Indie Label Roundtable #2 – Arachnidiscs / Disintegration State / Bad Cake Records

Continuing our conversation with indie record labels -  challenges they face, their views on streaming services and more! This time our interviewees include Arachnidiscs (Canada), Disintegration State (UK) and Bad Cake Records (US). Check out part 1 of ILR (featuring Community Radio Tapes, WarHen Records and Blue Tapes). Recent releases: Jacob Rehlinger - Time Cocoon…

Label Anniversaries – Sub Pop at 30!

Legendary Seattle label Sub Pop turned 30 this August! For three decades it served as a home not only to grunge heavyweights like Nirvana and Soundgarden, but also to a slew of well respected (if lesser-known) and diverse acts like Earth, Godheadsilo, Clipping and Wolf Eyes.   We asked we our readers to share their…

Album Highlight – Cows – Peacetika (1991)

  What a bunch of sick and mean bastards. Come back Cows, all is forgiven.   How could they play such nonsense...blather such over-exaggerated lower-class rubbish. Girls fucked in the backseat, dirty drunks, complete and utter apathy. And chuggged is a repetitive wall of horrible tuning. Clanked guitars; riffs or rifts of melody then a…

Melvins In The News – June ’12 – Freak Puke + Melvins (Lite) Tour Diary and more!

  Freak Puke - the latest from Melvins (or Melvins Lite, rather)- is set to be released tomorrow via Ipecac. The album features a lineup of Melvins mainstays Buzz and Dale, plus Trevor Dunn (Fantomas / Tomahawk). Check out some reviews and live videos by the band. Reviews:  The Rock Father | Bloody Disgusting | Hellride…

Unsane In The News – May ’12 – Melvins Cover Alleged, Album Stream, Tour and more!

On March 20th, NYC noise-rock powerhouse Unsane released Wreck - their latest full-length (via Jello Biafra's label Alternative Tentacles). You can stream the album in its entirety via MetalSucks and/or check out a couple of reviews from Pitchfork, The Needle Drop and Boston Phoenix. The band is currently wrapping up tour with Melvins - the…