Chocolate Grinder Mix 27
Admittedly, I don’t listen to a lot of contemporary hard rock or metal, a fact that will come as no surprise to those who have listened to my previous mixes, which are dominated by indie rock, hip-hop, and electronic. However, thanks in part to encouragement from my stepbrother and Metalocalypse, I have made a concerted effort to get into it more as of late. This mix presents the fruits of that labor, with eight brain-demolishing noise bombs capped by a couple oddballs that should bring a little levity to the festivities. I must thank Candlelight Records, who were instrumental in helping to put this together, and I’m especially stoked to have been given the nod for Baroness, Converge, and personal childhood heroes Green Jellÿ.
10. Jogger - “Nephicide” (This Great Pressure)
• Start time: 39:55; Links: Jogger
[Artwork: Keith Kawaii]
Xasthur’s 2005 Demo is released tomorrow via Hydra Head. Check out a stream of “Untitled 5/05” here.
“Get Out” (with Ariel Pink and Gary War)
“Get Out” is released on 7-inch March 30 via Shdwply Records. It features Ariel Pink and Gary War, who also play on a couple other tracks (“Run” and “Surfer Girl”) from the 7-inch.
Here’s a track from Theodore, jump-starting Absolutely Kosher’s new imprint Moon Jaw Records. If you like some tortured, damaged, noisy folk, you’ll want to stick around for the psychedelic blowout about four minutes in.
“These Rivers Between Us” [police batons as dildos!]
Do you like weiners? Boobs? Mutilation? Political corruption? Interracial marriage? Yeah, I’m not fond of the last one either, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking out Slow Six’s video for “These Rivers Between Us.” In nine minutes, director St John Mckay has us alternately shocked and laughing out loud at the most offensively compelling stuff, including animal erections, dildo/batons, and incestuous insects. I love it.
“These Rivers Between Us” is off Slow Six’s Tomorrow Becomes You, released earlier this year on Western Vinyl.
Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt
Interview, pt. 1 with The New Gay
Okay, okay. We’ve been posting a lot of Magnetic Fields-related things lately, but fuck it (and fuck you, while I’m at it!). Check out this interesting/awkward/weird interview with Stephin Merritt, via The Music Slut. Hey, that’s what my mom used to call me!