Friday, September 26, 2014

Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians Crowd Sourcing Campaign Update #3

Morticians Assistants!! We're now 50% (!!) funded and have only NINE DAYS left to raise the remaining $3,747 of our fixed funding goal. If we can accomplish this, the 12" vinyl, the artwork by Goosebumps illustrator Tim Jacobus and the Never Dead music video will ALL go into pre-production!!! PLEASE, share this link: http://igg.me/at/swatm and contribute whatever you can. We're so close! And we promise to make this effort well worth both your time and money.

Thank you from the bottom of my Frankenstein heart for all you guys have been doing to support SWATM! We love you.

Shadow Windhawk

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians Crowd Sourcing Campaign Update #2

We have only 12 days left to raise $4,172. And if we fail to do this, all the work put into this campaign will have been in vain...SWATM will see none of the funds donated to this point. The vinyl and video will not go into production. Please, if you wish to see us do bigger and better things in this band, if you really believe in us...share the news of this campaign and contribute to it if you can. We just added Stich's SWATM leather vest as a new perk today - check it out! One week from this Saturday, if we have not gathered at least $7,500 then we will be back at square one.

The fate of this project now lies directly in your hands, guys. No matter what happens, we love you all!

SWATM

Contribute to the campaign here. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/swatm-casket-spray-on-vinyl-and-new-music-video/#home

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Scream: The Compilation


Scream: The Compilation is a celebration of the Scream concert series in Los Angeles, CA. This compilation was released in October of 1987 by Geffen Records. It contains the demo for the Jane’s Addiction song Pigs in Zen. The following is from the liner notes:

L.A. is really starting to turn in on itself and is producing great rock n’ roll and great night life. The Scream club has been a catalyst for L.A.’s new musical era. Attitudes are changing, people you meet are awfully proud that L.A. Is no longer in the musical shadow of New York. At one end of the city you still get the beach and the tan, but downtown you get maniacs with guitars that can break bones in 20 places.

At Scream there are many rooms on many floors, though how many there are of each isn’t easy to tell. Every Scream night there are band rooms, video rooms, a room with nothing but a huge white skull, a room where a 50-piece piccolo marching band from Watts rehearses (they’ve been rehearsing for eight months but have never performed). There is also a tattooing room that only lets you in if you already have a large tattoo, and a room where a man dressed as Jesus with a life-size cross on his back crawls around on all fours begging for someone to buy him a gin and orange juice. There is also a room where you can get your legs shaved for a dollar.

The bands and their music somehow tie the whole scene together. These various performers include elements of blues-rock, industrial, metal, dark and whatever else they utilize to achieve their ultimate sound.

This record aims at showcasing the most promising of our local bands and demonstrating the diversity in music and attitudes in this city.

The following article from the Daily News Of Los Angeles discusses this compilation:

Daily News Of Los Angeles (CA)
November 6, 1987
ROCK NEWS & NOTES
WHAT A SCREAM: SCREAM AND ITS SOUNDS ARE BACK
Author: Bruce Britt

Of the many unusual nightclubs that have dotted the Los Angeles landscape in recent years, Scream was perhaps the most macabre.

The club featured three-dimensional slides projecting images of skulls, candelabra, chains and other ghoulish art. Its walls were done in Day-Glo paint, and banners with similarly horrific images hung from its ceiling.

Scream’s taste toward the odd carried over into its music repertoire. The club hosted Los Angeles’ most adventuresome rock bands, like Jane’s Addiction and TSOL (True Sounds Of Liberty).

Unfortunately, Scream’s glory days were put to a halt when it was kicked out of its locale in the downtown Embassy Hotel last summer. The club hosted 4,000 mourners its closing night.

But clubgoers need not weep for Scream. The club recently re-opened at the Park Plaza Hotel in the Wilshire District, except Monday and Friday nights, when it’s at the Probe in Hollywood.

As if to commemorate the venue’s re-emergence, Geffen Records has just released “Scream: The Compilation,” a collection of tunes from acts that have become staples at the renowned club.

The disc doesn’t pledge allegiance to any music style. It is a sampling of the variety of new music that has helped make the club famous.

The album was assembled by Scream owner Michael Stewart and executive producer Mio Vukovic. Both were DJs at Scream.

Among the artists included on the album are Jane’s Addiction, the “art- metal” band recently signed to Warner Bros. Records. The band plays a tune titled “Pigs in Zen.”

Other acts on the album include TSOL, which performs a cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower”; Orange County’s Abecederians, which offers the raucous “They Said Tommorrow”; and former TSOL singer Jack Lloyd, with his new band, Tender Fury, performing “Slaughter The Lion.” sourced: http://janesaddiction.org/discography/janes-addiction/compilations/scream-the-compilation/

Track Listing:

01 - Jane's Addiction - Pigs In Zen
02 - Caterwaul - Manna And Quail
03 - Human Drama - Wave Of Darkness (Highway 99)
04 - Francis X And The Bushmen - Grey Talk
05 - T.S.O.L. (True Sounds Of Liberty) - All Along The Watchtower
06 - Delta Rebels - Teenage Lipstick Girls
07 - The Hangmen - Rotten Sunday
08 - Tender Fury - Slaughter The Lion
09 - Abecedarians - They Said Tomorrow
10 - Kommunity FK - Something Inside Me Has Died (Remix)

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You can grab the compilation from this great blog: http://downunderground.blogspot.com/2014/09/scream-compilation-lp-87.html

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

THE DOG'S PICKS OF 2014: Volume 06


01 - THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM - Have Mercy
02 - THE RAG DOLLS - What You Don't Know (You Won't Show)
03 - RONNIE DUNN - Cowgirls Rock N Roll
04 - THE QUAKES - Fuck You
05 - THE PSYCHONAUTS - Russian Roulette
06 - NIKKI SUDDEN- Looking At You
07 - A GATHERING OF NONE - Fading Away
08 - ELECTRIC MARY - Nicotine
09 - BONGLEY DEAD - Driving Nowhere
10 - COURTNEY LOVE - You Know My Name
11 - SHADOW WINDHAWK AND THE MORTICIANS - Midian
12 - BOBNOXIOUS - Die Or Survive
13 - SURROUNDED BY THIEVES - Always Knew
14 - DANCE LAURY DANCE - In The End You Die
15 - BUCKCHERRY - Say Fuck It
16 - WASTED THEORY - Black Widow Liquor Run
17 - A TOWER OF CROWS - LiveWire (Radio Edit)
18 - CURSED AS ANGELS - Control
19 - ACCEPT - Final Journey
20 - THE HAUNTED - Cutting Teeth

128k - 256k
136.48 Mb
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/dify5k

Sunday, September 14, 2014

BONGLEY DEAD



Bongley Dead from Ponte Buggianese, Italy are an Alternative Rock Band with a bit of Garage and Power Pop thrown in for good measure. They have released three great Demos, all of them bloody good stuff too, thanks guys for the link you left in the comments of a prior post. To make it easier for folks to find this link, am making the three demos available here.

[2012] Demo n.1

http://www.mediafire.com/download/6pvhud1gm34i6ji/Bongley_Dead_-_Demo_n.1_(2012).rar

[2013] Demo n.2

http://www.mediafire.com/download/d0kho0b3f980pfx/Bongley_Dead_-_Demo_n.2_(2013).rar
[2014] Demo n.3

http://www.mediafire.com/download/z897c7152532ti1/Bongley_Dead_-_Demo_n.3_(2014).rar

SQUIDHAT RECORDS RELEASES VINYL DEBUT FROM FROM LAS VEGAS PUNK BAND SURROUNDED BY THIEVES ON LIMITED EDITION BLOOD RED VINYL



SquidHat Records is proud to announce the vinyl debut from popular Vegas punk band, Surrounded By Thieves. The LP, released on blood red vinyl and limited to 500 copies, is available nationally (USA) via NAIL Distribution and internationally through PlanetWorks Enterprises.

"Punk’s Not Dead”

When The Exploited sang those words in 1981, it was a declaration from the last group of punk rock survivors to make their presence known before it was too late.

30 years later, the battle cry for true punk rockers is not coming from the UK or New York City, but from Sin City itself, as Las Vegas’ Surrounded By Thieves (SBT) have arrived to deliver music that issues a hard-hitting, yet energetic and melodic statement that stays true to a form of music that today bears little resemblance to that which took over the world in the late 70’s.

Formed in 2010, SBT, whose members include Brandon Buck on lead vocals and guitar, Eric Raleigh on guitar and vocals, Eric Laux on bass and vocals, and Rich Castro on drums, unleash a politically driven and personally motivated punk rock that embraces the roughneck, punching and kicking style that has somehow been lost in today’s pop-dominated world, and music fans around Nevada have responded to high energy sets that have made the band a must see.

Evoking the sound and feel of Pennywise, the style and energy of The Ramones, and the driving ballads of Social Distortion, SBT released their first CD, Prophecies of Greed, in November of 2011. Containing 13 blistering and eclectic tracks that feature topical lyrics and undeniable hooks, this debut effort has been a hit among reviewers.

Said Jason Bracelin of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “This is a backs-against-the-wall kind of record, something to be blasted to make the neighbors as pissed off as SBT often sounds… Prepare to break a sweat — or a few knuckles.”

Hitting the road as often as possible SBT has played Northern NV, Northern CA, Southern CA, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona, and has opened for such bands as Guttermouth, Authority Zero, and The Queers. Surrounded by Thieves stands for what punk rock used to be, proving that Punk’s Not Dead – it’s still very much alive and well, at least in Las Vegas.



Surrounded By Thieves indie label debut was released on September 8, 2014, by SquidHat Records, with extensive tour support to follow.

About SquidHat Records:

SquidHat Records is an artist friendly, independent record label and multi-media company created to help talented, interesting, creative and passionate artists record and promote their music or performances, develop their brand and image, and increase their exposure to a larger audience. Their focus includes, but is not limited to, the Punk Rock, Aggressive Indie and Subculture scenes.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians Crowd Sourcing Campaign Update

Here is a special video message for you from the crypts of Midian. We have 22 days left to raise $4,654. Please spread the word and lend us your claws! Watch this video and SHARE it like wildfire!!

Love, Windhawk.




Contribute to the campaign here.

TWANGSVILLE REVISITED: Volume 10


01 - NEW COUNTRY REHAB - Rollin'
02 - THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM - Sweet Morphine
03 - MIKE STINSON - Lost Side Of Town
04 - GRAYSON CAPPS AND THE STUMPKNOCKERS - Back To The Country
05 - JOHN HIATT - Train To Birmingham
06 - BRENT AMAKER AND THE RODEO - Country Sky
07 - THE WHEAT POOL - FBD
08 - DAVE ALVIN AND THE GUILTY WOMEN - California's Burning
09 - NO RIVER CITY - Raised By Outlaws
10 - HÈTTEN DÈS - Lost In Reflection
11 - NQ ARBUCKLE - Don't Remember Me
12 - MIKE MANCY BAND - North Of The Border
13 - HAMMERLOCK - Quick Justice Cowboy
14 - THE DIRT DAUBERS - Get Outta My Way
15 - THE RIBEYE BROTHERS - Goddamn The Sun
16 - THE JOHNNYS - Black Bart
17 - JONNY KAPLAN & THE LAZY STARS - Miracle Mile Madonna
18 - STEVE TENPENNY BAND - Train To Nowhere
19 - GIDEON SMITH AND THE DIXIE DAMNED - Black Cat Road
20 - BLAZING HALEY - High Plains Shifter

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119.24 Mb
https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/sjiaob


All tracks selected and arranged by barkingdog.

Deathparty Radio Presents - Volume 3 "Back To The 80's"

Here ya go folks, the third volume of the re-vamped series from good friend Scott.


"Back To The 80's"

01 - MINISTRY - Revenge
02 - THE CURE - The Love Cats
03 - BAUHAUS - Ziggy Stardust
04 - BILLY IDOL - White Wedding (Part 1)
05 - JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS - Everyday People
06 - THE CHURCH - Under The Milky Way
07 - THE JIM CARROLL BAND - People Who Died
08 - SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES - The Passenger
09 - JIMMY AND THE BOYS - I'm Not Like Everybody Else
10 - DAVID BOWIE - Modern Love
11 - DANZIG - Mother
12 - THE CULT - She Sells Sanctuary
13 - THE PRIMITIVES - Crash
14 - THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH - Method To My Madness
15 - THE CHERRY BOMBZ - Hot Girls In Love
16 - HOODOO GURUS - I Want You Back
17 - ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN - The Killing Moon
18 - THE POGUES - Boys From the County Hell
19 - ALICE COOPER - Pain
20 - THE UNFORGIVEN - I Hear The Call

A DeathParty Tucson Pro. 2014

https://www.sendspace.com/file/4pwpk6