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lanegan.dalton

7-INCH BITCH #2

THE DESPERATE BICYCLES “The Medium Was Tedium” b/w “Don’t Back The Front THE DESPERATE BICYCLES “Smokescreen” b/w “Handlebars” These singles go for a fortune when you can find them so I was happy to see that they were being reissued/bootlegged. Happiness short lived. These sound like shit. Save your money. I wish I had. [Refill] […]

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MAJORS’ OPINION #1

THE BURZUM I USED TO KNOW With summer fully baking down upon us the season brings us many delightful gifts: The warm weather which draws out the ladies in the newest most revealing couture; A slew of concert festivals and of course new vinyl releases for everyone to criticize. Somehow people have a love/hate relationship […]

atlassound

7-INCH BITCH

ATLAS SOUND “Parallax” b/w “Oh Ricky” The Bradford Cox machine never rests. He’s the motherfucking Prince of indie rock. I’d give that title to Robert Pollard but he’s not weird enough. The A-side is lifted straight off the LP of the same name but the B-side is what makes this 7” interesting. There are two […]

© Troy Brookins

SCRATCH ACID live at Webster Hall, New York City; November 7th, 2011

Most musicians never start one good band, but Dave Yow and David Sims did it twice as charter members of Scratch Acid and The Jesus Lizard. While each guy posses a singular vision of what it is that they do —Yow with his garbled manly warble and Sims with his intricate and implacable bass figures—they […]

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DEATH RATTLE #5

As the Winter hung around for a bit longer this year–winding up being my favorite seasonal spectacle—the promise of Spring seemed to have been just that, a promise that would never come to fruition. But, goddamn, that first day smelled like life (that smell that has been forgotten in the icy banks) it was impossible […]

Unlight

DEATH RATTLE #4

Cold wind biting means only one thing and that is that it is goddamn cold out there… at least in this part of the country that has seasons. As the nights get blacker and bleaker (how about that Solstice/lunar eclipse, huh?) so does the metal… and that is a wonderful occasion. Where I celebrated thrash […]

beefheart WEB

Also, a tin teardrop. On the passing of CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

“Once you’ve heard Beefheart, it’s hard to wash him out of your clothes. It stains, like coffee or blood.” -Tom Waits Don Van Vliet, better known to music fans everywhere as Captain Beefheart, died last month after a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis. While his death was certainly not unexpected, and the man hasn’t recorded […]

wizzard+sleeve

WIZZARD SLEEVE: Codeine-Sharting in the Confederate Glue Goth Tard Wave Pool

Wizzard Sleeve is not for everyone. The vast majority of Hipsterslovakian provincials in remote outposts like, say, Brooklyn, aren’t hip enough, or, more to the point, they’re so hip, they’re unhip. Negative and/or condescendingly (“Can you believe these guys are from Alabama? That’s CRAZY!”) dismissive reviews of Wizzard Sleeve’s debut album, written in prose redolent […]

Black Tusk

DEATH RATTLE #3

With the sunshine-y days waning and bowing to the lengthened nights and the Harvest Moon well behind it is time to shut oneself in for lengthened periods of time and delve deeper and deeper into our favorite homestead habits. For myself, as you may have guessed, that means the music input is doubled and the […]

nobunny.firstblood

NOBUNNY: The Horniness of The Long-Distance Rabbit

The tabloids are full of rumors that Nobunny is, in “real life,” this friend of mine named Justin Champlin. Fair enough—and it is a little strange how you never see the two in the same place at the same time—but it’s more fun to imagine Nobunny as some kind of inter-planetary being—hailing from some magical […]