It’s no small secret that Exiled has a gloomy-sadkid-hard-on for All Your Sisters. The bay area dreary post punkers rub us exactly the way we like. They landed on this contributor’s end of year list, we hosted their Eugene show with Chasms and Entrail a few months back. We just kinda <3 them.
Their album Modern Failures is dropping on vinyl via Weyrd Son Records, and in celebration they’ve shared a new exclusive track with Swedish blog, Repartiseraren. We couldn’t help but pass it on. -Joshua Isaac Finch
UK boys, Fat White Family dropped a video for dreary psych-pop gem, “I Am Mark E Smith” a couple days back, on NME. If you ask this guy, the video plays like an early 90′s short film by Beck or Sonic Youth, complete with acid imagery and Satan. All the makings of a damn good time.
The single is named for the frontman of the band The Fall (who joined the band onstage to perform the song at Beacons Festival recently) and won’t be featured on the band’s Fat Possum debut, “Champagne Holocaust” out on vinyl December 22, so maybe if you dig the single, just snag the single. Fuck if I know where, because it’s not available on their bandcamp. One can only hope that it’s a glimmer of new material, as the debut record was self-released over a year ago, and even the laziest of fat, white, garage bands can crank out a couple new songs in that time. I’m crossing my fingers for a new full length in the spring.
The Fatties will be gracing our shores for Austin Psych Fest come May 2015. I won’t hold my breath, but the video is cool enough to tide me over. – Joshua Isaac Finch
Finally a Christmas movie for our Jewish friends! This remake of the 1988 classic “Twins” takes some really daring twists and turns to keep this age old classic fresh. Instead of Conan and The Penguin this version supposes Batman and comedian Robert Kelly are the estranged brothers in question. Wait…which question? This one? If so, that’s a weird answer. Also, rather than a bunch of gags about the one twin being an awesome governor and the other twin being a trollish character actor they made these twins be all hard by racing chariots and shit (chariots are old modes of transportation from when people thought cars and podiums were sort of the same thing or something). Also, Batman farts an ocean in half.
You know how sometimes you can see movie things happen and it forces your brain to think about real not-movie stuff that really happened to you? Well, this one made my brain remember the time that Stangwich (y’all know Gary) took me to a church that his friend Dave Poygledwart owns called “Dave’s Church”. I didn’t like it much because Dave just talked forever about how if everyone gives him money he won’t make a little man who lives in our hearts mad at us. I freaked and ran outside screaming to warn everyone that we all have a greedy man-fairy squatter living in us. No one really paid attention which is what this dude wants so now I just reluctantly shove change in my belly button every Sunday morning. He seems not mad.
Anyway, the crummy twin (Batman) also tells people what to do and tries to be cool by telling everyone that it’s not him, but tiny heart man that’s telling him what to do, but in this the dude lives in the sky but hangs out in a small forest fire. I don’t know. I don’t like a lot of medieval fantasy stuff so it was hard to understand what’s up in this universe. What I do know is that you don’t need Dave or Batman to be able to talk to a tiny guy that lives in your body. Just look down at your chest with your mouth and say stuff. You should yell real loud though because I bet the human body is hella soundproof. Tell him what you thought of this movie or tell him to make his way down to the inside of your navel and get PAID, SON! Except don’t call him son because I think I remember something about this dude thinking he’s everyone’s dad so he’ll probably hit you a bunch if you disrespect him like that. Sometimes when I’m in public and I’m screaming at heart man, people try to tell me that he can hear me if I just think the words to him as long as I high five my own hands together and hold them there until I’m done thinking the words out, but that seems crazy.
-Sent from a rotary phone.
We can’t claim firsties on the new video by indie rockers, Ha Ha Tonka. It premiered yesterday at AV Club, but we thought we’d share it just the same. This is our first brush with the Missouri boys, and this single smacks of Spoon doing a Wilco impression, and there’s nothing at all wrong with that.
Adorned in a wash of grays, the video, directed by Brook Linder, has a classic, vintage feel and just lets you experience the band and their song with minimal frills. I’ll take it. Now let’s have a little talk about cultural appropriation, boys… – Joshua Isaac Finch