From our friends QOHELETH’s new label Philip K Disks, Alternative Control presents the label’s debut release: 64 minutes of noise from a band called HEP LAD. The album, titled >>[:]<<, was conceived by David Lee Price and Erik Highter while grieving the death of a mutual friend. The composers say that music is the best form of… Continue reading Album Premiere: HEP LAD’s >>[:]<<
Musical taste is very subjective. What can be one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. My list is no different. These are the albums that I enjoyed the most in this past year. Once again, it skews more toward “rock” orientated releases, but that’s just my preference. I like what I like. Sometimes I wish… Continue reading TOM’S TOTALLY BIASED FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2016
Well, it’s been a while… So why not make my glorious return to this blog with a list of what I consider to be the best records of the year so far? I mean, everybody else is doing it, so why can’t we? I’m sure by this point, you know what to expect from one… Continue reading THE BEST OF 2016….. SO FAR!
By Jeff McCarthy Faking is a Philadelphia-based trio made up of Jeff Bowne (Gunna Vahm) on guitar & vocals, Mark Diehl on bass guitar, and Phil Schorn (Gunna Vahm, Midiron Blast Shaft) on drums. Their new album Goddamn Cowards was recorded by Arik Victor at Creep Studios, mixed by Arik and Chris X, and mastered… Continue reading Inter-Review on Goddamn Cowards: Jeff McCarthy Talks with Jeff Bowne of Faking
I’m entirely new to the English noise-rock band Three Trapped Tigers. I was just browsing for some new music and liked the cover art. A little research revealed that they were an instrumental trio. The make or break for me with many bands is the vocals, so I dove right in to this knowing that… Continue reading Rainbows of Sound: A Review of Three Trapped Tigers’ Silent Earthling
RHIN hails from West Virginia and plays a style of loud rock that that combines your favorite riff rock band’s, well, riffs, played with the attitude and aggression of noise rock. They are about to release a new album, Passenger, on May 6 through Philadelphia’s Grimoire Records. They are also undertaking a mini/weekender tour with… Continue reading RHIN: April 30th at Three Sheets, and Don’t Worry About the Lyrics
By Jeff McCarthy A UXO is an Unexploded Ordinance and that is beyond evident. UXO has that 1990s throwback feeling all throughout their new seven track offering. This album, in the first few riffs of opening track “Bitter,” has me thinking Fugazi has had some sort of fallen out love child with Today is The… Continue reading Album Review: UXO, Self-Titled (Reptilian)