The core duo of Michael Bernstein (gtr, synth, vox) and Maya Miller (organ, vox) began their careers together as the extreme noise act, Double Leopards. By 2005, they had left the industrial noise realm for the somewhat mellower pastures of Kraut explorations. Their last album on Ecstatic Peace was highly acclaimed and co-produced by label owner Thurston Moore. Like SB label-mates Moon Duo, or the recent Chilean signings of Follakzoid and The Holydrug Couple, Religious Knives draw from a well of pounding rhythmic drums and psychedelic drones with heavy organ and synth landscapes.
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The neo-psychedelic pop outfit the Sun Sawed in 1/2 was formed in St. Louis in 1990 by bassist Ken Rose and his guitarist brother Tim; filling their roster with singer Doug Bobenhouse, keyboardist Dave Farber, guitarist Jeff Bartholic and drummer Bill Yaeger, the group debuted with the LP The Happiness and Other Short Stories, issued on the BeeHive label in 1992. Hot Feet for Monkey God followed a year later, and when the Sun Sawed in 1/2 resurfaced in 1995 with Mind Flip, Farber, Bartholic and Yaeger had all exited, replaced by keyboardist John Holt and drummer Steve Bunck. Neither lineup addition was long-lived, however, and as of 1997’s Fizzy Lift, the Sun roster included drummer Matt Martin. The album was recorded for the Not Lame power-pop label, which also issued the 2000 follow-up, Bewilderbeest.
The Sun released their new album, “Elephants into Swans” in 2013 featuring 12 new tracks.
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On “Crank It Up!”, apart from Billy Walton on lead guitar and vocals, the band comprises: William Paris (bass), Rich’The Taz’Taskowitz (saxophone) and Johnny D’Angelo (drums) – and what a fine outfit they are.
Walton is a fine singer and guitarist, with a very capable band, and it’s easy to see how UK audiences have taken to him and the band, and his prowess live has been admirably captured here in the studio on “Crank It Up!” Definitely an outfit worth checking out, be it live or recorded.
Voodoo-EROS is a Brooklyn-based label founded by CocoRosie’s Bianca Casady. To celebrate the birth of her new venture, she has collected a series of previously unheard songs from friends, both famous and unknown. The Enlightened Family features two tracks from a sixteen-year old Devendra Banhart, a 1968 recording from British folk legend Vashti Bunyan, an […]
Tracks: 1. Hungry Face 2. Jaguar 3. The Huts 4. Kill Jester 5. This Messiah Needs Watching 6. Whisky Time 7. Special N 8. Relative Hysteria 9. Fridge Magic 10. Portugal 11. Eagle Tax 12. Modern 13. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? 14. Wizard Motor mp3 320 kbps | 110 MB | UL […]
With “How Country Feels” now Top 10, Randy Houser has successfully transitioned to his new record label home Stoney Creek Records. on January 22, 2013 Randy will release his first album for the label. Titled How Country Feels, the album is Randy’s third releases over all and the title-track lead single is his second Top […]