Exploratory Drilling For Gems in the Deep Hot Auralsphere, Part 1
A mostly irreverent, irrelevant, irregular feature done so I can avoid cleaning my house, taking out the trash and digitizing my vinyl
|Who, wha, where? ||Wha'd they say? ||What I say ||Where its at |
|Galaxie 500 |
From: Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste (1987-1991)
2DVD set - plexifilm.com
|Insound: one of indie rock's most influential and beloved bands...DVD includes videos and an archive of 40 songs as well as an unreleased 7" |
"The deluxe booklet contains exclusive photos and a new interview with members Dean Wareham, Damon Krukowski, and Naomi Yang, conducted by Yo La Tengo's James McNew."
|I am eagerly awaiting the DVD as soon as I figure out where to get it (I'm assuming NOT Netflix)... If the NY Dolls can get back together, maybe this DVD will bring Galaxie back together (and they're all alive!).... |
This live mp3recording of "Ceremony" requires patience through the muddy warm-up but should have you swirling and jumping around by mid-point... yo, hand me my neck brace...
|Insound (mp3) |
Bonus mystery download
(mp3, ogg format)
|The Distillers |
|Amazon Reviewer: LA Girl- Pretty good song, but her voice is grating. 8/10 (Amazon reviewer) |
Polish Guy: "2 girlies from US"
|If you'd ask me what current capital-P Punk band that is still together that I dig, I would say The Distillers -I love how they carry on in the L.A. Punk / Germs/ Nirvana tradition (for lack of better word). Coral Fang (currently on iTunes) was one of last year's favoritesalthough it is different from their debut -wherein L.A. Girl first appeared. This is a live version I found on a Polish music fan's website -- I'm assuming it'sdone with the pre-Coral Fang '99-00 line-up. You can hear the original LP version from the Amazon download although the quality is pretty crappy and I would recommend you look for it elsewhere. ||Download live version here (mp3) from Polish Guy's Website |
Amazon Download of Studio Version (yes I know it says this is the Joe Strummer but Amazon must have made a mistake - you also need to have an amazon account to download)
|Xiu Xiu |
from Fag Patrol
|"The moment when, pitted against a throbbing, impenetrable wall of industrial noise and organic hiss, Stewart's unstable tenor wails, "Oh, this relief it's the oddest thing/ Oh my god oh my god oh my god," constitutes the most moving musical climax I've heard this year. While some are put off by the over-the-top, undeniably confrontational nature of Xiu Xiu's music, it's the very willingness to overstep conventionally accepted boundaries of expression that renders their music so incredibly affecting. link ||Oh Iggy, I hate it when a buncha 28" waist, vegan, no-tattooed, shorthair, bottle-water drinkin' non-hooligans make some of the most awesome racket in a small room with only a guitar, a bunch of antique instruments and obscure percussionalia. ||This mp3 found at Stupid like the Wolf. |
Visit Xiu Xiu home page
KillRockStars Xiu Xiu page (with additional mp3 downloads