The Armed is a very loud hardcore/noiserock/abitofeverything band that has been making awesome music since 2009. The very mysterious band has had an ever-changing lineup (with lots of guest musicians) in their band and it is all very unclear who is a member while they have actors pretending to be bandmember, fake names and what else more. So now they are back with new music. They shared the first track ‘All Futures’ from their upcoming album ‘Ultrapop’ wich will be released April 16. Enjoy lots of noises.
The Levitation Sessions are something that keep me going and make me really happy, the psychedelic music fest Levitation has been releasing Live LP’s from very awesome bands. They have presented streaming sessions for Acid Mothers Temple (LP on March 6), Oh Sees (was back in September), Kikagaku Moyo, The Black Angels (LP on March 26) and now we have ourselves one from Dead Deadow wich Premieres at 7PM CT on Saturday, February 20. Tune in to see the first preview.
On the Decoherence label comes the new album from White Suns. Be prepared before you embark on this sonic journey, White Suns did make some absolutely destructive music in the past but I think they have now made the loudest stuff possible. This deranged album is something between bonecrushing noiserock and mind altering noise. The experimentalism on this album makes it even better, the sounds stay fresh and wild and it keeps surprising. This is not for the faint of heart though, ‘The Lower Way’ is extreme, experimental and above all, a sonic wet dream for the noise lover.
Best enjoyed in the dark with no friends.
The new album by noisy punkers Nopes is out on Magnetic Eye Records. The album is called ‘Djörk’ and is a gorgeous piece of noiserock. The band makes high speed noiserock fueled by punkriffs. An extra wich makes this album so awesome is the non stop retro tinged guitarsolos raging throughout it wich give it an even more epic feel. Highyl addictive and most of all a truly fun listen.
The French duo return with a very heavy album called ‘This War’ on Pogo Records. They released on the last of shitty 2020 and it is very much worth your time. Some noiserock, grunge and stoner mixed together.
Osees, formerly known as Thee Oh Sees, The Oh Sees, OCS, Oh Sees and others) is led by John Dwyer who does not only release an incredible amount of music with his band Osees but has side projects like the recently released Bent Arcana and his solo project Damaged Bug. Last year we got ‘Protean Thread’ and Metamorphosed and ‘Panther Rotate and ‘Weirdo Hairdo‘ by Osees, his solo project Damaged Bug with the new ‘Bug On Yonkers’ album, his new project Bent Arcana. This year we already got Witch Egg wich is some kind of wild unfermented jazz and then John Dwyer has released two of the albums with the band Yikes, another releasas Netman and yet another new release as the death metal band ‘Dig That Body Up, It’s Alive’ another one with Pink & Brown, wich was released in 2013. Lately we got ‘Live at Henry Miller Library Big Sur‘ and another upcoming jazzy album called ‘Endless Garbage‘.
Hope you are still following because now we are here for the Improv At Zebulon wich is a magical track of 45 minutes. Try to keep it together, let your emotions flow and feel the spirit of the osees. Or whetever, it is pretty cool.
Sometimes I hear these bands that have only two humans in it and they make more noise then half an orchestra and I am always amazed how much energy and noise they produce with only two. And since I love lists (i know i know) I made a list! Mostly noiserock duos and I am sure I forgot about an awful lot so help out a bit and let me know who I forgot. Tune in for a list of loud duos (maybe next time I will do a list with one man bands)
Who better to start with then the Belgian duo Vandal X, godfathers of Belgian Noiserock. Check them out and if you need more Belgian noiserock, tune in for The Big Belgian Noiserocklist.
The duo from Boston has recently made a split with the duo Greylocks that is really awesome.
Ah Yes ofcourse Lightning Bolt! Probaly the best known noiserock duo making extremely awesome noise with only two dudes since the beginning of sound.
This one is so awesome. Relentless fast paced Japanese noiserock! Melt-Banana is also on my ridiculously long list called ‘The Cosmic side of Japan’.
From Leeds, These ones make absolutely brutal riff fueled heaviness.
From The Netherlands, not really noiserock but I really love their experimental noise/doom/whatever. Really good band.
Dutch Duo wich has a member from Dead Neandertals, very evil music, watch yourselves.
Cincinnati duo that released music on AmRep.
Aha! my favourite duo! Ended on my end of the year list of 2020 too, extremely heavy, extremely loud.
Thrashy riffs rom Bristol.
Their latest album ‘Service Provider’ is an absolute beast and still plays a lot at my place. From London. On My end of the year list of 2020.
Brooklyn twin making hell of a racket.
some punk, nowave, noiserock all mixed together by this New York duo.
Lindblom & Lindblom
Swedish instrumental duo
Really cool this duo, loud dont care noiserock. From Pennsylvania.
Dirty garagenoise from New Hampshire
Meet the loudest duo from Australia!
Really good noiserock from Chicago!
Sludgy doom rock from California.
The Glasgow duo that makes something between spacerock and noiserock.
From The Netherlands with a member from Dead Neanderthals. Blackened Punk?
The Californian band Warish fronted by Tony Hawk’s son Riley Hawk returns even stronger than before. The trio has released some awesome punk/stoner in the past but this track may be their heaviest yet and instantly my favourite one. The track is called ‘Say To Please’ and is taken from their upcoming album ‘Next To Pay’ wich will be released April 30 on Riding Easy Records.
Teen Mortgage is a duo from Washington. The two have released an EP in 2019 and are now back with a strong new track called ‘Such is Life’. The track is a fastpaced garagepunk and I absolutely love the raw energy in it. Feels a bit like a more garageversion of Metz. Tune in and enjoy this new track.
From Sacra, Califas comes the trio Frack! who released ‘Accelerant’ on Forbidden Place Records. Frack! makes riff fueled punk/stoner/noiserock. The band has an oldschool sound and is filled with agnry energy.These are some great musicians, the whole album is filled with great basslines, riffs, drumming and good strong vocals. Tune in now.
FFO Fu Manchu
The Belgian label Kraak and the Inhouse label of Swallowing Helmets released the new Ep from brussels band Crash Toto. The EP is out since January and is gorgeous riff and noise fest, filled with relentless guitar work and repetitive drums the whole ep feels psychedelic and trippy. Their is some experimental songwriting involved wich makes it very refreshing and fun to listen too. The Synths give that extra kick to it.
I added Crash Toto to The Big Belgian Noiserock List because they belong on it too.
I am really losing myself in all these hardcore punk bands. There are quite a lot of them and I love how half of them sound lofi and dirty, it just makes the thing more fun. OK Satán just released their album ‘Expanded Horizon on the Spanish label Discos Peroquébien and it is a really fun listen.
The Copenhagen quintet Mythic Sunship has released quite a lot of releases already and each of them are gorgeous, always a mix between space rock and jazz. And now they released a first track called ‘Maelstrom’ from their upcoming album ‘Wildfire’ wich will be released April two on Teepee Records. This first track is an epic spacerock beast spanning ten minutes of absolute wild fun. Tune in now. Buy and preorder and stuff here.
Ventilateur is a band from Bruges, Belgium that makes experimental jazzy music influenced by psych, postrock and jazz. Their new album ‘A Soundtrack For Happiness’ was originally written as a livesountrack for a play called ‘Hapiness’ based on the movie with the same name by Todd Solonds. Their new album is out on Sentimental and is a gorgeous composition of trippy and refreshing sounds. Tune in now.
Territorial Gobbin aka Terry T Gerb has quite released quite a lot of stuff over the last years. If you should feel bored and you need your sinusses to be sonically cleansed then Terry is the man for you, his music is extremely experimental and mostly in your face noise (the good kind if there is even a bad kind). A while ago I was really happy to share the album stream of his co-release with BlackCloudSummoner called ‘Heavier Than A Desk In The Factory’ (obviously influenced by Les Reallizes Denudes).
But now we are here for a joyous moment, today is the surprise release of his new album ‘Automatic For Nobody’ wich is on a beautiful LP out on Buzzhowl Records. The album is something special (well what did you expect), it is filled with almost hypnotic sounds that bring you in a trance real fast and I can tell you this because I was listening and my eyes glazed over and my brain stopped working and the people who saw me looked really weird at me. But who cares about people right.
So, Territorial Gobbing’s album ‘Automatic For Nobody’ is out today via Buzzhowl with artwork by Theo Gowans. Get yerselves the LP now and fry you brain with some really weird tunes.
Night Beats- sprouted from the head Danny Lee Blackwell – returns wityh new music on Fuzz Club Records. The upcoming album is called ‘Outlaw R&B’ and will be released on May 7. The first track and video is out. Tune in for some acid rocknroll. Tune in for ‘New Day’.
I have like a ton of lists about now, most of them are noise and psych lists about countries. So if you want to get to know some music you can check out the Japanese, Belgian, Canadian, Australian and French List. Also an African list by now. So I think it is about time to do a new one, this time about the country of Ouzo, Feta, Olives and Souvlaki! A list about Greece!
Now like all other lists this is a collection of psychedelic rock and noiserock that I like. I tried too stay as much as I could in those genres because Greece has also a very lively doom/stoner scene (like acid mammoth and 1000mods and stuff). So if you humans got any more psych/noise stuff you know about, please let me know. So let us start.
From Thessaloniki comes the psych band Naxatras and this is a band that is loved by every psychrockfan. Trippy spacerock from beginning to end, each release better then the next one. Perfect for every occasion.
Next up is a heavyweight, Krause is from Athens and has been destroying earholes since 2015. This band makes the most intense riff fueled noiserock. Best enjoyed very loud.
Back to softer and more trippy sounds. Holy Monitor also hails from Athens but makes accessible space/psych rock. On February 26,2021 they will release their new album ‘Southern Lights too!
The first time i heard Calf it bew me of my socks. Don’t know a lot of the band, they are from Karditsa and make the most brutal noiserock/posthardcore. Diehard fan here.
very trippy stuff this band from Athens, filled with all kinds of influences, from Kraut to psych to Oriental and exotic sounds. A very fun and psychedelic listen.
Kooba Tercu released their latest album ‘Proto Tekno’ on Rocket Recordings and it still plays a lot at my place. Tis experimental band fuses psych, noiserock and electronic music inro some gorgeous blend of krautlike trippy music.
Acid Baby Jesus
Vintage sounding psychpop from Athens, perfect to flush the noiserock for a while.
From Thessaloniki comes the duo Blank Veins that I don’t know a lot about, only that they released a really good noiserock album ‘With The Ashes’ on Estranged Communications.
A band that had some hits in the 70’s and I feel they shoudl be here on too. This is some gorgeous vintage progrock.
A trio from Thessaloniki that has a a live album and a split out with brutal math/noiserock.
Alien Mustangs may be on of my favourite psych bands of the moment. Latest release was on little cloud records and cardinal fuzz and was really trippy. Organs, Kraut and psych vocals. A very good band.
Experimental noiserock Rita Mosss has not only a real cool sound but do have the most amazing artwork too.
Melodic noiserock/postpunk trio from Thessaloniki
Another golden one from long ago, Akritas made epic prog and psych in the seventies.
With only one release out yet Mammock sure does imptress with their intense noiserock sound. original and refreshing.
Living Under Drones
Post drone noiserock or whatever genre I don’t know, what I do know is that they have really long album and track names. Their last album ‘Our Convulsing Stomachs Swallowed Our Exhausted Selves: This Is the Manifestation of an Almost Pathological State of Terror’ is pretty damn great.
Also from Athens comes the hybrid psych/noise band $OFT $KULL. A gorgeous mix of heavy and trippy experimental sounds.
The Amazonian swamp monster Koonoopomana makes psychedelic garage with a surf vibe. very fun to listen too, Also from Athens.
This is new too me and Oh this is some absolutely gorgeous postpunk from the 80’s. Yell-O-Yell is from Athens and is my new favourite discovery.
This trio makes very heavy stuff, a mix between sludge/noiserock and harcore.
Lets end this list with some really great, dirty and heavy hardcore punk!
Epic solos, funk, progrock, vintage sounds and goddamn jazz all mixed together in the absolutely awesome debut album of Mexican band Rostro Del Sol. The biggest problem with bands like this is that it is just a bit all to much, but not with Rostro Del Sol, they have succeeded in makin a epic prog album that has both heavy riffs in it and soothing jazz ssssounds. This is very trippy and fun stuff to listen too.
The Ghost is Clear has some really awesome bands on their label, and now, just at the last moments of shitty 2020 the band Eyelet released their new album ‘The Devil Shining Out Your Eyes’ wich is noisy screamo metal stuff whatever im not good in genres. It is loud, it is evil, it is awesome. Check them out now.