Thursday, March 29, 2007

Auto!Automatic!! - Another Round...

Download "Another Round Won’t Get Us Down": mediafire(.m4a)
Label/Date: Aestheticized, 2006
Genre: upbeat instumental/math-rock, some electronica mixed in.
From: Tampa, Florida
LIYL: Don Cabellero, Pele, Te, Hella, Slint
Review: silent ballet

Ninja Academy - bra'ka dOm

Download: mediafire
Label/Date: Self-Released, 2005
Genre: Instrumental rock with kung fu sounds, bass/drum duo
From: Los Angeles
LIYL: Death from Above 1979, Lightning Bolt, Hella, Big Business
Purchase: on their website
Review: silent ballet
Video: Your Kung Fu Sucks!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Grails - Burning Off Impurities

Brilliant cd! One of the best of the year so far.
Download: divShare
Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Temporary Residence Ltd. 2007
Standout tracks: 3, 5, 6, 7!, 8
Genre: psychedelic, krautrock, middle-eastern
From: Portland, Oregon
LIYL: Ghost, Bardo Pond, Faust, Gong, Ash Ra Tempel, Ravi Shankar
Purchase: Unreleased, no confirmed date, late April-May 2007

SUMA - Let The Churches Burn

Download: megaupload
Label/Date: Speakerphone Records, 2006
Standout tracks: 1, 5, 7
Genre: Psychedelic Doom
From: Sweden
LIYL: Electric Wizard, Yob, Boris, Ufomammut
Website: /suma
Purchase: conspiracy records

Theta Naught

Theta Naught with Alex Caldiero - Sound Weave

Theta Naught’s third independent release, Sound Weave, is in collaboration with poet and word-shaker Alex Caldiero. As with previous releases, this album was recorded completely live and improvisational. The first disc is with Alex and can be a difficult listen trying to get used to his weird style of ranting. The second disc is Theta Naught's regular great sound without vocals.
Download: Disc 1 (megaupload)
Download: Disc 2 (megaupload)
Label/Date: Differential Records, 2006
Standout tracks:
Genre: post-rock, improv/spoken-word
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
LIYL: Tulsa Drone, Blueneck, GYBE!, Grails
Purchase: cd baby
Review: silent ballet

Theta Naught - Abacus

Their best release. Second album, 2004.
Download: megaupload
Purchase: cd baby (out of stock)

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Tulsa Drone - Songs from a Mean Season

Full album removed by request of the band.
TULSA DRONE's "Songs From A Mean Season" will soon be released on CD, available on The Perpetual Motion Machine and Dry County Records in late April 2007.

For more info and music, visit:

Check out "Risk Guitar" from their new album: megaupload
From: Virginia
LIYL: Blueneck, Ennio Morricone, Red Sparowes, Calexico, Six Parts Seven
Review: silent ballet
Buy debut cd No Wake here.

"What’s interesting about Tulsa Drone is the mood of their music and their choice of instrumentation. Using little more than a bass hammer dulcimer, wiry guitars, and crashing drums, they manage to elevate what would otherwise be fairly standard post-rock songs into a unique, cinematic realm of music that few other bands could touch. It’s music that’s both as dry and scorching as a desert, and as lonely and mysterious as a wintry forest at night. There’s certainly something sinister going on here, and the amount of tension is incredible. - Richie DeMaria (review for

Friday, March 2, 2007

Turing Machine - Zwei

Download: mediafire
Label/Date: Frenchkiss Records, 2004
Genre: intense instrumental rock
From: New York
LIYL: Maserati (same drummer), Circle, Monkey3, Faust, Neu!
Buy: frenchkissrecords