Archive for December, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I caught this on VBS.TV and I highly recommend watching it. A little documentary about Norwegian Black Metal bands and more specifically the singer of one.
Friday, December 5, 2008
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Friday, December 5, 2008
My Cousin Roy of Wurst Edits will be in town this weekend playing some of the finest disco edits and select cuts from his beautiful collection. Tonight he is at the Kitty Cat Klub and tomorrow Too Much love.
We’ll all be out tonight. I think I’m going to bring the Polaroid cam and drink champagne. Rare that we get this type of chunes in the city however it seems to be happening more and more often . I LIKE IT A LOT.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The Idjut Boys have a lot of aliases but under their Phantom Slasher one they released an album titled, Key To The Tripod. So far I’ve really liked it. Someone once described them as the “Avalanches of 2008″ or even the “Girl Talk” of disco (I know rite?)… then someone told me it was just a “disco edits” album. Whoever said these things to me is unknown but try it out for yourself.
Phantom Slasher – I Got My Love
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Wesley Eisold is a dude I’ve never heard of before because I never liked hardcore music. Dude used to play in a few bands called Some Girls, Give Up The Ghost, and XO Skeletons, bands I had never actually heard before recently but had seen in the makeoutclub profiles of many chubby 17-year olds with snakebites. I tried to listen to that shit and I mean maybe it’s good in some kind of weird relative sense but I can’t hear this stuff without imaging some dude in an Atreyu tee bending over with one arm behind his back growling I DONNNNNNN’T DOOOOOO DRUUUGGGGGGSSSS
Cold Cave has the distinction of having released what is basically a pop single on Hospital Productions, a noise label run out of NYC by power electronics Wunderkind Dominick Fenrow, who performs and releases music as Prurient. In addition to Fenrow’s own releases, Hospital has pretty much been the province of power noise and NYC improvisational noise rock – the label’s catalogue includes countless releases by stalwarts like Wolf Eyes, Hair Police, and Double Leopards. This year’s unrelenting Challenger by Burning Star Core is probably the most accessible thing I’d ever heard on Hospital before now, and it’s not very accessible.
The Cold Cave shit though, it’s way different. Moody, restrained songs wrapped up in this big trashy fucking mess of poorly recorded keyboards and swampy static. Far from noodly dabbling like Tickley Feather or other homespun casio pop, this music is driven by a strong feeling of aggression and purpose. The clipping, screeching, and static feels intentional rather than incidental, and the songs themselves are powerful and deliberate. The recording is all pretty rough, but I bet seeing these dudes live is a lot like going to the shows that first started getting people psyched about No Age a couple years ago.
I can’t get ahold of any Ye Old Maids material – google searches just turn up frustrating threads on makeoutclub and How’s Your Edge (not kidding) by a bunch of aging hXc morons that wish he’d just go back to play hardcore. I heard somewhere that they’re going to be releasing something on the Wavves-affiliated GHOST RAMP RECORDINGS, which is surely good news for everyone.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008