Tagged: The Singles Collection

The Singles Collection – No Talk, Inmates, Smart Cops

We’re still a bit woozy from our Memorial Day celebrations here at the singles club, but rather than take it easy and talk about Captain & Tennille or Air Supply records, we’re diving head-first into a grip of blitzkrieg hardcore bangers. Since the tinnitus from last week’s list probably still hasn’t subsided, we figure that this week’s crew should either finish the job, or prove, once and for all, that you truly are one tough S.O.B. Onto the mayhem… read more »


The Singles Collection – Ancestors, Fresh Meat, Young Widows, Melt Banana

After a brief hiatus last week (we were, as Bill Murray says in Caddyshack, “Unavoidably Detained”) we’re back with a selection of decidedly anti-summer anthems. Now, we’re not anti-summer, far from it, but seems we’ve largely been rotting your teeth out with sugary pop confections for the past few months, so it’s time to get that tinnitus rattling around again, just in time for yr spangly Memorial Day festivities. Onward then, into the murk. read more »

POSTED May 20, 2009 3:20PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , ,

The Singles Collection – Naked On The Vague, Nice Face, Timmy's Organism

Ok, after a few snags and some schedule wrangling, we’re finally ready with our latest all-Sacred Bones edition of The Singles Collection. We’ve made no secret of the fact that we love this label, and true to their ever-stellar form, their latest batch of singles are all absolute must-owns, both from sonic and aesthetic points of view. Since you’ve undoubtedly heard us sing their praises in the past, let’s just get to this latest batch of killer tunes. read more »

POSTED May 6, 2009 2:30PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , ,

The Singles Collection – Gary War, Personal & The Pizzas

We’re mega pressed for time this week at The Singles Collection, and not wanting to shaft our good friends at Sacred Bones, we’re going to bump them back one more week (we swear this time) so we can give them their due and proper. But, on the plus side, we do have at least one SB-related artist this week, so it’s not completely a wash. Anyway, so much time and so little to do — strike that, reverse it — let’s get onto the singles. read more »

POSTED April 29, 2009 3:17PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , ,

The Singles Collection – Record Store Day With Sonic Youth, Beck, Obits, Kim Phuc, Jay Reatard

As is our want, we’ve flipped the script here at The Singles Collection and in the spirit of timeliness, this week we’ll be featuring seven-inches that were exclusive to last Saturday’s Record Store Day. Now, some of you may be listening to these as you read this, others may have unfortunately been shut out, while other still may have no idea these singles, or Record Store Day for that matter, even existed. At any rate, we’re only scratching the surface of the exclusive platters that were available on the 18th (for a full list, go here), and we hear some stores may even still have stock on some of these titles, so if anything strikes your fancy, best get a googlin’. read more »

POSTED April 22, 2009 2:45PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

The Singles Collection – Hunx And His Punx, Jacuzzi Boys, Woven Bones, Ean Eraser

Honestly, we don’t really have the time or energy for a long, witty opening diatribe this week. Plus we’re still in a half-sugar coma from Easter, so we’ll let the stellar platters do the lion’s share of the talking this week, which, should be easy, as we’ve got some real scorchers. read more »

POSTED April 15, 2009 1:08PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , ,

The Singles Collection – Teenage Lovers, City Center, Jeffrey Novak

It’s Easter week and we’re back to business as usual ’round here at The Singles Collection. Hopefully you enjoyed last week’s video sojourn into the realm of Sacred Bones, one of our favorite labels, but it’s back to doing what we love around here, mainly, giving you the scoop on 45′s that are currently rocking our world (and that we think will rock yours). So without further adieu — and so we can all get to our Cadbury Creme Eggs as quickly as possible — let’s get to it. read more »

POSTED April 8, 2009 12:59PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , ,

FADER: The Freak Scene With Zola Jesus And Emeralds

Our brethren over at the FADER have a bi-weekly column written by Jamie Johns called The Freak Scene. Well, maybe we’re freaks, because she talks about a lot of the music we cover on a regular basis, including this week’s installment with Zola Jesus and Emeralds. read more »

POSTED March 30, 2009 7:24PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , ,

The Singles Collection – The Mayfair Set, The Box Elders, Kim Phuc

This week’s Singles Collection is awash in the boozy afterglow of South by Southwest, a festival we survived for the 10th year running… but just barely. Soap-boxing aside, all of the bands featured this week were part of SxSW in one way or another (ie – lots of unofficial shows) and are well-deserving of your listening time and hard-earned stimulus cash. read more »

POSTED March 25, 2009 6:22PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , ,

The Singles Collection – Outer Spacist, Sneakers, Silk Flowers

In this week’s Singles Collection, we visit some of the outer reaches of the sonic spectrum, with a voyage to some of the odder corners. This week’s trio of bands, two of which were reared deep in the ruddy Midwest, while the third is a gaggle of NYC miscreants, all currently plumb the depths of strange aural cocktails and willful obfuscation in their quest for, well, whatever the hell it is they’re looking for. read more »

POSTED March 11, 2009 6:20PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , ,