Thursday, November 25, 2010

News: Kyuss (Lives!) Reunion Tour

A little while ago I posted about the "Garcia Plays Kyuss" tour, and now another tour has been announced under the name "Kyuss Lives!" which is essentially Kyuss minus Josh Homme. (umm, maybe just mentally omit Josh from the above photo). Right now only the Australian leg of the tour is announced, but some European dates will also take place in March/April. Very cool news!

May 04 - Gold Coast - Coolangatta Hotel
May 06 - Brisbane - The Tivoli
May 07 - Sydney - Metro Theatre
May 08 - Melbourne - Billboard
May 10 - Adelaide - Fowlers
May 11 - Perth - Capitol

Tickets go on sale today at 9:00 a.m. which was actually quite a few hours ago Aus. time. (It's 9 a.m. here in Canada, does that count?)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Feature: Soundgarden 7"

on the 26th of this month (this month being november)...soundgarden will be releasing a 7" consisting of 2 previously unreleased songs:

"the telephantasm" and a live version of "gun"

and hopefully with "the telephantasm"...we'll get to hear the story of the wolf on the cover...i mean...just go and look at it...doesn't it look as if it has a story to tell?...maybe it'll tell us the story about THAT DAMNED PUZZLE ON THE SOUNDGARDEN didn't mean to raise my voice...BUT THAT DAMN PUZ...sorry

moving on

so be on the look out for 7" of soundgarden

i need to go and scream into a pillow and possibly slap around my incredible hulk punching bag


Album: Guzzard - The Alien Index Survey

you're going to download this

"why should i?"

well...because guzzard are/were awesome...they were on amphetamine reptile...because you like a good bottom end sound (no...not that..well...maybe)...

but most importantly of all...because i'm telling you to

would i ever steer you in the wrong direction?

yeah yeah..i know...i told you that wearing short shorts with a neon pink tank top to that petting zoo was an awesome idea...but you know...

DL: the alien index survey

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Album: Quest For Fire - "Lights From Paradise"

I'm missing this band play tonight and am staying in and listening to this album instead, so i'm deeming it appropriate to post. (Does it mean you're getting old when you miss good shows due to cold weather and being grumpy and overworked?). Reguardless of my own setbacks, I absolutely adore Quest For Fire and their style of chill psych rock. Sometimes meditative, sometimes rocking, their latest release titled "Lights From Paradise" is just an enjoyable and easy listen that will grab and keep your interest with entrancing twists and turns... think something along the lines of Dead Meadow breeding with Nebula to create an incredible lovechild. This is a beautiful album and I guess the fact that Quest For Fire are Canadian and signed to Tee Pee are just gravy. Vibe out.

1. The Greatest Hits By God
2. Set Out Alone
3. Strange Vacation
4. Confusion's Home
5. In The Place Of A Storm
6. Psychic Seasons
7. Hinterland Who's Who
8. Sessions Of Light

DL: "Lights From Paradise"

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Album: Big Chief - "Platinum Jive"

Oh man. I finally get to post this one. Here is an album I've been meaning to post since I started this blog - "Platinum Jive" by Big Chief. I absolutely love this band and this is my favorite thing they released in their too-short existence as a group (well... aside from "Face". I think it's a tie). It's still catchy as hell but with a bit more grit and less funk (but still a copious amount) than their previously released work. It's a great mix of fun and grime and actually, in thinking about it further, I think a major part of the reason I'm so in love with this unique work is the track "John's Scared" which I'm basically addicted to. And "Locked Out". Ugh. Ok. Maybe it's just the entire album.

1. Lion's Mouth
2. Takeover Baby
3. John's Scared
4. M.D. 20/20
5. Map of Your Failure
6. Bona Fide
7. Armed Love
8. Philly Nocturne
9. Locked Out
10. All Downhill From Here
11. The Liquor Talkin'
12. Sick To My Pants
13. Your Days Are Numbered
14. Clown Pimp
15. Simply Barry
16. Lot Lizard

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Album: Minsk - "Out of A Centre Which Is Neither Dead Nor Alive"

I ignored this bands existance for years for no real reason, until about 6 months ago when curiosity overcame me and I decided to give them a listen. I was immediately blown away and began kicking myself for all the time I had wasted. Upon first listen, you're bound to recognize the obvious Neurosis influence, but Minsk are much more than another band mimicking the Gods. Pounding tribal rythms, powerful riffing, really passionate vocals, and much more all come together in a thick layer of blissful psychedelia, resulting in one of the more creative and inspired records in this genre that I can think of. This resonates really deeply with me, musically and lyrically and I'm still kind of obsessing over it. Highly, highly reccomended if you're like me and skipped over this.

(It feels so good to blog again. Sorry!)

1. Waging War on the Forevers
2. Narcotics and Dissecting Knives
3. Holy Flower of the North Star
4. Three Hours
5. Bloodletting and Forgetting
6. Wisp of Tow

DL: "Out Of A Centre Which Is Neither Alive Nor Dead"

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Album: Red Red Meat - "Bunny Gets Paid"

Here's an album by a 90's band from Chicago that sounds like they really should have been from Seattle. That's right, this is "Bunny Gets Paid" from Red Red Meat - an album that is widely considered to be some of RRM's best material and I can see why. You get a messy and sleepy sound combined with ripping, bluesy alt rock and Cobain-esque vocals, as well as some really chilled out, slow tracks which are truly the cherry on top of an already fantastic album. The genuine emotion behind the catchy alternative sound of this album has resulted in me having a huge soft spot towards it and believe me, you will too (if you don't already). Oh and, since I like you so much, I included the bonus tracks from the reissued deluxe version. (The first release was in '95). Enjoy.

1. Carpet of Horses
2. Chain Chain Chain
3. Rosewood, Wax, Voltz + Glitter
4. Buttered
5. Gauze
6. Idiot Son
7. Variations on Nadia's Theme
8. Oxtail
9. Sad Cadillac
10. Taxidermy Blues in Reverse
11. There's Always Tomorrow
12. Chain Chain Chain (4-track demo)
13. Idiot Son (single version)
14. Words
15. Mouse-ish (dub mix)
16. Carpet of Horses (Cleversly version)
17. St. Anthony's Jawbone
18. Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Album: Revelation - "Salvation's Answer"

How I'm only getting into this band now is beyond me. This is Revelation's album "Salvation's Answer" and this... well... this is a doom metal album. Let's just say you decided to take a bit of Orodruin, a bit of Reverend Bizarre, sprinkled in a couple of the couple of the few good things that there are about Cathedral... then you would have a sound something like this. Pure, skilled 90's doom metal at it's best.

So if it's the riff you crave, the riff is what you are going to get. Happy late Halloween.

1. Lost Innocence
2. Salvation's Answer
3. Infinite Nothingness
4. Paradox
5. Images of Darkness
6. Long After Midnight
7. Poets and Paupers
8. Waiting For the End