Tuesday, August 03, 2010
This week in AFS...
* World-exclusive debut of G. Green debut 7"!
* G. Green departs on their first real tour today!
* Again, don't miss Puffy Areolas on tour!
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WHITE BOY & THE AVERAGE RAT BAND | Neon Warriors | self-titled | Roach *new (orig 1979)
PUFFY AREOLAS | Lutzko Lives | Lutzko Lives 7" | Columbus Discount 2009
PUFFY AREOLAS | El Jita | v/a: Skulls Without Borders | Siltbreeze 2009
PUFFY AREOLAS | Heart Attack | In the Army 1981 | Siltbreeze *new
CERAMIC HOBS | Psychic Vampires | Straight Outta Rampton | Pumf 2001
CERAMIC HOBS | Scotch Mist | 72 Hour Drink Binge Alcopop Madness 7" | Pumf 1997
SEVERED HEADS | Sam Loves You | Come Visit the Big Bigot | Nettwerk 1986
THE ENCHANTMENTS | Rockin' at the Lost & Found | The Heavenly Sounds of... | no label *new
VIRGIN PRUNES | The King of Junk | Over the Rainbow | Baby 1985
REMA REMA | Instrumental/Fond Affections | Wheel in the Roses 12" EP | 4AD 1980
JOSEF K | Sense of Guilt | The Only Fun in Town | LTM 1990 (orig 1980)
TWIN CRYSTALS | Bones | split 7" w/ Shearing Pinx | Reluctant *new
SEX CHURCH | Mistaken | 6 Songs 12" EP | Convulsive *new *request
THE BEEZ | Easy | Easy 7" | Edible 1979
MICKEY | Wild Kind | Highway Bound 7" | Florida's Dying *new
SLIPPERY SLOPES | Shake That Bear | v/a: Party Platter | Florida's Dying *new
PERSONAL & THE PIZZAS | I Ain't Taking You Out | Raw Pie | 1-2-3-4 GO! *new
LIVELY ONES | Bustin' Surfboards | Surf Drums | Del-Fi 1963
G. GREEN | I Will Not Withdraw This Statement | brand-new 7" | Malt Duck *available now on tour!
THE YUPPIES | Bones | I've Been Touched 7" | Grotto *new
BLACK TIME | Harley Davidson [S. Gainsbourg] | More Songs About Motorcycles & Death | Wrench *new
SAN FRANCISCO WATER COOLER | Reverie/Pond Leak | II | Sun Sneeze *new
EZEE TIGER | Crush Medley (a stupid rock opera kinda) | split LP w/ Country Teasers | Holy Mountain 2009
EZEE TIGER | The Tiger Bounce | self-titled | Kimosciotic 2004
WHITE DRUGS | Unmaker | Gold Magic | Kunstwaffe/Amphetamine Reptile *new
SHORTY | Kaput | Kaput! 7" | Skin Graft 1993
DEATH OF SAMANTHA | Harlequin Tragedy | Where the Women Wear the Glory and the Men Wear the Pants | Homestead 1988
THE YOUNG | Smiling God | Voyagers of Legend | Mexican Summer *new
First, from the Corrections Department....Did I actually announce the Virgin Prunes as the March Violets? Whoops! And don't go thinking that new San Francisco Water Cooler LP is a letdown! Our 3rd turntable in the studio was playing at erratic speeds, but it wasn't too perceptible until it was too late. Sorry, everybody. Just trust me...this new LP is outstanding. I'll be giving it its due in the very next AFS (in two weeks!).
Now...the main order of business is at hand...Getting your ass off the couch and in front of two of the raddest bands on the planet today. As I already mentioned, don't miss the Puffy Areolas as they make it out west. (Seattle, tell me something about Friday, huh?) ALSO...Don't miss Sacramento's best new band of the last year and a half...G. Green! Their new debut 7" from Malt Duck is in their hands. It won't be available publicly from Malt Duck for another couple of weeks, but if you are in the band's tour path, you can get it from them. Yes, they are my friends from my hometown, but trust me....looking at this as objectively as I can, I still give G. Green my highest recommendation. See 'em in these cities... (photo credit: me my damn self! --->)
3rd Sacramento - The Hub (1819 23rd St.) w/ Slippery Slopes, Personal and the Pizzas
4th San Francisco - Fivepoints Art House (72 Tehama st.) w/ TBA
5th Ventura - TBA w/ Sea Lions, Catwalk
6th Los Angeles - Vlad the Retailer (4313 Melrose Ave.) w/ TBA
7th Los Angeles - daytime BBQ show (6411 Ruby St.) 2PM w/ Shark Toys, Shocka Khans
8th Tempe - Yobs House (509 W. 19th) w/ Peaking Lights
9th Las Vegas - TBA
10th Provo - Thee Compound (166S 100W) w/ Clear Coats, Broken Spells
11th Twin Falls - 8th Street House (1337 8th Ave East) w/ Meth House Party Band
12th Seattle - Funhouse (206 5th Avenue North) w/ Grave Babies, Young Prisms, Uzi Rash
13th Portland - Smmr Bmmr @ Plan B (1305 SE 8th) w/ Mayyors, Wounded Lion, Lamps, Burning Yellows, + more
14th Portland - Failing St. Rock (110 N. Failing) w/ Mayyors, Big Black Cloud
15th Olympia - TBA
16th Eugene - Badger Den (320 E. 13th Ave.) w/ White Fang, Hanging Coffins
17th Stockton - Plea For Peace (630 E Weber Ave) w/ White Fang, English Singles, Satan Wriders
18th Oakland - 21 Grand (416 25th Street) w/ White Fang, Uzi Rash
The new 7" is three songs of brilliant damaged pop with awesome and unique personality. Three songs is the best number of songs for a 7", especially when they blend into a perfect cocktail. Tonight's featured song is the titular song; its flavor is decidedly defiant. The next on the A-side is chirpy and chipper. The B-side is pensive until its tumultuous breakdown. The first and third songs unfold in layers. The second song is for dance parties. A perfectly round 7" in more ways than just the obvious. Those layered songs are particularly enchanting with their tastefully applied top-of-their-lungs harmony vocals and interweaving of rhythm-guitar-jangles and lead-shimmers yinning to the steady yang of brutish drum onslaught. A couple-three years ago, G. Green was a solo project of the singer/rhythm-guitarist, and while he was still a teenager, he hit the Sacto scene straight outta Utah with one of the most courageous and unique singing voices and unusual songwriting approach which confounded many people. I was dropping Jandek comparisons. Even with the band version of G. Green snapping his songs into more of a pop shape--and his nervous energy giving way to an air of confidence--he's still one of the most unique voices. Quite simply, this band fucking rules, and if you are a fan of this blog/podcast, I think you should catch this band on tour and buy the 7".
And from here, there's no looking back. They already laid down some tracks for a new LP a couple weeks ago, and here's an awesome new video offering a sneak peek of one of the new songs (and like I said before, you can see they have personality)...
G. Green's drummer also stars in this stunning video for Zach Hill's "Sacto Smile" video (which sounds something like a breakcore-damaged Mayyors)...
I'll be posting about the G. Green 7" again when it is officially available from Malt Duck. Give it a couple weeks.
Posted by DJ Rick at 2:47 AM