Friday, 9 July 2010

Switchhitter - Fer de Lance (2003)

Switchhitter is David Uskovich's third band he formed in Austin after Distorted Pony and Sweet Pea. The CD's sleeve is made of hand-stitched felt and limited to 500 copies. A bit cleaner sounding that his previous bands and little more on the Math Rock side. I've been listening to a lot of David's music lately after having seen one of the Distorted Pony reunion shows here in LA a little over a month ago. It was such an amazing show and I'm really hoping they continue on and possibly record new material. I asked David himself at the the show and he said there's a possibility of new material in the future. I also have a request. Does anyone have any material from David's latest band "Rex X Red M?" They have an album called "Between Your Prayers And My Curses Our Kind May Triumph Yet." I've been looking everywhere for it and just can't seem to get my hands on a copy.

Pussy Galore - Right Now! (1987)

I'm sure most of you are already familiar with this record. I'm listening to this for the first time in a while. They really make "not really knowing how to play" work so well. The quintessential "pigfuck" classic.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Plows - I Hate My Car And I Want To Drive (2010)

I wrote about Plows excellent first album a while back to little fanfare with no comments and hardly a download. I'm telling you all to give this band a try! I'm really surprised at how unknown these guys are. So this is their follow-up album and it was originally recorded as a demo that they self recorded on Garageband and have been offering up as a free download on their Last FM page. I think the title is a play on words with Nirvana's song (and one time album title for which ultimately became In Utero) I Hate Myself And I Want To Die. I could be wrong on this but what the hell else is this title suppose to mean?

The Return Of Hammerhead

Looks like they snuck a show in before the AmRep Anniversary. Welcome back boys. I'll be seeing you in August...

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Sea Scouts - Beacon Of Hope (1998)

Overlooked noise-rock band from Melbourne. If you like Unwound you should like this. Sorry it's been so dead here at Sister Hell lately. Thing's will pick up again soon.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Pygmy Shrews - The Egyptian & Lord Got Busted 7" (2009)

The Egyptian is the first full length LP by Brooklyn's Pygmy Shrews. It's one of the more impressive debut albums I've heard in a long time and a personal favorites of 2009 for me. A link for this album was posted by the band's bass player Tia in our message board. This would be a guilt free download so please spread it around because a lot more people should be aware of this band. I've also included a single they put out last year as well which includes a great cover of Pussy Galore's Kill Yourself. So if you include my previous post of their Big Time EP this should be their entire discography so far. Unless there's more you'd like to share with us, Tia?

Thursday, 7 January 2010

RIP Rowland S. Howard

Rowland S. Howard died December 30 of liver cancer at the age of 50. I have to admit I haven't followed his career much since the Birthday Party but he was still playing and making music till the very end. His signature feedback laden guitar style was truly ahead of it's time.