I can’t think of a better way to get things rolling here again. Heaven & Hell Records in North Carolina just unleashed the first true reissue of WHITE BOY & THE AVERAGE RAT BAND since 1980. This self-titled sludge bomb has likely become the holy grail of titles for many record collectors, but this new pressing makes it accessible to a whole new generation who loves blowing their eardrums out in the name of ripping, metal-influenced guitar hookage. Continue reading “White Boy & the Average Rat Band – s/t LP”
What we have here is UFO Rot, the whopping new LP from Louisville, KY trio TROPICAL TRASH. The neo-skuzz-punks are readying their debut album to be released in unison by Load Records in the US and Riot Season in the UK later this month.
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WAND return in 2015 with a follow up to their 2014 debut with a second crushing space rock epic. Golem comes released on vinyl by In The Red Recordings and on cassette by Riding Easy Records.
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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”
After a string of high-quality 7″ records and cassettes, Los Angeles trio ZIG ZAGS return with their long-awaited self-titled debut from In The Red Records. A handful of songs are culled from their Burger Records cassette, but they’re entirely re-recorded for maximum impact. Continue reading “Friday’s Find: Zig Zags – s/t LP”
Famous Class Records in Brooklyn, NY released this whopping split 7″ at the end of January. CCR HEADCLEANER follow up their 2013 album Lace the World with Arms Wide Open with the split, while the trio in FUZZ continue their tear of psych-fueled stoner metal. Continue reading “Fuzz/ CCR Headcleaner – Famous Class Split 7″”
Recorded between March and April of 2013, BARDUS consists of three guys who live in Northeast Philadelphia. Solus is their first full-length recording, delivering over 27 minutes of hard and sludgy punk rock. Continue reading “Bardus – Solus”
After a string of solid 7″ singles, FUZZ is back with their debut self-titled LP for In the Red Recordings. The record was released in two versions – a regular edition and a deluxe edition complete with a fuzzy velvet sleeve, foil-embossed lettering and clear vinyl with black splatters. Continue reading “Friday’s Find: Fuzz – s/t LP”
The Snappy Little Numbers label in Denver, Colorado is coming back in a wave. This is their recent 7″ EP from Los Angeles-based band EMPTY PALACE, and they’ve got more singles on the way. Continue reading “Empty Palace – s/t 7″ EP”
Since their first 7″ on Trouble in Mind, FUZZ have added bassist Roland Cosio to the lineup. The new trio dropped their second 7″ Sleigh Ride on In the Red Recordings back in April, which should lead to more down the line. Continue reading “Fuzz – Sleigh Ride 7″”