Well, I didn’t pick up anything new this week, but I spent a good bit of time with a few releases that I need to review. Everyone Everywhere’s new self-titled album, on Tiny Engines, has hints of Hüsker Dü mixed in that made me instantly like it and Stegosaur’s Adventure 7″ is a clever and creative indie gem that packs a lot into three songs. I also got a promo package from my friends at the new Ripple Music label. I got the review done for Kevin Beadles this week, so you can see my detailed thoughts on that one. The other two from Ripple are JPT Scare Band’s Acid Blues Is the White Man’s Burden, an exploration of bluesy hard rock that sadly never spent much time in the popular mind, and Fen’s Trails Out of Gloom, a progressive metal album that escapes the many pitfalls of its genre. All worth checking out.
Also, I want to wish Ray a good time at the Isis/Melvins/Totimoshi show. I wish I could make it, but it’s not in the cards this time. It should be fantastic!
Here’s what I was playin’ this week:
Dirt Mall – Pacifuego
JPT Scare Band – Acid Blues Is the White Man’s Burden
Kevin Beadles – You Can’t Argue with Water
Fen – Trails Out of Gloom
Everyone Everywhere – s/t
Campaign – It Likes to Party
Stegosaur – Adventure
My playlist looks short, but most got played repeatedly. I also spent much of the weekend engaged in a friend’s request to post videos from the 80s on Facebook. The cool part is that 22 people participated and posted 277 videos. Only one video was duplicated even though many of us could not see what others were posting as we weren’t all mutual friends. If you’re curious about what was posted, you can check out the Youtube playlists (1-200 and 201-277). If you don’t feel like sorting through all of that, here’s a fun one from back in the day: