Archers of Loaf – Strangled By The Stereo Wire: Just in time for the reunion tour!
Walt Mink – Boots: Very, very 90′s.
Lightning Bolt – Rain On The Lake I’m Swimming In: Very mellow tune with very wacky, strange sounds.
Archers of Loaf – Chumming The Ocean: Yep, feeling that reunion tour!
Tom Waits – Lucinda: The kickoff song from the fantastic 2008 tour.
Kid Silver – My Electric Sky: Great, little-known musician from the enjoyable Dead City Sunbeams album.
The Dead Milkmen – Conspiracy Song: Silliness.
Dreadnots – Flight of Idea (delayed): Trippy endings are good endings.
Sonic Youth – Bull In The Heather: Catchy song from the Experimental Jet Set… album, continuing an endless collection of strong albums from the seemingly timeless band.
Husker Du – No Reservations: On their (self-proclaimed) hit or miss last studio album, I think this is one of Mould’s stronger songs from the collection.
Tim Buckley – Buzzin’ Fly: Without provocation, some Tim Buckley songs had recently popped into my head. And, now the ipod.
The Paper Chase – The Small Of Your Back The Nape Of Your Neck (The Blizzard): Still one of my favorite recent releases, albeit a few years old now. A great collection of songs each based on natural disasters, making for a jolly, feel-good experience with each track.
Robyn Hitchcock and Deni Bonet – DeChirico Street: A fun song that popped up live a lot during the mid- to late-90′s.
Merzbow – Tape Dada: An older, less blistering noise track from Merzbow.
Lou Barlow – Blue Sunshine: One of the older home recordings.
Sonic Youth – International Spy: From one of the self-released, experimental albums; a bit less noisy, and much shorter, than most of these tunes.
Carnival Art – Blind: Michael Petak’s band with a loud and fast opening tune to the album Thrumdrone.
Rasputina – A Quitter: Quieter song by the cello-focused band, complete with a nifty CD-extra that keeps the track running for ten minutes (aren’t bands tired of that gag by now)?
Chainsaw Kittens – The Leash: Quieter song from the Tyson Meade led band.
Jeff Beal – Lodz and Management Plot: From the Carnivale soundtrack, a plot-named, haunting track.
Dire Straits – One World: I don’t think I would have believed somebody if they told me I had this Dire Straits album on the iPod. Learn something every day I guess.
Rasputina – Possum of the Grotto: Much faster and distorted from their previous showing here.
The Books – An Owl With Knees: Very bookish, I guess. On the whole, I don’t think The Books ever really impressed me much after my initial exposure to the very good The Lemon of Pink.
Sunny Day Real Estate – 8: As in, the eighth song of the Random Eight?
Radio Thailand – Pad Pen Pinh: I sometimes wonder if people in Thailand would laugh at me for having this on the iPod.
The Living Blue – Serrated Friend: From Fire Blood Water, a really fantastic album from a relatively unknown band (worth adding, an album that can be purchased on the Amazon marketplace for a whopping penny + shipping…worth the risk, I’d say).
Cranium – You Pretend That You Depend But Now You Are, Are You, Visible?: The title is only half as confusing as the actual song.
Merzbow – Extract 1: At only a little over four minutes, this Merzbow song isn’t nearly long enough to drive the neighbors crazy…but it is a good start.
Snog – The Grey Menace: Synth political heroics, or some such thing.
Catherine Ribeiro – Parle-Moi D’un Homme Heureux: Haunting vocals, old-sounding tune.
Walt Mink – Act of Quiet Desperation: Speedy little (mostly) acoustic song with that 90′s indie sound.
Meg Lee Chin – Deeper: Pigface-ish without the Pigface.
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Contemplating Silent Wishes
Contemplating Silent Wishes, the second release from Fertanish, presents minimalist, experimental rhythms and sounds that patiently travel through a complicated and mesmerizing composition.
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