Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tuesday Night Punk Rock World Tour Bandcamp Sampler

I need to stop feeling guilty about posting bandcamp embeds instead of my 45s. If this is what I want to do, why is one better than the other, right? It's all cool music. Sooner or later I'll start putting my 45s on here, which is what I intended to do with the blog in the first place. Also, I might start weighing in on important socio-economic issues of the day, southwestern breakfast recipes, and motherhood. Just kidding.

In the No Kidding Dept., after y'all check out these tunes, go over to Mutant Sounds and wish Jim, their founder, a well recovery.

From Las Cruces, New Mexico, dig the great "oh-oh-ohs" on this pleasant piece of pop-punk released in December:

Some brand new punk from Wien, Austria, this one has claps and "whoa-oh-ohs," which makes it tops to me:

Righteous new sound from the Czech Republic:

Loyal readers know I prefer a song that's loud, fast, and ends quickly. I'd also like them to feature minimal bs. This one from January has a cool metal guitar solo that could be construed as bs, but it doesn't go on too long, and I like it:

From the Geelong band factory (and I don't know what that is), this is exactly what's up:

This is cool stuff, off a Negative Fun Records split, of which I featured the flipside by She Rides recently:

Monday, January 14, 2013

Another Bandcamp Sampler

Sooner or later I'll get back to sharing some of the 45s I've been talking about. Meanwhile, I have a fun time doing this.

You can download the Potatoman soundtrack AND the "Potatoman Seeks the Troof" game from these guys' bandcamp page. Potatoman looks like a little nude nubbin'.

This is from last August:

There's punk that sounds like Cap'n Jazz, and usually I like that type of punk. This song is no exception. Recorded in 2010, released back in August '12:

This is really cool metal:

Recorded January, 2000 by Dwight Chalmers at Listen Laboratory in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Go Hogs! This was the debut 7" from a North Little Rock punk/metal outfit.

This sounds like a Sam Prekop song. It's new:

Have a good week! This is also new:

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Heritage Centre: "Alright, Check It Out" (2012)

Heritage Centre are five young gentlemen from Dublin, Ireland whose latest album, put out this past September, is called "Alright, Check It Out," and is perfectly enjoyable rock'n'roll with a polished, bright, rock/pop sound.

Both "The Boss" and "Oldest Friend" are free to download. The track "The Pros and Cons of Cowardice" reminded me of a cross between late 90s/early 2000s Guided By Voices and a track off the Bends, and as such, I enjoyed it particularly. Hence, I included it below.

The rocking is measured and controlled throughout the album, with a focus more on melody than noise. Still, Heritage Centre does manage to cut loose on the final song, "Stars," also featured here.

They have a nice looking vinyl copy of the album for sale on their bandcamp page. I like that big groovy font on the cover.

Heritage Centre at Bandcamp

Heritage Centre at Soundcloud

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuesday Nite Bandcamp Punk Rock Sampler!

This has a cool classic heavy metal feel to it. Off of Negative Fun Records, which also put out the Red Hex song in my last post.

A song name that's also the name of the band? And it's under 2 minutes long? Count me in:

Speaking of which:

I will forgive a song for being over 2-1/2 minutes if it has awesome "WHOA-OH-OH-OHs" peppered throughout.

I don't understand this trend of spelling "The" as "Thee" in your band name. Nevertheless, this is hep -- garage rock from London:

This one is short, but not fast enough to be my usual cup of tea, and I was going to pass on it, but the ending made me give it a second listen. After that second listen, I decided to share it. I enjoy the ending.

I like stuff you don't have to think about:

Finally, check out this awesome sound from Italy:

I've got some old and new 45s coming up - a lot of country, 50s pop, and rockabilly I scored off my dad, and some 80s/90s punk obscurities I've been picking up from Half-Priced Books. Happy New Year, human!