The Perlich Post

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

R.I.P. Spencer P. Jones, 1956-2018

Sadly, guitar great Spencer P. Jones, longtime Beasts of Bourbon member, has lost his battle with cancer. 

Probing new Robert Pollard bio Closer You Are out today!

Written by Bob Pollard's longtime pal Matthew Cutter, Closer You Are is an in-depth look at the man behind GBV.

Whaddya mean you don't know Head

Here's Graham Mince and company's self-released jazz rock gem "Blackpool Cool" from 1977.

Khruangbin @ Danforth Music Hall, November 29

Tickets are now on sale for Khruangbin's return to Toronto on November 29th. Watch their Tiny Desk Session below.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Happy 70th Birthday Robert Plant!

Believe it or not, Robert Plant turns 70 today... here's a clip of our man listening back to the first record he owned.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

R.I.P. Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo, 1919-2018

Sadly, legendary percussion maestro Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo passed away last night. He was 98.  

Introducing: T. Benny & the Buzz Brothers

Daptone's garage/psych/surf subsidiary Wick Records is pleased to present another platter that matters, by Queens' County's newest instrumental sensations... T. Benny and the Buzz Brothers.

Here's the story: The tape from said session was sent to Daptone HQ with only a small note that said: T. Benny and the Buzz Brothers - For Wick - Conceived at a smokey late-night session at Diamond Mine Studio, in Long Island City. No information about the musicians or personnel was shared, but upon hearing, the Daptone braintrust promptly called Diamond Mine to exclaim "WE WANT THIS RECORD!"

Anonymity aside, these mysterious folks have turned out two of the most exciting instrumental tunes of late! The A-Side "Gimme A Buzz", upon first look, one may expect a homage to any number of intoxicating substances - but it is in fact - a Link Wray inspired mauler that is a three minute sonic knee-to-the-face. The searing guitar lead over the unassailable groove builds a hellish beast upon a surf-rock skeleton that seductively lures the listener into oblivion. The flip-side, The Drought, is a brooding dirge whose relentless riff and doom-inspired, repetitive thump sounds like a ritualistic melody used to conjure an unholy bringer of ruination. A darkly satisfying instrumental offering. Fingers crossed we'll hear more from this group soon. Pre-order the new single right here. It's out August 24. Limited random colour vinyl (1 per person) available while they last!