Thursday, October 30, 2008

"The Electric Eels were the most anti-social badass motherfuckers to ever avoid killing someone."
I just came across this great article on the Electric Eels that Daniel DiMaggio of Home Blitz and Car Commercials wrote back in 2001, which I think makes him about 16 years old. It's impressively really spot on. It's also probably the only place you'll read Dave E's voice described as "
undeniably cool." Additionally, the Electric Eels' own throbbing, HTML-headache of a blink-tagged website is not to be missed.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Caethua stuff arrived in the mail the other day and I couldn't be more pleased. The I May Be Gone For a Long, Long Time LP is really gorgeous. There's a Fursaxa track on the first Invisible Pyramid comp called "Chartreuse My Green" that has always floored me and Caethua sounds like a sparser, more grounded version of that. I also got the CDR combination of the Queenly Women Crowned and Uncrowned and The Pleasures of Manhood tapes which I might even like more. The Pleasures of Manhood starts with "I am Become My World" which I can't stop listening to. Saxwand is the label.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nice words from Mr. Doug Mosurock over at Dusted about the Polyps 7":

The Polyps
Peixe 7”

Wothwhile little bedroom pop single by a Providence artist not too stoked on organization – it took a while to figure out what this record even was, or who it was made by. Fortunately, the Internet came through. A-side is some bouncy Elephant 6 type pop with the distortion cranked up; B-side shows a more sensitive, late-night brooding feel to it, with a prominent Xpressway bent – strongly reminiscent of the Jefferies Bros. or Pumice. A solid effort from one Raf Spielman and guests, aiming to keep it pure. 400 copies, collage sleeve, hand-stamped labels.

The entire Still Single column can be found here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Jeff of the Honeys was playing me the hits at the Half and Half the other day, notably Picky Picnic, a severely demented Japanese group from the 80s. Really perverse in a way that's hard to put your finger on. They've got a tape and an LP over at the Mutant Sounds blog, both of which have got spot-on art. Other thing was Woo, which was super pleasant. English, early-90s, heavy Kraftwerk circa-"Ralf and Florian" and Durutti Column vibes. The album was "It's Cosy Inside."