New stuff since the last time . . .
The ACCUSED – The Curse of Martha Splatterhead 12″ (southernlord) – Seattle based, gore inspired punk-thrash metal aka Splatterrock. Vinyl edition has two bonus tracks. Download (found through google search). Look for a new album in 2011.
BITTER END – Guilty As Charged LP (deathwish) – Maroon vinyl. San Antonio “tough guy” hardcore are one of the most promising acts to come out of the Texas HC scene which recently has a revived interest. (Prior to Christmast, they played a well received show at Trees). Coming back through town, opening for Sick of It All on their January tour, which stops at the Loft in Dallas on Jan 26th.
The BITTERS – Have a Nap Hotel EP 12″ (sacred bones) – Dirty sounding male and female garage pop duo with multiple releases on various labels currently out now. Self described “cave pop” features Ben Cook of Fucked Up. Download (found through google search).
LITTLE GIRLS – Thrills 12″ (mexican summer) – I think had these guys play at my unofficial sxsw party last year. Five song EP. Numbered out of 500.
MINOR WES/The CRACK PIPES – Split 7″ (sick thought) – Minor Wes is John Wesley Coleman, dude from The Teeners, Matt Hammer (OBN-111, ex-strange boys) and another guy. The Crack Pipes are a long running Austin punk band.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA – 11:11 (rubyworks) – Upbeat acoustic guitar duo who completely shred. Makes sense, since they were in Mexican thrash metal band Tierra Ácida.
TAMARYN – Return To Surrender 7″ (m’lady) – 2008 release from dreamy-shoegazers Tamaryn who have earned new fans with their recent album The Waves (mexican summer).
TORCHE – Healer/Across The Shields 12″ + DVD (hydrahead) – Originally pressed on black, white, orange, green and purple. Recently repressed on pink and clear. Download (found through google search).
USX aka U.S. Christmas – Run Thick In the Night (neurot) – I continue to love everything this band puts out. Heavy psychedelic metal album, epic in length.
WEEKEND – All-American/Youth Haunts 10″ (mexican summer) – Hand-numbered out of 500.