Thursday, February 28, 2013


They sound like they should be from Sweden. They're not.

Alpine - Gasoline. iTunes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


I can't decide what I think about Petite Noir. I think I like it. I did at first. Then I wasn't sure. Now I think I'm back on board.

Petite Noir - Disappear. iTunes.

Petite Noir - Till We Ghosts. iTunes.

Monday, February 25, 2013


Here's a couple of newer purchases I forgot to post.

Both are worth checking out.

M.F.P. Painkiller Records. New.

Violent Future. Painkiller Records. New.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Another Planet

This Truth and Rights record is solid enough. But really I'd like to use this post as a plea for someone to sell me the Leeway Another Planet Digipak. It's one of the ones I've never managed to own (The Mob is the other). And it rarely turns up.

Truth and Rights - Green Light. Six Feet Under Records. New.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Newish Too

The other night I went on an iTunes binge. This band from France was one of the purchases. A dollar ninety-eight well spent!

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Check it out. A newer band from Belfast. Newer to me at least. You might like it.

Girls Names - The New Life. iTunes.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Starting A Run

Looking at my "to post" list I must have had a week or so of "heavy" Tsunami purchasing. Four coming up.

Tsunami - Poodle/Old City. eBay. Used.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Posted Without Comment

Ween - Pure Guava. Used.

In 2013

It's feels very strange listening to a new My Bloody Valentine record after all of these years.

Between Loveless and m b v I would buy anything with a whiff of Kevin Shields on it.

Produced by Kevin Shields? (The Beat Up.) Buy it. Remixed by Kevin Shields? (If They Move, Kill 'Em.) Buy it. Sometime band member? (Primal Scream.) Buy it (I would have been buying that regardless). Soundtrack with Kevin Shields (Lost In Translation.) Buy it.

That formula even extended beyond Kevin Shields. (Snowpony.) Buy it.

It's good. It's very good. But I can't help but feel a little underwhelmed. I've been waiting for this follow up for over twenty years. That can make for some lofty expectations. Maybe I wanted that feeling I got when my fourteen year old self heard Loveless for the first time. But as I've learned with most of these "reunion" releases, it's never as good the second time around.

Hyper-criticism aside, I must be liking it because I've now spent $57.00 on this album. I initially bought the digital only because I thought the vinyl and compact disc prices with shipping were a bit high. Then a day later I kicked myself for not ordering the vinyl. So I went to do that. Which includes the compact disc. And a second digital release.

So if anyone wants that second digital release, let me know.

My Bloody Valentine - m b v. My Bloody Valentine Web Store.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Good, Yeah

The Verve. Seriously. How good?

The Verve - Lucky Man. Used.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


There is a lot of renewed hype around Texas Is the Reason. And rightly so. They were big. But never as big as they could have been. Or should have been.

I get to see them Saturday. For the first time since the mid-nineties. I think the last time I saw them was at the Philadelphia Ethical Society. With Sense Field. What an amazingly whiny show.

Texas Is the Reason. eBay. Used.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


So I've strayed away from hardcore for the past few posts.

I'll bring it back. Briefly.

Terror - Don't Need Your Help/Push It Away. Mike. Used.

Monday, February 11, 2013


"Where are the from? California?" "I don't know." "That looks like Spain." "They seem foreign."

BOY - Little Numbers. iTunes.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


There is a run of pretty great bands playing Philadelphia over the next month or so.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra is one of them.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)/Waves of Confidence. iTunes.

Friday, February 8, 2013


I lost my way for a little while. But I'm back to blindly purchasing bands. With success.

Django Django - Hail Bop. iTunes.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


I'm in the process of trying to acquire copies of (digital when necessary) every Dischord and Revelation  release.

I'm thinking about doing the same thing for Simple Machines.

I've thought about doing it for Teen Beat. But for some reason I feel like Teen Beat will be a more expensive task.

Versus - The Stars Are Insane. AKA Music. Bargain bin.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


I enjoy Odd Future. But I can't help but think they've gone overboard on the non-music aspects of their career. Too much, too soon.

Wu-Tang already had a handful of instant classics under their belt before giving the world Wu-Wear.

I can't really fault them for making money. But I wonder if we'll be talking about them in twenty years.

Tyler, The Creator - Goblin. Used.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Another New

I spent too much money on new music last week. Hurting my wallet for this week.

Friday, February 1, 2013