Monday, March 31, 2014
Some friends of mine who make a loud, heavy rawkus from Milwaukee, WI.
If you have good taste and like things like Unsane, Young Widows, Deadguy, Helmet, tacos, and beer, then you will want to blast this through your earholes. Also, the jacket was screen-printed on french paper by Bureau of Print Research and Design.
(Underground Communique - 2013)
Friday, March 28, 2014
"The guitar parts crawl and lurk, reminiscent of the Jesus Lizard or some of the snakier, more aggro moments presented by bands like Crain, Rodan or the Shipping News while anchorage is provided by glutinous lumps of bass gloop that slide and slump ominously in the background"
- Collective zine review
So I didn't realize Baxter Stockman was a evil scientist from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, until I got some weird Google search results. I thought maybe it was the nerdy kid who lived next door who was always tinkering on those weird experiments at 3 am. Hey what's that green glow coming from the basement, and will I grow an extra eyeball out of my shoulder from it?
So this here record is on the Kult of Nihilow label from Finland, which has put out some killer releases by noise mongrels Throat and Tile. So if you like those bands, chances are pretty good you'll dig this too.
(Kult of Nihilow - 2013)
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Amrep head-honcho Haze XXL joins Gay Witch Abortion for this mammoth 26 minute gauntlet of fuzzed out noise goodness that assures you ringing and clanging in your ears and head for days. You know, on top of the other noises that are already in your brain matter. What a crazy messed up party that must be. Can I stop by? I'll bring chips and dip.
(Amphetamine Reptile - 2011)
DL: SNAKES BEHIND THE EYES
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Had to step away from the Glazed Baby posts for just a minute, because...WHOA! DAMN! These dudes from South Windsor, CT, a duo from what I can gather, play some seriously monster heavy doom sludge riffage. Ala, Eyehategod, Bongzilla, Yob, Buzzov-en, etc.
I don't post much stoner/doom stuff, but when I do...I post Stone Titan.
But seriously, I feel like there are a lot more stoner/doom blogs, and not as many dedicated to the ugly stepfamily of noise rock. But this is sludgy enough to fit in with the staticfraction roster methinks. So turn this up and get your heads crushed.
(Stonetitan Storenvy - 2013)
STONE TITAN BANDCAMP
Monday, March 24, 2014
So I promised more Glazed Baby and I deliver. This split 7" single with Season to Risk is one badass chunky, slab 'o wax. Both bands cranking out heavy, ugly and noisy goodness that you're fixing for. That crazy sibling that you have locked away in the attic and won't let them into our 'people world' would totally dig this too.
(AFFA - 1995)
Friday, March 21, 2014
I can already see that after this post, more Glazed Baby will have to grace the halls of staticfraction. So this was originally a 7". But the CDED came with more songs. Yay!
Noise / sludge / industrial dare I say?...type stuff from this 3 piece from back in the 90s. They have a similar vibe to Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, Mama Tick, or any early Amrep. Riveting, unhinged guitar, pounding, thudding bass and crazed, maniacal drums.
Its weird how they found this picture of me after too much coffee, sugar, booze and cough medicine for their cover art. And this was before the days of Flickr. Aaahhhhhwooooo!
(Allied Recorings - 1993)
DL: SQUEEZE THE TAIL
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Chicago’s booze fueled Basic Cable feature members of Heavy Times and Running. Their sloppy, blown out guitars, and punishing rhythms make for a noisy, punk-as-fuck attack that mashes your ass and tingles your dingles. The shouted, nasally, monotone, snarled vocals, is reminiscent of punk classics like Jello Biafra or John Staab from Government Issue. Imagine Pissed Jeans, Metz, Cows and Fang shotgunning cigarette-butt filled beers on a 16 hour pub crawl. Channeling bad vibes, and worse hangovers, this is a limited release (300 pressed. 100 on beer colored wax). One more for the road. Cheers!
(Permanent Records - 2013)
DL: I'M GOOD TO DRIVE
Monday, March 17, 2014
If you're coming to this blog regularly, you know the Cows. And if you're not comin' 'round regularly, then maybe you should. Its good for you. And for good stuff like this.
One of the few Cows singles not on Amphetamine Reptile.
(Insipid Vinyl - 1992)
DL: WOMAN INSIDE
Friday, March 14, 2014
This kinda came out of nowhere, but its pretty badass. My first thougth was that the artwork was similar to the Dead - Idiots art. It may be the same actually. I didn't look into it that far. I'm lazy.
But the music is in your face...(and ears, and eyes, and noses), crushing and brutal sludge noise from the UK! Deadguy meets KEN mode meets Kowloon Walled city. Hells yeah!
(Black Lake Records - 2013)
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Mathy noise with members of Don Caballero. Six Horse had 2 releases, this 7" and this 12". Oh, and they were on a split record as well. The 90s were good for little gems like this. 2 songs. Quick and painless. No medication required. For some of us, recommended and encouraged, but not required.
(Three Little Girls Recordings - 1994)
DL: DON'T DOUBT ANNIE
Since we were just talking about Crown Roast here and here, how could I not post more goodness by them. (And there was a request as well.) So this is a 7" they did, and from what I know, this was their last release as Crown Roast. And definitely the cutest little cover to accompany the loud and ugly ruckus that is on the wax inside. They did a single before this one, that I will post soon as well.
(Little Deputy - 1995)
DL: THREE COURSE MEAL
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
So I'll be the first to say that this isn't one the more exciting album covers I have seen. Makes me want to wear an ivy league blazer with a crest. That being said, the music more than makes up for it. Good noisy hullabaloo from this rock trio outta Salt Lake City, that gets yer head noddin' and bobbin'. If Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Jesus Lizard, Shellac, and Young Widows were all sitting in a dingy basement at a glue sniffing party, I'd say that would be pretty accurate.
(Self-released - 2013)
DL: JUDGE THE JUDGER
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Well since I just did a Crown Roast post here, and then found out that Rig was associated, I had to post the Rig 7". The A-side, Warthole is the same song on the album (a little different recording). And the B-side is different. Good stuff like Cherubs or Johnboy. Its cool discovering stuff like this. Thanks again to the friendly visitor who pointed this out.
(Unclean - 1993)
Monday, March 10, 2014
DL: DOG SHOW
By request and also because everyone needs more God Bullies in their lives. This is a solid post for ya...Dog Show, their 3rd full length, and the Millenium 7" which was their last release I believe, Before moving on to other projects like Hand Over Head, Thrall, and Th3yN3v3rSl33p. Check out more God Bullies here. More to come as well.
(Amphetamine Reptile - 1990 / Radial - 1995)
Friday, March 7, 2014
Really, really, really great noise rock from Austin's now defunct, Crown Roast. One of my favs actually. And soon to be yours. When the term 'noise rock' burrows into your funny looking ears and head, you think Amrep, Touch and Go, Shellac, naked David Yow, etc. etc.... But I always think Crown Roast should be in that conversion as well. It's a damn, cryin' shame they weren't bigger.
They only released this one full length and 2 other 7"s. (that I know of). And features future members of Hammerhead, Negative Step, Shit and Shine, and TODD. As McConaughey says...alright, alright, alright.
(Unclean Records - 1994)
DL: CROWN ROAST
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I recently just discovered the term Throw Back Thursday, or TBT. (I'm so out of touch with the kids lingo and social media these days. Ha). So I don't need a Thursday to post throwback bands, but this just happens to be working out this way. Score for you guys.
So this here noise blog and all the bands on it, are fundamentally influenced by Steve Albini and Big Black, whether they realize it or not. Big Black generated a lot of controversy due to their lyrics and album art imagery, and were also known for their DIY way of thinking against major labels and typical rock star stuff. This is classic stuff boys and girls. One of the pioneers of noise-rock. Now get to your homework.
(Homestead Records - 1986)
Good rukus from French noise rockers L' Enfance Rouge. This is one of those band names that I would totally butcher if I was still doing the podcast. One of the nice things about the blog, I can type it out, and send you guys on your merry way to enjoy.
So, don't know much about them actually. They have that 90s, Touch and Go thing going on, mixed with The Young Gods, the industrial, Wax Trax band from the late 80s. Maybe its just the guy and girl vocals in French. And you can pick it up for the low price of a measly $1000... I think its a joke. Right? a joke?
(Self-Released - 2014)
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
You know 'em, you love 'em. Mike Hard and Kalamazoo's God Bullies kicking your unholy asses sideways with their satirical and psychotic songs of horror, the occult and anything that gives you nightmares in general.
They were one of the heavy hitters on Amrep for years, outputting 4 full-length records there before moving over to AltT (that's how the kids say it these days, right?) to do this last album. They were part of the Amrep 25th anniversary show a few years back, and I thought they were the highlight!
(Alternative Tentacles - 1994)
DL: KILL THE KING
Monday, March 3, 2014
Good indie/math/noise goodness in the vein of Universal Order of Armageddon, Rye Coalition, Drive Like Jehu, VSS, Unwound. Lots of schizo guitars and vocals with weird song structures. T Tauri's music was hopeless, desperate, and completely devoid of catharsis or joy. Apparently this was the first group of 90's post punk bands to use the term "no wave" to describe their music. Too many of these bands were overlooked in the 90s. But goddamn they're good. Goddamn I say.
(Gold Standard Laboratories - 1997)
DL: ENDING DECONSTRUCTION
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Not the coolest name for a band that sounds like this. But it's as crushing as the trash compactor in Star Wars. 3 piece from Innsbruck Austria making one helluva sludgefest racket. In the loudest, heaviest, brutal way of course. 9 brusing blows to your lanky bag of bones sitting there listening to this muck.
(Sound Zero Records - 2014)
DL / BANDCAMP: BOUND TO GRAVITY