Sunday, January 17, 2010

Decadent And Depraved

Decadent and Depraved tonight, 10PM to Midnight on WRFN

Here is our playlist from last week Jan. 10th 2010:
Can - "Pinch" - Ege Bamyasi
Magik Markers - The Diamond Guitar of Tico Feo" - Tour Split with Sic Alps
Speed Glue & Shinki - "Big Headed Woman" - Speed Glue & Shinki
Amen Dunes - "Amen Dunes" - Dia
Flowers Corsano Duo - "Earth" - The Radiant Mirror
Spacemen 3 - "Hey Man" - Sound of Confusion
Sun City Girls - "Space Prophet Dogon" - Torch of the Mystics
MiddleSex - "Unclean Yawn" - Split with Temperatures
Boredoms - "Super Ae" - Super Ae
Sonic Youth - "Intro" + "Brave Men Run in My Family" - Bad Moon Rising
Cave - "Gamm" - Psychic Psummer
Purling Hiss - "Almost Washed My Hair" - Purling Hiss
La Otracina - "Nine Times the Color Red Explodes Like Heated Blood" - Tonal Eclipse of the One
Dead C - "Plains" - Secrets
Albert Ayler - "The Truth is Marching In" - Live in Greenwich:The Complete Impulse! Recordings

And here is the link to WRFN again incase you want to stream us on the net:WRFN
Or if you live in West Nashville tune us in on your radio dial at 107.1FM.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


I just received a really great message from Frank concerning our soon to be released E.P. The cover of Annimal Skkulls is just above and is a hand printed 2 color image of our own design. Frank told me that he is doing art, maybe a collage, for the backside and he is making a HAND SEWN CLOTH POUCH for everything to go in also!!! Fucking Amazing News!!! I can not wait to see all of this put together. We, Ttotals, are blown away by the efforts being put into our release. This year is getting off to a real bang!
In other news, not sure if you guys knew this or not, but I do a little writing for a site called Foxy Digitalis. I dropped the ball on getting my year end list in, so I'm going to put it up here for everyone to take a look. I'm really not a slack motherfucker.

It is as follows:

Best Album
Magik Markers - "Balf Quarry" Drag City
I could not put this one away. Sounds like a damaged rolling stones basement tape, but way fucking better. Now I ain't talking new wave bullshit. It is NO WAVE. Sharp angular guitars and tight drumming have never sounded this good. Sorry. I just had to clarify.

Best Song
Amen Dunes - "Amen Dunes" Locust
Lets you know exactly what you are in for. Beautiful.

Best Debut
Purling Hiss - "Purling Hiss" Permanent
From some of the Birds of Maya dudes. Way, way better. Swirling piss and damage. They've thrown me under the bus, but I don't care.

Best Reissue
"Glastonbury Fayre Festival" Vinyl 3 LP Akarma
When you combine the likes of Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, T-Rex and Gong. You get 3 LPs of very special musical greatness, outstanding inserts and unforgettable packaging.

Best Cover Art
Blues Control - "Local Flavor" Siltbreeze
I not only love the cover art of this album, but this is a great record in general. Russ and Lea are some of the coolest people around. I just had to put this record somewhere and give them some props for a mighty fine record.

Best Vinyl Only
Bobby Beausoleil - "Lucifer Rising Suite" Ajna Offensive
Four LPs covering the entire process of jamming, recording, trimming and then finally, it was 1980, arriving at one of the best soundtracks ever to be recorded. All from a prison cell at Tracy Penitentiary and with a budget of only $3000. Beausoleil had to build the entire studio, instruments and all, from scratch. This is one of my favorite films also.

Best CD-R Only
Sparkling Wide Pressure - "Golden Thread" Kimberly Dawn Recordings
Killer sounds and packaging. Very much a joy to see Frank get excited about all these 3" cdrs he has been putting out. This is a remix album of sorts. This little jewel of plastic expands and contracts nicely and gives you a good journey for your money.

Best Cassette Only
I ain't cool enough to buy cassettes.

Best Live Show
Sonic Youth with The Entrance Band - War Memorial, Nashville TN
Watch the Entrance Band's bassplayer get down and rock out in the the most slender and tallest heels I've ever seen. Then watch SY mow down the crowd with their latest arsenal and pull some classics out for the encore. Death Valley '69 Motherfuckers!

Biggest Surprise - A Middle Sex/Temperatures 12" split on Carnivals
I reviewed this record for this here website and was blown away by the greatness of this release. If you don't have it. Buy it! I ain't kidding.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Show and a Release

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We have an exciting show coming up on Jan.15th with our friends Goahead and our soon to be friends The Spooks from Philadelphia. This will all go down on the eastside at Dino's. We also have some more good news about our up coming release. I'm sure you remember me saying something about our friend Frank's label,KIM DAWN RECORDINGS, a few months back. Well, we finally got our shit together and we will have a limited 3"cdr release coming very shortly in the new year. We hope to have a few for the above mentioned show, but not sure if all the stars are gonna align for that to happen. I guess you will just have to show up and find out at the show. We have been working hard on the covers, which is another hand printed design. And also has a tentative name of Annimal Skkulls for it. All the songs were recorded over at Battletapes last spring when we were still a young and earnest duo. We will be venturing back over to Battletapes to do some more recording as a trio very soon. We don't want to let the cat outta the bag, but two thousand and ten is gonna be a fun and full year for us in this here band. We have big plans and big dreams to fulfill this year. Just hope we get to do everything we set out to do.