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

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

God Is Good

When I snatched this up last week I had no idea what to think after the first listen. The first song was awesome but the remaining three were... weird? Maybe it was the flute solo, or the heavy middle eastern sound that this record carries but I was definitely caught off guard. But with each listen I began to like it more and more and at this point I can't stop listening to it.

This album is definitely worth checking out and one I will surely buy once it's released. Give it a listen.

1."Thebes" - 19:09
2."Meditation is the Practice of Death" - 6:52
3."Cremation Ghat I" - 3:12
4."Cremation Ghat II" - 4:58


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Planes Mistaken For Stars - Up In Them Guts

1. To All Mothers
2. Belly Full of Hell
3. Glassing
4. Dying by Degrees
5. Pigs
6. Dancing on the Face of the Panther
7. Say Not a Word
8. No Prize Fighter
9. Spring Divorce
10. A Six Inch Valley
11. Bastards
12. The Last Winter Dance Party


I love pretty much everything they've released but I've been rocking this one a lot lately.

It's a shame these dudes don't play music together anymore.