ESQ & Back Pages Tapes Now Available At…

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The Electric Street Queens

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Back Pages

Electric Street Queens – Live From your Dreams, We’re The… (KLYAM-004) & Back Pages – Singles 13′ (KLYAM-003) tapes are now available at the following Boston area record stores!:

Weirdo Records in Cambridge, MA

Armageddon Records in Cambridge, MA

Deep Thoughts in Jamaica Plain, MA

Listen to Electric Street Queens here: http://electricstreetqueens.bandcamp.com/
Listen to Back Pages here: http://thebackpages1.bandcamp.com/

These stores are all housing these bad babies as well:
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Fat Creeps S/T 10″ EP

Nice 7
Nice Guys/Miami Doritos Splifft 7″

You can also find the Splifft 7″ at the following record store across the country: Goner Records (Memphis, TN), People’s Records (Detroit, MI), Hello Records (Detroit, MI), Bric A Brac Records (Chicago, IL), Apop Records (St. Louis, MO), CD Cellar (Arlington, VA), and Celebrated Summer (Baltimore, MD).

Or you could straight up order any of these directly from us at KLYAM Records: http://klyam.bigcartel.com/

OR OR OR you could simply hit us up at a show (or wherever really) and we can sell you one in person. Whatever twerks. You have so many options. No excuses.

KLYAM PRESENTS: RAVI SHAVI, BIG BUCK HUNTER, PHAZE, GBG @ CLUB BOHEMIA (10/24)!

Club Bohemia GBG
Well look what we have here. An evening of local Rock ‘n’ Roll slime prime time on Friday, October 24th at Club Bohemia (Cantab Lounge basement) in Cambridge.

Some of the juiciest of slime is smeared all over this show. We’ll be popping our Big Buck Hunter cherries, a must see. Perhaps, you have seen them before OR you can pop yours with us too. So much popping going on here. http://bigbuckhunter.bandcamp.com/

The chilll psych pop waves of Phaze is in the house. It’s a mixed cocktail of dream pop, garage, and psychedelia to keep you twirling into the night. http://allstontapes.bandcamp.com/

The demented outsider Rolling Rock kitsch of Gangbang Gordon is always a trick or treat to fill your little bellies. http://gangbanggordon.com/

Ravi Shavi, one of Providence’s finest, will headline and steal your soul with their sizzling, revolution rock. Put your ass to the floor. http://ravishavi.bandcamp.com/

And ohh hey, look at this the mighty Big Buck Hunter is going on tour with Sun Young sometime following this show. You better hit em up on their magical journey.

Tour Dates:
11/6 Boston, MASS @ TBA w/ Spooky Dangerfield, Harmoos
11/8 Bard College @ SMOG
11/9 Buffalo, NY @ Bomb Shelter / Hoyt House w/ Mink, Wax Mice (Max Weiss), A Hotel Nourishing
11/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Romeo Street
11/11 Athens, OH @ Pink MIstress w/ Slut Castle
11/12 Lexington, KY @ The Green Lantern Bar
11/13 Nashville, TN @ Phat Bites Deli
11/14 Macon, GA @ Fresh Produce Records
11/15 Athens, GA @ Go Bar
11/16 Boone, NC @ TBA
11/17 Richmond, VA @ House of M
11/18 Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar
11/19 Philly @ TBA w/ Alps Held
11/20 Montclair, NJ @ TBA w/ Harpoon Forever, Winnebago, Secret Mountain
11/21 Providence, RI @ THE FUNKY JUNGLE w/ WAY OUT
11/22 Boston, Massive Attack, @ http://goo.gl/0I6DAk w/ NICE GUYS, ACLU Benefit

NOTS On Tour (11/8-12/1)!


Wowzer, our Band of the Week/Month/Year Memphis’ NOTS is heading out on tour from November 8th to December 1st. Alas, they’re not striking Boston on this tour :(, but everyone else catch one of the sickest bands to explode in recent memory. Meanwhile we will sit back and projectile vomit gallons of green envy in your general direction.

Tour Dates:
11/8 – Memphis, TN @ Buccaneer (Album Release Show)
11/11 – St. Louis, MO @ CBGB’s
11/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Minibar
11/13 – Omaha, NE @ Sweatshop w/ Digital Leather, Coaxed
11/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ ShitBiscuit w/ Solid Attitude, Claps
11/15 – Madison, WI @ Turkey Fest w/ The Hussy, Digital Leather
11/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Circle A w/ Olives
11/17 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Dream Police
11/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ GPC
11/19 – Detroit, MI @ Painted Lady (Timmy’s Taco Night)
11/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Obnox, Kill the Hippies
11/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ TBA
11-22 – New Brunswick, NJ @ House Show
11/23 – Jersey City, NJ – WFMU ON THE AIR
11/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades w/ Degreaser
11/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Bourbon & Branch w/ Abandos
11/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space
11/28 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Zoners, Slugga
11/29 – Oxford, MS @ Cats Purring Dude Ranch
12/1 – Memphis, TN w/ Blind Shake

OHH YA, listen to this ditty “Decadence,” the lead single off their forthcoming debut LP We Are Nots out on Memphis’ pride and joy Goner Records on November 11th.

Review: Ausmuteants @ Barack’s Barracks (10/1/14)

NO I DONT WANT TO TOUCH. Australia’s Ausmuteants (Goner Records/Aarght Records) came through to 1500 Penn Ave on October 1 as part of their first US tour. They had just hit up Gonerfest 11, making for contemporary rock ‘n roll history, and here they are now in a packed cozy basement playing for interested brass.

Well before the actual playin and stuff, I saw these guys loading in. They gotta grab some Blanchard brews and I introduce myself and go with them. Some were familiar with my playing over “Kicked In The Head By A Horse,” and do I love that song. Yeah I do. Well a couple a hours later there they are up on the non-stage cranking out chart toppers from their first LPs and their most recent Order of Operation CD/tape – though the vinyl is coming girls and guys. I found myself feelin as if I was seeing a favorite band for the second time. That’s a nice feeling. Rest assured it was my first time, but I’m telling you these Aussies play strict pounders. There are some blunt force punk hits, no synths. Like “Kicked” and “Felix Tried To Kill Himself,” so demented so sweet. But Jakes’ synth does definitely stand these guys out a part from a lot of the straight away garagers of today. Part of this group are tunes like “Tinnitus” where they made the money (ya I watched the live Gonerfest stream), “No Motivation,” “Wrong” and set closer, “Boiling Point” from their latest. Like I said, just being here, specially in this choice environment, was incredible. I never got to see Jay, the Lips, and so on, bands of like-minded noisy catchiness in a spot like this. Anyway, nearly all Ausmuteants take turns singing and hollering, they got their own ways of doing things. Particularly ruling things, maybe cause I wasn’t expecting him to start singing, was Shaun. On “Freedom of Information,” the lead-off track from Order of Operation, the delivery of the tune is that DEVO maybe more like Lost Sounds shout and repeat after me post Social Media rampage. It’s positively funky not funk – imagine if these guys were from around here. Be on some serious see ‘em every chance possible grind. It’s a pleasurable, at times funny, grind and we wish ‘em safe travels and hot jams across the United States, back in Australia, and everywhere else.

While you’re at it, go along and check out some Australian recommendations that Jake gave me: the label ANTI-FADE which is run by drummer Billy, and the bands TV Colours, Velvet Whip, Wet Blankets, and Yoghurt Blood.

Catch ‘em on their remaining dates:

10/7 – Minneapolis, MN @ Hexagon w/ Real Numbers
10/10 – Portland, OR @ Dante?s w/ King Khan & BBQ Show
10/11 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile w/ King Khan & BBQ Show
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell

Review: Ty Segall, La Luz, Boytoy @ Great Scott (9/19/14)

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Bands: Ty Segall, La Luz, Boytoy
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Venue: Great Scott (Allston, MA)

Boytoy – I’ve never heard nor seen these knickerbockers before, but apparently at least one of the members is originally from Boston or at least was a part of the Boston music scene some time ago. Alright, we’ll give them that. I would have preferred seeing a local band such as one Nice Guys, but it’s all good, Ty Segall is playing tonight!

I get my typical spot right up front and center for Boytoy. I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I spend most of the set mildly rocking out, if you will. Swaying a bit to and fro, doing the headbob. Most of the crowd looks like they could use a big buck of water splashed upon them; I guess like myself everyone is just waiting for Ty to hit the stage.

I like Boytoy’s set as a whole. Poppy, easy to get into, but doesn’t cut too deep for me. Reminds me a little of Boston’s Mean Creek and I have similar feelings for them. Not too shabby, but not something I’m in love with either. In any case, check them out here: http://boytoy.bandcamp.com/

La Luz – Alas, I missed most of La Luz’s set and what I did see I was way in the back for. I’ve heard a lot of positive things about this Seattle band from reputable sources i.e. friends and musicians, whose taste in music I respect.  Based on what I’m listening to now on their bandcamp, it sounds like they have a soft, surf/dream pop feel to them. Brings to mind Dum Dum Girls and local favorites Littlefoot. Give it a listen: http://laluz.bandcamp.com/

 Ty Segall – The full band arrives on stage. The classic line up, y’all know. Emily Rose Epstein on drums, Charlie Moothart on guitar, Mikal Cronin on bass/vocals, and of course the man man himself Ty Segall on vocals/guitar. These aliens/glam rockers, I mean glam rockers are pretty much aliens anyway, are introduced by a gentleman in a white cowboy hat and suit known as Jimmy Longhorn.  Jimmy speaks of Boston glam legend Lou Miami (early 80s) to an antsy and puzzled crowd. You mean to tell me you fuckers don’t know LOU MIAMI?!Ahh I probably wouldn’t either if it wasn’t for Papa Georgio. Okay, back to the present.

Ty is the global ambassador for rock ‘n’ roll. Mmmhmm. At the UN, he represents rock ‘n’ roll. He stands proudly, shredding his guitar and bringing peace and unity across all the countries. Maybe not… yet.

For one thing, he has a legion of followers or let’s say dedicated fans. Followers makes it sound like we’re all ass kissing wannabe cult freaks. Needless to say, Ty’s done well for himself and he’s pretty fucking big at least by my standards. He may not be mainstream, but he’s up there and at this juncture in his career I honestly would have never thought I’d see the dude headlining Great Scott, a 24o capacity venue. He could sell out Middle East Downstairs, The Sinclair, Brighton Music Hall, Paradise, hell even *cringes* the Royale no problem. On a Friday night to boot! I saw this guy and his cronies sell out Great Scott on a Monday night last year in his band FUZZ.

At this level, Ty playing Great Scott as a regular tour stop seemed unthinkable. Unfair even. There’s at least a few hundred more fans that missed out on his performance, because Great Scott is a relatively small venue. With that being said, I’m grateful to be seeing the dude and his band in such a comparatively intimate setting. I’ve seen him a few times before including a visit to Brooklyn’s outdoor venue, The Well, and that was a behemoth, a thousand or more fans in attendance. So yeah, you get the picture, being up front here with the small stage, mere inches away from the band is an entirely different experience.

Without digressing, I also want to mention that this is the band’s first time back in Boston since playing the Homegrown Festival four years ago. Welcome back sir! Ty even acknowledges this absence and apologizes for it. I don’t know why, it’s been so long, but who cares you aliens are here now and that’s all that matters.

From beginning to end, the set is a banger. Ty, Mikal, Charlie, and Emily never waste a second, rarely interacting with the audience, instead letting the music speak for itself. The crowd goes nuts as one can expect. A constant barrage of moshing, crowd surfing, stage diving, the whole nine. As a pint size punker (ehh, I’m not really a ‘punker’ I just love alliteration) I find it difficult to maintain my front and center spot, but I manage. A friend even comments on this following the show, asking how I was doing, “you took a few blows,” ahh nothing I can’t handle at this point.

I’ve found that Ty typically plays newer material at his shows and that’s perfectly fine with me. While Melted (2010) will probably always be my favorite Ty record, I’m more than excited to hear the freshest dish of raw, guitar grit he has to offer from his latest LP Manipulator. Indeed, the bulk of the set is music from the latter album and one of my favorite moments is when he plays the song “Feel,” ohh we feel it Ty.

Naturally, I go berserk (in the best possible way) when he whips out some of the vintage cuts such as “Standing At The Station,” “Skin,” “Girlfriend,” “Imaginary Person,” “You’re The Doctor,” “Thank God For The Sinners,” and an unexpected highlight in “The Drag,” a personal favorite.

Anyway you can take it, Ty is king. At the same time, he’s just another dude like you and me. Err, I mean kid like you and me ;). Ok, ok, I”ll wrap this up real quick. Point being, he’s not too cool to stop and chat with hundreds of fans including one Gangbang Gordon haha.

Until we meet again, thanks for one of the best shows all year and simply ever…

If you weren’t here, then you missed out!  At least you can check out this video from youtube user FrontRow Poster:

 

ESQ & Back Pages Tapes Now Available At Deep Thoughts!


Hey there! Get yo’ ass down to Deep Thoughts in Jamaica Plain: The freakiest and friendliest record store (not to mention a personal favorite of yours truly) in all of Boston and perhaps the world over, perhaps. And guess what??? It just got a little kinkier, because we got some new KLYAM Records tapes up in that beattch! KLYAM-003: Back Pages – Singles 13′ & KLYAM-004: Electric Street Queens – Live From Your Dreams, We’re The…

Back Pages - Singles 13′
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“Rage teen punk of the Reatard variety.”
http://thebackpages1.bandcamp.com/

The Electric Street Queens – Live From Your Dreams, We’re The..
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“8 songs of pure, unadulterated mayhem.” http://electricstreetqueens.bandcamp.com/

Of course, I can’t forget. These bad boys are also hanging out at Deep Thoughts and waiting to rest in the warmth of your treasured arms:

Fat Creeps – S/T 10″ EP

Nice Guys/Miami Doritos Splifft 7″
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Lastly, all of these sick puppies are available right here on our KLYAM Records online store: http://klyam.bigcartel.com/

Don’t be a damn fool and pick up these fine records and tapes TODAY!

Ausmuteants @ Barack’s Barracks WED OCT 1!

Tomorrow – or today – or yesterday – depending on when you are looking at this. Hopefully, sometime before 7 PM on Wednesday, October 1. ‘Cuz that’s when Australia’s Ausmuteants are playing at Barack’s Barracks in Boston, Massachusetts!! Courtesy of our show-throwing pals B.O.W. SHOWS and with Phantom Rides and Longings.

I feel like I’ve seen Ausmuteants and I did, of course, virtually at GONER FEST where they absolutely ran through a nutty set. I was really feelin’ it, this is gonna cap off an insane couple a weeks for us KLYAMers – Ty, Black Lips, King Khan and BBQ, and now Ausmuteants. The Aussies are newer to the game, but they got the hard-hitting synth/guitar punk jams – one of the best bands in the world per the trustworthy Bobby Hussy designation and I agree there.

 

    “FELIX TRIED TO KILL HIMSELF”

 

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