Les Rencards – Les Rencards

Les Rencards are a band based out of France which produce a garage rock-meets-yé-yé sound, made up of a Frenchman, a Brazilian and two Catalans, released by the erstwhile Groovie Records out of Portugal.  Their sound is raw and authentic.

Various Artists – Discember: Hear Xmas, See Xmas, Say Xmas

As we observe Christmas Eve and the Nativity today and tomorrow based on the Julian Calendar, we share an avant-garde take on “Christmas” music. The French experimental record label Camembert Électrique have released a 94-track comp of some rather interesting takes of some Yuletide classics, as well as a fair number of originals.  Some of …

Dead Kennedys – Viva Las Vegas

No review today because we had to send my brother packing to his new home, so in honor of his new abode, I present you with the song perhaps best associated with the city, albeit in a slightly surreal form, courtesy of the Dead Kennedys.

[The Listening Post Blog] Song Of The Day: Los Saicos – Fugitivo de Alcatraz

jhusel · Los Saicos – Fugitivo de Alcatraz I’d like to point you, dear readers, to a magnificent blog called The Listening Post.  Each post includes a new song of the day, and this one is a treasure out of Peru from what many fans call the first proto-punk band, Los Saicos. You can read …