Showing posts from May, 2018

No Ripcord: Lithics

Mating Surfaces , the newest album from Portland rockers Lithics , is out now at Kill Rock Stars .  You can find a review of the album at  No Ripcord . Lithics Mating Surfaces Kill Rock Stars Released: 5.25.18 Sincerely, Letters From A Tapehead

New Selections — Oh Sees, Spectres, Lithics, Covet, Wooden Shjips

Here are a couple of weeks' worth of songs to enjoy.  Oh Sees : "Overthrown" (via Castle Face Records / Bandcamp ) This track is to be featured in an upcoming new Oh Sees album, Smote Reverser . Overthrown by Oh Sees __________________________________________________________ Spectres : "End Waltz (Mun Sing Remix)" (via Sonic Cathedral / Bandcamp ) From Spectres ' upcoming remix EP, WTF.   It's available for pre-order at Spectres' Bandcamp page. WTF by Spectres __________________________________________________________ Lithics : "Glass of Water" (via Kill Rock Stars /YouTube) From the upcoming new Lithics LP, Mating Surfaces .  The album is scheduled to release, 5.25. __________________________________________________________ Covet : "Shibuya (feat. San Holo )" (via Speakeasy PR/ Triple Crown Records /YouTube) From Speakeasy PR: COVET RELEASE EFFLORESCE O

What's (Re)New? — Pain Of Mind by Neurosis

A few days ahead of its scheduled reissue, Neurosis ' 1987 debut LP, Pain Of Mind , is currently streaming at the group's Bandcamp site and pre-order links for the physical releases, which include color options for vinyl, are available at Neurot Recordings .  Highly anthemic, raw, and certainly energized, Pain Of Mind precedes the band's first actual steps toward the path that Neurosis would eventually cut for themselves, pioneering a version of metal music that investigated how sound could be explored and the treasures those deep recesses could hold.  Released at a time when hardcore was going through its midlife crisis, faced with either the possibility of growing musically or staying the course, Pain Of Mind is itself a crossover release, musically ahead of the lockstep one-two punch typified by hardcore's highest esteemed while adhering to the genre's speed, song length economy and aggression.  It's a blistering listen.   Pain Of Mind will be

Buys & Receipt — Axebreaker, Ultravox, Magazine, Tangerine Dream, Die Kreuzen, Paul McCartney, U.S. Girls, The Jesus Lizard, Goblin, Oh Sees, OCS, Sleep

Axebreaker : The Whited Sepulcher  The Whited Sepulcher by Axebreaker Ultravox : "Passing Strangers" Magazine : "Vigilance" Tangerine Dream : "Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme)" Die Kreuzen : "Wish" Paul McCartney : "Temporary Secretary" U.S. Girls : "National Anthem" & "Pearly Gates" The Jesus Lizard : "Bloody Mary" Goblin: "L'alba Dei Morti Viventi" Oh Sees : "A Few Days of Reflection" OCS : "Cannibal Planet" Sleep : "Marijuanaut's Theme" Sincerely, Letters From A Tapehead

New Selections — Maff, Jaye Jayle, Becky and the Birds, Yonatan Gat, MIEN, Carla Bozulich, Clebs, Weathered Statues

Here are some songs to consider.  Please enjoy.  Maff : "Desfile" & "Hawaii" (via Shameless Promotion / Bandcamp ) "Desfile" and "Hawaii" are both featured on Maff 's newly released digital EP, Melaniña , which can be purchased at the band's Bandcamp site. Melaniña by Maff Melaniña by Maff __________________________________________________________ Jaye Jayle : "Ode to Betsy" (via Rarely Unable/ Sargent House /YouTube) From Rarely Unable:  JAYE JAYLE ANNOUNCES NO TRAIL AND OTHER UNHOLY PATHS , NEW ALBUM OUT ON JUNE 29TH ON SARGENT HOUSE IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE SMOKEY, HYPNOTIC SONG " ODE TO BETSY " Jaye Jayle , Evan Patterson ’s Americana-noir project, has not only opened a new chapter for the Young Widows frontman—it’s blossomed into a universe all its own. The newest arc in the Jaye Jayle narrative has been revealed with the announcement of the band’s latest album No T