Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tin Kitchen / The Other People / The Allong Findings / Mycroft Holmes / Zombelle

this time i'm going to throw up a bunch of links to various artists you may or may not have heard about yet due to their uber obscurity or falling out of actually making more music. all are very low fi/indie in their own ways but do not be put off. if any of these artists desire me to remove these links please let me know by comment or any other way, just get in contact. all are at the very least 96 kpbs, which may or may not add to your listening experience.

tin kitchen is an amazing display of the 90's twinkly indie sound that made bands like stella worshiped around ten years later. the vocal styling are given in such a great manner that you wish you were on your hospital bed and had someone singing to you. once in a while you come around a band like this and i definitely think they will be the last of their kind for a long while. They are now defunct.
Tin Kitchen - Various

the other people in an acoustic act featuring tid bits of other sounds between guitar arrangements that will blissfully keep your ears in tune. the singer/songwriter changed his name to 'thousands of bees.'and put up more tracks on his myspace page. everything about this is similar to other things but so amazing when thought of being on its own, i'm sincerely waiting for this boy to put out his album.
The Other People - 3 Songs

the allon findings is the ex band of some mysterious known man who had interned for the television channel Tech TV while it turned into G4 while he lived in California, i don't remember whether or not he lost his job or stayed on and actually appeared in Call For Help (more than likely he moved back to Florida). the songs are surprisingly very well thought out and don't drag you along for a boring ride, there is some sort of concept that you yourself can put together without thinking too hard. the singing is similar to earlier coheed and cambria, hopefully that doesn't put you off because this is absolutely stunning.
The Allon Findings - The Steel Hammer and My Wooden Shotgun EP

mycroft holmes plays some very haunting and brooding acoustic tracks that surely take you into the lives of a new england town on the verge of a witch hunt. very amazing sound with a nice ethereal vibe you are hard pressed to lose when the songs are done. he now has a full length double cd r album on sale for ten dollars complete with artwork and casings, very much a gentleman if you ask me. complete satanism at its finest and truest. these are his demo songs which may or may not want you to fall in love with this fine man.
Mycroft Holmes - 666

zombelle plays very drony, light, fragile, deep, dark, haunting sounds that leave you completely breathless. these songs aren't meant to do what they do, probably, but they do it either way. you will be sucked into a world of vampires, ghosts, golbins, trickery, love and last but not least, lust. her voice is that of a succulent demon luring you in to remove you from this realm and never let you out of her sight. demonic. "Blasphemous Doo-Wop"
Zombelle - EVIL

I hope you enjoy the twinkly whirly guitar sounds, the unending forced amounts of feedback and the droning deliverance of caustic noises I laid out for you all this time around.

- Manuel

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Depravity - Remasquerade EP

So here we have Depravity's 1992 EP, note that Remasquerade, the best track off Silence Of The Centuries is the title track... this is because the song is badass as fuck. The tone is even more badass on this one, however the production is pretty crappy. The bass drum tone however is extremely natural and well, muffled and bassy, a rarity for death metal. Not to say it isn't tight as hell.

Depravity is amazing, download this, etc.

The Planning Fallacy - Tides EP

Manny's been kicking my ass lately with the amounts of uploads, haha. But yo, nobody knows this, but I'm a huge fan of As Cities Burn. But yeah, this is Chris, their current lead guitarist's old band. They're kind of like ACB's post-Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest, but more airy and... "emo" singing-y?

IDK to most people this probably sounds terrible, but the band has some awesome guitarwork and drumming !!! and their lyrics are neat.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Animal Collective

Apparently this band has been throwing out awesome power house hits for quite some time. I don't know why or how this band has eluded me but I'm jumping in on this at the RIGHT time apparently. This album is such an amazing disguise of some of the most beautiful music to have ever been made, so amazing. I'm not going to lie, this album should break this band out of its shell and bring every single ounce of attention they deserve and then some. You'll see them on MTV talking about how they were just some random band making music for kicks, experimenting with sounds and will continually remind you how they didn't think they'd get as far as they had gotten. My fucking world has been remade with this album. Forget the Beatles, believe the hype. An album of Godlike proportions. Consider me a fan for life now. Best of 2009 already.

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Zach Hill - Necromancer

Just one 30+ minute long track of awesome drumming action, if you liked his stint on the Mick Barr colab and what he did for Hella and The Ladies then you’re going to dig this for sure. He released a full length this year too but I think this deserves more special recognition considering he plays it live as well and plays it OH SO GOOOD.

Zach Hill - Necromancer

- Manuel

TY Segall

2008 was... it was a fairly amazing year too be honest, so many things were released pressed and shipped off to various countries around the world, many people were scammed by Indonesian/South Pacific scammers and TY Segall released his self titled album that blew me the fuck out of the water. Unfortunately I listened to this too late and wasn't able to uphold it as 'best of 2008' but I'm so glad I did not pass this up when I finally got around to getting this shit to pump out of my speakers. Amazing sounds, sorta has a tinge of Rolling Stone amazing beauty to it all the while keeping it fresh without sounding old at all and all of it coming from one man. Very similar to No Bunny in terms of sonic sound and buzzy vibrations. I first heard the full length while watching 'Don't Torture and Duckling' and drinking Wine, it very much fit the mood of whatever was happening at the time. Get into it and then tell your friends. Very much one of 2008's "Up-and-Coming-Better-Watch-Out-Will-Fucking-Blow-Your-Mind" artists.

Ty Segall - It 7
Ty Segall - Skin
Ty Segall - Ty Segall

- Manuel

Good Luck

This is such an extraordinary album out of 2008, this band was either VERY unnoticed by you or you paid every fucking ounce of attention you had to them. There is no way you would hear this band and say 'shit's boring' you just won't say that ever. While everyone is still swooning the generic sounds of 2004, here you get a new poppy punk sound that no doubt makes you wanna pick up a guitar. Similar to the Max Levine Ensemble in sound but different in their own right for their dual female/male vocal out put and sound that is more open to a much wider audience. People will probably dump this into 'No Ideas' dumpster bin of 'coulda been the next big thing' after a couple of tracks but they're probably scum bags and spit on people anyways. It's road trip music or something. There is definitely an overwhelming sense of musician ship in this album, people expect it to be a pop punk blast but its more than that. There are deep intricate sounds that no one wants to accept at first listen because the songs sound too simple but at glancing it over and over you accept the foot moving and guitar finger tapping sounds that this triplet make. Its a serious album with a moving sound, you won't forget it. Definitely one of 08's best.

Good Luck - Into Lake Griffy

- Manuel

Depravity - Silence Of The Centuries

1993, a great year in death metal... and here we have the greatest album of all, Depravity's second EP. Hilariously enough, featuring Enska Viljanen from freaking Sonata Arctica on guitar, but man, an actual musician playing oldschool DM is pretty fucking sweet, I must say. Vocals are pretty damn guttural for their time, and even for today, as far as outwards go. Drumming's classic d-beat, obviously. Definitely like my favorite DM album ever.



I don't know a lot about this band or their albums but they are definitely worth checking out. They have this Spring or Summer feel to them that you will notice immediately. They have this 'Modest Mouse' feel to them in some of their songs which are quirky, poppy, catchy and very much seasonal. This is one of those bands that you are proud of discovering and think only seven other people in the world know they exist without realizing that they are yesterdays 'next big thing' either way watch out for them. There are 4 albums out by them, here I have only two of them, if you have the rest let me know because I want to hear what this band is all about.

Kickball - ABCDEFGHIJKickball
Kickball - Everything Is A Miracle Nothing Is A Miracle Everything Is

- Manuel

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mission of Burma

What you need to know about this band is that they helped break the genre barrier, you can't really categorize them... some say they are post punk some may say they helped the 'revolution summer' sound and others will say that it was just straight up punk rock. what you need to know about this album is that from beginning to end it is just straight up and slaughters most things you have listened too. It lives up to the hype of being one of the most legendary albums in the D.I.Y. scene. From this one album alone this band influenced a plethora of bands stemming from the Catherine Wheel to Sonic Youth, definitely more than what you need for any day of your life. Beautiful, brilliance that is very much near perfection.

Mission of Burma - VS.

- Manuel

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

Yet another band that will be the next My Bloody Valentine (... LSD and the Search For God anyone?) ready to take 2009 by storm. I'm not sure when this album is supposed to be released but it leaked and it leaked so damn well. This stuff isn't going to be the next My Bloody Valentine but they will take this Indie Fuzzy Shoegaze scene by storm and possibly make bucks out of it. They are 'one' of the next big things even though it certainly will take a while for this band to get out of its little underground scene and I wish them well. Acclaimed by the scene to be My Bloody Valentine out of its dead and forgotten ashes (but who really forgot MBV?) with a really nice touch of The Smiths, a mix that does so well, you will be hearing about them. Noisy Pop, Shoegaze, Distorted sounds, amazing lyrical output, CHECK IT PLEASE! Boy/Girl vocals with songs that won't bore the total shit out of you... this one is for the charts.

This is up there with Merriweather Post Pavilion, Best of 2009...

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

- Manuel

Gary War

I nabbed this here album and dug it immediately, it was so awfully good that i needed to put it up on here before i even finished it, currently I'm two tracks away from the end of the album and holy lord this flowed miraculously diligent. This sounds like that scene in Willy Wonka where Charlie and his grandpa are burping and floating in that room and are about to die because of the fan potentially slicing them up into oblivion, that's what this is. It so relaxed and ethereal at times, drony even without trying to be drony. Sounds like a less chaotic Blank Dogs too be honest with a large hint of My Bloody Valentine. Very Good stuff, was released last year but went over my head as did TY Segall...

Gary War - New Raytheonport

- Manuel

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Architects - Hollow Crown

So what if Suicide Season wasn't one of the worst albums ever written? What if it in fact was a refreshing release to remind you of how good metalcore used to be during the '90s? Well, that's pretty much what Architects' third full-length album Hollow Crown pretty much is, the same type of music, for the most part, but well executed. Go figure, Bring Me The Horizon was pretty much just ripping-off Architects and Bury Your Dead anyhow.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hacksaw To The Throat - Seppuku EP

The last release of THE BEST west coast death metal band ever. Point is fuck off As Blood Runs Black/The Faceless/Decrepit Birth/etc., sieg heil Hacksaw To The Throat.

Plus the dude's have been giving it out for free.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Funeral Crashers

Funeral Crashers plays a discordant but not noisy sound of Post Punk that Spreads its black wings into Goth Rock and drenches its long slimy nails into everything that is the exact opposite of whatever you fathom in your mind as being happy and 'lively'. Don't put words in my mouth and say this is boring, if you don't dig post punk then you won't like this certainly, the same beats throughout the songs in terms of drums, heavy distorted bass sounds and dissonant moody guitars that noodle at times and vocals imitating of Ian Curtis; this band gets repetitive during individual songs but the tracks aren't so that they take forever till they end. I can't do this album any justice so read a proper review HERE, it rules and if you hate life and wanna die or wanna resurrect the dead then dive into this.

Funeral Crashers- La Fin Absolue Du Monde

- Manuel

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Intestine Baalism - Ultimate Insect

Intestine Baalism is pretty much the pinnacle of the Japanese death metal scene. Formed back in '91, IB still keeps it oldschool as fuck without going stagnant like say... Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Cryptopsy, etc. (99% of their contemporaries). I guess it's because they've waited like 6 years between each release. Anyhow, Ultimate Insect is their third full length, from 2008, and it's what the dm scene's been craving forever, what oldschool revival bands like Bloodbath can't achieve.

linky poo