Thursday, December 31, 2009

My top 10 favorite releases of 2009 (in alphabetical order):

Ancestors-II (Tour De Garde/Youth Attack)
Circle Of Ouroborus-Tree Of Knowledge (Hospital Productions)
Jason Crumer-Walk With Me (Misanthropic Agenda)
Kevin Drumm-Imperial Horizon (Hospital Productions)
Prurient-Rose Pillar (Heartworm Press)
Sunn O)))-Monoliths And Dimensions (Southern Lord)
Velvet Cacoon-P aa opal Poere Pr. 33 (Starlight Temple Society)
Werewolf Jerusalem-The Flies Of Our Tragic Dear (Breathing Problem Productions)
Wolf Eyes-Always Wrong (Hospital Productions)
Zaimph-Serpent's Bite (Heavy Blossom)

Favorite Collaboration (It's a tie between):
Aaron Dilloway and Robert Turman-Blizzard (Hanson Records)
Bastard Noise and Christian Renou-Brainstorming II (Housepig)

Favorite Self-released:
Swallowed Up-This Is, And God Damn Is It

Favorite Comp:
Worship Black Twilight (w/ Ashdautas, Volahn, etc)

Favorite Re-issue:
Macronympha-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Trash Ritual)

I had been working very hard for almost a month on a list of my 100 favorite releases of the decade to post here, but I can't seem to come up with a final draft that I feel good about. At least not without driving myself completely insane in the process.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

My DJ set from last night:

Tad-Throat Locust
Bone Awl-You're Late
The Endless Blockade-Raised By Wolves
Church Of Misery-Where Evil Dwells... See More
Planks-Siren
Boris-Korosu
Walls-Strong And Able First
Cough-288 Years Of Sin
John Lee Hooker-I'm Bad Like Jesse James
Abandon-Black Torrent

It didn't get rolling until 11pm and there were 6 DJ's spinning so they had to cut everyone short. Here's the rest of the stuff I had planned but didn't get a chance to play:
Godflesh-Merciless
Akitsa-Vers La Victoire
Wolf Eyes-Burn Your House Down
Cro-Mags-It's The Limit
Goddess-Guided Hands
Cold Cave-Always Someone

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I'm DJ'ing at Bar None tonight:

Custom Made Music Holiday Bash
5000 Cleveland St.
VB
Starts at 9pm
Free

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

This book...

...makes Chuck Palahniuk look like Beverly Cleary.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Electric Omen (Sindre Bjerga)-Fog Circles/Ghost Clouds

Heavy fucking electronic doning noise that will weigh you down and drag your face in the dirt by one of Norway's finest. Claustrophobics beware, this is going to give you panic attacks.
c30. Limited to 30 copies. Pre-order now. Ships January 8th.
$4 plus $2 shipping to anywhere in the USA. I will ship to other countries but please get in touch first.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Well...

...I was unable to make it to my Debris Amour show in Baltimore last night due to the snowstorm currently engulfing the mid-atlantic region. Bummer. Jake said that T.O.M.B. killed it. I would've loved to had been there. Hopefully at another point in time I'll get the chance to see/play with them.

Debris Amour is playing tonight in VB at Bar None on Cleveland St. with Lord By Fire, Worm Milk, and Remove. Should be ultra awkward.

Also Swim Harder Cassettes now has a website. www.swimhardercassettes.com

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fliers...

...for some of the upcoming Debris Amour shows.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Upcoming Debris Amour Shows + Moutheater Cancellation On Dec. 19th

December 18th 2009 @ Charm City in Baltimore, MD
w/ T.O.M.B., Two Years On Welfare, and others

December 19th 2009 @ Bar None in Virginia Beach, VA (Moutheater had to bail on this show so I'm doing a Debris Amour set that night in it's place)
w/ Lord By Fire, Worm Milk, Remove

February 6th 2010 @ Bar None in Virginia Beach, VA
w/ Last Remaining Pinnacle (ex-Facade Burned Black), One Lifeles Eyes, Sunshine Arcade, Borborygmi, and Novaya Zemlya (featuring Mike from Bastard Sapling and Inter Arma)

Thursday, December 3, 2009