Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Decibels - G.I Productions EP

Here's a great and (I believe) the first record from Sacramento California's, The Decibels. These guys were one of my favorite bands in the 90's. You can't go wrong with any of their records, they're all must owns. I think in all, they released Two full lengths, this EP, A best of their early recordings of sorts, (including this EP) called The Bart Thurber Sessions, and various comp tracks, some of which are also included. I'm not sure, the date this record was released because it's not listed but I think it was 1996. It looks like The Decibels may reform every now and then, but appear to be inactive at the moment.



Line Up -

Joe Pach - Guitar, Vocals
Dean Seavers - Guitar, Vocals
Brent Seavers - Bass, Vocals
Kevin Williams - Drums, Vocals

G.I. Productions 1996 ?

1. Radio
2. Jackie
3. Kiss Me Carolynne
4. Windy

►►►... I Don't Wanna Fight...◄◄◄

The Sweet Faces (Douchemaster Records EP)

Here's a re-post, by request, originally posted on Shotgun Solution, 5/12/2009. Douchemaster Records has released many must own records and this ones no exception. The Sweet Faces are a three piece side project of Brian Hermosillo (Guitar/Vocals) of The Fevers, The Donnie Denim Band and Loli And The Chones; along with Michel Van Der Woude (Drums) from The Pooh Sticks and Leslie Hoffman, (Bass/Vocals) whom I couldn't find any info on.
 
 
1. On Top Of That Girl
2. Here Come The Nice Boys
3. Leslie Is A Noise Band
4. Cool Kids (Don't Wanna Listen)
 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Title Tracks - Every Little Bit Hurts Single

Title Tracks is the brain child of Washington D.C. based musician John Davis; formerly of Q and Not U, and Georgie James. This was Title Tracks first release; there's since been Two full lengths. I really like the flip "Found Out" of this single; it's a great tune. If you want to read more, Here's a good place to start.

Line Up -

John Davis - Guitar, Vocals
Michael Cotterman - Bass
Merideth Munoz - Farfisa, Vocals, Percussion
Andrew Black - Drums

Dischord Records 2009

1. Every Bit Hurts
2. Found Out

►►►...Just Found Out Today...◄◄◄

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Flagpolers

The Flagpolers are a four piece from Vancouver, Canada who are on the verge of a couple of split releases. One will be with The Abolitionist, from Portland; the other with Jerkstore from Vancouver. After listening to their four song Demo, I would say it has a Poppy Street Punk sound. However, "Sketch The Barber", (which I gravitated towards the most) has a darker feel. In all, promising stuff, I hope to hear more in the future. Here's a few links, if you would like to check them out.

Bandcamp
Facebook

Line Up

Gary Byrne - Guitar and Vocals
Mick McCann - Bass and Vocals
Shane McCann - Guitar
James McLaughlin - Drums

►►►4 song Demo◄◄◄



 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Rondelles - The Rondelles

Somehow this band got by me; I've only just recently found out about The Rondelles. They have a primitive, Pop Punk, Indie vibe; but at times, have a harder, darker edge. Top that off with a great female vocalist, playing guitar tuned to Drop D, a guy playing Drums, and Key's at the same time while standing up, and you have something totally cool, and unique. It's a shame, I wish I had gotten a chance to see them live. If you look on YouTube there's various live footage you can check out.
  The Rondelles were a three piece, (Although much of their live footage has a fourth member??) originally from Albuquerque New Mexico that formed around 1995 while still in High School. The band eventually move to Washington, D.C., until they disbanded in 2001. During that span, they released two full lengths, a number of singles, E.P's, comp tracks, and a couple of collection type releases as well. If you would like to read more about the band, here's a couple of places to start.
   Singer Juliet Swango Started another band called The Foxx, and Oakley Munson went on to form The Witnesses, Puddin' Tang, and is currently playing in Old Testament.

Line Up -

Juliet Swango - Vocals, Guitar
Yukiko Moynihan - Bass, Vocals
Oakley Munson - Drums, Keyboards

Teenbeat Records 1998

1. Safety In Numbers
2. Six o Clock
3. Shimmy Becker
4. Strike Out

►►►Phone Rings, No Answer◄◄◄

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Dead Professional - Downtown At Sundown

  
Founded in 2013, Dead Professional is the musical brainchild of VA based songwriter John Harouff. Previous groups John played with include: The union of Man and a Woman and The Cinnamon Band.
  Downtown At Sundown has a clean, stripped down, minimalist, Poppy, Rock-n-Roll vibe to it. A few artists that come to mind are: Eddie Cochran, Marshall Crenshaw, Nick Lowe, Eddie Rabbitt, Springsteen, you get the idea. If you like what you hear, check out these sites for more tunes and info. Dead Professional, SoundCloud, and Facebook