July 4th may be over, but since here at IHN we feel that US is moving in the wrong direction, we would like to offer the only remedy we know of! Music, music and more music – covering all 50 states via both guest mixes and mixes of our own making with marathon lasting until the end of July!
Up first is a guest mix from Grant Oliver, bassist for Louisiana instrumental rockers Guns of the Seneca:
Guns of the Seneca is an experimental, multi-genre trio formed in late 2007 by bassist Grant Olivier, guitarist David Plair,and drummer Britton Frost. “Guns of the Seneca” refers to mistpouffers — mysterious booming noises heard over Lake Seneca, NY that are thought to be the guns and cannons of the lost soldiers of the Battle of Seneca Town during the Revolutionary War.
GotS got one full-length under their belt (2016 Citizens of the Universe) and Ballistic Panspermia, single that came out this year and is featured in the mix of Louisiana favorites that Grant made for us!
Other tracks/artists featured in the mix:
Bill Mountain – Let’s Get It Started (Self Released, 2015) – a sophisticated five-piece post punk band from the very rural Houma, Louisiana (Noisey)
Relatives – Nectarine (Self Released, 2016) – instrumental progressive/math rock band formed in Baton Rouge in 2009.
Chaos of the Cosmos – Killer Wasp Queen (Self Released, 2012) – psychedelic mind altering space mutant rock.
Bantam Foxes – Never (Self Released, 2015) – Sam and Collin like to play guitars.
Sharks’ Teeth – Don’t Touch My Feet (Gigantic Noise / Community Records, 2016) – organic mutant pop / born in 1000
Givers – Ripe (Glassnote, 2011) – channels Afro-pop polyrhythms and art rock collage into raw, transcendent joy.
Caddywhompus – Decent (Inflated, 2017) – New Orleans guitar and drum duo, doing the thing since 2008.
Moon Honey – The Cathedral (Self Released, 2013) – Cotton candy dipped in peyote (NPR).
Particle Devotion – Sarah Tried (Self Released, 2018) – aims to bring the listener through an advanced course in varying song structures, instrumentation, and ardent lyrics that weave in and out of rock genres. (Antigravity Magazine)
Blare – Mush (Drip Tapes / Ozona, 2015)
Rotary Downs – Flowers in Bloom (Rookery Records, 2014)
Missing – Black Houses (Self Released, 2018) – Post Punk/Goth from New Orleans.
Goldlust – KGB (Self Released, 2015)
Neon Mountain – Escape the Factory (Self Released, 2015) – We are Neon Mountain, a neo-psychedelic dream rock band based out of Baton Rouge, LA. We love synths, guitar pedals, crazy effects, trippy sounds, wild and colorful lights, and putting on bombastic performances.
Hydra Plane – Fission Quest (Self Released, 2017)
King Rey – Comfortable (Self Released, 2014)
The Ivory Sons – …The Clock Yelled, Wait (Self Released, 2018)
Pet Fangs – Afterglow (Self Released, 2017) – Mixing the stomp and swagger of a rock ‘n roll band with the danceable drama and rule-breaking spirit of pop music, Pet Fangs bridge the gap between old and new, raw and refined, organic and digital. (Ghettoblaster)
Crush Diamond – Pheromones (Self Released, 2017) – Pop///tech noir///electro///dance