Active Music Listening Tuesday August 19, 2014

YTD recordings listened to: 643
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 399
Not good music: 193

Honorable Mentions: 6
Buys: 10

Possibles: Boyd Rivers, Chris McGregor, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Dave Arner Trio, Bill Horist, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, About Group, Jello Biafra, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Kendl Winter, Shigeto, Bone Dance, Defeater, Sidi Toure, Lindi Ortega, Jonwayne, Christian Kjellvander, Okkyung Lee,  The Ballantynes, Debruit and Aljawal, Slidhr, The Whammies, The Chewers, La Misa Negra, Alexander Hawkins, Cheryl Pyle,  Toxic Holocaust, Equal Stones, Comeback Kid, Third Coast Kings, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Charming Axe, Eccodek, Bio Ritmo, Pacifika, Kasai All Stars, Viet Cong, Lenguas Largas, Los Hacheros

@@@ Paus: Bandeira Branca (Primavera Sound, 2013).  An interesting hybrid of electronic sounds and a rock rhythm section that I got to reading about their new record over here at the Quietus.    Big bass sound, rock inspired spray drumming and a lot of guitars and electronic sounds squished all up in each other’s business.  The formula isn’t making me jump up and down but it’s definitely interesting listening and something folks can check out.

@@@ Trwbador: Several Wolves (Owlet, 2014).  Some twee electronica I found over here at the Quietus.  The emphasis here is on prettiness and machine sounds being put together.  Dreamy femme voice, drum machine beats, some nylon string guitar (interesting).  Sounds like the soundtrack you would here in the lobby of an ultra high end escort service.

@@@ The Wytches: Burn Out the Bruise (Partisan, 2014).  Some medium dirty psych rock I got to via a music publicist.  Polite verse that explodes into a crunchy, buzzy chorus — ah the classics.  I like the bass sound and the drummer.  Singer has a bit of Jack White goin on, don’t hold it against him.

@@@ Half Japanese: Our Love (Joyful Noise, 2014).  An old school indie track from some of the first to do it.  A bit of Devo, a bit of the Minutemen.  Straight ahead, angular quirky guitar indie, get it if you need it.

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