Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Boston Strangler - Primitive LP

Boston Strangler put out one hell of a demo a few years back.  So, my expectations were high for the inevitable full length album. For all bands but more so for hardcore bands putting out a great full length album is incredibly difficult. Frankly I think most hardcore bands should stick to demos and 7 inches, they just suit the style of music much better than an LP in my opinion. As you might already know from their aforementioned demo Boston Strangler is not most bands. The high expectations I had for this record were not only met but far exceeded.

I know that what I'm going to say is something extremely immature that I probably also said when I was 19 or 20 about some other great records, but anyway here goes:

If you can't get down with this record just fucking stop listening to hardcore and move on to something else.


Friday, June 22, 2012

CREEM Collection [Demo/EP/LP]

Band got better with each release. LP fucking rules. Check them out. One of the best current bands.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Father John Misty is the solo project of ex-Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman. Indie rock for fans of Neil Young, Roy Orbison, older My Morning Jacket, Waylon Jennings, etc. Check out this debut record from someone who is not only an excellent songwriter, musician, and lyricist, but a magnificent showman as well.

Download here.


Some of you will recognize the music immediately as the title track kicks in as "that song Jay Z sampled in Roc Boys", but I assure you, Menahan Street Band is much more than that. If you're a fan of soul, Motown, funk, jazz, and all things fun, then you need to listen to this band. Looking for a soundtrack to your summer, whether it be back yard BBQs or chilling on a rooftop? This is it. Here's a short bio:

"The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of musicians from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, El Michels Affair, Antibalas and the Budos Band, brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Amy Winehouse) to record hits in the bedroom of his Menahan St. apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. With influences reaching beyond the funk/soul/afrobeat architecture of their other projects into the more ethereal realms of Curtis Mayfield and Mulatu Astatke, the Menahan Street Band creates a unique new instrumental soul sound that is as raw as it is lush."

Download here. 

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This album features Menahan Street Band backing the vocal styling of Charles Bradley. If James Brown and Otis Redding decided to hijack a body, the result would be Bradley. If you can't get behind this record...just stay in your bedroom. Society is better off without boring people.

Download here.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Milk Music - Beyond Living 12" and Live Studio Set

I know a few people have been waiting for me to post these. Sorry for the delay.

Trust me it's worth it.


Check these guys out at KFN on July 24th. Buy tickets here.
Their show there last year was easily my favorite of 2011.