The Hot Toddies – Get Your Heart On – LP
HOT TODDIES “Get Your Heart On” Review @ Pop Matters ?
Since Best Coast is shaping up to be the Animal Collective of 2010, expect more attention for bands that bring that brand of beach blanket beat. Oakland’s Hot Toddies are four California Gurls tough enough to be on Asian Man Records, but with no compunction about rhyming “Seattle” with “skedaddle” (as they did on their 2007 debut, Smell the Mitten). Fans of Asian Man alumni Alkaline Trio will appreciate Get Your Heart On‘s nod on “Matt Skiba Sandwich”, and the gluten-intolerant should enjoy “Celiac Love Song”. The sweet sing-alongs, with delightfully rudimentary arrangements and lyrics about boys n’ beers, have an endearing “Hey kids, let’s put on a show!” kind of quality. It’s as if Darla and the other girls on The Little Rascals grew up, moved to Malibu and developed an enthusiastic taste for guitars and Guinness. Thank goodness for global warming, because now you’ve got the perfect delayed-summer jams.
Smoking Popes – Get Fired – LP
This is a totally re-mastered version of the classic SMOKING POPES album “GET FIRED”. Originally released in 1993 on Johann’s Face and recorded at legendary Sonic Iguana Studios by Mass Giorgini. This classic punk record has been out of print for quite some time and the new and improved version will keep listeners happy for years to come.
Smoking Popes – It’s Been A Long Day – LP
Asian Man Records
Here is the first of several Popes reissues to tide you over while they finish up their new album. It’s Been A Long Day collects the bands earliest material, including 7-inches Innoculator, Break Up, and 2, along with rare and unreleased songs.
Vultures United – Savages – LP
01. The Natives
02. The Joy Divisions
03. Marty, Hang On
04. I Am My Father’s Son
05. Haunted Houses In The City Of Fountains
06. The Last Surviving Member Of The Nostromo
07. Red Crossed
08. I Don’t Need Drugs, I Need Money
09. Shit Talk From Skull Mountain
11. Salon Girls
12. Fine Night For An Exorcism
13. The Disappearance Of The Green Valley Pig
Red Scare Records