Wolf Eyes (one of the greatest noise bands ever to emerge from “the dead, dread-filled haunted hills of Michigan,” thank you Forest Juziuk for the incredibly apt description of Michigan’s terrain) is releasing a new album, I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces, perhaps their one millionth recording to be release October 30th on Third Man Records. You can read more about the band right here but you can celebrate the release of their new album at Trans-Pecos. Don’t sleep on those tix!
Are you familiar with Inuit throat singing? Well, I mean have you really heard it? Like most people living this far south of permafrost, I’ve only heard my friends drunkenly imitate Inuit throat singing as a way of satirizing cultural appropriation and haven’t actually, really experienced the real-real deal IRL. Well, here’s my (and your) chance to hear this powerful, guttural form of music as performed by Tanya Tagaq (who you might have first been introduced to via her New Yorker cartoon likeness). Also, this is the first regular show happening at Williamsburg’s brand new venue, National Sawdust, so best a time as any to check it out.
Read more about National Stardust here.
It’s kind of a somber week (already) for show goers– mainly because one of the most reliable spots for an awesome underground/indie/neo-folk/punk/experimental/whatever show, the Silent Barn, suffered a fire late last week. Everybody’s OK, but the building itself is damaged (more on that later) to the point where shows have been suspended for at least the next month. They’re no dummies, they have insurance. But in order to act fast and get repairs done right-freakin’-now, Silent Barn is asking for donations. If charitable bitcoining isn’t your bag, there are other ways you can help.
Advaeta manage to pull of a very special kind of shoegaze– it’s dreamier, buzzier, and more uplifting than their predecessors. We can’t say their sound is totally unfamiliar, but it feels fresh enough against a back drop of icier pursuits. And, hey, surprise! Noise rockers Psychic Blood have a new EP.
The ever popular Tinnitus music series returns this week, and we think it’s perfect timing for another one of their boundary pushing, pop-be-damned affairs. Because face it– industrial blips and dark techno are exactly what you need to keep you going hump day. This time around, Tinnitus is focusing on artists who are the international who’s-who in dark techno. Bring your friends who like to dance, just don’t let them call it EDM.
Brooklyn psych-punk band The Yin Yangs are celebrating the release of their new tape Taste from Time Castle Tapes. Along with a set from the Yangs themselves, guests will be treated to an awesomely diverse lineup including BAMBARA (industrial, proggy outfit Brooklyn by way of Georgia), MPHO (a disco death sentence), and Prima (powerful chatter punk, wow give them a listen please).
For more about the band and to listen to their new track “21st Century,” off of Taste click here.
I’m not gonna lie, I kind of hate myself for writing this one and the existence of a festival like this is not only proof that ’90s nostalgia has been fully commodified but that it’s pretty much reached the end of its rope. Mark my words, this is the last of a thoroughly enjoyable session of decade worship. The jeans can stay and the good music too, but when something like Smash Mouth emerges for the sake of a throwback celebration, well, then you know we’ve gone a step too far. But keep your cool and you can catch Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Blind Melon, and more.
Read more here.
One listen to Ttotals and you’ll realize you can leave your weed at home for this one, these guys are a 100-percent natural fatty blunt for your ears. Remember kids, music is a natural high. White Kyle will bring things back to ’60s THC levels (i.e. not going to put you in a freaking coma). He’s a straightforward Austin-garage baby, born of a long embedded but still respectable scene. The hometown kids include ‘lectronix lovers MPHO and the psych-heavy drone dogs (bird dogs, technically) of Heavy Birds.
Read more here.
Check out Baltimore’s own Dope Body coz these noisy space punk freaks just dropped a new album titled Kunk. Sure, they’re giving off some vibes that could easily be confused for cock rock with this one, but we’ve heard from reputable sources their live show is still a killer one. And rah, rah, rah everyone already knows we worship PC Worship, and if you haven’t checked them out live yet, what on earth are you waiting for? The same goes for the sax-wielding fellows of Pill, whose live show is simply superb.
Read more here.
Where has the sun gone? It’s cool, we needed a break anyway. Thankfully mood-appropriate bands are scooting into town reminding us of our impending doom. This week, scoop up sounds by the dominatrixes of noise, the best of just-above-underground electronic music, and gothy post-punk devotees.
Gigawatts Fest is happening this weekend, which is great and all — I need my pop fix as much as the next guy. But sometimes I want to be surrounded by sounds that whinge, “I’mmmmmmm differentttttt.” If that’s you, too, get thee to these smaller shows where you’ll find acts that don’t exactly qualify as festival material, if you catch my drift.
If you had a chance to swing by Our Wicked Lady in the hours before their grand opening then maybe you found the loopy singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco throwin down dogs whilst a couple of his new tracks bumped on the boom box. Or perhaps you were stuck behind double-paned office windows, miles from anything resembling summer or fun, let alone new music. Stir not in jealousy, though, for the release of 25-year-old Rockaway resident Mac Demarco’s new “mini-LP” is just on the horizon.