Monday, 16 November 2020

***KIDNAP SOUNDTRACK exclusive song premiere***


"Camp Here Baby"
exclusive song premiere
For fans ofBotch, Thumbscrew, Bleeding Kansas, The Minor Times, Officer Jones And His Patrol Car Problems and Scogin-era Norma Jean

pre-order rare variants from ZBR:

In early 2020 I discovered THE KIDNAP SOUNDTRACK on a split with The Jonbenet from way back in 2005, ordered the band's first cdEP, posted the "discography review" (linked here), and when putting that sucker on facebook I noticed that I could tag the band. I checked out their page to find out that they had reformed and were planning to play shows (since squashed by covid) and sent them the review. After speaking with the band I found out that they had an unreleased final EP...and holy fuck was it amazing. So I convinced those fine people to let Tomb Tree Tapes do a discography run that opens with said EP 'American Accupuncture', and next week they will be released.

Buuuuut I figured it'd be cool to let people know ahead of time. Plus, as I'm trying to revive this blog, I thought I'd do a little extra incentive and include some early pre-order links EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THIS POST!!! The Red Injection tapes are /5 and have only 2 copies in each store, while the Yellow Swirl are /25, but the band has 15 so we've only got 5 in each store. Art by the very talented Kyle Calvert.

If you like any kind of chaotic, mathy, screamy, metallic hardcore then you are gonna fucking shit so hard. Imagine 'Bless the Martyr'-era Norma Jean vocals crossed with the southern licks of Bleeding Kansas and the playfulness of Botch and you're almost there...just jam that baby below.

(2020) KIDNAP SOUNDTRACK "Camp Here Baby" (from 'American Accupuncture/Discography' EP)


Friday, 13 November 2020

***Podcast #52 NUVOLASCURA***

One time I met Dom from NUVOLASCURA. Next thing I know I was asked to release their breakout debut 12"LP 'Nuvolascura' in 2019, and we've going hard ever since. Having met all of the band at 2019's ZBR Fest in Vancouver, I can honestly say that each member is a brilliant musician and beautiful human being. I spoke with the band back in August of 2020, discussing a wide variety of topics including the band's best show (an awesome story, too), podcasts, the West Coast scene, their new 'As We Suffer From Memory And Imagination' cassette/12"LP, their top albums of 2020, and lots more. Listen/stream/download podcast #52 which is available to stream and/or download for free via this link.


LOMA PRIETA - "Carelessnessness" (Taylor)

OSTRACA - "Waiting For The Crash" (Erica)
MOUTHING - "Separating Noise From Stillness(Dave)

VEIL OF MAYA - "We Bow In Its Aura" (Dom)
LA BELLA "Subaltern" (Daniel)
NUVOLASCURA "Now It's Clear" (everyone)


'As We Suffer From Memory And Imagination'


PODCAST #52 linked here

Friday, 18 September 2020

***PODCAST #51 Emma Goldman***

Vancouver's EMMA GOLDMAN discuss a myriad of things, including their formation during the Dad Thighs days, their most recent 4-way 'Solicitude' split, and (likely without intending it) chose to play three songs that are all anti-cop/military. Some of the best peeps. <3 <3 <3  Listen/stream/download podcast #51 which is available to stream and/or download for free via this link.


KATE BUSH - "Army Dreamers" (Vee)

WET PETALS - "Peach, Pear, Plum (Joanna Newsom cover)" (Dave)
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN SLEEP? - "Police (Fuck the)(Felix)

LUCERTULUS - "8 Hours" (Dave)
THIS EMPIRE LINE feat MERZBOW "Nothing is Forgotten, Nothing is Forgiven" (Pavel)


"Code Produced Passion"


PODCAST #51 linked here