Saturday, April 16, 2011

purity ring

purity ring - ungirthed 7" (2011, transparent)

/// possibly the greatest single to come out lately. purity ring is a new project by colin roddick of GOBBLE GOBBLE, one of somatose's favorite bands at the moment.

and... GO OUT AND BUY RECORDS! it's record store day after all!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

straight outta bandcamp #9

coolrunnings - dracula is only the beginning (2011)
// long awaited debut full length for 5 big bucks (check out my DZ to preview)

ricky eat acid - haunt u forever (2011)
// easy listening adult contemporary

debacle records 3

sundrips - just a glimpse (2011, debacle records)

/// Debacle strikes again. this time by releasing, amongst others (please take a look at their bandcamp), washed out guitar/synth drones from Montreal duo Sundrips.

also, word on the street : use this promo code tequilamockingbird to get 15% off any release on Debacle Records' bandcamp

SUNDRIPS - When from Moduli TV on Vimeo.

Monday, April 4, 2011

your tan looks supernatural

chad vangaalen - your tan looks supernatural (2011)

///amazing new songs/outakes from upcoming LP.

"Chad VanGaalen’s "Your Tan Looks Supernatural" EP is composed of outtakes from Chad’s upcoming album "Diaper Island" out May 19th. Exclusively available on Bandcamp as a response to the crisis in Japan, 100% of all proceeds from the EP will be forwarded to the Red Cross Aid Effort.

The March 11th, 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan created a tsunami that wreaked havoc on many highly-populated coastal regions. The death toll continues to rise, but barely communicates the incomprehensible scale of this calamity. Global relief efforts have been swift to assist the Japanese people as they sort through a traumatic event that has left many without the basic necessities such as food and shelter.

The Red Cross is a renowned and trustworthy aid agency and has already raised millions of dollars to assist the Japanese people in rebuilding efforts. We hope this can also help to further these efforts in a tiny way. You can also just sit in silence and donate directly to the Red Cross on their website at "

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Harmonia - Live 1974

We usually don't post older releases on this blog but this album definitely deserves its spot here! This here is one of my favorite live recordings out there. If you like it, send me a shout! Hell, I might even start posting more of my classic favs!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

an OESB tribute to Creed



here's the tracklist:
1. autre ne veut - what's this life for??
2. green gerry - with arms wide open
3. alice cohen - higher
4. pretty lightning - are you ready??
5. sleep creep - my own prison
6. hurrikane ike - one

released by old english spelling bee as a 80 millimeter mini-CD compilation. already sold out sold out, download it for free here

first nations

first nations - organ songs for the feral night (2010)

/// dreamy, catchy, and free four song EP from british colombian band first nations. it's pretty good. i'll definitely want to give a listen to their other stuff in the near future. if I could only have 8 big bucks. sucks being poor.
** guys, if you see this please send me a download code

two bicycles

two bicycles - the ocean (2011, crash symbols)

/// jump on this.

"The new Two Bicycles record is one of the most personal records I’ve made to date. Even though there aren’t any vocals on the record, I feel that I’ve expressed myself more clearly than I have on any other release I’ve done. Although this is a “side project”, I take these songs as seriously as I do the songs for the Teen Daze project.

The record tells the story of a night spent at sea. The beauty and hope that comes with the watching of the sun set, swimming in the moonlight and looking back at life back on land in fondness and happiness. But as the night falls, and the endless ocean reveals itself as the chaotic, exilic wilderness, the main character begins to feel isolated and on edge. The ocean can bring both optimism and fear, hope and loneliness.

The album was recorded in my bedroom, at the base of Mt. Cheam in Chilliwack, BC, from November 2010 to January 2011.

-Jamison Dick