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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Photos: The Orwells- Unit B- Santa Ana

Photos: The Orwells- Unit B- Santa Ana

Last night, Chicago punks The Orwells headlined a Blundertown presented show alongside CA fun-havers Pangea and The Shrills and longhaired riff-rollers Zig Zags at The Unit B Skatepark in Santa Ana. I headed down with a pocket camera and had some fun. The Orwells will hit the East coast by early March and then continue down...
Video:  Antoni Maiovvi - "Darkroom"

Video: Antoni Maiovvi – “Darkroom”

Member of the Giallo Disco family (Based somewhere between “Berlin and Vienna,” remember), Antoni Maiovvi  released a new EP, Stockholm Synthdrone back in September and now opening tune, “Darkroom” just got the video treatment. The video follows Maiovvi (that’s him up there) around as he tracks people- err victims- down and gets a little, uh, physical. A little...
Photos: Adam Green & Binki Shaprio and La Sera- Bootleg

Photos: Adam Green & Binki Shaprio and La Sera- Bootleg

Last week we told you about the new, Lee and Nancy-like collaborative LP from ex Moldy Peaches’ Adam Green and sultry Little Joy singer Binki Shaprio, which is now available via Rounder/Concord Records. To celebrate release day, the pair – their band included Nick White (Bright Eyes, Tilly and The Wall) and Jason Boesel (Rilo...
Cameron Reed Goes Ambient

Cameron Reed Goes Ambient

The name Babe Rainbow has been mentioned many times here on the site. The murky, beat-friendly creations of Canadian (ex Vancouver, now Toronto) musician/producer/remixer Cameron Reed came to our attention around the time he released his debut Shaved (2010) for the legendary Warp Records imprint. Following with another EP, Endless Path in 2011, remix work and some...
GRAB BAG: Benoît Pioulard, FORCES., Single Mothers, Kilo Kish, Charles Bradley & more

GRAB BAG: Benoît Pioulard, FORCES., Single Mothers, Kilo Kish, Charles Bradley & more

  The work of Southern English musician Thomas Meluch, as Benoît Pioulard, possesses an encompassing, wooded, indie delicacy that started over a decade ago with self-released field recordings and lo-fi experiments; Kranky will release his fourth LP, Hymnal on March 4th. Benoît Pioulard- “Margin” (Stream & MP3)   The Screaming Eagle of Soul returns! The follow-up to 2011′s fantastic No Time for Dreaming...
Adam Green & Binki Shaprio Pull a Lee & Nancy on new LP

Adam Green & Binki Shaprio Pull a Lee & Nancy on new LP

Some bi-coastal captivation here folks. Adam Green (solo; ex-Moldy Peaches) and Binki Shapiro (Little Joy) together have produced a new set of songs for Rounder/Concord that use each artist’s retro, sulky strengths to the greater canvas’ – a S/T 10-song set- full advantage. Spending years as a Moldy Peach, Green has been a solo musician since...
E S S Wakes at Night

E S S Wakes at Night

Having a history with more folk and avant-focused acts (formerly with Ellie Fortune and Appetite), E S S is the new stripped-down, gloom-caked project from Sacramento musician Jesse Phillips. While most of the music could easily fit inside the same playlist space as current tourmates Chelsea Wolfe or King Dude, some of the E S S creations feel slightly more of the post-punk and rocky,...
Video: Nightlands- "I Fell in Love With a Feeling"

Video: Nightlands- “I Fell in Love With a Feeling”

The side-project of Philadelphia-based bassist Dave Hartley (The War on Drugs), the Nightlands moniker produced one of the absolute best records I heard back in 2010- Forget the Mantra. Self-releasing- then quickly inking with his other band’s label, Secretly Canadian- Hartley crafts whimsical, sub-cosmic pop that now, based on the below tune as evidence, seems cleaned up to...
GRAB BAG: Iceage, Grave Babies, Hierophant, Martin Rev & more

GRAB BAG: Iceage, Grave Babies, Hierophant, Martin Rev & more

Danish punks Iceage follow up their storming debut LP, New Brigade with You’re Nothing coming from Matador (!) on 2/19/13 and singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt seems, uh, pretty happy about it. Hear the first taste, “Coalition” below. Photo: Iceage live at Mayhem - Lasse Dearman Iceage- “Coalition” (MP3)   Southern California trio Kera (she’s a bartender at...
Holloweyed Welcomes Young Boys; LP out in Feb.

Holloweyed Welcomes Young Boys; LP out in Feb.

We’re excited to start the new year off with a new record. Brooklyn’s Young Boys have been a favorite of ours since we heard their demos early last year and we’re honored to now have their debut LP, the booming New York Sun, on the horizon for February. Full info soon. Until then, read a bit...
Download: Montreal Compilation Volume II

Download: Montreal Compilation Volume II

  We’re big fans of the music Montréal-based collective Arbutus Records puts out.  The small label began in a DIY loft space and has since grown into a disc and cassette-releasing business with an off shot– Movie Star– a slew of current risers (Doldrums, Majical Cloudz, Blue Hawaii, TOPS)  and some total hit-record (Grimes‘ Visions) cred...
Watch: The Man Who Fell From to Earth (2011)

Watch: The Man Who Fell From to Earth (2011)

I shouldn’t really have to introduce Brian Eno to you, but (finger comes from hip and points to the sky with passion)  if you’re unfamilair, how lucky are you that there’s a two-hour documentary all about the composer, ambient pioneer, producer, musician and cohert of Roxy Music, Robert Fripp, Cluster, David Byrne, et al. streaming below?...
We're Sorry: Wax Idols, The People's Temple and BELIEFS

We’re Sorry: Wax Idols, The People’s Temple and BELIEFS

Every year around this time, I lament. It’s not what you think- it’s not the whole year-changing thing, the holidays or my family’s bickering but rather for all the music I missed over the last few months- I was traveling, editing, working on lists or just plain sleeping instead of focusing on the fancy new...
Year in Music 2012: Friend Lists

Year in Music 2012: Friend Lists

  Considering how many year-end lists we’re trouncing through at the moment (our list is here), we figured it’d be a nice break to promote some folks that might not usually get a chance to rank and share their own, oh-so-holy Top 10s. So, I asked a huge -  like 50+ – group of friends, photographers, music...
Year in Music 2012: Top 50 Albums

Year in Music 2012: Top 50 Albums

  Well, it’s that time. We all fight over lists, frantically remember what came out this year and, in my case, try like the plague to avoid anything Frank Ocean related. After posting on our favorite EPs / 7″s and our top 100+ photos, the album list is always the most fun to do. From punk,...