Active Music Listening Tuesday March 17, 2015

YTD recordings listened to: 210
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 124
Not good music: 72

Honorable Mentions: 7
Buys: 5

Possibles: Boyd Rivers, Chris McGregor, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Dave Arner Trio, Bill Horist, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, About Group, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Bone Dance, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Debruit, Slidhr, The Whammies, The Chewers, Alexander Hawkins, Cheryl Pyle, Toxic Holocaust, Equal Stones, Comeback Kid, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, Spacesuits, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mohammed Abozekry, Dawn Richard, Torche, Leo Welch, Astral Swans, Mastery, Leviathan

@@@ Go Wolf: Slow Burn (Ooh La La, 2015) Oh man, it’s rainin’ electro pop.  Big synth hook intro that segues into heavy 1980’s sounding synth rock sound with a few guitar figures and an electric bass.  It’s pretty plain vanilla so it’s getting the plain vanilla review.  Got to this via a music publicist.  Oh wait, here’s a big sax solo with the blue eyed soul guitar funk.  Very similar to average Mexican food.

@@@ Upset: Glass Ceiling (Lauren Records, 2015).  Some retro ’90s female power pop punk I got to via a music publicist.  Straight rock drum/punk beat and an assload of power chords with vocal melody over the top.  Could use a sprinkle more of fierceness, imho.

https://soundcloud.com/laurenrecords/glass-ceiling/s-fe2ha

@@@ Olivver the Kid: Lucy (Not sure, 2015).  Electro pop I got to via a music publicist.  Big pumpin’ synth and hand clap drum machine with Velveeta Cheese smooth voice with a little club stutter added in.  I heard Netanyahu tied in the Israeli elections today and I’m very upset about that.  I can’t stand that fucker.  I don’t know who would vote for that war pig and I don’t know who is into this kind of music.

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