Music for 10/2/19!!! Nice Biscuit, Girl Band, Kate Teague

@@@ Nice Biscuit: Digital Mountain (Self released, 2018)  I got to this Australian rock record via the Happy online music magazine.  That’s out of Australia, Happy Mag that is.  This first tune has a rocking vibe with a few sci fi threads/’80s flavors.  Chorused guitars, quirky female vocalists and some pretty straight rocking.  I’m not a huge fan of these guitar sounds but I do like the weirdness of what they have going on.  The third tune sounds like Devo and Yes had a proggy little weird ass love baby.  Song lengths aren’t your standard 3 minute pop biscuits, the shortest is just shy of 5 minutes with some going up over 7 minutes so a little bit of jam for your biscuits.


@@@ Girl Band: The Talkies (Rough Trade, 2018)  I got to this Irish rock band record via the Line of Best fit weekly email.  After a weird intro they get into a noisy and bashy punk flavored tune called Going Norway.  The singer is a shouter and a bit unhinged.  Thus far I’m not sensing that they want to perform songs, more like big shots of blustering sound.  I’m not opposed to the absence of melody and structure, I’m cool with that but I haven’t connected with these tunes yet.  I like the noise of the guitars and drums on this record and the singer’s nuttiness but the tunes leave me a bit unengaged.



@@@ Kate Teague: Kate Teague (Muscle Beach, 2018) Ah, this fall’s indie guitar new flavor.  If you’re an indie listener you’ve heard this formula dozens of times — shiny arpeggiated guitar, straight rock drumming and female singing.  It’s a bit melancholy, a bit slack, and a wee bit rocking.  I’m not sure what to say here, I don’t strongly dislike it but it’s very standard fare.  Also it’s a bit ironic that hipsters can think repeated versions of the same record is hip.




YTD recordings listened to: 505
Good music, not list worthy: 304
Not good music: 168

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, Noname, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Portal, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts, Moskus, Kendl Winter, Tkay Maidza, Barro, Daniel Khan, Tallawit Timbouctou, Sumac, Tropical Fuck Storm, Harriet Tubman, Ammar 808, Anais Maviel, Chaka Khan, Pom Poko, Fried Egg, Horndal, Wyxz, Tarek Atoui, Hawktail, Saicobab, Shannon and the Clams, General Purv, Shipping News, Big Thief, Emma Louise, Andre Bratten, Nathan Corder/Tom Weeks, Oli XL, Buzzherd, Logistic Slaughter, The Muslims, Tobe Nwigwe, Saint Abdullah, Bug Martin, Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band, Toko Telo, Brittany Howard, The Garifuna Collective, Mariachi El Bronx


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