Wild Cat Stomp is a nice little one-man production from one half of Momo-Sei, a lighthearted rock duo from Japan. I hadn't heard of them before but I got a kick out of this video...
It's been a good while since Los Plantronics' excellent 2011 LP "Organic Voodoo Soup", so they've gotten the ball rolling again by releasing a new 7" called Shortnin Bread. The namesake of the 7" is the same Shortnin' Bread you've heard plenty of times (with vocals) but it also includes "Navajo" which is exactly the sort of big-production high-energy surf I love to hear from these guys.
There's a video for Shortnin Bread on the way, but perhaps more importantly they've promised an LP called "Surfin' Times" later this year!
File under: ebay items I didn't win today.
I pointed out the strangeness of Johnny Carbonaras' album cover in my Gremmy Awards and they've stayed pretty weird here - and they're consistent in their fascination with piles of stringy stuff. Today they're not so much knitting with it, but eating it.
Meanwhile, Viernes de Hongos have gone for a bit of an Ed Wood vibe in their video - and maybe even a smidge of Beastie Boys. Pretty silly stuff
Thankfully not much similarity to the similarly named Lou Reed record, Knoxville's Phantom Operators have been drip-feeding single songs for a few months now and have scooped them all up into a 9-song LP. Some songs like Tiki Patrol and Charlie's Point are pretty trad, but it finds a darker place as it moves on. Definitely get a bit of an Insect Surfers/Derangers vibe.
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