Thursday, November 10, 2011

Compilation: Within The Church Of Thee Overlords I-II

these are a pair of compilations that southern lord put out back in 2007

and if you know anything about what southern lord puts'd better make sure you have yourself a good pair of speakers

and you're going to want to make sure you have at least 2 clean pairs of underwear nearby

and just to be cautious...take whatever pets you have in the house and put them out in the yard


i think you're ready

vol. 1:
1 - the hidden hand - dark horizons
2 - boris - farewell
3 - orthodox - solemne triduo
4 - burning witch - history of hell
5 - asbestosdeath - nail
6 - leviathan - my war*
7 - tangorodrim - justus ex fide vivit
8 - striborg - somnambulistic nightmares
9 - wolves in the throne room - queen of the borrowed light
10 - earth - oroborous is broken
11 - oren ambarchi - inamorata

*=black flag cover

DL: vol. 1 pt.1
DL: vol.1 pt.2

1 - om - unitive knowledge of the godhead
2 - weedeater - god luck and good speed
3 - burning witch - history of hell
4 - sunn o))) - orakulum (edit)
5 - wolves in the throne room - cleansing
6 - glorior belli - manifesting the raging beast
7 - tangorodrim - justus ex fide vivit
8 - striborg - psychedelic nightmare
9 - burial chamber trio - only vinyl is real (ultra-mega death throb edit)
10 - boris w/merzbow - flower,sun,rain
11 - earth - the driver

DL: vol.2 pt.1
DL: vol.2 pt.2

Single: Black Sabbath - The Singles Box Set 1970-1978

remember when ozzy osbourne wasn't just some bumbling old fart that didn't know how to operate a remote control?

have you ever found yourself saying "ozzy osbourne shouldn't be allowed to speak unless he comes with subtitles or he sings the words"?


this was a box set that was released over in the uk back in 2000

DL: evil woman/wicked world
DL: paranoid/the wizard
DL: tomorrow's dream/laguna sunrise
DL: sabbath bloody sabbath/changes
DL: never say die/she's gone
DL: hard road/symptom of the universe

Album: Sofy Major - Permission To Engage

hey there

remember me?

sorry it's taken me so long to get back here

i was trapped in the ritual room basement

you can get all kinds of turned around down there

all i was looking for was the bathroom

but i ended up getting chased around by a gagggle of tiny people in king buzzo wigs

actually....they all looked like king buzzo...tiny king buzzos....


i don't like thinking about the goings on in the ritual room basement

it smells grungy


here i am

and i brought some folks from france back with me

rumor has it that you like bands with names like godflesh and high on fire and the melvins and today is the day and neurosis

guess what

so do these guys

and so do i

but...i need to go and wash the basement off of i'm just going to leave you all to get acquainted

DL: permission to engage

Monday, November 7, 2011

News: The Mark Lanegan Band - "Blues Funeral" Out Feb 6 2012 + Tour Dates

Hear yee, hear yee! A long awaited new Mark Lanegan Band album titled "Blues Funeral" will be released this February 6th, 2012.

The album will be released via the label 4AD with both CD and LP versions and there will be a European tour (US dates TBD I believe!) to coincide with the release.

Here are the dates:

February 28th - GRONINGEN, NL - Oosterpoort
29th - AMSTERDAM, NL - Paradiso
March 1st - EINDHOVEN, NL - Effenaar
2nd - ANTWERP, BE - Trix
4th - BRISTOL, UK - Academy
5th - MANCHESTER, UK - Academy
27th - DUBLIN, IE - Academy
8th - BELFAST, NI - Mandela Hall
10th - LEEDS, UK - Cockpit
12th - BIRMINGHAM, UK - Library
13th - LONDON, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire
14th - COLOGNE, DE - Gloria

15th - HAMBURG, DE - Gruenspan
17th - COPENHAGEN, DK - Amager Bio
18th - BERLIN, DE - Columbia Club
19th - WARSAW, PL - Proxima
20th - PRAGUE, CZ - Lucerna Music Hall
22nd - VIENNA, AT - Arena
24th - BOLOGNA, IT - Estragon
25th - MILAN, IT - Alcatraz
27th - BILBAO, ES - Kafé Antzokia
28th - SANTIAGO, ES - Sala Capitol
30th - PORTO, PT - Hard Club
31st - LISBON, PT - TMN ao Vivo
1st - MADRID, ES - Sala Kapital2nd - BARCELONA, ES - Sala Bikini

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Single: The Melvins/The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - "Black Betty/Black Betty"

So maybe you weren't one of the few lucky ones to get ahold of this split before it sold out... or maybe you were one of the few lucky ones and you just want some MP3s.... or maybe you don't fit into either of the latter categories and don't know what you're doing here. In any case, here's The Melvins and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion doing their own renditions of the famously rocking track "Black Betty". You can thank me later by mailing me a copy.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tour Dates: Scratch Acid 2011 US Tour Dates

Here are some confirmed Scratch Acid dates straight from the mouth (and by that I mean Facebook page) of David Yow. More dates are to be confirmed but for now this is looking pretty damn excellent. See you in Seattle!

"Look for Scratch Acid in your town in November or December!! There are more shows to be confirmed, but here is the existing schedule for the US dates:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 – Atlanta, GA; Variety Playhouse
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 – Carrboro, NC; Cat’s Cradle
Friday, November 4, 2011 – Washington, DC; 9:30 Club
Saturday, November 5, 2011 – Philadelphia, PA; Union Transfer
Monday, November 7, 2011 – New York, NY; Webster Hall
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 – Boston, MA; Paradise
Thursday, November 10, 2011 – Montreal, MA; Il Motore
Friday, November 11, 2011 – Toronto, ON; Lee’s Palace
Saturday, November 12, 2011 – Chicago, IL; Cabaret Metro
Saturday, December 3, 2011 – Minehead, UK; All Tomorrow’s Parties
Thursday, December 8 – Dallas, TX; Trees
Friday, December 9 – Houston, TX; Fitzgerald’s
Saturday, December 10 – Austin, TX; Emo’s East
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA; El Rey Theatre
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 – San Francisco, CA; The Fillmore
Friday, December 16, 2011 – Portland, OR; Crystal Ballroom
Saturday, December 17, 2011 – Seattle, WA; Neuomos

**edited Sept 14/2011 to reflect newly announced dates**

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Live Recording: Melvins - 7.27.07 - Troubadour - West Hollywood,CA

this is the EGGNOG and LYSOL albums performed in their entirety

1 - charmicarmicat
2 - wispy
3 - hog leg
4 - with teeth
5 - antioxidote
6 - second coming*
7 - ballad of dwight fry*
8 - sacrifice**
9 - hung bunny
10 - roman dog bird

*=alice cooper cover
**=flipper cover

DL: melvins @the troubadour

Demo: Windhand - Practice Space Demo

heavy [x]
sludgy [x]
crushing [x]
psychedelic [x] would seem that these folks from richmond,va fit the RITUAL ROOM criteria

and they do it in 2 songs

what can you do in 2 songs?

this is what old school black sabbath would sound like had they been fronted by glenn danzig as a woman

DL: practice space demo

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

News: Screaming Trees "Last Words: The Final Recordings" Album Out August

Here's some news to jazz up your Wednesday: a new Screaming Trees album containing remastered versions of their final recordings will be released early this August. The album is titled "Last Words: The Final Recordings" and was recorded in 1998-1999.

This news is as posted on Barrett Martin's facebook page earlier today:
"Hey Folks, I'm quite happy to announce that last night, Jack Endino and I finished mixing a new Screaming Trees album. Its the unreleased album we recorded in 1998-99 and its finally coming out on August 2nd on my label. Mark Lanegan, Van Conner, Lee Conner, and myself felt that these final songs should be heard, and soon they shall be. Here's the album cover, done by the renowned artist Erin Currier."

Yes, yes and yes!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Demo: Mark Lanegan Live at an Unknown Studio in Seattle 1991

Guess who's going to see Mark Lanegan in Seattle tomorrow?

...It's me, in case you didn't guess. In celebration of this fact here's an old live studio recording from Mark in Seattle from 1991. That's basically all I can tell you about this recording since I really don't know much else. (And in any case all you really need to know is that you'll get to hear some interesting versions of early Mark Lanegan songs.) So enjoy, and if anyone is also going to be at the Neptune show tomorrow holler at me!

1. Sunrise
2. Following the Rain
3. Judas touch
4. Shooting Gallery
5. Carnival
6. Wheels
7. Day & Night
8. Beggar's blues
9. Riding the nightingale
10 Judas touch II

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Compilation: Tee Pee Records 2011 Sampler

Here's the latest sampler from Tee Pee Records, featuring tracks by some Ritual Room favorites such as Naam, Ancestors, Night Horse, Jason Simon and Quest for Fire. (Naam's psychedelic cover of "Drain You", by the way, is awesome.)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Album - The Afghan Whigs - "Gentleman"

I'm not dead. This is a genius, emotional roller coaster of an album. Let the angst satisfy you.

1. If I Were Going
2. Gentlemen
3, Be Sweet
4. Debonair
5. When We Two Parted
6. Fountain and Fairfax
7. What Jail Is Like
8. My Curse
9. Now You Know
10. I Keep Coming Back
11. Brother Woodrow/Closing Prayer

DL: Afghan Whigs - "Gentleman"

Friday, May 13, 2011

Demo: Brothers of the Sonic Cloth - S/T Demo

I've been looking to post this incredible Brothers of the Sonic Cloth demo for, I don't know, forever. I just couldn't find it anywhere as only 50 copies were actually released in 2009. Luckily the band just released this for free streaming which is pretty incredible news! You can also download it for any price you choose. (Support this band!)

1. La Mano Poderosa
2. I Am

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tour Dates: Soundgarden July Tour Dates

I recently posted some Soundgarden tour dates for this summer, and 12 more were just announced for July. Tickets are on sale anywhere from now until May 10th so get them while you can! (I also posted the ticket sale times/dates below).

Queens of the Stone Age will also be playing, as well as a few more bands which I deem irrelevant. (This is my blog so I feel like I can do that). A fantastic opportunity for those of us who never got to see this band live!

Soundgarden July Tour Dates:

July 2 Toronto, ON On Sale Now
July 3 London, ON Mon, May 9, 10:00 am Pacific
July 5 Ottawa, ON On sale now
July 6 Uncasville, CT Mon, May 9, 11:00 am Pacific
July 8 Newark, NJ Mon, May 9, 9:00 am Pacific
July 9 Wantagh, NY Mon, May 9, 7:00 am Pacific
July 10 Mansfield, MA Mon, May 9, 12:00 pm Pacific
July 12 Fairfax, VA Tues, May 10, 9:00 am Pacific
July 13 Philadelphia, PA On Sale Now
July 14 Atlantic City, NJ Tues, May 10 10 am Pacific
July 16 Chicago, IL Tues, May 10, 11:00 am Pacific
July 18 Morrison, CO On Sale Now
July 21 San Francisco, CA Tues, May 10, 1:00 pm Pacific
July 22 Inglewood, CA On Sale Now
July 23 Las Vegas, NV Tues, May 10, 2:00 pm Pacific
July 29 Vancouver, BC Tues, May 10, 3:00 pm Pacific
July 30 George, WA Tues, May 10, 4:00 pm Pacific

Friday, April 29, 2011

Album: Deep Purple - "The Book of Taliesyn"

Oh hey everyone - it's been a while, let's catch up.

Seriously though, the only reason I've been lacking in posts lately becuase I've been in the middle of the nightmare that is apartment hunting/moving (you know, things that are completely irrelevant to you). I'm going to try to make up my neglect right now by posting Deep Purple's second, psychedelic dream of an album titled "The Book of Taliesyn". Let's just say that if you are purely about "Machine Head" when it comes to Deep Purple, this may come as a surprise to you. All in all an amazing and overlooked release.

1. Listen, Learn, Read On
2. Wring That Neck
3. Kentucky Woman
4. Exposition / We Can Work It Out
5. Shield
6. Anthem
7. River Deep, Mountain High

DL: "The Book of Taliesyn"

Friday, April 22, 2011

Album: Tinsel Teeth - Pink Eye

if you ever go to see these folks from providence,ri do what they do live...3 things will happen:

1: you'll get your ass kicked by some sweet noise

2: you'll more than likely see a pair of bare breasts covered in some sort of fluid (no...not that kind...but i wouldn't put anything past frontwoman stephanie)

3: you'll more than likely see a strap-on covered in some sort of fluid (again...courtesy of stephanie)

music-wise....the band has a lot in common with the jesus lizard and pissed jeans

DL: pink eye

Live Recording: Melvins - 11.7.97 - VK - Brussels,Belgium

there hasn't been a good melvinsing in awhile

"you know...this guy has a lot of live stuff by the melvins...he must not have a life" is what you may be thinking right now

you know what?...i do have a life...and all of my cats wearing their kick-ass sweaters will back that up

1 - it's shoved
2 - bar-x the rocking m
3 - interstellar overdrive*
4 - magic pig detective
5 - lizzy
6 - antioxidote
7 - tipping the lion
8 - the bloat
9 - the bit
10 - honey bucket
11 - revolve
12 - hooch
13 - (noise)
14 - night goat
15 - with teeth
16 - mombius hibachi
17 - sacrifice**

*=pink floyd cover
**=flipper cover

DL: melvins @vk

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Album: Elf - "Elf"

As much as I love Dio (RIP) and 70's rock, Elf's self titled release from 1972 is is a fairly recent discovery for me. But god this is a fun release and definitely among the cream of the crop for the era. Definitely expect CCR or even Queen more than Rainbow or Black Sabbath - bluesy guitar licks, pianos and some really solid songwriting and feel good music that you can't go wrong with. I'll be jamming this one on repeat this summer.

1. Hoochie Koochie Lady
2. First Avenue
3. Never More
4. I'm coming Back for You
5. Sit down Honey (Everything Will Be Alright)
6. Dixie Lee Junction
7. Love Me Like a Woman
8. Gambler,Gambler

DL: Elf - "Elf"

Monday, April 18, 2011

Live Recording: Stiff Woodies - Live KAOS Session

this was a short lived band that involved folks that were in some other bands

bands with names like: melvins...mudhoney...nirvana

but on this particular recording (which was a little something they played on the radio back in 1986)...the members were krist novoselic on osbourne on bass...and kurt cobain on the drums (and i'm hoping that i don't need to tell you which bands they came from)

they didn't have a set random members would just sing on random songs

1 - sin city* (no one really knows who sang on this's rumored to be either matt lukin or dale crover)

2 - breakdance boogie (krist novoselic on vocals)

3 - loose** (buzz osbourne on vocals)

4 - c'mon and love me*** (buzz osbourne on vocals)

*=ac/dc cover
**=the stooges cover
***=kiss cover

DL: stiff woodies

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tour Dates: Soundgarden 2011 Summer Tour Dates

Finally! Here are some Soundgarden tour dates that were just announced for this summer. If you're already registered as a member on the Soundgarden site you can have access to the presale (April 18-21st), but if not you'll have to wait on it a bit longer. Also keep in mind that these are the first four dates with more to be announced in the next couple of weeks.

July 2 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 13 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
July 18 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 22 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

And to end things on an unrelated note.... don't forget it's record store day tomorrow!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Live Recording: Mark Lanegan Band - Milan 12/03/2003

Did someone call for the night porter?

I have no idea who to credit for this one, but here's a recording of the Mark Lanegan Band playing Milan in 2003. The setlist is long and jaw-dropping, including a handful of great rarities and carefully chosen tracks that shine in a live setting like "Creeping Coastline of Lights" and "Wedding Dress". So enjoy this and buy your tickets for the upcoming acoustic US West Coast tour - I'm sure going to.

1. Borracho
2. Message to Mine
3. One Way Street
4. Sleep With Me
5. Don't Forget Me
6. Pill Hill Serenade
7. Wedding Dress
8. No Easy Action
9. Miracle
10. Creeping Coastline of Lights
11. Death Don't Have No Mercy
12. On Jesus' Program
13. Because of This - Hotel
14. I'll Take Care of You
15. Going Going Gone
16. Methamphetamine Blues
17. Mockingbirds
18. She Done Too Much - The River Rise
19. Clearspot
20. Midnight Moses

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Video: Saint Vitus Perform New Track "Blessed Night" In Hollywood April 5th

On the last night of the recent Metalliance tour (Saint Vitus, Crowbar, Helmet), Saint Vitus debuted a new track called "Blessed Night". According to Wino a new album will be in the works this summer, and you can watch video of the new track being performed above (credit to metalassaultLA on youtube). This show took place on April 5th, 2011 in Hollywood.

How great is it to see bands like Saint Vitus are still going and putting stuff out there?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Album: Beehoover - The Sun Behind The Dustbin

do you like clutch?

do you like primus?

do you like tool?

do you like mike patton/serj tankian-esque vocals?

well guess what...

you can get all of that business here

also...the band is made up of 2 people

one guy sings/plays bass

the other guy drums

and they're from germany

DL: the sun behind the dustbin

Single: Heliotropes - Ribbons


does that make you feel all yes yes in your no no spot?

if so...this threesome out of brooklyn,ny would like to make your acquaintance

DL: ribbons

Single: Sub Pop Edition #29 Dead Moon - "Dirty Noise / Dark Deception"

Dead Moon somehow always managed to produce some of the catchiest and dirtiest sounding rock music, even on a label that prides itself (or used to...) on dirty sounding music. Here's a single that was released in '93 for the singles club containing 2 tracks that manage to be both ominous and fun.

1. Dirty Noise
2. Dark Deception

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Album: Led Zeppelin - I

you may remember seeing the words "fuck led zeppelin,this is where it's at" over on the ritual room facebook page

it's a good thing that those words were posted anonymously as i'd hate to show up at someone's house and ruin their day with some nude air drumming to some "moby dick"

the battle has raged on for centuries as to who was the first heavy metal band

was it led zeppelin?

was it black sabbath?

bands have broken up...friends have been lost...plates have been smashed at the dinner table...

and the only answer i give to anyone that has posed that question to me is: go and listen to each band's first album...then come back and talk to me

but honestly...when it comes to each band's recorded output...i can listen to all of led zeppelin's albums over and over again

when it comes to black only really need their first 6 albums (yeah...that's right...sit down guy wearing the MOB RULES t-shirt)

but i digress

i was first turned onto led zeppelin by one of my teachers back in high school...and the first time my parents heard me listening to blew their minds as i was listening to things they had grown up with

you can't deny the powerhouse that is/was drummer john bonham

or the laid back bass from john paul jones

or the hot licks from jimmy page

or the caterwauling nonsensical vocals of robert plant

that's right....i just used the terms "hot licks" and "caterwauling" you've never stood in front of a mirror and sang along to "dazed and confused" into a comb either

also...why hasn't a cover band called ZEPPATH happened yet? (and yes...they would only cover zeppelin and sabbath)

so...just go on ahead and give that DL down there a little poke

DL: led zeppelin I

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tour Dates: Mark Lanegan US West Coast Tour Dates

I'm realising that this blog has slowly evolved into more news and tour date listings than actual music uploads, but I hope that's cool with ya'll. I usually just end up posting news that I get stoked about and want to share, but I'll try and upload more singles and stuff in coming days when I'm not so busy. Anyways. Here's a moment we've all been waiting for.... Mark Lanegan west coast US tour dates! Acoustic! Not with Isobel!

These dates were just confirmed:

Sun 12-Jun Hollywood Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Tue 14-Jun San Francisco Great American music hall
Thu 16-Jun Portland Wonder Ballroom
Fri 17-Jun Seattle Neptune

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tour Dates: Melvins Residency Tour

From Ipecac:

"Two nights in each city. Two sets each night. No opening act.
The first night's first set will include songs from Lysol and Egg Nog, followed by a second set from Houdini. The second night's first set will feature Bullhead in its entirety, followed by a second set from Stoner Witch.

May 13, 2011 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
May 14, 2011 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

May 16, 2011 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
May 17, 2011 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

May 27, 2011 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 28, 2011 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk

May 31, 2011 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door
June 1, 2011 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door

June 3, 2011 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
June 4, 2011 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

June 6, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 7, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Serious Melvins news. I'm already giddy with excitement for the Seattle shows and am writing off all other show prospects in May to attend at least the second night. ...Nothing else really needs to be said, does it?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Single: Sub Pop Edition #28 Various Artists - "Alice Cooper Tribute"

An amazing Alice Cooper tribute 2x7" released for the Sub Pop singles club in 1991 that definitely doesn't surface all that often. This single features covers done by Sonic Youth, These Immortal Souls, Gumball and Laughing Hyenas. Many thanks to this awesome blog for this rip! We love us some Alice around these parts.

1. These Immortal Souls - Luney Tune
2. Gumball - Under My Wheels
3. Sonic Youth - Is It My Body?
4. Laughing Hyenas - Public Animal #9

DL: "Alice Cooper Tribute Single"

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Album: Earthless - "Sonic Prayer"

This is "Sonic Prayer" by Earthless, which is best described as a 40 minute jam of furiously heavy, psychotic riffs and, well, this is massive. (Massively groovy). Truly a giant, psychedelic masterpiece of an album that will have you completely hooked as soon as the first riff gets going. Also, you can buy assorted Earthless goodies here.

1. Flower Travellin' Man
2. Lost in the Cloud Sun

Friday, March 11, 2011

News: New Track by Mark Lanegan Released For "Rage Untethered" Game

That's right, new Mark Lanegan material! The track is called "Burning Jacobs Ladder" and was released/created for the "Rage Untethered" game trailer. (Fortunately it really doesn't disappoint despite the sellout undertones. I don't really blame Lanegan for doing something like this for the money/hype, either). Anyways, I'm loving the new track and am waiting on pins and needles for his next solo album. You can stream and download "Burning Jacob's Ladder" for free here.

And I definitely have to give a special thanks to Mark (a different Mark, obviously. Yarm. No, not that one either) for the tip on this one!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Mike Starr (Alice in Chains) allegedly died today after being arrested for drug possession just last month. Sad news as he was only 44 and Alice in Chains was just getting going again. Read more here.

News: Mudhoney - "Head On The Curb" LP Out Now!

"This vinyl-only release is Mid-period Mudhoney at its RAWEST. Original Bass Player Matt Lukin is in top form, as is the rest of the classic line-up, blasting out songs and ideas, some of which went on to be studio-fied for their Warner Bros debut PIECE OF CAKE, while others got lost to the dark crevices of time…UNTIL NOW. Besides the cover of SCTV classic I HATE THE BLOODY QUEEN, these recordings have NEVER been released, and represent a sonic assault that is pure Mudhoney. Raw, unabashed, and sometimes down-right no-fi. HEAD ON THE CURB writes a new chapter into Mudhoney’s legendary past." --Sub Pop

Um, apparantly this LP was released on the 2nd and Im just learning about it now. I'm currently feeling super incoherant but need to make a post about this since I'm way more hyped on this than any newer Mudhoney material being released and anyone that frequents this blog (do you exist?) needs to know. I can't wait to hear this and I'll post MP3s when/if I can track some down. Order through Sub Pop.

Side A:
1. Ritzville
2. I Want To Live
3. King Sandbox
4. 13th Floor Opening
5. Living Wreck
6. Acetone

Side B:
1. No End In Sight
2. Underide
3. Fun And Games
4. Confusion
5. When In Rome
6. I Hate The Bloody Queen

Monday, March 7, 2011

Single: Sub Pop Edition # 27 Big Damn Crazy Weight - "Might As Well / Off That Cow"

This single by Big Damn Crazy Weight was released for the October 1992 singles club. There's a really prominent early Nirvana vibe here, as well as some good old dirty fuzzed out tone. The 90s, maan.

1. Might As Well
2. Off That Cow

Friday, March 4, 2011

News: Melvins Live Album "Sugar Daddy" to Be Released This Month

MORE NEWS! Damnit, I'm so behind on my Melvins business. (Not really. I'm just grumpy since I missed a chance to buy the HAZE XXL version of "The Bride Screamed Murder". Has anyone managed to get any of these?)

Anyways, this is a live Melvins recording which is awesome. This is titled "Sugar Daddy", which is also awesome. If you look at the track listing you will see that is also, in fact (you guessed it) awesome. This will be released March 31st on Ipecac. (The person as well as the label).

1. Nude with Boots
2. Dog Island
3. Dies Iraea
4. Civilized Worm
5. The Kicking Machine
6. Eye Flies
7. Tipping The Lion
8. Rat Faced Granny
9. The Hawk
10. You've Never Been Right
11. A History of Bad Men
12. Star Spangled Banner
13. Boris

News: Graveyard to Release New Album "Hisingen Blues" This April

Evan turned me on to this new upcoming Graveyard release titled"Hisingen Blues", and after hopelessly trolling Tee Pee for some information on it I discovered that they're taking the leap to Nuclear Blast for this one. "Hisingen Blues" will be released this April 19th in North America and March 25th in Europe, and the tracklisting is as follows:

1. Ain’t Fit To Live Here
2. No Good, Mr. Holden
3. Hisingen Blues
4. Uncomfortably Numb
5. Buying Truth (tack och förlåt)
6. Longing
7. Ungrateful Are The Dead
8. RSS
9. The Siren

You can listen to the damn fine sounding title track "Hisingen Blues" on Graveyard's MySpace page here. My full support goes out to this group as they are one of the few 70's rock bands existing today that sound like they came straight from the era rather than just doing some cheesy emulation Wolfmother style. In the words of Graveyard... "Don’t mistake classic pieces of work for retro". Mark your calendars!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Single: The Thrown Ups - Smiling Panties

if you know anything of the'll know that this band are considered to be the originators by some

and you should also know that half of this band went onto form mudhoney (vocalist/guitarist mark arm and guitarist steve turner)

and you should also know that there are some folks that wouldn't even consider this music (or so i've heard...i would never associate with those kinds of people)

and you should also know that there's a song called "my cock is the coin" included on this business

and you should also know that if you don't snag this up...someone is waiting across the street from your house...and they may or may not show up somewhere in your house naked at 3:00am

DL: smiling panties

Feature: Queens Of The Stone Age Playing SELF-TITLED In It's Entirety

there may be some of you out there that aren't currently aware that the band is currently on tour and are playing their 1998 SELF-TITLED album in it's entirety (in case you haven't already put that together for yourselves)

also...the album is set to get re-released on the 7th of this very month...and to add to all of that...there are some tracks that the band contributed to a split they did with a band called beaver (go on...get the giggles out of the way...we'll wait...) that was released back in 1998...and a song they contributed to a split they did with kyuss that was released back in 1997

and no...i'm not going to give you the titles of those'll just have to buy it for yourself to find out (or you could just use this thing i just recently came to find out about called google...apparently it comes in pretty handy)

and if you'd like to see the band play their SELF-TITLED album in it's entirety...go here to find out when and where

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Album: Hater - "Hater"

I love this project and can't uptalk it enough - this is Hater's self titled release from 1993. Yeah, you get the Seattle superstar lineup (2 members of Soundgarden are involved), but don't expect Temple of the Dog! Expect really innovative and catchy alt rock. So enjoy... I know you will.

1. Mona Bone Jakon
2. Who Do I Kill?
3. Tot Finder
4. Lion And Lamb
5. Roadside
6. Down Undershoe
7. Circles
8. Putrid
9. Blistered
10. Sad McBain

DL: "Hater S/T"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Album: SuperGiant - "Antares"

I guess I've been pretty lame about posting here this month, but I just came across this album by SuperGiant from 2008 and am overcome with the need to post it. This album is called "Antares" and any heavy rock band with this hard of a Kyuss vibe is definitely up there in my books. The only downside to this is the occasionally terrible lyrics which is easy to overlook since the groove definitely makes up for it. And really, if you like riffs and groove and this album doesn't get to you then you must be dead inside. (Hell, I'm dead inside and it still got to me.)

1. Psychedelic Sunset
2. Petunias

3. WWM
4. Coition
5. Everyman
6. Hell Paces
7. The Devil, Jesus and Me
8. Luna
9. Sphere Mirror
10. Sol
11. In the Morning
12. 888
13. Beginning
14. Antares

DL: "Antares"

News: Soundgarden In The Studio

Okay, this isn't so much news as photographic evidence that Soundgarden is actually in the studio recording a new album but gimmie a break. Look at Chris Cornell. Look at the bun in his hair. They clearly mean business. I'm definitely curious to know what will come of this.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Single: Sub Pop Edition #26 - The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Birthday / Hide Myself"

The (un?)holy union of Jesus and Mary Chain and the Sub Pop Singles Club (v.1998) - it's exactly what you would expect. Fuzzed out, pessimistic, pop music. Get into it.

1. Birthday
2. Hide Myself

Monday, February 7, 2011

This Explains Everything

Album: The Cows - "Sorry In Pig Minor"

Happy Monday everyone - here's "Sorry In Pig Minor" by the Cows. This is an eclectic and ingenious album that was produced by none other than King Buzzo. (Who?). SIPM was their 9th and final album and continues to be a favorite of mine because of the weird, fun vibes and how accessibly wacky it is. Perfect music to start your week off.... am I right or am I right?

1. Cabin Man
2. Finished Again
3. No, I'm Not Coming Out
4. Dear Dad
5. Eurekal Funday!
6. Death in the Tall Weeds
7. El Shiksa
8. Life After Beth
9. Saliva of the Fittest
10. Felon of Troy
11. Say Uncle

Monday, January 31, 2011

Album: Clutch - The Elephant Riders

now i couldn't very well just mention clutch and not post anything by them (and in case you're wondering where they've been mentioned...just take a peek down yonder)

i hope that clutch doesn't really need any sort of explanation as to what they're all about,yeah?

one thing i've noticed about the clutch discography is that each album somehow leads into the one after it

"what are you talking about,sir? are you on something?"

what i meant by that was...take this album for combines the punk energy from TRANSNATIONAL SPEEDWAY LEAGUE with the rawk of SELF-TITLED

and this leads into the JAM ROOM album where they completely head off into the meat and potatoes territory

still confused?

well...i can't seem to make it any clearer than that

just do yourself a favor and snag this up

DL: the elephant riders

Album: Sixty Watt Shaman - Seed Of Decades

this is one of those albums that you can't seem to just listen to one song from (it's like that for me anyway)

this is the kind of action that you want going down during a backyard bbq (and it'll put bbq sauce in your beard...and if you don't have a beard will make you grow one just so you can put some there)

i was supposed to see these guys play in chicago back in '03 with clutch and a band called flybanger...i was stoked as i had just gotten into sixty watt shaman...and i'm a HUGE clutch fan (as we all should be)...but...the girl i was with at the time apparently thought it would be a bad idea to drive 2 hours in a snowstorm (and yes...i called her a sissy) for weeks afterward i was taunted by 2 unused tickets...and from what i'd heard about the show...there were only about 20 people there

that was a good story,grampa

if you consider yourself a fan of anything that's been posted really REALLY need this as well

fine...i'll throw a few band names out there to help in the selling of the band:

alabama thunderpussy

karma to burn

the mighty nimbus (vocalist dan soren was a member at one time...and drummer pete campbell currently plays guitar in the band)


post-1994 corrosion of conformity

did that work?

thought so

DL: seed of decades

Live Recording: Queens Of The Stone Age - 12.11.00 - Roseland Ballroom - New York,NY

this is the band opening for some band called the foo fighters

1 - intro
2 - ode to clarissa
3 - feel good hit of the summer
4 - quick and to the pointless
5 - infinity
6 - better living through chemistry
7 - monsters in the parasol
8 - how to handle a rope
9 - you can't quit me baby
10 - the lost art of keeping a secret

DL: qotsa @roseland ballroom

Interview: Soundgarden

this was an interview with the band that was part of the PRETTY NOOSE single given by alain johannes and natasha shneider of the band eleven

did you know that they'd considered calling the DOWN ON THE UPSIDE album COMIN' ATCHA! or MR. BUNCHY PANTS?

true story

DL: soundgarden interview

Friday, January 28, 2011

News: Kyuss Vinyl Pressings on Tee Pee Records

KYUSS VINYL ALERT. There are some limited pressings of "Blues For The Red Sun", "....And The Circus Leaves Town" and "Welcome To Sky Valley" available on the Tee Pee webstore now. Limited to 400 pressings each on 180 gram vinyl - it may just be another stop on the recent Kyuss money train but they'll sound oh so sweet. Move fast if you want a piece of the action!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

News: ATP "I'll Be Your Mirror" - New York 2011

So the lineup for ATP New York is starting to unravel again, but I'm not nearly as giddy as I was last year at this point. The lineup so far looks alright (Shellac, Bonnie Prince Billy) but I don't see myself buying a ticket and putting my life aside to travel to New York for it like I did last year. (Which was amazing.) I guess it's not really my cup of tea this year but I can see certain people being really stoked on this. Also, the festival is relocating to Astbury Park in New Jersey.

From ATP's website: "All Tomorrow's Parties returns to the USA this September in the new location of Asbury Park, N.J. bringing an I'll Be Your Mirror event to the iconic Asbury Park waterfront. For the inaugural American I'll Be Your Mirror, Portishead will curate the Saturday and Sunday and headline their first East Coast shows since 1998!"

You can check the full announced lineup here, and I'll be posting regular lineup updates like I did last year.