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Let Us Now Praise Noise: October 13, 2017

What’s on my playlist this week, including Iron Monkey, A Tribute to Johnny Cash, Upheaval, SURVIVE, The Creepshow, and Steve Greene.

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If It’s Halloween; It Must Be Werewolves In Siberia!

Chris Cavoretto a.k.a. Werewolves In Siberia has been steadily putting out high-quality, endlessly listenable, horror synth music for the last few years. He’s been able to keep things fresh and exciting within a seemingly limited medium.

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Let Us Now Praise Noise: A Music Column

Welcome to my new music column, where I discuss all the stuff I’ve been listening to lately.


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Pump Up The Jam: September 22, 2017

This week on Pump Up The Jam: Shannon Lay, Cold Cave, Duds, Death Bells, New Candys, and OSHH.
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Zola Jesus Frees Herself from Constraints on ‘Okovi’

Even if you’ve never heard the name “Zola Jesus” you’ve definitely heard the music of Nika Roza Danilova. It’s been used on several high-profile TV shows including Skins, Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Gossip Girl, and Elementary.
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Alive and On Fire: INVSN w/Peeling at Bovine Sex Club

Toronto: September 13, 2017

No matter how terrible things may seem, music has the potential to make everything feel better. Those of us feeling disillusioned by the current state of the world received a massive dose of optimism last night at the Bovine Sex Club.
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Creations of Chaos: Kubo and the Two Strings

In this edition of Creations of Chaos, it’s the film that teaches that music, storytelling, and paper, can be mightier than the sword. It’s Kubo and the Two Strings.

kubo and the two strings poster

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‘Art Has Big Shoes To Fill’: Talking To INVSN’s Dennis Lyxzén

INVSN will be playing the Bovine in Toronto on Wednesday, September 13. Tickets are FREE!

Photo credit: Selma Grönlund

If you were into punk in the 1990s, you’ll remember Refused. If you were into punk at the turn of the millennium, you’ll also remember The (International) Noise Conspiracy. Singer Dennis Lyxzén is the common element in both of those exceptional bands. Not content to rest on his laurels, he’s now part of another Swedish punk collective called INVSN.
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Pump Up The Jam: August 25, 2017

KABIRIA

This week on Pump Up The Jam: Elletrodomestico, Sisters, Kabiria, Moon Eyed, Absolutely Not, Big Hush, and Gary Numan.
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Creations of Chaos: The Chipmunk Adventure

On this edition of Creations of Chaos, it’s the surprisingly controversial animated film that set my heart aflame with wanderlust. Jump in your hot air balloon, and get your rock-n-roll on with, The Chipmunk Adventure.

Chipmunk Adventure-Poster

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