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23rd August 2014

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Now Screaming: Barbelith - "Reverse Fall" →

Steel for Brains rules, and today they are streaming a new track from Barbelith’s upcoming full-length, Mirror Unveiled. This is the last song we wrote and recorded for the album and our most purely collaborative piece to date—I actually performed vocals on this one, which I had never done before in this band. It’s a huge honor to be featured on a blog that I’ve always held up as the best in a crowded field. Thanks for listening.

steelforbrains:

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With a self-released EP and a 7” under their belt, Baltimore’s atmospheric black metal crew Barbelith are set to release their full-length debut, Mirror Unveiled in November on Grimoire Records. In anticipation of that, SfB is proud to stream this exclusive track debut from that record.

Tagged: baltimorebarbelithblack metalatmospheric black metalmirror unveiledsteel for brainsme

14th August 2014

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New Releases from Social Cancer Records

diybirmingham:

Two new releases are available from Social Cancer Records this week.

Hailing from Jacksonville Alabama Street Shark play a compelling mix of catchy post-punk and driving garage rock. Their new EP Heart Age sways between frantic tension and dynamic mischief. Listen to it here and buy it here.

 The debut EP from Baltimore’s Mark Plasma containing six songs of distorted, dark synth rock. Disturbing, engrossing, and clandestine all at the same time. Listen to it here and buy it here.

Street Shark rules and my tape is pretty good! Both release available NOW!

29th July 2014

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Street Shark - swirly, driving, reverb’d-out Alabama punks on the always-excellent Social Cancer label.http://socialcancer.bandcamp.com/album/heart-ageChaos Destroy - the catchiest bursts of feedback you’ll ever hear. They’ve only played two shows this year and you didn’t show up to either of them so it’s time to rectify that shit.http://vimeo.com/62925750Et Al - jangly-ass meta rock from three mega cuties who, like, think about stuff. Album out on Friends Records now!http://etalband.bandcamp.com/QUITTER - a five headed dog where all the heads are really just asseshttp://fuckyouquitter.bandcamp.com/SUNDAY AUGUST 109PM NO PUNK TIMEFREE FREE FREE FREE

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406901139578628

Street Shark - swirly, driving, reverb’d-out Alabama punks on the always-excellent Social Cancer label.
http://socialcancer.bandcamp.com/album/heart-age

Chaos Destroy - the catchiest bursts of feedback you’ll ever hear. They’ve only played two shows this year and you didn’t show up to either of them so it’s time to rectify that shit.
http://vimeo.com/62925750

Et Al - jangly-ass meta rock from three mega cuties who, like, think about stuff. Album out on Friends Records now!
http://etalband.bandcamp.com/

QUITTER - a five headed dog where all the heads are really just asses
http://fuckyouquitter.bandcamp.com/

SUNDAY AUGUST 10
9PM NO PUNK TIME
FREE FREE FREE FREE

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406901139578628

Tagged: baltimore showsbaltimoreottobarquitteret alstreet sharkchaos destroypunknoisegaragejanglepopsynth punkfuck youfree

28th July 2014

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10 years ago one of my absolute favorite bands put out one of the best singles of the 21st century. Australians are officially better at punk rock than Americans.

Tagged: eddy current supression ringaustraliapunkgarage punkgarageget up morning

23rd July 2014

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My first solo release, EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY, is now online and available for streaming and digital download. The cassettes have just shipped from the pressing plant so you should be able to pick one up from Social Cancer very soon!

Listen/purchase: Embrace Technology by Mark Plasma

Tagged: baltimorebaltimore musicmemark plasmasocial cancerbirminghamsynthpunkpostpunksampler punksynthgothhardcorepunkrocknroll

Source: Bandcamp

23rd July 2014

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Black Aggie Press →

The Black Aggie Press webstore is finally up and running! Buy our stuff!

blackaggiepress:

Our webstore is LIVE! Broadsides, notecards, bookmarks, patches, and art prints for sale NOW!

22nd July 2014

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(pictures by Rob Brulinski, Tyler W. Davis, and Alexandra Brandon, respectively. Video by Shane Gardner)

This weekend was Ratscape: three full days of mostly-local music in the sweaty studio/performance space where Barbelith practices. I played three sets (apparently more than anyone else) and had a blast. Barbelith’s set on Friday was hands-down one of the best we’ve ever played and the crowd seemed to really dig it. My solo set on Saturday was mostly exhausting but I got a great response from the folks who watched and for some reason there are more pictures of that set than almost any other Ratscape performance. Quitter played just an hour after my solo set and despite it being super fast and super sloppy (I broke my E string three songs in and just had to wing it) everyone had a really great time. 

I love Baltimore. The music scene here is far-ranging, wildly experimental, and totally underrated. I’ve really found a home here and I’m so proud of everything that my friends are doing to make it even better. Major praise to my fellow Quitter Josh Schleupner and Dude Eternal Mike Franklin (who engineered, mixed, and mastered the Barbelith 7”) for putting together such a solid weekend of music. Additional ups to Andrew McClymont and Dylan Ubaldo of Llamadon for putting together and running the RAPscape fest-within-the-fest like the total bosses they are. Thanks to everyone who came out, partied hard, took pictures, sweated profusely, and gave big wet hugs. It was a tremendously tiring weekend but I think we all went home happier than we were before.

Tagged: baltimorebaltimore showsratscapebaltimore ratscapequitterbarbelithmark plasmamellamadonhour hausrob brulinskimonolithrecycled hair

22nd July 2014

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In the course of digging through/deleting old music projects from Bandcamp I found this track, recorded in my old bedroom at my parents’ house in Birmingham, AL around New Year’s of 2010 and released under the name “Mark E.P.” Definitely different from the last 4 years of my musical output but I still really like it.

Tagged: SoundCloudMark PlasmaLo-FiamericanatablaAcoustic

Source: SoundCloud / Mark Plasma

17th July 2014

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Here’s a good one coming up soon!
Curtains is Dash Lewis of Gardener (his modular noise project) and White Laces (for whom he plays synth) performing sample-based psychedelic pop with accompanying visuals from his wife, Rae Whitlock.
Sweepstakes is a really, really good local pop band featuring Allyson Little from Real2Real, Yoan Yeti, and Twisted Sheets on guitar and vocals. Check out their great BmoreHush videos here.
Nick Hope plays synth in my punk band, Quitter, but his solo stuff is an entirely different beast. Nick has the true makings of a pop star—the rest of the world just hasn’t figured it out yet. Propulsive, catchy synth pop love songs featuring Nick’s tremendous, dub-influenced vocals.
FB event here 

Here’s a good one coming up soon!

Curtains is Dash Lewis of Gardener (his modular noise project) and White Laces (for whom he plays synth) performing sample-based psychedelic pop with accompanying visuals from his wife, Rae Whitlock.

Sweepstakes is a really, really good local pop band featuring Allyson Little from Real2Real, Yoan Yeti, and Twisted Sheets on guitar and vocals. Check out their great BmoreHush videos here.

Nick Hope plays synth in my punk band, Quitter, but his solo stuff is an entirely different beast. Nick has the true makings of a pop star—the rest of the world just hasn’t figured it out yet. Propulsive, catchy synth pop love songs featuring Nick’s tremendous, dub-influenced vocals.

FB event here 

Tagged: baltimorebaltimore showsthe holy undergroundnick hopesweepstakescurtainsdash lewiswhite lacespoppsychpsychedelicpsych popsouldubdesign

16th July 2014

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Rilke’s 4th Sonnet to Orpheus, translated from German by Edward Snow.

Rilke’s 4th Sonnet to Orpheus, translated from German by Edward Snow.

Tagged: poetrysonnetrainer maria rilkeedward snowsonnets to orpheus