Friday, November 30, 2012

Top 13 (of The Week)

Sure,you know what's cool. But do you know what's really fuckin' FAR OUT? That's where Advanced Demonology takes over. Every week, (K)en and (S)wilson trudge through the murky waters of the pop culture hellscape, dredging up sparkly morsels of wonder. These are the result of our latest foray into the world of the weird, our wildest, wiggest-out picks of the week. Call it our 13 Point Program.

13. Aqua Nebula Oscillator
English as a second language groups get forgiven for band names that are just three "trippy" words strung together. But what's in a name? These french maniacs are making some of the most bombastic churning, pulsating, occult, F-R-E-E-K Rock, in all the land. Tear off your clothes snakes and spiders!!!! The new record known simply as: Third is like a Coffin Joe movie in sound. Trouver!! (S)

12. The Destroyer: Acid Rock 
If you're in the mood for some seriously f**ked-up 70's pulp fiction, you can't really go wrong with this head-spinning potboiler about a couple of kung-fu mercenaries trying to keep a well-heeled debutante-slash-groupie from getting  offed by various assassins hired by her rich dad's enemies. The twist? She's in a heavy relationship with Maggot, ,lead singer of "acid rock" juggernauts The Dead Meat Lice (!), who may or may not be into some whacked-out occult shit on top of everything else. Pure delirium. You can buy it from Amazon for a penny. (K)

11. Dizzy and Lalo - Free Ride
What was Dizzy Gillespie doing in 1970? He was hanging out with Steve McQueen soundtrack king Lalo Schifrin (Bullit, Cool Hand Luke), recording this awesome funky-jazzy-disco-y album. Sweet jams. (K)

10. Panopticon Eyelids - Overwhelming Visions
I can't for the life of me figure out how to actually buy this record. Maybe because I've been all kinds of dazed and confused by the sounds seeping from my headphones into my brain. They are from Canada and they are tripping out up there. Like your whole day ruined by a bottle of cough syrup. A bad fever dream. Bitchin'.  (S

9. Shinin' Shade 
Just discovered this Italian slow-mo doomadelic groove machine and I don't even know what to do about it. I mean, they're basically the Italian Jefferson Airplane with an occult-rock edge. I wanna go carve their name into a picnic table or buy a goat or something. Anyway they have a new record out, called Slowmosheen. I don't know how you get it. I think you might have to kill a goat first? (K).

8. Tommy Bolin "The Ultimate" Documentary
Lot's of talking heads but this is all we got as far as docs go on the great Tommy Bolin. Rock 'n die young.(S)

7. Girls, Chains and Epic Warriors
My new favorite Facebook Group posts outrageous 80's heavy metal record covers and then tries to make some sense out of them. I can't believe I spent a good chunk of my adolescence listening to bands like these. And now, thanks to this fucking group, I'm listening to them all over again. Heavy Load, FTW. (K) 

6. Doing Drugs by Michael And Bruce Jackson
If you like late 70's teenage delinquents like Long Island Acid King murderer Ricky Kasso or the cast of Over the Edge you'll love this  riveting account of teenage drug use in the early 80's by the family  that brought us Your Father's Not Coming Anymore ( book about divorce). The best part is the first half were it's real life interviews with what I would like to call "dopers", "burnouts" or "druggies". Kid's who's whole identity is based off of getting high or fucked up. We're not talking junkies. Junkies are boring, just run of the mill "wastoids" and it's a fantastic time capsule.  You can almost hear the NWOBHM in the background as you read, or better yet throw some on while you read. I'm moving and I have to give my copy back to my next door neighbor. It's another fantastic el-chepo book from Amazon.(S)

5. Any Gun Can Play
Just picked up this amazing comprehensive guide to Euro westerns. From Django to Clint Eastwood to bug-eyed Klaus Kinski and (way) beyond, this mammoth tome (500 pages!) maps the history of the genre, provides bios of all the key players, and slathers the pages with generous amounts of photos, posters, and lobby cards. Killer book. PS the hardcover verrsion is crazy expensive, but I got the paperback version for about $30. (K)

4. Feeding Back: Conversations With Alternative Guitarists From Proto-Punk to Post-Rock By David Todd
I Just got this on tuesday, I'm only half way done,  it's already indispensable if you are an Advanced Demonological guitar player or someone who loves them. Todd is a great at interviewing these outsider axe slingers: Brother Wayne Kramer, James Williamson, Tom Verlane, Zoot Horn Rollo, all the way through Johnny Marr, Christan Fennesz and Ghost's Michio Kurihara and many more. Although it's centerpiece is guitar playing in general it's about the creative process and what it means to be a musician that maybe doesn't fit in. Crucial! (S)

3. Sun Preachers
Stellar dirty 70's van rock played by a bunch of hip young Frenchies. (K)

2. The Guess Who - Live at the Paramount
We played them recently on the thanksgiving show and I ran across the rave review by Lester Bangs agin so I thought I'd give it a swing. I'm not going to attempt to recreate the review, but Bangs is right as always…. it rules!! (S)

1. Swilson - Cool Skull
I am the minister of information so I can shamelessly promote my own record. It's out this week and you still haven't downloaded it. It's free demonologist! (S)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cool Skull is here!

Swilson's long-awaited follow-up to his platinum selling* debut Demonology is finally here!
Cool Skull is the greatest rock n' roll EP since...probably Bitch's Damnation Alley, at least. All hits, no ballads. Get it as pay-what-you-like** download at Bandcamp! Vinyl LP version coming soon!

* I'm assuming, I haven't seen the Soundscan reports
* SRP: $6.66.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Top 13 (of the Week)

Sure,you know what's cool. But do you know what's really fuckin' FAR OUT? That's where Advanced Demonology takes over. Every week, (K)en and (S)wilson trudge through the murky waters of the pop culture hellscape, dredging up sparkly morsels of wonder. These are the result of our latest foray into the world of the weird, our wildest, wiggest-out picks of the week. Call it our 13 Point Program.

13. RAM
Holy smokes, I thought Iron Curtain took the 80's retro underground metal thing to the max, but RAM have taken things one step further - right into an '85'esque post-apoc wasteland! (K)

12. Out Of The Blue
Although we are pretty skeptical, Advanced Demonology believes in life on other planets.  I myself (Swilson) have seen a UFO hovering over Los Angeles once while sitting on the beach. I don't know if it was an alien spaceship, but it could have been. Despite my belief in such things, I pretty much steer clear of any and all UFO propaganda, be it film or literature. That's why I missed this excellent movie that came out about ten years ago. They mostly leave out any testimony from UFO enthusiasts,  and stick to interviewing government officials and military men who have actually had encounters. My favorite part is when they talk to scientists about the possibility of light year space travel. Narrated by arch-hippie Peter Coyote. (S)

11. Sabbath Assembly
The original Process Church of the Final Judgment may have deteriorated into an animal sanctuary, but that doesn't mean they can't still use a house band. Sabbath Assembly might be the most occult Occult Rock band I've ever heard. I think I'm in a coven now? (K)

10. Baby Face
Made in 1933 this pre-code hollywood movie is about a girl named Lily Powers (Barbara Stanwyck) from the slums of Erie PA, driven by the philosophy of Nietzsche, who uses her sex appeal to sleep her way to the top. It's really sexually charged no matter what era it's from so I can only imagine the stir it caused when it came out. Make sure you watch the un-cut version. (S)

9. 70's Rock n' Roll Billboards
earlier this week, Creative Review posted a mind-blowing gallery of late 70's rock billboards from the Sunset Strip. I have never wanted to own a 10CC album more! (K)

8. The Lemming
I'm obsessed with this dutch glam rock band. They had three hits on Dutch Top 40 from 1973 to 1975 and this is one of 'em. Very sinister, strange, and ridiculous with occult overtones. It looks to me like they put out one self titled record and a string of singles, all I can find are the singles. Seems from this website that they reformed, but I don't know cause it's in whatever language they speak in the Netherlands. (S)

7. American Scream
Watched this fun/alarming documentary yesterday on Netflix. it's about a few of the denizens of Fairhaven, MA. (BTW I live in Boston and I've never head of the place), who spend most of the year (and a good chunk of their income) created elaborate "house hauntings" in their backyards to scare the neighborhood children on Halloween. The line between passion and insanity here is about as thin as the line between respect and pity you'll experience when watching it. (K)

6. Impaler
Just got my hands on the Rise Of The Mutants Ep from 1985. It's killer. A mix of street punk and speed metal. Released on Combat records they were overshadowed by musically "talented" label mates Megadeath. I'm excited to hear the full length If We Had Brians….We'd Be Dangerous. They are from Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. (S)

5. Merciful Nuns 
Do you miss the Sisters of Mercy now that Andrew Eldritch is bald and wears track suits and doesn't write epic, icy goth-rock jams like Temple of Love and This Corrosion anymore? Well, lament no more, darksider, because Merciful Nuns are very clearly the new Sisters. One of the greatest homage-verging-on-ripoffs I've ever heard. Makes me wanna put on mirrorshades and go scowl at some squares.  (K)

4. Gargoyles 1972 TV Movie
I'm sure you guys have seen this, but I just watched it last night. Freaky man! (S)

3. The Wandering Soul
During the Vietnam conflict, US forces conducted psychological warfare by blasting the sounds of moaning ghosts into the jungle to freak out the highly superstitious Viet-cong. Interestingly, the "wandering soul" tapes sounded like half of the stuff we played on our last "New Demons" show.  (K)

2. The Fuckin' Flyin' A-Heads-Swiss Cheese Back
Howard Nishioka plays guitar with these Hawaiian wastoids. We talked about it on the Thanksgiving show. Here it is. I actually recommend you sniff a paper bag full of airplane glue before you listen to this. (S)

1. Iron Fist Magazine
First issue of this glossy print mag from the UK is out, and it's boss. Basically it covers all the bands your average occult-rock/demonologist would listen to, were they in a metal mood: Watain, Satan's Wrath, Manilla Road, Sodom, Grand Magus. Really nice presentation and lots of groovy underground doom-black-thrash metal. Awesome. (K)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Advanced Demonology Thanksgiving Special!

Occult rock for the holiday! Special guests Lady Swilson and Stacey. Stuff yourself with sweet jams!

Listen/download HERE! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Top 13 (of The Week)

Sure,you know what's cool. But do you know what's really fuckin' FAR OUT? That's where Advanced Demonology takes over. Every week, (K)en and (S)wilson trudge through the murky waters of the pop culture hellscape, dredging up sparkly morsels of wonder. These are the result of our latest foray into the world of the weird, our wildest, wiggest-out picks of the week. Call it our 13 Point Program.

13. Windhand
Doom Metal started with the song Black Sabbath on the first Sabbath record. Since than bands have been trying to distill and stretch out that wonderful bonged ripped sense of musical dread ever since. Though the results are usually pleasant (what's not to like about down-tuned power chords dripping out the speakers like molasses?) only a few have created masterpieces in this possibly zen art form. It's the subtleties, details and swagger that really matter. Pentagram did it. Sleep for sure with Dope Smoker.  Electric Wizard absolutely.  Now from Richmond Virginia Windhand. These guys are possessed. I think they nailed it on the first try. They should just break up now and leave it alone. Move on to shit gaze or bluegrass. (S)

12. Warrior Soul are back!
Back in the late 80's/early 90's, Warrior Soul were one of the most
exciting bands around. Politically-charged and with a strong urge/need
to provoke, live shows were sometimes nothing but 90 minutes of lead
singer Kory Clarke yelling at the audience. Plus, they played groovy
Zodiac/Cult-esque biker-space metal. After they broke up, Kory formed
a sleaze metal band called Dirty Rig and also sang for Chicago
doom-legends Trouble for awhile. Which is all well and good, but
Kory's at his best when he's in Warrior Soul, poking fingers in
people's chests and inciting revolution. Well, the good news is that
Warrior Soul is back with a new record, Still Middle Finger, and they
pretty much sound exactly the same! The not-as-good news is that half
the songs are about strippers. But the riot-in-the-streets stuff  is
suitably bad-ass. (K)

11. Sergio Corbucci
There is a few of his fantastically violent Spaghetti Westerns on netflix watch instantly right now. He was famous for Django. Watch Navajo Joe starring a young clean shaven Burt Renoylds as a pissed off Indian and The Mercenary with Django star Franco Nero and Jack Palance. The movies are so violent they almost  become psychedelic. Driven weird with scoring by the Maestro: Ennio Morricone. If you have not heard of it and can figure out how to track it down, Corbucci's true masterpiece is the Great Silence, it takes place in the snow, and stars Klaus Kinski,  that's all I'm going to say about it. (S)

10. Supermen of Malegaon
Awesome looking new doc about a filmmaker in a small town in India
making a superhero movie with a 95 pound Superman and zero dollars.
What could possibly go wrong? (K)

9. Marco Cappelli's Italian Surf Academy - The American Dream
He's a free jazz freak out guitar player. That's not what your going to hear on The American Dream. It's Spaghetti Western and B movie spy scores covered in a surf guitar / lounge style, and it rules. For the Italians the Western was a chance to express what they viewed as the American nightmare. So I love the title of this record and as for the sleeve artwork. Yes Marco that really is the American dream. (S)

8. Marcus Hook Roll Band
Somewhere between 60's freakbeat champs The Easybeats and the
emergence of 70's hard rock legends AC/DC, there was the Marcus Hook
Roll Band, featuring Angus and Malcolm Young. No scorching
blooze-metal riffs here, though. It's actually groovy protest
folk-rock in the vein of Rodriguez. Been listening to this sweet jam
all week. The sentiment is still relevant, sadly. (K)


07. Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Bustin Loose (1978)
I was watching The Nine Lives Marion Barry and in one of the scenes I heard this jamming, banging, bouncing funk music in the background. Wow! Who's that? It's Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, the godfathers of Go-Go, Washington D.C.'s brand of club music. I can't tell yet what distinguishes Go-G0 from other forms of funk, but I'm going to figure it out, god dam it. (S)

6. The Orchestrion
At the Zaharakos ice cream parlor in Columbus, Indiana, they have a
working, 103 year old Orchestrion. What's an Orchestrion? It's an
entire orchestra smushed into a two-ton cabinet that could play any
song you programmed it to. It was like an Ipod that would kill you if
it fell on you. It's pretty amazing. I think it's sorcery? Anyway, I
want one. I'd make it play Electric Wizard jams all day. (K)

05. Revolution -Teen Time in Corpus Christi (1965-1970)
After bugging out on The Zakary Thaks the last few weeks I was wondering what other bands came out of Corpus Christi? Sure enough there was a garage rock compilation that covers it. As expected It's totally juvenile delinquent. The Bad Seeds are a snarling blues punk band with a blatant nod / rip off of the 13th Floor Elevators, that sounds all cool. Kubla Khan do their best Guess Who politico protest rap. The Liberty Bell are flying sky high on moms diet pills. A band simply called Michael are the only group that even hints that Corpus is located in the south, with an Everly Brothers I love you trip. As far as "Thaks" is concerned they are represented well here with the epic Passage To India.  A raga rock masterpiece. (S)

4. Witches everywhere
Great article by Jenna Ivy (awesome name!) at Listverse this week
about medieval witches. Turns out the Salem witch trails were the tip
of the iceberg. Most of Europe, especially the Scandinavian countries,
liked burning up “wicked women' too. Don't consort with fairy people
if you know what's good for you. (K)

03. Teenage Knockouts (TKO)
A first wave inspired punk band from Cleveland records this awesome sleaze rocker back in 1999. It's fuckin' great but I'm not sure why it's entitled: Japanese Motorcycles, Guitars and Guns. Maybe it was a comment on the bands lifestyle and that's why they ain't around no more. Those rice burners kill people left and right out here in California. I should know I live right on the Pacific Coast Highway. We all know guns kill, and they kill quick. Guitars will kill ya too, but it's a real slow painful death. I got this from the mighty blog for all things fun, Sons Of The Dolls. (S)

02 Scorpions 1972
I'm loving this! I can't stop watching it. So awesomely German. (S)

1. The Infinite Jukebox

This is my new favorite thing ever. Go to the Infinite Jukebox
website, upload your favorite jam, and it will create an
ever-expanding, never-ending remix. Fuckin' boss. Bummed out that
Swilson's Cool Skull is only 2 minutes long? Now it can be four and a
half hours long! Hooray! (K)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Advanced Demonology Podcast: New Demons II

Join Ken and Swilson for a mind-melting trip into the near-future! 5.5 hours of contemporary superjams and vintage fuzzers! The freshest sounds from the very rim of Hell!

Forget about what WAS, tonight it about what IS and what SHALL BE.
Special guest: David J from White Manna!

Listen/download HERE! 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Top 13 (of the Week)

Sure,you know what's cool. But do you know what's really fuckin' FAR OUT? That's where Advanced Demonology takes over. Every week, (K)en and (S)wilson trudge through the murky waters of the pop culture hellscape, dredging up sparkly morsels of wonder. These are the result of our latest foray into the world of the weird, our wildest, wiggest-out picks of the week. Call it our 13 Point Program.
13. Abandoned Suitcases of Insane Asylum Patients
Well, the title says it all, really. The Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane in Willard, NY, served and housed mentally ill patients from the 1910's until the end of the 60's, when it became the less sinister sounding Willard State Hospital. While clearing out some rooms in 1955, employees found a stash of suitcases brought there by patients and kept under lock and key for many decades. For some patients, the suitcase and its contents were their last connections to the outside world. In 2011, photographer Jon Crispin began a project: to photograph the suitcases and their contents. Fascinating, eerie, sad, and compelling. (K)

12. Viper Cobra
Glowing yellow and green raptors, sex dazed stoned blondes, the virgin mary, cool skulls, a flying rabbit shooting lasers out of his eyes at a moose! I'm describing the cover to Dinosaur Nation. The music itself reminds me of the Replacements on a date with Monster Magnet. I didn't think that would ever happen. Viper Cobra are from Rotterdam, so that might explain it.  (S)

11. Cerrone's Paradise
There once was a man named Cerrone. He was a weird, pint-sized Frenchman with a terrible mustache and a fondness for tinfoil tracksuits. Cerrone had a dream: to be the (French) King of Disco, and to have a harem of beautiful (French) Disco Chicks. If Cerrone had attempted such folly today, he'd be laughed at, humiliated, dismissed. But he did not attempt it today, he attempted it in 1977, and all of his dreams came true! (K)

10. Mother Dust - Volume 2
Outrageous bloody guitar freak-outs from modern day Krautrockers. I'm not sure about where Volume One resides, but you can score Volume 2 over at bandcamp. No other info avails.  (S)

9. Still-working 16th century monk automaton 
Looking for proof that demons once ran amuck amongst an unwary populace? Watch this. And then don't sleep for a week. (K)

8. Wire Demos 1976
Further proof emerges that Wire anticipated where punk was going  before it even really started. This is pre-razor sharp-ness Pink Flag. Young, loud and snotty. Heaping spoonfuls of Johnny Thunders, the Ramones and Black Sabbath.  One more cup of coffee brothers and sisters, head down to ghostcapitol and nick it. (S)

7. Idris Muhammed
Muhammed's 1977 album Turn This Mutha Out is heavy as fuck and smooth as silk all at once. If you dig flutes and the 70's and bad-asses and jazz-funk, you're gonna wanna ride this soul train hard. (K)

6. The Falcons
The soulful well from which Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett, Robert Ward, and Mack Rice sprang. What more do you need to know? (S)

5. Tina Aumont
Been awhile since we featured a Hippie Death Goddess. Tina Aumont (RIP, 2006) was an American/French actress who starred in many memorable Euro-spy, giallo, sexy-schocker and far-out art films in the 60's and 70's (Modesty Blaise, Torso, The Howl, Fellini's Cassanova, etc.) and was even in Jean Rollin's freaky Two Orphan Vampires in 1997. She was wild, beautiful, exotic. A true 70's supergirl. Check out Mondo-Macabro's mini-doc/interview below. (K)

4. Starbuck - Rock 'n Roll Racket
An apartment complex in Hollywood. Every thursday night is a potluck by the pool. Casseroles, California wine, California Grass, a little Bolivian, and a jello mold for dessert. You're 34, look like Burt Reynolds, and can score with some of the younger tenants.  (S)

3. White Hex
I can't figure out where they're from: Italy? Berlin? Australia? But then again, this is not the kind of music that stays grounded to one place. White Hex are narco-goths, playing a kind of drawling, intoxicating hypno-darkwave. This is probably what porn sounds like after you've gulped down a teacup full of hemlock. (K)

2. Aquarius Rising: The Rock Festival Years by Robert Santelli
Sure everybody knows about Monterey, Woodstock, and Altamont.  But what about the Festival Of Life, or the Atlantic City Pop festival? This book is an amazing study of all the major rock fests in the USA during the late 60's and early 70's. It's no wonder we didn't see these kinds of events reappear until 30 years later. They were all a mess. Financial and musical disasters. The baby boomers really knew how to misbehave and they all thought they were entailed to a free ticket. It's a riot of a read. An important edition to any Advanced Demonologist's library. (S)

1. Tomita
Isao Tomita is/was an early pioneer of electronic music. He began his career creating soundtracks for Japanese sci-fi cartoons in the mid 60's and then went on to reinterpret classical pieces with analog synthesizers. In 1974, he created his Grammy award-winning masterpiece, the Snowflakes are Dancing album. The album features Tomita's all-Moog renditions of Claude Debussy's tone paintings. I have no clue who Debussy is or what a tone painting is, but I am telling you that this record is THE FUCKING JAM. (K)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Top 13 (Of The Week)

Sure,you know what's cool. But do you know what's really fuckin' FAR OUT? That's where Advanced Demonology takes over. Every week, (K)en and (S)wilson trudge through the murky waters of the pop culture hellscape, dredging up sparkly morsels of wonder. These are the result of our latest foray into the world of the weird, our wildest, wiggest-out picks of the week. Call it our 13 Point Program.

13. Ukulele Ike
Picked up a collection of CliffUkulele IkeEdwards' tunes from the 20's yesterday, and holy fuck was this guy good. His stuff is midway between pleasant daydream and drug-buzzy nightmare, and all of it's great. I haven't read up on him yet, but I'm guessing he either had 16 wives and none of 'em knew about each other, or he killed a guy over a card game and spent the rest of his life on the run. The point is, GET INTO UKULELE IKE, PRONTO. (K)

12. Amityville II: The Possession
Burt Young is a meat head dad who moves his family into a demonically possessed  house. Every time the demon fucks the place up he blames his kids and beats them with a belt. The demon who is really fond of the oldest son, convinces him to kill his entire family. I'm not spoiling the plot cause this happens in the first 45 minutes. Than the movie spins off into the most unreal Exorcist rip off of all time. It's actually better than the first Amityville movie even though it's worse. Does that make sense? (S)

11. This Week in Doomsday Cults
Granted, “Academy for Future Health” is a terrible name for a cult, but from the sound of things, shit was getting heavy for ACFH. Basically it's a German group of UFO loons who are concerned with a “Galactic Super Electromagnetic Wave” (Awesome!) that may be wiping us out soon. Why they think they need guns to prepare is a mystery, though. How's a gun gonna help against a Galactic Super Electromagnetic Wave? Anyway, they were hiding out in the Dominican Republic, and then earlier this week they got into a gun battle with the local federales, and now their gooses are collectively cooked. Hopefully the jail cell will deflect the galactic wave? (K)

10. The Human Expression - Love At Psychedelic Velocity
More like Sex at Psychedelic Velocity. These punks will kidnap your daughter, dose her, ravage her teenage body and leave her dazed and confused out on the boulevard for the Manson family to pick her up. "Cause you're sick and it's wrong and baby it won't be long till they're reading your will"  What's with garage rock?  Every song is about how their girlfriend burned them, but also they are on acid, and speed. So it's  blind fucked up sexually frustrated stoner rage. You already love these Eddie Haskell creeps, from Nuggets, ya know, "Optical Sound", the ultimate hangover tune.  They turned down a chance to record "Born to be Wild" and faded. (S)

09. The Water Witch
Gloomy Brits laying down unsettling doomscapes of forest-dwelling black-prog. I'm super into it. Makes me wanna hunt monsters with a bow and arrow. (K)

08. The Frost - Rock 'n Roll Music

Pull tab beer cans, cheap hot dogs on the grill, bad acid, girls doing the loco motion on the hood of a 1964 Chrysler but it's 1970. Sub-Grand Funk nonsense from Michigan. It's good for the afternoon BBQ but not much else. (S)

7. Beware Mr. Baker
Upcoming documentary on Cream's flame-bearded madman drummer. Where's he been all these years? What's he up to? From the looks of things, he's mostly up to beating up documentary filmmakers. This doc looks awesome and terrifying in equal doses. Can't wait! (K)

06. Mainliner - Imaginative Plan
Buzzsaw guitar. You ever hear that before? Roy Orbison looking Jap-rock motherfuckers wielding chainsaws, I mean buzz saws. What is a buzz saw anyway? Mainliner was the offshoot of High Rise who really wanted to call themselves Psychedelic Speed Freaks, although most likely they were a straight edge band, because it's really a drag to do drugs in Japan from what I hear. They lock you up and throw away the key. Buzz rhymes with fuzz and fuzz is a primary color, so if you take a red crayola and draw a line through time from Blue Cheer in San Francisco you end up in Tokyo with Mainliner. (S)


 5. Ride Into the Sun
I can't actually figure out how to buy this killer new 7” single from sun-baked Australian psychers, but you can definitely download it for free on Bandcamp, and I heartily recommend you do so. Groovy and laidback, but with a Jesus and Mary Chain-esque bite and a cinematic atmosphere. Sweet. (K)

04. Zakary Thaks - From The Habit
Child molestation "Can you Hear your Daddy's footsteps",  the meaning of life itself "Mirror Of Yesterday",  and "Green Crystal Ties", well I'm guessing that's about drugs. right? All from Corpus Christi texas, a righteous place to be a hippie. (S)

03. Hexvessel
Like Water Witch, Hexvessel previously toiled in black metal, and the deep, dark woods vibe is still there, but this is actually really groovy dark-folk with jazzy horns and almost chant-y vocals. Elegantly spooky stuff. (K)

02. George Harrison: Living In the Material World
I don't care what Ken says, the Beatles are fuckin' cool (actually we have never talked about the Fab Four, ever, maybe he's their number one fan). Although they were the biggest band in the land they certainly shaped the axis for which the Advanced Demonological world revolves. The film is more of a tribute to everything good about the most psychedelic Beatle. Nothing bad. But that's OK. That's just what my man deserves. (S)

1. The Dolly Parton Pinball Machine
Way cooler than the Nuge game because boobs. (K)