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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: Don't Make Me Beg by The Fur CoatsSome brand new punk from Wien, Austria, this one has claps and "whoa-oh-ohs," which makes it tops to me: The Smile Of The Tiger (7" Split w/ the NEW ROCHELLES) by DeeCRACKSRighteous new sound from the Czech Republic: Better Late Than Never …

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'. Desert by PixeljamThis is from last August: Slums of the Future by School JerksThere'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: Your House by G. GreenThis is really cool metal: DIY demos by Against the Grain - ATGRecorded 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. Tem Eyos Ki-- s/t 7" by Tem Eyos KiThis sounds like a Sam Prekop song. It's new: Hotel by The GoonsHave a good week! This is also new: No Soul by fantasmas

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. The Boss by Heritage CentreOldest Friend by Heritage CentreThe Pros And Cons Of Cowardice by Heritage CentreSt…

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. She Rides - Rage Forever by She Rides/Dripping SlitsA song name that's also the name of the band? And it's under 2 minutes long? Count me in: Comadre by ComadreSpeaking of which: Parasitic Twins by Parasitic TwinsI will forgive a song for being over 2-1/2 minutes if it has awesome "WHOA-OH-OH-OHs" peppered throughout. The Fun & The Lonely by Civil War RustI don't understand this trend of spelling "The" as "Thee" in your band name. Nevertheless, this is hep -- garage rock from London: "Woman Is A Danger Cat/The Lurgy" - Thee MVP's by Thee MVP'sThis 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. Black Clouds vs Silver Lin…