This tickles my vampire. I feel like walking to a cemetery in a wet forest. Look out for the “We Are On Fire” 7-inch this June 5th. David Sitek recorded the single, and Antony Hegarty lends his own ghostly form to the B-side, “Tearz For Animals.” I’m going to go drain a creature of its [...]
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Guitarist Andy Coronado (Wrangler Brutes, Monorchid, Skull Kontrol) presents here his list of “Beltway Outsiders”—DC-area bands that were never a part of the famous Dischord-and-friends hardcore punk world. He will be DJ-ing tonight at Big Freak.
October 16th, 2009 · No Comments
Once the Jesus Lizard walked the earth unchallenged and primitive tool-using mammals quivered before it. Then in 1999 it broke up. But a deluxe series of remasters on Touch and Go (and an encouraging Scratch Acid reunion) helped resurrect the Jesus Lizard for a fearsome set of shows. Vocalist David Yow speaks now from Pioneertown. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
July 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments
The Mekons lived Leeds but dreamed Texas and Tennessee and after finding their feet in first-wave punk songs like “Where Were You,” they left the world of Rough Trade for the open range. They are working on a new album tentatively called 100 Years and singer-guitarist-activist Jon Langford speaks as he takes his dog to the vet. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
June 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Shellac of North America record when they want and tour when they want and defuse all hecklers with the confidence and acumen of thirty-year bomb squad vets. Guitarist/vocalist (and engineer) Steve Albini speaks now 36 hours after returning to America. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
June 4th, 2009 · No Comments
Now Tentacles, the Antlers’ debut full-length as well as the gum-studded end of Touch and Go, falls into familiar grooves—songs that fly by on Comets on Fire-like orbits between heavy breaths from the band’s bottom-end. When a song occasionally drops back to solid ground, it’s fired back up again by a burst of propulsive drums or some well-timed keyboards, bumped up on the likes of synth-stuttering opener “Painless Sleep,” “Glacier” and others. But it’s the burners—”Dust,” “Andrew” and “Tentacles”—that provide the real power, sending the album off onto a crucial course.
April 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments
L.A. RECORD interviewed Crystal Antlers back before they’d even made their first EP and popularized the legend of Long Beach’s psychedelic chimneysweeps. Now Crystal Antlers’ Tentacles will be the final new release on Touch and Go. Founders Bell and guitarist Errol Davis—who has recently rejoined the band—meet for chicken and waffles. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
April 6th, 2009 · No Comments
Download: Crystal Antlers “Andrew” [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (off Tentacles out now on Touch and Go) 04/16/09 – Cntr For Arts-Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA 04/18/09 – Cellar Door, Visalia, CA 04/21/09 – Commodore, Vancouver, Canada – with Cold War Kids 04/22/09 – Showbox, Seattle, WA – with Cold War Kids 04/23/09 [...]
March 31st, 2009 · No Comments
Members of Black Eyes regrouped into Mi Ami, a Bay Area-based band whose music might make one person think of Rage Against the Machine being eaten by George Clinton. Mi Ami’s album Watersports is out now on Touch and Go. Guitarist/singer Daniel Martin-McCormick speaks from the back of the band van. This interview by Daiana Feuer.
September 28th, 2008 · No Comments