Think that The Gabba Ghouls are purely a Halloween band??? Maybe we did too, but we’re happy to hear some punk slime gastronomical Christmas cheer from the guys
Big shout out to Ryan THE TERRIBLE for bringing to my attention Sick Thoughts – 16 year old multi-instrumentalist/ garage punkster Drew Owen from Baltimore.
Dude’s already released an array of 7″ on several labels and has been interviewed by Christine from White Pages on Boston Hassle. Check that out.
Sick Thoughts may need no one, but you need Sick Thoughts
Dumb Doctors is South Carolina punk slime maestro Scott Dence on everything. This solo project is insanely ear catching, much like everything the dude has done with his bands M-TANK and Boring Portals.
“Black Door” is the B-Side of a recently released digital 7″ (I Am You), crank it full volume and leave no shame in the destruction of your eardrums via ultra fuzzy fuzz. I’m thinking Ty Segall and Dumb Doctors collaborative 12″ soon?
A psych pop tart from Soft Eyes – Luke Goudreault (you all know this good dude from THE MIGS, Slimers, MMOSS, and formerly The New Highway Hymnal) solo. I’m psyched myself to hear that he – Soft Eyes – has a tape coming sometime soon on Under The Gun Records. Step into the time warp and you’ll surround yourself in a kind of atmosphere White Fence has prolifically bandied around in over the past few years.
Another fantastic composition spearheaded by homemade tune behemoth/Future Days‘ Alex Marantz (check out his latest tape Jerry’s Noodles, it’s AWESOME) featuring some local heavy hitters like Fat Creeps‘ Gracie Jackson (vocals) and Jim Leonard (drums) and all-around musician Ben Tan (keys).
Muffled pop treat
Crank loud this masterpiece from the ‘Fools, an embodiment of KLYAM-slime. Wontchu get da fug out
The Old Haunts from Olympia had some nice releases in their day – sounding at the best of times like their contemporary (and similar artist if you’ve been hitting up Pandora) Jay Reatard. Very straight-forward and hooky all throughout. Take a listen, if you haven’t heard this tune.
This is the first time I have heard this version of “Tiny Little Home,” which now appears as a Watch Me Fall bonus track. Jay recorded a demo back in March 2008 and I presume gave it the full Reatard treatment a short while later.
To start the day off right:
This is a little known gem of sorts from Wallpaper, a band that was at one point signed to K Records. “Shag Carpet” is a track from On The Chewing Gum Ground (2008, K Records). This song is interesting because it’s the perfect combination of Is This It era riffage and tougher/Australian-sounding punk. Recommended listening to those of all rock and roll backgrounds, whether you prefer early 2000s revival or some of the more recent surf/lo-fi/punk stuff.