MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #698.422.23!
– Underbelly: Additional Observations On The Beauty / Ugliness Of Mostly Pillowy Girls (Fantagraphics Books)
:: This coffee table art book contains erotically singed paintings of large ravenously mandibled women who have the bug-eyed
visages of Sandy Dennis in leering lolling heat. Roll over Bill Ward, and tell Robert Crumb the news.
Dandi Wind – Bait The Traps
(Bongo Beat) :: Lene Lovich + Iggy Stooge + Nina Hagen + Eno + Diamanda Galás + Kraftwerk = Crazy, man, crazy!
Aselin Debison – Bigger Than Me
(Epic) :: Bland on bland.
– Since I Fell In Love With The Music (Times Beach) :: Audra has the delicate demeanor of a sparrow, coupled
with a heartfelt emotive voice and superior songwriting skills. She’s the new Joni Mitchell, only a whole lot better.
The Static Age – Neon Nights Electric
Lives (Tarantulas) :: “Ghosts” has a propulsive jangling that’s somewhat reminiscent of the Banshees
but, more often than not, this intelligent quartet has a suave sound that’s nothing less than the debonair second coming
of Ultravoxy Music.
– From The Abundance Of The Heart, The Mouth Speaks (Last Gang) :: King, it’s Shellac vs. the Beastie
Boys in a last-band-standing, elimination chamber, hell-in-a-cell, grudge match.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE MONTH: Mommy And Daddy – Fighting Style Killer
Panda (Kanine) :: Here’s a delightfully kooky EP that features a nutty sonic mélange of blipping Casio keys,
pounding Roland drum machines, heavy metal guitars and snatch-snarling female vocals. This New York duo is being portrayed
as “a married couple who play stripped-down, avant garde, primitive, post-punk, lo-fi, electropop retro rock.”
Which is one way of describing them, I suppose. Here’s another: They’re outta their heads.
Be seeing you!