Saturday, February 25, 2012


Lee Noble
Inez Lightfoot
The Polyps

At the new Little Axe record store/show space. Event thing here. Early show. 7 til 10.
Lee makes beautiful drone pop and runs No Kings. Inez Lightfoot is a favorite from the mighty Stunned label. It's gonna be good!
See you there!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Two from Quemada:
Mole House - Hey Come My Way 7" - Quemada
Mole House - Hey Come My Way 7" - Quemada
My current favorite record at Eggy HQ, Mole House is a new project from Mickey Zulicki of Mad Nanna, Silk Ears and the Albert's Basement label. Very classic lo-fi pop, somewhere between the hazy melancholy of early Galaxie 500 and the off-kilter shamble of the Garbage and the Flowers at their most gentle. Lots of guitar jangle and sing-speaking, lyrics about life things. Three songs, all good, all understated and unpretentious. This one is really hitting home right now, wish I had more records like it. $7
Mad Nanna - I Hit The Wall 7" - Quemada
Mad Nanna - I Hit The Wall 7" - Quemada
With releases coming at a steady clip from these guys, the quality is unflagging, and in fact, I Hit The Wall is something of surprise -- breaking from the unsettling bleakness of If I Don't Sleep Tonight the two cuts here are, well, quite catchy and quite straight. It was always true of Mad Nanna that the songs themselves were excellent -- they just happened to be played in such a manner that they barely held together. Here the band are really just being a pop band and it's great. Not slick or anything, just playing the songs well and clearly. And the songs are good -- one is good and the other is great. Highly recommended! $7

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hey! It's a new tape!
The Woolen Men - The Hair Of The Night - Eggy 35
The Woolen Men - The Hair Of The Night - Eggy 35
Something of a mission statement from the Woolen Men, who -- five tapes in -- put the last touches on the formula they've been honing for the last few years and gear up for LP land. That formula: 1/3 pop music, 1/3 60s music, 1/3 post-punk. Two cover songs anchor the tape; one a lost power-pop gem from the Flamin' Groovies early 90s comeback album and the other a garage-psych one-off from a British band called the Fairytale. Add to that the doom-y punk of "Still Running" and the Beatles-y "Wick Is Sick" and the World of the Woolen Men starts to take shape. Their most realized work to date, 200 pro-dubbed, clear-yellow tapes with glittery sleeves, $5.
Email to order it.
And it's also available in the modern world via bandcamp here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Big stuff in the works but I am down with a cold. Ug! In the meantime, let the Poste Italiane entertain you with it's list of items you are not allowed to mail to Italy, in alphabetical order:

Albums of any kind (of photographs, postcards, postage stamps, etc.).

Arms and weapons.

Articles of platinum or gold; jewelry; and other valuable articles unless sent as insured Priority Mail International parcels.

Artificial flowers and fruits and accessories for them.

Bells and other musical instruments and parts thereof.

Cartridge caps; cartridges.

Clocks and supplies for clocks.

Compound medicaments and medicines.

Coral mounted in any way.

Ether and chloroform.

Exposed photographic and cinematographic films.

Footwear of any kind.

Haberdashery and sewn articles of any kind, including trimmings and lace; handkerchiefs; scarves; shawls, needlework including stockings and gloves; bonnets, caps, and hats of any kind.

Hair and articles made of hair.

Human remains.

Leather goods.

Lighters and their parts, including lighter flints.

Live bees, leeches, and silkworms.

Live plants and animals.

Nutmeg, vanilla; sea salt, rock salt; saffron.

Parasites and predators of harmful insects.

Perfumery goods of all kinds (except soap).

Playing cards of any kind.

Postage stamps in sealed or unsealed First-Class Mail International shipments.

Radioactive materials.

Ribbons for typewriters.

Roasted or ground coffee and its substitutes; roasted chicory.

Saccharine and all products containing saccharine.

Salted, smoked or otherwise prepared meats; fats; and lard.


Toys not made wholly of wood.

Treated skins and furs.

Weapons of any kind and spare parts for them.