Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Giant Brain

"Thorn of Thrones, Giant Brain (Small Stone) - Classic Detroit boogie echoes through a soundscape of processed beats, live drums, Deep Purple keyboards, and acoustic guitars. Mostly instrumental, it wanders purposefully and, when it does get lost, a torrent of electric guitar savagely enters to act as a compass. Highlights include the pounding “Relentful Relentless” and the delicately lovely “Asian Love Song What?”. - Lee Ballinger  

Artist: Giant Brain
Album: Thorn of Thrones
Year: 2009
Countr: USA
Genre: Kraut Rock, Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Listen to Giant Brain @ MySpace
For more information visit Small Stone Recordings

Monday, April 20, 2009

Stone In Egypt - Self Titled

"Stoner/space/doomrock formation Stone in Egypt was formed in 1997. The band is from Emmeloord, The Netherlands. Stone in Egypt are: Tjeerd de Jong, vocals-guitars. Dennis Edelenbosch, bass. Astrid van der Veen, backing vocals-keys. Ingmar Regeling, drums. In 2000 the band signed a contract with ColdBlood Industries and in November that year the debut album was released. S.I.E. started playing live with bands like: The Atomic Bitchwax, Terra Firma, Dozer, Peter Pan Speedrock AstroSoniq and 35007. The acoustic and atmospheric second album "Almost Forever" was released in 2003 through our own record label RetroRocket Recordings (Suburban distribution) and available on vinyl only. November 2004 S.I.E. recorded the melancholic and very heavy third album "Swinging Dead in Summerwind" and will be released through RetroRocket Recordings (Suburban distribution) at the end of 2005." ~ MySpace

For more info check their homepage
listen to Stone in Egypt @ Myspace

Stone In Egypt - Stone In Egypt

(i have the albums: Alsost Forever - Swinging Dead in Summerwind & the Dying Free EP as well - if anyone's intrested in any of those, leave a note ;) )

Dug Dug's

"Mexican garage rock legends Los Dug Dug's were led by singer/multi-instrumentalist Armando Nava, born in Durango, Durango in 1946. At 15 he acquired his first guitar, and at 17 he joined his first band, Xippos Rock -- when their original frontman quit, Nava assumed lead vocal duties, and after graduating high school the group toured the Tijuana region, with Nava's salesman father driving their van and conducting business along the way. While on the road, Nava made the executive decision to change their name from Xippos Rock to Los Dug Dug's -- the name being the abbreviation of their home city and state -- while playing in Texas he scored copies of early Beatles records, and the band became not only to the first in Mexico to cover the Fab Four, but also the first to sing all of their material (covers and originals) in English. After an extended stint as the house band at the Tijuana strip joint Fantasitas, Los Dug Dug's relocated to Mexico City in 1966 -- a series of personnel changes were afoot, however, and soon only Nava and only vocalist Jorge de la Torre remained from the lineup that first set out from Durango. After earning a rabid fan following in Mexico City, the group signed to RCA to record their debut single, the children's television theme "Chicotito Si, Chicotito No" -- they also headlined a pair of 1967 films, El Mundo Loco de los Jovenes and Cinco de Chocolate y Una de Fresa. In all, Los Dug Dug's cut ten singles for RCA while in Mexico City, including covers of U.S. pop hits like "California Dreamin'" and "Hanky Panky." After returning to Tijuana in 1968, Los Dug Dug's -- now consisting of Nava de la Torre, guitarist Gustavo Garayzar, bassist Genero Garcia, and drummer Jorge Torres Aguayo -- took up residence at the popular Sans Sous Ci club. After American tourist Frank Mangano caught their act, he was so impressed that he offered to bankroll a trip to New York City -- there the group played a handful of live dates and recorded a few demos, but Mangano refused to fund the $5000.00 musicians' union fees necessary to earn Los Dug Dug's the opportunity to play Manhattan's larger venues. With little choice except to return to Mexico, the group began work on its first LP for RCA Mexico, but long-simmering creative differences between Nava and de la Torre forced the latter's resignation after the album was completed, and by the time the resulting psychedelic opus Lost in My Worldappeared in 1971, Los Dug Dug's were essentially no more. The singles "World of Love" and "Eclipse" were nevertheless huge Latin American hits, and in 1972, Nava revived the group as a power trio -- now, with the majority of Mexican groups singing in English, he reversed the trend, performing in Spanish on 1972's Smog. For 1974's Cambia Cambia, Los Dug Dug's sported a clean-cut look in keeping with their music's evolution to more concise, melodic pop approach -- RCA did little to support the album, however, and 1975's El Loco<. Despite endless lineup changes, Nava has nevertheless kept Los Dug Dug's an ongoing concern in the decades since -- the group most often appears at his Mexico City nightclub La Reunion." All Music Guide by Jason Ankeny

Artist: Los Dug Dug's
Country: Mexico
Genre: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock

For more information visit their Homepage
listen to Dug Dug's @ Myspace

Dug Dug's
Cambia Cambia
15 Exitos
Abre tu Mente
Dug Dug's & Tommy Lopez - Lucila
Los Dug Dug's Covers
Dug Dug's (1997)

Thanks to a tip from MrEvasion