Thursday, 17 May 2012

Disasteratti - Transmissionary (2011)

Being a Minneapolis native I have a strong connection to the bands that came out of the local scene when growing up.  I've already written about a lot of those bands (most having some sort of connection to Tom Hazelmeyer) already but have lost touch with what's been going on up there since moving away nearly 20 years ago.  Recently I've heard some new young bands from Minneapolis that have piqued my interest in that scene once again.  One being Buildings (can't stop listening to "Melt Cry Sleep") and the other is a great band called Disasteratti.  I've stolen a description of the band from Learning Curve Record's website that released a vinyl edition of 300 copies of this album.  On a related note... I currently live in Los Angeles and am looking forward to a upcoming show next month featuring some of the finest noise that Minneapolis has to offer including my all-time favorite Hammerhead.


Hell-Billy cowboy acid surf crunch. These are the words that spew from my unfiltered mind. The catalyst for this outburst is simple. Disasteratti. The Twin Cities newest low brow core artist to break out with a heavy slab of wax on Learning Curve Records. Their debut full length, “Transmissionary” is a masterpiece of beer driven pig stomp surf alt wave festival shenanigans. The 11-song gem is a solid boo ya of the glory days of 90’s style rock. Aggressive rhythms, dark introspective vocals and pure redness abandon. “Transmissionary” is like the zipper ride at your county fair, you get in the cage, scream like death is at your door, adrenaline pumps through you. Up, down, backwards, forwards, fear and ecstasy all with in seconds. This is the ride of this LP. Take a listen, you might end up bobbing your head, jumping around you kitchen or smashing the closest object. Disasteratti has been playing shows in and around the Twin Cities for a couple years now, as well as touring thought the Midwest, developing a loyal underground fan base. Playing together for many years, Antoine, Brandon and Dari exist as a brotherhood, which is seen when they feed off each other in a live setting. Throttling their audience with mind pulsing rock.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Xaddax - Counterclockwork (2012)

Xaddax is the newest project of Nick Sakes' (Dazzling Killmen, Colossamite, Sicbay) with drummer Chrissy Rosettie (My Name Is Rar-Rar).  I personally think it's the best band Sake's has ever been involved with and it's also one of the best releases that has come out of Skin Graft Records in quite some time.  They're looking to tour Europe in July and if you want to help with expenses you can donate to their Kickstarter page found here.


Sunday, 18 March 2012

Chrome Cranks - Ain't No Lies In Blood (2012)

Looks as though the Chrome Cranks are back and have released their first album in 16 years. I didn't see this coming at all and am pleasantly surprised by the new material. They haven't changed a bit, if anything the songs are more primal and stripped down than ever before. This is garage punk at it's finest, and I'm hoping there'll be a tour to support this album.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Beautiful Mother - Vanilla (2011)

Beautiful Mother are noise rock band from Chicago featuring members of Like Rats and Weekend Nachos. I honestly don't know anything about this band but I came across it recently and it has Sister Hell written all over it. This is a cassette only release with a pressing of 50 copies. If you liked my Grids post from a little while back you'll love this band.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Cutter - Slang 7" +2 (2008)

Cutter was a short-lived NYC band that would go on to become Pygmy Shrews. You know... that band I'm constantly raving about on this blog? The one that I just now found out have recently broken up which totally sucks!! Cutter are much like Pygmy Shrews only more fucked up and chaotic. It's kind of hard for me to explain so just give it a listen to and you'll seen what I mean.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Megaupload Shut Down

It seems as though Megaupload has been shut down due to a pending lawsuit. Read the story here. And wouldn't you know it, it just happens to be the hosting site that the majority of Sister Hell's downloads were uploaded to. Aside from some of my more recent posts that have been uploaded to Mediafire, most all of the past download links are now inactive. I don't plan on re-uploading all of these past links but if someone just HAS to have something I may consider it with enough persistent convincing. The majority of my posts are records that are now out of print. As for the occasional ones that are still in print I recommend making a trip to your local record store and buying a copy of any album written about here. That was always the intent of this blog from the very beginning. As for future downloads I plan to use another hosting site.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Long Legged Woman - Nobody Knows This Is Nowhere (2009)

This for those of you who like a little noise in your garage rock. For fans of "The Hospitals" and "The Lamps." This was the now defunct band's only LP with a pressing of 300 copies.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Lords Of Falconry - Lords Of Falconry (2011)

Lords Of Falconry is a duo from Portland consisting of Steven Wray Lodbell (Davis Redford Triad, Sufi Mind Game, Faust) on guitar and Sammy James (Fireballs Of Freedom) on drums. It's probably the most straight forward rock band that Lodbell's ever been involved with. Here's a description I'm stealing from the label's website...

Lords of Falconry are a rock group with a spectacular psychedelic edge. Songs blast green, inferno-like hard rock, funneling clouds and stripping away sludge, turning it into the waltz-like sound of mastodons stomping across the tundra. Classic heavy psych is alive in tracks that interweave soft voices and loud guitars that continuously pummel and enchant at every turn like a seven-headed cobra. C.S. Lewis had better watch his step!
If psychedelia is quixotically naive, then Lords of Falconry is its 21st-century doppelganger or spectral double wise to the ways of the fallen world. In an era of organized play dates and close parental supervision, there are already enough people ready to cooperate. Lords of Falconry offers what is missing--real rock music.
Formed in a quest to find the lost note, Lords of Falconry examines the intersection of a mystical crossroads between the fourth dimension and their own 3-D universe.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Hepa/Titus - The Giving Brain Vol. 1 & 2 (2011)

So I finally got to see Kevin Rutmanis' (Cows, Melvins, Tomahawk) new band Hepa/Titus play last night. It was more or less what I expected. Kind of weird like Kevin himself but it was an entertaining show. Unlike his previous bands, Hepa/Titus really is Kevin's band with him singing and his bass taking on more of a lead role much like a guitar. Volume 1 is more experimental with each song being exactly 20 minutes long and
is a cassette only release with a pressing of 72 copies. Volume 2 is a rock record more in line with what they performed live and is a 12" vinyl release with a pressing of 200 copies.