Entries tagged with: industrial
by Fred Pessaro
Youth Code @ Nothing Changes, 5/15/2013
Los Angeles duo Youth Code played Nothing Changes at Home Sweet Home last night (5/15), their only show in the NYC area. Employing harder than hard EBM that reminded me of Ministry and Nitzer Ebb, the duo danced around their rigs and screamed into microphones while cranking out tunes from their latest demo cassette and their forthcoming LP on DAIS. Hardcore clearly runs through their veins (judging by their membership in Carry On, a Cro-Mags tee, and on stage discussion of the Judge reunion), and it was that high-energy that made their set so compelling despite almost endless gear issues. Check out pictures and video from their set below, along with a stream of their demo available now for pay-whatever on Bandcamp. Recommended.
Embarassingly enough, this was my first trip back to the former grounds of the party known as WIERD (eulogy here), and I don't quite know what I was waiting for. Nothing Changes has similarly good DJs, live bands, smoke machines cranked to 11, and much the same vibe. Change is always good in the long run, but if Nothing Changes can stay with a similar WIERD vibe and I'd be completely content. Upcoming Nothing Changes events include Craow, Outmode, Halves & Thirds on 5/22 and Tempers on 5/2.
More pictures, that stream and video are below...
art for No Answer: Lower Floors
Industrial / noise crew Wolf Eyes have just released a video for "Choking Flys," the first single from the band's new LP on De Stijl, No Answer: Lower Floors. In addition to current members Nate Young, John Olson and Jim Baljo, the LP sees a return of all former WE-ers Aaron Dilloway (who plays Ende Tymes next month) and Mike Connelly. Check out the track/video below and order yours at the label.
Wolf Eyes is preparing for a forthcoming US tour, but are currently touring European shores. All tour dates are listed, along with that video, below.
Profligate will headline this week's WIERD party, bringing Noah Anthony's John Carpenter-y industrial beats to Home Sweet Home tonight (1/9) alongside a set from Brooklyn's Young Male and DJs Goutroy and Frankie Teardrop. The show is in celebration of the release of the Come Follow Me LP and Videogames 12", both of which hit late last year. Check out a video for one side of the 12" and a stream of the other side below, and get your copy via Not Not Fun. Snag a copy of the LP via Bandcamp (also streaming below).
All Profligate streams plus a stream of a Young Male set from 12/30 are below.
Menace Ruine will team with Sewer Goddess, Northumbria, Theologian and Requiem for a one-off NYC show on Saturday (12/1) at Acheron. To quote the band's vinyl home for their latest offering of industrial-noise-tinged neo-folk, Alight In Ashes, "This may be a rare opportunity to see them, as they are taking a break from touring and live performances for a while." Get yours at SIGE Records or CD-leaning folk can get their copy via Profound Lore.
Stream a track from the band's latest offering below.
Killing Joke at Irving Plaza, December 2010 (more by Greg Cristman)
The Death and Resurrection Show is a feature length music documentary charting the turbulent, dramatic and often unbelievable journey of the British post-punk industrial legends Killing Joke. The film brings together three decades of archive footage with two decades of never before seen new documentary footage and unprecedented access to the members of Killing Joke, their management, music producers, industry figures and associates.So far no release date for the doc that explores the world of these post-punk legends, though the filmmakers are still "aiming for" a 2012 release. Check out the trailer and a clip below.
The film explores the progression of the band and their music; the in-fights, splits, reformations, legal tussles and side projects into classical and trance music, but it also delves deep into the other side of Killing Joke and it's core members. Brought together by a ritual ceremony performed in London, the 30 year experience that followed saw them constantly experimenting with the ritual, esoteric and mystical in their lives and their music.
Killing Joke does, however, have a U.S. release date for MMXII, the band's new LP which hits shelves on Tuesday (10/30) via Spinefarm. You can stream "In Cythera" below.
So far no gigs are set for KJ, but word is that the band may hit US shores in 2013. Until then, stream the new track and check out videos from the upcoming documentary below.
"Metropolis recording artists FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY (FLA) are gearing up for a national tour, their first since 2007, to promote their critically-hailed new album IMPROVISED. ELECTRONIC. DEVICE. "We always look forward to a US tour," says keyboardist Jeremy Inkel. "We consider North America our homeland, so to us, it's very important to represent ourselves as best as we can. In consideration, all our musical aspiration's were born over here, this is where we got our start." Kicking off in Seattle, WA on October 31st, FLA will be circling around the continent with ANGELSPIT, Raggedy Angry and Unter Null supporting. "We're quite excited [to tour]," adds keyboardist/vocalist Bill Leeb. "We feel we have grown as a band over the last four years. We really feel this new album will sound great live and can't wait to get out there and be creative with it!" [PR]The NYC show on that tour is happening on November 20th, but the venue is listed as "TBA". All dates below.
Conjure One (Rhys Fulber from Front Line Assembly) is playing with Alan Wilder at Highline Ballroom in November.
All Front Line Assembly dates below...