• 07.28.14
    The Red Plastic Buddha – Songs for Mara DAYDREAM GENERATION, RELEASES, REVIEWS | Comments Off
    Get it here: There was this man on our beach. He had a pointy head and ridiculously long ears and his skin shone red in the moonlight. Like it wasn't actually skin. Like he was made of plastic. His body emitted a strange throbbing sound. 'Hello,' I said. 'What's that noise?' 'That is "She's an Alien" by The Red Plastic Buddha,' he told me. 'From their new third album "Songs for Mara".' 'It sounds awfully muffled,' I said. 'One moment,' he said, lifting a finger and then he parted his robes. I was relieved to see a loudspeaker mounted in his chest. The full ...
  • 12.19.13
    J James & The Resonance “At Swim Two Bards” RELEASES, REVIEWS | Comments Off
    Free download: (or throw that man a bone if you're feeling generous) Looking for something new to put in your ears? Something acoustic and intimate, intellectually stimulating and emotionally charged with a pinch of rock&roll and a 13-minute twist of experimental guitar sounds? That right there is the recipe for one J James and The Resonance's debut album "At Swim Two Bards". It's a carefully baked lo-fi cake, complete with a side order of folky pomes and a half pint of pop. A couple of tracks from last year's demo album "I Was Never A Loner. I Am Merely Aloof" reappear, reworked ...
  • 08.08.13
    Free download: Having previously impressed us with two original one-man-acoustic-rock-soundscapes, 2007's self-titled and 2008's much loved "Stratum", Warchalking seemingly vanished from our airwaves. Now, five years on, he's back, and this time he's got a backing band behind him. The driving forces behind the songs are the same - sagacious wordsmithery for the mind and boozy guitar riffs for the body - but the volume has been cranked up to the maximum. Essentially this set-up sounds like potential fulfilled, foot to the floor, windows down, squeezing every last drop of daydreamer gasoline from the tank. It could quite conceivably have been ...
  • 05.31.13
    The Real Burnouts – Blasting The Fadeout COZY HOME, RELEASES, REVIEWS, THE REAL BURNOUTS | Comments Off
    THE REAL BURNOUTS - Blasting The Fadeout Download/listen: Close your eyes. The The Real Burnouts are babbling on about their tour of Rongovia. Somebody sounds like Woody Allen on some serious drugs. Here, have you met them yet? There's the one playing bass that looks like he is about to topple drunk off the stage, the dude on guitar (Pete Townsend's little brother only without the questionable internet browsing history), the bearded conductor singing words in your native tongue that you should, but don't understand, all the while beating the war drums, and there's the guy in the background dressed like a Yeti. ...