GRAB BAG: Nun, Black Monolith, Kinky Love, Lust for Youth & More

GRAB BAG: Nun, Black Monolith, Kinky Love, Lust for Youth & More

Melbourne coldwavers NUN just released their S/T debut and the results are very much worth notice. The LP is available now via Avant! Records (US) and Aarght (Aus). Order here and stream the two tracks, including the lovely “Uri Geller” below. NUN – “Evoke the Sleep”  NUN – “Uri  Geller”   After...
Dial Doomsquad

Dial Doomsquad

Toronto trio Doomsquad have a been a favorite of ours since their lovely three-song EP came out of nowhere late last year- their set-closing seven-minute cover of Doors’ “Riders of the Storm” is a gem- and now, with a brief lull, the band are set to release their debut longplayer, Kalaboogie for Hand Drawn...
Music of 2013: Top 50 Albums of 2013

Music of 2013: Top 50 Albums of 2013

THE HOLLOWEYED’S TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2013 50) Joey Bada$$ – Summer Knights(Cinematic Music Group) 41) KMFH – The Boat Party (Wild Oats) 40) Omar Souleyman – Wenu Wenu (Ribbon Music) 39) FIDLAR – FIDLAR (Mom and Pop) 38) Vatican Shadow – Remember Your Black Day (Hospital Productions) 37) Zomby- With...
Music of 2013: Top EPs of 2013

Music of 2013: Top EPs of 2013

The Holloweyed’s Top EPs of 2013 11) Pueblo People  -  The First Four Moons (Self Released) 10) MAVO  -  Totally Tired  (Fixture) 9) Dust  -  Onset Of Decimation 12” EP (Mannequin Records) 8 ) Nuclear Spring  - Nuclear Spring 12” EP (Hysteria) 7) Flyying Colours  -  Flyying Colours EP (Self-Released) 6) Kauf  -  As Much...
Hardcore DEVO

Hardcore DEVO

Not long ago we posted on a small SF revivalist label called Superior Viaduct for their first-ever reissue of Suicide founder/instrumentalist Martin Rev‘s debut S/T solo album, well, that label is again poking our attention with an upcoming vinyl issue of material from another- and subsequently more lucrative- electronic pioneering act- DEVO. Comprised of early four track...
Photos: METZ, White Lung and Mrs. Magician

Photos: METZ, White Lung and Mrs. Magician

  Guitars blazing. Last night, producer of Sorry, Holloweyed’s top album of 2012, Vancouver’s White Lung joined fellow Canadian rousers METZ (Toronto) and SoCal’s Mrs. Magician at West Hollywood’s The Troubadour.  Photos from the night follow. Stream White Lung’s Sorry in its entirety below. FULL GALLERY HERE METZ   White Lung   Mrs. Magician
PREMIERE: PTTRNS- Body Pressure (Full Stream)

PREMIERE: PTTRNS- Body Pressure (Full Stream)

A week ago we introduced you to the buoyant, retro-rubbed disco act, Urban Homes with a host of their video for  “Ayran Gifbek Mersi-” today we’re pleased to offer a full album stream of another member of that band’s Altin Village & Mine label crew- the diverse Cologne dance quartet, PTTRNS.  After a...
Mixtape: Mexico's Play Tonto Gets Weird Just for Us (Exclusive Download)

Mixtape: Mexico’s Play Tonto Gets Weird Just for Us (Exclusive Download)

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome a fresh calendar year with a new installment in The Holloweyed mix series; based in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, gauzy acid house weirdo David Cornejo makes music and art as Play Tonto (attached collectively to The Horse We Want to Hang as a record label and...
Some Able Brewing with KONE

Some Able Brewing with KONE

Here at The Holloweyed, we really love coffee. The smell, the craft, the process, the feeling of a fresh cup, it’s quite the serious love affair. Hand-in-hand with upstart music imprints and bands we seek to showcase there are some similarly wonderful and driven folks in the burgeoning regional coffee...
Photos: Light Asylum, Chelsea Wolfe, Tearist and Violet Tremors- CYP2- Echoplex

Photos: Light Asylum, Chelsea Wolfe, Tearist and Violet Tremors- CYP2- Echoplex

The CYP2 party folks stacked this past Tuesday’s Echoplex bill to the brim with female-fronted power: Light Asylum, Tearist, Chelsea Wolfe and Violet Tremors. Photos from the night are below and will also hit MiskaNYC’s Bloglin. FULL GALLERY HERE Violet Tremors  Tearist Chelsea Wolfe Light Asylum
Photos: Psychic TV (PTV3), Beastial Mouths & DBC- Echoplex

Photos: Psychic TV (PTV3), Beastial Mouths & DBC- Echoplex

Legendary underground artist/musician/writer and bandleader, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (you know, Throbbing Gristle?) brought the latest incarnation of the mighty Psychic TV, now PTV3, to Smog City’s Echoplex stage for a set of truly special resonance. Presented by the Slowmotion (ex. Killing Spree) team, PTV3 played a long, cosmic warble of a set that featured...
As Above, So Below: A Visit to Actual Pain

As Above, So Below: A Visit to Actual Pain

Formed six years ago by designer/musician/writer TJ Cowgill, clothing label Actual Pain has breached the clogged world of always-borrowed, nostalgic-heavy tee shirt designs to establish itself as a nimble, yet forceful player headed forward not only because of their aesthetically pleasing, symbol-heavy creations, but with their sought-after smattering of religious, philosophical and...
The ECC Archives

The ECC Archives

The Experimental Circle Club ECC Archives is a new project from London DJ Thomas Silverman and graphic designer Ciaran O’Shea. Together, the two promote the underground happenings under the Experimental Circle Club (ϟEϟCϟCϟ) name. The video project is a DIY production wherein a single, unbroken, stationary camera shot captures three-song...
Interview: Patrick O'Dell

Interview: Patrick O’Dell

After Levi’s and MOCA’s Skate Video event (which you can read about here), I was able to catch up with host Patrick O’Dell for a quick chat. In case you don’t know, O’Dell is the creator and host of VBS TV’s superlative series Epicly Later’d, where O’Dell links up with some of...
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King Dude Announces 'Fear' LP; Tours with Ghost

King Dude Announces ‘Fear’ LP; Tours with Ghost

Seattle’s King Dude will return with a followup to his lovely Burning Daylight LP com May 6th- it’s called Fear and will drop via his own, newly minted imprint, Not Just Religious Music (the label he launched on that collaboration with Chelsea Wolfe). Watch the first taste of Fear with the video for “Fear is All You...
PHOTOS: Doomsquad - Los Globos

PHOTOS: Doomsquad – Los Globos

We finally got the witness Doomsquad! The Montreal/Toronto trio make hypnotic, acid house-tingled psychedelia and made a recent stop off in Los Angeles in support of their lovely debut longplayer, Kalaboogie – the record comes highly recommended. Stream the entire thing after the photos. Photos from (the very dark- apologies) night are below.We’re excited about this...
PHOTOS: Jungle - The Echo

PHOTOS: Jungle – The Echo

Shrouded UK newcomers Jungle made their LA debut last night at The Echo with local (and March resident band) James Supercave opening. The set was streamlined, soulful and hypnotic and finished perfectly with pure-gold-jammer “Platoon.” Watch the band’s latest video for “Busy Earning” here and check out photos from the show below. Jungle’s 7″ and 12″s –...
Shooting Guns - No Fans (VIDEO)

Shooting Guns – No Fans (VIDEO)

In a video that mixes 80′s Public Access vibes (The Crystal Ball Hour!) the new video for Canadian doom/noise/heavy psychers Shooting Guns finds the band awash in VHS-quality “satanic sex scandal” news footage and terribly-great drifting visual effects all while the trio perform “No Fans”- a song that hands down fucking rules. Order the band’s 2013 LP,...
September Girls Don't Know You

September Girls Don’t Know You

Something gloomy just before Valentine’s Day drops: Ireland’s all-girl noise pop quintet September Girls’ will release their fuzzy debut LP, Cursing The Sea, via Fortuna POP! on March 11th (US). The music is urgent and very well-delivered for a debut; watch the video for album track, “Heartbeats” below. Pre-order Cursing the Sea now.  
STREAM: Redfish - S/T

STREAM: Redfish – S/T

While Parisian friends Sasa Vojovodic (Letna) and Alexandre Navarro act as the labelheads for the ambient / concrete / minimal electronic imprint, SEM Label - with recent releases from Hozho, Dark Thread and Dust Loops- the pair (who apparently have never worked on music together) just recently unveiled a notable new collection as the production moniker, Redfish. A mostly-beatless, self-titled 11-song daze,...
Photos: Iceage, The Men & No Joy- Culture Collide

Photos: Iceage, The Men & No Joy- Culture Collide

As part of Filter Magazine’s annual Culture Collide Festival, Danish punks Iceage shared a bill with NY’s The Men- afterwards Canadian shoegazers No Joy played across the street inside of a French restaurant. Iceage’s sophomore effort, You’re Nothing is out now / The Men’s latest, Campfire Songs just dropped via Sacred Bones / No Joy’s lovely...
Stream: White Poppy- S/T debut

Stream: White Poppy- S/T debut

More Canadian goodness. Vancouver “peacenik” artist and musician Crystal Dorval makes hypnotic, swelling bedroom gaze pop under the name White Poppy and her S/T debut just went up for streaming.  Fans of Dead Luke or early Majical Cloudz take note. Hear the whole lovely thing below and purchase the $12 via Not Not Fun.
GRAB BAG: Play Tonto, Jungle, Mister Goodnite, Petite Meller, Upset and more

GRAB BAG: Play Tonto, Jungle, Mister Goodnite, Petite Meller, Upset and more

We’ve written before about Mexican experimenter Play Tonto – née David R. Cornejo- and the noteworthy abstract productions and products coming from his The Horse We Want to Hang imprint and now after a brief absence, we have full-stream of his latest issue, a Cassette Store Day release dubbed Halfway.  The two-track “mini-album” is just shy of...
Stream: HSY- S/T Debut EP

Stream: HSY- S/T Debut EP

Toronto quintet HSY play spinning, yet forceful sludge punk for the Buzz imprint-  fans of Pop 1280 and The Melvins take note. Stream their entire 12-minute EP, which drops 9/12 on Buzz Records, below HSY – HSY (Full EP stream)
Photos: Deafheaven, Retox and Wreck & Reference- The Echoplex

Photos: Deafheaven, Retox and Wreck & Reference- The Echoplex

Seeing Bay Area Black Metal gazers Deafheaven on these pages should be no surprise- we’ve been absolutely in love with the quintet since we first heard them on 2011′s Roads to Judah and with their 2013 effort Sunbather to go off, it’s no wonder they’ve keep graduating to larger and larger rooms; the symphony needs...
CAVE Return With "Threace"

CAVE Return With “Threace”

Columbia, Missouri quartet CAVE follow 2011′s Neverendless with a new five song, half-jam-along dubbed Threace, which, according to the video tease above, will no doubt drip with rolling krautrock, freeform wave jams and thick and smoky drug-backed heavy psychers. Threace drops October 15th via Drag City - better light up.  
Cousins - Bathhouse (Stream)

Cousins – Bathhouse (Stream)

We don’t know much about Milwaukee-based shoegaze-fitted punk quartet Cousins- Bathhouse is their full-length debut, it was recorded over an eight-month period and a cassette version exists for Bridgetown Records. Stream or download via a Name Your Price scale, below. COUSINS- Bathhouse (Full LP Stream)
Blank Pages - S/T (Stream)

Blank Pages – S/T (Stream)

Ten songs of Buzzcocks, Wipers or cleaned up Hūsker Dū-inspired punk (with some appropriate Dick Dale spice), Berlin-based quartet The Blank Pages make no frills power punk- tight, catchy and fun. Having formed in 2011 and comprised of members of various other German punk and hardcore projects like Lies Feed the Machine, Idle Hands, Modern Pets and Dramamine, their S/T...
MAVO is Totally Tired

MAVO is Totally Tired

Led by Japanese-born, Canadian-bred player Mitz Takahashi (ex Soy Captain and Coulees), Montreal trio MAVO compile three sun-caked modest songs for MAVO 7″, their debut EP for Fixture Records (Night Sides, Sheer Agony, etc.). Reminiscent of heydey jangle and fizzy guitar pop bands like The Go Betweens, The Vaselines, Slumberland Records ilk and further sounds of the likes of The Teenagers or...