Written by: ME
There’s something nifty about Burger Records. Any label that releases a “sampler”— great play on the food motif—with one song from every album released (many long sold out) deserves many hearty pats on the back. Any label that appeals to their listeners via Facebook, inquiring what out-of-print albums to reprint, deserves a few high fives. And any label that releases seventy songs for their listeners to do what listeners do—listen AND for free—deserves a big sloppy, wet kiss on the cheek. Here’s to you, Burger.
The sampler starts out just how the label did, with a little poppy, pleasant tune from Thee Makeout Party. The progression runs through some big names and more obscure projects of big names. Ditties range from the sugary and poppy, to the electronically dancey, to gnarly punk. Watch out for Traditional Fools’ rendition of “Davy Crockett”, where the snarl seeks to reign, King Tuff’s delightful ode to his desirable burial garb in “Freak When I’m Dead”, and the Cosmonauts’ “Psychic Denim”—your blue jeans never sounded this good, did they? Cumstain, Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin, Bad Sports, Davila 666, Mean Jeans, Audacity, and Pangea aren’t wallflowers themselves; they pop out just as much. There are seventy songs with plans for more on the way. We can’t review them all, so let your ears do the judging.
originally appeared @: http://letsgetbent.tumblr.com/post/15684501978/check-out-the-burger-records-mega-sampler
the jams: http://burgerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/burger-records-sampler