Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Recording quality like tin cans, in this monthly post.

Hallo, friends. It seems a good time to make a monthly appearance here and post pieces of the wonderful Scion A/V Garage 7" records that've been getting released this year.

This week, they've got a split from reunited Memphis garage band Oblivions and Andre Ethier (former Deadly Snakes frontman, not the - erm - baseball player), and the respectively rough and rootsy qualities of each single provide a good impression of variety for something that only features two tracks.

If you like Andre Ethier, I'd recommend this one, which I listened to quite a bit midway through college. Nice trebly Americana recording (which is apparently now hard to find, save for iTunes and Target, so it seems).

Released earlier in the month was a great split between Cheap Time and Bad Sports. Also not to be missed if you like your music to sound like tin (which I do...hopefully you do, as well).

P.S. Cheap Time is loads of fun - more info on them here.

Oh, and speaking of rad garage rock, the Gories are coming to L.A. next week.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dead. Dead. Very very dead.

Death is nigh.

Funnily, I'd never given much thought to either of these, except that I'd often run across Mitch Miller's compilations in the vinyl clearance bins and get him momentarily confused with Rolf Harris, the other fellow with the pointy goatee, who is very much still alive, and upon his death, my first thought was, Mitch Miller wasn't already dead?? And as for Hebb, I spent years treating "Sunny" as one of my very favorite songs, having run across it on an unlabeled compilation at one point, never having a clue who'd sung it, only to look him up one day and find out not only his name but that he has some other brilliant stuff to his name. So this is that, and perhaps the biggest admittance of musical ignorance that I've announced to this day. But here are a couple'a songs.

Mitch Miller and the Gang - Silent Night
Why, it's like Christmas in August!

Bobby Hebb - Sunny
This is quite nice as well.