Tim Barry – “High On 95”
Another overflowing’ RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog coming at you!!
On September 8th, Tim Barry and the rest of the world are going to listen to his new record “High On ’95” for the first time. Barry throws away all of the rough mixes and cleanses himself of the music he has put his heart and soul into, only to dive right back in when the record is released. “High On 95” is Barry’s 8th release on Chunksaah Records and his latest since 2014’s “Lost & Rootless,” which is the longest time he’s taken in between records. Whether it’s the ‘ULTRA CLEAR’ w/ ‘BLACK SMOKE’ or the ‘COKE BOTTLE GREEN’ w/ ‘GREY’ Splatter, you can’t go wrong with this! Pick up a copy from Tim on tour or from CHUNKSAAH RECORDS’ webstore!
BAND NAME: Tim Barry
LABEL NAME: Chunksaah Records
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“Somebody’s Doin’ Something” is the first full-length record by Nashville’s THELMA AND THE SLEAZE! They blend trashy Southern rock with post riot-girl grievances. The result is a surprisingly upbeat heaviness laced with dirty jagged bits of punk and country that cut and sting when least expected. Despite the band’s love of daisy dukes and hot tops, their music is explicitly feminist and often packs a punch full of queer sensibilities. With more than a nod to their Nashville home turf, THE SLEAZE serves up a low-brow, high-octane performance.
BAND NAME: Thelma and the Sleaze
LABEL NAME: Last Hurrah Records
Denver’s nihilistic trio PRIMITIVE MAN return with ‘Caustic’, their second full-length offering of soul-crushing blackened doom and noise-ridden claustrophobia. ‘Caustic’ is 12 songs and 75+ minutes of bloodcurdling howls, abysmal tones and dense, unsettling feedback spewing forth a cesspool of utter misery. With lyrical themes ranging from political corruption, personal struggle and the crumbling social climate facing the world today, ‘Caustic’ serves as a cataclysmic soundtrack for a world gone awry.
BAND NAME: PRIMITIVE MAN
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
DANCE GAVIN DANCE constantly crank out music! “Summertime Gladness + Pussy Vultures” takes the listener deeper into DGD’s trademark hydrid sound of math rock, metal, jazz, and a number of other sounds into the mix! Always on the road slugging it out and playing for fans every night, this 7″ comes in FIVE different versions. Grab one from RISE RECORDS or the band on tour!
BAND NAME: DANCE GAVIN DANCE
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
Spanish goregrind stalwarts HAEMORRHAGE spew forth their most ferociously (de)composed album to date with their seventh studio album “We Are The Gore”. With numerous guest appearances from current and former members of Carcass, Impaled, Dead Infection, Ghoul and others, HAEMORRHAGE take their nauseating blend of scalpel-sharp riffs, triple threat guttural vocals, and bone-scraping rhythms to a new extreme. One listen to ‘We Are The Gore’ will leave you soaked in buckets of bile and feeling like a freshly made cadaver.
BAND NAME: HAEMORRHAGE
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
Cult UK doom/sludge outfit IRON MONKEY return with “9-13”, their first new full-length in almost two decades. After disbanding in 1999 due to the death of their original singer J.P. Morrow, the group has reformed for phase two of their mission. Recorded in their hometown of Nottingham in Spring 2017 A.D. with producer Johnny A. Carter, “9-13” is 9 songs and 48 minutes of total nihilism. Now older, more cynical and more isolationist, IRON MONKEY are back to usurp the scene, then crush it’s skull. Without question, their most focused, aggressive and direct material to date, “9-13” is an all-out assault of violent hatred and nightmarish negativity. Recommended listening for fans of pain, suffering, and misanthropy.
BAND NAME: Iron Monkey
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
As a product of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin metal scene of the mid 1980s, DR. SHRINKER largely toiled in obscurity throughout its early years. Originally formed in 1986, Dr. Shrinker underwent a few lineup changes and recorded four full demos and an additional single demo track during its short-lived initial existence between 1988 and 1990. It is with great pride that NUCLEAR WAR NOW! has exhumed the remains of DR. SHRINKER’S first era with two double-LP collections simply titled “Archive I” and “Archive II.” The first of these compilations includes the “Recognition” demo and “Live Demo” from 1988, as well as a rehearsal from 1990. The second includes the “Wedding the Grotesque” demo from 1989, the “Eponym” demo from 1990, and a single track, “Our Necropsy,” that was recorded in 1990 as a demo for what was intended to be the first DR. SHRINKER album that never came to fruition.
BAND NAME: Dr. Shrinker
LABEL NAME: Nuclear War Now! Productions
A concept album about the fall of civilization (perhaps even a relationship!) and its aftermath, “Doomed II Repeat “ incarnates the feelings of confusion which would accompany those events in real time. The chaos infuses itself to the listening experience, creating waves of anxiety crashing through the desire to make sense of it all. WILD WING is here to poke and nudge the listener to pay attention to what is transpiring both in the context of the self and as a participant in society today. Head over to MOCK RECORDS and see if they still have any of those ‘White’ inside ‘Grimace’ Color-in-Color versions left!
BAND NAME: WILD WING
LABEL NAME: MOCK RECORDS
“One Last Prayer” is the latest offering from Southern California’s FORCED ORDER. Their first release on TRIPLE-B continues where their last full-length, “Vanished Crusade,” left off, wasting no time by leading off with the intense opening title track. Like the pioneers in metallic hardcore before them, FORCED ORDER combines the crushing power of Hatebreed with the manic fury of Integrity to create an entirely new, chaotic sound.
BAND NAME: FORCED ORDER
LABEL NAME: Triple B Records
ZACKEY FORCE FUNK deserves (and receives) a lot of respect. If he’s not robbing banks with baseball bats and roaming the streets for fat cats to hustle, you can usually find him leaning over the turntables of a dirty dirty late-night discotheque. The sixteen track album compiles early demos and rarities originally included in DJ KUTMAH’s “This Is The Force Funk Sound” megamix created in Summer 2009. Each song has been digitally remastered for the special release of “THIS IS MY FORCE FUNK SOUND” – a special picture disc found only at HIT + RUN!
BAND NAME: ZACKEY FORCE FUNK
LABEL NAME: Hit + Run
ROCKET J is a Rockabilly artist from New York City and has been on the scene since 80’s. This pink four song EP which features 3 originals and one cover. The songs represent the best styles of the genre, from a flat-out, untamed rocker (Rocket Baby), to a Patsy Cline-like torch song (I Don’t Mind Being Free) to a finger-picking version of Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Coming at you via SQUIRREL-TONE – make sure to head over to the New England Skake-Up Rockabilly Weekend later in September!
BAND NAME: Rocket J (Website / Facebook / Twitter)
LABEL NAME: Squirrel-Tone
OMOTAI is now part of the TOFU CARNAGE family with the relentless and pummeling album “A Ruined Oak” as the Houston outfit celebrates their most expansive effort to date. “A Ruined Oak” is a meditation on the lost colony at Roanoke, with themes of abandonment and responsibility, loss and violence. This sprawling, diverse work shows a tremendous range that captivates with its array of heavy, guitar-driven riffs, thunderous low-end, and infectious hooks. Pressed on heavyweight ‘Deep Purple’ and ‘Silver’ AsideBside vinyl with heavyweight art-board jackets and embossed graphics. This is an album that was truly meant for vinyl.
BAND NAME: Omotai
LABEL NAME: Tofu Carnage Records
The ever present purveyors of stoner rock, RIPPLE MUSIC, are pounding it with their latest release from THE FLYING EYES! A heavy, psychedelic rock band hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, their name comes from a 1962 science fiction novel about giant, disembodied eyes that descend from outer space to control humanity. ‘Burning of the Season” is a return to the band’s roots of fuzzed-out blues and soulful psychedelia with the maturity and craftsmanship of age. RIPPLE has your only us release from THE FLYING EYES, so get with the program already and get one!
BAND NAME: The Flying Eyes
LABEL NAME: Ripple Music (Website / Facebook)
See ya later!