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Sep
28

Commercials Part One Episodes 248 to 252

Here ya go, maybe something good can come out of this. If not, what do I care? I mean, I know I was there the whole time, but I can’t force you to love something. Can I? No, of course not, I was being retorical. So give it a try, give it a spin, maybe you come home a bit brighter and a little less afraid of your own shadow. then again, we are talking about you. Enjoy. Our Theory – there are two cuts of this commercial. Why? Cause I can never make up my mind if it’s Up and Over and Up and Under. Majestic Downfall – Hey there’s this one. Its pretty swell and if you notice towards the end I am wearing that shirt you sent me. Thanks again. Tell Butch I said Hey. Our theory Commercial Number One [ 0:58 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Our Theory Commercial Number Two [ 1:05 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Majestic Downfall Commercial [ 1:03 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Sep
8

SLTM (The Podcast) Episode 251

Episode 251: Well, I guess it’s time I went and fucked a cow Topic– We examine the lyrics to the one hit “if you leave” by OMD and determine if they are as dumb as we think Music on Episode 251: Sweet John Bloom : Full Review Soon Wizard Rifle: “Buzzsaw Babes” is a nice pulse quickening jam especially after a six minute plus acid washed opener. Lots of fuzzy goodness in the second and third cuts . Three songs in and this is hitting all the right buttons for me. There are only five songs, which is a plus as well. No band ever hurt there cause leaving you wanting more. “Psychodrama” shows the band in another light, such diverse styles in one band. The song calls to mind an early Rush song, with a down turned bass and a Geddy Lee whose pants weren’t so tight. The last song “Beastwhores” starts out like a Morphine song, skronky sax, and I do believe I hear clarinet, then slows down to a Fagan ritual dirgey fire chant. The last song at one point hits upon a bleached out Blue Cheer vibe. Who is this band? See Through Dresses:Full review soon Northbound: I have to see if this holds true for all the songs but they don’t need harmonies for every song. Singer has a good voice and doesn’t need the help as much s they use it. “Everyone but me” is a song about being alone after a break up after something went wrong. Buck up fellar, it’s not the last time your going to be in that position. I get the feeling that if this band stays around long enough they will disown this LP. They need to let the songs breath . Not every space needs to be filled. The singer has a nice distinctive voice, but this is power pop music about relationship bullshit and I’ve heard it many times before. Not offensive but not really worth my time. Other Links: Sweet John Bloom LP Order Page Tiny Engines Rarity SLTM (the Podcast) Episode 251 [ 30:41 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Sep
1

SLTM (The Podcast) Episode 250

SLTM Episode 250 Guys just don’t make naked phone calls like they used to In this episode we come up with new lyrics to put on the side of soda cans MUSIC ON EPISODE 250: Dread Lords: it’s as if Tom Waits and Vic Chestnutt had a younger brother and all he listened to growing up was Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. Not at all what I was expecting and that’s always great. “Born into Arms” metal ideas sung through the Cramps catalog. Always enjoy being thrown a curveball. “Jesus never hung out with us, so we nailed his ass to a tree” . Singing of church burnings and mary fucking. Wow. Holy shit. Makes me think of GG Allin and where he might have evolved if he hadn’t overdosed. Maybe GG moves over into Lo-fi Sebadoh-ish rythyms with songs about Satan, darkness and death or more so. Why I keep getting a Tom Waits vibe, I’m not sure but it’s there. I feel it. “Lives in me” tell me he’s not channeling GG? Also hear a little Nick Cave too. Discourse: calls to mind Ringworm, whose music I love and enjoy immensely. Also the last song sounds like a cross between Ringworm and Snapcase. Another band I really like. In video games you have certain accepted buttons or controls in the game, every game designer knows that through tried game research. RT is to shoot and the left stick is to move around. It’s what works best and makes the most sense. You want to take some of the other buttons and try to maximize their use or do something different? Cool, but don’t mess with what already works and what feels right. So it is with music. Discourse take a formula that works, just like those buttons. Don’t think that this is a rot exercise, because they tweak it and add some quality, crisp playing and energy to the proven formula. Cardboard Swords: “Flannel” kind of grinds things to a halt. Why would you want to put an earnest love gone wrong acoustic number at the beginning. I don’t understand. Then the singer goes into a spoken word piece. It’s different, but I would have waited until the end of the record . The song does kick in with a full band at the end, but it’s too late. I’m not sure how to say this, and this may just be a taste thing, but the singers voice...

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