We here at Gleet and Gumma are jazz dancing in our pajamas, because we are so delighted to read the positive review of Limeboy's fantastic album Epoch, which you should purchase. Forgive us if once in a while, we will flutter our hands and yell out "Sugar!". Here it is, courtesy of the fine folks at Drawer B, a subsidiary of the Space Age Bachelor Network. Are you convinced?
Northeast Tennessee's newest and best ISP is the Wire
Company, and it was the privilege of Love, Execution Style to
produce a theme song
that captures the excitement and fun that embodies WireCo. If your
organization needs a theme song, then read all about our custom-made
music service. Which would you rather have: a plate of
fried cheese that will last five minutes, or a nifty theme song that will
last forever? The choice is clear.
Electra-fantastic! You can say that again, DynaGirl! Electra-fantastic! Yes, it's ready, already! Finally, the debut album Epoch from the synth wondertwins Tim Burt and Robey Pointer (a.k.a. Limeboy) sees the light of day. This incredible little pop album was actually recorded a few years ago but remained unreleased 'til it could be properly released on high fidelity compact discs. That day is TODAY, aww YEE-uh! Epoch is jam packed with deceptively happy-sounding tunes that are drenched in heartbreak, longing, and vodka. Don't get me wrong - they also have a sense of humor ("free fall" is about divorce and motion sickness, "no fish" is just damn hilarious), so it balances out. A few influences shine through (notably the Magnetic Fields on "dotted lines" and New Order on "IHC"), but it's all fresh as bread to these ears.
But wait, there's more! Packaged with Epoch are
two bonus EPs, because we don't know when to say when. Somewhere between
the Residents and Negativland lie Butter Cheese
and the Impurities, who make unusual creations from synthesizers
and samplers. This EP is severely messed up. "Curse You, Dogman!"
is so damaged and insane, you will shake your head in disbelief and pray
for psychiatric help. Love, Execution Style has recorded a
new EP in a marathon recording session called Lullaby,
which aspires to bring people to new states of unconsciousness. "Canción
de Cuna" is a gentle, rambling country song, "Berceuse" is hypnotic and
low-key, and the other tracks (all lullabies) are soft and dreamy.
With gas prices this low, you can't afford not to buy this CD!
Uh oh. It looks like the evil clutches of St. Louis has claimed another victim. Anja has been swept away before the Gosh Guys were able to re-record choice tracks with her oh-so-suave vocal stylings. Soooo...this means that the re-release of Teaching the Evil Robot How to Love has been postponed. Waah. Maybe this December...??
But hey, we're here to make ya happy, pappy! If you're looking for clothing that is simultaneously cute and disturbing, then look no further. Dead Dog has a nifty new t-shirt that sports a little boy holding a toy car and a severed foot. It was designed by Matt Sims, who has a screw or two loose, but is quite the talented artist.
Fevered Penguin has gotten all sorts of high tech on us and has treated us with a very special web page. C'mon, you know you wanna. They can teach you how to rock, if you are serious about rockin' and/or rollin'.
It is no secret that both Dead Dog and Love, Execution Style are huge fans of Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields and a million other bands), and they both contributed to a way cool tribute album. It is called Verfrumdungseffekt - the Songs of Stephin Merritt and it is being distributed freely - the details are on this page. On our sound file page, you can hear our contributions in MP3 format - in stereo! Delicious.
Krebnar Imparts His Gems of Wisdom #4 has been unleashed for those who wallow in the filth of utter ignorance. Due to unpredictable galactic bus schedules, we cannot guarantee that a new issue will be published every other month. Sometimes you have to break the rules to free your heart.
Coming soon: a three-way split CD! It will include the fantastic
electro-pop debut album from Limeboy (another Dead Dog side
project) called Epoch, a wacky 4-song EP from Butter Cheese &
the Impurities, and an EP from Love, Execution Style.
We're just waiting for the artwork to be flown in from California, so check
back soon for this one. In the meantime, listen to three songs from
Epoch on our sound file page and shower
yourself with sunshine.
We got sick of our crappy little .WAV files on our sound files page so they are GONE, boys and girls. They have been replaced with ultra-mod and righteous .MP3 files, yeah! If you are not hip to the technology, I will fill you in. Mpeg layer 3 sound files sound fantastic but are mega-compressed, for your convenience. I am sounding so geeky right now, but I cannot help it. The music sets me free and I must dance.
The Gosh Guys' landmark album Teaching the Evil Robot How to Love is being digitally mastered for a CD release, so look out world, 'cos there's no stopping them now. Several tracks are being completely re-recorded and you can betcha there will be some bonus babies. If you've worn out your tape copy, you will have reason to rejoice.
Many of you will be pleased to know that Krebnar, the lovable
space monkey, has anointed the Earth yet again with his written manifestations
of his grasp of the inner-most workings of the universe. Yes, Krebnar
Imparts His Gems of Wisdom #3 is now out! And it's free
with your order! But wait, there's more. This fabulous little
newsletter will be published every two months now, because Krebnar
luvs U. This little change marks an alliance with the fine establishment
located in downtown Johnson City, The
Office, a place you should visit regularly. Are you tired
of your filthy old rags you call "clothes"? Then get with it, you
fashionable young 'un, and buy some kick-arse t-shirts
from us! They are lovely. We have two new designs. The
first is a Krebnar Imparts His Gems of Wisdom t-shirt that is SUPER-BAD!
The second is the "cute girl" t-shirt design (from the cover of Back
Catalog) for Love, Execution Style. It is delightful, and so
are Love, Execution Style. Each are a mere $8 ppd., a mere pittance
for a multitude of "wow"s from your friends.
Got-dang! Arizona's most pleasant-scented pop/rock outfit, Fevered Penguin, never cease to blow our minds. First off, they have put together a lovely collection of rare, hard-to-find, yet essential Fevered Penguin material called The Early Works. I cannot begin to tell you how warped and wonderful these songs are. Lead singer Rich Smaldone lets loose with an arsenal of different vocal styles, leading me to believe that he performs surgical alterations on his own vocal cords, perhaps with a device that resembles a Hairdini. The brand new album is called Scouts in Bondage, and it's all about scoring wit cha booty mutha awwwwww yeeeee-uhh. The penguin has really gone over the cliff this time. It's naughty. It's nutty. And DAMN, it's sexy. It starts off with "Pussy Superstar," drenches you in love sweat with "Push It," and finally throws you off the vibrating bed with "Adam's Last Caress". The new Fevered Penguin lineup is mackin' it up with:
Gleet and Gumma Records finally steps into the digital age, wearing
slippers that look like miniature coyotes, with the release of our first
self-produced compact disc. It's the new Love, Execution Style
album Juniper, and it is by far their highest
quality release so far. Once again, they hippety-hop along through
varied musical genres, and even through some yet to be classified.
Some songs are super-poppy, some songs are all about hip-shakin' dance
action, some songs are haunting and disturbing, some songs are light and
mellow, and some songs just plain rock out, but all of it is top-notch
material. Whereas previous releases usually concentrated on instrumental
weirdness, Juniper throws in the mix lots of two-part vocal harmonies,
cryptic lyrics, and twisted surprises. You need this.