Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lights for Nero - Dying to Shed Light on the Narrow Path of the Anathema Heist

Debut 2003 album from Lights for Nero.
Features lots of early/alternate versions of songs found on the later 2004 '
...And Little Lambs Eat Nations', like favorites "Chalk Outlines Cover the Dance Floors", previously as "How the Plane Crash Became a Cliché" (which on this is "Track 9"), and some other variations/surprises.
There's also some banjo shredding. Some pinky in the air sax-sections, complete with warbling samples. Spoken word spokenry. And in general lots of punkery and scramz.
If it was jelly I would put it on my toast, and I don't eat jelly.
& re-upped the old-newer with some fixed tracklistings/tags.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle

Upcoming full-length 'Penny Sparkle' from Blonde Redhead, due in the States on September 14th...
If you're in the Europe area give them some dolla-dolla bills ya'll during their upcoming tour. Pound(s), dawg? If not euro gonna' be sorry? Some Danish/Norwegian kroner for selling your Mortal Kombat? Slice up some Swiss francs? Maybe some cookies?

09-15 Geneva, Switzerland - La Batie
09-16 Paris, France - Bataclan
09-18 Brussels, Belgium - AB
09-19 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
09-21 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
09-22 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
09-23 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
09-24 Helsinki, Finland - Virgin Oil Co.
09-29 London, England - Shepherd's Bush Empire

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Monday, August 9, 2010

mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister

Fifth/Former member guitarist Christopher Kleinberg pictured

mewithoutYou is an experimental (re: good) rock group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The group is known for their introspective and profound lyrics spoken/shouted from vocalist Aaron Weiss, whom with his brother Michael (guitar) founded the group as a "side project" in 2001 aside The Operation, solely releasing, 'There Is Hope For A Tree Cut Down'
(loosely a lyric from my favorite song on the present-mentioned 2006 'Brother, Sister' album).
Not to detract from bassist Greg Jehanian and drummer Rickie Mazzotta, who provide the ground-pound/free-form wonderment that holds the shaking beauty of the Weiss brothers' angular temperament together, or additionally the voice/horn cameo orchestration lining the album.

Jesus (literally) - what an amazing album.
Their entire discography is worth unearthing, but this album gracefully shifts from track to track, maintaining both literal symbolism as well as tonal likeness; the spiritual outpour is heard from every drip, accumulating to a deluge divinely felt above or below the flood. In keeping connection -- it might not be perfect, but you'll be quick to forgive & retrace any fault.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Live from the Inside

Pic unrelated; though also badass so possibly related.
(William Shakespeare Burton, The Wounded Cavalier)

I don't usually do this, but I'm currently incapable of delivering on the real. Most of these were uploaded by yours truly, so this isn't entirely lazy. Maybe I'll turn this into an infrequent/frequent thing where I just post songs/songs from albums I posted in the past to keep them fresh in your ears' mind.
I could post links to the albums but that isn't near as fun for you guyz/galz; sometimes you just need to tackle things like Indianapolis Jones and discover things on your own.
Cuz these songs belong in a museum.
(So do you!)