February 28, 2005

two sources were approaching (and the bins began to growl)

I was pleased to get the word today from Dave Abel that the Fly Ashtray site now has an expanded selection of MP3s, including (I think) all of their never-released 1995 EP Stop the Zockos. As usual, the overall quality of their song titles (and, um, web design, not that I'm one to talk) is inversely proportional to the overall quality of their songs (hint: I like the songs a lot); if you're new to them, start with "Soft Pack" (Chris Thomas's big juicy gristly pop song from their first album) and "Cow Pods" (a wonderful, gnarled little James Kavoussi rifflet). And I believe "Drainage (Burial)/There," which first appeared on a compilation I put out a long time ago, is one of Glen Luttman's few songwriting contributions to the band--it's actually sort of a sequel to his other two songs, "Ditch" and "Ditch (Drainage)."

Also, although I'm not going to SXSW this year for obvious imminent-baby-related-reasons, I've been tipped off that this site has MP3s by almost every band playing the festival. I like Be Your Own Pet's Yeah Yeah Yeahs-wannabe outburst "Damn Damn Leash" and Mary Lou Lord's Bevis Frond cover "The Wind Blew All Around Me," I know already, and I'm going to have to explore some more.

Posted by Douglas at February 28, 2005 9:51 PM | TrackBack

Being the second to most-recent member to join fly ashtray, I can claim little responsibility vis a vis the song titles...but alas the web design is soley my responsibility. I'm hoping to re-design the site at some point in the future...hope it's not too much of an eyesore in it's current state. anyway the important thing is to share the music, so merci to douglas for posting this link.

Posted by: squinchy on March 1, 2005 8:50 AM

I actually quite like the tumbling flies, the shifting b/w photos and the logo's font. (Red on black is a little hard to read in smaller typesizes, though.) It has a certain postpunky thing about it. But yes, go there for the MP3s!

Posted by: Lisa on March 1, 2005 11:52 AM
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