Unkle Funkle is back! well, he never really went away, his music is just so obscure it takes some serious digging to find. But now he’s back and in print and he may have just made all other music obsolete with his new single Magic Woman to be released on the forthcoming Supernatural set to hit sometime soon…ish or whenever Burger Records feels like it i guess, I pre-ordered mine. The sophomore record follows Picture of My Dick (and yes, it is exactly what you asked for, a genius genre destroying album with a picture of his dick as the album art). If you’re familiar with Gnar Tapes he’s one of the head honcho’s behind that label and you’ve probably heard his bass lines delivered on The Memories and White Fang records, and if you’re a true head then you know that he released a stripped down version of Magic Woman via his bandcamp like 3 years ago, but whatever, this shit will explode all over the dance floor, leave a sticky mess and your body will absolutely love him for it.
Preorder Supernatural here..And while you wait here’s some older Funkle treats to enjoy
The Chicago based DIY supergroup, The Lemons, released their debut full length, Hello, We’re The Lemons!, january 30th via Tripp Tapes/Gnar Tapes. Comprised from members of Skymaul, Todays Hits, Slushy, Hollow Mountain and The Rubs they have found common ground in their brand of lo-fi sugar/pop. The records 14 charming, bubblegum tracks clock in at just under 16 minutes leaving every moment packed with catchy, glucose coated bliss.
grab it on tape here and digitally here
The oddly romantic/goofy, Portland based pop rockers The Memories released American Summer via Randy Records/Gnar Tapes Jan. 1st. Their lo-fi take on garage rock is glazed in heartfelt honesty and humor. As a side project for White Fang (Portland Punk band) members Erik Gage and Kyle Handley use the moniker to create songs to recover from the the night before. Easy, laid back, somewhat silly, fairly humorous tracks to lounge to in pajamas.
The band on the new EP…”American Summer is The Memories‘ first 7″ and the 4th in a series of loosely conceptual mini-album EPs (see: Rainy Day, Breezy Evening, Ripple) in their continuing story of love, sex, drugs, and fun; told from the viewpoint of the modern American dumbass / hopeless romantic. Six (6) new songs cataloging a handful of stories illustrating life illuminated by the possibilities of an eternal American Summer. Fun and freedom under a sun with sunglasses on”
purchase last years Love Is The Law here
purchase American Summer here
The Memories –Dream About You (American Summer ’14)
The Memories-En Espanol (Love Is The Law ’13)
The Memories-Higher (s/t ’12)