Samiam – “Clumsy”
Some big releases this week on the RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
SAMIAM started in 2006 as a screamo band, but when the singer’s dayglow combover started to recede, they switched styles to more of an urban contemporary zydeco / reggaeton vibe. Or they are a punk started in 1988 in Berkeley, CA, no one can remember for sure. In any case, their friends over at NO IDEA RECORDS were nice enough to repress their 1994 major label album, ‘Clumsy’, on some amazing colors, but only for UK and Germany. SAMIAM also head out on tour in October, but again, only in Europe, sorry North America!
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You are getting a huge sneak peek at a Black Friday RSD exclusive of NOTHING’s ‘Blue Line Baby”! A 3 song record store day exclusive LP, featuring the track “Blue Line Baby” from their new album “Dance on the Blacktop” and also featuring two unreleased songs on a limited pressing of ‘White’ vinyl with a Red silkscreen on the B side. Find out more over at RELAPSE or go see NOTHING who is on tour right now!
As the bandleader on David Bowie’s final album ‘Blackstar’, saxophonist DONNY MCCASLIN collaborated with the Starman to carry forward his penchant for reinvention. With his upcoming studio album — a daring fusion of vibrant electronica, and bombastic art-rock due this fall — MCCASLIN applied that mindset to his own work, pushing his music in a bold new direction. Propulsive and improvisational alternative music combines with a heady blend of vocals, saxophone and flute, pianos and Wurlitzer, electric bass and pummeling drums that captures MCCASLIN’S core roots while also bringing in more recent influences such as Radiohead and Bon Iver. “Blow” comes out on MOTEMA MUSIC, preorder your now!
SERPENTS OF DAWN delivers a sound that is equal parts doom and traditional heavy metal riding together atop a pulverizing 70s groove. “Into The Garden” is slated for worldwide release September 14th of 2018 on San Francisco label DOOMSTEW RECORDS. A super limited edition pressing, including a poster, get lost in SERPENTS’ memorable riffs and compelling leads. SERPENTS is the aural equivalent of a lumbering, denim and leather clad, chopper riding beast. These six new tracks capture the essence of the band’s groove driven heavy doom style!
KING BUFFALO is a psychedelic trio in the classic format of bass, drums, and guitar, whose expansive and thunderous music is anything but easily definable. Formed by three long-standing members of the blooming Rochester, NY rock scene, KING BUFFALO gathered in September of 2013 to start working on a new musical collaboration in a heavy rock vein. Their efforts spawned a demo release and several splits and one-offs which, coupled with their impressive live show, quickly gained them an international audience. After countless tours and shows, they are back with long awaited second full length, “Longing to Be the Mountain” – It is 24 minutes of material, and more than 13 of that resides within the opening title-track. Get ready as KING BUFFALO head out on an east coast/mid west tour starting in less than a month!
BAND NAME: King Buffalo
Philadelphia’s DEVIL MASTER have been spitting in the face of convention since forming in 2016 with their raw, twisted brand of death rock meets black metal punk mayhem. “Manifestations” is a compilation of DEVIL MASTER’s full catalog, two sold out demos from 2016 & 2017 (Tape & Inhabit the Corpse); remixed, remastered, and sounding more malevolent than before; plus available on vinyl together for the first time, only on RELAPSE RECORDS! Hang tight as their debut full-length album is coming early 2019.
We’ve got some exciting new projects coming out soon, stay tuned…