Various Artists S.L.C. Rules 8ctopus Street: 05.11 S.L.C Rules = No New York + Yes L.A. + Salt Lake Style In 1978, Brian Eno released a compilation on Antilles Records titled, No New York. One of the most important documentations of the NYC no wave scene (including cuts from James Chance and the Contortions, Teenage
Loom Angler Exigent Street: 06.07 Loom = At The Drive In + Cursive All five songs on this EP are solid. The coolest part about Loom is the violin that weaves in and out of the all the punchy and intricate guitar parts. The rhythm section is tight driving the songs into complex rhythmic territory.
Adjacent to Nothing S/T Independent Street: 07.10 Adjacent to Nothing = Korn + Disturbed + Mudvayne + Chevelle This is the first release from Orem’s Adjacent To Nothing. The album was produced by big-timer Sylvia Massy–Shivy, the woman responsible for many classic records such as Tool Undertow, Johnny Cash Unchained and the first System of
Xur/ Mich!gan By the Beard of Zeus Exigent Records Street: 07.10 Xur = Ocean + Lustmord + Isis Mich!gan = Converge + Botch By the Beard of Zeus is a split LP from the bands Xur and the no longer existing Mich!gan. The first three tracks are Xur’s the band is a big gnarly metal
I honestly have to say that Ex Machina is probably one of the best local bands. They may be slightly inconsistent, but who isn’t. The first song on the album, “Syphoned” is by far the best track, but also seems to be sort of the bastard child. “Syphoned” comes out blaring and with serious intensity. … read more
The opening track “Illuminati” on Top Dead Celebrity’s self-titled album made me hope this would be a dynamic instrumental band, and then right towards the end of the well-laced opening track they speed it up, give it the Kyuss kick and the hammer drops. … read more
I was pleasantly surprised when I popped in Knifeshow’s blue sounding album Here Until It’s Gone. The first thing that caught my attention was Brent Anderson’s falsetto vocals. His voice sounds like a cross between Jeff Buckley and Muse front man Matthew Bellamy. Maybe those two are secretly his parents and he just doesn’t know yet. … read more