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Liars Terrorized and Mesmerized at LA's Fonda Theater Last Night

May
28

Liars obliterated Los Angeles' Fonda Theater on May 27th, with a Mess-heavy set interspersed with some choice noise-drone and dance punk classics from their lengthy discography. The sound mixing was a bit off, the crowd seemed full of people only going because their signiffy other made them, but the band still brought the sort of demented, beat-nasty party I've come to expect.

Fresh Goo 5/28 - Your Weekly Psych/Garage/Noise Rock Roundup

May
28

Welcome to this week's Fresh Goo, your one-stop for all things noisy, be it mind-bending, garage-burning, or the pure white noise of the living mind. This week we're featuring the south-east Asian psych of Empat Lima, brittle post-punk courtesy of POST, the acoustic discordance of Alex Calder, and more! Open in a tab, press play, noisen up your day.

Melanstalgiacholy Drone Track OTD: "Janice Was Into Recovery" - The Fun Years

May
27

I "get" a drone track once in a blue moon, but this one is clear as pain: "Sunday mornings lying in bed provide a dangerous amount of space to the mind; who knows which memories, true and false, might grow there." Goddamn you Fun Years, for raiding my vault of regrets.

New Music Monday: Mariah Carey, Metal Mania, moe., Sharon van Etten, and More!

May
26

Hey kids and kittens! Time once again for another installment of New Music Monday, 8CN's most rootin', tootinist varmit of a colum! Each weeks dozens of new records, cds, and cassettes (yes, they still make all of those things), are released and this is the place they all come to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your precious time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Snickity Snackity Post-PunkOTD: "Man Rayzarek" by POST

May
26

Jangle torture, coke-fueled surf ventures, and a drummer that sounds like Wolverine playing the spoons with his claws all snikty snakty. POST is a group of spiky little buggers bristling in thorny plucks like tragic were-cacti; perfect Memorial Day beach toonses, or for trimming your hedges drunk at midnight.

Funk Radio E87 - One-Album Wonders [Podcast]

May
26

Today we look at some bands who released only one album before disappearing into obscurity, and discuss some reasons why this can happen.

10 Songs About Superheroes

May
25

By now I'm sure you've seen both The Amazing Spirder-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Still got a hankering for superheroes and comics and all that goodness? Here's ten superhero related songs to keep the monkey on your back at bay for a little longer.

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Time For a Night Drive - A New Dirty Beaches EP Is Out

May
23

Cold hugs, setting rodents on fire, and short harried sprints on dark Dirty Beaches--if that's your Tinder profile, this is the news of the day for you. Berlin-based noise-tripper Dirty Beaches is back with Neon Gods Of Lost Youth, a series of unreleased B-sides from 2006-12. There's a ton to love for long-time fans, one or two gems for casual listeners, and the uninitiated might find themselves in inexplicable need of a shower.

Guile’s Theme Goes With Everything, Especially Beethoven

May
23

Guile's theme goes with everything, but does it go with Beethoven? That's a stupid question, of course it does. Musician Walt Ribiero mashed up Guile's theme from Street Fighter with Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, and the result is pretty fantastic. Give it a listen below.

"Distractions" - Delirious, Tremendous Post-Punk from A Victim of Society

May
22

Bullets raining slow-mo in parallel flight paths out of a blue fog. The full metal jackets unsheathe, slender muses drip out, and hit the bottom of the frame in struck poses. In a perfect world, the next James Bond movie would be soundtracked by A Victim of Society, an alternative group from Greece that favors velvety, dark atmospheres with a swirling ribbon of psychedelia lodged through the midsection. Think the clean nocturne of Blonde Redhead scuzzed in with the harsher eras of The Horrors.

Fresh Goo - Choice Noises from the Week of 5/21

May
21

Welcome to this week's Fresh Goo, a playlist of the best garage/noise/psychedelic sounds of the past week and beyond. Come, thou bleary-eyed heathen: we're listening to King Buzzo of the Melvins, some unearthed Persian psych-pop from the 70s, the French garage outfit PAIN DIMENSION, and much, much more. Open, press play, go about your noise-enriched day.

Done with Giant Music Festivals? Seek Boutique Shows Like Deserted at the Palms

May
19

LA's new psych-oriented festival Deserted At the Palms ended in darkness and malfunction . . . and still ended up being one of the more memorable festivals I've been to. Why? Because of a lineup representing everything fantastically bizarre about LA; a venue that was finally, actually, literally in the god-damn desert; and a small, dedicated audience that didn't mind some blown fuses and ragtag performances. There is a place for large-scale festivals--now try a smaller, specialized one. 

New Music Monday: Coldplay, Conner Oberst, Jolie Holland, Trans AM, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and More!

May
18

Hey player! Looking for some new music? Great! Time for another installment of New Music Monday, the 8th Circuit's least reliable column! Each week dozens of new records, cds, and cassettes are released to the masses, and this is where they come to be judged. I'll tell ya what's good, what's bad, and what's a waste of your precious time. Thanks for stopping by!

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5 Videos of Rock Stars Getting Their Asses Kicked [NSFW]

May
15

So by now I'm sure we've all seen that hilarious elevator fight video of Solange attacking Jay Z, right? I have no idea who either one of those people are, but they seem important and for some reason people seem to care. So here's a few more videos of rock stars getting hit and kicked and attacked and all sorts of other things for your viewing pleasure.

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A Distortion-Drone Playlist For Godzilla, Grand Kaiser of Kaiju

May
15

The 2014 resurrection of Japan's revolutionary kaiju-rex is upon us, and in honor of the event, I've put together an instrumental playlist with an apocalyptic bent and colossal stature to match. Hell, I'd go so far as to say you don't even need to see the film anymore: this is the soundtrack to the world's end, by way of demonic nuclear dragon.

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