Sunday, April 27, 2014

Comadre - Comadre

The 2013 self-titled swan song from progressive punk/hardcore goliath Comadre.  Arguably (and personally) their finest release in their seven year stint.  May the members rattle and stomp past, present, and future eardrums.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Obsidian Kingdom - Fingers in Anguish (video)

'Obsidian Kingdom is no longer an independent band. We have come to this hard resolution having one and only one thing in mind: to keep making music for you.

Because we want you to know about us if you don’t already. We want to be able to play in your town or very near. We want you to spin our records without having to pay inflated shipping prices. And we would rather invest our limited and valuable human resources in making music, not in bureaucracy.

Season of Mist is one of the biggest, strongest and longest-lived independent labels that we know. It is certainly home to legends such as Morbid Angel, Mayhem and Cynic, but what makes it so attractive for us to be part of the family is the way they respect and support the aesthetic identity and artistic ideas of the bands they work with. On top of everything else, they are devoted music lovers just like ourselves.

And from now on, we will be working side by side to bring our music to your ears in the best and most efficient way possible, starting with the long-time demanded re-issue of our debut album, Mantiis, which will happen this autumn 2014. In the meantime, we are already writing more music for you to bask in…

Wish us luck on this brave step, and we will repay you a thousand-fold.

Thank you.'

Congrats to the dudes of Obsidian Kingdom, wish for further success and more awesome music.  Dig the new official video for "Fingers in Anguish" off of 'Mantiis'.

Hot Victory - Hot Victory

Hot Victory is a duo from Portland, Oregon comprised of Ben Stoller on drums, pads, and programming, alongside Caitlin Love on drums, pads, tapes, and samples.  The pairing's fourth album is a progressive/warped cybernetic soundtrack traveling through a portal in outer space; captured on tape via D.I.Y. label Eolian Empire.  They can be seen touring (dates below) with Floor (featuring Steve Brooks of Torche) at the end of this month, coinciding with the 180gm gatefold vinyl/digital release of their self-titled on April 29th.  Temporarily linking the album for promo purposes but show support if you dig/in the area(s):

04/24 Portland, OR @ STUMPFEST @ Mississippi Studios w/ Trans Am
04/26 Laramie, WY @ Gryphon Theater
04/27 Linclon, NE @ Vega
04/28 Kansas City, MO @ TBA
04/29 Nashville, TN @ The Other Basement / Sweetwater
04/30 Atlanta, GA @ 529 
05/02 Gainesville, FL *
05/03 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall *
05/04 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
05/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *
05/06 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary *
05/07 Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
05/08 Buffalo, NY @ The Tralf *
05/09 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose *
05/10 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *
05/11 Chicago, IL @ Double Door *
05/13 Denver, CO @ The Moon Room *
05/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe *
05/16 Portland, OR @ Branx *
05/17 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *

* with Floor

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Soulection - 3 Years of Soulection

Soulection is a record label, radio show and niche collective of creative music makers worldwide. Based out of Los Angeles, CA, Soulection procures the finest tunes and increases visibility for them and their originators via FM signal [KKJZ 88.1FM HD3 - Saturday's 10am-1pm PDT], social media & events.

"In response to us hitting our 3 Year Anniversary we want to present to you a compilation that reflects Soulection and the progression that we have made in these past 3 years. From the very first release (Soulection Compilation Vol. 1) which launched on January 24, 2011 all the way until today, we highlighted the best tracks from each of our releases.

We have so many new ears and we just want to thank you. We are excited for what is next in 2014 and happy to have you along with us. Lets keep progressing and spreading this true music. If you feel this, spread it.


-Soulection Family

Awesome name-your-price compilation that features the opening track from AFTA-1, whom recently could be heard playing new material (!) at Coachella.  Excited to check out the other artists I'm not familiar with. 


Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Prolific producer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez recently teamed up again with longtime collaborator, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and to round out the group, named ANTEMASQUE, has added Dave Elitch on drums and the legendary Flea on bass.

"4AM" & "Hangin in the Lurch" are the first released tracks.



Friday, April 4, 2014

City of Caterpillar & Gospel - Unreleased

Unreleased/rare songs from two of the best defunct screamo/progressive bands.