Pop Drones Episode January 27, 2010

Broadcast on 27-Jan-2010

10:00am - 11:30am

Took a while but I finally managed to lay my hands on the Fungi Girls 12" on Play Pinball!, which is actually a re-issue of a cassette release on Animal Image Search. Three kids from suburban Texas re-imagine JAMC's Darklands as if it had been made in the repressive heat of their hometown. Plenty more releases on the way, with Group Tightener releasing a 7 inch and Psychic Lunch dropping a split 7 inch with Vancouver's own Indian Wars.

SF's Awesome Vistas awakens after a a year long slumber. Past releases by Thee Oh Sees and Sic Alps were sold out damn near instantly, while underrated records by Linda Hagood and Dragging An Ox Through Water went mostly overlooked. I get the feeling that these two newest releases will probably receive the same ignorance, which is really a shame because both LPs sound as good as their hand silkscreened sleeves look. Flower Of Flesh and Blood features labelhead and artist Chris Johanson forming a trio with fellow SF'ers and attempting to ignite a slowcore revival. Is features an all-star cast with Tara Jane O'Neil, Sam Coomes (Quasi), Tom Greenwood (Jackie O Motherfucker), Sara Lund (Unwound), and Nick Bindeman (Acre). Together they create two side-long creepy atmosphere pieces that was meant to accompany a Chris Johanson art exhibit. Highly recommened stuff. Check AQ for a copy.

Fungi Girls "Dystopic Vision" Seafaring Pyramids 12" (Play Pinball!)
Flower Of Flesh and Blood "Let It Die" High Life LP (Awesome Vistas)
Blessure Grave "In The First Place" s/t 7" (Holidays)
Druid Perfume "Weird Wally Wigwam" s/t 7" (M'Lady's/Italy)
Unnatural Helpers "Confidence" split w/Intelligence 7" (Dirty Knobby)
Flight "My Business" s/t 10" (Kill Shaman)
Flight "Feels So Good" s/t 7" (Hozac)
Tee Pee "Oh Mercy" s/t 7 " (Hozac)
Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin "High School" Reverse Shark Attack 12" (Kill Shaman)
Tommy Jay Band "Bug Men" Skull Without Borders comp. 10" (Siltbreeze)
Sic Alps "Clarence" Skull Without Borders comp. 10" (Siltbreeze)
Kurt Vile & the Violators "Denial" Skull Without Borders comp. 10" (Siltbreeze)
Topaz Rags "Mindpower" Capricorn Born Again LP (Not Not Fun)
Twinsistermoon "Druid's Sun" Hollow Mountain CD (Blackest Rainbow) *reissue of Dull Knife LP
Is "Side A, untitled" s/t LP (Awesome Vistas)
Rusalka & Burrow Owl "untitled" untitled 3"cdr (self released)

Track Listing:

Dystopic Vision
Fungi Girls · Seafaring Pyramids
Let It Die
Flower of Flesh and Blood · High Life
In The First Place
Blessure Grave · s/t
Weird Wally Wigwam
Druid Perfume · s/t
Unnatural Helpers · split w/ Intelligence
My Business
Flight · s/t
Feels So Good
Flight · s/t
Oh Mercy
Tee Pee · s/t
High School
Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin · Reverse Shark Attack
Bug Men
Tommy Jay Band · Skulls Without Borders
Sic Alps · Skulls Without Borders
Kurt Vile and the Violators · Skulls Without Borders
Topaz Rags · Capricorn Born Again
Druids Sun
Twinsistermoon · Hollow Mountain
Is · s/t
Rusalka/Burrow Owl · s/t