Zola Jesus - Dangerous Days I guess it should come as little surprise that after recent collaborations with artists like M83, that Zola Jesus might find her way to a more upbeat, dance/pop sound. I love her voice, but have to admit I prefer the darker weirder side of her output. I expect the rest of the album (out October 7th on her new label, Mute Records) probably follows along these lines in an attempt to cultivate a broader fan base. Here’s hoping that she keeps it interesting!
I was recently reminded of Whale’s goofy early 90s hit “Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe” and revisited their album “We Care” to find this all but forgotten collaboration with Tricky. Looks like it was pre-Maxinquaye, but definitely sounds of that era.
Afghan Whigs - Live at Brooklyn Bowl - May 15th I apparently missed the small sign(s) requesting no amateur photography during the epic Afghan Whigs show last Thursday at Brooklyn Bowl. After snapping roughly 100 horrible iPhone pics, a security guard tapped me on the shoulder and told me “no”. I just now had the chance to sift through all the typical red/blue light out of focus images and found a few worth sharing. Below was the set list, which included a healthy amount of tracks off their new album Do To the Beast:
Parked Outside Matamoros Fountain and Fairfax Going to Town The Lottery When We Two Parted / Over My Dead Body I’m Her Slave Neglekted Algiers Royal Cream I Am Fire Tusk (Fleetwood Mac) Gentlemen There’s Always Tomorrow [Red Red Meat] / It Kills On the Corner (The Twilight Singers) John the Baptist
Encore: Heaven on Their Minds (from Jesus Christ Superstar) Somethin’ Hot My Enemy Sometimes It Snows In April (Prince) / Faded
It’s entirely factual to say that I’ve been waiting to see Godflesh live for over half my life. At 40, that’s no short wait, and I’m happy to say they did not disappoint. The set pulled mostly from their early catalog, focusing mostly on Streetcleaner and Pure era material. Setlist below:
1. Like Rats 2. Christbait Rising 3. Streetcleaner 4. Tiny Tears 5. Spite 6. Mothra 7. Avalanche Master Song 8. Monotremata 9. Bigot 10. Pure 11. Crush My Soul 12. Love Is a Dog from Hell
Antemasque is the newest band of former ATDI/Mars Volta duo Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. The band also features professional supergroup member Flea on bass. People Forget was released today and there are a couple additional new tracks on their Bandcamp page.