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METZ – “Dry Up”

METZ just released a video for their new ripping song “Dry Up” which will be included in their upcoming B-Sides and rarities album “Automat” out July 12th on SubPop.

 

 

In a statement the band said:

“METZ have been making music together for over 10 years,” says the band’s frontman Alex Edkins. “It’s been a blur. We’ve very rarely allowed ourselves to look backward. We’ve been hyper-focused on always moving forward at breakneck speed, perpetually fixated on what’s next. The video for ‘Dry Up,’ as well as the Automat album, is an attempt to pause, take a breath, look backward and take stock of our past. It’s intended to express how grateful we are to be able to do what we do. It’s a love letter to the incredible places we’ve traveled, the beautiful people we’ve met, to community, music, and friendship.

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Tracklisting:

  1. Soft Whiteout
  2. Lump Sums
  3. Dry Up
  4. Ripped on the Fence
  5. Negative Space (7 inch version)
  6. Automat
  7. Wet Blanket (Demo)
  8. Dirty Shirt
  9. Leave Me Out
  10. Can’t Understand
  11. Pure Auto
  12. Eraser

Included here are the band’s first three 7” singles, recorded 2009-2010 and originally released by We Are Busy Bodies Records; a demo version of “Wet Blanket,” the explosive single from 2012’s METZ; two tracks from the limited-edition bonus single that accompanied preorders of METZ; “Can’t Understand,” originally released in 2013 by [adult swim]; and both tracks from the band’s 2015 single on Three One G. 

Consumers of the vinyl format of Automat will be rewarded with a bonus single that includes three additional tracks: a cover of Sparklehorse’s “Pig,” from a very limited 2012 Record Store Day split single originally released by Toronto’s Sonic Boom record shop; “I’m a Bug,” a cover of The Urinals’ art-punk classic, originally released on YouTube (not an actual record label) in 2014; and METZ’s previously unreleased rendition of Gary Numan’s “M.E.”

They will be performing, at which we can imagine might be a highlight of the festival, at this years edition of Desert Daze. Here’s to hoping additional dates are announced to coincide with that date.

 

Words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.

 

Mini Mansions – “Guy Walks Into A Bar…”

 

Mini Mansions are on tour behind their upcoming release “Guy Walks Into A Bar…” out July 26th.
Mini Mansions are singer and guitarist Michael Shuman (bassist of Queens of The Stone Age), bassist Zach Dawes (The Last Shadow Puppets) and singer and keyboardist Tyler Parkford (Arctic Monkeys’ keys on tour). And for this leg of the tour they have Jon Theodore on drums!!!

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Tracklisting for the new album:

1. Should Be Dancing
2. Bad Things (That Make You Feel Good)
3. Don’t Even Know You
4. Forgot Your Name
5. I’m In Love
6. Time Machine
7. Works Every Time
8. Living In The Future
9. GummyBear
10. Hey Lover
11. Tears In Her Eyes
They’ve released a couple of videos/singles so far, this one is the collaboration with Allison Mosshart (The Kills / The Dead Weather) “Hey, Lover”:

 

This is “GummyBear”:

 

This is their most recent one “I’m In Love”:

 

And TONIGHT they are playing the Casbah!

If you have plans, you need to cancel them. Get up and go to a show on a Wednesday night.

 

Words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.

 

Esya – “Absurdity of ATCG (I)”

Esya has released “Absurdity of ATCG (I)” on May 24th, which of there are only 300 copies signed and numbered, and you can pick up directly from here bandcamp.
This is a follow up to her EP “Absurdity Of Being” released last July.

Her 1st single was “Nothing”, of which she said:

“…Nothing” is “an acknowledgement of a moment in your life that changes everything you thought you knew – The profound impact of our relationships, choices and experience. The song is a dedication to a friend lost, not in body but in mind – from a tragic experience that changed their entire being.”
 “The repetitious nature of hope in our lifetime, the hope that our lives will turn out the way we want. The hope that our desires and dreams will be fulfilled, reciprocated and sometimes we may loose or find ourselves throughout that process.” 

 

 

Tracklist:
1. Everything
2. Nothing
3. Atmosphere
4. Machine Dance
5. Wild Nights

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Esya, who is also the bassist for Savages, delivers on this album a bass and synth heavy album that pulsates and fixates itself in searching inward for questions that have not been asked yet. It is most definitely worth your time immersing yourself in this.

 

Words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.

Operators – “Radiant Dawn”

Operators are back.
Operators have returned.
Operators delivered a message.
Operators released a new album on May 17th thru Last Gang Records.
Operators are coming to town. They’re playing the Casbah on Friday 6/14.

 

Who are Operators?
That would be Dan Boeckner, who also plays in Divine Fits / Wolf Parade / The Handsome Furs, Devojka and Sam Brown, who is also the drummer from Divine Fits.
This new album, titled “Radiant Dawn” to be released sometime in May, is the highly anticipated (for us at least) follow up to 2016 Blue Wave.

The new album looks / sounds / feels dystopian. That may very well be because nowadays, some more than others, feels like we are living in that dystopian future we once read about. Which in turn now means we have another soundtrack for it.
Their press release said this: “The album’s nine tracks meld raw analog hardware with Boeckner’s distinct voice to create an immersive cinematic sound. Interspersed between the tracks are instrumental intertitles that amplify the album’s 1970s sci-fi dystopian feel.”

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Tracklist:
1.Days
2.Feel Emotion
3.Faithless
4.(Public Void)
5.In Moderan
6.(Airlock)
7.Terminal Beach
8.(Object Sighting)
9.Despair
10.(Under Occupation)
11.Come And See
12.Strange
13.(The Radiant Dawn)
14.Low Life
Their first single was “Faithless (Visualizer)”:

 

The rest of their world tour is:

June 13 – Los Angeles CA – Teragram Ballroom
June 14 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
June 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
June 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
June 18 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
June 19 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
June 20 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
June 21 – Austin, TX – 3TEN ACL Live
June 22 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
June 24 – Atlanta, GA – Earl
June 25 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
June 26 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
July 10 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
July 11 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
July 13 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

August 29 – Tromsø, NO – DRIV Festival
August 31 – Skopje, MK – Zradvo Mladi Festival
September 1 – Belgrade, RS – Elektropionir
September 3 – Budapest, HU – Durer Kert
September 4 – Zagreb, HR – Vintage Industrial Bar
September 5 – Vienna, AT – Fluc
September 6 – Prague, CZ – Meet Factory
September 7 – Berlin, DE – Torstrassenfestival
September 11 – Rijeka, HR – – Klub Zivot
September 12 – Ljubijana, SL – KINO ŠIŠKA
September 15 – Colmar, FR – Le Grillen
September 17 – Luxembourg, LX – De Gudde Wellen
September 18 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotown
September 19 – London, UK – Sebright Arms
September 20 – Bucharest, RO – Control Club
September 21 – Cluj Napoca, RO – Form Café

Words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales

Kurt Cobain.

I was 12 years old.
I was sitting on a bus full of other students from my junior high school. We were waiting for the rest of the students to cross the border so they could load up the bus and take us on a school road trip, it could’ve been Magic Mountain or any of those bullshit annual trips.
I didn’t hang with these other kids. Nor the ones we were waiting for. I was just waiting for this long ass bus ride to an amusement park to begin so I could wander alone in the park, and maybe tag along with some other weirdos, but I seriously doubt it that could happen.
In the midst of waiting, and listening to the whole lot screaming and talking loudly on a school bus, one of the older kids comes in rushing to the bus and gets the tape player he had brought from home.
I’m sitting 3, maybe 4, rows away from where all this bullshit chaos nonsense is happening.
And he says to his friends something to the effect of:
– “hey, shut the fuck up and listen”.
– his friends comply.

He goes ahead and pops in a cassette. Puts the vomume close to the max, if not at the max. And this is the first time, of about 25 consecutive times on that same bus ride, my 12 year old ears listen to “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
And needles to say. My 12 year old brain sort of exploded. I had always been surrounded by people I knew whenever music discovery time happened, but here I was alone and surrounded by a shitload of strangers that to this day don’t remember their names but that one asshole kid who was at least 3 years older than me played a song in an environment that caused my head and heart to be filled with the joy of liking something new.
The rest of the day I hummed and made up lyrics to the song while I wandered around the amusement park by myself.

Goddamn right music can change your life.

Words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales

Chastity

Chastity, Brandon Williams outfit from Toronto, released his album “Death Lust” on Captured Tracks back on July of 2018.

They just released a video for the new single “Innocence”.

Children was the other video and single released of their new album and is a must watch also.

The first single released was “Heaven Hell Anywhere Else”:

All in all Chastity is a good torch bearer for the continuation of post rock and ferocious noise. Which might be why they are the best band to open up the tour with Dilly Dally who will be playing the Casbah on April 2nd.
Do not sleep on Chastity album and see them live if you can.

Words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.

Boy Harsher live at the Casbah

Boy Harsher kicked off their latest leg of their tour in support of their most recent album “Careful”, which was released February 1st by Nude Club Records, at the Casbah with their sold out show.

The gothsynth pop duo took the stage to a sold out crowd, and from the first notes that were played the crowd was ready to be taken on this darkwave of a journey.
The sound delivered from Jae Matthews and Augustus Miller is ripe for the goth, darkwave, post punk, Bauhaus loving scene that San Diego has.

Here’s a gallery from the show:


They’re on the the last dates of their US tour, make sure you go out and see them live. Buy their record. Support the sold out dates anyway you can.

 

 

Words and pictures by: Alfredo Tellez and Edith Morales.

David Scott Stone, FEMME, Adiós Mundo Cruel, Simonel

David Scott Stone, FEMME, Adiós Mundo Cruel, Simonel, se presentan hoy Sábado 23 de Marzo en Moustache bar en Tijuana.

David Scott Stone (Los Angeles)
Es un multinstrumentalista y productor de música alternativa, electrónica, ha colaborado con artistas como The Melvins, Unwound, Fantômas, The Locust, Jello Biafra, Keiji Haino, Mike Patton, Adam Jones, Merzbow, Masonna, Big Business, No Age, John Taylor, es ex-miembro de LCD Soundsystem.
Estará de regreso en Tijuana, dando una presentación en vivo, el Sábado 23 de Marzo en Moustache bar.

INVITADOS ESPECIALES
FEMME (London)
http://www.femmehq.co.uk/
Descrita como una “mujer poderosa” por Annie Mac de la BBC Radio 1, FEMME (Laura Bettinson) es “the real deal” cuando se trata de arte sin adulterar. Como compositora, productora, vocalista y DJ, FEMME ha evitado el gran interés de las discográficas para mantener su visión musical sin interferencia. Este enfoque intransigente no ha impedido que se mezclara con lo grande y lo bueno: FEMME ha realizado una gira por los Estados Unidos con Charli XCX, ha colaborado en canciones por Sasha, Justin Martin, Four Tet y David Lynch. FEMME también es colaboradora y vocalista de la banda ultraísta con el productor de Radiohead Nigel Godrich.
El sonido que FEMME está explorando ahora es un poco convencional y está inclinado más a lo electrónico. Ella es reconocida por la industria del Reino Unido como una de las únicas mujeres Artista-Productora en un campo dominado por los hombres, haciéndose notar en el house y la electrónica. Menciones recientes por Future Music Magazine, DJ Mag y Billboard por nombrar algunos.

ADIÓS MUNDO CRUEL
https://adiosmundocruel.bandcamp.com/
(aka Pablo Dodero) (San Diego)
Adiós mundo cruel es el proyecto electrónico de Pablo Dodero de Les Temps Barbares.
Su música concilia el lenguaje abstracto del ambient y el drone con el carácter kinetic y mecánico del EBM y el Techno Industrial.� Su estilo no tiene un lugar exacto en donde catalogarse pero es un producto de experimentación pura con la repetición y electrónica psicodélica.� AMC usa una combinación de sintetizadores FM con un sistema modular para crear un set energético y confuso. �Dodero ha girado por Estados Unidos y ha tocado en vivo con actos como Boy Harsher, JT Whitfield, Lower Tar y Somali Extract entre otros y participó en un evento de Mutek en Montreal en el festival Suoni Per Il Popolo.

SIMONEL
https://soundcloud.com/simonelsound
Proyecto solista de música electrónica a cargo de Obed Márquez en donde desarrolla experimentaciones sonoras basadas en el ambient/drone y el sonido analógico LoFi por medio de grabaciones de campo, sintetizadores y cajas de ritmos procesados; capturadas en “tapeloops” para crear atmósferas en repetición.

Sharon Van Etten live at The Observatory North Park

Sharon Van Etten played the Observatory in North Park on February 28th in support of her amazing, and one of the best releases from this year, latest album “Remind Me Tomorrow” which was released on January 18th by Jagjaguwar.

Hearing (and seeing) Sharon Van Etten live is treat. Days after the show there was still a sense of elation for being there present. Her voice has such a power that carries any song and tune, she could fill you up with hope in one song and then break your heart in the next  and still leave you with a smile in the end. It didn’t matter how many times she changed gears in her set she still commanded the stage. There is a presence to her act now, which may very well be from her work in the amazing TV series Twin Peaks and The OA.

Thee are some tints of bands she might have influenced, and she’s collaborated with, during her career because you could her some live arrangements in the same vein as The National, which whom she worked with recently for their upcoming album.

Sharon Van Etten has the charisma and the songwriting abilities to go down in history as one of the greatest musicians of all time.
Long life to Sharon Van Etten because we cannot give her enough praise.

Below you will find a gallery from the show:

 

SETLIST:
Jupiter Love / Comeback Kid / No One’s Easy To Love / One Day / Tarifa / Memorial Day / Your Shadow / Malibu / Hands / Black Boys On Mopeds (Sinead O’Connor cover) / Seventeen / Every Time The Sun Comes Up / Stay
ENCORE:
I Told You Everything / Serpents / Love More.

 

Words and Pictures by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales

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