New stuff since the last time . . .
The DEATH SET – Michael Poiccard (counter) – The most polished the band has ever sounded. Kids will really embrace this album, super upbeat and a lot of fun just like their other releases, but with a whole lot more production involved. The band should be able to tap into a different audience with this release. Great job guys!
FLOOR – Below & Beyond (robotic empire) – A ten disc vinyl (or eight compact discs) retrospective collecting their entire catalog housed in a 12″ vinyl gatefold sleeve. Playing at Sons of Hermann Hall on April 29th with Mammoth Grinder.
HERE HOLY SPAIN – Division (idol) – Just attended their album Release on Saturday and they played more angry than usual, which is good for the hard-hitting tone of Division. Their second album and I believe with a new drummer.
SHILPA RAY And HER HAPPY HOOKERS – Teenage and Torture (knitting factory) – “A collection of 10 savage and sultry blues-influenced songs, the album finds Ray eviscerating her subjects (and often spilling her own guts) with the kind of sharp-tongued, smart-assed angst that keeps juvenile detention centers in business. ” Artwork by Jason Wyatt Frederick. Opening for Man Man at Sons of Hermann Hall on May 6th. Listen to the album here.
THOSE DARLINS – Screws Get Loose (oh wow dang) – Never disappointing a live audience isn’t hard when you have a cool catalog of songs. Those Darlins second album is another solid gem of clever lyrics doused with Southern garage and country punk. Their second album was produced by Jeff Curtin of Small Black. Playing at Rubber Gloves on April 22nd with John Wesley Coleman and OBN-III.
YOUNG WIDOWS – In and Out of Youth and Lightness (temporary residence limited) – Young Widows lengthiest release thus far and it is less abrasive than previous albums. Very dark stoner-driven record. You can throw in the word ‘mature’ if you want but the album is reminiscent of early Queens of the Stone Age. Mp3 of “Future Heart” via Temporary Residence Limited.