Monday, March 24, 2008


Speaking of centro-matic I came across this rare demo tape the other day. Non-Directional Jetpack Race is a cassette released in 1995 by Will "One Prolific Motherfucker" Johnson and his band centro-matic. I've always loved their earlier stuff so I pretty much adore this tape and had to share it with everyone. Not too much info I can find about it other than a post Will wrote on some forum back in 2003 commenting on the song "Fan in my Car":

Andy Huffstetler and I wrote it on a rainy assed Autumn night in 1991. It was the night that Magic Johnson was diagnosed with HIV to be exact. We drove to Bill's Records in his old Ford Taurus where I picked up Dinosaur Jr's "Whatever's Cool With Me" on cassette. We then went back to Denton, sat in his living room drinking some Glenfiddich scotch out of plastic tumblers, and wrote the song. I played acoustic and he sat on the edge of the couch and sang. It was written in about fifteen minutes.
I also read on that forum that Will was once a member of legendary Dallas band Baboon for a short time! If anyone has other info on this recording please share.

centro-matic - Non-Directional Jetpack Race

1. Scoreless Tie #2
2. Fall Of The Scenester Girl
3. Quart Date
4. Slip Away
5. My Supermodel Girlfriend Gone AWOL
6. Caught Between Us
7. Misunderstanding Surplus In The Getaway Car
8. Hit The Sky, Hit This Guy
9. My Test
10. Livingston
11. Unnamed
12. Ride It Out
13. The Execution Of Some Sixty-Odd Drummers
14. Fan In My Car [Baboon]
15. Sack Of The Gorgon Empire
16. Vincent Goes Important
17. Pretty Wholesome Is The Eggplant II
18. We Are Wrecking This Show
19. Keep The Phoenix In Slow Motion
20. A Common Display
21. Calling Up The Bastards
22. Call The Legion In Tonight
23. The Day Of The Rock Show (Curb Your Turbulence)


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Jets to Brazil demo

I finally got a hold of some of those JTB tracks I was looking for. (Thanks Eric!) Here's a live version of an unreleased track "Tender Criminal" and another version of "Rose" that Blake did himself from the JTB Demo.

Jets to Brazil - Tender Criminal (Live)
Jets to Brazil - Rose (Demo)


Aquarium Drunkard just alerted me to the presence of not one but two new Will Johnson albums coming out this June!! Fuck Yes! That's one prolific motherfucker!!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

Brand new Silver Jews Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea comes out June 17th, here's a taste...

Silver Jews - Strange Victory, Strange Defeat

p.s. I know I have a lot of dead links, if there's anything specific you need re-upped, feel free to e-mail me.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Arthurs - Street Song Video

Holy Shit! Is this finally the face of Dan Arthurs? Some of you may remember me mentioning my obsession with YSP. Well I just happened across this video for "Street Song" and I'm fucking thrilled. I'd honestly be ok with him never e-mailing me back if he keeps releasing stuff like this every so often. So Dan if you're out there, thank you and keep writing music please! Enjoy!

Arthurs - Street Song

Buy "Your Stinky Pinky" from CD Baby or wherever else bad music is sold