On why I love doing research.

Back in the good ol’ days of college I loved doing research and hated writing papers. Card catalogs, yes. Creepy basement rooms full of untouched journals on obscure topics, yes. Contemplative stillness, yes! And the trend continues in my life. I’ve been tooling about on the internet looking for sweet vinyl scores. Here are some oddities I thought I’d share. Look for them in the record store soon!

Here is Ilya Monosov off the album “Seven Lucky Plays, Or How To Fix Songs For A Broken Heart”. An eerie and beautiful take on minimalism. Plus, he sings that remembering his lover naked makes him want to kill them with a song. Double eerie.

San Francisco’s Weekend take about 4 minutes to get to the point in this song, but the point is well made. So garbled are the vocals and guitar that the clearest part of the recording is the snare drum. Reminds me of the early 90’s – in a good way.

The Pack A.D. are a lady duo from Vancouver, B.C. (catch the irony there?). Anyways, this song is pretty good, but I mostly want to know how they convinced so many guys to make asses of themselves. Do you think I could pull that off? Maybe I ought to perfect my jello shots. And I would probably have to provide the hot pants myself.

Moving around the globe, Sju Svara Ar hails from Sweden. The members have played in such legendary Swedish hardcore bands as: Wolfbrigade, To What End?, Asta Kask, and Burning Kitchen. With this new project they maintain a commitment to singing in their mother toungue. Still, I can tell they’re pissed about something and I have some guesses as to what.

Here is another video of Sju Svara Ar playing an acoustic set at an anarchist, punk picnic. It looks so awkward, but yet so awesome at the same time. I wish I were at a Swedish, anarchist, punk, picnic instead of waiting out winter in Denver.

Last for today’s treats, Jesus Bruiser from Bristol. They are called JESUS BRUISER. I don’t need to say any more.


About Growler Distro

Growler Distro, or Growler Record Store, are the same thing: a project aimed at selling records, tapes, CDs, CDRs, zines, books, and cool handmade trinkets in Denver, CO, which I'm proud to say is my home. My name is Molly and I've been tabling at punk shows since 2006 and now I'm expanding to a brick and mortar shop at 742 Santa Fe Drive. (Days and hours TBA) I've always loved underground music for it's freshness and honesty and I want you to feel like you can discover a gem as well. I believe that music brings people together much like a well-prepared meal can. And, I think that underground music and literature often talk about the things in life most important to you, whether that be disenchantment with the state of things or a truly broken heart. I carry a lot of different styles of music, so don't limit yourself to one definition of what underground or punk might mean to you. Growler Record Store has music for quiet, contemplative rainy days, dance parties, and even for the apocalypse. I have music made by women, queers, people of color, and in many different languages. You will find your voice as expressed by talented musicians, just the way it was meant to be. And you will likely leave feeling inspired by and connected to your fellow humans. How to find me: growlerdistro@riseup.net and growlerdistro.tumblr.com
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