Black Lips Tonight at Berbatis Portland – Get a Free 7″ Single

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Celebrate Record Store Day with Black Moth Super Rainbow Free MP3

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Pic ©Jae Ruberto This Saturday, April 18th is Record Store Day and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s psych-pop outfit Black Moth Super Rainbow have a special treat for Record Store Day vinyl aficionados. On that day, Graveface Records will release the ‘Born On A Day’ 7-inch, which comes with two versions of the eerie, swirling psychedelic first single [...]

The End of The Music Album as The Organizing Principle

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

It doesn’t seem that long ago since Radiohead did what was once unimaginable – release an album without being signed to a major record company. On the long march to digital ubiquity as the means of music delivery Radiohead avoided the tar pit that seems to be major label thinking and came out clear winners. [...]

Pampelmoose Punk Rock Classics 1976 – 1981 Alternative TV

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Alternative TV ‘How Much Longer’ and ‘You Bastard. Release date: 1979 on Deptford Fun City Records. Band members: Mark Perry, Chris Bennett, Alex Fergusson and Tyrone Thomas. Pampelmoose Punk Rock Classics – Alternative TV from Dave Allen on Vimeo. I was digging through a crate of 7″ singles the other day and considered ripping them [...]

Beastie Boys Remaster Paul’s Boutique – Multi-Format Package online now

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

CD, Vinyl, Deluxe Digital Downloads – choose your format here.

Faux Hoax, A Fine Mix of Menomena, Gang of Four and Tracker, MP3s

Monday, January 12th, 2009

So after calling it a day with Gang of Four in early 2008, I turned my attention to getting some music recorded and released by Faux Hoax, a whacky trio consisting of myself, John Askew of Tracker and FILMguerrero, and Danny Seim of Menomena and Lackthereof. Well, due to all of our conflicting schedules things [...]

New Albums Arriving in 2009

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Pitchfork has ponied up its Guide to Upcoming Releases: Winter 2009. A comprehensive list of new albums coming up through May. As they say, release schedules are somewhat malleable these days because of digital pre-releases etc. “Compiling such a list isn’t easy in this day and age, with different release dates for digital and physical [...]

Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak – Rescuing Pop from Mediocrity

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Pic: Matt Sayles/AP I ran a fanzine for a while back in the day; even named a solo album after it – The Clutter of Pop The fanzine had a simple premise – in the period that I wrote it, the early 90′s, pop music appeared to have lost its way and to me everything [...]