Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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
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
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)
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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
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)
DL: GLOBAL DEPRESSION
Monday, October 13, 2014
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
Friday, October 10, 2014
Weird. I had be meaning to post this and was just thinking about it, when whadda ya know, it gets requested. Happy to do so.
Formed in Louisville, KY, Plows fuse the sonic discord of Nation of Ulysses with the rhythmic dirge of Shellac. Guitarist/vocalist David Brooks and drummer/vocalist Aaron Osbourne have made the familiar Dischord Records sound their own, applying a heavy blanket of detuned guitar and creating a crashing and percussive sound that is simultaneously thick and jangly. Plows released a split 7" with Young Widows, a split 7" with Prideswallower (which I just discovered and need to find), this full-length debut, and another full length made up of demos called I Hate My Car and I Want To Drive. Enjoy!
(Plows - 2007)
DL: THOSE PEOPLE
Thursday, October 9, 2014
So I posted these guys before here. This is their new EP of epic proportions. 4 ditty's of heavy, sludgy noise that definitely sits these guys comfortably at a dinner party with newer noise like Hawks, Blacklisters, and Whores. The artwork kicks ass too. So do yourself a favor and snag this up faster than a gigantic hungry alien slug monster sucking down human flesh and meat for a midnight scarfing after binge drinking all night.
(Money Fire Reocords - 2014)
BANDCAMP: WHEN YOU DIE
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
So this here band Bull, from Chicago, has a single before this (which I should probably post as well) and featured members of Big Black, Shiny Beast and The Hedonists. This is doesn't have all the same players and moving parts as that single, but its pretty close, and is still a fucking badass mini record. If you like Glazed Baby, Distorted Pony, Big Black, Jesus Lizard, 90s noise rock, etc. and have good taste in shoes, then you will dig this. Go ahead. Click away now down below. Your welcome.
(Homestead - 1993)
DL: GORDON ZONE