Ben and Alastair, from Country Teasers, to release a song for song cover of Pink Floyd’s, The Wall!

I know that I’ve been AWOL around these parts, but I also know that many of you who visit this page are big Teasers fans, hence this brief return. It will be a vinyl only release via In The Red Records, appx summertime.¬†


For all of the Cheater Slicks fans out there…

The Cheater Slicks have been regularly uploading otherwise unreleased live recordings, demos, practice tapes, etc, to their Soundcloud page for several years now. Today’s post, with a particularly ferocious cover of the Modern Lovers, Walk Up The Street, was more than enough inspiration to spread the gospel on BHSI.

Four Country Teasers, and one The Rebel, live/radio shows, plus Male Nurse collection available for download at dropbox

Courtesy of Facebook’s Country Teasers fan page. Because a Country Teasers fan is a hungry sort of miscreant.

New tracks from Alicja Trout (Lost Sounds, River City Tanlines, Black Sunday, etc)

New tracks from Alicja Trout are always cause for celebration in this household. I’ve been buying her records since the second Lost Sounds single, 1 + 1 = Nothing, appeared in 2001. Shit, I was so into her stuff that I was buying Black Sunday CDRs, and River City Tanlines test pressings from her self-run label/distributor, Contaminated Records. Actually, my collection contains more Lost Sounds related product than any other rock group of this decade, which speaks volumes not only of my devotion, but of the quality of their output.

Between the aforementioned projects, and others including Mouserocket, Destruction Unit, and Nervous Patterns, Alicja maintained a frenzied release schedule, all while consistently touring with Lost Sounds (whom I had the good fortune of seeing three times). In the past few years, the releases and touring have been much fewer and further between, as, I assume, the lifestyle change of being a doting mother has taken precedence. Thankfully she’s keeping the world up to date on her most recent project, Alicja-pop, via a Soundcloud page, which features three tracks in her inimitable style, released this week.

In further news, it appears that she is doing a Lost Sounds (R.I.P. Jay) reboot, called Sweet Knives, for two shows, May 15th at The Hi-Tone in Memphis and May 16th at the Hozac Blackout Fest in Chicago. I wish that I could attend either, and would highly recommend any in those areas to do just that.

Song of The Day: Davilla 666 – Tu

A mellow cut from Puerto Rico’s kings of Garage Rock. Definitely on some Velvet Underground, Sunday Morning, vibe. My favorite cut by them, actually in the Top 10 of that year, probably. A great live band, too. Caught them twice (neither time did they play Tu), once at Gonerfest in Memphis, where Jay Reatard, in full on, crazed, Reatards reunion mode, gave the bass player a snortful of coke on stage, which later when performing himself, and in the middle of raging on Vice Magazine, pulls said sizable baggy of blow out and says, “This is what you get for signing with Vice”.

Oh, and aside from the song, the video is a beautiful and creepy, NSFW, sex cult killer thing, kinda.