Dig my review of OOIOO’s latest album Gamel over at styrofoamdrone.
Yoshimi has returned with Gamel, the first album in over five years from her group OOIOO. Her roots date back to 1986 when she appeared on the Japanese noise scene with legendary vocalist Eye as part of the group UFO or Die. LP released by Thrill Jockey Records. Read on and listen here! » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/07/29/ooioo-gamel/
I get a real Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous meets Jandek vibe from this cover. I cannot wait to hear this. Here’s hoping lightintheatticrecords gets this reissued pronto.
Pic taken from the eBay auction for this “recently discovered,” follow up to the recent reissue of Lewis’ first LP, L’Amour.
Auction here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181469207601
Dig my groovy #tbt review of The Left Banke’s classic debut over at The styrofoamdrone.
THROWBACK THURSDAY #03: Eric checks in with the latest installment of our new Throwback Thursday series after some quality crate-digging at a Flea Market… “my big score was a copy of The Left Banke's debut LP Walk Away Renee/ Pretty Ballerina, a monaural copy for $2 with some of the original shrink wrap still on.” Listen and read on here » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/07/10/throwback-thursday-the-left-bankes-not-quite-monaural-lp-walk-away-renee/
Check out our review of the new Skygreen Leopards album Family Crimes over at the styrofoamdrone.
"Family Crimes" is the latest entry in the SKYGREEN LEOPARDS’ growing discography. The band, which is comprised of Donovan Quinn (who is also a collaborator with Ben Chasny as part of the group NEW BUMS) and Glenn Donaldson, trace their origins back to the psych CD-R boom of the late 1990’s as a part of the Jewelled Antler collective. Listen here now, courtesy of Woodsist.
Check out our latest styrofoamdrone review. This time on deck is a review of a new 7” from Shanith Shanith. A group that features former members of Vermillion Sands.
SHANTIH SHANTIH check in with two primitive-sounding, 60′s-influenced garage sides on their recent single Ruby. They’re a four-piece band from Atlanta, GA that features the songwriting prowess of Anna Barattin. Some readers might remember Miss Barattin as a former member of the Vermillion Sands (who recorded for both the esteemed Trouble in Mind and Fat Possum labels). Listen here » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/06/30/shantih-shantih-ruby-7/
My take on hopeforthetapedeck's fresh cassette reissue of Will Cullen Hart's pre Olivia Tremor Control project The Always Red Society. Check it out over at styrofoamdrone.
THROWBACK THURSDAY #02 is “Giant Chocolate Think Tank Blues,” an album credited to THE ALWAYS RED SOCIETY. The project in question is none other than a solo project from Will Cullen Hart, one that preceded his groundbreaking works with the Olivia Tremor Control. Available again for the first time in 20 years, on the recently formed Philadelphia-based label Hope For the Tape Deck as a limited edition cassette » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/06/26/throwback-thursday-the-always-red-society-talkin-giant-chocolate-think-tank-blues/
My latest review for styrofoamdrone. My take on UK label bad-paintings' new cassette compilation of Guided by Voices covers.GUIDED BY VOICES SONGS BY OTHER PEOPLE: It’s a sunny Sunday afternoon, it’s late May and I’m driving back from New Jersey with my wife and two-and-a-half year old daughter to our home state of Pennsylvania. We’re driving back from a christening. Were it twenty or so odd years ago, we might have been driving back from a GUIDED BY VOICES show… » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/06/24/an-unmarketed-product-guided-by-voices-songs-by-other-people/
Check it out. My review of Lewis’ L’Amour reissue from Light In The Attic. The first of a new Throwback Thursday feature I’m going to be writing for the styrofoamdrone.
Introducing a brand new installment of posts on the Styrofoam Drone, today we’re bringing you the very first THROWBACK THURSDAY! …
Landing somewhere between mid period Jandek, Scott Walker’s reading of Tennessee Williams’ “Blanket Roll Blues,” and the soundtrack to a David Lynch film is the mysterious artist known as LEWIS and the album he christened, L’Amour. » http://styrofoamdrone.com/2014/06/19/throwback-thursday-lewis-the-man-who-fell-to-earth/