Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BMX Bandits. Listen To Some Music (2012).

Let's never overlook how wonderful BMX Bandits are.  Kurt Cobain said they were the only band he would ever join if he were not already in Nirvana.  And he was dead serious.

Still led by Duglas T. Stewart through various personnel changes, the Scottish band has been in business for over 25 years.  A documentary, Serious Drugs, was made about them a few years ago.  The title comes from one of their most famous songs (which actually refers to the antidepressant variety, not the recreational). 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

More from 2013: Caramel Snow. The Beauty Editors.

Besides releasing two EP's this year, free kittnz on Bandcamp, and Layer Cake on iTunes, I was lucky enough to have a full length CD come out on the Indonesian label, Shiny Happy Records, called The Beauty Editors (SHR 18).  For the most part, the inspiration came from the baroque chamber pop I heard on AM radio from 1966 through 1967, such as the Beatles, and the Beach Boys, of course, but also The Left Banke, The Association, and The Hollies, as well as the the quirky type of retro pop released on el Records, and the Compact Organization in the '80's.

Here are a couple of videos I made for the album: 


After Monte Carlo