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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.