Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hey, Everybody! It's Music Time!

She WILL steal your heart, Just warnin' ya.
There is a double fuckin' dump truck load of new music this month and it is all about quality, not quantity.
The total is 77 new songs... but what a haul.
If you've yet to hear Babes, do yourself a favor and check out 'ATMO'. The young lady who stars in the video is Lourdes Hernandez, aka as Russian Red, another artist you should hear. Three other Babes tunes are in today's upload.
We have new tracks from longtime favorites such as Cold War Kids, TV on the Radio, and the Gaslight Anthem plus three classic tracks (I Will Refuse, Don't Stand In Line, No Bunny) from the Al Jourgensen/Ian McKaye band 'Pailhead'. (Al you know from Ministry and, at the time, McKaye was about to form Fugazi).
Rancid is back (thank ya, boys!) with a new cd. Titled '... Honor Is All We Know' it is everything a fan could want and a new recruit can get pumped over. Classic sound; Armstrong and Frederikson crushing on guitars and vocals, staying true to the roots. Four new tracks from the album are on Egg Radio.
Tacocat? Having WAY too much fun without us.
I'm not exactly sure who Tacocat are... but they are definitely onto something good. We have two new songs from their debut cd on the Egg and you really need to see the video for 'Bridge to Hawaii' to fully appreciate their esthetic sense.
The Rentals have reunited and their new single is '1000 Seasons'. The Vaselines have released 'High Tide, Low Tide' and The New Pornographers just keep killing it with the amazing 'Brill Bruisers' cd; the latest single is the amazingly addictive title track.
The common thread here is that ALL of these songs and 5,000 more songs can be heard -fer FREE- every minute of every hour of every day on Egg Radio. Look to the upper right hand column of the page. See the player icons? Pick the one you use and click.
Just like that, you have become incredibly fucking cool. Welcome to our little ol'club!
(I apologize for the white highlites but, y'know, fuck blogger.)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hey. Hi. Long Time No See.

Yep. Been a VERY long time since last I posted. Clinical depression will do that to ya.
I didn't want to post anything about why I wasn't posting, so I just sorta let it slide on by and... well, y'know?
It took the death of Robin Williams to make me wake up and realize that depression does need to be discussed and those who suffer need to come in to the light so as to make people aware that it can lead to suicide. To learn more, please take time to read this article and (hopefully) save a life.

I'm happy to announce that I've been busily collecting music and just today added 266 new songs to the Egg Radio library. Great stuff, I might add (ever so humbly opining). Arcade Fire, The Pack AD, St. Vincent, Supersuckers, Tweens... jeez, 2014 has been such a great year for new music and we have it represented.
I hope you'll listen for an hour or two. You'll like it, I promise!

And... I'm back to posting on a regular basis, so check back, okay!

All the love,

Doc S.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Band Alert - Menace Beach

Photo via Stereogum.
I get VERY excited when I hear a 'newish' band that fulfills the indie rock credo as convincingly as Menace Beach. It is fuzzed out bliss and much more fun than anything you'll hear on terrestrial radio these days.
Read what Stereogum has to say and then listen to Drop Outs, Fortune Teller and the latest blast, Tennis Court - which is what the Pixies MIGHT have done if Frank hadn't pushed Kim out of the band... again.
Tennis Court is from a double a-side single being released by the 'Memphis Industries' label and I think that you'll love this in an old-school loyalist kind of way.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NEW MUSIC, Y'all! (And A Brief Rant)

 Boy Howdy sez:
"If it ain't from the 70's? It ain't sheeeit."
Thanks to the whole social media thing, I have a huge number of 'friends'.
I would say that 99% of my 'friends' are pretty decent human beings and a decent number of those beings are like family.
It's the 1% among the group that I'm having issues with and it is time to address those issues... so, here's some real talk.
I LOVE rock and roll and have since I was just a wee lad. I was born in the same year that Bill Haley and the Comets released 'Rock Around The Clock', so you can imagine how much of rock music's incredible history I have been lucky enough to live through. I've also been blessed with a love for artists who never stop pushing forward, experimenting, improvising, trying and failing and trying and succeeding. I am forever and always in awe of artists who can open up new musical boundaries and present brilliant takes on music that is influenced by other cultures and nationalities because a) they took a chance and succeeded and b) they prodded me to step forward and seek out the artists by whom they were influenced. Just as, in an earlier time, when British bands led me to Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson and Elmore James, so it was that later on The Police led me to real reggae, while Peter Gabriel and The Talking Heads introduced me to African music and culture.
The point is that rock and roll is and always has been about change and the power to make you rethink your opinions of music.

Jack White can PLAY this guitar!
(Courtesy The Great Sara Bowersock)
That said... back to my 'friends'.
I have many more than a few who, when I post about new artists, make a lot of snide and disparaging comments about said artists. I can understand their bitterness... to a degree. Most of them are musicians who grew up during the peak of the 'Blooz & Boogie' era of the 70's and their cover bands can't find gigs any more because a) they're all as old or older than me, b) their audiences don't hang out in bars anymore and c) the music is just plain boring to most who didn't grow up with it. Does a 22 year old want to hear some 60 year old hacks playing 40 to 50 year old songs?
I understand the frustration. If you jumped off of the musical merry-go-round in 1960/70/80, it's cool because you have a right to dislike current music! Your opinion doesn't affect me at all... well, except when you are posting on my social media sites and saying that you dislike and disrespect the artists that I greatly admire. Sure, you have the right to post your opinion! I also have the right to delete your nonsensical ramblings and boot you from my friends list. Look, I know that your musical tastes are captured in amber and I respect your stubborn determination to live in the era of fuzz, phase shifter and wah-wah pedals... but, since I don't go to your page and crap on your music, don't come to my page and crap on mine.

And now... NEW MUSIC! 212 New Songs from an incredible array of artists. There are way too many to list here but some of the VERY best new tracks come from St. Vincent, Jack White, Supersuckers, EMA, JD McPherson, The Pack A.D., Those Darlins, Dum Dum Girls, Franz Ferdinand, Phantogram, Queens of the Stone Age, Afghan Whigs, Tweens and so many, many more.
Go! Now! Listen! Click one of the media player icons on the upper right hand side of the page and discover what you've been missing from your life, okay?