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Swell Maps “Helicopter Spies” and “H.S. Art”, 1979

12 01 31 / swell maps / video / post-punk / media


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12 01 31 / Devo / Mark Mothersbaugh / Booji Boy / image
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Cassette 11 / Total Asshole

One year in, time keeps slipping into the future. Smooth noise for jerks, skewing modern, avoiding the punk and hardcore records that would monopolize my best of 2011.

Total Asshole
one-sided C90
compiled January 2012 by Stephen Jersak

1 / Magic Dragon Egyptian Radio 1981
2 / Strange Boys A Walk on the Beach 2010
3 / Eric Copeland U.F.O.s 2011
4 / Simon & Garfunkel Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine 1968
5 / Deux Decadence 1985
6 / Spectre Folk Fourth Dimension Refs 2011
7 / Gonjasufi The Lows 2011
8 / Demdike Stare Of Decay and Shadows 2010
9 / Soft Moon Total Decay 2011
10 / Television Personalities Happy All the Time 1985
11 / Zombies What More Can I Do 1965
12 / Television See No Evil 1977
13 / Tom Waits Innocent When You Dream 1987
14 / The Carter Family John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man 1928
15 / Freddy Cannon Palisades Park 1962
16 / Sic Alps Bric Jaz 2008

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12 01 28 / mix / tape / synth / black dice / minimal wave
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Is it gay to love The Men?

hockeydadrecords:

The new track from The Men sounds pretty pop punk, but I’m not complaining. Click the cover to listen.

Is it gay to love The Men?

hockeydadrecords:

The new track from The Men sounds pretty pop punk, but I’m not complaining. Click the cover to listen.

12 01 27 / The Men / Sacred Bones / record / listen / media / end
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Alan Vega Saturn Strip 1983

Alan Vega Saturn Strip 1983

12 01 27 / Alan Vega / Saturn Strip / cassette / ephemera
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Hey Toronto, I know that you’re not allowed to like both hardcore and any other genre, but Pissed Jeans are playing at Sneaky Dee’s, and I’m going to be in Vancouver, but I really think you should go. They’re not even THAT hardcore. It’ll be good. Even the openers are decent.
Pissed Jeans with Anagram and TV Freaks at Sneaky Dee’s, Friday, January 20th. doors at 8:00 / 19+ / $15ish

Hey Toronto, I know that you’re not allowed to like both hardcore and any other genre, but Pissed Jeans are playing at Sneaky Dee’s, and I’m going to be in Vancouver, but I really think you should go. They’re not even THAT hardcore. It’ll be good. Even the openers are decent.
Pissed Jeans with Anagram and TV Freaks at Sneaky Dee’s, Friday, January 20th. doors at 8:00 / 19+ / $15ish

12 01 19 / show / Toronto / photo / Pissed Jeans / image / end
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The Poppies Want to Grow a Little Taller

Hamish Kilgour hijacked 1600 words to talk about writing Anything Could Happen with the Clean. Interesting stuff at stuff.co.nz

12 01 19 / the clean / writing / video / end / media
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Morgan Willis has a new website with photos and etc. I especially like this glamourless but affectionate disposable series,of mostly buildings. I’ve been missing the west coast lately, and these photos don’t help. I’m going home this weekend, and the forecast for rain everyday should mute the longing.

Morgan Willis has a new website with photos and etc. I especially like this glamourless but affectionate disposable series,of mostly buildings. I’ve been missing the west coast lately, and these photos don’t help. I’m going home this weekend, and the forecast for rain everyday should mute the longing.

12 01 16 / photo / photography / vancouver / image / end
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Is it 2.50 or 2?

Is it 2.50 or 2?

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12 01 16 / Television Personalities / poster / diy / image
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Hex Forever
Hex Forever
d/B Lathe Kut Records 2009

"Mostly in Vancouver / mostly live." Still in high school, living in Abbotsford, starving for new exciting records, I drained hours on transit to spend a couple hours in a wet, cold, smoky East Hastings basement. Despite the excitement, I felt queasy when Emergency Room Vol. 1 came out, numbered. No one imagined there was no expiry date, but I knew that ambitious optimism would turn sour when the cops “Not In My City“‘d it. In a couple decades we’ll see the Volume 2 DVD (obsolete format). Until then, this ultra-limited clear lathe-cut 10” is the appendix we have.

Reasonable clarity, bands picked to play their best songs, glossy photo book accompanying, Emergency Room Vol. 1 was a scene’s healthy pride. Contrast, Hex Forever is ten scratchy tracks off the scabbier, anti-entertainment edge of weird punk. It knows how abrasive it is, and the record runs together in the blown-out hiss. Jesse Taylor’s vanity took nine recordings he happened to have and cut them into a record, nobody can own, and anybody can ruin.

Through the scars, Hex Forever is an honest document. The cover, via Nic Hughes, is the style that soaked Vancouver’s socks, and sets the tone. Everything’s raw, and doesn’t always work. You can’t hear what’s going on half the time and impressions are limited to vague attitudes. Often being abrasive is tedious, but Mutators' Paper Words is as intense as their singles, and completists can find a lost White Lung song that someone “Are you recording it?”s through.

Is anyone going to romanticize the $4 cans of PBR in cold concrete bunkers? Hex Forever might sober them up. You can hear the excitement in Emergency Room Vol. 1 and a lot of the singles from that time, but Hex Forever is a little more what it was like to be damp and uncomfortable and barely hear what was happening at a show with bands trying to abuse a crowd who would stand there, bored but tolerant.

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1 / Female Health Cax Coders “Ms. Ts 2002"
2 / White Lung The Pharmacist “Lamplighter 2007"
3 / Nons Figure it Out “The Royal 2003"
4 / Night Wounds Black Humour “Live in Napa, CA 2007"
5 / Die Monitr Batss Girls of War “Holoscene, PDX 2004"
6 / Twin Crystals Christian Wife / Cancer “Pat’s Pub 2006"
7 / Mutators Paper Words “Lamplighter 2007"
8 / Shearing Pinx Crime Waves “Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City 2008"
9 / Modern Creatures In Patterns “Emergency Room 2008

"All tracks recorded live by J. Taylor on mini-disc / mostly in Vancouver / mostly live, except #8 rec. by SHPX on cassette. Cover art by Nxc Hxghxs. 31 copies lathe cut in New Zealand 2009."

12 01 13 / Die Monitr Batss / Female Health / Modern Creatures / Mutators / Night Wounds / Nons / Shearing Pinx / Twin Crystals / Vancouver / White Lung / record / review / 2009 / criticism / media
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