonder if McDonald's knows about this video? Maybe he's the clown from McDowell's...