Saturday, November 17, 2018

Bandcamp Blitz - November 17th, 2018

It's been a huge year for music, and I keep finding new things to check out. Bands send me their links, mp3s, stuff, etc. Things have been busy at Nerve Salad Central. There is talk within the camp of possibly releasing an album. Nerve Salad began in the late '90s as a record label (under another name), and there was always intentions of continuing. We'll see. There are a few ideas floating around... you heard it here first...
 Meanwhile the music keeps coming in, and the awesomeness keeps happening. 

Today's List:

Headland - True Flowers From This Painted World…/true-flowers-…
(Gave me a Karate Kid-style sweep-the-leg... sat me right down. Beautiful, almost completely instrumental, immersive songs made for everybody, even people that just "kinda like music". Really fantastic.)

Manchino - Artificial Love EP
(This'll kick ya in the feels. You'll be blindsided by the groove. Doobie Bros. + Allman Bros make a blood pact and the brotherhood grows... I would NOT be surprised in the slightest if these guys become huge within a year.)

Facing New York - Dogtown
(Fuck yes! New Facing New York! There will be a release party at my house whether the band shows up or not.)

Straightshooter - Keep The Faith
(Strong hard rock with a Southern lather. A really striking effort from Harrogate, UK... a few surprises lurk within a four-song span)

LáGoon - L’affaire des Poisons EP…/l-affaire-des-poisons-ep
(Somebody handed instruments to a couple of skaters and said: "Make heavy music." And that's what they did.)

Frozen Planet....1969 - The Heavy Medicinal Grand Exposition…/the-heavy-medici…
(Wild psych improv. A trip. Expanding and improving from previous releases. Pretty far out.)

Friday, November 2, 2018

Bandcamp Blitz - November 2nd, 2018

Today's List:

The Soul Jacket - Plastic Jail
(Some fine, fine groove and roll from Spain. Bluesy, jammy, good-times rock.)

Bitter Roots - JiLO
(Allman Bros. bleeding all over Skynyrd's beer with a chaser of '70s psych)

Under - Stop Being Naive
(Ka-BAM! This is true growth for the band, and an absolutely KILLER album all the way through. Noisy, mean scoundrels making noisy, mean music... a real gem)

The Tunnel - Apparition Overdrive
(Truly classy deathrock with a nice grimy sheen of XXXL psych and '90s noise. Music for sneaking around. Music for cleaning gravestones. Music for glowering faces, scowls, and scaring those wannabe "goth" kids.)

Magpie Toes - Nest
(Finnish Hard Rock with attitude.. maybe a little Långfinger mixed in with your Gin Lady? Pretty badass)

Summer Salt - Happy Camper
(Sipping the sweat of Beach Boys from a cup made from a melted surfboard, while doing jumping jacks and having a good time in ways you're not used to.)