Tuesday, March 16, 2010

AFS v. 259 ~ Repressive Proteins live on KDVS!

This week in AFS...

* live performance by one of Sacto's best new bands, the Repressive Proteins!
* get ready, California, for Hanging Coffins and The Elks, on tour this weekend!
* a sneak preview of the newest Yves/Son/Ace (½ of Love Tan & Factums)!
* a whole grippa tapes from Goaty!

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EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING | Burn | Rush To Relax | Goner *new
GUINEA WORMS | Taking Lives | Sorcererers of Madness (4rd Year in a Row!) | Columbus Discount *new
THE CHINESE RESTAURANTS | Queen of the Skanks | River of Shit 7" | SS Records *new
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ live in Studio A ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
REPRESSIVE PROTEINS | Discipline (Sacramento)
REPRESSIVE PROTEINS | Centurion at the Fall
REPRESSIVE PROTEINS | Peer Into the Buttocks of Baby Jesus (It's Clean)
PISTOL PETE | Let's Get Retarded | live @ Funcastle demo | no label *new
ENDTABLES | Process of Elimination | Process of Elimination 7" | Tuesday 1979
DESIGNER | No Need to Rock | split 7" w/ Gob | Bovine 1996
HAPPY FLOWERS | They Cleaned My Cut Out With a Wire Brush | Flowers on 45 | Homestead 1990
DEATHRAGE | Murdering the Brady Bunch | split 6" w/ The Burnt | Headache 1993 (orig 1984)
NO TREND | Die | Teen Love 12" EP | No Trend 1984
PATRIOTIC WINDOW KLINGS | The Donkey Park | Guitargument CS | Speed Tapes *new
EL JESUS DE MAGICO | A1 | Ragtime Hors CS | Goaty Tapes *new
YVES/SON/ACE | B1/A5 | Unsung | TBA *forthcoming
DEM BIRFDAY BOYS | You're So Special | demo | no label *new
RUSSIAN TSARLAG | Last Release | Unleash the Chain CS | Goaty Tapes *new
THE C&B | Kent Custer | 1991 Pre-Shadow Ring Recordings 7" | Siltbreeze *new
THE BATHS | After Death | self-titled CS | Wizard Mountain *new
HANGING COFFINS | Bombers & Blues | Winter '10 demo | no label *new
THE ELKS | Iodine Arthropod | v/a: Moon Boot Boutique vol. 1 CDR | no label 2008
NICE FACE | Beater | Inmer Etwas | Sacred Bones *new

Right around the 20-minute mark of this 2-hour podcast, you'll find the beginning of a live session by my special guest band in Studio A. It's the Repressive Proteins, a Sacramento band that formed last fall and debuted in support of Tyvek at The Hub. They stole the show that night. At once, they're a fun one-braincell-sharing traipse through extreme misanthropy, the next moment, a deceptively heady, supremely sarcastic artpunk band with dual keyboards and other electronics, bass (fretless, really?!?!), saxophone, and four voices. This lineup features members of such bands as Antennas Erupt, Boron & the Grebes/The Sores, DMPH/Klondike & York, and Alak Alas Alaska. Fans of that new SS offering by The Chinese Restaurants should certainly dig 'em, and there's echoes of No Trend and Tragic Mulatto in there, too. This is one of the funnest and funniest bands to see live if you have the chance. While the rest of the band rather vindictively inflicts their violence on the audience, drummer Chad Stockdale is having the time of his life beating the shit outta some drums. The dude's a total crack-up! A tour is being planned currently for late springtime, and I'll surely report back to you about that when there are details to dish about. So stay tuned for that. Together with Mayyors and White Hole (the new band featuring SS honcho Scott Soriano), Repressive Proteins complete a triumvirate of Sacto scuzzpunks driving negatively-charged grizzly riffs relentlessly into the ground in such a smart/stupid way and with such an imperious, yet infection rhythm that you can thrash and go crazy but also party and have fun. Don't we just have a great sense of humor in this hipness-handicapped 'burg? Why would anyone move to "greener pastures"? (photos by Dyl-Dawg...thanks, homie!)

Speaking of smart/stupid...From hippie-ville, USA, and the capital of community-supported agriculture (Eugene, Oregon), Hanging Coffins and The Elks are two of most unseemly bands. At the intersection of garage-punk, "weirdpunk", "glue-wave", and the DIY-inspired sounds of Shadow Ring, Russian Tsarlag, etc., these guys are high-brow arty and no-brow crude at the same time, and in a way that spells HIGH-larious and fun, for sure! Hanging Coffins got the next record coming out on Malt Duck Records after a string of tapes for such blogger-darling labels as Jerkwave and Night People. The Elks are quite a bit more raw and propulsive....something you can probably even dance to.

These bands are coming down for just a few California shows this weekend...

Friday, 3/19 in Sacramento @ The Hub
w/ Uzi Rash & Dem Birfday Boyz!

Saturday, 3/20 in Long Beach @ 211 Pine Ave.
w/Shoot It Up

Sunday, 3/21 in Oakland @ the Stork Club

And finally...

The newest batch from Goaty Tapes is splendid, of course. The El Jesus de Magico stuff ranks with the very best of their vinyl offerings even! And same with the Russian Tsarlag.

But maybe the best cassette of the year so far is that new one by The Baths. Everything you read about that band in SF Bay Area media links them by their social ties and stylistic similarity to Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall. And while the ties and similarities are true enough in reality, that band's ready to stand on their own now. This tape shoulda been on vinyl! "After Death" is one brilliantly crafted pop-song with incredibly detailed (yet not overly stylized) arrangement and production. Put on some headphones when you listen to this, folks!


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