View Full Version : Endy's Music Recommendations!

08-01-2008, 02:54 AM
hi there everyone! i'm a big fan of music, and i listen to a lot of it. and being the nice guy i am, i'm going to pass on some of my learning to you!

Darker My Love - Two Ways Out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIOXdiyjnRo)
this is a track off their sophomore album, due out next week. psychedelic fuzz rock. 100% awesome.

Battlehooch (http://www.myspace.com/battlehooch)
battlehooch have taken the bay area by storm. after declaring the house they all live in a sovereign nation they unleashed their debut ep upon the bay. take equal parts man man, bungle, band geek, and good ol' american rock & roll and you might be on the right track. "deep knee bends" is a good place to start.

Little Teeth (http://www.myspace.com/littleteethmusic)
kinda folky, but totally not. they've got a full length coming out in september. "japanese candy" is a must-listen.

Tempo No Tempo (http://www.myspace.com/temponotempo)
for those who like dancing but hate stupid haircuts. cut a rug to "a different weapon" or "irregular heartbeats".

Ganglians (http://www.myspace.com/ganglian)
i saw these guys a couple weeks ago on tour with eat skull. unfortunately these recordings are kinda old and kinda suck... but i swear on my penis that they're one of the best bands i've ever seen live. keep an eye out for new recordings.

Zom Zoms (http://www.myspace.com/zomzoms)
in the beginning they were described as devo on coke. toward the end they were described as devo on meth. no matter what the illicit substance the zom zoms are worth checking out. "hyper lenny" is the best track they've got on their myspace, but all their stuff is really fun.

Twin Crystals (http://www.myspace.com/twincrystals)
up and coming out of canada of all places. check out their cover of night wounds' "nineteen" recorded live about four miles from where i type this in the KDVS studio.

08-02-2008, 03:40 PM
Ryan, would I actually like any of it? I'll download if you think so.

08-02-2008, 04:03 PM
it's all streaming, no downloading needed. and you might like some of it! try darker my love, ganglians, and tempo no tempo.

08-02-2008, 04:08 PM
Yeah I was gonna say, I like mellow stuff as of late, I was wondering if you could narrow it down for me. Sorry I'm a picky person. I really liked Dr. Doctor though so if any of it is like that...

08-02-2008, 04:23 PM
I don't mind being picky in this case cause Ryan has WEIRD taste and he knows it.

08-02-2008, 05:51 PM
all these bands are more along the lines of folk/indie/rock than the weird stuff i normally listen to. excluding the zom zoms.

more bands!

Meth Teeth (http://www.myspace.com/methteethmusic)
thoroughly fuzzed out folk. it's all pretty solid.

Z's (http://www.myspace.com/zstheband)
experimental rock. a little noisy, but still very listenable.

Cosa Brava (http://www.myspace.com/cosabrava)
avant classical/jazz. a collective of fantastic musicians from oakland.

08-04-2008, 06:18 PM
Alright I'll give it a try. But I won't give feedback for about another week. Same goes for you Betty, sorry :(

one hundred punks
08-04-2008, 10:13 PM
I recommend that you all get Chinese Democracy when it is released! GNFNRS!!

08-19-2008, 04:40 PM
I picked up the new Darker My Love on a whim the other day despite only hearing one of their songs a while back. It's good, but 13 O'clock is such a lie! Does their first album have more stuff in that vein?

I checked out one of the Zom Zom tracks when you im'd them to me but had a migraine so didn't check anything else out by them. I'll check the rest of this stuff out later.

08-19-2008, 05:26 PM
13 o'clock is from waaaay back when tim and andy were still in the nerve agents and the rest of the band was tim's girlfriend and someone else. and no, their first album isn't like 13 o'clock. nor is the ep that 13 o'clock is off of. that single song is vastly different than everything else they've done.

the zom zoms and this band called the oblong boys, both from austin, claimed to be the only bands performing under the genre zolo at the time (early part of the decade).

other recommendations are...

Anavan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzsmbDSr8YI)
party/electro/punk out of LA

Dancing Cigarettes (http://www.csulb.edu/~plecnik/Dancing%20Cigarettes%20-%2001%20Puppies%20In%20A%20Sack.mp3)
a band out of the early zolo scene. hard to find their stuff, and honestly this is the best song.

and for a work in progress...
Renaldo and the Loaf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaldo_and_the_Loaf)
i've heard a few songs and am mildly intrigued, but i'd have to listen to more before i can make a strong judgement.

oh, and

08-30-2008, 10:08 AM
Do you have Zach Hill's solo album by any chance and if so, is it worth listening to? I've never actually listened to any of his bands, but my interest was piqued when I heard Les Claypool makes a cameo on there and the description of the album sounds neat, but I haven't been able to find a copy in stores.