Geroni Listening

March 31, 2009

Logan Whitehurst and The Junior Science Club-Earth Is Big

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 2:02 pm

Art Rock, Geek Rock, Lo-fi

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I love bands with imagination. Creativity is a high aspect in which I judge a band or an artist with. Logan Whitehurst tops my personal list in imagination and creativity. His lyrics tell stories about obscure people, places, things, etc. and are mixed with a load of goofiness. There’s also an added mix of just plain weird shit, including a 40 something seconds song “Bubba’s Throat” in which Logan coughs and then exclaims, “That’s hard on my throat!” This is all offset by Logan’s cheery music, done with simple keyboards, drums, bass, and guitar. Though he incorporates the accordion and unusual bleeps and bloops. Logan also found humor in silly things. He has a parody of get rich quick TV products. He dubs his product “Farkle”, an unnamed product that does just about everything, including keeping our American boy’s spirits up during WW2. But how could such an amazing album be completed by a mere man? Well the truth is it wasn’t. Vanilla The Plastic Snowman, Logan’s sidekick, (or perhaps Logan is Vanilla’s sidekick????) who wrote most of the music you listen to today! Including Ok Computer, every song for They Might Be Giants, and loads of other bands. Vanilla decided to take on the task of writing songs for The Junior Science Club. On the serious side of things I should mention Logan passed away from brain cancer. I know that is highly irrelevant but if you enjoyed this then please tell your friends because the promotion for this man is not going to happen anytime soon. If you are a serious music listener this album is not for you, however if you want a funny, nonsensical album then download this.

P.S. read the comments about the tagging


March 30, 2009

The Flaming Lips-20 Years Of Weird: Flaming Lips 1986-2006

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 2:00 pm

Psychedelic-Rock, Experimental

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Here’s an interesting album. Originally it was given out at festivals to which the band’s documentary was premiering, but then they decided to ship it everywhere. Well not everywhere, just independent record stores (I got mine at a Virgin Megastore, wat). Perhaps signifying the Lips starting small? That’s the assumption I made, as this has a Lips song from every era of their ever-evolving career. The Lips started out as a noise meets psychedelic rock band, but really emphasizing the noise. They admit that they were not very good at this point or talented. I do love the version of “With You” and it’s grungey sort of feel. And the “Whole Lotta Love” cover is loud and fun. “Shine On Sweet Jesus” moves along to The Lips more fuzz-based sound while keeping a Lo-Fi-ness. And this part of their career really evolves forward from here and expands into the next tracks on the album as they nabbed guitarist Ronald Jones. The Lips called him the best guitarist ever; Jones did unimaginable things on the guitar, incorporating sounds that shouldn’t be made on the instrument. Then they moved into their serious stage, incorporating strings and horns. However, the version of “Sleeping on the Roof” is one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever heard. Multiple cars playing tapes at the same time and resulting in voices yelling “Shut the fuck up” over and over again. It’s a clusterfuck of beauty and oddity at once. Then it closes with a most recent recording of “The Observer”. This album really displays the history of The Lips, but it’s not for a first time listener . Pick it up if you are already a fan.

March 26, 2009

Daniel Johnston-Hi, How Are You?

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 3:16 pm

Lo-Fi, Alternative-Pop/Rock, Outsider Music



Legendary album by a legendary artist. He was having a nervous breakdown at the time of recording. Essential download.

March 25, 2009

The Envy Corps-Dwell

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 2:14 pm

Indie-Rock, Alternative



My friend recently showed me this band. They are pretty damn good I must say. The lead singer sounds a lot like Thom Yorke, which is pretty NEAT. The music is nice too, it sounds very Modest Mouse-ish. That’s all I have to say about that.

March 20, 2009

Brendon Small-Home Movies

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 4:20 pm

Every genre ever



If you are like you me then you looooooove Home Movies. If you are like me you are going to looooooooove this album. Basically everything musically related that was featured in UPN and Adult Swim’s beloved cartoon Home Movies is in this album. Some minor examples would be the opening themes, Franz Kafka, and Bye, Bye Greasy. All of the music was done by Brendon Small, proving he’s not only an amazing guitarist, but a hell of a musician as well. Nearly every genre is represented here. Granted, most of them are either parodies or just humorous clips, but still it just makes you wonder how much time was spent by Small to get the music done. Now, if you have never seen Home Movies before, do not download this album. Go watch some episodes and get acquainted. For all the fans, this is a must download.

March 19, 2009

Little Tin Frog-The Pain and Pleasure Machine

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 3:51 pm

Rock, Power-Pop


Little Tin Frog is pretty damn great. A strong female vocalists leads the mix, and every other band member is talented in his own way. The sound is purely rock with elements of pop thrown in for good measure. LTF gives off fun music with serious melody. Highly recommended.

March 18, 2009

The Residents-Meet The Residents

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 4:23 pm


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IT’S IN MP4, sorry it’s just how I got the link.
Yeah, I’m just going to go ahead and call The Residents the greatest avant-garde band ever. Essentially, The Residents are an oddball band making oddball music. It’s stuff you wouldn’t expect to hear, and when you hear it you don’t understand what’s going on. I really can’t explain the sheer obscurity of sound these guys make. This is their second album, and yes I know it’s everywhere, but I just love it so much I had to post it.

Filed under: Misc. — Teddy @ 12:30 pm


March 17, 2009

John Linnell-House of Mayors

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 1:23 am

Experimental, Alternative



John Linnell is one half of They Might Be Giants, though he made some solo stuff back in the 90s. This was made for other band leader John Flansburgh’s shortly lived record “label”. As I understand this is a pretty rare release due to few copies actually made. I got it from a person on a certain private torrent tracker, otherwise I haven’t seen it on any blogs. The songs themselves are about mayors of New York City, a couple of Processionals, and a cover of “Will You Love Me In December As You Do In May?” which is beautiful. Most of the songs have a Residents-esque style to them. Linnell undeniably makes some great, but very bizarre music.

March 16, 2009

Animal Collective-People

Filed under: Albums — Teddy @ 3:56 pm

Experimental, Avant-Garde, Indie, Alternative



Ah yes, the band that is currently taking the world by storm. Referred to some as “the best band out now” and others as “HIPSTER GARBAGE”, Animal Collective is getting bigger and bigger every day. Yet, I bring you an earlier release, one of oddity. This was done after the Feels album and released right before Strawberry Jam. It’s definitely a Feels type thing. Lots of percussion, spurs of energy, shouting, all in an original way. But if you have never heard Animal Collective before, DO NOT START HERE! Avey Tare, one of the lead singers, literally yells, “Yeah” and screams “PEOPLE” for a good couple of minutes. Fans will love it, first-timers will be frightened.

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