Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Stoned Out Of My Mind | 02-19-14

Here's the latest edition of SOOMM, there's not one from the week before because I had some last minute stuff come up and couldn't make it to the station on time, sorry about that! I make up for it by playing some killer brand new stuff including some a handful of some already great 2014 releases, check out the playlist n stuff below:

Brainbombs - Clean Up The Mess | Disposal Of A Dead Body | Skrammel | 2013
Brainbombs - I.N.R.I. | *
Gentlemen - Midnight Climax | Sex Tape | Homeless | 2013
Gentlemen - Cholera | S/T 7" | Jeth-Row | 2014
Endless Bummer - The End | Ripper Current 7" | In The Red | 2013
Gravel Samwidge - Nervepowder | Medicinal Requirements | Swashbuckling Hobo | 2013
Eastlink - Blood Money | Wild Dog 7" | Aarght! | 2013
Cosmic Psychos - Pub | Go The Hack | Aarght! / Goner | 2013 orig. 1989
Buck Biloxi & The Fucks - I'm A Disaster | S/T LP | Red Lounge | 2013
Bäddat För Trubbel - Inte Varit Så Tuff | Inte Varit Så Tuff 7" | Total Punk | 2014
Angie - Shared Futures | Turning | Easter Bilby / Rice Is Nice | 2013
Roachclip - Alien Girl | Discovery Park | All Gone | 2013
Ego Summit - Queen Of The Underground | The Room Isn't Big Enough | 540 / Old Age/No Age | 2013 orig. 1997
V-3 - Party At 15th & Summit | Live At Bernie's '97 | no label | 2014

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BEST OF 2013

Here it is folks, the Stoned Out Of My Mind best of list for the year 2013. Seems like most other of these lists got posted before the year even officially ended, but I prefer waiting a while to look back upon the entire year and see what stuff held up and try to remember things that came out that I end up liking more upon revisiting. Or, in the case of the ill-fated 2012 best of list, writing it and never sharing it, whoops! Well this year I actually got my shit together long enough to make this list and say some things, mainly just to show some recognition to the artists and labels who really blew my mind and made living life more tolerable via blasting some music really loud. Here goes...

Best 2013 Full Length Albums:

1. Satanic Rockers - "Fu Kung" [Black Greasy Basement]
The year’s ultimate in scuzzed out drug blues. So good I actually managed to sit down and write a full review of it which you can find posted earlier here on the blog. Unfortunately the Rockers are no more, but main man Lynton is currently working on new projects: Sacred Product with a recently released 2x7” called “Wastex”, a great tape on Albert’s Basement, and I think there’s also an LP in the works; and The Encounter Group which I guess is the live performing incarnation of SP. Keep it comin’.

2. Wonderfuls - "Salty Town" [self-released]
Full-length debut from Brisbane duo Robert Vagg and Danny McGirr. An extremely personal and sorrowful collection of songs that’s sure to bum ya out or push you over the edge if you were already there, listener beware. The perfect soundtrack to a total mental breakdown, just as fucked up as the NGL single but far more delicate, beautiful even. New single just released on No Magic Man so if any shops in the US are reading this please stock it and let me know.

3. Mordecai - "College Rock" [Richie]
Second LP from Montana locker-room rockers Mordecai, following up on their underrated first full-length on Killertree and a single on Wantage USA. I was a big fan of everything the group had recorded thus far, but “College Rock” really pushes things forward in terms of songs and the total DIY fucked-with production. Not sure how they make things sound the way they do, sometimes it feels like they might not even be in the same room playing together, but it works. “Dead Head” dude, if you can’t dig that then you just can’t hang, man.

4. Counter Intuits - "Sheets of Hits" [Pyramid Scheme]
Ron House singing over home recordings by Times New Viking’s Jared Phillips. Need I say more? Ron. Fucking. House.

5. True Sons Of Thunder - "Stop And Smell Your Face" [Little Big Chief]
Brain smashing guitar rampage from Eric O. & co. The musical equivalent of shotgunning a case of beer and crushing the cans on your forehead.

6. Good Area - "French Antarctica" [Kye]
Weirdo home recorded free improv jamz, dawg, this shit hits some deep zones, specially on the b-side. New single is out now or will be soon so scoop that up too.

7. Buck Biloxi & The Fucks - S/T [Red Lounge]
An entire LP of hits from Maestro Buck Biloxi & His Fucks. Studies have shown that listening to this album on repeat for an entire day will raise your IQ by at least 10 points, feed your brain.

8. Life Stinks - S/T [S.S.]
Bay Area hate rock for misanthropes who yearn to withdraw from society. The perfect soundtrack for putting up with people you dislike yet are surrounded by. 

9. Liquor Store - "In The Garden" [Almost Ready]
While the “Yeah Buddy” double LP from 2011 established Liquor Store as a heavy guitar-driven force to be reckoned with, the group really focused in on making some of the best pure Rock N Roll that’s come out in the past decade. 

10. Cuntz - “Aloha” [Homeless]
The first time I heard the opening of “Homeless” I remember thinking “ohhhh shit, this is gonna be good” and I was right. Noisy, fucked up, anti-social, and weirdly humorous (there is a Tim and Eric cover). While their second album, also released in 2013, is great, songs on “Aloha” such as “Lost” and “Meth” are what bump this up to the top tier of the year. Support the Homeless.

Honorable Mentions:
Exhaustion - “Future Eaters” [Aarght] 
Roachclip - "Discovery Park" [All Gone]
Sky Needle - “Debased Shapes” [bruit direct disques] 
The Lloyd Pack - “At Home With The Lloyd Pack” [L’Esprit De L’Escalier] 
Birds of Maya - “Celebration” [Little Big Chief]
Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescalleet - "Photographs" [Erstwhile] (this would actually belong up in the Top 3 but I excluded it because a) I don't actually own it and b) it's part of a trilogy and although I've heard the first two parts before it's been awhile and I haven't yet gone back to listen through the whole thing, as I've been meaning to) 

Best 2013 Singles & EPs:

Gary Wrong Group - "Knights of Misery" [Total Punk]
The Sleaze - "Tecktonik Girlz & Other Hits" [Total Punk]
Lumpy & The Dumpers - "Sex Pit" [Muckraker Records]
Buck Biloxi & The Fucks / Giorgio Murderer split 7" [Holotrash] 
Buck Biloxi & The Fucks - "Holodeck Survivor" [Total Punk]
Yi - "Punk Memories" [self-released]
Mad Nanna - "I Wanna See You / The Nectarine Tree" [Soft Abuse]
Mole House - "Be Around" [All Gone]
Avon Ladies - 2nd 7" [Distort/Fashionable Idiots]
Graham Lambkin - "Abersayne/Attersaye" [Kye]
Sacred Product - S/T tape [Alberts Basement]
Love Chants - S/T 12" [Quemada]
Eastlink - "Wild Dog" [Aarght!] / Eastlink - “Angel Gun” [In The Red]
Gravel Samwidge - “Medicinal Requirements” [Swashbuckling Hobo]
Housewives - first and second 7”s on [R.I.P. Society] and [Anti Fade]

Best Reissues/Archival Releases:

Ego Summit - "The Room Isn't Big Enough" [540 / Old Age/No Age]
Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex - "The Hildreth Tapes" [Golden Lab]
Urinals - "Negative Capability...Check It Out!" [In The Red] / singles on [Superior Viaduct]
39 Clocks - "Pain It Dark" [Luxury Products]
R.L. Crutchfield's Dark Day - "The Exterminating Angel" [Dark Entries]
Roky Erickson - “The Evil One” / “Don’t Slander Me” / “Gremlins Have Pictures” [Light in the Attic]
Clothilde - "Swinging Madamoiselle" [Born Bad]
Pete & Royce - "Suffering of Tomorrow" [Little Big Chief]
Afflicted Man - "I'm Off Me 'Ead" [Permanent] / High Speed & Afflicted Man - "Get Stoned Ezy" [Guerssen]
Anonymous - "Inside The Shadow" [Machu Picchu]
Dark - "Round The Edges" [Machu Picchu]
The Garbage & The Flowers - "Eyes Rind As If Beggars" [Bo'Weavil/Fire]
Venom P. Stinger stuff on [Drag City]
Devo - Hardcore Devo Vols. 1 & 2 [Superior Viaduct]
Grabbies - Live 7" [Fashionable Idiots]
Tuxedomoon - “No Tears” EP / “Scream With A View” EP [Superior Viaduct]

Best Labels:

Total Punk rules over all. Every release is essential, just buy everything the day it comes out, don’t be dumb. With upcoming releases from the likes of Lumpy & The Dumpers and Manatees, plus the upcoming Total Fuck Off Weekend (March 7-8 in Orlando, FL, showcasing all the best Total Punk bands) the label shows no sign of stopping the hits from coming. 

Superior Viaduct still reigns supreme over the deluxe reissue game, constantly releasing necessary archival records for 21st century listeners, all packaged beautifully. I admit I haven’t kept up with everything they’ve put out, but this is just one of those labels where you know it’s gonna be great no matter what it is. The Hardcore Devos alone secure their spot as top reissue label.

Graham Lambkin’s Kye imprint continues putting out the best in contemporary experimental/avant-garde sounds. Little Big Chief is not only one of the best and most interesting distros around, but the label itself has put out two of the best records of the year (TSOT and Birds of Maya) as well as making its first foray into the world of reissues starting with the Greek-prog platter Pete & Royce “Suffering of Tomorrow.” Also, shipping now, is the label’s second reissue, Simon Finn’s “Pass the Distance” which I’m real excited about, top shelf. On the Australian front, and it’s no secret I’ve been following along closely with what’s been goin’ on down there, we got  R.I.P. Society and Bedroom Suck holding down the fort, while Albert’s Basement and Breakdance the Dawn hold their own in the subterranean realm. Also gotta thank Quemada, Easter Bilby, and Soft Abuse for helping bring similar sounds to the rest of the world. 

That’s all, thanks for reading and listening to the podcasts and all that, expect last week’s show to get posted up soon. I really wish I still had a prescription for adderall because sitting down and writing stuff is fuckin hard. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Stoned Out Of My Mind | 02-05-14

Here's the new podcast for this week, featuring a big helping of Total Punk singles, new Gravel Samwidge on Swashbuckling Hobo, new True Sons Of Thunder on Little Big Chief, the Life Stinks track we ran outta time for ffrom the last 2013 show.... and more. The "BEST OF 2013" list is still on the way, and unlike the 2012 list i promise to actually write and post this year's one.. Thanks for bein' a fan of Stoned Out Of My Mind

Cheap Time - Goodbye Age | Goodbye Age 7" | Total Punk | 2013
Negative Trend - Meathouse | S/T 7" | Superior Viaduct | 2013 orig. 1978
Nubs - Little Billy's Burning | Job 7" | Last Laugh | 2013 orig. 1980
No Bails - Skate Or Die | Soundproof Room 7" | Orgone Toilet | 2012
Bits of Shit - Meat Thump | Meat Thump 7" | Total Punk | 2013
Venom P. Stinger - Those Snakes | What's Yours Is Mine | Drag City | 2013 orig. 1990
Yi - Just Quit Punk | Punk Memories 7" | self-released | 2013
Video - Captivity | (Join The) Hate Wave 7" | Total Punk | 2013
Gravel Samwidge - Pronouncement | Medicinal Requirements | Swashbuckling Hobo | 2013
Afflicted Man - Dustbins | I'm Off Me 'Ead | Permanent Records | 2013 orig. 1980
True Sons Of Thunder - Get On The Buss | Stop And Smell Your Face | Little Big Chief | 2013
Life Stinks - My My My | S/T LP | S.S. | 2013

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Stoned Out Of My Mind | 01-29-14

Annnnd Here's last week's show, highlights include: choice cut from the killer new Gravel Samwidge 12" on Swashbuckling Hobo, new stuff from Australia's Angie and Blank Realm off their "Turning" and "Grassed Inn" LPs, respectively (sorry bout the botched beginning on the latter there, my fault for not waiting til i actually own the album), Tuxedomoon reissues on Superior Viaduct, and the always appropriate Buck Biloxi & The Fucks (plus fellow Orgone Toilet luminaries No Bails), links n stuff below::

Satanic Rockers - Eviction | Fu Kung | Black Greasy Basement | 2013
Gravel Samwidge - Get Your Shit Together | Medicinal Requirements | Swashbuckling Hobo | 2013
Eastlink - Ansett | Angel Gun / Ansett 7" | In The Red | 2013
Angie - Parallels | Turning | Easter Bilby / Rice Is Nice | 2013
Blank Realm - Back To The Flood | Grassed Inn | Fire | 2014
Rat Columns - I Wonder | S/T 7" | Smartguy | 2011
Merchandise - I Locked The Door | BBC Sessions | Strange Songs | 2013
100 Flowers - California's Falling (Into The Ocean) | S/T LP | Superior Viaduct | 2013 orig. 1983
Devo - Be Stiff | Hardcore Devo Vol. 2 | Superior Viaduct | 2013 orig. 1991
Tuxedomoon - (Special Treatment For The) Family Man | Scream With A View EP | Superior Viaduct | 2013 orig. 1979
Tuxedomoon - Midnite Stroll | *
Tuxedomoon - No Tears | No Tears EP | Superior Viaduct | 2013 orig 1978
Von LMO - Outside Of Time | Tranceformer (Future Langue 2.001) | Munster | 2003 orig. 1981
No Bails - Soundproof Room | Soundproof Room 7" | Orgone Toilet | 2012
Buck Biloxi & The Fucks - I Look Like Crap | S/T LP | Red Lounge | 2013

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Stoned Out Of My Mind | 01-22-14

Well after a long hiatus for the holidays SOOMM is back with some brand new shit to listen to!! I wanted to make the first show of 2014 real good but it got kinda messed up since I guess the school kids had mid-terms or something since it took me forever to find a place to park on campus and I ended up being more than 20 minutes late... whoops!! Sorry folks, but I'll make it up with the next one (which I already did and it's pretty good and i'm so late in getting this posted that both will be posted at the same time, i've been slackin' and i apologize!!) and should be getting the "Best of 2013" list written out and put up here soon as well. As for this edition: new Eastlink & Video singles, Buck Biloxi & The Fucks LP, and Nubs & Negative Trend reissues are of utmost import. thanks for listneing!

Life Stinks - Sharp When You're Bummed | S/T LP | S.S. | 2013
Eastlink - Angel Gun | Angel Gun / Ansett 7" | In The Red | 2014
Video - (Join The) Hate Wave | (Join The) Hate Wave / Captivity 7" | Total Punk | 2013
Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments - Punk Rock Secret | Punk Rock Secret 7" | Bag Of Hammers | 1995
Liquor Store - Lynchmob | In The Garden | Almost Ready | 2013
Buck Biloxi & The Fucks - Lazerdeath | S/T LP | Red Lounge | 2013
Buck Biloxi & The Fucks - Shut The Hell Up | *
Sneaky Pinks - I'm Punk | I'm Punk / Puke Pudding 7" | Almost Ready | 2013
Hunx & His Punx - Street Punk | Street Punk | Hardly Art | 2013
The #1s - Boy | Sharon Shouldn't 7" | Alien Snatch! / Sorry State | 2013
Zero Boys - I'm Bored | Livin' In The 80's 7" | 1-2-3-4 Go! | 2013 orig. 1980
Nubs - Job | Job / Billy's Burning 7" | Last Laugh | 2013 orig. 1980
Negative Trend - Black and Red | S/T 7" | Superior Viaduct | 2013 orig. 1978
Negative Trend - How Ya Feelin' | *

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