Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Vehicle Birth
"We Need to Find the Girls"
LIVE [3.19.11] Arlington, VA at Galaxy Hut

In 1998 I bought this record from the Crank! Records label. I never knew what these dudes looked like or even if they ever performed live at all. Super mathy, slowcore indie that really provoked awkward teenage thoughts for me back then. A somewhat random search on the web brought up this footage from a reunion show just last month.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Smiths

The Old Guard BBC Tapes 1983-1986

Alti Philosophi - Deutchland

Numbered 52 out of 500.

One of the more exciting unofficial Smiths releases. The sound quality is great, the track versions are interesting, and the layout is pretty neat (two color hand screen on gloss white 12" outer). The songs span the first three albums.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A couple of friends and I checked out Skull Defekts featuring Daniel Higgs this past Sunday. A very exciting show to say the least. It was refreshing to see Higgs at the reins of a high-energy rock group given most of his recent projects or solo performances have been more minimalist. This was a nice change of pace. See also: "Daniel Higgs is a transcendentalist wizard".

Yesterday, my friend Adam Bains claimed that "Meatloaf and Tori Amos are like the same person...playin' piano driven drama queen music".