Dec 29, 2011

Lee Noble - No Becoming


Deaf Center - Owl Splinters


Los Angeles cassette tape revival drone versus Norwegian haunted forest ambient.
Both are my picks for best "Have you seen Kyle Parker?" milk carton design of 2011.

Dec 26, 2011

Werewolf Woman

Ilsa - Tutti Il Colori Del Buio


Better than Darker Handcraft and much more interesting than God Is War.
Ilsa are a group of exploitation film geeks from DC with my pick for the "somewhere between sludgy doom and crusty thrash riffage, Wolverine Blues worship" album of the year.

Dec 23, 2011


Heino - Weihnacht Unter'm Tannenbaum


What's that under the Christmas tree? Another Heino holiday album! This one features more American songs than the previously posted album.


Heino - Weihnacht In Den Bergen


Carve up the ham and unwrap your presents with one of Germany's most famous singers.

Dec 21, 2011

Robert Rental & The Normal - Live At West Runton Pavilion, 6-3-79


I'd rather listen to this noisefest than fall asleep to Tombs or Blouse or whatever else is on your top 2011 list.
DVA Damas & Le Face Split


Disclaimer: I only uploaded the DVA Damas side because Le Face is horrible.
Female fronted post-punk with synthy undertones (think Tropic of Cancer with vocals). One of the better So Cal bands right now. Bonus track included called "Bad Manners" that is to my knowledge unreleased. Cop their debut 7" in the archive and look forward to their full length early next year.
Robert Görl - Mit Dir


I've been on a Mute kick lately. Drummer of DAF does  really emotional synth music. He released an awesome LP on Mute featuring Annie Lennox and a seriously sexy cover that I'll post later.

Dec 20, 2011

Silicon Teens - Music For Parties


 "Today's artist is Silicon Teens, a fictional UK outfit spearheaded by the infamous Daniel Miller, head of independent wave label Mute Records. After two releases under The Normal (both the famous 'Warm Leatherette' 7'' and an experimental live recording with Robert Rental), Miller took to his synths to record a series of updated (and somewhat campy) 50s/60s rock n'roll tunes (alongside two originals), adopting a false 'teen' band to handle any budding press. Fad Gadget's Frank Tovey would act as lead vocalist during interviews as the remainder of the 'band' was portrayed by various actors, however, every note and vocal take was recorded by Miller himself.
Though one track from the Silicon Teens' lone release appeared on the soundtrack for Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, the 1980 record had little impact or chart success, and rumor claims that Mute would sign Depeche Mode soon after blowing the lid off the project in attempts to successfully market a true teen wave act."

Dec 19, 2011

Darkthrone - Under A Funeral Moon


I can type up some pretentious sounding shit about how this is the most overlooked Darktrhone album, but I'd rather get down and dirty with these frostbitten riffs.

Dec 18, 2011

Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales


This one's for all the idiots who think they're true because they have a crush on the singer from Light This City and wear pre-faded KISS shirts to be ironic. Real metal up your ass.

Dec 17, 2011

Windir - Arntor


A seamless blend of folky viking chants and unholy goat worship just in time for those howling winds from the frozen fjords to the north.

Dec 15, 2011

Inflatable Boy Clams - Inflatable Boy Clams


More bay area weirdos. This time it's four girls who released one of the strangest 7"s I've ever heard. It was enough for this guy to start a website.
Pre Fix - Underneathica • Ectomorphine


Bay area sociopathic weirdos.

Dec 14, 2011

Nervous Gender - Music From Hell


People like you make me sick.
Above the Ruins - Songs of the Wolf


Tony Wakeford's project after he left Death in June and before he started Sol Invictus. Very similar to Nada!-era DI6 though not as new wave.
And Also The Trees - And Also The Trees


Sorry for the long absence. Was really busy with school and took a much deserved short vacation after that. I'll try to up the post count before I head back to the salt mines next month.
'84 gothy post punk from the heart of the English countryside.