Wednesday, July 30, 2014

cheater slicks - destination lonely

THIS IS YER REMINDER THAT YOU NEED TO PURCHASE THE RECENTLY REISSUED ALBUM "DESTINATION LONELY" FROM THE ALWAYS KILLER CHEATER SLICKS !!!!!!!!


THIS ONE'S BEEN OUTTA PRINT FOR YEARS, SO THANK CHRIST DESPERATE RECORDS PRESSED SOME UP AGAIN. 

AS YOU KNOW THIS IS SOME FINE BLOWN OUT GARAGE PUNK.  PERHAPS THE BEST THERE EVER WAS!  OR AT LEAST SUPER FUCKING RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!

spike in vain - disease is relative

ohio's SPIKE IN VAIN only ever released one lp, 1984's "DISEASE IS RELATIVE" (on TRANS DADA) but it's a fucking killer slab of noise bent / post punk damage hardcore punk...... an album that should've cemented their place in the KILLED BY DEATH hall of fame....but alas it's been mostly forgotten (aside from a few obscure comps that included the band)....

so educate yerself, and spin "DISEASE IS RELATIVE" via youtube below.....

and then hunt down a copy of the lp for yer collection.  
cuz it's absolutely ESSENTIAL!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

jack ruby - s/t lp

FEEDING TUBE RECORDS just released the holy grail of the art damaged nyc punk / no wave scene from the late 70s, the collected recordings of JACK RUBY !!!!!!!!!   issued as a single s/t lp, this album compiles all extant recordings from this mysterious band who pioneered no wave before it was called no wave, started tearing punk apart at the seams before the first ramones lp hit the shelves and played a large part in sparking the creativity of teenage jesus and the jerks, dna, sonic youth and a host of other noise bent, avant rock bands from the seedy parts of manhattan back in the day......

fans of proto punk weirdness, no wave noise, early punk and anything rule breaking RnR, need JACK RUBY now!!!!!   seriously thanks to byron coley and feeding tube records for finally giving all these tracks a home on wax for constant playback at HIGH VOLUME!!!!!!

jack ruby might just seem like a footnote to punk history, but one listen to these tracks will prove how influential these tracks really are, even though the band only played a few shows and never released an album during their short existence.........

SO LISTEN BELOW AND GRAB A COPY FROM FEEDING TUBE HERE!!!!!!!



Friday, June 27, 2014

eastlink - s/t lp

IN THE RED just released the killer s/t debut from aussie drone punks EASTLINK and you need this blast of gnarly blown out RnR ASAP!!!!!!!!

after a couple of stellar fuzz coated / art damaged singles and a self titled tape, EASTLINK is here with their world weary, minimal chord feeback punk statement!!!!!  a sort of anti-thesis on all that is right and wrong in the current state of ROCK N ROLL.   dipping deep in the possibilities of repetition and simplicity borrowed from la monte young on thru krautrock and fusing those lessons to the ugly punk we've all come to love from the aussie scene and thus melding that unwieldy beast to the most damaged / warped outsider psych rock you can imagine, EASTLINK IS A DIRECT REFUTATION on all those cliche loving bands pretending it's still 1968, or 1982 or whatever year certain subgenres of ROCK N ROLL calcified into a mold, ready to the next band to inject their plastic selves into!

EASTLINK is about escape from the narrow demarcations of analog sound that people argue back and forth about.  their name might allude to a highway in australia just as much as it might refer to kraftwerk's mind bending vision of the autobahn.  both bands seeing beyond the possibilities given to them.  EASTLINK transcends punk or perhaps post punk by adding / subtracting psych / noise / melody and leaving nothing but a menacing mess of layered noise for yer ears to meditate / dissect with every listen.  a band with four guitars and a primal drummer and no bass playing anchor, EASTLINK is UNHINGED DISTORTO KOSMISCHE MUSIC FOR THE YOUNG AND REVOLUTIONARY!!!!!!

not recommended for the musically unadventurous.  but definitely for those into SONIC YOUTH, DESTRUCTION UNIT, MONOSHOCK, DISAPPEARS, UV RACE, SPACIN, CAN and the like.......

and well if you read this blog, YOU DEFINITELY NEED TO CHECK OUT EASTLINK NOW!!!!

listen to a few tracks off EASTLINK below -
  and cop yer copy from IN THE RED here !!!!!!




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

unholy two - talk about hardcore

it's about to REAL cuz UNHOLY TWO are back with a brand new lp TALK ABOUT HARDCORE on 12XU RECORDS!!!!!!!!!!!! so get ready to get destroyed!!!!!!

this is the columbus outfit's first new material since 2012's "CUT THE MUSIC.." 7 inch and their debut album $KUM OF THE EARTH four years ago on COLUMBUS DISCOUNT and YOU CAN TELL THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN WALLOWING IN PLENTY OF HATE AND FEEDBACK IN SOME DARK CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE JUST WAITING TO ATTACK US SONICALLY WITH THIS NEW ALBUM.....

TALK ABOUT HARDCORE goes beyond hardcore, transcends the gritty feedback crusted punk of the street kids, undermines those into power violence and the harshest of noise bands and finishes what the no wavers set out to do.  this new album leaps outta the speeding car of AMREP and TOUCH & GO, steals the best ideas of the volume obscessed post punks / proto industrial evil doers and creates something totally new, all encompassingly evil and experimentally confrontational.

nothing this misanthropic has been released since the last BRAINBOMBS record, or this chaotic and in yer face since HARRY PUSSY or DRUNK WITH GUNS......and surely UNHOLY TWO is taking feral OHIO RnR TO WHOLE NEW LEVELS OF SICKNESS, way beyond what the CHEATER SLICKS, THOMAS JEFFERSON SLAVE APARTMENTS, VERTICAL SLIT AND PUFFY AREOLAS have accomplished.......

so if you need a shot of PURE UNBRIDLED CHAOTIC ROCK N FUCKING ROLL, you need to hear this new UNHOLY TWO LP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!   

stream TALK ABOUT HARDCORE below -
   and pick a copy from 12XU here!!!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

frantix - my dad's a fuckin alcoholic

ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES just released what just might be the REISSUE OF THE YEAR, a complete discography of colorado KBD punk legends FRANTIX, compiled as MY DADS A FUCKIN ALCOHOLIC !!!!!!!!!!   and um you need this blast of depravity NOW!!!!!!!!!

little fanfare has existed for FRANTIX outside the punk rarities hoarders, fans who checked them out because Mudhoney covered one of their songs, those who have KBD #6, or as a footnote to THE FLUID's SUB POP records success, BUT THAT DECISIVELY SHOULD NOT BE THE CASE !!!!!!!!!   FRANTIX WERE THE REAL DEAL, FACE MELTNG, EXPLOSIVE, FERAL, MENACING, FUZZ COATED, 80s HARDCORE PUNK BAND.......    

they only released two EPs and a demo tape during their short run in the early 80s and that might be part of the reason they've been mostly forgotten, but MAN HOPEFULLY THAT'LL CHANGE.  their BLACK FLAG / CIRCLE JERKS / JFA amphetamine hardcore was bruised with GARAGE ROCK VIBES, PSYCHEDELIC NOISE and a heavy dose of SLUDGY BAD ATTITUDE...... you can hear shards of FLIPPER, MODERN LOVERS, SABBATH and THE NEW YORK DOLLS in their RIPPER BLOWN OUT HARDCORE which set them apart from the cookie cutter hardcore scene that was emerging at the time.......  they even cover PINK FLOYD's INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE and make it more punk than you can even imagine!!!!!!  and well the title track is a CLASSIC PUNK ANTHEM as well as other jams like DANCIN' TO PUNK and FM EARS......and well pretty much every song they wrote could've been a single in a alternate universe!!!!!!

thankfully MY DAD'S A FUCKIN ALCOHOLIC gathers all their chaos into one lp for us to savor.  both 7 inchs, their demo and one helluva live set, THIS LP SHOULD CEMENT FRANTIX IN EVERYONE'S LIST OF ALL TIME GREAT PUNK BANDS.......  really, this isn't so stupid fanboy reissue of a shoddy local band that someone is still obsessing about.  FRANTIX ought to be mentioned just as frequently as the GERMS, MINOR THREAT and any of those other bands that've hogged all the attention all these years.

SO YEAH THIS ONE'S RECOMMENDED LIKE A MOTHER FUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LISTEN TO A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LP BELOW !!!!!!!!


and be sure to grab it from ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES cuz yer PUNK ROCK RECORD COLLECTION ISN'T WORTH A DAMN WITHOUT THIS LOST CLASSIC!!!!!!!







AND AS A KILLER BONUS WATCH FRANTIX LIVE IN '83 BELOW!!!!!!!!!
(and for a rad interview with FRANTIX click here!!!!!)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

verma - sunrunner


chicago's VERMA are back with another mind melting platter of intergalactic kraut damaged psych rock entitled SUNRUNNER.... out now on TROUBLE IN MIND RECORDS!!!!!!!!

yes PSYCH ROCK seems to be the new IT GENRE these days, but few bands kicking around can meld the SOARING GUITARS OF SPACE ROCK, the THROBBING PULSE OF KRAUTROCK and the OFF KILTER MIND EXPANDING SWIRL OF PSYCH into one MESMERIZING SONIC ADVENTURE LIKE VERMA DOES ON SUNRUNNER.........

fans of newer bands like COSMIC DEAD, ANTHROPOPHH, BLACK BOMBAIN AND CAVE as well as junkies for the classic bands like HAWKWIND, PINK FAIRIES, NEU! and AMON DUUL will need to SINK THEIR EARS INTO SUNRUNNER STAT!!!!!!!!!

one song is all it'll take to get HOOKED, 
so take yer first with VERMA below.....

    and don't' forget to grab SUNRUNNER from the dealer man over at TROUBLE IN MIND!!!!!