Archive | April, 2012

Dope Body release album track “Weird Mirror” – FREE DOWNLOAD

27 Apr

Having recently announced the unholy union of Dope Body and Drag City we thought it was about time we unleash a taster from the album for all to hear, so here it is, available for free download, “Weird Mirror” – showcasing Dope Body’s punk-rock ferocity at its finest.

Don’t forget you can also check out album track “Lazy Slave” on Soundcloud.

Still not heard Natural History by Dope Body? Read on to find out why you should check it out…
Dope Body, the lovely brothers of Baltimore, have erected a fresh slab of sound fit for release 4 June 2012. They call it, Natural History. This is the Drag City debut for these fellows, sure to give hope to all bodies world-wide, both natural and enhanced.

Dope Body formed in December-of-2008-Baltimore as an experiment in musical instincts, jamming and writing the simplest one-part/one-riff/one-minute songs that were the first thing to come to mind (most ended up on their first tape 20 Pound Brick). They then set up a novelty basement show in this super-small basement, with the great intention of trying to stoke primal hardcore thrash vibes in both the music and audience, which at that point in time was kind of lacking in Baltimore (mostly dance-party-Wham-City-absurdist-style). It was a great mess of an experience with drunken beer flying, shirts tearing, glass breaking, strings snapping, amps frying, cigarette smoke asphyxiating… so much fun that a silent acknowledgement was made: don’t stop doing this, something feels too right about it. Dope Body strove to play that kind of show over and over again since then, somehow maintaining a work ethic, being fairly prolific without the threat of taking themselves too seriously.

Dope Body are road doggies, funsters, and gleeful pummellers of basement and attic parties alike, wide-eyed fanatics of the craft that the more reasonable among us might mistake for insanity (it isn’t entirely so). Dope Body is a spasm of styles and directions, showering sparks from a half-melted thickness. They writhe under their own influences and experiments, swinging and swaying from guttural chugging to charming riffs n licks within the confines of a single tune.

Natural History is Dope Body in possession of what might be their most COMMERCIALLY ACCESSIBLE album ever – especially if your idea of “commercially accessible” is Half-Machine Lips Moves/Psychic, Powerless…/or “Salad Days”-era punk. They have well and truly honed their own off-kilter sound, replete with heavy walls of rhythm, raw electronics and vocals that grunt and yelp with an animalistic ferocity.

Dope Body are bloodthirsty and ready to take the UK and EU by storm with both Natural History and promised live appearances – lock up your daughters, your boyfriends, your kids – keep your own body in check – no one body’s the same, but everybody’s body is sure to get weird when it comes into contact with Dope Body!

Track Listing
Road Dog
Twice the Life
Out of my Mind
High Way
Weird Mirror
Lazy Slave


Rare Noise Records presents Metallic Taste of Blood

26 Apr

Metallic Taste Of Blood is an instrumental album brought about by the collective nous of Eraldo Bernocchi (Winter Garden w. Budd and Guthrie, Obake with Pupilllo, Pandi and Fornasari) on guitars, pianist Jamie Saft (of New Zion Trio, Zorn’s electric Masada, Cuong Vu, Marc Ribot and others), bass-player Colin Edwin (of Porcupine Tree and Ex-Wise Heads) and drummer Balazs Pandi (of Venetian Snares, Bong Ra, Obake, Merzbow and Otto Von Schirach).

Manifestly undefinable, Metallic Taste Of Blood collects very diverse strands and genres of music (from metal, dub, avant-jazz and progressive rock primarily) and fuses them into instrumental compositions that tightly straddle what on paper appear total opposites (thus truly representing RareNoiseRecords’ ethos). Both brutal and delicate, distorted but clear, boiling and cool, sweet and brackish, as per the band’s own name.

Yet perfect balance is reached, when distorted guitars sound clean and soothing, while cascades of piano notes suddenly morph into threatening shards – listening to this will lift you into a state not unlike that of cognitive dissonance, one of deep, uncomfortable enjoyment.

An ever surprising recording, laying the foundation to entire new genres.





Musicians from Isis and Deftones form new band – Palms

26 Apr

Meet Palms, a newly formed Los Angeles based quartet featuring three former members of ISIS (Aaron Harris, Clifford Meyer and Jeff Caxide) with Deftones’ vocalist Chino Moreno.


“Clifford, Jeff and I started Palms a little over a year ago out of a desire to continue making music together after ISIS ended,” explained Harris. “Chino joined shortly after and our sound took shape from there. We’ve worked really hard on this first release and are excited for people to hear it. It’s nice to be back behind the drum kit, and with this line up.”


“Being a huge ISIS fan I’ve always dug the moods these dudes convey with their sound,” added Moreno. “I am excited to combine my sense of creativity with theirs, and to have fun doing so.”

Palms’ debut album will be issued by ISIS’ former label, Ipecac Recordings, and is slated for a 2012 release with a release date to be announced soon. The album was recorded and mixed by Harris, and produced by Palms.


Palms is Jeff Caxide (bass/keyboards), Aaron Harris (drums), Clifford Meyer (guitar/keyboards) and Chino Moreno (vocals).

Felix release video accompaniment to album track ‘Blessing’

24 Apr
Andrew Telling has directed a stunning short video for Felix. It is very well matched to the haunting chamber pop on album track ‘Blessing’ (with gorgeous overlapping vocals and stripped down piano). I strongly recommend.
This video serves as a welcome reminder that their brand new album Oh Holy Molar is due out on Kranky. Check it out!

Scott Kelly’s European tour is underway

23 Apr

Scott Kelly is demonstrating his work as a solo artist as in recent years. After touring with Bob Wayne and Munly in the States as well as touring with John Baizley (Baroness) in Australia, he is finally coming back to Europe. On Board: New songs of two new records that will be released in 2012!

Scott Kelly’s European tour is now underway and here are the dates:

23.04.2012 – Leiden, NL @ LVC *
24.04.2012 – Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun *
25.04.2012 – Liege, BE @ La Zone *
26.04.2012 – Wiesbaden, GER @ Walhalla *
27.04.2012 – Basel, CH @ Hirscheneck *
28.04.2012 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Bourg
29.04.2012 – Bern, CH @ ISC
30.04.2012 – Libechov u Melnika near Prague, CZ @ Old Chapell *
01.05.2012 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Dusche
02.05.2012 – Moscow, RU @ Plan B
03.05.2012 – Athens, GER @ Roi Mat
04.05.2012 – Dresden, GER @ AZ Conni *
05.05.2012 – Berlin, GER @ Cassiopeia *

* Support by Oldseed

This time the tour poster is done by Thomas Hooper be sure to pick up one of these limited beauties on tour. Save one for me Scott!

Here you´ll find two stunning videos form Scott Kelly to get prepared for the shows:

Scott Kelly & Bruce Lamont

Scott Kelly & John Baizley

 On half of our shows Oldseed will support us. Here you can check out some videos:

Saving Throw vs. Poison

Saving Throws vs. Death

Find Familiar

There will be more announcements to follow from Scott Kelly in the coming weeks, to whet the appetite let me whisper a few words to you…


More on that soon…

Incoming Cerebral Overdrive supporting Ufomammut live in London tomorrow & album teaser posted

23 Apr
Supernatural Cat have prepared another teaser for Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift, this time for the standout album track ‘Sirius B’ which includes some fantastic imagery! See for yourself…

Italian riffmanglers INCOMING CEREBRAL OVERDRIVE are supporting Ufomammut in London Tuesday 24th April at the Garage in support of their third LP, Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift, released 7 May via Supernatural Cat (preorders are available now).

Showcasing the progressively-charged act’s unique methodological bombast with nearly 50 minutes of unclassifiable aggro-technical metallic thunder, even more focused yet equally as potent as their previous releases, Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift is an album that will elevate the band from the cult depths they’ve roamed over recent years, its laser-induced riffs and neck-snapping time signatures will brand the name Incoming Cerebral Overdrive into the brains of all who endure the journey of the ten tracks on the LP.

 I.C.O are currently touring with Ufomammut and will hit London tomorrow. Here are the remaining dates:

4/24/2012 The Garage – London, England w/ Ufomammut

4/26/2012 Magasin 4 – Brussels, Belgium w/ Ufomammut

4/27/2012 Frankfurt, Nachtleben w/ Ufomammut

4/28/2012 Haus der Jugend – Freiburg, Germany w/ Ufomammut

4/30/2012 Lochness Pub – Riva del Garda, Italy

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Sons Of Noel and Adrian release video teaser to preview forthcoming album

23 Apr

Sons Of Noel And Adrian have revealed the first in a series of video previews in anticipation of their brand new album Knots, which will be released on 21 May on various formats across different labels; Broken Sound (Forest Fire, Rachael Dadd, The Mariner’s Children, Eyes & No Eyes) will put out the CD, Willkommen the digital and on One Inch Badge it shall be released on vinyl.

The first video has been made public today and we would love for you to take a peek…

As a reminder you can also listen to one of their brand new album tracks ‘Matthew’ on soundcloud (which just so happens to be my favourite song on the album!)

The follow-up to their self-titled debut sees Sons of Noel and Adrian breaking far away from their acoustic roots. At times soft and orchestral, at times crass and loud, Knots is always infused with beauty and tenderness: soulful, taunt, honed and with a new found love of pysch-folk kosmiche experimentation.

Rejecting notions of a fixed line-up, Sons of Noel and Adrian is more of a sprawling musical whirlpool centred around a few key members than a traditional band – not unlike Broken Social Scene, with whom two members of Sons toured with last year as their horn section. The 11 band members make up most of the renowned Willkommen Collective that spawned The Leisure Society, and the various members lend their talents freely to everyone from Damo Suzuki to the Laura Marling, with one Son, a full time contributor to her band and as many as four playing with her on certain shows including last year’s Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage performance.

Such selfless creative interdependence is at the heart of the Willkommen Collective and Sons of Noel and Adrian. The results of their musical co-operative have yielded an album that transcends their debut and positions them as a very unique and thrilling proposition indeed: Knots see SONAA charting new, unexplored aural terrain as immersive an experience on stage as it on record.


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