Monday, April 26, 2010

All Girl Summer Fun Band-4 song 7"

All Girl Summer Fun Band is in my opinion, the last "90's sounding" twee pop band. You could say they're a twee pop super band, featuring members tons of west coast twee pop bands.

Sonically, it's like most 90's twee, guitar-based jangle pop with nice melodies.

Most of their other catalouge is easy to come by; that's why I posted their first 7" here. It came out in 1999.

Ripped at 320 here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

KDVS Fundraiser this week

The delay in posts brought to you by KDVS Fundraiser.

That's right, the lack of substancial posts in the immediate past was because the world's best (top 5) freeform stations, KDVS, is having its fundraiser!

We only have half our budget supported by the university of california, davis, so we got to raise the rest ourselves.

Please help out here: and donate! You can get a shirt, free cds/records, and more!

Also, feel free to help keep my show going here:

THANKS! and i swear i'll get you something never ever seen on the internet after this WEEK FROM HELL IS OVER.


(ps. i'm seeing the cosmetics from vancouver play tonight! check out their myspace!)

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Valerie Project

This is one of the most beautiful band/recordings I have ever heard.

It's more of a collaboration/orchestra, but it doesn't really matter.

Here at shaded moontide (a good blog, if I may say so myself)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Girlfriend was a punk!

Excellent compilation of classic punk with female vocals.



Sunday, April 11, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010


Alright, folks. I had a request for Cadallaca's first LP, Introducing. It came out in 1998 in between Sleater-Kinney's two albums, Dig Me Out and The Hot Rock. If you haven't figured it out by now, Cadallaca was a side project by Corin Tucker. However, I think they deserve a little more credit than that.

Musically, a little more light-hearted, with less guitar and more organ. Also, I think it's a little more melancholy, and less immedate (I think carrie was the reason sleater-kinney was so "bracing" even though Corin had the vocals) than Sleater-Kinney.

Also, in the light of Corin's new album, I'll post up all the heavens to betsy I have. I already posted the heartless martin cassette, so go back in my blog and you can find that.

Technically, this is unrelated, but I have a fair amount of Excuse 17 that I can upload as well.

Get Cadallaca-Introducing here at 320.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Corin Tucker is releasing a solo album!

Ok, ok, ok, breath.

Yes, it does appear that Corin Tucker is releasing a solo album sometime in/near October, because Kill Rock Stars told me so...

I also think I broke the record for number of times I said "no fucking way".

Let me say it again. NO FUCKING WAY! This is going to be a-maz-ing.

Apparently, Sara Lund (of unwound fame) and Seth Lorinczi from golden bears will also be appearing.

After scanning this article in the portland mercury, it seems to be an "acoustic" record. However she mentions that some of the songs will be "in the ballpark" of Sleater-Kinney. So perhaps she plugs that acoustic guitar in for a song or two? Who knows. I guess we'll have to wait till October. If I don't die first.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Champagne Socialists/Neverever

When I was at the slumberland 20th anniversary show, down in L.A., I saw alot of good bands. The only problem was that after 5 twee pop/indie pop bands, it kind of all blends all together (blasphemy you say! Well, I say, you haven't seen indie pop live, because they really do start sound alike when the volume's at 11 and the fuzz is at 12).

Then, Neverever came on the stage.

First, it must me noted that the singer, Jihae, was wearing high heels, and spandex straight out of 1975. I had a feeling then either this was going to be really good or really bad. Thankfully it was the first. What kind of music was coming up next, I wondered?

Well, a weird mix of punk, new-wave, doo-wop, rockabilly, and indie-pop. With lots of oohs. LOTS.
The band started, and it was soon obvious that it was her show- she was all over the place, wooing and seducing. When they got to their song "teardrop tatoo", she really let it go- I don't think i've ever seen someone sing the "ooh's and ahh's" so convincingly, sexily, and with as much passion as her. It was almost like a striptease for a shy indie kid.

When they finished, I looked at my brother, (who probably expected me to know who they were, but believe it or not, I don't know EVERY indie band that's ever existed...) and went "woah". His response: At first, woah, but then he told me they were the standout. My brother's hard to please. So, short story is they're good.

Anyways, they just changed their name from The Champagne Socialists to Neverever, so hopefully they'll keep this one. (I like both names personally, but I think neverever fits better). Someone recommended them to me (when they were still the champagne socialists) but for whatever reason I never followed up. Moral?


I'll let you know when I've done that. In the meantime, check out their myspace and pick up a copy of their 7" as the champagne socialists here (because when they become famous it's gonna be nice to have).

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Legal Weapon MEGA POST

Legal Weapon was a female fronted punk band (but at times seems more like a straight up rock/hard rock band) from LA in the early 80's. Female fronted LA punk is like finding a needle in a haystack, so consider yourselves lucky.

They released a number of records, all of which are pretty good. Some of the later stuff gets kind-of overproduced and shitty late 80's sounding. So take it or leave it, but their first couple of releases are epic.

Here's their first record, Death of Ignorance.

Here's the second, Your Weapon.

Here's the third, Interior Hearts.

Here's the fourth, Life Sentance to Love.

and here's their last, Take out the Trash.

Thanks to Punk not Profit for doing all the work for me.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Emily Reo-minha gatinha

I've really been enjoying Emily Reo's work of late. I stumbled upon her myspace page a while back, and initated a lovely conversation. I even played a song on my previous radio show last quarter, a preview from her then forthcoming album.

Well, much to my pleasant suprise, after finishing up my show yesterday, I saw her new album, Minha Gatinha, sitting in the new cd section. I immediately stopped what I was doing (seriously) and listened to the whole thing. It's one of the best new cd's in a while from this psych-folk-lo-fi-wierdness genre.

Why? Well, for one, it's lo-fi, but not "too" lo-fi. I like lo-fi, but there is a limit. If all i'm hearing is hiss, then there's no point.

Two, it's "weird", or hinging on expiremental, but it's not too far out. It has semi-normal patterns and they have song like qualities, but it still feels very unconventional. Sure, sometimes, I enjoy my crazy psych folk with no structure at all, but rarely.

Third, common to the trend I see happening (I don't think i'm making this up, but perhaps) alot of this type of genre has been getting more "dancy". No one in no way will ever dance to this music. In general, this is how I prefer it.

Anyways, I really am enjoying her new album. It's really cheap, so there's no excuse not to get it.

Check it out here