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News from 8/2011

TUE, AUG 16, 2011 at 4:41 AM

Full Album Stream of Michael Yonkers’ MICROMINIATURE LOVE

Microminiature Love: finally back on vinyl and out today!

Originally recorded in 1968 and slated for release on Sire Records, Microminiature Love languished unreleased until unearthed and issued by De Stijl Records as a very limited, vinyl-only pressing in 2002. This pressing sold out nearly immediately and was followed in July 2003 by Sub Pop’s CD-only reissue, which included six bonus tracks recorded around the same time in 1968 as the album tracks. Sub Pop’s Aug. 16, 2011 vinyl reissue of Microminiature Love presents the album in its original 7-song version, and all six of the bonus tracks from the CD will be included in the download that comes with the LP.

Proceeds from the sales of this LP reissue will benefit the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation.

Our friends at Aquarius Records had the following to say about the original vinyl release:

“An obscure late-sixties ahead-of-his-time visionary gets his due with this LP reissue. Yonkers’ stuff was like nothing anyone had heard back then (or even now really): fucked-up garage psych with dementedly genius lyrics and crazy acid-fried guitar. Yonkers, a legendary Minneapolis-area figure, built his own effects pedals, cut his Fender Telecaster down to a plank, and played like no one else ever. I’m at a loss of words on how to describe this. It’s sort of like a fusion of stripped down Black Sabbath, The Troggs, Pere Ubu, and The Cramps??”

Buy it here!

Microminiature Love:
1. JASONTOWN
2. MICROMINIATURE LOVE
3. BOY IN THE SANDBOX
4. SMILE AWHILE
5. RETURNING
6. PUPPETING
7. KILL THE ENEMY
8. THE CLOCK IS RUNNING
9. MY HOUSE
10. HUSH HUSH
11. SOLD AMERICA
12. THE THUNDER SPEAKS
13. SCAT JAM


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

THU, AUG 25, 2011 at 9:52 AM

The not at all endless countdown to Male Bonding’s Endless Now: Installment # 4

Day 4 of 5 in the COUNTDOWN TO ENDLESS NOW brings us to the “What’s That Scene?” video. One Day Left!

The Male Bonding COUNTDOWN TO ENDLESS NOW:

Thursday, August 25th: “Tame the Sun”
Friday, August 26th: “Bones”
Saturday, August 27th: “Before It’s Gone”
Sunday, August 28th (aka today!): “What’s That Scene?”
Monday, August 29th (aka release day!): “Can’t Dream”


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

THU, AUG 25, 2011 at 9:49 AM

The not at all endless countdown to Male Bonding’s Endless Now: Installment # 3

Day 3 of 5 in the COUNTDOWN TO ENDLESS NOW brings us to the “Before It’s Gone” video. Enjoy!

The Male Bonding COUNTDOWN TO ENDLESS NOW:

Thursday, August 25th: “Tame the Sun”
Friday, August 26th: “Bones”
Saturday, August 27th (aka today!): “Before It’s Gone”
Sunday, August 28th: “What’s That Scene?”
Monday, August 29th (aka release day!): “Can’t Dream”


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

THU, AUG 25, 2011 at 9:47 AM

The not at all endless countdown to Male Bonding’s Endless Now: Installment # 2

Making good on our promise to give to you, over the course of the next several days, live video clips of five songs from Endless Now, here is your second video installment, this one for Bones.

Here again is the full schedule for the COUNTDOWN TO ENDLESS NOW:

Thursday, August 25th: Tame the Sun
Friday, August 26th (aka today): Bones
Saturday, August 27th: “Before It’s Gone”
Sunday, August 28th: “What’s That Scene?”
Monday, August 29th (aka release day!): “Can’t Dream”


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

THU, AUG 25, 2011 at 6:25 AM

The not at all endless countdown to Male Bonding’s Endless Now: Installment # 1

Male Bonding’s new album Endless Now comes out on Monday, August 29th here in these Untied States and in the UK and Europe on September 5th. A few weeks back the band played the entirety of Endless Now in London at the Buffalo Bar’s 10th anniversary party (why not read about it on Male Bonding’s often very entertaining blog?). And because we could not all be there to see this performance and also because we are deeply interested in convincing you of the excellence of this new Male Bonding record, we paid Conan Roberts much, much less than he is worth to film the show.

And now we are going to give to you, over the course of the next five days, live video clips of five songs from Endless Now. The first of these is for Tame the Sun.

(You can also hear and download the album version of Tame the Sun)

Here’s the full schedule for the COUNTDOWN TO ENDLESS NOW:

Thursday, August 25th (aka today): Tame the Sun
Friday, August 26th: “Bones”
Saturday, August 27th: “Before It’s Gone”
Sunday, August 28th: “What’s That Scene?”
Monday, August 29th (aka release day!): “Can’t Dream”


Posted by Alissa Gallivan