And some groovy garage and punk too. Some older stuff, some newer stuff, and more females than usual for me.
Veruca Salt – Museum of Broken Relationships Aging nicely.
Sleepy Sun – 11:32 – California psych rockers. Older stuff can be a bit tedious, this is better.
Black Angels – Sunday Evening – First heard this one via Blimpy. Not bad, but unfortunately for me it’s the best one on the EP, maybe they’re trying a bit too hard. Or maybe i just need another listen.
Tame Impala – Flow – A few years old, these Aussies still pretty consistently rock.
Fuzz – Flow – Ty Segall and his mates do an acid metal project. Not bad if you like this sort of thing (which i do), most of the album sounds pretty much the same though.
Black Lips – Dandelion Dust – I think i may be alone in loving these guys? I think they keep getting better and better. Heard the first tune Boys in the Wood last fall, thought it was a bit crap. Turns out it was the worst song on the album for me.
Parquet Courts – Raw Milk – Uneven follow up album, not bad. I still think they need another album or 2 to hit their stride.
Thee Oh Sees – The Lens – they can be uneven too, but this is a pretty good album.
Thee Oh Sees – Drop
Black Lips – Drive By Buddy – channeling the Monkees here.
Coathanger – Merry Go Round – Snotnose female garage punks after my own heart, also from Atlanta and open for the Black Lips.
Holy Wave – Psychological Thriller – Austin psych rockers channelling Mamas and Papas.
Pretty Girls – Waiting On You, We’re Baats (Live) – South Florida surf rockers. Some lovely stuff they do. This video is pretty crap, i have a better file for any interested.
Black Moth Super Rainbow – Uneven stuff, older stuff i’ve heard is twee as fuck, lotta wank. This one is pretty good.
What i passed on –
Black Keys (Turn Blue) – I think i’m done with them. I’ll stick to the old guitar and drum stuff.
Arctic Monkeys (AM) – I dunno. It’s still good stuff i guess. A lot more polished. And a lot more boring. Doesn’t hit the spot like the old stuff.
Jack White (Lazaretto) – The bluesy garagey rockish stuff didn’t do it for me. Better – the Raconteursish Americanaish tunes on the album.
(ps Shane – sorry to come so close on your heel, but if i didn’t get it up tonight it probably wasn’t going to get up.)