e premte, 29 gusht 2008

LP battles : round 12

where old phones go to die

Are they dreaming of androids?

OMG it's MFNW like LOL!

Rob Jones has done it again with another fine poster for the MFNW showcase. His label Jealous Butcher will have a few of us lined up at the someday Lounge on friday Sept 5th. I'll be hittin' it with Tractor Operator

e hënë, 25 gusht 2008

hump day

testface is gonna do a show on wednesday at the goat. dan mf jones, Pia Robbins, and Brian Gradiner shall be the band. Early 8pm all ages free show so ... uh yeah.


p.s. dan got me THIS today ...

e premte, 22 gusht 2008

3 for friday

Heres THE record I've been waiting for 4 a while.
Holy Sons> Decline of the West

This album is so complex. It's a recent album from Holy Sons (which is essentially Emil Amos). It's the perfect marriage of analog and synthetic mechanisms. His voice is so comforting and hard to pin down.
Where he will take you may or may not include distant ironic junkyards, lost 70's electronics, mountain cave incantations, AM radio crumbs, and guitars layered like dystopian earth.
He has other releases coming out with his other projects too if one is inclined to seek him out.
August 15th> 
OM >  7" 'Gebel Barkal' > Sub Pop.

September 23rd>
Holy Sons >  'Decline of the West Expanded' > Partisan Records.

October 7th>
Grails >  'Doomsdayer's Holiday' > Temporary Residence.


Starbuck > Moonlight Feels Right

Starbuck is a gem of a band I am now just discovering. If beck knew that people were discovering this group, he'd be shakin in his boots. It's total cheese, but frankly its the best kind of cheese that I'm not afraid to smother all over everything. I'm sure the burnout rate will be quick, but give em a try. Did I say ... marimba solo? Did I say they toured with ELO?

Moonlight feels right ... now!


SOULED AMERICAN Around The Horn/Sonny (tUMULt) 2cd

If you don't know about these guys ... well ya should. Out of print, this pure gold double CD of theirs is the precurser to every alt-country record you own. On Robitussin.
Closer to Low than say Uncle Tupalo ... it really resonates with my sad drinky parts.
You can pretty much only find it over at Aquarius records

e mërkurë, 20 gusht 2008

oh god

This may be the funniest thing I have heard in a long time.
It is the audio track of runnin with the devil ... isolated.
diamond dave like you have never heard him. I imagine him doing flying scissor kicks while holding a bottle of wild Irish rose.

grab it here!

e martë, 19 gusht 2008

e hënë, 18 gusht 2008

testface has not yet left the building

am happy to report that the vehicle otherwise known as "me" is still a viable entity on this boat earth. In layman's terms ... I almost died this weekend. Had quite the rafting accident on the McKenzie River with friends and made it through relatively unscathed (except for a dislocated finger and some FUBAR'd limbs. Nothing advil and Makers Mark won't fix.

We had a perfect day until the end when our raft crashed into a giant stump throwing us all. Everyone got tossed away from the stump except me who managed to hold onto the rootball. i had about 2 minutes of holding on before i started going under. Jake was able to climb over the logs and get me safely back into the current before i got sucked under the log jam (a most certain death). If it were not for the quick thinking crew I was with, your dear writer would most assuredly not be typing this. The pics don't really show it, but that is 1000's of lbs. of preasure on that log. took an hour to get that raft out of there.

8 lives to go.

drinks on me,
camp Testface