Sunday, 18 October 2009

Something Old.Something New.Something Awesome #2



In terms of mp3 files i can't say that i hold many that dear to my heart, but this is sitting on my aorta right now. Many minutes were spent on a search to try and buy this tape somewhere but unfortunately it became clear that it was never going to happen, luckily some really cool person has some machine that means a simple tape can be converted into kilobytes. It was recorded in '88 in London and got a release on the awesome K Records in 1991.

This may well be one of the best things in the world ever.

Beat Happening ll Vaselines Split Tape



London based 3 piece just about to release their first 7" on sleep all day records. The track in question is 'Wonderful Beasts' a pixies-esque loud and quiet affair that slips between frenetic riffs, melodic 'oohs' and kinda shouty vocals it's the track that i've got stuck on repeat right now, which is cool although myspace kills this computer everytime.

They've got a release party at the stags head on the 21st of october, Teen Sheikhs are playing as well and its free entry, thats's pretty cool.

Not Cool - Limbs Are For Liars
Not Cool - Desks


No Pain In Pop Halloween Party


Come check out our night at the old blue last on thursday if you can, drop us a message over at myspace and we'll add you to some kind of 'pay less money to get in list'

Mike X

Monday, 5 October 2009

Something Old.Something New.Something Awesome



Baby Gecko are from Flagstaff Arizona, a few of the running scenes from the movie Forrest Gump were filmed there which i guess means its looks something like THIS, but on the whole this is pretty much irrelevant. The band formed in 2005 and were pretty short lived from what i can tell, they went on a tour in summer of 2006 and released a spilt 7" with Soft Shoulder who are also pretty awesome, but after that pretty much nothing . More recently the newly sub pop signed and totally awesome male bonding covered their song Dino, which single handedly restored most of my faith in this world, i mean c'mon its not everyday one of your favourite bands covers one of your favourite bands, right?
Also check out their blog if you get the chance, a pretty candid account of a new band going through the motions of being a erm, new band.

Male Bonding - Dino (Baby Gecko Cover)
Baby Gecko - Paint the Streets



Manchester 3 Piece whose debut single 'Bowie Knives' came out a little while ago on Sex Is Disgusting Records which you can buy by heading over to their myspace (while you're there i recommend picking up the human hair 7" but i guess thats another post for another time, right?)
Back to Mazes, they've got the whole fuzzy lo-fi vibe going on, which is bound to happen when you record on a Tascam 4-Track and them mix them through a television but they also write proper jams. The kind of tunes that can soundtrack your summer and the kind of band that get you really excited and do kind of lame shit like text all your friends the address to their myspace just to wait for their replies telling you how awesome they are.
Live they're one of those bands were even if its your first time seeing them the songs are so catchy that you end up doing that thing where you kind of try to sing along to songs you don't really know the words too and that other thing where you look over to your mates and give that nod of "fuck yeah, they're awesome!"

But yeah, unfortunately my words have probably done this band no justice whatsoever but please go check them out because they really stupid good!

Mazes - Vampire Jive


Mike X