Working For A Nuclear Free City

M83, The Stone Roses, Ulrich Schnauss, and Primal Scream had a hot and heavy orgy. The orgy was so orgasmatastic that they felt inclined to title the event. They named this orgy Working For A Nuclear Free City.

+ Quiet Place
+ Troubled Son
+ Over

+ Jesse


A.A. Bondy - American Hearts

This last weekend I was in the great Minnesota north, about 30 miles from the Canadian boarder, a place I had never been before. I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of nature, which I am sure sounds like complete cheese, but when you are confined within the concrete jungle of the Twin Cities for seven months straight shit like large collections of trees can be breathtaking. I stayed in a cabin on a beautiful lake near a town called Orr (population 249.) In the dead of night I could see more stars than I have ever seen at one time in my life, hell, you could even see the outer ring of the Milky Way. After a good number of gin and tonics and a few j's the sights kind of blew my mind. What does this all have to do with A.A. Bondy? Well...nothing. Enjoy.


U.N.K.L.E. (with Ian Brown) - Be There (single)

When asked about the current music scene in Manchester, Ian Brown once said this: "It's not where you're from, it's where you're at, man." Sounds like that could be some crazy deep shit when your baked, right? Fuuuuck yea dude. I dig Ian Brown. He needs to get back with the Stone Roses though, some of his solo shit got pretty wack.

+ Be There
+ Knock-On Effect


Dungen - Festival (single)

It's been a while since any new music has been uploaded to this blog but with summer right around the corner a whole slew of new tunes are coming our way. Surprisingly, quite a few of these tunes are actually good. One new album coming out within the next few months is the new Dungen album "Tio Bitar." So in lieu of the new release I figured I would post a track that is not on either of their prior full lengths. This track comes from the Festival single and is a perfect summer kick off jam, hell, all of their tracks are perfect for drinking beer, smoking grass, and sitting on a grassy knoll somewhere. That is if you are a hippie, which we aren't, we listen to this shit while we smash mailboxes and steal our neighbors cats. No joke. We get off on that frat boy shit.

Download this track, buy their previous albums, and follow this link to listen to "Tio Bitar" streaming in it's entirety.



Party Of Helicopters - Please Believe It

I got this album back in 2003 when it came out, and I believe the band broke up either that or the following year. I remember being blown away by the monster guitar riffs that were so punctuated by the soft, high pitched vocals. It was such an interesting juxtaposition, I was hooked for many summer months. To be honest it's not even a shame the group disbanded so early. Sometimes it's better when a band breaks up early in their careers for it leaves no time for them so start sucking and making shittastic emo records, which I am sure is what would have happened given they released one or two more albums. Hooray for "knowing when to fold 'em."

The Life And Times - The Magician EP

The Life And Times must be one of the hardest working bands out there right now. They released Suburban Hymns last year (one of the best of '05,) toured the country and over seas, recorded a split EP with Nueva Volcano, and recorded this, The Magician EP, all over the course of 2006. You would think while spreading yourselves this thin that the music would start to suffer, quality-wise, but you would be sorrily mistaken. This EP is solid from the beginning of track one to the end of track five. The only gripe I could have with it is that there is only five songs. I'm already aching for a new full length. At the pace these guys are working that might not be in the too distant future. I feel bad about putting two tracks up from an EP that only has five tracks on it total, but I just couldn't decide which one to put up. If you like these tracks ORDER THE FUCKING EP. It's only 8 bones over at thelifeandtimes.com. Don't be a scuzzy prick.

+ Hush
+ Ave Maria

+ Jesse



This morning when I woke I expected it to be about 40 to 45 degrees outside. Once I finally walked outside to go to class I was shocked to find it to be more like 60 or above. It was this mild temperature until about 5:30 this afternoon when some wicked winds started blowing. Now it feels like the big bad wolf is trying to blow down some collective "house" and it is 40 degrees and dropping. Do you all know what caused this drastic change in our days condition? No, it has nothing to do with mother nature. It is Satan. Yup. Satan is here because it is Halloween and he wants some damn candy. He stopped by earlier and told me to upload some moody Depeche Mode tracks to our mp3blog as well. I obeyed.



Since we will be going to see Serena tommorow night I figured I would upload some of their tunes. Since everyone should already own last year's self titled full length, I decided to upload a few tracks from their 2002 EP, Fixxations. We caught these guys/gal in Chicago a while back and it was one of the best overall shows we had seen in quite some time, plus the entire band was super chill and insanely kind, always a bonus. If I had more time I could write for quite the while, but alas I do not. Enjoy the sounds .

+ Ballad Of Jeze Ballet
+ Hear Bleed Phil Harmonic

( Serena Maneesh is playing the 7th St. Entry in downtown Minneapolis Saturday Spetember 15th )



Barkmarket - Lardroom EP

These guys led the pack on that mid ninenties straight forward, noisy, no bullshit, hard rock sound, a sound that has seemed to die out over the past years. This is especially evident with the release of the new borefest of album by Helmet. Anyway, every Barkmarket album is a gem, none of them are to be ignored. Most would say L. Ron is their masterpiece and I would mosly have to agree, though the tracks I uploaded are some of my favorites from the group. Everyone who hears this playing in my house, always mentions that David Sardy's voice is very reminiscent of Trent Reznor's, something I noticed when I first heard them as well. Speaking of David Sardy, homeboy went on to produce some fresh shit by bands like Slayer, doesn't get much better than that. Wait, it does. After this EP the band switched labels from Rick Rubin's American Recordings over to Man's Ruin, which was owned by none of other than legendary poster artist Frank Kozik. These guys just had their shit straight. God damn.

+ Little White Dove

+ Jesse
All Natural Lemon And Lime Flavors - Turning Into Small

My first experiences with shoegaze / dream pop music was back when I was a massive stoner. There was nothing better than getting high as a fucking kite and listening to some Loveless in the headphones. That shit gave me good dreams. Since then the grass usage has gone down, but the love for shoegaze remains. All Natural came about a little later down the road than the initial scene, but you wouldn't know it from their sound. I'm not sure why I haven't pulled this off my shelves for so long, but I'm glad I finally did.

+ You Can Never Tell
+ Puzzled Into Pieces
+ Lattershed

+ Paradigm Somehow

+ Jesse