Stevie stretches out his country chops on this 2003 release,which spent 3 months in the top 10 of XM's "Cross-Country" Channel and 3 weeks at # 1. "... a slice of honky-tonk that couches heartbreak, betrayal, and murder in hard-bitten arrangements that would make the Man in Black proud". Chris Gray- Austin Chronicle. 12 top-notch tunes including "Can't Go Back to Yesterday" "Maybe" & "the Lesson" $10 +S& H
ERIC HISAW "THE CROSSES" (SEX 0601)The Crosses is Eric's third full-length release. It's comprised of 11 originals and an excellent cover of Taj Mahal's Farther on Down the Road. The original songs are reflections on the hard-scrabble folk Eric grew up around in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Musically it ranges from the John Prine-like "Silence" to the exuberant Heat Treatment -era Graham Parker pub rock sounds of "Every Sunday" to the straight-up Buck Owens revisionism Americana of "Take Care of Yourself." The Crosses is Eric's most complete work to date and delivers on the promise he has long shown.
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CREVICE "CREVICE-2" More Crevice! Doubled in size, and all live. The tripped-out atmospheres, synth-washes, and disembodied voices, now joined by violins, cellos, saxes, flute (and a little help from Barry Manilow) come on like some bizarre orchestra from mars."Crevice make eerie orchestral maneuvers and darkly beautiful droneage/subtly invade your consciousness and hold it hostage - and you gladly submit.."-AlternativePress. $10 + S & H.
FEARLESS IRANIANS FROM HELL"FOOLISH AMERICANS/HOLY WAR/DIE FOR ALLAH"
A great compilation of this bands work from three albums. They have a late 80's hardcore crossover sound, reminescent of bands like Suicidal Tendencies, Gwar, and D.R.I. Politically incorrect or correct ? You be the judge, and laugh your ass off while you're deciding...30 track (!) CD on Boner Records.
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PINK FILTH "SUGAR SHOCK" LPTen new superdelicious tunes on yummy pink vinyl from the group that brought you "17 Bubblegum Smashes! This is Pink Filth's most outrageous album yet! This limited edition vinyl-only release features "Vinyl Junkie" , "I Love Plastic Bags" , "Pineapple Pinwheel", and much, much more! $ 10 + S & H.
SILO 10 Silo 10 is Warren Rivera (guitar/synth/effects) andJames Sidlo (fretless guitar/effects/loops). Recorded in one of the grain silos clustered outside The Blue Star Art Complex in San Antonio, Texas. Robert "Bobdog" Catlin (Pseudo Buddha) captured the natural reverb of the silo utilizing the Doghouse Mobile Recording Unit. These instrumentals range from the lilting beauty of "winter/spring" to the psychedelic winds of "wildlife crossing".Overused references are: Tangerine Dream, Fripp/Eno and Terry Riley. $10 + S & H.
"RE:COOPERATION TRANSATLANTIC COLLABORATION"
Crevice guitarist James Sidlo (US), along with guitarist/synthesist David Cooper Orton (UK) create lush atmospheric planetarium soundtracks. Excellent backdrops for voyages to black holes and colliding galaxies.
Together they create sound collages-aural landscapes-which initially traced the contours mapped-out by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp, but gradually moved-on to circumnavigate vistas of their own diving, which increasingly meander towards more urban environs. $10 + S & H.
THE TOMBSTONES "TWANG FROM THE GRAVE" (SEX 0501) 11 hard-hitting tunes from the old school Atlanta favorites and psychobilly progenitors, now available for the first time on CD. Includes "Dark as a Dungeon", "No-body", "Her house is the Way to Hell" and "Preachin',Prayin', Guitar Playin'." Fans of the Georgia Satellites, Cramps,Misfits and Johnny Cash alike will dig this ! $10 + S & H.
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HYPERBUBBLE "SOLID POP"Jess takes the stage in Jem-like fashions, with a voice reminiscent of Blondie and Goldfrapp, while Jeff robotically rocks behind a veritable Death Star of synthetic music-making devices.The photogenic duo load their lyrical cannon with fast cars, fast food, 1-800 numbers and love songs to their synthesizers. To Hyperbubble, guitars are "retro", and sequencers are the key to the future.Hyperbubble's debut CD, SOLID POP is an addictive collection of bionic beats, bouncy synth lines and melodies that stick to the side of your cranium like a tasty wad of Hubba Bubba. Get your hands on some SOLID POP today! Fans of Depeche Mode, Devo, Yello, Fischerspooner, and Ladytron will surely be pleased. $10 + S & H.
HYPERBUBBLE "AIRBRUSHED ALIBIS"Great news, earthlings! HYPERBUBBLE are back with twelve more blasts from their pink & blue pop gun! On their latest release, "Airbrushed Alibis", futurewave action figures Jess & Jeff deliver all new tales of supermodels, cyborgs, and sexy surveillance. Hyperbubble fill their musical test tube with a mixture of both influence and invention. Jess has a voice reminiscent of Blondie,Ladytron, and Young Marble Giants, while Jeff's bouncy synth riffs will appeal to fans of Yello, Devo, and Giorgio. Imagewise,the pair bare a strong resemblance to Hasbro cartoon rockers Jem & The Holograms, as well as another synth-weilding duo from the 70's: The Captain & Tennille. $10 + S & H.
THE LYSERGIC DREAM "CULT OF THE DYING STREET LAMP"Nighttime visions of stalkers, cultists, graveyards, and alien landings pervade this collection of audio hallucinations. As the icy tentacles of sound drip from your speakers, you'll wonder if someone has spiked your stereo with LSD... But don't worry, there's no need to drop acid to enjoy the album. The Lysergic Dream has done all thework for you. Just turn on your stereo and tune into Cult of the Dying Streetlamp. $10 + S & H.
MISSION GIANT " I SCREAM SOCIAL"
Robotics, medical science, astrophysics, metaphysics,ecology, lost music from "The Warriors" soundtrack & creating "Music for Stephen Hawking to Whistle To"; This is the world of Mission Giant; a world where ordinary rock instruments like guitar, bass & drums have been discarded in favor of speak & spells, exercise records, ancient synthesizers and toy drum machines. Imagine excitable children who wear themselves out, only to get up again and bounce around some more. Okay, who delivered this truckload of synthesizers to Romper Room? 22 tracks in a variety of flavors. $10 + S & H.
T. TEX EDWARDS & THE SWINGIN' CORNFLAKE KILLERS "UP AGAINST THE FLOOR"
Nervebreakers and Loafin' Hyenas singer T.Tex Edwards shows his country and psychedelic roots on this classic 1998 release from Honey records. If you don't like drinking songs, this one ain't for you. Includes " Dirtweed" , "If'n I Ain't Dead","No Bars In Heaven","Funnel Of Love","Lonely Blue Boy","Last Date" and more...15 track CD. $10 + S & H
THE GAY SPORTSCASTERS "FUN PACK"Austin Texas' original punk/roots "Stuporgroup" featuring Evan Johns,"$3 Bill" Wise,Jeff "Walter" Daniels, Eddie Cute(SKP's), Andy Thomas(Rockland Eagles),Jeff Smith(Hickoids) and Tennyson LeMaster. The boys had their first show reviewed in Rolling Stone and had nowhere to go from there but "away". These two Only Boy singles are the only document of their raucous party--rock sound. "Swingin" b/w "Tailgate Party" and "St.Nick's Farm" b/w "Writin' Yer Name in the Snow" limited edition 7" singles on colored vinyl. Get 'em both for only $5 + S & H.
BIG DRAG " BIG DRAG" Though largely unknown outside of Central Texas these guys ruled the San Antonio scene in the early 1990's, and man, could they make the little girls dance ! A hook filled,melodious blur--Super Vixens sip Lone Star seaside whilst the Beach Boys slip the Jesus and Mary chain a mickey ! Includes " Gotta' Let Me Go", "Uneven" , "Tallahasee Lassie", "Uneven" and more... A truly classic set.. 12 song CD. $10 + S & H.
EVAN JOHNS "BURNIN' DOWN THE BARN"Legendary D.C./Virginia guitarist recorded live at Austin's Hole in the Wall,with his homeboys the D.C. Weenies !This is one smoking live peformance ! 11 songs including "Lookin' Good","If I had My Way","Mad House", "I would Not lay My Guitar Down" and "Juvenile Delinquent".
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TEXACALA JONES & HER T.J. HOOKERS You've got to love Tex ! This 1997 Honey release finds her workin' her string ! This 12 song CD shows a more country and folky side of Tex than her previous work with the Horseheads, Texorcist and the Devil and Ms. Jones. First-class songs and delivery from this Hollywood legend. Includes " Kitty City" , "Heat of the Night", "Lady's Last" "Smokey Bars","Ain't That Peculiar" and more, order yours today, only $10 + S &H
VARIOUS TEXAS ARTISTS "ONLY BOWIE"
1995 punk tribute to the 70's era music of the "Thin White Duke" 14 tracks including the Wannabees,Hormones,T.Tex Edwards and the Swingin' Cornflake Killers, Wounded Turkey,Pocket FishRmen,Bare-Ass Minimums,FuckEmos,Big Drag,Lithium X-Mas and the Gay Sporstscasters.
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HILARY YORK “THE MOON”
Hilary evokes images with her lyrics and her deep, sultry voice. The Austin Chronicle calls her debut cd 'The Moon' "an excellent album that makes you wish for another immediately" "York is a sultry singer-songwriter with deep spice in her voice and "The Moon"is a fine outpouring of insights and emotions" BIG TAKEOVER MAGAZINE. 11 tracks including "Bring It On Slow","Parlour Tricks","The Moon" and more. $10 + S & H.
VARIOUS ARTISTS "UNDER GROUND"Under Ground is a compilation disc of rare and unreleased tracks from artists Texacala Jones"Under the Godfather","Locked In A Room", Texas Terri Laird"Yeah,Yeah,Yeah", Mike Alvarez, Roky Erickson"The Haunt","The Beast", Davy Jones, Larry Seaman and Mike Runnels. Produced by Mike Alvarez. 2 tracks by each artist -14 track CD $10 + S & H.
STICKPONY "HEAD FIRST THROUGH THE SOUND" The posthumous release by these long-suffering Austin cow-punkers. Highly recommended reading is their myspace bio (myspace.com/stickponyaustin) which help sheds some light on their inexplicable charm. 5 song Italian import on Club Du Musique includes "Dime Droppers","White Picket Fences", "Undertakers Ball","Long Way Down" and "Best Liquor Store" $8 + S&H.
THE KRAYOLAS "BEST RIFFS ONLY"“The next big collector craze? Obscure power pop. No kidding. Nobody needs another copy of the Knack's first album, but power pop bands sprang up all over the place and one-time San Antonio teenage power popsters the Krayolas have recently released a best-of called ’Best Riffs Only.’ The 16-song collection includes long out-of-print singles and a couple of album tracks.” Joe Gross- AUSTIN 360 $10 + S & H.
CHRISSY FLATT "WALK WITH KINGS" With her flair for sharp, memorable melodies (both buoyant and bittersweet) evoking the best of ‘60s rock and pop, Flatt is an “Austin singer-songwriter” who fits into that rigid mold as uncomfortably as fellow misfit Ray Davies fit in among his own peers. "Kings" fully delivers on the promise of Flatt’s exceptional 2002 debut, Wings of a Butterfly, from the winsome title track’s inventive look at love through past-life regression to snarling, politically charged rockers like “Came Back Broken” and “Sign Up Here” that more than match the defiant spirit of the Kinks cover. But not unlike many of her rock ‘n’ roll heroes, Flatt shines especially bright on the ballads; she nails the melancholic sweep of the devastating “Cold Day,” and her tender delivery of “Madman,” an unconventional take on unrequited love, is a thing of understated beauty." Richard Skanse-TEXAS MUSIC MAGAZINE $10 + S & H.
CHRISSY FLATT "WINGS OF A BUTTERFLY"“Chrissy Flatt proved she's the real deal, artistically. Perhaps more importantly in a world where so many people aren't what they seem, and where most musical "successes" are the strategically planned work of conglomerate record companies, Chrissy Flatt is real. From her compassionate views on life, all forms of it ... to the heartfelt and poignant lyrics she uses to articulate those views ...” Sam Aselstine-EL PASO TIMES $10 + S & H.
THE HICKOIDS "CORN DEMON" (SEX 0602) Reissue of the band's classic "We're In It For The Corn" and "Hard Corn" releases on one deluxe disc."From Austin, the Hickoids were one of the premier cowpunk bands of their era. Now, the bulk of their discography has been reissued and it stands pretty tall in its boots. ... these guys were simultaneously goofier and harder-toned than SoCal contemporaries like Blood on the Saddle or Tex & the Horseheads. There’s a vicious, quivering edge to the guitars that mitigates even the most resolutely cornball of their moves, and they sound so damn drunk you can smell it. Still."Byron Coley-HARP Magazine $10 + S & H
LOCO GRINGOS "LOCO GRINGOS" (SEX 0603) "Herein you get plenty of tasty, chunky riffs, chants, and songs mainly about comestibles all smeared with gobs of guitar-as-melted-cheese riding fully-rounded rock tunes. Anyone who likes stuff that wasn't on local "rock" radio but sure coulda been snuck onto a show playing the zone between Zeppelin and Fishbone would have a good time with Loco Gringos. Stir it up with a blown apart "Pretty Much Everything Got Broke" party ethic and great tunes like the first single and you really woulda enjoyed yourself. I hope every city had a couple units like this. In Columbus, Ohio, we had The Royal Crescent Mob and Pica Huss. Never heard of'm? Sure didn't have anything to do with quality. Now dig this and go dig up some of your own." Craig Regala-LOLLIPOP $10 + S & H.
WALTER DANIELS & CHILI COLD BLOOD "TRASHCAN PARADE" Great new set from harp slinger Jeff " Walter" Daniels and fellow Austinites Chili Cold Blood with guest appearances from Ted Roddy and Texacala Jones. This is low-fi pyrotechnics at its finest ! Includes "Solid Trash" "Police Record, Boy", "Groovy Gravy"," Mystery Beer "," Blowtop Jones ","Terrible Operation Blues"," Ninotchka "Trash Can Parade","Skanky" . Fans of Howlin' Wolf and the Oblivians take note. $10 + S & H.
SNOWBYRD "SNOWBYRD" (SEX 0604) " Looking to feed your indie-rock jones? San Antonio’s SNOWBYRD may be just what you’re seeking. Hard-driving, chugging guitar rhythms, melodic songs with off-kilter Phish/Meat Puppets/Grateful Dead (pick your generation) harmonies, a flair for weird turns, and, of course, a proud lo-fi aesthetic are all combined on the band’s self-titled debut . And it’s a winning concoction. Despite losing its home base, S.A.’s famed rock hangout Tacoland, when owner Ram Ayala was murdered during a robbery last summer, the band shows no trace of disillusionment in its infectious music. Its members write their songs together, and several, like “St. Mary’s Night,” perfectly conjure a certain subset of Alamo City nightlife." Jeff McCord-TEXAS MONTHLY $10 + S & H.
T.TEX EDWARDS "TWO-PACK" Two slices of gargage heaven, the first features Mssr. Edwards with his 90's Dallas outfit the Swingin' Cornflake Killers doing "Jekyll and Hyde" b/w " Man From Mars " and the second has him backed by Big D lo-fi rockers Fireworks doing a rendition of " A Man is a Slave" b/w "Dark Angel ". Get the pair of 7" singles for only $5 + S & H.
THE SERVICE INDUSTRY "RANCH IS THE NEW FRENCH" (SPOR 2800)The Service Industry is what you get when a boisterous bunch of socially conscious rockers decides to write a concept record about the humdrum drudgery of working low-paying service jobs. And as bad an idea as that may sound in the abstract, Ranch is the New French delivers 11 crackling, barbed-wired middle-finger salutes to gleefully debunk the myth of honest labor.-POP CULTURE PRESS
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THE KRAYOLAS with AUGIE MEYERS "LITTLE FOX" EPThe Krayolas with Augie Meyers four-song EP features "Little Fox," the so-called lost single of the Sir Douglas Quintet written by Augie Meyers in 1967. The track was worked up but never recorded by the Sir Douglas Quintet. Meyers suggested the song to The Krayolas, the pioneering '70s power pop band known as the Tex-Mex Beatles, after listening to that band's new compilation, "Best Riffs Only." The EP features Meyers on organ on "Little Fox" (in English and Spanish), plus The Krayolas songs "Rescue Roses" and "I Just Wanna (Be With You All the Time)." "Little Fox" is a regional radio hit in Texas. $5 + S & H.
THE DICKS "HUNGRY BUTT" 2 complete live shows 2005 Houston,TX and 1980 Austin,TX (very 1st gig). Also has 2 studio out takes from the Hate The Police sessions, 16 page booklet with rare flyer's, pix, and liner notes and art from the Dicks long time friend and original artist Carlos Lowery. Limited edition release from the greaest punk band of all time. $11 +S & H.
CULTURCIDE "YEAR ONE" Reissue of Culturecide "Year One" 1982 release on CIA Records. Good insert booklet with band info, old flyers and band photos. Punk with weird keyboard chaos . Tracks include "Birds and Monkeys", "Disco", and "The Tapes." Not as extreme as my fave by them "Tacky Souvenirs of Post-Industrial Culture" but a good snapshot of Houston "no-wave ".
BAMBOULA "GUILTY PLEASURES" "One of the best new bands to hit the Psychobilly scene in recent years... The production is superb, as is the material... the best debut album from a Psychobilly band for quite some time."- Howard Raucous
"Some bands have it and some don’t, but Bamboula... have it in spades."- Nerve Magazine
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MEMPHIS MORTICIANS "PLAY PRIMITIVE TRASHMAN" "Play Primitive Trashman & 13 Other Love Songs" CD Garage-inspired, fuzzed-out trashabilly music at its best from these NYC road hawgs. Down , dirty and down! "Tailor-made for dirty bars and dirty folks, it just doesn't get any sleazier, bloodier or more fun than this." - Rue Morgue Magazine. $10 + S &H.
VARIOUS ARTISTS "SOUNDTRACK TO OBLIVION" Psychobilly comp featuring rare,unreleased and live tracks from:Lonesome Kings,Tombstones,Night Stalkers,Evil Devil,Caravans,Blazers,Meathookers,Batmobile,Rancho Deluxe,Gutter Demons,Knock 'Em Stiff,Asmodeus,Bad Luck Streak,Cosmic Voodoo,Memphis Morticians,Willie Vanilli,Grave Diggers,Triple Dynamite,Barnyard Ballers ,Meathookers w/ King Sleaze,XX Cortez
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PLASTIC IDOLS "SINGLES,DEMOS + LIVE" NEW PLASTIC IDOLS CD - "SINGLES, DEMOS AND LIVE", HOUSTON PUNK 78-80. VERY EARLY HOUSTON PUNK BAND FINALLY DOCUMENTED ON CD WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL 7" SINGLES...I.U.D., EINSTEIN EXPERIENCE, "ARE WE TOO LATE FOR THE TREND-ESR" COMPILATION TRACK. PLUS STUDIO DEMOS AND LIVE RECORDINGS THAT INCLUDE TRACKS RECORDED LIVE AT THE "ISLAND" IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.TOTAL TRACK TIME 55:00!! FULL COLOR 16 PAGE BOOKLET WITH RARE FLYER'S AND PIX. $ 10 + S &H.
T. TEX EDWARDS & OUT ON PAROLE"PARDON ME, I'VE GOT SOMEONE TO KILL" (SEX 0701) is a collection of obscure C & W “murder” songs rendered in Edwards’ singular style. Top-notch backing on the disc is provided by Austin Roots luminaries Mike Buck (Fabulous T-Birds, Leroi Bros.) on the drums, John X. Reed (Doug Sahm, Jesse Taylor) on a variety of guitars along with lesser-known but equally talented weirdos Joe Dickens, Marty Muse, JJ Barrera and Howard Kalish. 14 tales about drinkin’, cheatin’, killin’ and prison rendered in high Texan fashion for your listening enjoment. Includes the previously unreleased “Last Will and Testimony (of a Drinking Man) by Tex and the Affordable Caskets. $10 + S&H
STEVIE TOMBSTONE“DEVILSGAME" (SEX 0702)is a new collection incorporating Georgia native Stevie Tombstone’s out of print “Second Hand Sin” and “Acoustica” CD’s alongside selected odds and sods.The spare, acoustic tracks of “Sin” (produced by Jeff Johnson of Jason & the Scorchers) highlight Stevie’s songwriting approach of melding country-blues and gospel with dark and world-weary lyrical themes. The tracks from “Acoustica” capture this same stripped down presentation in a rowdy live setting while the bonus tracks feature guest appearances from members of the Georgia Satellites and Soul Asylum. The set is rounded out by a stellar cover of “Folsom Prison Blues” and Tombstone’s new holiday classic “Christmas On Red River”. $10 + S & H.
THE ROCKIN' GUYS "PERFORMANCE ART MISCREANTS"the pride of Little Rock Fucking Arkansas----- the Rockin' Guys. Their new album is called "Performance Art Miscreants". According to their freshly printed press kit they have performed in El Dorado,Little Rock, Conway, Russellville, Toad Suck, Benton, Bryant, Memphis and Goat Hill. (And I now realize that they left out Fayetteville, because the Hickoids shared the stage there with them there one night about 20 years ago.)It also goes on to assert that they count Dr. Demento and Dr. Eugene Chadbourne among their fans, so apparently they're very well respected by the medical community in Arkansas. These boys make a racket that simultaneously shames Missing Foundation, confounds Captain Beefheart and makes mean love to Sky Saxon's last girlfriend in the room next door.And judging by the length and size of their ……published reviews, they are well liked by the journalists of Little Rock. $10 + S& H.
THE SERVICE INDUSTRY " LIMITED COVERAGE" (SPOR2801) The debut release from Saustex offshoot SAUSPOP and the second album from Austin's SERVICE INDUSTRY. Artful powerpop in the tradition of Buzzcocks, Pixies and Nick Lowe featuring an all-star cast and guest appearances by the Meat Puppets Curt Kirkwood on several tracks. Socio-Economic commentary and humor have a head-on-collision between the ones and zeros of this new disc. Includes "Job Of Quality","Have To Go To Work", "Hollywood Out Of Austin" and more...$10 +S&H.
The SWINDLES "SONGS IN THE KEY OF T" Includes "4th of July", "Nuevo Laredo","Spiders & Snakes", "Stalker's Lament" and 13 more. A little bit country, a lot more rock'n roll!!! Produced by Joe Reyes$10 + S&H.
The SWINDLES "LAST BAND AT TACOLAND" Brand new CD/DVD set documenting the band live at Tacoland. A must have for any fan of the San Antonio underground scene of this or any era. 2 disc set only $15 + S & H.
BOXCAR SATAN & GHOSTWRITER "HOBO NOUVEAU" For its fourth longplayer, Boxcar Satan joins with Oregon-based one-man punk blues band Ghostwriter for 13 originals and covers that shake, rattle and ooze through the swampy underbelly of abrasive Americana. $10 + S & H.
BOXCAR SATAN "TROUBLE ALL IT'S OWN" Boxcar Satan's fifth LP "Trouble All It's Own" is out of the gate and it's the barnburner of their entire 15-year career! Heavily loaded with swamp-glazed duets, loser anthems, tearjerkin' blues & a heavy metal secret weapon... $10 + S & H
BOXCAR SATAN "NO ONE AT THE WHEEL" - DVD
Released April 2006 on DogFingers Recordings. This DVD collects videos for seven Boxcar songs by Texas filmmaker Brant Bumpers, a 10-song live concert and loads of extras. $10 + S & H.
BOXCAR SATAN "UPSTANDING & INDIGENT"
Released October 2003 on DogFingers Recordings. Recorded at Tribal Studios in San Antonio, Texas by Chad Garrett.
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AMBERJACK RICE "NEW ROOTS" How perfect that this guy grew up playing illegal bars in basements before he was even old enough to order a beer. Amberjack Rice has his boot heels firmly planted in a dusty road somewhere in southern America, playing twangy, rootsy music and singing in a growling, testosterone-drenched vocal that rips out of the speakers. “What I deserve is you kickin’ me as I lay in the dirt; what I deserve is you giving me some hurt,” Rice bluntly admits in the second track after going down his list of offenses while whooping, groaning, and hollering to the band. He delivers foot-stomping, beer-swilling, floorboard-shaking country as well mournful ballads that make you want to howl at the moon. Jennifer Layton Indiemusic.com
AMBERJACK RICE "BICYCLE VIGILANTE" From the opener, "I'm Crazy', which sounds like the Ramones if they'd come of age in the Thirties, Bicycle Vigilante is a flat-out barnburner all the way through; it may also be the all-time record-breaker as far as the number of musician bartenders to appear together on one album. There's no shortage of musical styles on this disc, as evidenced by the Primus/Butthole Surfer hybrid title track, which is the theme song for a very unusual superhero. Elsewhere, the dominant standup bass and acoustic guitar are used to more conventional ends. Overall, a helluva lot of fun, and a much better experience than sitting in front of your stereo listening to one guy play a guitar. Ken Lieck-Austin Chronicle
AMBERJACK RICE "GET SO LITTLE"Austin's best kept secret. Great blues, awesome country, music for the sake of excellent music. ... Hybrid Magazine
BUG NASTIES "WHICH WAY YOU GONNA' GO?" The Bug Nasties ask "Which Way You Gonna Go, Baby? To the left or the right?" Heavy on the 60's soul and UK Mod sounds, the Nasties want to see the people dance like they've never been hit! The band started back in late 2003 when ex-Sinister Six/Catbutt guitarist James Burdyshaw needed to front a band and get his soul singer aspirations out. $10 + S & H.
LOS # 3 DINNERS "LOUD"
LOS # 3 DINNERS " CAN'T STOP...GOTTA' ROCK!" The sound of Los Number #3 Dinners is a high-energy mix of guitar-driven garage rock, South Texas soul, surf-instrumental, and the blues.This ain’t no Austin band...todo S.A. vato to the max. These guys are busy playing the soundtrack to your weekend. $10 + S & H.
ME-THINKS "MAKE MINE A DOUBLE E.P." Pick up this double EP (2 CD's in a nicely packaged wallet style case) by the "Pride of Haltom City". Meat and potatoes old school drunk rock delivered with style and humor. "Sure, the songs are dumb and simple, but they're tight, witty and hard-rockin' too." - Dallas Observer $6 + S & H.
KRAYOLAS "LA CONQUISTADORA"
GLAMBILLY GLAMBILLY is an eclectic trio combining rock and roll, traditional country music, swamp pop, roadhouse blues, glam and punk rock, rockabilly, jazz, you name it; 'Bill Monroe meets The New York Dolls.' GLAMBILLY is headed by and the brain child of former 10 CITY RUN frontman Hans Frank.
ERIC HISAW "NATURE OF THE BLUES" (SEX 0801) Eric Hisaw (pronounced HIGH-SAW) delivers his best album yet, picking up where his widely acclaimed 2006 release “The Crosses” left off. Classic new Hisaw compositions like “Cheap Living”, “Shout Out Loud” and “Tomorrow”. Timely and timeless themes alike come to life in lyrics which are imbued with an ethereal optimism that surmounts the wayward despair of his scenarios and characters. “Nature of the Blues” eschews the quasi-70’s outlaw country sound in favor of a Modern, bluesy-Folk rock that will appeal to fans of Alejandro Escovedo, Joe Ely and Tom Russell and features guest appearances by Ron Flynt, Ponty Bone and “Scrappy” Jud Newcomb.
THE SERVICE INDUSTRY "KEEP THE BABIES WARM (SPOR 2833) Keep the Babies Warm is the new album from the Service Industry and follows quickly on the heels of their February 2008 release Limited Coverage, arguably the finest piece of Bolshevik Psychedelia this country has ever produced.The band seeks to convert musical consumers of all stripes as the well-heeled, slick power-pop of this new set niftily conceals the band’s philosophical message and slyly indoctrinates new adherents to the cause.
THE SUMMER WARDROBE CAJUN PRAIRIE FIRE (SPOR 2844)Cajun Prairie Fire, the new full-length release from Austin-based Southern Dream Pop quartet the Summer Wardrobe. The album is the follow up to their highly acclaimed self-titled 2006 release for Rainbow Quartz.
Having recently completed a tenure as psychedelic legend Roky Erickson’s backing band (including NY, LA, and SF appearances and an Austin City Limits taping with Erickson), the disc is darker and denser than their previous work, a pseudo-concept sci-fi ride that zig-zags the underbelly of a South and Southwest sometime in the not-too distant future and past, by turns.