Showing posts from December, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! The Tom Waits song Cold Water has been a holiday fave of mine for a few years now. Weirdly, I couldn't find a live version of it on Youtube: A great new Christmas song: Christmas Time Is Here by girlband

Existenstial Fret

I listened to the first of the classic comp Wargasm yesterday. It's all these great early punk bands - Flux of Pink Indians, Dead Kennedys, Rat Scabies, Poison Girls, etc. For a punk album, the songs are all so different from each other. A lot of weird, cool shit going on back in '82. But there's a lot of weird, cool shit going on today, too. And all over the world. Check out these new bands, courtesy Bandcamp: Tis the season for this hardcore Christmas jam from a New Jersey band: Deck the Balls: A Very Cowsuit Kid Christmas by Cowsuit KidFrom 2014, this is Puerto Rico's Madd Blake of CNQ fave Madd Blake y Los Stalins: Garage Desde El Basurero by La Explosión De Los Gatos NegrosBoth of these noisy bands are from Pennsylvania: Punky and the Putrid Kids by Punky TapesDoldrums EP by BURP!From Santa Cruz: We Don't Surf EP by Surf CombatFrom Israel: Mostly Farsh by DEAF CHONKYFrom British Columbia: Fuss - Rock Or Walk Demo by FussHeavy grindcore from Warsaw:�…

New Punk Vinyl from Bandcamp

From Without Kibou There Is Nothing Vol. 4. The last in the series of 'Without Kibou' 7" compilations, available on red vinyl (with red sleeve) and blue vinyl (with blue sleeve). I have the previous one and it's good, this one sounds great too. This band is called Pogo Assault: Without Kibou There is Nothing - Volume 4 by Pogo AssaultThis whole album from the band Coolies is some neat arty psych-punk. I really like it. They're from Auckland: Kaka by CooliesThis is neat. A set of Three Jaime Hernandez "Boozewax" Singles...a limited edition 35th anniversary 7" singles courtesy LA's Frontier Records. The Adolescents 7" is on clear "gin" vinyl; the Weirdos 7" is on brown "bourbon" vinyl; the Christian Death 7" in on green "absinthe" vinyl. Classic remastered punk with sleeve and center label art by the amazing Jaime Hernandez. Only available as a set and sans the booze for $35, this is the Weirdos:��…

CNQ 2015 Retrospective

I'll be coming up with faves from the year's posts here shortly. Meanwhile, I had a lot of favorite other things this year, and this 30 Rock clip sums them up. Bully's Feels Like is my favorite album of the year. I became openly reggae and got big into dub and rocksteady. Check out The Upsetters' "Super Ape." Totally rad. I discovered 19th-early 20th century composer Erik Satie's Gymnopédies. I loved Tom Holkenborg's Mad Max: Fury Road score. I listened to his Black Mass score the other night and it's also good. Music scores in general are a new thing for me. I have never had a taste for them until recently. The new Faith No More, Sol Invictus, was really good. I like the Leon Bridges album. The Lil Bub album "Science and Magic" might be the last great album of 2015. Science & Magic: A Soundtrack To The Universe by Lil BubProtomartyr's The Agent Intellect is top notch. The Agent Intellect by ProtomartyrI recently d…

Rockin', Rollin'.

Whoa! This catches us up to the first of December. Happy Hanukkah from CNQ! This is from 2012, but still resonates today: Mrs. Maccabee's Kitchen: New Hanukah Songs by MappamundiThe Isle of Man's Small Bear Records has a new pay-what-thou-wilt Christmas album, streaming for free on their bandcamp page. It features CNQ faves Postcode, Nanaki, The Bordellos, and a lot more. Here's the first track off the comp, by Phil Reynolds and the Herald Angels. It's a rocker: Smells Like Christmas Spirit by Phil Reynolds and the Herald AngelsGermany's soul/funk re-issue label Tramp Records has a new Christmas comp out as well. This is Timi Terrific and the Redheads. I'm not sure when this is from -- late 70s, early 80s, I guess: OUT NOW!!! V​.​/​A. - Santa's Funk & Soul Christmas Party 3 by Timi Terrific and The RedheadsThis bedroom freak-pop from Louisiana band Emotional and Minneapolis' Lawn Chair Records is from the fall: Emotional Farmers by Trance Farm…