Song of the Day

Shit I want to you to like. That is all.

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I’m Comin’, I’m Coming…

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A quick apology for the lack of new music to sink your teeth into lately, but working on a redesign of the website has taken center stage. It’s almost complete though, and I think you guys are gonna like it. Thanks for your patience! Until then…

 

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Song Of The Day: When Doves Cry(Patti Smith)

 

Prince Style

How does one pay tribute to a lost legend that he admittedly knows little about? He digs past the obvious until he finds another legend’s tribute that hits all the right chords. Both of these two broke through all the boundaries of genre, gender and stereotype, rebelling against the status quo of what was expected from them in their respective eras and in doing so, they made some of the most exciting music of their generations. I can only imagine the art we would be blessed with now if a fraction of those who pass for artists today had the balls that these two have. Rest In Peace, Prince Rogers Nelson. And say hi to Ziggy for us….

 

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Song of the Day: OBN IIIs – No Time for The Blues

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You had better learn to like OBN IIIs and you had better do it quick because pretty soon all those “little shit cool kids” that you stare down your nose at in what “used to be” your favorite bar will be pumping this shit like it’s nobody’s business, especially not yours. And it won’t be your business. Because you’ll remember when you read this post and didn’t even bother to hit play and spend the 3:42 to become just a tad cooler of a human being, and oh, it will sting. Besides, the lead singer, Mr. Orville Bateman Neely III, will kick your ass if you don’t. And trust me, he will. I once saw him tell a crowd of about 500 Thee Oh Sees fans that he was gonna kick all their asses if they didn’t like his band and every single one of them left an OBN III enthusiast. No shit.

This is the new song off their upcoming third album Third Time To Charm, out May 27 on Tic Tac Totally. Start saving.

 

Here’s a ripper of a bonus track too: B-side off their debut 7″

 

 

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Song of the Day: Outer Minds – We Are All Stone

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With a musical nod to L.A.’s famed Whiskey a Go Go circa ’67 and a visual nod to both Tim Burton movies and Tool videos from the mid nineties, Outer Minds have concocted one of the stranger music videos I have seen as of late. Filled with ghoulish, organ playing skeletons and hunchback monsters brooding over possible forbidden fruits, the stop motion video was filmed in both 16mm and 35mm film by Zebulon Medearis and Andrew Barker. It’s nice to see bands still putting quality effort into video releases instead of  just bowing and catering to the insta-gratification craving fan bases of today. Quality over quantity always wins. (And yes, I know I’m just as guilty as the next guy).

‘We Are All Stone’ can be found on the Chicago band’s 2012 album ‘Behind The Mirror’ and word is we can expect new tunes from the band later this year, which will hopefully lead to more tripped out visual aids as well. Turn down the lights and enjoy this one…

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Song of the Day: Evan Johns and the H-Bombs – Saving Grace

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Got turned onto this wildman on a recent record buying mission to Virginia and now I can’t stop listening to it. Evan Johns has been around the block more than once and reading stories about him today I know don’t even know where to start with an introduction so I think I’ll just link up this article right here from The Austin Chronicle and post a video to wet your whistle while you read. This is one of the slower tracks off the otherwise ripping ‘Rollin’ Through The Night’ that was released on Jello Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles label in 1986 but the hook just grabs you so hard its impossible not to pay it the utmost attention. Seriously loving this song right now….

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Song of The Day: Death – North St.

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The nearly forgotten-forever band from Detroit that forced people to question the true origins of punk rock have unearthed some more material for another “new” album coming out in April, presumably found in a dusty closet and and apparently sat on since 1980. I had initial doubts when I first played it, assuming it would be more scratchy demos and outtakes not unlike their second release ‘Spiritual, Mental, Physical’ but instead I got an grim history lesson in late 70’s Detroit hood life enveloped by a primitive, guitar driven rock and roll. Another underground masterpiece to be released by Drag City? Fingers are crossed on this end….

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Song Of The Day: The Shrine – Nothing Forever

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I’ll be the first to admit that I generally dig The Shrine a lot more live than I do listening to them at home or on the headphones but that may be soon to change with this sick new jam coming off the upcoming release “Bless Off”, out March 11th on Tee Pee Records. Starts with some serious Sabbath worship before digressing into the classic 80s style thrash that dominated the first album. A mid track return to the altar of Sabbath breaks shit down proper and leads into a one-arm-up neckbreaker of a finish. Skate rock done near perfect. Here’s hoping the rest of the album can hold up because if it does summer at FDR skatepark may already be sound-tracked….

The Shrine – Nothing Forever

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Songs of the Day: Murder City Devils – Hey Sailor/I Want A Lot Now

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Really looking forward the Murder City Devils mini east coast tour coming up in a couple weeks. Philly, New York and Silver City, MD are the chosen ones to be blessed by the Devils. Some of the best live music you will come across, even if they are getting on in years. Whispers of new music abound but for now a couple classics to set your Friday straight.

Philly, PA@Union Transfer Feb 7th

New York, NY@Webster Hall Feb 8th

Silver City, MD@The Fillmore Feb 9th

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Songs of the Day: Minto – Mountain Tree/Ratted Out

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Vancouver mainstays Minto have a new EP coming out called Days Gone By and it continues to rumble along in their tradition of Canadian country tinged rock and roll, heavy on the rock. Canadiana? Is that a thing? I don’t know but Mountain Tree  definitely take me back to the homeland. I guess you could also maybe call The Sadies “Canadiana”. Either or, they’ve been solid for a long time and with the recent addition of man about town Adam Fink behind the skins…. well, look out. He’s been killing it lately as evidenced by the amount of Vancouver bands requesting demanding his sterling rhythmic services. They’re having an EP release show at The Cobalt this Friday if you’re in Vancouver and hopefully more dates to follow. Check their Facebook page for more tracks from the EP as well as everything else you didn’t know you needed to know.

Mountain Tree

 

Ratted Out

 

 

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