Hey everybody! So the best song of the 90s…NOBODY FUCKING KNOWS ABOUT??? WHAT THE HELL?? “Sunshine Smile” by Adorable is such a rare gem. It’s like a strange combination of Shoegaze and Sonic Youth’s poppier edges. The singer laments, “She’s got a sunshine smile, the kind that warms of the corners of my cold room”, in a classic pop fashion over cool feedback, splash, and thumping bass lines. You really ought to download this song, pop it into your iPhone or Android device, and rock out to it everyday, all day. Haha. Enjoy!
“Go Go Harlem Baby is 16 garage-rock-meets-rockabilly-meets-Everly Brothers songs that are wonderfully retroactive yet well-produced.” Check out my new weekly column for heave media called “Underrated Classics”!
The new Cheap Girls record is incredible! Entitled Giant Orange; Cheap Girls are back with their third album with more of their Hold Steady meets Smoking Popes-style Power Pop with better hooks & bigger choruses. Here’s the opener to their album “Gone All Summer”; and if you can, get this album as soon as possible, you won’t regret it(2012, Rise Records): http://cheapgirls.bigcartel.com/product/giant-orange
When I first heard this, I wanted to be in the middle of a crazy crowd, watching them play this rockin’ number! Royal Headache have a lot of potential to be a huge band. The songs are a blast, their great musicians, and their singer is fucking phenomenal. Listen to “Psychotic Episode” from their debut self-titled LP which you can purchase here: http://royalheadache.bigcartel.com/product/royal-headache-lp-cover-poster-folded
I just have a feeling, that Cheap Time is gonna be huge, very soon! They’re debut self-titled album was one hell of a fun ride with 77-style punk music, and they’re follow up had almost as many hits. On May 1st, they’ll be releasing their third full-length on legendary Garage Rock label, In The Red entitled Wallpaper Music. I cannot wait for it! I’m super psyched, there are so many good rock n roll bands releasing new albums this year! For now, check out they’re amazing track from Cheap Time called “Ginger Snap”.
The Human Beinz are one of the 60s finest one-hit wonders. Their track “Nobody But Me” was very popular in the 60s, but is perhaps even more popular today due to its prominent use in arena sports to amp up crowds, and also due to Nobunny’s hilarious remake of it, entitled “Nobunny Loves You”. The Human Beinz album Nobody But Me is full of other jams aside from the title track. One of the best songs on the album is one, that my friend Jimmy loves so much, that he wants it to be his funeral song when he dies. The song is called “Dance On Through”, and it’s so damn good.
Jacques Dutronc is hardly underrated in French culture, but in comparison to Serge Gainsbourg; he’s hardly known in American culture. I love Serge, but Serge never had the keen song structure that Jacques had. Jacque’s wonderful 1968 album Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S’eveille was a wonderfully varied record, touching on elements of Psychedelic Rock, Baroque Pop, Chanson, and Garage Rock all within one record. Here’s the amazing closer to that album, “Le Plus Difficile”.