Monday, March 28, 2011
Jon Lorenz (Wasteland Jazz Unit, Art Damage Radio) recorded and uploaded a live set of Palindrones (NSFW) from Cincinnati, Ohio. The lineup is made up of Chris Adams, Emilie and Brad from Pink Film, and Troy Gallagher. So what is this like? Well, just look in the subject line for this, genius!
Anyhoozle, it needs to be said that there's something special about the music that comes from places where the word "cornhole" is used to refer to a game that's a safe version of horse shoes, Christian rock and hardcore are considered cool, there's entire neighborhoods of racist rednecks who attempt to pull off Brooklyn accents, local talk radio is dominated by this guy, and there's nothing to do aside from eating out and going to one of a bazillion multiplexes and crappy shopping malls. There is nothing to do here (or anywhere in the Midwest, save Chicago). Which means that if you want to entertain yourself (or simply maintain your sanity), you're going to have to do it yourself. And the people making it don't simply stare into the abyss... they become it. So when they find an outlet, you better believe that even a flooded river isn't gonna keep the whole shithouse from goin' up in flames. 'Cuz that's just how it's done in the NO COAST, motherfucker.
You can look forward to the Palindrones making some noi... uh, i mean doing some stuff soon.
Audio from live set (3/11/2011)
It looks like Justin Broadrick (ex-Godflesh, Napalm Death)'s project, Jesu, finally pulled out of the slough of mediocrity that it's been mired in for the past five years. Check out "Birth Day" off the new release, Ascension, on Stereogum.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Emilie and Brad are friends of mine who make power electronics and harsh noise. I've been catching their sets since their first show and have been really impressed with what they're doing. The noise scene here has always been very strong and they're just the latest female/male noise project to come out of here. Last night, I bought their first tape, Seppuku. It's unusually good for a demo and the lyrics are taken from Jenny Holzer's "Inflammatory Essays" and Valerie Solanas' "S.C.U.M. Manifesto". Emilie is very interested in Japanese culture (some of you probably caught the reference of the band name), which shows up in the tape's artwork and song titles. There are a limited number of them left, so get ahold of one while you can. Their website, where you can download a couple of live sets from, is here:
http://pinky-violence.blogspot.com (WARNING: Mature Content, NSFW)