Thursday, December 31, 2009
emergency nowhere is out to take you for a ride. Indeed, with a list of seventy-eight titles, this album from emergency nowhere (current title pending) wants to take you on many a ride. Sometimes, though, the rides are brief and unfulfilling (a couple of the eight second tunes work), and sometimes the rides last a little too long ("garbage disposal banjo" almost works). Whatever the case, after you've heard, "chasing it," you'll know you've been there, been to that particular nowhere. First, however, get your prescription filled--take a listen to "un": "laughter, I'm choking, and never stop knowing, an accidental morgue."
Monday, December 28, 2009
It's the dessert you can't see. It's licorice ice cream in coffee. It's the listen that treats you to unexpected surprise. That's right, by using code compilations, these tunes morph before your ears. A multitudinous cacophony symphonic, you won't hear the same tune more than once in a hundred listens. Listen again and again. It's OK. It's not the same song over and over. It's over and over a song.
1) hit the brakes and burn rubber
2) cerberus by another name
5) fits and smarts
6) teeth trap
8) frost asphalt
9) garbage truck alphabet
10) clock raw
11) spoon jam
12) finger drill
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
crunchy heart apple returns with their cruelest album cover image yet: a bird devouring the worm in your heart. Yes, healeris all about the pain of realizing the disease and eradicating it with the help of pigeons, canaries, or any bird you can find at your local pet store. Any bird capable of flight, that is.
Mr. Butterscotch, formely Birdie, will guide you down the path to health with such tunes as "bird bath cleansing," "public fountain freedom," and "naked joy." But don't forget "high up in the clouds" and "birds can help you."
And these tunes are just helf the album. The other half is your "flight to freedom" where you will learn your cleansing "coo." So, chirp along.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Merry Elvmas is a classic Elvis Christmas album with classic Christmas songs done as only Elvis could do them redone by Famous Album Cover artists (mostly). Yes, you will thrill to hear Christmas tunes done by Elvis redone by Famous Album Cover artists. Just consider it the musical equivalent of Jim Carrey portraying Andy Kaufman. It's all about sytle.
Santa Claus Is Back In Town - Edvard Just Knows
White Christmas - The XRays
Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) - String
I'll Be Home For Christmas - Before We Get Too Waco
Blue Christmas - The Blue Eels
Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) - Crik
O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Oliver and the Otters
Medley - Benita Becquer and the Fashionettes
(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) - Bigfoot Meets Industrial Orange
I Believe - Runaway Train Engineers
Take My Hand, Precious Lord - Tin Drum
It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) - Vapor Mints
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
when you're sleeping
assert the fog
bridges glass the ice
while fish the lost
handle a sleeping
name the ear
when you're sleeping
a panic calm
Sunday, December 13, 2009
If you are looking for tr bl, here it is.
Sometimes, you might not be sure what tr bl is: a garbage truck, a baby in its crib. But take home tr bl now, and give it a listen. You might learn to like it.
What was that? Did someone just break the brand new jar of pickles?
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
After a brief study of Edmund Husserl, Jeremy Polk decided to ponder the proverb, "Beauty is only skin deep." He concluded: "Beauty is always only surface, even if that surface is an index."
None of his friends was sure what he meant, but his friends were happy to join his band, The X Rays. They were not, however, sure what Jeremy was doing when he brought brought a children's sandbox, sand included, to the recording garage along with handbells, steel hammers, mallets, wire, BBs, and lots of variously sized glass bottles and spoons, but his friends played along and were happy to produce this album, mostly.
Among its many surpises, the tunes on this album feature the musky-husky of Trixy Tam Tam, best known for her pop hit, "Baby." Trixy does an "O Baby" that out-Barries Barry White. If her voice turns you on, you will get a charge out of "Ingredients," a tune where she reads labels.
Check it out. "Day and Night" will Alaska for you.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Like the hee-haw twang of Country and Western, but want more twang and less homegrown in your lyrics? Here it is: green rustic, a band full of piss and vinegar that offers you a shot glass full of sin.