Black Tambourine - Dream Baby Dream
A giant cushion of reverb on which to rest my tired head.
Source: SoundCloud / Slumberland Records
Parkay Quarts - Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth
I’m not really sure what’s up with the spelling situation, but I’m into the track enough that I’ll happily go with whatever letters they choose. As one Soundcloud commenter put it, "Parkay Quarts channeling Silvah Joos/Peyvmuhnt."
Il Sogno del Marinaio - Il Sogno del Fienile
I never saw Mike Watt with the Minutemen, but I’ve seen him play with fIREHOSE, the Secondmen, the Missingmen, Dos, the Stooges, and a double handful of other lineups.
I’d heard about Il Sogno del Marinaio, but for no particular reason never gotten around to listening to any of the music. I went to the Bell House last night having heard just a couple of songs off the new record, and with no particular expectations: Mike Watt was playing in New York, therefore — ipso facto, if you will — I was going to the show.
Holy. Fucking. Crap.
I have never seen Watt play a bad show, but by three songs in last night’s show was moving into my “top five Watt performances” list.
It’s as loud, and punk rock as you would expect, while simultaneously moving through jazzy, surf-y, space-y, and just generally something else altogether places.
If you get a chance to catch one of the shows on this tour, do not miss it.
Source: SoundCloud / Noisey