two more posts coming really soon. so many school projects to do at the moment. oh and only one more Imposters tape is left. someone snag it.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Going Gaga records out of Ottawa. this was limited to 500 and released in 2010. it is sold out from the label but i got my copy from Allie not too long ago. she is saving the remaining copies for their tour. a second press is coming soon. on this album, every song stays in your head. really catchy. i think every song was recorded somewhere else too. get this!
1. do the eggroll 5/5 (great! this is the song that got me into this.)
2. doo wah diddy 5/5 (sooo catchy, my favourite track.)
3. guy 4 me 5/5 (great.)
4. lover 5/5 (it's all great.)
5. bunny luv 5/5 (so great!)
6. girls of summer 4/5 (little less for me.)
7. knockout 5/5 (nice.)
8. badd news 5/5 (second favourite track.)
9. not your girl 5/5 (great.)
10. eenie meenie minie moe 5/5 (calm.)
overall: 9.8/10 strongly recommended
i can't praise this enough. love it.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
let's lighten the mood around here with some absolutely killer powerpop. one of my favourite powerpop 7"s of all time. it's that great. Stolen Hearts are a mix of males and females and they released this in 2009 on, what else, Douchmaster records. limited to, i have no idea. i think they are from Atlanta. really catchy powerpop with female vocals. i got this in a trade with Grave Mistake. i first heard these guys from the Douchmaster blog. they have an mp3 of a song off all their released records. i can't say anything else. this is great! please someone tune me in on when they are gonna release something else.
1. heart collector 5/5 (dynamite.)
2. fire 5/5 (my favourite! love this track! so catchy.)
3. in and out 4/5 (a little less great, but still good.)
overall: 9/10 strongly recommended
buy this from the link above now! it's a must have for all powerpop fans.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Sing Sing had re-issued their 7". so i bought it up in TO. their are four songs in total and they are all great! the original 7" was released by Black Gold records in 1978 i believe. limited to 500. not sure what the re-issue was limited to, but it is sold-out from the label. the music is great KBD style punk. really catchy stuff. great vocals. they have released another 7" but i haven't heard it yet. as you can probably tell from the vocals, they are from the UK. enjoy!
1. take me down 5/5 (love when they say "take me down, down, down, down.")
2. don't be pushed around 5/5 (favourite track. great guitar opening.)
3. i'm in love 5/5 (awesome.)
4. over and over 5/5 (great!)
overall: 10/10 strongly recommended
as i said before it's sold-out from the label so i guess pick it up from another distro or something.
(((i had this post sitting here for a while, just never uploaded the tracks to archive.org)))
time for 7" comp. i believe this is from 2009 or maybe it's from 2010. i don't know. there is no info in this. only the Criminal IQ website, that's the label it was released on. there is only a one-sided page for the sleeve. and a small insert. the song titles are on front. just look at the scans. anyway about the music. i bought this because it had White Load on it. never-mind, i won't go into all the bands, just listen and find out what this sounds like.
1. FNU Ronnies-ain't no place 4/5 (fuzzed out.)
2. Sick Jump!-fuck kids 4/5 (for someone who likes harsh vocals. nice track.)
3. Kill the Hippies-no control but dance control 4/5 (song kicks in out of nowhere.)
4. The Curtains-hidden agenda 5/5 (my favourite track.)
5. White Load-nothing is funny 3.5/5 (similar to the sound of tracks on their first 7".)
6. Flying Trichecos-recidivist 1/5 (drudge, not my thing.)
overall: 6.5/10 recommended
this little 7" has some good songs on it. the main reason for uploading this is because it was limited to 300 and was sold-out of CIQ's store, but they just got a few back from a distro. so go to the site above and buy it before it's gone for good.