Friday, July 31, 2009

93 Currents Of Vinyl!

Super deluxe double vinyl version of Current 93's latest album Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain starts shipping next Monday (08/03). Gatefold sleeve, liner notes insert and poster included.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School Of Medicine In The Studio.

Ralph Spight (Victims Family, Freak Accident, Hellworms) and drummer Jon Weiss (Sharkbait, Horsey), basist Billy Gould (Faith No More) guitarist Kimo Ball (Freak Accident, Carneyball Johnson, Mol Triffid, Griddle) in the studio recording tracks for the upcoming LP/CD "The Audacity Of Hype" slated for release in October 2009, produced by Jello Biafra and engineered by Hip Hop legend and long time Jello co-conspirator Matt Kelley (Hieroglyphics, Tupac, Digital Underground, Victims Family) at Prairie Sun Recording in Cotati, CA and San Francisco's Hyde Street Studios.

Jarvis + Shjips = Fillmore Freakout Jam!

It was a wild evening at the Fillmore for the Wooden Shjips. Not only did they open up for Jarvis Cocker but they were called out for a freakout jam at the end of the night. Holy Shjit!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Yob Scores An Even Seven With Pitchfork.

Yob latest album The Great Cessation scored a 7.0 on Pitchfork a couple days ago.

"...Oregon's Yob have carved out a niche of "cosmic doom," which is a descriptor, not a subgenre. Few bands do what YOB do-- marry Black Sabbath's heavy and psychedelic sides. Sabbath did both equally well. But when they wheeled out acoustic guitars and bongo drums, they were just taking a break. YOB keep the pressure up, driving riffs into subterranean depths, yet sending melodies spiraling skyward..."

Read full review HERE.

The New Why? Album Is On It's Way.

Why's Eskimo Snow album is slated for a September 22nd release yet there's already a fair amount of jocking, hyping and other good things stirring about....

* Release details, artwork, tracklisting MP3 and tour dates posted on Pitchfork 7/21/09

* Release details, MP3 and video posted on Stereogum 7/21/09

* Release date, details, tour dates, MP3 on
Tiny Mix Tapes 7/22/09

* "The Blackest Purse" was RCRD_LBL's Download Of The Day 7/22/09

* XLR8R feature with tour dates and relase details 7/22/09

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

4 Out Of 5 Star Jega Review By Urb Mag.

Limited Shit Robot 12".

Revolver/Midheaven just got in an alternate UK version of the Shit Robot "Simple Things" 12" on the DFA label. The single is limited to 300, has a high school book binder motif printed sleeve and features a remix by Sergio Santiago. Get'em while the shit is hot.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Segall Roundup.

Damn, it was a good week for Ty Segall. A decent Pitchfork review, local love from the Bay Guardian and SF Weekly, a bunch of live photos posted on Brooklynvegan, confirmation on a Spin future (September's "Buzzcatcher" section) and, and, and a track on a USA Today podcast. U-S-A-Freakin-Today! Links for reading and streaming listed below:

Pitchfork 7.4 review "..With this one-two punch, Segall enters a lo-fi field crowded with artists mining similar influences for inspiration and making similarly compact noise. What distinguishes him from his peers, however, is his ability to instill his songs with a palpable creative zeal, as if the final recordings were less important than the process of performing them..."

Booklynvegan photo bonanza

USA Today podcast

San Francisco Bay Guardian feature

SF Weekly show pick

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Why Not Call It "Simply Shit Mix"?

Mr. Shit Robot (a.k.a. Marcus Lambkin) put together a "Shit Mix" for XLR8R recently. For shits and giggles his mix features "Simple Things" remixed by Oslo's Todd Terje which has just been released on 12" vinyl on DFA (street date July 14th). Also featured is a track from label mate Black Meteoric Star.

Track List:
01 Shit Robot - "Simple Things (Work It Out)" (Todd Terje remix) - (DFA)

02 Chicken Lips - "Feast of Freaks" (Kotey’s Tape Edit) - (Lipservice)

03 Suburban Knight - "The Groove" - (Transmat)

04 Black Meteoric Star - "Death Tunnel" - (DFA)

05 X-Ray - "Let’s Go" - (Transmat)

06 Crazy P - "Love on the Line" (Unabombers Remix) - (20:20 Vision)

07 Bangkok Impact - "Premature Ejaculation" - (Crème Organization)

08 Joris Voorn - "Sweep the Floor" - (Rejected)

09 Cobblestone Jazz - "Traffic Jam" - (Wagon Repair)

10 Crazy P - "Stop Space Return" (Unabomber Dub) - (20:20 Vision)

11 Shit Robot - "Simple Things (Work It Out)" - (DFA)

Stream the shit or download the shit HERE.

Download The Woods Jamming On Chicago Radio. is offering a live version of the Woods' "Rain On" recorded during a WKPR session along with some other free tracks. Check HERE and start downloading!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Yacht Rolling Stone Review.

Blues Control Review On Dusted.

Our man Doug Mosurock reviewed Blues Control's latest album Local Favor on today. John Cale & Terry Riley’s Church of Anthrax, Michael Rother, along with Daryl Hall circa 'Private Eyes' are referenced in this review.... undoubtedly a sign of excellence.

opener “Good Morning” is by far their most straightforward offering yet, with unswerving two-beat and cowbell stampeding across enormous reinforced puffball riffs concussing against the delay pedal, while Kurt Vile and Jesse Trbovich zoom all around the foundation on trumpet and sax. Leading into the album’s most docile track, “Rest on Water,” those two additional instruments provide an emotional lift that’s merely been implied on their past works. There’s a lineage of finding worth in the obscure in this track that starts with John Cale & Terry Riley’s Church of Anthrax album, zips through Michael Rother’s early solo efforts, and beelines straight to Blues Control..."

Read the full review HERE.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Michael Gira One-Off Show In Brooklyn!

(Photo by Anne Helmond)

Michael Gira (Angels of Light / Swans) is playing a special early evening solo set in the courtyard of Issue Project Room, Brooklyn on Saturday July 25. He'll be playing many unrecorded songs (to be included on Gira's next album, a Swans/Angels of Light hybrid) as well as songs from the Angels of Light and Swans catalog. Gira is joined by the mercurial and clairvoyant repository of the American song, James Jackson Toth (AKA Wooden Wand). James has recently signed to Gira's Young God Records and his performance is a must-see.

Saturday July 25
doors 5:30pm
James Toth 6pm Michael Gira 7pm
Tickets: $15

Issue Project Room
232 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11215-2704

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

8.2 Current 93 Review Posted On Pichfork.

Pitchfork delves into the dark and light sides of Current 93's latest album Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain.

"...As with most of Current 93's albums, specifically 2006's sprawling, apocalyptic dream-state manifesto, Black Ships Ate the Sky, Aleph is a concept album of connected scenes and themes. At its center stands an exploration of the archetypes we often reduce into binaries-- good and evil, dark and light, God and Satan. Aleph, the murderer, and Adam, Eden's original innocent, personify the warring factions of Tibet's mind. Instead of opposites, he makes them equals, where the existence of one implies the other: "Almost in the beginning was the murderer," two children chant by way of introduction, Tibet reverting to his decades-old trope of letting the most innocent of babes reveal the most difficult of truths..."

Read full review HERE.

Monday, July 06, 2009

New School Jazz From Skateboard Kids.

Slap Skateboard Magazine ran a lengthy eight part feature on Ray Barbee & The Mattson 2. The feature includes a short documentary on how Barbee & the Mattson twins joined forces plus live footage from the Galaxia showcase that happen at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco last year. Read and stream HERE.

Double Shot Decibel Reviews For Profound Lore.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

The Vinyl Triumvirate Of Galaxie 500!

Beautifully packaged & re-mastered vinyl versions of Galaxie 500's Today, On Fire & This Is Our Music will start shipping next Monday (street 7/14/09). This holy triumvirate of influential indie rock has been out-of-print on vinyl for what seems like a millennia. Available once again, done up the right way.

And 20/20/20 is offering a free download the classic song 'Fourth Of July' off This Is Our Music on their site right now. Download the track HERE.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Nylon Is All Crushed Out On Ty Segall.

Ty Segall made it into Nylon Magazine's "Band Crush" feature today.
Read full article HERE.

A Strange Boys Track For You.

Magnet has taken the liberty to post 'Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up' by the Texas garage youngsters Strange Boys. Give it a listen HERE.

The Boys have been touring hard this Spring/Summer. Their epic journey across North American is winding down over the following week. Remaining West Coast dates are with the Coathangers:

07/02 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern (w/ The Coathangers)
07/03 San Jose, CA
@ Nickel City Arcade (w/ The Coathangers)
07/06 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah (w/ The Coathangers)
07/07 Tucson, AZ @ Plush (w/ The Coathangers)
07/09 Lubbock, TX @ Bash Riprocks (w/ The Coathangers)
07/10 Dallas, TX @ The Lounge (w/ The Coathangers)
07/11 Austin, TX @ Stubb's BBQ (w/ Spoon, Atlas Sound)

Blank Dogs On P-Fork.

The Blank Dogs second full length Under and Under released on In The Red received a impressive 8.1 review on Pitchfork today.

"....The struggle to squeeze Blank Dogs into a genre is important to his project-- maybe not to the artist, but certainly to the listener: meaning can be found in each hint of music history, real or imagined. Post-punk's memorial to blighted industry is fittingly evoked here. The Blank Dogs aesthetic, and that of the larger low-fi movement, gracefully soundtracks our moment, as a kind of comment on technology's rising tide capsizing all boats...."

Read full review HERE.

Upcoming Blank Dogs shows:
07/03 Brooklyn, NY
@ 979 Broadway (Woodsist / Captured Tracks Festival w/ Cause Co-Motion, Crystal Stilts)
07/9 Philadelphia, PA
@ Kung Fu Necktie
07/24 New York, NY
@ Seaport Music Festival
07/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Monster Island