Wednesday, March 26, 2014



Pixies III

The third of a series of Pixies EP releases completing the latest album release "Indie Cindy".  This has got to be the best among the three for me.  You can read  more about the new release on the links below.

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Monday, February 10, 2014


Company Saved

Bob and the gang will keep you preoccupied.  They're practically a non-precarious act to follow.  Robert Pollard has kept Guided By Voices the kind of band that persists on a scene where others would hesitate  This attitude has produced a lot of records, daring and magical in substance, a level unsurpassed by previous and the current generation.  With Toby on the side, GBV has made the appreciation of rock music a daily routine.

NEW Guided By Voices record Motivational Jumpsuit
Album is available for pre-order and will be released February 18th.

Thursday, January 9, 2014


The Absence of Presence

Just had to say that I just heard about this band from my cousin who's currently somewhere out in Norway.   And just as I was about to dig in to their music, I learned of their frontman's demise. They were apparently releasing this album when Gary Biddles died last April.2013  Biddles also sang with the band Fools Dance and was a former roadie for the band The Cure.  Details of his death was not revealed or may have been withheld for reasons unknown. 

I am immediately drawn in to listen to some of their tunes.  This unreleased album Closer , was shared on Soundcloud last March.  They released their first album Inside in 1993.  They also have some live clips on Youtube.  They were simply neat.

Sunday, January 5, 2014


Top 100

I meant to post this before reaching 2014, but was obviously  preoccupied with something else. And to compile a hundred beautiful tracks really was not an easy task.  But it's only the 5th day of the New Year anyway.  Not that anyone's gonna care, I don't even know how or why I am in a way motivated into doing this. Just the same, and considering that The Soundtripper is thriving on to reach its third year this year, perhaps it still is a necessary chore to do so.

So here are 100 tracks I kept and cherished the whole year of 2013.  Some tracks were haplessly crammed in just to reach the total number of a hundred, but was careful enough to keep the list in its best shape as possible.  If you'd try to categorize them, or wonder how I came up with such list, you'd notice with careful, persistent probe that this was divided into ten genres and mixed into the blender.  Or like preparing ten ingredients and pouring them all into the boiling pot.  Just let it steam for hours to cook.  And if you don't have anything better to do, just play on.  You might just love it.

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Part 03

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Thursday, December 5, 2013


Advanced Output
by Ryex

There it is again.  Another Robert Pollard record.  His 20th solo stint creeping along with the 20th Guided By Voices release come February.  Scheduled to be released the 9th of December.  Early Holiday treat.  Could this be his last solo record?

Stream on Spin
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Sunday, December 1, 2013


December Embers
by Ryan Avellanosa

It's December the First.  It's time to try and lift up our spirits once more.  It's that time of the year once again to bring cheers and happiness to each and everyone.  So here's a little something I found out of bandcamp.  This is a neat collection released in 2009 for the Holidays.

The Layaways is basically an indie rock band from Chicago.  Don't need to know so much about the band except that they play indie pop and shoegaze.  The Layaways is a real good find after all.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Flew and Flying
Ryan Avellanosa

This is a pretty good find. But I'm afraid I can't describe this release in full detail. Because I believe this record needs more than just a passive listening to. For lack of a better word. And I also believe that this record deserves more credit. This record was released just recently 2012 by The Flying Nuns. which I guess speaks for itself. The Flying Nuns Records was established by a record store owner who had the vision of producing music from his New Zealand descent. That move grew to what has become New Zealand rock I suppose.  You'll have to listen for yourself to know how they sounded like.  

This record has twenty tracks from twenty bands.   The 19th track, The Doublehappys' Some Fantasy stood out for me at first play. I sure hope someone would try to take heed for no one I'm afraid has anyway. I dare someone tell me which band wrote the tracks Some Fantasy.  You can find The Verlaines + Shayne Carter's version on Youtube.  Still can't tell which is better. And I yet have to listen to it more and more.
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