Five Songs, 4/21/2022
Five Songs

Five Songs, 4/21/2022

Skavoovie & the Epitones, "Blood Red Sky"

We had the Skatalites yesterday, and now we hear another take on the genre thirty years later. And you know what? This stuff whips also, horns rule.

Olivelawn, "Hate"

San Diego's Olivelawn released a couple albums in the early 90s, with this one sounding like a Seattle record mostly because it was recorded in Seattle in 1992 by Jack Endino. Very, very grunge. Anyway, it's pretty good stuff if you're looking for something a little off the beaten path with those 1992 vibes. Half of this band would go on to form Fluf, who banged out four excellent records in the 90s also.

Yo La Tengo, "Black Flowers"

One of the genuine delights of Yo La Tengo is that they are capable of writing songs across a wide spectrum of emotion. I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass is a fine example, with songs ranging from the 10+ minute opening and closing tracks to a lovely little confection like this.

Lake of Dracula, "Lake of Dracula"

We got ourselves a trifecta! This is "Lake of Dracula" from Lake of Dracula by Lake of Dracula. Anyway, it's a side project of Al Johnson (US Maple), Heather Melowic (Scissor Girls), and Weasel Walter (lots of bands). But who cares, trifecta!

Harvey Milk, "Plastic Eggs"

This is an early album from the Athens, Georgia doom metal band Harvey Milk. Rest assured that they never really pick up the pace on later records, pounding anger remains the name of the game for their entire career.

Joshua Buergel
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