by BBG

The Bastard Noise from No Fun Fest at MHOW (more by Lori Baily)
The Bastard Noise

Thrones, aka Joe Preston, is confirmed for an NYC show on Feb 19th at The Stone. No word if the show is part of a greater East Coast tour. Joe Preston's first and only LP as Thrones, A Day Late And A Dollar Short, was released in 2005 on Southern Lord.

Thrones shared the stage with Bastard Noise last year during night one of No Fun Fest at MHOW (day 2 pics). That band is currently putting the finishing touches on a new full length entitled A Culture of Monsters, has a new split LP entitled The Red List out on CD via 20 Buck Spin and vinyl Deep Six Records, sharing billing with the unrelenting powerviolence of The Endless Blockade. Download the new Bastard Noise track "Mutant World Of Shame / Underworld" above.

The Red List marks a huge turning point for US noise legends Bastard Noise.... Recalling their seminal past ties with Man Is The Bastard, ...the exemplary bass-playing ("four steel girders") of Eric Wood certainly recalls MITB in their heyday, with recent addition and master drummer/percussionist Danny Walker (Intronaut/Phobia) providing the perfect foundation for Wood's brutal technicality. Long-time Bastard Noise/MITB member W.T. Nelson keeps the custom-built electronics sound of the band planted firmly in the present.

The Endless Blockade contribute ONE 14+ minute track (not fourteen one minute tracks), "Deuteronomy", as well as a pair of remixes from their Primitive LP by Noah Creshevsky and The Rita. The Canadian band is also prepping a split with Unearthly Trance, a new 12" EP, a discography CD, and a record with side project Slaughter Strike. They also have some planned dates with the great Hatred Surge in Texas, including an appearance at SXSW....


We can now also announce that 20 Buck Spin will participate in South By Southwest in Austin, Texas this year between March 17th and 21st. We will have an official showcase that we will split with the incomparable Profound Lore label. Each label will offer three of its bands. 20 Buck Spin will showcase The Endless Blockade, Liturgy and White Mice

More on THAT kick ass showcase to come, as date/venue/other pertinent details are still are TBA. Meanwhile, look out for two of those 20 Buck Spin bands, Liturgy and White Mice, to team up in NYC on 1/15.

Both The Endless Blockade and Hatred Surge separately played two of my favorite shows of last year.

Current Thrones and Endless Blockade dates are below, as well as a few videos...

Thrones @ No Fun Fest 2009

Bastard Noise, 2/1/09 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman St FULL SET

The Endless Blockade - Live At Papercut - Cambridge, MA - 5/29/09

Man Is The Bastard LIVE AT 924 GILMAN ST. 1997

Jan 15 2010 Blockade, Mudlark, The Rita vancouver, British Columbia
Jan 16 2010 Blockade, Mudlark, Griefer Victoria, British Columbia
Jan 17 2010 Blockade, Mudlark Squamish, British Columbia
Feb 27 2010 Roboto Pittsburgh
Mar 12 2010 w/ hatred surge, mindless, mammoth grinder

Feb 12 2010 The Know w/ Christian Mistress, Salted City-it's an early show! Portland, Oregon
Feb 19 2010 The Stone NYC, New York
Feb 28 2010 Branx w/ Tecumseh, Daniel Menche, Wildildlife Portland, Oregon