Flat Duo Jets “Introducing the Flat Duo Jets” 1995. Norton Records. The album’s title is misleading - Introducing the Flat Duo Jets is the band’s sixth LP since they formed in ‘83; it was recorded on one day in ‘94. I like this description of Introducing on Norton Records’ website “A heaping low-fi helping of the raucous subterranean sludge that first made these goofballs semi famous.” At times frenetic retro rockabilly (“Whoa Blue Baby,” “That’s The Way I Love,” “Breakout” and a fantastic cover of Bo Diddley’s “Pretty Thing”) or forlorn and lonesome ( “Is Life Real,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”), the two-piece Flat Duo Jets pack in 20 bite-sized lo-fi punk blues and country-tinged tracks.

We saw Flat Duo Jets around ‘95 at an in-store at RushMor Records smaller, original location in Milwaukee. Dex Romweber (guitar, vocals) and Chris “Crow” Smith (drums) wedged themselves in between record aisles, plugged into a lone amp and let loose their version of rockabilly garage blues crazy. I may not remember this correctly but I think that Crow may have played his drum case in lieu of a bass drum. We were standing so close to Dex that it was uncomfortable – like eye contact would have been at a level of intimacy you save for only close friends and family and even then it’s weird. That said, it was amazing to be so close that we could see the vibration of the guitar strings as Dex ripped through the set.

american gods - side a ; nevermore

1. (they came on the backs of slaves, in the prayers of stowaways, even from the first wandering tribes, riding the dreams of strangers in a strange new land. there is no place for them here, but still they wait. 

all but forgotten, picking at the bones of old sacrifices, the old gods fight to survive)

TRACKLIST | strange things ; abigail washburn and the sparrow quartet | buried in teeth ; marie sioux | low red moon ; belly | nowhere ; dex romweber duo | america (you say) ; andre williams and the sadies | sleeping dead ; emily jane white | in our talons ; bowerbirds | gallows ; cocorosie | various storms & saints ; florence + the machine | the beautiful ones ; the battle of land and sea | stabat mater ; woodkid

[SPOTIFY]       [PLAYMOSS]         [SIDE B]

anonymous asked:

whats some good music to listen to? im in a rut

Ready? I’m gonna go through my iPod and give you a LIST of good shit (which means it will be alphabetical. Listen up others who ask this question literally everyday. Ignore what you’ve listened to already… 

1. BadBadNotGood

2. Bass Drum Of Death 

3.The Black Belles

4. The Black Lips

5. Blind Willie McTell

6. Bob Dylan 

5. Cherry Glazerr

6. Dan Friel

7. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi (ROME) 

8. Danny Brown 

9. The Dead Weather 

10. Death Grips 

11. Dex Romweber 

12. Dent May 

13. Dion and The Belmonts 

14. DZ Death Rays 

15. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

16. Elvis Depressedly 

17. Fever Ray


19. Flat Duo Jets 

20. The Fleetwoods 

21. Fox ;) 

22. Fuzz

23. Girls 

24. The Growlers 

25. Hank Williams 

26. Harlem 

27. HeadSpace 

28. Heart 

29. Hunters 

30. Hunx and His Punx 

31. Jack White 

32. James Brown 

33. JEFF The Brotherhood 

34. John Lennon 

35. Johnny Burnette 

36. Johnny Cash 

37. Joy Division 

38. Karen Elson 

39. The Kills 

40. King Tuff

41. KOOL & KASS 

42. Lakutis

43. Lou Reed 

44. Mac Demarco 

45. Marc Bolan 

46. Meat Market 

47. MF Doom 

48. Mildred and the Mice 

49. Mozes and the Firstborn 

50. Night Beats 

51. Nina Simone 

52. Nobunny 

53. The Orwells 

54. Patsy Cline 

55. Perfect Hair Forever 

56. Pokey LaFarge 

57. Pookie and the Poodlez

58. The Raconteurs 

59. The Ramones 

60. Sixto Rodriguez 

61. Seasick Steve 

62. The Seeds 

63. Shannon and the Clams 

64. Sleigh Bells

65. The Smiths

66. Son House 

67. The Specials 

68. T.Rex 

69. Tame Impala 

70. Thee Oh Sees 

71. Timber Timbre 

72. Together Pangea 

73. Travel Check 

74. Two Star Tabernacle 

75. Ty Segall 

76. Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats 

77. The Unicorns 

78. The Upholsterers 

79. The Velvet Underground 

80. Wanda Jackson 

81. Wavves 

82. The White Stripes 

83. Zeus 

84. The 5,6,7,8's 

That sound last you awhile. x


Jet Tone Boogie: Flat Duo Jets, “Crazy Hazy Kisses”