Showing posts from January, 2016

CNQ Radio Podcast Episode #2

36 minutes of sound, starting with an 80s goth rock b-side and ending with a 60s psychedelic classic. In between there's new Peruvian psych, 60s French pop, 70s British funk, some new rock'n'roll, and a couple of other good songs.    

Forrest McCullough: excerpt from "Flight F-I-N-A-L"
Sex Gang Children: “Children’s Prayer”
Kanaku y El Tigre: “Quema Quema Quema”
Shiela: “Bang-Bang”
Cymande: “Listen”
Doctor Nod: “Automatic Switch”
Mommy Long Legs: “Weird Girl”
Macha: “The Buddha Nature”
Damien Youth: “Light That Shines”
Dr. John The Night Tripper: “I Walk On Guilded Splinters”

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Punk Out To The Max: French Crust, Puerto Rican Resistance, Synth-Punk from Dallas, Grindcore from the UK, and Wisconsin Fuzz

HC crust from France. This was released all the way back in 2004: Ruins... And Then? demo by Gasmask TerrörPuerto Rico's Enrique Lópe heads Krampus Records, is the Madd Blake of Madd Blake y Los Stalins, and has put out a lot of great stuff in the past few years. Here's a new project of his called República Bananera, "Resistance Songs From A Pre-Apocalyptic Puerto Rico": Canciones De Resistencia Del Puerto Rico Pre-Apocalíptico by República BananeraCool post-punk from Dallas, off an LP available on their bandcamp page. This is from last October: Con by Nervous CurtainsLet's get down to it with this extreme heaviness from a UK band called Brainshit. This will be out soon, from a split cassette release along with a band called Anti-Social Behavior, courtesy the Mind Ripper Collective: BRAINSHIT/Anti Social Behaviour Order - Split (MRIP011) by BRAINSHITFuzzy, poppy punk from Madison, Wisconsin. This was put out in 2011: The Blind Wink by TENEMENT

Adam Holtz: Volume 21 (2016)

Adam Holtz, CNQ's fave classic rocker from Alabama, has a new set of 22 songs put together, all written and performed by him. It's his strongest CD yet. Here's a sampler: Listen and download: For LifeOr: For LifeAll Fired UpOr: All Fired UpBack To '64Or: Back To '64


HC with a little post-punk in it from Minneapolis: Killing Compass by Näive SenseA lot of post-punk and a little hc in this Wire-esque track, also from Minneapolis. I featured a track off this album, "Human Exploration," back in December, and Boston Hassle did a good review of the record back in July 2015. Here's another track from the album: Human Exploration by Uranium ClubHere's some HC from Austin, courtesy London's Static Shock: Strutter by StrutterArkansan first rate freak out artist and CNQ main man Dr. Nod just uploaded 6 tracks of unearthed material from 2014. Garage-psych sleeze-pop yeh! Lost Tapes by Doctor NodTodayshits from Lexington has a new album out, chock-full of short little lo-fi psych-pop ditties: Learnin In Fronta Every1 by todayshitsMore psych-pop, this from France and La Rochelle's Frantic City Records: FRANTIC 040 - III LP/CD by Jaromil SaborSweden's Impo and the Tents have a new 7" out on Berlin's Alien Snatch!…

Rock'n'Roll is Fur-Ever

I've been wanting to do a podcast radio show for a while now, inspired by the always excellent Best Table in Hell and Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio. Since I was a kid I've always liked the radio and making mix tapes and I'm not sure why I didn't end up a disc jockey. So now that I've got the first show out of the way (you can download it here, warts and all), I'm excited to start work on another one. Hopefully I'll get better at it as time goes on. Meanwhile back on the blog here, I've got some new Adam Holtz to bring you, I need to get caught up on new releases for the month from bands and labels I keep track of, as well as a few submissions, and of course the ever-present specter of the obscure 45s and LPs I horde. I have good intentions of sharing those on here, but I'm lazy and the cat's always on top of the record player when I'm writing a post. I don't want to disturb her. So anyway, before I get to all of the aforementioned and …

CNQ Radio Podcast, Episode #1

Hey check it out, it's my first full podcast! I'll do one a month, at slightly over 35 minutes an episode. Just an excuse for me to make another mixtape. Dowload it here: CNQ Radio Show #1Mildred Bailey: "All Too Soon"
Madd Blake y Los Stalins: "Nazis Bombing USA"
Simo Soo: "Hold On We're Going Home (Drake Cover)"
Princess Ramona: "Lover for a Night"
Dirty Charlie: "The Masturbator"
Buck Biloxi and the Fucks: "Weirdos on the Street"
Lumpy and the Dumpers: "Noxious"
Les Chats Sauvages: "Cousine-Cousine"
The Box Tops "People Gonna Talk"
The Journeymen: "Black Girl"
Sleater-Kinney: "One Song for You"
Guided By Voices: "Jar of Cardinals"
Shirley Bassey: "Where Do I Begin (Love Story)"

CNQ Podcast!?!

Trying out a podcast. Here's 13 and a half minutes of tunes.

All New Vinyl Releases From Bandcamp

All of these tracks are on recently released vinyl you can order on Bandcamp. I should say more often but I think with the amount I post from it it's implied: Bandcamp is the best site on the Internet, if you love new music. Usually I focus on the punk releases but for 2016 I want to branch out a little, ya know? From a British label called Muj, I assume Matt Love is British as well. This hip-hop was put up on Bandcamp yesterday and you can order a 7" featuring this song and the instrumental from the page: What You Want (Kuartz Remix feat. Prodigal Sons) by Matt LoveTwee-Soul from Salt Lake City: Vintage Dreamin' by JoshySoulIn the same vein, from Portugal: Stop Look Listen by Marta Ren & The GroovelvetsMelodic indie pop from Philly: Stay True by Mock SunsYou can pre-order this two song flexi from Euro-label Slimer Records. Psychomagic is from LA and the laid-back, cool-ass instrumental second track is from Italy: Psychomagic meet Temple Mantra by Slimer…

Weirdo Lo-Fi from Sweden and Japan, Garage-Psych from France, No-Wave from Brisbane, Argentinian Hardcore Punk, Jangle-Pop from D.C., and All Kinds of Punk from All Over Creation.

While waiting for Total War: SHOGUN 2 to dl on Steam (currently on sale for $12.49 and supposedly the pinnacle of the Total War games), I thought I'd finish up on December releases from bands and label I follow. These monthly updates might be getting a little repetitive, with a rotation of the same bands and labels every update. I'm working on that. Meanwhile, here's more of what you've come to expect from a standard CNQ update. This awesome oddball lo-fi pop is the new solo project of Martin Månsson Sjöstrand, frontman of Sweden’s Dog, Paper, Submarine. Comes courtesy of perennial CNQ favorite Manx label Small Bear Records: This Heel III by This HeelMore weirdo lo-fi, this from Japan. I've featured Boys Age a lot in 2015. Cool, weird stuff: Avians by Boys AgeNo-wave from Brisbane's Moontown Records. I'm not sure where the band Bent is from though: Bent 7" by BentGlasgow freak-out: Stadium Rawk Love Song + some demos by Breakfast MUFFGarage-psyc…

Catching Up On December Releases: Hardcore Punk, Powerviolence, Peruvian Psych, and a 60s Soul Re-Issue

This covers the first 10 or so days of the best December releases from Bandcamp artists and labels I follow. Let's start with an excellent new 60s soul/funk 7" re-issue from Germany's Tramp Records. Sid Wallace was from St. Louis: 7" by Sid Sidney Wallace & The Belairs by Sid Sidney Wallace & The BelairsNYC HC from Toxic State records. The Grave Mistake Records update calls this self titled 5-song 7" "essential." Check it out: EP by mommyCalifornia HC. Whole 11 song album is killer, but here's just one track: Sono Pronta a Morire by TørsöThe UK's Mind Ripper Collective has this split between powerviolence acts Endless Swarm (from Edinburgh) and Dallas' Pavel Chekov available as pay what thou wilt. Here's the whole dang thing, clocks in maybe even a little under 10 minutes: Endless Swarm/Pavel Chekov - Split (MRIP009) by Mind Ripper CollectiveMore groovy Peruvian neo-psych from Kanaku Y El Tigre and Tiger's Milk Record…

Strange Brew

First up, Jay and the gang over at Dynamite Hemorrhage have posted their first show of 2016. An hour's worth of quality weirdo and underground punk rock radio over there. I found this courtesy of Nashville's Nervous Nelly Records facebook feed. Long Gone is from Boston, and it's Shannon from Nervous Nelly and folks from two bands called Curmudgeon and Disipline. It's alt-rock with a bit of a twang to it, Silver Jews-esque: Long Gone by Long GoneThe label Song, By Toad put out my favorite comp of 2015, David Cameron's Eton Mess. Plastic Animals is from Edinburgh and Song, By Toad will be releasing their new album Pictures From the Blackout in February. Cool alt/krautgaze: Here's the aforementioned Curmudgeon. Hardcore from all the way back in 2013: Martyr demo by CurmudgeonAnd here's Disipline, queer BDSM punk! This is from a split cassette with a band called Stranger, released this past April. Totally rockin': SEXUAL HEATHEN by DISIPLINEHere…

Punk Rock Mixtape

I'll begin the New Year with a little weird-o synth-punk from Rome: HOLIDAY INN by Holiday INNThese next four bands are all playing at 1919 Hemphill in Fort Worth on Monday, Jan. 11. That should be a good show. This is Burp! from Pennsylvania: BURP! "Doldrums" 7" by NO GOOD RECORDSElix-R is a Denton band, this is from a demo released back in November. I think I've featured them on CNQ before: Demo by ELIX-RCrazy Spirit has had a lot of blog press over the last five or so years: From Fort Worth, this was released back in May: EL DESIERTO LP by SIN MOTIVOMore new sounds and old records to come, as always.