Puppy and the Hand Jobs "I Hate Everything EP (Slovenly)"
From Slovenly Records:
The three obnoxious jack-offs known as PUPPY AND THE HAND JOBS are back with another crude EP of filth ridden, barely listenable / tolerable punk called “I Hate Everything,” and with 7 songs this time around, that’s only a buck a track in as many inches. WHAT A FUCKIN BARGAIN. Never before in the history of recorded music has it been so cheap and effortless to be insulted and assaulted with a swift kick in the genitals by “songs” with titles like “Cocksucker” and “Rocker Hag.” But even a band of total degenerate creeps like this can still muster a touch of class here and there: enter one-time SUN CITY GIRLS collaborator Eddy Detroit who penned the shitty little ditty “Plan 9” – a catchy track that will have you singing along like a dope before Puppy threatens your puny, worthless existence with “Predator.”
Check out “Plan 9.”
The Cavemen "Night After Night (Slovenly)"
From Slovenly Records:
Slovenly Recordings is super gassed to present the way gone fourth footlong from globe-trotting New Zealanders THE CAVEMEN! These four refined neanderdudes have belted out yet another crunching set called “Night After Night” that documents their collective daily doses of drinkin, fightin’, and summa dat good good luvvin’. Check the lead-off single “Don’t Know Why” for a rare glimpse of their sensitive sides. It’s so damn cute it’ll make you stick your finger down your throat. But don’t get used to it… they’re back to riffin ‘n’ rollin’’ but hard with that GO! sound you dig so much on “Can’t Resist” and beltin’ out their familiar violent chug on “Knife Fight.” It’s another disasterbatin’ session for the books, gang, so dig in and chow down!
Midnight Snaxxx "Music Inside (Slovenly)"
From Oakland, Ca. comes Midnight Snaxxx. Their new LP, Music Inside (Slovenly), is a great big slap of fun across your garage rock-loving face. Full of catchy melodies, angular-punk-y guitar interplay, and snarling vocals. But you can’t pin down the Snaxxx that easily. Hints of early LA Punk, UK dance-punk, and DIY jams throughout. This is a rock and roll record baby. So get ready to rock and roll along with the danceable “She Don’t Want That.”
Yann Tiersen "Portrait (Mute)"
It would be all too easy to fall down a rabbit hole of explanation when it comes to this new Yann Tiersen album Portrait (Mute)-which would explain why I’m about to do it (hey look! All my favorite rabbits are down here too! I see Bugs Bunny, Thumper, JoJo, Harvey, Peter, Roger… Oh no! I fell down a rabbit hole within a rabbit hole!) Portrait is a career-spanning retrospective of Yann’s immensely beautiful and important work. This is not a compilation of previously recorded work, as it’s all been rerecorded and rerecorded using analog recording equipment. The result is “a vital album that fizzes with the excitement and energy found at a live concert, but packed into a studio album.” Thanks Mute! Dip your toe in anywhere here and you are bound to fall in love, but if we must (and we must) start with the reworking of “Rue de Cascades.”