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  • 04.15.11
    Syd Lane – Solstice RELEASES, REVIEWS, SYD LANE | (1)
    Free download: sydlane.bandcamp.com/album/solstice Syd Lane has done it again. While some songwriters furiously vomit up hours of garbage in the hope that something, anything redeemable might happen, and others sit chewing on their guitar strings waiting for inspiration, she has been quietly amassing an increasingly awesome body of songs, honing and refining them until, like golden apples they are ready to drop from the tree. 'Solstice' is the second apple of a whirlwind year but three months old. Already we have seen the utterly compelling 'Hypatia' make all the right ripples in the deep end of the pond. Everyone I know who has ...
  • 12.23.10
    The Best of The Daydream Generation 09/10 DAYDREAM GENERATION, DG COMPILATIONS, RELEASES | (2)
    Free download: http://quixodelic.com/site/the-best-of-the-daydream-generation-0910/ So here it is. The final page in the last chapter of the Daydream Generation, a 30-song compilation called 'The Best of The Daydream Generation 09/10'. Thanks to a terrible year in 2009, we only managed to put together one compilation and the traditional 'Best of...' felt pretty pointless. Now, with three DG compilations in 2010, as well as three Quixodelic Record samplers to choose from, this one has been the most difficult to put together yet. So difficult in fact that I couldn't even narrow it down to a single CD of songs. The first 23 tracks were ...
  • 10.28.10
    The Space Between Things – s/t REVIEWS | Comments Off
    Download it for free at: thespacebetweenthings.com Solitary Man - Fuck. I forget sometimes how much I love music. I get so disillusioned, loving things being made on the bedroom floors of the world and feeling like somehow it inevitably ends up stuck to carpet, no matter how hard you try. Soon as Chris Hobson starts singing I begin to remember again. This guy is as good as home-brewed psychedelia gets. A thrumming stripped back electric riff with spaced-out murmured vocals kicks off the record. It's catchy without being irritating, and odd without sounding like a pretence. Yip, you're listening to the ...
  • 09.22.10
    The Utica Flower Company 2.0 BECKY N, QUIXODELIC RECORDS, RELEASES, SIMON PILER, THE WHEELIES, WARCHALKING | (2)
    (Finally) Available for free download! here: http://quixodelic.com/site/category/the-utica-flower-company/ Okay, let's do this again... A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UTICA FLOWER COMPANY2.0 Through the winter of 2006 and spring of 2007 I made a lo-fi psychedelic-pop record called 'The Utica Flower Company' with three guys from Cozy Home Records - Paul Burnout (The Real Burnouts), Bobby Rogan (Fig Mints of Your Imagination), and Luke Humann (Arthur Rules). It wasn't released until a year later through the Cozy Home, but looking back I'm still very fond of that haphazard little collaboration. The title track on the record was about a secret basement beneath a flower shop where 'revolutionary ...