Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Are you ready for the Updates?

- in August our bud butties in TRANSIENT will be stopping through for a couple of shows. also appearing will be CASTEVET, ARTIFICIAL BRAIN, and more to be announced. later that month we'll be playing with the blindingly awesome SETE STAR SEPT. shaping up to be pretty swick.

- in the meantime, we'll be working on more new recordings. four songs are rough-mixed, and we'll be going in to record drums this weekend for about six more tunes. still have 2 others that will get done at another time, but we have two brand new lil' blasters ready to be put to tape;

THE INVALIDIST: total grind, with blasting almost all the way through. hit us after playing with THE KILL, NOISEAR, and DOUBLE OVER. especially NOISEAR. lyrics loosely inspired by Molly Parker in Kissed. title is a reference to the Cult of Invalidism, which was the accidental basis for the villains in Pascal Laugier's Martyrs.

GARBAGE ISLAND TECTONIC SHIFT: 1/2 grindy metallic hardcore. 1/2 Gravity Records esque screamo. the one you'll hate which makes me love it all the more. lyrics are about achieving spiritual and emotional clarity through group masturbation in a junkyard.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I just saw the deadest guy on earth

Seth Putnam of ANAL CUNT is dead.

Speaking personally, AxCx is crucial to me... one of the bands that made me wanna do this bullshit that i do. saw them in 2001 in a little bar in a Long Island suburb. to this day its probably my favorite show ever. Heavy, psychotic, hatefully fun, funnily hateful, and brutal in the truest sense of the word. Morbid Florist is one of the first pieces of underground music i ever owned, and i haven't looked back since hearing it at age fourteen. all the Earache records, the Early Years, Defenders of the Hate, even the mockingly shmaltzy Picnic of Love still find their way into regular rotations around here.

last time i saw them was about 5 years ago in Brooklyn, about a year after Seth had his overdose. he could barely stand-up, fell into the drum kit after commandeering Josh's guitar, and still sounded more viscous on the mic than any transcendental black glitter core pantywaist could ever dream of being.

Hate in Peace, Seth Putnam.

- all of us at THE COMMUNION.