Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Shoegazer Sunday: Japanese babY

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Japanese babY [CIC] hails from Krasnodar, Russia. Here they are with a live version of “Твое солнце.” No, I don’t know how to pronounce that. The sound’s a little raw, as you might expect from a live club recording, but the riffs are tasty.

Influences seem to be Jesus and Mary Chain, Sigur Ros, and maybe just a tiny hint of Laibach.

Because Everyone Else is Posting “Hallelujah”

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Leonard Cohen dead at 82.

Shoegazer Sunday: Burning House’s “If You Won’t”

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s Burning House’s “If You Won’t”:

(Hat tip: Sounds Better With Reverb.)

Shoegazer Sunday: Curve’s “Horror Head”

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

For your Sunday-before-Halloween dose of Shoegaze, here’s Curve’s “Horror Head”:

Shoegazer Sunday: Dead Leaf Echo’s “So.Wrong”

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

New York City-vased Dead Leaf Echo was another band at the Luscious Heaven shoegaze event last Saturday. Here they are with “So.Wrong”:

Shoegazer Sunday: Single Lash’s “Bitemarks”

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

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.

In Honor of Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize…

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

…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.

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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.”

Blink.

Blink.

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…

Shoegazer Sunday: All in the Golden Afternoon’s “The Long Goodbye”

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

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.

Shoegazer Sunday: Prepare My Glider’s “In a Whirl”

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

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: