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DYING WHALE: Georgia Punk/Hardcore Outfit To Embark On Three-City Southeastern Tour Today; New Recordings Pending – Earsplit Compound

[photo by Matthew Zagorski] Valdosta, Georgia-based rambunctious punk/hardcore outfit DYING WHALE hits the Southeast on a short three-day tour this week. Beginning tonight, January 9th, in Columbus, Georgia, the band will then hit Statesboro, Georgia tomorrow, and will close the run with … Continue reading

Adventurous jazz guitarist Brandon Seabrook embraces his metal roots – The Chicago Reader

“…five complex, idea-packed instrumentals with wildly shifting time signatures, rapid-fire chord changes, sinister riffing, and characteristically spastic solo explosions from Seabrook.” – The Chicago Reader

Label Spotlight: Nefarious Industries – Decibel Magazine

Check out this rad spotlight on Nefarious Industries, up now at Decibel. Everything you every wanted to know about the label, and a glimpse at what’s coming in 2018! If you seek off-kilter music, Nefarious Industries is the label you … Continue reading

And, of course, Anal Trump: The year in band names 2017 – The A.V. Club

“Tracks from this year’s Last Moments Of Misery: “Black Sky Absorbs You In,” “Thorn Sized Wounds,” “The Tear Between Life And Love,” “Dreading My Exclusion.” That whale is a real mope.” – The A.V. Club

BRANDON SEABROOK’s Needle Driver EP Review – SonicAbuse

“If the presence of Martin Bisi is a boon when it comes to piquing the interest, then the presence of a Nefarious Industries catalogue number on the sleeve is of paramount importance. Self-described as “the home of a bunch of big, dumb noise”, it is, to my mind, one of the few labels out there fighting against the creeping tide of commercialism in music. […] The label’s latest release is a beautifully packaged, perfectly recorded example of chaos in motion. Informed by the rampant experimentalism exhibited in Miles Davis’ ‘bitches brew’ and filtered through the lens of ‘sister’-era Sonic Youth, BRANDON SEABROOK’s Needle Driver features just five tracks and introduces the listener to a multi-faceted whirl of music, the like of which will leave the listener dizzy and uncertain. Syncopated beats and atonal chord progressions are the order of the day, all shot through with arcing feedback and layers of sheet-metal noise, and the result is a glimpse into the dark inspiration that the dark alleys of New York seem to foment. […] BRANDON SEABROOK’s Needle Driver ultimately sounds like nothing other than itself. Not for those for whom familiarity breeds safety, Needle Driver is an avant-garde masterpiece that throws down a rough-covered gauntlet to all those who would claim innovation in their art.” – SonicAbuse

Brandon Seabrook’s ‘Needle Driver’ – Nextbop

“Guitarist Brandon Seabrook‘s new album, Needle Driver, is quick and dirty. It could hardly be classified as a jazz album, but we’re going out on a limb and saying it is anyway. […] Allison Miller has always had a steady hand, and this mix of rock and jazz elements are an exceptional use of her abilities. Seabrook, who has been weird for a minute but has really let that side show this year, is playing his guitar in every possible direction and he’s bringing Deblase along with him on bass. Together, they’re a madcap trio whose songs are wrapped up long before you tire of them. It’s really that brief an album, so brief “rewards repeat listens” is by no means a cliche. Needle Driver is certainly one of those albums just worth a listen, no matter one’s proclivities.” – Nextbop

BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER Debut Streaming At Decibel Magazine; Needle Driver EP Sees Release Friday Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

[photo by Roman Meisenberg] Decibel Magazine is now streaming the Needle Driver debut by BRANDON SEABROOK’S NEEDLE DRIVER – the newest project of avant-jazz guitarist Brandon Seabrook – which sees release tomorrow via Nefarious Industries. The material on the Needle Driver EP was written and sharpened … Continue reading