This is one of my favorite songs of theirs. It’s so ridiculous. I love how the sound is barely held together in parts. It’s easy to see why these guys are underground legends.
I’d say this is the craziest Melvins song, but that’s a pretty bold statement
It is really crushing live too, the duel drums really hit you in the chest during the HEAVY POUNDING parts.
Overseas - Lights Are Gonna Fall (Overseas)
As longtime readers (all both of you) may recall, I have a long-standing soft spot for Dallas-bred sonic artisans Matt and Bubba Kadane.
So maybe I am being biased when I proclaim their new album, recorded with likeminded stalwarts David Bazan and Will Johnson the most inexplicably overlooked record of the year, but goddamn is it great.
Of perennial Greatest-Indie-Rock-Band-Too-Indie-For-Anyone-To-Have-Heard-About Bedhead, and Popular-Post-Indie-Band-With-That-One-Song-That-Was-On-That-TV-Show-One-Time The New Year
Of That-Time-When-‘Christian-Rock’-Was-A-Thing-We-Liked-To-Put-In-‘Quotes’-Band Pedro the Lion
Centro-Matic, which if you’ve heard of you are probably from Texas, and we are friends now
Mogwai // Stop Coming To My House
I fell asleep yesterday afternoon while listening to Mogwai and this song came up and woke me and I felt really conflicted because why are you so loud song but also wow you are brilliant.
Few things in life are more terrifying than being woken up by the loud part in Like Herod
So the Kadane brothers (the Bedhead dudes) started a new band with David Bazan from Pedro the Lion. That is pretty neat.
Allo Darlin’ - Henry Rollins Don’t Dance
Henry Rollins Don’t Dance
They say Twee is dead.
They say that Pop music is just Pop music, and what the masses were listening to was where the Olympians and Sarah-Recordsians were heading to all along. That the whole idea of ‘Indie-Pop’ was just uptight hipsters not wanting to admit that sometimes it’s nice to listen to a dumb fun tune and shake what their respective Mama’s done gave them, and that because of our dourness we all missed out on the gospel of Robert Kelly and the Punks Daft. That we need to keep up with Kanye and weirdly-sexy-Hannah-Montana or get left behind.
Fuck that shit, here’s a bunch of British faerie-folk namechecking Black Flag, Fugazi, Dirty Dancing and the Grease Goddamned Megamix like it’s 1988.
Pixies - Bagboy
So I guess that’s what the whole “Kim Deal quits the Pixies” thing was about?
The Replacements - 20th Century Boy
In addition to many, many other things, The Replacements happened to be the greatest cover band that ever did live.
(Your narrator may have spent the last evening with this and a bottle of whiskey)
Mission of Burma - That’s When I Reach for My Revolver
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Sonic Youth - Death Valley ‘69
Metz - Rats
There have been a number of bands doing the Jesus-Lizard/Amphetamine-Reptile-type-thing recently, but only a few of them seem to have figured out the secret to doing it right. You see, as gleefully insane as records like Goat sounded, they were meticulously constructed (it shouldn’t be surprising Duane Denison is classically trained). Luckily for us Metz is in on the secret, and have taken it close to heart.