Greetings and welcome to Majestic Litter dot com. We continue to participate in the Internet, sometimes while daydreaming about pain au chocolat while adjusting the rabbit ears to tune in the NBA Portland Trail Blazers. Things are happening again and these items are worth reporting:
* Introducing Umm! Umm looks like Big Harp minus the folksy beginnings plus more drum machines and almost constant harmony singing and also is not really like Big Harp though there’s still a substantive penchant for earth-rumbling and/or paint-peeling fuzz conquests and a knack for catchy, fluid melodies… Hold that thought, we’ll be right back.
* Pastry update: we just went to the bakery down the block to get a pain au chocolat. They were all out so we shrugged and got a blueberry muffin and a cinnamon roll instead. (So much for personal austerity measures in this poverty dungeon.) It’s going to be OK, but we’re going to keep dreaming about pain au chocolat. Dreams come true, just not today.
* Anna McClellan‘s tape Fire Flames melted cassette decks and broke hearts across America. There are a handful of tapes left plus it’s up at all the digital music spots. Yo, and there’s this video for the title track. Keep an eye out, Anna has some new tunes on the way. Are we still liking things on Facebook? Maybe go and like her if you’re feeling kind to your future self.
* Big Harp‘s tape Waveless is still mega-ultra-fun and also in dwindling supply. Once tapes are gone, they’re gone! (Unless somebody sends one of those giant sweepstakes checks to ML HQ to make more.) 11 delightful blasts of thrash pop radness, in case you forgot. Go get it at the store now. Also available at Sonic Boom’s Ballard location in Seattle (which carries a few ML titles).
* The Good Life went undormant and had a new album, Everybody’s Coming Down, which is out now on all kinds of formats but luckily we negotiated to release it on the most premium format: cassette. There are plenty of these things left because apparently you all live in 1975 or 1998 or 2017 and prefer LPs, CDs, and digital files. So go get one (or ten) at the store, dudes and dudettes!
* Pastry update #2: we must have been talking a lot about our current favorite pastry this month because–get this–our basketball-watching partner showed up with pain au chocolat. So we had a veritable basketball-watching pastry buffet. Blazers lost but still. Dreams come true, sometimes today.
Jake Bellows released his debut solo long-player New Ocean a while back but not really that long ago on an epochal scale. It still pretty seriously rules and is still available in the store. Those Help cassettes went back in print too because enough of you asked.
Our Fox‘s Sea Glass is available on cassette for the first time. Each is dubbed onto blue tapes here at ML HQ one-by-one in real-time while we type on and cut photos to make the inserts. Not exactly Henry Ford shit.
Red Lobster Magnifying Glass is still hardly at work on Knockin’ on Kevin’s Door and Trashville Skyline and dissing Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana at every opportunity. Wouldn’t you just know it?
Breakfast plays shows or considers its existence about every 9 years so maybe 2019 will bring a murmur? Just kidding.
* We’ve accepted that the trillion-dollar coin is not going to happen.
* Be wary of the nation that considered blowing up the moon as a cold war PR stunt: NY Times – US Planned Nuclear Blast on the Moon…
* The Cubs won. That was really something.
* Carnitas. Always carnitas.