These guys were brilliant. Dennis is believed to have drowned this weekend.
all we ever wanted, bauhaus, beatles, black sabbath, bomarr blog podcast, canned heat, come together, control, covers, david bowie, dazed & confused, doors, i got you babe, i want candy, iron man, james brown, janet jackson, john lennon, led zeppelin, light my fire, love is the drug, man who sold the world, nirvana, on the road again, roxy music, sex machine, sliver, sonny & cher, strangeloves, working class hero, ziggy stardust
Brand new episode of the Bomarr Blog podcast. This is the first in a series of “Covers” episodes. Tracklist below:
Rockets – On the Road Again (Canned Heat)
Land of Giants – I Got You Babe (Sonny & Cher)
Flying Lizards – Sex Machine (James Brown)
Dream Tiger – Control (Janet Jackson)
Syl Johnson – Come Together (Beatles)
Little Roy – Sliver (Nirvana)
Marianne Faithfull – Working Class Hero (John Lennon)
MGMT – All We Ever Wanted (Bauhaus)
Jake Holmes – Dazed & Confused (Led Zeppelin)
Grace Jones – Love is the Drug (Roxy Music)
Soreng Santi – Iron Man (Black Sabbath)
Moog Cookbook – Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)
Johnny Cougar – Man Who Sold the World (David Bowie)
White Williams – I Want Candy (Strangeloves)
Ananda Shankar – Light My Fire (the Doors)
There are a million 8-bit/chiptune tributes, covers, etc out there these days, especially now that apps like Nanoloop are now readily available on the iPhone and what not. To be honest, with the exception of Crashfaster and some others, I don’t tend to pay too much attention, but there’s something about this new 8-bit version from Inverse Phase of NIN‘s Pretty Hate Machine (dubbed Pretty Eight Machine here) that got my attention. I’m still not sure what it is, but give it a listen. It’s great.
I can’t even begin to describe this video myself, so I’ll let mr Doseone sum it up for you:
“Spooky Tricks was given to the founding members of anticon as it was being founded. DJ Stef, bay area OG and awesome all around person, had it sent to her and later handed it to us and our lives would never be the same again… This was the tail end of the tape trading days, and the internet was just a pup, mp3s didn’t exist … and Spooky Tricks only existed in VHS form. Over the next 6 months every one in anticon memorized, rehearsed, performed and compared impressions of all the awesome Australian goodness that is Spooky Tricks. In 2001 Jel Sole and myself were lucky enough to tour Australia and on our 2nd night there, wer were drunk and randomly started doing Spooky Tricks impressions. Next thing you know the guy beside us says… “how the fuck do you guys know that shit?” and follows it up with “those guys are in the next room.”… So Sole and I performed Spooky Tricks out takes for one of the guys in Ill D the Doctor…. The rest is history, and now for the first time since then, Spooky Tricks has been “dug up” and is now available for you appreciation and enjoyment. love doseone”
“This video cassette became endless entertainment for many early anticon pajama jammy jams.”
For me, this brings back vivid memories of Sole constantly, in his best Australian accent, reciting the Spooky Tricks line “feel the fucking kids get fly,” or whatever it is they say there.
(Thanks to Colin Guthrie for the tip)
dream tiger – “chicago song” (stream-only)
Dream Tiger is back with another BRAND NEW song called “Chicago Song“. There’s an interesting story behind it. I’ll let her explain:
this is a song written by my friend anna stewart. she wrote this song for her band that has yet to be. so i stole it. as a surprise to her and a gift for all y’all i give you CHICAGO SONG. i hope you enjoy it as much as i do. it’s on some gangster type shit.
this is song two in a series i’m calling BIRTHDAY WISHES COME TRUE. each month i will upload a cover song on that artist’s birthday until i release my record.
As usual, the song is great. You can hear more Dream Tiger stuff on her Bandcamp page.
If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ve noticed that I can’t get enough of the Crispy Nuggets blog. They have unearthed so may hidden minimal synth gems and shared them via their series of Crispy Nuggets comps. Tres is still a mystery to most. Some suspect they were Swedish. That’s about it.
Isaiah Toothtaker has been very busy as of late. Most recently releasing Toothy Wavy, his collaboration with The Hood Internet and Max B, and now this brand new EP with Rapewolf called Rob Zombie (produced entirely by Harry Fraud). Both releases are FREE via Isaiah’s Bandcamp page. Stream “GTFOH” from the Rob Zombie EP, and watch the video for the track “Sorry 4 The Trouble” below:
Fuck You, Pay Me
Sole unveiled his brand new, and first ever iPhone app today. Available for free through the iTunes store, this Mad Monkey Militia-designed app allows you easy access to all of Sole’s music as well as videos, discography, photos, the Sole forum and much more. Grab it now.
Recorded on a hot memorial day in New York City. Here’s the fourth installment of the Bomarr Blog Podcast. I highly encourage you to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes and if you’re digging the podcasts, please rate and/or comment so I know you’re listening. If iTunes isn’t your thing, you can download the podcast direct right here. Here’s the tracklisting:
1.Quakers – Rip
2.Bruce Haack – Party Machine (Prince Language Remix)
3.Null & Void – All the Old Humans
4.Robert Hazard – Escalator of Life
5.Jeff Phelps – Super Lady
6.Black Brothers – Saman Doye
7.Zeus B. Held – Sound Trigger
8.Principles of Geometry – Carbon Cowboy (feat. Tonetta)
9.Art Fact – Building
10.Jel – Yer Bells
11.La Bionda – I Wanna Be Your Lover
12.Medio Mutante – Uberbeast
13.Allen Toussaint – Southern Nights
14.Beranek – Pictures and Paintings
15.Blood Orange – I’m Sorry We Lied (Demo)
In honor of what would have been Bob Moog‘s 78th birthday, Google has unveiled an interactive doodle at google.com.au with a fully functional “Goog” synth. Play it now while it’s still up. You can even record what you play and share the link with friends.
principles of geometry – “carbon cowboy (feat. tonetta)” (stream-only)
The brand new Principles of Geometry record Burn the Land and Boil the Oceans came out today. Canadian weirdo and internet phenomenon Tonetta makes an appearance on this track, and rapper Subtitle appears on the song “Deerhunt.”
The website Aggronautix has a limited edition Lee “Scratch” Perry figurine imported from PRESSPOP in Japan. It was designed by Archer Prewitt and personally approved by Scratch himself. I FINALLY grew out of collecting toys about 10 years ago, but this would look pretty good next to my talking Master P doll, don’t you think? You can pre-order yours right here.
Featuring the song “Chapter 3″ from Main Attrakionz & Jel. If you look close, you’ll catch some video of Jel in there as well. Also, check out this recent interview that The Styrofoam Drone did with Jel & Odd Nosdam. And an EXTRA EXTRA bonus, grab this newish EP that Main Attrakionz, Jel and Zachg did together.
dream tiger – “control” (janet jackson cover) (stream-only)
In observance of Janet Jackson‘s 46th (what?) birthday today, I bring you this impressive cover of Janet’s classic song “Control” from Dream Tiger (also known as Liz Wolf of the WHY? band). This track is from the upcoming fall release Dear Janet, a collection of 18 covers of Janet’s songs. This particular version is not mastered, and it is recommended that you listen in headphones or high fidelity speakers for the full experience. Expect more greatness and a full length LP from Dream Tiger later this year. In the meantime, check out her Bandcamp page and Facebook page to stay up to date on any happenings.
EL-P looks so geeked out at the end to be meeting Letterman. Cancer 4 Cure is out next week, and it’s amazing.
I always get excited about new film projects from Mr. Oizo, who in his directorial persona is known by his birth name Quentin Dupieux. He’s done the awesomely weird films Steak, Rubber and has a new feature-length coming out this year entitled Wrong. I’m guessing the 13-minute collaboration with Marilyn Manson titled Wrong Cops has some sort of tie-in with the full length, but I don’t know for sure. The full short debuts at wrongcops.com on May 24, but you can watch a teaser from it right here:
(thanks to Eli for the tip)
The brand new Son Lux remix album We Are Rising Remixed is out today, and you can stream and/or buy it via his Bandcamp page. The record features remixes from Alias, Baths, Deru and more, and 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting VSA and Accessibility, who provide arts education opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.
Testing out this new Spotify player with this classic Cabaret Voltaire track from 1987
Grab this super limited Egadz & Edison split 7″ from Luana Records before they’re gone. Only 100 were pressed, with only 16 copies remaining. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. You’ll need a neck brace after listening to these tracks.
From: San Francisco
Who: Crested (Tom Baugh) and Denley (Matthew Holt) – Remixed by Keith Tadashi
Album: EP1 (Self-released – 2012)
Genre(s): electronic, beats
Recommended if you like: Lazer Sword, Teebs
Buy: FREE on Bandcamp
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Here’s the 2nd episode of the Bomarr Blog podcast. You can download directly above or subscribe to the podcast in the iTunes store. Tracklist below:
Really Really – Bonus Shots
Siriusmo – Nights Off
Morio Agata – Submarine
Groundislava – Creeper Shit
Landscape – Shake the West Awake
Space Art – Love Machine
Blank Spaces – Magic
Paul McCartney – Temporary Secretary
Benito – Saturn Trips
Su Kramer – Magic Dance
Small Black – Despicable Dogs (Washed Out remix)
Robert Palmer – Johnnie and Mary
Alice Cooper – Clones
Dakota – Fanning
Devo – Time Out For Fun
Human League – Being Boiled
the bomarr blog podcast – episode one (download)
I’m happy to announce the first episode of the Bomarr Blog podcast. A bi-weekly podcast I will be doing from now on. Very excited about this. Please click the link above to subscribe to the podcast via the iTunes store.
Album: Merry eX Mas & Suck My Dick!
Genre: hip hop
Recommended if you like: Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, Necro, EL-P, Danny Brown
Worth noting: This track was produced by Necro
Buy: Bandcamp (only 5 bucks for 15 tracks!)
Who: Prince Terrence
From: New York City
Album: Loose Tights EP
Genre(s): alternative, modern dark-wave, 80′s synth
Recommended if you like: Com Truise
Worth noting: Has been the drummer for Spank Rock, Major Lazer, Santigold