Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thee Cormans are coming...

Speaking of surf rock...the Halloween countdown begins! Halloween Record w/Special Effects was just released in time for (you guessed it) Halloween. And should you be lucky enough to live in Southern California, Thee Cormans will be making some live appearances with the likes of Nobunny and the sweet, sweet Mark Sultan in the very near future.

10/28 - Burbank, CA - Viva Fresh Mexican Restaurant
10/29 - San Diego, CA - 'Til Two Club
10/30 - Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar
11/25 - Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar

(Dude. It's free and it's in Burbank.)

Thee Cormans - "Open The Gates"

The Bombay Sweets!

Safe but pleasant surf rock record from a former Selby Tiger. In a nutshell.

Purchase a bunch of vinyl by the Bombay Sweets.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Christine Leakey

New pleasant surprise entered the inbox this week; Christine Leakey - why, she just leaked a few songs into my inbox, har har ugh - is a darling Canadian lady in her upper 30s who not only enjoys making cashew cheese and blogging, but is coming out with a record this January. The loungy, mildly jazzy teaser for her debut solo album (Tapping Trees in a Trinket Box of Treasure) is available for free on her Bandcamp page (as is everybody's music, it seems). These songs are soft and sweet, her aesthetic more retro than the music itself, and if you tend to crave artists like Eleni Mandell, the Real Tuesday Weld, or - by a slight stretch - Azure Ray, Leakey may be the lady for you.

(Also, some mild Facebook stalking tells me she's a Stranglers fan, which makes her a winner in my book...)

Monday, October 24, 2011

deadCAT - R.I.P.

Well, hello there. Recently received a note from the approximately 21-year old Britt Teusink of Atlanta, Georgia, a fellow who makes noise pop under the name deadCAT and names his songs after...his dead cats. I'd like to think that this is what would have happened to Ariel Pink had Pink not grown up in a wealthy section of Los Angeles.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gothic vagina time: Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe was on KXLU's Demolisten two years ago, and MTV is finally picking up on her about now. Woo MTV! Certainly for Portishead fans, or those trotting onto on the Zola Jesus bandwagon.

P.S. She's opening for the Black Heart Procession at the Satellite in Silverlake on December 3.

New! For fans of Batman, the Dead Science, and all things dapper...

Pre-order Slay and Slake here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Jacuzzi Boys - Glazin'

Another one o' them power pop goodies, except it's about 70% goody. Not bad, though, and I do love it when a song is sung by a fancy lad.

Saturday, October 1, 2011