PURLING HISS release Weirdon, their second album for Drag City since 2013’s Water on Mars. They’re about to head out on a full US tour that runs until the end of November. Continue reading “Purling Hiss – Weirdon”
After tearing up Gonerfest last weekend, AUSMUTEANTS packed up and headed toward the east coast. They stopped in Philadelphia last night, where they were joined by DAN’L BOONE (Nate Young of Wolf Eyes, Alex Moskos of Drainolith, Charles Ballas of Formant, Neil Hagerty of the Howling Hex) and local Philly punks LANTERN. This once-in-a-lifetime event took place at Johnny Brenda’s in the lovely northern liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia, on a cool, breezy night where just about anything felt possible. Ausmuteants were here from way down under in Geelong, Australia, while Dan’l Boone seem to be based somewhere out of Colorado. Together each band added a different flavor to the pot: Ausmuteants brought the punk, Dan’l Boone brought the chaos, and Lantern brought the sludge. The end result is a night you should be sad you missed – find out why with these videos below!:
Ausmuteants – Tinnitus:
Ausmuteants – Fran Drescher’s Alien Abduction:
Lantern – Out of Our Heads:
If you haven’t heard “Freedom of Information,” the first single from Ausmuteants upcoming sophomore album Order of Operation, do it here and be on the lookout for a pre-order from Goner Records sooner than later.
WAND are yet another group in the latest of bumper crop neo-psychedelic wunderkinds. Their debut album Ganglion Reef is like some kind of genetically engineered and overgrown mutant pumpkin. From just the right sprinkling of Barrett-era Floyd to the chugging Blue Cheer-isms, it’s an album that sticks the landing on more occasions than not. Released on Ty Segall’s now established GOD? imprint (which is available via Drag City), it’s a driving and at the same time cosmically-inclined set of songs. Continue reading “Wand – Ganglion Reef”
The last day of the month coincides with Styrofoam Drone’s Monthly Roundup on eMusic’s Wondering Sound. Head on over to Wondering Sound now to read more and listen to: Naomi Punk, Wand, the Young, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Negative Scanner, Old Smile, Golden Pelicans, Spider Bags and Sick Thoughts: Monthly Roundup #01: August’s Garage-Punk Greats