Monday, August 31, 2015

That Wild Sound from North Carolina, Tokyo, San Juan, Former Yugoslavia, Lancashire, and Massachusetts!

Fuzzy new Dungeons and Dragons inspired garage rock from Chapel Hill and Negative Fun Records. Two tracks available now, cassettes and CDs are pre-order, album due out 9/18:

This is also fuzzy garage from Negative Fun, but the band is from Charlotte, and has a female vocalist. You can get this 2013 7" for $5.50, limited to 300 randomly colored vinyl:

I shared a track from Tokyo punks Sun Children Sun a few posts ago, but they're awesome so here's another one. Listen to those pew-pews! They're touring the U.S. at some point in the near future:

San Juan's premiere primitive rock'n'rollers, as far as I know, are Madd Blake and the Stalins. Here's another bitchin' live song from this past June:

This is from a 1986 tape of former Yugoslavian punk that Doomtown Records has just released on bandcamp. I listened to all of it today, it's really good:

Tymonn Dogg was a long time collaborator with Joe Strummer. He was discovered by Paul McCartney at age 17 and has recorded with McCarntney, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and James Taylor, and toured with the Moody Blues. Here's a single called "Pound of Grain" from his latest album, "Made of Light":

Boutique label Sister Cylinder is from Bloomington, Indiana and the band, Secret Lover, is from Worcester, Massachusetts. Arty psych-pop. The vocalist is reminiscent of Grace Slick, which is uncommon and interesting:

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Best Ten Songs of the Year So Far -- January-July 2015:

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New Punk y Rock'n'Roll

Sun Children Sun are from Japan. They're going to be touring the states this fall, looks like. Their bandcamp page boldly states:

EVERYTHING IS SUX!!!!
DRUGS ONLY SAVE US!!!!

Far out. Courtesy Baltimore's SPHC Records:

Melbourne seems to be a breeding ground for cool tunes these days. From Las Vegas' Slovenly Records, PRONTO's self-titled LP is due out in October:

This is off a 1996 Chunklet compilation CD included with issue 12 of Chunklet. Per the Atlanta-based label, most of the tracks are still unavailable elsewhere. It has some Harvey Danger, Elf Power, Thee Hyrdrogen Terrors, Six Finger Satellite, and a lot more on it. You can buy it on bandcamp for $5. I'd say go for it. More Than Kittens is by Xerobot:

Cool new rock'n'roll from the Isle of Man and CNQ fave Small Bear Records:

The new Buck Biloxi and the Fucks album rules the school, I've been rockin' it once a day or so:

A little housecleaning on the blog roll.

I've always taken pride in my blog roll, "Noisy Neighbors." When I started doing this blog back in 2012 it was right at the end of the first wave of music blogs, the demise of which coincided with the gubment crackdown on file sharing sites. In the past few years there's really been a resurgence of bloggers sharing new music via bandcamp and soundcloud, as well as people sharing oldies and oddities from their record collections. Really cool stuff and as far as I could tell, my blog roll was the most comprehensive one out there. I am proud of it; I like comprehensive lists.

So it is with heavy heart that today I excised a goodly portion of that list. If a blog hasn't posted in more than 6 months, I cut them. Mainly for aesthetic purposes, the list was just getting too gangly. I left Crud Crud on there in memorium, Crud Crud being the first music blog I ever got into and was a direct inspiration for CNQ.

Some really good stuff from these blogs. Some of them announced they weren't going to keep posting, others just disappeared into the Inter-aeyther. My personal favorites from the ones I removed included Praguefrank's Country Music Discographies, Wild Devil Rules, Punk Business Manager, DIE or D.I.Y., Year Zero Records, and Mutant Sounds. Some of these were blogs that got some media attention: So I Married A Record Collector, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Office Naps.

Anyway, for reference, here's the list of the blogs I took off the roll today.