Galaxie 500 – Today – Aurora (1988)
I’ve been playing this off my laptop non-stop for the past month. I stumbled upon the vinyl copy today at Armageddon Record Shop and had no choice but to purchase it. What a fucking debut. If blogs existed in 1988…Pants Explosion.
How beautiful is that cover art?
Parts and Labor – Mapmaker – Jagjaguwar (2007)
Somehow I had zero Parts and Labor records until now. I should be publicly flogged by Dan Friel…
The Who – Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy – MCA (1971)
The Who’s Live At Leeds has been spinning on my turntable quite a bit lately. Thought I needed a new record by them and I believe I picked out the correct piece of classic rock/punk history. A greatest hits album, with Keith Moon’s drumming standing out on every track. Also, one of the most memorable covers from The Who.
The Strange Boys – Be Brave – In the Red (2010)
Don’t sleep on The Strange Boys. Their second album rocks with more subtlety than their debut and keeps up the distinctly intelligent and cocky Blonde-on-Blonde-era attitude. Garage rock falls out of sky and crushes anything in its path.
Thee Oh Sees – The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In – Tomlab
These guys have a new record out right now, Warm Slime. Prolific punk rocker John Dwyer produces weirdly infectious, energetic records. I am obsessed with his music, and you should be, too. Originally from Providence, now residing in San Francisco. I need to catch them live. Come home, Mr. Dwyer!
(From Warm Slime)