I’ve toyed around with the idea of updating this blog some more, but I’m done.  I will still use the name Sons Club in another fashion down the line.  I am working on a different blog that will actually be updated, but I need to toss this dead weight first. 2009-2011 was a huge 2 years of transition for me, and now that I have some sense of stability (aka job)  Thanks to all of you for reading, and oddly enough still keep reading old posts, it was super fun, but I want to do it better. I love you, and I am so happy you read Sons Club, you can drop me a line still if you feel so inclined.  South Carolina is a great place to be, there is awesome music to be had everywhere.  I highly suggest following SceneSC, Wearetheupstate, and always read the Free Times. (I still don’t know Charleston that well). In that respect to my state, here are the top releases I listened to this year.  (below you can find lists of other bands)
Here is a list of my top 2011 releases with no order so I don’t have this list hanging over me forever.

Top South Carolina records of 2011 (for me, I most likely forgot a few)

Toro y Moi – Underneath the Pine

Clearly an amazing record that was everywhere this year.  Incredible stuff, and we love that it was #1 of their guest list for Pitchfork.

Modern Man – Walk Away

Listen Here.  I suggest starting with the song Consume.

Ghosts of the Great Highway – Wrestle it Down

Listen here.  Never Be Won

Say Brother – All I Got is Time


Listen here. Start with the Titular Track

The Lovely Few – The Perseids


Listen here. Start with Intrepid (although the whole record flows as a whole)

Coma Cinema – Blue Suicide

Listen here. You likely already know and love this band.

Other Releases

Trouble Books & Mark McGuire – S/T

Sea Oleena – Sleeplessness

Cass McCombs – Wit’s End

Jay-Z / Kanye – Watch the Throne

Julian Lynch – Terra

Jurgen Muller  – Science of the Sea

Motion Sickness of Time Travel – Luminaries & Synastry

Tiago Sousa – Walen Pond’s Monk

Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring for My Halo

The Lonely Island  – Turtleneck & Chain

(Drops mic walks away)

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Coma Cinema


Act quick my pals,  Coma Cinema’s Blue Suicide is available  for pre-order today and the first 100 get blue copies on vinyl from our friends at Fork and Spoon.  Don’t wait any longer go get your copy here!

Coma Cinema – Wondering

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Chemical Peel

My friends back home mentioned how incredible Chemical Peel is.  They were not kidding.  This band features a wonderful trio of people that I believe are pretty young, but unbelievably talented.  If you love The Coathangers, Sonic Youth, or pretty much just badass music, you’ll have to dig this.  Check out their myspace for some more tunes, and more importantly their brand new Facebook page to hear the song Virus!

Chemical Peel – Singing Western

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Its Been a While

Hey everybody,

Sometimes life is pretty crazy, it is for me right about now…. because I have moved to the West Coast and LA.  My heart is still in South Carolina right now, but I am not physically there.  I’ll do a late best of 2010 later. Stay Sweet.

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Today I found out that apparently Pocahaunted is no more. This is what was written by the latest Pocahaunted 7″ Threshold that just came out.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, bands to solo projects – it’s all the same arc. And here it is, the final RIP action by star-crossed NNF institution Pocahaunted and the only recorded document of the final triforce-vocal line-up featuring Leyna Noel on keys/crooning/dance magic…… Roll the credits, this is the end.

I am pretty bummed to say the least. At least my girlfriend and I got to catch them at Harvest Records in Asheville a few months back. I can only guess that Amanda and crew will be focused on running Not Not Fun/LA Vampires now. We wish them the best. In the meantime, this 7″ only has 500 copies so I would act on this sooner rather than later. If this sounds nearly as good as they did live in Asheville, this is one thing you will not want to miss. Order it here. Check out that new Robedoor too!
Here is a track we loved off of Make it Real.

Pocahaunted – Save Yrself (It’s Nice)

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Coma Foxes

Sometimes collaborations are really awesome and this is one of those times.  I awoke this morning to see that Coma Cinema (who seems to keep getting mentioned here) continues to kill it with Ontario’s Foxes in Fiction.  I’m sure you guys will love the song as much as me.  If you want to see the original post from Foxes in Fiction you can see it here.  Otherwise, have a beautiful start to this week courtesy of Coma Foxes.

Coma Foxes – School Night

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Teen Porn / Coma Cinema

The great AmDiscs is releasing a split 7″ for Teen Porn (the craziest band name yet to appear on the blog) and the lovely Coma Cinema on September 18th.  Later this year the new record will come out from our buds at Fork and Spoon Records.  Here are two samples from the record, and you can pre-order it here.

Teen Porn – Loose Fur

Coma Cinema – Wondering

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