The Unblinking Ear
By The Unblinking Ear
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Rock music from the margins: eardrum-testing lo-fi, raunchy garage, vicious but delicious punk, bizarro new wave, unpopular pop, non-pusillanimous indie rock and much more. From meat and potatoes to chromosome-damaged.
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 8/27/15||Summer is almost over. How was yours? Mine kind of stunk, thanks for asking. However, the good news is that a couple of exciting things are happening this fall. Here's a tease for one of them. Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via||8/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 8/6/15||New podcast! It's pretty good. I have nothing to plug and I'm too dehydrated to write anything else because it's August. Enjoy! Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||8/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 7/16/15||Do you like to party? Of course you do. Well, there's a heck of a party happening tomorrow night at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn: Big Quiet's 7" release show! Come and see Big Quiet and pick up their Unblinking Ear Records 7". Plus you get to see SWIVS||7/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 7/2/15||So here's an anomaly: a new podcast with nothing for me to plug. Sure, I could tell you that the Big Quiet 7" and the Kerbivore and SWIVS tapes are still available at the Unblinking Ear Records bandcamp page or that Big Quiet's record release show for sai||7/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 6/4/15||It's been a month since the last Unblinking Ear Podcast. Apologies for not keeping to my personally mandated biweekly schedule (thought I did a fill in for Evan "Funk" Davies on WFMU last week which you could have listened to if you missed me that much).||6/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 5/7/15||Another podcast, another Unblinking Ear Records release to plug. This one is from Staten Island power trio Kerbivore, a 5-song EP called All Dressed. Without totally reiterating their one sheet (which I wrote, so it wouldn't be plagiarism) I'm going to s||5/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 4/23/15||Lots of new and exciting stuff happening here at Unblinking Ear HQ. First of all, the SWIVS album Free Period Blood Money (Tina Lugo's cover art is above) is up now on bandcamp, available for streaming, digital download and cassette preorders. Secondly,||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 3/26/15||While the promotional cycle for Serious Rockers has ended (but you can certainly still purchase it!), Unblinking Ear Records is proud to announce some new projects: A 7" from Big Quiet (who have their cassette release show this Saturday at Pet Rescue)A 5-||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 3/12/15||In atypical altruistic style, I've this new edition of the Unblinking Ear Podcast with nothing to plug in junction with its posting. Serious Rockers: An Unblinking Ear Mixtape, praised as "28 entries of sawed off cream pop and contemporary agit rock that||3/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 2/26/15||In all likelihood, this will be the final time I bug you about the critically acclaimed Unblinking Ear Records compilation, Serious Rockers. This is because a) we are sold out of cassettes and b) I need to inform you about the show whose flyer is pictured||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 1/29/15||The first release on Unblinking Ear Records, the praised by cultural potentates 28-song compilation Serious Rockers has been available for nearly two months. So, of course, now is the perfect time to have a record release show, especially since half the||1/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 1/15/15||In case you missed it (that is, in case you're not constantly scanning my posts on social media), the Serious Rockers cassette is now available and ready to ship. A good percentage of the 100 copies have already been sold, so if you want one for your own||1/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 1/1/15||Happy New Year everybody! It's been far too long since I've posted a new podcast but it's my new year's resolution to post them on a more consistent schedule. (Full disclosure: I'm pretty sure I make this resolution every year and fail.) During the wait,||1/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 12/4/14||Tuesday, December 9th: unblinkingearrecords.bandcamp.com Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||12/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 11/20/14||So it's been about a month since my last podcast. If you missed me, I do hope you caught my fill in on WFMU in the interim. (With only a two out of 12 song overlap with this current podcast!) I think it should be worth the wait because we're unveiling th||11/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 10/23/14||So after the blockbuster announcement on our prior podcast that Unblinking Ear Records will be a thing very soon, the public has been clamoring for additional info on our debut release Serious Rockers: An Unblinking Ear Mixtape like it was leaked nude cel||10/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 10/2/14||Ladies and gentlemen... Unblinking Ear Records is coming soon. Listen to the end of this podcast for details. Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||10/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 9/11/14||With the posting of this latest edition of the podcast (which is rather good if I do say so myself), we here at Unblinking Ear HQ would like to inform you that we have a MAJOR (and probably very foolish) announcement coming up in the very near future. St||9/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 8/21/14||Another podcast. Another Brooklyn DJ gig. Tally ho! Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||8/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 8/7/14||(Vandalism by Paul Barbato of Giga Herbs) Please note: in the following, a * denotes an exaggeration or possibly an outright untruth. While I'm loathe to use the forum for personal promotion*, I think the hundreds* of you who enjoy* this podcast should kn||8/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 7/24/14||What do Derek Jeter and I have in common? We both recently got a hat tip from the king of all media, Tom Scharpling. Oh... also, the gift basket thing. Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||7/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 7/3/14||Happy Birthday, America. I got you this picture of Jim Duggan and a new podcast. Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||7/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 6/12/14||Another one of these things for those of you who enjoy them... Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||6/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 5/22/14||Six years and 10 days ago, I posted the very first Unblinking Ear Podcast. What am I doing to celebrate this momentous occasion? Pretty much nothing but if you want to buy me a cake, I'll probably eat it. Maybe I'll even let you have some too. Download th||5/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Unblinking Ear Podcast 5/8/14||The above image (courtesy of @lauralogic) has nothing to do with the contents of this podcast. Expect that both are awesome. Download the latest The Unblinking Ear PodcastOr Subscribe via iTunes||5/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
Better than Pod F. Tompkast.
There, I said it so you don't have to.
A Quietly Excellent Punk Podcast
The format is really simple. Two blocks of five to six songs, followed by a break down of everything you just heard, how to find it, and one bonus song to end the set. So what's so special about this podcast? It's almost four years worth of outstanding back logged punk/garage/indie gems. Paul Bruno manages to every time find some new band or old one from his massively extensive record collection that you want to check out and get their entire discography. It maybe simple, but it works so well, and is always top quality.
A mix of the familiar and the obscure
The Unblinking Ear proves its worth episode after episode by entertaining my ears with a tantalizing mix of bands I already have quite a bit of adoration for with bands I have to carefully listen to in order to learn the band name, track and recording. Listening is at times good for the stroking of my musical ego, but mostly it's a gentle prodding toward deeper exploration into the ever widening world of music past and present that would sadly be even less appreciated if not for the devoted unblinking ears of Paul Bruno.