Curry Quiche are back with a new single, and there is a forthcoming album I am advised, it’s as good as the last one we are in for a treat
As Old World New Wave, the long-awaited new full-length from Los Angeles’ otherworldly doom weavers, Ides Of Gemini, draws near, the band offers up a haunting new trailer to whet the appetites of fans hungry for their forthcoming platter of ethereal nightmares. Directed and produced by singer/bassist Sera Timms and shot by Timms with drummer Kelly Johnston-Gibson, the stunning, near-five-minute clip is pretty damn impressive.
Ides Of Gemini features Timms (also of Los Angeles dark-psych alchemists Black Mare), Johnston-Gibson and guitarist Jason Bennett. The follow-up to the band’s 2012 Constantinople debut, Old World New Wave was recorded at Valley Recording in Burbank, California, engineered and mixed by Chris Rakestraw (Danzig), mastered by Grammy award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer) and boasts the striking hand-drawn cover art of Johnston-Gibson.
Old World New Wave will be released on CD and digitally via Neurot Recordings and on vinyl via SIGE Records on September 15th, 2014.
The culmination of four years writing and editing, Anjou marks the first collaboration between Labradfordʼs Robert Donne and Mark Nelson since the release of that groupʼs fixed:context LP.
Combining modular synthesis, Max/MSP programming and live instrumentation, Anjou deftly weaves noise with gentle ambience and melody with texture. Guitar, bass and Steven Hessʼ (Locrian, Fennesz, Pan American) live percussion give the eight pieces an immediacy and create a framework for the more abstract sounds of digital and analog synth programming.
The product of twenty plus years of friendship, Anjou is refined and challenging. An extension of the Labradford sound-world but no mere victory lap, Anjou represents Donne and Nelson stepping out and forward, their eyes firmly focusing on the future.
Here is a preview of the track “Sighting” from the album…..
Southern Lord have revealed the full details for Poison Everything, the debut full-length from Southern California’s unhinged punk/hardcore outfit, Obliterations.
Comprised of current and ex-members of Black Mountain, Saviours and Night Horse, Obliterations deliver a blazing blend of Poison Idea, Discharge, and Black Flag, set to a wild and thrilling live show. A day after returning from their Southwest US Tour in March, the band recorded with producer Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Young Widows) at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 in only three days. Mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Black Breath) at God City Studio in Salem, Massachusetts, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Tragedy, Integrity, Sleep) at Audiosiege, the end result of Poison Everything is a thirteen-song, twenty-nine-minute record full of raw brutality, darkness and aggression, the album weaving its way through the annals of punk and hardcore, while still sounding fresh and vital.
The lead track “Mind Aint Right” is a two-minute blast harkening back to early ‘80s Japanese hardcore akin to Gauze, Lip Cream and GISM, whereas the scorcher, “Scapegoat,” walks a razor’s edge between d-beat Discharge influence and Swiss pioneers Celtic Frost, and “Shame,” which opens with a riff that lodges itself nicely between Spacemen 3 and The MC5. The band has always been very open to expressing their influences and inspiration by a bevy of diverse muses including Alan Watts, Laughing Hyenas, Blue Oyster Cult, The Stooges, Alice Cooper, Paul Bowles and Suicide. The blueprint isn’t the point here, it’s the results. The sound is abrasive and raw, driving and aggressive, and fully infectious. Obliterations’ mission is simple a one; write, record, tour, and that’s just what they do.
Poison Everything will see release on Southern Lord, October 27th in the UK/Europe. The track listing and cover artwork by renowned tattoo artist, Derrick Snodgrass have been released, with samples of the album’s destructive audio content, several official videos and much more to be announced in the coming weeks.
In addition, Obliterations will embark on a two-week US West Coast Southern Lord tour in October, including dates in Canada with fellow labelmates Baptists and Torch Runner, and also joined by ‘80s Texas punk legends, Offenders, on select dates in California. The band will then fly over to the UK/Europe in November and December for an extensive run of dates throughout. More details on both tours to follow.
In celebration of the band’s upcoming European Tour, Portland, Oregon’s huggable hard rock supervillains Red Fang have released a free acoustic EP via Metal Hammer, Bandcamp, Amazon MP3 and all streaming portals. The EP was recorded this past March in London as an Absolute Music Bunker session for TeamRock.com. The songs mark the first time the band recorded any acoustic interpretations of their material and the EP includes the original album versions of each track as well. Additionally, the band recently shot a music video for their new song “The Meadows” from their Scion A/V 7” released in May. The video was directed by David Brodsky (Kylesa, Helmet, Municipal Waste) and will premiere shortly.