Friday, 29 January 2010

David Bazan - Curse Your Branches

Average review of a really good album. The last sentence is un-wonderful. Bonus points for noticing spelling mistakes and bad grammar.

Going to see him at the Borderline for the photo column tha's starting to seem like the nuclear threat. Often talked about, but very rarely seen.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Another cracking cover from Katsen

It's not the mind-melter that the album cover was, but it still gets filed under 'Messed up'. The new extended version of Florian is very nice, too. It's out on the 15th of Feb, look for it in the shops. You won't have to look that hard, obviously.

Friday, 8 January 2010

I'll give you a tip + True Widow

Never tie your shoelaces in a revolving door.

Also spotted these on Twitter via a Rough Trade retweet.

They're fucking excellent. Crunchy, drone heavy guitars, solid melodies, indecipherable lyrics.
A little bit psych, a little bit post-rock, but not really falling into either camp. Formerly described as Sonic Noir, a phrase so staggeringly pretentious that i may have to start using it myself.

Free track, Duelist, on this MASSIVE label comp

Free track I.N.O, from Last FM.

Get stuck in!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Hole - Back in the UK - February

Hole have announced their first UK date since I was a little lad, 17th of February at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. I have tickets and will be writing it up for someone. Before we get too excited, let's remember the last outing from Miss Love was America's Sweetheart, an album that had three good tracks on it and a shitload of filler.

Before that, Hole's last official outing, 11 years ago. Remember how they reacted to the jock-ism of Nu Metal by, err, making their guitar sound really Manson-ish and muddy, and soundtracking a movie about American football?

I remember how fucking great Hole were, though, and have spent my last penny making sure I could get tickets for this show. If you can, do. The o2 presale is still up, and the general sale starts on Friday. Get clicking.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Pavement Comp

I'm not the first but I won't be the last blogger to embed