Tuesday, September 29, 2009
He died in a car accident last night in Tacoma apparently. One of his bands Trial were/are a huge influence on my life. Seems he was a very loved member of a few local music and bar scenes around the Cali/Washington area. I won't try and talk here like I knew him or anything, you'll be able to find a million blogs and sites with nothing but good things to say about him, from people that do have more of a clue. I'll just say that I'm sure that he will be missed by alot of different people. I'm so grateful that I got my chance to see him play in Chicago with Trial in May. R.I.P. Brian.
Posted by Sean at 2:11 AM
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Got mine today. Whacky blue marble colour. Every time a band releases something that I can't get my hands on right away I freak the fuck out. Well I did with this LP for something like six weeks before I was able to order it anyway. This addiction controls my life... but I like it.PS guest vox are credited as that of "Gargling Urine", but I'm still pretty sure it's Rahi.
Posted by Sean at 1:34 AM
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I don't see any real point in pre-ordering a CD of all things, but if you feel so inclined, American label FDR has the new Abraxis full length CD available for pre-order now on their myspace page. If you read this blog regularly, you know how raging Andy's new material is, and the stuff here is no different. Complete with artwork by this guy (edit, not Kasner), this album is due to drop October 31st. That's Halloween. I'll be grabbing a copy for myself from Andy, but if you're one of those dudes that worries about missing out on stuff, like I used to be, then I suggest you order from FDR now. The best stuff to come out of Brisbane in the last five years, without any doubt.
Posted by Sean at 9:41 AM
Monday, September 21, 2009
Black Flag- "Jealous Again" MLP millionth press. It was there, I was there. I figured why not?
"Tyrant" by Thou. Baton Rouge sludge/doom. Heavily influenced by that Louisiana sound, with a good amount of Iron Monkey styled vox going on too. Slower. Heavier. This is the repress on Southern Lord. The original was on One Eye Records, and may have different artwork, though I'm not sure, that may be just the CD that I'm thinking of. Liner notes came on a little A5 black and white booklet.
New Lewd Acts LP, "Black Eye Blues". Brown wax. Certainly alot more of a mature sound compared to their earlier efforts, this one definitely has it's ebbs and flows. This is the first Deathwish LP I've bought in a while (perhaps ever, I can't remember) without a fold-out gatefold sleeve. Also, it certainly seems that the artwork was either; A) not handled by Jake Bannon himself or B) he realised how boring his regular work is getting. Judging by the new Converge artwork though, I wouldn't blame you for assuming the former. Infact I just read that the art is the work of the bands lead singer Tyler, Bannon just handled the layout.
Posted by Sean at 7:24 PM
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I was greeted today by the following shits...
Extortion/Septic Surge split on blue on RSR. I think it exists on black too. I'm gonna have to get it. I'm almost positive that the Extortion stuff is B-sides from the Control ep, as one song from that 7", Useless, is on here again, along with three other songs that have the exact same mix. The liner also credits the tracks as recorded in 2006, the same year that Control came out. So yeah, safe bet. The Septic Surge stuff is a little old too. If memory serves, they recorded this stuff early last year for a 7" that never happened, then they hooked up with Extortion, and decided to use it here instead. Apparently they have a whole new batch of songs ready for a new record. For those unfamiliar: pretty much the only band in Aus doing precise Skull worship. Rohan's artwork on the Extortion side obviously, and Murdochs on the SS side.
Extortion/Jed Whitey split 7" on black. Long time Extortion fans should know all about this record, it's been in the pipeline for just about four years now, Jed Whitey had just been too lazy/busy/otherwise occupied to get stuff recorded for it. Well they finally got stuff together at the end of last year, and here is the result. To be honest, I'm no huge fan of the JW take on punk rock, but I know alot of people do like them. The Extortion stuff here is from the recording sessions of the very first 7". Rough just like those early recordings. DX put this one out through Distort, this is officially Distort issue 25. I grabbed these two Extortion records from Rohan, but I do subscribe to Distort, so I do have another copy of this on the way, it's just that DX has apparently been quite busy, so he needs some more time to get the mailing done, I just couldn't wait. For sale soon: a copy of the EX/JW split 7". Get your bids on now. Oh by the way, new Extortion 10" due this year entitled "Loose Screws" with guest vox from BARNEY GREENWAY.
Downpresser- Age Of Ignorance 7" on red from Triple B Records. I love this band. Great NY styled mosh. If you read this blog regularly you already know that though. I can't decide if I like this one or their first ep more.
Disnihil- Future Cancers 7" on red through Lifeline Records. I saw these guys play when I was in Chicago back in May and I was impressed. That night I had the chance to pick up this record, but for some reason (I think I was budgeting hard at that stage), I didn't manage to grab it. Well I was doing a spot of shopping in an online store recently, when this came up, so I grabbed it. Great D-beat from dudes who don't stink of urine. Someone sell me their first ep.
Posted by Sean at 11:04 PM
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Finally got my hands on this tape of 80, that No Patience has released, which is an early edition of the vinyl release which is due really soon. This should tie me over till then. Thanks Lewis.
Psychedelic 3D cover.
Looks like I have developed a rep.
Posted by Sean at 4:07 PM