Monday, 31 August 2015

Frog - Photograph/ All Dogs Go To Heaven + album/ gig deets

I wanted to keep these two hidden until the return of the Radio Show but they are so ridiculously brilliant that I'm just gonna have to post this. Ok, think Neil Young back when he was living on pints of Tequila and spike that Tequila with some hallucinogenics and joy and...
and just check this out
Stunning aren't they?
The 'Kind of Blah' (oh how Miles Davis would have laughed) album is out now on Audio Antihero
and I have just heard that they are doing a super-limited edition cassette run of Frog's debut
So get yourself over to
or go see them
2 Sept - Mercury Lounge - New York
25 Sept - Don Pedro's - Brooklyn
15 Oct - Muchmores - Brooklyn
23 Jan - The Waiting Room - Colchester UK
24 Jan - Servant Jazz Quarters - London UK
(and more UK dates to follow)

Aaron Wright - Proper Chronic Lonely

Another singer-songwriter! His first album floored me back in 2012 and was rather caned in the Radio Show. He's just a cut above all the others. He throws the first hook at you straight away, and then pours out melodies and great lyrics until you just have to submit. He references Dylan and Neil Young but I'd add Power Pop. Well he's finally back with a killer single and a great video (with 'Barry'). 
I'm a bit late with this one (what a surprise!), but there's supposed to be a second album called 'Flying Machine' out on D Set Records. I cannae find it. I've also missed his UK, other than that video this is a pretty useless post really...

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Holy Sons - Boil It Down/ Mercenary World (live acoustic) + album/ tour deets

I was absolutely stunned by this fella's last album, The Fact Facer, so as the release date of the new one approaches I was wonderin' "Can he possibly top that?"
Lovely vid as well.
His name is Emil Amos, and he's the drummer from OM! The new album is 'Fall of Man' and it's coming out on Thrill Jockey Records 13th November.
The touring band are currently on the road in the States (with Earth!!!)
Aug. 30 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Aug. 31 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (back room) Sep. 1 - Atlanta, GA - EarlSep. 2 - Orlando, FL - Will's PubSep. 3 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed JacksSep. 4 - Birmingham, AL - SaturnSep. 5 - Nashville, TN - Stone FoxSep. 6 - Bloomington, IN - The BIshopSep. 8 - Madison, WI - FrequencySep. 9 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street EntrySep. 10 - Chicago, IL - Bohemian National Cemetery
Just in case you thought that first Vid was a fluke...

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

IRON REAGAN - "Miserable Failure" (Official Music Video) + Album + gigs

Welcome to the phenomenon of flash mosh!
Ha ha I've always loved that Metal understands, and celebrates, it's own futility. Guests there included Red Fang, Toxic Holocaust, and Mudhoney as well which seriously raises the cool bar!
The album came out on Relapse late last year, and just check out this T Shirt
They're on tour all over the place but Canada/US dates for Sept/Oct are here
Time to bounce into your pit pants folks.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Atomic Suplex - Set it on Fire + album + tour

Their live shows are legendary, but they also make killer vids
and that's from the new album, out on Dirty Water Records and called
They have a short Japanese tour coming up
and just in case you thought that vid was a fluke, here's one of their other classics (which pre-dated Babymetal)

Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Grus - The Great Nest (Strobe Version)

Put this on full screen - it's mesmerising
I don't know too much about this lot except they're Russian; they have a thing about birds; someone on the album is called Blue Fog Magpies (!!!); and they write stunning songs -
The vinyl is out on Follyphone records (+ all the usual digital malarkey)

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Lightning Bolt - The Metal East + album + tour deets

I am a bit late with this one but this vid HAS to be posted. Lightning Bolt can do no wrong here at Toby Towers anyway, but teaming their jet-propelled bowel-quake with a video wherein retro games console stars take steroids and go on a platforming rampage through a lysergic planet is absolute genius!
Excellent animation by Lale Westvind.
The new album 'Fantasy Empire' is out on Thrill Jockey
There's a European Tour starting in November (cue the usual formatting shambles)-
Nov 11, 2015 Leipzig, Germany - IFZ
Nov 12, 2015 Vienna, Austria - Fluc
Nov 13, 2015 Milan, Italy - Leoncavallo
Nov 14, 2015 Rome, Italy - Init Club
Nov 15, 2015 Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv
Nov 16, 2015 Dudingen, Switzerland - Bad Bonn
Nov 17, 2015 Lyon, France - Grrrnd Zero
Nov 18, 2015 Barcelona, Spain - Music Hall
Nov 19, 2015 Toulouse, France - Connexion
Nov 20, 2015 Reims, France - La Cartonnerie
Nov 21, 2015 Utrecht, Netherlands - Le Guess WhoNov 
22, 2015 Kortrijk, Belgium - Sonic City Festival @ De Kreun
Nov 24, 2015 Dublin, Ireland - Hangar
Nov 25, 2015 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Nov 26, 2015 London, UK - Electric Ballroom
Nov 27, 2015 Prestatyn, UK - ATP Nightmare Before Christmas @ Pontins
Dec 01, 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark - Jazzhouse
Dec 02, 2015 Gothenburg, Sweden - Folk
Dec 03, 2015 Oslo, Norway - Bla
Dec 04, 2015 Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan
Ok and let's finish with a blast from the past and another great vid

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Shit and Shine - Electric Pony 2 video + album

Well, if ever a vid fitted with the track this is the one. Put this on full screen, crank the volume and this will fry your mind...
The sorta Kraut-Funk that David Cunningham, PIL and This Heat were considering at the end of the 70's but rinsed through dance-tech. Wonderful stuff. The album is called '54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal-Guitar, 65 Cathedral' and was released on Rocket Recordings back in March 2015, and the vinyl is beautiful
There's a new album 'Everybody's a fuckin' expert' coming out on Editions Mego in September and a UK/ Europe tour as well (being booked now promoters). So, here's a flying dog.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Psalm'N'Locker - Op. 01 Music For Dreamachine

You need really good sound for this one. It's full-on Italian Occult drone shit. Two air organs firing frequencies at each other and creating 3rd voices, high, low, & all over the place. Alvin Lucier is the master of this sort of thing, but this track is a beauty.
Here is Brion Gysin's dreamachine. Switch the lights off - fire these two up and have a blast.
So now you know. 
The cassette was released on Yerevan Tapes late last year but is out of print currently :-(
Oh I forgot to mention La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela who also did awe-inspiring drone work, and created Dream House which I have posted about before.

Ten Foot Wizard - Covered in Tits + album + gigs

It has always been a secret dream of mine to sneak morris dancers down the front of a gig and create a Morris Pit. These dudes have beaten me to it. Regardless of whether you like the music or not this video is utter genius - watch it all - you'll see what i mean. "Fuck you i'm covered in tits" has to be the greatest lyric I have ever heard as well.
Ok here's the album that it is from and gig details. I'm sure this lot have played with Aldershot's mighty XII Boar...