Dale Crover (maybe best known as the drummer of the Melvins) has released his previous solo album ‘The Fickle Finger of Fate’ in 2017 and had some really cool tunes on it. Now it is time fro some new Crover!we already got the first track’Tougher’ from the upcoming album ‘Rat-A-Tat-Tat’ and now we can listen to the second one ‘I Can’t Help You There’. The new album will be released January 15. Again some goo rock from Crover.
Dale Crover (maybe best known as the drummer of the Melvins) has released his previous solo album ‘The Fickle Finger of Fate’ in 2017 and had some really cool tunes on it. So 2017 is long gone and I can barely remember it so it was about time we got someting now from lister Crover, and behold, here is the first track called ‘Tougher’ from the upcoming album ‘Rat-A-Tat-Tat’ wich will be released January 15. Tuni in for the noisy rocknroll track now.
Now they are back with a new album that is called ‘Dark Passangers’ wich is produced and engineered by Toshi Kasai and will be released on Learning Curve Records in December. The first track ‘The Impossible Task’ was released a while ago and gives us big riffs and strong vocals.
But now it is time for the premiere of the track ‘Dark Passangers’. The epic riff with screeching guitars mixed throughout it makes the moody vocals evens tronger on this track.
Tune in and check out ‘Dark Passengers’ from the upcoming album with the same name.
I’ve got so much to handle and got so much to sayI’ve got so much to do but just want to fade awayAll I can do sometimes is look back in shameThese pathetic hustles, these insignificant daysTwenty years and counting, memory fadesStill screaming outside the airlock, still punching in a dazeThe weight of this misery, the choices I made.This life is catching up with me, the darkness invadesDark passengersThey always take me for a rideDark passengersThe ones that dwell on the insideThese hard times try to define me,Like a picture with no frameAs Joe said: “Relentless uplift”For most of my daysLike an episode of Black Mirror, this darkness has a nameFollowing a threadbare stringAs I navigate the mazeLike a bounced check for the soul, for suffering and painIt whispers its poison, it’s always the same.“Perhaps everyone would be better off, if I just went away.”Two words, simply stated, the words are: “Not today”Dark passengersThey always take me for a rideDark passengersThe ones that dwell on the inside
Let us take a closer look at this very interesting band. Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends was formed by, who would have thought, Conan Neutron. He formed this band in 2015 with Dale Crover ( Melvins drummer and his solo project) and Tony Ash.
Conan Neutron himself is not really a person that sits still, he has a weekly podcast on Radio Nope called Protonic Reversal that invites guests from the world of noiserock, punk rock, post-punk and experimental genres.
Next to the radio show Conan played such bands like Replicator, Victory and Associates, Mount Vicious, Household Gods (with David Pajo of Slint and Vern Rumsey of Unwound) and ofcourse he plays in Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends wich I will share music from.
Now The band Conan Neutron & Friends has been making music since 2015 and have released some albums together and recently the Protons and Electrons Compilation. A gatefold double vinyl compilation of all of the Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends singles, and Electrons: A compilation of the various artists that were on the other side of the 7″s.
To start of you can listen to the latest single (not from the new record) called ‘We Were Wolves’ (it is on the Quarantimes Vol 1 NIVA Benefit on Learning Curve Records too,), this is quite a lot of music to work through so in the meantime you can read some questions I asked Mister Conan.
Question 1: Are Dale and Tony really your friends or do you like add them to the band because they are good with musics? and which one is your bestbest friend.
I love Dale dearly, but Tony is my ride or die.
Question 2: All these people you have met, interviewed, wich conversation or anecdote stayed with you the most?
Question 3: You need choose one product to live on + water, you get nothing else, what do you choose?
Is this space? An Island?
Question 4: If you were in a fight to the death against Dale and Tony, who would win.
Question 5: What are your favourite books? if you think books suck, what is your favourite movie.
Question 6: Can you say 5 of your favourite bands.
Of course! Will omit Melvins (because, Duh!)
Question 7: Best live show ever?
Three way tie: 3rd to last Unwound show at Justice League in San Francisco (3/2002), fugazi/the Ex/Shellac at the Congress Theater in Chicago (6/2001)… 2nd night, Tom Waits, paramount theater in Oakland, California. (02/1996)
The Legend Dale Crover released “The Fickle Finger of Fate” today. This is his first full length solo album.