Genre: No Wave/Post-Punk
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks is a No Wave band fronted by New York punk figure Lydia Lunch. They were central to the No Wave, and Post Punk movements of the late 70's and set the ground work for noise rock as well.
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks released a number of singles and EPs during their career and this album is a compilation of all these releases. This is a must listen for anyone who wants to educate themselves in the No Wave movement, or just wants a good avant-garde listen. "I Woke Up Dreaming" is probably my favorite track on this compilation.
Genre: Lo-Fi/Dream Pop
It's been getting rainy in Oregon, and something melancholic hits the spot at the moment. "It's Art, Dad" is a compilation album from the London based band The Clientele. It features early recordings they did from 1991-1996.
The production is reverb rich with subtle vocals that blend together wonderfully. Pay close attention to the song "Sweeten Your Eyes" and zone out to it for a while..
Abridged Pause Recordings
I'm going to bring you once again some perfect night time music. This is the newest release from Vision Éternel. Abondance de périls is a short concept album, that offers blissful and introspective soundscapes.
At 13 minutes, I wish this ep would be a bit longer, so I'm looking forward to future releases from this band.
I feel I have some explaining to do for you few readers. I have a somewhat bi-polar music taste. Sure all winter I'll listen to a lot of black metal, but as spring approaches the majority of the music I listen to changes.
So this is Beat Happening's first album, they're one of my three favorite bands. Give it a try.