A) The Merciless Wheel Of Novelty (2012 records)
Acolytes is (Mysterious first name) “Boseman” (Mysterious last name), a friend of Russell of The Pheromoans. Actually I met him on Soulseek, this P2P culture-sharing network is litteraly crowded with musicians/activists. Boseman is supposed to do a duel interview with Russell for Amour & Discipline, but it will probably take him 7 years as he would rather do nothing or just sit and listen to grime like a fucking chav. However, his first EP on Savoury Days, Known Nonsense, is a true jewel of “creepy and complex psychedelia, an updated take on 80′s DIY eclecticism, from the likes of Gareth Williams, Prominent Disturbance or L. Voag, with a hint of futuristic proggers such as Heldon” (Russel’s words).
Yes that’s a lot of name dropping but Acolytes deserve it and I can’t wait to hear his first full album.
Life is short and we’re all gonna die soon in a awkward way so you should stream now the whole A side just below (three songs: The Music of Eric Zahn, Syncopated Sleep and The Agreement) and then swiftly spend all your money there.
I can’t get bored of the new Zea 7″ with clarinet player Xavier Charles. Zea is known for his booty-shaking pop punk anthems, but here he’s showing his sensitive side with Bourgeois Blues (a cover of Leadbelly) and two new songs. Buy it directly from Arnold here.
Does anyone know why there is sometimes such a disgraceful big blank after the song names on Soundcloud players? If you can show us the light please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Gay Anniversary is a noise punk band from Athens, Greece and I’m gonna rip-off their own description. They sound like
another boring clone a credible reincarnation of Bick Black. Scratching guitars, Pounding drum machine, Robocop bass, Barked vocals, Wild excitation: everything is in its right place. Why not take a look at their Bandcamp page? Some members also play in Bazooka, you can admire their poetic skills in “I Want to fuck all the girls in my school”. Both bands respectively released a LP and a 7″ on the excellent Slovenly Recordings.
Gay Anniversary – American Yard
Gay Anniversary – Choke This
Bazooka – I Want To Fuck All The Girls In My School
Dan Deacon hasn’t sent us his contribution to A&D webzine yet but we still love him, because he wrote a great Grnd Zero support letter to the Lyon’s City Council (thanks a billion times, dude), and also because he just spread a vigorous track from his forthcoming America LP over the interweb. The lyrics of this new album are supposed to advocate the destruction of capitalism or something but according to
reliable sources far-fetched rumors he SHAMELESSLY BETRAYED Carpark records because Domino offered him more strawberry ice cream. And yet I can’t wait to hear it and fight big corporations and see him live again and feel as if I will be four years old forever.
Dan Deacon – Lots (Right click/Save as)
B) We don’t care about the release date anyway (non-2012 records)
Mississippi Records released several extraordinary compilations in 2010, one of them being I’ll Meet You On The Other Shore, the third installment of the Field Recordings From Alan Lomax’s “Southern Journey”, 1959-1960 series. It’s nothing but stunning blues, folk, work songs & gospel. This record is long out of print and cyberlockers suck, so you’ll have to create a Soulseek account to get the full album (and of course if you like circular pieces of vinylidene polymers you should also take a look at Mississipi’s available records). This music will make you want to sit under an oak tree, bite a fruit, let the wind lick your hair, while thinking about all the good and bad things you did during your lifetime.
This Banjo can almost prove the existence of God:
Hobart Smith – Railroad Bill (Right click/Save as)
Union Choir of the Church of God and Saints of Christ – None But The Righteous
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Ruby Vass - Old Gospel Ship (Righ click/Save as)
Noise-duo Yellow Swans (and Pete Swanson solo works) deserve to have a whole book written about them but for now let’s just say their music was, in their own words, “a constantly evolving mass of psychedelic noise that is both physically arresting and psychically liberating”. This surprising emo-pop track comes from the 2007 tape Deterioration, one year prior to their separation. It is out of print too so you know what you gotta do.
Yellow Swans – Reintegration (Right click/Save as)
Wow, Elvis Presley and The Wailers are apparently jamming together on the secret island where they reside with Osama, Adolf and 2pac.
Elvis Presley and The Wailers – Crying in the Chapel (Right Click/Save as)