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Church of Misery have a new lineup with Repulsion frontman Scott Carlson on vocals, readying new album (stream a track)
Feb 5, 2016 10:00am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Church of Misery

Japanese doom band Church of Misery have a new album on the way. It's called And Then There Were None, and it comes out March 4 via Rise Above Records (pre-order). We're premiering its first single, which is called "Make Them Die Slowly". You can stream that below.

The band is now something of a Japanese/American supergroup. Following 2013's Thy Kingdom Scum, original member Tatsu Mikami put together a new lineup that includes Repulsion frontman Scott Carlson on vocals and members of Blood Farmers and Earthride. It's the first time Carlson did lead vocals for an album since Repulsion's legendary debut.

The fact that the members track their stuff from different continents doesn't take a shred of immediacy from the music; "Make Them Die Slowly" is demonically skillful doom metal. It reminds me of the recent Agoraphobic Nosebleed stuff in the way the grooves seem almost genetically engineered to get the most hardened riff-snobs to immediately let their guard down. This is Sabbath worship at its finest, the kind that doesn't make that designation sound pejorative. It simply hits you in the gut and keeps hitting you until you're grooved out.

No word yet on tour dates yet. Stream "Make Them Die Slowly" below...

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Moderat Reminder
Feb 5, 2016 9:53am | StereoGum
moderatBerlin-based smart-thump trio Moderat represent a melding of the stuttering rhythms of Modeselektor and evocative deep-house of Apparat. On their debut album and sophomore effort II their disparate sounds met in the middle. There was still some fine-tuning in the works on II, but "Reminder," the first single off both their Reminder teaser EP and … More »

New Species Of Black Tarantula Near Folsom Prison Gets Named Aphonopelma Johnnycashi
Feb 5, 2016 9:52am | StereoGum
Johnny Cash PerformingIt's everyone's greatest dream to one day become so famous that scientists decide to name a thingy after you. That thing could be a plant, a mammal, maybe even a small planet, but in the case of Johnny Cash, that thing just so happens to be a tarantula. A new species of tarantula was discovered … More »

Holy Ghost! Crime Cutz Video
Feb 5, 2016 9:39am | StereoGum
Holy Ghost! Crime Cutz VidIt's nice to have Brooklyn disco dudes Holy Ghost! in full promo mode. A few days ago they shared a teaser for their single "Crime Cutz" and today they've paired the whole funky thing with a matching set of visuals by director Ben Fries. The clip is a spectacular polychromatic light show … More »

Nico Yaryan Driftin (Demo)
Feb 5, 2016 9:38am | StereoGum
Nico Yaryan - We spotlighted LA songwriter Nico Yaryan last year with "Just Tell Me" and "Old Gloria," two tracks that will appear on his debut for Partisan. Yaryan's new demo "Driftin" isn't included on the upcoming record, but it slots in nicely with what we've heard from the artist so far. Plaintive guitars give … More »

Mumdance touring North America, playing NYC with Rabit
Feb 5, 2016 9:33am | Brooklyn Vegan


Last year, Mumdance teamed up with fellow London electronic music Logos to release the collaborative album Proto, Mumdance's first full length (following years of EPs and singles). This year, he's set to return to North America for a tour surrounding SXSW.

The tour includes a NYC show with someone Mumdance and Logos collaborated with together, Rabit, whose debut album Communion came out last year on Tri Angle. That show happens on March 11 at Palisades, also with Mexican Jihad and GENG. Tickets are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with streams of Proto and Communion, below...

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UK psych band Ulrika Spacek released debut, 'The Album Paranoia' (listen)
Feb 5, 2016 9:33am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Ulrika Spacek

Formed in Berlin but cultivated in London, the core of Ulrika Spacek is Rhys Edwards and Rhys Williams who share a love of krautrock, psych and late-'70s New York. The Rhys's honed their sound -- dark guitar rock with a love of drone and sinewy, intertwining leads -- over the last couple years, and are now a five-piece. Their debut, The Album Paranoia, is out today via Tough Love Records. If your tastes lean towards Verlaine, Sonic Youth and Spacemen 3, the LP is highly recommended. You can stream the whole thing below.

Ulrika Spacek begin a short UK tour tonight (2/5) in London. Those dates are below.

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ChicagoGate Update: Peter Cetera Threatens To Walk
Feb 5, 2016 9:32am | StereoGum
Peter CeteraNobody expected the most intriguing story going into this year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony to be the internal dynamics of the band Chicago, and yet that's where we are. Upon learning that his band would be part of this year's induction class, co-founder Peter Lamm hinted that he'd like to … More »

Watch a short film about RVNG enigma Breadwoman
Feb 5, 2016 9:30am | Fact Magazine

A glimpse into a unique project. 

The next archival curio to be given a second life on RVNG Intl. is Breadwoman & Other Tales, a relic of the 1980s LA underground pairing performance artist Anna Homler with musician Steve Moshier.

To mark the album’s reissue this week, the label has unveiled an equally mysterious documentary. Directed by Hazel Hill McCarthy III & Douglas McCarthy, Breadwoman Tales & Trails traces the connections between Homler the performance artist and Breadwoman, her doughy alien alter-ego who sings in a found language.

Viewers in Germany can watch the film on Vimeo.

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Drake Accepts NBA Hall Of Famer Reggie Millers Ping Pong Challenge
Feb 5, 2016 9:22am | StereoGum
Drake Accepts NBA Hall Of Famer Reggie Miller's Ping Pong ChallengeAs is now the norm, Drake made some plans over Twitter last night. The rapper, who will serve as the coach for Team Canada in the upcoming NBA All-Star Celebrity Game next week, was challenged by NBA Hall Of Famer Regie Miller to a game of ping pong and readily accepted. Here's their exchange: … More »

Watch Andrew Bird Debut Capsized On Conan
Feb 5, 2016 9:06am | StereoGum
Andrew Bird on ConanLast night, Andrew Bird, the most handsome whistler in all of indie rock, did musical-guest duties on Conan and used the opportunity to debut a new song called "Capsized." It's a simmering classic-rock groove that requires Bird to play his violin both as a violin and as a guitar. (No whistling, though.) As it turns … More »

Seattle declares February 7th as International Clash Day in honor of legendary punk band
Feb 5, 2016 9:05am | Cosequence Of Sound

The city of Seattle, Washington has declared February 7th, 2016 as “International Clash Day” in honor of the legendary punk band.

An official proclamation written by Mayor Edward B. Murray recognizes The Clash for “establishing their unique sound combining punk with reggae, dub, funk, and ska, behind socially conscious lyrics.” The proclomation also notes the band’s 1982 performance in Seattle during which they “[outshone] headliners The Who, and [inspired] a young audience member, Jeff Ament, to grow up and become the bassist for Pearl Jam.”

(Read: The Clash’s Top 20 Songs)

Beginning 6:00 a.m. PST on Friday, Seattle radio station KEXP is marking “International Clash Day” with 12 consecutive hours of the band’s music along with rarities, side projects, and interviews, including a discussion with director Julien Temple, who directed the acclaimed Joe Strummer documentary, The Future is Unwritten.

Read the mayor’s proclamation and listen to a live stream of KEXP below.

Seattle joins King County, Washington, and Bridgwater, UK in officially recognizing “International Clash Day” for February 7th.

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Rayland Baxter covers My Morning Jacket on new EP (listen), touring, opening for Houndmouth at Terminal 5
Feb 5, 2016 8:59am | Brooklyn Vegan

Rayland Baxter

Nashville alt-country singer Rayland Baxter releases a new EP on ATO Records today called Soho, which features stripped-down solo versions of songs off last year's Imaginary Man. It's also got him doing a delicate rendition of My Morning Jacket's "Bermuda Highway," which is streaming below. Check it out.

Rayland has been on tour, having played a sold-out show at NYC's Mercury Lounge a few days ago, and he'll return here in the spring. This one's to open for Houndmouth on April 23 a Terminal 5. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed below...

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Holy Ghost! releasing 'Crime Cutz' EP, share title track's video, playing 2016 MoMA Armory Party after Australian DJ tour
Feb 5, 2016 8:53am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost! are back with a new EP, Crime Cutz, which is out April 29 via DFA. The title is out now as a single and is typical of what the NYC duo do well: '80s-style electropop with a decidedly human heartbeat. Featuring the East Coast Inspirational Singers Choir, "Crime Cutz" is also one of their best singles in some time. You can check out the deceptively simple but captivating video, directed by Ben Fries, below.

The duo will be heading to Australia this month for a DJ tour, but will be back in NYC to play this year's MoMA Armory Party on March 2 which is the kickoff event to the annual The Armory Show and Armory Arts Week (March 3 - 6). Tickets to this gala event are on sale -- not cheap, but tax deductible.

In other DFA news, the label is back with another of their "Hot Dog" parties which will happen at Good Room on February 27 featuring "DJ sets by the DFA family + guests and a very special live performance!" No word on who is DJing/playing but tickets are on sale. Flyer for DFA's Winter Hot Dog is below.

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Stone Temple Pilots Reportedly Launching Open Auditions For New Singer
Feb 5, 2016 8:50am | StereoGum
Stone Temple PilotsIn the years leading up to the death of founding lead singer Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots toured and recorded with Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington on lead vocals. But Bennington left the band late last year when it became clear his commitments to Linkin Park were too significant to continue fronting … More »

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