Relatives in Descent by Protomartyr

I’ve been listening to this album nonstop since it came out yesterday.  I’m a big fan of their previous two efforts but I think they really got everything to click with this one.  It’s perfectly controlled chaos.  It builds and crashes out of nowhere.  It’s the feeling of rolling down a mountain with no brakes while laughing uncontrollably.  It’s thrashable and it’s danceable at the same time.  This is a master class in post-punk.

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Throwback Thursday: “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane

I woke up with this song stuck in my head, so here you go.  One of the simplest, yet most recognizable, bass lines ever?

“…and the white knight is talking backwards, and the red queen’s off with her head…”

 

– MCG.

West Coast Wednesday: “Rapper’s Ball” by E-40 ft. Too $hort, K-Ci

I knew I was going to pick an E-40 song this week, and being that they’re frequent collaborators, I figured I’d get Too $hort in on this one too.  K-Ci from Jodeci on the hook is the cherry on top.  Three legends at once.

 

 – MCG.

Stream Strange Places by METZ

NPR is killing the game today.  How can I listen to all these great albums at once?!  If you weren’t ready to kick enough asses after that Chelsea Wolfe, METZ have you covered.  Speaking of covered, I love the album art for this.

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/14/550444874/first-listen-metz-strange-peace

– MCG.

Stream Hiss Spun by Chelsea Wolfe

NPR is coming with the heat this morning; first GY!BE and now you can also stream Chelsea Wolfe’s new album Hiss Spun.  Time to get heavy.

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/14/550443281/first-listen-chelsea-wolfe-hiss-spun

– MCG.

Stream Luciferian Towers by Godspeed You! Black Emperor

The new album Luciferian Towers by Godspeed You! Black Emperor comes out next Friday (09.22.17) but it is up to stream in full right now on NPR:

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/14/550446122/first-listen-godspeed-you-black-emperor-luciferian-towers

I’m excited to dig into this, going to wait until I get home tonight so I can blast it on some good speakers.

 – MCG.

 

Throwback Thursday: “Honey Bucket” by Melvins

Time to fight?  Time to kill?  Time to run through a brick wall?  Time to drink acid and spit fire?  Time to smash everything?  Time to annihilate anything in your path?  Time to kick a hole in the fucking universe?  Throw this on…

 – MCG.