After a few days off after our major site redesign, it's time to start talking about music again. I had intended to give the wallet a bit of break after December, but that sentiment didn't last long when 80N7 Records released a new compilation on New Year's Eve. The compilation, All-American Edition, is limited to 100 cassette copies (digital download included) and features 15 previously unreleased songs by some of their favorite American DIY bands. One such band on the compilation who immediately caught my ear is the Austin, Texas based Ringo Deathstarr. I've been a fringe fan of the band over the last few years, but this new song, 'Big Bopper' seals the deal on my new card carrying fan status. According to the band, 'Big Bopper' will be on their upcoming new album. They're currently raising funds with a new t-shirt design.
If you are a fan of melodic shoegazy sounds like I am, 'Big Bopper' is your huckleberry. Stream it below, it's my Song of the Day!