Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pop Dr(((O)))nes: Episode 62

It seems like every week we have a new band to play from that island Australia. Cassettes and LPs by the likes of the Twerps, Zond, Circle Pit, Fabulous Diamonds, Dead Farmers, Royal Headache, Blank Realm, Deaf Wish, UV Race, and many more have been taking up plenty of shelf space and radio time over the past year or so. Last year RIP Society, which is pretty much the go-to label down there right now, issued a CD by Brisbane band Kitchen's Floor, garnering acclaim in their own region but not much elsewhere. Now, with the LP re-issue on Bedroom Suck, looks like Kitchen's Floor might be getting some much deserved attention. Anyways, lets get to the meat here--these three young fellas make the kind of DIY depressed pop that we just don't get to here often enough around the offices of ETMS/Pop Drones. Gently guided buzzsaw guitars, primitive drums and vocals that sound as if they were recorded immediately after rolling out of bed. Though No Wave keeps popping up in reviews, it's really only part of the equation, as the band use that abrasiveness and apply it to these brash yet catchy songs. 11 tracks in around 20 minutes. Unless you want to cough up a ridiculous amount of cash to have this shipped from Australia, you'll want to head to Permanent Records right now if you live North America. They just got some copies of this and a few others from RIP Society, though I'm sure they won't last. Absolute highest recommendation. Snatch it asap!

Moonhearts "Death Star Pt. II" s/t LP (Tic Tac Totally) 2010
Woven Bones "I've Gotta Get" s/t 7" (Hardly Art) 2010
Pregnant "Safe & Sound" s/t LP (Burn Books) 2010
The Ether "I Need You" Folly CDR (Patente) 2010
Kitchen's Floor "Left" Loneliness Is A Dirty Mattress LP (Bedroom Suck) 2010 *reissue of 2009 CD on RIP Society
Kitchen's Floor "Regrets" s/t 7" (RIP Society) 2010
Rene Hell "Walking In Tune" split w/Pete Swanson LP (self released) 2010
Oneohtrix Point Never "Wayland Lincoln Border" split w/Tomutonttu (Alter) 2010
Josh Burke "Gliding" Prana LP (Aguirre) 2010
Caboladies "untitled 2" Live Anywhere LP (Aguirre) 2010
Ossining "Moons" I Will Be Missed LP (Digitalis) 2010
Mark McGuire "Off In The Distance Pt. 1" Off In The Distance LP (Cylindrical Habitat Modules) 2010
Radio People "Now Where" s/t LP (Digitalis) 2010
Pete Swanson "U.O.B." Where I Was (self released) 2010

DOWNLOAD EPISODE 62 here (right click link, then Save As)


Anonymous said...

only silence here. anyone got this problem?

Anonymous said...

only silence here. anyone got this problem?

Jason said...

Hey man, just a heads up this show on itunes or direct download is completely silent...let me know when you reup I want to hear it.


Mark E. Rich said...

sorry guys. looks like this episode may have been lost to the digital ether, as will next week's episode. Will let you know if it can be fixed

Anonymous said...

Hey, just wanted to say thanks for featuring Pregnant on your site and to let your followers know that the Pregnant LP is available for FREE download at the Burn Books website.


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