Aug 31, 2010

Death In June - Kameradschaft


Limited CD packaged with the vinyl edition of Take Care And Control. Has 3 unreleased b-sides, one of which is a version of "To Drown A Rose" with John Balance (Coil) on vocals.

Aug 29, 2010

Death In June - She Said Destroy 12"


12" single serving as a precursor to the Nada! LP. Includes the original version of "The Calling" found on Nada! and a b-side exclusive to this 12".

Aug 27, 2010

Various Artists - Darker Skratcher


1980 compilation of (mostly) Los Angeles based experimental and punk artists featuring:

Boyd Rice & Daniel Miller - Cleanliness And Order
Jad Fair - XXOO
The Rick Potts Band - Platform Swimfins
Monitor - Guardian
Doodooettes - Pork Had Better Behave
45 Grave - Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood
NON - NON-Watusi (This is intended to be a looped groove track but that doesn't work as an MP3)
Foundation Boo - Nap
Airway - Perpendicular Thrust
Dennis Duck - Davey The Worm
Le Forte Four - The Lowest Form Of Music
Human Hands - I Got Mad
BPeople - The Other Thing

Aug 25, 2010


Behemoth - Demigod


If you haven't heard by now, Behemoth's frontman Nergal has been diagnosed with leukemia. Having lost a couple of family members to leukemia, I feel for the guy. Hope his bone marrow transplant is successful and he has a speedy recovery.

Aug 24, 2010

A Diamond Hidden In The Mouth Of A Corpse


1985 spoken word and experimental compilation featuring:

Hüsker Dü - Won't Change
David Johansen - Johnsonius
John Giorno Band - Scum & Slime
William S. Burroughs - Excerpts from the Western Lands: The President, Colonel Bradford, Everyman a God
Sonic Youth - Halloween
Cabaret Voltaire - Dead Man's Shoes
Diamanda Galás - Excerpt from Eyes Without Blood
Coil - Neither His Nor Yours
Michael Gira - Game
David Van Tieghem - Out of the Frying Pan
Jessica Hagedorn & the Gangster Choir - Tenement Lover

Aug 22, 2010

All quiet on the western front.

Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle - Teilnehmende Beobachtung


Obscure 1981 Neue Deutsche Welle: you know you fucking want this.

Breaking glass in underpants

The Normal - T.V.O.D. / Warm Leatherette


The Normal is Daniel Miller who is best known for being the founder of Mute Records. 1978 synth-pop that became very influential, especially the b-side "Warm Leatherette." Has been covered by a ton of people, most famously by Grace Jones who named a whole album after that song.

Aug 21, 2010

Monitor - Beak 7"


1979 no wave/post-punk featuring Boyd Rice on vocal and pinwheel. And I recall him saying he was squeezing a cat so it would make weird noises.

Aug 20, 2010

Bubble bath time.

Whitehouse - Bird Seed


Pro-rape power electronics.

Aug 18, 2010

Post(humous) punk

Ink & Dagger - The Fine Art Of Original Sin


Found out yesterday that Ink & Dagger have "reunited" and they'll be playing two shows in Los Angeles mid September. WHAT? Of course for those of you who forgot, their singer is dead and he's being replaced by the singer from Thursday: a band I've never listened to but I assume is shitty. Don't know how I feel about this.

Aug 15, 2010

Fly amanita cap.

Bardo Pond - Amanita


Long forgotten mid 90s American psychedelic shoegaze on Matador. Spacemen 3 meets My Bloody Valentine with way more hallucinogens.

Aug 12, 2010

This is what you get

More 80s European music I can't help but associate with Cocteau Twins.

This Mortal Coil - It'll End In Tears


Founder of 4AD decides to round up all of his 4AD buddies and cover a bunch of songs, as well as write (mostly) instrumental originals.

Aug 9, 2010

This is what you want

I know you can't get enough of that European 80s music.

Cocteau Twins - Garlands


1982. 4AD. Scottish ethereal post-punk.

Aug 8, 2010

Eyehategod - Dopesick


Fuck you, again.

Aug 6, 2010

Eyehategod - Take As Needed For Pain.


Fuck you.

Aug 5, 2010

Le Shok Discography.

LE SHOK was a synth punk band from Long Beach, California, and probably the biggest influence on that whole "scenester" subculture of the early to mid 2000s. YOU KNOW THE ONE: white belts, girl pants, dyed black and razored haircuts swooping over one eye, etc. Not to mention they were basically ripped off by every band ever out of the Southern California area (Mika Miko, Abe Vigoda, No Age, etc.)
Funny thing is that they were just a bunch of drug addicted assholes that everyone's forgotten about. But I remember when everyone wished they'd been old enough to see Le Shok play at Zed Records or Vinyl Solution and shelled out hundreds of dollars for a single 7". I also credit this band with the rebirth of vinyl. BOLD STATEMENTS for sure, but are they really all that great? I don't really know. I'm really biased because it's what I grew up with but at least slam heroin and dance to it.

S&M 7"

L.A. To N.Y. 6"

So What 7"

DNA 7"

Split w/ Electric Frankenstein

Split w/ Ink & Dagger

Split w/ The Stitches

All under one zip file for your convenience:

We Are Electrocution (LP)


Aug 4, 2010

The name says it all.

Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come: A Chimerical Bombination in 12 Bursts


I'll never forget the first time I listened to this CD: It was a lazy weekday afternoon sitting in the back of my 6th period Geometry class. I'm about to doze off like I usually do, but on this particular day my friend offers me his Discman assuring me I'll be pleasantly surprised. He was right about the surprised part, but I'd say I was more confused than anything. Among what had to be one of the heaviest records I'd heard at the time was thrown in techno and jazz interludes, and even a fucking violin. Then there was a point where I wasn't even sure if it was a studio album or a live recording.
Refused were a hardcore punk band from Umeå, Sweden, formed in 1991. The group disbanded in 1998, only a couple months after this album-the most important record in modern hardcore-was released. Bold statement and I'm sure plenty will disagree but in 1998 the hardcore scene was muscular jock types on Victory records. These bands never accepted Refused because of their "pretentiousness," and yet the punk scene never accepted Refused because they were too abrasive. And so emerges The Shape Of Punk To Come: an over the top chimerical bombation aiming to shake the hardcore punk scene to its very foundation in hopes of eliminating its complacency within mainstream culture. Twelve years later this has become an essential listen to anyone interested in extreme music.
The classics may go out of style but this one is timeless.

Aug 2, 2010

Antihero Resuscitator

Born Against - Battle Hymns Of The Race War


Born Against was a New York hardcore punk band featuring Sam McPheeters (who would later go on to be part of Men's Recovery Project and Wrangler Brutes.) They embraced extreme leftist ideals and DIY ethics. Very abrasive, very pissed, very underrated.
The song "Refused Are Fucking Dead" is a nod to this album which contains the track "Born Against Are Fucking Dead."

Aug 1, 2010

Not a patient boy.

Fugazi - Repeater


Fugazi was a seminal post-hardcore band probably best known as Ian MacKaye(Minor Threat)'s other band. Minor Threat and Fugazi were the two biggest influences on Refused, at least in the sense that they were the only two bands all the members could agree on.
This record had a direct influence on The Shape Of Punk To Come. The drum beat on the song "Turnover" inspired the drum beat on "Summerholiday Vs. Punkroutine."