Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Something spectacular has happened. Kommie Kilpatrick and Champions of Breakfast are putting out a split cassette with five Champions of Breakfast songs covered by Kommie Kilpatrick and five Kommie Kilpatrick songs covered by Champions of Breakfast. And tomorrow night, they'll be selling the 50 copies they have and (I presume) playing these songs. Be there.

For awhile now, I've been pumping our CD collection with goodies. Here's some recent additions I think you'll dig!

Astro Coast - Surfer Blood (CD-1878)

Not surprisingly, this is surf rock. There's ringing guitars, a nearly punk delivery of the lyrics and a pleasant 80s feel to this record. It's one of those albums that you can either have on in the background, or listen to intently, with about equal enjoyability.

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (CD-1876)

Apologies for living under a rock for so long. This album is quite simply, gorgeous. Harmonies that pierce your heart. There's this sense of "biggness" that makes me feel like I'm hearing it in a cathedral where I'm the only other one present.

Electric Ladyland- The Jimi Hendrix Experience (CD-1872)

This remastered classic comes with a DVD, but the real jewel has always been the recording. "Crosstown Traffic," Voodoo Chile" and "All Along the Watchtower" sound amazing remastered. It's the kind of thing you should listen to with someone who heard it the first time in 1968, so you can hear their tales of disbelief and astonishment.

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