125 Records

Friday, April 24, 2009

125 Recommends: Failing in Biology by Simon Felton

If you are a fan of Anton Barbeau and Statuesque, you need to pick up a copy of Failing in Biology, the first solo album by Simon Felton. Simon is the guy behind the U.K.'s Pink Hedgehog Records (which released a couple of Anton Barbeau CDs) and he previously played bass with the band Garfield's Birthday. The CD was produced by Anton and Alan Strawbridge (The Lucky Bishops), which might make you expect something psychedelic, and there is a dash of that in the mix, but it leans much more strongly in a pure pop direction. Clocking in at a concise 30 minutes, Failing in Biology will charm you with tunes like "Mister Magic Eyes," which sounds like a lost 1970s AM radio classic, and the sweet pop gem "(It's Not) Rocket Science," which opens with the line: "In the time it takes to sing this song/You could probably write a better one." Not likely, Simon! The album's release date is May 18 but you can preorder it at Pink Hedgehog.

Listen to "In the Attic" (MP3)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Music: What Happened? #42

It's back! Relive 1998 in today's installment.

Please note: we've moved loudfamily.com back to its own domain, so if you follow a link to the old 125 Records subdirectory, you'll be automatically transported to the main page of loudfamily.com.

Monday, April 13, 2009

What happened?

If you're wondering what happened to "Music: What Happened," Scott is taking a couple of weeks off. We'll let you know when a new installment has been posted.