Entries tagged with: Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Its not very often that someone turns to me and says "that sounds like The Beatles." Yet that happened last night on the Invisible Oranges special on East Village Radio (stream it here), when we played a track from Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats's new LP.
Sure the pop-inflection of the Fab Four will be present in virtually any retro-leaning band, but the crunch-y tones may also remind you of bands like Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer and much more. And like the melodies... they tend to get in your head and stay there. The album, Mind Control, is due out May14. For more details on Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, head over to an interview with the band at InvisibleOranges. Meanwhile, check them out yourself as "Evil Love" is streamable below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
One Tail One Head at Inferno Festival, April 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
2012 was a year of considerable personal growth for me, as a person, a photographer and a music fan. As I recounted in my favorite photos of 2012, I got to shoot some of my favorite bands of all time and travel the globe in search of new ones. The beginning of the year was spent dealing with personal drama, and if it werent for key records in my life I shudder to think at where I would be right now. To every band on this list and many who aren't, I cant thank you enough.
First order of business, my musical pallette is much much larger than just a series of metal records. This is NOT a list of my favorite records of the year, because that would surely include other entries from across many different genres. This is, however, a list of some of my favorite heavier records.
To me, the term "heavy" can be defined in many ways, from the elongated riff on a doom record to a noise squall to a particularly punishing punk-rock beatdown. While most of the following records are "heavy" in the traditional "distortion and loud guitars" sense, a few are not. You'll see metal, you'll see deathrock, you'll see raw punk, you'll see hardcore, and many spots in between in the numbered list below. And to answer your question, yes you'll see Swans... right beside D-Clone and Asphyx.
My favorite records of 2012 are below. Hopefully you'll see a connection in favorites or maybe discover something new. Regardless, I hope you found your own favorites of the year whether in this list or outside of it.