Had the pleasure of interviewing these guys after their show last Sunday. Really quality people, and they had a great deal to say about their local scene. Thinking about doing an Arkansas show this week, where we air the interview, as well as music recommended to us by Pallbearer.
I INTERVIEWED PALLBEARER. They were super cool. Here’s their list for our “Five Songs To Listen To” segment on the KWUR blog. Tune in to THOUGHT FORGE SUNDAE this Thursday at 10 pm to hear our full interview with bassist Joe Rowland and guitarist Devin Holt. Great stuff.
Salt Lake City’s SubRosa have slowly pushed their way through, allowing the evolution of the band and its members to directly transfer to the music they create. Their upcoming release, More Constant Than the Gods (Profound Lore), finds the band far more…
Herukrat recently released “Anna Karina”, self-described as “ an exploration of an archetype of womanhood, themed around Anna Karina’s roles in Godard’s films from ‘60 - ‘67." I’m not sure how many womanly archetypes show through the music, but the noise is brutal, consisting of an immense, unrelenting wall, pierced only by vicious stabs of screaming feedback. It’s a bold statement, and an absorbing, cathartic listen. The piece consists of two sides, Side A (above) and Side B, both of which form a cohesive, brain-scraping whole.
"Anna Karina" is available on cassette via underground label SVN OKKLT, or as a free download from Herukrat’s bandcamp page.
There’s not much to say about this that I haven’t said before. SubRosa have released another track from their upcoming record “More Constant Than The Gods”. It’s mind-blowingly incredible. Listen to it, and be transformed.
It’s been three years since Watain's last record, Lawless Darkness, and in that time so much has seemingly happened within the metal genre. Like so many others, I’m officially spent on talking about the controversial nature of black metal or its oft-covered history aligned with less than…
With THIS IS YOUR LIST NOW, I ask artists to fill out a set of lists about the music in their lives. For the fifteenth THIS IS YOUR LIST NOW, André Foisy, Terence Hannum, and Steven Hess of experimental metal band Locrian, were nice enough to complete the lists.
First Album You…
I just posted a link to Locrian’s Violitionist session, and to my surprise, I just found out that the excellent Alex Cunningham of KSLU (St. Louis represent!) was able to secure them for his great feature, THIS IS YOUR LIST NOW. Super cool.
Here’s a link to Locrian’s Violitionist session from last April. It’s pretty thrilling to watch these guys construct their immense soundscapes in real time. If you haven’t heard it, their most recent release “Return to Annihilation” is pretty incredible - it’s one of my favorite releases of the year so far.
Allow me to introduce the best band from Salt Lake City since Gaza broke up earlier this year. SubRosa does my hometown proud. Rustlings of Appalachian folk permeate their sound, helped along by two (!) electric violins, and floaty synths that come straight out of 60s psychedelia. This track “Cosey Mo”, is the first to be released from their forthcoming record “More Constant Than The Gods”, to be released on the always-excellent Profound Lore Records. It packs stoner riffs, doom, and Isis-worthy instrumental passages into one cohesive blast. A great track, and a promising step forward after their previous (and equally incredible) work, 2011’s “No Help For The Mighty Ones”. Color me impressed.
THE LAST THOUGHT FORGE SUNDAE BEGINS IN 45 MINUTES
Okay, the title is a bit sensationalist. But this is the last show that we’ll be doing in the old station. It’s going to be awesome. Call in if you so desire, and share you memories of KWUR. Also the heavy jams will be out in full force.