Friday, October 29, 2010

October 2010 Mix

A mix of autumn-chilled, certifiably creepy songs for your aural enjoyment.

Best heard on the open road, at night, with the top down, a bottle of whiskey and shotgun at your side, eyes scanning the darkness for whatever danger lurks ahead.

Casket Crash Vigil October 2010 Mix


▲Popdrone - Belong To
oOoOO - Seaww
S U R V I V E - Holographic Landscape
Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands - Contact Sports
Etienne Jaumet - Entropy
Dem Hunger - Fried Squid
RxRy - Aertigo Lapsees
White Ring - IxC999
Crystal Castles - Suffocation (Memory Tapes Remix)
Umberto - Someone Chasing Someone Through A House
Zomby - Helter Skelter

Props to No Pain To Pop, Friendship Bracelet, Transparent, 20jazzfunkgreats, Pitchfork and Gorilla vs. Bear. Also Dem Hunger, RxRy and Matthewdavid of Leaving Records.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


SALEM's King Night via UPS. Album-opening title track one of the best songs of the year. Grimy, writhing Gothic juke. The absolute epitome of epic, complete with "O Holy Night" as its sardonic backdrop.

"Asia" a banging-down-the-door, claustrophobic, trapped-in-a-dungeon-type song. What little melody or vocal arrangement exists is simply buried beneath the synth-sludge.

"Frost" an airier, slower and tighter version of itself, sounding a bit different but not necessarily better than the version that appeared on an earlier 7" from Audraglint.

The album, in a sentence, is heroin-laced horror-hop, screwed to the sixth circle of Hell.

Or, in a phrase, rohypnol wave.

Gimmick or greatness? Mostly greatness.

SALEM - King Night

SALEM - Asia

SALEM - Frost (7" version)