Well, here is something awesome to listen to for your Saturday! Tales From The Drop Box Episode 111 is the logical companion to last week’s episode which, if you recall, was unusually pastoral. This episode is not. It is simply a brief episode filled with 15 loud, energetic, rockin’ tracks from recent memory that you’ve likely missed and truly should hear! It is all modern punk rock – so strap in, turn up loud, and then go buy some vinyl!
Happy Record Store Day!
Here is what you’ll find in Episode #111:
The Baboon Show – “Hit The Floor” (Radio Rebelde)
Dwarves – “Dead In My Dreams” (Take Back The Night)
Abductees – “Warning” (Dead Friends & Old Times)
Bad Breeding – “The More The Merrier” (Divide)
Canadian Rifle – “Sugar Daddy” (Peaceful Death)
The Chats – “Smoko” (Get This In Ya)
Down and Outs – “About Time” (Double Negative)
American Nightmare – “American Death” (American Nightmare)
Castro – “Living The Dream” (Infidelity)
Not Available – “Shout It Out” (Grandpunks)
Bleed American – “No Rush” (It Probably Isn’t)
Story Of The Year – “Bang Bang” (Wolves)
The Riptides – “Someone Just Like You” (Canadian Graffiti)
Hüsker Dü – “Target” (Savage Young Dü)
The Twindows – “Instigator” (Valkyrie 2.0)
So let me set the scene it’s 2 in the afternoon and 34 degrees the Queensland harsh summer heat had me sweating buckets up and down my street it was there I spotted the bloke . . . You’ve seen it all before you think it’s passé but you listen to the same fucking records every single day . . .
I am back with a new episode after a short break as the regular day job is keeping my pretty busy. However, I have also spent some quality time listening to new music. This episode should satisfy both regular listeners and any new listeners who might stumble upon this episode at some point with about an hour to spare listening to some terrific tunes. This episode is pretty pastoral and as you can probably tell from the track list below there is nothing related to Trump-Stormy-Syria-Cohen or politics. There is also one track by Liam Gallagher, former singer from Oasis who put out surprisingly excellent album towards the end of last year. There is one song that has the F-word in the title and several uses in the song, but I believe at this point in our democracy, nothing is shocking (Jane’s Addiction reference!)
Tales From The Drop Box Episode 110 is a mellow but truly sweet and the tracks cover a broader musical range – collecting a few tracks from last year with some newish released tracks. Every once in a while, throwing a change-up to the lineup is good. A couple of gems in here for sure. I had never heard the Archive track before and it is from an album that originally came out in 2004. The throwback isn’t really from that far back either as Anti-Flag released “We’ve Got His Gun” on the first A-F Records LP back in 1998.
So, sit back, crank it up, and enjoy …. until we meet again.
Here is what you’ll find in Episode #110:
Soccer Mommy – “Last Girl” (Clean)
Splashh – “Closer” (Waiting A Lifetime)
Pale Lights – “Mother Cries” (The Stars Seemed Brighter)
Vundabar – “Acetone” (Smell Smoke)
Young Statues – “Redmouth” (Amarillo)
Lost Film – “I Forget” (Broken Spectre)
Liam Gallagher – “I Never Wanna Be like You” (As You Were)
Archive – “Fuck U” (Noise)
Dirty Fences – “Blue Screen” (Goodbye Love)
Hurry – “Read Between The Lines” (Every Little Thought)
Frigs – “Chest” (Basic Behavior)
Voidz – “Pyramid Of Bones” (Virtue)
Stephen Clair And The Pushbacks – “Typing Tipsy” (Push Back)
Anti-Flag – “We’ve Got His Gun” (The System Doesn’t Work For You)
Blush – “Baby Don’t Blush” (Blush)
Dad keeps a gun in the drawer in his room my best friend is coming over to play
yeah yeah we’ve got his gun . . . There’s a look on your face I would like to knock out see the sin in your grin and the shape of your mouth all I want is to see you in terrible pain . . .
It seems to me at least that there are an awful lot of Australian rock bands that are so freakin’ good. I am not sure exactly when Australia’s full on takeover of rock and roll took place, but it is clear that the United States is seriously lacking in good time party rockin’ garage smokin’ freaky psychedelic leanin’ indie poppin’ bands. Whew…as you can perhaps tell from that introduction that I firmly believe there is some heat emanating from Aussie land. I am simply blown away by how consistently good the stuff coming out of Australia sounds. Tales From The Drop Box Episode 109 is going to bring you several of these lesser known but vitally important bands from that territory. Don’t worry that this is going to change the overall feel of the episode. It won’t. Still a mix of the best new(ish) stuff that I’ve been listening too and think you should as well.
On another note, the idiot in the Whitehouse is wasting taxpayers money, again, by sending troops to guard the Mexican border. When will it all just stop? It’s madness and it’s become the new normal.
So, sit back, play loud, and let it all swing…
Here is what you’ll find in Episode #109:
Fresh – “Get Bent” (Fresh)
Painted Doll – “Hidden Hand” (Painted Doll)
Acid Dad – “Mistress” (Acid Dad)
Funeral Shakes – “Lovebirds” (Funeral Shakes)
The New Trust – “Heartbreaker” (Upset The Tides)
Chemtrails – “A Beautiful Cog In The Monolithic Death Machine” (Calf Of The Sacred Cow)
Templeton Pek – “Black Hearts” (Watching The World Come Undone)
Deafcult – ““Summertime” (Auras)
The Playbook – “Locked Away” (All I Am Is What You Left Behind)
The Noise Figures – “Telepath” (Telepath)
Hard Girl – “Running” (Floating Now)
Lemon Clocks – “Do You Feel Alright?” (Songs From Another Time)
Theo Lawrence & The Hearts – “Heaven To Me” (Homemade Lemonade)
The Diodes – “Curiosity Girl” (Rarities)
Julie & The Wrong Guys – “You Wanted What I Wanted” (Julie & The Wrong Guys)
And there are films I’ll never watch again I hear your laugh, inside it’s trapped I’ve locked away the better parts and thoughts of you . . . Oh, you lift me ‘bove the town then drag me underground and I wonder how yeah, on a lazy afternoon…