#1033 – The Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett

Despite the fact that he was gone from Pink Floyd by the time they achieved their most prolific accomplishments, there is no denying that Syd was the founder of the feast, who brought together the elements that we all grew up listening to and loving. Just listening to some of his solo work really highlightsContinue reading “#1033 – The Madcap Laughs by Syd Barrett”

#1031 – self-titled by West Indian Girl

I found out about this band while learning about the band How to Destroy Angels, which is a side project of Trent Reznor’s, featuring his wife Mariqueen Maandig – one of the singers from West Indian Girl – and his frequent collaborator Atticus Ross. Of course, anything Trent is involved in will immediately draw myContinue reading “#1031 – self-titled by West Indian Girl”

#1029 – Onnellinen sukupolvi by Ursus Factory

Sometimes the road that leads to my selection of the day weaves and winds through more unusual territory than others. I saw a picture of the guitarist on a message board about guitar mods asking about the special extra pickup he uses (Submarine pro, btw. Check it out if you’re into guitars at all. It’sContinue reading “#1029 – Onnellinen sukupolvi by Ursus Factory”

#1028 – Different Class by Pulp

In keeping with one of this blog’s oldest traditions – learning about a band through an obituary – today’s selection came to my attention following the tragic death of their bass player, Steve Mackey. It’s always cool and fun learning about a little-known band with a cult following, but it’s even better when you’re discoveringContinue reading “#1028 – Different Class by Pulp”

#1026 – Quest For Fire by Skrillex

I guess there’s no pressure to put out albums when you are as high profile and busy as Skrillex. His 2015 collaboration with Diplo, Jack Ü, has long been my favorite edm album, and has kept me on the lookout for new music from both of them. Last month came the payoff, when Skrillex releasedContinue reading “#1026 – Quest For Fire by Skrillex”

#1025 – Chips From The Chocolate Fireball by The Dukes of Stratosphear

I was very excited to share this album with a friend who has been a prolific contributor to the NAAD catalog. Naturally, when I sent it to him, he already knew it well. He then went on to school me on its origin, being the secret side project of XTC. If there’s one thing thatContinue reading “#1025 – Chips From The Chocolate Fireball by The Dukes of Stratosphear”

#1024 – Have Moicy! by Michael Hurley, Unholy Modal Rounders & Jeffrey Frederick and the Clamtones

This album came up in a conversation on Reddit about bands to check out for Ween fans. Now that I’ve heard it, I can see how it might have been an inspiration for Ween’s country album, which is excellent, but not for everyone.