Saturday, September 26, 2009
this was given to me by a member of the band some time ago...though i don't rightly remember which one
these folks are 3 man unsigned operation out of providence,ri
one guy plays the drums
one guy plays the bass
one guy twiddles some knobs
so if you like some godheadsilo...some unsane-age...some early melvins...some swans (they cover their jam "cop" on this here thing)....a little early godflesh...but don't like pesky vocalists....this be for you
and now you should go and pay their space a little visit
tell 'em ipecac sent you....they'll know what it means
DL: kintaan - cdr 08
some of you may recognize my name if you've ever stopped by the blog shiny grey monotone
and if you've never been there...well...you're obviously not reading the fine print written on the inside of the handicapped stall at your local chinese restaurant
but that's not why you and i are here...we're here for the muzak
this was an official "bootleg" released by the band back in 2002 of a concert they played over in lyon,france back in 1999 (11/02/99 to be exact)
and if you're here not knowing who neurosis is...bro...i don't know what to tell you...and maybe you should just go back to listening to your isis records
this band is the epitome of what's described up in the right hand corner of this very blog: heavy..primal..noisy..sludgy..crushing..psychedelic music (but what isn't mentioned is that they make one helluva chili)
1 - the doorway
2 - lost
3 - an offering
4 - away
5 - locust star
6 - times of grace
DL: neurosis - live in lyon
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
2. Let It All Be
3. Black Santa
4. We We
5. Up the Dumper
6. Mary Lady Bobby Kins
7. Jew Boy Flower Head
8. Lone Rose Holding Now
Edit: Well, here's another case of the band not wanting their album available for free. Gotta respect their wishes and take down the upload link. Sorry about that.
Featuring the original line up of Greg Anderson, Guy Pinhas, Greg Rogers and Pete Stahl Goatsnake will headline the Thursday Roadburn date, April 15th, 2010
Monday, September 21, 2009
Feel free to submit ones that you've made to me as well.
For this edition I chose mostly energetic, catchy alt-rock kind of stuff to pick Monday afternoon up a bit.
1. Gas Huffer - Before I Kill Again
2. Hank III - 7 Months, 39 Days
3. God Bullies - I Want to Kill You
4. Bundle of Hiss - Amphetamine
5. The Walkabouts - Glad Nation's Death Song
6. Truly - Public Access Girls
7. Hater - Try
8. Blood Circus - Part of the Crowd
9. Butthole Surfers - Creep in the Cellar
10. Dead Moon - One Way Ticket
11. Big Black - Kerosene
12. Mugison - Two Thumb Sucking Son of a Boyo
13. The Jesus Lizard - A Tale of Two Women
First of all, I recently went to see them play with Mark Lanegan in Seattle (at Bumbershoot) and they sounded fantastic. The setlist included "Hit the City", "Revival", and lots of tracks from their newest album.
1. The Seventh Proof
3. Unbalanced Pieces
Friday, September 18, 2009
First of all, since the term “stoner rock” is misused so frequently I feel that it’s important to talk a bit about its origins. I don’t know the entire history of where it came from, but I do know it is basically a term started by record labels as a gimmick. So it started this way... and now stoner rock has evolved into a somewhat legitimate genre. I’m not really saying it’s a good thing or a bad thing; it’s just kind of a strange thing.
Obviously there are negative connotations and whatnot since “stoner rock” started in such a gimmicky way: it conjures images of your typical pothead sitting on a beanbag chair in a tie dye shirt, spinning some Black Sabbath-esque album, smoking out of a ridiculous bong... and while that may be the case for some people, it’s really not something that real fans of the music want to spread around. The real problem, however, is that it’s an enigma of a genre - constantly being thrown around and interchanged with genres like doom. I guess it’s because they have similarities, and categorizing real doom can sometimes be somewhat of a puzzle on its own.
My point here is: there’s a draw to using the term because it’s easy and convenient. Do I really want to say I like stoner rock? No. Do I? Yes. I just don’t really know what else to call it. It’s kind of doom but not really. It’s psychedelic but not the same as psychedelic rock. There’s the term desert rock but stoner and desert rock don’t really parallel as much as they used to. There are a ton of bands coming out of labels like Tee Pee that are hard to place into anything but stoner rock. There are even documentaries being released on the subject like “Such Hawks, Such Hounds.” I think the reason that stoner rock has become such a phenomenon is that it has evolved in such a strange way. Some people love the term, some people hate it, but it's not going anywhere.
Note: this is just my 2 cents - If you have an opinion on the subject please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
**edit: the band (understandably) didn't want to entire album available for free, however here's the new link containing the first 4 tracks:
Monday, September 14, 2009
Also, they will be playing a few dates in the US in a couple months:
Nov 14, 2009 - Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois
Nov 15, 2009 - Le Poisson Rouge, NY, New York
Nov 16, 2009 - Emo’s Outdoor, Austin, Texas
This was a long time coming for me, but I found a decent amount of material by Brothers of the Sonic Cloth. I'm all over this. Its primal, spacey, miserable and crushing as hell .. what else would you expect from Tad?
Hopefully you're as stoked on this as me.
1. Dark Companions
2. Reemus Maximus
4. The Immutable Path
5. Wrecked Nation
6. Centuries of the Night
Saturday, September 12, 2009
1. I Am the Sticks
2. White Trash Party
Guzzard - "Get a Witness" Amphetamine Reptile, 1993
2 Ditch Diggers Too
3 Asleep On The Go Line
4 I'm Not The Baby You Are
6 Life Away
8 I'm A Pain, You're A Pain
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
2. Comes With The Territory
3. Working With Knots
4. Running Wild
5. Unbecoming Misdeeds
6. Kumari Kandam
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Ill be back in the second week of September so make sure to check back then. If youre wondering what im doing, im going to see Soulsavers with Mark Lanegan and Modest Mouse in Seattle. Oh, and ive already seen Randy Bachman and a bad Elvis impersonator here. I dont know what this city is doing to me.