Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Bandcamp Blitz - May 28th, 2019

Howdy all! Big month over at Nerve Salad HQ. The Strippers In Love cassettes and CDs are being manufactured and pressed, etc., so before long we can hold this thing in our clammy hands! Things have been so hectic, I'm not able to get to the Blitz as timely as I would like to. But, I DID want to poke my head in and at least let everybody know what's up with everything 'round here at Nerve Salad Records!
I've kept this list short and sweet. These are a few of the things that are keeping the flames burning over here. SO much music, it's been a year of total musical chaos. Once the new Sugarfoot album drops, and the Strippers In Love CDs and tapes are here, I'm taking a damn vacation. 

Yung Druid - Yung Druid
(Smoke-permeated riffs, classy vocals, lysergic guitars, mind-bending fuzz, and groovy psych. It did not take long for this album to grow on me and earn multiple listens right away. Oozing, psych-y stoner doom with emphasis on spiffy, snaky melodies. Highly recommended!)

Animal Bizarre - F.Y.M. EP
(Bombastic tone! Went into this totally blind, came out with a brand new set of peepers. Now I'm staring right at Animal Bizarre, all creepy-like, and wondering how the hell did they do that? Stoner rock with riffs that stick in you like burrs on your socks. Lots of jams, vox-lite, snarling attitude. Check this out and give yourself a case of the "Ooooooh!")

The Buffalo Fuzz Country Collective - The Flame Project
(Just what you needed when you thought you needed something. BFCC takes it all in a new direction, keeping the fuzz alive.)

DJIIN - The Freak 
(Jazzy proggy stoner rock. Really fine album, worth a few listens to let it all sink in. VERY recommended.)


Four Lions - Hard Days
(Aussies making some fantastic Southern noise. Fine Americana, blues, alt-country from Down Unda, which, at this point, should surprise nobody.)

New Sugarfoot! Until then, thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Bandcamp Blitz - May 4th, 2019

 The Blitz arriveth. A potent blend, likely to cause mild aural hallucinations. Perfectly fine to operate heavy machinery while inside the Blitz, however. Remember to keep all fingers and toes inside the ride never, and here we go:

Arteries - Arteries
(HAHAHA!! WHOA!!! We're talking some SERIOUS New Wave madness! I almost dropped my Mork & Mindy mug. It's like Dead Kennedys ate the B-52s, and pooped out the Talking Heads. I LOVE THIS. I really love this. A gristly synth slugging away at neo-punk flattery, all the while never sounding trite or campy. This stands an extremely good chance of winding up being part of my Summertime soundtracks. Whoa, indeed.)

Big Thief - U.F.O.F
(Alt-folk. If you wanted something "different", this is it. It's practically indescribable. Kind of has this backcountry swamp on Jupiter kind of feel. I mean, if we were to watch some movie from a long time ago, and a character walks into a time travel-y tavern in the future, and some band is playing "futuristic music", this might be the band playing. No need to lace up your drinks, this is going to hit you with some lysergic introspection, sans tabs...)

Bright Curse - Time Of The Healer
(Bright Curse are one of my favorite bands. This new album shows much growth within the band and the songwriting. Again... one of my favorite bands, and they can do no wrong. Brilliant stuff.)

 Alien Lizard - Monatomic Gold
(Psych that runs on sub-ohm. A spectacular trip into the cosmos, with a slightly melancholy feel, breathy vocals, and a surreal sense of space. Actually caught me off guard with the amount of early '90s darkwave/deathrock/ethereal sentiments I find nestled inside... and that is significantly to my liking, for sure.)

Lay Down And Rot - Ad Nauseam
(Instrumental psych with cool samples peppered throughout. Pretty wild stuff at times, other times relaxing. A fine Bandcamp debut)

Psychic Lemon - Live At The Smokehouse
(UK's psych/krautrock trailblazers Psychic Lemon sally forth with a live set, full of heady resonance, interstellar echoes, trippy trips, and extraterrestrial hypnosis. All so fuzzy, you almost want to pet it. It's a wild thing, and not for the faint of heart.This is scathing tripped-out psych, with emphasis on repetitive movements designed specifically to transport you to that one star you seem to focus on when you go outside for a spliff. You were warned. RIYL Amon Duul II, Can, Popol Vuh, etc. Round out your Krautrock mix this Summer...)