Monday, January 26, 2009
HoZac Hookup Klub 2009
Just got the email sendout from one Chicago's finest record labels, HoZac, who are launching their singles club for 2009. $75 in Canada ($65 in the USA) will net you 10 singles from up and comers like Seattle's Idle Times (harsh bedroom punker), Austin's Woven Bones (hot off a split 7" with the poised-to-blow-up Jacuzzi Boys), Uganda's (?) Art Thieves (fiery scuzzers who are also about to drop a number on Siltbreeze) Brooklyn's Teeth (Blank Dogs side-project!), Omaha's Box Elders ("cave pop" outfit who penned one of last year's great tracks, "Hole In My Head"...check the myspace for it), and LA's Dum Dum Girls (seriously excited about these girls right now. The ongoing Vivian Girls lovefest/backlash, and the hunt for the next all-girl garage band should open a few doors for these ladies. Do yourself a favor and check out their newest joint on myspace, Jail La La, which has one of the sweetest hooks I've heard in months. On repeat at thee Expressway! Upcoming 12" EP also due out on Mike Sniper's (Blank Dogs) Captured Tracks label)
The rest of the 7"ers go out to Tee Pee (who have releases forthcoming on Jerkwave, Florida's Dying and Sweet Rot), White Mystery (female singer with a PJ Harvey kinda thang going on...but jangly!), Mississippi's Flight (don't know much about these guys, but the tracks on their myspace are pretty good) and the extremely new Mother Of Tears, who also hail from Chi-Town.
We've barely stepped foot into 2009 and I'm already broke as shit. Send yr money this a-way.