Sunday, October 4, 2020

CNQ Top 20 Sunday Countdown

20. Proto Idiot: “Difficult Questions” (Fub, Rigmarole Records, 2020) 19. Shanique Marie: “Freak” (2020) 18. Máscaras: “Braidwaves” (El Morán, 2017) 17. This Heel: “Cave Crickets” (Cave Crickets, 2020) 16. Salem Trials: “Head On Rong” (Metal Postcard Records, 2020) 15. Tall Black Guy Productions: “Gimme Mine feat. 80s Babies” (Restless As We Are, 2020) 14. Harmonica Lewinski: “Poison Pill” (Human BBQ, 2020) 13. Coffin Club: “Rain” (Nowhere Nowhere, 2020) 12. You Will Flood The River: “Evil Frank Is Dead” (Metal Postcard Records, 2020) 11. Damu the Fudgemunk, Archie Shepp and Raw Poetic: “Learning To Breathe (Album Version)” (Ocean Bridges, Redefinition Records, 2020) 10. Sparkle Division: “Oh Henry!” (To Feel Embraced, Temporary Residence Ltd., 2020) 09. Science Man: “That Shadow” (Match Game, Swimming Faith Records, 2020) 08. Liiek: “Waterfall” (s/t, Adagio830, 2020) 07. Big $ilky: “Baby Shower” (Big $ilky Vol. 1, 2020) 06. The Men: “Cool Water” (Mercy, Sacred Bones Records, 2020) 05. Yuvees: “Yr Not Invited” (Human Dance, 2020) 04. Santa Sprees: “Getting Married All The Time” (Sum Total of Insolent Blank, 2020) 03. Brian Bordello: “So Sad” (King of No-Fi, Metal Postcard Records, 2020) 02. Brandy: “(Wish You Was) Madball Baby” (The Gift of Repetition, Total Punk Records, 2020) 01. Night Shop: “Waiting” (The Fountain, Salinas Records, 2020)

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Singles Night: Shanique Marie (Kingston, Jamaica) and Moon Hooch (Brooklyn, NY)

Shanique Marie, cool single and the instrumental dub I guess b-side from Kingston, Jamaica:

Moon Hooch -- a skronk single from Brooklyn:

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Montagne and PGP

"Black Waterfall" by Montagne is 6 tracks of sludgy/doomy/post-metal from Paris, France. It will be available on vinyl mid-October, but you can listen and pay what thou wilt on their Bandcamp page. Certainly worth a listen if you're into heaviosity or French metal in general:

PGP is two brothers, Everett and Aaron Parks, and their new album "PGP Goes Punk" is available streaming, and the 9 and a half minute EP can be heard here in this video as well. Worth a listen if you're into pop-punk:

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Harmonica Lewinski and Billy Dunz's "Mr. Disco Pants"

Harmonica Lewinski is from Rochester, NY. A great band name and the video for their song "What's Behind the Veil" is the f'n s.

"What's Behind The Veil" is off their 10" "Human BBQ," physical copies still available on Bandcamp. Human BBQ was released back in April, 9 tracks, a little over 20 minutes of weirdo lo-fi surf-and-psych-tinged garage rock...highly recommended, and looks to be their first release since 2018.

This great Tarintino inspired stop-motion video is by Billy Dunz, the creator of a web series called "Mr. Disco Pants." I've never heard of it, so I watched the first episode. Mind. Blown.:

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Swimming Faith Records

Might have a new Mixcloud show in the works, if I get around to it. I've been playing Dwarf Fortress a lot and I think maybe I am a dwarf who lives in a fortress now.

Check out these releases from Buffalo, NY's independent label Swimming Faith Records:

I featured this Science Man release, "Match Game," a while back, and it remains super-cool. 9 quick blasts of noisey fun. The 7" vinyl is still available from the Bandcamp page:

"Til It Explains" by The Midnight Vein is a two track EP, also available on 7" -- spacey r'n'r their Bandcamp page describes as "Roland S. Howard bleeding over a Spiritualized demo," and I think that pretty well sums it up:

"The Shape of Walter" by The Hamiltones is surf rock inspired by Halloween novelty songs, also available on 7" -- "edition 300 all pressed on royal blue vinyl with a randomly chosen album cover color out of 25 possibilities" -- the cover with The Creature from the Black Lagoon in his crumby digs cracks me up:

Swimming Faith has a lot of other stuff to check out, "punk and all adjacent, post-whatever sounds," as their bio says, so head over there and give it all a listen. Quality stuff.