Sunday, December 14, 2008

Boredoms - 77 Boadrum (Retail)

Drum leaders:
01 - Hisham Bharoocha (Soft Circle / Pixeltan)
02 - Tim Dewit (Gang Gang Dance)
03 - Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt)
04 - Dave Nuss (No Neck Blues Band / Under Satans Sun)
05 - Jaiko Suzuki (Electro Putas)
06 - Jesse Lee (White Magic)
07 - Ryan Sawyer (Tall Firs / Stars Like Fleas)
08 - Kid Millions (Oneida)
09 - Andy McLeod (Howling Hex / Modest Mouse)
10 - Aaron Moore
11 - Robin Easton

Other drummers:
12 - Sara Lund (Unwound)
13 - Jim Black
14 - Andrew W.K.
15 - Butchy Fuego (Pit Er Pat)
16 - Miggie (Blood On The Wall)
17 - Brian Tamborello (Psychic Ills)
18 - Andee Connors (A Minor Forest / Lumen)
19 - John Moloney (Sunburned Hand of the Man)
20 - Taylor Richardson (Sunburned Hand of the Man)
21 - Chris Millstein
22 - Abby Portner (First Nation)
23 - Aviram Cohen (Soiled Mattress and The Springs)
24 - Allison Busch (Awesome Color)
25 - Warren Huegel (Tussle)
26 - Nathan Corbin (Excepter)
27 - Clare Amory
28 - Jonathan Lockie (Sightings)
29 - Josh Bonati (Aa)
30 - Nadav Havusha (Aa)
31 - Aron Wahl (Aa)
32 - Jeffrey Salane (Panthers)
33 - Jim Sykes
34 - David Aron (Koi Pond)
35 - Michael Catano
36 - Spencer Herbst (Matta Lama)
37 - Jim Siegel (Cul De Sac and Damo Suzuki)
38 - Mike Pride (MDC, FUSHITSUSHA, John Zorn, Otomo Yoshihide)
39 - Nick DeCarmine
40 - Marianne Kozlowski (The Punks)
41 - Than Luu (M. Ward)
42 - Dave Bergander (Celebration)
43 - Michael Evans (God Is My Co-Pilot)
44 - Andrya Ambro
45 - Justin DeRosa
46 - Hart Mingus (Negative Approach)
47 - Matthias Schulz (Enon/Holy Fuck)
48 - Josh Madell (Antietam, Other Music)
49 - Matt (No Neck Blues Band)
50 - Jim Abramson (Dymaxion)
51 - Oran Canfield (Child Abuse)
52 - Adriana MagaƱa (Crash Worship)
53 - Keith Connolly (No Neck Blues Band)
54 - Travis Harrison
55 - Jared Barron
56 - Jason Kourkounis (Delta 72 / Hot Snakes)
57 - Eric Cohen (Caroliner)
58 - Daniel Franz (Arbouretum)
59 - Christopher Brokaw (Codeine)
60 - Jared Burak (Wet Cement)
61 - Christopher Powell (Icy Demons/Man Man)
62 - Sadie Laska (I.U.D.)
63 - Pete Vogl (Koi Pond)
64 - Barbara Schauwecker
65 - AJ Edminson (Favourite Sons)
66 - David Grubbs
67 - John McSwain (VICE)
68 - Dave Abramson (Climax Golden Twins)
69 - Alan Licht
70 - Rick Prior
71 - Kayrock
72 - Dave LeBleu (Prefuse 73/Mercury Program)
73 - Lizzy Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance)
74 - Alianna Kalaba (We Ragazzi)


Boredoms - 77 Boadrum

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Jesus and Mary Chain - The Power of Negative Thinking

The Jesus and Mary Chain - The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities

Four disc Jesus and Mary Chain box set. full of goodness.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mutators - Secret Life

Part of the nth-gen No Wave movement, which crazily enough has survived this long, from a few dozen people milling about downtown New York in the very late ‘70s and very early ‘80s, into the same, and often even smaller, numbers in various patches of youth around the globe. Canada in particular houses a lot of these types of bands, some better than others, and some just not good at all. Mutators, from Vancouver, buck this trend, kids who take this sound from a predominantly punk/agitated perspective, and who don’t rely on weirdness, antics, or obtuse musicianship. They get their punk from geographic proclivities, the guitars, synths, and caffeinated drumming all hand-me-downs from Olympia riot peeps of the ‘90s (everything from Heavens to Betsy’s seasick protests to Unwound’s SY-detuned detournments is accounted for on Secret Life, album #1 following a healthy dose of singles and splits). But the most noticeable aspect of their sound is the harsh, screamy attack of vocalist Lief Hall, who can go from stormy art-school chanteuse to slasher victim like she’s flipping a switch. Those vocals can sometimes overpower the music, and have been a barrier of entry on previous efforts, but here things manage to blend in more successfully, due in no small part to the band learning more about how to groove, and finding joys in syncopation, not just dissonance and squalor. Really good stuff from a band that keeps getting better.

Mutators - Secret Life
Mediafire Download

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wet Hair

Wet Hair is the new solo outing of Raccoo-oo-oon member Shawn Reed. Cult vibe organ drone, slowed down tape hiss percussion warble, and chanted vocal bathed in echo, provide the basics for Irifi, a lone march across a desert, these are droney reverberations tinted with pop influence cloaked in the dark , music for vampires.

Ifiri c20

Wet Hair 1 Sided 12"

08 Tour Cassette c30

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Jah Wobble - A Legend Lives On...Jah Wobble in Betrayal

Jah Wobble (born John Wardle) got his musical career started with John Lydon's post-Sex Pistols group Public Image Ltd (PiL). His trademark bass playing drew heavily on dub, which has remained an important feature of his music. Wobble left his signature mark on PiL's seminal second album Metal Box released in 1980. However, he grew increasingly frustrated by the lacklustre creative atmosphere in the band, besides differences in artistic vision, further conflicts were brought on in part by heavy drug and alcohol abuse in the band . Wobble then went on to recording and releasing his debut album The Legend Lives on - Jah Wobble in Betrayal, and found himself accused by other PiL members of having made unauthorized use of material from Metal Box for the making of Betrayal, there upon he then left PiL in late 1980.


Thursday, August 7, 2008


Crass is the band that is often credited with starting the anarcho-punk movement. Even if they didn't start it, they sure were the most actively involved. It also seems like the more I find out about them, the more I love them. Anyways, Crass started in 1977 using music as a means to deliver their message. The Feeding of the 5000 was their first album from 1978. When they originally went to get it pressed, the people at the pressing plant wouldn't let them press the first song, Asylum, because of the lyrical content. They removed the track and replaced it with 2 minutes of silence, and titled the song The Sound of Free Speech. Later, when they released it on their own Crass Records, they replaced the song and titled the album The Feeding of the 5000 (The Second Sitting). If you want to learn anything more about Crass (which there is a lot of interesting information about), visit this website: Crass Official Website

The Feeding of the 5000 (1978)

Stations of the Crass (1979)

Penis Envy (1981)

Christ - The Album (1982)

Yes Sir, I Will (1983)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sonic Youth - SYR8

This disk presents the complete 'Other Sides of Sonic Youth' improvised live performance from the 2005 Roskilde Festival in Denmark, featuring Sonic Youth (with Jim O'Rourke) and guests Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, and Japanese sound artist Masami Akita (aka Merzbow). The single piece performed was a structured improvisation which for 60 minutes added and subtracted musicians one by one until only Masami was left onstage. Black Sabbath followed.


Friday, June 6, 2008


Radiohead's "Nude" covered by old computer stuff.
iiiit's amaaazing.

Big Ideas (Don't get any) from 1030 on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Liars B-Sides/Rarities

here are all the liars' b-sides and rarities i can find.

01 Pillars Were Hollow And Filled With Candy So We Tore Them Down
02 Everyday Is A Child With Teeth
03 Rose And Licorice (Oneida Cover)
04 All In All A Careful Party
05 Dorothy Taps The Toe Of The Tinman
06 We Got Cold, Coughed And Forgot Things
07 You Know I Hate Stupid Phones
08 Every Two Hours With A Ducks Fan
09 Leaving For Dubbo In A Panda-Bear
10 Scull And Crossbrooms
11 Broom
12 Sex Boy
13 The Fountain And Its Monologue
14 The Frozen Glacier Of Mastadon Blood
15 Bingo! Count Draculuck
16 Do As The Birds, Eat The Remains
17 Sunset Rodeo
18 Mimic The Hurricano
19 Volcano Police
20 Panic Button
21 Leopard On My Right
22 Dear
23 Red Dirt
24 Dear God
25 Army of Me {Bjork Cover)


1-2 from "Fins To Make Us More Fish-Like EP"
3-5 from "Atheists, Reconsider Split EP with Oneida"
6-8 from "We No Longer Knew Who We Were EP"
9 from Split 7" with Yeah Yeah Yeahs
10-11 from "There's Always Room On The Broom" single
12-13 from "We Fenced Other Gardens With The Bones Of Our Own" single
14-15 from "It Fit When I Was A Kid" single
16 from "The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack" single
17 from Adult Swim's "Warm & Scratchy" Compilation
18-19 from "Plaster Casts Of Everything" single
20 from David Shrigley's "Worried Noodles" Compilation
21-22 from "Leopard On My Right/Dear" 7" single
23-24 from "Houseclouds" single
25 from Stereogum's "Enjoyed: A Tribute to Bjork's Post" compilation

Sunday, June 1, 2008

fresh deerhunter

woah, i haven't posted anything in a while. this should make up for it. here's the new deerhunter lp, "microcastle". i'm still on my first listen, and so far it's really good. much poppier than "cryptograms". i don't even know if there's a release date set for this yet.

Deerhunter - Microcastle

Tuesday, April 22, 2008



Indian Jewelry - Free Gold

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound is the solo moniker of 25 year old Deerhunter frontman / provocateur Bradford Cox. Bradford is everything with Atlas Sound and what you hear is a complex, expansive bedroom recording. Totally absorbed and working at a prolific rate, he channels a stream of consciousness, leaving the scorched beauty of his vocals raw and untreated. Bradford cites the “ideas that I can’t make work with a five piece rock band,” as the basis of his solo work and unrestricted, he makes a currently unparalleled meld of garage rock and ambient electronics. ’Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel’ is a serious body of work that manages to combine seemingly incongruous sound elements to make a wonderfully cohesive pop narrative. It is also undoubtedly one of the year’s first truly great albums.

Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel

Weekend EP

Saturday, April 12, 2008

This Heat

this heat was formed from the collective desire of its individual members not to be in other peoples groups. This Heat, the first record,(The Blue and Yellow ) was a landmark release. It tore up the book and laid new rules for band composition and performance. The music was without precedent; the musicians uncompromising; the recordings hammeringly intense and the sound deep, radical, and rich. This was music stripped back to the bone but never simplified. And over time it has also proved itself prescient; there are musical innovations here that anticipate genres that would take another 15 years to reappear.

This Heat (1979)

Health and Efficiency EP (1980)

Deceit (1981)

Repeat (1993)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Ecstatic Sunshine

Ecstatic Sunshine's forthcoming album, Way (Cardboard), resolves nicely into coral-hued, skyscraping drone packages. Opener "B" starts in classic ES fashion in racing, dueling, vaguely Oriental riffs, but instead of splashing to the floor, the guitar notes hang suspended, forming into bright, drifting clouds and mists of looping, wavering thrum, like the purrs of overhead power lines in the land of happy mushrooms.

Ecstatic Sunshine - Way (2008)

Mi Ami

White-hot post-punk/heavy rhythmic assault action from this Bay Area trio, featuring Daniel McCormick and Jacob Long of Black Eyes. It’s a really strong debut of uptight, polyrhythmic frenzy and a girthy underpinning of dub. McCormick’s vocals are shrieky – really shrieky, so if you never got used to Black Eyes or Arto Lindsay, they might put you off. But the musicianship is so tight and locked down that the vocals fall to the noise side of Mi Ami’s dichotomization of chaos against serious, exacting bass/drum action.

Mi Ami - African Rhythms EP



Masonna - Ejaculator Generator

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Q: Why did you decide to release Mythos Folkways as a series?

A: We decided to do it as a series to sort of highlight those recordings as something different than our rehearsed studio efforts, because they are created from improvisational sessions. They are usually a lot more limited in quantity and distribution and usually involve silk-screened artwork by the band. We like them just as much as the studio efforts, but they just seemed like they should be presented differently because they highlight how we are evolving musically in that all our songs come out of improvisation — the Mythos songs being the most immediate or raw example of how we are evolving. Mythos as a series is also inspired by the Folkways record series and things like the Nonesuch Explorer Series records, archival recording series that have inspired us musically. So in a way, the series is a tribute to those sort of classic ethnographic music archives.

Mythos Folkways, Vol. 1 (2006)

Mythos Folkways, Vol. 3: Divination Night (2007)

Mythos Folkways, Vol. 4: Future Vision (2008)


Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Boretronix is the name of a series of obscure self-released cassette-only releases by Japan Noise rock band Boredoms, consisting of heavily-edited recordings of rehearsals and live shows. Although four releases are documented, six are reported to exist. All were released in extremely limited quantities.

Boretronix 1

Boretronix 2

Boretronix 3


Harry Pussy

i found this on slsk earlier and can't stop listening to it.

Harry Pussy - Fuck You (1995)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


i'm too lazy to write anything informative.
Black Pus is Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt's bonkers solo project.

Black Pus 1

Black Pus 2

Blak Pus 3: MetamorPus

Live @ Zoobizarre, Montreal, Qc (15-11-2006)


Saturday, March 29, 2008

hello, internet.

i'm bored. i'm starting a blog. you're going to like it.