Our guest this week is Brutus bassist Peter Mulders. We discuss the band’s first live album, Live In Ghent (out October 23), how the recording wasn’t initially meant for fans to hear, the organic process of how songs evolve after playing them live, the energy of getting to record a show in his hometown, and the painstaking process of obtaining visas for the North American tour in March that was eventually cancelled and the financial repercussions of the pandemic. Peter also tells us the band’s thoughts on making a new album right now.
Helms Alee are back to share the video of “Lay Waste Child”, directed by Aaron Guadamuz. The song is from the band's latest record 'Noctiluca' that you can buy for only $4. All of their full length Sargent House releases are also available today only for $4 as part of our digital album Bandcamp Friday deal. Support this amazing band!
Ioanna Gika's track "Out Of Focus" remix by Black Taffy is out today only on Bandcamp at ioannagika.bandcamp.com. Her debut album Thalassa is also available for digital download at $4 on Bandcamp only. 100% sales goes to the artist.
ALL digital album sales on Bandcamp of our current LABEL roster will go to the artists 100%. To help, we made all SH full length albums only $4 each but you can pay more if you want to help them out. THANK YOU!
VINYL TO DIE FOR: EMMA RUTH RUNDLE SHOWS OFF PRIZED JESSIKA KENNEY & EYVIND KANG LP
"For her part, Emma Ruth Rundle — the solo artist also known for her work with Red Sparowes, Marriages and Thou — is just starting to build her record collection, having mostly lived out of a suitcase until the last three years. One of the foundational pieces of her incipient collection is the Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang LP The Face of the Earth. Get an up-close look."
Artists have been covering songs by Galaxie 500 all month in lead-up to the Record Store Day release of G500's live album, Copenhagen, on August 29. Today we get Mark Lanegan who teams with Earth's Dylan Carlson for a slightly grungy take on "Summertime," which was on Galaxie 500's final album, This is Our Music. Says Mark, "Dylan Carlson and I giving the garage treatment to one of my favorite songs by Galaxie 500, one of the all-time great bands." You can watch that, and compare with the original "Summertime," below.
Other artists who'd covered Galaxie 500 in the series include Thurston Moore, The Feelies' Glenn Mercer, Barbra Manning, The Natvral (Kip from Pains of Being Pure at Heart), and Circuit des Yeux's Haley Fohr, and there are still covers to come from Magnetic Fields, Real Estate and more.
Earlier this year, Mark Lanegan and Cold Cave covered Joy Division's "Isolation" in tribute to Ian Curtis, and Mark released new solo album Straight Songs of Sorrow in May.