Monday, December 31, 2012

OVLOV / LVL UP / High Pop / Kid Mountain / Two Humans @ Taco Hut! 1/5

The fine folks at Taco Hut HQ have another blazingly amazing show coming up on January 5, with Ovlov, LVL UP, Kid Mountain, High Pop and Two Humans. Since the Two Humans cd release show got postponed because of snow, this will serve as their rescheduled release show!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

12/26 - Sandy Hook Benefit w/The Anti Dentites, No, Heavy Breath, 10,000 Blades @ The Outer Space

Each year the holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier, packing droves of angry moms, screaming kids and dedicated bargain hunters into stores all over the country. When it comes to shoving matches and Springfieldian angry mobs, one could say as a whole we've forgotten what the holiday season is supposed to mean: togetherness, generosity and reflection. As we get close to the end of 2012 we have a lot to reflect on. So many people have left us in the past year, some of them closer to home than others. This show is a chance to help give back to those in need.

All proceeds will be split between the Sandy Hook School Support Fund and the Dylan Hockley Memorial Fund, founded to help children with autism and other special needs.

The bands:
The Anti-Dentites (Hamden, CT)
They lost the first round of the Space's 2005 Battle of the Bands, to a local, short-lived, country supergroup called the Tires. The Anti-Dentites were fourteen, or fifteen years old apiece. Unfazed, the band went on to play the Space throughout high school on a near-monthly basis, to a dedicated brood of kids in search of earsplitting guitar and fellow nerds. Now mostly out of college, the Anti-Dentites remain four teenagers from Hamden, spread across the country from Massachusetts to Illinois. Annual band practices now impede on at least one family party at Greeno's house.

No (Middletown, CT)
If you like rock n' roll, this is your band. So let us get your head spinning and your ass shaking.

Heavy Breath (New Haven, CT)
Heavy Breath is the sound of five (or six) friends making music together. Since early 2010, Heavy Breath has discarded formula and tradition in favor of making up the rules as they go along, creating a sound that has drawn comparisons to 108, Refused, Converge and others. They also like long walks on the beach and cuddling. No sleep til the fish stop biting.

10,000 Blades solo/acoustic (Beloit, WI)
Most of our songs are kind of a bummer. They’re fun, though, and pretty relatable, so they have that going for them. We’re into punk rock and stuff, so sometimes songs can be fast, but we also go to/have graduated from college, so our songs can also be slow. Guitars are cool when you use a distortion pedal, but also when you pluck them softly with your fingers. Singing sweetly is cool too, but so is yelling loudly.
starts at 8:00 PM
$8 donation, 21+
295 Treadwell St, Hamden (same lot as The Space) 

Two Humans - Best Folks LP Review (and info for RELEASE SHOW!)

Two Humans are back with a full length LP full of garage pop goodness to remind you how to stomp your feet! They're gonna have a release show on 12/29 at Taco Hut HQ and YOU BETTER BE THERE!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Kevin MF King - Feral Kids (demo)

Clever local songwriter Kevin MF King has put out a couple of tracks to tease his upcoming "Feral Kids EP" which should drop sometime in the near future. Kevin MF King is a fantastic guitarist and singer and his songs are witty and elegant, check them out below!

An additional song, "Worker Bee" is also available to hear!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Jacques Le Coque - LP

12 awesome new tracks from an amazing local band, Jacques Le Coque's new self titled debut LP is a powerhouse of good tunes and high energy leaving you clamoring for more!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Jason Prince Video "When We Were Young"

Jason Prince has a new music video out for his song "When We Were Young". Check it out below!

Also check out the track below on Soundcloud. Apparently it's a big longer because they didn'g get enough footage for the video so they trimmed a verse. Listen below!

Monday, December 17, 2012

a moment of silence

We will not be posting our usually scheduled news/reviews today to pay respect to the people affected by the tragedy in Newtown, CT.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sub Verso - Humble Moons 7"

Sub Verso are from New Haven and Chicago, respectively. They have a new 7 inch out and it's well worth your ears time!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Human Fly - Everything II: Variations on a Theme

Robert Mathis is another man in black, who wields his acoustic only to warn and illuminate. Not entertain you with infectious little numbers. His baritone pipes call to mind other darkly dressed gentlemen, from the likes of Nick Cave to Adam Turla. Mathis has been recording his brand of muddy doom-folk under the Human Fly handle up and down the eastern seaboard for the past couple years, while this is the first full recording to feature a full band. Everything II: Variations on a Theme is simply a different rendition of the bare boned Everything Feels Bad At Once. This re-imagined take on the low key original, unplugged version is more of a companion piece, meant to complete a sonic puzzle. But don't worry - it still sounds like lonely drives down desert highways, and soaking in the blood of haunted motel rooms. Where the comfort of city lights are reminisced upon via barren toned licks that teeter between The Damned and Alice in Chains.

Everything II was recorded in a modern studio on a whim, to reinvent sooty folk as sprawlingly evil grunge. It was all done in one fell swoop, so all the darkness you hear is natural, and not produced by robots. Clarity ups the stakes, giving The Human Fly a greater sense of immediacy. Tracks like The Fine Line and Severed Head come alive with blaring distortion and words that break on Mathis' demented hollering. The electricity in the strings still allow for opportunities to create foreboding atmosphere, while bass creeps around like carnivorous ivy. Climactic, surging guitar payoffs are the fire and brimstone behind backwoods preacher sermons.

Gritty ballad You Remind Me of Martha, is plain theatrical, adding emotive muscle to exposed bones. Primitive Ways is like a more treacherous depiction of a Cramps single, that one might hear over the opening credits of an Italian 60s horror film. The latter, along with Moth are grunge bliss. Driving backbeats bring Mathis' excellent songwriting up from the cellar. The upbeat ADHD is miles away from atmospheric bleakness, yet is a reminder of of how The Human Fly can take a new form, with his knack for many faces. An anti-super hero, who when stripped away of a backing band is still prolific.

Everything II: Variations on a Theme is perfect if you ever wanted to know what it would sound like if Danzig teamed up with Cobain circa 1992. Madness and nihilism have never sounded so heart warming. If having two versions of a release is worth doing at all, than its worth doing right. And this is done so, so goddamn right. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

preview track: Head With Wings - Time Will Never Leave Me Be

CT is huge and new bands are always popping up all over the place. Check out a new track from Head With Wings, called Time Will Never Let Me Be. It's going to be on their upcoming debut EP currently in production.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ab Origine - The CTINDIE Radio Spot (December Edition)

Bob D'Aprile from CTROCK on WPKN Bridgeport and have teamed up to produce and syndicate an ongoing monthly radio spot promoting as many CT shows and artists as we can. The spot series, called Ab Origine (from the source, in latin) premiered June 28th on WPKN, with a condensed calander-only version sent out to be syndicated on several other CT radio stations.
Hear the latest edition of Ab Origine below:

Friday, December 7, 2012

Trash American Style popup store! 12/15-16 and 12/28-29

Everyone's favorite record hocking maniac Malcolm Tent is inviting you into his friggin home this holiday season to buy some records. The man's wax collection is impressive and worthy of digging through so I recommend you go early for the good stuff.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Raven & The Wool - LP

The Raven and The Wool return with their eponymous debut LP! This is a pretty folk LP laced with gripping vocals. Filled with lush production and sweet melodies, this is a treat for the ears!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Elison Jackson have a new release on their bandcamp, described on the page as "acoustic demos for forthcoming untitled in-production album which may or may not actually be on said album."