October 25, 2008

Marnie Stern

In Advance of the Broken Arm (2007) V0(VBR), .mp3, mediafire

This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That(2008) .mp3, mediafire

ETA: KRS is really good at killing my links.

I'm not sure what to say about this woman except that she's an incredibly talented guitarist and the new album is intense. Zach Hill worked with her on the album and if you liked his solo album, you'll like her work as well. She's touring with Gang Gang Dance - go see her if she's coming to your town.

Preview on Myspace
Buy them and see tour dates

October 17, 2008

The Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters & In God We Trust, Inc.

One of my all-time favorite punk rock albums. The album "Plastic Surgery Disasters" and the Ep "In God We Trust, Inc." were originally released separately but were re-released together with the final 8 songs on this being the EP. Every single song on this release is amazing and a staple for any fan of old-school hardcore punk rock.
Official Website
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October 12, 2008

The Watery Graves of Portland - Portland (2007)

Adrian Orange does drums for this project. That's mostly why I found it. It also includes Curtis Knapp on piano and Davis Lee Hooker on bass.

Preview on Last.fm
DOWNLOAD - V0(VBR), .mp3, mediafire
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Tobacco - Fucked Up Friends (2008)

Had a chance to see Tobacco open for Why? in Chicago and I enjoyed him a bunch. He is one of the members of Black Moth Super Rainbow and his music can be best described as fucked up electronic pop. Aesop Rock also makes an appearance on one of the songs. I pre-ordered the album (it comes out in 2 days) and for some reason I received it early, so here ya go.

Preview on Myspace
Try it - 320kbps, MP3, Mediafire
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October 08, 2008

This Town Needs Guns - Animals (2008)

You won't believe how good this is until you hear it.
Sounds like Look Mexico, Owls, American Football, Piglet, etc.

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An Albatross - The Family Album (2008)

Like Daughters and The Locust, these guys were formerly associated with the "grindcore" scene. And, just as both of those bands' recent albums had shattered the constraints of that rarely accurate label by making songs over a minute or two long, so have An Albatross. This is more than the genre-bending you've come to expect from them, with the help of a bit more compositional breathing room, which mostly means that there's more to enjoy.

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