Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Cruelest Waves

The Cruelest Animal I know of goes by the human name, Alex Crane.  Actually he's one of the nicest people I know and is an outstanding drummer for another band called, Bear Baiting.  (Actually)^2 Alex is not even cruel at all, but only when he is sarcastic.  I guess you could call this his solo work as he is the guitarist, bassist, and drummer.  He was aided with keyboard programming by Grant Lewis.
The 3 song EP begins with what sounds like a siren looming in the distance.  A warning sound if you will right before the waves do consume us.  "After The Waves..." is all instrumental with a few samples here and there.  An interesting departure from the previous release which had guest vocals and guitar work from Intronaut, National Sunday Law, and the Great Wall.  This particular release is very occupied by keyboards upon the first several listens.
So listener, be brave and prepare to be devoured by the waves!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Not Quite Failing at 30 Miles East

My friend Erica of interviews the mighty Kellii Scott of Failure!  A really nice article!

Update Schmupdate

Ok, I don't, I shouldn't be posting a month apart from previous posts on this blog.  I've been going to a lot of shows and have recently mastered the following:

Emma Ruth Rundle at Amoeba, Hollywood, CA
Failure at the Glasshouse, Pomona, CA
Mustard Gas & Roses (ex-ISIS, ex-Black Math Horseman, Ides of Gemini) at the El Rey, Los 
         Angeles, CA
The Deathkings at the Slidebar, Fullerton, CA (from 2013)
House Of Low Culture (ex-ISIS) at the Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, CA

After tonight's Failure show at the Fonda Theatre, I will hopefully be releasing these in the next few days.  Pardon the dust!  I have a lot, a ton of shows to go through yet...

Tired Of War

Listen to this brand spanking new lush and plush track by my friends, The Masonry: