Monday, November 29, 2010

TVD Preview | Windian Records' New 7" Releases for Fall 2010

Just in time for the coming holidays, our friends at Windian Records have a batch of five new 7" vinyl releases arriving on store shelves tomorrow (11/30)—for those of you with good taste.

The first 150 of each single will be pressed on colored vinyl and with this new series, the label launches a subscription service with price breaks and bonus vinyl for all subscribers.

Head over to Windian right here for all your ordering and background info. And head below to preview all five of the freshly pressed singles.

M.O.T.O. 7" EP


Another anthem heavy straight-ahead Rock N Roller from one of the most highly respected underground punkers from Chicago. Paul Caporino continues his 20 plus years of releasing solid singles and LPs and does not fall short on this 4 song kiss off to the industry. 500 hand-numbered copies. 150 mixed color wax singles club only, 350 black wax.



Debut single from this San Diego power punk dudette/dude trio. Ramones like 3-chord DSPM guitar thrashing and speedy 4/4 drum bashing with a Girls-In-The-Garage vibrating groove. Songs about getting screwed over by that special someone, you know, Rock and Roll. This band is up to good things, more singles on the way. 500 hand-numbered copies. 150 mixed color wax singles club only, 350 black wax.



A couple more perfect pop tunes from Memphis/Chicago transplant Rich Crook [Reatards, Lost Sounds, Knaughty Knights]. Lover! continues to churn out garage-pop thrashers and shows no signs of slowing down with a full LP release and European tour in January, 2011. The A-Side "Home Alone" is an ultimate example of what Rich does consistently, writes and records hook filled Rock and Roll in his room, alone. 500 hand-numbered copies. 150 mixed color wax singles club only, 350 black wax.



Debut single from this Washington, DC barely-legal duo. Sounds reminiscent of Angry Angles/Killed by death, these 4 songs whip and slash at 45 RPM! Very youthful and fun, what Rock N Roll should sound like without being a dick about it. 500 hand-numbered copies. 150 mixed color wax singles club only, 350 black wax.


Debut single from these New Orleans punkers featuring Joe P [one of the many dudes that played keys for the SPITS]. Very cool sound with great street lyrics about NOLA, and the daily same old bullshit. 500 hand-numbered copies. 150 mixed color wax singles club only, 350 black wax.

TVD Takeover | Carol Bui

I certainly hope it’s not DC.

First Laura Burhenn of the Mynabirds departs DC for the midwest and delivers one of our favorite LPs of the year.

Carol Bui swaps Washington, DC for Tacoma, Washington and subsequently is set to release her brand new LP ‘Red Ship’ in early 2011—and as evidenced by the first track we’ve offered here and others that I’ve previewed—she quite easily might have one of our most anticipated releases for the new year. The new tracks are exceptional. (And Carol's on the drums...)

So, what gives? Something in the water here?

Well, Carol returns to DC next Wednesday night (12/8) for a homecoming show at the Black Cat and in advance of that date we’re hanging out with Carol all week and going through her music collection to uncover just what she’s been playing and listening to as she put together ‘Red Ship’ (which was actually recorded at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, so there’s hope for our region, hm?)

You’ll have an opportunity to win some tickets to Carol’s Black Cat show tomorrow, but beginning this morning, we’re counting down a few of the tracks that informed the new record.

All week, Ms. Bui DJ’s TVD:

Natacha Atlas - I Put A Spell On You | Natacha Atlas's take on the song by Screaming Jay Hawkins. I think this was the song that ultimately made me take up belly dancing. I love Natacha's more 'authentic' music, traditional Arabic arrangements and all, but this is such a fantastic fusion of blues, European drum loops, and sexualized orientalism.

The rhythmic theme of the song is a basic baladi beat I think (very common in Middle Eastern and belly dance music), and each 'dum' of the pattern punctures the song with thick, throbbing bass. Yes, I said 'throbbing'. The Egyptian bagpipe interlude and outtro are f*cking bad ass. The way she sings, even just 'la la la la', is so very hot. Amazing.

TVD's Press Play

It's our weekly Twitter #MusicMonday recap of the tracks from last week that the folks in the press offices and PR agencies want you to be hearing. We postyou decide.

Pujol - Too Safe (Mp3)
Head Like A Kite - Diamond Paint (Mp3)
Canyons - My Rescue (Dr. Dunks Disco Extension) (Mp3)
Hot Sugar - F**kable (Mp3)
La Femme - Sur La Planche (Mp3)
We Were The States - Gold (Mp3)
Cake | Missy Elliot - Freak On Madly (White Panda Mix) (Mp3)
All approved for download!

TVD Pick of the Week:

The Mynabirds - All I Want is Truth (for Christmas) (Mp3)
Approved for download!