Woke up this morning with this song in my head for some reason. It’s been a while since I’ve listed to it, so I thought I would share it with you lovely folks as well. I’m a big fan of Kyuss and and even bigger fan of TOOL, so this is just delicious. I just wish I could find the live video. Dat bass line! Mmmm.
2012 brought us boat-loads of fuzz, and though I must have listened to a hundred different albums, there’s no way I could possibly hope to remember even half of them. Here are a few that managed to make enough of an impact that I can still recall them today.
Thanks to Tank86, whose album RISE is one of my recent favorites, I was able to stumble across label-mates Fire Walk With Us (Rising Magma Records). I absolutely love how social media is making it easier and easier to find bands that don’t suck.
When it comes to music, I’m a little bit of a slut. I bounce around between old favorites and new crushes like I have deep-seeded Daddy issues. While music cannot give me the attention and praise that I so desperately need, it sure does help to turn grueling commutes into mini vacations.
Here are 5 albums that have been mainstays on my iPod for the past few months:
I meant to throw a few words at this blog with regard to the recent CoC gig in Toronto, but I just recently found the time to post. Better late than never, I guess.
A stormy Thursday (June 21st) provided a great backdrop for one of the few opportunities many of us Torontonians will ever get to see the aging CoC live in action. The crowd started out pretty thin, but by the time CoC took the stage the house was packed.
Most of us discovered this quartet from Oregon when they released the video for the wildly catchy “Prehistoric Dog”. If you haven’t seen it yet, you probably have no idea who these guys are… this will get you up to speed:
For those of you that are interested in progressive/technical metal, this Toronto foursome has dropped their first EP and it’s stirring up quite a bit of buzz! It’s also PAY WHAT YOU WANT for the download, even if you don’t think you should pay anything at all!
Seriously though, if you like it, support these artists! Even a couple of bucks goes a long way toward gas money and new strings.
They are also accepting vocal auditions in 2012 should you live in the GTA and think you have the pipes to compliment their style. Check this tune out and tell me that we won’t be hearing a lot more from these guys in the near future…
Though I have already blogged about my love for this band, I reckon’ they deserve another feature since they’ve recently released a full-length FUZZOMENTARY!
As you can see from the trailer, Josh Homme himself is a massive fan…
You can purchase the DVD or download the FUZZOMENTARY by visiting the official site and supporting independent artists! These guys have to work day jobs while the manufactured pop “sensations” of the world buy golf ball sized diamonds. Seriously!
As mentioned, I wrote about these guys a while back, so I won’t spend a terribly long time gushing about how much I love their work. I will, however, give you a taste of a few of their tunes that have been ticklin’ my fancy as of late.
Truckfighters - Atomic (Phi, 2007)
One can only hope that their rockumentary is followed up with an explosive 4th LP… and a Canadian tour. They recently toured the US East coast, and I really honestly meant to head south to catch the Cleveland AND Pittsburgh shows, but nobody would road-trip with me and I couldn’t finance the entire thing by myself. Verysadface.jpg
This next one boasts one of the most face-melting stoner riffs I have ever heard… wait for the 2-minute-mark. BOOM! Yeah, that just happened!
Truckfighters - Momentum (Gravity X, 2005)
One more for good measure, and probably my favorite song right now. If you ask me, it’s got everything that a perfect song needs… a nice intriguing intro, fierce rising action, gripping movements, and a dramatically structured climax worthy of the designation “mind-blowing”. It’s written, mixed and produced in such a way that it would be hard not to classify it as “perfect”. /gush.