Monday, December 26, 2011

HCNL 025

The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower - Dissertation, Honey

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Debut LP from this infamous San Diego jazz punk group. Members have gone on to be in very boring bands such as Crocodiles and the Soft Pack. Those bands could use an ounce of the homosexual fascist shtick the Plot had to make things a bit more interesting.

Released on Happy Couples Never Last, an Indiana label that reached its peak in the MySpace days with bands such as Breather Resist and pg.99.

GSL-85

Free Moral Agents - Everybody's Favorite Weapon

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Haven't had regular access to the computer where all my GSL/31Gish music is stored, and to be honest I haven't had much interest in this type of music lately.
Tonight I'll be catching up with some old friends at the Detroit Bar checking out FMA's free residency. For those not in the know, FMA is the side project of Ikey Owens of Mars Volta/De-Facto fame. Mostly instrumental jazzy-dubby tracks, think of this album as the hip-hop cousin to De Facto's Megaton Shotblast.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

31G-43

Jaks - Here Lies the Body of Jaks

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Katrina Ford's (of Celebration/TV on the Radio fame) first band. Very noisy post-punky stuff, not as good as Love Life.

Old news



Heroin addicts lie.

Friday, September 30, 2011

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The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower - If You Cut Us, We Bleed

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Hate the Plot.

Monday, September 5, 2011

NARS 010

The Mae Shi/Rapider Than Horsepower - Do Not Ignore The Potential

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No, I haven't forgotten about you.

Friday, July 22, 2011

CAD 2512

Celebration - Celebration

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Been a while, eh? Here's something a bit more serious/lasting. Katrina Ford (Love Life, Jaks), cabaret post punk feel, etc. Get Hustle does it better but this is cool too.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lolli 33

The Hatepinks - Sehr Gut Rock Und Roll

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When Le Shok broke up in 2001 they actually relocated to France and released this album under a different name. So that's not true but you actually can't tell the difference between the two bands! Basically the same sound without the keyboards and worse English.


Hate le Pink!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

DM 083

Lion Fever - Haunted Water

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Bluesy garage rock. Check it out if you're into Starlite Desperation, Starvations, etc.

Friday, June 10, 2011

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Ex Models - Chrome Panthers

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There aren't many bands from this era that I miss, but Ex Models is definitely one of them. Started off as a quirky Talking Heads inspired post punk dance band, then turned weird, and then got really fucking weird. I love this album and the combination of harsh noise snare worship. COME BACK!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

31G-34

Various Artists - Release The Bats: The Birthday Party As Heard Through The Meat Grinder Of Three One G

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The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower – Pleasure Heads Must Burn
Das Oath – Friend Catcher
T Cells – Deep In The Woods
Cattle Decapitation – Sonny's Burning
Year Future – Blundertown
SSion – Nick The Stripper
Ex Models – Mutiny In Heaven
Les Georges Leningrad – Riddle House
Rah Bras – Mr. Clarinet
Melt-Banana – Faint Heart
Chinese Stars, The – The Plague
Celebration – King Ink
Kill Me Tomorrow – Junkyard
Get Hustle – A Dead Song
Numbers – Cry
Error – Wild World
Daughters – Marry Me (Lie Lie)
Some Girls – Release The Bats

Tribute to the Birthday Party.

Check out this rare Cold Cave demo



Props to Rob for wearing a DI6 shirt.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

#4

Black Pus - 4: All Aboard the Magic Pus

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One half of Lightning Bolt yet twice as good as Lightning Bolt.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

MAL 026

XO Skeletons - Asthmagasm

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Bored By Heaven

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How do you make a blog popular? Post music by Wes Eisold.
Transitional period for Wes in between Some Girls and Cold Cave: techno meets wigger slam raps. I used to think this was the worst thing Wes was involved in but have you heard that new Cold Cave record? HAHA

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Take a walk down Heaven street



Still the greatest after all these years.

Monday, May 16, 2011

GSL-56

GoGoGo Airheart - Exitheuxa

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So that last album wasn't too popular with the ladies. Here's one that is a proven hit. GGGAH was one of the most under appreciated post punk dance revival bands of the San Diego scene.

PS. I was too lazy to change the tags, I apologize in advance.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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Sparta - Wiretap Scars

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At the Drive-In was a five piece band from El Paso, Texas. When they broke up two of the members went on to form the Mars Volta, and the other three formed Sparta. Sparta was the more promising of the two bands: they landed a major deal with Dreamworks, preferred a more accessible post-hardcore sound, and didn't have the nagging drug problems that their former band mates suffered from. Well, we all know how that turned out.
I'm not a huge fan of this band/album (this is the only Sparta release I will ever listen to) as they never really were able to escape the shadow of ATDI and establish their own sound. However, being a major ATDI fanboy I can definitely appreciate the parts of this record that sound like b-sides off In/Casino/Out.

Monday, May 9, 2011

How can you sleep at night?



Don't tell anyone but I used to like Sparta.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

DM 047

Panthers - Let's Get Serious

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Panthers were (are?) the post-punk dance revival incarnation of Orchid.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011



Arab On Radar crash a German dance party.

GR 60

Arab On Radar - Soak the Saddle

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Stick your ears in a gay meat grinder.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

31G-09

Festival of Dead Deer - The Many Faces Of Mental Illness

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A lot of people have been asking me for this so here you go. So Cal hardcore punk/noise rock featuring Chris Hathwell on drums who is best known for going on to play drums in Moving Units.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

SN045

Living Science Foundation - Last Call For Nightfall

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By request: Los Angeles dance punk.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

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Dance Disaster Movement - We Are From Nowhere

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I went to a sweaty, sexy dance party and a Dance Disaster Movement show broke out.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

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The Prayers - God Save The Prayers

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We're all about bringing you rare shit here at the G&P and this EP is one that has eluded me fore quite some time now. THE PRAYERS were a short lived San Diego group compromised of half of The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower (Willy Graves who was replaced by Chuck Rowland, and Brandon Welchez; both went on to found Crocodiles). I'm tempted to say that this is the most interesting thing to happen after the Plot's demise: bluesy bubblegum pop with a light jazzy twist. Shame they only released this EP.

Friday, March 18, 2011

DM058

Lion Fever - Lustre

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By request: indie garage rock revival on Dim Mak.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I feel sorry for you

if you never saw this band play live.



These Arms Are Snakes live at SXSW. There is a better live video of this song but the embedding is disabled.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

GSL-77

Kill Me Tomorrow - The Garbageman And The Prostitute

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Grossly overlooked San Diego noisy post-punk gem.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tiger vs Gator



Fatal Flying Guilloteens live on Halloween 07.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

GSL-50

Various Artists - GSL #50: Our Birthday, Your Present (2003)

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1 Chromatics - Felt Tongue
2 Vaz - They've Won
3 The Mars Volta - Ambuletz
4 JR Ewing - Repetition Is Failure
5 I Am Spoonbender - Chapped Lip Hypnotist
6 Living Science Foundation - Catch The Countdown
7 Neon King Kong - Annette's Got The Hits
8 Kill Me Tomorrow - Sing 3
9 Pleasure Forvever - Capricorn Blue
10 The Locust - Perils Of Believing In Round Squares
11 Rash Modernaire - The Wick
12 The Pattern - Abigail
13 Sunshine - Spit The Speed
14 The Starvations - Recipe For A Mess
15 Go Go Go Airheart - Mifi
16 The Vanishing - White Walls
17 Soiled Doves - Death To Paper Children
18 Starlight Desperation - Our Product
19 Subtitle - Hcst

Been searching for this comp for years and I finally found it. Really excited to share this with everyone. GSL 50 isn't just a release featuring the who's who of GSL alumni, it marks the height of the label's popularity and influence in the middle of 2003.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

GSL-13

The Starlite Desperation/Sunshine Split (1997)

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Starlite Desperation and Sunshine 7" split. Only uploaded the Starlite Desperation track.

Friday, February 4, 2011

31G-20

Dynamite With A Laserbeam: Queen As Heard Through The Meat Grinder Of Three One G (2001)

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The Blood Brothers - Under Pressure
Get Hustle - Another One Bites The Dust
Asterisk* - Ogre Battle
Das Oath - We Are The Champions
Gogogo Airheart - Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...)
Upsilon Acrux - Bicycle Race
Sinking Body - Who Needs You
Glass Candy - The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke
The Locust - Flash's Theme
Weasel Walter - Bohemian Rhapsody
The Spacew├╝rm - Vutan's Theme (Attack Of The Hawkmen)
Fast Forward - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
The Convocation Of... - Get Down Make Love
Bastard Noise - Lily Of The Valley
Tourettes Lautrec - Killer Queen
Melt-Banana - We Will Rock You

I've neglected you! Here is a tribute compilation to QUEEN. Some covers are great, some are terrible, some are hilarious. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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The Blood Brothers - ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn (2003)

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When this album was released in 2003 I had no idea how big of a deal it was. I thought the Blood Brothers were just another insignificant little Seattle post-hardcore band that only I and a few friends knew about. But damn, this record took the "underground" music scene by storm and it's not so surprising now that I realize it was out on a label owned by Richard Branson, Ross Robinson produced it, and Pitchfork gave it a fucking 9.1 rating. I don't think anyone else realized that at the time either, but hot damn was this a poplar record. Androgynous male singers singing about who the fuck knows what, subtle keyboard hooks, and neon colored album art. No wonder it was the patron saint of Livejournal rating communities everywhere.
ANYWAY, this album has not aged well and that's mostly due to the vocalists. Just can't stand anything they do, whether it's their shrill squeaks or overly serious spoken word/sung parts. It doesn't help that the lyrics are for the most part nonsensical. BUT the instrumentation is insane/intense while remaining laser precise. Epitaph should consider reissuing this as an instrumental.

SN047

The Blood Brothers - Pink Tarantulas (2003)

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B-side off the "Ambulance vs. Ambulance" single. Probably the best Blood Brothers song you've never heard.