The Cassettes – “Lady Faire” (mp3)

The Cassettes – “Lady Faire” (play)

What is “pushing the envelope” other than an overused term to describe music that is “over the top” or “edgy” or gag me leaping with a fork, so many other criminally flogged phrases? But I can’t restrain myself, The Cassettes are edgy, over the top and they really push the envelope. Sorry! But it’s true. This band is fearlessly and playfully creative. “Lady Faire” is a rockin’ and original number from their “‘Neath The Pale Moon” CD. There’s some kind of electric singing saw or theremin solo that is a right crack up, and the lyrics are perfectly adorable and silly. From the wonderful Buddyhead Records.

The Cassettes
“Lady Faire” (mp3)
from “‘Neath The Pale Moon”
(Buddyhead Records)

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The Cassettes serenade yon “Lady Faire”

The Cassettes – “Lady Faire” mp3

What is “pushing the envelope” other than an overused term to describe music that is “over the top” or “edgy” or gag me leaping with a fork, so many other criminally flogged phrases? But I can’t restrain myself, The Cassettes are edgy, over the top and they really push the envelope. Sorry! But it’s true. This band is fearlessly and playfully creative. “Lady Faire” is a rockin’ and original number from their “‘Neath The Pale Moon” CD. There’s some kind of electric singing saw or theremin solo that is a right crack up, and the lyrics are perfectly adorable and silly. From the wonderful Buddyhead Records.

The Cassettes
“Lady Faire” (mp3)
from “‘Neath The Pale Moon”
(Buddyhead Records)

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Radio Vago’s precarious “Mail Order Bride”

Radio Vago – “Mail Order Bride” mp3

Here’s a right pissed off outburst of hardcore new wave, all about mail order bride-hood. The chorus says it all: “I’m for sale.” This is feminism without the big heavy textbook. Musically it’s like B-52s meets Dead Kennedys. Radio Vago from Los Angeles, CA. “Mail Order Bride” indeed. I’ll take three, thank you.

Radio Vago
“Mail Order Bride” (mp3)
from “Black & White Photo Enterprise”
(Buddyhead Records)

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Dios – “Stare At Wheel”

Using every cliche I’ve ever heard in rock doesn’t sound like a MP3 Jackpot winner, but Dios from L.A. does just that. Their song “Stare At Wheel” is tremendous. I recommend it to everyone.

Dios
“Stare At Wheel” (download mp3)
from “We Are Dios”
(Buddyhead Records)
Stare At Wheel (play)

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Dios – “Stare At Wheel” (mp3)

Dios – “Stare At Wheel” (play)

Los Angeles art rockers Dios offer some convincing reasons for fans to buy their music directly from them so “some suit that doesn’t give a f!ck about music or art doesn’t get to take his cut.” And if not satisfied with their value-packed audio and artwork bundles, you can, for a mere $5,000, hire the whole band to hang out with you in Vegas, Disneyland, their local bars and sleep over at their mom’s house for a weekend! Now, I’d never bother to tell you any of this, except their record just happens to be seriously brilliant. The single they are generously sharing for free, “Stare At Wheel,” sounds like the Cramps had an acid trip with the Beatles and both Brians – Jones and Wilson! – at Wolfmother’s house and recorded the event. A gorgeous and mysterious song, expertly and lovingly realized. Check it out.

Dios
“Stare At Wheel” (mp3)
from “We Are Dios”
(Buddyhead Records)

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Oh Mi Dios, We Are Dios Rocks!

Dios – “Stare At Wheel” mp3

Los Angeles art rockers Dios offer some convincing reasons for fans to buy their music directly from them so “some suit that doesn’t give a f!ck about music or art doesn’t get to take his cut.” And if not satisfied with their value-packed audio and artwork bundles, you can, for a mere $5,000, hire the whole band to hang out with you in Vegas, Disneyland, their local bars and sleep over at their mom’s house for a weekend! Now, I’d never bother to tell you any of this, except their record just happens to be seriously brilliant. The single they are generously sharing for free, “Stare At Wheel,” sounds like the Cramps had an acid trip with the Beatles and both Brians – Jones and Wilson! – at Wolfmother’s house and recorded the event. A gorgeous and mysterious song, expertly and lovingly realized. Check it out.

Dios
“Stare At Wheel” (mp3)
from “We Are Dios”
(Buddyhead Records)

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Seaspin Spins A Fable Of Love

Seaspin – “Love Is A Fable”

Pitch bending a guitar amp’s noise makes a nice start to a thoroughly enjoyable grunge pop rocker with a sexy trippy female vocal. If “Love Is a Fable” then what is the moral? Well, the vocals and guitars on this track have such an orgy it almost doesn’t matter what the song means. Thoughtful lyrics though, too. Rock it.

Seaspin
“Love Is a Fable” (mp3)
from “Reverser”
(Buddyhead Records)

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