Windshifter – April Showers EP

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WINDSHIFTER is the moniker of Chicago-based recording artist Anders Johanson. His debut, the April Showers EP, was just self-released on Bandcamp with cassette tapes planned for the near future.
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Scott Walker and Sunn O))) – Soused

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It’s an album that begins with a beating and ends with a suicide. SUNN O))) and SCOTT WALKER’s collaborative album, Soused, is certainly one that’s drenched with the heavy feedback layers of Scott’s new robe-wearing doom-metal compatriots. Continue reading “Scott Walker and Sunn O))) – Soused”

Song of the Day #41: The Janitors – “Nevereverism”

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It was only a matter of time before THE JANITORS first two EPs would be pressed to vinyl. Thanks to Cardinal Fuzz Records in the UK, both of their digital EPs from 2012 are now available as a double LP in a gatefold sleeve. Fancy! The record officially drops on July 15th, including all 10 tracks from their EPs as well as some remixes and a brand new, previously unreleased track titled “Nevereverism.” Remixes include versions of Janitors songs from Al Lover, Strssmmt and the Janitors themselves, giving us a refreshing spin on some familiar tracks. Aside from those, “Nevereverism” naturally becomes a highlight on this double-vinyl. It boasts a sweeping haze that doesn’t let go for nearly six full minutes. As it all grows we encounter a perpetual stream of glowing guitars, followed by chanted vocals that echo and slither out from the shadows. The colorful buzz continues to saturate the air, at times sounding like a heavier Spacemen 3 as we simmer in the murky swirl. It’s an absolutely mesmerizing affair, and hopefully you weren’t expecting anything less from these Stockholm psych-outs. Listen to the song right below!

Genre/ Tags: Psychedelic, Drone

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Song of the Day #25: Deathtram – “Vultures”

For those who may not know, DEATHTRAM are a currently evolving psych-drone outfit from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. By the looks of their videos, the band is comprised of at least five different members which is probably what helps give them their huge, sweeping psychedelic sound.

Their new self-titled cassette on Error Records is an excellent example of this all taking place. Begin with the opening track “Vultures” and you will slowly but surely learn what Deathtram are all about. The song unfolds somewhat slowly, with a constant searing guitar lick lurking in the background. On top of that, we’re guided along by that hypnotic bass line, which combines with the whirlwind of menacing, metallic guitar madness and begins to swallow us whole – now the track is beginning to take form with all of it’s soaring qualities. A bit past the halfway mark they lay it on heavy, combining all of the elements into one heart-stopping psychedelic mess that will knock you on your ass.

You’ve been warned. Go check out the rest of the cassette on the Deathtram Bandcamp if you’re looking for more beatings like this. Then go and buy the cassette – it’s only $2!

Genre/ Tags: Psychedelic, Drone, Shoegaze, Trance

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