Tuesday, 31 July 2012

And Everybell And Whistle- Did You See What They Chased Him With? 7"

catchy, upbeat, melodic, loud. emo? indie? you shut yer mouth; no more questions. it's a shame, but like many awesome bands, this one appeared and was gone with little-to-no recognition and now languishes in obscurity. this release was limited to 300 copies and was put out by say and stay said. knock it back.


did you see what they chased him with?
frontal lip force coefficient

more hair gel for the punks

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Kyle Jacobsen- I Can Make New Friends With You

more unread goodness. this one's an older release. kyle jacobsen was a moniker for michael allison, who is dead now. his worldly absence makes for an added something or another when listening to these tunes,  all of which are the lowest of fi, the warmest of sad, the loneliest of loner, the best parts of bad trips. truly awesome stuff that is criminally unknown. everything on this release is really great. if you can't get behind songs like completely complete, we are not right, sun is shining on me now, and still born dreams, then get fucked. no, but seriously, it means you're probably checkin' out the wrong blog. this is the sort of thing that begs to be heard on vinyl (you'll know what i mean after you check this out), and sadly, unread records has had a time selling through these. this sucks for several reasons, but mostly because it means that this will likely be the only kyle jacobsen vinyl release. head over to unread, pick this up, and bombard them with emails to repress simon joyner's iffy while you're at it. tell them some jag with a blog on the internet sent you; they'll know what that means.


completely complete
lie to yourself
we are not right
close my eyes
i can't break down doors
(filmic warbles)
come back/come back/come back
constant rewind
inside out
chains that bind
eat your flesh
sun is shining on me now
vampire death song
woke up
still born dreams
born to be dead

unintelligible ramblings to rally around

Monday, 23 July 2012

Talking Mountain- The Nature of Magic and the Magic of Nature

only posting two songs from this album. they're the best of the bunch and the rest of it is really not for me at all. the pair of tunes offer up sweet, synth-y, sugary nothings for your summertime paddle-abouts. you've gotta keep it light sometimes if you're ever gonna float.


in her wrist / your brains must have leaked out
i'm kind of leaves

cut your teeth on open wounds

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Dead Moon- Too Many People 7" (B-Side only)

you won't find many new releases up at sleeping in. here's another one though, and you should grab it fast. consider it a "preview", because i'm only posting the b-side (which happens to be the better side and makes the record worth buying). co-released by mississippi & change records. most excellent tunes for you to endlessly replay in that hazy-sway.


i'll follow you
claim to fame
(not posted: a-side tunes too many people & don't hate me)

chew it off and choke it down

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Places We Slept- Sad, Stoned, & Horny

a new release from the almighty unread records. this here is ripe for the drippin' and congealin'. catchy, wobbling, lo-fi, adjective, adjective, sad, blown-out excellence from places we slept. this one-sided 12" kicks off the right way. the girlfriend of the band, molly, is a lady covered with a sheen of sweat, all scuzzy-like and with a beauty that has to be clawed at to get to. she sets up a precedent that is to be followed for the sad, stoned, and horny throughout. come unhinged / re-hinge / unhinge again (six times over). you're in for short, pretty bursts of loud sadpop and turpentine that are curled around three even shorter blips of sebadoh-esque tape manipulation and false starts (garble). it's the kind that begs to be heard on vinyl. act fast, procrastinator. there are only 150 of these silkscreened things.


my girlfriend molly
not a very funny guy
daddy i$$ues
pregnant with an elephant
sorry wrong number (he blew it)
i was born crying

slipped in it and stayed down

Monday, 9 July 2012

Consignment- Gone 7"

blisteringly adequate. put out by sweet rot records in 2010 for y'all to vibe wit'. slow and meandering like breathing on a wednesday evening. there's a cat on the cover. the song "baby" starts off with some loud promise before jangling its way down to a sleepy bounce-step-pivot-turn. the songs here all sound pretty similar to me, so if you don't like the first tune... do you see the cat on the cover?


do you know?

start (hammer time is over)

Sunday, 8 July 2012

The Lazarus Plot- (The End.) 7"

lady-fronted emo jams here, skip. get thinkin' along the lines of rainer maria (circa past worn searching; look now, look again) & everyone asked about you. find thee lazari partying on this chubby slab like it's 1999 (the year when blood of the young records coughed this release into existence). standard over-the-top 90s emo trinkets came with this, like the dipsy-doodles included in an envelope that came attached back of the oversized cardboard cover. you probably know what you're in for now, so bet the farm.


charmed, i'm sure
eyes like sticks

those coals aren't going to rake themselves