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Entries in post-punk (39)

Saturday
Jun142014

Not on the Karaoke Listing

Singer Su Tissue added a distinctive vocal flavor to this tune, Janitor, which was performed by the Surburban Lawns:

 

Monday
Jul152013

Jason Bonthron Conducts Post-Punk Experiment With "Cyclops"

New Jersey post-punk artist Jason Bonthron has recently released his new full-length CD "Cyclops". While the release was written by Bonthron, it features a number of musicians and instruments, ranging from two vocalists and two drummers two guitars to violin, saxophone and dulcimer. Musically, they take cues from acts such as The Talking Heads, Joy Division, and The Flaming Lips, although I recommend listening to "Skate Rat", "Not Today" and "Liquid Metal Hydrogen" to get a sense of the variety on "Cyclops". Cold, electronic meanderings meet up with upbeat funk and rock n' roll to create a hybrid sound. 

Uniquely, Jason is offering "Cyclops" as a zip download for free at his official website. Check out "Skate Rat" below courtesy of Youtube.

Saturday
Oct202012

Last of Three

We're going to close the morning with the Joy Division performing the song, Interzone:

 

Saturday
Oct202012

Their Own Genre

The Jam gained prominence during punk's heydey, but the group was often criticized by some diehards because they weren't punk enough. This song is titled In the City:

 

Saturday
Nov262011

After-Punk

This group, The Sound, hails from England and is classed post-punk. They have a little more melodic sound than our first band, even if the singer is a touch off-key here and there. It's still a pretty good song. This is titled Physical World:

 

Saturday
Feb122011

Sort of a Chant

The next number, a mellow post-punk meandering from the indie band, XX, focuses more on vocalizations and repetition rather than power chords or trick guitar solos. This song is titled Crystallized:

 

Saturday
Feb122011

Saturday Pop

It will be a somewhat mellower Saturday than on my last visit, with the musical stylings more pop than punk  (though not quite mainstream).  We'll start out on the mildly melodramatic side of the keyboard with Ipso Facto, who use the organ to nice effect in this song, Harmonise*:

*The band's spelling, not mine. Songs will be posted at 8 and 10 am, 12 noon, and then at 2 and 3 pm est.

 

Monday
Aug302010

Waving the Red Flag

To keep things obnoxious, The Soviettes let loose with the angry yet (for punk) melodic Number 1 is Number 2:

 

Sunday
May162010

Hopping the Train

It's time to call it a day and head back to The Subways to catch our ride home. But first, let's close out the evening with a straightforward rock and roll tune titled Oh Yeah:

 

Sunday
May162010

Music Storytelling

Walking outside and expecting to find the end of day, we come across The Fall instead with this songsong rendition of Bury:

 

Sunday
Jan312010

Devoted to Dissonance

Before we move into a standard rock and then horrorpop and light punk, let's finish up the experimental with some avant garde punk with Sonic Youth performing Bull in the Heather

 

Sunday
Jan032010

Let Them Fall

Ed's Rag Time Variety Special: XII - FINALE (thrash-alternative)

The show must go on. Rodney makes his first baby steps towards his DJ stardom and nervously takes the floor, hoping he can keep his voice steady.

"It is my time from now on," he whispers  to no one in particular  as he moves slowly towards the microphone. "Ladies and gentleman...," he says, pausing a moment to acknowledge the applause, "To conclude our show this evening, let us indulge ourselves in one more old-fashioned rock and roll moment while we thrash away the ballroom. This is the band, The Bomb Factory, with the floor-ripping finale, Viper..."

Note: there is the one-finger salute, accompanied by a matching vocalization, at one point in the above video. We have one last song that follows this at 7:05.

 

Sunday
Jan032010

Closing One Phase

Ed's Rag Time Variety Special: IV (post punk)

Man! It feels like his hair is sticking straight up. Ed pulls out the handy comb and slicks it back. He is peaking now, and blood rushes to his head.  But it is time  to announce the next act, so he bounds to the stage.

"This is the post-punk band, Mo'Some Tonebender, from Japan, performing a lively tune, titled Rockin' Luuura..."

 

Sunday
Jan032010

Intermission from the Normal Plane

Ed's Rag Time Variety Special: III (psychedelic punk)

Our friend Ed is beginning to trip rather early, entering the intermission zone that arrives just before the acid peaks,  adjusting his tie for the 36th  time as he prepares to announce the next act...

This is Blankey Jet City performing Excuse Me:

 

Monday
Nov302009

Closing the Afternoon

Since kwAwk will soon be taking over, this song by The Trashmonkeys, titled Give That to Me is probably fitting. This isn't actually the pick of the day, as everything I've put up today are songs among my favorites.  I've enjoyed doing alternative-indies on Mondays--I hope that you have enjoyed the selections too.

I will be showcasing the group, Kenelis, later on this evening (6 - 7 pm est) and then after that, I'll be returning to a regular Sunday slot here in music.

 

Monday
Nov302009

Debugging in the Afternoon

This is a second song by the group, The Division of Laura Lee, and it matches the intensity of their first song although in a more psychedelic fashion. It is titled Does Compute:

 

Monday
Nov302009

But It Was Last Week

This group, Baddies, from Essex, is another band I favor. They are tight, have a high-energy sound, great instrumentation, and cool vocals. This is called Holler for My Holiday:

 

Monday
Nov302009

Doctor's Orders

The next tune, another cut from the quirky band, Clinic, keeps the pace hectic (if a bit strange) with this song, called If You Could Read Your Mind:

 

Monday
Nov302009

Nearing the End

We have four more songs to go, and a couple bands, including this one--Trashmonkeys--will be featured twice. This is their first cut for the day, titled Attitudes in Stereo:

Monday
Nov302009

Intermission

Because I have so many songs posted today, I'm going to take an instrumental intermission with this piece by Clinic, titled The Scythe: