WARNING: SYSTEM OVERLOAD [WSyO54]
29 August, 2013
OK, kids. Let’s cut to the chase. I’ve found bushels of loud, thrilling, and frightening music over the past few weeks. And it’s all awesome. Dig.
Odonis Odonis – Hide the children – Odonis Odonis are sonic terrorists from Canada that scream and rail over demented and distorted riffs. And they’re a BLAST. Shimmy down in mad ecstasy to the cool groove and wild screams of “Better”; speed through the industrial quarter of town with “Intelligence” on a reckless night drive to nowhere; or just laugh with maniacal glee at the screeching madness that is “Flight Risk”. Savor it all on this “Better” EP, which is $5 (in Canadian moolah) on Odonis Odonis’s Bandcamp page.
The Wides – Thunderous rockers from Nova Scotia. Their last EP, “Snell Hotel”, showcases their knack for belting out fiery, heavy-handed tunes that rock righteously. Tough to nail down a favorite – the bracing, fuel-injected force of “Horse & Saddle”, or the spiky power trip of “Stick Grenade”? Ahh, you decide. Snell Hotel's a pay-what-you-want download, and you can grab it below via their Bandcamp page.
Ten Foot Nun – This’ll be one of those artists that you’ll either love to pieces or deject on first listen. “Patton-esque” is the only apt modifier I can think of for their totally free EP “Nightmare At The Shoe Museum” – it’s frankly NUTS. And yet, as silly as they may seem, these Croydon boys are madly talented. And yes, I did say “free”. Download below, but at your own risk – they say the shoes come alive when no one’s looking…
Ipswich – What? More power? OK. You asked for it, bub. I give you this single from Ipswich, “Whitecore/Smoke Crack, Shake Babies”. If it’s dirty riffs, high volume, and black humor you seek, then this should bring ya one step closer to nirvana. “Whitecore” is just the warm-up – the gateway, if you will. It’s the B-side that’ll do you in – because that nice and hazy intro is oh-so-deceptive. Just wait. Oh – and did I mention that it’s free? Because it is. Get the hookup below.
Winkie – Let’s talk post-punk for a sec. No, scratch that – let’s talk goth. Winkie are the real deal – they’re a couple from New York who specialize in haunting, ponderous tunes that suggest Swans, the Cure’s blacker days, Cocteau Twins’ macabre debut…yes, yes. Deliciously dark stuff with pulsing bass, minor keys, and the frigid fog of scathing guitars. Snap up their sole single, “My Eyes Are Closed When The Sun Comes Up”, as either a $2 download or a slick 7” (download code included) for $5. A little raven tells me that a LP is in the pipeline...