Cough Cool // “Plastic Jewelry”
I am always in the mood to hear some new Cough Cool jams from Dan Svizeny and company. And now that I think of it, these Philly dudes really don’t get as much credit as I think they deserve. Not only does it seem like they are always in a state of creation, but everything they share is worth listening to. If you need proof check out their excellent Clausen cassette that they released earlier this year on Bathetic. (it’s definitely been one of my favorites).
So yeah, I wasn’t really intending on posting today (been way too busy with other stuff), but once I heard this new track I knew I had to share it. Dedicating the track to a friend of Dan’s who passed, “Plastic Jewelry” will scorch your ears leaving them feeling like you just dipped them in acid. It’s the kind of slow burning jammer that I identify with the band and it is a perfect example of why I dig on their music so much.
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Wreathes // “The Reigns”
Wisconsin duo Wreathes (ex-Kinit Her) are prepped to release their debut 7” on Bathetic Records on March 15th. Check out this cut from that 7” called “The Reigns”. It totally weirded me out the first time I listened to it, but there is just something about it. Some life encapsulated deep within that grabbed my attention in its cold grip and refused to let it go.
This track feels like some legendary beast. Awoken by an ancient magic, it shakes off the moss and the earth and begins its journey, slowly plodding along. The thundering drum beats sound like the footsteps of this forgotten giant. It’s a creepy song that could very well be the soundtrack to some forest ritual. So smear yourself with warpaint and dance around the bonfire, because these reigns will take hold of you.
Like I said the 7” comes out on Bathetic on March 15th, and you can pre-order it on the label’s site. And if you’re a fan of this kind of music I also urge you to check out nomadic music collective Psalters from Philadelphia. Really good stuff.
grab: “The Reigns”
i’ve been listening to a group called SLEEP ∞ OVER (sleep over forever) alot lately. at first, it can be a little much for the casual listener, but the more time you invest the more influences you can uncover. let it be known that these gals’ music is definitely not for everyone, but i am really enjoying them. it’s dark, cavernous music that’s sometimes ambient, sometimes noise, but always awesome. they have a self-titled cassette on Night People and a compilation cassette on Bathetic (that they share with oOoOO, TERMINAL TWILIGHT, and S U R V I V E). so, if you’re up for it, give them a listen.