Showing posts from February, 2014

The Chanters + Damien Youth + De La Soul

Happy Valentine's Day, if you want to pretend this is a real and not manufactured by the MAN holiday, I mean. Just kiddin', I don't mind it. It is manufactured by the Man tho. Put out on Deluxe and distributed by King Records in 1958, the Chanters "No No No" b/w "I Make This Pledge (To You)" is tight doo-wop action. The A-side, "No No No," is particularly rockin', although the chorus, "no means yes," is a little weird. But it was probably different times back then. As a parting shot, I woke up today with the opening to this Damien Youth song on repeat in my head -- haven't heard this peach in years. But the verse kept playing in my head on repeat, ya know, and it wasn't until I was in the car on the way to work that I got to the chorus, about every day being Valentine's Day. What a genuinely pleasant sentiment, even if it is a pretend holiday manufactured by the MAN. APRICOT SUNDAY EP by FEATHER BOXEn…


Dot Dash: "Shopworn Excuse" (2013)

The guitarist for D.C.'s Dot Dash, Steve Hansgen, played bass for Minor Threat, Government Issue, and Modest Proposal. The drummer Danny Ingram co-founded Youth Brigade and was in Swervedriver. Singer/guitarist Terry Banks and bassist Hunter Bennett were both in Julie Ocean, which I've never heard of but seems cool. Together, these cats produce an enjoyable sound -- check out Dot Dash and their Canadian label, The Beautiful Music. Half-Remembered Dream by Dot DashHere's Julie Ocean:

New Punk from Bandcamp

Offa Unknown Records, from Toronto: What it Takes EP by Officer DownFrom Chicago: February by todayshitsFrom Adelaide, Australia: Split 7" by ManhuntLate 70s/Early 80s power-pop from a compilation of the same: Radio Ready: Wisconsin - Lost Power Pop Hits 1979​-​1982 by Radio ReadyCrazy noise from Athens, Greece: Idiot Stroszek by idiot stroszekThrash from the UK: PUTTIN' OOT DA THRASH by daniel wax off!