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Summr Jams *09 / / / Vol. 2

May 27, 2009

Get Bonkers!

Alrite, volume two up now and the third in the trilogy coming next week. Hope everyone enjoyed number one, if that wasn’t enough to keep you satiated for the week i’ll plug Summr Jams 2k8 one more time. Give them a try on for size, you might like them better than 2k9. Magic first track is by the totally riteous Further, introduced to me by Monsieur Matthew Correia a little while back. They were some of the folks who went on to be in Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde, never really listened to either but i hear some good things. Anyway, “California Bummer” is total shredder that’s perfectly distorted and catchy with that amazing twitchy spazzed out guitar and helium vocals. Pretty perfect video, too. Go get ’em, ya yahoos!

  1. Further – California Bummer
  2. Kurt Vile – Freeway
  3. The Sharades – Dumb Head
  4. La Dusseldorf – White Overalls
  5. OCS – Along The Way
  6. Miss S’Modern – S’Modern
  7. Sic Alps – Who has Time To Protest?
  8. Tom Ze – São São Paulo
  9. Pugh Rogefeldt – Föräldralåten
  10. The Moonbears – We Are Bi Bi Ba Ba Boum Boum
  11. The Monochrome Set – Adeste Fideles
  12. The End – People Talk
  13. First Base – Can’t Stop
  14. The Only Ones – City Of Fun
  15. Orange Juice – Blue Boy
  16. Rockin’ Horse – Biggest Gossip In Town
  17. Roky Erickson – Starry Eyes
  18. Public Nuisance – America
  19. The Saints – Security
  20. Serge Gainsbourg – Shu Ba Du Ba Loo Ba
  21. Michael Rother – Karussell

Journey To The Jam

Don’t Be Affraid To Be Boring

April 29, 2009

So you have three highly artistic young ladies who want to start a band. Some members know how to play and some don’t, the main instruments for the band is a ukulele, toy piano and toy drum set. Blend this all together in New York’s early eighties music scene with direct associations with Glenn Branca and 99 records and guess what? The results are fantastic, yeah, go figure. But it’s not really fair to use hindsight in this case to declare that Y Pants was going to be great even before their first practice. The charm these songs have, using limited abilities and instruments as a leash to simplicity, is up there with the best of Rough Trade ladies catalog, an association i don’t make lightly. Keeping things minimal and simple yet maintaining interest and intelligence is a delicate balance and is usually the result of honest artistic vision and a good amount of heart. Y Pants got that shit on lock.

Download: Y Pants – Discography

The Tammys!

April 28, 2009

This rascally group of savagely passionate and dangerously excitable young ladies really came into the worlds view a couple years back when Rhino released the wonderful Girl Groups box set, from which the Tammys were shining stars even amongst some all time greats of the hormonally imbalanced and infinitely talented teenage girls musical pantheon. Their big hit (but never an actual hit) “Egyptian Shumba” is spine tingling, mesmerizing, hair raising, mind blowing, and every other worthy cliche you can think of. It’s the musical equivalent of two (three?) suppressed sixteen year olds having sex like ferocious animals. Imagine a drunk Shangri-Las singing like their life depended on it and you’re getting closer. Other hits on this comp “Guitars & Bongos,” “Too Many Miles,” “Part Of Growing Up” are more excellent numbers with great catchy chorus’ and determined vocals, all penned my Mr. “Lightning Strikes” Lou Christie himself. What he did to rile these girls up and inspire these performances is truly a mystery best left to the imagination.

Download: Lou Christie and The Tammys – Egyptian Shumba