Thursday, December 18, 2014

Year Ender

2014 was a strange year for me...lots of records I hoped would be great, just weren't.
and I found myself listening to certain things over and over and over-

New Records:

Ian William Craig- A Turn Of Breath
Mike Weis-Don't Know , Just Walk
Sharon Van Etten-Are We There?
Sturgill Simpson-Metamodern Sounds In Country
Flowers-  Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do
Death Blues-Ensemble
The Body- I shall die here
Joanna Gruesome- Weird Sister
Damian Jurado- Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
D'Angelo-Black Messiah
Xylouris/White- Goats
All Gabriel Saloman
Grouper - Ruins
Wildhoney-Seventeen 7"
Otto Totland-Pino
SUNN O)))) & Ulver-Terrestrials
William Fowler Collins/Daniel Menche 
Angel Olsen-Burn your fire for no witness

I also dug new Whirr, Old Man Gloom, Mesa Ritual,Mamiffer, Marissa Nadler, DAMA/Libra, &
Ambarchi / O'Malley / Dunn, Full of Hell & Andy Stott

Older records made new:

Arvo Pärt-Tabula Rasa


Anything Muscle Shoals related, specifically Roger Hawkins
All Aislers Set all the time 
Copious amounts of Alice Coltrane

Best shows:
Forest Swords
Daniel Lanois with Brian Blade-unfuckwithable
Death Vessel
Richard Buckner in my living room

I drank lots of red wine, Grenache and Mouverde
and lots of old fashioneds

2015 brings a hot new record on TYPE...early. so stay tuned! 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


 Angel Olsen and I collaborated to make this song-
Greg Kelley plays trumpet and John Twells recorded it-
Angel also made this video streaming on PITCHFORK!

it's here on the an old label by a true friend-with an amazing lineup as well


Side A

King Blood-your name in gold
Night People-a thousand tears
Fred Thomas-on the windows
Work/Death-20 questions
Side B
Night Wounds-no name
White Load-acne
Black Pus-goblin style
The Body-black boys on mopeds
High aura'd-red rocks
Siren Cult-public assistance
Vimeo here:
and Youtube here:

song available here:

also, some live shows coming up:
Neptune, Windmills by the Ocean, Owlfood, High Aura'd
The Middle East and Wormwood Joint Present:

Windmills by the Ocean, Owlfood, High Aura'd

Sunday, Jul 13, 2014 8:00 PM
, Cambridge, MA

Dama/Libra, High Aura'd, Owlfood, Awaas

Dama/Libra, High Aura'd, Owlfood, Awaas

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 8:00 PM , Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Teeth For Sinking In
on Bathetic Records
my new tape in this incredible 11 tape batch

This 11 artist tape batch has more than one red thread running through it- the magnificent art by Simon Fowler (who crafted the cover Sanguine Futures by High aura’d, among many others) is echoed by the sense of awakening and mantra throughout the varied styles of the works….
All tapes are pro-dubbed on Type II Chrome tape, imprinted on both sides, and inserted with high quality 4-panel J-Cards.

Scott Tuma, Zachary Dain Nelson , Ryan Potts, Padang Food Tigers M. Geddes Gengras, Planning For Burial William Cody Watson - Ekin Fil - Panabrite- Lee Noble 

I'll also be playing at Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket, Rhode Island June 5th
Braveyoung (the handsomest PDX-ers/The Body collaborators)

Mem1 (PVD)

House Red (Silver Lake)

 Facebook link


Monday, February 10, 2014

new sounds through old lists

Jason Isbell - Southeastern
The Necks – Open
Paul Jebanasam - Rites
Roly Porter - Life Cycle of a Massive Star
Sutekh Hexen – Become
Paysage D’hiver – Das Tor
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
My Bloody Valentine – mbv
Death Blues
Nicholas Bullen - Component Fixations
Daniel Menche – Vilke
Locrian – Return To Annihilation

along with many other fines lists at BATHETIC RECORDS....

My favorite vinyl soundtracks/scores plus an eternal reissue

Dickon Hinchliffe - Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980  

 The Fog-John Carpenter 

Broadcast – Berberian Sound Studio

Solaris-Eduard Artemyev Salem's Lot -Henry Sukman
The Hired Hand-Bruce Langhorne

Songs: Ohia -The Magnolia Electric Co.SOLARIS- Cliff Martinez
Last House on the Left – David Hess
Stalker/The Mirror – Edward Artemiev
for A Closer Listen....

and one for OMGVinyl....

James Plotkin & Paal Nilssen-Love-Death Rattle
Pharmakon - Abandon
Speedy Ortiz-Major Arcana

Akos Rozmann - Images of the Dream and Death

Tim Hecker - Virgins
Wrekmeister Harmonies: You’ve Always Meant So Much to Me
Frank Rosaly- centering and displacement ( & Live at Utech Fest II)

Dressed in Streams – The Search for Blood

Oikos – Vigilia
Barnett & Coloccia – Retrieval

all wonderful records, if you are hunting for new sounds