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  • Classic Review: Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime (1994)

    4 août 2014, 22h28m par diab0licalminds

    Originally posted on http://thekockpit.tumblr.com

    9/10

    In the realm of great post-hardcore, a few names come to mind: Fugazi, Rites of Spring, Unwound, but it wasn’t until recently that I was exposed to an early 90’s outlet, whom I believe deserves to be counted among those great artists who would go on to influence the ever-prominent screamo and noise rock of the early 2000s. Having already released a solid debut in 1991, Drive Like Jehu released Yank Crime through Interscope Records in ‘94, and went on to disband in ‘95. They were a short lived experiment in heavy noise, frantic musicality, and testing the ever-shifting boundaries of punk music, and Yank Crime was their masterpiece.

    Here Come The Rome Plows: The LP starts off consumed by intense chaos. Drive Like Jehu immediately demonstrate the driving force and energy of any proper hardcore punk act, but with a wild, unshackled slant. They come across almost, at first, as a noisier Fugazi. Rick Froberg’s anxious screams truly embody the track’s musical agitation.
  • The (Unintended) Daily Album Challenge - June/July 2014

    2 août 2014, 14h17m par silkncake

    I concede that at the start of this year I had kind of "lost that lovin' feeling" like I regularly got from listening to music in 2013. In 2013, I had time to catch up on albums I had missed in previous years and the new stuff being released. In very early 2014, I moved out of home and suddenly found myself without that time I had so enjoyed. No time to listen to the albums of old and no time for any of the new stuff. It was during this time that I moved onto other things, neglecting my love for music.

    This kept happening for several months. My listening time consisted of albums I had heard and enjoyed previously. According to the Extended Last.fm Stats from http://lastfm.caldron.de, this was mostly albums by The Cure, Modest Mouse, Red House Painters, and Neil Young.

    Then one day in May I was wading through posts on 4chan's /mu/ board when I stumbled on a thread titled "Daily Album Challenge". That got me interested in challenging myself to find time each day to listen to an album I hadn't heard before. …
  • July 27, 2014

    27 jui. 2014, 14h56m par raunaqgupta

    Back in India. Three bands in full swing primarily due to lack of good internet which keeps from streaming too much online radio so primarily listening to How to Destroy Angels, La Roux and Unwound.

    Earworm: Silent Partner by La Roux. This is actually a great track, very danceable; as I write this in a coffee shop I have to restrain myself from getting up and just dancing silly. Also reminded me of the opening song from the Adam West's Batman TV Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rebg5YfiBEI
  • Dandelion Radio - June 2014

    31 mai 2014, 13h47m par DandelionRadio

    Andrew Morrison:
    Andy's 2-hour June show features a grand total of 27 tracks, old and new, including choice selections from: Burial; The Horrors; Dead Fader; Dena; Tourist; Tourist remixing CHVRCHES; Wolf Alice; The Horn The Hunt; Eno & Hyde; and Dimitri Veimar. You'll also hear Dad's Discs and Scott's Funky Five Minutes.

    Jeff Grainger:
    As the World Cup beckons June's Show is a true global affair, featuring acts from all over the shop ... Costa Rica (Los Waldners), Australia (Scrabbled), Venezuela/Canaries (Violeta Vil), Thailand (The Petch Phin Thong Band), Mali (Mamelon), England (No Ditching) and America (er..America).
    This month's featured album(s) are from Stillsuit & Filthy Skint's sensational long players plus there's a couple of tracks from Kill Pretty who, along with Factory Acts, will be blowing the roof off The Bank Top Tavern on Saturday 28th June (See Dandelion Radio News/Events page).
    Talking of 'The Last Saturday' there's a real humdinger of an exclusive! 2 Koi Karp's…
  • scrobbling [29.03/09 - 29.03/14]

    29 mars 2014, 9h31m par nirvs44

  • 2013

    3 jan. 2013, 20h21m par Adrian347

    I. End of year lists
    II. Albums I listened to
    III. EPs, splits and singles I listened to
    IV. Albums I didn't get to
    V. EPs, splits and singles I didn't get to

    Thanks to anyone who reads this. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    I. TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 2013!

    1. Kanye West - Yeezus
    2. Death Grips - Government Plates
    3. Danny Brown - Old
    4. Touché Amoré - Is Survived By
    5. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
    6. KEN mode - Entrench
    7. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
    8. Autechre - Exai
    9. My Bloody Valentine - m b v
    10. Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt
    11. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
    12. Sigur Rós - Kveikur
    13. Baths - Obsidian
    14. Atoms for Peace - AMOK
    15. Vår - No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers
    16. Nails - Abandon All Life
    17. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
    18. The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us Is the Killer
    19. James Blake - Overgrown
    20. Pere Ubu - Lady from Shanghai

    Honourable Mentions
    Tim Hecker - Virgins
  • T(F)IC #6: An Essay on Lungfish

    5 oct. 2012, 20h26m par pianistman1337

    "wages of sin / wages of sin / wages of sin / WAGES OF SIN"

    There is something incredible to be said for solid consistency and for dependability. Unfortunately, for the derogatory at heart and the evil amongst us who wish to gnash teeth endlessly about the negative aspects of euphemisms such as "minimalist" and "boring" and "the same over and over again", other buzzwords such as "consistency" and "dependability" become lifeless; unimportant, mundane, and forgotten. It is with a heavy heart and a considerable burden that I recognize that Lungfish have disappeared from a world that so desperately needs them.

    Electronic music for example, as it has been titled, depends on a solid rhetoric of repeated motives that revolve, commonly, upon a simple drumbeat that encourages people to move their body, and divulge to the sinful delight of their inner greasy funk. The bass lines form a solid basis that interlocks seamlessly with…
  • The Sunken Lantern's Waltz playlist for 09/03/2012

    8 sept. 2012, 15h38m par theFurnacedoor

    1. Swans - Weakling (5:20)
    2. Neutral - When I Melt Down (7:35)
    3. Naevus - The Lonely Remedial (3:53)
    4. Argine - Come Un Servo Da Mantice (5:15)
    5. Orplid - Erwachen (3:35)
    6. Of the Wand and the Moon - I Crave for You (2:50)
    7. Death In June - The Rat And The Eucharist (5:04)
    8. BLOOD AXIS & LES JOYAUX DE LA PRINCESSE - Symphonie verte (4:59)
    9. Ostara - Midsummer Sunday (7:30)
    10. Death In June & Boyd Rice - Black Sun Rising (3:41)
    11. Wakeford - Stapleton - Lucifer before Sunrise (5:23)
    12. Martyn Bates - Migraine Inducers 1 (5:09)
    13. Fire + Ice - The Horseman's Word (0:43)
    14. Fire + Ice - Long Lankin (4:51)
    15. thinguma*jig saw - (awakeinwhitechapel) pt.2 serpentsapple (3:04)
    16. Stone Breath - Seven Things Placed In a Hollow Tree (3:25)
    17. Sonne Hagal - Eismahd (4:02)
    18. Backworld - Come With Joy (5:28)
    19. DARKWOOD - Black Wolves (2:14)
    20. Spiritual Front - Il Più Profondo Insegnamento (2:37)
    21. Charles Manson - Cease to Exist (2:12)
    22. In Gowan Ring - Spindle Tree (With Dreambox) (5:09)
  • Bands of the Month

    13 avr. 2011, 5h08m par derpetrator

    JULY 2014 // Drake
    JUNE 2014 // The Kinks
    MAY 2014 // Michael Jackson
    APRIL 2014 // Fiona Apple
    MARCH 2014 // Elton John
    FEBRUARY 2014 // Hall & Oates
    JANUARY 2014 // Michael Jackson

    DECEMBER 2013 // Janelle Monáe
    NOVEMBER 2013 // Jay Reatard
    OCTOBER 2013 // Miley Cyrus
    SEPTEMBER 2013 // The Rolling Stones
    AUGUST 2013 // Frank Sinatra
    JULY 2013 // Hall & Oates
    JUNE 2013 // Kanye West
    MAY 2013 // The Book Of Mormon Cast
    APRIL 2013 // Kanye West
    MARCH 2013 // Stereolab
    FEBRUARY 2013 // Broadcast
    JANUARY 2013 // Broadcast

    DECEMBER 2012 // Sonic Youth
    NOVEMBER 2012 // Brian Eno
    OCTOBER 2012 // My Bloody Valentine
    SEPTEMBER 2012 // The Olivia Tremor Control
    AUGUST 2012 // Frank Ocean
    JULY 2012 // Aphex Twin
    JUNE 2012 // Fiona Apple
    MAY 2012 // Clams Casino
    APRIL 2012 // The Evens
    MARCH 2012 // DJ Shadow
    FEBRUARY 2012 // DJ Shadow
    JANUARY 2012 // The Killers

    DECEMBER 2011 // Beyoncé
    NOVEMBER 2011 // 光田康典
    OCTOBER 2011 // Portishead
    SEPTEMBER 2011 // Chico Buarque
  • 2011

    27 fév. 2011, 23h14m par Adrian347

    I. End of year lists
    II. Albums I listened to (plus those I deleted)
    III. EPs, splits and singles I listened to
    IV. Albums I didn't get to
    V. EPs, splits and singles I didn't get to

    Thanks to anyone who reads this. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    I. TOP 20 LPs OF 2011!

    1. Radiohead – The King of Limbs
    2. Touché Amoré – Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me
    3. Africa Hitech – 93 Million Miles
    4. Thursday – No Devolución
    5. Trap Them – Darker Handcraft
    6. Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
    7. Battles – Gloss Drop
    8. Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
    9. James Blake – James Blake
    10. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
    11. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
    12. Andrew Jackson Jihad - Knife Man
    13. Braids - Native Speaker
    14. Funeral for a Friend - Welcome Home Armageddon
    15. Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
    16. Defeater - Empty Days & Sleepless Nights
    17. Death Grips - Exmilitary
    18. Zomby - Dedication
    19. The Antlers - Burst Apart
    20. Balam Acab - Wander / Wonder