Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Damn, another list...

List, List, List...here we go, 2008. Lotsa of jams (in no order):

Thee Oh Sees - The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In, Thee Hounds of Foggy Notion (CD/DVD), Peanut Butter Oven EP
I'll be the first to admit, I'm a John Dwyer (Coachwhips, Pink and Brown, Yikes) fanboy. Luckily his newest band, Thee Oh Sees, remain prolific. Three great releases in one year.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre - My Bloody Underground
Just like the title suggests, the Brian Jonestown Massacre unapologetically combined their My Bloody Valentine and Velvet Underground influences and we get another great psychedelic LP. Worth the four year wait?

The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent
Since The Fall basically release and album every year, they will always be on my list. They are the most consistent band of all time. This, their twenty-something-th release, still delivers.

The Black Angels - Directions To See a Ghost, Black Angel Exit EP
More awesome Texas neo-psychedelia. Nothing has changed with this band and that's a good thing.

Times New Viking - Rip It Off
I think everyone enjoyed this abrasive lo-fi as shit pop music.

Sic Alps - U.S. EZ
Noisy San Francisco experimental garage rock that can't be beat.

Group Inerane - Guitars From Agadez (Music of Niger)
Sublime Frequencies delivers the goods as usual. I think they describe it best: "Group Inerane is the now sound of the Tuareg Guitar Revolution sweeping across the Sahara Desert and inspired by the rebel musicians that started this music as a political weapon used to communicate from the Libyan Refugee camps in the 1980s and 1990s"

Dead Meadow - Old Growth
Heavy pot music.

Awesome Color - Electric Aborigines
The young 21st century Stooges. I think their first album was better but this certainly is a band to keep watching.


Reissues/Not New
:

The Clean - Compilation
A classic reissued on vinyl.

Pavement - Brighten The Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition
Another great issue of the continued spiffy Pavement remasters. I especially enjoyed the many Pavement psych-jams and covers included on the second disc, including covers of Faust and the Fall.

King Khan and The Shrines - The Supreme Genius of King Khan and the Shrines
Big-band doo-wop garage rock? Awesome. This collects the best of their past material in one nice package.

Wooden Shjips - Volume 1
Modern kraut-rock jams. This release collects all their hard to find/limited edition early vinyl releases.

Flat Duo Jets - Two Headed Cow
Various live material from the past collected for the new documentary of the same name. Loud fuzzy Link Wray jams.

Sun City Girls - You're Never Alone With A Cigarette
"Recorded in July of 1988 during the sessions that produced Sun City Girl's most popular recording, these nine tracks represent the other half of songs which were originally prepared as a 2-LP demo version of 'Torch of the Mystics' for Placebo Records in 1989."

Henry Flynt (with C.C. Hennix) - Dharma Warriors
Totality of liner notes: "Recorded to boombox Woodstock, New York 1983." Two more lengthy "celestial rockabilly" jams that no one but Henry Flynt can deliver. Keep these archival releases coming...


--Klax

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