On the Passing of Load Records (1993-2017)

On April 11, 2017 pioneering Providence label Load announced that its shutting its doors. Throughout two+ decades of its existence Ben McOsker/Laura Mullen run enterprise created what Mark Hensch of Trash Pit described as “World’s most challenging roster”. From Lightning Bolt to Six Finger Satellite to Brainbombs and Arab on Radar, Load never shied away from putting […]

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Recent Headlines – Sweet Blahg

Sweet Blahg is a brainchild of Chicagoan Joel Berk who captures shows around town (and beyond) – from Jeff Tweedy to Mind Over Mirrors to Sunn O))) to Zs. Here’s a peek into his recent activities: Jeff Tweedy Meets Chikamorachi: Big Ears 2017  Mind Over Mirrors: Undying Color Release Show Moon Bros: Empty Bottle 2017 Bill […]

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Upcoming – Thurston Moore – Rock’n’Roll Consciousness

Brand new LP from a former Sonic Youth architect – out on April 28th via Caroline International and featuring a lineup comprised of members of My Bloody Valentine, Chrome Hoof and even SY (Steve Shelley who also played with Crucifucks)! Thurston Moore Group (James Sedwards, Deb Googe and Steve Shelley) is also hitting the road this Spring and […]

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Recent Headlines – Psych Insight Music

Psych Insight Music is a music blog based in Sheffield, UK started in 2013 by Simon and focused on “exploration of fuzz, garage, stoner, doom, ‘kraut’, space, jazz, prog, punk and many points in between and beyond”. Here’s a run through 5 recent PIM posts: Playlist 7/2017 – featuring Stupid Cosmonaut, Skyjelly, Cosmic Triggers, Dead Sea Apes, […]

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Guest Mix – Grubbs Hearts Noise!

An important figure in the post-rock and experimental music communities, guitarist, pianist, and vocalist David Grubbs made an especially strong impact on the indie music scene during his ten-year residence in Chicago. Originally hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Grubbs was a member of Bastro and Squirrel Bait before teaming up with Jim O’Rourke in Gastr del […]

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Roundup – Youtube Playlists

Label Mix – DFA / Doom Trip / BBiB/ Hausu Mountain DFA – Guerilla Toss, Factory Floor, Eric Copeland Doom  Trip – R Stevie Moore, Parallax 48, Skyjelly Beyond Beyond is Beyond – Chocolat, Elkhorn, Kikagaku Moyo Hausu Mountain – Eartheater, Mondo Lava, Tiger Village Psychedelic New England Extravaganza Dyr Faser (unsigned/independent) Skyjelly (Doom Trip […]

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