Another blistering RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog coming at you right now!!!
NYVES is the new electronic music project featuring Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter) and Randy Torres (ex-Project 86). What began as a cathartic outlet centered on a mutual love for moody, electro-rock music has resulted in one of the most gorgeous full-lengths we’ve seen in a while, and of course it’s coming to you from the wizards over at SPARTAN RECORDS! Dark, pulsing soundscapes are woven together by Clark’s instantly identifiable vocals; resonate layers are balanced by Torres’s crystal clear and expert production and matched by some killer vinyl. With no less than 6 versions, there are “Ultra Clear’ with either ‘Black’ haze, ‘Silver’ and ‘Black’ splatter, or a ‘Black’ stripe with splatter, a Half-N-Half version, or the ‘Black’ and ‘Silver’ pie slice version. Whatever version you could want, SPARTAN has you covered!
BAND NAME: NYVES
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/nyvesmusic
LABEL NAME: Spartan Records
LABEL WEBSITE: spartanrecords.com
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Just kicking off their 47-date “…And Stoner Justice for All” summer tour, ’Stoner Violence’ pioneers CONNOISSEUR has dropped their latest LP with some of the sickest colored vinyl we’ve seen in a while. Going everywhere from Oakland to Rhode Island and Florida, and back again, the ‘Olive Green’ version won’t be in stores until June 9th, and rumors are the ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Mustard’ AsideBside with lots of different Red splatter (so intense looking!) is almost sold out on the TANK CRIMES web store! Let’s hope by the time you see this it’s not too late!
BAND NAME: Connoisseur
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Connoisseur/192545677457907
LABEL NAME: Tankcrimes
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tankcrimes.com
Monthly subscription club TURNTABLE KITCHEN offers up another installment, this time featuring the debut release by Los Angeles-based MONOGEM. As always, this release can only be found through TURNTABLE KITCHEN’s plan of pairing records with recipes and select ingredients. This time you’ll find either a ‘Milky Clear’ 7” or a ‘Milky Clear’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside versions for the deluxe subscribers. Have you signed up yet?
BAND NAME: Monogem
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.monogem.com/
LABEL NAME: Turntable Kitchen
Indie / psych band, CREEPOID, is here with their third offering, “Cemetery Highrise Slum,” in glorious colors brought to you by COLLECT RECORDS! On this album, the band finds itself at an intersection of their own design, drafting the firm pulse of modern American indie with everything from ‘60s psych to late-‘80s art punk tendencies with rare cohesion. And check out the ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Beer’ colored records, our favorite the ‘Sea Blue’ inside ‘Bone’ version, or the ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘Gold’ / ‘Silver’ splattered version. Find CREEPOID coming soon the the East Coast or at COLLECT RECORDS!
BAND NAME: Creepoid
BAND WEBSITE: www.creepoid.com
LABEL NAME: Collect Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.collectrecords.org
Gearing up for their record release show on July 10th at the Hemlock in SF, Oakland indie rockers TOGETHER WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY operate under the influence of the post-rock, post-hardcore, and alternative scenes of their teenage years. The quintet, led by anthemic and illustrative vocals, locks in a raucous rhythm section under cutty guitar riffs that dodge and complement each other equally. This 7″ is the third release from TWCRTG, and the first to be pressed on vinyl. It will be available in ‘Black’ vinyl, limited edition ‘Milky Clear’ with splatter and digital download. The only way to get one is from these DIY guys’ bandcamp, so get to the clicking!
BAND NAME: TOGETHER WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY
BAND WEBSITE: http://twcrtg.bandcamp.com
SLICE OF SPICE is back again with another slammin’ LORD FINESSE, custom shaped picture disc made to look like a 3.5” floppy disc! Holding more than the original 1.44mb of data, “The SP1200 Project: MIDI Midas” EP houses four of Hip-Hop’s finest tracks. If LORD FINESSE’s name alone isn’t enough to get you over to SLICE OF SPICE’s website post haste, then the fact that this one time pressing is extremely limited should. Let’s hope that by the time you read this there are still copies left…
BAND NAME: Lord Finesse
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/lordfinesseditc
LABEL NAME: Slice Of Spice
LABEL WEBSITE: http://slice-of-spice.com/
CRO-MAGS is a New York City hardcore-punk turned crossover-thrash institution that should need no introduction. The rubble left behind when JJ, Mackie, Harley, Parris. and Mr. Doug Holland dropped “The Age of Quarrel” on the world in 1986 changed the musical landscape forever, and a new sound of the streets was born. BRASS CITY BOSS SOUNDS has done the world a great service by reissuing “AOQ” for another generation of hardcore punk metal freaks to discover, with a Phillies-inspired variant only available at 2015’s This Is Hardcore festival in Philly this July. If you know, you know. If you don’t, learn. Now.
BAND NAME: Cro Mags
BAND WEBSITE: http://shopshogun.com/collections/cro-mags
LABEL NAME: Brass City Boss Sounds
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.brasscitybosssounds.com/
HIT+RUN presents “ROAD KILL Vol. 1” for the first time on vinyl. Featuring exclusive and unreleased tracks from some of L.A.’s best and brightest, with a whole host of artists from around the world, including J Rocc, the Gaslamp Killer, Ras G, Daedelus, Mndsgn and more. Get this limited comp in a gnarly ‘Black’ and ‘White’ AsideBside from HIT+RUN before it’s too late!
ALBUM TITLE: Road Kill Volume 1
LABEL NAME: Hit & Run
LABEL WEBSITE: http://thehitandrun.com/
Stay tuned for another colorful blog next week!