Songs To DIY For: Messthetics, Throwing Up and Hug Party

They don’t care. That’s what makes them DIY. That’s what makes them cool.

 Wallace Wylie

Various Artists – Messthetics #107 & #108 (Hyped To Death)

There is heart here. There is pride. There is commitment. I want to know who these people are.

 Everett True

Song of the day – 292: tUnE-yArDs

“Every couple of minutes it gets better,” writes Chuck, a man who should know. “Do please watch the whole thing.”

 Everett True

Song of the day – 136: Lido Pimienta

This is a tip-off from my pal Chuck, over at ace obscurist US reissue label Messthetics. Columbian psychedelic pop, he calls it. I’m not sure I see so much evidence of the psychedelic – she has herself down as ‘2-step/acousmatic/tape music/melodramatic popular song’, which seems to cover a handful of the bases. I don’t know. […]