Sep 28, 2009

Unwound - Repetition
John Wiese & C. Spencer Yeh - Cincinnati

John Wiese, an institution in the Los Angeles noise scene collaborating with Sunn O))) and Merzbow to name a few, and C. Spencer Yeh, distorted to hell electric violin mixed in with 100 metronome loops virtuoso also known as Burning Star Core, team up in an increasingly alien attitude to bring you sessions surgically isolated into specimens.
The Dead C - Tusk

Experimental noise trio out of New Zealand.

Sep 26, 2009

Wishnik Sing-A-Long Party

The Wishniks are those ugly troll dolls that were really popular in the '60s. Sounds like the Chipmunks except nightmare inducing.

Sep 22, 2009

Clinic - Internal Wrangler


One of the best albums of the past decade. A shame they could never do anything as good as this.

Sep 20, 2009

Mrs. Miller - Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits

Imagine recording your grandmother doing karaoke of popular mid-century songs except she can't keep time, pitch, remember the lyrics, and occasionally bursts into bouts of laughter. Now imagine it done in an untrained opera vocal and you're starting to get an idea of what this record sounds like. Oh, I almost forgot to mention this sold over a quarter of a million records within three weeks of being released, and we wonder why the world is the way it is.

Sep 18, 2009

Blue Demon's Mexican Rock and Roll Favorites

GREAT compilation of 1960s Mexican rock and roll and garage rock bands.

Sep 14, 2009

The Distraction - More Trouble At The V

The Distraction were a band out of LA that went through three major phases: the first two no one gave a shit about until the last one where Darryl and Hot Rod Todd both from Le Shok fame joined. Officially, this is the only release they did with that line up but they played a ton of shows, which I still have flyers for and, and they put out a DVD that I sent payment for but the fucking dicks never sent me. Anyway, this sounds more like Le Shok than any of HRT's any other bands mostly because of the shitty keyboards. Awesome release, check it out, dance, go pay for an overpriced copy at your local record store but make sure it still has the 3-D glasses.

Teenage love songs ain't such a thing fucking's only fucking when you're only sixteen

Le Shok - We Are Electrocution

This is the record that pretty much started it all way back in 2001, along with The Locust self-titled full length. 13 synth-punk dance tunes clocking in at something like maybe 11 minutes? Fuck Mika Miko, Abe Vigoda, No Age, all those bands that came and went at the Smell, the bands that thought it was cool to use French in their names, the assholes that wore white ties or all black and yellow and danced like idiots at all the Long Beach shows; all of them and pretty much everyone has ripped off this record of been influenced by it in one way or another. Fucking shame that despite all the notoriety and 7"s going for hundreds of dollars these guys are pretty much forgotten.
T-Cells - 10" EP

Here's an old one for the GSL/31G crowd... T-Cells was a two piece from Long Beach, CA featuring Hot Rod Todd and Darryl Lytch from LE SHOK. If you are not familiar with this band, please go download their album somewhere. Anyway, I'm not going to say this is a great release, or even that it's good but it's a completion piece/something to geek out over for nostalgic purposes if you were around for the scene at all.

Sep 13, 2009

Coil - Horse Rotorvator (1986)

Sep 11, 2009

Death In June - The Rule Of Thirds (2008)
Death In June - All Pigs Must Die (2001)

Maybe the worst DI6 record. Only here for completion's sake.

Sep 9, 2009

Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 11:11

Long awaited follow up to their amazing self-titled debut from everyone's favorite Mexican duo living in Dublin. Highly recommended.

Sep 7, 2009

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
Baroness - Blue Record

My most anticipated record of 2009. Let's hope it doesn't disappoint.

Sep 3, 2009

Sep 1, 2009

The Gaslamp Killer - My Troubled Mind EP