Marshmallow Ghosts Ride “The Hearse Song”

What if we are among the last generations of standard issue humans on earth? What if what follows is a spectrum of robots, androids, genetically and technologically modified humans and weaponized polar bears? If so, this music will fit right it. Marshmallow Ghosts, my dear ladies and gents, regale us with “The Hearse Song.” Equal parts bleak and blissful. Goth meets Residents.

The Marshmallow Ghosts
“The Hearse Song” (download mp3)
from “The Marshmallow Ghosts”
“The Hearse Song” (play)
(Graveface Records)
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Kid Dakota’s Frightfully Honest “Dawn Did Us Part”

Emo often? Here is some bittersweet sap from the tree of loneliness, lovingly harvested from the oceanic bleakness of post-breakup woe. Yes. And it’s a good piece of music, too. Eminently sad and cavernous, like Radiohead stops with all the metaphors and just says it plainly and literally. The opening line is priceless.

Kid Dakota
“Dawn Did Us Part” (download mp3)
from “Listen to the Crows as They Take Flight”
“Dawn Did Us Part” (play)
(Graveface Records)
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TW Walsh Makes It Rhyme

Trippeh. With a vibe echoing John Lennon’s solo records, some clever turns of phrase and a right steady beat, this is high-brow fab. I like the eerie vibrato on the organ – it’s pitched halfway into the next county, and there’s a wild effect on the lead guitar as well. Excellent track from Boston’s TW Walsh.

TW Walsh
“Make It Rhyme” (download mp3)
from “Songs of Pain and Leisure”
“Make It Rhyme” (play)
(Graveface Records)
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The Nighty Nite Sleeps Tight In Mental Hospital

And now for something completely bent. The Nighty Nite, my dears, lead us on an audio excursion into acute and total madness. This is the sound of the inside of a lunatic’s brain in a lunatic asylum back when they still called them lunatic asylums and madhouses. It is likely that if you are unbalanced, this will push you off the deep end. It is sick, wrong, troubling material. Highly recommended.

The Nighty Nite
“In My Hospital Gown” (download mp3)
from “Dimples”
(Graveface Records)
“In My Hospital Gown” (play)
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Visiting the “End Frigate Constellation” w/ Appleseed Cast

Here’s an expansive indie space-rock hybrid from The Appleseed Cast. Haunting, arching trellises of heavily effected guitars and vocals shimmer like black roses in mysterious rain. Yes. Excellent drumming here too. Go forth and Prog.

The Appleseed Cast
“End Frigate Constellation” (download mp3)
from “Middle States”
(Graveface Records)
“End Frigate Constellation” (play)
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DREAMEND right “Where You Belong”

DREAMEND – “Where You Belong” mp3

Here’s a wonderfully weird sort of anti-anthem from Chicago’s DREAMEND. I looooove the crazy warbly keyboard sounds, and the vocals and lyrics are sweet. It all sounds exotic and alien, yet at the same time warm and fuzzily familiar. Approval.

DREAMEND
“Where You Belong” (mp3)
from “So I Ate Myself, Bite by Bite”
(Graveface Records)
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Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Born on a Day the Sun Didn’t Rise” mp3

Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Born on a Day the Sun Didn’t Rise” mp3

Like many, I am drawn like a moth to the flame of BMSR, where instead of burning into oblivion, we are transported into a blissful audio cacoon of magic and wonder. I love JosieSpace’ observation – they tend to sound like (French electro pop band) Air, but with “hair!” Giggle. I love this song and the album is a real treat too.

Black Moth Super Rainbow
“Born on a Day the Sun Didn’t Rise” (mp3)
from “Eating Us”
(Graveface Records)

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Note – this is the top seller on the IODA album chart right now – which, to me, is a much bigger deal than being on the Billboard charts at this point. Because while teh numbers are still relatively smaller than what the big labels are putting up, the fact is indie product thru IODA is increasing their catalog and sales numbers, while blockbuster product thru the cartel distros of yesterday continue to shrink. Yes your Superfan watches with interest and participates with glee, as the old monopolized music industry rots within its own castle walls, and outside an indie coalition grows a loooooooong tail. But I digress, my dear readers. Black Moth Super Rainbow is good sex music. There. Better? Good.

A Black Moth, rising with the Sun

Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Born on a Day the Sun Didn’t Rise”

Like many, I am drawn like a moth to the flame of BMSR, where instead of burning into oblivion, we are transported into a blissful audio cacoon of magic and wonder. A friend once observed, “they tend to sound like (French electro pop band) Air, but with “hair!” Giggle. I love this song and the album is a real treat too.

Black Moth Super Rainbow
“Born on a Day the Sun Didn’t Rise” (mp3)
from “Eating Us”
(Graveface Records)

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Note – this is the top seller on the IODA album chart right now – which, to me, is a much bigger deal than being on the Billboard charts at this point. Because while teh numbers are still relatively smaller than what the big labels are putting up, the fact is indie product thru IODA is increasing their catalog and sales numbers, while blockbuster product thru the cartel distros of yesterday continue to shrink.  Yes your Superfan watches with interest and participates with glee, as the old monopolized music industry rots within its own castle walls, and outside an indie coalition grows a loooooooong tail. But I digress, my dear readers. Black Moth Super Rainbow is good sex music. There. Better? Good.