Monday, August 31, 2009

Nana Grizol - Nana Grizol

Nana Grizol is the name of the solo project-turned full band of Defiance, Ohio's Theo Zumm. This is the first album, which is more of a demo, just Theo with an acoustic guitar. The full line up includes Laura Carter and Robbie Cucchiaro, previosuly of Neutral Milk Hotel (some new indie band youve never heard of).
It's like Defiance, Ohio toned down a little bit, but its still great.

top songs:
Circles Round the Moon
Voices Echo Down the Hall
Many Places 2 Call Home
Fregans Tourning Underground

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Songs For Moms - i used to believe in the west

By far one of my favorite bands. Not only do they have one of the best (or worst?) names for a band, they're from Oakland! East Bay represent! Self described as punk rock with folk sensibilities, these gals really know what their doing. honest lyrics, captivating melodies; but its still raw and and powerful.
this is their newest album, on SF's Thrillhouse records.

Top Songs:
kill coyotes
with shotguns
for shaky hearts
in the west