Tuesday, April 28, 2009

AFS v. 218 ~ Raising the Q.Q. Quotient

A couple weeks ago, I reported that The Intelligence had fired back at Eat Skull to tip off undie-rock's first significant West Coast Battle. But now that April has seen the release of two new albums by the Intelligence, is it possible that Lars Finberg's gang is aiming next for Dan Melchior in a battle to determine who can maintain the highest quality of records while ratcheting up the quantity at the same time? How do these marvels do it? Crepuscule with Pacman is out only on vinyl from France's Born Bad label, so if any USA distros nab some more copies, you better swoop fast. If you are a fan of the bedroom-recorded sound of Boredom & Terror like I am, I'm sure you'll enjoy this LP immensely as it's similar in spirit and sound. I love these whacked, yet laconically paced songs that convey so much weariness and dread for a partyhardy non-stop lifestyle. It's like, "I know I should stop!" World, please stop spinning! I need to lay down and get normal for a minute. Just like how Lindsay Lohan must feel sometimes. Then you try to have normal thoughts, but cloudy memories of afterparty dramas turn into nightmares, and focusing on the daily doldrums of ordinary life ("Meetings") is no less frightening, so you escape into fantasies about witches in outer space ("Witch in Outer Space", doi!). If not a timeless classic (which this might be, but Fake Surfers certainly is), then it's perfect for these kindsa situations. I also imagine Crepuscule with Pacman will come in handy in the summer dog days when I'm lying down on the couch with the thermostat set at 82° waiting for the A/C to blow.

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EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING | Sometimes | v/a: The World's Lousy With Ideas vol 7 7" | Almost Ready *new
THE INTELLIGENCE | The Beetles | v/a: The World's Lousy With Ideas vol 8 12" | Almost Ready *new
THE INTELLIGENCE | Conference Call | v/a: Puget Power 5 7" | Regal Select *new
THE INTELLIGENCE | Witch in Outer Space | Crepuscule with Pacman | Born Bad *new
CHEVEU | Like a Deer in the Headlights | Like a Deer in the Headlights 7" | Born Bad *new
THE PINK NOISE | Gold Light | Gold Light 7" | Sacred Bones *new
PLASTIKTANZ | Ende | v/a: 2 Hemden & 2 Hosen vol 6 7" | Kernkrach *new (orig 1979)
RIGHT THANT | So Hot | He Wants to Meet Me 7" | no label *new
NOTHING PEOPLE | Stick in the Mud | Late Night | S-S Records *new
TYVEK | Summer Things | Blessed 7" | Les Disques Steak *new
THEE OH SEES | Rainbow | Help | In The Red *new
THEE OH SEES | Schwag Rifles | v/a: The World's Lousy With Ideas vol 8
DEAD GHOSTS | She Likes It | split 7" w/ Smith Westerns | Bachelor *new
GHOST HOSPITAL | Religious Bias in Nursery Rhymes | D+ 7" | Teen Ape *new
SONNY & THE SUNSETS | Death Cream | Love & Death 7" | Soft Abuse *new
JACUZZI BOYS | The Countess | split 7" w/ Woven Bones | Needless *new
BEWARE OF THE KNIGHT | She Spoke of Ships | Cool for the Time Bean CDR | no label *new
ART LESSING | Season | The Plastic Couch CDR | Electric Eggplant 2006
DADAMAH | Nicotine | Nicotine 7" | Majora 1992
ROY MONTGOMERY | Just Melancholy | 324 E. 13th Street #7 | Drunken Fish 1999
ALASTAIR GALBRAITH | Marcasite Lace | Morse | Siltbreeze/Xpressway 1992
SYD BARRETT | No Man's Land | The Madcap Laughs | Harvest/EMI 1970 *request
DAN MELCHIOR UND DAS MENACE | O! Anxiety | Thankyou Very Much 2xLP | S-S Records *new
BLANK DOGS | Blue Lights | Under and Under | In The Red *new
ABEDECARIANS | Benway Carnival | Smiling Monarchs 12" | Factory 1985
THE WAKE | Patrol | Harmony | Factory 1982
LIAISONS DANGEREUSES | Mystère dans le Brouillard | Los Niños del Parque 7" | Mute 1982
PORTION CONTROL | Sort Out | I Staggered Mentally | In Phaze 1982
SCORN | Stairway | Gyral | Scorn 1996
THE INTELLIGENCE | South Bay Surfers | Fake Surfers | In The Red *new
AMON DÜÜL II | Eye Shaking King | Yeti | Liberty 1970
ZENI GEVA | Honowoh/Sweetheart | Honowoh/Sweetheart 7" | Baby Huey 1991
TANKARD | Total Addiction | Chemical Invasion | Combat 1987
SODOM | Ausgebombt | Agent Orange | Steamhammer 1989 *request

Wish I was there...

The night will belong to microphones if you eat this breakfast for dinner...


Anonymous said...

Do you have that Hunx 7" on Bachelor, too? I want to hear that if you got it!

p.s. Did any good music ever come from northern Idaho? This place sucks.

Anonymous said...

this is an insane amount of variety. how do you fit it all in without sounding hella random?