Friday, April 24, 2015

Sun & Moon

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The Velvet Underground - Who Loves the Sun? (Loaded - 1970)
Magnetic Fields - I Don't Believe in the Sun (69 Love Songs - 1999)
Swans - God Damn the Sun (The Burning World - 1989)

Slowdive - When the Sun Hits (Souvlaki - 1993)
Primal Scream - May the Sun Shine Bright For You (Sonic Flower Groove - 1987)
The Verve - The Sun, The Sea (A Storm in Heaven - 1993)
Swervedriver - Sunset (Raise - 1991)
The Raveonettes - Sinking With the Sun (Observator - 2012)

Break - Ventures - Blue Moon (1961)

Frankie Rose - Moon in My Mind (Interstellar - 2011)
Neko Case - I Wish I Was the Moon (Blacklisted - 2002)
Ian McCulloch - The Killing Moon (Daytrotter Sessions -2010)

Love and Rockets - Holiday on the Moon (Express - 1986)
Young Magic - Drawing Down the Moon (Melt - 2012)

Jim Henson as Ernie - I Don't Want to Live on the Moon (Sesame Street - 1978)

Friday, April 17, 2015

BtWoS 04-17-2015

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Doldrums - Blow Away (Air Conditioned Nightmare - 2015)
Crocodiles - Stoned to Death (Sleep Forever - 2010)
Swervedriver - Autodidact (I Wasn't Born to Lose You - 2015)
Dum Dum Girls - Lost Boys & Girls Club (Too True - 2014)

Still Corners - The Trip (Strange Pleasures - 2013)
m83 - Midnight City (Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - 2011)
Symmetry - Cruise Control (Themes for an Imaginary Film - 2011)
Pastel Ghost - Shadows (Abyss - 2015)
School of Seven Bells - White Wind (Ghostory - 2012)

SPC ECO - Burn It Down (Art of Pop - 2014)
Forest Swords - Anneka's Battle (Engravings - 2013)
Hundred Waters - Xtalk (Moon Rang Like A Bell - 2014)
Purity Ring - Push Pull (Another Eternity - 2015)

Bonus Video Time!
John Carpenter - Night (Lost Themes - 2015)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Flexipop Retrospective

This week we take a look at the brief history of Flexipop magazine and the colorful 7" singles folded in its pages.

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The Jam - Boy About Town (Issue 02)
Madness - My Girl (Issue 19)
Hazel O'Connor - D. Days (Issue 09)
Bow Wow Wow - Elimination Dancing (Issue 18)

Depeche Mode - Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead (Issue 11)
Fad Gadget - King of the Flies (Issue 11)
Soft Cell - Metro MRX (Issue 12)
B. Movie - Remembrance Day (Issue 12)

Adam and the Ants - A.N.T.S. (Issue 04)
XTC - Looking for Footprints (Issue 16)
Haircut 100 - Nobody's Fool (Issue 17)
The Associates - Even Dogs in the Wild (Issue 20)

Bauhaus - God in an Alcove (Isssue 23)
The Cure - Lament (Issue 22)
Toya - Sphinx (Issue 08)

Marc Almond and Friends - Discipline (Throbbing Gristle cover - Issue 24)

Read an article about the magazine's history written by Flexipop co-founder Tim Lott here.

A colorful, glossy Adam Ant feature from Flexipop No. 4, March 1981:

Friday, March 13, 2015

New Swervedriver Record

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Swervedriver - For Seeking Heat (Mezcal Head - 1993)
Ride - Drive Blind (Ride EP - 1990)
Catherine Wheel - Texture (Ferment - 1992)

The Raveonettes - Killer in the Streets (Pe'Ahi - 2014)
Dum Dum Girls - Girls Intuition (Rimbaud Eyes 7" - 2014)
Thee Oh Sees - Web (Mutilator Defeated at Last - Out 5/18)
Ringo Deathstarr - God's Dream (God's Dream - 2014)

Television - Days (Adventure - 1978)
Mazzy Star - Things (I'm Less Here 7" - 2014)
J. Mascis - Fade Into You (Mazzy Star cover) (Fade Into You 7" - 2014)
Dean Wareham - Happy and Free (Dean Wareham - 2014)

Swervedriver - Setting Sun (I Wasn't Born To Lose You - 2015)
Swervedriver - English Subtitles (I Wasn't Born To Lose You - 2015)
Swervedriver - Days (Television cover) (Setting Sun 7" - 2014)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Existential Disco

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Doldrums - Loops (The Air Conditioned Nightmare - Out 4/7)
Crystal Castles - Vanished (Crystal Castles - 2008)
TR/ST - Slug (?)

Wife - Heart is a Far Light (What's Between - 2014)
Forest Swords - The Weight of Gold (Engravings - 2013)
Young Magic - Something in the Water (Breathing Statues - 2014)
Pye Corner Audio - Black Mist (Black Mist - 2014)

Chromatics - Just Like You (Dear Tommy - 2015)
Pastel Ghost - Clouds (ABYSS - Out 3/10)
Emiliana Torrini - Speed of Dark (Tookah - 2013)

Purity Ring - flood on the floor (another eternity - 2015)
Purity Ring - sea castle (another eternity - 2015)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday the 13th!

Happy Friday the 13th. Unlucky you, I'm uploading this one early.

Scream or Drownload

Harry Manfredini - Theme from Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Pseudo Echo - His Eyes (Autumnal Park - 1984)
A Flock of Seagulls - Nightmares (Listen - 1983)
Alice Cooper - He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask) (Constrictor - 1986)

The Damned - Born to Kill (Damned Damned Damned - 1977)
Oingo Boingo - Nothing to Fear (Nothing to Fear - 1982)
The Ramones - Makin' Monsters for my Friends (Adios Amigos - 1995)
The Misfits - Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight (Walk Among Us - 1982)

The Cramps - Eyeball in My Martini (Look Mom No Head! - 1991)
Adam and the Ants - Killer in the Home (Kings of the Wild Frontier - 1980)
Q Lazzarus - Goodbye Horses (Goodbye Horses - 1988)

John Carpenter - Night (Zola Jesus and Dean Hurley Remix) (Lost Themes - 2015)
Mogwai - Re-Remurdered (Blanck Mass Remix) (Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. - 2014)
Golden Boy feat. Miss Kittin - Rippin Kittin (Or - 2002)

I love this interview (it's probably the best thing about Jason Takes Manhattan). I asked Kane Hodder last summer about it and he said before the interview, Arsenio was visibly spooked so Kane just had to mess with him. The sheer terror is especially evident near the end during the handshake. Watch and you'll see what I mean.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Waiting for Winter's End

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The Clash - Red Angel Dragnet (Combat Rock - 1982)
Soft Cell - Chips On My Shoulder (Non Stop Erotic Cabaret - 1981)
Adam Ant - Here Comes the Grump (Friend or Foe - 1982)

For Against - Stranded in Greenland (December - 1988)
Ultravox - Vienna (Vienna - 1980)
Duran Duran - Mediterranean (All You Need is Now - 2010)
The Smiths - Suffer Little Children (The Smiths - 1984)

Comsat Angels - After the Rain (Fiction - 1982)
Psychedelic Furs - Shine (Book of Days - 1989)
Talk Talk - Such A Shame (It's My Life - 1984)
Tears for Fears - Memories Fade (The Hurting - 1983)

Bryan Ferry feat. Todd Terje - Johnny and Mary (Avonmore - 2014)