Monday, May 25, 2009

Malted Milk Releases New Zine/Comp, Gives Away Old One

As I mentioned on our Festival Festival special a few weeks back, local label Malted Milk just put out a totally rad zine/compilation. Lovingly compiled and assembled by Kim Larson and Liz Vaughan, it features all sorts of pictures, poems and even recipes by folks from around Charleston, plus a CD-R packed with music from over two dozen local music-makers.

Copies can be purchased at 52.5 Records here in Charleston or direct from Malted Milk. An online store is on the way, but for now you can just email Kim at kim(at) for ordering info.

What's more, Malted Milk has released all the songs from their 2007 zine/comp, Come Inside and Close the Door, as a free digital download! That's 23 songs for zero dollars, a pretty good deal if you ask me. Click the link below to download the comp!

Charleston Compilation 2007

We Got a Long Way to Go...

After much (okay, maybe just a little) thought I've decided that a Monday podcast would fit much better into my schedule than a Thursday one, so, just in time for Memorial Day, new episodes of SCnP will be posted on Mondays now. Here's the first. Listen to it while you don't work today!

Also, I effed up a plug for my friend Tom's blog in this week's episode, so here's a link to make up for it. Check it out if you haven't already:

The Great Pumpkin


Point Juncture, WA - "New Machine" (buy)
Julie Doiron - "Spill Yer Lungs" (buy)
Pisces - "Dear One" (buy)
Clues - "Approach the Throne" (buy)
George Washington Brown - "A Guess, Rewind" (buy)
Funpolice - "Rich Art Collector"
Ducktails - "Daily Vacation" (buy)
The Vaselines - "Dum-Dum" (buy)
Dead Moon - "Shadows of the Night" (buy)
Dirty Projectors - "The Bride" (buy)
Sore Eros - "Smile on Your Face" (buy)
So Cow - "Outskirts" (buy)
Dump - "International Airport"

Friday, May 15, 2009

White Puff Glisteny Shadowy Flow


The Beach Boys - "Feel Flows" (buy)
Kurt Vile - "My Sympathy" (buy)
The Posies - "Open Every Window" (buy)
Au Revoir Simone - "All or Nothing" (buy)
Explode into Colors - "How Adee Got Her Groove Back" (buy)
Amanaz - "Khala My Friend" (buy)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - "Phantasthma" (buy)
Short Shorts - "Ushiro"*
The Shaky Hands - "We Are Young" (buy)
So Cow - "Mess Me Up" (download)
The Magic Kids - "Hey Boy"
Real Estate - "Beach Comber" (download)
Holiday - "Jesus Celebration"*

*from the new "Charleston 2009" zine/comp. Email Kim at Malted Milk to buy a copy!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Deer Tick Interviewed by...Brian Williams?

Does anyone else feel awkward watching this?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

C30, C60, C90, GO!: The Most

Even when they weren't playing music, the Most were one of the funnest bands I've ever met. They came through town last summer to play a last-minute gig at the John Rivers Communications Museum. As I recall, they had a couple of shows on their tour fall through and they'd just played the house of a friend in Savannah, who sent them to Charleston. I got the pleasure of hanging out with them for most of the day and showing them around the city. We ended up getting banana splits at the local ice cream parlor, but even in the heat of a Chucktown summer, the air conditioning in the place was far too intense to enjoy our ice cream, so we ended up eating on the (fairly narrow) sidewalk in front of the jewelery store next door, getting plenty of strange looks from passing tourists.

When showtime came, their music proved to be as fun as the people themselves, lots of tongue-in-cheek California beach jams with lots of tambourine and just about every band member putting in time on vocal duties. I happily plunked down the cash for a cassette copy of "Manifest Destiny's Child", which was so hand-made that my copy was actually a dubbed-over mid-period Laurie Anderson tape no doubt purchased from a thrift store. You could even peel back some of the cut-and-paste cover to reveal the original Laurie Anderson j-card underneath!

Sadly, it appears the most have disbanded, and "Manifest Destiny's Child" is out of print, but here's a digitized copy for all those folks who'd like to hear what was going on in California garage before everyone started freaking out about Wavves. Enjoy! (I cut this one up into individual tracks this time, thus eliminating the need for a tracklist on the blog post.)

The Most - Manifest Destiny's Child

Friday, May 8, 2009

Surrounded by Machines

Woo! Running late again!


- "Fantasy Island" (buy)
Scott Walker - "Jackie" (buy)
The Homosexuals - "3AM (Pink Pony)" (buy)
Flipper - "Be Good, Child" (buy)
Experimental Dental School - "Royal Fantasy Snow" (download)
Point Juncture, WA - "Sioux Arrow" (buy)
Sister Suvi - "Golden" (buy)
The Most - "Psychedelic Geisha Don't Surf"
I Need Sleep - "Super Strong" (download)
Tortoise - "Prepare Your Coffin" (pre-order)
Chad & Jeremi - "Champagne Smile"
The Mountain Goats & John Vanderslice - "Surrounded"
Bill Callahan - "Jim Cain" (buy)