Archive for October, 2011

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Clarity. This is the central theme that becomes immediately apparent on Parallax, the third Atlas Sound long-player. Here, Bradford Cox’s distinctive echoed voice is cleaner, more familiar, like he’s hovering right above you. There’s a lot of space between his vocal melodies and the rest of the clamor. It’s a natural phenomenon/progression: artists attempting to […]

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Brand spankin’ new one from Reigning Sound. “Eve” from their forthcoming mini-album, Abdication. MP3: Reigning Sound :: Eve _____________________________________________________________________________________

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 217: Count Chocula – Intro ++ Bob McFadden And Dor – The Mummy ++ The Blue Echoes – It’s Witchcraft ++ The Cramps – Goo Goo Muck ++ […]

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Lux Interior: inter-dimensional, pan-sexual, time-traveling rock & roll alien. And radio host. As Halloween draws nigh we’re revving up for our annual airing of The Purple Knif Show, the one-off radio program hosted by Lux in 1984 deep in the bowels of Hollywood. As master of ceremonies, Lux runs through his personal archives spinning the […]

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

One of the most unique, unheralded albums of the 60s, the C.A. Quintet’s Trip Thru Hell was a small indie pressing of under 500 from the Candy Floss label, making it a very rare 1968/1969 release. Originals will set you back a pretty penny, but for the die hard may be worth it considering the […]

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

May Aleister Crowley put a curse on the house of Twilight for de-fanging the Lycanthrope. To counter-balance that bullshit, take a listen to Fang’s 1983 “Diary Of A Mad Werrwoulf” —  a two and half minute, gnarled, punk howler. Imagine the aural equivalent to the transformation scene in An American Werewolf In London.  Trick or […]

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

As any casual viewer of David Simon’s Treme will tell you, it’s nearly impossible to define and understand New Orleans and its citizens apart from their music. For years, and particularly since Hurricane Katrina battered the city’s levees in August of 2005, the city has been viewed through the funked-out filter of the jazz, early rock, r&b, […]