|SPIDER DREAMING by Greg "Craola" Simkins|
Monday, September 27, 2010
In the interest of trying new things (or at least getting back to things I used to enjoy) I've entered a writing contest to win a super rad print of a painting by Greg "Craola" Simkins. (Details here AM giveaway)
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Friends and familiars please welcome Starfucker (or for those people who've seen the latest Polyvinyl promos STRFKR) for a brief Q&A. They are currently touring the U.S., and if you are going to be in Little Rock this Wednesday, Sept. 29th they are playing a show at Juanita's with The Octopus Project- go check it out!
To find out more about the band, and to purchase some sweet sounds, head over to POLYVINYLRECORDS.COM:)
Love and peace,
at 2:37 PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
STRFKR Julius 7in
“Julius” is bouncy and full of life. I could play this and the subsequent track “Helium Muffin” (which slows it down a notch then kicks it right back up) on repeat for days and not get weary of these infectious songs. With amazingly alluring bass lines, trippy keyboards and fantastic layering of guitars and synth effects, you don’t want to miss this release!
Preorder here: http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/store/index.php?id=1496
XBXRX O 7in
O proves that good American punk does exist after 1979, a fact which I found to be quite a relief. Noisy, fast-paced guitars with simple drums and raucous vocals carry this brief album to its climax. Gritty and determined to crawl under your skin and make your ears melt, this fun little record combines some of my favorite sounds such as The Cramps, The Slits and Jay Reatard. “Knowledge is Death” is a total knockout, bringing the beastly guitar lines crunching down hard and intensifying the drums. If you would like to find out for yourself, please visit the link below to learn more and purchase this fine release.
Love and peace, and more to come:)
at 2:13 PM
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby is the best thing he's written since High Fidelity. A cult favorite making fun of hipsters and over-enthusiastic/obsessive fans loses no irony on fellow hecklers. I enjoyed the narrative even when I was frustrated by the characters, which is a good indication of how involved you become with said characters. Engaging, thoughtful, humorous and not at all overly heartfelt or Lifetime Movie-ish, I found this novel to be a captivating look at seemingly unrelated lives coalescing into something greater than the sum of its parts. If you are a fan of music trivia, excellent writing, and/or subtle humor, this book will most definitely have something for you to enjoy.
For purchase info please go to: Juliet, Naked
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