An advantage of being far behind on inbox submissions is I can be super-selective. You are going to love what Pseudonym.
First, I shall let this musician introduce himself. From his bio on BandCamp:
“Pseudonym is a band consisting of me, Paul Desjarlais, and other real or imaginary people. Back in Boston a long time ago I used to play bass for The Uncalled Four, and then for Haberland. After that I released a cassette album called Pabz, and later a CD called Pig Tail World. Now I live in San Francisco and I record songs when I get a chance and sometimes post albums online.”
With so many out there with a synthesizer, drum machine, minimal skills, and a computer self-proclaimed a DIY musician, it is a tag line here at Indie Nation… “We listen to bad music so you don’t have to”. Pseudonym is a welcome exception.
Introducing Melvoy – A Great Mix of Sound
I am on my third full listen of Melvoy’s new album. I am as pleased with it as I was on the first listen. The music is a nice blend of surf, rock, and Latin. The music and vocals are wonderfully solid and full. The work is well produced and has a terrifically thick sound. While it is hard to assign a genre to this artist’s work, it certainly deserves the label of excellent. The 11 track release, Irrelevant Elephant, is something I think you should check out. It is impossible to listen to this album and not allow some of its amazing energy to positively impact your mood. In short, if you even remotely enjoy this style of music, you are going to fall in love with this album. Put your ear buds in and get the salsa ready!
Stupid as Charged – Episode 004- Bad Tattoos, Money, Breath and Hair
Today’s first five dunce cap nominee is officially convicted, according to a Reuters article at Yahoo Odd News, a 25 year old man was convicted for a 2004 murder and, at least part of the case against him was a tattoo. Unlike that television series where the one thug had a tattoo of the prison to escape though, it was far from any type of map to freedom. In fact, it worked just the opposite. He became suspect when he was arrested for a suspended license in 2008. The tattoo, according to the article, depicted a helicopter shooting a peanut man outside a store. Apparently, a peanut is a rival gang member and the man convicted had a gang nickname of “chopper”. An AOL article includes a photo and states that the tattoo was a replica of the crime scene and that is what allowed police to make the connection. Lumpy ranks this one with five dunce caps.