Posts Tagged ‘Video’

Time Columns will be releasing their second music video sometime within the next week. The track featured in the video will be “Luma,” following both in track number and in video production to “Produce Communicate Transport Destroy.” To give us a taste of what is to come, they have released a teaser trailer.

If you haven’t checked out their last video, you can do so here. If you haven’t checked out Time Columns, what are you doing with yourself?

 

| Luma Teaser | PCTD Video | Bandcamp | Facebook |

-A.

SQRM – Rodeo LP

Posted: December 22, 2010 by Is This Revolutionary? in Band, General Discussion, hardcore, noise rock, punk, Shows, To Be Sorted, Video
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“Cut my strings, So I can dance all over your fucking face.”

I actually find myself having a really hard time reviewing this record, because I am currently over caffeinated, nursing a hangover and sitting in my cubicle for the next 5 hours. All I really want to say is SQRM will fuck you face.

RODEO has a very basic, raw, animal vibe that reminds me of Jesus Lizard tearing itself apart in the back of a porn store. Super sexually charged, headache inducing and pissed off songs like “Fuck to Survive” churn, throb and crush everything in its way. “Upsidedown Cross” is a filthy jam that just shits on everything. “Raw Split” starts out with a few spoken words and just let you know that we don’t like you and “Its a fucking curse” being brought to life.

RODEO was mixed by Chris Corry and DFJ of MIND ERASER fame, sold out their vinyl via YOUTH ATTACK in a stupid amount of time.

Rating: This album gets a 4 outta 5, it leaves you battered, bruised and covered in bodily fluids. The bar has been raised, better adjust accordingly.

 

 

 

Download – SQRM -RODEO

Buy Here (sold out already!)

here is a video of them killing it back in February at DAD CITY

-E

“I shall remember this hour of peace: the strawberries, the bowl of milk, your faces in the dusk. Mikael asleep, Jof with his lute. I shall remember our words, and shall bear this memory between my hands as carefully as a bowl of fresh milk.”
– The Seventh Seal by Ingmar Bergman

I’ve been sitting here for nearly an hour trying to figure out how to articulate my feelings on this record, because believe you me, there’s a whole lot to go around. Half a pack of cigarettes gone and all I know is this: I can’t stop listening to it, and it’s ruining my alone time. Also, I know it’s unorthodox to begin something like an album review with an epigraph, but we’ll get there. Anyway, back to Tim.

Tim Kasher, frontman and genius behind both Cursive and The Good Life, (two powerhouses in their own respects) has a serious knack for writing albums. Tim is not a line writer and not a songwriter, he is a big old concept man. And without delving too much into his past musical masterpieces, I believe his discography speaks for itself. But back to the album at hand. The Game of Monogamy is an experiment in emotion. Which is to say, it is an experiment and testament to exactly how much feeling one could inject in an album and ask it’s audience how not to feel every single moment of it. I would use a roller coaster, but that image is far too overused to compare to something like this. So I’ll use about a decade of real life. That’s what Tim is doing. He is injecting all of the lonely and terrifying nights, all of the bright moments, all of the wasted hours, the years adding up on the calender, all of the looking back wondering, all of the drunk mornings and all of the fear of a decade into thirty-eight minutes of your life and asking you, “how do you feel?”. And your answer, if you’re anything like me, is terrified.

I know I haven’t harked on what the album sounds like, exactly. And to be frank, it sounds a little like a Good Life album with a big budget. But that would be doing it a disservice. The Game of Monogamy isn’t just Album of the Year Part Two: Electric Boogaloo, it’s something so different from that. The album’s range of lyrical content is really only paralleled by it’s range in auditory content. This record comes at you with soring orchestral melodies, a layered and wild sounding backup band and Tim’s signature howl, but showing an odd restraint at times with a few tracks of minimal sounds at all behind him. Past that, his words are becoming more fierce and more personal by the moment. If I was going to pick a real motif of this record (which I’m about to), it’s definitely fear. Fear of growing old, fear of growing up, fear of dying, fear of God, fear of loneliness, fear of responsibility.

Here’s where the quote comes in. Searching my room for inspiration of what to compare The Game of Monogamy to, I found my copy of The Seventh Seal I bought for curiously cheap when Barnes and Noble was having a sale on Critereon DVD’s (the best week of the year for me). I remembered instantly the weeks of my life after seeing that movie, and the amount of times I have, much like an ex-alcoholic hanging out in bars and drinking seltzer water because it’s all he knows, forced myself to sit through it. Bergman made the first film I had ever seen in my life to take all of the fears of being a human being and paste them up with art and with craft onto the screen for me to watch. And Tim Kasher has made that in music for me, wrapped it up all-together and called it “The Game of Monogamy”.

Enough of my coffee-addled ramblings. If you’re having a good day, a bad day, the best or worst day, or you’re just a good old-fashioned emotional masochist like me, do yourself a favor; curl up in a ball with this record and ruin your week with it. It’s well worth it.

Buy:The Game Of Monogamy from Saddle Creek

Download: Tim Kasher – The Game Of Monogamy

-Sal

Video: Lady Gaga Alejandro

Posted: June 8, 2010 by Is This Revolutionary? in To Be Sorted
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This will probably be the only time you see anything Gaga related on this blog. but after watching this video I can give this my seal of approval.I mean c’mon, this video has enough leather, upside down crosses and video of Dresden to make any black metal connoisseur cream his pants. so enjoy. 

E.

Video: Iron Chic “Cutsey Monster Man”

Posted: May 25, 2010 by Is This Revolutionary? in To Be Sorted
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Hey Revolutionaries! Here is a video from Iron Chics show on sunday where they played “Cutsey Monster Man’ from their upcoming full length. Enjoy! E.

Video: Holy Fuck “Latin America”

Posted: May 10, 2010 by Is This Revolutionary? in To Be Sorted
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Here is the new video for Holy Fuck  Latin America, from the upcoming album Latin, that drops tommmorow. Check out tour dates below


SPRING/SUMMER 2010 TOUR

11.05.10 Utrecht – Tivoli Di Helling
12.05.10 Amsterdam – Paradiso
13.05.10 Berlin – Comet
14.05.10 Vienna – Chelsea
15.05.10 Fribourg – Fri-Son
17.05.10 Brussles – Les Nuits Botanique
18.05.10 Manchester – Deaf Institute
19.05.10 Glasgow – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
20.05.10 Liverpool – Static Gallery / Sound City Festival
21.05.10 Brighton – Digital
22.05.10 Oxford – O2 Academy 2
23.05.10 Bristol – The Cooler
24.05.10 London – Heaven

Hey Revolutionaries! I just got some awesome news! Relapse Records along with Perseverance Holdings Ltd. and the Schuldiner family have announced that the catalogues of  heavy metal luminary Chuck Schuldiner and his bands DEATH, CONTROL DENIED, and MANTAS are going to be reissued! These recordings will be digitally released tomorrow, which is two days before what would have been Chuck Schuldiner’s 43rd birthday.

even more exciting is the official release of  the final Control Denied album ‘When Man and Machine Collide’ which was left incomplete upon chucks passing.

digital releases available HERE