Time for our third Listening Party post. Every so often we get a bunch of our friends in bands to give us an insight into what they've been spinning recently. This installment is geographically draining, with lists coming in from New York, Europe, Pittsburgh and Phoenix.
Stephen LaCour - Bassist / True Cross / Ex Trap Them
Sex Church - Growing Over
I'm a sucker for reverb drenched, psyched out post punk. Rudimentary Peni, Dead And Gone, Creeps On Candy. I like 'em weird. This is weird.
Natural Snow Buildings - Daughter of Darkness
As I get older and hate more and more things, I start liking ambient music more. Is it even music? I have no clue, but I like it. Wikipedia calls it "experimental psychedelic folk with drone elements and ambient influences," which I guess is pretty accurate, but also makes you look like a total asshole if you say that sentence out loud to someone.
Ceremony - Zoo
Everyone gets all shitty when a band evolves. It's not like ceremony went all Sakevi and took chainsaws to every copy of "Still Nothing Moves You." They're still there, don't have a crying fit. Every record is solid and this one is no exception.
Nabaath - Central-a-triangle
Russian, Marduk inspired black metal. Kinda "world funeral" era, when they still had the super fast, non stop blast songs, but started adding in more dirges.
Transistor Transistor - Ruined Lives/Raped Slave - Exile
Unfairly lumped in with scream, it's more John Reis worship. Full disclosure, Nat is one of my really good friends in Phoenix and I bug him about this record all the time. Raped Slave is an drone/doom band that he and Brad from Transistor did afterwards. It's pretty heavy. They've got a bandcamp.
The Weeknd - Thursday
Not something I'd normally listen to. I guess Drake is on it? Never listened to that dude. Never watched Degrassi high. Whatever. Modern r&b is one of the most trite things to ever exist. Somehow this dude (or dudes) makes it really interesting.
Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
I was late to the party on Pulp. I think it was the whole "mime farting during michael jackson" thing. I feel like any of his solo stuff could've just been new Pulp stuff, but hey, whatever blows your skirt up.
Kim Phuc - Copsucker
I love snotty, antagonistic punk. This record makes you want to piss on the world.
Necrophobic - Death To All
They have what are considered "better" records, but i really dig this one. Both guitarists are in Nifelheim, but Necrophobic has a way more melodic sensibility, and way better hooks. "For Those Who Stayed Satanic" is my jam.
Nina Simone - Pastel Blues
I basically listen to "sinnerman" over and over. I blame the last episode of "sherlock" this season.
Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids
Trouble - Psalm 9
Candlemass - Nightfall
Celtic Frost - Monotheist
Entombed - Wolverine Blues
Godflesh - Selfless
Mercyful Fate - Melissa
Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky
Soul Swallower - Devoured
Jack Wiley Mitchell:
Saviours - Death's Procession
Brown Sugar - Sings Of Birds And Racism
Sick Of It All - Just Look Around
No Tolerance - No Tolerance, No Remorse
Sex Vid - Communal Living
Magic Circle - S/T
White Lung - Magazines
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother
Pack FM - I Fucking Hate Rappers
Outdoorsmen - You And Me And Rock 'n' Roll
Clap - Have You Reached Yet?
CockSparrer - Shock Troops
Huff Stuff Magazine - Sugar Mountain
Shoppers - Silver Year
BloodKrow Butcher - Endless Fields of Rotting Sacks
Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp: The Best of Symarip
Tenement - The Blind Wink
Nude Beach - New LP
Deskonocidos - Singles Collection cassette
MIA/Diplo - Piracy Funds Terrorism
The Weeknd - Echoes of Silence
Gil Scott Heron/Jamie XX - We’re New Here
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
New Breed Comp.
Sleigh Bells - EP
2 Minutos - Valentin Alsina
Washed Out - Within and Without
A$AP Rocky - LIVELOVEA$AP
Brown Sugar - …Sings of Birds and Racism
Milk Music - Live at WMFU
Amazing band and they hook it up with the best weed. FACE OFF
Psychic TV - Allegory and Self
Sometimes I wish I was a girl too.
Tool - Lateralus
First band obsession I had and recently rediscovered how good they are.
Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
Feel good album
Neu! - 1
The Drummer is a machine; psychedelic kraut bros
Can - Tago Mago
Egg roll psych-rock
Dead Can Dance - Spleen and Ideal
Watched my fellow dawg Nick Nappa play Skyrim while playing this record one night
Total Control - Henge Beat
Australians seem to be doing it better
Tempe SS / Avon Ladies cassette
R.I.P. philly / chilly mike!
Ecstasy of St. Theresa - Pigment
Almost as good as Skrillex
Andrew - guitar / noise:
Alice In Chains - Dirt
Pure, epic emotion
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mother's Milk
RHCP's closest to prog funk
Nirvana - In Utero
The last supper of albums
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
The music industry is fucked
Vincent Gallo - When
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
Because this proves you can make albums entirely in the studio
Oubleday - Nanew
They make drones in just intonation
Seven Stars - Fennesz
Prince - 1999
John Fusciante - Smile From The Streets You Hold
Steve - Drums:
Wu-Tang Clan & Bone Thugs x 10
Alex - guitar / vocals:
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
not really an official album, but easily one of my favorite live performances by them. Knives, LSD, and motorcycles.
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
I am. Driving to California on our first tour.
Nirvana - In Utero
I listen to this record everyday
Milk Music - Beyond Living
Amazing music that brings back the humble, nostalgic, American rock n roll. REAL SHIT
Big Black - Atomizer!
Nothing ever to do in this town. Lived here my whole life.
David Bowie - Low
Kraut influenced pop. This whole time era defined most of what I love.
The Velvet Underground and Nico - Self Titled
Every song feels as if from a timeless void
Psychic TV - Psychic Youth
First album to really get me into other avant garde musicians. Also, around the time I really discovered what I wanted out of life. Acid and Aleister Crowley
Sonic Youth - Dirty
I wanted to put Butthole Surfers here, but i just listen to this album far too much. Grungy and sometimes goofy noise rock--this album got me through sleeping in a cold, sketchy park in Rome.
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's
I used to listen to this album every night when I was really little. I literally remember hallucinating to this album at around age four or five. "Never could see any other way"
Honorable mentions: Woodstock '69 & '98, The Men - Leave Home, Avon Ladies, Nihilism - Live from Inside Your Mind's Eye
Robert Lester Folsom - Music And Dreams
Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
Universal Waters - Your First Ever River
The Rita - Skate / Snorkel
WOLD - Freemasonry
Portrait - Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae
Antichrist - Forbidden World
Tales of terror - Tales of Terror
Beast of Beast - Sex, Drugs ...and Noise
Fang - Land Shark
Van Halen - 1984
Agnostic Front - Victim in Pain
Rainbow - Rising
Crass - Penis Envy
Tears for Fears - Songs From the Big Chair
Fushitsusha - Double Live II (PSF 15/16)
Z-Ro - Crack
Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet
Autopsy - Mental Funeral
Urfaust - Verräterischer, Nichtswürdiger Geist
Assuck - Misery Index
Hellnation - Dynamite Up Your Ass
Boston Strangler - Boston Strangler
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Zuma
Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club
Trouble - Psalm 9
The Dictators - Everyday is Saturday
Megadeth - Demo
Gucci Mane - Trap Back
Juicy J - Blue Dream and Lean
Trouble - December 17th
Yo Gotti - Cocaine Muzik 2
Todd Rundgren - Todd