Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ana Hausen-Professionals 7" (UK, 1981)


Taking another break from posting interviews for this little jam. I have been feeling particularly Scottish lately, for reasons I still have to keep to myself. If you need more reason to watch than just my word, this little gem was released on Human Records who also put out all your favorite Slits, Mo-Dettes and Au Pairs records. Also, there's quite a bit of info from Craig Nugent himself about the group HERE if you wanna take a little walk on over there. Anyway, shower/record store/food/band practice for me. 
XOXO
Megon



Monday, February 24, 2014

Human Zoo Interview




Another from the Mrs. Wilson's Children comp. The only song recorded by this group and a powerhouse tune. Hope you love it as much as I do. 
Love,
Megon



Faux Pas/Indians In Moscow



This one's a two-fer because this band recorded one track under the name Faux Pas and then a buncha stuff under the moniker Indians In Moscow. Both songs are below and so fucking catchy. IIM have a website HERE
Enjoy,
Megon

Partners In Crime Interview




By far the best dressed and most rockin' of the first issue. You can listen to some songs HERE or buy the CD. New Jersey rules, ya'll. NBD.
Love, 
Megon

The Raunchettes Interview




Here's another one I can't find online to share with you guys. The records are pretty easy to find so keep your eyes peeled. Got all mine cheap, and mostly in France.  Anyway, enjoy sans listening. 
Love,
Megon

Emma Sharpe & The Features-Remember My Jealousy 7" (UK, 1983)


Some of you may remember back in October, I posted this Emma Sharpe & the Features song called I'm Not Crying, which is an absolutely perfect song in my eyes. And, pretty much if you follow me anywhere online you probably know that I have a huge crush on Emma Sharpe and I don't understand why more people aren't obsessed with this. 



 In the course of my daily rummaging online today, I revisited this record and found some videos I hadn't come across before of her performing live and fuck, they are adorable. So, go watch them: 
And, Christ, this one HERE
If these links are acting wonky you should find all these under the Video tab HERE.
I didn't realize this right away, but when I found these yesterday, each video had about 20 views. So sad. Let's change that. 
Love,
Megon

Pleasure Leftists Interview


I should put this one up and fast. Be sure to follow them on Facebook HERE because they are going on tour very soon and will probably be passing through a town near you. Don't be a sucker and miss it. 

XOXO
Megon

Bona Dish




















I'm sure you can still track down a copy of this reissue over at Captured Tracks and you can even like them on Facebook HERE. Put some pressure on to release that unreleased material they were talking about!
XOXO
Megon

Household Shocks Compilation


This compilation has seemed to have found a new generation of listeners with or without my help.  So, for all of you Googling this, look no further. 
XOXO
Megon

Zon 6 Interview



Unfortunately, I cannot find a link to the song Allt Nu on Youtube any more. It's pretty great and it's on Itunes HERE and Spotify. Spotify won't even let me follow the link because they hate Canada but it's there, I promise! So pay a buck or whatever, totally worth it. 
XOXO
Megon

Cold Dogs In The Courtyard Interview




This one's short and sweet.  The song does a lot of the talking for itself.
Enjoy!
XOXO
Megon

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Anemic Boyfriends Interview






This song is from Anemic BFs second 7" and is not featured on the zine sampler but I think it's rad so here you go! Hope you enjoy!

XOXO
Megon

Fault 151 Interview








As it says in the intro, this one is close to my heart. Hope you love it as much as I do.
XOXO
Megon

Defectors Interview






This is probably one of my favorite bands from the first issue.  The two songs I am posting are not the ones featured on the zine sampler but they are both amazing. Enjoy. 

XOXOX
Megon

Cool To Snog Interview





I have been getting a lot of requests for info on many of the bands I covered in the first issue of the print zine so I am going to go ahead and put this all out there on the internet so y'all can find it the old fashioned way, with Google! Knowing me, this will probably be a slow and painful process but will be rewarding in the end. Cool To Snog is up first. When's the last time you saw blood?

XOXOX
Megon

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stinky Toys-Plastic Faces LP (France, 1977) & Elli and Jacno-Boomerang LP (France, 1982)



Are y'all ready for Valentine's Day? Have your rose petals scattered to and fro, champagne chilling in the fridge, chocolate fountain filled to the brim? Yeah, me too.  I mean, I usually just recycle the same d├ęcor from my celebration of Lincoln's Birthday and no one ever seems to notice. On a more serious note, this week has been crazy. So much awesome tempered by so much not. I think the good is still winning by a fine margin, so that's good, 'spose.

Anyway, my friend Mark as been in a French state of mind and it's got me revisiting a lot of my favourites, including these two.  First up, Stinky Toys with their hit Plastic Faces. I find everything about this video charming. Elli's dancing, how the host delays them and she missed her lip sync cue and the banter is priceless, although, in French.


After Stinky Toys, Elli and Jacno went on to perform together under the name Elli & Jacno, imagine that. They put out three LPs and a load of singles and a simple Google search will bring back a wealth of info on these two sweethearts. Of course, they have great videos, too.


Sorry, I have not been feeling so obscure lately. I will get back to posting things by bands you've NEVER heard of, soon.  I promise. In the mean time, I hope these classics can sustain you. My seeming laziness has good purpose, I assure you.  What little brainpower I have is being directed to something awesome.  

Also, a few things for you Montrealers reading out there.  Saturday, there are two shows I can recommend you in good faith. First off, Pypy are playing the TRH Bar.  I have not found a Facebook event for this but you can go to the Pypy FB page HERE or listen to them HERE.

If that doesn't float your boat, if you're more in a mood to rrrioooooottttt, Heathers 1988, Towanda and She Divides are all playing a lady power show HERE. Should not be unfun, or however you wanna say that.

There are also a whole bunch of shows coming up, so stay posted. Things are about to get fun again. We will see Peach Kelli Pop, Pleasure Leftists, Blouse, The Brusque Twins, PDM and Dum Dum Girls in the coming months as well as others, I'm sure. Too bad Belgrado tour was cancelled.  Blah blah anyway, gotta get back to work. This episode of Antiques Roadshow is not gonna watch itself. 
XOXOXOX
Megon 


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Subway Organisation Records



This post is not so much to edify you, but to simply to entertain you. It seems lately, and not that I mind, records from this label have been coming at me from all sides. So, might as well talk about them since I'm revisiting them anyhow. Here's a bevy of artists who appeared on the Subway Organisation label out of the UK. You can read about the label a bit HERE if you care to.

The Flatmates

Label founder, Martin Whitehead's band. Info HERE & interview HERE. They recently reformed and played some gigs.




The Shop Assistants               
I always get this band jammed up in my head with Dolly Mixture.  I know, I know, it's different...but is it? Anyway, you can read HERE, follow HERE.



The Charlottes

Super glad this band changed their name from The Giant Polar Bears. Either way, throw another one on the adorable pop pile. 



The Rosehips 

Simple described as 'jangly UK pop band', I find them a bit more charming than that. The thorough and  knowledgeable chaps over at Cloudberry have a lovely bit about them HERE.



Cowboy & Spin Girl
This one only kinda counts because she doesn't sing all the time but whatever. Still adorable. 



Bubblegum Splash
Another lovely read from Cloudberry on this one HERE. Or read about them HERE.



Okay, all this linkage is giving me a headache! I hope you have a super jangly, bubblegum day. 
xoxo
Megon  

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Nice & New: Weeknight, Doomsquad, Marie Davidson, Low Factor, Violence & Zodiacs OH MY!

I was informed that Superbowl Sunday is the day the most women get physically abused in the US and tomorrow there will be the most people calling in sick than any other day of the year. Despite the fact I am not watching sports or drinking beer, my thoughts are still 100% scattered to the winds. In turn with that sentiment, here are a few things, in no particular order, before I forget them:

Firstly, on February 9th, a week from today, I will be at Il Motore to see this band, Weeknight, and would love to see you there. I know, I know, Il Motore smells like piss and fish and it's far from everything except that one chandelier store. But, I would still love to dance and drink with you should you want to come do so with me. Doomsquad are also playing and it will be a dreamy good time. Event info HERE.


Secondly, a fair warning. Our dear, darling friends over at Weyrd Son Records are releasing the new LP by Montreal artist Marie Davidson early next month. The pressing is lovely and limited so if you're interested act fast. Only 300 pressed and I'm getting one so that only leaves 299 for the rest of you. Keep an eye out HERE.

On another Montreal note, our other friends who you should know by now, Low Factor and Violence, have BOTH just released their LPs. You can find the Violence record HERE and the Low Factor HERE. And, if you are in the area come August 5th, you can see Low Factor and Lebanon Hanover in Brussels. Event info HERE. Maybe pick up a Marie Davidson record while you are there! 

Lastly, nice but bending my definition of "new" a bit, Zodiacs.  Remember this little ditty? Well, it's been stuck in my head for a week. Hopefully, it's like a chain letter and I will be off the hook once YOU listen to it. I promise, nothing bad will happen to you if you don't, though. *Wink, wink*  A catchy jam from the Captured Tracks all-stars. Speaking of, the CT brick & mortar is the only place I believe has remaining copies of ODIF #1. Last I heard, anyway. We are sold out of all our other distros hither and yon. And, I certainly don't have any more so stop asking. Will reprint some along with Issue 2 so don't despair.


XOXO
Megon 





Saturday, February 1, 2014

Peggy & The Pils-Nobody's Bride (Italy, 1985) & De Cylinders-I Wanna Get Married (Holland, 1980)

As always, it's been a crazy day around here.  I'm just finding time to kick back and relax now, killing my champagne buzz with beer, writing some emails and listening to some music.  Some subconscious spark of genius inspired me to pair up these two little gems.  So, for you now Dutch group De Cylinders with I Wanna Get Married out on CNR in 1980.  This has since been reissued by Sing Sing, those lovely gents who recently brought you the Lost Kids and Shivvers reissues.  Or, if you wish, our reputable and Pink, Plastic & Panties loving friends over at No Brains Mailorder can get you an original for a bit of coin HERE



Secondly, darling, precious Peggy and the Pils with Nobody's Bride from their 1985 12" EP of the same name. I have never seen this one fail to move a stagnant DJ night or bring a smile to the face, for that matter. Sadly, Peggy Richardson passed away a few years back but by all accounts this record is not hard to track down even still, especially on the continent.  You can read a bit about it HERE. And, here's a very charming live performance which I'm pretty sure was recorded at a shopping mall. Fuck, she's cute. 


Ok, got other stuff to do with this fine Saturday night. Have a good remainder of the weekend. 
XOXO
Megon