Showing posts from September, 2018

No Ripcord: Exploded View

Exploded View Obey Sacred Bones Records Released:  9.28.18 No Ripcord review. Sincerely, Letters From A Tapehead

New Selections — Tera Melos, Wume, Zealotry, Under, Daniel Carter-Patrick Holmes-Matthew Putman-Hilliard Greene-Federico Ughi, Mackenzie Davis-Carrie Coon-Andrew Brassell

Some songs to end the week. Enjoy! Tera Melos : "Lemon Grove" ft. Rob Crow (via Us-Them Group / Sargent House / YouTube) Via Us/Them Group: Tera Melos share a new song from their forthcoming EP today. The track "Lemon Grove" features Rob Crow ( Pinback ) sharing vocals with vocalist/guitarist Nick Reinhart . The song is culled from the forthcoming 3-song Treasures and Trolls EP on Sargent House. Hear and share "Lemon Grove" via YouTube HERE . Tera Melos also launch extensive North American tour dates in November, first headlining with support from Mouse On The Keys , followed by the main support slot on the farewell tour of Minus The Bear . Please see dates below. Treasures and Trolls will be available November 2nd, 2018 on 7" vinyl and download via Sargent House. Pre-orders are available HERE (all store & streaming links) and via HelloMerch and Bandcamp . TERA MELOS TOUR 2018 NOV 02 SLC, UT @ Kilby Court * NOV 03 Denver, CO @ L

EP Talk — A Dainty Bit by AD.UL.T

AD.UL.T A Dainty Bit EP Released: 7.13.18 AD.UL.T is what Lightning Bolt or Hella may have sounded like had their members sat down for a month with Frank Zappa ’s 200 Motels and spun its host of ensemble-led absurdities while absorbing every intense, complex, and comedically taut second. From the vocal performance of the opening track “Pole Shift,” a nonsensical and undulating wall of queasy sound that glazes its otherwise reductive bass-n-drum musical progressions, AD.UL.T aims to generate and twist density and atmosphere into something both engaging and strange. For the span of its 10-minute runtime, A Dainty Bit is a packed listen, AD.UL.T’s shape of garage-infused punk prog to come demonstrated via raw harmonized calculation (“Slutty”), start-stop rhythmic and melodic shifts (“SELAH”) and a rather sinister closer (“700,000 FEMA Coffins”). For all its sensory plentitude, four tracks is the perfect length.  A Dainty Bit by AD.UL.T Sincerely, Letters From A Tapehead

No Ripcord: Guerilla Toss

Guerilla Toss Twisted Crystal DFA Records Released:  9.14.18 No Ripcord review. Sincerely, Letters From A Tapehead

The Mon: "Doppelleben"

Acting somewhat contrary to his normal work with the doom metal colossus Ufomammut , vocalist/bassist Urlo performs as The Mon , whose new album, Doppelleben , will be out November 8th. The title track is gorgeously layered and the track's accompanying video adds a hypnotic quality to this already meditative and immersive piece.  You can view the video below: Doppelleben will be released through Supernatural Cat . All info and links were provided by Rarely Unable. Via Rarely Unable: THE MON SHARES A VIDEO FOR THE TITLE TRACK TO DOPPELLEBEN , THE DEBUT FROM THE NEW PROJECT BY THE UFOMAMMUT MEMBER, DUE FOR RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 8TH VIA SUPERNATURAL CAT The Mon, the new solo project by Urlo - best known as the lead vocalist, bass and synth player in heavy trio Ufomammut - officially announces the debut album Doppelleben , due for release on Supernatural Cat on November 8th. An official video for the album’s title track has been shared. In addition, the artwork, track

New Selections — Death Valley Girls, Saturn and the Sun, Eiko Ishibashi, Hekla, The Soft Moon, An Eagle in your Mind, J Mascis, Cripple Bastards, Pig Destroyer

Some new singles and others I've been meaning to post. Enjoy. Death Valley Girls :  " More Dead " (via Stereo Sanctity /  Suicide Squeeze  / YouTube) Via Stereo Sanctity: After recently announcing that their new album Darkness Rains is set for release on Oct 5th via Suicide Squeeze Records, Los Angeles doom boogie/dystopian punk/occult glam rockers Death Valley Girls have shared a new single & video entitled " More Dead ". Speaking about the new track, the band commented: "After having experiences with people we love struggling to stay alive, we believe the harder the battle, the less one is able to ask for help. We wanted to write a song about how important and necessary each person is, especially these days. We need numbers now more than ever to fight the good fight." The video director Dylan Mars Greenberg went on to add “I wanted to create a video that dealt with a serious issue that affected both Bonnie and I but in an abs

The Key: The Jesus Lizard — 9.8

All Souls The Jesus Lizard Union Transfer 9.8.18 Following my interview with David Yow , I was able to attend the Philly stop of  The Jesus Lizard 's current run of shows at Union Transfer. I want to state for the record that David Yow is 58 years old and I hope to possess an iota of the energy he burned through during that gig by the time I'm his age. I also never want to see a younger band or performer visibly worn out after a much less physically demanding show. The Jesus Lizard played three encores that were three to five songs apiece after an hour or more of constant crowd engagement, (i.e. body surfing, stage diving, being yanked), while pounding us all with decibel after decibel. The theater of it all was a sight to behold and I'm fortunate I had the opportunity to witness it. This show review was also written for Philadelphia's The Key . Please check out the live photos by Josh Pelta-Heller , because my iPhone shots are nowhere near as good. The Key:

Ex Hex — 9.10.18

EZTV Ex Hex Boot & Saddle, 9.10.18. Mary Timony continues to rule. I was happy to have the opportunity to watch her play. Sincerely, Letters From A Tapehead

The Key: Interview w/ David Yow of The Jesus Lizard

So, I had the opportunity to interview The Jesus Lizard 's legendary vocalist, David Yow . As it worked out, I had to take the call in my office at my day job, hoping that no sudden work-related emergencies would interrupt our conversation. Luckily, that didn't happen. This is my first article for Philadelphia's The Key , which is the editorial arm of 88.5 WXPN . Enjoy. photo by: Joshua Black Wilkins The Key  interview w/ David Yow Sincerely, Letters From A Tapehead