Wednesday, April 2, 2014

golden pelicans - burn everything 7in

florida's most unruly gang of RnR destroyers, GOLDEN PELICANS, have a brand new 7 inch out on PELICAN POW WOW, entitled BURN EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!  and this ain't no false advertising!!!!!!!!!!

stripped down / blown out PUNK ROCK of the thuggish, drunken and budget variety doesn't get much more riot inciting and fun then these two bangers.......   BURN EVERYTHING is that roll the car windows down and fuck the world shout-a-long you've needed since you were thirteen (and might i add will always need)......... and the b side ain't no slouch either, HELL'S BUCKET will leave you with that perfect level of agitation, catharsis and ear ringing that any good garage punk song should.......

so if yer into BUCK BILOXI, MANATEEES, FOSTER CARE, GINO & THE GOONS, LIFE STINKS, GARY WRONG, HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS and/or any of the classic SFTRI / CRYPT / RIP OFF records bands, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED.......

STREAM BURN EVERYTHING BELOW,
   and pick up a copy here or where ever good music is sold (which isn't very many spots now days)






and oh yeah this is the GOLDEN PELICANS live -

Monday, March 31, 2014

electric eels - jaguar ride 7in

HOLY FUCKING SHIT, HOZAC RECORDS HAS DONE THE IMPOSSIBLE AND PRESSED UP TWO KILLER LOST TRACKS FROM OHIO'S PROTO PUNK NOISE MONGERING LEGENDS,  ELECTRIC EELS, ONTO ONE BRAND NEW FUCKING EAR SPLITTING 7 INCH ENTITLED JAGUAR RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hey man all caps doesn't convey how fucking exited i am that this day has finally come, you can go to yer local record shop and BUY A ELECTRIC EELS SINGLE!!!!!!!!!!   i never thought it would happen......  so forget all those boring ass punk bands that keep getting reissued and check out the REAL DEAL DAMAGED ROCK MADNESS OF THE ELECTRIC EELS NOW.......  (read on here for further details about the band and what i've said before about the eels).....

JUST KNOW THIS SINGLE COMES WITH THE HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION POSSIBLE AND IF YOU READ THIS BLOG, YOU FUCKING NEED TO HAVE IT ON YER TURNTABLE ASAP!!!!!!!!!!

LISTEN TO BOTH JAGUAR RIDE AND SPLITTERTY SPLAT BELOW!!!!!!
   and grab as many copies as you can from HOZAC RECORDS here !!!!!!



Friday, March 28, 2014

flipper - generic flipper

FLIPPER's first album, GENERIC FLIPPER, is one of the most menacing, swampy, feedback & mud caked rock n roll albums of all time and if you haven't it heard it yet, NOW IS THE TIME!!!!!!!!!

seriously they took punk rock, which at the time was calcifying into a simple loud/fast hardcore formula, into whole new noise damaged, warped directions......and to say that countless bands cite GENERIC FLIPPER as an inspiration doesn't come close to how insanely killer FLIPPER's debut lp was and still is.........

their first three albums are all CLASSIC, but GENERIC FLIPPER is one of my hands down favorite spins of all time.........

so crank up yer stereo and listen to GENERIC FLIPPER below - 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ono - diegesis

chicago's gospel-meets-noise art punks ONO are back with a brand new album, DIEGESIS, out via MONIKER RECORDS.  so you better let yer ears expand their consciousness now, cuz this is one wild genre-bending, cosmic post punk ride!!!!!!!

ONO formed during the early days of the chicago punk scene but always had a more experimental goal in mind than louder, faster, dumber.....  their sound is a mix of throbbing post punk, noise coated gospel chanting, pre industrial droning and punk rock attitude of throwing everything out the window.......  after their initial run of two album, ONO went into hibernation......until recently.....  in 2012 they released a new album, ALBINO and showed the world what they were doing back in the 80s, still sounds fresh and avant even today.......   and when ALBINO hit the shelves i couldn't say enough kind words about ONO (click here for that review).....and that would've been enough..... ONO could've retreated once more and left the world a better place.....

however they weren't down blowing minds yet.... HENCE DIEGESIS....... further articulating their cryptic political, tonal and spiritual mission, their new album is even more entrancing and perspective changing........    at times treading the same avant blues ground of CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, the sonic desolation of THROBBING GRISTLE, the post punk implosion of THIS HEAT, the no wave rejection of TEENAGE JESUS AND THE JERKS and the all out search for a new meaningful form of music as THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, ONO is leaping beyond what can even be called art punk or noisy post punk........ and boundary pushing is alway a good thing.......

sure these days with yer nice little sub genres and yer crowd pleasing reliable-as-ever cliches, RnR this out there might not gain much attention or creditability.......  sure its weird and dark and subversive......but at exactly times like this do we need an album like DIEGESIS.......  

things are afoot and you need to be tuned into the right vibrations.........  and i guarantee you won't heard another experimental RnR album that'll grab you like this all year long.......

so listen to the first track off DIEGESIS below,
  and click here to stream the whole lp over at the chicago reader!!!!!

and yeah, go here to grab a copy from MONIKER here!!!!!



and yes get converted by watching ONO live below -
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

joel rl phelps and the downer trio - gala

former SILKWORM guitarist/vocalist JOEL RL PHELPS isn't exactly a household name, even for those music junkies amongst us, but after leaving his more famous band, he's released a handful of albums under his own name to relative obscurity (all of which you should track down)....and now after a nine year haitus he's back with a new lp on 12XU with his DOWNER TRIO entitled GALA.....

these eleven tracks that compose GALA are a morose, stripped down journey through the darker corners of yer mind, at times loud and distorted like the best of the 90s underground rock scene and at others an enlightening yet twisting and turning trip through a nightmarish post grunge world of disappointment and adulthood none of us wanted....  an album that sounds timeless and yet recalls a time when we all thought SUB POP, DRAG CITY and MATADOR were finally gonna make a dent in the bad music coming out of our radios.......(well at least those of us over thirty...)

of course there's plenty of bands trying to relive the past these days, but JOEL RL PHELPS AND THE DOWNER TRIO have a depth of songwriting and musicianship (and to say the least experience) that so many rockers trying to mine the brash indie guitar rock of years past just plain don't have......

GALA is definitely for those of us that grew up on SLINT, PAVEMENT, SEBADOH, ARCHERS OF LOAF, SUPERCHUNK and of course SILKWORM lps during our teen years (just to name a few)........but GALA's appeal ought to extend way beyond that.... sucking in all sorts of new fans who weren't there when indie rock meant loud guitars, heartfelt lyrics and artful DIY approach to genre bending post punk in all new ways......

JOEL RL PHELPS AND THE DOWNER TRIO's new album is FOR SURE unlike anything else yer gonna throw on yer turntable this year and because of it's fucking unrelenting passion and concise musicianship, YOU NEED TO HEAR GALA NOW.......   listen to an album that's outside the box for those hype machine blogs for once and you'll be happy you did.........

stream a few tracks off the new lp GALA here -
  and grab a copy from 12XU here !!!!!




and watch JOEL RL PHELPS AND THE DOWNER TRIO live below -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

atlantic thrills - s/t lp

ALMOST READY RECORDS HAS RELEASED ONE HELLUVA RIOTOUS WHISKEY SOAKED S/T DEBUT ALBUM FROM ATLANTIC THRILLS and if you need a shot of high energy rock n roll, you ought to be running out the door to yer local record shop now.......

mining the depths of the garage psych greats and warping their flower punk sound with plenty of earworming analog melody, anthemic party inducing lyrics and blown out jangly energy, ATLANTIC THRILLS have concocted a CATCHY AS FUCK ALBUM FULL OF SONGS READY TO BLAST OUTTA YER CAR WINDOWS ALL SUMMER LONG.....  if the beach boys, the seeds and cramps all sat down to write a smash hit about getting wasted, it would sound like this!!!!    so yeah, this record's gonna get the grooves worn out of it!   

ATLANTIC THRILLS are one of the most promising and addicting new bands i've come across this year yet.....  and fans of BLACK LIPS, REIGNING SOUND, KING KHAN & BBQ, DEAD MOON, CHEAP TIME and THE YOLKS definitely need to introduce themselves to their new GO TO BAND!!!!!!!

so snap outta yer haze and get ready for the all night bender ahead by listening to two songs off their s/t debut below,
  then grab the lp from ALMOST READY here !!!!!




and watch ATLANTIC THRILLS live here -




Tuesday, February 11, 2014

terrible twos - horror vacui

detroit's TERRIBLE TWOS have emerged from hiding after five years and released another heavy hittin platter of destructo synth punk entitled HORROR VACUI via URINAL CAKE RECORDS!!!!!!!

rapid fire, messy, loud and raw as fuck, TERRIBLE TWOS rip through thirteen songs of synth bent punk rawk menace sure to make JAY REATARD and THE SCREAMERS proud.........

there's plenty of that gnarly garage punk i've missed since LOST SOUNDS broke up, and YES, there's some of that same addicting post-apocalyptic, art-damaged sound that fellow motor city cohorts HUMAN EYE and TIMMY'S ORGANISM wallow in......  and i'd say if yer a fan of anything rowdy, blown out and punk, you need to check out HORROR VACUI now........  especially if yer hip to that special breed of dystopic post industrial collapse michigan RnR, like TYVEK, PROTOMARTYR and SROS LORDS........ and that means you TERMBO junkies......

half a decade was worth the wait, since HORROR VACUI is gonna blow up yer turntable, kill some brain cells and leave a smile on yer face..........    recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!

listen to A WORD AND A WORLD off the new lp below....
....click here to stream the whole album via URINAL CAKE !!!!!



and yeah witness the TERRIBLE TWOS live below -