The OCMD: Best Albums of 2009

Alberta CrossBroken Side of Time
“Rise from the Shadows”


Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
“Ready Able”

Tape Deck MountainGhost

Ty SegallLemons
“It #1″

Atlas Sound Logos
“Quick Canal”

Flaming Lips – Embryonic
The Ego’s Last Stand”

Woods – Songs of Shame
Rain On”

Bear In HeavenBeast Rest Forth Mouth
You Do You

Amazing Baby Rewild
“The Narwhal”


Band of Skulls – Baby Darlin Doll Face Honey
“Death by Diamonds and Pearls” 


Cymbals Eat GuitarsWhy There Are Mountains
“And The Hazy Sea”

The XX – The XX

She Keeps BeesNests

“Lust for Life”


Dan Auerbach – Keep It Hid
“The Prowl”


Fever Ray – Fever Ray
“If I Had A Heart”


Foreign Born – Person to Person
“Vacationing People


J. Tillman – Vacilando Territory Blues
“First Born”


Leopold and His Fiction – Ain’t No Surprise


Papercuts – You Can Have What You Want
“Future Primitive”


Speck Mountain – Some Sweet Relief
“I Feel Eternal

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Shadows on a River – Shadows on a River
“In Business


The Veils – Sun Gangs
“The Letter”

The Big Pink – A Brief History of Love

Jeff the Brotherhood – Heavy Days
“U Got The Look

Electric Tickle MachineBlew It Again
“Blew It Again”

theOCMD Mixtape: Best Garage Rock 2009

the OCMD Mixtape: Best Garage Rock 2009

  1. “Heavy Krishna”- Jeff the Brotherhood
  2. “Pine On” – Obits
  3. “Fog Machine”-  The Fresh & Onlys
  4. “Lovely One” – Ty Segall
  5. “L Mansion”-  Sic Alps
  6. “Wrapped in Fog”-  Dan Melchoir und das Menace
  7. “Blew It Again” – Electric Tickle Machine
  8. “English Teeth Invasion”-  English Teeth
  9. “Goddamn”- Girls
  10. “Burden”- The Mantles
  11. “Over the Ocean”- Best Coast
  12. “Can You See”- Thee Oh Sees
  13. “Boneyard”- Nobunny
  14. “I Won’t Lie To You”- Let’s Wrestle
  15. “What’cha Gonna Do About It”- Condo Fucks

Electric Tickle Machine – “Blew it Again” [Free MP3s]


Electric Tickle Machine“Part of Me”

“Blew it Again”

“Gimme Money”

Part of me is absolutely smitten with this band from New York and their self-released debut, Blew it Again.  They just look like trouble, don’t they? They sure know how to pick cover album art too. The band is touring the hell out of the US for the next two months and will hit San Francisco’s beloved Thee Parkside on November 11.  Their album will soon be available on InSound, but until then you can grab these free MP3s or nab one of their limited 500 vinyl albums. Check their MySpace page for more tour dates.

Electric Tickle Machine – “Blew It Again” [MP3]


Electric Tickle Machine“Gimme Money”

Yeah, your totally going to buy this album just for the cover.  Electric Tickle Machine is an unsigned NY-based garage rock group (sounding very San Francisco, I might add) whose debut, “Blew It Again”, is due out October 7.  Vinyl copies of their album will be sold at their shows followed by a digital release to be made available on the band’s website. Check their site for tour dates near you.