Dig this sublime track from an upcoming collection of new mixes and unheard music from Sensations’ Fix’s prolific output between 1974 and 1977. The release is called Music Is Painting in the Air (1974 – 1977) and it comes out on September 25th on the excellent RVNG, Intl.
Take a taste for now…
Sensations’ Fix – “Dark Side of Religion”
I fucking love this band. And they’re from my hometown of Cincinnati. It’s nice to see what amazing music can be created on a Skyline Chili and UDF milkshake diet, assuming they dig that shit like I did!
One of my favorite things about them is their obvious influence from another Ohio band, the James Gang. Buffalo Killers’ harmonies are beautiful, the melodies take you on a ride and the songwriting is unique and assured.
Today, they’ve decided to share a free tune that they just recorded last week. Hot off the press, if you will.
Buffalo Killers are on tour now with North Mississippi All-Stars. Dig the dates here. And grab their insanely-good new album 3 on vinyl, right here. And watch out for the Buffalo Killers on the January Bang Bang Boogaloo/Beyond Beyond is Beyond compilation! More on that later. For now, dig Buffalo Killers brand-new “Oh My Word”…
Right-click on it to download.
After marching with Occupy Wall Street the last two days, my baby and I took some time to blow off steam and relax with some friends last night. Well, in the cab ride home, Franny cues up the perfect James Taylor song on her iPhone. Even more appropriate 35 years later…and a fun jam. Nice one, Fran :) Dig.
(and yes, my ‘JT’ is James Taylor, not Justin)
Talk about power-trio! Fuckin’ A, Radio Moscow is the shit. THE GREAT ESCAPE OF LESLIE MAGNAFUZZ is the Californian-based band’s third album for the highly-regarded Alive Naturalsound Records. It’s out October 11th, but you must taste you some now…and do yourself the favor of CRANKING IT!
I’m very happy to be welcoming Brian Olive to Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio on Thursday! The ex-Greenhorne, ex-Soledad Bro and fellow Cincinnati-native has released one of the best rock albums of the year in Two of Everything…on one of my favorite record labels, Alive Naturalsound. And he’ll be recording with the legendary Dr. John this year! We’ll talk about that stuff, his tour, Cincinnati chili and plenty more on Thursday, PLUS Brian will perform live for you in the EVR studio. Don’t miss! Noon-2pm eastern on Thursday.
Dig the first tune from Two of Everything in the meantime…
Brian Olive – Left Side Rock
From their upcoming Thrill Jockey debut release, West, out in September…
(download it here… http://www.thrilljockey.com/assets/freedownload/Wooden_Shjips-Lazy_Bones.mp3)
I’m really psyched to welcome the Donkeys to Beyond Beyond is Beyond on Thursday, May 26th. The Californian’s are on an East Coast tour to bring some sunshine jammery to our rainy metropolis…and other Eastern metropoli. Here are the NYC dates:
THURSDAY 05/26/2011: (with Citay!)
Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow
New York, New York 10002
The Rock Shop
The Donkeys new Dead Oceans release, Born With Stripes is a phenomenally-textured listen, which starts with this tune below…and proceeds to take you on a fantastic hazy, psych-tinged, country-rock safari over the next 45 minutes. An album that truly plays as an album.
So check them out for an in-studio live performance and chat on Thursday’s Beyond Beyond is Beyond show on East Village Radio, Thursday from noon to 2pm (EST)…
I’m currently loving these two albums just released by Trouble In Mind. Sample them below but they are really best heard as full albums…
Upon your first listen to this record you may think that you’ve stumbled onto some lost nugget from 1968. The Paperhead take their name from a lyric in July’s golden-age psychedelic single “My Clown” and while the record may have a vintage sound, it’s mind boggling to learn that it was written and recorded in the summer of 2010 by three 18 year old kids from Nashville, Tennessee. Neo-psych fans may hear a more ambitious ‘White Fence’ or a poppier ‘Spacemen 3’ while more classic minded listeners may recall ‘The Pretty Things’, their namesake ‘July’ or post-LSD ‘Beatles’.
Before they all went their separate ways to start college, Ryan Jennings and his closest childhood friends Walker Mimms and Peter Stringer-Hye holed up to record an album that combines all the orchestrated pop layers, eastern influence and groovy instrumentals of a classic British Psych record. With Cheap Time’s Jeffrey Novak as producer & “spritual advisor”, these guy’s technical and songwriting abilities far outreach their young age, while still maintaining a sense of wonder about the world and a dash of charming naivete.
And then there’s The Wrong Words!
While there isn’t much left to be said about the current music scene in San Francisco, the Wrong Words have combined all of its best elements (power pop, punk and a dab of flower-psych) on this amazingly solid debut LP. This album has pop hooks galore, great lyrics and ripping guitar work.
It was a breath of fresh air when I recently heard Fergus & Geronimo’s brand-new album Unlearn, released this month on Hardly Art. It’s almost impossible to compare them to other contemporary groups because they seem to avoid being pinned down. That’s probably what I dig. Well, that and the killer songs that run the gamut from Zappa-inspired pop-psych to classic soul and doo-wop (and a bunch of goodies in between)!
And guess what? They’re gonna perform live on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on Thursday! I think we can definitely expect some fun from these cats. So tune in from noon to 2pm ET on Thursday to East Village Radio and come play with us.
Get a taste of Fergus & Geronimo’s ‘Powerful Lovin” right here…
And check them out in New York on these dates:
- Feb 23: MONSTER ISLAND w/ Air Waves