Altamont has put out a series of shirts featuring graphics and imagery of GWAR each on a couple different color ways. We suggesting wearing the white shirts to their shows though so you can further customize with fake guts and blood from the front row splash zone area. Plus it’s a GWAR shirt so no need to wash it, ever.
Someone has taken the time to create a Zelda / SNES style role playing game about Neutral Milk Hotel titled “In A Time Machine Over The Sea”. Check out the trailer and download link below. This helps to build the anticipation for the Jeff Magnum shows that seem to finally be coming up despite the fact tickets all sold out way earlier this year.
Ben Loory has written a book of short stories – well, no a book of fables maybe. Succinct, each tiny tale is no more than a few pages. Although fantastical they are rooted in honesty, and Loory has done a good job of capturing the confusion of human emotion when surprises disrupt ones carefully-crafted routine. A woman looses her mind when a book with no words becomes a bestseller. An Octopus living on land hosts his sea-bred nephews as visitors. A man tries his darnedest to trick and kill the grim reaper. A web of disillusion is woven so tightly through Loory’s imaginary world that you might miss it if you don’t read closely.
Honestly, this new Fucked Up video for “The Other Shoe” video is pretty anti-climatic and basically just has a bunch of people walking around with seemingly no purpose. I love this song though, so if you haven’t heard it listen to it with some visuals.
Moogfest takes place Halloween weekend, October 28, 29 & 30, in Asheville, North Carolina and the lineup is pretty rad. Highlights include Brian Eno, Flaming Lips, St. Vincent, TV on the Radio, Atlas Sound, Crystal Castles, Zomby and CANT. Read More
Daniel Blumberg of Yuck’s side project Oupa have released what I believe is his first video for the track “Physical”. This project is more challenging and not as immediately gratifying as Yuck but definitely worth a listen. Forget is avaialble on cassette and digitally from Fat Possum.
Male Bonding‘s upgraded production on Endless Now seems to be doing wonders as the two tracks released thus far destroy all their previous recordings. Check out “Tame The Sun” below, a catchy track with just the right amount of noise blended in.
Wyatt Cenac, best known for his work on the Daily Show is also a skillful stand-up comedian. His first special “Comedy Person” will be available on CD & DVD later in August. Below you can get a taste of the set with video and audio clips.
In June there were quite a few good nonfiction books published while July brought fiction to the forefront with inward-looking anti-heroes as well as political satire and a fascinating re-imagining of one fabulous woman’s life in the gilded age.
The late literary icon J.G. Ballard’s penultimate novel is his first new book to be published in America in nearly a decade. The surrealist master examines the social malaise of the middle classes in this brilliant political satire, in which a psychologist attempts to stop a British-based terrorist group who is stirring the middle class into anarchy by way of violence.
Download the ††† (Crosses) EP now! This EP is amazing dark shoegazy pop with electronic tinges done masterfully by Chino Moreno of Deftones and Shaun Lopez of Far. One of the best EPs I have heard so far this year.
Check out a new track from veteran indie pop act Comet Gain whose new record Howl of the Lonely Crowd is due out in October via Whats Your Rupture? (who also just released the fantastic Iceage record).
Female fronted California-based Sneak Peek are currently working on a seven song EP to be released this summer. Including former members of The Willowz, they fit in with recent girl garage bands like Colleen Green and Best Coast. They describe themselves as a lo-fi/garage/grunge/psych band, and I couldn’t have said it better. Take a listen to “Walk All Over Me” off of the forthcoming EP.
Originally self-releasing the album Apocalypse Surfin’, the Toronto-based band Revolvers received a record deal after Canada’s Now Magazine ranked it among their favorites of 2009. It was officially released last November. Check out the song “Break It Loose”. Revolvers’ sound is reminiscent of early/mid-sixties rock ‘n’ roll. At times it reminds me of The Kinks and at others Bob Dylan, with a little surf rock thrown in. There is a lot of garage-surf rock floating around these days, but this band stands out because of their psychedelic feel. I’ll definitely be adding this album to the rotation this summer.