AC/DC - Squealer
Can Can Heads - Too Numb To Step
Koiran Näköinen Nainen - Tänään
"Kesämuistoja" EP from Koiran Näköinen Nainen now in stock. All instrumentation/vocals by Joni Ekman of The Achtungs. Bedroom power-pop. Bonus: If all these sell, I will email Blast Of Silence and ask them how to pronounce the band’s name, then relay that info to you via email. Free of charge.
Mrs Mandy Hell captured these snaps while out walking her brother on Wandsworth Common. The unnamed woman had been pierced by a shaft of frozen urine which had fallen from the toilet facility of an overhead plane…
Though the Country Teasers may be his main calling card, no matter the project he has happening at any given time, such as the gazillion records he has released as the Rebel, the even more than usual Fall influence being shown off in the Male Nurse and the tapes project collaboration with the Invisible Hand called Skills on Ampex to name just a few, the music that Benedict (Ben) Roger Wallers makes is always a puzzling journey into a man’s bent psyche. Born on this day, Sept 15 in 1971 I am sure he will have some surliness and a bottle of wine to celebrate.
Photos of Ben take by me in August of 1999 at the Magic Stick in Detroit when the Country Teasers were on tour with the Compulsive Gamblers. The 32 oz. size Aquafina bottle he is holding was filled with cheapo American Whiskey (Kessler’s if I recall correctly) which he proceeded to down completely during their 40 minute set. After they were done he smoked some of the weed that was being passed around backstage (but wasn’t used to the fact that here in the US we don’t mix it with tobacco so the full on dosage knocked him for a loop.)
He ended up taking his, at the time, trademark hat off and then somehow lost his disposable lighter behind the couch in the “dressing room” and decided to look for it. I thought he was going to pass out right then and there but he found the hat and everything was a-ok.
Mu Vonz - Heart Train
The most original album & new artist I’ve heard this year. His debut tape, Lub Dub, is up for sale now from Already Dead Tapes. Edition of 50.
Null And Void - Motorcycle Song
Seattle’s Medical_Records just remastered & reissued both of Null And Void’s vinyl full-lengths - Happiness And Contempt + Montage Morte - as one LP. This is the same Null And Void from Fullerton, CA, that got a reissue from Bunkerpop in 2012. Not to be confused with the punk group from the UK who were active at the same time. The UK one exclusively used an ampersand in their name anyway. Idiot.
Sold out at the source. I’ll only have a few of these.
Just put these up for sale. $8.50. Cassette comes in hand-made 100% kangaroo leather case. Download code included.