Monday, November 06, 2006

Last Week's Good Records Sales Chart

1. The Polyphonic Spree - Wait
2. The Blow - Paper Television
3. Beach House - Beach House
4. sunnO))) & Boris - Altar
5. Jeff Tweedy - Sunken Treasure Live (DVD)
6. Benoit Pioulard - Precis
7. Dosh - The Lost Take
8. Califone - Roots & Crowns
9. Clark - Body Riddle
10. Burden Brothers - Mercy
11. A Hawk And A Hacksaw - The Way the Wind Blows
12. Kasabian - Empire
13. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
14. Yo La Tengo - I am not afraid of you and I will beat your ass
15. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
16. David Bazan - Fewer Moving Parts EP
17. John Legend - Once Again
18. Malajube - Trompe-L'oeil
19. Animal Collective - Hollinndagain
20. Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet

Tim Hecker's Harmony in Ultraviolet is an incredible record that is slowly becoming one of my favorites this year. Its certainly not the easiest music to wrap your head around right away, but anyone that likes shoegaze or the darker side of ambient will dig it. In other news....

SCENE RULE #76: The Burden Brothers aren't allowed to wear eyeliner anymore, and any other Dallas band with an average age of 34 or greater must apply for a special eyeliner permit before wearing it in public. Thank you.

24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the fuck happened to Todd Lewis? And Casey Hess (Doosu was a great local band back in the day... See, I always thought he was the "cool" one. I would think Eric would be more prone to "glamming" out with my dad's bowling team band. SUCH a mystery to me, this whole thing. Plus, every track I've heard previewed is about, well, being in a band. One song is about a bad gig. Two songs mention the song that is being sung (?)... Just, like, no type of.... smarts?... at all... Add on the blatant Hold Steady ripoff... I bet Lewis is killing himself over the fact that he didn't try to sell out when he was at least younger. Might have worked. Instead, it's opening for 7 Mary 3, playing pool halls in Abilene, and the slow and steady truth of what could have been. Plus, the best part? this whole make-up, glam, hot topic trend surely won't last. THEN what are they going to do? Would it be such a fucking pain to just have gotten a new bass player and written a good toadie record? If it was good enough, coupled ith the fact that the first one went multi-plat... Surely some young kid that was a new A&R at a good label could have done them right. Like, "man, I fingered a chick to Tyler back in the day. Make me a record".

Burden Brothers, Feds, Greatness in Tragedy, South FM, Radiant, The Vanished.... there is your music scene North Texas... Face it.

I mourn with you.
This town needs an enema.

Will it be the Strange Boys?
Will it be PPT?
Who else is "buzzing" locally and on A&R screens?


Fuck. Doesn't matter. i just shot myself. I'll be dead by the time I click publijierhbbb

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they were allowed to wear eyeliner? eyeliner is generaly a bad idea, but it's ESPECIALLY a bad idea for an entire band to wear eyeliner (especially if you have a fucking family and are over 30)

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:11 - don't forget fair to midland.

2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hair to midland is so fucking awesome. Like Caulk meets Yngwie Malmsteen.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey what about Baboon? They've been playing the same boring shit since 1991. They still think they are relevant. HA!

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baboon and FTM get passes from me. You are basing your comments on heresay and empty spite. You are what we call someone that doesn't "count". Longevity and success are good.

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being boring for a long time is nothing but being boring for a long time.

Love you. Kisses.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's very obvious that you do not know what you're talking about. Next time you are boring enough to start a scene, survive happily for a decade, sell thousands of records and top that decade off with your best record yet, give me a call. They are true mature DIY guys who could care less about blog buzz, hipster acceptance, and such. they make great music for themselves, are old enough to know how things really work, self sufficient, and happy in their personal lives.


817-you-eatdick

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure that changes the fact that Baboon is BORING!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Silence Productions said...

bowling for soup anyone?

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My" North Texas Music Scene:

Fair To Midland
the pAper chAse
Daniel Folmer
The House Harkonnen
The Timeline Post
Knee Pad
Monte Cassino
New Science Projects
The Lights Of Dragna
etc...

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole thing is boring.
The "scene" needs more shows like when that fat, used-up prostitute got thrown out of the Fall show a while back.
Now THAT was EXCITING!

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MUSIC IS FUN!!

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Midlake
Centro-Matic
Bosque Brown
Pilotdrift
Comrade
you are the universe!
the pAper chAse
the Earlies
Old 97's
Theater Fire
Josh Pearson (does he count?)
Undoing of David Wright

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Midlake NO
Centro-Matic YES
Bosque Brown MAYBE
Pilotdrift NO
Comrade NO
you are the universe! PLEASE NO
the pAper chAse YES
the Earlies NO
Old 97's NOOOOO
Theater Fire YEEEES
Josh Pearson (does he count?) NO
Undoing of David Wright BROKE-UP

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White Drugs - d
Baboon - D
Fra Pandolf - d
Record Hop - d
Theater Fire - ftw
Spitfire Tumbleweeds - d
Birth to Burial - d
Great Tyrant - ftw
Hogpig - d
idi amin (small doses) - d/ftw
Baptist Generals - d
Centromatic - d/A
George Neal - d
Current Leaves - d
Robert Gomez - d
Burnt Sienna Trio - d
Octopus Project - A
Cue - A
Woozyhelmet - A
TTQ - ftw
sharks and sailors - H

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

has anyone heard the new old 97s chilis commercial? (baby back riiiiiiiiiibs), awesome (myspace.com/chilis for proof)! also who cares about the toadies that is so 5th grade. ps i love bush seriously i mean glycerine is a good song, seriously! for me dallas tecas is the birthplace of roky erickson and also where robert johnson recorded a bunch of badass tunes

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Birth to Burial-d

That's pushing it and you know it.

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A prostitute got thrown out of a Fall show?
Wha?

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Birth to burial, is in fact, from denton. They were not grades, dumbass. And if you are telling me that you understood my location system and that they don't deserve to be on a list of great bands, then you are an idiot.

6:27 PM  
Anonymous fannie said...

But... I just don't like most of these bands. And I NEVER got the whole Burden Bros. thing. EVER. I saw them in Austin at SXSW years ago and it was the most embarrassing spectacle ever... they just looked old, sad, and desperate. And the music wasn't even good. I don't get it at all. In other news, I am so psyched about the two Dallas bands on the grammy pre-nom ballot thing. If either of them get some good attention from that, maybe it could really jump-start the scene again. And if the Dallas POPO did something about the car-raiding thives in Deep Ellum... my God, Laura Miller's reign of terror would almost be reversed!

11:19 AM  
Anonymous fannie said...

But... I just don't like most of these bands. And I NEVER got the whole Burden Bros. thing. EVER. I saw them in Austin at SXSW years ago and it was the most embarrassing spectacle ever... they just looked old, sad, and desperate. And the music wasn't even good. I don't get it at all. In other news, I am so psyched about the two Dallas bands on the grammy pre-nom ballot thing. If either of them get some good attention from that, maybe it could really jump-start the scene again. And if the Dallas POPO did something about the car-raiding thives in Deep Ellum... my God, Laura Miller's reign of terror would almost be reversed!

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah for perserverence. re:baboon.
do you know how hard it is to be boring for over a decade...well maybe you do.

10:41 PM  
Anonymous rudnicki said...

We've been boring for over a decade-and-a-half! Get it straight! ;)

3:32 PM  

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