To be honest I wasn’t aware of Anticon’s newer existence since ages. L.A. based alternative hip hop label was on my radar around the early 2000s with acts like Alias, Dosh, Themselves, Sole or Why?. Smart rap music without bling bling. Unfortunately I lost track of their releases and bands since some weeks ago. Young Fathers, a Scotish trio released their first proper album Dead and brings back the unique Anticon sound to me.
Everyone knows Constellation, right? Canadian independent record label who released bands like Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Do Make Say Think, Silver Mt. Zion, Esmerine,…. Well, in 2012 they celebrated their 15th anniversary with an extensive European tour. In Vienna François Clos and Thomas Lallier shot a short movie about Constellation including live performances by Eric Chenaux, Hangedup, Mike Moya of HRSTA, Elfin Saddle, Matana Roberts and Do Make Say Think. Watch And We Made The Room Shine below.
Ah, Slint were the band of Louisville kids who released a massive super album called Spiderland in 1991. The album hugely influenced mathrock, slo-core, and Post-Rock and pushed independent music of the 1990s to a different level and beyond. As part of the upcoming Spiderland reissue box set by Touch & Go a documentary about them will be released too.
I can’t wait to see this one, the trailer already looks awesome.
Okay, nothing much to talk about. Just a new track by Jungbluth. Keeping Peace is taken from their upcoming new split 7″ with Callow from Philadelphia. You don’t want to miss that song.
Californian hardcore band Dangers are around for a while. They recorded a bunch of songs on 7″s and 12″s. Their newest output just came out and you should definitely listen to these 6 new songs on Five O’Clock Shadows At The Edge Of The Western World. You don’t wanna regret it.