(After) is a live recording between the release of Mount Eerie's previous two albums, A Crow Looked At Me, an album-length elegy recounting the time surrounding the passing of his wife Geneviève Castrée, and the subsequent Now Only, which hits more as a collection of vignettes and meditations about his life with his wife before, during, and after his time with her.
Kyle Gilbride (Swearin’) is set to unleash a new project on the world called Missing Earth, and Post-Trash is pleased to premiere “Parliament of Trees,” the first single from the band’s debut LP, Gold, Flour, Salt which is set for release on November 16th on Salinas.
Everyone’s favorite music clusterfuck, best known as SXSW is upon us… in about five months and the first announcement of officially selected bands has arrived. Despite the annual extravaganza’s shortcomings, we like to think that SXSW can be a great time with friends from around the world in the Texas sun if you do it right.
New Haven, Connecticut-based trio Bilge Rat’s second full length Pal finds the band continuing to scrape away at the bottom of the barrel to reveal murky and desolate places. Now a three piece, Bilge Rat sound dangerously locked in with a sharpened focus.
Once again teaming up with Forged Artifacts, the Brooklyn via Portland bedroom pop auteur will release Happy Bday on October 19th, a fuzzy dose of clever pop songs and slacker “college rock” charm.
The album is a serious kicker as it contains jostling melodies, lyrical webs, and delightful fuzz. The majority of Slothrust’s songs start with offering you a small bite, and once you figure out you want to taste all the flavors, you wait around for a couple of seconds and fill up on the whole meal.
Ocean Pines is reflective and personal, a lo-fi recording with soft acoustics and gentle songwriting. It’s a hard left turn, but Mr. Husband has never sounded better. Stark and peeled back to the simplest of states, Tompkins’ songs work incredibly well as minimalist folk.
Set to release Grand Design later this month via Super Wimpy Punch (Blue Ray, Dust From 1000 Yrs, Blue Smiley), first single “I’d Do More” once again finds the trio creating calming yet intricate indie magic.
Gatworld Vol. 1 is the fuzzy, cozy, and brief solo anthology of Two Inch Astronaut’s Matt Gatwood. If I hadn’t been informed of the project’s single authorship prior to listening, I would take Gatwood to be a tight-knit 5-piece.
Set to release Cuckoo Bird Sings a Song via Goliad Media on October 26th, the record was recorded by none other than JAILL’s Vincent Kircher, who together with the rest of JAILL served as Coleman’s studio band.
Crawling Passed is the second Milked full length from former Geronimo! front man Kelly Johnson with help from former bandmates over the 30 minutes of this release. Johnson stretches out here musically with crunching garage punk to delicate acoustic hazy numbers in equal measure.
“Wail” does more than the name implies though, it rips and shreds too. Right from the first pummeling blast of ragged power-chord propulsion, the band build up a dense and impenetrable stampede, eardrums be damned.
To the surprise (and delight) of fans, Ribbonhead sneakily released an EP this week. Engineered and mixed by Dylan Piskula of fellow heavyweight noisemakers DEN, the album was tracked live, and manages to convey the brute force vitality that fans have come to expect.
Jesse Alexander is the main creative force behind Battle Ave, who hasn’t had a proper album release since 2015’s excellent Year of Nod. “Core” is moody and resolute, and sounds more like a softer version of an Ovlov track than a typical Battle Ave song.
New York quartet Gnarcissists have carved out a return to snotty, brash, and filthy punk on their self-titled debut EP. It’s built on jangly punk riffs that recall the grime of the city’s bands in the 80’s, spitting, slurring, dangerously belligerent, and glorious reckless.
Welcome to FUZZY MEADOWS, where we recap the past week in music. We're sharing our favorite releases of the week in the form of albums, singles, and music videos along with the "further listening" section of new and notable releases from around the web.
His mastery of what seems like popular music’s entire catalog, back and front, is a common factor in all of his work, and he flexes his muscles again on Peaced and Slightly Pulverized, his third album in as many years.
The rhythm section plays tight and unflinching, the ever dependable support system, while the twin guitars sprawl and squirm, working together to blanket their sound with layered distortion and a cavalcade of spacey riffs and blistering punk.
Fond Han’s liberating sophomore release is a sprawling LP that borrows elements of erratic grindcore and leaky free jazz while lyrically delving into a bleak corner of Baumann’s psyche. Wronked is emotionally dilated and sonically adventurous, an ambitious push toward an experimental rendering of Fond Han’s caustic punk foundation.
A to Z: The Encyclopedia of Craig Wedren, sheds light on Craig’s multi-faceted music career - spanning across his solo career, television and film soundtrack work, and of course Shudder to Think. He is a true musician’s musician and one that everybody who loves music as a craft should know a lot more about.
The distance between two points is infinity in Dustin Wong’s creation. Not theoretically or ironically, but realistically, the songs on Wong’s newest record, Fluid World Building 101 With Shaman Bambu, augment the shared distance between imagination and actuality.
Due out on October 5th via Forged Artifacts and Disposable America Records, the album was recorded with Bradford Krieger at his Big Nice Studio, capturing fleshed out versions of Alexander’s demos and voice memo recordings.
Loceke as a record loses absolutely no momentum from start to finish - both in terms of instrumentation, a mix of tangible and electronic dream pop textures, as well as Hale’s world-building of her perspective.
The guitars, teeth gritted under the weight of reverb, interlock with skittering drum lines, programmed beats and Lillie West’s vocals, stacking up melodies and counter-melodies that immediately make you want to know more.
Saturday Night’s name says it all- this record is ripe for dropping the needle when the weekend dusk washes over the city and the streetlights flicker on. The tunes here are like magnets that’ll yank at your hips, summoning up the spark to boogie ‘round your bedroom.
ALBUM OF THE WEEK:
DAVID NANCE GROUP
"Peaced And Slightly Pulverized"
NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES:
Liquids - Happy Halloween
Sexy Dex and the Fresh - Don't Play My B-Sides
Wendy Eisenberg - Its Shape Is Your Touch
Local Band - Who Do You Want To Be?
Big Black - Songs About Fucking [reissue]
Big Bliss - At Middle Distance
Dead Rider - Dead Rider Trio featuring Mr. Paul Williams
DJ Muggs & Roc Marciano - Kaos
Duds - Immediate
Erosion - Maximum Suffering
ISIS - The Red Sea [reissue]
Moaning Lisa - Do You Know Enough?
The Molds - Saltine
Upper Wilds - Mars
Wendy Eisenberg - Machinic Unconscious
Strange Relations - Sideline Kid
Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz - Mona Lisa
The Berries - Start All Over Again
Boreen - Lovely
Constant Lovers - Pangs
Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
The Fall - The Rough Trade Singles [reissue]
The Fall - Totale's Turns (It's Now Or Never) [reissue]
Girl Gaze - Fade Out
IAN SWEET - Crush Crusher
Kagoule - Strange Entertainment
Miserable - Loverboy / Dog Days
Mr. Husband - Ocean Pines
Pat Thomas - I Ain't Buyin' It
Pill - Soft Hell
Public Practice - Distance Is A Mirror
Super Unison - Stella
Surfbort - Friendship Music
Tasha - Alone at Last
Thom Yorke - Suspiria
Tropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death in Meatspace [US release]
Ty Segall - Fudge Sandwich
Urochromes - The Beat Sessions 7”
Value Void - Sentimental