Thursday, May 16, 2013

Alan Parsons Project - Games People Play

"I don't want to live here no more
I don't wanna stay here
ain't gonna spend the rest of my life
quietly fading away"

Jus'bout sums it up.

Sondra Sun-Odeon - Ætherea

My thanks to Jasmine Dreame for passing this one along. Great other-worldliness. I don't know if I can describe this any further. Have a listen.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Juana Molina - Segundo

My thanks to Radioshoes for featuring this album in an installment of his radio show. How do I begin to describe this psychedelicized, gentle songwriter from Argentina? Like that, I suppose. Just listen, on MySpace. I think you'll remain interested, whether or not you know the language. (As I'm preparing to post this, Chrome is giving me a "Malware ahead"! message over the MySpace player. Bizarre....)

26th and Stark - White Walls With Silver Lining

Now, it gets really weird. A cyber-friend of mine plumbs the depths of their memory, with eerie, dream-like audio effects and sometimes appalling imagery. Trip in.......

Cherry Slush - I Cannot Stop You

Vintage garage-pop. I think one of the band members is the uploader here.

The Diogenes Club - The Diogenes Club

(Psych and garage people, move on to the next post; this is very probably not for you.) Atmospheric, harmonic, left-turn-taking, Eighties-retro synth-pop done right. My tip of the dancing bears cap to Eric for turning me on to this. Took a couple listens, but it's good.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Live Five - Who Knows (aka Hunose)

In an alternate universe, this was the music of the future. From 1967 Oregon and at least two years ahead of its time.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Steve Goodman with Jethro Burns - Lincoln Park Pirates

Thanks to Psy Guy for bringing this one to mind. Chicago's own folk singer-songwriter Steve Goodman takes on one of the major plagues of our fair city, with help from mandolinist Jethro Burns of Homer and Jethro fame (?).

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Dare to Be Stupid

I've never understood the cult appeal of DEVO. Somehow, I don't mind listening to the Valedictorian's take on 'em. Weird Al's best records are his original, general style parodies.

(The official video is unembeddable (yes, red squiggle, I know) and here.)