Fuzz is a killing it bay area rock and garage band–continuing to carry the flag for the scene that is still exploding in SF and Oakland. Low-fi music lover’s needs are met to a T with Fuzz. Ty Segall lovers will enjoy every second of their sound too. Ty Segall has without been a central figure with the likes of Thee Oh Sees and all of the garage oriented bands creating a music renaissance in the bay area. Ty Segall and Fuzz is a great example of how he is working with an array of bands to carry the rock flag. Even though he’s stepped back to the drumset, he’s still the singer and a writing contributor. The trio has tried to move away from all of the Segall fame and conversation but to no avail. It matters not though. Fuzz brings it hard and that’s what counts.
What can I say about Domenico Modugno? Easy, Domenico is an Italian king who came down to earth in a cosmic whirlpool of cinematic fairy dust that is heavily infused with long dimly lit urban walks, family dining, candle lit rooms, flappers, cigarette smoke, back alleyway cafes, and bohemian additions unknown. La Donna Riccia is one sexy hot song. And yeah, don’t we all wish we could whistle like him? Italia for the win as usual.
Need I say more? No. Domenic Modugno is like a cup of summer contemplation. Molto Bene!
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! In Honor of the boys in Green white and gold, I’m sending out a hot jam of the day. “Let’s go get ’em Boys” Seattle Flounders, watch your gills, The PORTLAND TIMBERS are coming to chop you down. PTFC! TAECP! RCTID!
Broadcast and The Focus Group may easily fall into the void of psychedelic, minimalistic, atmospheric cuts. But they won’t in some circles that won’t vanish because they’re genius. “The Be Colony” is just one of those tracks that demonstrates the band’s competence and you can hear the influences europop, pysch rock and how these bands have both been influenced by and influenced titans of psychedelic infused minimalism and experimental dream pop. The first bands that comes to mind are the likes of Cat Power, Stereolab, Air, Velvet Underground, Stereo Total, NICO, DeerHoof among other amazing bands. This album was released in 2009 and is a testament to what it means to be awesome. Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age is a collaborative work of art, highlighting both bands involved, Broadcast and The Focus Group. I don’t feel hesitant to call this album a haunting perfect psychedelic work that can stand the test of weird dream pop time. “The Be Colony” reminds me of some kind of ponderous and meditative chant while on mescaline. Better yet, “The Be Colony” reminds me of a nursery rhyme emanating from a music box that is trapped in a glacier and forever playing on repeat.
The voice of Trish Keenan was perfect and captured the essence of this genre of music. All circles vanish indeed.
Enjoy an amazing jam of the day.