Entries tagged with: Hound
Photo: Screaming Females at a final DbA show (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Don Giovanni Records had yet another good year, with solid 2014 releases from Nude Beach, Priests, Peter Stampfel, Black Wine, Crow Bait, Chris Gethard and more, and they've already got big plans for 2015 with new ones from Screaming Females, California X, Downtown Boys and more on the way.
Ahead of the label's annual Brooklyn showcases, label co-founders Joe Steinhardt (also of Modern Hut) and Zach Gajewski (also of Nuclear Santa Claust), and several DG bands including Screaming Females, California X, Worriers, Crow Bait, Laura Stevenson, Brick Mower and Mal Blum have given us lists of their favorite albums of 2014. You can check out those lists below.
The 2015 showcases happen on February 6, 7 and 28 at Knitting Factory with Nude Beach, Shellshag, Crow Bait and more on night 1; Cali X, Downtown Boys, Pinkwash, Worriers and more on night 2; and Screaming Females, Priests, Tenement and Vacation at the final show. Tickets are still available.
DG year-end lists below...
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
Bongripper in Chicago in 2011 (more by Carmelo Espanola)
Chicago's finest and very reliable purveyors of debilitatingly stoned metal Bongripper have still never played NYC (they almost did in 2011), but assuming all goes well this time, they'll make a very exciting first-ever appearance here on December 6 at Saint Vitus. They'll be joined by NYC's Hasj and Philadelphia's Hound (mems Ted Leo + the Pharmacists, None More Black). Tickets are on sale now.
The Vitus show is the only Bongripper show that's currently announced besides a couple other European festival dates on the horizon. All known dates are listed, along with a video of Bongripper playing live at the Logan Square monument in Chicago as part of this summer's Gnar Fest, below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Eddie Austin
Philly's Hound is the band fronted by artist Perry Shall (who's designed album covers for JEFF the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet) and he's backed by the impressive rhythm section of Ted Leo + the Pharmacists' Chris Wilson and None More Black's Colin McGinniss. Together, they make '70s-style hard rock filtered through a garage punk lens, as you can hear on their new single "Little One." The track will appear on their upcoming LP, Out of Time, due 11/28 via SRA Records (pre-order) and it debuts in this post. You can listen below.
The band will celebrate the LP with a release show in their hometown on November 7 at Boot & Saddle. It's an SRA Records showcase and is also a release show for Psychic Teens' new 7", plus includes '80s-era Philly hardcore vets Flag of Democracy and Spectrum Disorder (aka Autistic Behavior).
Song stream below...
by Andrew Sacher
NY/NJ indie rockers Spook Houses have been quiet as of late, but their members have been involved in many ongoing projects including LVL UP, Crying, the Double Double Whammy label (home to Frankie Cosmos), and more. Both singers also have solo projects -- Colin Alexander's Flaslight O and Dave Benton's Trace Mountains -- and they'll be heading out on a tour together with those projects this August. The tour concludes in Brooklyn on 8/14 at Shea Stadium.
Much sooner than that tour though, both will play the all-day Exploding In Sound/Impose show happening Saturday (7/12) at Secret Project Robot with Tyvek, Big Ups, Alex G, Pile, Flagland, secret band "Muscle Car," and more. Tickets for that one are still available. Set times for that show, and the list of all Flashlight O/Trace Mountains dates (some still TBA), below.
Flashlight O released his debut album, The Truman Sho, on Double Double Whammy this past June, and any fans of The Microphones' lo-fi avant-folk should check this out. You can stream the whole thing below. Trace Mountains' stuff is pretty likeminded, as you can hear on the 3-song EP he put out on DDW in 2013, which is also streaming below.
In related news, LVL UP just announced that their new album, Hookwink'd, will be out on September 23 on DDW/Exploding In Sound. Cover art for that, below.
Dan Francia - 'Alone and Together' artwork
Speaking of Flagland (who play the all-day EIS show), their member Dan Francia is releasing his first solo EP, Alone and Together, on July 19 via ECB&B. Unlike the garage rock of Flagland, Dan's stuff is more melodic indie rock with the laid back feel of prime-era Dinosaur Jr. The title track makes its premiere in this post and can be streamed below.
Speaking of all-day NYC shows on July 12 and Exploding In Sound, EIS alumni Speedy Ortiz play the free 4Knots Festival that day with Dinosaur Jr, Mac DeMarco, Viet Cong, Nude Beach and more. That starts at 1.
Speedy, and a few bands from the EIS show such as Pile and Mannequin Pussy, also play the 2-day DIY festival in Philly, OK FEST (8/1-2), that also includes Cayetana, Great Thunder, Worriers, Radiator Hospital, The Ambulars, Amanda X, Swearin', Pink Wash and a bunch more. More info on this very awesome sounding festival here. Full lineup below.
Flashlight O, Trace Mountains, Dan Francia streams and more, below...
by Bill Pearis
As reported earlier, Bleeding Rainbow's new album, Interrupt, will be out February 25 via Kanine. That's the cover art above. The band have just shared the first track from the album, "So You Know," which features some furious drumming and one of the more soaring choruses on the LP. You can stream it below.
Bleeding Rainbow's next NYC show happens at Death by Audio on January 17 and Hound, Sleepies and Clean Girls are also on the bill. Shortly after that, the band will be on the road with Hunters which includes another visit to Death by Audio on 2/28. Updated dates are listed, along with tour flyer and the new song stream, below...
Bastard Sapling, which features members of Inter Arma (who have a new LP coming), Celebrity Murders, CR, and other bands, will emerge from their cave in Richmond to play a string of East Coast dates this weekend with Ashencult. The dates include a stop in NYC at Acheron on Saturday (2/9) with special guests Mortals, Cauldron & Hound. Tickets are on sale.
Bastard Sapling released their latest LP Dragged From Our Restless Trance late last year. Stream that in its entirety along with more material and all tour dates below.