Favorite new bands: Survival Knife, Lone

Survival Knife: Justin Trosper and Brandt Sandeno from Unwound etc in the amazing new band Survival Knife!!!  Kind of like Unwound meets Black Flag, Drive Like Jehu, and Voivod!!!

Their whole first show, soundboard, can be found here:


Lone–Once in Awhile:

Awesome producer from the UK bringing it back like vintage 808 State meets Metro Area…


The 10 best Beatles tracks

Since Mr. Trickle Down has kindly mentioned The Beatles in recent posts, I figured that now was the time to share my list:

1. A Day in the Life

Pure brilliance. Psych bliss.

2. We Can Work It Out

Packs an amazing amount of ideas into a short song. A very manic depressive verse/chorus/verse. Lennon’s vocals are especially cool.

3. Paperback Writer

Very catchy with a great main riff

4. Tomorrow Never Knows

Refer to Mr. Trickle Down

5. Help!

Doom pop

6. Day Tripper

Lennon and McCartney sing about drugs or girls that don’t put out, or both. Great riffs.

7. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Wonderfully intricate.

8. Eleanor Rigby

Doom pop again

9. Rain

Beautifully stoned track with a cool video.

10. Hold Me Tight

So Paul missed a few notes…who cares! This is so damn catchy.

Mr. Trickle Down and FiestaRed – let’s see your lists!

Sesame Street Grindcore

There are some pretty sweet Sesame Street/Muppets death metal mashups floating around. Enjoy!

CSS-Cansei de Ser Sexy–Alala and Music is My…

Ah, they’re sort of like the Brazilian Talking Heads?  Pretty cool…even before their huge iPhone ad song-tie-in!

Newcleus – Jam On It

Newcleus – Jam on it.   Okay, taking it back. Don’t front, this song is like going to Disneyland, there’s no way you can not like it.  It’s like candy.  From back in the KDAY breakdancing early hip hop days, I remember listening to a tape of this on the Breakin’ soundtrack on a little portable walkman with an external speaker.  Back when kids would bring cardboard to the school yard and breakdance, and the neighbors could actually do headspins on their front lawn!  Jam on it!

The Who–Eminence Front, The Cure–Lullaby

Check out this awesome video…shot in glorious 1982…the best classic rock/funk/soul/disco song ever made? Maybe a little better even than the Rolling Stone’s Miss You or Rod Stewart’s If You Think I’m Sexy–more jazzy, better Rhodes keyboards, more downbeat. There should be a Yacht Rock type video/movie just about this song…

Check out the synths first of all. It’s totally like out of some Daft Punk, Italo, Orb, Aphex Twin, song. Then the bass, drums, etc. The beginning could make a pretty good hip hop sample. Then check out Townsend’s guitar soloing–totally 80s–and kind of experimental too! I didn’t know he could sample like that. Amazing.

The Cure’s Lullaby is similar to this song in parts, especially the main bass notes and the pacing of the drums…

Fun with Jazz:West Montgomery, Fun with Experimental Music: Zeena Parkins Last.fm similar artist stations


Great fun listening–Zeena Parkins similar artists radio station on last.fm. Same with Meredith Monk. Really great experimental music–Fred Frith, Marc Ribot, La Monte Young, etc.  West Montgomery: Wayne Shorter, Coleman Hawkins, etc.