Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Aww is so wack. I need a real shot in the arm...

How bout some: Comets on Fire.
Yes, the absolute best in psychedelic hard rock. Anyone who credits a member of the band with "Echoplex" wins. I get the feeling that these guys have a good time when they play. Summoning the spirits of MC5, Blue Cheer, and (I'm going to get crucified for saying this but) the vocals remind me of Sonny Kay from his days in the VSS.

The first s/t record has a bit more of a punk/garage/too much whiskey feel than the latter two albums. Their second album, Field Recordings from the Sun is where shit starts to get a bit more hectic...focusing more on shredding riffs apart, squealing feedback, and trying to take it "out there" rather than just kicking out the jams. On, their third and most recent Blue Cathedral they have arrived wherever "out there" is. Perhaps here or here. Either way, it's a cacophony of twisted nonsense, and comes highly recommended for soothing your inner psychopathic weirdo.


from s/t:
Let's Take It All
The Way Down

from Field Recordings from the Sun:

from Blue Cathedral:
The Antlers of the Midnight Sun

Buy their stuffs here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Motel de Moka

So....I'm now going to be occasionally posting music and things at
Motel de Moka. Go and check it out. I posted three tracks today which illustrate my yearning for a cool breeze once in a while.


Sunday, January 08, 2006

Second verse, same as the first

Happy New Year, everyone...I'm going to start posting from time to time, and I hope you enjoy. Feel free to leave comments with what you love, hate, and feel indifferent to.

To begin: here's a track by Joan of Arc off of their newest record, "Presents Guitar Duets" on record label. Buy it here.

Untitled by Bobby Burg & Nate Kinsella

I'm choosing this song 1. because I think it makes a wonderful introduction and 2. because this album is really great. If you're convinced that you know everything there is to know about Joan of Arc and that you aren't interested in them anymore, I would say take a listen. The plan on the album was to take the 10 different guitarists from the history of Joan of Arc and create a series of 10 guitar duets. This is definitely not a traditional JoA record; it's very much what you might expect from some sort of John Fahey tribute record. I would say this is perfect music for a grey winter afternoon, but I live in Miami right now and we don't get those...(for the record it also works during a long drive in the sunshine). Also: dig the cover art by Lauren Kessinger. Sweet drawings!