@@@ Della Mae: The Butcher Shop EP (Rounder, 2019) I’ve dug Della Mae records before. They do the bunch of females harmonizing but they’re a bit more rocking than some of the more mainstream versions of their formula who bring more cheese to the singing and the playing. This first tune, Bourbon Hound, pumps the tempo and the energy. The rock three uptempo barn roof raisers before they get to a bluesy rendition of ‘Sixteen Tons’. These are all classic tracks but it’s the energy they bring to them that makes it a worthwhile listen.
@@@ Full of Hell: Weeping Choir (Relapse, 2019) Three pre-release tracks up on the Apple Music with the first one being Burning Myrrh (clippped below for your earholes) It’s pretty close to double red bull time — a delicious storm of octopus drumming, guitar noise and an orc sounding bitch on the microphone. Not just an orc as I believe this to be a multi-vocalist crew. It’s a quick 2:12 blast of dirty crunchy ass so I will stick around for another one to catch the other flavors. Armory of Obsidian Glass is a detuned, oozing thing though this could be the intro before they whip another shitty. It does break out into a medium slow grind with a pretty complex vocal arrangement. It’s a 7 minute biscuit and Imma gonna tip after about 5 but it’s solid metal. I really dug the opening meltdown.
@@@ General Purv: The Astounding Exploits of General Purvis Attaboy (Baffled Octopi)+. First off, great band name and album title. I found it on this week’s CFUV weekly playlist email. I thought it was going to be a classic punk throwdown but it’s an electronic record with an arena rock attitude. The beats are solid but the stars here are the synthesizer, well arranged and rocking. I like these tracks, they’re unpredictable, funky and spontaneous. If you are a listener that has checked out electronic music before and found it more than a bit nerdy, these guys/gals/humans could be a good fit for you. Much more accessible but not stupid, there’s some good doobie in these arrangements as they’re not committed to doing one particular thing with their music. I’m going to swing back on this record and listen to it when I have more time. Check it out!
YTD recordings listened to: 256
Good music, not list worthy: 148
Not good music: 91
Honorable Mentions: 0
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