Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Desire - Escape

Here's some new glimmering synth pop from Desire.  Watch the video for the Johnny Jewel produced "Escape" below and get the song here from Italians Do It Better.

Daily Jam - Illya

The early '60s birthed all manner of folk scene all over the country.  New York's Greenwich Village was probably the most famous and influential, but other major cities had their collective artists and movements as well.  Houston's folk scene pulled artists from the city's theater district as well some names you've probably heard before (Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Janis Joplin for a brief minute).  And it all went down at the now long defunct Jester Lounge.  The club even released a private press record of its mainstays in the mid '60s which i am ever in search of.  Anyway, in 1966 Scott and Vivian Holtzman wrote a love song to the character Illya from "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and recruited folk singer Kay Oslin, who would have moderate success in the '80s as country artist K.T. Oslin, to lend her vocals.  The end result is the otherworldly "Illya," the artists dubbing themselves Ann Boleyn for their sole 7" release, a record which i am also ever in search of.  Listen to the track below, our Daily Jam.


Monday, April 6, 2020

Growing Global Pandemic Got Me Down

I made a thing...


The Dandy Warhols

The Dandy Warhols just released a new album.  It's over 4 hours long.   Check out the hushed, trance like, and meandering ambience of "64:55-91:31 - have a smoke, it could be your last" below and get the "Tafelmuzik Means More When You're Alone" album here.


Daily Jam - Kada Manja (Classical)

I just came across this version of this song a few days ago.  I've been a fan of The Very Best, the collaborative project of Esau Mwamawaya and Radioclit since their debut a decade or so ago, and always loved the album version of "Kada Manja."  This "Classical" take strips out all of the drums and synths and just leaves vocals and strings.  It makes it all the more dramatic.  Listen below, our Daily Jam.


Sunday, April 5, 2020

Monophonics

And now for a little throwback psychedelic soul from Bar Area band Monophonics, sounding like it could have dropped 50 years ago.  Listen to "Chances" below and get the "It's Only Us" LP here from Colemine Records.


SAVAK

Here's some post punk leaning alt-rock from SAVAK, a Brooklyn band that includes members of The Obits, The Cops, and Holy Fuck.  Listen to "What Is Compassion?" below and get the new "Rotting Teeth in the Horse's Mouth" LP here from Ernest Jenning Record Co.


Daily Jam - I Am the Fly

It sure would have been cool to see Wire last month.  Anyway, here's "I Am the Fly," our Daily Jam.


Saturday, April 4, 2020

Course of Empire

I don't know if this is the same Course of Empire that used to play industrial-tinged pop metal in Dallas back in the '90s, but that'd be cool if it is.  Anyway, check out the sprawling and droning "Off on the Horizon" from the now New York based Course of Empire and download the self-titled new album here.


Slow Crush

Here's a new thumping, reverbed jam from Belgian shoegaze band Slow Crush, who would have been playing in Austin this weekend if not for the growing global pandemic.  Check out "Reel" below and get it here from Holy Roar Records.