Saturday, 30 October 2010

The Final Solution - Brotherman OST (1974)

Despite their name, The Final Solution were't a white power band - they were a Chicago-based fivesome who recorded a soul & funk infused soundtrack for a Blaxpoitation film that was never released. Consequently, the band and the album faded into obscurity before being resurrected in 2008 by the impeccable Soul Jazz Records.

The Final Solution - Brotherman OST (1974)

Sunday, 24 October 2010

The Slits - Cut (1979)

The Slits were an all-female punk group based in London. Lead singer Ari Up, who tragically died last week at the age of just 48, was the step-daughter of Johnny Rotten, and was only 17 when this album was recorded. It has reggae/dub influences as well as the obvious punk we all know and love, and is highly recommended.

The Slits - Cut (1979)

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Kyle Bobby Dunn - Rural Routes No. 2 (2010)

Combining elements of drone with neo-classical, New York-based Canadian composer Kyle Bobby Dunn manages to craft an extremely interesting little album. Clocking in at just over 20 minutes long, it always leaves you wanting more. Oh, and he's only two years older than me - fuck my life!

Kyle Bobby Dunn - Rural Routes No. 2 (2010)

Friday, 22 October 2010

Teebs - Ardour

This happy chappy is Teebs. Teebs made me a happy chappy in turn last night, when I caught him supporting Daedelus and The Gaslamp Killer. Really chilled out beats, L.A. producer so he's basically like Flying Lotus or whatever bla bla bla, but he had a nice sound, and his CD, which he gave me for free cus I guessed his age correctly (23 by the way), is real swell too. If you were North American, you'd say that this was excellent music to 'kick it and blaze it' to. You'd never catch me saying that though.

I would encourage everyone to check out his myspace and if you're feeling naughty, you could pinch his music from here, just to give the whole album a listen, before definitely going out and buying a copy. Or you could bump into him, say 'hey you're 23', and, because he seemed like a fucking nice bloke, he'd probably whip one of his CDs out from somewhere and say 'Good job, have my CD'.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


Hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, this band describe their music as "heavily influenced by bands like The Barbara's, Beach Boys, Magic Kids, Phil Spector, Box Elder's and The Flaming Lips." They're not far wrong, and you can download their stuff for free from Bandcamp.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Discography - FabricLive

Some hero has put each and every FabricLive compilation online for your listening pleasure.

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Saturday, 9 October 2010

Discography - Pocahaunted

Pocahaunted were boss. Unfortunately they're probably most famous because the lead singer from Best Coast formed this band. Don't let that fact make you expect summery indie pop - Pocahaunted played psychedelic dubby goodness. Highly reccomended.

Get it while it's hot!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Owls - Owls (2001)

A one-off supergroup from the Chicago indie/math-rock scene, consisting of brothers Tim "Cap'n Jazz" Kinsella and Mike "Owen" Kinsella, as well as the guitarists from Ghosts & Vodka. If any of those bands tickle your fancy, then this is for you. If not, then try it anyway - this album is truly spectacular.

Owls - Owls (2001)