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Sep
18

Bloom- Thousand Yard Stare- Music Review

Bloom- Thousand Yard Stare- Music Review Bloom Thousand Yard Stare Broken Circles Records Starts out with a scene from an ALL album, with harmonies nipped from a Mumford and Sons release. Don’t let this introduction filter your tastes though, dig in, cause it’s going to be a good meal at a nice restaurant. And hey, don’t fill up on bread. What band starts out a record with a slow build up Kevin Thista, Jayhawks style ballad with scorching guitar solo? Bloom, that’s who. That’s why you should pay attention here. This singing is never much over a shared whisper. Like something coming out of the back room of an empty house late at night. Matter of fact, you can hear the neighbors disagreement and the party two stories up in the background. There are a lot of vibes floating in and out, and around these songs. It’s almost as if this band is practicing in their living room in a block of apartments in the depressed side of town. They don’t really want to be there, but where’s a young broke band going to live and practice? At Track #8 we hit a bit of a rocker. With some fuzzed out keyboard vibes pushing waves over jangly guitar bop and sway. It’s a nice breaker, a bit of sugar cake rush to soak up the tears, downers and vomit and to get you out of the bathroom thinking about ways to kill yourself after you turn forty and into the main dinning hall with the normal people. It would be hard for me, and I’m just speaking for myself here, to listen to this when I had the gray drizzled cloudiness of my self loathing permiating my being. It’s not that it’s bad, it would just be hard to listen to when I feel horrible about myself, it would be like a nice warm blanket of my own sad depressing self hatred to wrap myself in and fall into the abyss. Lord, I know that sounds bad, and it shouldn’t come out that way. Like in the last song “Losers”. They sing “We sit at the bottom like we’re losers”, I think he’s talking about me, there I am at the bottom wrung, feeling bad, feeling helpless,but why do I need to sit there even if I do percieve myself that way? It’s not the position to ever right my ship. It’s the harmonies that get you, soaring and projecting out into the world, all...
Sep
10

Other Viewfinder Commercial

It seems I forgot one viewfinder commercial with the last batch of commercials. Get yourself some Viewfinder would ya, they is good. Viewfinder Commercial 2 [ 0:51 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Sep
9

SLTM (the Podcast) Episode 200

Here is episode 200, We hope you enjoy it. It’s a milestone that we are proud of, along with the eight years of podcasting and ten years of making a zine. So thank you for listening. We will be taking two weeks off, during which time we will be recording the next series of Fat Robot Radio Land, writing new commercials and music reviews. So keep your browser or dingle berry thing pointed here while we take a break. Thanks and up yours, Skip Holder, you nay-sayer. MUSIC ON SLTM (THE PODCAST) EPISODE 200: Henrietta The Socks Austerity Program Full of Hell Bishops Other Links: Self Defense Family Pre-order It Looks Sad Digital Download Henrietta LP Order Link Bishops Cassette Order Page SLTM (the Podcast) Episode 200 [ 41:05 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Sep
5

New Commercials from SLTM (the Podcast)

Here are some new commercials. I wrote, voiced and co-produced them. Phil Chevron co-produced them with me. With these commercials we hope to do something, and that something is to make your product tastier. We hope that we accomplished that for you. Feel free to use them commercials on your site, at your show, in the car when you use Mr. Microphone to ask girls out. Henrietta Viewfinder Living Room Henrietta Commercial 1 [ 0:42 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Henrietta Commercial 2 [ 0:45 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Living Room Commercial 1 [ 0:51 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Living Room Commercial 2 [ 0:41 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Viewfinder Commercial 1 [ 0:47 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Sep
3

Cokegoat – Vessel – Music Review

Cokegoat – Vessel – Music Review Cokegoat Vessel Cokegoat.com As soon as I say “Cokegoat” what would you say? Metal right? Right. This has got that in spades. But, what genre you ask? And maybe that’s the better question and focus of this review. So our jumping off point is Metal. And I mean Metal, candy ass. Track # 3 – Dogs- Has some nice space rock, rock touches painted in, but it’s the parts where it breaks into fuzzed out growl metal with the beating chugging “Please don’t let me die” that takes it from groovy space ride through the dotted cosmos, to a begging of a trapped animal asking the universe to spare it’s life. Track #4 – End of Your Life, Part 1- it’s the perfect combination of yell/growl type metal, fast beats and burning guitar and the laid back surface skimming of space rock/metal. If you are more of a fan of space rock than growling brutal metal, then you need to hang out in these songs, because they do start out a bit more heavy growl then flow into metal space riffs. Track #6 – Fly by night Part 2- takes a bit longer to get into that stoner rock groove. About 3 minutes and 30 seconds. However, you shouldn’t just skipped ahead, that first 3:30 is all sludgey screamed goodness, and it really helps set up that break when it comes and transforms the song into another mode of transportation. Track #7 – Fly by Daylight – this is an interesting track with some main straight ahead vocals and the scream/growl/howl vocals doing the harmonies. Very nice touch, it’s always good and interesting to hear a band stretch the tried and true ideas to their boundaries, even if it doesn’t work (and this does, because it’s executed well and done for only a short period of time), at least the band tried adding something. I think this release deserves some more ears on it. Not only those fans of sludge or thrash metal, but some of the other metal fans as well. How well do those types of sounds and textures mix within the metal community I have no idea, but here is hoping that this release is one that fans of all types of metal will give the time and effort to. This review was written by Brad Bugos you can contact him at brad@fatrobotradio.com or leave a comment below. Agree, Disagree, or have pie filling in your...
Sep
3

SLTM (the Podcast) Episode 199

As we near episode 200 and over eight years of this podcast we would like to take some time to look back and reflect on what SLTM (the Podcast) means to us. Thank you. MUSIC ON EPISODE 199 OF SLTM (the Podcast): Kodacrome Bloom Power Trip Big Awesome Bombs of Hades Other Links: Big Awesome Tumblr Hoax Hunters LP Albatross 7 inch Power Trip Video SLTM (the Podcast) Episode 199 [ 39:50 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...

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