Dec 22, 2012

Slew 21 - Locals only - A year in review 2012

Slew 21: PDX 2012 // The SHOW // The PICS

A look back at records we’ve obtained from Portland bands in 2012. Call it the locals only show. It would be a “best-of” if it didn’t take every single one of this years Portland releases to fill out the episode. Needless to say, it shouldn’t come to any surprise that the Portland music scene kicks ass and this episode should serve as ample evidence to that fact. We’re looking forward to what 2013 will bring.

1. Red Dons - Auslander - Auslander 7” (Dirtnap Records, ZZZ-113, 2012)

2. Youth Bitch - Off The Pills Again - Don’t Fuck This Up! LP (Jonny Cat Records, Mutant-008, 2012)

3. Primative Idols - All The Action -

4. The Tanked - Bottle Fight - The Tanked/Tuck And Roll Split 7” (self-released, 2012)

5. Mean Jeans - Anybody Out There? - On Mars LP (Dirtnap Records, ZZZ-110, 2012)

6. Welcome Home Walker - On The Skids - Portland Mutant Party Vol. 2 7” (Jonny Cat Records, Mutant 005, 2012)

7. Guantanamo Baywatch - We Came With Dottie - Chest Crawl LP (Dirtnap Records, ZZZ-112, 2012)

8. Cyclops - Deny - Guantanamo Baywatch/Cyclops split tour 7” (Jonny Cat Records, Mutant 004, 2012)

9. Defect Defect - Hologram - Portland Mutant Party Vol. 2 7” (Jonny Cat Records, Mutant 005, 2012)

10. P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. - Remedy - Modern Pets/P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. split 7” (Doomtown Studios, DTS-006, 2012)

11. Therapists - Hate Sweats - Hate Sweats LP (Jonny Cat Records, Jcrfy 3, 2012)

12. Chemicals - Daddy’s Home - For Real, For Life, Forever, Or Whatever...LP (Jonny Cat Records, Mutant 009, 2012)

13. Rabbits - Lame In Vain - Bites Rites LP

14. Lord Dying - In A Frightful State of Dismemberment - Self Titled 7”

15. Norska - They Mostly Come At Night - Self Titled LP

16. Poison Idea - Pick Your King side 2 - Pick Your King 7”

Nov 4, 2012

Slew Twenty - What's Sup? NEW STUFF

Slew 20 - This is the stuff that’s sup, fella. - The Show /// The Pics

You just want to fuckin’, how should we do this?

You do the first block.

Put them all in a pile and grab at random.

So there you go. Many beers, few thoughts = a somewhat schizophrenic playlist for this go-round. All pretty new releases save for a Makers album. Enjoy.

Mike block one:
1. Masakari - Contaigon - Masakari/Grin and Bear It split 5” (Halo of Flies, Halo47, 2012)
Trying to come up with a good description of this Cleaveland powerhouse I just think of the time 16 years ago when I got the new Extreme Noise Terror album and whilst playing it for my roommate I totally lost all self control and ended up launching myself through the sliding closet doors and all of the shelves came crashing down on top of me. Way better than Extreme Noise Terror, Masakari makes me do that whole losing self control thing over and over again. Fucking awesome.

2. Protestant - A Sheep In Wolves Clothing - Protestant/Suffering Mind split 6” (Halo of Flies, HALO36, 2012)
Previous comments about Masakari apply here. The label Halo Of Flies, out of Milwaukee, is absolutely killing it with their recent releases.

3. Conquest For Death - MGA AGWAT - One Definition of Success (Tankcrimes, 2012)
I can’t find anything about this band on the internet, mainly because there is another Conquest For Death from (maybe) Brazil that seems to dominate the internet. So far as I can tell THIS Conquest For Death is from somewhere overseas maybe, recorded in Tokyo and Oakland and lyrics are in Tagalong. Reportedly a new album will be coming out on Tankcrimes.

4. Deaf Mutations - My Feces Pt. 1 - Crash The Clubs 7” (Static Shock Records, SSR10, 2012)
DEAF MUTATIONS is the brainchild of Dave Brown (also of Career Suicide) and they play violent, hardcore punk that wouldn't sound out of place on the Master Tape comp. The recordings on this 7" were originally released in late 2008 as a very limited cassette that didn't really make it out of Toronto.

Chaz block two:
1. Missing Moments - Another Girl -- I’m Going To Love You Back To Life 7” (HoZac Records, HZR-120, 2012)
2. People’s Temple - Looters Game -- Looters Game 7” (HoZac Records, HZR-121, 2012)
3. FLIP SHIT - Shit Out Of Luck - Outgoing Rockers 7” (Reeltime Records, RT-04, 2012)
4. Los Monjo- El Despertar De Los Muertos - (The Monjo- The Awakening Of The Dead) - Los Monjo & Ruleta Rusa Split 7” (Solo Para Punks, Punks 14, 2012)

Mike Block Three:
1. Real Numbers - Tear It In Two -Tear It In Two 7” (Floridas Dying, FDR-35, 2012)

2. Cindy Sisters - Waiting For Tomorrow - She’s Burning Inside (Hozac Records, Hozac Hookup Club #27, HZR-105, 2012)

3. Slugz - Empty Space - Empty Space 7” (Cowabunga Records, CBR-48, 2012)
Slugz are good, real good. In a New Bomb Turks, Teengenerate sort of way. PunkROCK!!! Cowabunga, like Halo Of Flies, is just totally at the top of their game with the quality of the records they are releasing. Buy ‘em all and start with this one.

4. Secret Prostitutes - Proses Konsistensi - The Ken Rock 7” (Ken Rock Records, KEN85, 2012)

Chaz block four:
1. White Wires - Let’s Start Over Again - WWII 12” - "In January of 2012, we went back down to Yogi's Meatlocker for a whirlwind weekend. We recorded 14 new songs for this, our 3rd album. Starting out, we had a deliberate intention to make an album a little bit different than our previous two. This time, the intention was to make a pop album. We wanted to make a record that had some dynamics, with lots of ups and downs. At the same time, we wanted to still have a lot of variety on the album from one song to the next. I think these are some of our best songs yet."
Release stats:
1st press: 200 copies white vinyl (mailorder only), 1000 copies black vinyl

2. The Makers - Every Night - All Night Roit 12” - The Makers have been around the Spokane music scene for quite a while, and finally are getting some deserved recognition. The quartet has a great garage sound that gets you jumping out of your seat. This CD has got some of their best tunes on it, including the infectious "Four Button Suit", "I'm your big man", and "Look both ways". They've all got a great stage presence, so check 'em out when they hit your town! - Customer Review From Amazon Dot Com

3. Mark Sultan - War Against Rock And Roll - I just played a portion from side 2 - Good stuff -

4. Hoax - Stuck - 7” - Western Massachusett's HOAX -

Last song:
Ghoul - Kids In America - Flexidisc -

Oct 3, 2012

Slew 19 - They Live!

Slew 19: ClubSlew  --  The SHOW  //  The PICS

I started thinking about all the bands I’ve seen play that have put on amazing live shows. Costumes, fire, fog, lots of jumping around like idiots. All that good shit. So for this episode it’s like Slew opened a kick ass rock club and booked a full week of shows. I had to forgo a couple of obvious choices like The Meatmen, and The Dwarves, since we’ve played both those bands recently and other folks deserve credit for consistently rocking the fuck out when they play live.

Doughboys: Home Again (live)- Dougboys Live Home Again 7”
S.N.F.U.: I’m Real Scared (live)- Last Of The Big Time Suspenders LP
Circle Jerks: Red Tape/Back Against The Wall/I Just Want Some Skank/Beverly Hills (live)- Decline of Western Civilization LP

Metal Shakespeare Company: The March Of Birnam (Macbeth V.V)- The Metal Shakespeare Company/The Valkyries split 7”
Insane War Tomatoes: I Live In An Asshole- I Rock You Suck 7”
Electric Eel Shock: Rock & Roll Can Rescue The World- Electric Eel Shock/Riverboat Gamblers split 7”

Nation of Ulysses: Last Train To Cool- “Plays Pretty For Baby” LP
The Woggles: Soul Sister, Brown Sugar- Soul-Sizzling 7” Meltdown LP
The Mummies: Just One More Dance- “Sold Only At The Show” 7”

Cherry Valence: Get Wild Tonight
New Bomb Turks: Tail Crush (live)- The Big Combo LP
Rocket From The Crypt: Born In ‘69/I Turned Into...(live)

GG Allin & Antiseen: Cock On The Loose- Violence Now! 7”
Flipper: If I Can’t Be Drunk...(live)- Public Flipper Ltd. 2xLP

SunnO))): Churchdust (live)- Aragathi Live LP+7”

Sep 3, 2012

Running a test of scientific research on you like a train.

So.  Do people read this blog?  Would you read it if it was on Tumblr?  Well, it now is on Tumblr.  We will also be removing all letter "e" from each post to fit the aesthetic of Tumblr.  Let us know if this is an improvement.