Cinema Red And Blue’s Creepy Crawly “Walkin’ To The Cemetery”

Hey it’s a better idea than running to the cemetery, isn’t it? Here’s some first class garage rock from Cinema Red And Blue. Just Walkin’ To The Cemetery. Ghostly creepy Farfisa Organ with howls.

Cinema Red And Blue
“Walkin’ To The Cemetery” (download mp3)
from “Butterbean Crypt EP”
“Walkin To The Cemetery” (play)
(Fortuna POP!)
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The Pipettes’ Unspeakably Delightful “Boo Shuffle”

How perfectly silly. I love The Pipettes‘ world view, and they have an irresistible way of inviting us into their glittering funscape. Ooh-wah indeed! Great production and playing, all of which is so new school / old school – mashup, and covers so many decades of pop, I just don’t know goddam right what to say about it! Other than it’s truly GR8. Thanks Pipettes, you made my day with this one.

The Pipettes
“Boo Shuffle” (download mp3)
from “Boo Shuffle”
“Boo Shuffle” (play)
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I Love Evans The Death So Much, It’s Unclean

We don’t speak of our fast-paced punk-pop music as “beautiful” and “yearning” much, do we? Yes we do, now we do. London’s Evans The Death brings an original flavor to post-post-post Buzzcocksyism with their downright romantical “I’m So Unclean.” Singer Katherine Whitaker achieves, with guitarists Dan Moss and Matt Gill, a synergy reminiscent of what Morrissey created with Johnny Marr. Her voice is mad-love drop-dead sexy in an indie pouty way, and the lyrics are gorgeous. Look, you had me at “I’ll stare at the cat for a while.” I have huge band crush. Have since I posted the other “side” of this maxi-single, a coupla weeks ago. OMGawd. I’m fawning! Stop me now! Like-ify them on Faceborg. I’m taking a cold shower.

Evans The Death
“I’m So Unclean” (download mp3)
from “Threads / I’m So Unclean”
I’m So Unclean” (play)
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Evans The Death Lives! Follow The Threads

“Why did I watch that documentary?” beseeches singer Katherine Whitaker on the brand new Evans The Death single, as she falls into a post-civilization meltdown. Guitars, burning in an entropy of descending low notes and crashing chords like planes falling out of the sky, set the backdrop for this dark, hazy daydream. I find it kind of cheerful, actually. What’s my issue? Punk out, kids.

Evans The Death
“Threads” (download mp3)
from “Threads / I’m So Unclean”
“Threads” (play)
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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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“Breaking Up On The Beat” Again With The Ladybug Transistor

OMG OMG OMG a new Ladybug Transistor record!! Life just got more awesome. This was released ten minutes ago on the Fortuna POP! label, and it is EXACTLY what I needed this morning. I have been a Ladybug Transistor fan since their first album in the mid-90’s helped me through school and various other travails. They are close to my heart, so I am very glad to report, their latest effort is as beautiful as I’d hope. There’s as much love and care put into every part and every sound, as there is to the composition and lyrics. Understated yet marvelously expansive. I’d stop gushing, but I can’t. Listen to this, pick up the album, see ’em on tour. This is GR8 talent, forget about that stupid karaoke game show. Bye now.

The Ladybug Transistor
“Breaking Up on the Beat” (download mp3)
from “Clutching Stems”
“Breaking Up On The Beat” (play)
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Comet Gain’s “Working Circle Explosive!” is Explosive, Circular, and Working

Praise be unto the rock. Praise, let us praise, the mighty seething indie rock. Bow down and spasm before the great wall of Velvet Underground-worshiping, backwards guitar slurping, slithering drone-y art rock combustible mass. Comet Gain hails from London via Bordeaux via Brighton and Windsor, and they fooking rock. “Working Circle Explosive!” is a single from their “Howl Of The Lonely Crowd” album which you must own in order to prevent rickets.

Comet Gain
“Working Circle Explosive!” (download mp3)
from “Howl Of The Lonely Crowd”
(Fortuna POP!)
“Working Circle Explosive” (play)
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Allo, Darlin’ snaps a Polaroid Song

Allo, Darlin’ – “The Polaroid Song” mp3

Ah, sweet pop. This song is as lighthearted and friendly as a lemonade on a summer day watching the Monkees. Not that it sounds like the Monkees, with Elizabeth Morris’ charming vocals and all, but for some reason the thought of those old polaroid cameras that looked all weird like Darth Vader’s head makes me see Peter Tork’s smile. London’s Allo, Darlin’ takes retro studies to a higher level with “The Polaroid Song,” a soft, pleasant romp through memories of the 70’s, and in some funny way, a romantic ode to old technology. It’s more than nostalgia, it’s love.

Allo, Darlin’
“The Polaroid Song” (mp3)
from “The Polaroid Song”
(Fortuna POP)

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Pure Young Adult Fun

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Young Adult Friction”

On top of their lovely 80’s pop sensibilities, this band has a florid way with words which you can see in their name and song titles. This pure pop song may have come from pain and friction but the result is pure fun. I may have to do my hair all new wave now.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
“Young Adult Friction” (mp3)
from “The Pains of Being Pure at Heart”
(Fortuna POP)

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