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New in the KUCI Music Library / August 5, 2008
August 5, 2008
by: Sam Farzin, KUCI Music Director

Meticulous mercenaries of musical maladies,

This week we have some rad music that is new. My #1 add is the coolest thing ever.

Ponytail - Ice Cream Spiritual [We Are Free]
This is my favorite album of the year. Twin telecasters winding like a double helix around endless drums, mitochondria exploding all over the place in barks and yelps of joy. This is like listening to electricity. Put your ear up to a power outlet. It will be like listening to this record. Try track four "Celebrate The Body Electric." OR THE WHOLE THING. Please make this number 1 guys.

Oneida - Preteen Weaponry [Jagjaguwar]
Our musical wizard friends in Oneida dish out part one of their "THANK YOUR PARENTS" trilogy. This big mama 40 minute track is cut into three more digestible pieces. Part one is a thumping drone. Part two is a more drony drone. Part three is a climactic drone. It is pretty much awesome. Anyone who plays the whole thing on their show will be guaranteed to get a show next quarter.

Oxford Collapse - Bits [Sub Pop]
Good...indie rock...on...Sub Pop? WHAT????? It's sort of lo-fi? And has a lot of buried harmonies!? You have to be kidding meeeee.

What Laura Says - Thinks And Feels [Terpsikhore]
This album took me by surprise. The first song is like 10 songs in one. The drums and piano and singing and everything keep changing. I was into it, guys.

The Lord Dog Bird - The Lord Dog Bird [Jagjaguwar]
Melancholic but thumping acoustic guitar lo-fi jams with soul & emotions. Shit's got HEART.

David Vandervelde - Waiting For The Sunrise [Secretly Canadian]
Do you wish that summer 2008 was more like summer 1968? David Vandervelde sure does.

Da Bears - The World Famous Da Bears [Grizzly]
Pointed pop jams from sunny San Dee-ay-goh.

Sonic Youth With Mats Gustafsson and Merzbow - Andre Sider Af Sonic Youth [Smells Like]

Blevin Blectum - Gular Flutter [Aagoo]

Au - Verbs [Aagoo]

David Byrne - Big Love: Hymnal [Redeye]

Sonic Youth With Mats Gustafsson and Merzbow - Andre Sider Af Sonic Youth [Smells Like]
This was recorded live at the Roskilde festival in Denmark in 2005. It is a 60 minute structured improv piece featuring all of Sonic Youth (+Jim O'Rourke), Swedish Sax Scorcher Mats Gustafsson, and 100% noisenik legend Merzbow on laptop. Any show that plays this in full gets my respect.

Blevin Blectum - Gular Flutter [Aagoo]
Imagine if Matmos was more glitchy and a woman instead of two dudes. This woman (REALLY NSFW).

Au - Verbs [Aagoo]
It is hard to talk about this record without talking about Animal Collective because this kind of sounds a lot like Animal Collective if Animal Collective was more about circuses and keyboard chops than drugs and screaming. I kid, I kid.

David Byrne - Big Love: Hymnal [Redeye]
Mr. Talking Head's compositions from the HBO TV series of the same name. Pretty/tuneful.

okay, now I can say bye.



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