Dec 31, 2010

Let's fucking party

Various Artists - Everybody Was Gay


1. Happy Station - Fun Fun
2. I'm Not Afraid Of The Future - Future World Orchestra
3. Starlight - Risque
4. Lancelot - Valerie Dore
5. Hold Me Tight - Katy Gray
6. Calling All Boys - The Flirts
7. Face To Face, Heart To Heart - The Twins
8. She Has a Way - Bobby Orlando
9. World Invaders - Pluton & Humanoids
10. The Night - Azul Y Negro
11. Vamos a la Playa - Righeira
12. Everybody Is Gay - Latin Rose
13. Summer Time - Plastic Mode
14. Muneca De Ficcion - Biceps
15. Disco Special - Discotheque
16. Don't Try To Stop Me - Kano

Start off 2011 right with some over the top Italo Disco music!

Dec 30, 2010


I'm not going to post a long ass list of records that came out this year and proclaim them as my favorites because I'll probably never listen to them again.
Instead here are my two favorite albums of this year that I know I'll listen to for years to come.

Chelsea Wolfe - The Grime and the Glow

On LP through Pendu Sound. Limited to 500 copies. Buy HERE.

Glad to say I know Chelsea personally. She and her boyfriend Ben are really down to earth, sincere people. Surprised that for a California act they don't have much exposure but I know 2011 will be a great year for them. I just hope they don't get TOO popular because then I'll have to bash them to retain cred. HAH.

Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky

Limited LP available through Young God HERE.

Gira is back? Gira was never gone, son. Whether or not I think he should have revived the Swans name to release what is basically a heavier version of Everything is Good Here/Please Come Home doesn't really matter. This is hands down the best album of the year, and quite possibly (though I know it's not hip to praise contemporary works of established artists) one of my favorite Gira involved works. Yes, it has Devendra Banhart but the song is fucking brilliant. This entire record is fucking brilliant.


Other favorites:
Liars - Sisterworld
the Shoppers tapes (1) & (2).

If you are so inclined, feel free to leave a comment with your favorites of 2010.
PS. If you are going to say Kanye West, go troll somewhere else.

Dec 28, 2010

Isomer - Serpent Age


Been a while, eh. Holidays have kept me busier than expected. Here's some Australian dark ambient soundscapes for you to brood with. Surprised he's been under my radar this whole time since he's toured with Death in June and NON.

Dec 23, 2010

Various Artists - Kompakt: Total 2


Because everyone seems to be having trouble going to sleep this time of year.
KOMPAKT is a Cologne, Germany based record label specializing in microhouse. This is the second installment of their annual compilation of vinyl releases and exclusives from its biggest artists and most promising newcomers.
Death In June - Nascosto Tra Le Rune


Death In June released an Italian biography earlier this year. 1000 of them came with this CD that included eight tracks culled from the DI6 canon and radio ID's and adverts used to promote an Australian performance.

Dec 20, 2010

Jesu - Heart Ache & Dethroned


New/old stuff from Jesu: a reissue of his first EP (Heart Ache) along with a previously unreleased EP (Dethroned.)

Dec 18, 2010

The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa - Susurrate


In a shoegaze mood. Blame the bad weather.
Nothing says early 90s European shoegaze like bad font and a bunch of turtles, right? Legend has it that Ecstasy of Saint Theresa were a Czech shoegaze band. Their house bot broken into and all their instruments were taken. They had to resort to their sub-par PC to make electronic music and that's when they stopped becoming interesting.
But this record is pretty good, and you can probably impress your A Place to Bury Strangers worshiping friends. Thx to Emily for turning me onto this.

Dec 17, 2010

Makes you wanna blow the stars from the sky

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Head On


Great track from the mediocre Automatic.

Dec 15, 2010

Pivixki - Pivixki


I'm not going to bullshit you and tell you this is some amazing avant garde masterpiece. Most people who listen to this are immediately going to write it off as pretentious noodling, and then there will be people like me who think it's so over the top ridiculous that you can't help but love it.
Pivixki (don't ask me how it's pronounced) are an Australian duo who play piano fucking grindcore...More or less, anyway. Well, not really but it sounds cool, right?

Dec 13, 2010

Mi negra linda, nunca me dejes.

Caifanes - Caifanes


Been a while since I posted some 80s music so here's an album I've been meaning to post for a very long time. Caifanes were a Mexican post-punk/new wave band. If the Cure released an album in Spanish, it would sound exactly like this.

Dec 10, 2010

Theologian - The Further I Get From Your Star, The Less Light I Feel On My Face


New project from Leech, formerly known as Navicon Torture Technologies. Bleak power electronics to get depressed to. Really great album, possibly one of my top five favorites of 2010.

Dec 8, 2010

Keeping it black

Funeral Mist - Salvation


Safe pick because it's old enough to not be considered trendy but it's still new enough to be edgy. And they're Swedish! All bullshit aside, this is one really pissed off record with a very disgusting feel to it. Aural equivalent to swimming in an unholy cesspool.

Dec 7, 2010

Method Man - Tical


M-e-t-h-o-d, man.

Dec 5, 2010

Haare - Chemical Witchcraft


A cosmic holocaust drenched in astral blood.

Let's get weird

Don't know about you but this time of year always puts me into an insane mood and there's nothing like listening to a lot of poorly produced black metal to inhibit it. Two classics to ease you into it and then we'll get edgy.

Blasphemy - Fallen Angel of Doom


Von - Satanic Blood


Dec 4, 2010

Beherit - Drawing Down The Moon


Outer space black metal.

Dec 3, 2010

Liars - Proud Evolution


Liars are playing in Downtown Los Angeles tomorrow. Check it out.
Third single off Sisterworld: includes a remix and a live version of the title track as well as three b-sides.

Dec 2, 2010

Pissed Jeans - Your Life Is Worth Pissed Jeans


New two song 7" from one of my favorite contemporary bands.