Tuesday, November 02, 2010

AFS v. 287 ~ Ritual Cleansing: Cin-Cin!


This week in AFS...

* Get ready for Warm Climate Cali mini-tour!
* Get ready for Grave Babies Cal/Nev mini-tour!
* Most vinyl-worthy cassette-only release of 2010: Waste Rig
* A different flavor from the forthcoming Sic Alps 2xLP, Napa Asylum

Download this program within two months at this link...
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(Email me with any downloading problem questions...)

MEERCAZ | Never Too Late to Learn | Never Too Late to Learn 7" | Sweet Rot *new
CHROME | SS Cygni | Alien Soundtracks | Siren 1977
TIMMY ZORGANISM | Left My Heart in Germany | Can and Bottle Return 7" | Bat Shit *new
GLEN MEADMORE | Hen Party | Chicken & Biscuits | Amoeba 1987
FACTUMS | Roman Soldier (Remix) | Roman Soldier 12" | Captcha *new
GRAVE BABIES | Eating Babies | Death Face CS | Skrot Up 2009
SLEETMUTE NIGHTMUTE | In Adulthood...Black Steel Sick | Night of the Long Knives | Fast Weapons *new
CACAW | Die Don't Doh | self-titled | Permanent *new
PLUTON | Forgiven not Forgotten | self-titled 12" | Plastic Spoons *new
FLIGHT | Ghosts | Ghosts 7" | Plastic Spoons *new
JOHN'S CHILDREN | Smashed! Blocked! | Orgasm | Get Back! 1998 (orig 1970)
WARM CLIMATE | Blue Metro | Camouflage on the River Wretched CS | Stunned *new
WARM CLIMATE | Devine Souffle and the Southern Approach | Edible Homes CS | Stunned 2009
COMUS | Drip Drip | First Utterance | Dawn 1971
T2 | In Circles | It'll All Work Out in Boomland | Decca 1970
BLOODROCK | American Burn | Bloodrock U.S.A. | Capitol 1972
PUFFY AREOLAS | $200 Jeans | Rock n Roll Express 7" | Die Stasi *new
PUFFY AREOLAS | Teen Scene Cream
WASTE RIG | Stuck in This Shit | Ritual Cleansing: Phase 2010 CS | Pollen Season *new
WASTE RIG | Dream Damage/Pass the Keys
JANDEK | You Painted Your Teeth | Telegraph Melts | Corwood 1986
SMEGMA | Mutant Baby | v/a: Portland Punk Live at Earth 10-29-79 | Trap 1980
SIC ALPS | Ranger/Rat Happy | Napa Asylum 2xLP | Drag City *forthcoming
STRAPPING FIELDHANDS | Woman of Distinction | v/a: Gonerfest 7 Golden Ticket Record 7" | Goner 2010

It's finally dawned on me that this Waste Rig tape is the most vinyl-worthy album-length cassette-only release of 2010 so far. C'mon, somebody...make it happen! Hear three more songs in this earlier AFS podcast. Ex-Long Legged Woman dudes, members of the last Hospitals live unit, and related to CCR Headcleaner, these guys dish some heavily damaged pop that runs the gamut from sweet and catchy to nihilistic, but it all sounds like phases of the same acid trip.

If Sleetmute Nightmute's Night of the Long Knives can finally be issued on vinyl after six years of waiting, I don't think it's too much to ask that such fine examples of the cassette frenzy come out on vinyl, too.

Warm Climate made the most vinyl-worthy (still waiting!) album-length cassette-only release of 2009 in the dazzling Edible Homes. Like Comus meets T. Rex with startling results! See their first shows outside of their rare L.A. performances...

Thu 11/4 in Oakland @ East Nile
w/ Dreamcolour, Eternal Tapestry, The Grey, Magic Whistle
Fri 11/5 in Sacramento @ The Hub
w/ Grave Babies, Build Target
Sat 11/6 in Santa Barbara @ Jitters Coffee
w/ Watercolor Paintings

And sure...there's plenty for cynics to hate among today's wav(v)es of nü-psych and nü-goth, but the way Grave Babies blends the psych and goth elements totally transcends and unjades. And the reason why is 'cos their hooks and melodies are catchy and their riffs and rhythms really wallop...especially live, when the drums bash louder than the drum machine you hear at the fore on the track featured on this podcast. Fans of Bauhaus, Faith thru Japanese Whispers by The Cure, and early Savage Republic will most likely love Grave Babies, but this band never sounds like mere mimicry. See 'em on their tour...

Fri 11/5 in Sacramento @ The Hub
w/ Warm Climate, Build Target
Sat 11/6 in Reno, NV @ Holland Project
w/ TBA
Mon 11/8 in San Diego @ Tin Can
w/ TBA
Tue 11/9 in San Francisco @ The Independent
w/ Weekend, Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Wed 11/10 in San Francisco @ The Depot
w/ Werr

Hey, any Sacto/Yolo friends....If you show up to that Hub show on Friday, November 5 wearing black lipstick and/or nail polish, I'll pour you a free shot of a special festive liqueur I've been saving for just this kinda occasion. I'm making a special trip to the party store for the little shooter cups. The ritual toast happens before Warm Climate plays...Cin-cin!

Love,
your straight-edge enabler, DJ Rick

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Rick, that FACTUMS release is on Captcha Records (HBSP-2X), not Sacred Bones.

DJ Rick said...

Handsome record sleeve had me fooled! Updated.

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