Gloom Doom Buttercups by Kittens Ablaze
Another bands that I disovered via the SXSW 09 Mix Tape. Looking a pictures of the band you would think they were going to be some kind of neo-Rockabilly group, but they are more of a indie power pop act. I liked both the name of the band and the title of the song of course. I think they are going to be more of a summer listening type of group than a dead of winter act.
Kiss Me Deadly by Generation X
Q: what band was Billy Idol in before going solo?
A: Gen X
Q: What kind of band were they?
A: Poppy Punk, maybe a little harder than the Ramones, but not is hard as The Damned
Q: Kiss Me Deadly?
A: Any song that starts off with the lyric -- The greyhound's rocking out tonight To maximum rockabilly -- is worth listening to at least once.
Oh Bondage Up Yours! & The Day The World Turned Day-Glo by X-Ray Spex
And speaking of old school UK Punk.... The X-Ray Specs, with the wailing vocals of front woman Polly Styrene and the yakkety Sax got under my skin this past month. Now I know that a lot of people still think of punk as inaccessible noise, but The X-Ray Specs were very pop and accessible and still sound great and not the least bit dated.
AMONG THE SURVIVORS by The Latebirds
I think this will be the last of the SXSW 09 tracks to appear on one of these monthly playlists (and watch me eat those words)--- however I really liked this Soundtrack Of Our Lives sounding tune, with a lighter and poppier touch. This tune was stuck in my brain for weeks on end, and if found myself thinking of it and trying to remember the name of the band.