Archive for October, 2015

Date: October 20th, 2015
Cate: Music

SIDE 71 | G100 pt. 3


Here’s the third part of the Garage 100 – the most collectible US garage singles ever. Download via the link (I noticed the link for the previous volume was incorrect, so I’ve fixed that now). This one includes the mighty Fly-Bi-Nites, who were (somehow) featured on an episode of Mad Men. Also included is a personal favourite, The Page Boys, the other side of whose 45 was included in my Bitter Bells series.

51 The Spades – You’re Gonna Miss Me Zero C-10002 A (We Sell Soul)
52 The Beethoven Four – I’m Leaving Today Don Lee 0003 A (Oh Pretty Baby)
53 The Hatfields – When She Returns Cha Cha C-754 B (Yes I Do)
54 The Fugitives – No Tease no label 6606213 A (Lonely Girl)
55 The Dovers – She’s Gone Miramar 118 A (What Am I Gonna Do)
56 The Riots – I Can Go On no label 171456 A (You’re My Baby)
57 The Few – Escape Maestro M93028 A (Why Oh Why)
58 The Human Expression – Optical Sound Accent 1226 B (Calm Me Down)
59 The Nomads – Time Remains J&S 1002 A (I Want You Back)
60 The Headstones – 24 Hours (Everyday) Pharaoh P147 A (Wish You Were Mine)
61 Fifth Row Bac – Please Don’t Go Graves GRS 1100 A (Destination Train)
62 The Savoys – Can It Be Summit 403 A (Now She’s Left Me)
63 The Wanderers – Higher Education Texas Record Company TRC 2067 A (I Feel So Blue)
64 Thursday’s Children – Dominoes International Artists 110 A (Air Conditioned Man)
65 The Vectors – What In the World Analysis S-4323 A (It’s Been A Day Or Two)
66 Sounds Unlimited – Cool One Swal 7-7877 A (To Be In Love)
67 The Spiders – Don’t Blow Your Mind Santa Cruz SCR 10003 A (No Price Tag)
68 The Weeds – It’s Your Time Teenbeat Club TB-1006 A (Little Girl)
69 The Elite U.F.O. – Now Who’s Good Enough MAI 1014 A (Tarantula)
70 Murphy & The Mob – Born Loser Talisman 1923 A (Because You Love Me)
71 The Page Boys – All I Want Ruff 1020 A (Sweet Love)
72 The Remaining Few – Painted Air Askel AK-112 A (In the Morning)
73 The Fly-Bi-Nites – Found Love Tiffany RRC-564 A (Come On Up)
74 The Cave Men – It’s Trash Chelle PH-148 A (The Pillow Bit)
75 Scorpio Tube – Yellow Listen Vita V-001 A (White Birches)

Date: October 7th, 2015
Cate: rediscovered

Kontrapunkt needs your help

Mother Sunday - Midnight Graveyard - Back

The Swedish cultural organisation Kontrapunkt have done much for refugees arriving to Malmö, but there is still a lot more to be done. I suggest you support them or any local aid organisation helping arrivals in your city or country. Thanks to a Swiss member on the Verygoodplus forum who auctioned out his copy of Mother Sunday’s classic “Midnight Graveyard”, all my money from the winning bid is going to Kontrapunkt, to help them in their future efforts. I wish there were more initiatives like this.

Date: October 7th, 2015
Cate: graphic design, new releases

SIDE70 | podcast

Here’s the latest podcast from me, uploaded a couple of weeks ago actually. It features a bunch of new tracks from bands like Drinks (Tim Presley & Cate Le Bon), new faves C.C.T.V. (Coneheads off-shoot), Raw Nerves and Salad Boys outta New Zealand, lots of Aussie goodness, Destruction Unit (whom I am watching in Sweden tonight) and an amazing track from a new Fungi Girls tapes full of outtakes from the band’s short existence.


Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp – Alternator
Drinks – Cannon Mouth
C.C.T.V. – Anxiety
Fungi Girls – Casino Dance
The Raw Nerves – I Love This Town
Radioactivity – Silent Kill
The Barreracudas – Cut Me Loose
Salad Boys – Bow to Your New Sensation
Totally Mild – Work It Out
Blank Realm – Palace of Love
Ducktails – Into the Sky
Sonny & the Sunsets – Baby Jokin
Empat Lima – Epic Mountain Song
Terrible Truths – Sink Or Swim
Hierophants – 321
Ghetto Ghouls – Right Hand
Uniform – Faces
Black Panties – Hot Tub Livin
Destruction Unit – If Death Ever Slept
Flesh World – Your Love Is Like a House
Love of Diagrams – Racing
Kitchen’s Floor – Down
Buck Biloxi and the Fucks – Right Down the Street
Primitive Parts – Rented Houses
The Loons – Out of the Frame
Jessie Jones – Twelve Hour Man
Angie – Ricky Street

Date: October 7th, 2015
Cate: graphic design, Music

Pure Phase


This is the next gig I will doing, after coming back home from Double Sight where I did a short but sweet set alongside people from clubs like Up Club, Mindfuzz, Divine! and other illustrious names. The design was made using a pixel-sorting script for Processing 3. As usual with Phasing Out, the inspiration comes from the Phase 45 pedal originally created in 1975.

Date: October 7th, 2015
Cate: new releases

Paul Messis & The Suburban Homes


Paul Messis has been busy making the rounds with The Higher State, of which he is now the only member apart from founder Marty Radcliffe (The Mystreated). Finally, Messis has returned with a new solo single, this time on his own label Market Square. With a string on brilliant 45s and two LPs on labels like 13 O’Clock and State he has built a solid reputation for himself, but he still does not have a band. Working the one-man-band sound to its limits, Messis has turned out what I believe is his best single yet – combining all the aspects of his sound with a cleverly nonchalant vocal. In particular, the b-side “As Time Rolls By” is a fine piece of songwriting. The first 100 copies come with the yellow photocopied sleeve above.

Everyone might not be familiar with the fact that Messis is also the artist behind the Suburban Homes moniker which has received quite a bit of attention after their initial 45, also released on Market Square. Punk labels around the world paid attention and Totally Punk snapped them up for their new release “Conformity In the UK”. For Messis it has been a relief to work on these much simpler and straightforward tunes, and he has managed to squeeze a fair bit of aggression and frustration in there. Let’s just hope that is not the only driving force behind his music, or we will stop culling the fruits of his labour as soon as things start to look up in the world. On second thought, that is not bound to happen any time soon.