Tuesday, January 04, 2011

AFS v. 295 ~ Universal Order of 2011

This week in AFS...

* new tapes!
* what's Cheveu got in store for '11?
* new knuckle-dragging scuzz-rock devastation!
* in 2011, we finally catch up to what Sexy Prison threw down!
* Saturday, Jan 8 sees Davis and Sacto thee center of the funiverse!

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SEXY PRISON | Universal Order of 2011 | Filth Flarn Filth | Occult 2008
BUK BUK BIGUPS | Hotfuckdetekta | Big Big Fuckups CS | no label *new
CHEVEU | Charlie Sheen | 1000 | Born Bad/Kill Shaman *forthcoming
NAKED ON THE VAGUE | Dust | split LP w/ Wet Hair | Night People *new
DAN MELCHIOR UND DAS MENACE | Hook or Crook | s/t CS | Night People *new
BASSHOLES | Cyclotron [Electric Eels] | I Feel Like Sleeping 12" EP | Columbus Discount *new
ELECTRIC BUNNIES | All the Pretty Girls Have Gone to the Beach | Heal Me With Your Kiss 7" | Columbus Discount *new
STRAIGHT ARROWS | Gone | It's Happening | Juvenile *new
DEAF WISH | Song for Aleesha/D.E.A.F. | Mercy | Radio Records Melbourne *new
CIRCLE PIT | Sewercide | Sewercide 7" | Sweet Rot/R.I.P. Society *new
UNHOLY TWO | Sick Fuck | $$kum of the Earth | Columbus Discount *new
ACTION SWINGERS | Miserable Life | Quit While You're Ahead | Caroline 1994
DEAD HEAD | Black Despondency | s/t CS | no label *new
SONSKULL | Laura/Boston Girls | Birth Scene/Rewind EP 12" | Perennial 2010
SLICING GRANDPA | Drugs and Money | Rock and Roll Violence CDR | Strain Theory *new
SLICING GRANDPA | Pretty Vacant | Never Mind the Bullshit, Here's Slicing Grandpa | Strain Theory *new
STARFUCKERS | The Right Side | Metal Diseases | Holy Mountain *forthcoming reissue (orig 1990)
MEERCAZ | Drag Street | s/t CS | Night People *new
THE SAINTS | This Perfect Day | Eternally Yours | Sire 1978 (request)
DEAD MOON | Down the Road | Stranded in the Mystery Zone | Tombstone 1991
DRIVETRAIN | Time is of the Essence | Time is of the Essence 7" | Tombstone 1988
MATT K. SHRUGG | We Were D.O.A. | Spliff Bunker CDR | no label 2010
JOHN WESLEY COLEMAN & FRIENDS a.k.a. MINOR WES | Straight Edge | split 7" w/ The Crackpipes | Sick Thought *new
POTATO CHIPS | You Don't Have to Act Free | Looks Like We're About To Bite It, Maybe You Should Bite It Too? 3" CDR | Savoury Days *new
GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH | Seeker | Postcard from the Tar Pitz | Worksound/Hovercraft *new
THE GO-NUTS | Transfusion [Nervous Norvus] | Go Nuts With... 7" | Estrus 1995
NOBUNNY | Monster Kiss [Golden Boots] | Raw Romance | Burger *new
THE MANTLES | A Million Miles Away | v/a: Under the Covers vol. 2 CS | Volar/I Hate Rock & Roll *new
WHITE FENCE | Gimme Some Time | v/a: Under the Covers vol. 2 CS
SHARP ENDS | Mother Squid | self-titled | Kill Shaman *new
GOLDEN ERROR | It Must Be Me/Coat of Green [X] | Refuse Me 7" | The Hard Sell *new

With the Mayyors dead, G. Green starting over in v5.0, and the English Singles still talking only very wistfully about making their debut 7", 2011 might be the year of Buk Buk Bigups in Sacto. Having begun as the solo project of Mom's main man Aaron, blending funk, electro, psych, glitter, and Krauty grooves, the Bigups expanded into a full band last summer and quickly became one of the very best and funnest new bands in the Pacific Time Zone. Last week, Fuzzbox Flynn and I had the honor of DJing a party for the Bigups' video premiere and full-length cassette release. This cassette begs to be released on vinyl. Have a peep at the video...

Buk Buk Bigups - Endless Itch (Official Video) from Kenneth Vaughn on Vimeo.

Every year, during the first week of January, I hear an LP for the first time and regret not hearing it soon enough to include it in my best-of-YYYY list. For 2010, that record is Mercy by Deaf Wish.

But now that it's 2011, we are finally gonna see what Sexy Prison foresaged almost four years ago when their tour theme was 2011 in 2007. What can we glean from their opus from their 2nd LP, "Universal Order of 2011"? Is it a hopeful promise or a warning? I think it depends on whether you know how to party, and what is your tolerance level for unusual levels of radness. A great first test is coming to Davis and Sacto on Saturday, January 8 when an epic double-dip happens. First, at the DAM Haus (503 E Street in Davis) it's Gestapo Khazi, Warm Streams, and the debut of the new lineup of G. Green now featuring lead guitar by Rod Meyer, formerly of The Hospitals and Eat Skull. Food will be provided by Warm Streams vokillist and traveling gourmet chef Joshua Ploeg. This show runs from 7pm to 10pm. Pick up the first half of a raffle ticket when you donate a whole integer amount of U.S. dollars to the DAM Haus donation jar. Then take it to The Hub in Sacramento (1819 23rd Street) where NYC's The Babies (side-project of Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls and members of Woods (and it's better live than either main vehicle)), The Mantles, and White Fence will play at 11pm sharp on shared equipment. Pick up the 2nd half of your raffle ticket. If you attend both shows, you are entered into a raffle to win free admission to every KDVS Presents @ The Hub show through summer 2011 (a programme including Ty Segall, NoBunny, Quintron, and too many other rad bands to list).

Advance tickets for that Hub show are available at a discount here (see Paypal buttons)...

I know you're excited for Cheveu's 1000 LP to drop, so here's one more taste...with some tasty string music!

...and that's not the only song on 1000 to feature real strings! Whereas the first LP copped a riff from Tuxedomoon--"Hello, Friends" coulda been based on "No Tears"--1000's resemblance to Winston Tong & co. is in these brilliant strings. And the drum machine from Cabaret Voltaire's "Walls of Jericho" hasn't sounded better in almost 30 years. Yet, for all the touches of legendary bands (and raps swiped from Vanilla Ice on the "Ice Ice Baby" re-write), 1000 is unmistakably Cheveu and takes the band to a whole new level of greatness. Look for Cheveu in the U.S.A. in late spring/early summer.

2011's rollin' already, see!


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