Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Spits

A band you should definitely think is good is the Spits. They play Ramones/Devo/cool stuff/pizza music that rules and is hard to come by theses days. I don't know where they're from, what label, any of that bullshit. All I know is that my friend/roommate bought their new self-titled record the other day and we haven't put it down since.

And I mean he BOUGHT the RECORD. Not some digital download bullshit. If you download music, you're a leach, end of. If you don't listen to records and consider yourself any type of knowledgeable music person, YOU'RE NOT. Vinyl or nothing. Gotta be hard lined about it, no bullshit. It sounds way better and is much more rewarding in the long run.

Back to The Spits:

Remember when you were twelve and it was your birthday and all you wanted was for there to be pizza and soda at home after you and all your little shitty friends went and played laser tag or touch football at one of those shitty god awful strip malls we find everywhere in non-metropolitan America? This band sounds like the awesome feeling you had when all the pizza was there and you and your little friends pigged out and played Nintendo. Then after that you hooked up with that girl you had a crush on because she came too and brought her little brother but it was cool because he just hung out with your mom and took naps. That's what this band has going on.

Rude sounding party music for non-pretentious punk rock people. They have a total Ramones fetish going on but in a good way, not like Screeching Weasel or something lame like that. Expert lo-fi trickery going on in the production--it sounds like an old band i.e. it sounds like real music.

Again, analog reigns supreme.

They hit me by surprise, too. I was just chillin in the kitchen when all the sudden my friend puts this Spits album on and I suddenly had that horrible feeling like, "Oh shit, I'm totally square all the sudden because I don't know this band, who the fuck is this I wanna live in this album". And I basically have lived in this album since then, because we haven't really turned it off.

I highly recommend this band if you are like me and wish that the Riverdales and Screeching Weasel were actually as good as people pretend they are (even though the Riverdales are totally tolerable when you're in someone else's car and have no control over what you're listening to and you're like "Oh well, at least it's not U2") I posted one of their songs. If you don't think it rules you're probably way lame as a person and should be sterilized because you're also probably way right wing.

The Spits - Eyesore City

The Growlers

Are a band you haven't heard of on account of you being a non-knowing person, but if you read this you'll learn.

They're the only good thing coming out of the modern influx of "indie" music. They make real music and they don't give a shit, it's great. I came across them on a whim; I work at a venue and they played. I was doing the door that night and from outside I could hear this weird music. It sounded like if "The Dude" from the Big Lebowski played in a band.

I find it important to stress that this isn't your dad's friend's "classic rock" rehash. There's nothing old about them except their equipment. People who know nothing will say, "Oh man, I love their sound, such a 'throwback' to that real old school classic rock thing" FUCK YOU.

People who say things like CLASSIC ROCK and THROWBACK should be drawn and quartered. Those are awful terms with no real meaning or weight. Stop saying that.

But back to the Growlers: They play weird beach party music. Imagine a beach party somewhere on the Mediterranean with all these hot girls all over the place and people hanging out with sunglasses on being non-judgmental and into it if you wanna skateboard or just hang out and smoke a bowl or whatever also if you're vaguely political that's cool too.

These guys vote left and eat right. It rules. You should check them out. They have an album, "Are You in or Out?" and it rules, get it. If you ever have a chick over and you want to impress them, put it on. It will work. Girls can't hang, they think you're some closet romantic with a tough edge even though you're totally out of shape and smoke too much. This will seal the deal if she's puttin' on airs. Trust me.

A link to a song of theirs I like is on here, also don't be afraid to buy their record. That's all.


Longcat VS Tacgnol

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