Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sorry Mom Podcast #7 is here!!!


Whorish Boorish
Outta My Spine
Self Released

David Vassalotti
Work In Progress
Roundhouse Compilation II

The Ruined Frame
What Now, Buttercup?
Breath & Pulse

Yakuza Dance Mob
Whale Blubber Funk
Blubber of The Whale

Lesson Lesson Lessen Relearn
Something About Americans
Split w/Outmode

Daily Life
There's No Solution Because There Is No Problem
Necessary and Pathetic

Galactic Entry

Horaflora/Secret Boyfriend
Horaflora/Secret Boyfriend 12"

Darlington Pair
Chorus of...
Past The Buccaneer

Sweetie Sweats
Living In A Girl's World
Self Released

U Can Unlearn Guitar
She Don't Know About Art
No Strings

Touch of Gray
Nubile Bile

Hour Two:

Krinkle Kuts
Abandoned Beaches
Krinkle Kuts Cassingle

Ami Dang
Where Nothing Grows

Toe Ring
At The Window/Life On The Line
Self Released

Lazy Magnet
Whip In Reach
Self Released

Sharlyn Evertsz
I Know I'll Stay
Self Released

X's, O's, and a Couple of J's
Now I Know Why Tigers Eat Their Young

Baylies Band
A Dialectic Of Temporality
A Chorus Of Indignation

Radio Shock
Internal Symmetry

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New from Yakuza Dance Mob, Blubber of The Whale EP

Review of the Blubber Of The Whale EP by Yakuza Dance Mob, released Sept 12th 2012

In case you're not already hip to the underground music scene in Birmingham, Alabama, I would like to enlighten you to one group in particular, who's frontman I met at my good friends Erin and Cory's wedding. RD Hardcore had traveled down to Tampa with a friend to perform in another project, and without having heard them before, I wondered how far they would push the limit, music and performance-wise, and what all families and guests present would think. Also I wondered almost aloud, "Is this going to be a noise show?" They did play a trashcan, by the way, pretty sure I'm not hallucinating remembering that.

Then I realized, Lazy Magnet, S2K, Yakuza Dance Mob, myself and Scott Fuxan on the DJ booth... of course it was a noise show. I guess I just thought all of us would abide by some unspoken formal ettiquete due to the fact that it was at a wedding. It was pretty free form, and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time, freezing-for-Florida weather or not. I didn't drink, but I'm sure I remember passing out on the stage of the rented ranch pavilion clutching my coat and waiting to load out around four am.  It was a good night.

When RD, one of the founders of this group, messaged me almost a year later to let me know Yakuza Dance Mob had a new EP coming out in September 2012, and that I could play music on S.M.P. from it, I was very much looking forward to hearing it. But again, I had no idea what to expect. Would it be improv, pre-meditated multi tracking, just him, or with others, I had a lot to be surprised about.

Band members include RD Hardcore, (our man from the wedding), Rev. Jack Ladybird, CJ Afterhours, Scruffs McGee, and Honey Von Trapp. The EP is twelve minutes, forty five seconds long, all seamlesely layered, contains one slide guitar styled remix of the first track, and the last track is a tape reverb deluxe edition with some high floaty, effected vocals and the recycled loop to tie it together at the end. It could very well be the dance anthems five people would produce, should they actually find themselves trapped Pinocchio style in the stomach of a giant sea creature. There is a prevalent repetition, but each variation is different, leaving a hum-a-long, sailor-esque atmosphere to be found within the bars.

Here's a link to their EP on Bandcamp, more from these folks soon:
Blubber of The Whale EP

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sorry Mom Podcast #6: With Special Guests Newton and Tony Bologny!!!

Here it is broken up into two easily digestible segments. Click share, then an option to download will appear. More past shows coming to the archives soon!!!

 Hour One:

Hour Two:

Playlist for Sorry Mom Podcast #6:


Rover Hook
Street Corner
Self Released

Andrew Barranca
A Clue
Self Released

Live in Studio at The Mound of Sound
Sorry Mom Podcast #6

Tony Bologny
Live in Studio at The Mound of Sound
Sorry Mom Podcast #6

Samantha Vacation
Samantha's Vacation

Sparkle Butt
Some Kind of Hero

Buoyant Sea/Gel Set
What Do You Think
Self Released

Post Lady
Self Released

Track 57

Unicorn Hard-On
Diamond Habitat

The Ruined Frame
The Moving Picture
Sing a Pleasant Song

Mr. Transylvania
Bela Lugosi Ain't Dead
Hand To Plow, Don't Look Back

Hot Number
Scene Ripper

My Cur
Then and Eother And You Have 0 Answers

Porno Jump-Start
Cleaning Up

Kirk Fogg
Data Leak
Self Released

J. Zagers
The Catalyst & The Whisperer (Club Mix)
Freedom of Choice Compilation

Russian Tsarlag
Palisades Park
Bloodfest 2009

Disruptor Legacy
Paradoxical Sleep

Leslie Keffer
Finally, Caves
Finally, Caves 12"

Daily Life
My Time
Necessary and Pathetic

Arcade Scene
Bride of Walk Man

Schoolyard (Club Mix)
Schoolyard 7"