Holy crap. I don’t know what to describe this album as other than it’s cluster fuck of doom / psychedelic / krautrock / space-rock…. ok, ok, a lot of these genres combine the same elements, but the way London, U.K. band Lasers From Atlantis penetrate your speakers with their S/T album is truly mind-blowing. There are at times some raw in your face rock, but yet, there are moments of tranquility as well. These sort of stylistic contrasts and combinations we love. If you don’t like loud, dark, and at times fast paced music, look elsewhere. You won’t though, because stuff like this is a blessing to listen to in a land of cookie-cutter styles of music (we’re looking at you, indie bands).
The opening track, Oscillation Bomb, does exactly what is implied. Synthesis oscillating at fast and slow paces, but when the doom kicks in, you know you’re in for a ride as you roller coaster up and down, left and right, to the trek of the oscillation. Fast forward to Reverb City and you just can’t help but want to head bang. That is, of course, if you haven’t already. No? Maybe something of slower pace is in order.
Yes, yes, let’s change the tempo a bit and talk about my favorite track, Hopi Lore. The build up on this track is truly impressive and I’ve had it on repeat about 1 million times. The track starts off slow and folk like, little pieces of guitar tones piercing ever slightly, and the spooky sounding synths/organs only heighten the tension ever more so. Where is this track going? To a land of blissful harmonic sounds and ever parading rainbows? Fuck no. This track will hit you in the face with grimace and pain in a way doom only can, which by the way, is my favorite way to kill musical tension, with dark and menacing sound. So ya, I talked a lot about these guys, and I don’t usually write long reviews, but these guys deserve it.
Pick up a friggin copy of their music, courtesy of Extreme Ultimate, on 3 different styles of tapes: White / Black / White+Black (with an issue of extreme ultimate issue two magazine) or pick up the digital contents by visiting Extreme Ultimate’s bandcamp page.Read More
Video for the track “Love Rat” by Edmonton, Canada band Betrayers. The track is featured in their latest 7″ album titled “Love Rat” with side B containing the track “Smear on the Cross.” Grab the digital album or 7″ by visiting Betrayers bandcamp page.Read More
New single ”Vampire” from Carrboro, North Carolina band The Wyrms. The track will be featured in their upcoming album ”At Wizard Island” which is expected to be released later this year via Negative Fun Records and Potluck Foundation.Read More
New track ”5000 Hits” from Brooklyn, New York band Las Rosas. The track is featured in their latest album ”Flower In The Sun + Ms. America EP” which was released via dizzybird records. Get a physical copy by visiting dizzybird records web store and Las Rosas bigcartel page.Read More
Two brand new tracks from Montréal, Canada band pachyderm. The tracks will be featured in their upcoming album ”Two Weeks Of Spring” which is expected to be released on June 10th via Brothers and Sisters Records. Listen to more pachyderm music by visiting their bandcamp and soundcloud page.Read More
Kill My Baby Tonight is the latest single from Los Angeles, California based band L.A. WITCH. We’ve been fans of these brujas from the west from a while now, and this track is just another step in the right direction when it comes to good ol’ garage rock. Right away when the music starts, you know this isn’t a typical love song. The darkness exhibited by the lyrics and reverb drenched guitar with a side of great drums simmer together in a stew of awesomeness.Read More