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.