Tuesday, May 25, 2010
"By the powers of three times three, make them see, make them see."
-Sarah from The Craft
Upon the release of the 333, the world shall see the pinnacle of rock music in the 2000s. The triple-LP compiles the singles of the A Frames with a compilation track and an incredible assortment of unreleased tracks ranging from the band's earliest recordings until much more recent demos for a shelved fourth studio album. The result of the band and label's careful choices of songs and sequence is six sides of thoroughly stunning material that is imminently listenable whether you are a long-time fan or a recent convert.
This week in AFS...
* spotlight on the fantastic 333 triple-LP from A Frames!
* Matt K Shrugg takes theoretical math into the garage!
* the glacial legacy of the Northwest Plateau of Idaho
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GAUNT | Salvation Army | Whitey the Man 10" | Thrill Jockey 1992
X | Revolution | Aspirations | Rocknroll Blitzkrieg *new (orig 1979)
COSMIC PSYCHOS | Lead Me Astray | self-titled | Mr. Spaceman 1987
HALO OF FLIES | Insecticide Stomp | v/a: Dope Guns & Fucking in the Streets vol 1 7" | AmRep 1988
GRAND TRINE | Radio Frequency Identification | split 7" w/ Black Feelings | Blue Skies Turn Black *new
THE CHICKENS | Drug (Life) | Chicken Shit 7" | Siltbreeze *new
THE MUMSLUTZ | Your Mom's My GF | The Mumslutzzz EP CS | Scotch Tapes *new
DEAD WIFE | Txt Me | D.W.S.Y.H.F. 7" | Psychic Handshake *new
GRAVE BABIES | Eating Babies | Deathface CS | Skrot Up *new
CHARLES ALBRIGHT | I'm Your Malfunction | I'm Happy, I'm a Genius 7" | Permanent *new
NÜ SENSAE | Cat's Cradle | TV. Death and the Devil | Nominal *new
HERE COMES A BIG BLACK CLOUD | Nuclear War x A Motherfucker | split 7" w/ Tiny Knives | Stank House *new
HERE COMES A BIG BLACK CLOUD | Nightmare City | Dark Ages | Stank House *forthcoming
MATT K SHRUGG | Reef Harp | Gone Ashtray | Tic Tac Totally *new
POLVO | Tragic Carpet Ride | Celebrate the New Dark Age | Merge 1994
WHATEVER BRAINS | Love Taps | Nesting 7" | Funny/Not Funny *new
POPULAR SHAPES | Outrageous Math Test | Bikini Style | On/On Switch 2003
THE CONVERSIONS | Specifics | Spineless Wonders | Ride the Snake *new
RATAS DEL VATICANO | Cancer de Prostata | Tiempos de Austeridad | HBSP-2X *new
RATAS DEL VATICANO | Abuso de Libertad
A FRAMES | Artificial | 333 3xLP | SS Records *new
A FRAMES | Shockwave
A FRAMES | CCTV
A FRAMES | Crutches
A FRAMES | Honkeys
MAZING VIDS | Minotaur no. 3 | Drastic Mirth | Stricken *new
TUNNELS | Crouched in the Dark | v/a: Post-Alarmist Dracula Safari | Oms-B 2009
BILLY BAO | The Need to Be Freed | Urban Disease | Pan *new
PUSSYGUTT | Spirit Walker | Gathering Strengths | Olde English Spelling Bee *new
SIGHTINGS | City of Straw | City of Straw | Brah *new
KIM SALMON & THE SURREALISTS | Intense | split 2x7" w/ Chrome Cranks | Echostatic/Space Baby 1995
NAKED ON THE VAGUE | Sacred Youth | Heaps of Nothing | Siltbreeze *new
FOURWAYCROSS | Woke | Home | Motiv Communications 1986
GLASS GRAVES | Parachutes | Architecture | no label *new
For me and surely many others, A Frames were the highlight of KDVS presents Operation: Restore Maximum Freedom IX fest last weekend. The band had long thought of Sacramento and Davis as a sorta second home-base due to their history of shows and recording here early in the 2000s. But for everyone who's been new to UC Davis since 2006, this band and their local connections seemed to be pretty much unheard-of, but after about three songs at ORMF IX, most of the young folks warmed up to them and started going crazy. There was even some respectable pit action and crowd surfing by some of the last people I'd ever expect to see crowd surfing. They played like it was 2002 all over again! If you are between here and Texas, they're coming your way, and you should not miss your chance to see them.
This footage was taken from their first show of the tour in Seattle...
Another Northwest force you shouldn't ignore if you are in California this week is Boise, Idaho's Pussygutt who play psychedelic doom that reveals the beauty and wonder of evil and the volcanic and glacial legacy of the Northwest Plateau. Fans of Earth and SunnO))) should dig, and maybe people who wanna be fans of Earth and Sunn0))) but wish those bands offered more in the way of embraceable humanity will swoon for Pussygutt especially. Also, fans of OvO will dig the synergy of a caveman and his lovely sorceress wife/multi-instrumentalist. Outer-zoning metal for lovers! Speaking of that genre I named, next to Heaven of Animals by The Goslings, Pussygutt's Sea of Sand 2xLP was my favorite outer-zoning metal album of the 2000s (married couples make the best doom, I guess!). I hadn't heard the follow-up, but this trailer makes me think that more greatness looms...
Catch Pussygutt on tour with A Story of Rats...
Wednesday, May 26 in L.A. @ Echo Curio
Thursday, May 27 in San Diego @ Soda Bar
w/Blessure Grave, Cascavell
Friday, May 28 in Oakland @ Terminal
Saturday, May 29 in Sacramento @ The Hub
KDVS Presents w/Tunnels, Slaves, Gaarth
Sunday, May 30 in Reno @ TBD
Posted by DJ Rick at 2:45 AM