Saturday, June 20, 2020

That's My Jam! // Volume 2 (May 20th, 2020)


/01/ Dan Deacon "Mystic Familiar" (Domino Recording Co)
https://dandeacon.bandcamp.com/album/mystic-familiar

I've always enjoyed the music of Dan Deacon, back since that Spider-Man of the Rings album, and this is no exception.   This music starts off in a way which might be the positivity we need in the world right now, but then it dives off into some deep static which makes me feel like we've gone through a portal into a different realm where the rules are not quite the same.    At some point during the second half of the album we're on this instrumental wave that just feels like it neverends, as you can just see it stretch out past the horizons and with limitless potential.   "My Friend" doesn't come on until second to last but it's still my favorite song on this album.


/02/ Johanna Warren "Chaotic Good" (Wax Nine Records)
https://johannawarren.bandcamp.com/album/chaotic-good

Pleasant acoustics with hypnotic vocals give this one the feeling of folk.    This kicks into a faster paced song which is somewhere between Michelle Branch and Delta Dart.    It takes almost halfway through the album, but "Twisted" just takes these songs to a whole new level, musically and lyrically.   By "Thru Yr Teeth" we get into a somewhat country ballad though this all ends with a lovely piano ballad.


/03/ Loose Fit "Loose Fit" (Fat Cat Records)
https://loosefit.bandcamp.com/album/loose-fit

This is fun like Talking Heads. 


/04/ Rimplton "Low Oxy" (1000Doors)
https://rimplton.bandcamp.com/album/low-oxy

Chill beats.   Relaxing tones.     The second track has a faster paced, virtual ping pong ball bouncing around feel to it.   And then the beats just kick in and this one becomes so much energetic fun.    Synths come shooting through in laser blast form on the third song.   The fourth and final song somehow brings all of the beats, lasers and other chill sounds together to complete this masterpiece.


/05/ Underground Canopy, Bluestaeb, S. Fidelity "Bluestaeb & S. Fidelity Present Underground Canopy"
https://menaceparis.bandcamp.com/album/bluestaeb-s-fidelity-present-underground-canopy

As a record, this one is sold out but there are funky synths and overall just a futuristic feeling of jazz on this one.    Those pianos come in like Charlie Brown and this just has a rhythm which both makes me want to move and stay still.    That smooth sax brings out some combination of elevator and video game music. 


/06/ Rotting Out "Ronin" (Pure Noise)
https://purenoise.bandcamp.com/album/ronin

Good old fashioned hardcore to wake up the neighbors.


/07/ Stay Inside "Viewing" (No Sleep)
https://stayinside.bandcamp.com/album/viewing

Given that we all are supposed to stay inside right now, this should be a much more popular album than it is.   It's got that mewithoutYou thing going on.


/08/ Mallcops "We Made Plans to Self-Destruct and Return To The Stars"
https://mallcopsma.bandcamp.com/album/we-made-plans-to-self-destruct-and-return-to-the-stars

Fun like Modern Baseball.


/09/ Cavanaugh "Quarantine Recordings"
https://autoreverserecords.bandcamp.com/album/cavanaugh-quarantine-recordings

Cavanaugh is Open Mike Eagle + Serengeti.  At least one of their mutuals is Darko The Super.   This is the type of crossover we need.   I would like more of these songs please.


/10/ Chloe Moriondo "Spirit Orb"
https://open.spotify.com/album/7MqiSoZIzNsCR00pJBFYUV

Pop punk, somewhat along the same lines as Speedy Ortiz only not.    These are only four songs, ten minutes or so, which leaves this as fun to put on when you don't want to listen to something longer- like if you just have something quick to do, like getting ready out of the shower.


/11/ Nada Surf "Never Not Together" (Barsuk Records)
https://nadasurf.bandcamp.com/album/never-not-together

Nada Surf has been one of my favorite bands for such a long time, I'm glad that in these times when we're stuck inside and I often find myself listening to music over everything else I have Nada Surf songs to play.   I don't always feel like watching a movie or painting or even writing, but I'll always put on music to not feel so alone.   I'm glad I can press play on this one.


/12/ Marks "ENDGAME"
https://wildmarks.bandcamp.com/album/endgame

These beats keep me moving.


/13/ GUILT DISPENSER "GUILT DISPENSER"
https://guiltdispenser.bandcamp.com/releaseshttps://guiltdispenser.bandcamp.com/album/guilt-dispenser

Short and to the point.   My how I've missed this type of metal/hardcore that just seems to fuck you and leave.


/14/ MAYBEL "Gathering"
https://maybel.bandcamp.com/album/gathering

This is folk with elements of country and the first song is about birds which really just has me in love with this entire album.   Sometimes I think of "A Mighty Wind" and other times I'm reminded of June Carter-Cash.    It can be sad, but in an uplifting way. 


/15/ Fake Names "Fake Names" (Epitaph)
https://open.spotify.com/album/09ZGSPkYpKjfKsop6MDFmf

I like the energy on this one, kind of like As Friends Rust.


/16/ Keep Shelly In Athens "Horizon's Glow"
https://open.spotify.com/album/0lrDYbaeW955aR9WzAGuqk?autoplay=true&v=L

Two new songs to Keep Shelly In Athens!


/17/ CocoRosie "Put The Shine On"
https://cocorosiemusic.bandcamp.com/album/put-the-shine-on

This reminds me a little bit of Polly Scattergood but those distorted breakdowns are quite good.


/18/ Deerhoof "Future Teenage Cave Artists" (Joyful Noise Recordings)
https://deerhoof.bandcamp.com/album/future-teenage-cave-artists

I've always felt that Deerhoof and Xiu Xiu are two artists which I will always listen to their new albums and feel better.   "Future Teenage Cave Artists" does not let down.


/19/ VAR "The Never-Ending Year"
https://variceland.bandcamp.com/album/the-never-ending-year

Dreamy post rock that isn't afraid to kick in heavy.  This reminds me a bit of The Beautiful Mistake and I like it.


/20/ Wyldlife "Year of the Snake" (Wicked Cool Records)
https://wyldlifewcr.bandcamp.com/album/year-of-the-snake

Punk rock with bits of pop, let's go!


/21/ KLS "Welcome Bienvenidos Hola" (Discos Peroquébien)
https://discosperoquebien.bandcamp.com/album/welcome-bienvenidos-hola

Short songs- most around a minute or less- and distorted hardcore along the lines of Drowningman and Snapcase.  This one is not to be missed.   (And it's also on cassette!)


/22/ ANMLPLNET "Fall Asleep"
https://anmlplnet.bandcamp.com/album/fall-asleep

I spend a lot of time (A LOT) listening to "The Pact" by Slothrust- on average I listen to it at least three or four times a week- and sometimes that takes me to other Slothrust albums and sometimes it takes me to this hidden gem which I'm putting here as a reminder.


/23/ Anna Burch "If You're Dreaming" (Polyvinyl Records)
https://annaburch.bandcamp.com/album/if-youre-dreaming

This is a good type of dreamy for those lazy afternoons which feel like they go on forever.


/24/ Beach Comber "Parting Cuts"
https://roryfriers.bandcamp.com/album/parting-cuts

Such a triumph and I cannot stop listening to it.


/25/ Call Me Malcolm "Me, Myself and Something Else" (Wiretap Records)
https://wiretaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/me-myself-and-something-else

This isn't just ska, it's great ska!



Some pieces of music I don't have words for, you just have to listen to them for yourself :::
(some of these are from the beginning of my lockdown, I just didn't know if I'd find words for them or not so they're included now)


Abrams "Modern Ways"
https://abramsrock.bandcamp.com/album/modern-ways

Amos the Kid "Mountain View"
https://amosthekid.bandcamp.com/releases

Trail of Dead "X: The Godless Void and Other Stories (Dine Alone)
https://dinealonerecords.bandcamp.com/album/x-the-godless-void-and-other-stories

Annie Hamilton "annie hamilton EP"
https://anniehamilton.bandcamp.com/album/annie-hamilton-ep

Atariame "Completeness"
https://atariame.bandcamp.com/album/completeness

Austra "HiRUDiN" (Domino Recording Co)
https://austramusic.bandcamp.com/album/hirudin

Boardgame James "Daydream" (1000Doors)
https://boardgamejames.bandcamp.com/

Beata "Mourning/Master"
https://iambeata.bandcamp.com/album/mourning-master

Blue Canopy "Mild Anxiety" (Grind Select)
https://bluecanopy.bandcamp.com/album/mild-anxiety

Bolt Gun "Begotten" (Art As Catharsis)
https://boltgun.bandcamp.com/album/begotten?mc_cid=15dc10ef46&mc_eid=03ecc72daf

boys be kko "Far East Express"
https://atomnation.bandcamp.com/album/far-east-express

Brutal Panda 2020 Label Sampler
https://brutalpandarecords.bandcamp.com/album/brutal-panda-2020-label-sampler-campaign-zero-charity-relief

Caroline Blind "The Spell Between"
https://carolineblind.bandcamp.com/album/the-spell-between

CAUSTIC WOUND "Death Posture" (Profound Lore)
https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/death-posture

chance|to|tliwosc "corriger la fortune a 4 mains"
https://mascarponediscos.bandcamp.com/album/corriger-la-fortune-a-4-mains

Chris Pellnat "Rain"
https://houdinimansions.bandcamp.com/album/rain

Clea Vincent "Tropi-Clea 2" (Midnight Special Records)
https://cleavincent.bandcamp.com/album/tropi-cl-a-2

Commodo "Loan Shark"
https://commodomusic.bandcamp.com/

Couch Slut "Take A Chance On Rock 'n' Roll"
https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/take-a-chance-on-rock-n-roll

Crowhurst and Gavin Bryars present Incoherent American Narrative
https://crowhurst.bandcamp.com/album/crowhurst-and-gavin-bryars-present-incoherent-american-narrative

Cup "Nothing Could Be Wrong"
https://cupbandny.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-could-be-wrong

Dana Gavanski "Yesterday Is Gone" (Full Time Hobby)
https://danagavanskifth.bandcamp.com/album/yesterday-is-gone

Daniel Ruiz "Diamond Fanged Black Feline"
https://danielruiz.bandcamp.com/album/diamond-fanged-black-feline

Darko The Super "Nevermind"
https://darkothesuper.bandcamp.com/album/nevermind

dave phillips "post homo sapiens"
https://dave-phillips.bandcamp.com/album/post-homo-sapiens

Do Nothing "Zero Dollar Bill"
https://thebanddonothing.bandcamp.com/album/zero-dollar-bill

dreamcrusher "Panopticon!"
https://dreamcrusher.bandcamp.com/album/panopticon-3

DZTN 1980 "War of Good Intentions"
https://dztn1980.bandcamp.com/album/war-of-good-intentions-lp-2020

Eartheater "Below the Clavicle"
https://eartheater.bandcamp.com/track/below-the-clavicle

Eishan Ensemble "Afternoon Tea at Six"
https://eishanensemble.bandcamp.com/album/afternoon-tea-at-six?mc_cid=911041486e&mc_eid=03ecc72daf

Ella Joy Meir "Old Songs"
https://soundcloud.com/ella-joy-meir/sets/old-songs

-EMERGE- "steps"
https://emerge.bandcamp.com/album/steps

Emile Nicolas "Let Her Breathe"
https://open.spotify.com/album/4UISYXY2tPmnIO8t1WCAzY

Emily A. Sprague "Hill, Flower, Fog"
https://mlesprg.bandcamp.com/album/hill-flower-fog

Emma-Jean Thackray "RAIN DANCE"
https://ejthackray.bandcamp.com/album/rain-dance

Empress Of "I'm Your Empress Of" (Terrible Records)
https://empressof.bandcamp.com/album/im-your-empress-of

Endless Melancholy "A Perception Of Everything"
https://endlessmelancholy.bandcamp.com/

Gardening, Not Architecture "First LP"
https://gardeningnotarchitecture.bandcamp.com/album/first-lp

Gaytheist "How Long Have I Been On Fire?"
https://gaytheist.bandcamp.com/album/how-long-have-i-been-on-fire

Ghost Work "You'll Be Buried With" (IDEAS) 6/5
https://realghostwork.bandcamp.com/

Hinds "The Prettiest Curse"
https://hinds.bandcamp.com/album/the-prettiest-curse

h i y o h i y o i p s e n i y o "InDiferents per cortesia"
https://crystalmine.bandcamp.com/album/indiferents-per-cortesia

Ian Watson "The Pile" (Invisible City Records)
https://invisiblecityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-pile

Jasmine Infiniti "BXTCH SLAP" (New World Dysorder World Wide)
https://jasmineinfiniti.bandcamp.com/album/bxtch-sl-p

Jennifer Touch "Behind the Wall" (Fatcat Records)
https://jennifertouch.bandcamp.com/album/behind-the-wall

Jesse Stewart + Mike Desj Live
https://blacktoprecords.bandcamp.com/album/jesse-stewart-mike-desj-live-at-call-the-office-07-02-2020-btr064

Laura Cole "Enough"
https://discusmusic.bandcamp.com/album/enough-71cd

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete "Re-Facto"
https://obsoletelorelle.bandcamp.com/album/re-facto

Lovedrug "Turning Into Something You Were Never Meant To Be"
https://lovedrug.bandcamp.com/album/turning-into-something-you-were-never-meant-to-be

Madeleine Cocolas "Ithaca"
https://room40.bandcamp.com/album/ithaca

Makeup and Vanity Set "To Live And Die In LA"
https://makeupandvanityset.bandcamp.com/album/to-live-and-die-in-la-original-podcast-soundtrack

Martina Bertoni "All the ghosts are gone"
https://martinabertoni.bandcamp.com/album/all-the-ghosts-are-gone

Men And Health "Devil in a Suitcase & Jesus in a Pocket"
https://discosperoquebien.bandcamp.com/album/devil-in-a-suitcase-jesus-in-a-pocket

Michelle Blades "Nombrar las cosas"
https://michellebades.bandcamp.com/album/nombrar-las-cosas

Michelle Gurevich "Ecstasy in the Shadow of Ecstasy"
https://michellegurevich.bandcamp.com/album/ecstasy-in-the-shadow-of-ecstasy

Portico Quartet "Trajectory"
https://porticoquartet.bandcamp.com/

Portico Quartet "We Welcome Tomorrow"
https://porticoquartet.bandcamp.com/album/we-welcome-tomorrow

Sam Goku "Paradise Drum EP" (Atomnation Records)
https://atomnation.bandcamp.com/album/paradise-drum-ep

Senator Quartet "Senator Quartet"
https://mascarponediscos.bandcamp.com/album/senator-quartet

Snorlax "II"
https://snorlaxbm.bandcamp.com/album/ii

Sofia Bolt "Waves"
https://sofiabolt.bandcamp.com/album/waves

STRFKR "Future Past Life"
https://starfucker.bandcamp.com/album/future-past-life

Sunshine State "The Mess"
https://sunshinestate666.bandcamp.com/releases

Sunwatchers "Oh Yeah?"
https://sunwatchers.bandcamp.com/album/oh-yeah

Surf Philosophies "St Tropez Gossip" (Adrian Recordings)
https://surfphilosophies.bandcamp.com/album/st-tropez-gossip

TAKAHIRO MUKAI "Multiple Connections"
https://houdinimansions.bandcamp.com/album/multiple-connections

Time Stalkers "Time Stalkers" (Gentle Reminder)
https://timestalkers.bandcamp.com/album/time-stalkers

Top Threat Top 40
https://topthreattop40.bandcamp.com/album/top-threat-top-40

Triple Ente "Demos"
https://discosperoquebien.bandcamp.com/album/demos

UGLY FLY GUYS "Cult Of Buzz" (Dirty Water Records)
https://uglyflyguys.bandcamp.com/album/cult-of-buzz

Ultimate Fakebook "The Preserving Machine" (Sonic Ritual)
https://sonicritualrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/the-preserving-machine

Uncommon Nasa "Ornate"
https://uncommonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ornate

Unconditional Arms "Formation"
https://unconditionalarms.bandcamp.com/album/formation

Van Der Blute "Passion / Desire" (Schwarz Neon Licht)
https://neonlicht.bandcamp.com/album/passion-desire?msID=a863cfff-af6a-4dc1-953a-feb8ecfa417d

Vanessa Rossetto "self-care"
https://unfathomless.bandcamp.com/album/self-care

Water From Your Eyes "33:44"
https://waterfromyoureyes.bandcamp.com/album/33-44

White Poppy "Paradise Gardens" (Not Not Fun Records)
https://whitepoppy.bandcamp.com/album/paradise-gardens

Why Bonnie "Voice Box" (Fat Possum Records)
https://whybonnie.bandcamp.com/album/voice-box

Three One G Cramps Covers Album
https://va31g.bandcamp.com/album/really-bad-music-for-really-bad-people-the-cramps-as-heard-through-the-meat-grinder-of-three-one-g-compilation-lp

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