Monday, July 27, 2009

The Wayward -- Overexposure

2007 release from Baltimore-area "post-rock" trio. I put "post-rock" in "quotes" because I don't really know what "post-rock" is. This sounds kinda like fellow Baltimoreans Oxes but with vocals (although frankly they could ditch the vocals and be better off, if you ask me). Also sounds a bit like Trumans Water from time to time in that the songs often seem to be on the verge of collapsing altogether. In any case, you should check it out pronto. Thanks to Obinna for this one.

VBR @ 192+ kbps (re-zipped with track 6 included)

Shiny Beast -- Shiny Beast ep

Posting this for Big Fat Satanist, whose blog is fucking incredible. I seriously can't believe how much high quality stuff he puts up over there. And quickly, too. I sometimes go weeks between posts, but he has a new post with multiple uploads almost every day. Stop wasting your time here and go over there now.

VBR @ 256+ kbps

Friday, July 24, 2009

Chang Ffos -- Azerubine

4 song EP from Croatian heavynoise guys Chang Ffos.

320 kbps

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Massacre -- Killing Time

Really excellent no-wave noise rock played by early-'80s downtown NYC jazzmen, including Fred Frith on guitar. This is not the remastered version that came out in the late '90s, but the original from 1983. Perhaps the best of its kind.

VBR @ 256 kbps

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hauler -- The Haymaker

Heavy stuff from defunct Vancouver, WA band Hauler. Thanks to Obinna for turning me on to this, even though I had to go find it for him.

320 kbps

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Heinous Killings -- Hung with Barbwire

Utterly ridiculous drum machine goregrind with some of the craziest vocals you'll ever hear. Apparently these guys have a real drummer now and are working on new material. Yes, I realize that it's barbed wire, not barbwire, but at least they get title case.

320 kbps

Carcass -- Symphonies of Sickness

My first and still my favorite Carcass album. Can't believe this is 20 years old, but then I've said that a number of times on here. I also can't believe that it's still being imitated, though of course without the same wittiness/humor. I saw them on this tour (Reseda Country Club, probably 1990 or so) and was completely floored, and apparently they've re-formed and are playing again, although I doubt that it's the same now. Still, you should have this if you don't already.

192 kbps

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Oneida -- Anthem of the Moon

Before their current incarnation as a dull (and therefore more popular) indie sensation, Oneida made some truly interesting and varied music. I'm speaking roughly of the period that includes Each One Teach One, Enemy Hogs, Come on Everybody Let's Rock, the Steel Rod ep and this one here, perhaps my favorite of the bunch. There's an exuberant energy that's wholly absent from their later stuff. I think perhaps the personnel has changed since these days, but I can't be bothered to check it out. Anyway, this is from 2001, and it kicks major butt.

VBR @ 224+ kbps

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Can Can Heads -- Last Tongues in Ass Pick

More Finnish weirdness. This is a 9 song, 7'' EP from 1996. It's mostly instrumental with some structured parts and some not-so-structured parts, and some noisy parts and some fast parts and even the occasional trumpet bleat. If you tend to like the stuff on this blog, then you'll probably like this, too. If not, then go take a flying fuck at a rolling donut.

320 kbps