Tuesday, February 26, 2008

AFS v. 166 introducing new Hospitals, Lili Z., Cheveu, & more!

I'm very excited to unleash some special debuts on you this week, including a world exclusive sneakpeek from the next Hospitals album, Hairdryer Peace, which is surely the weirdest and possibly the greatest thing you've heard from them yet. Gone are much of the excessively reverbed vocals, and while part of this record sounds like it was recorded in an airplane hangar just like I've Visited the Island of Jocks & Jazz, a few of the more startling moments sound like they were recorded right inside the jet engine! Yet, there's a lot more pure pop brilliance brimming from Adam Stonehouse's mind on this third album. There's even cute and clever lyrics with unprecedented ungarbledness, but it's certainly not a sell-out. Times New Viking made a big splash when they woke the dormant Siltbreeze label. Could this Hospitals album wake up ESP-Disk? It surely does have some Fugs- and Godz-like moments! Test-presses are due back soon, so stay patient!

You can download this week's show AT THIS LINK HERE!
(archived for 10 weeks)

THE FUNCTIONAL BLACKOUTS // Nag Nag Nag [Cabaret Voltaire] // The Very Best of The Monkees // Dead Beat 2007
THE PUMPERS // Let Go // Let Go 7” // Wall Ride *new
WAX MUSEUMS // Disco Ball // v/a: The World’s Lousy With Ideas vol 3 7” // Almost Ready *new
TERRIBLE TWOS // Older Girls // self-titled // Criminal IQ LP/X! Records CD *new
LILI Z.. // Count // The Two of Us // Polly Maggoo *new
CHEVEU // A Great Competitor // self-titled // S-S Records *new
CHEVEU // Happiness // Live in Studio A @ KDVS, 05/10/07 // unreleased
CHILD PORNOGRAPHY // Pixel Palace Ode // She’s Got Legs // Deathbomb Arc *new
FACTUMS // Anemone // Spells and Charms // Kill Shaman *new
RUSTIC HINGE // Mastadon // Replicas // Restless 1988 (orig 1970)
SATANIZED // Boxing the Stiff Flesh // Sickness and Hellth: The Secular Chansons of... // Badmaster *new
THESE ARE POWERS // Little Sisters of Beijing // Terrific Seasons // Hoss 2007
BIPOLAR BEAR // Eatsa Pizza Teepee // Mountain Dewd // Yosada *new
FATAL FLYING GUILLOTEENS // Hello, Boss!!! // Quantum Fucking // Frenchkiss *new
FNU RONNIES // Silver Bullet // CDR // self-released *new
SLICING GRANDPA // Dog Bite [Dead Kennedys] // Spirits of Doug + W // Scatalogical Liberation Front/Strain Theory *new
PLAIN // Wolf Bros. // Back Steak Outhouse // Scatalogical Liberation Front *new
HOSPITALS // Getting Out of Bed // Hairdryer Peace // self-released *forthcoming
HOSPITALS // Rules for Being Alive
TRAIL OF TEARS MALT LIQUOR ICE // Cut Another Straw - This One's Got Blood on It // only 7” // Enoch Organization 1996
OSO EL ROTO // Les Aventures de Spaghetti Man // split 7” w/ Manuel J. Grotesque // Galerie Pache *new
BIRD // Blanks // MySpace mp3 *new
CRO MAGNON // Men at Work // Eat Crap CDR // self-released *new
CIRCUIT DES YEUX // Girl With No Name // MySpace mp3 *new
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL // Left Handed // forthcoming LP // Sacred Bones *summer 2008
SARA LUNDEN // Hard Enough // v/a: Hoera! een Hex voor Thuis // Hex Grammofoonplaten 2007
CONNCET 9 // Meatball Ave // Geetu vs. Geetu CDR // self-released *new
FUCKWOLF // What's Next? // CDR of possibly forthcoming??? // no label 2007
DANAVA // Spinning Temple Shifting // UnonoU // Kemado *new
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT // Seven Screaming Dizbusters // Tyranny & Mutation // Columbia 1973
ACID KING // Not Fragile [Bachman Turner Overdrive] // Busse Woods ltd vinyl reissue // Kreation 2007
THE GOSLINGS // Parsley Halo // Occasion // Not Not Fun *new

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Art for Spastics v. 165

Sorry, I missed you last week, but I had to catch up with the Terrible Twos in a musty Sacto basement. They were great as expected, and made me less bummed to be born too late to see Dow Jones & the Industrials play live. We'll get to their new record next week finally, but until then, I gotta unleash a lotta stuff on you that I've collected in the last coupla weeks, including a big grip on the latest from the ever-expanding A Frames family tree of bands (see *).

But the real gem of the night might just be courtesy of our friend Doug in San Diego (from Pant Hoots and Anxious Poop). He sent me a copy of surely one of the most obscure proto-weirdpunk 7"es from the mid-90s, the only vinyl document of Trail of Tears Malt Liquor Ice. Google that name any way you want. I can only find it on one nondescript list. But for fans of twisted Tussin-drunk introspective neg-vibe weirdpunk, this is a must-hear!

You can download this week's show AT THIS LINK HERE!
(archived for 10 weeks)

ERKIN KORAY // Hor Gorme Garibi // v/a: Obsession // Bully *new (orig 1972)
DANAVA // One Mind Gone Separate Ways // UnonoU // Kemado *new
HEXLOVE // Smack of Dawn (Mourning Slaps Son Silly) // Knew Abloom (Life's Hood) // Holy Mountain *new
AFCGT * // Old Spy // Bootleg CDR // self-released *new
RODENT PLAGUE * // Autopsy Table // Evacuations // Kill Shaman *forthcoming
EVENING MEETINGS * // Burial // self-titled CDR // no label *new
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL * // If You Find Me I'm Here // forthcoming LP // Sacred Bones *summer 08
DEAD LUKE // Solitary Confines // MySpace mp3 // no label *new
MAC BLACKOUT // Baby Face Killer // self-titled // Dead Beat 2007
TV GHOST // Long Talk (King Matt's Badness Dub) // self-titled // Die Stasi *new
MUTATORS // Forever // split LP w/ Shearing Pinx // Ugly Pop *new
BILLY BAO // untitled/Factory of Repression // Dialectics of Shit // Parts Unknown *new
OVO // Anime Morte // Miastenia // Load 2006
OVO // Mare Nere // Vae Victis // Bar la Muerte 2002
GOSLINGS // Motorcade // Occasion // Not Not Fun *new
BLUES CONTROL // Always on Time // Puff // Woodsist 2007
POCAHAUNTED // Time Fist // split 7" w/ Charalambides // Not Not Fun *new
SLITHER // untitled // split 7" w/ Thurston + Flaherty // Not Not Fun *new
CRO MAGNON // Apple Orchard // Eat Crap CDR // no label *new
THEM, THEMSELVES OR THEY // Seeing // Ribbons & Bows...Angel Dust & Magick Wands 7"+CDR // Malt Duck *new
TOMMY JAY // Fear of Shadows // Tom's Tall Tales of Trauma // Columus Discount *new (orig 1986)
CIRCUIT RIDER // Chinese // self-titled // CR 666 1980
TRAIL OF TEARS MALT LIQUOR ICE // Surfing Mural // only 7" // Enoch Organization 1996?
FNU RONNIES // Normal Citizen // 4-song 7" // Richie/Testostertunes *new
DAILY VOID // Time Stops! // Identification Code: 5271-684346864436-4519 // Dead Beat *new
NOBUNNY // Hippy Witch // v/a: The World's Lousy With Ideas vol 3 7" // Almost Ready *new

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

AFS v. 164 feat. the Phantom Family Halo

Phantom Family Halo played last week live in Studio A, but it went on too late and had to be recorded for this week’s broadcast. I was expecting something a little bit fancy-free and weirder…not as walloping as the beastly riffs these Louisville sluggers laid down. Hear their stunning set in its entirety just after the midway point.

You can download this week's show AT THIS LINK HERE!
(archived for 10 weeks)

HIS ELECTRO BLUE VOICE // Call // split 7" w/ Nuit Noire // Avant!/Disordered *new
METROPAK // Looking // v/a: Messthetics #105 // Hyped 2 Death *new
CZECHS // Suffocation // v/a: Messthetics #104 *new
DECADENT FEW // Burning Caroline
DIE! DIE! DIE! // Blue Skies // Promises, Promises // S.A.F. *new
DIET COLA // Sick Modern // 1st 7" // Army of Bad Luck *new
SNACKS // B3 // Natural picdisc 10" // Ehse *new
BLACK BUG // I Don't Like You // new 7" // Avant!/Disordered *forthcoming
FNU RONNIES // Meat // demo CDR // no label *new
GOLDEN ERROR // Sad Sad Zelda // unmastered EP // Mind/No Mind *forthcoming
MISS CHAIN & THE HIGH HEELS // Up All Night // 4-song 7" // Sonic Jett/Rijapov *new
THE PIZZAS // Too Popular // Bad Ass Youth 7" // Daggerman *new
PIERCED ARROWS // In My Brain // In My Brain 7" // Tombstone *new
DEAD MOON // Down the Road // Stranded in the Mystery Zone // Tombstone 1991
THE RATS // Defiance // Intermittent Signals // Whizeagle 1981
GUINEA WORMS // I'm a Cobweb // Box of Records 7" // Columbus Discount *new
SAPAT // Krackhouseblooze // Tongue-Tied & Staid 7" // Black Velvet Fuckere 2006
PHANTOM FAMILY HALO // live @ KDVS in Studio A // recorded 01/28/2008
TWINKEYZ // Alpha Jerk // Aliens In Our Midst // Anopheles 1998 (orig 1979) *request
THE DRILLS // I'm Normal // Skull Death 2 7" // Dirty Knobby *new (orig 1981)
LANDED // Osama Oxycontin // split 7" w/ Megafuckers // Kill Shaman *new
TRUTHDEALER // Half-Done // Attack Dog $aving$ 7" // F&S *new
BLUE SABBATH BLACK FIJI // Lazer Saber // Lazer Saber CDR // JK Tapes *new
SLICING PLACENTA // untitled // collaboration // Scatalogical Liberation Front *new

Friday, February 01, 2008

Los Llamarada land in Europe!

One of most fantastic bands on the planet is going intercontinental. The Monterrey, Mexico outer-zoning psych-punk savants, Los Llamarada, begin a short European tour this weekend in Belgium.

On the strength of their incredible debut LP, The Exploding Now on S-S Records (one of my tip-top picks of 2007), Los Llamarada have played just a handful of shows in Austin, Texas, and Northern California. If you follow AFS, you probably already know that this band is very special. I was very fortunate to catch the band twice here in Davis where they riveted nearly everyone in attendance with their deceptively simple mix of skeletal rhythm, vocal anguish, icy keys, and swervin'/snarlin' surfadelic guitar.

In 2007, S-S also released their first 7", The Very Next Moment, and S-S has scheduled their second album, Take the Sky, for an April release.

Here's their Europe tour schedule:

Sat, 2 Feb in Hasselt, Belgium
@ K-RAA-K³ Festival, KC Belgie

Sun, 3 Feb in Den Haag, Netherlands
@ Helbaard @ Den Haag, Netherlands

Mon, 4 Feb in Paris, France
@ La Miroiterie, 88 rue de Menilmontant, Metro Menilmontant w/ Pumice & Minitel

Wed, 6 Feb in Cologne, Germany
@ Kulturbunker

Thu, 7 Feb in Diksmuide, Belgium
@ 4AD

Fri, 8 Feb in Antwerp, Belgium
@ La Campine Bar

Dusted did an excellent feature about Los Llamarada here:

More info at http://www.myspace.com/losllamarada