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16: The Outhouse Of Love
Restavrant – “Step Down” (3:41)
Brine & Bastards – “The Leaving Of Liverpool” (3:14)
Wingzar! – “Robot Army” (2:53)
Lanterns On The Lake – “My Shield” (4:33)
Ten Tigers – Superlucky (1:49)
RESTAVRANT, fine purveyors of electrocountrypunk, have an album out at the end of the month on Narnack Records, and apparently have a video available here.
Brine And Bastards are, I swear it says so right here, “a pirate themed punk rock band from New Jersey.” This song is off their album SET SAIL FOR SODOMY. Yes.
The strangeass Balearic Electroclash of Wingzar! was sent via its human representative Margaret Killjoy, who says: “Wingzar, who sings with the help of voice-synthesis, is on a crusade to eradicate humanity for the sake of robots and nature. The attached song is titled “Robot Army” and is the lead track of its CC-licensed EP “What We Lack In Subtlety We Compensate For In Number Crunching”.”
The wonderful lichtzwang bless me with their own favourite of their most recent recordings. I’ve been an admirer of Kaye and David for a year or so, so getting a piece from them is a particular pleasure for me.
As is getting something new from Lanterns On The Lake, who were on the very first 4am broadcast (as well as the fifth, I think).
Ten Tigers’ “Superlucky” came with this note: “My band recorded 3 songs and everyone loves the wrong one. I’ve sent you the one the band likes best. I hope you enjoy it also.”