Diamond Terrifier
“Chicken Shaman” / “Porcupine Quills”

Outside noises become mantra’d and you squish on through the echoing path of darkness toward the ferocity of thought. In the distance is where he is found. Push on through and try not to look at him in the eyes. Hear him in the present and don’t defend yourself, just accept it. Try and fossilize him, transcend fear and thought and practice and “and;” find what you are really seeking.

Seek out Diamond Terrifier’s (Vajrabhairava/Sam Hillmer of ZS) 22-minute cassette Shrine Flu off Words+Dreams March 9.

• Diamond Terrifier: http://northern-spy.com/diamondterrifier
• Words+Dreams: http://www.wordsplusdrea.ms

Carlos Giffoni

“Evidence”

Ahh, pop should accelerate like this always. “Evidence” gives the feeling of exhaling in one long, deep movement, colored in swirls and weighted moisture. *upper-lip-sweat* And who is that is on them keys? It’s Laurel Halo.

“Fuck you, C Monster. Now, I’ma buy this 12-inch Evidence EP off Software Records February 7, and you can rot!”

Hey, how’d you know all that info? Oh, I’m late to the game? Fuck this game, I’m selling this shit for hallucination $crill. #FIN

• Carlos Giffoni: http://www.carlosgiffoni.com
• Software Records: http://softwarelabel.net

Majeure

“Atlantis Purge”

Steve Moore and Majeure, the two synth-masters who fathered the Bladerunner-rock band Zombi, usually record separately these days, but they’ve recently combined powers to release a split LP, Brainstorm, on Temporary Residence Ltd. Steve Moore pumps out a few impressive synth diddies on Side A, while Majeure (aka A.E. Paterra) performs the epic “Atlantis Purge” on the B side. It wanders a pleasing ambient adventure for 16 minutes and then glides into a progged-out jam for a brief 4 minutes to finish it off in grand Zombi-style energy. It’s a trip.

• Majeure: http://soundcloud.com/majeure
• Temporary Residence Ltd.: http://temporaryresidence.com

Dr. Dog

Be The Void

Dr. Dog is streaming the entirety of their new album, Be The Void, on SoundCloud in anticipation of its release next week, February 7 on ANTI-, exclusively on Team Coco’s website. The band will appear on Conan next week as part of their US tour, which kicks off tomorrow at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH. Be The Void features a new lineup with drummer Eric Slick and “electronics-percussionist-guitarist” Dimitri Manos.

• Dr. Dog: http://www.drdogmusic.com
• ANTI-: http://anti.com

BEBETUNE$$$ AKA BODY GUARD

“#FIRE¥2K12” [SILICA GEL Preview]

Ripping through your cultural psyche like hands warping/flickering/draining every song you’ve heard ever, James Ferra-errrr — BEBETUNE$$$ AKA BODY GUARD soaks cyberfuck in a basin of bathdub wiping away all that poo-smur buildup of infra-pop. That’s about right, right? Left all that hypnagogic garbage in 2011, our boi BEBE taking mixtape culture to the next level (i.e., mixt-shirts). And if inhale c-4 $$$$$ or your facial scrub ain’t enough for 2012 so far, BEBETUNE$$$’ newest release SILICA GEL drops February 23. Now, I should know this, but I don’t, th’oh it’d be a dream if this were actually released on cassette. Don’t want to get New Age Tapes on y’all, but it’d be hot! In the meat time, hit up the hippo for more info.

• BEBETUNE$$$ AKA BODY GUARD: http://bebetunesakabodyguard.tumblr.com
• Hippos in Tanks: http://hipposintanks.net

Dirty Three

“Rising Below”

I guess congratulations are in order, People of Earth (with an extra nod to former artsy high school/college kids who have had an unknowable void in their hearts since 2005), because your hearts are about to overflow! Toward The Low Sun! That’s the name of the new album by, get this: Dirty Three! The band you used to love; the only band that really needs violin! Sure, in the meantime, we’ve had tremendous output from Warren Ellis with all his crazy Nick Cave projects that were, miraculously, real (Nick Cave actually wrote a film! Remember? Sometimes cool shit exists.). And Jim White has been playing (totally stealing the show) in the bands of Chan Power and Smog Callahan, etc. But in what other situation can we say to him, “Okay, now you drum; I will be entertained” as much as we can say it with Dirty Three? And Mick Turner! What’s he been doing since 2007? Painting weird pictures? Okay, but finally someone put these people in a room together so they could give us gifts that are songs! I don’t have to explain; that may be my job in this instance, but zzzz — just listen to this track. Chocolate Grinder! Italics! Exclamation points! Fluff! This is gonna be out on some label called Drag City in February.

• Dirty Three: http://anchorandhope.com
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com

  

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