Thursday, April 26, 2012

Seun Kuti Modcast!

Modular People have a Seun Kuti-curated Modcast available for download. Naturally, it features Fela Kuti and former Africa 70 drummer Tony Allen, for two. You can download that shit right here:

1. Fela Kuti - Kalakuta Show
2. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Waiting in Vain
3. Peter Tosh - Equal Rights
4. Tunde Williams - Low Profile
5. Tony Allen - Secret Agent
6. Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
7. Pressure - Bless My Soul
8. Shank - Ghetto
9. Seun Kuti - Slave Masters (Jacques Renault Remix)

That ridiculously likable Kelley Stoltz is back!

The first bit off Ty Segall's new adventure with the Ty Segall Band!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ancient Whales - Birthing

Hullo, there. Here to share a new EP by a trio out of Asheville, North Carolina, Ancient Whales. Their EP is called Birthing, perhaps rather conveniently, so you can refer to the combo of name and title swiftly in one breath as "Ancient Whales Birthing" (la di da, la di da). Tracks like "Everyone" are perhaps worthy of a Mannequin Men comparison, with vocalist Enoch Bledsoe striving toward a Kurt Cobain strain but too upbeat to be labeled quite as such. Generally, in fact, the EP reminds a bit of what Nirvana's poppiest moments had been, and what they might've sounded like with a bit more sunshine. Do they know sadness in North Carolina? I'd hardly imagine.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

This just happened between Ty Segall and White Fence.

Also, the Ty Segall Band (my, how Dave Matthews of him) has a new double 10-inch record called Slaughterhouse coming out on In The Red, on June 26. Woo!

Edit: This happened, too.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

New tribute to Poly Styrene!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

La Sera - Sees the Light

It seems I'm the only one out there who doesn't love Katy Goodman's work as La Sera, and I'm sorry to be the token negative voice if that's the case. Was quite hopeful about the first record, and extremely curious about the second record, once she'd stated that she indeed read reviews about her work and took them to heart. It almost seems as though she'd tried taking advice while writing the second record and then wound up with a scattered array in order to fit a range of styles into one place, and unfortunately, I just couldn't connect. More here:

Purchase Sees the Light