Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Spider Fever!

Currently posted at Your Flesh is my review of the full-length debut from Spider Fever, a San Diego-based Swami Records supergroup of sorts, featuring members of Rocket from the Crypt/The Sultans, The Heartaches, and The Widows. Not only has this become one of my favorite rock records of the year, but giving it a long chain of repeat listens has served to remind me of how much I've been missing Rocket from the Crypt, and while this debut is marvelous in its own right, it makes a great lead-in to Live From Camp X-Ray, should you have the opportunity to sit down for a lengthy listening session.

Purchase Spider Fever

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Yet another by Vaadat Charigim, and a much-anticipated new bit from Will Stratton.

While Israel is busy retaliating against Hamas, apparently continuing a long chain of airstrikes, Tel Aviv's Vaadat Charigim keeps on releasing new singles in anticipation of their debut record, due in early 2013. The world must go on, right? Follow them here, or download "The World is Long Lost," linked below.

Vaadat Charigim - The World is Long Lost (MP3)


Meanwhile, the amazing and brilliant Will Lulofs (stage name: Will Stratton), who boasts several fantastic folk albums (including one of my favorites from this year), has been fighting stage three cancer at the age of 25; while he's expected, luckily, to pull through without a hitch -- though perhaps several rounds of chemo doesn't quite qualify as "without a hitch" -- his family's started an account to help pay off his medical bills. They've hit the $20,000 mark but, you know, the American healthcare system.

Donate to Will Stratton's cancer fund here.

And check out the demo he's made between rounds of chemo:

If you haven't had a listen to his marvelous 2012 record, this is its daring opening track:

VSS Re-release...

Short-lived hardcore synth band the VSS gets a reissue of their only full-length record, fifteen years after its release; all of their seven-inch records are being compiled as 25:37 and released as a double LP in combination with Nervous Circuits. Out on Sargent House on November 27. This shit's real sexy. Proof down below:

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bambi Lee Savage returns!

Fans of noir, select PJ Harvey/John Parish projects (read: the ones shrouded in mystery), and Lovage may very well love the upcoming record by Bambi Lee Savage. Savage, who once dabbled in audio engineering and has a history of recording with Mick Harvey (guitarist in each of Nick Cave's bands and co-producer of several marvelous PJ Harvey records), is breathy, ambiguously campy, and conquers topics like prostitution in a manner that is very Pulp Fiction.

Pre-order Darkness Overshadowed, out November 13.

Stream the record's first single, "Oh Loneliness."

Next-a month!