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Cult of Youth at Webster Hall in February (more by Greg Cristman)
Cult of Youth

Brooklyn's neo-folk-tinged post-punks Cult of Youth just released a new album called Final Days on Sacred Bones, and played a release show at Trans-Pecos. They already had a European tour announced, and now they've added an extensive U.S. tour. They'll kick that tour off in NYC on January 14 at Home Sweet Home (home of the Nothing Changes party). Openers have not yet been announced for that show, but the rest of the tour will feature Uniform and Hive Mind opening on select dates. Tickets for the intimate NYC show will be available at the door.

All dates listed, along with a couple streams from the new album, below...

Continue reading "Cult of Youth announce 2015 tour (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Cult of Youth

Brooklyn's Cult of Youth released Final Days, the followup to 2012's Love Will Prevail, this week via Sacred Bones. Main member Sean Ragon brought in backing musicians for Love Will Prevail, but has an all-new 5-piece lineup for this one including former The Hunt members Jasper McGandy and Christian Kount, as well as drummer Cory Flannigan and cellist Paige Flash. The new band fleshes out Cult of Youth's sound more than ever before, and their mix of driving post-punk with dark neo-folk is at its best here. Check out two of its tracks below.

Cult of Youth are celebrating the new album with a release show in their hometown TONIGHT (11/13) at Trans-Pecos with Occultation, Mommy and Aischrolatreia. Tickets are available. It's their only US date before a European tour this winter.

All dates are listed, with those streams, below...

Continue reading "Cult of Youth released 'Final Days,' playing release show in NYC tonight before European tour (dates, streams)"

by Bill Pearis


Brooklyn-based post-punk trio YOU. just released their third album, Sunchaser, via Dais Recordings. The band made the album with Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon and though they may be chasing the sun, they don't seem to be catching it if the album's gloomy-in-a-good-way songs are any indication. It's definitely worth checking out and you can stream the entire album in this post.

YOU. will be celebrating the new album with a release show tonight (9/9) at Palisades with Starred and Bootblacks. Their next show is the October 8 edition of Nothing Changes at Home Sweet Home where they'll play with Philly band Hot Guts.

Album stream below....

Continue reading "YOU. released 'Sunchaser' (stream it), celebrating tonight at Palisades w/ Starred, playing Nothing Changes in October"

by Ian Chainey

Earth at Inferno Festival, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

The David Lynch Foundation has two fundraising shows on the horizon, both happening at NYC's Saint Vitus. The first takes place on September 25 and features Earth, Cult of Youth, and Dream Police (the project of Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi of The Men). Tickets are available now. The second show occurs on October 4 and brings together JG Thirlwell & Sarah Lipstate, the Soft Pink Truth, and Dominique Leone. Tickets for that show are also available now.

The David Lynch Foundation's aim, per its header, is "Healing Traumatic Stress and Raising Performance in At-risk Populations." According to Lynch's message on the foundation's website:

In 2005, we started the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace to ensure that every child anywhere in the world who wanted to learn to meditate could do so. Now, the Foundation is actively teaching [Transcendental Meditation] to adults and children in countries everywhere.

How are we able to do it? Because of the generosity of foundations and philanthropists and everyday people who want to ease the suffering of others--and who want to help create a better world.

Here are your helpers: The first date fits into Earth's tour with King Dude. Those two hit Saint Vitus the day before, September 24; a show that has subsequently sold out. Primitive And Deadly, the band's new album, will be available on September 2. You can watch a trailer for the new album and see their updated tour schedule below. Cult of Youth, too, have a new album in the works according to posting on their Facebook page: "100% done with every aspect of the new album as of a few minutes ago. I have never been more proud of a creative work in my life."

The other bill should be a noisy and synth-y affair with JG Thirlwell of Foetus and Sarah Lipstate of Noveller joining forces again after a successful run earlier in the year. Show-mate the Soft Pink Truth -- the genre-tweaking sideproject of Matmos' Drew Daniel -- recently released his giddy deconstructionist take on black metal, Why Do the Heathens Rage?, which he broke down with Invisible Oranges' Dan Lawrence. Finally, Dominique Leone offered up the footwork-inflected "running journal" 2014 on Bandcamp, adding new material back in July.

Updated Earth dates are listed, with streams from the artists, below...

Continue reading "Earth, Cult of Youth, JG Thirlwell & Noveller, Soft Pink Truth, Dream Police, others playing David Lynch Foundation benefits"

by Wyatt Marshall

Puce Mary at Northside Fest 2013 (photo by Samantha Marble for Pitchfork)
Puce Mary

Last minute Friday night plans alert: Denmark's Puce Mary, a Posh Isolation affiliate noise artist who has plans to play that label's LA fest in May, will play the US much sooner at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right tonight (4/18). Tonight's show is an Ascetic House-presented afterparty (midnight start) for the ongoing New York's Alright festival, and features a genre-appropriate lineup of Ligature (Chris Hansell, of Warthog/Foreplay, ex-The Men), Venerence (Sean Ragon, Cult of Youth) and Nothing Changes alumni Saran Man. There will also be music from DJ Jane Pain (of Foreplay), DJ Pissdrinker (of Hoax), and more TBA in the front room from 10 PM until 4 AM. Tickets for tonight's show are available.

Puce Mary isn't playing one of the New York's Alright main events, which tonight include Inmates, Anasazi, Omegas, Proxy, Warthog, and Mercenary at Le Poisson Rouge (5 PM, tickets); and Zyanose, La Misma, Aspects of War and Life Chain at Acheron (10 PM, no advance tix).

The only other US date we're currently aware of for Puce Mary is Posh Isolation's two day fest in LA with Lust for Youth, Iceage, Sexdrome, Lower and Age Coin. That's going down May 16-May 17. Catch that if you live out in California, where it's never cold, always sunny and the burritos/tacos are sooo much better than anything in NYC. SMDH.

Stream a Puce Mary track below...

Continue reading "Puce Mary playing NY's Alright afterparty tonight, LA's Posh Isolation Fest in May +++ stream a track"

by Wyatt Marshall

Lower at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)

NYC's Cult of Youth just shared a stage with Skinny Puppy at Webster Hall for someone's idea of a happy Valentine's Day, but if you were preoccupied with a more traditional celebration, the band will be playing the previously mentioned Nothing Changes party this Wednesday (2/19) with Damien Dubrovnik and Helm. As usual, things will get started late (midnight-ish) at Home Sweet Home.

Damien Dubrovnik is a project from Loke Rahbek and Christian Stadsgaard, the duo behind the Copenhagen label Posh Isolation. Posh Isolation is putting on a two day fest out in Los Angeles called "13 Torches For A Burn" on May 16 & 17 at The Church on York that, in addition to label staples like Lust for Youth and Sexdrome and alums Iceage, will feature performances by acts that make it stateside less frequently (if ever), including Puce Mary and Age Coin. The show is being billed as Sexdrome's last-ever show, so get it while it's hot if you live in LA. Danish punks Lower will be there too, and tickets for both days and two-day passes are on sale now.

Virile Games, who is playing Nothing Changes on 2/26 with Withdrawal Method, just put out an EP titled Wounded Laurel (a reissue of an earlier double cassette) on Hospital Productions. A month and change later, Virile Games will team up with local black metal-tinged punk favs Raspberry Bulbs, Anxiety Hammer and DJ Anthony Pappalardo for a show at Baby's All Right on 3/29. Tickets for that show are on sale.

"13 Torches For A Burn" poster and lineup below...

Continue reading "Iceage, Lower & more playing Posh Isolation fest in LA; Cult of Youth playing Nothing Changes; Raspberry Bulbs playing Baby's"

photos by Greg Cristman

Skinny Puppy @ Webster Hall - 2/14/14
Skinny Puppy
Skinny Puppy

Industrial/EBM vets Skinny Puppy are still going strong, having recently released their 12th album, Weapon. They're also keeping the high energy of their infamous live shows intact, as they just proved when they brought their tour to NYC's Webster Hall on Friday (2/14). The Canadian band played a good deal of the new LP, but left room for classics too, filling more than half the set with their '80s material. The stage, meanwhile, was filled with a typically theatrical stage set full of made-to-shock props, not to mention the band's signature projections (and fog and strobes). The show was sold-out and the packed house was very into it, pushing towards the barrier, making for hot, sweaty madness. Perspiration wasn't the only thing covering the crowd, though. Skinny Puppy's Nivek Ogre drenched the audience in his "blood" and other luminescent liquids. The crowd wouldn't have it any other way. That's a Valentine's Day to remember.

Solid openers too: Army of the Universe played, joined by Andy Selway of KMFDM on drums, and the night started with NYC's Cult of Youth, whose dark folk/post rock blend keeps getting better and better. Pictures of all three bands are in this post.

They continue, along with Skinny Puppy's setlist, below...

Continue reading "Skinny Puppy made a mess of Valentine's Day at Webster Hall w/ Army of the Universe & Cult of Youth (pics & setlist)"

by Wyatt Marshall


Back in 2007, Jasper McGandy and Christian Kount (both now of Cult of Youth) formed a band called The Hunt and began to play a brand of post-punk, influenced -- as their label Sacred Bones says -- by The Southern Death Cult and New Model Army. The Hunt recorded a seven inch--Sacred Bones' first ever release, and a driving factor in the formation of the label--toured, and in 2009 recorded a full length. That LP, titled The Hunt Begins, was never released. Now, to mark a milestone for Sacred Bones and to bring a deserving LP to the light of day, Sacred Bones is releasing The Hunt Begins as the label's 100th release.

The first song off of The Hunt Begins, "Fifteen Minutes," is a seriously catchy goth-tinged post punk anthem that bodes well for the rest of the album. Listen to it below, and hum it for the rest of the day.

Some of those early The Hunt shows were at Home Sweet Home, back in the early days of the weekly Wierd party. The Hunt will play a one-off, last hurrah show to celebrate the release of The Hunt Begins at the current iteration of the Wierd party, Nothing Changes, on November 20.

In other Nothing Changes and Cult of Youth related news, Believer/Law, which features Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon, were supposed to play Nothing changes tonight (10/30) with YOU., but they've dropped off the bill and Ell V Gore was added. On next week's bill, Daisy Chain has replaced Hot Guts.

Check out the full upcoming Nothing Changes schedule, which also includes Raspberry Bulbs and Clay Rendering, along with The Hunt song stream, below...

Continue reading "The Hunt (pre-Cult of Youth) finally releasing 2009 LP, playing Nothing Changes; Believer/Law dropped off tonight's party"

photos by Greg Cristman

Death in June @ The Bell House, 6/20/2013

Like their former member Boyd Rice before them, influential gothy neofolk group Death in June's tour came to Brooklyn for a controversial but sold out show at the Bell House on Friday (6/20). Ultimately though, the night was a non (no pun intended) event, the music included. One fan tells us:

Their live set however did nothing for me and left me disappointed and apathetic. Two minimalist, tribal drummers and marginal vocals with an occasional acoustic guitar and not much stage presence made this a fairly forgettable evening for me. My thought is they have to use the quasi, neo nazi/military imagery and a mask to generate some kind of excitement to the dullness of it all. It didn't work...
Were you there? What did you think? Do you think "Doug Pearce's use of Nazi imagery is fetishistic shtick, that he works with Jewish artists and people of color, and actually comes from the leftist and anti-fascist 80s British punk scene," or would only the naive believe that?

Pictures from the show, including opener Cult of Youth, are in this post. More below...

Continue reading "Death in June and Cult of Youth @ The Bell House (pics)"

Michael Berdan of Believer/Law @ Saint Vitus (more by Caroline Harrison)
York Factory Complaint

Synth-driven gothic beats from Believer/Law (mem Drunkdriver, Veins and the recently added Sean Ragon of Cult of Youth) will team with John Sharkey III, TIERS (also mems of Cult of Youth) and Soren (of Rosenkopf) for a show on April 27 at Saint Vitus. The John Sharkey appearance is the first solo outing for the Clockcleaner/Puerto Rico Flowers member, who will perform material from his previous ventures as well as new solo material. Tickets are still available.

The show will be the last B/L show for a while, as the band will head to the studio to record their debut LP for Ragon's Blind Prophet Recordings. Details on that release are on the way.

Michael Berdan of B/L will also perform a solo set on the May 1 edition of Nothing Changes, the Wednesday late-night party at Home Sweet Home. The remainder of April at Nothing Changes will feature sets from Bain Wolfkind/Degreaser on Wednesday (4/17) and 4th Sign of the Apocalypse/House of Blondes on 4/24.

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Cult of Youth at Union Pool, Dec 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Cult of Youth

Cult of Youth recently taped an episode of popular Blogotheque's popular "Take Away" series, performing a stripped-down rendition of "Garden of Delights" from last year's Love Will Prevail. You can watch that below.

The band have also announced a set of dates that will kick off with a headlining show at 285 Kent on March 2. There the band will team with Alberich (who recently played Saint Vitus), Herzog Rising, and psychedelic noise-punks Destruction Unit.

The show is one of two NYC shows scheduled for CoY. This week you can catch them at Europa on Thursday (1/24), supporting the Hirsute Pursuit with the ever controversial Boyd Rice / NON, and House of Blondes. Tickets are still available.

Speaking of Destruction Unit, you can stream some of their material below and look for their new LP, Void, on Jolly Dream soon.

In related news, Sean Ragon (of CoY) recently celebrated the one year anniversary of the opening of Heaven Street Records at its current location. Congrats Sean!

A list of all tour dates, the "Take Away Show" featuring CoY, and some streaming Destruction Unit material are below...

Continue reading "Cult of Youth made a "Take Away Show" video, playing shows (dates, streams)"

Vs Mothra

Tickets for the Iceage, White Lung, and Parquet Courts show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Solange show at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Liars show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple are on ale now. Tickets for their show at the Met are still available too.

The Queers are going on tour with fellow Ramones worshippers Teenage Bottlerocket and Masked Intruder which hits NYC on March 2 at Santos Party House. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

'90s alt-lite faves Sixpence None the Richer play Knitting Factory on February 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Toots & the Maytals are playing with Galactic and Nigel Hall Band at Terminal 5 on April 13. Tickets for that show go on AmEx/Ticketmaster presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (1/11) at noon.

Birthmark (aka Nate Kinsella) has been added as an opener to the Tim Kasher shows at Knitting Factory and Maxwell's. Tickets for the Knit show and tickets for the Maxwell's show are still on sale.

Hirsute Pursuit (mem of Thee Majesty) will team with the ever controversial Boyd Rice/NON as part of a show at Europa on January 24th. Support will come from Cult of Youth and House of Blondes. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Gojira, Devin Townsend, and The Atlas Moth show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Dawn Richard show at SOB's are on sale now.

Tickets for the Rockie Fresh and Lunice show at SOB's are on sale now.

Tickets for the Amon Tobin DJ gig at Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now.

Celtic punks The Tossers are playing Mercury Lounge on March 8 with Continental. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (1/11) at noon.

XXYYXX and Teen Daze are playing 285 Kent on February 21. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Queers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder dates are listed below...

Continue reading "tix on sale: Iceage, Solange, Queers, Sixpence None the Richer, Toots & the Maytals, Gojira, Teen Daze & more"

Lust for Youth

JANE PAIN: American label Sacred Bones is about to reissue Growing Seeds. How do you feel about the US? Why have you decided to write your songs in English and do you think it is significant at all? Are you looking forward to your upcoming American tour dates? What American bands/projects are you into right now?
HANNES NORRVIDE (of Lust for Youth): I'm excited to visit US, I've only been there when I was very young. I'v met some really sweet people that are from the states so I hope the rest of US is like them, I don't know.
Well, writing in english feels more safe than writing in my native language. And of course I've listened to a lot of music my whole life which most have been in english so it got kind of natural.
I got this 12″ by Hieroglyphic Being, I really liked that one, Gatekeeper.
Swedish post-punk/darkwave crew Lust for Youth play their first of four US dates, and first of two NYC shows, at the WIERD party at Home Sweet Home tonight (12/12). $8 gets you in. The band will also swing through Saint Vitus on Friday (12/14) as part of a Hurricane Sandy benefit with The Men and Widowspeak (who also play Brooklyn Bowl). Tickets are still available).

After a show in Tempe with Pharmakon, Soren and Foreplay, the final Lust for Youth date in the US in 2012 will appropriately come at the Sacred Bones 5 Year anniversary party on 12/21/12. There the band will join Zola Jesus, Cult of Youth (who just played Union Pool), Psychic Ills (who play NYC on New Year's Eve) and many more as fire rains down upon the earth during the impending apocalypse (if you follow the Mayan calendar).

Head below for some streaming tracks from Lust For Youth, The Men, and a Sacred Bones 5th Anniversary mix, right beside the LFY tour schedule.

Continue reading "Lust for Youth are here, play WIERD tonight (dates)"

photos by Lukas Hodge, words by Lauren Jackson

Cult of Youth @ Union Pool, 12/9/2012
Cult of Youth

On Sunday night (12/10), Brooklyn's Cult of Youth played a sold out show at Union Pool, with support from Seattle's King Dude (who also played Europa), and new band Boca Raton (playing their first show ever).

After going through shifts in line-up throughout the year, Cult of Youth has settled comfortably as a four-piece and, though frontman Sean Ragon's creative vision remains the same, their live performance has transformed, too. With fewer members onstage, the natural assumption would be that the band's performance lacked some element of its previous manifestation. The presence of fewer members, however, did not come off as something lost, but something gained. The quartet had room to breathe, and not just literally. The stripping away made each member's contribution more vital, and turned the focus entirely on what makes Cult of Youth's music so awesome--the unrelenting, battle march quality of their songs, wrapped up with Ragon's snarling lyrical delivery. No matter what stage they take, CoY marries American folk and American disillusionment perfectly, and now--in their new, less cluttered form--that's clearer than ever.

Supporting band King Dude helped to solidify that sentiment, too. If the Johnny Cash crooning and folk-drenched guitar playing didn't make it clear enough, the tattered American flag washed in black certainly did: this was a band singing about the America found in sad, small towns off highways in the middle of endless plains or desert. When asked what the flag meant to him, frontman TJ Cowgill aptly replied, "Well, we're an American band." In spite of the questions their aesthetic (black clothes, slicked back hair, Perkins and Cash Xeroxes) may call up, there really is very little to wonder about King Dude... a band with a simple name, singing beautifully sad songs about simple things, simple people and a simple way of life.

More pictures from CoY/King Dude below.

Continue reading "Cult of Youth played Union Pool w/ King Dude and Boca Raton (pics, review)"

King Dude at Home Sweet Home, April 2012 (more by Phil Maler)
King Dude

In addition to a recently acquired opening slot for Psychic TV on 12/7 at Europa (tickets), King Dude has also added a headlining show of his own at Union Pool on 12/9 with Cult of Youth. No word on advance tickets just yet. The show is part of a string of dates for the gothic crooner, who will play select cities on the eastern seaboard, as well as a stop in Chicago a month before his other stop in Chicago. Full tour dates are listed below.

King Dude recently released Burning Daylight which you can order a copy of at bandcamp and stream in full below.

Continue reading "King Dude touring, playing Union Pool w/ Cult of Youth (dates)"

Zola Jesus at Austin City Limits, Oct 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
Zola Jesus

While metal fans/bands (not to mention others) are pouncing upon the Mayan prophecies regarding the end of the world, the tongue-in-cheek attitude isn't limited to the distortion pedal set. Sacred Bones Records will use the occaision to celebrate their five year anniversary, scheduling a show the Mojave desert. Specifically, it goes down at Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace on December 21 with an impressive array from their current lineup: Zola Jesus, Cult of Youth, Lust For Youth, Psychic Ills, Wymond Miles, Pop 1280 and "special guests." Tickets are on sale now.

Congrats to Sacred Bones on their anniversary, maybe we'll see you on the other side... or maybe not.

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Slug Guts, not Sisters of Mercy, @ Home Sweet Home, 10/17/2012
Slug Guts

Post-punk maniacs Slug Guts joined headliner Cult of Youth with Soren (of Rosenkopf) for an appearance at the hazy, fog-dense basement of Home Sweet Home for the WIERD party last night (10/17), the first of three area appearances. Though Cult of Youth and Soren both ripped excellent sets, Slug Guts were mesmerizing in the tiny space, packing it to the gills.

If you missed the Australian band, make sure and catch them at either The Acheron on Friday (10/19) with Pop 1280 and Vaz or at the Life or Death showcase at 92Y Tribeca on Saturday (10/20).

More pictures from last night's WIERD are below.

Continue reading "Slug Guts played WIERD with Cult of Youth and Soren of Rosenkopf (pics)"

Slug Guts

Australia's Slug Guts are currently touring the US on the strength of their recent Sacred Bones release, Playin' In Time with the Deadbeat, a slab of noisy post-punk misanthropy a la The Birthday Party and early Christian Death. The band will hit NYC next week during the CMJ festival, including October 20 at the Life or Death PR party at 92YTribeca, October 19 at Acheron with Pop 1280 & Vaz, and also WIERD on Otctober 17 at Home Sweet Home with Rosenkopf and Cult of Youth.

For those who can't make it out to the shows, make sure and catch the band on WNYU on Oct 18th (89.1FM, or streaming) at 4PM as part of the New Afternoon Show.

All tour dates and  audio/video from Slug Guts recent LP are below.

Continue reading "Slug Guts on tour, playing 3 NYC shows during CMJ (dates)"

by Lauren Jackson

Cult of Youth at Public Assembly 9/7/2012
Cult of Youth

Friday evening at Public Assembly (9/7) saw a motley crew of performances to celebrate the
release of Cult of Youth's new album, Love Will Prevail, out now via Sacred Bones.

At the start of the night, crusty noisemakers Zatsuon pierced through the sparse crowd with a blisteringly short set that involved a lot of caterwauling, a lot of blown out bass and a lot of thrashing about (though almost entirely by the band's frontman who violently threw himself into and out of the less-than-willing crowd on more than one occasion). Polarizing the small crowd, the open-minded stayed throughout their set while the rest-- no doubt Cult of Youth fans expecting something less aurally assaulting--retreated to the back of the venue. Summed up well by a small and very concerned-looking concertgoer after Zatsuon's frontman jumped from the stage into the crowd, "Do you know if all the other bands are going to be like this? I don't want to get hurt."

Whether or not she preferred what Pink Reason brought to the stage next is uncertain, but they did set the concert on a less sinister path--at least on the surface. The set hearkened to a time of a laid-back punk affectation, less encumbered by fashion statements and more about the familiar devil-may-care attitude. Jangling, bluesy at times, Pink Reason were, above all, quite fun to watch--a far cry from the hollow alienation that characterized the band's earlier "shitgaze" records. Someone familiar with the band's discography might even say that Pink Reason's performance spoke to a newfound control over the uninhibited anomie of their earlier work; a sign that the band is not less nihilistic these days, but more at ease with that nihilism. True to that, frontman Kevin DeBroux introduced one of his upbeat, pogo-ready punk songs with, "This song is about the American prison system...I just wanna say: fucking kill cops."


Though it may have been an odd choice to add noise project Pharmakon to the bill, it proved an awesome one. Easily the most unexpected and powerful performance of the night, solo noise artist Margaret Chardiet commanded the attention of the of the audience more than any other. Ghoulishly swaying back and forth with her long blonde hair concealing her face, her distorted, reverberating vocals cascaded through harsh industrial beats. It was less a performance and more a display of demonic possession, the spilling over of a rage so pure, powerful and misanthropic that it seized total control over all.

It was as if Pharmakon delivered the opening liturgy for headliners Cult of Youth who did, in fact, preside over the show much like a priest at the altar. By the time they went on, the stage was smoky, the smell of incense pervading through the dark room. The bands raw pastiche of rugged Americana, neo-folk and exotic psychedelia are haunting enough alone, but coupled with their spectral appearance on stage -- lit only from below, shadows casting into the hollows of each musician's face -- one could believe they were quite literally channeling the spirits of long-dead saints, criminals and poets. Though now short the disturbingly beautiful violin arrangements of Christiana Key, Cult of Youth proved no worse for wear and the songs played from their new album may very well be their richest yet.

Cult of Youth head out on tour in early October, including a stop at FFF Fest in Austin. Tour dates are below.

Continue reading "Cult of Youth played Public Assembly with Pharmakon, Zatsuon and Pink Reason (review)"

Pharmakon (photo by Jane Chardiet)

One-woman noise wrecking crew Pharmakon will join a stellar support cast of Pink Reason and Zatsuon as part of the previously discussed Cult of Youth record release party that happens tonight (9/7) at Public Assembly. Tickets are available at the door for or you can try your hand at winning a pair! Details on how to win are below.

If you can't celebrate Cult of Youth's new LP with the band, live vicariously through their recorded material; Love will Prevail is out now via Sacred Bones. Stream a couple of tracks and check out video of Pharmakon's live set below.

Cult of Youth is on tour in Europe in September and will cross paths with labelmates and fellow Brooklynites Amen Dunes. Amen Dunes' US tour leads up to and follows those dates in the EU, includes a stop at Hopscotch this weekend,.

Dates for Amen Dunes and CoY are listed below.

Continue reading "Pharmakon added to Cult of Youth record release party tonight (win tickets)"

Pharmakon (photo by Jane Chardiet)

One-woman noise wrecking crew Pharmakon will join a stellar support cast of Pink Reason and Zatsuon as part of the previously discussed Cult of Youth record release party that happens tonight (9/7) at Public Assembly. Tickets are available at the door for or you can try your hand at winning a pair! Details on how to win are below.

If you can't celebrate Cult of Youth's new LP with the band, live vicariously through their recorded material; Love will Prevail is out now via Sacred Bones. Stream a couple of tracks and check out video of Pharmakon's live set below.

Cult of Youth is on tour in Europe in September and will cross paths with labelmates and fellow Brooklynites Amen Dunes. Amen Dunes' US tour leads up to and follows those dates in the EU, includes a stop at Hopscotch this weekend,.

Dates for Amen Dunes and CoY are listed below.

Continue reading "Pharmakon added to Cult of Youth record release party tonight (win tickets)"

Cult of Youth

Brooklyn's Cult of Youth have shared a new track from their forthcoming Love Will Prevail LP, due via Sacred Bones on Sept 4. Stream "Garden of Delights" along with the previously-released "Man and Man's Ruin" below.

CoY will play a record release show on at Public Assembly on September 7. No openers have been announced yet but tickets are on sale. After a month away from the road, look for Sean Ragon and crew to hit the road for a month-plus US tour. So far no additional NYC dates, but other shows from coast to coast are listed below.

Continue reading "Cult of Youth release another track from new LP (stream it), announce US tour (dates)"

Fun Fun Fun Fest

After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.

Full FFF Fest lineup is below.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest full lineup (De La Soul, Refused, Fucked Up, Public Image Ltd, Santigold, Sharon Van Etten, Rakim, X, Converge, Japandroids & more)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

'Love will Prevail' art
Cult of Youth

On a recent trip to the awesome record store Heaven Street Records (owned by Sean Ragon of Cult of Youth), Ragon showed me around the studio built in the back of the store. Its this same studio where the Cult of Youth honcho recorded all of the new LP Love Will Prevail (he plays all of the instruments and recorded it himself), which includes the new track "Man and Man's Ruin" streamable below. Look for Love will Prevail on Sept 4th via Sacred Bones.

Cult of Youth will play a record release show in celebration of the new LP at Public Assembly on September 6th. Tickets are on sale.

Stream that new CoY song below.

Continue reading "Cult of Youth releasing 'Love will Prevail' (stream a track), playing NYC record release show"

by BBG

Art for Old Man Gloom's No
Old Man GLoom

Old Man Gloom will welcome a new LP NO via Hydra Head this year! The band, who is currently on tour and heading towards a decimation of Brooklyn this coming week, will have copies of the record at the merch table. Unfortunately, those who can't make it to the shows will have to wait until June 16th to snag a copy. Check out a teaser trailer for the release below.

Black metal crew Assymmetry will team with Gravfolluth for a rare show at The Acheron on May 12th. $8 gets you in. The band has two demo releases on Kuunpalvelus, a label run by members of the mighty Circle of Ouroboros, and you can stream some material from them below. May 12th is a busy night, but this is their only US appearance scheduled so far... its a doozy.

Noise and ambient meets powerviolence on Gas Chamber's new 7" The Modern Vision of the Erect Nightmare, out now via Nerve Altar. The record is currently streaming in full below and available for purchase via the label. Make sure you catch them when the band hits Chaos in Tejas this year (if you're heading down that way).

Vattnet Viskar and Yellow Eyes will team up for a Broken Limbs showcase at Lit Lounge on May 14th. The band, who seemingly plays Precious Metal monthly, recently released a well-received self-titled EP which available for stream below.

Mark your calendars for May 16th at Home Sweet Home, I'll be DJing alongside Glenn from Cult of Youth and Zach from Freshkills as part of Wierd Wednesdays. The show is part of a Toxic State/Katorga Works event that will feature appearances from Massachusetts' own Cleansing Wave and Brooklyn's Nomad. More details are available on the Facebook event. My involvement aside, it's a hell of a night of punk rock.

More suggested shows and streams are below. What did I miss?

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