JELLO BIAFRA & GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
shock-u-py (2012/ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
PUNK-ROCK. Election fever is here and even more of a circus than usual, so who better to jump in and stir up trouble than JELLO BIAFRA & GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE? Their new release "shock-u-py" is the perfect soundtrack for the fall political melee. The 10" is the 1st recording to feature Andrew Weiss on bass (WEEN, ROLLINS BAND, BUTTHOLE SURFERS) and the powerhouse drums of Paul Della Pelle (RUIN, HELLIOS GREED etc.). The rest of the GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE are the familiar faces. Vinyl includes a digital download card with bonus track!
JELLO BIAFRA & GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
white people and the damage done (2013/ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
PUNK-ROCK. Former DEAD KENNEDYS vocalist delivers his 1st concept album since "frankenchrist". The 2nd full-length fromJELLO BIAFRA & GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE picks up where last fall's "shock--py" left off. No pop-punk here, just Jello and crew taking punk fire in unexplored directions, with wall-of-sound, in-your-face production. Eye-catching Winston Smith cover-art. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
POST-ROCK. It may be just a 4 track release but don’t whatever you do think this is a quick-spin-while-getting-ready-to-go-out job. Clocking in at no less than 37min. JENIFEREVER are a band all-too-fluent in the art of drawing out a song and building upon it wonderfully expressive SIGUR ROS-esque art-scapes. As you begin to absorb such delicate waves of sound you start to view their music more as works of art. Without getting too poetic about it, "iris" is simply a beautiful record that you’ll find caressing your hangover time and time again. Nicely packed and 180gr vinyl!
POST-ROCK. The Uppsala, Sweden four-piece have previously been compared to some truly otherworldly outfits, bands with the ability to paint a world around the listener. But every second of "silesia" is tied to place and time, bound by reality and borne by experience. It's less about escape, more confronting the unexpected trials that send one's life into undulation. Whether "silesia" breaks through the invisible divide between underground and mainstream is out of the band's hands. But there are moments of snappy accessibility that will surely tick relevant radio boxes, given the chance. "silesia" is an album of similar changes and contrasts, of life and death, and just as fascinating as the forever-changing nature of what's outside your window.
Night falls over... (2007/SECRETLY CANADIAN)
SINGER / SONGWRITER. Like a modern day Chet Baker, Jens loves to sing about heartache. This is his first album in over three years, and Kortedala refers to a neighborhood in his hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden - "a depressing suburban hell". It also refers to a vague musical pop sound with hints of tropicalia that has been coming out of Gothenburg's clubs the last few years. "Night Falls Over Kortedala" features many previously unreleased live favorites and guest vocals from label-mate Frida Hyvonen and EL PIERO DEL MAR.
dream diary (2011/K)
INDIE-POP. On JEREMY JAY's "dream diary" the sway of the heart is in overdrive with the freedom of youth and bright horizons. These are the major themes of "dream diary". Recorded with the powerful yet lithe trio, they kept the studio alive with the majestic pop perfection that unfolds as "dream diary" draws you into its spell. Synth driven, and a bit moodier than his past work, this album will take you by the hand and walk with you towards a beautiful sunset, and then walk right past it.
slow dance (2009/K)
INDIE-POP. The stripped-down, synth- and guitar indie-pop on this oddly spellbinding 2nd album from Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jeremy Jay could be the CARS minus the dreams of chart glory and bloated studio budget. The Human-Flock of Seaguls-OMD synths are prevalent throughout, but the never seem to be too over the top. Jay tempers his '80s infatuation with '50s style swoon, Angelo Badalamenti and even a little spaghetti western. "slow dance" easily avoids the sophomore slump curse, in fact this record easily bettering his previous one.
is this my world? (2014/TAANG)
HARDCORE. A reissue of the classic 1983 debut album from these pioneers of the Boston hardcore movement. "is this my world?" is 12 brutal tracks of harder-than-hard hardcore.
JESSE MALIN & THE ST. MARKS SOCIAL
love it to life (2010/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
PUNK 'N' ROLL. JESSE MALIN is no stranger to the New York City punk scene, 1st fronting hardcore band HEART TTACK in the early '80s then glam-punks D GENERATION a decade later. In 2010, after a few solo records, Jesse is back with a new band and just as much rock 'n' roll gusto as ever before. Vinyl version includes digital download.
JESSE SYKES & THE SWEET HEREAFTER
like, love, lust.. (2008/SOUTHERN LORD)
INDIE-ROCK/FOLK. JESSE SYKES is hard to pin down - and that's a good thing indeed. She overlaps with current trends, but is completely her own artist. There are elements of alt-country, psych-folk, and singer/songwriter-troubadour, but also others that add alluring breadth to her sound. SYKES has taken those sounds and added finesse, poetics and a woman's vantage point. They move between loud and soft without the now cliched extreme dramatics originally pioneered by the PIXIES - another example of SYKES eschewing trends and forging her own path. Comes in thick 180gr double vinyl inclusive a vinyl-only track!
all the down - turned jagged rim of t (2012/KRANKY)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. Down-tuned, distorted bass guitar adds a new color to JESSICA BAILIFF's palette, but familiar ones also come into play: fuzzed and delayed electric guitar, organ, piano, cello, and drums. Noisy pop-tinged love songs nestle slyly in a bed of off-kilter lullabies and dark, metallic waltzes. No need to recycle descriptives like "lo-fi" or "hushed vocals" - these are spurious words. This is another intimate collection of songs recorded entirely by Jessica at home, in a room next to where she sleeps. If you listen carefully, you might hear her dreaming.
everyday i get closer to the light from which i came (2013/AVALANCHE)
AMBIENT/DRONE/POST-ROCK. On his follow-up to 2011's "ascension", JESU frontman Justin Broadrick worked at this album whilst retaining activities with the reunited GODFLESH, playing everything on the album save for one song that features strings. Beginning with "homesick" and its guitar hooks, shoegaze textures and familiar JESU sound, this album follows a familiar trajectory that also includes elements of dub, post-punk and electronica along the way.
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discography (2011/MAGIC BULLET)
HARDCORE. JESUIT were an unrelenting, noisy hardcore band from Virginia Beach, who existed from the mid to late '90s and featured Nate Newton who would go on to join CONVERGE, OLD MAN GLOOM, and DOOMRIDERS and Brian Benoit who later joined THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. This discography includes everything in reverse chronological order, which totals 12 tracks, as well as plenty of photos, lyrics and essays from friends and peers.
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JESUS FUCKING CHRIST
life's hateful seed (2008/INIMICAL)
HARDCORE. Building on their POISON IDEA meets THE ACCÜSED sound, JESUS FUCKING CHRIST has added some metallic flourishes with a thicker guitar sound and some intense and heavy mid tempo sections. Dave (NEUROSIS) handled the production this time around and his voice is more prominent on many of the tracks. The guitar work has gotten more intense with the addition of occasional frantic punk-rock solos throughout the album. All in all, this album accomplishes what any excellent 2nd album does: builds and expands on the framework set by the 1st and never disappoints. Limited to just 666 copies!
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST
HARDCORE. After playing in and around the Bay-Area for a couple of years Oakland’s JESUS FUCKING CHRIST makes it’s recorded debut with this self titled rager. Coming off more like an old school hardcore thrash attack than the usual Oakland sound, JESUS FUCKING CHRIST goes right for the throat. Featuring punk and metal veterans Dave from the legendary NEUROSIS on bass and vocals and Larry from THE RICKEETS on guitar and vocals. For fans of old-school Northwest hardcore like the ACCÜSED or POION IDEA as well as anyone looking for something like the sounds of the earliest NEUROSIS records.