Friday, May 27, 2011
Dark Entries Records hosted a small event last night to celebrate the release of their new compilation record, Bay Area Retrograde Vol 1. An amazingly awesome collection of local underground new wave bands of the early eighties. The record is wonderfully designed, with an awesome fold out poster, much like you would actually get back in the 80s when you purchased vinyl. The whole thing made me happy as cat getting it's belly scratched.
Here's a little mix put together for the event (I pulled this and everything else from their website, which you should check out below):
BART Vol 1 Party Release Party 5.26.11 by darkentriesrecs
After you get through with that, then listen to Tuxedo Moon "No Tears"... just because:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
There have been several points in my life that friends have approached me and asked for my opinion on their music. 9 times out of 10, I have to bend the truth a bit or give a remark such as "It's good for what is was", or some near asshole response like that. Sometimes I just avoid them after the show altogether.
So, it's nice when I don't have to.
My buddy, Joey Postiglione makes electronic dreampop/chillwave under the guise of Sunless, that's right up my ally. Special attention must be given to the third track "The First", a slowed down tune that reminds me of driving home watching the sun go down after a long day at the beach. He ends the four song endeavor with something that sounds like it could have been pulled out of the Cocteau Twins back catalog. I hope he appreciates the comparison...
Also just crafted, are some new Boyz 4 Men tracks. This was recently recorded by Phil Manley of Trans Am fame. If you don't know who Trans Am are, then I'm sorry. You're missing out...
Rocky IV by Boyz IV Men
One of my favorite Trans Am tracks:
...also, check out The Fucking Am, if you get a chance...members of Trans Am and The Fucking Champs get together for some mayhem...
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
If you missed the Reporter show (along side Boyz4Men) at Engine Works in San Francisco, you missed a good night of dancing. I like a lot of the minimal italo disco infused beats of groups hailing from Portland.