Our favorite baseball-grinders Puig Destroyer (Kowloon Walled City, Thrice, Curl Up and Die) have premiered another new track from their forthcoming self-titled debut over at Stereogum. The new track is the 34 second punch in the stomach “Attrition” whose catchy low-end riffs will keep you coming back for more punishment. Take multiple listens to the micro-jam over at Stereogum now.
Everyone’s favorite baseball-themed grindcore outfit, Puig Destroyer (Kowloon Walled City, Thrice, Curl Up and Die), have detailed their forthcoming self-titled full length and follow up to their self-titled and Wait for Spring EPs (which can be streamed here). The new album will be released on September 30th, the first day of MLB post-season, through No Sleep Records and will feature 20 new tracks. One of the new tracks, closing number “Mike Trout”, can be streamed exclusively over at Metal Sucks. Go check out the track, pre-order the record and check out the artwork and track listing after the break.
Everyone’s favorite baseball-themed grindcore outift, Puig Destroyer (Thrice, Curl Up and Die, Kowloon Walled City), are currently at work on their debut full length. The group announced on Facebook that they have already demoed 15 songs for the forthcoming effort. No word on an actual release date just yet. In the mean time, you can stream their previously released EPs after the break.
Remember that rad Kowloon Walled City cover of Godflesh‘s “Anthem” that Lane posted about? Well, as you know that was part of a two-song split 7″ between Kowloon and Batillus. I bring up this fact because now Batillus is streaming their side of the split, a cover of Ministry‘s “Lava.”
I think this cover is pretty rad and it blows the hell out of Limp Bizkit‘s recent Ministry “cover“. Like Kowloon‘s cover which featured Batillus‘ vocalist Fade Kainer, this cover features Kowloon‘s Scott Evans. Check out the cover of “Lava” over here on Metalsucks and peep the original after the jump. Continue reading →
Brutal Panda Records will be releasing a fine new split 7″ between the fine merchants of polarizing sludge Kowloon Walled City and Batillus. The A-side will be comprised of Kowloon Walled City’s cover of Godflesh’s “Anthem” and the B-side will feature Batillus’ cover of Ministry’s “Lava”. Both tracks feature vocals from the opposite band; Scott Evans (KWC) on “Lava” and Fade Kainer (Batillus) on “Anthem”. Stereogum has premiered Kowloon’s massive Godflesh cover for the annihilation of your ear canals. Head over there to stream it and listen to the original song after the break.
Puig Destroyer (Thrice, Curl Up & Die, Kowloon Walled City) have premiered TWO new tracks from their forthcoming EP, Wait for Spring, which will be available next Tuesday November 19th on the band’s Bandcamp page. These fast, raw, baseball themed jams are entitled “Play The Game (The Right Way” and “First to Third” and will be two of the eight monstrosities featured on the new EP. Follow the links to the respective songs above, you know you want to.
Obviously the surprise of the year has to go to Puig Destroyer; the baseball themed grindcore outfit featuring members of Kowloon Walled City, Thrice and Curl Up & Die. Hot on the heels of their self-titled EP that was released earlier this year, the band have announced the release of a new EP entitled Wait for Spring. It is due to be available for free digital download on Tuesday, November 19th. I know you are stoked! To prepare yourself, check out the debut EP after the break.
With the weekend here already, my posting won’t be as steady as it is throughout the week. Why, you ask? Because I have a full-time job that keeps me quite busy throughout the weekend. This weekend, I have put something together for all of you! Today I have compiled a playlist of a lot of the shit I’ve been listening to it lately. A lot of this list isn’t exactly “metal,” but fuck it. Maybe you’ll find something new (or old) that you dig. Let’s see, we got some Thrice, Set Fire To Flames, Sunny Day Real Estate, Tegan And Sara, Glassjaw, Kowloon Walled City and more! There are a total of sixty tracks on this playlist and this is what will be keeping me sane all weekend. Enjoy. Continue reading →
The newly formed baseball themed grindcore outfit Puig Destroyer (Thrice, Kowloon Walled City, Curl Up and Die), have uploaded their debut six track EP to their Bandcamp page for your streaming pleasure. As expected, these six tracks are raw, chaotic and just fun to jam to. Pig Destroyer would be proud and I assume Yasiel Puig would be too. Stream the new EP after the jump and pre-order the 7″ vinyl at this location.
Yesterday we told you about Puig Destroyer, the new humorously baseball-themed grindcore project that features members of Thrice, Kowloon Walled City and Curl Up and Die. The band has released the first taste of new music on their Bandcamp page; a forty-eight second track entitled “One Man, Five Tools”. It’s just what I hoped it would be; loud, raw and noisy as hell. You can stream the track after break and stay tuned for more details on their pending debut five song EP.
Grindcore and baseball appear to go hand in hand. Who would have guessed? Riley Breckenridge of Thrice, Ian Miller and Jonathan Howell of Kowloon Walled City, and Mike Minnick of Curl UP & Die have announced their involvement in a new baseball themed grindcore project. The project has reportedly been dubbed Puig Destroyer after Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers and obviously good ol’ Pig Destroyer. Here is the official word from Riley himself:
Zozobra (Old Man Gloom, Cave In) have released another new track from their upcoming album Savage Masters, which is due out on April 2nd. We’ve already head-banged to “Black Holes”, now the band brings us the savage “Venom Hell”. The track is like being hit with a bulldozer with all its angular riffs and intense bass lines that would make Unsane blush. The track is currently streaming over at Pitchfork so get a jump on that. Also, be sure to check out the band live with Kowloon Walled City in April. Dates are below.
If you are looking for a musical act whose sound could only be described as “gargantuan”, then I think Kowloon Walled City is your best bet. Kowloon Walled City’s most recent effort, Container Ships, came to me at a time when I needed it most. I was on a desperate search for a record that sounded huge and heavy but also have unique characteristics that would keep my attention. Needless to say, Container Ships was that record and it absolutely blew me away. In the midst of a Kowloon Walled City high, I contacted guitarist/vocalist Scott Evans to chat about the band and their new record.
This year has been more than gracious to my ears. I was fond of so many releases in 2012 that it was like pulling teeth trying to narrow this list down to JUST thirty. Since albums have the tendency to grow on me, this list was compiled without review ratings in mind, if I had a chance to review them that is. These thirty albums are the records that I continued to revisit throughout the year and have yet to stop jamming. These are the records that are still fresh and exciting upon the umpteenth listen. Without further adieu, these are my favorite albums of the year.