Saturday, February 26, 2011


I'm gonna wait a little bit to post another tape, because that's a lot of songs in that last post.

I've found a lot of new shit i love, and here is some right now. . .

-Odd Future

after the disappointment that was Saigon's album that has been so long in the making it's ridiculous (I knew he'd come out with something before Papoose though), I was introduced to the hip-hop I've heard since finally checking out Dr. Dooom a month ago
I liked Death + Taxes mag on facebook. One day, they posted this. .

what the fuck?
that rules

you can get everything they've put out so far at the official Odd Future site

Earl and Tyler's albums are my favorite
They get compared to Wu Tang and Kool Keith and Eminem a lot
I have another comparison
Cereal Carpens (the late Camu Tao's hilarious alter ego)

-Ringo Deathstarr

first of all, that name fucking RULES!!!
It's like a name a powerviolence band would have (John Cougar Concentration Camp?)
. . .this is a shoegaze band though.
They're so much like My Bloody Valentine, they have Bilinda lookalike in the band.
She plays bass though.

That's from the new album, that apparently is supposed to be out already.

and with that, TIME FOR METAL

-Dragged Into Sunlight

their album is actually from 2009. . . but I think it's about to get rereleased on Prosthetic Records.

a mix of sludge, and black metal and death metal that makes me think of Incantation a little bit.

-good buddies of mine from the Decibel message board have said this is the year of the grind (mainly because Pig Destroyer are supposed to put out an album, but Gridlink, Total Fucking Destruction, Rotten Sound, Noisear, Maruta, Psudoku, and a fuckton more will be bringing it too), but i gotta say, it's been a fucking great for techinical death metal

the good kind, that's heavily influenced by Gorguts


I've loved Ulcerate since Of Fracture and Failure.
I wish they'd come play in the USA. Maybe one day. Maybe they'll get on MDF next year. . .who knows?
Their new album that comes out this year, is some crazy shit.
Imagine if one of those hydra head atmospheric sludge bands got a death metal drummer and told him "play twice as fast as we're playing".


it's one of the most interesting things i've heard this year

Exhibit B. PYRRHON

Pyrrhon are from NYC. They're a combination of Gorguts and Deathspell Omega.
You can get their new album right on that site.


You know Portal. Imagine if Portal kept their, but had a more straightforward sound. You might get something like this:


this is HELLA Gorguts

That's just a practice of a brand new song with no vocals

Willowtip is putting out an album from them this year.
You can hear them with vocals here

I love this kind of shit.

If you know some more bands similar to this, tell me about them.

I just got into Deathspell Omega last year, and anything like that I will also give a shot.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

what was this stuff called??

so remember this post where I posted a Rodan song that would have been a random tape had I not just found out who it was by youtubing them?

Well, there were a LOT of bands that sounded like them in the 90s, a few of which shared members with Rodan.

. . . .when the local station played these bands songs though, they would almsot never say who they were.
(it was many years before I found out who sang "good morning captain". . .and I only had the end of the song, because that was what was playing when i turned on the radio back then and I just slammed the record button when I heard the "I MISS YOU" part. So, that was a long time with the end of that song playing in my head.)

I collected a lot of these songs.
I hope maybe someone can tell me which band is which.

I already know Hurl, Slint, Silkworm, Dianoga, Rodan, June of 44 and the Shipping News
. . . .but I haven't heard EVERYTHING from them yet. .


I'm gonna try and post every song I've heard of that ilk here.

Some have vocals
Some have no vocals
Some take a long time to get to the part with vocals

- # 26

- #59


- #109 (this one sounds like it's live.)

- #700

-#392 (a slow subdued intro, which turns into a lively triumphant. . .man, I don't know, it's just kind of a feel good song.)

also, there's one I can't find that the only thing I remember about it is he keeps saying "fuck the world, it's bigger than that".

I hope somebody knows who is who.

keep those ears open.


PS - one love to my Gooners.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

two days in a row again?!?!?

. . I'm really chomping at the bit to find out what some of this stuff is.

In fact, I've spent another day ripping more tracks.


so anyway, I've been asking everyone I could possibly think of that might know who does this doom metal cover of the Black Sabbath classic "paranoid".

They've got VERY low death grunts, a violin, and some guy who sounds like he's in a hardcore band yelling.
It's fucking weird.
As far as I know, it's not Type O or My Dying Bride.
Those were my only possible guesses.

Now, let us recap the songs from last year that still haven't been identified.

- #13 (the lo fi shoegaze song)

- #517 (no idea what it could be))

- #518 (I think it sounds like a Touch and Go band, Scissor Shock guy himself says it might be Hot Water Music related)

Found songs last year. . .I didn't post that many songs last year
"another the letter" by Wire
"I don't need this fucking shit" by Negative FX

I hope more get found this year.

Also, songs from the first year that must be heard again, because they've still not been found

- # 520 (all gang vocal stoner rock song)

- # 523 (the one that sounds like early Piebald)

- # 903 (the one that sounds like Unwound)

- # 8 (sounds like Dave Grohl drumming)

- # 7 (it's NOT Texas is the Reason)

- #18 (the doom riff. . .which a freind told me sounded like Sleep)

- #19 (one song that sounds like Versus but quite likely isn't)

- #58 (another song that sounds like Versus, but quite likely isn't)


- #3 (post hardcore song I have no idea who it could be. . .first song ever on random tapes)

I've got way more songs, and
I'm still not going to jynx.

keep the ears open

Saturday, February 5, 2011



it's a good thing I didn't resolve to post more tapes, I'm already a month behind.

Tonight, I dug up the tapes again and started ripping songs onto the harddrive, and a hilarious thing happened.

I went and googled a line from two of the songs. . .a method that rarely ever works. . .and found two of the songs.

One of them was this one

yeah, this one.
I couldn't believe it came from 71.
that sounds like it was made at least a year ago.
It was probably 1996 or 7 when I taped it.
. . .and all that time I thought I'd NEVER heard T-Rex before. Hilarious.

The other song was this one

first of all, props on naming yourselves like a soccer team.
Sultans of Ping FC.
That's fucking awesome.

second of all, this was on the same tape as the T-Rex song. That might not mean they were played the same night, but who knows.

I am actually going to post one I don't know though.
First one of the year.


For some reason, I think it might be one of those big thrash bands. I don't know why? A few of them were branching out in weird directions in those days, and I rather liked some of it.
the riff is fucked up, but not all that technical. it could very well get stuck in your head for quite some time. I have no idea who it could be though.

I've been looking for this one to put it up on the blog for QUITE A WHILE now. It's not a forgettable song by any means. . .for me anyway.

lemme know if you have an idea.

oh, also
who did this hilarious Liz Phair cover??

he's just yelling it. he sounds drunk. it's amazing.
(no, I didn't know it was a Liz Phair song until tonight)

I'm not even gonna jynx myself here.

though, next time, i'm gonna go over the once that I still dont' know from last year.

see you

(PS - it sucks to have to say goodbye to the Endless Blockade and Japanische Kampfhörspiele . . . . .but at least I got to see them both at MDF. . .the same year even. . .right?)