Sunday, December 30, 2012

Joe Tex - I Gotcha (Retro 037)

Thought I would post this familiar "oldie" before the year ends as 2012 marked 40 years since this joint dropped and 30 years since the passing of the esteemed author, Joe Tex. Should be familiar to Tarantino and/or Bernie Mac fans.

Gotta say I LOOOVVVE that Big Brass vintage sound.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Race Horses - My Year Abroad (Hype 0306)

Nice dark pop song from Race Horses off their album Furniture. Something about sucking bruising and blowing in Tokyo!!!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days (Psychemagik Remix) (Hype 0305)

Wang Chung are back with a new album called Tazer Up and a brilliant remix of their classic eighties hit Dance Hall Days. The good news is that the remix keeps true to the original. Dreamy!!! Nice!!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Chaos Chaos - My Hands (Hype 0304)

Nice catchy stacatto track from Chaos Chaos (formerly known as Smoosh). Definately a good change in direction.


Sunday, December 9, 2012

alt-J (∆) - Breezeblocks


alt-J (∆) have now announced North American tour dates! Get your tickets to see the 2012 Mercury Prize winners before the tickets sell out!

Wed 27th March 2013 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
Thu 28th March 2013 Metro Chicago, IL

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Shout Out Louds - Blue Ice (Hype 0303)

Fantastic new track from Swedes Shout Out Louds. Off the new album Optica out soon on Merge Records. Nice!!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Jonny Pierce - I Didn't Realise (Hype 0302)

The name may sound familiar. Drums guy goes solo and here is the first track. A solo album is on the way in 2013. Very quirky indie downtempish track that seems to spiral into nowhere.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band - Snatch It Back and Hold It (Retro 036)


Opening track from a classic album, which was Junior Wells's debut. What a bassline. I could listen to this all day long (I just might).

Trivia: Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy featured on the album as "Friendly Chap", a pseudonym chosen because Delmark Records thought Guy was under contract to Chess Records.

Quote: "Listen to the lyrics - we're singing about everyday life: rich people trying to keep money, poor people tying to get it, and everyone having trouble with their husband or wife!" - Buddy Guy

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Spoons -Arias And Symphonies (Retro 035)

Classic Canadian new wave track that hit 30 years old this year from the album Arias And Symphonies. The Spoons were at Revival on Friday night to celebrate the 30 year landmark of the album with old members flying in from around the globe to participate in the epic show. Classic!!