Archive for the ‘new/no wave’ Category


Just stopping by…

May 15, 2009

…to indicate a couple of sites, one for fans of old-time/country blues/folky stuff, and another for fans of the punk/new wave/no wave/post punk interphase.


News to me: The Screamers existed.

September 17, 2008

They were an LA Eopunk band from the late 70’s that I just learned about at Din’s Bloggy, where Eric effuses:

There’s something so compelling and urgent about his [ vocalist Tomata du Plenty] presence, that watching him one can get the feeling that the speed of time passing has changed, that the parameters of perception have been messed with. Backed by distorted analog keyboards and no guitars, he howls and stalks the stage like a beat poet cross-bred with a hyena, frightening, exciting, dangerous and beautiful.

Go read his post and click his links, that’s all I got for you.


I went to Amoeba, and all I got was…

June 3, 2008

Xaphan (Masada Book of Angels 9) by Secret Chiefs 3. I went to see SC3 a year or two ago (w/SGM) intending to totally dig it and to buy some tunes off of them. I dug it every bit as much as I expected to, but instead of buying their cd’s I just went home and listened to some Turkish music cd’s and some Peter Thomas (fansite). This is a good record, a little loungey for me at times, but the band and the material are both interesting. Available from Tzadik. [EDIT 20080618, here’s a more detailed review from a less slothful blogger]

Killing Joke by Killing Joke. (eMusic just had their more recent stuff) I have an unhealthy nostalgic obsession with music that I would have listened to as a teenager if only I’d had a brain and a spine. Killing Joke are particularly poignant because I remember in the 10th grade a dude saying “Steve, you gotta go see Killing Joke at the Keystone Berkeley,” to which I probably replied “get serious, man, they have short hair.” (I didn’t even have enough sense to enjoy the Subhumans show that I saw) And I love the anecdote that they got heavy into occult shit and convinced themselves that the apocalypse was coming so they moved to Iceland.

Zemir Atick by the Urban Tunélls Klezmer Band. Total blind impulse grab. Good stuff, kinda mellower than my favorite contemporary klezmer, but energetic and unimpeachably executed. Samples at link.


Lebofsky shooteth. (and unrelated youtubular rockery)

May 20, 2008

Direct YT link. Mo b’lo.

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Stump watch, Tuesday, September 18, 2007.

September 18, 2007

A new comment on a previous post indicates that the universe has inched closer to the day of righteousness when common folk may legally purchase the work of Stump. But all of the info presently on the internet is wrong, or something. Anyway, thanks, Alan.


Wow, My Favorite Song on YouTube!!! part 497b

August 26, 2007

Dislocated by the League of Gentlemen. Great tune from a great disc by a great band, how come everyone looks so bored?

Direct YouTube link. 

And here’s an Elephant Talk YouTube vid with lots of tasty Fripp riffs that didn’t make it onto the record.


I just heard some great punk-funk on KALX

August 19, 2007

It was by the Higsons. It was called “Put the Punk Back in the Funk.” I also came across this blog about unknown eighties new wavers while trying to find out about them.

KALX is over here, doncha know.