It’s another edition of our hour-long series of podcasts/mixtapes/fake radio shows called DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO, coming to you for the 37th time since we kicked off this relatively rewarding endeavor late in 2012. I focused this one pretty laser-like on new stuff, both new bands and new reissues. In the former category, we’ve got stuff from Numb Bats, Good Throb, Advlts, Pang, Trick Mammoth, Constant Mongrel, Thee Oh Sees, Ausmuteantsand Fleabite. Whoa. In the latter, I’m playing you things from Jack Ruby, X__X and Dadamah (pictured). Not one half bad.
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DADAMAH – Absent and Erotic Lives
GOOD THROB – No Taste
ADVLTS – Raw Nerves
FLEABITE – Last Call
AUSMUTEANTS – 15 Frames Per Second
CONSTANT MONGREL – New Shapes
NUMB BATS – Cry Baby
JOHNNY BOY – You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve
TRICK MAMMOTH – Doll
HOUSEHOLD – Never After
PANG – Relax
THE KIWI ANIMAL – Making Tracks
JACK RUBY – Hit and Run
MARS – Helen Forsdale
RED TRANSISTOR – Not Bite
THE GIZMOS – Mean Screen
X__X – A
BLACK BUG – Unicorn
THEE OH SEES – Encrypted Bounce
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I was right. The new THEE OH SEES album (they’re calling it an EP) is spotty and hard to listen to without your hand hovering near the skip button – like all of their records. A total “singles band” for our time.
This track, and “Flood’s New Light” & the mellow “Goodnight Baby” would have made for a helluva REAL 3-song EP. Overall this one’s got some psych and even Kraut-y touches, along with a dollop of pop and the usual garage wackiness. Their fatal flaw continues to be lack of self-editing. One nice EP-length release every 18 months might be just about right.
I’m still charmed and chastened by the amount of really fantastic music that comes out every month. You’d think the fount of rock and pop music would have run totally bone dry by now, right? You’d be wrong. Here are 21 modern assertions to the contrary, put together by me, for you, and available to listen on 8Tracks via your computer or mobile telephone. Just about everything came out in 2012, with maybe a song or two that I discovered in the past few months that came out a little earlier. You’re cool with that, I’m hoping.
Take a listen to “DISCONNECT YOURSELF” right here and let me know how much it’s enriching your life.
1. CRASH NORMAL – Moon Food
2. USELESS EATERS – Daft Love
3. SWEARIN’ – Hundreds & Thousands
4. PRINZHORN DANCE SCHOOL – Usurper
5. CHAPTER 24 – Spindle
6. THE BLACK LIPS – Raw Meat
7. HABIBI – Sweetest Talk
8. PSYCHIC FELINE – White Walls
9. THEE OH SEES – Flood’s New Light
10. EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING – That Time of Day
11. PAMELA – Coffin (Nails)
12. APACHE DROPOUT – Archie’s Army
13. JOYRIDE! – Person Place or Thing
14. TERRY MALTS – Disconnect
15. DEAD ANGLE – Why Don’t You
16. PARQUET COURTS – Borrowed Time
17. SIGHTLINES – Beautiful Girl
18. WHITE FENCE – Growing Faith
19. FLOWERS – Cut & Run
20. USELESS EATERS – Year 11
21. WEED HOUNDS – Beach Bummed
THEE OH SEES seem to have one fantastic song on every new release, and it’s usually the one exposed to blogs before the record comes out. Here’s this year’s – and as always, it’ll be the standard-setter for the remainder of the record, virtually all of which will inevitably fall short while remaining solid. Still one of the most consistent live bands going, and their evolution, though slow, continues to move into weird, noisy, throwback and melodic/harmonic places I cotton to.