“I’m proud to say I’m still a sponge.” Shilpa Ray about her influences

But at first, the most important thing:

Brooklyn based singer songwriter
SHILPA RAY is on EURO TOUR!

She’s going to perform in Belgium, Germany, Poland, Czech, Slovakia, BUDAPEST JUL 22, Slovenia, Serbia, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia and Italy. Exact dates and places

 

In her music you can find blues punk rock and roll soul gospel and beside conventional instruments a harmonium and sometime a pedal steel guitar:

Some people say her music is a mix of Blondie, Cramps and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Her singing style is often compared to Patti Smith and Nick Cave. Some years before she toured with Cave as supporting act and backup singer, even he was who released her first EP after her band Happy Hookers disbanded. Even more she recorded her version of Kurt Weil/Bertolt Brecht song Pirate Jenny with Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for a compilation album.

As a child of an Indian immigrant family she learnt to play the piano and harmonium but was banned from western type music but later she became a goth girl. Her first band was the bass-drums-harmonium trio Beat The Devil where she wrote all of music and lyrics already. Her music is so entertainingly eclectic that I felt the need ask about her influences. She says:

I’m proud to say I’m still a sponge in the sense that I can absorb a lot. At the same time with a question like this I never know where to start. I obviously love music my tastes have a fairly wide range. I’d say my biggest influences are the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Arthur Lee

Classic Punk, Hip Hop especially old school Hip Hop, Industrial/Noise, Soul, and Old Bollywood music from the 60s and 70s. Lately I’ve been really into Broadcast and Ministry. Ha! Who would ever put those two together? I don’t know, it’s just where I’m at:

I like other forms of art as well. I used to be a dancer so that comes in to play a lot. If I can’t move to my own music then what ‘s the point? I do like to read and do it often but in short form. Something I can get through in one sitting like poetry, essays, short stories rather than a novel. I’ve got a short attention span. I love streaming TV shows. I’m all about it, especially if the writing is witty. I recently watched Fleabag and Killing Eve. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a damn good writer.

Cooking is another big one for me. I love to cook and I love to eat. Most studio engineers I know are big into cooking. It makes sense to me cause making a record and making a well balanced meal is kind of the same thing. Anytime I’m at a mixing session I often wonder if the track has been over spiced. I love going to museums and looking at art. I like the theatre a lot to. This is all starting to sound like a profile on some Tinder app. Are you gonna swipe left or swipe right?

 

CSAPÓ 666

 

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RNR666 Rádióshow a Lahmacun Rádió műsorán minden szombat este 6-tól 8-ig.

 

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1. Elmex – Heavy metál
2. Iron Steel – Speed Metal Up Your Ass
3. Possessed – Seven Churches
4. Dizziness – Midnight lover
5. Ratt – Body talk
6. W.A.S.P. – I wanna be somebody
7. Randy – The Beast
8. Bon Jovi – Shot through the heart
9. Pokolgép – Totális metál
10. The Body – To Carry The Seeds Of Death Within Me
11. Hellhammer – Messiah
12. Bathory – Hades
13. G.I.S.M. – Fire
14. Exit – A család szégyene
15. Iron Angel – Heavy metal soldiers
16. Cryptic Slaughter – Lowlife
17. Enforcer – Walk with me
18. Exodus – Piranha
19. Agent Steel – Agents of steel
20. Akela – Rockernek születtem
21. Destruction – Total Desaster
22. Riot – Thundersteel
23. Violent Force – Dead city
24. Diktátor – A sátán kutyája
25. Exorcist – Lucifer’s Lament
26. Accept – I’m a rebel

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Az aktuális RNR666 Radioshow minden szombaton este 6 és 8 között a Lahmacun Rádió műsorán hallgatható. Most a Filmes Adás megy. Új adás minden hó utolsó szombatján: legközelebb április 27-én.

Dark Sings from The Finnish Countryside

Rural legend and outsider folk artist H.C. SLIM spent his formative years smoking cigarettes and playing his guitar, between distilling moonshine in an old empty factory in the Eastern-Finnish countryside. As an evangelical visionary and wayward preacher, H.C SLIM calls forth revelations of pastoral love and rustic abandoned buildings. His songs are both apocalyptic and illuminating, swelling between religious fervour and starless prophecies of biblical destruction. E.g.:

He had amassed quite a catalog of original songs he’s demoed on a tape recorder, deep in the Eastern Finnish countryside. Over the years cassettes and CDRs began to circulate with original copies selling for high prices before Svart Records drove out to his remote cabin to offer Slim a deal for his debut album.

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1. NEOTON & Kócbabák – Egy vidám dal
2. Lio – Le Banana Split
3. Csókos Miska – Emke elõtt
4. Tanoshii Ongaku – ?
5. Harry Merry – Pin-Up Pup
6. Vengaboys – We like to party
7. Girls With Attitude – A Fun Time Is A Great Time
8. John Henry – Big Bill Broonzy
9. Anika – Terry
10. Vladimir Vysotsky – Pochemu aborigeny s’eli Kuka?
11. Zámbó Jimmy – Villa Negra
12. Nuclear Assault – Long Haired Asshole
13. Die Doraus und die Marinas – Lokomotivführer
14. William Onyeabor – Fantastic Man
15. R. Stevie Moore – Here Comes Summer Again
16. Ramones – Bumming along (demo)
17. The Golden Boys – Dirty Fingernails
18. Csermanek Lakótelep – Idén is vágtunk
19. Hanoi Rocks – No Law Or Order
20. Elakelaiset – Pata Pata
21. Elakelaiset – Vaivaisen Luut (Summertime Blues)
22. Nyesõ Mari – Hú de vidám, I’m so happy
23. Peter Sellers – Suddenly It’s Folk Song
24. Grazhdanskaya Oborona – Zoopark
25. Polysics – I My Me Mine
26. Peter Sellers – Grandpa’s Grave
27. The Cramps – Shortnin’ Bread
28. The Cramps – Georgia Lee Brown
29. The Cramps – I Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Gorehound
30. William S. Burroughs – Leif The Unlucky
31. Komplikations – Stress
32. Elektro Guzzi – Miney Mick
33. Black Magic Six – Kyllikki Saaren Murha
34. Parnepar – Jedan Smjer
35. Lee Hazlewood – We All Make The Flowers Grow
36. Iggy & The Stooges – No Fun

 

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A dob-gitár-basszusgitár felállású osztrák trió, az ELEKTRO GUZZI, a világ egyik legkülönlegesebb techno együttese.

2004-ben alakultak, de csak öt év múlva mentek stúdióba, hogy felvegyék első lemezüket, viszont már ezt megelőzően is olyan ismertségre tettek szert, hogy meghívták őket a kreativitás és legújabb technológia jegyében rendezett barcelonai Sónar Fesztiválra. A techno világ középének számító berlini Berghain klubban is felléptek, sőt még egy japán turnét is lenyomtak anélkül, hogy bármiféle felvételük megjelent volna. Akik véletlenül tévedtek be koncertjeikre nehezen hitték el, hogy ott az a három ember azokon a hangszereken élőben játssza ezt a teljesen elektronikusnak tűnő muzsikát. Ott az a három ember – mint jazz zenész – meg kezdetben azon az eddig számukra ismeretlen jelenségen döbbent meg, hogy milyen hatalmas energia szabadul fel egy táncoló tömegből, s hogy ennek mekkora hatása van arra, ahogy játszanak. És “most mindenki táncol” nélkül nincs ELEKTRO GUZZI koncert.

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Polybrass című új lemezüket mutatják be három rézfúvóssal kiegészülve. Jó lesz:

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13 évvel ezelőtt – valamikor májusban – indult az RNR666 a Mezőkövesd 2 internetes rádióállomáson, mint kétheti rádióshow. Egy kép a kezdetekről:

A képen látható mikrofon Lipótmező kiürítésekor került hozzánk, sokáig ezzel nyomtuk, ám valamikor 2013/14-ben véget ért a sorozat, ami MA ESTE 6-TÓL ÚJRAINDUL az MMN Lahmacun nevű internetes rádióállomásán, ahol minden hó utolsó szombatján megint lesz RNR666 RADIOSHOW.  És igazán XXI. századi körülmények közé kerültünk:

 

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AZ ŐSOK

Van egy dal, ami öl.
Az egyetlen magyar világsláger, a Szomorú vasárnap.
Ma van a születésnapja,
csakúgy, mint zeneszerzőjének.

 

Többek között olyan sztárok vették lemezre, mint Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Elvis Costello, Serge Gainsbourg, Sinead O’Connor, Björk vagy a Portishead. És a Schindler listájában, meg a Babylon Berlinben is hallható. A gyilkos dal világhíressé tette, ugyanakkor meg is ölte zeneszerzőjét.

Bár a Szomorú vasárnap már 1933-an megjelent, és népszerű is volt, de csak egy dal volt a sok közül. Egészen 1935. november 3-ig. Ezen a vasárnap történt az öngyilkosság, mely földkörüli pályára állította:

 

 

Lédig László 23 éves pénzügyminisztériumi tisztviselő este kilenc óra tájban megvacsorázott, utána azt mondotta szüleinek: – Nemsokára visszajövök – és elment. Egy ismerőse még látta az Örömvölgy utcában, két csokor ibolyát vitt a kezében. Egy hölgyismerősét látogatta meg. Utána kávéházba ment, ahol megírta búcsúleveleit. Az egyiket Gödöllői Vidák József cigányprímásnak címezte, akit arra kért, hogy a temetésén még egyszer utoljára húzza el neki kedvenc nótáját. Még csapott egy utolsó kört az éjszakában, s végül két mulató között egy taxiban mellbe lőtte magát. Zsebében egy rendőrségnek címzett levél mellett egy lány fényképét és egy vers szövegét találták:

Szomorú vasárnap száz fehér virággal
Vártalak kedvesem templomi imával
Álmokat kergető vasárnap délelőtt
Bánatom hintaja nélküled visszajött
Azóta szomorú mindig a vasárnap
Könny csak az italom kenyerem a bánat…

Szomorú vasárnap

Utolsó vasárnap kedvesem gyere el
Pap is lesz, koporsó, ravatal, gyászlepel
Akkor is virág vár, virág és – koporsó
Virágos fák alatt utam az utolsó
Nyitva lesz szemem, hogy még egyszer lássalak
Ne félj a szememtől holtan is áldalak…

Utolsó vasárnap

A verset egy Jávor László nevű újságíró írta szerelmi bánatában, s a kor egyik ismert dalszerzőjét, a kocsmai zongoristaként dolgozó Seress Rezsőt kérte meg, hogy szerezzen hozzá zenét. Amiről zeneszerzője később ezt nyilatkozta: “Amikor a dalt komponáltam nagyon el voltam keseredve. Minden bánatomat belevittem a melódiába. A szívemből téptem ki annak tragédiás szomorúságát, mely egyezik az életuntak hangulatával, mintegy aláfesti azt.” S ezekkel a szomorú vasárnapos életuntakkal hirtelen tele lettek a lapok, mert az eset felszínre hozta, hogy Lédig volt a dal ötödik áldozata. Nem sokkal korábban egy táncosnő, egy cselédlány és egy asztalossegéd vetett véget életének, egy főszolgabírónak pedig meghasadt a szíve a dal hangjaira. S mind vasárnap halt meg. A külföldi lapok szinte azonnal felkapták a hírt, az áldozatok fényképét is közölték:

Csak azt nem tudta senki, miért ölte meg magát a jobb alsó sarokban látható Lédig, akinek utolsó napjaiban teljesen megváltozott a viselkedése. Zavaros válaszokat adott kérdésekre. Célzásokat tett arra, hogy nemsokára történni fog vele valami, aminek magyarázatát senki sem fogja tudni. Nem is derült ki sokáig semmi, csak annyi volt bizonyos, hogy állandóan a Szomorú vasárnapot húzatta a cigánnyal.

Tavasz lett, a dalból meg sorozatgyilkos világsláger, mire kiderült. A magyarázatot a Vörös Béka vendéglő étlapja adta meg. Erre írta Lédig igazi búcsúlevelét. Egy barátja találta meg holmijai között. A gyorsírással írt jegyzeteket írásszakértő segítségével fejtették meg. Szó van ebben egy fiatal úrileányról, akinek nevét senki sem ismerte Lédig barátai közül. Csak annyit tudtak, hogy a fiú nagyon szerelmes valakibe. Az étlap szélén volt a leány neve és lakcíme is. Detektívek elmentek a címre, ahol egy nagyon szép, tizenhét éves leányt találtak egy magas rangú tisztviselő otthonában. Amikor közölték, hogy milyen ügyben akarnak beszélni vele, eszméletlenül összeesett. Napokra el kellett halasztani kikérdezését, míg végre olyan idegállapotba került, hogy elmondhatta, mit tud Lédig László haláláról.

– Egy évvel ezelőtt ismerkedtem meg vele – kezdte. Már a második randevún szerelmet vallott és megkérte a kezem. Azt mondta, nem tud élni nélkülem. Próbáltam neki elmagyarázni, hogy túl fiatalok vagyunk még hozzá, és én különben sem szeretem még őt annyira, majd talán később. Kértem legyen türelmes. De Laci türelmetlenkedett, minden nap idegesebb, nyugtalanabb lett. Sokat beszélt a halálról. Öngyilkos leszek maga miatt – mondta, de én csak nevettem. Nem lehetett komolyan venni azt, amit mond. Azon az este itt volt nálunk. Megint nagyon ideges volt. Azt mondta, majd olvasni fogok róla az újságban. Másnap levelet kaptam tőle. A búcsúlevele volt. A Szomorú vasárnap soraival fejeződött be: Nyitva lesz szemem, hogy még egyszer lássalak… Ne félj a szememtől, holtan is áldalak. Kétségbeesetten rohantam le az utcára egy újságért. Benne volt halálhíre. Napokig ideglázban feküdtem otthon. Arra gondoltam, ha kiderül, hogy nekem valami közöm van a halálához, akkor levetem magam az emeletről.

Ahogy azt Seress Rezső 1968. január 6-án megcselekedte. Élete utolsó időszakában mindennap órákon át a dal különféle verzióit hallgatta, és túladagolta magát vele.

És akkor most következzen az “öngyilkosok himnusza”. Ha hallgatása közben úgy érzed, kezd elborulni lelki egyensúlyod, inkább állítsd le, mert egy svéd lap szerint ezrek dobták el maguktól életüket hatására:

KILLBONOCLUB # 17

PLAYLIST SERIES

is an eclectic mix of hit songs from the latest records of the least labels.

Please open your mind and push that start button now!

 

The making of the album VOUS ET NOUS was also full of twists and turns. It started out as a solo effort by Kabyle musician ARESKI. But little by little, as Areski was filling tapes with poems, improvised skits, electronic experiments, North African trance, refined acoustics and medieval drones BRIGITTE FONATAINE would sneak into the studio at nightfall, adding her voice here and there, her whispers and screams, giving fuel to the fire in a total surreal blaze. The album was originally released in 1977. Now you can get it from KYTHIBONG RECORDS. Anyway Fontaine also collaborated such acts as Stereolab, Jean-Claude Vannier, Gotan Project, Grace Jones or Sonic Youth of course.

On their blistering 7″ debut on 12XU RECORDS, Texan band MISSING PAGES channel the anxiety, exasperation, and jubilation born of those delicate moments in life when the casual comforts and routine are stripped away, forcing us to confront the ugly truth of who we really are.

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John Schooley‘s project ROCKET 808 is like Suicide adding Link Wray as a third band member. Debut single out now on 12XU RECORDS. Full-length album in early 2019. Anyway his moment in time, Schooley is the only person who can claim to have been a member of the Crypt, Goner, Sympathy For The Record Industry and 12XU rosters.

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Ground-zero Louisiana-born rocker LINDA GAIL LEWIS is the younger sister and frequent performing partner of Jerry Lee Lewis, whose piano innovations she carries forward. Her present-at-the-creation cred buoys the record while country musicians ROBBIE FULKS – who sings, plays, leads the band, writes most of the songs, and arranges the others – provides an anchoring sensibility, one that savors old sounds but sidesteps nostalgia on the album WILD! WILD! WILD! on BLOOODSHOT RECORDS (US)

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“TERRY is domesticity. TERRY romances the mundane. This is how romance ekes out a triumph amidst mundanity. That’s what Billy Bragg’s New England and Squeeze’s Up The Junction do. TERRY’s suburban escapism moment is Ciao Goodbye.” You can find it on TERRY’s third album I’M TERRY on UPSET THE RHYTHM RECORDS (UK)

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Cleveland based gutter pop band FASCINATING perfectly melds its sharp, no-bullshit pop sensibilities with the raw, in-the-red sound indelibly connected to the midwestern underground. Debut album COMMUNIST POWER on DIRTY WATER RECORDS (UK)

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PINK AIR is the new album from the distinctive and idiosyncratic New York cult band ELYSIAN FIELDS. Their 11th record is a post-apocalyptic rock & roll joyride will be released by OJET in the States and by MICROCULTURES RECORDS in France.

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Swedish band HATER‘s new album SIESTA is the perfect soundtrack for that summer romance and the inevitable break up.

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In some respects New Yorker ANAMON‘s self released debut album PURPLE, GREEN & YELLOW is the fruit of what the hardcore underground once promised to deliver us: the self-reliance, moxie, and quick/dirty recording ethic of the Minutemen and the Meat Puppets, coupled with Fleetwood Mac and Blue Oyster Cult’s flair for drama and sprinkled with the goosebumpy starlit twang old Crystal Gayle and Gram Parsons records give us.

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and that record is insane, Ivy Claudy the Female Singer is just a total wild woman! super crazy live show and she give you everything! and Buddy Fuzz the guitar player plays like a caveman… this is raw end of time punk no wave at its best!!! The SLOKS are a Super Raw Power Ultra Primitive Dirty Suicide Destructive Garage Punk No-Wave Trashed out Rock’n’Roll combo from Turin, Italy and their debut album out now on VOODOO RHYTHM RECORDS (CH)

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JOSEPHINE FOSTER‘s new album FAITHFUL FAIRY HARMONY is a maze of spirituals, ritual prayers, blues laments, vestal hymns and jubilant benedictions.

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The 3 entreprenors of French trio THE WORLD stay on their ultra-liberal path with NIGHTS, their second album. Transhumanist synths, lyrics of winners, rhythms tuned to convince investors. Turn any car into an SUV. An ideal album to go with team building weekends, administration boards meetings and redundancy plans. it will release soon on KYTHIBONG RECORDS (F)

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SUPERHUMAN HAPPINESS is a musical collective led by Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie (Arcade Fire, Iron and Wine, Antibalas). While the first album “Hands” has earned a reputation for ass-shaking, euphoric dance music, the new album BEACON takes a darker and more emotional turn. It is performed by musicians from Antibalas, Rubblebucket, Metropolitan Opera, Angelique Kidjo, Elysian Fields, War on Drugs, Darkside and more.

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Refined R&B grooves and defined jazz harmonies on New Yorker GADADU‘s second album OUTER SONG.

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If you claim MARIJUANA DEATHSQUADS to be the Midwest’s answer to Boredoms (or at least F*ck B*tt*ns), they probably wouldn’t mind the compliment. Debut album TUFF GUY ELECTRONICS on PIONEER WORKS (US)

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BOGIE KAUFMAN MANN’s album VOLUME 1 is a record of improvisations that don’t sound like improvisations because “we wanted to feel like it was a group improvisation all the time, so there was never really a lot of soloing going on – there was a lot of trioing going on.” Playing at low volume on guitar, woodwinds, and percussion, set up close to one another in the same room, headphone-free.

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END OF THE GAME is the anticipated debut full length by EYES OF LOVE, a band helmed by Brooklyn songwriter Andrea Schiavelli. Assembling a crew of some of the most skilled musicians in New York’s underground; Lily Konigsberg (Palberta, Lily and Horn Horse), Sammy Weissberg (The Cradle, Sweet Baby Jesus), Paco Cathcart (The Cradle, Shimmer). These 14 tracks harness the chaos of reckless abandon amid classic structures.

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New Zealand band ORCHESTRA OF SPHERES‘ double LP MIRROR is an exploration of energies and atmospheres, from intense futuristic funk and sonic tape assemblages to windswept reflections from a far flung corner of the world. It combines the band’s ecstatic rhythmic power and ritualistic vocals with an expanded orchestral palette.

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The band JOBS is fueled by truly ambitious compositions that seem to defy all logic in the most profound of ways. They’ve always had a knack for producing melodic head-boppers within bouts of joyous experimentation. You can feel this on their new cassette LOG ON FOR THE FREE CHANCE TO LOG ON FOR FREE on RAMP LOCAL RECORDS (US)

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Globetrotting Swiss-American blues trash duo REVEREND BEAT-MAN & NICOLE IZOBEL GARCIA’s collaborative album BAILE BRUJA MUERTO of course on VOODOO RHYTHM RECORDS (CH)

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WILLIMAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE is a singer-songwriter/banjoist/guitarist/drum-stompin’ solo act from Lee County, Iowa. He meld country, blues, folk, and punk styles. His songs are haunting, rustic, powerful, and byproducts of living his entire life on the family farm and being involved in the hardcore-punk scene in the local community. His brand new album KILONOVA is a collection of 10 cover songs from artists who have influenced him: Dock Boggs, Harlan Howard, Magnetic Fields, Bad Religion, Bill Withers, ZZ Top, Johnny Cash, Red Meat, Jimmy Driftwood and Captain Beefheart.

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“The foundation for what is on the record comes from long before I had any interest in playing jazz. It is heavily rooted in the grunge, indie, and punk rock that I was listening to in high school. We’d write music, rehearse bands, and play shows all summer long in Baltimore clubs like the Small Intestine, Talking Head, and the old Ottobar. The album CRICKETS is just the sound of those summers as a teenager, but with a decade or two of musical development mixed in” – said composer and bassist ADAM HOPKINS about his album. It is the first release of his label OUT OF YOUR HEAD RECORDS (US)

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THE CALLAS is the tip of a Greek artistic squad producing music, artworks, films, magazines, events, art shows, initiated by the brothers Lakis & Aris Ionas. They worked with Sonic Youth drummer LEE RANALDO on the soundtrack of their new feature film “The Great Eastern” and on their new full-length album TROUBLE AND DESIRE which is released now on INNER EAR (GR) and DIRTY WATER RECORDS (UK)

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Throwing Muses’ KRISTIN HERSH has recently released her new album POSSIBLE DUST CLOUDS on FIRE RECORDS (UK)

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TEKSTI-TV 666 is a six-headed shoegazing kraut-punk monster. Armed with no less than four (and sometimes, just sometimes, five) electric guitars. Nowadays they are one of the most in-demand live acts in their native Finland, and select performances abroad have caused a bit of a storm as well. Second album Aidattu tulevaisuus on SVART RECORDS.

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JOHNNY MAFIA. French reverb-soaked slap-backed fuzzed out sonic attack. Inspired by classics like The Ramones, T-Rex, and The Clash, they also draw heavily on contemporary acts like Ty Segall, Jay Reatard, and the Wavves. Their debut album PRINCES DE L’AMOUR is produced by Jim Diamond (The Dirtbombs) and will release on November 9 on DIRTY WATER RECORDS (UK)

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IGUANA DEATH CULT is just a fine Dutch garage rock band who has a new single. Buy the vinyl here.

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1. Experimental, kitchen-produced hybrid of folk, musique concrète and psychedelia by ODETTA HARTMAN.

She raised by pioneering parents on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, NYC, Odetta’s milieu was a “colorful culture of artistry,” that included early exposure to community activism, renegade film screenings, poetry readings and trips to CBGB’s. Inchoate punk and hip hop were aural wallpaper, as were the 45s spinning in the household jukebox featuring her dad’s extensive collection of soul and afrobeat records, as well as her Appalachian mother’s classic country selections. A classically trained violinist with a penchant for back-porch banjo, Odetta combines these variegated sounds of her childhood with her personal passion for folk music and the musicological legacy of Alan Lomax. But she never takes herself too seriously and always tries to have fun, so she went to the kitchen.

“Many of the beats on the album were recorded in the kitchen: the snare sound is actually a running faucet, or if you hear these glockenspiel bells that’s actually a set of kitchen bowls. Other percussive elements include scissors, a pepper grinder and keys on the radiator.” Anyway she loves mistakes in songwriting or recording, because they so often lead to something greater. I do not know how many songs got its final form by mistakes on this album, just know that is weird and wonderful. Her second album OLD ROCKHOUNDS NEVER DIE is slated for release on NORTHERN SPY RECORDS and MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES on August 10, 2018.

2. THE DUE DILIGENCE is a free form band of songwriter Isaac Gillespie and his friends. The new alum LIFE IS HARD is the final piece of a trilogy. It was started with the country-soul album “I Will Wreck Your Life” in 2011. It was the encapsulation of the years Gillespie spent in the antifolk scene. The second part was the frenetic Velvet Underground-infused sarcasm of 2014’s Are You Down. It’s the wild night on the town, but it’s also the morning after. A recognition of the difficulty of life.

LIFE IS HARD is largely inspired by songwriter Gillespie’s grandmother’s passing, and her perseverance through the many challenges of being a single mother and a child of immigrants in the 1950s. LIFE IS HARD is both the death album and the pop album. It provides a trash-gospel meditation on the tug of war between the lusts that drive us and the deaths to which we’re driven. It was inspired by the psychedelic soul of Sly & the Family Stone and the “plaintive mythologizing” of Grateful Dead. It will be released in June on PAPER GARDEN RECORDS (US).

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3. Atlanta’s SUBSONICS are a gutter-glam, minimal rock’n’roll trio. FLESH COLORED PAINT is their 8th album. Like all their previous works, this is a distilled hodgepodge of decades of popular culture and classic literature culminating in a collection of short and groovy shambolar: Chuck Berry, Albert Camus, AM radio rock jocks, Bo Diddley, Golden Age TV, surrealism, Mad Magazine, kung-fu flicks, Herman Melville, Little Richard, self-negating philosophy, David Johansen, The Bible, Dee Dee Ramone, Lee Van Cleef, Cornell Woolrich, advertising jingles, Dada, Carole King, Bugs Bunny, and Casablanca; the poem, not the film. The album was released by SLOVENLY RECORDS.

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4. New Yorker PARQUET COURTS is a punk band. Hard to say anything else. OK, compared to Total Punk Records style punk bands they rather play pop music. Their influences come from Velvet Underground, Ramones and Talking Heads, but I also hear The Fall and even Country Teasers in their music. I remember their first album was a big revelation for me. There the sound was more punk than on the next ones. Fortunately unlike many others they don’t write the same record year by year. And now with the new album WIDE AWAKE we arrived to New Orelans.

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5. Howe Gelb refused to cancel their first Los Angeles live gig when his band Giant Sandworms had broken up days before in Tucson, Arizona. Instead, he headed out anyway with Scott Garber, the newest member who’d only been in the band for about a year. Gelb asked fellow Tucsonan Winston Watson who lived in Los Angeles to jump in as drummer for the live date. And he did it with no rehearsal. The result was so sparked with adrenalin, that the trio set up an impromptu studio session the next day to attempt to capture the sonic thrust on tape. Later they recorded some songs to make it to a full LP with a different drummer in Tucson. The album Valley Of Rain was released in 1985 under the name of GIANT SAND.

But at the time of the recording Gelb was unacquainted with the possibilities of tube amps. So 30 some years later, now that the band had been put to sleep indefinitely, those very first songs had begun creeping into the last Giant Sand tours. It somehow seemed appropriate to give them another shot with the proper amp just to see what they could’ve been. What made the idea more approachable was the availability of both original drummers living back in Tucson. And they recorded the songs again together with the two newest member. And the sound is insane.

The album RETURN TO VALLEY OF THE RAIN on FIRE RECORDS (UK)

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6. After a few months spent abroad in Spain and her infatuation with Brazilian music, Chicago based Vivian McConnell was inspired to create a dreamy new genre she calls “nap-rock” and to assume the moniker of V.V. LIGHTBODY – the name of her piano-playing grandmother. The ocean-like tunes on the album BATHING PEACH combine the vivid lyricism of Joni Mitchell with the jazz-inflected chords of Sam Prekop’s early solo records. Unanchored in a sea of glitching mermaids, V.V. LIGHTBODY is a surreal reflection of McConnell’s experiences and influences that coalesce into an intimate narrative of self-discovery.

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7. After half year that her album with Kurt Vile was released Australian indie rock songstress COURTNEY BARNETT has released her new album TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL with contribution of Kim and Kelly Deal from Breeders on MILK RECORDS (AUS), MOM+POP MUSIC (US) and MARATHON ARTISTS (UK)

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8. So here is PALBERTA‘s new album ROACH GOIN’ DOWN on WHARF CAT RECORDS (US) soon. The best phrase which best describes the music of these girls is: wap wap wap dabbada ding ding dack dabbada.

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9. THE DREEBS have been making music in New York since 2009. Over the next couple years they would find a home in the Brooklyn noise rock community, while staying true to their specific sound palette. The best if their friend Andrew Savage (Parquet Quarts) tells you about the band and their new album FOREST OF A CREW on RAMP LOCAL RECORDS (US).

First a little catch up for the unacquainted: Every member of The Dreebs has, at some point, been a member of PC Worship (that is if the players in the notorious New York City collective could ever be called members). The Dreebs were first described to me years ago as PC Worship’s weirder side project, which immediately caught my attention because, how could a band be weirder than PC Worship. I’m not going to even attempt to quantify that because it’s utterly impossible. Though over the years, we’ve seen a sort of Dreebian declaration of independence by their increased presence in the New York City DIY and avant-garde scenes. That independence has been loudly articulated in the form of Forest Of A Crew. It’s the sum of eight songs and seven instrumentals. These pieces wash over the listener like vignettes of a fever dream, punctuated with moments of terror and beauty. It exists not in romanticized New York of old where artists could survive in squalor so long as they existed in inexpensive and undesirable locations where no squares fear to tread. Rather, the hellscape of The Dreebs is of a different variety, where even Bushwick is unaffordable and the decision to live as an artist in the city has become a perilous one.

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10. THE COMMON COLD is an English psychedelic rock band whose sound incorporates elements of Krautrock, post-punk, and northern soul. It has been formed by two friends Ajay Saggar and Mark Wareing, the duo had served time in legendary British punk band Dandelion Adventure many years before. Two years ago they took to the stage for the first time together nearly after 30 years to play a set of psych jams. Later they got three drummers, but one time just two play. They got the influence from Kaleidoscope, Neu!, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and The Fall. On their debut album SHUT UP! YO LIBERALS! on ACTION RECORDS features former drummers of Cornershop and The Fall.

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11. SECOND STILL is an LA based post-punk, cold wave wave band. Best describe them the names of the labels which release their music: Manic Depression, Weyrd Son and Sentimental Records. Their new EP EQUALS was released on WEYRD SON RECORDS (Belgium). I was so lucky that i saw them in Budapest not long before. It was a frantic night.

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12. APOSTILLE is the solo electronic project of Night-School Records‘ head Michael Kasparis. His second solo album CHOOSE LIFE will release on 8 June on UPSET THE RHYTHM RECORDS, and it’s the greatest new wave synth-pop music what I heard recently. Minimal and courageous. It’s not a simple thing. Through EBM and acid techno finally it reach to Prodigy.

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13. It’s time for mysterious cinematic pop melancholia with Scottish musician PICTISH TRAIL. He is a svelte, intelligent, adorable balladeer, trapped inside the body of an oversized, oft-bearded folk ogre. Runs Lost Map Records, up on the isle of Eig. It’s one of the Small Isles in the Inner Hebrides with a population around 100. His extraordinary vocals reveal hidden depths and have been accompanied by everything from acoustic guitar to a full-on four piece metal band to throbbing dance beats and samples, and often during the course of the same gig. The album FUTURE ECHOES originally released in 2016 on his label, but now it will be re-released with a bunch of unreleased remixes and live materials in July on FIRE RECORDS (UK)

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14. “Searching for the light in the pouring rain” is the motto of THE GOLDEN DREGS. It’s the project of Benjamin Woods with a musical approach inspired by 70’s Americana and jam bands, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan’s The Basement Tapes, and the documentary movie about the Mussel Shoals Studio.

The debut album LAFAYETTE is jangly summer-summoning pop for the hours when the sun is disappearing below the sea. What it plays out is a rich representation of small town living; from the churn of the rumour mill to the assortment of intriguing characters that only seem to exist far away from motorways, Itsu chains and the relative anonymity afforded by city living. It was recorded with contributions from some of the town Falmouth’s best musicians – the Cleave brothers (The Red Cords), Samuel Stacpoole (Holiday Ghosts), Jake Wilbourne (The Black Tambourines) and plenty more. And released on ART IS HARD RECORDS. And good to listen to it.

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15. ONYX was the avant-garde electronic duo of American songwriter and instrumentalist Judd Stone, and British vocalist and fashion model Beveur in the early 80s. The only instruments they used are drums /percussion and synthesizers – except for a primitive drum machine track that is used on “Planet X”. All of the instruments are played, and there is no syncing or sequencers used on any of the recordings. The bass tracks are keyboard bass. And what they recorded it is still fresh.

COMPLETE WORKS 1981-83 will release in June on Osaka based Franco-Japanese label MIND RECORDS.

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South London Calling

Now you can listen to the split CD single of two strange South London bands. On the one hand H0NKIES play a blend of South-London scuzz incorporating elements country, electronic, post-punk and lo-fi. File next to bands such as these South London fellows: Goat Girl, Meatraffle, Warmduscher and Peeping Drexels, but also Rebel and Country Teasers of course.  And thye are really just “like a drunken boat.”

On the other part PEEPING DREXELS play sleazy melodies with sloppy beats from South London scum. It’s music for horrible people like you.

It is released on PERMANENT CREEP RECORDS. Order here.

 


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