Windhand – “Eternal Return”
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RELAPSE RECORDS went over the top for “Eternal Return”, the fourth full length from Richmond, Virginia’s heavy psychedelic quartet WINDHAND represents a new era for the group, a chrysalis moment that takes them to new and unforeseen heights. Across nine songs and 63 minutes, “Eternal Return” is an infectious display of songcraft cloaked in alluring atmosphere, molten fuzz, eerie psychedelia and ethereal vocals. An easy candidate for heavy music record of the year, and definitely one of the most versions of colored vinyl ever to be seen!
BAND NAME: Windhand
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
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Fresh of this years Viva Las Vegas fest, HOT ROD LINCOLN have proven that they can still boogie all these years later! The award winning San Diego based Rockabilly band has been at it for over 20 years! Most notably headed by Buzz Campbell, who previously played with likes of Lee Rocker, Slim Jim Phantom and Brian Setzer, aka The Stray Cats – HOT ROD LINCOLN have become a mainstay on the rockabilly scene!
BAND NAME: Hot Rod Lincoln
From the people who brought you ‘Hillbillies In Hell’… Blood, Sweat and Tears. 18 timeless tales of clanging Hammers and pounding Shovels – from wry, dry working-stiff diatribes to bare-chested exclamations – BIRTH / WORK / DEATH maps the human work experience from anger to joy, poverty to riches. From the muck-crusted mines to late-night jukeboxes – backwoods outsiders and Nashville icons alike waxed odes to the entwined necessities of Work and Money, Status and Competition, Survival and Servitude. Harrowing laments of dank deaths underground, fevered hymns to Mammon, snide ripostes to debt-bondage and exuberant celebrations of family and sustenance. Years in the making – ‘BIRTH / WORK / DEATH’ presents calloused anthems and bloody ballads from dusty LPs and long forgotten 45s. “WITNESS Howard Vokes and the tragic fate of THE MINER! “HEAR Charlie Gore chase the BLACK DIAMOND! “SEE Tex Williams worship the almighty MONEY! Strictly Limited Edition of 500 copies!
TITLE: Various Artists – Birth / Work / Death
LABEL NAME: Iron Mountain Analogue Research
With an uber limited pressing of each variant, NOFX and the rest of the FAT crew have compilation you’d probably love to get your hands on, right? Well, unless you were at the BRAKROCK fest in Belgium or PUNK ROCK HOLIDAY in Slovenia, you missed out! These special versions were only available at those two European festivals, but it’s still cool to look at pictures of them anyways, right?
ALBUM TITLE: Fat Music For Wrecked People: Brakrock 2018 / Punk Rock Holiday 2018
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck Chords
Texas-based universe-hole rippers SUPER THIEF are breaking from their tradition of DIY self-releases to spread their driving hook-laden noise fury like a virus with Minneapolis brethren LEARNING CURVE RECORDS. SUPER THIEF had their album release last night and are on tour in throughout the mid west and east coast for the next month! Five tracks. Four band members. At least three chords. Two words: take shelter!
BAND NAME: Super Thief
LABEL NAME: Learning Curve Records
See y’all next week!