Trash Eyes - “Pork Wrinkle”

Feed the rockabilly needs for your soul with Trash Eyes' new single.  (Also, how awesome is that band name?) What sounds to me like a baritone guitar (although I'll probably find out it's just a normal guitar with a pedal) meanders over some simple, lo-fi beats and other percussives.  The gothic Americana tune veers to the dark side.  The instrumental tune gives spaghetti western a Richmond address. 

GWAR Will Be On The Hunt For Oderus Urungus on Upcoming Tour - Metal Injection

Gwar reveals details on their upcoming tour via Metal Injection.net and unveils new FEMALE Gwar member, Vulvatron, which sounds like some Seinfeld Megatron mashup but really she just squeezes bloody milk from her rock n’ roll titties.  Richmonders will have to travel to Norfolk (The Norva) see our hometown heroes perform on this run.

Gilmore Guys - Blue Dress EP

The garage rock gods are smiling on Richmond right now because of so much great output in the genre of late. No strangers to the scene, Gilmore Guys are just one of the latest surf-inspired grungers to release an album.  This one is called the Blue Dress EP.  For fans of The Milkstains or The Nervous Ticks, Gilmore Guys are punk rock with a buzzing twist. 

Windhand live @ 31st Street Pub, Pittsburgh, 9/5/14 (video by Digitallive / Video Nihilism)

Occult Rock.com has released a footage (3 different camera angles edited down) from Windhand's recent Pittsburgh show, and it's the next best thing to seeing them live.  Catch them on tour now before they head down under with Beastwars in October, and be sure to pre-order their upcoming split with Salem’s Pot (starting 9/27) on Easyrider Records and their live album from Roadburn Fest 2014 (now).  Limited edition awesomeness and such.

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tin-type photo by Clement Photography

Mutant Academy - Open House

I’m just catching up on some lapsed posts, and Mutant Academy released an album in the beginning of the summer. The collaboration project featuring Wise Inquisition and Henny L.O. (aka Marcus Law) will shock your senses their respective flows.  Guest musicians and/or producers include Nickelus F, Allen Analog, 50 Yen, Kiara Ra.ve and more. We’re currently digging on “Da Soss” with the dissonant saxophone sample and “Groovin’ High” with words faster than lightning.

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Recinos - “Flood Slave”

Check out the new instrumental grunge pop tune by Recinos (as in Evan Recinos) called “Flood Slave.”  If this doesn’t make you think of the Blue Man Group with black everything, then I’ve failed you.

New phone cover #dreamcatcher

New phone cover #dreamcatcher

#theblackoutshift @wonderlandrva last night (at Wonderland RVA)

#theblackoutshift @wonderlandrva last night (at Wonderland RVA)

Dark Key the Blac Sheep - Black and Blues

There is a new concept album by Dark Key the Blac Sheep called Black and Blues.  The experimental spoken word/hip hop/jazz album

He says, “After being brutally attacked and beaten, Dark Key was rescued by his ancestors and placed in the light of the sun. There he underwent mysterious happen[ing]s unknown to the creatures of earth and most beings. Reemerging from the brightest of lights, he is known as the Blac Sheep. This album is based on the experiences of one US citizen. A man. A human. A being of life. It was not created in hate, malice, or with ill intent. It is simply one man venting the frustrations of a life lived in a state of arrest. Ignorance feeds ignorance. Please allow intellect to feed intellect. Be smart, be wise, be understanding. Be TRUE.”

Check out “In God I Trust” for a pretty cool synth going in and out of phase.  While the flow is a tad garbled, the layers and loops create a pretty complicated sound that’s hard to pin down.

"The Wake" references Kendrick Lamar ("Martin had a dream…..Kendrick had a dream…") and sounds like poetry.

#treefrog on my door last night

#treefrog on my door last night