Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Some good start / stop rocking good shit from Pord, native to Marvejols, France. They definitely get you groovin' and shakin' your asses with Drive Like Jehu riffs and rhythms. Some complex guitar-ery ala Keelhaul, Don Caballero or Jesus Lizard to keep your head spinning. And the vocals are gruff but even in the mix as texture...Not too loud. Not too soft. Juuuuust right...Like mom's apple pie. Mmmmmm.
(Rejuvenation - 2011)
Monday, October 27, 2014
So keeping in line with the Reptilian Keystone Noise Rock series, here is a band that will be on #3. Like Faking, they are also out of Philly and having some pretty kickass sounding similarities to Unsane and Hammerhead. This is their older EP, but will keep your belly full until their new one punches us in the face. I'll keep an eye out and have it here.
(Self-released - 2013)
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Wow, no Helios Creed on this blog yet. Well time to change that pronto.
This is their 2nd full length, and first on Amrep, from way back in '89.
There were a bunch of Space Shuttle launches that year. I heard the astronauts loved Helios Creed.
(Amphetamine Reptile - 1989)
DL: THE LAST LAUGH
Friday, October 24, 2014
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
Thursday, October 23, 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!
DL: SEX CHURCH
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)
Wednesday, October 22, 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
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