album stream :: HIVE BENT > Dyatlov EP

April 16th, 2014

HIVE BENT‘s awesome new EP, Dyatlov is now available in digital and is set to be released in physical form (i.e. cassette) in very limited numbers on May 1st via the good folks at New Day Rising Records.

The Baltimore duo’s take on posthardcore will smash you upside the head like “a compelling natural force”. It is unclear whether any paranormal activity or secret weapons tests were involved in the recording of the EP.


Streamable: Dyatlov EP (bandcamp)

You can purchase the digital of Dyatlov right now @, or preorder the cassette (only fifty copies available!) and get instant d/l of the digital @

Upcoming NYC Show:

HIVE BENT will also reportedly be playing a GT/Ipsum Northside show in June. More on that TK.

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BONUS: The Observer (mp3)


contest :: Glasslands Gallery > White Fang + Denney & The Jets + Hectors Pets

April 15th, 2014

So, we have 2 pairs of tickets to the White Fang show at Glasslands on April 19th. The show also features Nashville’s swaggery (and fellow Burger-mates) Denney & The Jets and Brooklyn rockers Hector’s Pets. To win the tix, leave a comment below (deadline is 12pm on Friday, ok?). The best two comments will win the tickets to see them Portland420punx. Unfortunately, the show is 21+. Sorry, kids.

The Details…

PopGun Presents

White Fang
Denney & The Jets
Hectors Pets

Saturday April 19, 2014
Doors: 8:00 PM (ends at 11:30 PM)

If you don’t win or you are too lurkery to leave a comment, you can just buy tickets @

Preview the lineup…


White Fang

Streamable: Wanna Ride (bandcamp)

Denney & The Jets

Streamable: Bye Bye Queenie (bandcamp)

Hector’s Pets

Huns Buns (soundcloud)

White Fang “Oldies” BONUS:
Tall Shadow (mp3)
Shit Happens (mp3)


White Fang

White Fang Tour

q and also a :: High Desert

April 14th, 2014

Marty Crandall (ex-The Shins and Flake Music) and Nick Noeding, Jr. (of Yourself, Pollination, et al.) are High Desert and they answered all the questions in this next q and also a.
High Desert
q: What is the last song you (really) heard?

marty: The NotwistInto Another Tune. I love the lazy string loop at the beginning and the transformation that occurs midway through. It turns into such a head bobbing rotation of rhythms and then derails suddenly. Super hypnotic.

nick: Tony CastlesHeart in the Pipes (KAUF Remix), not sure where I actually heard it the first time, but it may have been in GTA. Such a killer remix. Brass synths are my weakness, and I’d hope to incorporate those into our project a little more as we move forward. Or, you know, more brass synths in general, in everyday life.

q: What is your most common reaction to hearing your own music?

n: It’s almost identical to the grieving process, actually.

m: Like seeing an old high school yearbook photo. But one of the ones you liked. One of the ones you got to choose what you wore and your expression isn’t terrible.
q: What is your favorite artist/band to see live?

m: Thee Oh Sees are pretty amazing to behold. I got to see them twice last year at SXSW. Then again this year in Albuquerque. I think i’ve seen them 6 times. They never disappoint. Super energetic and mind bending amounts of fuzzy guitar waves.

n: TBH I haven’t been to a show in a really long time. Lets say, favorite band to see if it were 2004 or so: The Flaming Lips. Wayne walked over me in a giant hamster ball.

q: What is your favorite venue (in NYC, if applicable)?

m: I liked The Bowery Ballroom back when I was playing shows in NY. Big enough for large acts but intimate enough to be able to hear from all the way at the back of the room. And velvety curtains.

n: I can’t really speak to NYC venues, I’ve only been out that way once and spent the whole time inside a NYU dorm in February. There are a few places here in Albuquerque that have been around for a long time that I enjoy, namely The Sunshine Theater and The El Rey. They’re the venues from my youth, and therefore have a certain mystique about them. Also I’ve heard good things about a place called Sister that’s bringing in a lot of artists from out of town, and that’s really something we need here.
q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?

n: Tumblr is pretty exciting to me currently. If you follow the right people, you get exposed to some pretty incredible things on a daily basis. It’s great if you have a short attention span, too. Also bongstagram.

Full Disclosure: Nick has blogged for GT-related tumblog Nusquam in the past, and has been reblogging awesomeness at for a awhile now, so you should totally check that out.

m: I was addicted to Vine for a while. I was making little 7 seconds plays with my collection of toys and stuffed animals. I’m currently searching for the next overwhelming source of inspiration. A 3D printer would make my life complete. Or maybe this bongstagram thing?
q: Anything we should know about your latest project (whatever that might be)?

n: Funny you should ask, it actually comes out tomorrow, April 15th. It’s our first album together, and it’s been a long time in the making. We did everything ourselves, from tracking to mastering, and so what started as a means for us to reconnect as friends kind of turned into a crash course in a lot of the technical aspects of recording. We’ve both dabbled in production before, but for me, this is the first time it really seemed like an official project, and the first time I’ve tried to conform to certain standards. Also it was my first real effort in working with a vocalist, so that was pretty exciting. Marty has a knack for coming up with absolutely stellar harmonies, which meshed well with my need to layer dozens of tracks on top of each other. It’s been a blast, and I think we’re both looking forward to getting back to work.

m: I like Nick’s answer. It’s been a very exciting and fulfilling ride so far. Creating and collaborating in it’s most pure form. I consider myself very lucky being part of such a harmonious union of two noisy souls.



Forces (soundcloud)

Together (soundcloud)

Disappeared (soundcloud)

High Desert will be available tomorrow. Preorder it @

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High Desert

friday night vids :: Nirvana with Joan Jett + Screaming Females + SLOTHRUST + Sole & DJ Pain1 + Bleeding Rainbow + Priests + Clipd Beaks

April 11th, 2014

For your streaming pleasure, here is the next installment of Friday Night Vids for the year numbered 2014.
Streamable: Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live at Saint Vitus) (youtube) by Nirvana with Joan Jett

Streamable: Boyfriend (Live) (youtube) by Screaming Females

Streamable: No Eye Candy (youtube) by SLOTHRUST

Streamable: Fuck Alex Jones (youtube) by Sole & DJ Pain1

Streamable: Images & Out of Line (Live Session at Four Foot Studios) (youtube) by Bleeding Rainbow

Streamable: Live @ Death by Audio (youtube) by Priests

(as seen)
Streamable: Tied Sky (vimeo) by Clipd Beaks

(as seen)
If you like what you see/hear you should probably purchase music from the above artists at any of these fine online retailers or your local independent record store or better yet buy directly from the band next time you go out to a show:

Insound | eMusic | Other Music
You can always watch more (live) music video @ the GIMMETINNITUSTUBE Channel and the GIMME TINNITUS Vimeo, but frankly I have been to lazy to record whole songs at shows recently, so you might as well go to the GT Vine.

Friday Night Vids

mp3 :: Curelight Wounds > Silver Sand

April 11th, 2014

Brooklyn’s own Curelight Wounds is getting their latest EP ready for release on April 22nd. It sounds like it’s gonna be a swirling, driving, psychedelic ride. Here is the first track off of said new EP.


Downloadable: Silver Sand (mp3)

While you are at it, head over the Curelight Wounds bandcamp and check out their earlier EPs, Clearest View and 4.

Hopefully, Curelight Wounds will play some shows in the not-too-distant future.

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BONUS: Clearest View (mp3)

silver sands by curelight wounds