Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 2/11/16

After a two month (unplanned) hiatus the Unblinking Ear Podcast is back. What was the cause of the delay? You don't really need to know.

 However, in that time, you could have checked out the best of 2015 show I did on WFMU or the 80s U.S. Underground playlist I made for No Such Punk. And, of course, the Unblinking Ear Records monthly digital single series Office Supplies in still going strong.

 But enough about those things. Here's this thing.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 12/10/15

Over a month since my last podcast and you'd think I'd have something to say or at least some kind of year end wrap up. Nope.

Instead, enjoy this clip of Jesse Ventura and Adrian Adonis discussing hanging out with San Francisco rock royalty. You can play it after listening to the podcast or during the segments when I'm speaking if you prefer.



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Thursday, November 05, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 11/5/15

This new edition of this podcast is being posted a few mere hours after the second episode of the Direct Obsess podcast. I implore you that whatever you do, DO NOT LISTEN TO THAT PODCAST! Yes, it's made by someone with great taste who is knowledgable about cool and happening bands and has done a lot of (unpaid) work for us here at Unblinking Ear HQ. However, my thunder is being stolen and I cannot abide by that. So please, pay that podcast no attention, even if it is conveniently available for free subscription from the iTunes store.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 10/15/15


Lots of news since our previous podcast.

First of all, our unofficial CMJ showcase (flyer above by the lovely Carrie Quartly) is this Saturday. You can RSVP on Facebook here and buy tickets here.

Secondly, we've just launched our monthly digital single series Office Supplies! Every month we'll be posting an exclusive (for the time being, at least) song by a different artist on our Bandcamp page. Every song will be "name your price" so it's free to download if you're a total cheapskate. To start us off is the band that closed out our Serious Rockers comp (how's that for continuity?) Snowmans of Love.

In other news, Big Quiet has a music video for "Maura & Dana," which premiered at The Deli Magazine NYC.

And finally, unblinkingearrecords.com is up and running so check it out! (While you're listening to the below podcast, of course.)

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 10/1/15

It's been over a month since the last Unblinking Ear Podcast. Yes, we somehow managed to skip all of September. Not because we haven't been busy.

We did not one but two fill ins on WFMU (who have just begun their annual silent fundraiser so go give them some money) during that time.


Additionally,Unblinking Ear Records released the debut solo album from Zoltars frontman Jared Leibowich, Welcome Late Bloomers. It's available on cassette and digital and, if we do say so ourselves, is rather fantastic.

Finally, we've been working on our first ever CMJ showcase! (Unofficial, of course. There's no way I'd be allowed to go legit.) It's happening the afternoon of Saturday, October 17 at Union Pool and will feature the Gotobeds, Big Quiet, Snowmans of Love and a secret surprise musical guest, who I promise, will not disappoint. DJ Nate K will be spinning tunes before and in between bands and Pat Byrne will host, making us smile and perhaps making us think a little (though probably not).

That's a lot for you to mull over as you as listen to this podcast. (And we've got more big announcements coming soon.) You'll be happy to know that due to the layoff, a lot a good tunes have piled up for the past month and this episode is all killer, no filler. We're all about quality, not quantity here at Unblinking Ear HQ. (Actually, we're mainly about not making any money.)

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 8/27/15

Summer is almost over. How was yours? Mine kind of stunk, thanks for asking. However, the good news is that a couple of exciting things are happening this fall. Here's a tease for one of them.

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Thursday, August 06, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 8/6/15

New podcast! It's pretty good. I have nothing to plug and I'm too dehydrated to write anything else because it's August. Enjoy!

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 7/16/15


Do you like to party? Of course you do. Well, there's a heck of a party happening tomorrow night at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn: Big Quiet's 7" release show! Come and see Big Quiet and pick up their Unblinking Ear Records 7". Plus you get to see SWIVS, Real Numbers (who have a tune on the below podcast) and Sunshine and the Rain. But that's not all! Wait.. that is all. And that should be enough! RSVP here (or get more info here if you're not on Faceborg).

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Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 7/2/15

So here's an anomaly: a new podcast with nothing for me to plug. Sure, I could tell you that the Big Quiet 7" and the Kerbivore and SWIVS tapes are still available at the Unblinking Ear Records bandcamp page or that Big Quiet's record release show for said 7" will be Friday, July 17th at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn and will feature special guests Real Numbers, My Teenage Stride and Sunshine and the Rain. However, I'll refrain and let you enjoy listening to this edition of the podcast free from my shameless self-promotion.

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Thursday, June 04, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 6/4/15


It's been a month since the last Unblinking Ear Podcast. Apologies for not keeping to my personally mandated biweekly schedule (thought I did a fill in for Evan "Funk" Davies on WFMU last week which you could have listened to if you missed me that much). However, things have been quite busy for us at Unblinking Ear HQ. SWIVS will be making their live debut a secret time and location very soon. Kerbivore's EP release show is set for June 18th at Cake Shop. And, perhaps most thrillingly, we're gearing up to release our first vinyl: the Big Quiet "Maura & Dana" 7"! You can preorder now with records shipping on June 16th. Or you can download both tunes for only $1. But then you'd miss out on owning one of only 300 copies of this monumental release. Don't be left out!

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 5/7/15


Another podcast, another Unblinking Ear Records release to plug. This one is from Staten Island power trio Kerbivore, a 5-song EP called All Dressed. Without totally reiterating their one sheet (which I wrote, so it wouldn't be plagiarism) I'm going to say it's their best stuff yet. They've always been a band with chops but this is the first release where, back to front, they've got the tunes to match. Its opening track also opens this edition of the podcast and the whole shebang is available for streaming/digital download at the Unblinking Ear Records bandcamp page, with cassettes shipping very soon.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 4/23/15


Lots of new and exciting stuff happening here at Unblinking Ear HQ. First of all, the SWIVS album Free Period Blood Money (Tina Lugo's cover art is above) is up now on bandcamp, available for streaming, digital download and cassette preorders. Secondly, Kerbviore's EP All Dressed will be up as well very soon, but in the meantime, you can have a sneak peak here. And thirdly... we'll let's save that for next time (or two times from now.)

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