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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Isolation Tank demo 2013 (power violence)

Power violence that's filthy and harsh. no pizza mosh dude fun.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Iron Dogs - Free And Wild (Iron Bonehead)

Heavy fucking metal stripped down early 80s style. Fist pumping NWOBHM headbanging heavy metal. If you're into stuff like High Spirits, Slough Feg and Manilla Road then you can't go wrong.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Ritual Chamber - The Pit Of Tentacled Screams

If you've played the Grave Miasma and Portal albums to death this year then this might sort you out nicely.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Monster Killed By Laser - Xalzalix EP

Keeping the spirit of 80s King Crimson alive.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Warm Soda - Someone For You

Power pop perfection. Straddles the stadium power-pop vs punky power pop divide. Poptopia-tastic!

I'd recommend starting off with Only In Your Mind. I swear I've listened to it about a billion times in the last week. One of those songs you just keep hitting repeat on. Perfectly crafted song writing. I guarantee that the first time you listen to it you'll be singing along the second time the chorus kicks in. Catchy as hell.

Basically, if you're into stuff like Cheap Trick, Exploding Hearts, The Raspberries and Big Star etc then you'll love this.

Right, time to hit play again.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Best Of 2013 - the "short" list

2013 was fucking stupid for good new music. Going to do a proper top ten or twenty at some point. Here's a list of albums that I thought were really good that I'm going to try and whittle down.

California X - s/t
Beach Fossils - Clash The Truth
Arbouretum - Coming Out Of The Fog
Shugo Tokumaru - In Focus
Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance
Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety
Chelsea Light Moving - s/t
Spectral Park - s/t
Syclops - A Blink Of An eye
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Dead Lord - Goodbye Repentance
Portal - Vexovoid
Omar S - Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself
Night Marchers - Allez Allez
Maxmillion Dunbar - House Of Woo
Mikal Cronin - MCII
Church Whip - Psychedelic Nightmare
Hounds Of Hate - s/t
Incendiary - Cost Of Living
Melvins - Everyone Loves Sausages
Nails - Abandon All Life
Power Trip - Manifest Decimation
Red Hare - Nites Of Midnite
Hardbodies - s/t
Damnations Hammer - Discplies of The Hex
Cafe Kalut - Applied Music Vol 1 - Scien & Nature
Indricothere - II
Night Birds - Maimed For The Masses
Tony Molina - Dissed & Dismissed
Save Us From The Arcon - Some Things we Carry, Always
Alabaster - s/t 10"
Brokeback - Brokeback And The Black Rock
Pye Corner Audio - Boomkat 12"
Absolut - demo
Primitive Man - Scorn
Sauna Youth - Fale Jesii pt2
Enforcer - Death By Fire
Lurch - demo
Roomrunner - Ideal Cities
Pine Barrens - Kingmaker
Hebosagil - Lahto
Tile - You Had A Friend In Pennsylvania
Ikonika - Aeotropolis
Julia Holter - Loud City Song
Radioactivity - s/t
Laurel Halo - Chance Of Rain
Lumbar - Unwelcome
Malthusian - demo
The Love Triangle - Clever Clever
Vhol - s/t
The #1s - Sharon
Great Falls - Accidents Grotesque
Daniel Rosenboom - Book Of Omens
Ulcerate- Vermis
Makthaverskan - Makthaverskan II
Teramobil - Multispectral Supercontinuum
Speedtrap - Powerdose
Obliterations - s/t
Take Over And Destroy - Endless Night
Oranssi Pazuzu - Valonielu
Carpenter Brut - EP II
Uzala - Tales of Blood and Fire
Nohome - s/t
Teeth Of The Sea - Master
Big Business - Battlefields Forever
Gigan - Multi-Dimensional Fractal-Sorcery and Super Science
Psicomagia - s/t
Craven Idol - Towards Eschaton
Scale The Summit - The Migration
Ovlov - am
Hyrrokkin - Pristine Origin
The House In THe Woods - Bucolica
Sofy Major - Idolize
True WIdow - Circumambulation
War Brides - Burden
Tyranny Is Tyranny - Manufacturing Truth
Za - Wanananai
Culo - My Life Sucks And I Could Care Less
Cloud Rat - Moksha
Queens Of The Stone Age - Like Clockwork
Aaron Parks - Arborescence
Argus - Beyond The Martyrs
Dillinger Escape Plan - One Of Us Is The Killer
Gnaw - Horrible Chamber
Mutoid Man - Helium Head
In Solitude - Sister
Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
Pat Metheny - Tap: John Zorn's Book Of Angels, Volume 20
Drug Church - Paul Walker
Ralph Towner - Travel Guide
Circle - Six Day Run
Gorguts - Colored Sands
AMSG - Anti Cosmic Tyranny
Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship
Daniel Wohl - Corps Exquis
Forest Swords - Engravings
Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
John Abercrombie Quartet - 39 Steps
Kadavar - Abra Kadavar
Ken Mode - Entrench
Man Or Astroman? - Defon 5-4-3-2-1
Merchandise - Total Nite
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven
Rashad Becker - Traditional Music Of Notional Species Vol I
MGMT - s/t
Shigeto - No Better Time Than Now
True Widow - Circumambulation

Yeah, some of them are singles and demos. Whatevs.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Flesh World - s/t (La Vida Es Un Mus)

La Vida Es Un Mus now have a bandcamp page.. Expect DIY punk related things.

No back catalogue stuff yet but this new Flesh World mini LP is good. Kind of fuzzy, melodic post punk that's kind of tuneful. Here's the blurb:-

On their debut MLP, San Francisco, CA’s Flesh World plays ice-soaked punk rock led by dark and infectious guitar flourishes and a just-under-the-surface pop sensibility that makes each song an immediate stand out track. Featuring band members who are all veterans of the DIY punk scene — from bands including Limp Wrist, Brilliant Colors, Needles, and more — Flesh World brings influences from a host of punk sub-genres together, calling to mind the tense moodiness of classic British post punk, the sneer of the 1977 school, and just a hint of C86 flourish and feedback. Most importantly, this MLP includes six hopelessly catchy songs that will work their way into your skull like an infection without a cure.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Bowl Ethereal demo (ex Loincloth/Breadwinner/Honor Role)

Go download it now

Bowl Ethereal is a duo specialising in math rock tech metal twiddle shredding. If you've ever heard Breadwinner or Loincloth then you'll know the deal. This is far more along the lines of Orthrelm than that slick djent type stuff. Only 5 short songs but hopefully there's lots more to come.

Beastmilk - Climax

Very goth. Bauhaus/Sisters Of Mercy frilly shirt and velvet trousers goth. Candles and dry ice goth. Gothy gothy goth goth.

Missed them at Live Evil fest because I'd gone for my dinner. Kind of regret that now. Oh well.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Best Demos of 2013

Trance Syndicate, Band Of Susans, The God Machine, Foetus, Swans, Old Lady Drivers, Bastro, Steel Pole Bath Tub, Amphetamine Reptile etc

total Unruh/Catharsis/Acme/Integrity etc worship

death metal

metallic noise punk stuff

power pop side project of Pus Rad

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Mordy Laye and the Group Modular - The Mystery of Mordy Laye

Just going through Fact Mag's Top 20 Bandcamp Releases of 2013 list and came across this

Radiophonic library funk moog doings. Ghost Box gone bachelor pad? Stereolab but dustier? Quality stuff.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Drop Dead - s/t 1993

Lashings of thrashings from the kings of fast hardcore. It's 20 years old but still sounds as brutal as ever. They've put up all their other releases as well so dig in.

Naturally i reckon more older bands should put their back catalogue up like this.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Fierce And The Dead - Spooky Action

80s King Crimson meets The Raincoats meets Sleepytime Gorilla Museum?