Author Archives: Dirty Jeff

Album Covers We Love: Witthüser & Westrupp “Trips Und Träume”

More album covers we love . First and best of a few from the way hypnotic acid folk side of Krautland…

Witthüser & Westrupp, Germany, 1971.

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Heavy Shake on DHR

Reason #654 that we love ourselves: we don’t even know if this band’s still active since their sole release, but we’re still here . Listen to them with us, you won’t be sorry.

Heavy Shake. From Peoria, Illinois, USofA.

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Swiss Bliss, The Cats Never Sleep on DHR!

For what it’s worth we’re just going to go ahead and say this is one of the best albums and bands from the last decade. Until you get bored, because you’re probably a smartphone-addicted, tablet-popping crybaby who doesn’t even know song titles! Let alone band names and locations or album release years… But we give you the benefit of the doubt, just like cats .

From Switzerland, we present The Cats Never Sleep.

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Without Love We Perish, listen to Dead Horse One on DHR.

In the wake of Valentine’s Day, perhaps our French mates Dead Horse One say it best: Without Love We Perish. Listen the the LP here on DHR, lest your heart suffer alone.

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Not Familiar With Serbian Psych? Meet HIGH & DRYs on DHR.

Seriously, tell us one good band from Serbia and we’ll consider stopping what we’re doing right now. How ’bout you just relax and we’ll tell you?

HIGH & DRYs are on DHR; and the truth is it doesn’t matter where good music comes from, it’s just fascinating when it comes out of certain places or under certain conditions . At any rate, we’re glad someone’s high and dry enough somewhere to make music we’ll listen to and share forever. Many [...]

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Stoney Ecuadorian garage and surf with De Pelucas on DHR

Stoney chants mixed with garagey surf rock… From Ecuador. Because why wouldn’t we? And why wouldn’t you? Get some .

De Pelucas on DHR!

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The Music Never Stops

The music never stops, so neither do we. Here’e just a few recent adds to the DHR global under-overground mix from 2o15, spanning Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Australia, France, Brazil, Sweden, Israel, Russia, and Ecuador. Click on covers below to listen!

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The Blank Tapes – Slow Easy Death lp Now Playing!

Leagues more prolific than a Lebanese suicide bomber, The Blank Tapes spit out albums like sunflower seed shells; only, you can actually do something productive with the pile up. Dig on the new LP “Slow Easy Death” and see what I mean. The familiar Matt Adams brand of catchy-tune-driven, more SF than LA west coast psychedelia opens its arms a bit wider to allow room for more 7-8 minute meditations on fixations for a scarily relaxing, slow easy death. Do [...]

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New Elison Jackson LP – Do Not Fear To Kill A Dead Man

Glimmering blue giver of life, seductive swallower of souls, your precarious curves shroud the interminable abyss while separating and connecting the world. The sea is a dichotomous beauty.

Elison Jackson

Named after front man Sam Perduta’s late grandfather and New England fisherman, Connecticut-based band Elison Jackson appears to also draw their bounty from the depths. With a type of melodramatic indie-folk, their sound evokes a haunting comfort where an eerily emotive essence shakes hands with the sweet and savory memories of [...]

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Blues Helping from Downtown Train and The Hollow Legs

There’s so much great music all around us, styles for every color, shade, and gradient of the rainbow; sounds, mixtures, and swirls for every appetite. But sometimes there just ain’t enough down home, nails in my coffee, grease in my bacon fat, raw Blues. Thanks to The Downtown Train and The Hollow Legs for keepin’ it simple and real, and dirty in Los Angeles. Listen to their debut albums here on DHR!

Listen to The Downtown Train now…       [...]

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