Happy Birthday, Ace.
What a long strange trip it's been.
Mannequin Men recorded the new single for HoZac this weekend and came out with two good 'uns. Can't post em yet, until the 7" comes out, but when things get pressed, i'll throw some digital copies up here. Email me if you want to hear it and i'll send it along.
Monday, April 13, 2009
2. Beach Towel
I'm really really quite fond of these two. We worked hard at getting things to sound a little different on these and we're finding out that we might actually have something cohesive working. Pretty cool actually. I like making music with those dudes.
Still couldn't talk Lust into singing but his drum tracks are incredible.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Just have to say that You and Me on a Jamboree is the BEST blog site I have ever been to for any music, and luckily enough for me (and you) that music is Reggae.
Totally comprehensive and awesome, I want to encourage you all to check it out on a sunny day like today.
Main site for You and Me on a Jamboree
Reggae in the Grass
Monday, April 6, 2009
As you might be able to guess from the truly fucked up cover art, this one is kinda psyched out. It's real good and upon repeated listens keeps getting better. This is Andy Partridge and the XTC kids trying to figure out how to put out weirder records. The answer, as we all discover eventually, is to make up a fake band and release the shit. This band is quite a bit better than your average side-project, and there is some really worthwhile stuff on this EP, which is how it wound up on this here blog.
I've always been a fan of the XTC stuff that leaned a little closer to this direction so this is an obvious choice for me. Hopefully, for you XTC haters out there (and there shouldn't be any) this will convince you of the fact that they were a truly great band and a band that's prowess in rock n' roll cannot be denied.
You like Floyd, right? Then get this shit and shut up about how much you hate Drums and Wires (even though it rules).
Dukes of the Stratosphear
I know, I know...It's been a while.
Work has been kicking my ass, and I've been busy as hell.
I figured I'd throw this up here because I really can't stop listening to it.
I play 'Shouting In a Bucket Blues' for anyone who will listen to it, and I kept playing 'Decadence' on repeat on the drive home from Los Angeles.
There's something about Kevin Ayers that I didn't quite pick up at first. Now it's dripping from my chin and I can't get enough of the guy. Great guitar playing and a totally unique voice (both literally and stylistically) combine for a real strange musical experience. I know the word 'genius' gets thrown around a lot at people like Bobby Conn and Devendra Banhart and the like, but if you really wanna get to the root, try Ayers on for size.
Here ya go, dorks.