Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Lifter Puller "Fiestas and Fiascos" LP

This is LFTR PLLR's 3rd and final album, and the only one not featured on 'Soft Rock', which enough people downloaded that I figured I should up this, too. Classic post-punk/indie rock band from Minneapolis. Featuring half of the Hold Steady. See the "Soft Rock" post for a better description.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Danzig- Self Titled

Well, I never thought I would be able to call myself a Danzig fan. For one thing, I hate the fucking Misfits. I know that in certain circles, this is a sacrilegious (in the bad way) statement, but seriously, they are just too cheesy even for me. Also, Glenn Danzig is pretty much a complete tool.

Despite all of this, I've been borrowing a friends Ipod lately (mine broke when I decided, while drunk, that I could throw it onto a pile of dirty clothes across the room. It made it there, but then it fell off the dirty clothes and made sweet love to the floor.), and this was on there. I said to myself, "Hey... Mother is a pretty rocking song, and that's on here... let's give this a whirl." And if you can get past what a boner Glenn is, and the incredible cheesiness of it all, you find yourself listening to a fucking amazing heavy blues rock album.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

xbxrx - "Gop Ist Minee" (2001, 5RC Records)

So sorry I haven't posted lately. I'm sure you don't really care. Anyway, this is the first proper album length release from Oakland via Mobile, AL's (or is it vice versa? I never get that right... what I'm trying to say is that they're from Mobile, and then moved to Oakland... someone let me know if I'm right or wrong.) xbxrx. This is the type of thing that I generally cannot stand in any form... it's very danceable punk stuff with lots of 8-bit sounding synths... they play a lot with bands like Japanther that annoy the fuck out of me... But somehow, they do it just right, and it comes out being a fun yet still really interesting record. If that doesn't sell you at all, it was recorded by Steve Albini. Also, the songs are all untitled, or at least titles were never listed on the original record.

myspace- their newer songs up here are also good, but are much more along the lines of noise rock.