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Ritkaságok és különlegességek az RNR666 Radio Show műsorán:



1. Edgar Hayes – So rare
2. Alan Wilson – Piano Blues
3. Our Gang – Careless love
4. Eddy Detroit   Mephisto Cigars
5. Skin – Trucking Song
6. The Berkley Five – You’re gonna cry
7. The Kentucky Raiders – I didn’t realize
8. Apache Dropout – Dry Basement / 123 live at WFMU
9. She / The Hairem – Bad Girl
10. Ghigo Agosti – Hot rock
11. The Savages – Cheating on me
12. The Weeds / The Lollipop Shoppe – No good news
13. Crushing Butler – It’s my life
14. Macabre / Pentagram – Be Forewarned
15. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – I won’t hurt you (1966 version)
16. The Chob – We’re pretty quick
17. The Clean – Tally Ho!
18. Desmond Riley – Tear them
19. St. Louis Union – East Side Story
20. Dr. Feelgood – Ninety-nine and a half (Peel Session)
21. Black Randy & The Metrosquad – Theme from Shaft
22. Thor’s Hammer – My life
23. Strelnikoff – Too Drunk To Fuck
24. Don & Jerry with the Fugitives – In the cover of night
25. Kantri-Antero & Rahtarit – Tinatähti
26. Benders – Can’t tame me
27. Michal Kahan – Kama
28. The Jackson Pollock – The Unclogger
29. Urovisions – L’immortel Mohammed El-Bakkar
30. Vermillion Sands – Summer Melody
31. Itch – The Club
32. Dit & Uta – Science Fiction Park BRD
33. The Hallmarks – Soul Shakin’ Psychedelic Sally
34. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Gammy Leg
35. Fungi Girls – Doldrums
36. Godflesh – Tiny Tears (Peel session)
37. Claytons – Puttin’ me on
38. Johnny Kidd & Pirates – Cuttin’ out






0. Garas Dezső + Kern András – Egyedül nem megy
1. Billie Holiday + Louis Armstrong – My Sweet Hunk of Trash
2. Clint Ruin + Lydia Lunch – Clinch
3. Holly Golightly + Dan Melchior – Why Don’t You Love Me?
4. Doro + Udo – Breaking The Law
5. Johnny and June Carter Cash – Long-Legged Guitar Picking Man
6. Lydia Lunch + Rowland S. Howard – Some Velvet Morning
7. Billy Childish + Holly Golightly – Upside Mine
8. Dee Dee Ramone + Nina Hagen – I’m Making Monsters for My Friends
9. Andre Williams + Ronnie Spector – It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
10. Keith Moon + Ringo Starr bohóckodik a stúdióban Moon szóló lemezének felvétele közben
11. Screaming Jay Hawkins + Serge Gainsbourg – Constipation Blues
12. Ariel Pink + R. Stevie Moore – Douche Me (with Keel Her)
13. Dead Moon – Fire in The Western World
14. Desert Sessions – Crawl Home
15. Guided By Voices + Kim Deal – Nawy (Pere Ubu cover)
16. Nancy Sinatra + Lee Hazelwood – Sundown, Sundown
17. Girlschool + Motörhead – Pleas Don’t Touch
18. Motörhead + Wendy O. Williams – Stand by Your Man
19. P. Box + Hobo – Az árulók kapuja
20. Pet Shop Boys + David Bowie – Hallo Spaceboy
21. Quintron + Miss Panacea Pussycat – Swamp Buggy Badass
22. The Cramps + Iggy Pop – Miniskirt Blues
23. Peter Sellers + Sophia Loren – Goodness Gracious Me
24. Saint Etienne + David Essex – Relocate
25. Brigitte Fontaine + Grace Jones – Dancefloor
26. Tom Zé + Valdez – Jimmy, Renda-se
27. Rambo Amadeus + Åsne Seierstad – Laganese
28. Stephan (Remmler) + Nina – Feuerwerk
29. Jackie Leven + David Thomas – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
30. Nina Hagen + Dee Dee Ramone – Lass’ mich in Ruhe
31. Ronnie Spector + Joey Ramone – Bye Bye Baby

RNR666 Rádióshow minden szombaton este 6-tól a Lahmacun Rádió műsorán!


Budapest based music promoters RNR666 and KÜSS MICH came together, drunk beer and played songs to each other from their favourite records of 2019:



0. Pictish Trail – Bad Algebra (2020) from the album Thumb World
1. Salac – Putrid from the album Sacred Movements
2. Harga – Artaud from the album No Sleep ’til Avon
3. Észlelés – Kész elmebaj from the album Középtempó radikále
4. Kit Sebastian – Durma from the album Mantra Moderne
5. Harmaa Getto – Joki from the album Ovenvartija
6. Reverend Beat-Man + Izobel Garcia – Black Metal from the album Baile Bruja Muerto
7. Legion 808 – Rigolocoaster from the album Tombouctou Crisis
8. Cosmica Perversita – Fly Over Me Ou Viens Danser le Jerk from the album Cosmica Perversita
9. Piresian Beach – What Ever Happened from the album What Ever Happened
10. Keel Her – Necessities from the album With Kindness
11. Wild Classical Music Ensemble – Bande des connards from the album Tout va bien se passer (Het komt allemaal ruel gold)
12. Bazooka – Prison from the album Zero Hits
13. Új Bála – RDG34 from the album Energol
14. HC Slim – Over River Jordan from the album Sings
15. Gino & The Goons – Do The Get Around from the album Do The Get Around
16. Shit & Shine – Tea Towel from the album Doing Drugs, Selling Drugs
17. Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Back In The Corner from the EP When In Rome – Carpe Diem
18. Trash Collapso – Alligator Wasted from the EP Morbid City Devils
19. Artefactos de Dolor – Animo from the album La Nina
20. Spray Paint – Can’t Help But Kill from the album Into The Country
21. ASS – La mort en vue subjective from the album La mort en vue subjective
22. EYE – Acqua Vera from the album Metamujer
23. Opposing Currents – Dissolve from the album Mirage Information
24. E.T. Explore Me – Onemanband from the album Shine
25. CR Dicks – What Kind from the album Dick Moves
26. Piss Crystals – Problem from the album Spielt Nicht Zum Tanz
27. Christophe Clebard – Le president de Bruxelles from the album Honte


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Nearly BUTTHOLE SURFERS songs, sideprojects and more on RNR666 RADIO SHOW:



00. Butthole Surfers – Something
01. Sexa – Djevojcica
02. Helios Creed – Alien lady
03. Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks with Gibby – That ain’t right
04. Mastodon feat Gibby – Atlanta
05. Ministry – Jesus built my hotrod
06. Gibby Haynes – Paul’s Not Home
07. Lubricated Goat – In the raw
08. Bad Livers – The adventures of pee pee the sailor
09. Wesley Willis – Paul Leary
10. Melvins – You can make me wait
11. Melvins – Stop moving to Florida
12. Paul Leary – Filipe Mepelpeepe
13. Carny – TV’s OK
14. Elmore James – Done Somebody Wrong
15. The Birthday Party – Kathy’s Kiss
16. Honky – Mopey Dick
17. Jackofficers – 6
18. McLusky – Lightsaber Cocksucking Blues
19. Crust – Travelling with Berlitz
20. We are the Asteroid – Rats
21. Ahmad Zahir – Tura Afsoon Chashmanam
22. Brainbombs – Slayer
23. Paul Leary – Gumby Jack Flash
24. Country teasers – How I found black-brodie
25. Drain – The ballad of Toni Fisher
26. P – I save cigarette butts
27. Gibby Haynes with Revolting Cocks – RevColution
28. Shit & Shine – Hot Shovel
30. Shit & Shine – Long Island City
31. Paul Leary – The City
32. Gibby Haynes with Dead Milkman Anderson, Walken, Buttholes and How
33. Piresian Beach – A Dirty Shame
34. Gibby Haynes and His Problems – I Need Some Help
35. USA /Mexico – LA

The show runs every Saturday bw 6-8 pm on Lahmacun.

RNR666 Goes Shopping

Songs for shopping by RNR666

Festive season is coming, marketing terror is raging, folks are gonna be mad, empty their head and pocket in the name of a poor, tortured and executed Jew. OK, it’s not our problem, but there are those stupid songs, same ones from year to year everywhere, and cannot escape, just plug the headphone in the ears and listen to our shopping songs and smile:


1. Zalatnay Sarolta – Mercedes Benz
2. A Polgári Sör Vezet (reklám, Sallay Misi)
3. Die Doraus und die Marinas – Einkauf
4. Fat White Family – Break into Aldi
5. Arndales – Prestige Pricing
6. Magnetix – Keeper Shop
7. Csókos Miska – Vettem néked egy Trabantot
8. Umela hmota – Alkohol z vodovodu
9. Arthur Brown – Come and buy
10. Allen Ginsberg – Supermarket in California
11. Flóra (reklám, Kalmár Pál)
12. Sophie – Faceshopping
13. MC 900 feat Jesus – If I only had a brain
14. Portishead – Strangers
15. Pour un homme de caron (reklám, Serge Gainsbourg)
16. Serge Gainsbourg – Sex Shop
17. Pleure moi un verre (reklám, Serge Gainsbourg)
18. Exotic Girlfriend – Exotic Girlfriend
19. Budokan Boys – Sick pic
20. Shilpa Ray – Morning Terrors Nights of Dread
21. Iggy & The Stooges – I got a right
22. Jane’s Addiction – Been caught stealin
23. John Maus – Too much money
24. Jutott Neki – Elektriska varor
25. The Slits – Spend, Spend, Spend
26. The Penetrators – Shopping bag
27. Nyertem a Toton (reklám, Kazal László)
28. Barns Courtney – Hobo Outside Tesco, London Interlude
29. Television Personalities – Salvador Dali’s Garden Party
30. Zach Philips – Fucking Up
31. Zalatnay Sarolta – Bolond gombát vegyenek
32. Department S – Somewhere Between Heaven and Tesco’s
33. Charlie Megira – Tomorrow’s Gone

RNR666 RADIOSHOW runs on the Lahmacun Radio on Saturday evenings between 6 – 8 pm.





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


KEZEK A SEBEKBEN 👉 az első 6 adás

A népszerű Lahmacun Rádión minden hétfő este héttől élőben, vagy a mixcloudról bármikor konzerből hallgatható Lavor és műsorvezető társa által átpofázott félóra: a Kezek a sebekben. Itt pedig összeszedtük nektek az elmúlt hat hét mind a hat epizódját.
Hallgassátok beteges kétkedéssel!





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


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.


Közérzetjavító Vidám Adás az RNR666 Radio Show műsorán



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































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.











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).


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.


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.


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.



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.


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)


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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)


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.


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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