Tuesday, December 21, 2010

K.C. Milian - Discography

Sorry for the lack of updates, we'll try to work on that! K.C. Milian was an Italian instrumental band that sounded like a simpler Six Parts Seven with occasional American Football style horns from the early 2000's. Some songs have occasional yelling vocals in the background, but they don't take away from the pretty parts at all. Really great music to kiss babes/dudes to. Choose your own adventure on that one. The releases in this file are:
"Self Titled"
"Split with La Quiete"


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rooftops/noumenon Split 7"

This is a split that came out last year, and it rules hardddd. We've posted noumenon before here, who are pretty hard mathy instrumental stuff. Rooftops are in the same genre, but with more intricate, soft parts and occasional vocals, so this 7" doesn't get boring at all. All and all, this is a pretty good 7" and the best part is that it's free on bandcamp! noumenon also has another one of their EPs for free on their bandcamp page. Enjoy!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Tooting Horns: MONUMENT ALBUM IS DONE // New Dads Single Is Out

Monument's album is out and it will rule! Everyone should go to their CD release show on December 10 in DC and pick it up. My band, Dads, will also be playing.
In other news, Dads recorded a new song over the weekend and we put it up as a free/pay what you want digital single on our Bandcamp page. Get it!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dads - The Essential John Denver EP (tooting my own horn)

So my new band, Dads, finally finished recording our first EP and put it up on the internets for free streaming. It's also a "name your own price" download if you want the mp3s, which would help since we're doing a week long tour in January.

Listen here

Also, as well, if you are interested we have shirts for cheap HERE

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Malegoat: To Face the Music

Yesssssss! New Malegoat music = me happy. If you don't know, Malegoat is the Japanese version of Algernon Cadwallader and I am very happy that they exist. We posted their album "Plan Infiltration" earlier and if you enjoy that then I would recommend this as well.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Formlessness

So silly name aside, this band is fucking amazing! They, along with Deer Leap, played my house last night and both of them were great. They have a bunch of pretty "post-rock" sounding guitar parts, but they don't overly drag the parts out and keep things constantly changing. Their vocals remind me of older Kickball and they're very good to sing along to, as most people were doing last night. They also have a keyboard player in the band, but use it very tastefully and mostly as just added soundscape background sounds that really fill in the sound. They rule, so just listen already.
They have both of their EPs up on their Bandcamp page for download for free, or you pay what you like. Throw 'em a few bucks, please!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Short Attention Span Compilation

so gentleman extraordinaire, biff swenson, rounded up 24 great bands of all sorts of genres and put together a free compliation for download. my newest band, dads, was asked to be a part of this and i'm really pumped on it! here's the tracklisting so you can see for yourself how good this is!

1.) Chalk Talk - Pine Cone
2.) Into It. Over It. - Nashville, TN
3.) Quiltary - Will You Still Kiss Me with This Silly Beard of Mine?
4.) Band Name - The Countdown
5.) John Bradley - Henry Rollin's Creepy Crawl Tattoo
6.) By Surprise - Year Plus One Month (Makeout Party Cover)
7.) Wood Goold - Rolling in Our Eyes
8.) Sirs - Starting at the Chin
9.) Malegoat - Time Passes
10.) Ape Up! - Chinchillin
11.) Foxes & Lions - I Prefer Tall, Classy, European Women
12.) Black Churches - Hexed
13.) Small Oaks - Claim
14.) Cameron Wisch - What Star Do You Live On?
15.) Dads - Soccer Dads (Fifa World Fuck)
16.) Paddlepuss - Mahalo Brother
17.) Nick Cucci - 11 Days
18.) Make Wave - The Cape
19.) It's A King Thing - Hangin' Out
20.) Cecil - Sheldon Mopes [A Lot]
21.) Static Sex - I Hope You Die Alone
22.) John Muccino - Untitled Excerpt
23.) Ba Babes - Come Back Home with Me
24.) Dark Surfers - Planet Drunk (Me and My Satanic Babe)

a bunch of twinkly shit-esque bands, a bunch not, but all are great!


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Castevet/Into It - Snack Town 7"

You already know who this is, it's good. Download it, pre-order it, whooo cares.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Coping - 2 Song Demo

I got this demo by Chicago's Coping yesterday, again from the lovely world of VLV. Totally fun upbeat late 90's style emo jams. You know the style! "Seniors" is a jam and a half! I don't know what else to say. Download this, add them on myspace, get them to play your friend's kitchen sometime. They're still a new band, so I'm excited to see what else comes from them soon!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cats and Cats and Cats: If I'd Had An Atlas

I was very excited/surprised by this release so I figured I would post it as soon as I heard it. Cats and Cats and Cats (if for some strange reason you haven't heard them by now) play fairly epic sounding twinkly music. Most of their stuff I would say sound like sped up postrock jams with vocals. They also have a violinist which sets them apart a bit (just like Yellowcard!). Like Maps and Atlases, CACAC seem to be branching out a bit with this release. If you enjoy what you hear, please think about purchasing this album.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Owen - Abandoned Bridges 7"

Owen has a new 7" that's up for pre-order on Polyvinyl. I pre-ordered it and got the download code for the songs, so I'm sharing it with all you. But like everything else we post, you really should still buy the music or else it's kind of pointless for us to post this. So go do it.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Castevet - The Echo & The Light

So because we are ballers at Twinkly Sh*t, here's the new version of Castevet's "The Echo & The Light". It was all re-recorded and with 2 extra songs and sounds somehow even better than the tape version! Not much else to say about this album, if you're at this blog you already know who Castevet is. PLEASE BUY THIS OR WE WILL FIND YOU AND KILL YOU.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

...Of Sinking Ships: S/T

This upload is by request. ..Of Sinking Ships is a side project of Chad Waldrup who was apparently in some band called Hopesfall. Instrumental twinkles but not what I would really consider post rock. Most of the music still follows a verse/chorus feel rather than the rise/fall pattern you see with most. I get a faster tempo American Football vibe from it. Check it out.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Plesiosaurs - Lorelei (Teaser Track)

So my good good friends in Plesiosaurs have recently been ~signed~ to a/s/l records out of Atlantic City, NJ. Since then, they recorded a new EP to be out soon. Overall, they're not tooooo twinkly, but they have tons of riffz all over the place. Plus they have cool gear and are really loud, so they're all good in my book. Their more usual sound is a mix of 90's indie a la Pavement (i.e. "We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat") with some loud more shoegazy parts, maybe? Who knows, who cares? John was a sport and let me post one of their new tracks so I could share their new music with everyone on here! This is, by far, their most twinkly/fitting song for this blog and it rules hard! They're doing a late summer tour and playing a bunch of shows with Deer Friends, so go see them! If you see them, tell them to "go to space"! They'll get it.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Maps and Atlases - Perch Patchworks

So here's the new Maps and Atlases. I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but I figured I'd post it for people who want it! I'm not going to bother to explain their sound, you should know if you're on this blog!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Deer Friends summer tour help!

i feel super cheesy for doing this, but who caresss.
so my band, deer friends, is doing a late summer tour and need help booking some shows! here is what we have planned:

-----SUMMER 2K10 TOUR!!!-----
7/30 - New Brunswick, NJ - w/ TBA
7/31 - Boston, Mass - HELP! ***
8/1 - New Haven, CT - HELP! ***
8/2 - Philadelphia, PA - HELP! ***
8/3 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - HELP! ***
8/4 - Frostburg, MD w/ Perfect Future, Jon Felton, more
8/5 - Baltimore, MD/Washington DC - HELP! ***
8/6 - Richmond, VA - HELP! ***
8/7 - Baltimore, MD/Washington DC - HELP! ***
8/8 - Delaware - HELP! ***
8/12 - Piscataway, NJ - w/ Plesiosaurs + TBA
All dates/locations with a *** are tentative and we need help booking them.

we also just posted 3 new unmastered songs from our upcoming full length for everyone to hear! if you can help us at all, we'd be super grateful! you can either message us on myspace or email me at: scottscharinger@gmail.com


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wavelets - Friends Followed By Actions

This is the brand new 4 song EP that they just finished 2 days ago or something. This EP stepped it up even more than their previous stuff and the songs seem way more thought out and more well written. Totally digging the gang vocals in "Diego Perez..." Plus, 3 guitarists?! Alright! They're also booking a small-ish tour of the east coast, help them out if you can! Specifically a Philly, NYC, NJ show that Deer Friends can hop on as well :]


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Duck. Little Brother, Duck!: Survival Is Not A Workout

I know, I know...it's been a while. Luckily Scott has majorly picked up my slack and posted some really cool stuff lately. Yesterday on VLV someone posted this band and I am really majorly into their stuff right now. DLBD (come on dudes...) play music more akin to Faraquet than most of the stuff posted here. It's very easy for me to get bored by most math rock coming out these days but these guys really put a lot of effort on vocals in their songs, which really makes a difference with me. Very melodic and mathy, which usually don't go hand in hand.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mirror - Recollection

Japan's Mirror's brand new EP. 4 songs of amazingly good instrumental jams. You know the drill, I'm not going to get into it how good they are! I have no clue where to buy it from not-Japan, I'll leave that up to you!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Dilute - Grape Blueprints Pour Spinach Olive Grape

Someone sent me this album last night and it is nothing but straight late-90's twinkles the entire album. The songs are pretty repetitive, but it's one of the few albums where I like it because of that. It has very minimal vocals that are really low in the mix and it's a great album to fall asleep to! It kind of reminds me of Don Caballero, but if they were to just take one part of their song and play it for basically the entire time and then slow the drums down by 75% while keeping the guitars pretty fast and noodly. So basically I am saying download this now.


Monday, May 10, 2010

tooting my own horn

i (scott) have a new band. it's twinkly (shit). 3 dudes, we all sing, has some catchy parts, some twinkly parts, some cowbells...just all around k3wl stuff. we'll hopefully have a couple song ep out by father's day. hopefully.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Chalk Talk - Killing Spree

Chalk Talk is one of those bands that starts and really quickly get huge. They're definitely more jangly than twinkly, but they got some noodly riffs going on as well. All their lyrics are super goofy/tongue in cheek and seem more just a series of thoughts rather than some thought provoking lyrics, which works really well for them. I mean, who doesn't like a shout along part of "DO YOU LIKE PEANUT BUTTER OR NUTELLA"?! They just put up a new song on their myspace and it's really good. Apparently they have a 7" coming out soon and then later having a split 7" with Ape Up, who also rule hard. Chalk Talk are all really sweet gentlemen, so go see them and say hi. My bands (Deer Friends/Beer Friends) are playing with them on May 22nd, so if you live around where it's going on, go to it! Mostly to see them though...


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Little Kingdoms - The Willow EP

This is a band I've known about for a few years now and always just forgot to post it. Little Kingdoms are some really young dudes from PA who do the typical soft twinkly pretty stuff, but are unique because they change up their sound a bit. Sometimes it's really sparse acoustic parts and then you'll have a song like "F'in Rad" (which is the best song in the world, by the way) which uses different sounds for percussion like a door closing/opening and typing on a typewriter. You'll get it when you hear it! The vocals definitely remind me of older On The Might Of Princes when they did softer songs, which is cool. I guess they're making some new music because there's a really short sample clip on their myspace now. I can't wait to hear what else they come out with!


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Oatmeal - Dinosaur Eggs

I just got this bands only release, a 5 song EP, and goddamn it is good! It kind of reminds me of a mix between Colossal, Pirouette, and Snowing, but from California. I stupidly Google'd "oatmeal dinosaur eggs" looking for information about the band before I was like "OH I SEE WHAT THEY DID THERE". Anyways, get this...it's good! Unfortunately, they are broken up, bummerrrrr.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Castevet - The Echo & The Light (Tape Version)

I've been holding off on posting this, but I recently got word that the re-release of this (with 2 extra songs and some of the songs have been recorded) is up for pre-order. And since the tape is sold out, I figured I might as well post this and tell everyone to buy the new album! This album is definitely my favorite Castevet stuff, so get it!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Joie De Vivre: Stream New Album

Joie De Vivre have a new album titled "The North End" out May 1st and have it streaming in its entirety on their Myspace. This band is based in Chicago and share Empire Empire's Mineral worship (they also happen to be on their label, CYLS). Enjoy


Monday, April 5, 2010

The Six Parts Seven - Silence Magnifies Sound

As per a request, here is some older TSPS. Really pretty, twinkly instrumental jams. Check our older posts for their newer albums. Best sleeping music, period.


Good Luck - Demonstration

While not being the most "twinkly"/"rad"/"whatever" band that will be posted here, I'm really digging this new EP. I liked their past bands (Matty Pop Chart, One Reason) and this band is really great. They can definitely noodle it up with the best of them (see intro tapping part to "Decider"), but don't try to cop the nu-emo sound and keep it super posi with some of the most "IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY!" lyrics I've heard. It's really hard to actually describe this band...male/female vocals where he sings higher than she does, lots of intricate guitar parts that leave me baffled as to how he plays that and sings at the same time, really upbeat "indie" sound that definitely takes some influences on their past "folk-punkish" bands, but not really at all. If you don't have their full length, "Into Lake Griffy" yet, then you better get on that. They have this EP for free download on their band camp website, so feel free to donate them a few bucks!


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Heart To Joy - Virgin Sails

So normally I wouldn't post a "DIY" band that's still very active/has stuff that's very easy to buy, but this is a special case! I just found out that My Heart To Joy sold out of their 7" and have it for free download on their band camp website, so I figured I'd help promote that some. So get it, it rules! If you haven't heard them yet, do yourself a favor and download the preview to their full length Dan posted a while. Then buy their record and all their merch.

Download here
Buy their other stuff here!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Based on the name I was expecting another hyped up lofi surf band with crummy GarageBand recordings. Thankfully this is not the case. Wavelets reminds me a bit of Grown Ups without so much of the pop punk influence. They generously give all their recordings away for free from their blogspot. Enjoy.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Let's: I Can't Wait

OK for serious, time to up my post count. I saw Let's play a few months ago with Castevet and Grown Ups (great show). It features members of Summer We Went West and Pansori. I think they sound a lot of Summer We Went West. Very jangly emo. 3 songs. Check it.

Too Cool For Myspace

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Littlest Viking: Labor & Lust

I apologize for the lack of updates. Honestly there haven't been too many bands I've heard lately that peak my interest. These dudes are legit though. If you have any suggestions/recommendations, please feel free to send them my way.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rest Assured: August Demo


I found this Kentucky band on the oh so wonderful forum VLV and would like to share them with the masses. 4 solid jams a la Ghosts and Vodka. Enjoy.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Toe update

Here's the new Toe cd - "For Long Tomorrow"
This new cd is really fucking awesome, it has some of the weirdest and catchiest stuff yet from these guys. and GUEST VOCALS, that are decent. I'm digging it so far.