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Tetema – Necroscape

tētēma, the bi-continental outfit featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) and the Melbourne based, electro-acoustic artist Anthony Pateras, return with their sophomore album, the mind-bending Necroscape (April 3, Ipecac Recordings).

An early preview of the Spring release can be heard now, with “Haunted On The Uptake,” a track Pateras describes as sounding “like The Melvins’ tour van broke down in the Balkans and instead of going home, they decide to open a mountain laboratory dedicated to possible hybrids of Rembetika and hardcore,” streaming now:

Necroscape is sculpted around isolation in the surveillance age; and although lofty/high-concept sounding, it is still an intensely fun and heavy listen. Necroscape synthesizes a lot of territory: odd-time rock, musique concrète, otherworld grooves, soul, industrial noise, microtonal psychoacoustics… seemingly strange bedfellows on paper, yet they seamlessly coalesce into 13 songs which playfully challenge our notions of sonic logic and make you move at the same time. In a nutshell, listening to Necroscape creates the weird sensation of exclaiming “of course!” and “wtf?” simultaneously.

Necroscape track list:

  1. Necroscape
  2. Cutlass Eye
  3. Wait Till Mornin’
  4. Haunted on the Uptake
  5. All Signs Uncensored
  6. Milked Out Million
  7. Soliloquy
  8. Flatliner’s Owl
  9. Dead Still
  10. Invertebrate
  11. We’ll Talk Inside A Dream
  12. Sun Undone
  13. Funerale Di Un Contadino

Pateras and Patton “created an intelligent but ferocious mixture of avant-garde experimentalism, world music accents, and heavy metal velocity” (All Music) within the confines of their 11-track, 2014 debut, Geocidal. NME described the collection as “Roni Size getting spiked with GHB and fed through a woodchipper” while Alternative Press said, “once you are acclimated, it will leave you tingling.” The pair, joined by Will Guthrie (percussion) and Erkka Veltheim (violin), both of whom appear on Necroscape as well, made their live debut, fittingly at the Tasmania Mona music and art festival. The Guardian said of the outing: “tētēma didn’t enrapture with anthems or token festival rock gestures, they enraptured with mood, with surprises, and with evocations rarely felt by audiences…”

Tool / Author & Punisher live at Viejas Arena

On Friday January 10th, 2020 Tool began the 2nd leg of their “Fear Inoculum” tour in San Diego, CA.

This time they brought support from local one man doom band Author & Punisher, who is still promoting his most recent album “Beastland” out on Relapse Records.

Author & Punisher was the perfect opener act to support this tour, A&P showed off as an opener, with a mind blowing set filled with the unique sound of his custom made drone machines.

  • Author & Punisher setlist:
    1. Pharmacide
      Ode to Bedlam
      Crude Sectioning
      The Barge
      Nihil Strength
  • Tool continued being Tool. That means that they brought an audiovisual spectacle for all. That means that every aspect of the show is coordinated so all your senses can react to what they’re witnessing.

    The setlist for the 1st show of the tour focused on their last 4 albums, or basically ignored Undertow and the Opiate EP.


    1. Fear Inoculum
    2. Ænema
    3. Parabol
    4. Parabola
    5. Pneuma
    6. Schism
    7. A Passage To Bangkok (RUSH cover)
    8. Jambi
    9. Vicarious
    10. Descending
      Forty Six & 2
      Chocolate Chip Trip
      (-) ions
      2112 (RUSH cover)

    The RUSH covers were in tribute to Neil Peart since it was announced earlier in the day that he had passed away.

    Below you can see the song Chocolate Chip Trip in it’s entirety, which is in a way indebted to Neil Peart himself and the influence he had on Danny Carey himself.

    Words and Pictures by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.

    Thom Yorke – “Last I Heard (…he was circling the drain)

    Thom Yorke released a video for the song “Last I Heard (…he was circling the drain) which is off his latest album Anima.

    The video was done by Art Camp.

    This is what they had to say about the process in creating and achieving the vision for this video:

    “Our first and last goal was to serve the feelings of the song and the record. Thom shared a list of visions with us, disconnected images from his dreams, and we expanded on it with visions from everyone who joined the video team, over a dozen of us. At its core, our intention was to communicate the experience of feeling completely on your own, surrounded by people you see yourself in but don’t understand, who have lost their minds to the city and can’t see that you need their help.

    “The process for making this animation was extremely iterative and cyclical, and started from every direction at once. We experimented with clay sculpture and one-cent 3D horses, crowd simulations and charcoal dust, linear storytelling and abstract expression. We made the entire video and threw it away, made it again, threw it away, dozens of times. This of course was stressful but also beautiful.

    “Our goal is to create work that is surprising to ourselves, that we don’t understand how it happened. A lot of that has to do with trusting in the collaborative process- finding a wavelength where everyone feels free to go crazy in their own way, and push for what they most believe in. Our values are constantly being tested and rewritten in pursuit of creating a community where people really do feel loose and free and safe. When it works the best, you end up with work that speaks in everyone’s voices and one voice.”

    Check out the video below.

    Words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.

    Orville Peck

    Orville Peck released one of the best albums of this year “Pony”. He is currently on tour and will be playing the Casbah on August 15th. “Pony” is much more than just a gay country album released on Sub Pop.


    Even though there’s always been some sort of homoerotic touches with westerns and cowboys, seeing it represented through this album feels proper and welcomed.

    At first listen the comparison to Roy Orbison is almost inevitable. As is trying to conjure images of a Johnny Cash and any other outlaw hybrid. To our ears, without knowing about the Orville Peck persona the songs sounded like a lost R.E.M. song, there are touches of a Michael Stipe croon to some of the songs, specially Turn To Hate.
    These are the videos released so far for this album:

    Big Sky

    Dead Of Night

    Turn To Hate

    For this his debut album you get a group of songs, or vignettes, told and crooned to you. This is not just a country album as much as it has synth or post-punk guitars to some sort of dream pop sensibilities churned out.

    Words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.

    Daughters Announce North American Fall Tour

    Daughters have announced a new round of US dates for their Fall tour. And they will playing San Diego, what is sure to be a loud show, at The Irenic on Friday December 6th.



    Daughters, who stormed back on to the scene with one of the most critically-lauded albums in recent years, You Won’t Get What You Want, return to North America this Fall for a three-week tour across the continent.


    The three-week trek follows two sold out North American tours for the Providence-based outfit, a nod to the band’s riveting, and intimate, live performances. Daughters have continued to rack up accolade after accolade, with music fans clamoring to take part in what has become one of the year’s most sought-after-tickets. “No one is doing this quite like they are,” said Glide Magazine about the band’s recent Austin outing, continuing, “Daughters bring so much energy and vigor live that their older compatriots, even those still on tour, couldn’t hope to match it, and their sound is something few if any bands in the hardcore scene would dare to attempt these days.”


    “This has been a wild year for us,” says Alexis Marshall. “We did not anticipate such an enthusiastic reception and the love has been nothing short of inspiring.”


    Daughters are joined by HEALTH for the bulk of the tour, with support for the co-headlining offering coming from Show Me the Body. The band’s Northwest dates (Seattle, Vancouver and Portland) feature opener Lingua Ignota while Protomartyr join Daughters for the Los Angeles outing.


    A limited edition (500 copies), black and white vinyl edition of You Won’t Get What You Want and an exclusive t-shirt are available as part of the tour pre-sale, available Thursday at 12 noon eastern via General on-sale begins this Friday at 10 am local time.

    Daughters North American tour dates:


    November 30 Seattle, WA Neumos *
    December 1 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre *
    December 2 Portland, OR Star Theater *
    December 4 San Francisco, CA Filmore ^
    December 5 Los Angeles, CA The Belasco &
    December 6 San Diego, CA The Irenic ^
    December 7 Phoenix, AZ The Pressroom ^
    December 8 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater ^
    December 10 Austin, TX Emo’s ^
    December 11 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s ^
    December 13 Birmingham, AL Saturn ^
    December 14 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade ^
    December 15 Tampa, FL The Orpheum ^
    December 17 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle ^
    December 18 Washington, DC 9:30 Club ^
    December 19 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel ^
    December 20 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer ^
    December 21 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club ^

    *w/ Lingua Ignota
    ^w/ HEALTH, Show Me the Body
    &w/ Protomartyr, Show Me the Body


    By: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales

    Mr. Bungle to perform “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny”

    In, holy shit this is actually happening news, Mr. Bungle will reunite to play “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” for ONLY 3 shows, with tickets on sale August 16th:

    – February 7th at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
    – February 8th at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA
    – February 10th at the Brooklyn Steel in NEw York, NY

    Original members Trevor Dunn, Trey Spruance and the one called Mike Patton will be joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, SOD) and by Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies).

    This is the press note released today:

    “Aug. 13, 2019, Eureka, Calif. – Mr. Bungle performs The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny, the Eureka-born band’s 1986 self-produced/released demo, in a trio of February shows: Feb. 7 at the Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles), Feb. 8 at the Warfield Theatre (San Francisco) and Feb. 10 at Brooklyn Steel (New York City). The dates mark both the first time Mr. Bungle has performed in close to 20 years and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years.”


    Mr. Bungle plays The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny featuring Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo in their own words:

    “Ever since Trevor hatched The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny v.2 idea a few years back, Patton, Lombardo, he and I had each been incubating some idea of that egg. Lombardo called me one day and asked me to make some guitar demos so he could learn the songs. He had this generous idea to surprise the other guys with being totally ready to go with the tunes. It just so happened that I was in Eureka at the time. So, I found myself re-visiting all of those riffs in the same goddamned town and in the same goddamned house where I recorded all the original guitars on that demo 33 years earlier. There was something about actually physically working out the mania of those riffs again at DAVE LOMBARDO’S request, in that environment — it just split my head open. It wasn’t long before the train of destiny had picked up too much speed for any of us to jump off.” – Trey Spruance

    “When we recorded that demo, we were 16 and 17 years old and we were absolutely serious about the music. At the time, we were living the deluge of ’80s metal and absorbing every riff and every drum fill from every known band from Denmark to San Francisco. The recording and playing were amateurish (save for Trey’s video-game-solos) but the schooled composition and spirit were solid. I always felt like this music held its own and deserved to be presented in a clearer and more defined package even if it meant being 33 years later.” – Trevor Dunn

    “I remember writing riffs for this cassette in my parent’s garage, with no heat, so I recorded in a sleeping bag for analog warmth, playing a one-stringed acoustic guitar that was piped into a ghetto blaster. Thank god I had Trevor and Trey to help decipher my rotten riffs into something intelligible!” – Mike Patton

    “When Mike hit me up about this my brain thought he was asking me if I wanted to come to a show, him knowing I am a HUGE Bungle fan. When I realized he actually meant for me to play guitar with them it broke my brain, I was a giggly drooling mess. Somehow I pecked out Y E S on my keyboard and holy crap I’m playing in Mr. Bungle. Seriously, it’s an honor and a privilege to get to play with my favorite ‘Mr.’ band of all time.” – Scott Ian

    “I don’t know what was in the water in Eureka California, but it certainly wasn’t clean. This is going to be a ridiculously, insane band to play with and I am honored to have been asked to join the wrath.” – Dave Lombardo

    The idea that Dunn, Patton and Spruance will be joined by their early musical heroes is not lost on the musicians:

    “They are a significant percentage of ‘The Big Four’, all of which had a major impact on us. Aside from their obvious skills and –for crying out loud, INVENTION of this genre– there’s nothing like being in a band with those whom which you have rapport. If we are going back to the source with this stuff we might as well go ALL THE WAY back.” – Trevor Dunn

    “To have Scott and Dave with us on this suicide mission is more than an honor. THEY are a big part of the reason we wrote this stuff in the first place, and to realize it 30+ years later with these maestros is an absolute miracle… we can finally play this teenage nonsense correctly! A total catharsis for us. “ – Mike Patton

    “At our very first show, at the Bayside Grange Hall, Nov. 30, 1985, we played Slayer’s ‘Chemical Warfare’ and a S.O.D. cover. I mean, are you kidding?? We WORSHIPPED those guys! And now they’re gonna PLAY in our band?” – Trey Spruance
    By: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales

    Tool – “Fear Inoculum”

    Tool have finally released a new song, “Fear Inoculum”, with the full album due out August 30th. Pre-order link here.

    tool_travisshinnpicture: Travis Shinn for Revolver

    It has been 13 years since their last release.
    Way too much has happened in that time. In some cases things have spiraled out of control. In others it has move forward. Sometimes feeling divided right in two.

    The new album supposedly clocks in at/around 85 minutes with all 7 songs being the radio friendly run time of 10 minutes each.

    In an in depth interview that the band did with Revolver Magazine, for which they also have a special edition coming out, and this is a snippet of what they had to say:

    “I feel like this is [about] wisdom through age, through experience. Hopefully through aging you find wisdom in some of the things you’ve encountered. Learning from your mistakes, learning from your successes. So if anything is a broad stroke of this album, it would be embracing where we are right now, acknowledging where we’ve come from and some of the things we’ve grown through.”

    “Things like, ‘I’m gonna wear socks with sandals. I don’t give a fuck what people think, I’m just gonna be comfortable.’ [laughs] So it’s about the little things in life. It’s making those choices and moving on and growing. There’s a little bit of Frank Herbert’s Dune in that, so I’m into it. I’m so excited for this new record. The songs are very long but they are like movements. It’s like two or three songs in one, but they relate. They flow. So I don’t know. We’ll see how it goes. But I am ecstatic.”

    “They pretty much ended up that way. There were times when I thought, ‘Ok, this is getting kind of ridiculous.’ [Laughs] I was a bit worried about it because I kinda like the contrast of having short songs and long songs, but all of them ended up being really long. So I had to step back and go, ‘If this is where we are as a band and this is where we’re meeting, I just have to accept it.’ I try to look at it as movements within an individual song and the overall piece is a symphony or something. As long as it’s moving forward and progressing and keeping people’s attention, I’m not too worried about the length.”

    Apparently Justin didn’t say much/anything, or maybe he did, be sure to read up on that interview as soon as you can.

    Put some headphones on or make sure you and your neighbors listen to the new song:


    Long overdue
    I exhale you
    I opened up to you
    Venom in mania

    Now, contagion
    I exhale you

    The deceiver says, he says
    You belong to me
    You don’t wanna breathe the light of the others
    Fear the light
    Fear the breath
    Fear the others for eternity
    But I hear them now inhale the clarity
    Hear the venom, the venom in
    What you say inoculated

    Bless this immunity
    Bless this immunity
    Bless this immunity

    Exhale, expel
    Recast my tale
    Read my allegorical elegy

    All that I’m to do
    Calculating steps away from you
    My own
    Growing through
    Delusion from mania

    Exhale, expel
    Recast my tale
    Weave my allegorical elegy

    All control
    You poison
    You spectacle

    Exorcise the spectacle
    Exorcise the malady
    Exorcise the disparate
    Poison for eternity
    Purge me and evacuate
    The venom and the fear that binds me

    Unveil now
    Lift away
    I see you

    Chased away
    A long time


    Words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.

    Flavio Etcheto

    Flavio Etcheto es un músico/productor/artista que ha estado involucrado en la escena musical de una manera u otra desde hace más de 30 años.
    Su carrera ha estado marcada por grandes aportes y colaboraciones en discos que son (ó deben ser) considerados de los más importantes en estos últimos 20 años, en los cuales se pueden incluir “Conga” y “Cámara 1” de Daniel Melero y en “Colores Santos” de Daniel Melero y Gustavo Cerati. Es aquí donde se marca un cambio de rumbo en la carrera de Gustavo Cerati.
    Por qué? Porque es aquí donde pienso que Gustavo Cerati encontró a alguien con quien compartir y rebotar ideas para ir a explorar nuevos territorios musicales. Honestamente creo que sin la colaboración en estudio, y en vivo, de Flavio Etcheto la carrera musical de Gustavo Cerati hubiese quedado en la nostalgia y no en innovar y seguir creando nuevos sonidos.
    Hoy en día Flavio Etcheto se encuentra en gira promocionando su más reciente disco “Superbrillantes”, editado en el sello Casa Del Puente Discos. El disco esta increíble por que muestra otro lado del pop en español que no tiene tanta representación hoy en día en la radio o en la prensa.

    Tuvimos la oportunidad de platicar brevemente acerca de su más reciente producción antes de su visita a Tijuana, este Domingo 28 de Julio en el anfiteatro del ICBC.


    – Felicidades por “superbrillantes”; Está increíble el Ep. De dónde y por qué llega este disco?

    Este disco llega en respuesta a la necesidad de decir cantando en formato de canción una cantidad de sentimiento enorme que me ha hecho emocionar mucho a medida que se iba revelando con las canciones que forman este álbum, tiene un clima apacible contemplativo y he sido muy meticuloso en la selección de todos los elemento y sus sonoridades además de estar acompañado por Jupi Medvescig en guitarra eléctrica que ha brindado una caricia orgánica al resultado final. Me he sentido revitalizado al cantar nuevamente después de mucho tiempo. He sentido mucho placer y realización en lo personal y advierto que este proyecto me está abriendo las puertas nuevamente.

    – Hay 2 canciones en particular que inevitablemente puedo decir que me recordaron a lo mejor del disco Bocanada, “Encontrarnos” y “Superbrillantes”.
    Cuál fue la inspiración detrás de este disco? 
    (Aparte a eso es de lo mejor que escuchado en español en años.)

    Muy halagado gracias, si es cierto y seguramente se parece a mí mismo, si tomamos en cuenta que en Bocanada he compuesto varias sonoridades como así también he escrito algunas de sus letras y frases, además fue un disco en el cual participe desde el momento cero junto a Gustavo y fue mágico en la interacción que tuvimos en todo el proceso creativo y en los vivos. La inspiración llega y vino en este momento de mi vida donde tomo en cuenta tanto camino recorrido y siento un orgullo sano al ver el tendal de obra y cantidad de discos en los que participé siempre comprometido con la música la electrónica y la cultura rock. Confluyen en Superbrillantes una gran energía, tal vez cosecha de tantas hermosas experiencias musicales, grabaciones, giras, momentos compartidos con tantos personajes y el genio indiscutible de Gustavo Cerati quien confió en mí en un momento clave como fue la creación de Bocanada.
    La canción Superbrillantes hace referencia a las estrellas que nos dan luz a contracara de la oscuridad en el enigma de la noche y en esas frases homenajeo justamente a él y a todas las personas de las cuales me he influido y que gozan de luz propia.

    – Vienes a Tijuana a presentar tu disco y hacer un homenaje al 20 aniversario de Bocanada. Pero, tu relación con Gustavo no empezó en ese disco.
    Llevabas trabajando/colaborando desde Dynamo/Colores Santos, no es así?
    Fue a través de Daniel Melero la colaboración?

    Si voy a presentar el material de Superbrillantes mi nuevo disco y en mi repertorio para vivo preparamos unas versiones (Alma y Perdonar es divino) a 20 años de la aparición de Bocanada que suenan preciosas. Mi relación con Gustavo viene de larga data, en Colores Santos fue mi primera participación musical con él y de la buena mano de otro genio Daniel Melero, aunque ya conocía a Gustavo y había hablado con él, me había parecido una personalidad gigante y a la vez con una onda única.

    – Gustavo siempre fue alguien que le gustaba aventurarse a nuevos caminos y sonidos en sus discos. No le gustaba repetirse sus discos. Tú tuviste un impacto muy grande en el camino musical de él, digo, aparte de trabajar en los discos de Soda estuviste presente en sus discos de solista y formabas parte de su banda en vivo cuando iba de gira. Tu aporte musical en los discos de Gustavo fueron inmensos. Hay algunos de los cuales estés más orgulloso?

    De todas mis participaciones pienso que han sido provechosas para las composiciones como para los oyentes así que sí, siento como antes dije un orgullo sano, que me deja en paz porque siempre me comprometí con la música y la cultura de contenido consistente y he actuado en favor de algo más completo, más feliz.

    – Qué sigue para Flavio Etcheto?

    Espero que más años, realmente me gustaría seguir entusiasmado, componiendo y tocando música.

    – Hay alguna colaboración musical que te gustaría tener?

    Por ahora estoy muy muy completo con Pedro Moscuzza (Baterista) y Jupi Medvescig (guitarrista) que me acompañan en la banda y es un placer compartir con ellos toda esta etapa maravillosa.

    – En tus presentaciones recientes en Argentina estuviste a lado de Tamaryn, Qué tal estuvieron esos shows?

    Si estuvieron muy buenas las tocadas pero con Tamaryn tocamos en Santiago de Chile, en Lima Perú, en Bogotá y en Medellín Colombia. Fue una gira muy linda en donde abrí sus shows a motivo de la edición de su nuevo disco por el sello Casa del Puente Discos el cual también es el sello que editó Superbrillantes en Digital Cd’s y vinilo de 12″.
    El público fue precioso y muy receptivo creo que gustó mucho mi show y el de Tamaryn también, todo positivo.

    – Hay algo que pudieras recomendar, o algo que te haya gustado recientemente, ya sea discos, cine, libros o lo que a ti se te haga interesante.

    Sí, el sello Casa del Puente Discos, que tiene una gran cantidad de artistas buenísimos y el último álbum de Cornelius y el de Cigarettes After Sex.
    Por: Alfredo Tellez y Edith Morales

    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.


    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.


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