Saturday, January 21, 2017

CNQ27: One Year Anniversary Show

An hour and 18 minute show! Rock'n'roll and more:

Gil Scott-Heron: “Storm Music” (Reflections, Arista Records, 1981)
Doctor Nod: “I’m the Creator” (I Know It’s True, 2017)
Last Remaining Pinnacle: “To Dream” (To Dream/What’s Your Sign, Custom Made Music, 2017)
Al Marantz : “Lipsmacker Kisses” (Forgotten Devices, OSR Tapes, 2015)
Merit Badge: “Numbers” (Numbers/Waves, 2016)
Adam Holtz: “Good Rockin’ Music” (Volume 22, copyright Adam Holtz, 2017)
Jim Shorts: “Omega Undone” (Eternal, 2016)
Damien Youth: “Crying Room” (The Man Who Invented God, 1991)
Paris Obscur: “Ne M’Oublie Pas” (The King, 2017)
Dot Dash: “The Infinite” (5/5/5 Digital EP, Last Day Deaf Webzine, 2016)
Vukovar: “Masterpiece” (Voyeurism, Small Bear Records, 2016)
Piglet Outlet: “Eternal Flame” (digital single from Shallow Shit Records, 2016)
Respect Tha God: “Shake It Up” (Work Ethic, Creative Juices Records, 2017)
Run The Jewels: “Stay Gold” (Run The Jewels 3, Run The Jewels, Inc., RED Distribution (a division of Sony), 2017)
Madd Blake y Los Stalins: “Sheena Es Una Cocadicta” (Primitivo!, 2017)
Mom Jeans: “Mesh Shirt” (Chub Rub, Pecan Crazy Records, 2016)
Shudder To Think: “X-French Tee Shirt” (Pony Express Record, Epic Records, 1994)
Parlet: “Huff-n-Puff “ (Invasion of the Booty Snatchers, Casablanca Records, 1979)

T’Pau: “Heart and Soul” (T’Pau, Virgin Records, 1987)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

What I Listened To Today

This is the first track off a new digital album called "Work Ethic" by Respect the God, out of Brooklyn, put out on Creative Juices Music. 16 tracks of more or less solid hip-hop, with a few skits. Shake It Up is a rad single:

This is the lead track off Damien Youth's 2011 10 song album The Citizen, also available on bandcamp as a digital album. Lo-fi freak-folk from New Orleans. Damien Youth's been at this a while, check out his catalog on bandcamp if you dig this:

New from the UK, "Twitch" by James Kruman is an interesting album in the same lo-fi/bedroom psych/freak-folk vein as Damien Youth. Put out back in December, "Twitch" is a 10 song album you can buy digital or on CD:

Usually I don't go in for anything that sounds like Social Distortion, but I wound up listening to all 8 songs on "Verne" today, by New Zealand's Liberated Squid, and hey, I enjoyed it. Besides "The Spirit of a Union Man," stand-out tracks were "Gabba Gabba Hey (Pinhead mix)" and "Verne's A Cunt." Believe it or not it's clever, fun stuff. Digital album is available on bandcamp for pay what thou wilt:

Monday, January 2, 2017

New HC from Bandcamp

Posting more on the blog wasn't one of my 2016 resolutions, but I should do more of it anyway.

This 3 song EP from a Parma, Italy hc garage punk band was originally put out on 7" back in April of '16. It sold out and now they've got a re-release available.

This 2 song EP from Shitty Life is due out on 7" from Euro Trash Records in March 2017:

From a 2 song sludgecrust effort, Black Aspirin are from Prague:

Podcast coming up later this month will feature some obscure vinyl as well as more recent material from the recently defunct OSR Tapes label.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

CNQ26: Top 25 Songs of 2016 Countdown!

Golly Bob-Howdy, it's CNQ26, which doubles as CNQ's first ever countdown show! It's an hour and 40 minute Top 25 Countdown, featuring my favorite new tracks from this year's 25 previous episodes. Crank it up so loud you get dizzy, vomit, and break your glasses. Then go support the artists and labels who put these songs out! You'll hear Mirage512, Violence Creeps, Total Abuse, Threat.Meet.Protocol, Thin Skin, Jævndøgn, Joseph Tonelli, Dead Gakkahs, Chelsey and the Noise, The Bordellos, Dog, Paper, Submarine, Jesus Chris and the Beetles, GAR GAR, the Martians, Bummers Eve, Boys Age, Swimsuit Addition, Nails, Pale Kids, Single Mothers, Thug Mills, Jef Elise Barbara, Doctor Nod, and Krankjorum!  
You can stream and download the show on itunes, any podcast app, as well as mixcloud, or listen directly here on the blog. 

Track list will be posted after the first of the year. What's the point of a countdown show if you know what's going to be first?

1/21/17 Update: Here's the track list for the countdown show, as promised.

25. Dead Gakkahs: “Summer Never Comes Again” (Seoul Compilation Tape, Family Values Records, 2016)
24. Chelsey and the Noise: “Graveyard” (Losing Landscapes, 2016)
23. Krankjoram: “They Treat Me Like I’m Still 16” (Fighting My Mind, 2016)
22. Jesus Chris + The Beetles: “I’m a Bad Person and I’m Going to Hell” (Love Songs from the Slime World, 2016)
21. The Martians: “Danny Sucks” (Missing Time EP, 2016)
20. Bummers Eve: “I Want Your Drugs” (Bummers Eve, 2016)
18. Swimsuit Addition: “Sister” (Single off of “Dumb Dora,” due out 2017, 2016)
17. Pale Kids: “One Thing At A Time” (MOLAR/Pale Kids Split, 2016)
16. Single Mothers: “Idiomatic” (Meltdown EP; 2016)  
15. Thug Mills: “Half Wild Child” (Thug Mills & Chinese Football, Nasty Wizard Recordings, 2016)
14. Total Abuse: “The New Man” (excluded, Deranged Records, 2016)
13. Jævndøgn: “Punk Gone Sad” (Punkkoncert; 2016)
12. The Bordellos: “Stone Turns To Stone” (How To Lose Friends And Influence No-One, Small Bear Records, 2016)
11. Dog, Paper, Submarine: “View From The Sidewalk” (Trouble On Earth, Custom Made Music and Small Bear Records, 2016)
10. GAR GAR: “King Cake Baby (feat. C-Tizzle)” (Gar Gar, 2016)
9. Threat.Meet.Protocol.: “The Garden” (Mindless Consumption, Muzai Records, 2016)
8. Joeseph Tonelli: “Wolf In Your Blood” (Dust and Snow, 2016)  
7. Mirage 512: “Babylon Lullaby” (Amelioration Collection, 2015)
6. Nails: “You Will Never Be One Of Us” (“You Will Never Be One Of Us,” Nuclear Blast Records, 2016)
5. Violence Creeps: “Everybody Says (Fuck You)” (The Gift of Music, Total Punk Records, 2016)
4. Jef Elise Barbara: “Sexe Machin/Sex Machine” (Sexe Machin/Sex Machine 7”, Fixture Records, 2016)
3. Doctor Nod: “Shaky Parts” (Top Tips, Clean Nice Quiet, 2016)
2. The Bordellos: “Gary Glitter” (How To Lose Friends and Influence No-One, Small Bear Records, 2016)

1. Thin Skin: “Trump Is a Pig” (TS​/​FN <3, Pecan Crazy Records, 2016)