Usually I’d recommend picking and choosing the songs you download, but this week I think all the songs are worth checking out. iLiKETRAiNs may fill the hole in my heart left by the breakup of Aereogramme. Holy Fuck is an apt name and not at all what I was expecting. A Pavement cover by Cassettes Won’t Listen? AWESOME. The Cure provide loads of influence for A Shoreline Dream. Nice to see Longwave is still around. A lot of you keep coming for the new Division Day downloads so here’s another one. Viva Voce is re-issuing some of their earlier work and to get you in the mood has provided some tunes for you to check out. I don’t know who or what Reykyavik or Dikta is but I like the songs. And ex-Soul Coughing singer Mike Doughty continues to put out great and weird and normal pop songs.
iLiKETRAiNS – “Deception” (MP3)
Holy Fuck – “Lovely Allen” (MP3)
Cassettes Won’t Listen – “Lunch for Breakfast” (MP3), “Cut Your Hair” (Pavement cover) (MP3)
A Shoreline Dream – “New York” (MP3)
Longwave – “It’s True” (MP3), “No Direction” (MP3)
Division Day – “Reversible” (Ginormous Remix) (MP3)
Viva Voce – “Fashionably Lonely” (MP3), “Free Nude Celebs” (MP3), “Wrecking Ball” (Tunng Remix) (MP3)
Reykyavik – “Flybus” (MP3)
Dikta – “Breaking the Waves” (MP3)
Mike Doughty – “Bottom of a Well” (MP3)
BONUS: There are a number of .RAR blogs out there dedicated to ’70s hard rock. These blogs post links to entire album downloads of bands that are so obscure that even their grandmothers didn’t know about them back in the day. The albums, in many cases, were printed up in very limited quantities and though some 30 years later the bands still don’t have any name recognition, their music is incredible.
Something tells me that 30 years from now there will be websites dedicated to posting full length CDs in MP3 format by heavy rock bands from the 2000s in the same boat as those ’70s bands – great music but released in such limited quantity that it’s easy to have missed the bands the first time around.
One of those bands that I think will be more appreciated 10, 20 or 30 years down the road is Columbus, Ohio’s Murder Your Darlings. Made up of members of bands that you don’t know, MYD put out their first album, self-titled, back in 2005 with the help of Reptilian Records. It’s loud, abrasive, a marriage of metal and punk along the lines of the Jesus Lizard, Alabama Thunderpussy, early Nirvana, Black Flag, The Stooges, The Means, etc., etc.
The band’s new album, ‘Modern Man Blues’, is available right now through CDBaby and will be available through other resources (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) sometime in October or November. Buy a copy now so that you can be the one to start the blog 30 years from now and post this album that’ll make the kids of the future go apeshit and question why Murder Your Darlings was a band they had never heard of.
Download 4 songs from the first album, 4 songs from the new one and then go out and buy multiple copies of both to give to your whiskey-drinkin, tattooed friends.
From ‘Murder Your Darlings’
From ‘Modern Man Blues’