·Y· | E.I.E. (Feels So Good)
So last time I updated this it was halloween.
A lot of things have changed since then I think. Maybe not so many things. My hair is longer, I am skinnier and I move to a new place.
That Triana post about El Patio and my new house didn’t turn out to be the premonition I was expecting, but I believe things happen for a reason (or at least I want to believe that), and after all, living there for half a year was the key to find this new apartment which I’ve been living in for about 5 months and I love to death.
I decided not to update ATM until there was something really worth posting, and today I post something totally worth the wait. Not so much for you people but for me. Not so much for the quality of the band/song but for the importance it has in my life (after all this blog is sometimes more about my life than music).
Today I’m bringing you the first ·Y· (aka YPSILON) recording (of course excluding those terrible demo practices).
I have to say I’m really happy about this band and this song. I love having this with Pau (he’s my cousin and looong time friend). It’s so easy doing this with him, besides him being a genius, the fact that we’ve never argued makes being in a band something so smooth and enjoyable. I do believe this project is going to go on for quite some time, and I can’t wait to see what’s going to come next.
This is the only song we have finished, but have about 8 more in the middle of recording that we can hopefully finish in the next weeks/month. And maybe release a couple 7”s. There is a bit (a lot) of Suicide here, but it doesn’t quite define our whole sound. Other songs are way poppier or have more soundtrack elements…
Ok! hope you enjoy it. i seriously do :)
Nasty Facts | Drive My Car (NYC 1981)
Ok, so Haloween is here, have you noticed?
I’m actually kind of glad I work tomorrow, that way I have an excuse not to go out tonight.
I don’t want to come out like being too cool to dress up in a costume, because I’ve been a punk for more than 15 years.
People who dress up are not the problem, the problem is the attitude people have when they are wearing a costume. Seems like people’s brains get a slight retardation when putting a costume on, and automatically have to act funny when most people are not funny or fun.
So Instead of posting some Misfits song or some stupid horror themed punk tune, I’ll play a song that is actually good. Very good. Much better than the average kbd song, and way much better than your stupid costume.
SIEGE | Cold War (Boston 1984)
SAD BUT TRUE.
I read about Kevin Mahoney’s death on a tumblr (theguiltyhavenopride) and I was a bit shocked. Usually these things don’t affect me, but Siege were very special to me.
I remember going to Vort n Vis fest back in 2001 or 2002, and seeing the revoltation boot at some store distro who was selling it for more money that I thought was ethical to spend on a record.
My girlfriend at that time thought I loved and wanted that piece of plastic too much not to have it. The record and I were meant to be togehter.
So she decided to liberate it from the claws of the capitalist oppressor store owner and I got that record as a birthday present, if my memory serves me right. And it was the first record I owned that could be considered “rare”, I guess.
I’m not sure how or where I got the split with Deep Wound, but I do remember loving it to death, and always saying Siege were the best band from MA. I could argue that with myself today, but playing both records now, I’m thinking they win over J Mascis’ Deep Wound, or SS Decontrol, or DYS, maybe not Jerry’s Kids or Choke’s NFX/Last Rights… what the fuck! they do!!
What is undeniable is that no one at that time recorded anything as aggressive as those sessions. I will always chose the three tracks off Pushead’s Cleanse The Bacteria, for being the fastest and ugliest shit but still catchy as hell. I find myself singing Cold War, Sad But True, Walls or the bass line on Conform every now and then.
For all these memories, thanks Kevin, rest in peace.
How ya’ll doing? I’m good. Do you care? Do I care if you do?
I recently discovered Fasenuova, an electronic duo from Asturies who have been involved in the industrial, or noise or underground electronic Spanish scene for quite a while.
The first listen, the band that comes to mind is Suicide, who I am a sucker for, or a much darker and dirtier Aviador Dro. All the songs on the record are pretty killer, but This one (that shares name with the record), Rojo y Ne and Vamos a Bailar a La Noche (which sounds like an outtake for Suicide’s Ghostrider) are my fave, and the first three on the record. But it doesn’t feel like it goes down from there, the other keep up with the quality, maybe not so catchy.
I’ve been playing this on repeat since I downloaded it a week ago and realised it’s the sound I had in mind for my new band. Dark, tense, and very simple yet works as perfect as a Swiss watch.
Download the whole record for free from the Discos Humeantes website, label that has put out this soon to be classic album.
FASENUOVA | A La Quinta Hoguera (Asturies, 2011)
BERT JANSCH | Silly Woman (uk 1971)
I first heard Bert Jansch on the british folk comp Gather in the Mushrooms that also brings a Pentangle track, the band he played in for some years. But whenever I hear Bert Jansch I think of Nathan, a british cunt I worked with for quite some time who is a massive Jansch fan.
Whenever there was not much work he’d bring his guitar and play Angie and Black Waterside over and over again to the point where I ended up not wanting to hear those songs ever again.
Nathan is an asshole, but I miss working with him every now and then, although i know he misses working with me much more.
One morning he told me he had this weird dream where Charles Manson was chasing to kill him and Bert Jansch was there too, I think to protect him from Charly or something, can’t remember too well, but it was not the first time Bert Jansch was in his dream.
I’ll give him a call to see how he is doing, I guess he know’s Bert Jansch is dead. Which is a great loss by the way.