BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB – American X: Baby 81 Sessions (rca)
DANAVA – UnonoU (kemado)
DARK MEAT(VOMIT LASERS FAMILY BAND GALAXY) - Universal Indians (vice) - double lp + Mp3 with live bonus tracks, gatefold with lyrics insert.
DR DELAY - REM Sleep: Psych Mix (self)
EL PASO HOT BUTTON/ATTRACTIVE & POPULAR – Jungle Fever/Live From Hell Split EP (little mafia) - It would be completely impossible for me to write an unbiased review of this 11 song split cd, primarily because I am thanked in the liner notes. If you have paid attention to the Flesh since last summer, then you know I am a fan and friend of both these bands; having them play at Pastime Tavern, The Public Trust, City Tavern, Ave. of Arts and most recently, Good Records for the release this EP. Attractive & Popular will be touring the West Coast till June and El Paso Hot Button will be playing select shows in the South and Midwest till the end of July. I will be helping EPHB on the following summer dates:
*5/31 – Mohawk, Austin w. Those Peabodys (cd release party) and Ume
*6/11 – New Deli House, Fayetteville, AK w. The Coathangers
*6/12 – Barleycorns, Wichita, KS w. The Coathangers
*6/13 – Opolis, Norman, OK w. The Coathangers
*7/04 – Beauty Bar, Austin w guests.
EX-MODELS feat. KID MILLIONS – Chrome Panthers (troubleman unlimted)
FUCKED UP – Hidden World (jade tree)
FUCKED UP – Weekend DVD (self)
JAY REATARD - Blood Visions (in the red)
JAY REATARD - painted shut/an ugly death 7" (matador/filmworks) - clear red. and see-saw/screaming hand 7" both limited and part of his Matador singles series. He will be releasing six limited edition 7"s throughout this year.
MELT-BANANA – Bambi’s Dilemma (a-zap)
MUTATORS – 7” (grotesque modern)
MUTATORS – Paper Words – 7” EP – blue vinyl ltd to 200 (the broadway to boundary)
MUTATORS/SHEARING PINX – Split 12” (ugly pop)
The NIGHT MARCHERS – See You In Magic (swami/vagrant) – features members of Rocket from the Crypt and 3/4 of original Hot Snakes (sans Rick Froberg who is now fronting Obits). If you don’t know either of those bands, then its time for you to listen to better music.
QUIET HOOVES – No Mare O’Mine (self) – I met Quiet Hooves at Good Records when Dark Meat Vomit Laser Galaxy Family Band performed a festive in-store on Saturday afternoon, May 18th. Quiet Hooves was the opening act the night prior at Lola’s in Fort Worth. What drew me to their album was the fully silkscreened/letter-press gatefold sleeve, the image of a skateboarding horse sporting bling and the hokey title “No Mare O’Mine”. Out of Athens, GA and led by brothers, Julian and Patrick Bozeman, Quiet Hooves also features five other musicians on their new album. Jazzy horns, vintage synths, a few toys as instruments and conversational lyrics that charmingly teeter between band members; Quiet Hooves are an eclectic and experimental ensemble that’s almost a low-fi Man-Man. For the lazy: a completely stripped down and calm version of Dark Meat or a less dramatic version of Polyphonic Spree. Listen to their trilogy of songs “your body”, “your troubles” and “your mother” to get a complete feel of this witty album.
THRONES - Day Late, Dollar Short (southern lord)