Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
A lot has happened in the Mares Of Thrace camp, since they last came through these parts a few months ago and scorched the eardrums of the select few at Cherry Street. Well, for starters, drummer Stef MacKichan is no longer in the band. She's been replaced by the equally awesome Rae Amity, and they have added a bass player in the form of Scott Shellhammer (American Heritage), who played drums on the United States dates of the bands last tour and even did the incredible album cover art for their latest scorcher, "The Pilmgrimage".
With all this going on we decided to send head Mare Therese Lanz some questions, pertaining to these various issues, along with a few frivolous ones, which she was kind enough to answer in her standard, sarcastic, dry wit. So if you like what you hear, come to the show. Don't miss them again, because that would be very lame. (As always, show info is at the bottom of this article.)
This New York City-based loud rock band plays fast and loose with the rules of hardcore, incorporating elements of metal, doom, noise and post-punk into their dense and dark musical emanations. A few years back, they released an awesome 7" called "Cosmic Horror" on the Shinebox label and this year saw the release of their full length debut, "The Shadow Gallery" on Prosthetic. So with the band finally set to make its Connecticut debut this Thursday along with another band we just wrote about, and Rhode Island doomsters Pilgrim, we sent lead singer David Castillo some questions pertaining to the title of their new record, the band's growth, and their influences, among other things. Here are his answers. Once again, do not miss this show. The info is on the bottom.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Hear the latest edition of Ab Origine below:
Thursday, July 26, 2012
CT Favorites The Guru are playing The Space this Saturday, so get down to Hamden and see an amazing example of CT musicians!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Getting down to the songs... they have, at times, a dark sentimental tone, yet are not cheesy in any way. In fact, they are reminiscent of early Guided by Voices. Perhaps, Guided by Voices meets Simple Minds? Totally New Wave.
The recording sounds like it came off an old mix tape, circa 1986, which has been sitting in a dank basement for 26 years. These songs should be recorded on better quality equipment for sure. The 4-track sounds neat, but doesn't do these amazing songs justice--Werewolf Police loses some of it's magic being recorded on 1/8th in tape. But, nevertheless, this band has the potential to become huge. Check out their stuff. Email the band and get them to play some more shows too.
Werewolf Police - Vulture Club EP - 03 The Only One by mexicanrobots
Monday, July 23, 2012
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Sunday, July 15, 2012
"Everything Feels Bad All At Once" by The Human Fly is like a dark stormy dream of the mind. Mainly just guitar and vocals with occasional bass guitar, the minimalist sound does not detract from the deep musical sorrow that bleeds through each track.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
INDIEFEST IS HERE! The fine folks at The Charter Oak Cultural Center have graced us with an all day free event of AWESOME! An acoustic set of bands and then an electric one!
Monday, July 9, 2012
Metal has arguably become a little too pretentious and precious for its own good. Worse, it's being sub-genred to death. It seems like today everyone has their own post-blackened-funeral-ambient-drone project or something very close to it. Besides being outright dull, a lot of these more artsy projects are over intellectualizing a form of music that should appeal to your lizard brain. There seems to be an overabundance of smarts these days, when really there should be more hearts, guts and yes, even hips added to the mix.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
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Thursday, July 5, 2012
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Field Recording boys are at it again. This time with a fun video. The band, at the moment just a duo, rock out in a creepy attic and hang around in a weird looking empty house. The video is well produced with lots of quick cuts, smoke machines, and confetti! Check it out!
Oh, and they are looking for a bassist/keyboard player.
In the youtube generation, so many “artists” put little thought into their output. It's comforting that there are bands like Farewood, who not only lay down beautiful musical tracks, but do so in order to bring readers to a richly developed fictional world of struggles and progress through human, or human-like interactions. In these songs of love and pain, a listener meets speakers they can identify with on a human level, as well as a witch, a ghost, and an angel.