Type: Posts; User: bmack86
I had to make some breakfast this morning to calm my frayed nerves after the fucking construction woke me up for the fourth day in a row, so I had some applewood smoked bacon, cheesy scrambled eggs...
Some real killers there. I feel like if I did my posts once a month it'd be like that, easily (probably bigger since the thrift store is so cheap.)
Today's mail order:
Blood Incantation -...
I'm finally gonna give the new Pallbearer a good listen tonight. Record showed up. On first few digital listens it was good, but not as good as their last two. Less epic, less overwhelming.
If they're confirmed, are they really surprise guests?
I'll be there. I was excited to see they moved the dates to July, when I'm on summer vacation, and even more excited when they had such a killer and diverse lineup. I've loved Tribe for decades now...
Relapse records does a sale once or twice a year where they have grab bags of records: 4 for $25 or 10 for $40. I found out too late this time to snag a 10 record bag, but my 4 showed up today, as...
Well damn, we've lost some posts.
Anyway, I went to LA a few weeks ago and had a really great shopping trip:
Yoko Ono - Fly
Toy Love - Toy Love
Horrendous - The Chills
God you're irritating.
They're good, but King Gizzard has more good albums, and their best albums kill anything Pond has done.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are even better.
Car Seat Headrest is pretty damn good.
And the last of the birthday gifts:
Ray Barretto - Acid
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Tool - Lateralus (Avoid this record. They pressed it on...
No help on Intronaut but Bell Witch are very good live. I saw them at Psycho CA and, despite sound issues, they really brought it. The former drummer is no longer in the band (or alive) so it'll...
Another round of birthday records:
La Mecanica Popular - La Mecanica Popular (Psychedelic salsa from NY)
Romperayo - Romperayo (Dubbed out cumbia from Colombia)
Los Hacheros - Pilon
Nonagon Infinity, you dunces
More birthday records:
Santamuerte - Big Black Sister (Italian post-punk, kind of Pixies-ish, really cool)
Dave Matthews Band - Under the Table and Dreaming
Main Source - Breaking Atoms
First round of birthday records rolled in today:
Ray Barretto - Indestructible
Hector Lavoe - La Voz
Willie Colon - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Mail order yesterday:
Los Piranas - La Diversion Que Hacia Falta en Mi Pais
My dad also gave me an Amazon gift card for my birthday, so I've got a bunch of new things coming soon.
I saw that tour as well and I thought he was excellent. Best time I've seen him outside of super small club shows.
If you like IPAs, citra is one of the best. Make sure you try it. I'm picking up my 12-pack from Kern this Sunday.
Speaking of which, today's listening has been dominated by a truly masterful album that any soul or funk fan needs to check out. Miles Mosley - Uprising comes out of the West Coast Get Down, the...
1. Miles Mosley - Uprising
2. Ty Segall - Ty Segall
3. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
4. Jungle Fire - Jambu
5. Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sound
I get to do a bunch of listening every day while I'm driving to and from work, so I've been as up to date the past three years as I was in college.
Aww damn, The Avalanches playing Reno on the start of my spring break. I think I'm gonna have to take a trip.
I really enjoy the other three you posted about. The Ty Segall is my favorite of the year thus far.
I've listened three times and it's really good. That said, no songs are getting stuck in my head yet.
Nevada City and mail order:
Ty Segall - Ty Segall
Cloud Nothings - Life Without Sounds
T. Rex - Tanx
Canned Heat - Boogie With Canned Heat
Bob Seger - 7
Roxy Music - Stranded
Hey, I'm seeing Surf Curse tomorrow!
Agreed. I really want to see them.
I'm on the lentil train too. They absorb flavors so well. I need to cut back on beer more than anything, as I try to have at least two veggies to every protein with my meals if I can.
My favorite recipe: Fry at least half a pack of bacon until crispy, then pull out and crumble. Add one onion, chopped, to the bacon grease and fry until opaque and fragrant. Toss the greens (I do...
How did it turn out? Collard greens are great if you add two tablespoons of brown sugar and one tablespoon of vinegar when you're cooking them, no matter what else is in there. Tang and sweet...
Sleep - The Clarity (white)
Frank Ocean - Blond (and holy shit, people are paying crazy amounts)
Ty Segall's new one is fantastic. It covers the wealth of styles he's cultivated over the past decade, and has some of his strongest material to date. I've been spinning it every day and I'm just...
Kern River Brewing just started canning. Y'all need to look out for them on your way to Coachella, if you can find the Just Outstanding IPA you're gonna love it on a hot day as you wake up.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is wild. She does all of her work on the analog Moog synth. Her whole album is really cool, I'd recommend checking it out.
I feel like I got a message from you somewhere about this but couldn't find it just now. That's awesome, I'm especially glad to hear the new stuff sounded good, as it's been far too long.
Gawd, this year is starting off strong. Sure, there is no clear consensus early hit like Blackstar, but nobody like David Bowie died two days after releasing his/her new album, so I'll take it.
I've never been huge on Japandroids (Liked, but never loved them) and I don't think the new one is as terrible as people are saying. It's alright, it's melodramatic, but there is also Arc of Bar,...
My brewery debuted our imperial stout tonight. 11% and incredibly drinkable, I'm about to crack open a howler as I listen to Melvins records and watch the snow.
A LONG ago mail order arrived today:
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
That's a really good mix. I'm gonna have to check it out. I've been listening to a ton of cumbia and salsa on Spotify, interested to see how that changes my playlists.
Mine this week is...
I liked that one quite a bit too. Couldn't remember the name.
His more recent releases have been really good. America was a great record.
Thrift store and mail order today:
Quitapenas - Quitapenas (Super cool indie cumbia out of San Bernardino: anyone who likes to dance should check this out)
Frijid Pink - Frijid Pink (60s Detroit...
I got snowed in two weeks ago and started listening to new music. I came across a single from an LA afro-funk band called Jungle Fire that was really rippin'. It's from their soon-to-be-released...
Couple of new arrivals from Insound's 50% off sale:
Afghan Whigs - Gentleman at 21
The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows
Pantera - History of Hostility (9 song greatest hits, at 5 bucks it has all my...
Nice. Panopticon is a hell of a record. My personal favorite is In the Absence of Truth, but they're all great.
Couple of 7" arrived today:
Jungle Fire - Comencemos/Tokuta
Jungle Fire - Firewalker/Chalupa
Junglefire - N.U.S.A.U/La Kossa
Do breathewithme and Baby Sandwich always follow each other? They have almost the exact same number of posts and joined at the same time. Are we sure this isn't someone just Jeckyl and Hyde-ing the...