Thursday, February 26, 2009

Free Fridays: The Slurpee Stains

The Slurpee Stains can't tell the difference between feeling good and feeling bad. They play fuzzy pop songs that are convulsive and propellant and sometimes tragic, with a sort of a dayglo New Wave anxiety-core aesthetic, but buried in waves of comforting/terrifying noise. They currently have a split cassette with bit-rockers Microcosmos in the works, more news as things progress.

1. For The Grave
2. Spunk Lessons
3. Orange Sun
4. Land Waltz

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Punks are scary but we wish we were them.



Someone (I think it was Blastitude) called the Replacements "Heartland Rock" recently, and I super don't get that. What is a heartland anyway? Doesn't a word like that imply conservatism, family values, and an overdeveloped sense of nostalgia? I guess the Replacements did get pretty sappy and nostalgic as they grew up. But for a couple albums at the beginning of their run they were the messiest of beer-punk teensploitationists.

The Replacements - Customer (1981)


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Totally Irrelevant

I'm really into being really into things. Sometimes it's unavoidable.

Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism (1992)


Monday, February 23, 2009

Welcome to the Hidden Fortress

Hi All,

Welcome to the Hidden Fortress Tapes Super-Hidden Blog of Tapes and Things. We'll be posting MP3s and news about cassettes and stuff.


See you again soon,