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Unlearn Unlearn
Deranged Records 2011
"Unlearn’s see you later, we’ve moved on finale is an emotionless attack of transistor fuzz…" My review at FFWD

11 12 02 / review / hardcore / Unlearn / Deranged / record / FFWD / criticism
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Reblogged from Hockey Dad Records:

The Bloggers 24 Hits
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"I’m bootlegging a collection of some of my favorite early Bloggers songs, all from before jam 75. I didn’t ask the dudes for permission! Don’t tell them! Essential and obnoxious Vancouver lo-fi/noise/indie/outsider jams."
"This is the first digital only Hockey Dad release, something I’ll try to keep doing because that shit is FREEEEEEE. I still have a few copies of the Bloggers self titled CD available if anybody likes physical objects that play music anymore. Jarrett from Geographing/Student Loan may still be working on a release with The Bloggers, but I haven’t heard much about that lately so it may have fallen apart."
"Cover collage by Ryan Dyck. That’s me."


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Reblogged from Hockey Dad Records:

The Bloggers 24 Hits
Hockey Dad Records 24

"I’m bootlegging a collection of some of my favorite early Bloggers songs, all from before jam 75. I didn’t ask the dudes for permission! Don’t tell them! Essential and obnoxious Vancouver lo-fi/noise/indie/outsider jams."

"This is the first digital only Hockey Dad release, something I’ll try to keep doing because that shit is FREEEEEEE. I still have a few copies of the Bloggers self titled CD available if anybody likes physical objects that play music anymore. Jarrett from Geographing/Student Loan may still be working on a release with The Bloggers, but I haven’t heard much about that lately so it may have fallen apart."

"Cover collage by Ryan Dyck. That’s me."

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11 12 02 / Bloggers / listen / Hockey Dad Records / mp3 / download / record / lo-fi / end / media
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Tape 9 / Novembrance
client

Post-Armistice India, New Zealand, Britain, Spain, Germany, and the USA. Sequel to last year’s cassette-only Novembrance / Revember mix. My Tiger MacBook won’t run any new browsers, and Mediafire won’t cooperate with the old ones I can run, so until I get a new computer the mix is on Sound Cloud.

CORRECTION: NOW AVAILABLE ON MEDIAFIRE

Novembrance II
one-sided C90
compiled November 2011 by Stephen Jersak

Tall Dwarfs Song of the Silents 1982
The Homosexuals Snapshots of Nairobi
1980
Esplendor Geometrico Moscu Esta Helado
1980
Ana Hausen Professionals
1981
Index Shock Wave
1967
The King Khan Experience Hammer Ich Vermisse Dich
2011
The Cramps Human Fly
1979
Alex Chilton Can’t Seem to Make You Mine
1977
Mission of Burma Red
1981
Daniel Johnston Desperate Man Blues
1983
Ramon Jacinto & the Riots Teenstone
~1962
Freddie Spruell Let’s Go Riding
1935
The Jesus and Mary Chain Happy Place
1988
Removed Missing Person
1981
Devo Gates of Steel
1980
Jay Reatard Searching for You
2007

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Previous Tapes
Wednesday haunt party 1110Judgement negative 1109Alexandra Park swimming pool 1108NaClO air conditioning 1107Radio 4 Youth Club slick moods 1106 24% Majority Stephen Harper 1105Twee as Fuck cute stuff / April 1104Retail hate your job / February 1102

11 11 12 / mix / tape / post-punk / big star
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Total Abuse Prison Sweat
Post Present Medium 2011
"Ignoring ambitions to grow as musicians, Total Abuse spend their third LP revelling in the mess they’ve thrown across the room, scolding listeners with a squall of faulty wiring and feedback stripped of hardcore’s please-the-kids sentiment…." My review at FFWD

11 11 11 / record / review / hardcore / noise / Total Abuse / Post-Present Medium / 2011 / FFWD / criticism
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postpunkposters

11 11 06 / DNA / no wave / image
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Thee Oh Sees / The Men / Young Guv

The stage bulged at the Horseshoe. Smash a guitar and pawn the keyboard, then flip a coin to decide if you’ll keep the sax or an extra guitar. A lot of people had fun during Young Guv, and a disproportionate number were holding instruments. The song-writing exists, but the polished pop rock is inefficient, bleaching away any power pop jags in the bloated ensemble. The saxophone added a droning persistence but the keyboard and three guitars only underscored that Young Guv is as inclusive as Toronto is eager to embrace an unspectacular live set from an artist known for solo singles.

Where I stood, The Men were physically painful to listen to. A Confusion is Sex shirt held the bass against an amp until The Men burst into a set of noise screaming in every direction away from hardcore. There might be parameters to their sound but they’re broad enough to sound hardcore playing a catchy song with vibrato arm-manipulated feedback, then dive into a proto-Birthday Party cover. My ears buzzed all Saturday, but I’ll endure it again in a heartbeat.

Release a couple widely-deemed-acceptable records every year for half a decade and see where you are. Thee Oh Sees find themselves in desperate need of an editor. The guy-girl vocals and delayed whoops don’t sound bad, but they aren’t fresh either. Classic garage riffs and Ramones progressions fucked up and affected are pleasant, but when they sprawl outwards six minutes each and the dance floor is balding in front of you maybe playing fast isn’t enough to be exciting. Adjustments begin with expelling the second drummer.

Thee Oh Sees, The Men, and Young Guv at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, October 21, 2011.

11 10 25 / Thee Oh Sees / The Men / Young Guv / show / 2011 / Toronto / horseshoe / criticism
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Chrome Meet You in the Subway 1984, via WFMU

11 10 25 / Chrome / video / media
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"So, what’s her type?"
"Uh, never mind about her type, just find a regular guy."

King of the Hill Season 1, Episode 5 Luanne’s Saga

"So, what’s her type?"
"Uh, never mind about her type, just find a regular guy."

King of the Hill Season 1, Episode 5 Luanne’s Saga

11 10 24 / Black Flag / King of the Hill / Mike Judge / image / end
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11 10 18 / Dead C / New Zealand / video / media
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Tape 8 / Wednesday
Lisa Loring

After agonizing for weeks, here’s a goth party compiled in a power outage to get you hyper before Jesuswe’en.

Wednesday
one-sided C90
compiled October 2011 by Stephen Jersak

1. T. Rex Mambo Sun 1971
2. Beat Happening Pinebox Derby 1992
3. Iceage Broken Bone 2011
4. Le Tigre Slideshow at Free University 1999
5. Kiiiiiii Sweeeeeeetie 2007
6. The Fall There’s a Ghost in My House 1987
7. Gloria Jones Tainted Love 1964
8. GZA feat. Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest, & RZA 4th Chamber 1995
9. Bauhaus Dark Entries 1980
10. Deux Game & Performance 1983
11. X Adult Books 1981
12. David Bowie Moonage Daydream 1972
13. Misfits Halloween 1981
14. Joy Division Ice Age 1980
15. Rocky Horror Time Warp 1975
16. Sonic Youth Providence 1988

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Previous Tapes
Judgement / negative / September 2011
Alexandra Park / swimming pool / August 2011
NaClO / air conditioning / July 2011
Radio 4 Youth Club / slick moods / June 2011
24% Majority / Stephen Harper / May 2011
Twee as Fuck / cute stuff / April 2011
Retail / hate your job / February 2011

11 10 13 / Marc Bolan / mix / tape / Calvin Johnson / glam / twee / post-punk / Halloween
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