Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Listening


FAX 012: Sord - "Endless Muselike Vision" C30

A demented duo from Brattleboro, VT, Sord is lookalike lovers, like Mates of State but totally fucked. Featuring members of acts like Nals Goring, Horse Boys, and Heat Wilson, this cassette is 30 minutes of aggressive pop drive-by, tape manipulation, and the skewed skits of Russian immigrants. More recently having expanded into a quartet and changing their name to Easy Street, this may just be one of the last few Sord recordings to exist. Comes sealed in a small manila envelope with xerox insert and features partial production work from Chris Cooper of Fat Worm of Error fame.

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FAX 013: Happy Jawbone Family Band - "On the Wrong Side of the Candy Machine" CD-R

I'm actually pretty disappointed that the most I could do for this album was to release it in CD-R format when it really deserves so much more. Still, Brattleboro's (by way of Colorado) Happy Jawbone Family Band has made one of the most creative and exciting pop records I have heard in years, with 40 songs and over an hour of music that will capture your heart, feed it LSD, dance to records with it all night, then tuck it in with a kiss as the sun rises. For fans of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, the Beatles, music, etc. Discs come wrapped in cardstock in a hand-numbered edition of 100, sealed in poly bags with a lollipop! Get them tambourines in tune, babay...

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