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Author & Punisher – Terrorbird

Official Music Video for “Terrorbird” by Author & Punisher, from the album “Ursus Americanus”.
Directed by: Augustine Arredondo Produced by: Marilia Maschion Starring: Rob Crow

Experience this unique artist perform live, on Thursday August 30th at Moustache bar in Tijuana, México.
With special guests Adiós Mundo Cruel (S.D.) and David Scott Stone, a multi instrumentalist artist, former member of LCD Soundsystem, who has recorded and toured with artists like BeckThe MelvinsUnwoundFantômasThe LocustJello BiafraKeiji HainoMike PattonAdam Jones (Tool), MerzbowMasonnaBig BusinessNo AgeJoe Lally, Paul Beahan and John Taylor.

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Fucked Up – Normal People

“Normal People” is from Fucked Up‘s new album ‘Dose your dreams‘, to be released on October 5th. via their new record label, Merge Records.
Musically they sound amazing and their live shows are full of energy, they play in San Diego, CA at Soda Bar on December 5th., make sure to check them out!

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Normal People
I see guys at night drinking in bars, Talking to girls and driving cars. They heard about this place from a magazine, One of their best friends has been. They all laugh and joke like there’s nothing wrong, Like they are right where they belong. She met a guy, they went on a date, she liked him, But it was getting late. He called again, but she let it ring. She needs a little more time to think. She reads the paper on the train, a guy stares the entire way. He got a job right out of school, his place is small, But it has a pool. It’s just a couple of stops away, He feels a sadness that he can’t explain. It’s hard for him to have fun – his mother died when he was young. Yesterday I had a life, I had a home, I wore a smile to sell my soul. My tie was blue and my shirt was white, so why can’t I figure out How to feel alright? I know this could be mine again, If you would just tell me what I need to change. I’ve seen enough, I’ll never go back, I’ll never get my life back on track. They all say so much, but say nothing at all, The world is so big and I feel so fucking small. And then I think to myself and sigh, how can you really give up If you never tried? One day I called in sick, but I was right outside, I just sat down on a bench and cried. I saw this child Playing in the street, his whole life right there under his feet. I knew that what you do, that’s all there is, but then I went Upstairs and sat down at my desk. I don’t fit in, but I don’t feel bad, You can’t miss a feeling that you never had. I know it’s a sham, But it seemed so real, that what I had to be, isn’t who I am. The man I see, he would never dream, I just took the life They handed me. I remember this like it was yesterday, Even though it now seems so far away I’ve learned much more than he’ll ever know, So what do we do now, and where do we go?

Lucero – “Long Way Back Home”

Lucero just released their 9th album, “Among The Ghosts”, on August 3rd via their own imprint Liberty & Lament.

For the song “Long Way Back Home” director Jeff Nichols, who is Ben Nichols (vocals) brother, made this amazing short film of a video for the song starring the always mesmerizing Michael Shannon, and also Garrett Hedlund, Scoot McNairy and Paul Sparks.
If you’re not familiar with Jeff Nichols work, well that’s a shame because you should, he’s the director for such amazing films like “Taking Shelter”, “Loving”, “Shotgun Stories”, “Midnight Special”, “Mud”. And the work / bond that he has created with Michael Shannon is one that not every actor or director are fortunate enough to have.

So, thank you to Lucero for writing this great song and having Jeff Nichols team up again with Michael Shannon so they could create this 7 minute (Americana) short film.

Lucero are on tour right now and will be playing the Observatory in San Diego on Wednesday November 7th, tickets here.

 

 

 

words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.

The Color Forty Nine

The Color Forty Nine just released their gorgeous debut LP on Darla Records.

The self titled album is a thing of beauty to listen to. It’s cut from the same line of albums that were released by R.E.M., the National, Beirut or Wilco. I know the bar is set high there, but this album lives up to it and the some. Why? well because not all artists/bands are able to release such an amazing first album.
From the opening chords of “I Will”, which sets the mood for the rest of the album, this is just impeccable work.

The flow of the album is just right and trying to choose a standout track is difficult since each song is a like a short film in it self, and each one is worthy to be in the album. You can see the stories in the songs you’re hearing. You can feel the weight of the songs while painting vivid pictures in your head.
The way the music plays it’s such as to make it almost feel like a film score, yet once you add the vocals that’s where the journey begins. It shows you the way, it clears the path for you and in a way it tells you which road to go on.

This is an album not to be missed. You should listen to it and share it with loved ones.
Go see them live too since is such a treat to see John Meeks (drums), Jason Hooper (bass), Matt Resovich (keys, violin, etc.) he’s basically the Warren Ellis of the band and Phil Beaumont (vocals).

words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales.

Author & Punisher – Nihil Strength

Author & Punisher “Nihil Strength”, off ‘Beastland‘ available Oct. 5th via Relapse Records.
This song is brutal, intense, is exactly what we needed to hear, it makes you want to scream blasphemies.
Directed by Augie Arredondo

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El visionario del industrial metal AUTHOR & PUNISHER presenta su sexta grabación de larga duración y su debut en Relapse Records, “Beastland”.
Inspirándose en su carrera como ingeniero mecánico, Tristan Shone (el creador y único artista detrás de Author & Punisher) forjó una relación con el diseño, el sonido y la fabricación, de lo que finalmente produjo sus Drone Machines construidas a mano, que mapearon el viaje desde instrumentación tradicional hacia la  maquinaria de precisión personalizadas. Una experimentación robótica en metal industrial, noise, doom y drone, AUTHOR & PUNISHER recuerda Nine Inch Nails canalizando Godflesh, atravesando paisajes sonoros oscuros, intransigentes y a menudo perturbadores con desvíos ocasionales en ricas melodías y destellos de luz. Armado con nuevas Drone Machines y nueva disquera, Beastland es la declaración que define la carrera de AUTHOR & PUNISHER y una poderosa experiencia auditiva que difumina aún más la línea entre el hombre y las máquinas.
Beastland se grabó en la calle K en San Diego, California, diseñado por Tristan Shone y John Cota (Death Eyes). Se realizó una grabación adicional en Las Cruces, NM con Jason Begin (vytear). El álbum es co-producido por Braden Diotte (Faust, EXO // ENDO, Neurosis, Tarantula Hawk), mezclado por Kurt Ballou en God City y masterizado por Brad Boatright en Audiosiege. Arte por Juha Arvid Helminen. – Relapse Records

Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER delivers his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut Beastland. Drawing inspiration from his career as a mechanical engineer, Tristan Shone (the creator and sole artist behind AUTHOR & PUNISHER) forged a relationship with design, sound, and fabrication that ultimately yielded his hand-built “Drone Machines” which mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made “precision machinery.” A robotic experimentation in industrial metal, noise, doom and drone, AUTHOR & PUNISHER recalls Nine Inch Nails channeling Godflesh, traversing through dark, uncompromising, and often disturbing soundscapes with occasional detours into rich melodies and splinters of light. Armed with newly built “Drone Machines” and a new label, Beastland is AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s career-defining statement and a powerful listening experience that further blurs the line between man and machine.
Beastland was recorded at K Street in San Diego, CA and engineered by Tristan Shone & John Cota (Death Eyes). Additional recording was done in Las Cruces, NM with Jason Begin (vytear). The album is co-produced with Braden Diotte (Faust, EXO//ENDO, Neurosis, Tarantula Hawk), mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Album art by Juha Arvid Helminen. – Relapse Records

On August 30th, Author & Punisher is going to perform live at Moustache bar in Tijuana, México, with special guests David Scott Stone (LCD Soundsystem) and Adiós Mundo Cruel.
There are no west coast dates announced yet, don’t miss it!

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Stuart A. Staples – Arrhythmia

Stuart A. Staples just released his second solo album. This one coming 13 years since his debut. The title for it is “Arrhythmia” and is out now via City Slang.

Who is Stuart A. Staples you might ask. And why should it pick your interest. Well, he is the lead singer for one of the most underrated bands of all time. Tindersticks. If you’re not familiar with them yet you should immediately start with either one of their first 2 albums and just follow that rabbit hole and see where it takes you.

Track opener “A New Real” sets the tone for what to expect from the album.

 

 

Yes it’s only 4 tracks on it, but closing track “Music For A Year In Small Paintings” is a 3o minute song that feels like a film score. The piece began its evolution back in 2012 when filmmaker, and long-time Staples collaborator, Claire Denis first saw the serial of works by the painter (and Staples’ partner) Suzanne Osborne and wanted to turn these 365 oil paintings of the sky into a film. As friends and musicians passed through Staples’ studio he asked them to watch and react to the paintings. As Staples explains “From these recordings, I chipped away at its form, guiding and editing. Each time there was an exhibition of the work there was a newly evolved version of the music to accompany it.”

 

Words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales

Adam Yauch

Today we remember Adam Yauch, on what would have been his 54th birthday.

Vinyl Junkies Swap 5 Year Anniversary

Please join us to celebrate 5 years of Vinyl Junkies Record Swap, happening on Saturday August 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the world famous Casbah in San Diego, CA.
Come dig and find those records that are missing from your collection or buy some records for your loved ones, there will be lots of vendors from around SoCal selling thousands of records, free Discogs tote bags and pizza from Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria, drinks and great music by Captain Blackie, DJ Max Trzcinski, Riley Hawk, Dj Jae K, Dj Active and Edeath (half of I think I better follow you around) will also be selecting music from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Come hang out, grab a drink and dig, dig, dig…
This event is 21+

Dj line up:

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Dead Cross – Church of the motherfuckers (Planet B remix)

Dead Cross “Church of the Motherfuckers” Planet B remix from the recently released self-titled EP, available now Ipecac Recordings.

Planet B is the project from Dead Cross bassist  Justin Pearson and Luke Henshaw (Sonido de la Frontera). The duo’s music lays somewhere just out of reach of genre, with aesthetics rooted in hip hop, hardcore punk, turntablism and ’70s/’80s horror movie soundtracks, all of which influenced this remix.

“This is meant to be an extension to the original ‘Church of the Motherfuckers’ video,” explains Justin Pearson of the Israel Henshaw and Jay Strickland directed clip. “Perhaps an interpretation but a realistic view or organized religion in the real world, and in modern times, which is unfortunate. Are well free in this world? This is Jesus Christ, this is religion.”

Video directed by Israel Henshaw and Jay Strickland. Edited by Jay Strickland.
Starring Zoe Coffey and John Brady

Very proud moment for us at I think I better follow you around, to see our daughter Zoe kicking ass in this video.

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