Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lutefisk - Aerosol 7"

I saw Lutefisk on the second stage of Lollapalooza in 95 or 96. I still have their sticker on my saxophone case. While I was in State College, PA I found this 7 inch for nostalgic reasons. I could see why my 16 year old self was into this but it hasn't really held up. 

Lutefisk - Aerosol 7"

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cub - Pep 7"

This is the second Cub 7" I've posted. I bought this (along with many of the other 7 inches I posted today) at City Lights Records in State College, PA. Two years ago was the last time I shopped there and I purchased the Hot Dog Day 7". This record was there too but I held back due to limited funds. Apparently the turnover at City Lights isn't very high (or no one in State College likes Cub) because two years later it was still there. City Lights is actually closing this year (RIP.) While in college, it was one of my only links to a world outside of Pennsyltucky. City Lights you will be missed.

Cub - Pep 7"

Treehouse - Stawberry Pie/Shag Carpet 7"

Treehouse was a band from Oregon in the 90s. I dont know much more about them than that. The track Strawberry Pie is pretty good. I thought they put out an album on K Records but I might be mistaken.

Treehouse - Strawberry Pie/Shag Carpet 7"

Poly Styrene - Talk in Toytown 7"

Poly Styrene, real name Marian Joan Elliott Said, was the singer of the awesome punk band X-Ray Spex. I remember my friend Mike got in trouble for having "Oh Bondage Up Yours" scrawled on his knapsack. These two tracks are a bit different than her other stuff... it's a lot jazzier but definitely worth listening to. 

I love this "As a teenager, she was something of a "barefoot hippie". At aged 15, she ran away from home with just £3 in her pocket. She hitchhiked from one music festival to another staying at crash pads. She thought of this as challenge to survive. The adventure ended when, possibly hallucinating she stepped on a rusty nail and had to be treated for septicaemia."

Fifth Column - All Women Are Bitches 7"

I love this record. I wasn't too familiar with Fifth Column before I bought this 7" over the weekend but I'm very glad I did. Fifth Column are an all-women experimental post punk band that's also from Toronto. I see a theme today. They released this single in 1992 on K Records and "despite being controversial and receiving little airplay, the recording was voted Single Of The Week in the UK music publication Melody Maker."

These Are Powers/The Creeping Nobodies 7"

I don't have much to say about this 7". I definitely enjoy The Creeping Nobodies track more though. According to wikipedia, they're from Toronto.

Here's a video of Cockles by These Are Powers.

These Are Powers "Cockles" Music Video from Jacqueline Castel on Vimeo.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Fiction 7"

It took me a couple of listens to get into The Pains of Being Pure at Heart s/t album but now I'm pretty into it. It's definitely a good driving album. I'm pretty psyched to see them in May at Bowery Ballroom. The B side of this 7 inch is a song called Ramona and it's slightly boring (which is why they probably left it off the album.)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Fiction 7"

Wavves - So Bored + To The Dregs 7"

Two weeks ago, I saw Wavves and Vampire Hands at Mercury Lounge. I hate going to shows on Monday nights but it was pretty fun nonetheless. There was also a Steve Buscemi doppelganger (not really but close) standing in front of me the whole time. He reminded me of the poor kid in my homeroom who had the unfortunate nickname "Golf Ball Head." While I was buying these records over the weekend, I saw the Vampire Hands lp but didn't think it was worth 25 big ones. 

Wavves - So Bored/To The Dregs 7"

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Drift - She Lets Go 7"

I got this 7 inch for free from some ebay seller. I don't know much about this band so I stole the below description from the Silver Girl Web site.

"Three blazing pop anthems from the best guitar band in France. This stuff is in line with the Wedding Present's blend of furious guitar ringing, pounding drums and confident vocals. After releasing several CDs and singles in Europe, they have changed their name to Kyu and started a label Shoshin Sounds."