Showing posts from June, 2016

Daughter of a Tapehead: Deerhoof at Union Transfer — 6.25.16

Kill Alters Blank Spell Deerhoof Union Transfer , 6.25.16 Isabella , a.k.a., Daughter of a Tapehead , attended her very first concert on Saturday.  She wrote the following: P.S. — I would personally like to thank the very accommodating people at Union Transfer.  When we arrived Saturday, my daughter was treated almost like royalty.  She was given a reserved seat very close to the stage so she had no issue with obstructed views, the venue manager stopped by to greet her and ask if there was anything we needed, and the patrons were incredibly sweet to her.  As a first concert experience, Isabella's couldn't have been better. I would also like to thank Deerhoof , who took the time to sign Isabella's ticket stub and chat with her a bit at the end of the show.  With us, you have a family of fans for life.   Sincerely, Letters From A Tapehead

Daughter of a Tapehead: Deerhoof Day!

We're ready for our first concert! Sincerely, Letters From A Tapehead

No Ripcord: Virus

Virus Memento Collider Karisma Records Released: 6.4.16 No Ripcord review Sincerely, Letters From A Tapehead

Shopping For Records: Spazz, Hex Horizontal, Pentagram, Naked Lunch

I haven't pulled one of these together in a while.  Mostly reissues... Tankcrimes Spazz Sweatin To The Oldies & Sweatin' 3: Skatin' Satan & Katon Tankcrimes Reissued: 3.2016 As compilations go, few overwhelm as easily as Sweatin’ to the Oldies and Sweatin’ 3: Skatin’ Satan & Katon , two of the three volumes of rare, obscure or out-of-print material from the powerviolence band, Spazz . Originally released in 1997 and 2001 respectively via Slap A Ham Records , these Sweatin ’ collections are packed with aggression, their contents numbering well past the 60 mark in terms of track length. These CDs were my driving soundtrack for a solid month, Spazz’s growling, thrashing chaos appropriately scoring my day-to-day on road interactions with fellow commuters. This isn’t a collection meant for easy listening in an environment designed with relaxation and meditation in mind. Spazz is music, a term many may cite as loosely applied, for upsetting crowds

"Gotta Read the Labels:" Silber Records

For twenty years, Brian John Mitchell of Silber Records has been independently releasing ambient and drone projects from numerous performers and bands while publishing zines and comic books and holding down paid gigs in the real world.  While I have written about some of Silber's releases in the past, I thought I'd take the opportunity to throw a spotlight on the label by posting about three new releases for June.  If you like what you hear, I encourage you to head over to the site and spend a couple bucks.   Yellow6 Springsun/Conrad#2 Silber Records Released: 5.30.16 See that cover?  That's exactly what Yellow6 's two-track Springsun/Conrad#2 release sounds like.  Gorgeous and vast, it's the type of lush and ambient arrangement you want to hear as dawn transitions into morning.  You can purchase the album digitally here . springsun by Yellow6    Chvad SB Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20 Silber Records Released: 5.30.16 Chvad SB