Austin’s Single Lash was one of the bands playing at that Luscious Heaven show at Cheer Up Charlie’s. I only managed to catch one of their songs, but I thought the lead singer was really good. “Bitemarks” may or may not have been that song.
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…here’s Weird Al Yankovic’s palindromic tribute to “Bob”‘s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”
And here’s the original to compare it with:
Hat Tip: Derek Johnson on Facebook.
Not a headline from The Onion. A real headline from the world of 2016:
Bob Dylan, the brilliant, iconoclastic musician who has for decades defied people’s expectations, was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday morning.
Dylan was awarded the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the American song tradition.”
One of the most prominent musicians of the last half-century, Dylan had long been rumored to be considered for the prize, but literary watchers considered his name among those in the running a novelty. He is the first American to win the prize since Toni Morrison in 1993.
The room of watchers at the Swedish Academy seemed shocked by the announcement, one calling the decision “radical” when asking Sara Danils, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, about the choice.
She compared Dylan to the poet Sappho, and then suggested the interviewer begin with Dylan’s record “Blonde on Blonde.”
I never put any stock in the Nobel Prize in Literature (or Peace, for that matter) and can conceive of worse choices. But I was unaware that Jack Black’s character from High Fidelity was on the Nobel Prize committee.
So here’s the opening track of Blonde on Blonde:
Perhaps the lyrics offer a glimpse at how the committee came to its decision…
File under: 2016. This year…
Hope you like drone rock with a repeating riff played for an extended period of time, because that’s what Austin’s own All in the Golden Afternoon is laying down in “The Long Goodbye,” which reminds me of Talking Heads’ “The Overload.” The ubiquitous Ulrich Schnauss was evidently involved in this as well.
All in the Golden Afternoon is one of six bands that will be appearing at Lucious Heaven, a night of shoegaze bands at Cheer Up Charlie’s on October 15, 2016, which is a mere $5.
Even though Prepare My Glider’s work seems more like a demo reel for the Yamaha fx500, I thought this was pleasant enough to be worth sharing:
Been a while since I featured Thrushes for the Sunday Dose of Shoegaze, so here they are with “Salt and Stone” and a video that seems to borrow more than a little from Kill Bill Volume 2.
Hey look, it’s another Austin shoegaze band! Vet Trip is a four-piece that sounds a little bit like Thrushes by way of Seasurfer.
Via When the Sun hits comes three unreleased demo tracks from American band Ozean, “Fall,” “Porcelain” and “Scenic.” To Quote When the Sun Hits: “Today, the songs still sound remarkable and lovely – very much in the vein of Slowdive, but clearly nuanced with Ozean’s own style.”
Yet another unreleased Slowdive track. I thought I posted this years ago, but evidently not. It’s found on the I Saw the Sun compilation of unreleased Slowdive songs (not available in your local record story.
It’s slight, pleasant, and memorable.
There’s either three whole albums of unreleased Slowdive music out there, or one great album…