It takes a band like Fuzz, and a town like San Francisco to throw Ty Segall a real birthday party. Well, it is his band and his town. When you add Castle Face Records recording live to document the jam, the party goes sonic. The heavy stoner-blues of Fuzz is total psych-sludge worship with Ty slamming the drums and hollering his trade mark vocals. Happy Birthday Ty.
If Gabriel Fulvimar’s first Gap Dream LP was Ohio bedroom psych rock, then his second full length, Shine Your Light, is definitely more California dreamy loner pop. You see, Gabe moved out from the Midwest straight to Southern California’s Burger Records. Literally, he lives in a record store. The record reflects the changes in atmosphere, and the heavy synth sounds add layers to his new groovy stories. Welcome to California Gabe, we’re glad you’re here. Now find an apartment.
You can get stuck working on the road. Sometimes you even get stuck in the Bread Bowl and have to work your way out. Joe Buck Yourself ! and Viva Le Vox stop by Sector 9 on their way to work at The Void tonight. We'll see you there, and check back for the video and interview.
You meet the most interesting people in alleys. During a recent Diarrhea Planet
show we ran into former California surfer turned Nashville transplant Kane Stewart. Over beers behind the Soda Bar we were introduced to Plastic Visions
, which is Kane’s project with his cousin Brad Shultz of Cage The Elephant
. They’ve just released a fuzzed out, distorted blast of songs featuring Kane’s unique vocal style. It’s the kind of stuff you hear coming out of alleys.
Yesterday our friend and multitalented musician, Congo Sanchez dropped a brand new release available for free download. The mellow compilation titled ‘Herb Records 2013’, floats through 11 tracks of electronic mastery featuring works by Hydrophonics, Groove Status, as well as the man himself. Download it today and catch Congo Sanchez live on tour!
Oh to be in Big Business
. Not only are Jared Warren and Cody Willis the ever heavy rhythm section of sludge legends The Melvins, but they also get to be Big Business. Behind Cody’s massive drumming and Jared’s pummeling bass and distinct vocal sound comes their 4th full length album 'Battlefields Forever'. And to get your blood flowing these metal champs are leaking songs every couple days, because they can. Here’s the first one, Chump Chance.
The sky has cracked and the ground has opened to welcome Earthless
back to our planet. The San Diego heavy psych-rock trio lands here bearing a gift, the hour long monstrous jams of "From the Ages”. This latest release, their first in 6 years, is out on Tee Pee
records and it’s a crusher. We suggest the double gold vinyl version earthlings.
What better way to start Rocktober, with the harvest moon setting and the hellbillies rising. New Hank 3
records and tour out today!
Head hellbilly, HANK 3 is pleased to announce a triple-threat of new releases, hitting stores October 1, 2013. HANK3 will release a brand new DOUBLE country album, entitled Brothers of the 4×4, and a single punk album, entitled A Fiendish Threat, with his new project “3”. Brothers of the 4×4 will also be available as a single LP vinyl version, and A Fiendish Threat will be available as a double LP vinyl version. Recording in his own home and releasing music on his own label, the Megaforce distributed HANK3 Records, allowed Williams complete creative control during the four month period it took to make both records. Besides living the songs subject matter first, HANK 3 sang and played both guitar and drums on the records. As if pulling triple duty wasn’t enough, he engineered, produced, mixed and mastered all the tunes as well. Not bad for someone who in his own words is dyslexic and has ADD, according to HANK 3 “my mind is all over the place”.