Better In Leather...Cerebral Ballzy (Single)
One of the perks of this job is getting new music early...sometimes MONTHS early. Last Oct or Nov, I don't really remember that far back, I got a burned CD in the mail from one of my record guy's with a sticky note on it that said "This is your new favorite band". In sharpie SKATERS "Manhattan" was written on it. So with a note like that how could I not check it out? Turns out he was right, I LOVE THIS ALBUM!!! It's really been in my car stereo since I got it. The album finally came out a week or so ago and I'm still not tired of it at all.
While I was cruising around the interwebs today I came across DIFFUSER.FM and a couple of videos of SKATERS performing. This is the first time I have seen them play at all. Based on this, it is now my goal to get them here this summer. Check it out.
One of my favorite bands from the early 90's is Chainsaw Kittens. If you don't know them, I urge you to go look them up. All sorts of aweseom powerpop!!! Their singe Tyson Meade will release a new solo album on May 20 that has guests like former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, Dereke Brown from The Flaming Lips and violin prodigy Haffigy. Just click on Tyson's picture below to read all about it in SPIN and hear the first single "Buddy Dash".
Friends of the late Robert Casale better know as "Bob 2" from DEVO are trying to raise funds for the band members family. Bob 2 died unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago. According to his brother and bandmate Gerald Casale, Bob didn't have a will or insurence at the time of his death. Just click on the picture of Bob to find the article on www.SlicingUpEyeballs.com and links where you can donate.