Thursday, May 13, 2010
Pop Dr(((O)))nes: Episode 49
Girls Names "Let Me In" s/t 12" (Captured Tracks) 2010
The Fresh & Onlys "You're Known To Wander" August On My Mind 12" (Captured Tracks) 2010
La La Vasquez "Hello?" s/t 7" (Captured Tracks) 2010.
Wild Nothing "Live In Dreams" Gemini LP (Captured Tracks) 2010
Circle Pit "Another Trick" Bruise Constellation LP (Timberyard) 2010
Eddy Current Suppression Ring "Wet Cement" Wet Cement 7" (Mexican Summer) 2010
Teenanger "Rats" Give Me Pink LP (Telephone Explosion) 2010
Defektors "Torn To Pieces" Bottom of the City LP (Nominal) 2010
The Feeling Of Love "You're Better Than A Dog Detective" OK Judge Revival LP (Kill Shaman) 2010
Male Bonding "Nothing Remains" Nothing Hurts LP (Sub Pop) 2010
Ratas Del Vaticano "Esclavo" Tempos De Austeridad LP (Siltbreeze) 2010
Twin Stumps "Business Class" Seedbed LP (Fan Death) 2010
Shearing Pinx "Magnolia's Tomb" Void White LP (Isolated Now Waves) 2010
Puffy Areolas "Deathcraze" In The Army 1981 LP (Siltbreeze) 2010
Magic Lantern "Cypress" s/t 7" (Not Not Fun) 2010
Sun Araw "The Stakeout: Reprise" On Patrol 2LP (Not Not Fun) 2010
Bitchin Bajas "Fresh Hair" split w/Moon Duo 7" (Permanent) 2010
Ducktails "Mirror Image" Mirror Image 7" (Shdwply) 2010
Aerosol Constellations w/Bird Costumes "New Moon At Dawn" s/t CDR (Thankless/Isolated Now Waves) 2010
Two quick recommendations this week...
2009 was definitely a banner year for releases of punishing, muscular and frightening punk and rock records (Hunches, Mayyors and Twin Stumps LPs come immediately to mind), but it's been a slow start for 2010. Enter the debut LP by Cleveland's Puffy Areolas (pictured above). These guys have blended 80s hardcore, Big Black's industrial-strength intensity and heaps of feedback for one of the most ear-splitting releases in recent memory. If any of the above mentioned bands get you up in the morning, then seek this out immediately.
And if you just can't get enough punishment, then the newest Twin Stumps LP on Fan Death is also recommended. With a hammering wall of noise and out of control feedback that manages to outstrip their previous release on Dais, Seedbed is a buzzing, speaker-shredding strike of lightning recommended to all fans of vicious hate rock. Fans of Swans and even Whitehouse are urged to seek this out.
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