Ahoy, ya scurvy dogs! We here at American Aftermath are proud to present unto you, El Drugstore’s debut full length Plague Ship; the future of drug-induced technical wizardry. The album will officially be available for download on December 31st via Nefarious Industries. After the break you can stream the album in all its eclectic glory. As an added bonus, the band have provided us with a special track-by-track rundown of the album. You can check it all out below.
Hello there! Like my partners in crime, I am here to share my favorite music releases of 2013. I have listened to an ungodly amount of music this year and out of what I had a chance to listen to, these thirty albums/EPs/etc stuck with me well after my first listen. It’s not just heavy music either! I know you don’t care about my opinion, nobody should, but you may find something worth listening to in the following list. Here goes nothing!
Noisey have premiered a new track from El Drugstore’s forthcoming debut full length Plague Ship, which is out on December 31st. This new track is the wonderfully titled “Hipster Tits” and its spiraling instrumentation is sure to make you vomit. But in a good way, of course. Head over to Noisey to check it out now!
El Drugstore formed around 2008 by past and present members of New Jersey progressive outfit East of the Wall and have remained a rather silent entity since their inception. The trio of riff-manglers have released a handful of stand alone tracks and a split EP with noisy duo A Fucking Elephant, but are still relatively unknown despite being attached to East of the Wall, whose notoriety is slowly growing. But El Drugstore are bound and determined to change that with their mind-boggling full length debut, Plague Ship. The common brain is not prepared for this massive forty-five minutes of eccentric complexity and intricate musicianship.
Metal Sucks have premiered a new cut from El Drugstore’s (East of the Wall, etc) forthcoming debut full length, Plague Ship, which will set sail on December 31st through Nefarious Industries. The new track is entitled “The Natives Are Getting Useless” and I would liken it to the most frightening acid trip known to man in audible form. The instrumentation is spastic, dizzying, complex, and an all around good time if you like your music dripping with psychosis. Head over to Metal Sucks to check it out now.
The artwork and track listing for Plague Ship can be seen after the break.
Such a ridiculous name as A Fucking Elephant is sure to garner a lot of odd looks. But their name works to their advantage because the music this band creates reflects the absurdity of their established name. If you have not been introduced to A Fucking Elephant yet, let me get you two acquainted. A Fucking Elephant is a two piece instrumental math rock band based out of New Jersey, whose split with El Drugstore is a must listen for anyone who likes a little drug induced violent rock n’ roll. It was spastic and dissonant in all the right places. Their new seven inch release, appropriately titled Seven Inches, increases the drug dosage and hysteria and begins to place the bands’ feet in the direction of new, wacky territory.
Nefarious Industries’ first release of the year has been unleashed today in the form of a new single from three piece instrumental band Seven Nines and Tens. The release contains two live performance favorites specifically chose for this release; “Constants & Axioms” and “Kemptville”. The first track, which can be streamed below, is a six minute tour de force combining elements of post-rock, post-metal, math rock and even black metal in a glorious melodic display. “Kemptville” on the other hand, is a two minute soul crushing math metal bastard that will appease fans of Dysrhythmia and Loincloth alike. Check out “Constants & Axioms” below and pick up the digital single at this location for the low, low price of two dollars!
Footage has surfaced of instrumental spazz bastards, El Drugstore, performing a new song live on December 16th at the St. Vitus Bar in New York. The song is reportedly titled “By What Ill-Begotten Means Have You Procured This Meat?” and I can only assume it will appear on the trio’s upcoming full length, tentatively titled Plague Ship. This song is all over the place. It’s heavy, extremely jarring and features a badass lick near the end that is mind blowing. Anyways, check out the performance below.
We here at American Aftermath are readying our very own year end lists, to be unleashed this Friday. We have asked some friends and musicians to submit their very own Best of 2012 List, which we will be posting throughout the week and here we go. Read on to find out what members of So Is The Tongue, El Drugstore, Full Of Hell and Like Rats were jamming to this year. Continue reading →
The home of a big bunch of dumb noise, Nefarious Industries, has released a free downloadable label sampler for your listening pleasure. Included are tracks from the label’s current roster such as El Drugstore, A Fucking Elephant and Arbogast as well as upcoming Nefarious artists such as Seven Nines and Tens. There’s even an East of the Wall track from Farmer’s Almanac on there! You can download it at this location.
As previously reported, the instrumental noisy rock duo, A Fucking Elephant, will be releasing a new 7″ in January. January 22nd to be precise! The upcoming, two song set will simply be titled Seven Inches (get it?) and will feature the tracks “I’m Addicted to Drugs and Sex and I Want You to Choke Me” and “A Bunch of Good Looking Roundeyes”. The 7″ will be released through the band’s own label, Nefarious Industries, and will be limited to a 500 copy wax pressing (250 black vinyl and 250 yellow).
I have already listened to this thing and it is a little different than the material on their split with El Drugstore. It’s a little slower, more hypnotic, a little dissonant at times, but still whacked out on coke. You can watch a live performance of “I’m Addicted to Drugs…” below and peep their January touring schedule that will be updated soon. Don’t sleep on this!
Instrumental technical metal trio, El Drugstore (East of the Wall, etc), are currently working on their first full length debut record. The record is tentatively titled Plague Ship and is being eyed for a Spring 2013 release. American Aftermath are here to hook you up with your first taste of new El Drugstore! Below, for your streaming pleasure, is a demo version of their new song “Fascinating Underpants”. The track is full of spiraling licks and jarring rhythms that will melt your measly brain upon listening. Guitarist Kevin Conway describes this track as being one of the more “straight-forward” tracks on the record but trust me when I say it is anything but. Check out this awesome track below! As an added bonus, we have an exclusive interview with guitarist Kevin Conway (ex-East of the Wall) that can be viewed below as well. Check it out nerds!
Prepare to be utterly frightened. Tovarish is a Rhode Island based musical act whose new album, Red Hearts in a Dead World, will be released on October 2nd via Nefarious Industries. According to the three tracks on their bandcamp (below), this album is going to send chills down spines everywhere. Just in time for Halloween! Tovarish’s sound consists of elements of drone, doom, dark ambient, noise and industrial music to create a bleak and completely evil sound. If this tickles your fancy then go ahead and pre-order it. Check out three malevolent slabs of bone chilling sound from the album below.
Hello all! You may recall that back in March I released an instrumental band only compilation called Speak No Evil. Well the response was warm enough that I decided to create a sequel to it. Behold Speak No Evil II in all its glory. Just like the last addition, this compilation features a variety of musical styles with only one commonality: they’re all instrumental of course. I would like to thank the bands for their involvement. If you like any of the songs featured please go check out the bands and support them in anyway they can. They deserve it.