Vagina Vangi

“Christ”

Call it “witchhouse,” call it “deathgaze,” call it “doomtronic,” call it whatever you want (please don’t actually call it “doomtronic” though). Vagina Vangi, Russia’s most charmingly named one-man gothgazer, has crafted some pretty massive dirges, none more apocalyptic than “Christ” (a.k.a the one that plays when you click the media player above these words). Check out his EP Benighted United at Vagina Vangi’s SoundCloud.

• Vagina Vangi: http://soundcloud.com/vaginavangi

PLAENS

“Siberian Vision Quest”

More heartrending, interstellar drone-scapes to wrap your skull around. Imagine if I said that in person? You would hate me.

Siberian Vision Quest by PLAENS

Stellar Evolution (Growth) (Redux) by PLAENS

• PLAENS: http://soundcloud.com/plaens
• MABA Tapes: http://mabatapes.wordpress.com/

Jookabox

“Drops”

Jookabox, in case you haven’t heard, have broken up. I know this because I read TMT. The band’s final album, The Eyes Of The Fly, is due April 26 on Asthmatic Kitty. Check out “Drops,” the album’s first single and Jookabox’s last first single. SNIFF!!

• Jookabox: http://jookabox.net
• Asthamtic Kitty: http://asthmatickitty.com

C V L T S

“Angel Chromosome”

Umberto released two monumental albums last year (Prophecy of the Black Widow and From the Grave) so I’m beyond excited about a new split 7” on Collective Crowd Records. The more slow-burning C V L T S handles the other side of the split, providing an interesting contrast to Umberto’s mid-tempo pop-horror. Above is the video for “Angel Chromosome,” directed by Zahid Jiwa (via Rose Quartz and Altered Zones). Pre-order the 7” instantly.

• C V L T S: http://www.cvlts.com/
• Collective Crowd: http://www.collectivecrowdrecords.com/

Rhys Chatham

“Corn Maiden’s Rite”

On April 12, TMT favorite Rhys Chatham is releasing Outdoor Spell on Northern-Spy, the first of two Chatham albums expected from the label. Listen to “Corn Maiden’s Rite,” which features Chatham foregoing the guitar for trumpet and Beatriz Rojas playing the cajón (a Peruvian percussion instrument). Then read our news story for more information, which includes dates that start today. Then go shopping and buy yourself a new shirt. You’re looking a little homely lately.

• Rhys Chatham: http://www.rhyschatham.net
• Northern-Spy: http://northern-spy.com

  

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