New Fishbone “Crazy Glue” Coming Out Oct. 11

There’s a new Fishbone album coming out on October 11. For those of you who understand the significance of that, let me repeat, there’s a new Fishbone album coming out on October 11. For those of you who do not understand the significance of that, let me repeat, there’s a new Fishbone album coming out on October 11. Here’s a pre-release single, “Crazy Glue” that sticks to you like crazy glue. It’s classic Fishbone. Musically brilliant, lyrically fearless, beautiful, absurd, a little frightening, quite fun, and barking mad.

“Crazy Glue” (download mp3)
from “Crazy Glue”
“Crazy Glue” (play)
(Cockroach Media)
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Black Liquorice Hits Critical Mass

From the vaults, pulled up by my friend Dan over at SFMusicSluts, here’s Critical Mass – one of the wackier ska punky bands from the ever so wacky “third wave” o’ punky ska. Led by tenor sax man Michael Valladares – now proud owner of the bestest watering hole on that strange planet of East Bay, California, ye olde Hotsy Totsy – CM brought metal madness and cartoon music to bear on their special ska brew, here expressed as an epic instrumental.

Critical Mass – “Black Liquorice” (Play this puppeh)

Critical Mass – “Black Liquorice” (Download this puppeh)

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Ian Moore & The Lossy Coils Raid Secondhand Store

The mySpoonful list is a great source of musical treats and surprises. Today they sent this most rockin’ track from Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils. Reminds me of The Smithereens – with a bit of Urge Overkill in the soup. This is basically what The Jam would sound like if they came from Austin, TX or Seattle, WA. Very snappy moddy power pop for your medicines. Loved it first time thru, and it’s def one of those tunes that gets better on repeated listenings. Ian Moore’s bio page is a lot of fun too.

“Secondhand Store” (Play this puppy)
“Secondhand Store” (Download from mySpoonful)
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The Ladybug Transistor Is “Always On The Telephone” And So Can You

More Ladybug Transistor. What a delicious sound these guys make. And what’s not to love about a band whose name evokes the fact that old school electronic transistors resemble ladybugs? What is cuter than a ladybug? This track is purty. I was on the train the other day and noticed that every single passenger was using their little i-Thingys. Then I noticed I was too. Always on the telephone. We need like, a volcano or aliens or something.

The Ladybug Transistor
“Always On The Telephone” (download mp3)
from “Can’t Wait Another Day”
“Always On The Telephone” (play)
(Fortuna POP!)
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Bringing Chronic Disorder to “The Drums of War”

Continuing my Posh Boy kick because why not! Glad to see their stuff on IODA, such a great label. Here’s Chronic Disorder from Tacoma, Washington with an epic wail about a classic old theme: old men sending young men to war. Sounding like a collision of U2 and The Doors on this track, these disorderly lads have serious musical and vocal talent, and they play together seamlessly like veterans. Such a hardcore sounding name – Chronic Disorder – but their sound is actually very accessible and even a bit power-pop. I like, I like.

The Drums of WarChronic Disorder
“The Drums of War” (download mp3)
from “The Drums of War”
(Posh Boy Music)
“The Drums Of War” (play)
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Pariah Goes On After The End

I am glad to find Pariah on the Interwasteland. In the early 80’s when they started playing in Martinez, the Uptones were starting up a few freeway exits down in Berkeley. I saw a lot of hardcore bands at that time, and these guys were one of my faves. Check this song out, it’s great.

“After The End” (download mp3)
from “Youths of Age (Expanded Version)”
(Posh Boy Music)
“After The End” (play)
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