So yeah, the air conditioning has been broken in my office at work all week long. Neat, huh? It's like eleventy billion degrees outside, so it's a perfect time to drop a brand new podcast of hot-as-fuck rock n' roll jams to sweat out the summer months with! Random Old Records #32 features brand new tracks from Black Lips, Wax Museums, Ty Segall, and Cults, who are releasing four incredible LPs in June that will be high on nerdy top 10 lists at the end of the year. Ty Segall in particular has a stunner ready for all of you with Goodbye Bread, which thickens and slows down his bratty garage punk sound and brings the superficial Beatles and Nirvana influences of his past releases to the forefront in a way that will have mainstream rock critics blowing loads in their pants when they finally get around to checking it out. He's THAT GOOD, OK?
To be honest, I wasn't much of a Black Lips fan before, but the steady hand of super-producer Mark Ronson guides the band and polishes the shit out of their hooks and sound on the new Arabia Mountain. The blasts of bratty feedback and in-jokey murkiness of their previous releases has been replaced with huge gang choruses, sleazy saxophones, and more refined melodies than ever before. Random Old Records #32 includes "Raw Meat," which is a short and sweet Ramones homage that might be the best song they've ever recorded. Check it out!
Also, you may notice some strange and different sounds on Random Old Records #32 that you haven't heard in previous episodes. For some reason, this new wave of dark and moody electronic rock has really been catching my ear in the past month or two, most notably the releases from Brooklyn's Captured Tracks label. On this episode, you'll hear a KILLER track from Portland's Blouse called "Into Black." These folks sound like they're trying to create a late 80s David Lynch movie credits theme with every track, and that's not really a bad thing in my book. You'll also hear darker Suicide-style tunes from The Soft Moon and Led Er Est that are on steady rotation around Random Old Records HQ.
You'll also hear new hot blasts of rock n' roll from Wax Idols, The Hussy, Personal & The Pizzas, Brian Olive, Ramma Lamma, The People's Temple, Natural Child, Smith Westerns, Thee Oh Sees, and loads more! Click the links below to stream, subscribe, or download the latest episode and let me know that you think. As always, thanks for reading and listening, and if you're in the Cincinnati area, come out to see The Hussy from Madison, Wisconsin at the Comet tonight! Free show and burritos!
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Random Old Records #32
1. Wax Idols - "All Too Human"
(All Too Human 7", Hozac 2011)
2. Bad Banana - "Cry About It"
(Cry About It 7", Puzzle Pieces 2011)
3. Seapony - "Blue Star"
(Go With Me, Hardly Art 2011)
4. Blouse - "Into Black"
(Into Black 7", Captured Tracks 2011)
5. Cults - "Never Saw The Point"
(Cults, Columbia 2011)
6. The Soft Moon - "We Are We"
(The Soft Moon, Captured Tracks 2010)
7. Led Er Est - "Opto 5"
(May, Captured Tracks 2011)
--We wanna be free!
8. Natural Child - "Easy Street"
(1971, Infinity Cat 2011)
9. Shapes Have Fangs - "Dinner In The Dark"
(Dinner In The Dark, Reverb Appreciation Society 2011)
10. The People's Temple - "Keeper (Of Souls)"
(Sons Of Stone, Hozac 2011)
11. Thee Oh Sees - "The Whipping Continues"
(Castlemania, In The Red 2011)
12. Ty Segall - "The Floor"
(Goodbye Bread, Drag City 2011)
--Who gives drugs to robots?
13. Smith Westerns - "End Of The Night"
(Dye It Blonde, Fat Possum 2011)
14. Brian Olive - "Back Sliding Soul"
(Two Of Everything, Alive 2011)
15. The Greenhornes - "Back Sliding Soul"
(The Greenhornes, Telstar 2001)
16. The Soledad Brothers - "Downtown Paranoia Blues"
(The Hardest Walk, Alive 2006)
--See the dirt gang!
17. Ramma Lamma - "Truthin'"
(Tiger 7", Certified PR 2010)
18. Black Lips - "Raw Meat"
(Arabia Mountain, Vice 2011)
19. GG King - "Incendiary Device"
(Esoteric Lore, Rob's House 2011)
20. The Hussy - "Sexi Ladi"
(Cement Tomb Mind Control, Slow Fizz 2011)
21. Wax Museums - "Bruiser"
(Eye Times, Trouble In Mind 2011)
22. Personal & The Pizzas - "Dead Meat"
(Dead Meat 7", Total Punk 2011)