Jaguar Love – Take Me to the Sea

Described to this writer as ‘Blood Brothers go emo’, Jaguar Love’s debut record is actually only ’emo’ in as much as Blood Brothers were: this is to say not very. Former ‘Brothers Johnny Whitney and Cody Votolato are joined by erstwhile Pretty Girls Make Graves member Jay Clark in a multi-instrumentalist melange. Many old fansContinue reading “Jaguar Love – Take Me to the Sea”

Zozobra – Bird of Prey

More FACT-age! *** I don’t know what it is about Hydra Head and side projects, but they are currently better than members’ full time bands. Not sure whether Zozobra is strictly a side project though: half of them made their names in the sadly dormant Cave In, so this could be a full time jobContinue reading “Zozobra – Bird of Prey”

Lustmord – [other]

Apologies for the absence of late; new place has not been the most internetty in the world. I have an iPhone (the boring saga of which was a post idea at one point), but cannot bring myself to blog on that quite yet. The backlog is now a… very big backlog. Anyway, I wrote somethingContinue reading “Lustmord – [other]”

Boris – Smile

Another six months, another Boris album, or so it seems. Since late 2005, we’ve had collaborations with sunnO))), Merzbow and Michio Kurihara, as well as the Japanese version of Pink, the western version of that album, two separate releases of Vein (one fast and hardcore, the other slow and droney), Dronevil Final, split releases withContinue reading “Boris – Smile”