Tuesday, December 29, 2009


One band I haven't seen and I'm regretting it. They have a new live dvd/cd coming out in February that looks like it could be good...

here is their latest effort obZen. It's ridiculous.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Minus The Bear EP


2 new songs. I cannot wait for this album.

Friday, December 25, 2009

The New Deal

When this came out in 2001 it blew my mind. Progressive Breakbeat house music. These three dudes sound like a DJ mixing records, and they do it live with keys, bass, and drums. They don't play as much anymore. Merry New Deal Christmas.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cave In - Godcity Demos

These were recorded after Jupiter was released and I've been rocking them a lot lately. The cover of Nirvana's Breed rules as does Day Trader.

1. Bigger Riff
2. Breath Of Water
3. Day Trader
4. Devil's Head Pinata
5. Harmless, Armless
6. Breed
7. Stained Silver
8. The Callus


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Star Wars Flat Brims by New Era

Piece One

Piece one, is a 5 minute 45 second piece of the sixby session from thursday. I thought it warranted this.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Toe - For Long Tomorrow

1 ここには何もかもがあるし、何もかもがない
2 ショウシツ点よ笛
3 After Image feat. Harada Ikuko (Clammbon)
4 エソテリック
5 Say It Ain’t So feat. Hoshikawa Yuzuru (Dry River String, ex upandcoming)
6 Two Moons
7 モスキートンはもう聞こえない#1
8 モスキートンはもう聞こえない#2
9 ラストナイト Album Version
10 グッドバイ Goodbye Album Version feat. Toki Asako 土岐麻子
11 You Go
12 Our Next Movement
13 Long Tomorrow


had no idea they had a new album and this version of their song Goodbye sounds amazing with female vocals. dig it.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Jack Rose - RIP

Last night I read that Jack Rose had died over the weekend from a heart attack. Jack was a Philadelphia native and an incredible musician. I saw him play a couple times and it was amazing how captivating he was for just a single person with an acoustic guitar. He was 38.

And here is Kensington Blues which was probably his best known album.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cobalt - Gin

Dry Body
A Clean Well-Lighted Place
Pregnant Insect
Two-Thumbed Fist
The Old Man Who Lied For His Entire Life
A Starved Horror
Stew Craven (Hidden Track)


this album came out in march and i've been ignoring it all year and now i'm kicking myself. these two dudes put out one hell of a record.

as profound lore put it, "Gin is the springboard to fuck the universe."

Monday, November 23, 2009

Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless

if you've never listened to this album you are fucking up.

Jon Gutwillig - The Disco Biscuits Guitarist

""The “patient” starts to explain how the Biscuits have escalated from a normal jam band to super jam band status since Jon Gutwillig, bassist Marc Brownstein, keyboardist Aron Magner, and original drummer Sam Altman (current drummer Allen Aucoin was inducted into the band in ‘05 after a drum-off in Atlantic City) met at the University of Pennsylvania over a decade ago. When I admit that I was unaware of the existence of super jam bands, Gutwillig throws some cultural knowledge on the table.""
The above quote taken from link below.
the interview

Sunday, November 22, 2009


In the last 3 days I've seen Cave In, Baroness, Earthless, Narrows, Tim Hecker, Aidan Baker, US Christmas and Trap Them. 3 pretty solid shows. I'm very happy I saw Narrows because I thought the album was decent but they absolutely killed it live. The highlights were definitely Cave In and without a doubt, Earthless, who I thought played one of the best sets I've seen this year.

And I'm seeing Phish on Wednesday (1st timer), and the week after Do Make Say Think is playing the church sanctuary on Monday; Pelican/Black Cobra/Disappearer on Tuesday, and Russian Circles/Young Widows on Friday. Pumped.

Anyway, here is the new Mercury Program album which I didn't even know was coming out and it's really really good.

Rock on.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Emeralds - Live @ The Beachland Tavern


Oxeneers or The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home

The Shit Sisters
Angela's Secret
Big News
Your Pearly Whites
Gadget Arms
Greetings from the Great North Woods
La Stanza Bianca
Darlings of New Midnight


their first album and probably their best.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Shrinebuilder last night...

So awesome. The show was in a room that's about 1/3 the size of the church at club sonar in baltimore. Good tunes from every band and a decent crowd except for the cocksucker standing near me up front that ended up getting punched in the glasses.

Earthride came on first and after their set I immediately wanted to go buy a harley and pound booze. The lead singer was like a B movie version of Phil Anselmo who raised his drink as an invitation to pound... and then went right for the sippy straw. Awesome dude. I've never seen them before but would go out of my way to see them again anytime they come around.

I have been listening to US Christmas' Eat The Low Dogs for a while but never had the chance to see them until last night. The live version of this band sounds much different than the recorded version and each has it's good and bad. The vocals don't transfer over that well but the songs sound a lot heavier. I'm happy I get another chance to see them on thursday with Baroness at the church.

Shrinebuilder was amazing. I mean, with these four dudes together on a stage it would be hard to go wrong but they exceeded any ridiculous expectations I had going in. They somehow made these songs sound even better than they do on the record, which is easily one of the best of the year. The heavy parts were heavier, the groove parts could have gone on forever, the vocals were spot on, and dale's drumming is, well... ridiculous. Getting home at 4am sucks but it was worth it to see these dudes rock out.

You can check out Shrinebuilder in NYC at Le Poisson Rogue on Sunday night with Rwake and Liturgy or in Austin, TX on Monday. Hopefully more dates are announced. And hopefully those dates are for a Shrinebuilder, Om, Neurosis, Melvins tour.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Them Crooked Vultures

Josh Homme
John Paul Jones
Dave Grohl

dig it.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Belong - October Language

When I checked my mail today this and Axe To Fall were waiting for me. I'm listening to this one right now and it sounds AMAZING. Very happy that Geographic North put this out on vinyl. Listen if you like Fennesz, Tim Hecker, etc...

Jerry Fuchs RIP

I was sitting in horrendous traffic after the Eagles game on sunday night when I got an email from Todd with the same subject as this post and I was shocked. Jerry Fuchs, drummer extraordinaire, was dead at age 34. Brooklyn Vegan has some additional info about it as well as some great videos of him doing what he loved.

Gerhardt Fuchs grew up playing the drums in Georgia and went on to perform with bands that toured across the country, but it was in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that he forged his reputation as a dynamic, driving drummer widely esteemed by his peers.

And it was in that same neighborhood, in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge, that Mr. Fuchs, known as Jerry, fell to his death on Sunday morning [11/8] in the elevator shaft of an industrial building on Berry Street. - NY Times

I didn't know Jerry but I was lucky enough to see him play about 2 months ago when Maserati came through Philly. In the brief conversation I had with him following the show it was incredibly easy to tell what a kind and genuine person he was. RIP.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Earth Energy Jam

Earth Energy Jam>Run Like Hell

October 5, 2002. I am standing in the middle of the woods in the middle of the night in Spotsylvania, VA. This is the same weekend the DC sniper is taking out unsuspecting people as close as a few miles away. The disco biscuits have set up a stage and are playing some of their best stuff ever heard before or since. This song starts up (the DL above) and a few minutes in my buddy leans to me and says, "This is the Earth Energy Jam." Mind you, Earth Energy Jam is not the name of any song, it is just the "feeling" he is "vibing" at this moment. And never more in my life have I had the desire to say STFU You Dirty Filthy Hippie. Now as I listen to it, he may have been right on the money. Story Time over, I have to rake leaves that earth dropped on my backyard so thick I could swim in them.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nothington - Roads, Bridges & Ruins

01. A Mistake ( 2:44)
02. If You Say So ( 3:19)
03. Another Day ( 3:10)
04. Not Looking Down ( 3:21)
05. Stop Screaming ( 3:37)
06. The Ocean ( 2:57)
07. This Conversation Ends ( 3:14)
08. Meant To Lose ( 3:24)
09. Best For Me ( 3:21)
10. Sleep Tight ( 4:07)


somebody suggested that i check this out and i'm very happy i did. listen if you like hot water music/the draft. definitely one of the best records i've heard this year.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Scissorfight - Mantrapping for Sport and Profit

Acid for Blood
New Hampshire's All Right If You Like Fighting
Rats U.S.A.
Deliver The Yankee Coffin
The Most Dangerous Animal Is Me
Hazard to Navigation
Blizzards, Buzzards, and Bastards
Death In The Wilderness
Candy Clark
Go Cave!
Cram It Clown


I can't believe I haven't posted this before. Tunes you will be singing to yourself while you do drugs with bears before trying to fight them.


Roy - Tacomatose

T Town Concrete
The Bolivian Army Lays Siege to Seattle
We Didn't Evolve
Tell It True
Lightweights Exclusively


i figured i would post this anyway. so good.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Nick Drake - Pink Moon

Pink Moon
Place to Be
Which Will
Things Behind the Sun
Free Ride
Harvest Breed
From the Morning


incredible album that i recently grabbed on vinyl. just a guitar and nick's haunting vocals. he rarely performed live and after recording these songs in 2 nights he went to his label, island records, and dropped off the master tapes to the receptionist and left without speaking to anyone. he died from an overdose of antidepressants at age 26. this was his last album.

Roy - Big CIty Sin And Small Town Redemption

Something That's Real
Don't Overdub My Heart
Gold Rush
Wipe That Brow
Better Head North
Has Darryl Worley Forgotten
Prescription Drugs
Rebel Hymn
The Power, Not The Perception
They Cut The Cord
Never Getting Married
Anytime Now
Bored With Summer


i don't know if many people have heard this and based on the few reviews floating around out there most probably wouldn't listen to it. just an awesome album front to back. i guess if i had to label this it would be something like alt. country? but it's way better than any description i could offer. give it a listen. has dudes from botch but sounds absolutely nothing like that. if you like it and want to hear their ep let me know and i will post that as well.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Phish covers Exile on Main Street

I'm not a Rolling Stones fan. In fact, I really only like a few of their songs, one of which is Loving Cup from this album. But the reason I like Loving Cup is that Phish has been covering it for many years to the point that when I was much younger I thought it was a Phish original. I also like their song moonlight mile from the album Sticky Fingers. If you are looking for soundboard recordings of last nights Phish three set show, leave your email in the comments and I'll see if I can dig up an active link.

Or grab either one of those full albums here.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Botch - We Are The Romans

To Our Friends in the Great White North
Mondrian Was a Liar
Transistions from Persona to Object
Swimming the Channel Vs. Driving the Chunnel
C. Thomas Howell as the "Soul Man"
Saint Matthew Returns to the Womb
Frequency Ass Bandit
I Wanna Be a Sex Symbol on My Own Terms
Man the Ramparts
Thank God For The Worker Bees (Remix / Hidden Track)


For some reason I listen to this a lot more this time of year and it never gets old.

Music As Torture...

This has been all over the news this week since certain artists are demanding to know if their songs were used as a torture device. I'm convinced that they don't really care if their song was used to torture someone but rather if the song they wrote was bad enough to be considered.

If someone put me in a room and played nothing but Hed P.E. and REM I would without a doubt give up whatever I had to... or kill myself, whichever came first.

Here is a list of the artists/songs that were allegedly used:

AC/DC, Aerosmith, Barney theme song (By Bob Singleton), The Bee Gees, Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, David Gray, Deicide, Don McLean, Dope, Dr. Dre, Drowning Pool, Eminem, Hed P.E., James Taylor, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn, Manson, Matchbox Twenty, Meatloaf, Meow mix jingle, Metallica, Neil Diamond, Nine Inch Nails, Pink, Prince, Queen, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Redman, Saliva, Sesame street theme music (By Christopher Cerf), Stanley Brothers, "The Star Spangled Banner", Tupac Shakur

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Phish Musical Costume

With the upcoming Halloween Phish festival in Cali, wonder over what musical costume they will adorn abounds. See, when Phish plays on Halloween, sometimes they play a full set that is an album cover in it's entirety. In the past they have covered the following:
1994: The Beatles - The White Album
1995: The Who - Quadrophenia
1996: Talking Heads - Remain in Light
1998: The Velvet Underground
Surprise musical costume (Nov. 2, 1998): Phish play Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

So there is much speculation as to what they might cover this time (First halloween show in 11 years). A blogspot has dedicated itself to the possible choices.

Halloween bRaH
Possibles include, Zepplin 1 and 3, Boston - Boston, The Band - Brown Album, U2 - Joshua Tree, The Police - Ghost in the Machine, Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire, Beach Boys - Pet Sounds, Black Sabbath - Paranoid, MGMT - Oracular Spectacular and more, all with DL links.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Led Zeppelin

Good Times Bad Times
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
You Shook Me
Dazed And Confused
Your Time Is Gonna Come
Black Mountain Side
Communication Breakdown
I Can't Quit You Baby
How Many More Times


Their debut album and one that everybody should own. I'm also gonna go ahead and make the claim that John Bonham was/is the best drummer ever.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Brian Eno - Ambient 1 / Music For Airports

"1/1" : Acoustic and electric piano; synthesizer. – 16:30
"2/1" : Vocals; synthesizer. – 8:20
"1/2" : Vocals; acoustic piano. – 11:30
"2/2" : Synthesizer only. – 6:00


I hadn't listened to this recently so I threw it on this afternoon while waiting for a flight. It's incredibly relaxing.

"The music was designed to be continuously looped as a sound installation, with the intent to defuse the tense, anxious atmosphere of an airport terminal. Eno conceived this idea while being stuck at Cologne Bonn Airport in Germany in the mid 70s. He had to spend several hours there and was extremely annoyed by the uninspired sound atmosphere."

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


* I'm bumping this because the album rules and you all should own it.

I hadn't even heard of this band until a couple weeks ago and I saw that the lp was for sale through magic bullet so i figured i'd give it a shot and man is it awesome. members used to be in there were wires, who i dug... and doomriders, who i didn't... but this sounds nothing like those bands and is actually light years better. i'm not even sure how to properly describe it so just listen to it.

Kurt Ballou / Magic Bullet did an incredible job with this as well.

A Skull Full of Bats
Villainous Moon
Nine Hearts
Vein Harvest
The Clearing

order here

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Band Of Horses - Everything All The Time

1. The First Song
2. Wicked Gil
3. Our Swords
4. The Funeral
5. Part One
6. The Great Salt Lake
7. Weed Party
8. I Go to The Barn Because I Like The
9. Monsters
10. St. Augustine


i kept watching the bike video that todd posted and then i put this album on. most have heard it but if not, check it out.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Old Man Gloom

Meditations In B

Seminar II - The Holy Rites Of Primitivism Regressionism

Seminar III - Zozobra

Christmas (Includes the Christmas Eve ep)

one band i haven't seen live and will probably never get a chance to. if you haven't heard it, i don't know what to say. ten years ago aaron turner and santos montano decided to rock out in santa fe with the help of caleb scoffield and nate newton. so far it's been 4 albums and one of those 3" cd ep deals that about 1% of the population can actually listen to. and they've played about 5 shows total. dig it.

full set from nyc

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hot Snakes - Thunder Down Under

Think About Carbs
Plenty for All
Who Died
Suicide Invoice
Kreative Kontrol
Rock n' Roll Will Never Die
U.S. Mint
Let It Come


recorded live in may of 2005 for an australian radio station.

released after they broke up in 2006.

sun up
sun up
the sun is sinking
sun up
sun up
the sun is down
sun up
sun up
the sun is sinking
sun up
sun up
the sun is out

Sunday, October 4, 2009

new Converge album...

Dark Horse – 2:54
Reap What You Sow – 2:39
Axe to Fall – 1:41
Effigy – 1:42
Worms Will Feed – 5:52
Wishing Well – 2:49
Damages – 4:26
Losing Battle – 1:46
Dead Beat – 2:36
Cutter – 1:40
Slave Driver – 2:48
Cruel Bloom – 4:01
Wretched World – 7:10

holy hell this is good. it's their seventh album and i like pretty much everything they've done save for a few songs on You Fail Me and No Heroes but this one is much better than those 2 and easily their best record since Jane Doe... which is almost impossible to top. there are also "guest appearances" on this one which Converge has never really done before. Effigy features most of Cave In, and Steve Von Till from Neurosis does vocals on Cruel Bloom. There are a few others as well.

I'm not going to post a link because it will just get taken down anyway. if you can't find it email me and i will send it to you.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Maserati / Mono last night...

Such a great show. I have seen Mono a bunch of times so I knew what to expect and they delivered as usual but Maserati was fucking RIDICULOUS. I saw them a few years ago and I remembered them being good but nothing like what happened last night at the church. Their drummer is an absolute machine and they were loud as fuck. Just driving bass and perfect drumming coupled with 2 guitars and lots of delay. It's seriously impossible to stand still while they're playing. Please go and see these dudes if you ever have the chance.

Here is their "new" album Passages. 2 unreleased tracks and some songs that are on vinyl that's long out of print. Monoliths is worth the download alone. New album in 2010 and the new song they played last night was unreal.

1. Join Us, Mystic Sister
2. No More Sages
3. Monoliths
4. Thieves
5. The World Outside (Thee Loving Hand Remix)
6. Inventions (Justin Van Der Volgen Remix)
7. Monoliths (Steve Moore Remix)
8. Do You Hear The Nightbirds Calling You?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

another 6X jam...

No one listened to the last one so i figured i'll post another! This is from May and is a little muffled but not bad for the setup Todd and I had going. Which was basically putting a mic in front of the amps and drums and pressing record.

This is only the first half. listen

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunn last night...

not really sure how to describe this one. they fogged out the sanctuary, had a 20 minute pipe organ intro, and attila was dressed like a tree with laser fingers. other than that it was absolutely loud as fuck and the entire place was vibrating. also, creepiest/best vocals ever. awesome show.

it was too dark to try and get a picture but uhhh...

here is the newest album, monoliths and dimensions. it will give you an idea of the vocals and it's also really good... if you are into this. if not, it will probably take a lot of patience to get through. i understand why a lot of people hate this band, and their records, but everyone should go check them out at least once. and in philly we're lucky fucks because we get to see them play in a 200 year old church.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Paul Romano Exhibit

Some of the work that will be on display includes, Leviathan (Mastodon), Prey for Eyes (Red Chord), I, Monarch (Hate Eternal), Bone Palace Ballet (Chiodos) and a few others both familar and brand spanking new. A handful of limited edition screen prints will be available as well as another handful of toned cyanotypes signed by the artist.

Come out to the event on the 24th if you can, that should be pretty fun. The "collaboration" will be working with me ("the artist") on interactive word games (Madlibs) that I've written, designed real fancy and then screened into small posters (11x17, cheap $25 each). So come prepared to sling your best nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. The artist may occasionally need help with spelling but he is generally pretty good.

pretty excited about this.

Do Make Say Think - The Other Truths (Constellation - 2009)

1. Do
2. Make
3. Say
4. Think


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

In The Eyes Of God

1. In The Eyes Of God
2. Going To Hell
3. Spotting A Unicorn
4. Possession
5. The Color Of Psychic Power
6. Mayari
7. Soldier Of Fortune
8. Bionic Cock
9. Argali
10. Afterlife
11. Himself
12. Daddy
13. Who Is The Black Angel?
14. Martial Law
15. False Reality
16. The Russian Child Porn Ballet
17. The Cold Harshness Of Being Wrong Thoughout Your Entire Life
18. Honor
19. Worn Out
20. There Is No End

Steve Austin
Brann Dailor
Bill Kelliher

such a great album. maybe the best thing steve austin has ever done.


I'm not gonna paddle to new zealand man!

dude ruled. rip.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Slayer - Reign In Blood

Angel Of Death
Piece By Piece
Altar Of Sacrifice
Jesus Saves
Criminally Insane
Raining Blood

hopefully you already have this. but if not, listen here. it also has 2 bonus tracks.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rotten Sound - Exit

1. "Exit" – 1:05
2. "Burden" – 1:44
3. "Sell Your Soul" – 1:23
4. "V.S.A." – 2:10
5. "Follow" – 1:37
6. "Maggots" – 0:34
7. "Slave" – 1:34
8. "Mass Suicide" – 1:54
9. "Soil" - 1:31
10. "Fail to Fall" - 0:42
11. "Greed" - 0:48
12. "Slay" - 0:51
13. "Western Cancer" - 1:22
14. "Nation" - 1:47
15. "Havoc" - 1:39
16. "Traitor" - 1:13
17. "XXI" - 1:35
18. "The Weak" - 4:54

listen to this fucking album.


This is their new album that's coming out via The Mylene Sheath at the end of October. I can't really offer a good description of this band without comparing them to The Cure/Joy Division and that's not entirely accurate so here is some info about them:

While Junius' sound is sometimes tough to categorize, they have cited such artists as Bedhead (Junius singer/guitarist Joseph E. Martinez's uncle Trini was their drummer), Philip Glass, Hum, and M83 among a long list of inspirations. The band has been electrifying rapt audiences with their spellbinding walls of reverb-drenched guitars, haunting vocals and self-made lights since 2004.

Preparation for the long-awaited album began in 2006, with month-long writing/recording sessions in such unconventional locales as a bank vault in California, a warehouse in Texas, a farmhouse in Vermont, and a shack in the swamps of Louisiana. The result is a full-fledged concept album, inspired by the life and theories of controversial scholar Immanuel Velikovsky.

From birth to death, The Martyrdom of A Catastrophist chronicles a man whose progressive theories on ancient history and the cosmos were widely challenged by mainstream academia during his lifetime. The album's ten songs are both cinematic and accessible, building to crescendos which echo some of Post Rock's most epic moments, but with vocals, hooks, and lyrics creating focus throughout. Actual quotes from Velikovsky's interviews and lectures are interspersed between songs, providing a sense of narrative to the proceedings.

I grabbed this last night and have only had the chance to listen to it once but so far I'm really into it. Check it out, and if you dig it shoot me an email and I will send you their self titled release from 2007 which is an amazing record as well.

1. Birth Rites By Torchlight
2. The Antediluvian Fire
3. (turning to the spirits of the hours...)
4. A Dramatist Plays Catastrophist
5. Ten Year Librarian
6. Stargazers And Gravediggers
7. (...he fell before her)
8. Elisheva, I Love You
9. Letters From Saint Angelica
10. The Mourning Eulogy

Download for free at http://www.gimmesound.com/JUNIUS/