Posts tagged NYC
Posts tagged NYC
Holy fuck. I’m seeing Judge.
Nomad - “Nomad” (Toxic State Records/Katorga Works 2012)
Another killer record. I have to start reviewing bad records, otherwise i might sound like a broken record! WAKKA WAKKA WAKKA!
Nomad hail from NYC I believe. I do know that they have members of hyped darlings of NYC punk Crazy Spirit, but Nomad definitely stands alone as an excellent band. They play a style of punk the kiddies have been calling “crasher crust” or as I like to call it noise punk. For those of you not familiar with noise punk, it was made popular by punks in Japan in the 80’s, where everything they played was loud and noisy. Nomad does not deviate from that style. This record is most assuredly noisy, and if you properly adjust the volume of your stereo, is quite loud. The guitars are thin and the drums are heavy as fuck. The vocals are shouted and the bass is surprisingly clear and well mixed. I think I listened to this like 8 times in a row (mostly because the record is just over 5 minutes long) and it made me want MORE. If you like bands like Disclose, Confuse, or some other Japanese band that comes clad in spiky leather jackets with even spikier hair, then this record is for you.
My band Grampa’s set from Thursday.
is it bad that I want to go to the American Nightmare show on Sunday just to see Prurient? And even more so, the crowds reaction to Prurient?
Grudges - “Demo 2011” (Destroy Me Records 2011)
So I saw Nasum, Dropdead, Magrudergrind, and Brutal Truth the other night. That wasn’t the order the bands played in, but I list Brutal Truth last because the suck live. I’ve seen them 4 times now, and they never fail to disappoint. I love their records, but live they just miss the mark. Anyway. I actually got to the show when it was supposed to start, which when I go to shows in Brooklyn that never, ever happens. I have to take like 3 trains to get down there, and something always slows me down. Regardless, I got to the show early, and I’m so glad I did, because I got to see Grudges play. Grudges is a grindcore band hailing from NYC, and its pretty cool because I recognized all of the dudes in the band from seeing them at pretty much every show in the city I’ve gone to in like the last 8 years. They are definitely younger than me and its awesome to see they have a band now, especially one so awesome.
Grudges play brutal as fuck grindcore, the only kind worth playing really. Nothing groundbreaking here, they sound a lot like Nasum and Phobia. You know, the greats. They do mix it up a bit by throwing in ignorant as fuck breakdowns, like the kind that make you want to take a hatchet to everything in your path. Such a sick band. Such a sick demo.
Cro-Mags - “Age Of Quarrel” (Profile Records 1986)
Censored dust sleeve
Judge - “Bringin’ It Down” (Revelation Records 1989)
My birthday was yesterday and I went shopping for records. I hit up Hospital Productions and Generation Records in NYC as well as some stuff in the mail arrived yesterday.
7 inches: The Wankys/Lotus Fucker split, Sutekh Hexen, Sanctum, Agoraphobic Nosebleed/Kill The Client split, Akitsa/The Shadow Order split, By The Grace Of God/The Cause split, Defektro, Hellchild/Bongzilla split, Lockweld, The Mummies
10 inch: Incriminated
12 inches: Impurity, Lockweld (sawblade shaped!!), Deathroes, Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck, Homostupids, Hammer, Black Angel, Bestial Mouths, COUM Transmissions, Dystopia, No Funeral, Sutekh Hexen, Mutant Ape, Drunk Driver
(not pictured) CDs: Senor Coconut (salsa covers of Kraftwerk songs!)
A very happy birthday to me.
Prurient - “Bermuda Drain” (Hydra Head Records 2011)
Man this record is so good. Prurient has almost completely dropped noise on this album; an album that is full of lush synth melodies and analog drum sequencers. Some people may be shocked to listen to this if their only other experience with Prurient is say, “History Of AIDS”, but to me it’s been a natural progression up to this album. Also his job of being lead synth player in Cold Cave I’m sure didn’t hurt either.
But yeah, this shit is solid gold. It’s like a heavy industrial/synth pop album with harsh vocals; something you don’t see often in this kind of style. Maybe some EBM bands do that, but I wouldn’t know. The album is very unlike anything I’ve ever heard. There is even still noise/power electronics on here, check out “Watch Silently”.
I can’t recommend this album enough. I swear you’ll get a huge boost in hipster points for buying it. And the vinyl version is so sexy it hurts me to look at it.
Crazy Spirit - “Demo” (Quality Control 2011)
This is the demo that I have 2 copies of for some reason; remastered and released on a 12”, making the grand total of how many copies of the Crazy Spirit demo I have 3. Four if you count the mp3 version as a copy too (which I don’t). Furious lo-fi punk rock; snotty and raw as fuck. Like The Germs times a million.
Apparently there are 500 copies of this floating around 50 of which are tour versions. I’m assuming I have the tour version because I bought it from them on their tour at the beginning of this summer and mine looks different from all the pictures of the regular versions online. Quick side note, mine came with hand drawn labels, and I guess the dudes in the band where handling the records when they were drawing them, because my copy had thumb prints and shit all over the record. Also there are tons of non audible scuffs on it, I’m assuming for the same reason. Bummer. They probably shouldn’t have been holding the records when they were drawing on them…but what I can I do about it now?
So that’s what I spun while playing v-games. Made for a great playing session. Adios for now.
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