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Everything Is Dancing from Fair Ohs on Vimeo.

Radical new video from the mighty Fair Ohs for the aptly titled, Everything Is Dancing. Really stoked to hear new stuff from these dudes – it’s all tropical pop paradise stuff erring on the side of Fool’s Gold, with a hilarious video featuring one of my all time favorite foods (and one of the only I can cook), Nachos and superhero costumes. My prediction? Their debut album, also entitled Everything Is Dancing will be one of the most played albums of the summer. It comes out June 6th via Honey High Records. Pre-orders taken here with awesome bonus shit.

Ps. Also featured in the video is the cassette Endless Bummer, which is still on sale via Suplex Cassettes which features Fair Ohs and some of our other favorite UK bands destroying surf songs.

mp3: Fair Ohs – Hey Lizzy

I love doing year end roundup coverage and I’m still waiting to put up the bands to watch list, so I thought we’d highlight some of the great bands we discovered over the past year. Some of them made our 2011 bands to watch list, some of them didn’t, some of them aren’t even NEW but rest assured they all rule. As per the usual, you can download a great mp3 from each of the bands at the links.

The Strangers Family Band

Les Rallizes Denudes
Best Coast
Happy Birthday

Caitlin Rose
Eternal Summers
Wild Palms
White Fence
Cloud Nothings
Hey Sholay
The Invisible Hand

Fair Ohs
Monster Rally
Family Trees
Silver Machine
Hot Spa
Fergus & Geronimo
The Jim Jones Revue
Jeffertitti’s Nile
Mind Spiders
Shimmering Stars
Young Sinclairs
Son of Rams
The N.E.C
Velvet Davenport
Dominant Legs
The Splinters
The Vaccines
The Babies
Las Robertas
Heavy Hawaii
Francois & The Atlas Mountains
Myelin Sheaths
Pete Drake
Mess Folk
Black Mekon
Man The Hunter
Navajo Bixby
Demon’s Claws
French Kissing
Whatever Brains
The Castillians
Bass Drum of Death
Dead Ghosts
Sonny & The Sandwitches
Crusaders of Love
Bleeding Knees Club
Straight Arrows
Hello My Name Is Red
Sauna Youth
School Knights
Tree Hopping
The Meanest Boys
Ghost Outfit

And due to high demand you can download a track from each artist put into a zip folder right here.

Photo Courtesy of | Rachel Lipsitz

Last night was one of the best lineups that Brighton’s seen this year (okay, keep in mind I only count the months that I’m in the country which is approximately 6). Thanks to Teen Creeps, Jam hosted their xmas party and featured sets from Ty Segall, Sauna Youth and Fair Ohs. I was there, it was criminally underattended and I had some thoughts on it.

First opener Sauna Youth, who partially reside in Brighton I think, were a band I discovered not that long ago and kind of mildly love. But I’m not convinced. They put on a pretty good show, it was less sort of weird than I thought it would be but very engaging; the front man was all up over everything and sort of a strange man but it really worked. You could tell that two of them had been in (okay, again, questionable research) melodic hardcore bands before, but filtered through some kind of garage thing. It was enjoyable but again, not totally convinced. Definitely leaning towards yes, though. Also the comment ‘They have the best band name ever’ was thrown around quite alot, but apparently, it only works when us American people say it.

Fair Ohs put on a thoroughly enjoyable, engaging, groovy show. I was really nervous when I saw the singer take off his shoes and socks (hate that shit, and White Denim does it, ugh) but they quickly redeemed themselves. All their songs are total hook-line-and-sinkers, immediately catchy and engaging, super-dancability – they have great songs. They also got super bonus points for having hilarious and fawkward stage banter which is definitely appreciated by me. I think the only problem I had with it was that all the songs sound the same, that, and it made it really confusing because I thought they were playing my favorite song (‘Hey Lizzy’, by the way) like six times but then they never ended up playing it. But I mean, I would still give this a strong B+.

Ah, Ty Segall. What can I even say about Ty Segall? He fucking rips. Every single time. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him play a bad show (though I’m sure they have happened) and last night was no different. He blasted through 45 minutes of mostly ‘Melted’ and ‘Lemons’ songs, and the crowd of about 35 people were fucking loving it. Half the people were headbanging the shit out of it, and the rest were nodding their heads in enjoyment. As always, my barometer for a good show: the two budz I brought enjoyed the fuck out of it, even though they only had heard two songs before. They also appreciated the hot, talented ladies in Ty’s band. They ruled. Favorite moment of the show: a raucuous, sweaty, ‘show closer’ of my favorite track off this year’s ‘Melted’: Caeser. Instead of leaving stage, they ended up playing two more songs due to great demand. And if myself and my friend Pocky who actually knew the song, Ty did a rippin’ cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’. AND, finally, in greatest things I’ve ever seen moments: Ty playing guitar behind his head and tapping, which is probably one of my favorite guitar moves of all time.

mp3 | Sauna Youth – Teenage Summer
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Brightonites, I’m here to remind you to keep your Sunday night open. Teen Creeps have brought the best bill of the Brighton gigging year down for their xmas party. Not only is my favorite little San Fransiscun Ty Segall, the great garage ripper, playing but they’ll be supported by London’s Fair Ohs (first time for NRBW to see them, holla!) and Brighton’s Sauna Youth who we’ve been loving recently. It’s going to be great. FYI – Facebook event here, get your tickets for 7 quid here, and I’ll see you there.

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mp3 | Sauna Youth – Teenage Summer

2010 has been a pretty fun year for music. Every year, I discover more music, better music, and sometimes it cracks me up to see how my music taste grows and differs as the years go by, but I think 2010 has been a great year for new bands and kickass albums. I’ve compiled my list of 10 albums that I really loved, 5 EPs that just got to me, and then 30 songs that I’ve called Top Songs, but they’re just 30 songs that I liked a hell of a lot and came to me as I thought about it and scanned carelessly through iTunes. It’s interesting to note that half of my favorite albums are from California bands.

Top 10 Albums of 2010

10 Ty Segall | Melted | Goner

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09 Woven Bones | In & Out & Back Again | Hozac

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08 Dead Ghosts | S/T | Florida’s Dying

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07 Heavy Hawaii | HH | Artfag Records

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06 The Strange Boys | Be Brave | In The Red

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05 Fool’s Gold | Fool’s Gold | IAMSOUND Records

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04 Avi Buffalo | Avi Buffalo | Subpop

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03 The Soft Pack | The Soft Pack | Mexican Summer

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02 Harlem | Hippies | Matador

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01 Happy Birthday | Happy Birthday | Subpop

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Top 5 EPs of 2010

05 Monster Rally | Monster Rally EP | Self Released

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04 Unouomedude | Marsh EP | Self Released

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03 Caitlin Rose | Dead Flowers EP | Names Records

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02 Sex Beet | EP | TBA

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(note: this is totally not the artwork, as this isn’t released yet, but the EP is too good to not be included on this list.)

01 The Growlers | Hot Tropics EP | Everloving

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Top 30 Songs of 2010:

01 The Babies | Meet Me In The City | Listen

02 Happy Birthday | Perverted Girl | Listen

03 Sex Beet | Stay

04 Friends | Make It Better

05 The Meanest Boys | Strangest Things

06 Tennis | South Carolina | Listen

07 Spectrals | Leave Me Be | Listen

08 Family Trees | Dream Talkin’ | Listen

09 Cee Lo Green | Fuck You | Listen

10 Sonny & The Sunsets | Too Young To Burn | Listen

11 Beach Fossils| Sometimes | Listen

12 Woven Bones | Wanna Tell Ya | Listen

13 Ty Segall | Bullet Proof Nothing

14 Surfer Blood | Take It Easy | Listen

15 School Knights | Lunch Money

16 Happy Birthday | Subliminal Message | Listen

17 The Growlers | Sea Lion Goth Blues | Listen

18 Unouomedude | Buildings | Listen

19 The Strange Boys | Laugh At Sex (Not At Her) | Listen

20 Mind Spiders | World’s Destroyed

21 Fair Ohs | Hey Lizzy | Listen

22 Fergus & Geronimo | Girls With English Accents

23 French Kissing | You Just Don’t Know What Love Is For

24 Sweaters | Fruit On The Vine

25 Demon’s Claws | Fucked on K | Listen

26 Swampmeat | Brand New Cadillac

27 Gaoler’s Daughter | Meet You On The Other Side of the World

28 Shimmering Stars | I’m Gonna Try | Listen

29 My Pet Saddle | Il Fait Beau | Listen

30 Cults | Go Outside | Listen

You may remember my excitement a couple days ago when I found out Ty Segall is bringing his band over to the UK to tour, and I only heard about a London date at CAMP Basement on the 11th of December. Then! I found out that he’s coming to Brighton, and I’ll actually be here for it. Ty is incredible live, I’ve seen him like, three or four times now and every time has been ridiculously fun, racuous, and deafening. Joining him are one of the better UK bands around, Fair Ohs. Although I’m not really sure how these two go together, I’m god damned excited and know this is going to be a great show for only £7. See you all there.

Ty Segall with Fair Ohs | December 12th, 2010
At Jam, Brighton – 12 Middle Street
£7.00 :: Buy Tickets Here

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Suplex Cassettes just released their Endless Bummer Surf Compilation featuring some of their favorite UK bands (ours too!) playing their favorite surf covers or writing their own sure to be classic surf originals. Not only does this compilation feature Lovvers and Fair Ohs, but our current favs Sex Beet basically destroying (in the best way possible) the Beach Boys ‘I Get Around’. Pre-orders for the casette are going out anytime between the 25th and November 5th. It’s cheap and fucking worth it. Check out the tracklist below and listen to Sex Beet’s contribution:

The Binmen – Malaguana (dick dale)
The Binmen – Surfin Bird (the trashmen)
French Kissing – Beach Ball
Lovvers – King of the Surf (The trashmen)
Sauna Youth – Fun In The Summer
Sex Beet – Get Around (the beach boys)
The Special Kays – Loser Reef
The Special Kays – Loser Surf
Fair Ohs – Surf C.S.O (Community Support Officer)

The great SWN Festival who is hosting our favorites Happy Birthday and Spectrals at this years festival which will take place October 21-23. They’ve added another 18 bands to the bill which already looks amazing, but they’re really stepping their shit up. For full lineup and ticket details head to SWN Festival.

Munch Munch
Lucky Delucci
Goodtime Boys
The Computers
Magic Kids
Union Jackals
O Children
To The Bones
Sweet Baboo
Oui Messy
Fair Ohs
Cut Ribbons
Victorian English Gentlemens Club
The Guns

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01 Fergus & Geronimo | Girls With English Accents
02 Wavves | Convertable Balloon
03 The Jim Jones Revue | Hey Hey Hey Hey
04 Tennis | South Carolina
05 Chuck Berry | Havana Moon
06 Monster Rally | Maori Mai
07 Fair Ohs | Hey Lizzy
08 Happy Birthday | Subliminal Message
09 The Growlers | Average Man
10 The Pixies | Gigantic

DONWLOAD -> Nu Rave Brain Wave June 2010 Mix

Photo courtesy of :: Steven Fessey

Here’s some new tracks from the London band, Fair Ohs, who I have been loving recently for their non-pretentious, non-Vampire-Weekend afro-punk.

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