Apr 3, 2011

Slew Ep.03 - New Record Day

Slew 03 - The Show  //  The Pictures

Slew_3 notes 3/14/2011

1. The Stitches: Monday Morning Ornaments – Another Victim 7”, Modern Action Records
(MAR-009, 2010)
Formed by a couple of skaters back in the mid-nineties, The Stitches are playing together again and this makes the first new single in almost a decade. Totally missed them the first time around, all the bio’s I can find mention speed, meth, and 1977. The new songs are great and I’m glad they’re back in action. Out of the Bay Area for those who are interested in that sort of thing.
Get the record here:

2. Bad Brains: FVK (Fearless Vampire Killers) - Bad Brains S/T, Roir (1982)
"The bourgeoisie had better watch out for me
All throughout this so called nation
we don't want your filthy money
we don't need your innocent bloodshed
We just wanna end your world
Well my mind's made up
Yes it's time for you to pay
better watch out for me
I'm a member of the F.V.K."
New "Pay To Cum" reissues available now!!!

3. The Nightbirds: Midnight Movies – Midnight Movies 7”, No Way Records
(NW-50, 2011)
Brand new 4-song 7” from Joe Erg’s newish band that’s chasing the California punk dream from the Garden State Parkway. Goddamn this band is good and with a former Erg! writing the songs it shouldn’t be any surprise. This band counts as one good thing about New Jersey. Currently on tour so be on the lookout.
Buy it here:

4. Harelip: I Came (And Then I Started To Saw) – Self-Titled EP, Ken Rock Records
(KEN 78, 2011)
According to the myspace page this is a new one-man project from Sweden backed by the Wife Beatles when performing live. Terribly offensive lyrics and I can’t get help but think of early Angry Samoans listening to their new 6-song EP. Hilarious and completely awesome.
Limited to only 300 you should get it here:

5. M.O.T.O.: Kissing All The Wrong Asses – Kissing All The Wrong Asses 7”, Windian Records
(WIN 200008, 2010)
About a year ago, in the middle of winter, stuck at a mine in remote Alaska, I was turned on to M.O.T.O. and discovered the ultimate band for when you have a shitty job, just want to get drunk, and love physics. Centered about a single constant member, Paul Caporino, and releasing material since 1981, M.O.T. O. released this four-song EP at the end of 2010. It’s a great, simply composed gem sure to put a smile on your face and fist in the air.
Get the 7” here

6. The Love Triangle: Splendid Living – “Splendid Living” 7”, Dire Records
(DR007, 2010)
From the UK and comprised of ½ of the Shitty Limits, The Love Triangle put on this EP three songs of fuzzed out, amped up tuneful garage-pop goodness with production along the lines of Teengenerate or The Mummies and song writing a bit closer to early Elvis Costello or the Ramones.
In the US get the record exclusively at

7. Tyvek: Blessed – Blessed b/w Summer Things, Les Disques Steak Records
(Steak 06, 2010)
This Detroit outfit were the openers the last time NoMeansNo came through Portland towards the end of 2010. I had never heard of them and hung back in the bar only poking my head around the corner once or twice. I don’t remember hearing anything that great, but after I picked this single up last week I realized that I missed out on some good tunes. Computers tell me this EP was recorded for a 2009 Euro tour, but copies are still floating around so keep your eye out. I’d file it under garage, but in that newfangled 21’st century kinda way.

8. Diskurz: Prazan Hod- Self Titled EP, Todo Destruido Records
(TD008, 2010)
This marks my first record by a Croatian band. From what I could find out they started in Rijeka, Croatia in 2006 and in addition to this record they have an LP coming out on Dallas Records in Europe. Southern California worship is strong on this song though during the show I talked more about it reminding me of early Cure (ala Killing an Arab or something like that (which I think was due to the guitar sound though I am not qualified to make any judgment towards any guitar sound whatsoever due to myself being damn near tuneless (totally reinforced by the fact that Chaz made a strange face whilst I made said Cure comparison))). Either way it’s a great first EP and worth seeking out.

9. Deep Sleep: Be With You – “Turn Me Off” LP, Grave Mistake
(Grave042, 2011)
From Baltimore, Deep Sleep has just put out this great LP, though at less than 20 minutes long it stretches the definition of long player. File it with other kick ass short LP’s like The Circle Jerks’ Group Sex or Boris The Sprinkler’s Group Sex. The Descendents/All/Chemical People worship is everywhere but yet th is is nowhere near any sort of Cruz Records clone. The East Coast is making me jealous.
All of their records:

10. Tongan Death Grip: Werewolf – Self Titled EP, House Party Records
Canadian three-piece. I can’t find a damn thing out about ‘em save for they began in 2008 and I suspect they are subsidized by the govt. of Nova Scotia judging by the big Nova Scotia logo on the back of the record. Tax dollars at work I say yes sir! I think P-Trash in Germany is going to be putting out an LP by them at some point. I hope it’s soon.

11. Steve Adamyk: Unglued – Desecrate 7”, Taken By Surprise
Flat out kick ass pop-punk power-pop speedy pop-pop goodness from Canada providing no reason whatsoever to even bother consider listening to the new Screeching Weasel album. I read their LP on P-Trash is sold out, but it’s worth hunting for nonetheless. http://www.myspace.com/steveadamyk

12. Cola Freaks: Mig Mig Mig – Mig Mig Mig 7”, Rob’s House Records
(RHR061, 2010)
Mig Mig Mig is the title track off of this Denmark band’s third or fourth single. In 2008 they teamed up with Portland’s Autistic Youth for a great split single. Cola Freaks have a new LP coming out on Douchemaster Records April, 2011. http://www.myspace.com/colafreaks

13. Sharp Objects: Another Victim – Another Victim 7”, Modern Action Records
(MAR009, 2010)
It’s only our third slewcast and I’ve already played two different songs by the Sharp Objects, one off of each of their singles. If you liked what I played the first time, you’ll be sure to dig this tune as well. Completely catchy and bound to make you bounce around your bedroom as you try to forget you’re an adult. Essential.

14. Hjerte Stop: FFTW – Musik For Dekadente Orer, Fashionable Idiots Records
(FIR042, 2010)
Another blast from Denmark, I thought to play this in tribute to Dr. Know, which is the only
other band I’m aware of that wrote a song involving fisting. From their myspace page: "...Afterwards Hjerte Stop got on stage and even before they warm up the people, they started making sex jokes about the greeks and anal sex and were prompting people to have anal sex in order to get free t-shirts from them...Well I’m sorry but I was not very amused by this kind of jokes and when I go to a punk/diy gig, I expect the band to have something more to say than doing dirty jokes." It sounds to me like they should go tour with the Meatmen.

15. Much Worse: Can’t Bullshit A Bullshitter – Absolute Nightmare EP, No Way Records
(NW-48, 2011)
No Way Records continues to release consistently great punk records. Much Worse hail from Minneapolis and this brand new EP careens forward with abandon channeling everything from the Jerry’s Kids to Nausea and Antischism into five great songs. Since each song is great I’m going to say Can’t Bullshit at Bullshitter is my favorite for no other reason than it reminds me of the Antiseen song “10 pounds of shit in a 5 pound bag”.
http://www.myspace.com/muchworsempls http://smokeforlight.blogspot.com/

16. Murder City Devils: I Drink The Wine - In The Name And Blood, Sub Pop Records (SP497, 2000 CD / 2009 Vinyl)
If you ever have the chance, treat yourself by witnessing DJ Fat Buddy Holly aka Spencer Moody.  Murder City Devils are alive and well, playing large festival type shows in the US and abroad.  Visit their website to gawk at their cool flyers.

*Production Notes: Sorry about the extra noise in the dialog sections of this show.  We are looking into ways to clean up the noise, yet keep the lousy production we're know for. -Chaz


  1. I'm confused, do you want comments on the blog, or emails to the Gmail address? MAKE UP YOUR MINDS!I am currently listening / posting from 38,000 feet because this here plane has wifi because we live in the future. You guys should do a show of Nomeansno superlatives. Best Song, Worst Song, Best Album, etc. Since there are no right answers to those questions, recording that show might open a worm hole in Mike's basement, which would be totally boss.

  2. Tony, thanks for your comment. Here at Slewcast™ we use the latest internet technologies to provide the best possible service. When comments are left at this site please be assured that the SlewTeam™ will receive an email with the full contents of your comment. And thank you for your Nomeansno suggestion. That sounds like a super idea.

  3. Hello Slewcast. I'm thoroughly enjoying your lovely podcast. In this past show you mentioned Rotterdam. A few years ago I had a chance to spend two days in this large port city in the Netherlands. Some very nice anarchist squatters let my friends and me eat their home cooked food, and they even shared the beer. They are some good people. Thanks for the good tunes.