Friday, December 26, 2008

beer run

The Flametrick Subs
Undead At The Black Cat Lounge (1998)

1. Creepy Dead Folk
2. Evil Eye
3. The Pride of Texas
4. Plastic Jesus
5. One Ball Billy
6. Have Supercharger...Will Travel
7. The Way I Walk
8. Early Grave
9. Pink Thunderbird
10. Running Bear
11. Life Sucking Voodoo Women
12. Lie Detector Machine
13. Folsom Prison Blues
14. Too Hot to Hoot
15. Government Issue Bathroom Tissue
16. Tijuana Cat Toss
17. Radiation Rock
18. Amaze Your Friends with X-Ray Glasses
19. Full Steam Ahead
20. Cattlewash
21. Brandi's Song

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

corndogs are our friends

I Give You...Canoe! (2003)

1. Intro
2. All At Once
3. Don't Tell
4. C'mon
5. Do It So Well
6. Digicat
7. Girlfriend
8. Panty Pile
9. Feed the Raccoon
10. Corndogs Are Our Friends
11. Women of the World
12. Settle Down...I'll Never

Austin Chronicle:
Like a mad Eighties take on Sixties rock demon and former Austinite Arthur Brown, I Give You Canoe! spews forth the "holy elixir of rock roll" as the carnival barker trumpets at the beginning of the local power trio's debut. Featuring members from two of Austin's better bands, Bedbug and Dead Whale Tide, Canoe is presently more notable for securing a record deal with Pavement's Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg's Amazing Grease label. Spazzing out with the melodic, devil-may-care fun of Guided by Voices and Pavement's non sequitur wordplay, Canoe motors recklessly on greasy, thrusting riffs and hot analog squeals, squeezing out memorable melodies from every nook and cranny. Justin Preston's vocals distort into the band's noisy riffage, supercharged pop bombs dropping one after another. Doused by a Keith Emerson/Jason Lytle synth barrage, "Corndogs Are Our Friends" is destined to become a signature, a tribute to the scene's big-brother corn dogs who always know what to do. If this sounds stupid, well, you'll just have to hear it.

Friday, December 19, 2008

rabble rouser

John Dufilho
I Remain, as Always, a Rabble Rouser from the Mountains (2005)

1. I'm Gonna Stay Under These Covers Today
2. What Are You Waiting For?
3. Now I'm a Stick Figure
4. Nobody's Right - Nobody's Wrong
5. My Circuits Are Blown
6. The Bridge of Stolen Bicycles
7. When Madness Strikes Again
8. I Can Be Nothing But Trouble
9. Check the Engine
10. Paper Hats and Campfire Hands
11. Nate and Gray's Theme
12. I'm Outside
13. You're the One That Makes Me Lose It

Sunday, December 7, 2008

little nemo

Little Nemo
Private Life EP (1988)

1. Blue Years
2. A Handful of Sand
3. My Eternal Friend
4. A Day Out of Time
5. Precious Days

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Slop (1996)

1. Fun
2. Trashman
3. Wanna Ride
4. Too Tall
5. Sonic
6. Close to Me
7. Regret
8. Do You Think I'm Sexy?
9. Tell You No Lies
10. Little Bit
11. Backstabbin'
12. Know It All
13. So Far Away
14. Liked It
15. Una Babe

Monday, December 1, 2008

My Favorite Albums of 2008

[NOTE: Links are to wikis. No uploads are posted here. Move along then.]


Experimental Aircraft
Third Transmission: Meet Me on Echo Echo Terrace
(Graveface Records)


友川かずき [Kazuki Tomokawa]
青い水赤い水 [Blue Water, Red Water]
(PSF Records)


Giant Sand
(Yep Rock Records)


Lykke Li
Youth Novels
(LL Recordings)


あらためまして、はじめまして、ミドリです。[Hello Everyone. Nice to meet You. We Are Midori]
(Sony Associated Records)


Said the Shark
Silly Killings
(Iwave Records)


The Glowing City


Hey Rosetta!
Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood)
(Sonic Records)


It's Midnight In Honolulu
(Rare Book Room Records)


Goodbye Weather
(Two Bright Lakes)


Northern Portrait
Napoleon Sweetheart
(Matinée Recordings)

live ep

Under Byen
(Paper Bag Records)


Stance Punks
アイワナビー (I Wanna Be)
(Kowalski Records)


King Khan and the Shrines
The Supreme Genius of...
(Vice Records)


The Cure
Live at Austin Music Hall (06-08-2008) [review]

favorite album cover

The Twilight Sad
The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents and Hit the Road
(Fat Cat)