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Dälek

Negro Necro Nekros - 2024 Reissue

    Reissue of the album from 1998 that started it all for dälek, this time wth six bonus tracks. The physical includes a 12pg booklet with liner notes by John Morrison and new art from Mikel Elam & Paul Romano.

    When Dälek’s debut, Negro Necro Nekros arrived in the Fall of 1998, hip-hop’s aesthetic and commercial conventions were in a state of upheaval. While mainstream rap had more or less completed the process of full integration into mainstream pop culture, underground hip-hop had mounted an aggressive opposition movement in response.

    Forged in the fires of the East Coast underground music scene in the 90s, Experimental Hip Hop pioneers Dälek has spent decades carving out a unique niche fusing hardcore Hip Hop, noise and a radical approach to sound. From the very beginning, Dälek came out the gate, following in the footsteps of their predecessors Public Enemy while drawing from influences as varied as My Bloody Valentine and German experimentalists Faust, Dälek have succeeded in adding completely new textural and structural dimensions to rap music. Since 1998, they’ve released seven studio albums and countless EPs, singles and collaborations.


    TRACK LISTING

    1. Swollen Tongue Bums
    2. Three Rocks Blessed
    3. Images Of .44 Casings
    4. The Untraveled Road
    5. Praise Be The Man
    6. And Hell Is Coming With Us
    7. Pelt I’s To End (Demo Instrumental)
    8. Gates Of Dawn (Instrumental)
    9. Praise Be The Man (Remix)
    10. Cement (Demo Instrumental)
    11. Sweetwood Sound Session 404

    Melvins

    Tarantula Heart

      The Melvins new album Tarantula Heart is like nothing the band has ever done before. Probably the best record they’ve ever recorded. Certainly one of their weirdest. The five song album centers around the mammoth 19-minute opening track “Pain Equals Funny” and the noise laden heavy hitter “Working the Ditch.”

      In addition to the core three members, also appearing on the album are second drummer Roy Mayorga (Ministry, Soulfly, Stone Sour and Nausea) and We Are The Asteroid guitar player Gary Chester, who the Melvins recently toured with.

      “The way we approached Tarantula Heart was different than any other Melvins’ album,” explains Buzz Osborne. “I had Dale and Roy Mayorga come in and play along with Steven and I to some riffs, then I took those sessions and figured out what parts would work and wrote new music to fit. This isn’t a studio approach we’ve ever taken. Usually we have the songs written BEFORE we start recording!”

      Buzz often surprises fans and friends with the diverse influences that factor into his process; you’re just as likely to find him enjoying Judy Garland classics one moment and diving into the raw energy of The Birthday Party the next. Drawing inspiration from the legendary Miles Davis, a master of the improvisation studio approach which showcased the talent and creativity of his collaborators certainly influenced Osborne’s approach to Tarantula Heart.

      Without question Tarantula Heart is a huge milestone for the Melvins. it’s rock solid sound wise and looks great with brilliantly executed cover art by Mackie Osborne.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Pain Equals Funny
      2. Working The Ditch
      3. She’s Got Weird Arms
      4. Allergic To Food
      5. Smiler

      CNTS

      Thoughts & Prayers

        After a whirlwind of tragedies, both global and personal, guitarist Mike Crain (Dead Cross, Retox, Festival Of Dead Deer), drummer Kevin Avery (Retox, Planet B) and vocalist Matt Cronk (Qui) are back with new guitarist Koko Arabian and bassist Rico Adair and their sophomore release.

        Following the release of their 2019 debut, Cunts, CNTS were able to squeeze in one short tour before the world went on hold. The lockdown was spent recording and plotting, in preparation for future CNTS endeavors. However, all plans would be shelved when Matt Cronk was injured in a car wreck, resulting in a surgical mishap leaving him with a paralyzed vocal cord, unable to speak, let alone sing. CNTS heavy-heartedly announced their demise. During this period the members of CNTS pursued other projects until winter 2023 when, against the predictions of his doctors, Cronk’s injured vocal cord began to heal and within two months his voice returned. By March CNTS felt confident that they could give it another go.

        Reinvigorated by Cronk’s recovery and their new lineup, CNTS spent the rest of the year hard at work on their new record, Thoughts & Prayers, the title inspired by the banality of our collective reaction to crises. With a great deal of inspiration from their recent challenges, CNTS have channelled several years of frustration and hardship into a well articulated and aggressive statement. Songs such as “Smart Mouth,” and “Thoughts And Prayers,” chronicle Cronk’s pain and anger throughout his various injuries and subsequent recovery. “I Don’t Work For You,” and “Eating You Alive,” deal with the inequity inherent in modern life. “For A Good Time (Don’t Call Her)” is a screed about the age-old theme of fighting with one’s romantic partner.


        TRACK LISTING

        I Won't Work For You
        Thoughts & Prayers
        Smart Mouth
        Dear Sir
        For A Good Time (Don't Call Her)
        Alone
        Eating You Alive
        Real Truth
        Junkie
        Drown

        General Patton Vs. The X-Ecutioners

        General Patton Vs. The X-Ecutioners - Ipecac 25th Anniversary

          Next year is Ipecac’s 25th Anniversary, and they couldn’t have made it this long without the support of independent record shops. To start the celebrations, they’re releasing the 2005 album from General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners on vinyl for the first time ever… and it’s only available to independent retailers, pressed on Silver Streak coloured vinyl.

          The release teams up Mike Patton, the legendary frontman for Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk and countless others, with one of the most respected DJ crews in all of hip-hop, The XEcutioners.

          The collaboration came about after both factions performed a few improvisational live shows together. With the sweet scent of chemistry soon wafting through the air, it was decided to take it a step further - collaborate on a full-on recording. What you get are 23 tracks that approximate a head-on collision between hip-hop and the wild and whacky world of Ipecac.

          TRACK LISTING

          "X-Men Doctrine And Declaration: Target=40:40:11N 73:56:38W"
          "General P. Counterintelligence: Target=37:47:36N 122:33:17W"
          "¡Get Up, Punk! 0200 Hrs. (Joint Special Operations Task Force)"
          "Roc Raida: Riot Control Agent / Combat Stress Control"
          "Improvised Explosive Device 0300 Hrs."
          "¡Vaqueros Y Indios! (Joint Special Operations Task Force)"
          "Precision Guided Needle-Dropping and Larynx Munitions (PGNDLM)"
          "Duelling Banjo Marching Drill"
          "Battle Hymn Of The Technics Republic”
          "¡Fire In The Hole! 0400 Hrs. (Joint Special Operations Task Force)"
          "Convulsive Antidote For Nerve Agent Autoinjector (CANAA)"
          "Modified Combined Obstacle Overlay (MCOO) …or... "How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the Turntables""
          "Surprise Swing Insurgency / Tabla and Tongue Twist Counterattack / "Dragon Seeks Path""
          "¡Kamikaze! 0500 Hrs. ("Take A Piece Of Me")"
          ""We'll Paint This Town" -- Throat and Phonograph Fire Support Coordination Measures (TPFSCM)"
          "Imitative Electromagnetic Deception (IED) / Digital Nonsecure Voice Terminal (DNVT)"
          "A.W.O.L. Block Party Brawl 0600 Hrs."
          "Eastside Multichannel Tactical Scratch Communications (EMTSC)"
          "¡Pimps Up, Aces High! 0700 Hrs. (Westside Swashbuckling Parade)"
          "Warcry / Infrared R'n'B Hallucination / Jungle Operations Exfiltration System"
          "L.O.L. - ¡Loser On Line! (Hate The Player, Hate The Game)"
          "Low Altitude Vocal Parachute Extraction System (LAVPES)"
          "Battle Damage Assessment And Repair / White Flag Surrender / "Wake Me Up In Heaven""

          Palms

          Palms - 10th Anniversary Edition

            Finally back in print for it's 10th Anniversary, the one and only Palms album featuring Chino Moreno of Deftones/Crosses with members of the band Isis. Features two new tracks never before released physically.

            The vinyl has been out of print since it’s initial release in 2013 and has been going for $100+ on Discogs in recent years. With this reissue, the band has added two new tracks “Opening Titles” and “End Credits”. These songs were unearthed earlier this year and released as a digital single. This will be the one-and-only time they’ll be released physically, as part of the limited 2LP gatefold release.

            TRACK LISTING

            1 Opening Titles
            2 Future Warrior
            3 Patagonia
            4 Mission Sunset
            5 Shortwave Radio
            6 Tropics
            7 Antarctic Handshake
            8 End Credits

            Oxbow

            Love's Holiday

              “I’ve always been chagrined that no one understood that our songs were love songs,” says Oxbow vocalist and lyricist Eugene Robinson, while reflecting on the band’s output from the last 35 years. Love may not have been the most obvious muse in their earlier work, but the subject has never been more apparent than on their eighth studio album, and first new music in six years, ‘Love’s Holiday’. “But now listening to a record of exclusively love songs I can see how no one saw that,” Robinson admits. “My problem is how I think about love as this affects how I feel about it, instead of the other way around.”

              The band again worked with Grammy-winning engineer and co-producer Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, My Morning Jacket). ‘Love’s Holiday’ is the third Oxbow album recorded with Chiccarelli, and the band members uniformly state that their trust in him allowed the album to venture into even more inviting directions, featuring guest appearances from Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Jellyfish), Lingua Ignota, a choir and a string quartet.

              Artwork by Aaron Turner (Isis, Sumac).

              For fans of Mark Lanegan, Soundgarden, Nick Cave, The Jesus Lizard.

              TRACK LISTING

              Ahead
              Icy White & Crystalline
              Lovely Murk (ft. Lingua Ignota)
              1000 Hours (ft. Roger Joseph Manning Jr.)
              All Gone
              The Night The Room
              Started Burning
              " "
              Million Dollar Weekend
              The Second Talk
              Gunwale

              Tomahawk

              Anonymous

                In 2012, Ipecac released the first three Tomahawk albums as part of a limited edition Record Store Day Box Set. Then in 2013, they released the fourth album, Oddfellows. All have been out of print for the past ten years, until now.

                Tomahawk is the rock supergroup featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard), John Stanier (Battles, Helmet) and various bassists including Kevin Rutmanis (Melvins) on the debut album, and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle) on Oddfellows.

                This is the first time Mit Gas and Anonymous have been available individually outside of the box set.


                TRACK LISTING

                1. War Song
                2. Mescal Rite 1
                3. Ghost Dance
                4. Red Fox
                5. Cradle Song
                6. Antelope Ceremony
                7. Song Of Victory
                8. Omaha Dance
                9. Sun Dance
                10. Mescal Rite 2
                11. Totem
                12. Crow Dance
                13. Long, Long Weary Day

                Tomahawk

                Mit Gas

                  In 2012, Ipecac released the first three Tomahawk albums as part of a limited edition Record Store Day Box Set. Then in 2013, they released the fourth album, Oddfellows. All have been out of print for the past ten years, until now.

                  Tomahawk is the rock supergroup featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard), John Stanier (Battles, Helmet) and various bassists including Kevin Rutmanis (Melvins) on the debut album, and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle) on Oddfellows.

                  This is the first time Mit Gas and Anonymous have been available individually outside of the box set.


                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Birdsong
                  2. Rape This Day
                  3. You Can't Win
                  4. Mayday
                  5. Rotgut
                  6. Capt Midnight
                  7. Desastre Natural
                  8. When The Stars Begin To Fall
                  9. Harelip
                  10. Harlem Clowns
                  11. Aktion 13fh

                  Melvins

                  The Bulls & The Bees + Electroretard - 2023 Reissue

                    The first time on vinyl for the complete collection of these two albums together in one package with special 12 page booklet included

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. The War On Wisdom
                    2. We Are Doomed
                    3. Friends Before Larry
                    4. A Really Long Wait
                    5. National Hamster
                    6. Shit Storm
                    7. Youth Of America
                    8. Gluey Porch Treatments
                    9. Revolve
                    10. Missing
                    11. Lovely Butterflies
                    12. Tipping The Lion
                    13. Interstellar Overdrive

                    Melvins

                    Tres Cabrones - 2023 Reissue

                      Vinyl reissue of the band's 2013 release featuring their 1983 lineup. First time ever available on vinyl.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Doctor Mule
                      2. City Dump
                      3. American Cow
                      4. Tie My Pecker To A Tree
                      5. Dogs And Cattle Prods
                      6. Psychodelic Haze
                      7. 99 Bottles Of Beer
                      8. I Told You I Was Crazy
                      9. Stump Farmer
                      10. In The Army Now
                      11. Walter's Lips
                      12. Stick'em Bitch

                      Melvins

                      Houdini Live 2005 - 2023 Reissue

                        The live album from 2006 of Melvins performing their legendary album, Houdini. First time ever on vinyl!

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Pearl Bomb (Live)
                        2. Hooch (Live)
                        3. Night Goat (Live)
                        4. Lizzie (Live)
                        5. Going Blind (Live)
                        6. Cop-Ache (Live)
                        7. Set Me Straight/DCH (Live)
                        8. Sky Pup (Live)
                        9. Teet (Live)
                        10. Joan Of Arc (Live)
                        11. Honey Bucket (Live)
                        12. Hag Me (Live)
                        13. Spread Eaglebeagle (Live)

                        Tomahawk

                        Oddfellows - 2023 Reissue

                          The 2013 album from the rock supergroup featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard), John Stanier (Helmet, Battles) and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantomas). The album has pretty much been out-of-print since it was released in 2013, and it's being brought back for it’s 10th Anniversary.

                          Tomahawk

                          Tomahawk - 2023 Reissue

                            The 2001 debut album from the rock supergroup featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard), John Stanier (Helmet, Battles) and Kevin Rutmanis (Melvins, Cows). The long out-of-print album has never been available individually, only as part of a 2012 limited Record Store Day box set featuring the band’s first three albums that goes for $200+ on Discogs.

                            King Garbage

                            Heavy Metal Greasy Love

                              King Garbage, with their contemporary take on American Soul, return with a new album, ‘Heavy Metal Greasy Love’, released via Ipecac Recordings.

                              Long-time friends and GRAMMY Award-nominated producers Zach Cooper and Vic Dimotsis have quietly impacted pop, R&B and hiphop with production credits for everyone from The Weeknd and SZA to Ellie Goulding, Gallant and Billy Porter.

                              In 2021, Vic and Zach co-wrote ‘Sing’ for Jon Batiste’s ‘We Are’. It gathered eight GRAMMY Award nominations, including Album Of The Year. They also penned ‘Sweeter’ (featuring Terrace Martin) on Leon Bridges’ ‘Gold-Diggers Sound’, which notched a GRAMMY nod in the category of Best R&B Album.

                              It’s a taste of retro without being a reproduction. The music is crispy, searing, spacious, sandy and welded with perfect dimes at the seams.

                              Breaking from the ‘rough and ruddy’ vibe of their first record, ‘Make It Sweat’, King Garbage incorporated a rock ‘n’ roll spirit within this soul sphere. They teased the album with ‘Piper’ and ‘Peanut Butter Kisses’ before revealing the single ‘Busy On A Saturday Night’. On the track, vocals hum barely above a whisper as clean guitar wraps around horns before the high register hook takes hold. It ends on a crescendo straight out of a Sixties cop show.

                              Bass-y piano revs up ‘Monster Truck’, which Zach calls “somewhere between musical theater and classic rock.”

                              Meanwhile, ‘Checkmate’ moves ice cold vocals and boisterous horns across the board. Saxophone, flute, and clarinet soundtrack a ‘Fargolike tale’ on ‘Snow’, unfolding “like what a big band should play in a strip club.” In the end, ‘Heavy Metal Greasy Love’ is as smooth as King Garbage are.

                              For fans of The Black Pumas, Alabama Shakes, Daptone Records.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Checkmate
                              Let Em Talk
                              I Miss Mistakes
                              Snow
                              Busy On A Saturday Night
                              Monster Truck
                              Never Die
                              Piper
                              Peanut Butter Kisses

                              Melvins

                              Hostile Ambient Takeover

                                ‘Hostile Ambient Takeover’ is the band’s 2002 album available on LP for the first time, pressed onto baby pink coloured vinyl.

                                Melvins

                                Working With God

                                  ‘Working With God’ is the new studio album from Melvins, featuring the 1983 line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Mike Dillard. This is the first time the trio have recorded together since ‘Tres Cabrones’.

                                  ‘Working With God’ is Melvins’ 28th (yes, 28th) full-length studio release and their first since 2018’s ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’.

                                  The band have been one of the most lauded hard rock bands to have helped develop the Grunge and Sludge scenes.

                                  The new album is one of their most melodic and playful records - not just another ‘metal’ record, this will translate easily to hard rock and even mainstream rock fans as well.

                                  The songs on the album are originals except for their take on Harry Nilsson’s classic ‘Fuck You’ and the well-known ‘Good Night Sweetheart’ that finishes off the album.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  I Fuck Around
                                  Negative No No
                                  Bouncing Rick
                                  Caddy Daddy
                                  Brian, The Horse-Faced Goon
                                  Boy Mike
                                  Fuck You
                                  The Great Good Place
                                  Hot Fish
                                  Hund
                                  Goodnight Sweet Heart

                                  JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland

                                  Oscillospira

                                    Brooklyn based composer/producer/performer JG Thirlwell (Foetus, Manorexia, Xordox) - who has collaborated with the likes of Zola Jesus, Melvins, Swans, Kronos Quartet and is the composer for the highly acclaimed animated TV series ‘Archer’ and ‘Venture Bros’ - and Swedish multiinstrumentalist and theatre music composer Simon Steensland collaborate on a new album, ‘Oscillospira’.

                                    Different yet complementary, both creators make idiosyncratic music that can be characterised by dramatic intensity, shadowy suspense, darkness and light, sometimes breath-taking and always evocative cinematics. ‘Oscillospira’ is an odyssey of dark chamber prog with a cinematic bent, a largely instrumental album with eerie choral parts.

                                    For fans of Adult Swim/FX animation shows, Nine Inch Nails, Mike Patton, David Lynch soundtracks.

                                    “Andrew Lloyd Webber in the haus, punching Magma in the nuts” - Mike Patton (Ipecac, Faith No More)

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Catholic Deceit
                                    Heron
                                    Night Shift
                                    Papal Stain
                                    Heresy Flank
                                    Mare
                                    Crystal Night
                                    Redbug

                                    Human Impact

                                    Human Impact

                                      Human Impact, the New York-based outfit that features members of Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop and Swans are releasing their self-titled, debut album. Human Impact are Chris Spencer (Unsane) vocal, guitar, Chris Pravdica (Swans, Xiu Xiu) bass, Jim Coleman (Cop Shoot Cop) electronics, Phil Puleo (Cop Shoot Cop, Swans) drums.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      November
                                      E605
                                      Protester
                                      Portrait
                                      Respirator
                                      Cause
                                      Consequences
                                      Relax
                                      Unstable
                                      This Dead Sea

                                      Mike Patton & Jean-Claude Vannier

                                      Corpse Flower

                                        Mike Patton has teamed up with legendary French producer Jean-Claude Vannier (Serge Gainsbourg) for an album of sleazy pop rock that will appeal to fans of Patton’s projects such as Peeping Tom, Lovage and Mr. Bungle.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Ballade C.3.3
                                        Camion
                                        Chansons D'Amour
                                        Cold Sun Warm Beer
                                        Browning
                                        Hungry Ghost
                                        Corpse Flower
                                        Insolubles
                                        On Top Of The World
                                        Yard Bull
                                        A Schoolgirl's Day
                                        Pink And Bleue

                                        Melvins

                                        Pinkus Abortion Technician

                                          Melvins released their album ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ in Spring 2018. It featured both ongoing Melvins bassplayer Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Butthole Surfers and occasional Melvins bottom ender Jeff Pinkus on bass. ‘Stop Moving To Florida’ is a medley of the James Gang’s ‘Stop’ and Butthole Surfers’ ‘Moving To Florida’. The band also cover The Beatles’ ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ and Butthole Surfers’ ‘Graveyard’ on the eight-song release.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Stop Moving To Florida
                                          Embrace The Rub
                                          Don’t Forget To Breathe
                                          Flamboyant Duck
                                          Break Bread
                                          I Want To Hold Your
                                          Hand
                                          Prenup Butter
                                          Grave Yard

                                          Dead Cross

                                          Dead Cross

                                            Dead Cross, the SoCal hardcore outfit featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer), release a self-titled, four-track EP via Ipecac Recordings.

                                            Dead Cross emerged out of a series of impractical schemes, fallen-through plans and last-minute musical experimentation. Shows were scheduled before a single song was written, fans were formed before even one show was played. The chaos of its creation seems apt; after all, the band is comprised entirely of artists who have thrived playing tightly-coiled turmoil - intelligent dissonance disguised as disorder.

                                            Consisting of Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantomas, Mr. Bungle), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City) and Michael Crain (Retox), the impressive, expansive and eclectic list of prior bands collectively played in would be enough to ensure the unyielding ferocity of the music... but a resume isn’t necessary, here. Dead Cross stands on their own, speaking volumes with their multilayered evil-genius vocals, manic guitar riffs and brutal rhythms.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Seizure And Desist
                                            Idiopathic
                                            Obedience School
                                            Shillelagh
                                            Bela Lugosi's Dead
                                            Divine Filth
                                            Grave Slave
                                            The Future Has Been Cancelled
                                            Gag Reflex
                                            Church Of The Motherfuckers

                                            Melvins

                                            A Walk With Love & Death

                                              The dual albums find the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald showcasing two distinct sides to the band’s music: Death, a proper Melvins’ release and Love, the score to the Jesse Nieminen directed, self-produced short also titled A Walk With Love and Death

                                              “This was a huge undertaking,” explained band ringleader Buzz Osborne. “All three things: the album, the soundtrack and the film are benchmarks for us.”

                                              Drummer Dale Crover added, “A Walk With Love and Death is one giant, dark, moody, psychotic head trip! Not for the faint of heart. You'll sleep with the lights on after listening.”

                                              The albums, which include guests Joey Santiago (The Pixies), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes/Crystal Fairy) and Anna Waronker (That Dog), were co-produced with engineer Toshi Kosai.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              DISC 1: DEATH
                                              1 Black Heath
                                              2 Sober-delic (acid Only)
                                              3 Euthanasia
                                              4 What's Wrong With You?
                                              5 Edgar The Elephant
                                              6 Flaming Creature
                                              7 Christ Hammer
                                              8 Cactus Party
                                              9 Cardboa Negro

                                              DISC 2: LOVE
                                              1 Aim High
                                              2 Queen Powder Party
                                              3 Street Level St. Paul
                                              4 The Hidden Joice
                                              5 Give It To Me
                                              6 Chicken Butt
                                              7 Eat Yourself Out
                                              8 Scooba
                                              9 Halfway To The Bakersfield Mall
                                              10 Pacoima Normal
                                              11 Park Head
                                              12 T-Burg
                                              13 Track Star
                                              14 The Asshole Bastard

                                              Crystal Fairy

                                              Crystal Fairy

                                                Crystal Fairy are a new band featuring Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes), Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (Mars Volta, At The Drive In), King Buzzo (The Melvins, Fantomas) and Dale Crover (The Melvins, Altamont). It might seem like an unlikely musical match until you hear the primal pounding energy that’s psychedelic, psychotic, off kilter, unsafe and uncommon.

                                                The whole idea for Crystal Fairy began when The Melvins and Le Butcherettes toured together and The Melvins started doing the song ‘Rebel Girl’ with Teri at the end of their set.

                                                Teri sings, plays guitar and keyboards, Omar plays bass, Buzzo plays guitar and Dale’s on drums. It’s simple, sturdy and perfect. Between the four members they have like 150 years of musical experience and something like 40,000 records. Crystal Fairy are different, a stunning combination of punk, metal, psycho rock, blood rock and rabid rhythmic excitement.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Chiseler
                                                Drugs On The Bus
                                                Necklace Of Divorce
                                                Moth Tongue
                                                Crystal Fairy
                                                Secret Agent Rat
                                                Under Trouble
                                                Bent Teeth
                                                Posesion
                                                Sweet Self
                                                Vampire X-Mass

                                                Melvins

                                                Basses Loaded

                                                  It’s 2016 and the Melvins have an album called ‘Basses Loaded’ that features six different bass players. The new Melvins bass players for this go around are Steve McDonald from the legendary Los Angeles glam punk band Redd Kross and their old friend Krist Novoselic from Nirvana.

                                                  Making return appearances are former and probably future bass players Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle / Fantomas), Jared Warren (Big Business) and Dale Crover.

                                                  According to King Buzzo, “More is more! As hard as it might be to believe, all of these bass players contribute something of their own to ‘Basses Loaded’ which gives the whole album a good kick right in its big fat ass.”

                                                  Recording with Krist Novoselic is something that should have happened a long time ago but rumour has it that he’s been busy doing things like playing bass with Paul McCartney and getting his ass inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

                                                  Butthole Surfer and Honky member Jeff Pinkus played on the Melvins’ album ‘Hold It In’ and has toured with the band in the last few years.

                                                  Trevor Dunn recorded the ‘Freak Puke’ album with the band as well as played bass on the Melvins’ record-setting US tour where they played all 50 states plus DC in 51 days. This was also released as a tour DVD last year entitled ‘Across The USA In 51 Days, The Movie!’

                                                  Jared Warren is a Melvins veteran, having recorded ‘The Senile Animal’, ‘Nude With Boots’ and ‘The Bride Screamed Murder ‘albums, as well as the ‘The Bulls And The Bees’ EP.

                                                  Dale Crover is usually the Melvins’ drummer but slid over to bass when they brought back original drummer Mike Dillard for the ‘Tres Cabrones’ album (this line up was called Melvins 1983).

                                                  Steve McDonald has been in Redd Kross since he was 11 and he’s also a founding member of Los Angeles hardcore band OFF!.

                                                  Le Butcherettes

                                                  Shave The Pride

                                                    ‘Shave The Pride’ comes from Mexican trio Le Butcherettes’ third album ‘A Raw Youth’.

                                                    The track, which according to the band’s Teri Gender Bender was originally titled ‘Pogonophobia’ (the fear of beards), is a commentary on societal apathy: “The outrage and frustration are this time directed in particular to society’s ‘beard’,” explains Gender Bender. “The beard symbolizes our unwillingness to view all perceptions of the story, empathy, angles, life… hiding behind the mass… mass media, laziness, etc.”

                                                    Side B is an unreleased track featuring King Buzzo from the Melvins on guitar and vocals.

                                                    What they’re saying about Teri Gender Bender:

                                                    “Most volatile woman in rock” - LA Weekly

                                                    “Breakout star” - Chicago Tribune

                                                    “She’s a star. It’s like a great character in a movie. You want to know what happens when the movie is over. You want to know the rest of the story.” - Henry Rollins

                                                    Le Butcherettes have toured with such acts as Faith No More, Melvins and Antemasque.

                                                    Red vinyl 7” produced by Omar Rodriguez Lopez (At The Drive In, Mars Volta, Antemasque).

                                                    Mark Lanegan

                                                    Houston: Publishing Demos 2002

                                                      Mark Lanegan first rose to fame with his band the Screaming Trees in the '90s. Like other noted artists Lanegan has carved out a strong identity of his own as a vocalist and songwriter informed by the blues but willing to take his darkly poetic sensibility wherever his muse was pointing him, from hard rock to electronica.

                                                      At the time, The Screaming Trees had recently disbanded and Lanegan was in the early years of his solo offerings (at this point he had released a mere five solo albums). The songs on Houston (Publishing Demos 2002), were written, recorded, then shelved until now, with the release of this12-song collection of previously unreleased demos via Ipecac.

                                                      Justice Records' Randall Jamail produced the album. Art was done by The Mekons' Jon Langford.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. No Cross
                                                      2. Two Horses
                                                      3. When It's In You (Methamphetamine Blues)
                                                      4. High Life
                                                      5. I'll Go Where You Send Me
                                                      6. Grey Goes Black
                                                      7. The Primitives
                                                      8. Blind
                                                      9. Halcyon Daze
                                                      10. Nothing Much To Mention
                                                      11. A Suite For Dying Love
                                                      12. Way To Tomorrow

                                                      ‘Sol Invictus’, Faith No More’s highly anticipated follow-up to ‘Album Of The Year’, arrives via Reclamation Recordings / Ipecac Recordings.

                                                      ‘Sol Invictus’ is the band’s first new album in 18 years.

                                                      ‘Sol Invictus’ was produced by Bill Gould and recorded in the band’s Oakland, California studio.

                                                      Faith No More have influenced bands of all genres, including System Of A Down, Incubus, Muse and more.

                                                      The single ‘Motherf*cker’ heralded the arrival of the album and was followed by ‘Superhero’. Both songs feature on the album along with eight other brand new tracks.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Sol Invictus
                                                      Superhero
                                                      Sunny Side Up
                                                      Separation Anxiety
                                                      Cone Of Shame
                                                      Rise Of The Fall
                                                      Black Friday
                                                      Motherf*cker
                                                      Matador
                                                      From The Dead

                                                      Zu

                                                      Cortar Todo

                                                        Zu are an Italian instrumental / experimental music band from Rome.

                                                        Zu release their brand new full length via Ipecac Recordings, entitled ‘Cortar Todo’, recorded in the countryside near Bologna, Italy, in the summer of 2014.

                                                        The album features some very special guests including keyboard player Joey Karam (The Locust), Italian guitar maverick Stefano Pilia (who plays regularly with the likes of Mike Watt, David Grubbs and Rokia Traore) and, perhaps most unexpectedly, a field recording of an indigenous Shipibo medicine man recorded by Zu bass player Massimo during his travels around the Amazon.

                                                        The band have previously toured with Mike Patton as Zu / Patton Quartet.

                                                        For Fans of John Zorn, Mike Patton, Noise.

                                                        “... combining the abstractions of Sonic Youth with the out-there explorations of the best free jazz” - The Times

                                                        The Unsemble is a collaboration of three very notable musical personalities....

                                                        You may know of Duane Denison (guitar, keyboards) from his work with Tomahawk and The Jesus Lizard, among others. He's in fine form here. You might know of Alexander Hacke (bass, electronics) from his work with Einsturzende Neubauten, Crime and the City Solution, and his film and production work. He's at the top of his game these days. You probably don't know of Brian Kotzur (drums, keyboards) but you should. He has worked with Silver Jews and Harmony Korine, both quite popular with indie hipsters, slackers, etc. He's got moves, just you wait.

                                                        Recorded in the summer of 2012, these 15 instrumental tracks are the result of an intense 2 week period of sonic exploration. Some are carefully composed and arranged, others are freely improvised. The moods range from calm and dreamy to agitated and chaotic.

                                                        This supergroup is transcending far beyond their past projects and cultivating a brand new sound. When asked about the project, Denison stated in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone: “We wanted to work on something that was typically not what we do.” He continued, “something that’s not so rock and riff-based and overdriven in that way.”

                                                        The Unsemble, a 15-song collection recorded in Denison’s adopted hometown of Nashville, meets the legendary Jesus Lizard guitar player’s hopes of a more organic feel with the band effortlessly volleying between careful compositions and improvisation. The result is an album that is experimental, clever and inclusive of numerous subgenres and cultures.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Krishna
                                                        2. Circles
                                                        3. Improv 1
                                                        4. Act 3
                                                        5. Chaingang
                                                        6. Neon
                                                        7. Improv 2
                                                        8. Shadows
                                                        9. Improv 3
                                                        10. Waves
                                                        11. Improv 4
                                                        12. Circles Revisited
                                                        13. Improv 5
                                                        14. Cyclone
                                                        15. Voices

                                                        "If ever there was a soundtrack in search of its correspondent in the world of film, this album Guano Padano would definitely be in good company with the works of Fellini, Leone, Jarmusch and Sofia Coppola."

                                                        It would not do much more than the words of Joey Burns of Calexico, referring to the band's first album, to best describe the world around which the band of Danilo Gallo (bass), Alessandro "Asso" Stefana (guitar) and Zeno De Rossi (drums), the latter also forces the band to Vinicio Capossela.

                                                        The imagery is rich in nuances, just as the sunset of one of those western movies so much love that the three and now has provided inspiration for the main round which bind: there are morriconiane the atmosphere of the films of Sergio Leone, but also of dozens of smaller films that marked an unrepeatable Italian cinema season. And then the desert rock, country, folk, jazz cross, of course, the blues and even surf influences.

                                                        The first eponymous album, released first for the U.S. Important Records (October 2009) and later in Italy for Tremoloa (April 2010), is a splendid example of the class of Guano Padano, accompanied for the occasion by a number of guests from Dizziness: Alessandro Alessandroni (whistling the unforgettable soundtracks morriconiane), Gary Lucas (guitarist Jeff Buckley and Captain Beefheart), Chris Speed (clarinet, collaborator of John Zorn etc.) and Bobby Solo, called upon to interpret an old song Hank Williams, Ramblin 'Man, with a master's touch.

                                                        After a long series of accolades from the international press and also a valuable 45 rpm - Tremoloa in collaboration with Bronson - where have reread Our two classic westerns such as "Hey, man ... there Sabata, you closed! " and "The day of wrath", the Guano Padano are going to do their real comeback record with "2", easy way behind which lies another great job.

                                                        Among American, echoes of the Middle and Far East, the night freight trains passing through Nashville and Cajun cuisine and flavors of Abruzzo, "2" is an album incredibly rich, almost to leaf through a photo album with passion until new and never predictable epiphanies. Around the trio were again gathered names of the highest level as those, among others, Marc Ribot (John Zorn, Tom Waits, etc..), Even Chris Speed, the versatile Mike Patton (who has included in its own project Stefana Mondo Cane), Paolo Botti (viola), Vincenzo Vasi (theremin to) and Paul Niehaus of Lambchop.
                                                        *In short, the diligence of Guano Padano and 'coming in, carrying, once again, rare and valuable ...

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Last Night
                                                        2. Zebulon
                                                        3. One Man Bank
                                                        4. Gran Bazaar
                                                        5. Gumbo
                                                        6. Bellavista
                                                        7. Lynch
                                                        8. Miss Chan
                                                        9. El Cayote
                                                        10. Praire Fire (featuring Mike Patton)
                                                        11. Nashville
                                                        12. Un Occhio Verso Tokyo
                                                        13. Sleep Walk

                                                        Fantomas

                                                        Delirium Cordia

                                                          Third release from Mike Patton's Fantomas, and this one showcases a quieter side of Fantomas. Possibly the soundtrack to a very dark fever induced nightmare, the momentary ambience is followed by chaos and confusion. Needless to say this won't be a daytime radio hit!!!

                                                          The Fantomas Melvins Big Band

                                                          Millennium Monsterwork

                                                            A collaboration between The Melvins, and Mike Patton's Fantomas. Recorded live in San Francisco, December 2000.

                                                            Tomahawk

                                                            Tomahawk

                                                              Powerful, intense new album from this band made up of Mike Patton (Faith No More), Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard), John Stanier (Helmet) and Kevin Rutmanis (Melvins).

                                                              Melvins

                                                              The Maggot

                                                                First of three new albums from this band who influenced Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney, amongst others.

                                                                Melvins

                                                                The Crybaby

                                                                  3rd in the series of three new albums from the Melvins. This one includes contributions from: Tool, Faith No More, Hank Williams III, Jim Foetus, Jesus Lizard, Helmet and best of all 70's teen idol Leif Garrett, covering "Smells Like Teen Spirit"!


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