Friday, January 29, 2010

Being Ernest: Sea Change by Fritz Liess

A growing trend in popular music is for bands to cover entire
albums by other artists. For example, The Flaming Lips recently released a cover of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.

Now, Santa Cruz, California alternative rock band Being Ernest has jumped on the bandwagon with their latest album, a cover of Beck's Sea Change.

Sea Change is the band's third studio album and their first
recording of work by another artist.

As with Beck's Sea Change, the album was released with four different album covers and hidden messages under the CD tray.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

snowflake and candle: cattle wax

We're not sure what cattle wax is, but there's much lowing on these tracks and even the occasional use of bellows.

say you love me: love signs

say you love me issues love signs just in time for Valentine's. There's nothing more romantic than a fantastic marketing ploy.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

perty: impossible

impossible is here. perty sings about it in the thrilling way only perty can.

put on your lipstick again
please put on your lipstick again
please let me trace
my tongue on your taste
put on your lipstick again

doublecross Buddha

From South Padre Island, the hotel lobby band that made "snatch a twinkie" famous, doublecross Buddha, has found the time to produce this tribute to Gary Snyder.

Please note: Other explanations for this album were not forthcoming, and we are not sure that this explanation means much.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Moved out to the country to get away from you,
But you always show up, like Iago, like Javert,
To terminate the new, and ruined and running,
Called myself Jonah, but the name Ishmael will do

the wrong side of poolside

cheesdip: all party

cheesdip gives us all party, music that doesn't drown out conversations with DEA and CIA and FBI, music that keeps on giving, even in federal court.

plate of grapes: The Burt Bacchus Tribute

Lyre, cymbal, and shoe shine kit,
We eat the cheese of the ancients.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

teacup of whimsy: honey hive

The band that features the hand whistle is back.

rage paints a smile: neon glue gun

Check out the band with the hot squish sound!

shuffle off this mortal coil

The long-awaited second album from shuffle off this mortal coil is here: zipper longue. Take a listen to the machine inside the bag.

lava lovers

Featuring the smash hit single "volcano god," this album begs you to take the virgin chance and do the virgin dance.

the sweet warts


running wall

carnival george

flesh garden

Songs about skin.


wardrobe genie: horse

Friday, January 15, 2010

life changing event band

Music for those special occasions. And music for everything overpriced. And music for everything overrated.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


dwarfs of the mad forest, oh!
know where the wind whistling
window where the mad for its
dwarfs of the deep end of time
clock of the rhyme pocket line
whose axh of burn downed blind
stone upon stone fountain wet
wind madly regret walking home
to dwarfs of death the forest,
oh! life looks tree envy it

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


This is the album that features the seven minute version of "sneezeguard mama" as well as the hilarious "Achtung Achoo Gesund."

tamperproof: not so easy

When you thought the lock couldn't be broken,
When you thought things couldn't get more adjusted,
You thought they had everybody paid off,

Sunday, January 10, 2010

sympathetic vomit

sympathetic vomit puked this album up in three weeks, but its title is still in dispute: sick, slipping in sick, or swine flu? Buy their single "slipping in sick" online, and you can cast your vote for the title.