Monday, December 31, 2007

oh, 2007?

some albums that i listened to this year
that came out this year
and i enjoyed this year:

Times New Viking presented The Paisley Reich and I welcomed it with hugs and hifives.

It's lo-fi guitar scrambles and floortom loudpounds were enough to pull any rock and roll obscurist of the future back from their Deerhunter Cryptograms induced moonage daydream; if only for a week or two.

While confined to the solid ground of the earth realm, far from psychedrone rumbles of those which are registered socially and any recordings from any room of rare books one can take comfort, if in nothing else, clean, dry, words.

Brendan Fowler just wanted to hold someone just wanted to hold someone just wanted to hold someone. He let us know on the song, that happened to be the single, off of BARR's Summary. I've not been known for my love of spoken word. People feel they have to push it so hard, make it interesting. BARR doesn't have to pretend anything he's saying has any deep, poetic meaning. It either just does, or just doesn't. It's not dressed up. No messy theatrics; it's just BARR. And it's good.

And so you hear words. And they are spoke. But why say whole words? why not just syllables? sounds? Get something across with few choochoochoochoo's? a beepbeep?
Why not be the best fucking band evvvverrr?

Because noisepoppers Deerhoof already claimed that title. for the 8th fucking time this year.

i dont even need to talk about it.

i would just get so excited, i would start screeching
like a
like a fucking pterodactyl

like a

Pterodactyl's self titled/unofficially titled Blue Jay was an excitement this year. Loud, fast, Lighnting Bolt-esque drumming kept warm with with a thin layer of tremeloed distorters and high squawk melodies, but not too warm, not warm enough to fall asleep, which it briefly considers when surrounded by such beautiful ahhh harmonies.


fuck and yes.

With all the buzz, it was a hard one to miss this year.
Not to mention the fact that you could download the entire EP off of the bands myspace. And I feel it was warranted. The buzz, that is. I thoroughly enjoyed all four tracks off of Black Kids' Wizard of Ahhhs and a discussion with dear friend Erie about it actually led to the creation of this blog.

and now i will go

Marnie Stern's In Advance of the Broken Arm really was in advance of a broken arm. Whether it was hers from just flat out shredding too hard, mine from couchdancing too hard, or both mine and yours from hi fiving me so fucking hard after i showed you this. Solid.

No Age Weirdo Rippers was my favorite album of the year

and the death of rock and roll.

Have a good new year.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

i love the shower girl

Black Dice are champions. This is taken as common knowledge and isn't stated nearly enough.

Start. This year's Load Blown made the "list" of my top albums of 2007 which I should be posting soon enough.

The album cover for Broken Ear Record is my favorite.

You can play with it in all of it's digital wonderfulness here.

former dicer Sebastian Blanck has some solo songs off his EP up for listen here some neat intimate paintings, rubbings and art stuff here and a cute baby here.

His music is far from his former psyche/noise terriblings of Black Dice, with an almost Jose Gonzalez feel. Vocals are very fittingly meek and whispered, and the songs in their entirety come off as very humble. It's a nice theme that he follows in both his music and paintings; it's all very sincere. He is not a bad songwriter either. I thought Neil Young when I heard the "without you" in the chorus of I Blame Baltimore and could see his golden heart singing it himself. Give it a listen. If nothing else, it's something to fall asleep to tonight.

Have a good new year's eve and I'll hopefully be posting some albums I liked this past year before it's too far over.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


I've been reading loads of year-end reviews and top albums reviews and have seen a consistent few that appear on every single one. These are your Neon Bibles, your In Rainbows, and now and then your occasional Person Pitch and Kalas, which I'm all for. But I've got to give the top honors to a certain couple of albums which may not have made such a huge impact on the indie scene as anything, but made my time a lot more fun, and well, maybe they're really not the best albums of the year. This could officially be called the most-fun-albums-of-2007-for-layhee post.

8. Best Fwends- Alphabetically Arranged

Awarded Worst Album of the Month (for August I think) by Vice Magazine, Best Fwends' Alphabetically Arranged was a common and constant anthem heard around the newly-defunct shardhouse. Following their EP release in February 2005, this album featured an astronomical 34 tracks, allowed by the 2-minute average of the lengthier tracks. The sporadic and sentimentality-shift towards the vastly diverse influences heard on this album make it one of our favorites and number 7 on this far-cry from a legitimate readerworthy heap of a blog. Buy it from Moshi Moshi if you didn't get a chance to this year.

7. Health- HEALTH
LA. LA was a good place for music this year, making me realize that I was still into music from LA even if the last punk album I bought was in the 8th grade. This thing was recorded within the confines of The Smell and sounds pretty great. With the danceability of the CC remix of Crimewave and other such collabs and covers, not only was this release granted coolness points over most others, but also prompted the unwarranted, immediate, and simultaneous purchase of HEALTH shirts by aaron and i. Not wearing one of those shirts on the same day has proven to be easier than expected though. BuyBuy buy this at LovePump United now!!!

6. White Denim- Let's Talk About It EP

This came to me late in the year. I don't even know when it was released, and I'm not really excited about checking that right now, but when Let's talk about it (availible for listening here) hit my earholes last month, it was basically worth wearing those ridiculous earbuds that came with my phone in order to hear it in the most unconventional places (bathroom stall).

5. The Hood Internet- Mixtape Volume 1

Mashups, remixes, and the overall generalization of "computer music" was enhanced this year by the Hood Internet's perfect pitch of laying raps and rhymes over those damn catchy and untiring beats of the likes of some dope bands: Deerhoof, Hot Chip, CSS, Fujiya and Miyagi and shittons more. Whether or not people want to call this a legitimate album release is irrelevent, it's still damn good and tha best bump'n'grind music... if you're into that. I'm personally not a big fan of Hip-Hop, I don't enjoy it, and I don't think I would listen to anything you would call rap for any other reason you would listen to music. I do, however like the fluency of the words, the stylized enunciation and the occasional ridiculous praise to boobs, alcohol, or cappin' niggas. The Hood Internet sugar-coats the otherwise unnappealing poecism of these songs and sets them to more of my taste of musack. Thank you Hood Internet for familiarizing me with Lil Mama and Dizzee Rascal. Download the entire thing here. Yes! it's free!

4. Chromatics- Night Drive

Somber at times, always a good sound to fall asleep to, I found. Night Drive gave me an eerie, self-aware feeling, paranoiacal and almost tragic especially "Tomorrow is So Far Away". Just an overall solid listening-to and perfectly fitting title, for it is indeed what I would've listened to had I been driving at night for any portion of the fall of '07. Plus they cover Kate Bush. Listen.

3. Je Suis France-Afrikan Majik

First heard these guys with their second full-length which was released in 2003 on Athens-based Orange Twin (Elf Power's record label/land conservation project). Anyway, Afrikan Majik is indisputably majikal, with tracks such as "Sufficiently Breakfast", a sixteen-minute introductory to a release I had previously overlooked but had to come back and add to my albums list. Listen to "Whalebone", and watch the video for "That Don't Work That Well For Us", as ridiculous as it may be.

2. Deerhunter- Cryptograms
deerhunter cryptograms
Out early this year in January, it didn't come to me until around April when a certain Von Doesn'tleavehiscardoorlocked allowed me the pleasure of hearing such grandiose noise. This album later came to be one of my automatic favorites and recently came to mind when trying to decide what my favorite albums this year were.

1. Of Montreal- Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

It's just so faggy, only it does have soul power.
That's all.
Honorable mentions:

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Social Registry...

So, if you don't know about the Brooklyn based label The Social Registry yet, then you need to check it out. They have, in the past few years, released some of the best music available today. The Social Registry is home to personal favorites like the Psychic Ills, Gang Gang Dance, Blood On The Wall, and Telepathe.
With new signees Growing, who have already established themselves as major players in the experimental psych/drone scene, and Blood On The Wall coming out with a new album in January, it seems like its just getting better and better.
You can check out some of their bands and get more info at the labels myspace page or the label website at

p.s. Psychic Ills please come out with a new album soon!

Friday, December 14, 2007

I am selling a bunch of cds. They are $5 each.
Here is a list (sorry I didn't do it alphabetically...i'm lazy)
Lull-Cold Summer
Lungfish-Sound in Time
Microstoria- Reprovisers
Mouse on Mars-Varcharz
Ciccone Youth-the Whitey Album
Carribou-the milk of human kindness
Captain Beefheart-trout mask replica
Congotronics 2
Bowie at the Beeb-Sessions 68-72
Berlin- pleasure victim
Blight-Detroit:the dream is dead
Bananarama- WOW!
Pat Benatar- Best Shots
Aids Wolf-the lovers
Sonic Youth-self titled; experimental jet set, trash and no star; rather ripped;sonic nurse; nyc ghosts and flowers
Bad Brains-rock for light & i against i
pere ubu- dub housing
Beck- One foot in the grave
Blur- parklife
Coachwhips- bangers vs. fuckers
Archers of Loaf- speed of cattle
Locust- new erections
Wilco-a ghost is born
Walkmen- pussy cats
Wire- ibtaba
White Rock- tarpit
Wilderness- vessel states
Wooden Wand and Vanishing Voice- Gypsy Freedom
Weird War- if you can't beat 'em bite 'em
Flaming Lips- Soft bulletin; EGG
Devendra Banhart- nino rojo
Codeine- frigid stars
Belle & Sebastian- Books ep
Boris and Merzbow-sun baked snow cave
Ultra Vivid Scene- Rev
Xymox- twist of shadows & pheonix
Vaselines- a complete history
Pleasurehorse- bareskinrug
Elliott Smith- from a basement on a hill
Seam- are you driving me crazy
Rocket from the Crypt- hot charity
Q and Not U- power
Quintron- are you ready for an organ solo
Piano Magic-writers without homes
Primal Scream- vanishing point
Prinzhorn Dance School
Of Montreal- Coquelicot...; sunlandic twins
Dr. Octagon- the return of...
Dat Politics-tracto flirt
Eats Tapes-sticky buttons
Happy Mondays- pills, thrills and bellyaches
His Name is Alive- detrola
A Frames- black forest
Melt Banana- charlie
Moldy Peaches
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- best of; murder ballads
Butthole Surfers- independent worm saloon
Folk Implosion- take a look inside
Husker Du- warehouse
Le Tigre
Sugerhill Gang- best of...
tribute of Throbbing Gristle
Forcefield- lord of the rings modulator
13 Floor Elevators- easter everywhere
Promise Ring- nothing feels good
Human League- greatest hits
Silver Daggers-new high and ord
Liars- self titled; it fit when i was a kid and the other side of mt. heart attack eps
Gang Gang Dance- rawwr ep
Speedking-the fist and the laurels
Imperial Teen-what is not to love
Ace of Base- the sign
A Minor Forest-flemish altruism
Boredoms-seadrum/house of sun
Panicsville- sterile
Blonde Redhead- La mia vita violenta
Royal Trux- self titled
Beat Happening- black candy; self titled
Scissor Sisters
Soft Cell- best of...
Coughs- fright makes right
Psychic TV- were you ever bullied at school? do you want revenge?
Kraftwerk-minimum maximum
Dead Meadow- shivering king and others
Live Skull- Dusted
T REX- ultimate collection
Old Time Relijun- witchcraft rebellion
Microphones- the glow pt.2
Mogwai- come on die young
Hot Chip-the warning
Fucking AM- gold
Enon- hocus pocus
Animal Collective- grass single and video
Blood Brothers- Crimes
Make Up- in mass mind
Dead Can Dance- self titled
Pedestrian Deposit- volatile
Pavement- slanted and enchanted deluxe repackage
Lee Scratch Perry- revolution dub
Dark Psyche- black metal sampler
K-tel presents back to the 80s


two E's

OCS, Orinoka Crash Suite, The Oh Sees, Thee Ohsees: John Dweyer, of noise rock champions Coachwhips, has a new one on the way. Falling in love their 2006 The Cool Death of Island Raiders is a joy if you haven't done so yet. I missed their last release,Sucks Blood but the band's myspace has a couple tracks off of it which I am impressed with and will be purchasing as soon as the new The Masters Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In comes out. Listen to Ship if you're into Deerhoof. Then listen to Visit Colonel to get amped for the new album.

Buy them all,
we'll hang out.

and if you're still not convinced that they are wonderful, I took the time to hunt down a free cybervers of dabomb song The Gilded Cunt here on a tinyways podcast.

Just give it some time to load, then click the trash skip slider and drag it right until you see the wonderful numbers 38:13.

Go on, do it. You have the time.
and it'll be worth it.

But I do apologize, it's the best I could do, with us being too lame to have a server and me only having six minutes left on my library internet time.

I hope you like it,
let us know
let them know.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Longing for a headache

First of all the new Sightings album "Through the Panama" is awesome. They take their whole guitar, bass, and drums approach to whole new levels channeling bands like Harry Pussy and old Einsturzende Neubuaten and create the most psychedelic and aggressive music... oh, and if you don't know about Harry Pussy, you should check them out. They were from the '90s and made this thrashy, noisey, complex music that is as hard to explain as it is to listen to, and I mean that in a good way.
Speaking of thrash, I'm sure that everyone has heard Black Dice and is more likely than not a fan of their disorienting electronic sounds and samples, but if you haven't heard the first two or three Black Dice albums you need to! The self titled, "Cold Hands", and "Semen of the Sun" are so different from anything they're doing now. Its crazy experimental art thrash, or at least thats the closest I can come to a description of it. Its rumored that they used to play biker bars and throw pool balls at hells angels. If going to art school and getting into fights with bikers while playing the loudest, craziest music doesn't make you want to go out and buy those albums, I don't know what will.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Cats in Paris, Abe Vigoda, Operator Please

These are cats. They're in paris. How happy does this band loook? Check them out at their website, ( Listen to their songs (2 of them) and be happy despite overwhelming amounts of writing and memorization that finals week has brought upon you. Cats In Paris, according to (DrownedInSound) "are not only the best emerging experimental band in Britain sans Fuck Buttons, they also look like a real proper rock band as well." Apparently they are good musicians AND good-looking. Similarly, comes out of the Smell in LA, "self-proclaimed tropical punks" Abe Vigoda. Yes, named after the 87 year-old actor who played Waponi Chief in 1990's Joe Versus the Volcano. Regardless, be sure to listen to these. On their myspace.

So goddamn cool.


I can't forget about Operator Please, whom all seem to be under the age of 20. Perhaps it's a record-label gimmick. Like they're trying to pull a Jackson 5. Doubtful, but there is indeed nothing immature-sounding about their music. Head on over to their feature on RCRD LBL. Then watch their Virgin Airlines Commercial. If you can't help but stomp your foot whilst listening for the first time, they've done their job well, and have therefore accomplished a lot more than I myself can say I've accomplished at age 20. All these bands will be featured in our first show, which should be scheduled for the following Sunday, December 9th at 7pm on KMSA. Even though I was never trained on the equipment, and still having to find about 120 more minutes worth of music to play without losing too much continuity or relevance before finals will be a little difficult. Oktanksbai now!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Yeah, fake nostalgia can be a real pain in the ass. I can't help it though, its awesome. A few months ago I was really stoned listening to records with my friend Mason. He was showing me his usual assortment of new obscure noise records that rip your face off-Sissy Spacek, Contagious Orgasm, Prurient. I was looking through his stuff and a CD caught my eye. It was an album of "covers" by Can't. Can't is Jessica Rylan- a female noise artist from the east coast. What I had heard from her in the past was pretty good, but nothing too spectacular. This one seemed cool though. It had a school picture of a girl in the mid to late '80s on the cover, and the liner notes were a real love note. I got chills. It seemed so personal and voyeuristic.  The "covers" on the album were all songs like Pat Benatar's "We Belong" and Kajagoogoo's "Too Shy"- you know, stuff that this girl would actually being listening to in her room-and they were the actual songs, just distorted and warped like an old cassette. Needless to say I'm working on a time machine to teleport myself back to her room and love her.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Crystal Castles LP Announced.

Mattelisseurs Crystal Castles have announced the release date for their LP, containing 16 total tracks, some of which are the singles some of us have enthusiastically scratched-our-bodies-in-fear-of-the-bugs to. The date set is February 19th, and I wish there was a way to pre-order, but I'm guessing you'll just have to wait for something like a link on their myspace or maybe off or something. They passed through not long ago, maybe in September with Metric. I remember because the only thing stopping me from going was golf practice (not mine) and a Friday night shift at Pablo's Pizza. Luckily the band plans on touring the U.S. again in the spring and will hopefully be stopping by Colorful Colorado! The track listing is as follows:

1. Untrust Us
2. Crimewave (Crystal Castles vs. HEALTH)
3. Alice Practice
4. Magic Spells
5. Xxzxcuzx Me
6. Air War
7. Courtship Dating
8. Vanished
9. 1991
10. Good Time
11. Love and Caring
12. Knights
13. Through the Hosiery
14. Reckless
15. Black Panther
16. Tell Me What to Swallow

Spring dates are not yet decided or revealed. either one.

If you've never heard them...

Xxzxcuzx Me- Crystal Castles (pronounced Excuse Me)
Mother Knows Best- (from lovepump united)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Diceforshards on the Radio!

Beginning December 9th DiceForShards will officially be on the air with the shardsters you've come to love, no thanks to this guy:
who purportedly invented the "audion tube". What a loser. I hate him. But don't miss our first show on Sunday, December 9th at 7 probably on KMSA. If you live in junktown, simply tune to 91.3, otherwise here is the link when you want to hear our show over the interwaves, which you'll be using all the time because it's great music always right? oktanksbai!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Does it Offend You, Yeah?

Been a long weekend. Glad to say it's over, along with all the people and things with which it came. Excited for Christmas now, and all of those things that come with solstice-time, one of which is a new release by Does it Offend You, Yeah?. I've been reading a lot of negative comments regarding their name, and personally, i find no trouble saying it, and i'm a terrible enunciator. Not to mention much more difficult names like Black Moth Super Rainbow, Orchestral Manouvre in Darkness or Les Savy Fav. How the hell do you say Fav, fave? Fahv? OK, I just found out it's fahv, but my point was I had to look it up. The record "should be done by the start of December," says the british duo, which was singed to Almost Gold Recordings who also released Peter, Bjorn and John's Writer's Block back in January.

yes, that is a shirt, and yes, i did buy it.

i'll be making sure to catch this album after listening to Battle Royale: their first song on myspace and a reference to the most epic Asian movie since Mothra vs. Godzilla. You can listen to a mix they made for XFM in London by clicking on the extremely happy man below.

or by clicking on this audiolink!!!
i love you.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


are also...

VIDEO WEDNESDAYS! (old and new, it doesn't matter, it's video wednesday motherfuckers!)

Bicycles, oh yes.

I like this cover very much. Futureheads. I didn't realize how unnatractive they were until just now.

I find this very cool. Iron and Wine. "Sam Beam directed this video himself." good work mate.

BMSR. This video is mesmerizing, don't you think?

More Iron and Wine, fuck yeah.

show up for waffles, you know that its alright.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Watch and Drrerrrn

Brooklyn socially registered psychedroners Blood on the Wall have a new one coming out end of January. Meanwhile, watch these

similar psychedelic pleasures for your eyes can be found on labelmate's Gang Gang Dance's Retina Riddim which came out earlier this year. I remember reading the Pitchfork review and being totally uninterested. Pitchfork seems to always do a good job at making great things seem mediocre, and Radiohead the only ultimate wonderful ever. Anyways, don't fucking bother with the pitchfork review,(while still giving it a good rating, the review is mainly about gorillas) and just watch this. downnnnnn

"DeGraw began the process by compiling a soundtrack from the bands audio archives, going as far back as 2003 and using live recordings, practice tapes, field recordings and elements of previously released recordings; all of which was assembled together into one seamless half-hour piece of music." taken from The Social Registry's album description

You get the point.

Anyways, I'm all out of money. So you should buy it here, and then hangout and watch it with me.

And yes. I did have a Social Registry conversation with a friend tonight.
And yes. This did immediately follow.
have a good evening.

Sappy: Perfect

Have you ever heard the Sackville, New Brunswick band, Shotgun and Jaybird? Well, they broke up in May of this year. Pretty sad. They were the most epitomical, sappy, shifty-feeling, ultra lo-fi, ukulele folk band I'd ever heard. The kind of music you could go to feeling gloomy and finish feeling a little better; less dreary for having dealt with a heartache in about 40 minutes. Even more tragic is the removal of their home on the internet and the consequent inability to download their entire first three albums (the case presented to me while checking up on that today). At least you can still listen to their music on what I've found to be one of my biggest resources when a hard drive chock-full of music is corrupted and unable to playback those sweet and dearly missed tones.

yes. it's myspace. fucking what?

Good news if you were ever into S and J, one half the original duo (Shotgun Jimmie), released a solo album last month titled The Onlys. It is availible for purchase through his website, that is still up and running. Here is the video for track 1 off the album.

it's not good, but if you guys didn't know already, I'm all for things so bad that they're good.

Another Shotgun and Jaybird band member, Julie Doiron, is extremely good at playing music. Just get ahold of D├ęsormais, which is arguably her best work, and it might just be your favorite album in the french language for a while. Below you can find some tracks and videos up for Dee-ehl from the artists' websites. Thanks.

Ce Charmant Coeur
- Julie Doiron (Desormais- 2001; Jagjaguwar Records)
Faites De Beaux Reves- Julie Doiron (Desormais- 2001; Jagjaguwar Records)
No More- Julie Doiron (I Woke Myself Up- 2004: Jagjaguwar Records)
Me and My Friend (video)- Julie Doiron (I Woke Myself Up- 2004; Jagjaguwar Records)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

heT eatDh etS, a cat friend, and a quick lookingforwardto

Baltimore:The Death Set are wonderful and amazing and two guys with hearts full of sample blasting louds and drum machined fasts.
And they pump it alll out, allll over Rad Warehouses Bad Neighborhoods. First 1,000 sold come with a flag.dowwwwnnnnn

Buy it. I did.

If you need proof that that are rad and good and all you will be listening to shortly then go here and listen, and then here for the remixes, and last here and go to the remix tab and scroll down and listen to the acapellas because you love it so much you don't even need the fasts and the louds behind it; Negative Thinking is just fucking stuck. in. your. head.

And you can even watch this because it has a werewolf and a perfectly timed popcorn walker.

Johnny Siera of thedeathset then continues on with delivering the greatness with his Retarded Kitten recordings. Alone in a warehouse playing for a special cat friend, then force fed muscle milk by some
production friends. 300 copy 7" out now on Run Roc and on iTunes.

And rockstarkilling blast noise-pop shredder Marnie Stern Is working on an album, hopefully out "around May or June of '08!"


Punk rock is comprised of two, and only two ingredients: not wanting, and not caring. Supreme anti-poppers Best Fwends does both; again.

According to everything-player, Anthony, Best Fwends broke into Matt & Kim/Parts and Labor's practice space with Cambridge, Massachusetts based casio shredders Gerty Farish and recorded some tunes with their instruments.(seen below)

Those tunes are being released by John D. of Gerty Farish on cassette and are according to Gerty Farish's myspace "out now!!!"

I'm assuming that because these are in fact self-released, and I can't find them on any online label catalog, that you have to just hit them up in a myspace message to get a hold of one.

But if you are not much of a linkclicker, and haven't realized that the song Here Comes Hairy Claws off of the BestFwends/GertyFarish Hospital Party Collab Tape is up for blissful listen at the Gerty Farish myspace, then here is a last and final link.

Friday, November 16, 2007


That's what the three shows MBV has planned for the summer of 2008 are as of 2:40am on the day they went on sale. Guess our shores hit the 16th of November (date of ticket sales) a couple hours after europe did, but still, that's intense. And with the selling out of the London, Glasgow, and Manchester shows on 6-20-08, 6-28-08, and 7-2-08, respectively, the far-too-longly dormant My Bloody Valentine has successfully accomplished the feat of giving me a case of the lacelust. read all about this shit here, (mbv's reactivated official webspace) here (pitchfork), and here (ATP). Haha, and to think Luke never believed me when i told him there was a new My Bloody Valentine on the way. Bitch.


So the band has decided to add 4 more dates to their comeback tour. I think three sold out shows on the day they went on sale was possibly enough persuasion for four more shows. Alls I need to know now is what form of persuasion they need to hold a U.S. tour.

the new dates are:

06-21 London, England - The Roundhouse
06-22 London, England - The Roundhouse
06-29 Manchester, England - Apollo
07-03 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Not of habit; no. I hate the term. But when it comes to daily routine, I am Patrick Bateman. All the way down to the cold slice of cheese at Pablo's every day at lunch; routine, routine.

Every Wednesday evening a group of the finest, most handsome, devilishly smart, young residents of Grand Junction, myself included, gather to enjoy waffles covered in their choice of a usually large selection of toppings. The waffles, with their lovely powdered sugar faces, act as something of a large planet; large enough to lasso all of the days haps and mishaps, madlibs and picturegames into a swirling, clear-blue atmosphere. This takes place anywhere between 7:00 and 11:00. This night is usually the highlight of my week and I am constantly awaiting Wednesday. But, there is one problem with Waffle Night, and that, my friends, is The Awesome Prom Radio Show.

Awesome Prom is co-deejayd by a close friend of mine, the smooth sailing Andy Von Douchebagwhowontanswerhisfuckingphonetotellmehowtospellhisgarbagelastname. It airs at idontfuckingknowexactlybecausegarbageshitfacewontanswerhisphone but like seven or some shit here. in colorado.

Cedric Bixler hosts the show as well.

fucking blog linx0rz for playlists and shit.
and its good.

but waffle house doesnt have an internet connection so i never get to listen to it blahblahblah

but anyways
you can listen to it
if i can get a fucking link from the promtimers or you can tune into some channel in washington and probably hear it
im assuming


Something That Would be Painful to People's Ears

Fuck Buttons, coming forth from the UK with what they're calling "Bright Tomorrow", a 7" Picture Disc, do their jobs very well. "Sweet Love for Planet Earth", which is sadly all I've heard from the duo, starts with a euphonious two-chord arpeggio-sounding progression that willingly subjugates to a slow oncoming distortion that starts up at around 1:10 into the song. This carries beautifully for about 4 minutes while the listener can only hope to wake from this foreboding, otiose encroachment of mental insularity. It is only intensified with undecipherable, distorted half-screaming/croaking at around 5:30; a truly perfect example of how things can be so bad they're good. It gradually dies off like the slow wrinkling decay of a carnation, as if visualized through stop-motion. If you're in Britain, you can purchase the 7" here on the band's myspace under their 'sounds like' section. Recently, the filmmaker-songwriters were signed to ATP/Recordings and are working an an LP, Street Horrrsing, due out in February of next year. you can read some media coverage they've gotten by clicking here and here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I guess I have to post real news

blog nazis on my case, keep on fighting team, we'll overcome the "man" someday.

so for real news: do you know about Sea Monstre?

go check this out!
its got drawings by your favorite indie band guys like Sunset Rubdown or FF, also by other cool drawing guys.


Woah, look at this fucking guitar, its got cats on it or some shit, I dunno.
There are at least 500 cats man, thats a lot of cats!!!
It's also a guitar, that means it plays music or some shit!
probably made through photoshop or maybe just cut up pictures, jesus christ!
HOLY FUCK, is that some double pickup action? goddamn man.

Joke posts 4eva, who cares about real things? faggots, thats who.

this will be a rad band flyer for our gay fag band for homosexuals someday, when we have a name and a show to play, woah.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Revolution Tomorrow!

Winter, if good for only one thing, is good for forcing people together indoors. The existentialist smoker heads inside, despite certain inquisition from the landlord, after growing weary of reddened ears and no longer being able to tell where the smoke ends and his/her breath begins. And when leaving an apartment to go to any external event becomes less and less appealing, youngsters will rely on self supplied alcohol and mp3 dj'd couch dancing. The cold keeps you in. Party Jail.

Seattlers coconut coolouts are playing nowhere near you anytime soon, unless you will be spending your Christmas at the Grand Canyon or in fact are a Seattler yourself. But you can watch their rough video for beautifullife-maker Party Jail here.

Baccardi commercialers and stop motion sockchangers Best Fwends are a definite favorite of the shardhouse and are, what I'm convinced, the sole reason for Erie leaving his room. Them and maybe Coachwhips.

"cheaper recordings mean more money for drugs."

Siltbreeze stars and new Matador font signees Times New Viking have two new tracks off their upcoming Matador release Rip It Off up for listen here

Buy their albums. Stay inside.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

REinstate White Cloud?

Steyr-Daimler-Puch was a company that made all sorts of industrial things (including road bikes) starting in 1934 when Austro-Daimler merged with Steyr. The Austro-Hungarian company produced bikes up until 1987 when it was sold off to Piaggio of Italy. This bike came into my ownership not months back, and was sadly laying around for a couple of months until I decided to convert it to a fixed gear. The Clubman is the model, and it is a lower model of their line of bikes i read somewhere. It's ORANGE. I might paint it blue sometime. The total conversion was a little over 300 dollars, but it was well worth almost not being able to pay the rest of first semester's tuition. New components bought: whole back wheel (flip-flop), new crank + pedals and toe clips, handlebar cloth tape, and two new ULTRA Conti tires. This is the new bike that has been taking me everywhere lately. It's pretty alright, i mean, i can trackstall, AND bike to work really fast. The only thing i disliked was the unintenional halloween color scheme, which is lameee, but whatevs. Leave piles are great things. I am also personally in favor of bringing back the White Cloud Bicycle Collective (a short-lived bicycle gang started by aaron shardmaster and andyvon in the fall of 2006). Hopefully my new fixie and andy's thanksgivingful return prompt a comeback ride relatively soon. Priority: purchase new pro road bike. The RMCCC road season is starting in about three months. That red Jamis isn't going to cut it. I'll be in charge of the local Crits we're putting on. Looking for volunteers to sit by cones and tell people/cars not to use the street. I'll hopefully be racing the longer distances for out-of-town meets as well. That is yet to be decided. Come back again soon, oktanksbai!