Human Figures – All the Stones Rest for the Rain

(Update)

This is Daniel / Frdmwpn updating the blog here down in the meadows of Tennessee. I just wanted to let everyone know about my recording project “HUMAN FIGURES.” I started the project originally in 2008, but got swept up in the producer / DJ realm under my previous alias TALK. (I did releases and remixes for Lokiboi, AC and Dell, and the Nightshifters Berlin producer camp.)

After a while due to inactivity in that scene I decided to peace out and begin producing weird shit inspired by psychedelic rock, electronica, post punk, what have you.

This is the second album I’ve produced, and right now my girlfriend and I are working on putting together the next album, which will be available probably in late summer.

So if you’re into dark, haunting vibes go check out this album and purchase a song or two!

Preview here!

Screen Vinyl Image & Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor

Text by Angela Morrish | photos by Nathan Jurgenson

Galaxy Hut was scraping tater tots off the ceiling and clearing out the smell of a blown PA Monday night after DC’s after Screen Vinyl Image took the stage with Sisters Of Your Sunshine Vapor, in support of the Detroit band’s second full length Spectra Spirit. For fans of the loosely defined Shoegaze genre, that killer bill joined by an extensive list of brews and vegan friendly menu shot thoughts of the looming workday to hell.

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Bitter Amercian Live and Loud

The Cricket Cemetery family runs red with thick blood. Label mates, Bitter American, a true testament to the hardcore punk rock of the 80’s, tore the seams from the carpet as they destroyed a set to pieces at American University this last Friday.

Honest, and angry, and certainly not kids, friendships and working relations be-damned, I’m honestly a die hard fan of this group.

Incidentally, their first release, “21” just dropped on the Cemetery. All promotional hype aside, it’s well worth picking up: HERE



Not A DJ Mix Returns (sort of) with Vol. 1.666: HALLOWEEN


Yes, I know, if you are familiar with my maiden Not a DJ Mix, you will recall that I made a lot of promises. They included an entire series of me explore mixes manufactured from sounds outside of the traditional “DJ” sphere. You said “Yes,” you said, “Please”, you said, “MORE.” I replied with “…”

However, my promises is not lost in a well of tears, it is merely moved along the space/time continuum. Besides, Vol. 2, which I’ve had planned from the very zygote, is more of a winter situation anyway.

But all is not lost, as I have two sub mixes to toss chumly out to the sharks for the interim. Starting with the only holiday worth celebrating, I sacrafice unto you an offering of Not a DJ Mix Vol. 1.666: Halloween.

Somewhere after my obsession with vintage Thai rock n roll compilations, I decided to embrace my ultimate cliché, and begin collecting Halloween vinyl. What better way to continue this series, and savor the short gasp of time before the bastard takes over everything, than to cobble together a short mix, recorded live from The Castle (my house, which is very much a castle, but not some sweet club you’ve never heard of), with two tracks each from some of the best of my slabs of Samhain sounds?

Herein lies a body of terrifying sounds, hellacious tales, and tarantular songs. Take note, as some of these are quite famous albums from the genre.

[Excerpt] A Night in a Haunted House – Sounds to Make You Shiver

Pipe Organ/Violin – Halloween Horror

Goon River – Introducing Frankie Stein and His Ghouls

[Excerpt] The Ghosts From Outer Space – Ghostly Sounds

The Blob -Little Stevie and The McQueens -Horror Rock Classics Vol. II

[Excerpt] The Story of Halloween Horror – Halloween Horror

The Bat – Monster Mash

Count Dracula – Sounds of Terror

Phantom Piano – Sounds to Make You Shiver

Dinner With Drac – Monster Mash

Lullaby of Ghost Land – Introducing Frankie Stein and His Ghouls

The Nightmare of Lost Souls – Sounds of Terror

Cemetery Girls – Barnes and Barnes

Outro – A Night in a Haunted House – Sounds to Make You Shiver

LTW – TOTAL GARBAGE review

Fotis Patikas from Take your shot was nice enough to sit down and type out how he feels about the new LTW 7 inch – TOTAL GARBAGE. Take your shot has been doing obnoxiously excellent reviews of hardcore and metal since 2004. We love Greece. Chirp Chirp.
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Record Review: LTW “Total Garbage” 7″
Cricket Cemetery is a US label that specializes in discordant, scorching hardcore punk that is definitely a step ahead of today’s standards. The label is releasing one crucial 7″ after the other, attacking the world with beautifully incomprehensible hardcore noise that goes unmatched in the current HC/punk (and even metal) scenes. This is our first Cricket Cemetery review, for the band LTW.

The phantom HC outfit which goes under the name of LTW is a perfect example of the label’s dilapidated take on hardcore, as their Total Garbage 7″ brings the noise like it aint no thing. LTW deliver three relentless hardcore blasts of rabid drumming, loud as fuck basslines, demented barked vocals and a production sound that is dirtier than CBGB’s toilet.

What is really going on here is a demolition and reorganization of hardcore’s bare essentials: short punk riifs, explosive layers of distortion and crazy breakneck rhythms. This ultra-sped Black Flag bastard of a son is combined with tons of feedback, well placed psychedelic breaks and some silent parts that indeed leave you wandering “what the fuck?” For sure, this would go down better with fans of powerviolence, fastcore, grind etc compared to the typical hardcore fan.

I guess Cricket Cemetary reinvents the hardcore of a new generation and, quite possibly, this is what the hipsters will soon be listening to (hopefully not). In either case, my ears hurt!
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The LTW – TOTAL GARBAGE 7 INCH will be out early November on cricket cemetery. Limited to 150 copies with hand screened covers. LTW plays at the red palace October 26 in DC with Beasts of no nation & the mostly dead. Check that shit out, it’s going to be a rager.

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The Bam Bams: Live Video from the Black Cat

As you may or may not know, the District of Columbia was fortunate enough, several weeks ago, to host America’s queens of bubblegum, The Bam Bams, on the Black Cat mainstage. Star crossed between Baltimore and Chicago, this hasn’t stopped the dynamic duo from churning out track after track of grade A maple syrupy pop jamz to break your candy heart.

My words do little justice to the phenomenon that is The Bam Bams, so let’s cut to the tape. Hide your heart, it’s about to get crushed:





If you’ve already pledged your allegiance to the bubble gum army, remember that TV never lies. As the videos said, you can grab that first 7″ from Cricket Cemetery right now: SO DO IT!

Now that you’re head over, I’d suggest you sit and spinnnnnn…..

The Wierd Affairs of No Love Lost

So, nature be damned, last week saw Sean Gray and I returning to the epic spires of New York to spin, as No Love Lost, for our favorite NYC party, Wierd. As always, it takes a lot of misanthropic people wrapped in black, to be the nicest, and most supportive community between the DMV and the NYC. This time we were even more honored to be able to hit the decks on a nite when Fan Death’s own amazing, post-punk straight from the Factory, Pleasure Leftists took the stage to tear it apart piece by piece.

We can’t thank everyone at Wierd and Home Sweet Home enough for their gracious hosting. Since perception is reality, and observation leads to perception, here are some fantastic shots by Zincink to make my words historic fact, and if you like these images, you can check out more on Zincink’s Flickr stream.

An incidental reminder: Sean Gray and I do this on the DMV homefront every third Sunday at the Velvet Lounge. So come join us, and remember, there’s No Love Lost….