Friday, April 17, 2015
Its Friday! Time for the weekend!
Let's kick things off with the kings of noise rock...and some live UNSANE!
This is a live recording from back in 1996 so you get Scrape starting things off. Then they roll on through, bringing the brutality with Street Sweeper, Body Bomb, Urge to Kill, Empty Cartridge and more. 11 songs in all and they sound great.
That's all I need to say. Crack open some beers, download this, and get the weekend started right!!
(Bloody Butterfly - 1996)
DL: ATTACK IN JAPAN
Been on a Peel Sessions kick lately.
Why? Because these little different recordings are fucking cool. Let's keep 'em going.
This is the 4 song session that Big Black did back in 1987. The sound quality isn't great, but isn't piss poor either.
Features Steve Albini 'Throbbing muscle of love guitar and cat being run over vocals'.
Santiago Durango 'Rambo guitar and electrodes to the gonads vocals'.
And David Riley 'Subsonic, chainsaw bass, court stud-master and band philosopher.
(Peel Sessions - 1988)
DL: BIG BLACK PEEL
Hey you! Check it out! More explosive, jagged and angry noise rock from Seattle's Madraso.
I posted their full length a short bit ago right here.
This is their equally brain ratcheting and face pummeling 7-song ep that preceded that record.
Its a self released endeavor, and sounds fantastic.
If you have good taste and like nice things like Faucet, Jesus Lizard, Table, Dazzling Killmen, and Keelhaul, then this is for you.
Most definitely recommended and required. OOOOOF!!
(Self-released - 2007)
DL: THEME OF CONSEQUENSE
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Bacon Wagon you say? Is that a cart that comes around your home and rings a bell. Then we all pile out of our homes to get some yummy bacon in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Like the ice cream man...only...with bacon!! Damn that sounds good.
OK lets get to what this is really about. Bacon Wagon is/was from Sweden and play dirty, crunchy and thick noise rock. These 2 split slabs from back in 2004 and 2008 will smack you silly. One with fellow Swedes, Instrumen. The other with Dactyl from the US, who all play similar, heavy and ear distorting noise rock. A full length by Bacon Wagon floats in the archives if you feel like going on a bacon hunt.
Umm yes I'll take a bacon snow cone, a bacon push-up pop, and a bacon crunch bar.
(Self-released - 2004 / Hit Dat - 2006)
DL: BACON WAGON SPLITS
Was doing some file organization and came across this little ditty. So I'm passing it along to you now.
4 song, double single between Boise, Idaho's Treepeople, and North Carolina's Archers of Loaf.
Here you'll find, each band covering each other on 2 songs. You know, the 'ol switch-er-roo trick.
Both bands are defunct now, but that shouldn't stop you from cranking these noisy indie rawk numbers all the way up.
(Sonic Bubblegum - 1994)
DL: TREE ARCHERS OF PEOPLE LOAF
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Just found this awesome site and had to share it with you cool people. I'm not gonna explain who Rodan are.
If you don't know them...then you have some homework to do.
Blue Screen Life basically has everything Rodan released with the exception of their full length, 'Rusty'.
Man, the internet rules, doesn't it?
Some of this stuff has been re-issued on the 'Fifteen Quiet Years' release that came out a couple years back. But there's definitely some other cool treats here, including their first, Aviary cassette.
Live stuff. Comp songs. Their 7". Peel Sessions. All from around 1994. Dig in, explore and enjoy!
DL: RODAN COOLNESS
Nazi Gold is a rock band from Austin, Texas, featuring members of Fleshlights, Dead Space, and Swans.
4-song loud rock EP that harkens back to early SST days.
Minutemen and fIREHOSE, with maybe some Hoover thrown in for good measure.
This is their 2nd release, after 2012s full length also found on their bandcamp page. I had a bit of a hard time getting thru the full lp, but this ep is more digestible. Especially with a tall, tasty brewski. Gulp!
(Super Secret Records - 2014)
DL: CLIMBING THE TOWER
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
So this is the new 8-song noise barrage from Russian Federation’s Jars. I was prepared to tell you how great a noise rock record this was, but after listening a more couple times, there’s a lot going on in this bundle. Every song seems to have a different energy and vibe… in a good way…weaving in and out of a variety of sounds.
Songs go from noise rock punches like an Unsane and Pissed Jeans, then get blazing hardcore fast like Grimple or Born Against. Then they slow things down adding power crunches like Nirvana, after which weaving back through aggressive Today is the Day anger, and even dirty it up, like a Drunks With Guns record.
Pretty killer stuff. Do yourseff a favor and snag this now. Get it a couple of times why not. Your ears will love you and hate you. Kinda like your significant other.
(Self - Released - 2015)
So this is a cool little nugget. Kill Yourself was from the UK and this album was apparently recorded back in 2002, but not released til 2013. Not sure of the dealio with that, but who care. We can enjoy the shit out of it now.
10 razor chunky blasts that will hit yer sweet spot. Take all the cool shit about Rapeman, Shellac, Fugazi, and Phleg Camp, and throw them on a missle. Then strap yourself on top and get ready to go for a fun, skin stretching ride.
This could have easily been on Touch and Go back in the day. That's all I'm gonna say.
(Obscene Baby Auction - 2013)
DL: PRISM SONGS