Friday, October 24, 2014

SPECIAL PEOPLE - DAVID CARRADINE STYLE +2 (2014)
















(Band submission)
So this was sent my way from Special People, some fine folks from Baltimore, MD. 
2 full lengths, each available on cassette, and also a 7" should get your motor running. This 4 piece takes a mad stroll down the street with a bazooka leveling everyone and everything in their path. So watch out. Especially you in the Target purchased Beastie Boys shirt.
For the most part they're fuzzed out and crunched out, dirty and grimey noise punk, Drunks With Guns, Pissed Jeans and White Drugs kinda schtuff, but underlying sounds similar to Unwound or Treepeople are apparent too. I could see these guys being on Sub Pop some day. Wouldn't you agree?
(Self-released - 2014)

BANDCAMP: DAVID CARRADINE
BANDCAMP: PLANT

Thursday, October 23, 2014

ULTRACOÏT - SEX CHURCH (2014)




















Jeez, I call this a noise rock blog, and haven't posted this yet? Actually, I thought I did, but apparently not. So I apologize for my slack-ass and ball dropping behavior. I remember hearing this and thinking, goddamn this is gotta go on the site, but somewhere along the way I forgot. Must've been all those shark diving excursions I've been on recently.
Anywho, if you're a fan of Helmet, Unsane, Whores, Hawks...you know, the go-tos....yup its that good... Bust out your leather shorts, studded belts, and dominatrix masks, let's get weird!

BANDCAMP
DL: SEX CHURCH

POLES - PAMPLEMOUSTIQUE EP (2014)




















Some pretty bombastic instrumental noise/math rock from this 3 piece from Paris / Lyon France. The songs go from intricate guitar tomfoolery, to balls out, frenetic and chaotic rip-roaring blasts.
There are 4 songs on the EP, but they only have 3 tracks up for now. Not sure why.
Recommended if you like Lightning Bolt, Don Caballero, Lynx, June of 44, mixing DayQuil, cough syrup and expresso and whiskey shots. Eeeeeeeeeeee!
(Self-released - 2014)

BANDCAMP: POLES

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ITHAQUA - DEATH DRAIN (2014)


















Ithaqua is from Melbourne Austrailia. They're a huge, heavy, sludgy, doomy kinda thing, with some experimental soundscapes and spacey hallucinatory aural texture creeping in through the cracks of your brain matter. This is their new 4 song soul crusher, an EP by normal standards, but with songs reaching the 6 and 8 minute mark, this haymaker will give you the maximum amount of pummeling necessary to make your head explode. Ba-Boom!!
(We Empty Rooms - 2014)

BANDCAMP: DEATH DRAIN

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MILLIONS - GATHER SCATTER (2009)




















So continuing on with related posts and following up the last one....Whoa, 3 related posts. I'm putting waaay too much thinking into this shit.
So Millions features a member from Gasoline Fight as well as head honcho of the metal label Seventh Rule Recordings. The band consist of 4 friendly burnouts from Chicago and Portland whose sounds slam those white chompers into the back of your head with its jagged fury. They're not metal, but aggressive, angular, mathy, balls out hardcore tinged noise punk... a healthy mix of Sweet Cobra, Unwound, Ken Mode, Drive Like Jehu, and Botch. Saddle up and ride!
(Seventh Rule - 2009)

DL: GATHER SCATTER

Monday, October 20, 2014

GASOLINE FIGHT - USELESS PIECES OF WEAPONRY (2004)




















So relating to the last post... this short, one release EP from Chicago's Gasoline Fight, features one of the members now in Volunteer. It also features members of Sweep the Leg Johnny, Small Brown Bike and Millions, and is more on the punk side of the spectrum. But a close listen reveals killer complex mathy parts, and noisy, angular and crunchy guitar tinges not unlike a cocktail mix of Drive Like Jehu and Helmet. Go on...try it out.
(Thick Records - 2004)

DL: USELESS PIECE OF WEAPONRY

Friday, October 17, 2014

VOLUNTEER - GONER EP (2014)




















Mentioned these guys here before. Some friends of mine from the foamy Beer City in Wisconsin.

So this slab elbows and knees you in the gut to take you down, then crushes your limp ass like a hydraulic press. And then each of the 4 songs acts as torpedo strikes to destroy and finish off the rest of you. The bits and pieces that remain of your sad self, will know you went out getting the best ass-kicking you've ever had!

Consisting of 3 original, lurching chunks of heaviness, and a scuzzed-out, killer and barely recognizable Jawbreaker cover, this EP can be picked up as a 10" at the below at the link. The album art was designed and screen printed by band member, taco eater and head honcho of The Bureau of Print Research and Design. Batten down the hatches!!
(Forge Again Records/Triple Eye Industries - 2014)

BANDCAMP: GONER

Thursday, October 16, 2014

NO WAY - SING PRAISES (2014)




















(Band submission)
These 4 hoodlums from New York called No Way, love pizza (I can only assume) and play heavy-ass, noiseee, and sludgy as fuck dirt grinder rock. This is their debut 4-nugget slimeball of an EP that bludgeons and batters up and down your wimpy ass. Something like Pissed Jeans meets Whores meets Fight Amp meets blown ear drums. Yeah!
(More Mutant Music Inc - 2014)

DL/BANDCAMP: NO WAY

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HAMMERHEAD - GLOBAL DEPRESSION (2014)




















These guys really need no fancy introduction or lengthy description. They've been blowing out our eardrums out for years and continue to do so on their new EP. From Amrep to Learning Curve, so they haven't strayed far for distribution. Always a favorite and a Big Ass Grin on my face.
(Learning Curve - 2014)

BANDCAMP  
DL: GLOBAL DEPRESSION

Monday, October 13, 2014

JOE 4 - NJEGOV SIN (2012)




















So, you can tell right off the bat from the first listen, that these guys are fans of Shellac, Tar, 90s Amrep/Touch and Go type stuff. They even got Steve Albini and Bob Weston for the recording process, doing it analog and to tape. Yay analog!! Kinda funny they mention that Albini played scrabble on Facebook the whole time and probably doesn't remember what the record sounds like. He's that good I guess.
So this is the first full length from Zagreb, Croatia's Joe 4. They have a previous EP called Enola Gay which is pretty badass, and a couple of newer songs on a compilation that are all at the Bandcamp link below. So click around and explore. You'll be glad you did.
(Whosbrain Records - 2012)

DL/BANDCAMP: NJEGOV SIN