Friday, December 19, 2014

ALGER HISS - GRAFT VS HOST (1997)




















(By request)
Noise rock trio from NYC that existed between 1994 - 2007. This was Alger Hiss' 2nd and last recording, (as far as I know), with an EP before this.  Lots of swirling and whirling guitar action happening here, very similar to mathy Sonic Youth. Throw in some Slint and weird early Butthole Surfers influences and you're cooking.
(Feldspar Records - 1997)

DL: GRAFT VS HOST

Thursday, December 18, 2014

JARS - A MOVABLE FEAST (2013) & ARMS/SHELTER (2014)




















Ok lets shift from the David U/ Distorted Pony stuff for a second.

So Jars are a killer noise rock 4-piece from the Russian Federation. They punch, kick and scratch at you with angular and thick rhythm sounds similar to Metz and/or Young Widows, and with a gruff vocal style similar to Shaved Women.
Check out 'A Movable Feast', which is a 6-song mini-album, and also their new 'Arms/Shelter' 2-song EP, which I've easily and conveniently made links to their Bandcamp for you below. Who loves ya?
(They Live! / Not Only One Side Records - 2013)

DL: A MOVABLE FEAST
DL: ARMS / SHELTER

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DISTORMINAL DEADWAX - SELF TITLED (2012)




















So sticking with the David Uskovich projects, here's one I just discovered.
A 6-song EP of sorts from Distorminal Deadwax.
It definitely has a Distorted Pony sound, but adds some experimental and avant-garde sounds, and almost has an industrial tinge at times. Collaboration features members that were in Alien Sex Fiend, Headcleaner, Terminal Cheesecake, Fire Pariah. You'll definitely dig this if you're into Distorted Pony.
(Gibbon Envy Recordings - 2012)

DL: DISTORMINAL DEADWAX

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SWITCHHITTER - ACADEMY (1999)




















So I posted a bunch of Distorted Pony earlier, and mentioned some of the other projects that David Uskovich was involved with. I've posted Sweet Pea which was almost directly after Distorted Pony. And then Switchhitter came about after that. It's noisy 90s rock goodness that will put smiles on all of those shit eating grins of yours.
(Framed! Records - 1999)

DL: ACADEMY

Monday, December 15, 2014

PAPER TARGET - PAPER TARGET EP (2013)




















Blistering instrumental noise rock from Paper Target outta New York. This 6 song EP/album type thing is thicker and chunkier than Aunt Beatrice's homemade pancakes. Angular drums and rhythms, and feedback screeching all over the place. Yes!
Don't really know much else, but that shouldn't hold you back from checking this out. Do it!
(Schizorama - 2013)

DL: PAPER TARGET

Saturday, December 13, 2014

HEROD - THEY WERE NONE (2014)




















For a band to come from a country that is neutral on war and conflict, these guys sure are angry and make a power-violent ruckus... I'm into it. And they're making me crave some hot chocolate too.

Swiss masters of post-hardcore/metallic/sludge//noise (or whatever other names you want to throw in the pot), Herod, drop a devastatingly brutal and heavy debut album on this weak world. This thing is like a wrecking ball to the head and sternum. A crusher beast destroyer that recalls riffs found in a Neurosis, Cult of Luna, Brutal Truth or Burnt by the Sun record, while at times getting a little math-metal-y, reminding me of Meshuggah.

Probably a little more on the metal and super produced side of the spectrum for what you normally find here at the staticfraction blog-o-rino. But fuck it! Its good shit. Music to vacuum and clean your house really fast too.
Turn it up!!
(Mighty Music - 2014)

HEROD BANDCAMP

Friday, December 12, 2014

THIGHS - THIGHS (2012)




















Have you ever had the urge to plop down right in front of a bunch of people running on the treadmill while you scarf down a big greasy pizza?
Well Thighs are from Toronto, Canada, who sound like a mix of Arab on Radar, Cop Shoot Cop, Pussy Galore, US Maple and Pissed Jeans, and would make a pretty good background soundtrack for you're eating your pizza and watching those people sweat, while they watch you eat your tasty pie.
Do you have any hot red pepper I can borrow?
(Not Unlike - 2012)

DL: THIGHS

Thursday, December 11, 2014

ROUGH ROPE - DEMOS AND WIZARDS (2011)
















Heavy-ass, sludge-punch to the gut, pigfuck noise rock to the extreme from Chattanooga, Tennessee.
If you like KEN Mode, Zoroaster, Moutheater, Eyehategod and Melvins, you should dig this.
(Self-released - 2011)

DL: DEMOS AND WIZARDS

HARD-ONS / MELVINS SPLIT 7" (2014)




















It's the Hard-ons. You should know them.
And the Melvins. Now I know you have heard of these guys.
Split 7" which sold out faster than a fart in a fan factory.
But at least you can listen to it here.
(WeEmptyRooms - 2014)

WE EMPTY BANDCAMP

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

USELESS CHILDREN - POST ENDING/PRE COMPLETION (2012)




















With a drunk and dirty lumbering assault, Melbourne Australia's Useless Children smashes you down and drags you along a rough groove. They drown you with mashing drums, chunky bass, screeching drugged out and fuzzed out guitars, and crazed vocals, then thrown into a wood-chipper and spewed out into lump of muddy dust-chunks and noise.
You definitely hear your Flipper and Feedtime sounds in there, mixed with Brainbombs, Butthole Surfers, Killdozer and Ed Hall. This is probably not the definition of 'holiday party' music, but would be funny if you snuck it into the mix.
(Iron Lung - 2012)

DL: POST ENDING/PRE COMPLETION
BANDYCAMP