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Those Darn Gnomes - Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow

THOSE DARN GNOMES: “Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow” Review at Exclaim!

“The record jumps headfirst into a hellscape of feedback, distortion and noise music, with all the subtlety of a ten-car pileup. You can literally hear the instruments crying out in agony as they are twisted into unnatural shapes. Listening to it, you’d be forgiven for flopping around like a clubbed fish on speed. For similar effect, picture Full of Hell crashing the stage at a Willie Nelson concert. Then, without warning, the noise stops. Things slow to an ethereal whisper, but it’s too late. THOSE DARN GNOMES have got us on our toes. With four tracks spanning over 40 minutes, it’s impossible to guess where this record could go. Outside of Micheal Gira’s Swans, it would be hard to find a record that keeps its audience in such mind-bending suspense.” – Exclaim!

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THOSE DARN GNOMES: “Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow” Review at Burning Ambulance

“To the outsider, noise music and free jazz might not be so different, but to fans these genres are usually worlds apart. Not only do THOSE DARN GNOMES successfully bring the two together, they do so with a grace and sense of dynamics that give the music a powerful atmosphere despite the overall abrasiveness of the material. The mesh of electronic and live instrumentation is seamless, and there is a depth present that rewards repeated listening. Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow is full of challenging material, but those who explore the nooks and crannies of the interzones between these experimental genres will no doubt be rewarded for their efforts.” – Burning Ambulance

Those Darn Gnomes Live 2019 [photo by Anita Martinez]

The Doorway To Interviews THOSE DARN GNOMES

THOSE DARN GNOMES discuss origin stories, musical influences, and the San Diego scene with Clint Listing of The Doorway To. We can’t even make this stuff up… “My house was broken into about three years ago, just before our second … Continue reading


SPACE MONKEY: New Noise Magazine Premieres “We Are Space Monkey” By Chinese Punk Act; Split EP With FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY Nears Release Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

New Noise Magazine is hosting the exclusive premiere of “We Are Space Monkey,” by Chinese punk rock trio SPACE MONKEY. The song is found on the band’s upcoming split EP with FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY, Blow Out The Candles And Make A Split, which … Continue reading

GRIDFAILURE and MEGALOPHOBE - “Agoraphobic Claustrophobia”

GRIDFAILURE and MEGALOPHOBE: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Premieres “Agoraphobic Claustrophobia” Video; Tasukete Out Now Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

New York solo/experimental outfits GRIDFAILURE & MEGALOPHOBE deliver an explosively demented new video for “Agoraphobic Claustrophobia,” found on their second collaborative album, Tasukete, which saw release through Nefarious Industries in late 2018. The visual accompaniment to the rabid musical concoction infiltrates the public … Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Trip Over This Video For GRIDFAILURE & MEGALOPHOBE’s “Agoraphobic Claustrophobia” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“The music video we’re debuting for you today couldn’t be any further from your local bands’ metalcore warehouse performance clip. Pairing acid-washed visuals with their collaborative digital hellscape “Agoraphobic Claustrophobia”, experimental acts GRIDFAILURE & MEGALOPHOBE step away from noise and industrial clichés and deliver a troubling, dizzying multimedia assault on all six of your senses. This doesn’t have a content warning, but if you’ve just micro-dosed, please take care. […] Unearthly bleeps, cheeps, and creeps dance over a somewhat primitive drum loop and harsh, grinding vocals call out, seemingly from this realm and the next. Multi-faceted is a term you could use when describing this. Or you could just scream “tasukete” and hope someone nearby understands and can assist you.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

Those Darn Gnomes - Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow

THOSE DARN GNOMES: Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow – Can This Even Be Called Music?

“The improvisation-fueled avant-garde noisegrind quartet and its myriad of additional musicians has crafted one of the most remarkable albums of the year already.” – Can This Even Be Called Music?

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FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY Begins US Tour Today; Split EP with SPACE MONKEY Nears July Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

China/US-based duo FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY is currently embarked on their new international Tours Truly venture, which kicked off in China last week. The tour was booked in conjunction with the release of a new split EP with Chinese act SPACE MONKEY, Blow Out The … Continue reading