Kula Shaker

Kula Shaker, the London quartet fronted by Crispian Mills, were prominent in the late 90s.

They disbanded in 1999 and have been on and off since 2004.

Their debut album K reached No. 1 on the U.K. charts in 1996.

K 2.0 was released earlier this year with the song

“Let Love Be (With U)”

Kula Shaker

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L,Indie from around the world.

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*Ill-iteracy “Kingdom” (Roanoke, Virginia)
*Wumpscut “Warmonger Scheusal” (Bavaria, Germany)
*The Black Delta Movement “Seven Circles” (Kingston Upon Hull)
*Black Plastic (Kevin Grady) “Deutsch” (Denver, Colorado)
*Holy Holy “A Heroine” (Melbourne, Australia)
-Arjen Lucassen for LWOL on his music-
*Ayreon “Day Three: Pain” (Netherlands)
*Ayreon “Day Four: Mystery” (Netherlands)
*Little Barrie “Why Don’t You Do It” (Nottingham/London)
*Withem “In My Will” (Oslo, Norway)
*Volbeat “Battleship Chains” (Copenhagen, Denmark)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “Liese”
*Monkees “You Bring The Summer” (Los Angeles)
*Naked Highway “Call Girls” (N.Y.C.)
*Christopher Shayne “Give A Damn” (Scottsdale, Arizona)
*Long Distance Calling “Momentum”(Munster/Dortmund)
*Moby “The Day” (Acoustic) (New York)
*Meter Bridge “Filter” (Nelson, British Columbia)
*Fujiya & Miyagi “Serotonin Rushes” (Brighton, England)
*Kim Girdlestone “Simply Drop” (Sydney, Australia)
*Nelipot “Coming Coast” (New South Wales, AU)
*Freudenthal “Elena” (Berlin, Germany)
*Like A Thief “Sirens” (Albany, West Australia)
*Kristin Control “(Don’t) Wannabe” (N.Y.C.)
*Dj Combo “Katana” (Poland)
*They Called Him Zone “Sunset Beach” (Bradford)
*The Sunday Reeds “Drop Dead Cool” (Melbourne, AU)
*The Souls “Tandem” (Zurich, Switzerland)
*Gioumourtzina “Leviathan” (Greece)

GØGGS

GØGGS is an indie supergroup.

Lead by prolific Ty Segall on bass, guitar and production, Ex-Cult Chris Shaw provides vocals and Fuzz drummer Charles Moothart adds the backbeat.

Goggs

“She Got Harder” rocks!

Suicide

My friend Alan Vega of the NYC duo Suicide has died.

Alan’s intense vocals over the electronic sounds of his partner Martin Rev was punk rock at its purest.

Ric Ocasek of the Cars asked Suicide to open for his band at a show at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club, a show that I MC’d. The audience’s reaction was one of shock and then violence as they booed and threw glass ashtrays at the band which only inspired Alan to scream even more passionately. Their set was cut short.

Suicide, their self-titled debut album in 1977, with patched-together synths and drum machines was the precursor of electronic and industrial music to follow.

Nick Lowe, Suicide, Elvis

[Nick Lowe, Martin Rev, Elvis Costello, Oedipus, Alan Vega]

“Frankie Teardrop” is one of Suicide’s seminal tracks.

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, this week with an Australian special.

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Leanne Kingwell “My Hero” (Melbourne)
Queen Of Darts “Can You Get Enough?” (Adelaide)
The Church “Toy Head” (Sydney)
Elia Fell “Roads” (Sydney)
Spooky land “Big Head” (Sydney)
The Jezebels “Pleasure Drive” (Sydney)
The Goldhearts “County Jail” (Gold Coast, Queensland)
Hemingway “Unified” (Brisbane)
Wesley Fuller “Melvista” (Melbourne)
Kim Girdlestone “Sex Is In” (Sydney)
Oh White Mare “Outsiders” (Perth)
The High Learys “Cabinet” (Perth)
Clairy Brown & The Bangin’ Rackettes “Jenny”(Melbourne)
19-Twenty “Sailor Jerry” (Wollongong)
Kinsky “I Am The Mountain” (Sydney)
Day Of The Dead “44 Deluxe” (Perth)
The Iron Horses “Any Other Way” (Sydney)
Wolfie “New Horizons” (Sydney)
-Aussie speak by Leanne Kingwell-
Desert Bones “Hard Life” (Melbourne)
Linki “Demonise” (Sydney)
Adrian J “Beautiful” (Sunshine Coast, Queensland)
Em George “The Grind” (Sydney)
Harts “Peculiar” (Melbourne)
KIT (Kate Watts) “How Hard” (Bega)
Hayden Buchanan “Lovers In The Moonlight” (Sydney)
Georgia Reed “Waiting For You To Run” (Perth)
-Aussie speak Leanne Kingwell-
Crystal Cities “Talking To Myself” (Sydney)
Cj Hooper “Life Feels Good” (Sydney)
Grinderman (Nick Cave) When My Baby Comes” (Victoria)

Nice As Fuck

With one of the best bands names in years, Nice As Fuck is the supergroup trio of Jenny Lewis, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Forster, and The Like’s Tennessee Thomas.

They are playing a few shows together.

Great band name, great song: “Door”.

Nice As Fuck

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L steadfast every Monday.

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*American Wolves “Part Of Me” (Rhode Island)
*Wumpscut “Unser Kleiner Weltkrieg” (Bavaria, Germany)
*OnDeadWaves “Jupiter” (London, England)
*Jonathan L w/The Inconsistent Jukebox “Radio Boom”
*B-Movie “Climate Of Fear” (Nottinghamshire)
+Helen Love “Thank You Poly Styrene” (Wales)
*Jj Thames “Woman Scorned” (Jackson, Mississippi)
*Monkees “I Was There (And Told I Had A…” (Los Angeles)
*Wilder Lee “Into The Wild” (Sydney, Australia)
*N-Euro “Colours” (Orginal mix) (Estonia)
*Long Distance Calling “Reconnect” (Munster/Dortmund)
*Linki “Demonise” (Sydney, Australia)
*Jorn “I Know There’s Something Going On” (Norway)
*Warshow Angels “Bang Bang Love” (N.Y.C.)
*Kristin Control “Drive The Night” (N.Y.C.)
*Glass Animals “Life Itself” (Oxford, England)
*Stonefield “Stranger” (Victoria, Australia)
*Teleman “Fall In Time” (London, England)
+Héllena “Now I See” (Greece/London)
*Grady Champion “Move Something” (Canton, Miss)
*T.O.Y.S. “G-A-C” (Leeds, England)
*Walking On Cars “Speeding Cars” (Dingle, Ireland)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: Du Hast (Electro remix)
*Kaytranada F/Anderson Paak “Glowed Up” (Montreal)
*Louis Berry “Nicole” (Liverpool)
*Adrian J “Beautiful” (Australia)
*Sykoya “Closer” (London, England)
*Rival Kings “Drown” (Zurich, Switzerland)
+Day Of The Dead “44 Deluxe” (Perth, Australia)
*Nick Monaco “Physical Therapy” (South Africa)

Jill Sobule

Singer/songwriter Jill Sobule has given us a protest song so pertinent for our times from the compilation album My Song is My Weapon.

Jill Sobule

“When They Say We Want Our America Back, (what the f#%k do they mean)?”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, all new this week.

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*Useless ID “We Don’t Want The Airwaves” (Israel)
*Helen Love “Thank You Poly Styrene” (Wales)
*Jj Thames “Leftovers” (Jackson, Mississippi))
*Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dark Necessities” (Los Angeles)
*Kim Girdlestone “Sex Is In” (Sydney, Australia)
*Jai Wolf f/The Chain Gang Of 1974 “Drive” (N.Y.C.)
*The Battles Of Winter “Love’s White Thread” (London)
*The Stone Roses “All For One” (Manchester)
*Beyond The Black “Written In Blood” (Germany)
*The Burning Hell “Men Without Hats” (Ontario, Canada)
*Héllena “Now I See” (Greece/London)
*Waconzy “Kizomba” (Nigeria)
*Gor Martisrosian “Mediocre Men” (Armenia)
*Radiohead “Burn The Witch” (Oxfordshire, England)
*Deepshade “Sad Sun” (Wigan, England)
*Peter Zimmermann F/Kyle Brauch “Better Off” (Germany)
*Chapter And Verse “Shelf Life” (East London)
*The Tips “Leaving Home” (Düsseldorf)
*Ronnie Spector “Girl Don’t Come” (Connecticut)
*Polarheart “Enigma” (Sydney, Australia)
*Ladyhawke “A Love Song” (New Zealand)
*Hemingway “Unified” (Brisbane, Australia)
*Kai van Bjonik “Over My Body” (Berlin, Germany)
*Famp “In Love With A Feeling” (Austria)
*Penny For The Workhouse “Giant Slayer” (W. Midlands)
*Augustines “Are We Alive” (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
*Øyvind Weiseth “Hold On” (Norway/Liverpool)
*LAMALO f/Kim Ven “Cablecars” (Sydney, Australia)
*Mark Ganesh & Dj Preacher “I’m Alone” (Düsseldorf)
*This Party “Taste” (Brighton, England)

*Rammstein returns next week

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Jonathan L, an always intriguing broadcast from Berlin.

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*Colt 45 “What You See Is What You Get” (Cumbria, England)
+Grandmasters Furious 5 f/Mele Mel/Scorpio “Some…”(N.Y.)
*Long Distance Calling “Lines” (Munster/Dortmund DE)
+Desert Bones “Hard Life” (Melbourne, Australia)
*Youth Hostel “Out Of My Mouth” (Liverpool)
*Kolumbus “Leave The Light On” (Ireland)
*Wendy James “Indigent Blues” (London, England)
*They Called Him Zone “The Rain Comes Down” (Bradford)
*Suzerain “Hide Yourself” (London, England))
*Pimlican “P’lya” (Northern England)
*Lola Dutronic “Harley Davidson” (Toronto/Germany)
*Wire “Nocturnal Koreans” (London, England)
*Keep Breathing “Call Of Youth” (Newcastle)
+Dj Shadow f/Run The Jewels “Nobody Speak” (SF)
*The Jet Reds f/D. Charlemagne “Time To Fly” (Newcastle)
*Brian Eno “Fickle Sun (iii) I’m Set Free” (Suffolk, England)
*Ray Wilson “Backseat Driving” (Dumfries, Scotland)
*Ronnie Spector “Tired Of Waiting” (Connecticut)
*Helix Pulsar “Rapture” (France)
*The Subways “Because Of You” (Hertfordshire, England)
*Savage Blade “Crossing” (Nelson/Brighton, England)
*Come The Spring “24” (Brighton, England)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “Sonne” (Berlin)
*Haken “The Endless Knot” (London)
*Go Satta “Problem” (original mix) (Plymouth, England)
*Frightened Rabbit “Break” (Falkirk, Scotland)
*Frost “Closer To The Sun” (London, England)

MOURN

Once again I am aboard, this time in Europe, so daily postings will be sporadic.

Appropriately, I’m listening to my favorite Catalonian quartet, MOURN, their new sophmore effort entitled Ha, Ha, He.

The title is taken from the poem “Laughing Song” by William Blake.

I’ve reprinted the poem here; hear “Evil Dead” and “Second Sage”, two from the album.

“Laughing Song”

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it;

when the meadows laugh with lively green,
And the grasshopper laughs in the merry scene,
When Mary and Susan and Emily
With their sweet round mouths sing “Ha, ha he!”

When the painted birds laugh in the shade,
Where our table with cherries and nuts is spread:
Come live, and be merry, and join with me,
To sing the sweet chorus of “Ha, ha, he!”

MOURN

“Evil Dead”

“Second Sage”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, summer begins.

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*Selephonic “Ghosts Of 1999” (Queensland, Australia)
*Day Of The Dead “44 Deluxe” (Perth, Australia)
*Lola Dutronic “The End Of The World” (Toronto/Germany)
*Haken “Lapse” (London, England)
*Paul Simon “Wristband” (Queens, N.Y.)
*The Strumbellas “Wild Sun” (Toronto, Canada)
*The Souls “Close My Eyes” (Zurich, Switzerland)
*M83 “Atlantique Sud” (Antibes, France)
*Rival Kings “Fever” (Zurich, Switzerland)
*Clairy Browne “LOve Song To The World” (Australia)
*Dj Shadow f/Run The Jewels “Nobody Speak” (SF)
*Womps “Plasticine” (Glasgow, Scotland)
*B-Movie “Feeling Gothic” (Nottingham, England)
*Wendy James “Bad Intentions & A Bit Of…” (London)
*Long Distance Calling “Getaway” (Dortmund, DE)
*Lelou “Jupiter” (Copenhagen, Denmark)
*The Claypool Lennon Delirium “Cricket And The Genie”
*Zublue “Media” (Southend-on-Sea, U.K.)
*Ronnie Spector “You’ve Got Your Troubles” (CT)
*Kinsky “I Am The Mountain” (Sydney, Australia)
*The Broadcasts “Down The Line” (Liantrisant, U.K.)
*Leyya “Butter” (Vienna Austria)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “Links 2 3 4”
*The Chikitas “I Wish You Mine” (Switzerland)
*Holy Holy “You Cannot Call For Love” (Australia)
*Pete Macleod “Crestfallen” (Glasgow, Scotland)
*Chàrlee M. “Back In Time” (Germany)
*Desert Bones “Hard Life” (Melbourne, Australia)
*Joe Lynn Turner “Edge Of Tomorrow” (New Jersey)

Merchandise

Merchandise is a post-punk trio originating from Tampa.

Their new song “Flowers of Sex” is lush and dreamy.

Merchandise

“Flowers of Sex”

clipping.

clippling. is an experimental noise/rap trio featuring producers William Huston and Jonathan Snipes and rapper Daveed Diggs.

Diggs just won a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. This musical is the brilliant Hamilton in which he plays Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.

His rapid fire delivery is heard here on “Wriggle”, a new song from clipping.

Wriggle

“Wriggle”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, our expat in Berlin.

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+Grandmasters Furious 5 f/Mele Mel/Scorpio “Some…”(N.Y.)
*The Last Shadow Puppets “Aviation” (Sheffield, England)
*Ronnie Spector “I’d Much Rather Be With The Girls” (CT)
*The Plastic Pals “Wouldn’t Change A Thing” (Stockholm)
*Kristin Kontrol “Show Me” (N.Y.C.)
*Har Mar Superstar “Haircut” (Minneapolis)
*The Wherabouts “Razor Sharp” (Cavan, Ireland)
*Stage Republic “Big Blue River” (Amsterdam)
*The Subways “My Heart Is Pumping…” (Hertfordshire U.K.)
+Strange Collective “Heavy” (Liverpool)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “Alter Mann”
*Amber Arcades “Turning Light” (Amsterdam)
*Millie Manders “Obsession Transgression” (So. London)
*Feral Love “Like The Wind” (Liverpool)
*Frightened Rabbit “Get Out” (Falkirk, Scotland)
*Herbert Grönemeyer “Die Härte” (Berlin, Germany)
*The Defiants “Love And Bullets” (New York)
*Bar Creeps “The Hour Between Dog And Wolf” (London)
*Skinner Box “Casmir” (Athens, Greece)
*Liebe “Vienna’s Dreams” (Athens, Greece)
*Ricky Warwick “That’s Where…(County Down, Ireland)
*Drew Worthley “The Underground Man” (E. London)
+On Dead Waves “California” (London)
*Nathan Flint “Wanted” (Wollongon, AU)
*Hurricane #1 “I Wanna Kill You” (Oxford, England)
*Miss Rabbit “What An Illusion” (Switzerland)
*19-Twenty “Sailor Jerry” (Wollongon, AU)
*Tamara Bubble “All Female Rappers” (Brooklyn)
*Elia Fell “Roads” (New South Wales)
*A.R. Kane “Anitina” (London)

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