On this month’s show we talk to Chelsea & Chad of Perennial, a rock band from Connecticut, about their heavy late 90’s – early 00’s Dischord influences, their drummer Will & The Simpsons, and basic goings on of the band and more music and such. Intro and outro music from their live set at Willimantic Records (which you can watch on the Willimantic Records YouTube page).
On episode 7 we talk of the legend with the legend, Malcolm Tent!
This month we talk to Malcolm Tent of TPOS (his record & tape label), Trash American Style (his former brick & mortar and current traveling store), and myriad musical projects. We talk about his radio show and current dealings in general. We merely hit the tip of the iceberg so don’t be surprised to hear him back on the podcast down the line.
On today’s PodKatz (ZANG!) we talk to the Katz brothers, Dan & Joe.
We talk to Dan & Joe Katz about their bands past and present (notably, Spit-Take), about their D.I.Y. show space (Never Get 2 Be Cool), other musical musings and a little sports (so very little). And we talk about what we’re currently listening too!
On this episode we forgo the regular segments (by all means let us know if you miss them or even appreciate it) and talk at length (we could honestly go on and on and we did a bit) with Ian Schlein of Records the Good Kind. Record store owners talking shop about record store things starting with Ian’s backstory and developing into ethical discussion, gripes and lots of other detour topics from record store owners’ perspectives.
On this episode we talk about our favorite releases of the year with Dan Osto of CT Scramble (and of the band All Riot).
Here’s the lists of favorites Josh & Rick are into (listen to the podcast for Dan’s list! And for some other details and for Rick’s rant preceding ever giving a list. Feelings.). The lists have one top favorite each followed by a bunch in no particular order:
Josh’s 2017 Favorites
Top Favorite = Pissed Jeans“Why Love Now” (Sub Pop)
Dying Fetus“Wrong One To Fuck With” (Relapse) Myrkur “Mareridt” (Relapse) Cock Sparrer“Forever” (Pirates Press, Randale, Chace The Ace) Trepaneringsritualen“Kainskult” (Tesco Organisation) Mdou Moctar“Sousoume Tamachek” (Sahel Sounds) Goatwhore “Vengeful Ascension” (Metal Blade) Suffocation“… Of The Dark Light” (Nuclear Blast) Vatican Shadow “Luxor Necropolitics” (Hospital Productions) Les Chasseurs De La Nuit“Nebel Leben” (Heiðrunar Myrkrunar) [technically a 2016 Release, but ehhh this year is when it got listened to] Darkest Hour “Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora” (Southern Lord) Oxbow “Thin Black Duke” (Hydra Head)
Rick’s 2017 Favorites
Top Favorite = Makaya McCraven“Highly Rare” (International Anthem Recording Company)
Not Waving“Good Luck” (Diagonal) Applehead “Applehead’s Rache” (Pre-Cert Home Entertainment) Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement “Ambient Black Magic” (Hospital Productions) Sevdaliza“Ison” (Twisted Elegance) Ninos Du Brasil“Vida Eterna” (Hospital Productions) Teresa Winter“Untitled Death” (The Death Of Rave ) Duran Duran Duran“Duran” (Power Vacuum) Antoni Maiiovi + the Karakura Orchestra“Abdullah” (Death Waltz / Mondo) Various“Sounds Of Sisso” (Nyege Nyege Tapes)
Rick’s Honorable Mentions: Equiknoxx Music“Colon Man” (DDS) Dirt Devil“Dirt Devil” (Redscroll) [It feels a little dirty putting a record we put out on a list like this and that’s part of why I don’t have it on the above favorites, but hey here we are.] Stormzy“Gang Signs & Prayer” (#Merky) Hide “Black Flame EP” (Joyful Noise) Wiley“Godfather” (CTA Records) Nidia“Nidia e Ma, Nidia e Fudida” (Principe) Jlin“Black Origami” (Planet Mu) Spectral Voice“Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing” (Dark Descent)
[Full disclosure: discovered a problem with Josh’s microphone only after recording and did my best to recover his voice on the recording. We’re getting there with the quality and it’s certainly a New Year’s resolution to elevate it.]