Stream 5 Brand New MUST-HEAR Albums Right Here…

Brand new longplayers that will impress your ears and your speakers

San Francisco‘s psych junks’ first LP in 5 years! A transcendent mind-massage! Ace score…

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2/ ‘Love Is Dead’ by CHRVCHES
British top electro pop trio’s 3rd LP. Puzzling record with sticky mixed emotions dynamics…

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3/ ‘Gentle Reader’ by PEACH KELLI POP
Amplified pop firecrackers from all-female jingle jangle engine out of L.A. – their 4th LP…

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4/ ‘Deeper’ by DEEPER
This indie Chicago quartet’s guitar electricity brings legends Television to mind. That good!

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5/ ‘Oi! Rapscallion!’ by BENJAMIN MASON
Wayward Welsh singer-songwriter intrigues and fascinates with new adventurous album…

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See/hear you next week, music junkies

Happy 60 To Legendary Singer/Songrwiter PAUL WELLER!…

25 May 2018

PAUL WELLER was born as John William “Paul” Weller, Jr. 60 years ago today, on 25 May 1958 in Woking, Surrey, England. An extraordinary singer/songwriter from his teenage punk days on with The Jam (1972-1982) to his jazzy/soul project The Style Council with Mick Talbot (1983-1989) and his ever lasting solo career. Here are 3 crackers to celebrate the Modfather’s 60th birthday…

‘In The City’ with THE JAM (1977)

‘Speak Like A Child’ by THE STYLE COUNCIL (1983)

‘White Sky’ (solo -2015)

PAUL WELLER: Website – Facebook

PICK OF THE DAY – Tommy Florio Is A ‘LOUD HOUND’ Who’s RUNNIN’ For Love…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

25 May 2018

Artist: Tommy Florio aka ‘LOUD HOUND (Ventnor City, New Jersey)

Track: RUNNIN’ – ” A song about love. Fighting for it, losing it, feeling it for the first time, watching it fade away, or even the melancholy feeling that exists with being in love.”

Score: Runnin’ is an vibrant pop ripper with a jangly vibe, some heated guitar sequences,
a highly sticky chorus and a soft, reflective finale. Clever composition, ace drive, bang-up score. Capture this young musician’s mojo right here…

LOUD HOUND: Facebook – Bandcamp – Instagram – Twitter

RUNNIN’ also on Spotify

LO FIDELITY ALLSTARS Released Underated Big Beats Debut ‘HOW TO OPERATE WITH A BLOWN MIND’ Twenty Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

25 May 2018


Album: How To Operate With A Blown Mind

Released: 25 May 1998 – 20 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “With an effortless grace unmatched by even their Skint labelmates,
‘Lo Fidelity Allstars’ segue between acid house, hip-hop, punk, soul, and disco on their debut album, ‘How to Operate With a Blown Mind’. Previous high-energy singles like “Vision Incision” and “Kool Roc Bass” are included, along with new tracks like the surprising Hi-NRG/electro-fusion on “Lazer Sheep Dip Funk” and early-’80s funk reminiscent of Prince or Jamiroquai on “Battle Flag” (with Pigeonhed). On occasion, however, the Allstars’ attempt at a varied sound backfires. “I Used to Fall in Love” and “Vision Incision” are harshly distorted urban ballads
with sub-Liam Gallagher winging in place of vocals.”
Score 4/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: Underrated album. A striking fusion of big beats, electro firework and punk ‘n’ roll attitude. Charismatic frontman, called ‘Wrekked Train‘ abandoned afterward and with him the band’s edgy spirit left the building. Fortunately, I saw them play live once (in Brussels, 1998) with him still on board and it was top!…

TOP TRACKS: Battleflag (feat. Pigeonhed) / Vision Incision / Kool Roc Bass

* BATTLEFLAG (feat. Pigeonhed) – 24 Karat masterstroke…

* VISION INCISION – psychedelic twist…

* KOOL ROC BASS – electronic sci-fi trip…

Album in full…

LO FIDELITY ALLSTARS: Biography – Discography

‘Wrecked Train’ in the middle

WOODEN SHJIPS – Here’s Clip For Frolicsome Track ‘ALREADY GONE’ From New Album ‘V’ – Out Tomorrow …

Fresh sonic impulses for your senses’ satisfaction

24 May 2018

(photo: Jason Powers)

San Francisco‘s psychedelic outfit WOODEN SHJIPS, fronted by Ripley Johnson will
launch tomorrow – 25 May – their first album in five years, titled ‘V‘. According to Stereogum “a gorgeous, inviting, blissed-out record, way more relaxed and unashamedly
pretty than many of the band’s past records
“. But first, today, the clip for one of the new playful tracks. ALREADY GONE is a feel-good musing moving smoothly in slo-mo. Sunlit, charming and affecting. Here’s the video, directed by Ripley Johnson and his Moon Duo bandmate Sanae Yamada

WOODEN SHJIPS: Website – Facebook

V – out 25 May – info and order facilities here

TRICKY Released His Third Solo Album ‘ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES’ 20 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

24 May 2018

Artist: TRICKY

Album: ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES – third solo LP

Released: 25 May 1998 – 20 years ago

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY wrote: “It’s Tricky’s best album since his 1995 debut Maxinquaye. An alluring sonic blur. More adventurous, rhythmically and musically, than its predecessors.”

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: “With Tricky it’s like there’s always some darksome
danger around the corner. He always challenges, he always explores and he always
finds unknown sonic area’s…”

TOP TRACKS: Broken Homes / Record Companies

* BROKEN HOMESominous and wayward

* RECORD COMPANIES“Why the fuck do they keep making those guns?” – they still do!…

Album in full…

TRICKY: Website – Facebook – Discography

Noise-Machine SMOCK Will Mess Up Your Brains With New Smack ‘WEIRD ONE’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

24 May 2018

Band: SMOCK (New Jersey, US)

Who: “Sniffling indie kids producing psychedelia
for the deranged and cast out.”

: WEIRD ONE – first smoking cut from upcoming
debut EP ‘Interstellar Nobody’ on 8 June

Score: These four far-out desperados claim to make psychedelia for the deranged
and cast out. Suppose you’re rather a sane and stable personality, just have a listen
to this ear-splitting, off-the-wall blast and you’ll end up in a straitjacket too. ‘Weird One
is a nasty noise beast fueled by amplified layers of insane guitar eccentricity and crashing drums. Speedy, raging and aiming for your poor brain. Fasten your seatbelts, here’s the crushing sledgehammer…

SMOCK: Facebook – Bandcamp

THE ROLLING STONES Released Knockout Single ‘JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH’ 50 Years Ago Today…

When timeless in sound and vision it’s a…


24 May 2018

But it’s all right / I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash / It’s a gas, gas, gas

On 24 May 1968, 50 years ago today, THE ROLLING STONES released
one of their hottest singles. JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH, accidentally inspired by
Keith Richards‘ gardener Jack Dyer. The song’s sound was pretty innovating.

The Human Riff explained at the time (I haven’t a clue what he’s talking about): “I used a Gibson Hummingbird acoustic tuned to open D, six string. Open D or open E, which is the same thing – same intervals – but it would be slackened down some for D. Then there was a capo on it, to get that really tight sound. And there was another guitar over the top of that, but tuned to Nashville tuning. I learned that from somebody in George Jones’ band in San Antonio in 1964. The high-strung guitar was an acoustic, too. Both acoustics were put through a Philips cassette recorder. Just jam the mic right in the guitar and play it back through an extension speaker.”

Rolling Stone Magazine wrote: “supernatural Delta blues by way of Swinging London”

Here’s a cool lyrics video

This is the raw live version from the legendary 1969 Hyde Park concert in London…

THE ROLLING STONES: Website – Facebook – Singles Discography