Lingua Ignota – Caligula

I like to think that I’m at least a bit cultured. I enjoy a sip of tea from time to time and do have a college degree. Let’s see, I’ve read several of William Shakespeare’s works and once shelled out top dollar to import a David Lynch Blu-ray box set all the way from Germany. I am a man of some taste and refinement, so I figured I was ready to take in Lingua Ignota‘s Caligula (Profound Lore). Continue reading

Enablers – Zones

Most people’s experience of ‘spoken word’ music, outside of the Rap genre, is Jim Morrison‘s ‘American Prayer’. Beat Poetry, for this is essentially the format, is a hugely involving yet highly personal style which often resounds with the listener. This is most definitely the case with Enablers: a San Francisco post-Punk four-piece whose beguiling, occasionally fiery music is set to the poetry and narrative of frontman Pete Simonelli. Continue reading

Gorphanage – Swank

Employing the well known Spinal Tap approach of going up to eleven, Lake County’s Gorphanage takes the template used on 2015’s self-released May Cause Birth Defects and push everything bar the silly song titles that little bit further with latest independent release Swank. The sludgy riffs are sludgier, the groove riffs are groovier, the insanely fast parts – although less frequent – are faster, there are more TV and movie excerpts than even Rob Zombie would feel comfortable with, and the production is another improvement on the debut, somehow managing to sound even filthier. Continue reading

Jaye Jayle Shares New Video For “No Trail”, World Tour Under Way

Jaye Jayle, a.k.a. Evan Patterson and his brand of dark folk Americana as explored in his career has hit a zenith this year with the release of No Trail and Other Unholy Paths LP, out now via Sargent House. Now he has released an immersive David Lynch-ian music video for the track ‘No Trail’ which you can watch below. Continue reading

Emma Ruth Rundle – On Dark Horses

The haunting Goddess that is Emma Ruth Rundle just doesn’t know when to stop. Since releasing an EP as a founder member of The Nocturnes in 2008, she has released a product every year with Post-Rockers Red Sparowes and under her own guises. Oft mentioned in glowing terms alongside such powerful performers as PJ Harvey, Tori Amos and Lana Del Rey, On Dark Horses (Sargent House) is the LA chanteuse’s fourth album under her own name, and is again filled with deep, shuddering emotion. Continue reading

Jaye Jayle – No Trail And Other Unholy Paths

For those unaware of the sinister, weird magnificence of David Lynch, his films and series are usually accompanied by equally strange yet wonderful music: edgy, dark, seductive, indulging the seedy side of Americana. Young Widows frontman Evan Patterson’s solo project Jaye Jayle fits this bill perfectly, its Dark Country-style jangle carrying a profound melancholy, and with sophomore album No Trail And Other Unholy Paths (Sargent House) being produced by Lynch’s musical adviser Dean Hurley, there’s an added resonance here. Continue reading

Audio: Jonny Polonsky – Chip Away The Stone

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LA based multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Jonny Polonsky is streaming “Chip Away The Stone” off of his upcoming album The Other Side of Midnight, out May 12, 2015. The album was written and performed entirely by Polonsky and mixed by longtime Lynch collaborator/engineer, Dean Hurley at David Lynch‘s Asymmetrical Studios.

About the inspiration behind the track, which Polonsky coins as “Prince in his goth phase,” he explains, “I wrote this song thinking about 3 Clubs, a moody, old Hollywood vibes nightclub in Los Angeles I used to play at all the time….Keep your eyes on yourself or you get lost in society’s weird whirlpool. My own take on Tom Waits‘ ‘Dirt in the Ground’ (‘We’re chained to the world and we’ve all gotta pull)… We need more sadness in the discos.”

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The Other Side of Midnight Tracklisting:
01: Chip Away The Stone
02: Lay Down Your Arms
03: Sunset Night
04: Waiting For Something
05: The Motherlode
06: Forever’s End
07: We Could Last Here Long
08: Going Home

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