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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Oblast- Act III (Stream)

Oblast- Act III (Stream)

Berlin-based dark-leaning techno trio Oblast released their lovely new set, ACT III, (the third in their EP series) back in April via Add Cat Records. HIGHLY recommended stuff. Stream the full EP below.  
Photos: Holy Other and Mount Kimbie- The Echoplex

Photos: Holy Other and Mount Kimbie- The Echoplex

Last week The Echoplex hosted a pair of English production acts in Mount Kimbie (Dominic Maker and Kai Campos) and the noctural sway of Holy Other. Sold out and stellar. Photos below. Holy Other’s lovely debut, Held, dropped last year via Tri-Angle. Pick it up here. Mount Kimbie’s sophomore album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth was...
Darkside's Random Access Memories

Darkside’s Random Access Memories

Darkside (Nicolas Jaar and his production partner, Dave Harrington) celebrate the longest day of the year (June 21st) by remixing Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories in its entirety. I think I like this better than the robot’s version. Stream it below; I hope a download pops up soon…
Photos: Two Nights with Boris & Deafheaven

Photos: Two Nights with Boris & Deafheaven

A few weeks ago, Bay Area atmospheric black metal outfit Deafheaven supported Japanese heavy trollers Boris on a two night run at LA mainstay The Echoplex – Below are some highlights from both nights. Deafheaven’s fantastic sophomore release, Sunbather is out now on Deathwish. As with their debut, it comes highly recommended. The entire set will soon hit...
Unkwon - Fractures EP

Unkwon – Fractures EP

Warping vibes for the web label Aural Sects (now almost 100 releases in!) Copenhagen-based producer and intentional misspeller, Unkwon (Anders Dixen) quietly released Fractures,  a rather lovely five-song EP in March for free via the Bandcamp and Mediafire channels as per the usual with the AS squad (Twos, Witowmaker, Nancy, ZXZ etc.) Mixing lazed porthole drifting house, chillwave...
Venera 4's Haunting Summer

Venera 4′s Haunting Summer

Man. If one recent aural blow away from a French shoegaze band - Future; hear the amazing “Skylights” here- wasn’t enough, but a few weeks pass before more drifting space landed in my inbox, spear-sharp to please. Venera 4 are a pair of guys and a pair of girls that make head-filling washes for fans of the usual...
Video: Dream Affair - From Now On

Video: Dream Affair – From Now On

Brooklyn’s dark-faced post punks Dream Affair have been a Holloweyed favorite for a few years now. After a few releases for the likes of Avant!, Nostilveo and Nursed, the band shacked up with Hand Drawn Dracula‘s new darker-leaning offshoot label Artifical last year and released their six-song From Now On EP. This week the band unveiled...
Video: Rush Midnight- "Don't Give Me Your Love"

Video: Rush Midnight- “Don’t Give Me Your Love”

  The latest video treatment from Cascine signed producer and Twin Shadow bassist Russ Manning’s Rush Midnight project follows a group of glammed-up bad girls as they explore on the night, walking around looking for fun, finding boys and cruising on BMX bikes. Rush Midnight will release a debut for Cascine in the winter.
Photos: CYP2 with Boys Noize, RVIDXR KLVN, Gaslamp Killer, Shlohmo & RL Grimes- The Echoplex

Photos: CYP2 with Boys Noize, RVIDXR KLVN, Gaslamp Killer, Shlohmo & RL Grimes- The Echoplex

The sandwiched Coachella week played host to slew of well-booked, top-to-bottom bills and the partytimers behind Check Yo Ponytail 2‘s last Tuesday night made no exception. Special guests Boys Noize, R.L. Grime, Shlohmo, Groundislava and Spaceghostpurrp-  with his RVIDXR KLVN- made showed up to join the already-announced Gaslamp Killer, Salva and Thundercat. I missed the opening of...
Future- Abyss EP

Future- Abyss EP

Future are a brand new Parisian duo that make fantastic, drifting shoegaze slink. A perfect equation of A Place to Bury Strangers and The Soft Moon with just a hint of that French-do-it-best club-ready pace, their debut four-song EP, Abyss will release digitally on April 15th. Excited about this. Stream the EP’s opener, “Skylights” below. Photo: Fiona Torre...
GRAB BAG: Cannibal Movie, Kuhrye-oo, Dusted, SGNLS, The Earth and Everything In It, Bleached & more

GRAB BAG: Cannibal Movie, Kuhrye-oo, Dusted, SGNLS, The Earth and Everything In It, Bleached & more

A drums/organ duo from the South of Italy, Cannibal Movie mix experimental heavy drone and long form hypnosis on their two-track release, Mondo Music. I’ll let the pair call it in their own words:  “Cannibal Movie [are] exponents of new Italian occult psychedelic scene. They play drums and an old italian organ and their sound is a mix of obscure...
VIDEO: Urban Homes - "Ayran Gifbek Mersi"

VIDEO: Urban Homes – “Ayran Gifbek Mersi”

Started in 2008, Cologne’s Urban Homes started as “almost exclusively a post-punk outfit.” Cutting their teeth playing ranks in punk and hardcore acts of the Rhine region for a decade plus, these four members do something notably different on Centres, their sprawling, five-song debut proper under the Urban Homes moniker. Released for the German Altin Village & Mine imprint...
GRAB BAG: HOLY, Vondelpark, Suburban Living, Carmen Villain, Brandt Brauer Frick and more

GRAB BAG: HOLY, Vondelpark, Suburban Living, Carmen Villain, Brandt Brauer Frick and more

HOLY are a crust/d-beat/power violence-inspired hardcore quartet from Milan, Italy. Stream their sophomore effort, The Age of Collapse below. Fans of NAILS and Black Breath take note. HOLY- The Age Of Collapse (Full Stream)   London-based Carmen Villain is a former model that will release her debut LP, Sleeper, via Lindstrom’s Smalltown Supertown imprint (we’re...
Pueblo People's First Four Moons

Pueblo People’s First Four Moons

  I love the Bandcamp stumble! Pueblo People are a trio of players from Italy that recently self-released their debut, The First Four Moons for free via the service. Aptly described by the band as “Guitar music from the 60s vs. guitar music from the 90s,” Pueblo People blend the jangle, the rabbit role reverb psych...
Photos: Black Marble, Cold Showers & Flaamingos- The Echo

Photos: Black Marble, Cold Showers & Flaamingos- The Echo

A fantastic bill from start to finish, last weekend’s Part Time Punks brought in LA shoegazing post punks, Flaamingos (keep an eye out for these boys as they’re set to release their debut via NY imprint Felte), favorite locals Cold Showers for their first LA-area show in five months (new stuff sounds great) and dark...