Archive for April, 2008

Puscifer Stuff on Sale (Finally!)

Posted in news with tags , , , on April 28, 2008 by sae

so the remix album V is for Viagra along with the DoZo 7″ and Queen B 7″ are finally on sale at puscifer.com so go waste your money over there just like me. and while you’re at it, feel free to pick up a few copies of the Cuntry Boner 7″ and send one my way cause you love me =P

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introducing X-O-FUCKIN SKELETONS and their new album Bored by Heaven

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2008 by sae

Alright, so anyone who’s talked to me much in the last month knows I’ve been binging deep into listening to American Nightmare/Give Up The Ghost. Naturally, this has led me in other directions – The Hope Conspiracy, Some Girls and XO FUCKIN SKELETONS!

Now, XO Skeletons just released a new album, Bored by Heaven, which is fucking amazing! and features guest spots by Cage who I appreciate and Benn Grim who I’ve never heard of before. Since I picked it up about two weeks ago I haven’t stopped listening to it along with their 7” release Asthmasgasm (which I picked up from Deathwish here, and i’m extremely happy with – the pink/white splatter looks fucking sick – by far the coolest 7″ i own now and it’s only $3). The album is 9 songs long clocking in at 21:27, a testament to my description of the muzik to my friends as American Nightmare meets Mindless Self Indulgence. The best I can really describe the muzik is some sort of electro hardcore hybrid with pop sensibilities and fun lyrics in a Wes Eisold fashion. If I went out dancing at a club this is the type of shit I’d want to hear…but that’s why I don’t go to the club.

[and before i get started. you can get the album from XO’s myspace here for $7.99 and support the band or download here for free – your choice]

The album starts off hard with no bullshit on the lead in track Town Crier. There’s five seconds of electro noises to set the stage and then the guitars quickly come in along with Wes’s vocals and a crazy sense of dancability. Immediately the album is undeniably fun. Stand out lyrics from the song are “I know you’re married, yea I know your pain//your finger’s been strangled by a cheap promise ring”, “at your wedding reception I started drinking//to say all the things that I had been thinking” and my personal favorite “Jesus and Mary, held a séance for me//but I wasn’t dead, I was just in Philly.” The music of the chorus also feels like a video game punching you in the face.

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Posted in news with tags , , , , , , on April 25, 2008 by sae

and i’m back.

first off, i posted a new page – THE GRAVEYARD – which is my tribute to amazing bands that didn’t make it as far as they should’ve. despite the demise of these bands though, i’ve made it part of my mission in life to continue exposing people to their muzik. along with that, don’t forget to check out the BURIED TREASURE section for bands that are still around and should make sure to check out before they disappear.

second of all – i recently got a hold of Sprung Monkey’s very first cd Situation Life (you can pick it up here) which is amazing because i’ve never seen it available anywhere before. anywho, upon ordering it i was slightly worried. i figured it would be good my $11 just to check out this piece of Sprung Monkey history, but i wasn’t sure if it would be that amazing cause as much as i really like some tracks on Swirl (their second album), i was never a fan of it the way i was their other two albums.

however – Situation Life proved me really fucking wrong in my worries because this cd is amazing and by far one of the most amazing albums i’ve gotten my hands onto recently. it’s way heavier and far more experimental than their later stuff and i fucking love it. there’s a lot of really heavy guitar riffs that almost go metal in tone at times and some crazy funky bass riffs that bear resemblance to Les Claypool’s funkiness. for Incubus fans, it’s like the difference between Fungus Amongus and the rest of their discography. for non-Incubus fans, it’s just goddamn amazing. the cd is very early 90’s crazy experimental trying to redefine muzik in all sorts of ways and in my opinion if you don’t check it you’re life might just never be complete.

with that said – don’t forget V is for Viagra, the Puscifer (Maynard James Keenan) remix album comes out tuesday along with 7 inches for DoZo and Queen B so pick that shit up.

oh, and one last thing. in Isis land all of the craziness over the Holy Tears single final got sorted it out and it’s been out for a few weeks now (on cd anyway, the vinyl is still a mystery to me). i finally found a copy in my local Street Light and Isis has finally started selling it in the official store here. if you like Isis i would definitely pick it up. the artwork is really cool, the Melvins/Lustmord remix of Not in Rivers, But in Drops is the definition of how heavy muzik like this should be remixed, and the live version of Holy Tears with Justin Chancellor is amazing. just listen to how well they fill up that huge amphitheater they were in opening for Tool with their sound. it’s mind boggling. it also contains a video for Holy Tears which i must confess, i still haven’t watched by i will.

anyway, i’m out – more updates to come today or tomorrow.

checkin in and rambling

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 12, 2008 by sae

so wow it’s been sometime. no no no, this little project hasn’t been forgotten, i’ve just been caught up in so many other things in life lately. there’s also already a million people out there doing what i’m trying to do and doing it better, so i don’t really feel bad about dropping off the face of this project for a while…plus, this is just a testing ground – it’s still on the real thing.

now for the real babbling though, this entry isn’t going to be very coherent, but i’m just gonna take some time to ramble about what i’ve been listening to lately and other musical nonsense. unless you’re extremely bored, you should probably skip this.

i saw the Subhumans the other night. i won’t lie, i’ve never really listened to them before. i know who they are, but i never listened to them. walking to show was pretty funny. i was wearing my Tool hoodie and some dipshit punk kid yells at me “TOOL’S NOT PUNK.” no fucking shit genius, they should give you a fucking award for being able to point that one out. and beyond that, punk shows aren’t about proving you are punker than everyone else, they are about finally having our fucking night out and hopefully avoiding the cops. if you really wanna prove who’s punk though, grab a length of rope and let’s go hang out in logan park asshole. show was good though, Subhuman’s rocked it. there was this opening band La Pueble that was some spanish punk band. you could tell who all that watsonville kids were during their set. i liked it a lot.

the Ashes Divide cd came out last tuesday. i’m enjoying it. it’s not quite what i was hoping for, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad or anything. i’ll digest it slowly though. doesn’t help that this comes out in the middle of me delving deep into a lot of hardcore.

i also picked up the Isis single for Holy Tears. the Melvins/Lustmord remix of Not in Rivers, But in Drops is so fucking amazing. i’m dying for more newer Isis remixes like this, and just, remixes of music like this by mixers like this. the live version of Holy Tears with Justin Chancellor (Tool) is fucking great too. QUESTION:: DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THE 12″ OF THIS IS OUT OR WHEN IT’S COMING OUT?!?!

Thrice’s Alchemy Index Volumes III & IV (Air & Earth) comes out tuesday. i’m excited, but not dying over it. i liked some songs of vols. I &II a lot, but i wasn’t in love with it all. however, i do think it’s a really interesting project so i wanna hear what this shit sounds like.

was listening to a lot of Death By Stereo for a while there. i fucking love those guys and i can’t wait for the next album and a touring schedule that takes them out of so cal. i know, i know, they came to SF with The Cult but fuck paying $40 to see DBS open for some band i don’t even really know (apparently The Cult is something cool though, i dunno).

also, been listening to a crazy fucking amount of American Nightmare/Give Up The Ghost. i got a hold of their cover of Black Flag’s Depression and just couldn’t stop listening to it which led me to doing something i haven’t done in a long time – i went out and bought their cd with no idea anything about the songs on it, or what the band sounded like other than that one cover song. so yeah, picked up Year One and it’s absolutely mind blowing. the music is amazing and intense. Wes’ lyrics are so beautiful and he is the most frantic singer ever. i love it. i’m hoping to get a hold of their other cds when i can (and if you are some i love American Nightmare but Give Up The Ghost sucks and i’m so hardcore kid – don’t fucking leave me comments that everything after Year One sucks – grow up and see beyond your scene). with this i’m dying to get a hold of the S/T EP or Year One on vinyl. fuck yeah that would be tight.

all of this naturally led to me checking out XO Skeletons, who actually just put out a new cd that i love. the best i can describe it is it’s MSI meets Give Up The Ghost. all this hardcore craziness mixed with electronics and a lot of fucking fun. go check it out. you’ve got 8 bucks, support the band and by the new EP directly from the band, then dance around naked in your room with a beer or glass of wine and have a good fucking 20 minutes. go go go! (oh, and you can download their 7″ for free from their blog – just beware, when you open that shit, click get info on tracks 2 and 4 and change the volume to normal. for some reason when i downloaded them they were on full blast)

so yeah, i guess that’s about it.
i love vinyl
i’m really interested is wes eisold’s creative output
oh, and i think the world is ending
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