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SOTD #166: Totally Mild

SOTD #166: Totally Mild

Today Tonight is an Australian current affairs television program produced by the Seven Network. It airs in Adelaide and Perth, where it competes against rival Nine Network program A Current Affair. Editions in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne were previously produced before being cancelled in February 2014.   Today Tonight is notorious for its sensationalist reporting, and […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #750 – So Cow

SOTD #750 – So Cow

Ah-ha! It’s just as I suspected. I have this habit of trying to imagine songwriters through their lyrics – and especially in the car, where this side compartment in my imagination works on overdrive. Thus – there’s this one guy Brian Kelly, and he’s got this band So Cow, except in this case it isn’t […]

 Mike Turner

SOTD #749 – Big Bill

SOTD #749 – Big Bill

The new 7” Every City / Food Chain by Austin, Texas, spazzo-nerdcore good-times-every-time-all-the-time “it’s a TV Party” band Big Bill is easily the product of a band of misfits that must have been locked in a room in the 80s with only Urgh! A Music War VHS on loop and nothing but Capri Suns and […]

 Mike Turner

SOTD #747 – CaStLeS

SOTD #747 – CaStLeS

There seems to be this revival of the 90’s right now, and the new single “Amcanu” by Castles (which is actually CaStLeS, but that’s way too much work to type) might be one of freshest takes on that era. I’m hearing traces of the krautrock of Can and Neu! (both had reissues in the 90’s […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #746 – Skinny Girl Diet

SOTD #746 – Skinny Girl Diet

Throughout rock n’ roll’s 60-year lifespan, men have always envisioned particular archetypes for women. There’s the cheating kind, the angels and the devils, the enigmas, the free spirits, and of course the flat-out foxy ladies. Even those who wish to hold a candle to femininity only do so to the mythos of femininity. Man is […]

 Mike Turner

SOTD #745 – Croque Madame

SOTD #745 – Croque Madame

As summer winds down and the weather begins to chill, Croque Madame give us one last trip to the coast, the lake, the river, or even the local pool. We have no information about this band or who they are, reminiscent of Stereolab, Stereo Total, April March, and the Lucksmiths all at once, yet not […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #743 – Magana

SOTD #743 – Magana

Oh, you. You, the singer. You, who can reach through my headphones and command my whole attention. Sometimes the gut reaction is the only way to react: the swoon, the surrender, the fixation with this suave persona that swaggers with such ease. Through music I have learned the shape of desire – contoured and faceted, […]

 Mike Turner

SOTD #742 – Conformist

SOTD #742 – Conformist

“Komputer Jenerated” is a super-short track at 2 minutes and 54 seconds but I want it to loop for hours on end. At the time of writing this piece and forming my thoughts and trying to think of ways to describe what I am hearing, the track has played over and over easily 15 times. […]

 Lee Adcock

SOTD #741 – Oh Well, Goodbye

SOTD #741 – Oh Well, Goodbye

Dread comes in many forms. However, I’d say they all fall into two classes – the real and the beckoned. The former emerges from factors beyond or barely within our control: the upcoming election for us Americans, the first day of school for the new kid in the neighborhood, a daunting workload for the stressed […]

 Mike Turner

SOTD #740 – Soft-Hearted Scientists

SOTD #740 – Soft-Hearted Scientists

There are times when the mood of music is enough…times where some weird sound can carry you through. Cardiff’s Soft Hearted Scientists know how to make eerie soft electronic psychedelia. The space between the notes, the light drums, the watery keys, the hardly hard-enough strumming of the guitar. On the first listen I just wanted […]

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