Adam: Here's another find I attribute to the brilliant webzine Victim Of Time. The Time Flys is an Oakland punk band, featuring Sir Eric "The Masher" Von Ravenson, Andy Freeze, Erin Error and Peter P. Juvenile. Freeze goes by the name of Andy Jordan when playing with 70s garage revivalists the Cuts, although that band's lush arrangements are a complete 180 turn from the primal rock of the Time Flys. The band released Rebels Of Babylon recently via Birdman.

The Time Flys - Zodiac Killer's Son

Chris: Long Island's Ghost of Lester Bangs have a lot more going for them than just a cool band name. A general description of their sometimes gruff folk-punk/sometimes keyboard driven sound would lead one to think they are just another band with an identity crisis looking to jump the proverbial shark. Think again. The overwhelming honesty in the music outshines any other detraction, and though these guys might still be a little rough around the edges, it's obvious to tell with further direction and motivation, we could be seeing a lot more of them in the future. Below I've posted a link to download the track "Ceiling Tile Man", from their 118 Miles EP. The group is currently hard at work on their debut LP, which they hope to release early this year. You can also stream the song, and a few others at the Ghost of Lester Bangs MySpace page.

Ghost of Lester Bangs - Ceiling Tile Man

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