Friday, August 20, 2010

Pop Dr(((O)))nes: Episode 59

Amphetamine Reptile has resurfaced after over a decade of inactivity, and they've picked one doozy of a record to come swingin' back with. Gold Magic, the second full length from Denton, Texas' White Drugs, would've fit in perfectly alongside records by The Cows, Hammerhead and The Melvins back in AmRep's heyday. It's also the type of record that's gonna fit in snugly between contemporary records by the likes of Puffy Areolas, Twin Stumps or Pfisters. Only 350 records pressed, but you can still grab this one here. Highly recommended.

Excellent compilation of Neil Young covers was recently released to help raise money for a member of Sudden Oak who injured himself after falling three stories from the top of a building in San Francisco. Contributions from bigger names like Ducktails, Julian Lynch, Sun Araw, Metal Rouge, and Sam Goldberg sit alongside up and comers like Swanox and Avocet. These are not yr typical Neil covers, either. Metal Rouge split 'Helpless' wide open and reveal a version so blown out and hazy you'd never suspect it was Neil Young in the first place. Great song selections here as well, including a track taken from the underrated Transformer LP. Limited to 300 copies, silkscreen covers, all exclusive material, and all proceeds go to a good cause. Grab it here asap.

Timmy's Organism "Cold Pizza" s/t 7" (Cass) 2010
Cloud Nothings "Turning On" Turning On LP (Speakertree) 2010
Tim Cohen "A Mind Of Their Own" Laugh Tracks LP (Captured Tracks) 2010
The Bitters "Dark Wide Holes" Have A Nap Hotel EP 12" (Sacred Bones) 2010
Sex Church "209" s/t 7" (Hozac) 2010
Manic Attracts "Animals" unreleased mp3, 2010
Timecopz "In The Morning" unreleased mp3, 2010
Broken Water "Coming True" s/t CS (Night People) 2010
White Drugs "DMT" Gold Magic LP (Amphetamine Reptile) 2010
Hot Guts "Ballad Of Jon Simon" s/t 7" (Badmaster) 2010
The Chickens "Shit City" Chicken Shit 7" (Siltbreeze) 2010
Drunkdriver "Haunting" s/t LP (self released) 2010
Common Eider, King Eider "They Want To Dig For Gold But All They'll Find Is Blood" Worn LP (Root Strata) 2010
Topaz Rags "You Go On" s/t 7" (Not Not Fun) 2010
Sun Araw "Barstool Blues" A Fundamental Experiment comp. (A Fundamental Experiment) 2010
La Revelateur "Costiera Amalfitana" Motion Flares CS (Root Strata) 2010
Shit & Shine "Fuck You Folk Singers" Bass Puppy 12" (Badmaster) 2010

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