premiere :: Drunken Sufis > Fiber Optical Tap

October 14th, 2014

Brooklyn/DC weirdo punx Drunken Sufis have a new ambient drone project featuring noise, modem sounds, pots & pans and feedback. The new album is entitled Fiber Opital Tap and it comes out today via Bad Friend Records. According to the band, “the whole project is about obsolescence, the digital-analog divide, and decay in general.” The “music” video of the album was shot on handheld cameras and a toilet drenched iPhone. View it full screen mode and wear some headphones, ok?


Streamable: Fiber Optic Tap (youtube)

You can stream the audio of Fiber Optic Tap below via this bandcamp widget.

Streamable: Fiber Optic Tap (vimeo)

You can purchase the digital @

The limited edition cassette of Fiber Optic Tap will be available soon @ There are only 50 tapes and they feature 50 different covers of stills from the video.

Update: The cassette is currently out of stock at

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Fibert Optic Tap by Drunken Sufis

audio stream :: The Monsieurs > S/T (preview)

October 13th, 2014

The Monsieurs of Brookline, MA bring all the rock and roll and punk rock they have played before (Tunnel Of Love/Shepherdess/Fuzzy/Where My Beat Be At) and cram it all into the songs on their self-titled album and it just explodes. This is rock and roll that is coming apart to the seams. The good folks at Slovenly Recordings are releasing said album on the 28th of October (this year, 2014). Needless to say you should pick this up when it becomes available. Until then, here are some tracks from The Monsieurs that are streaming on the Slovenly bandcamp.


Streamable: S/T (bandcamp)

You can preorder the eponymous Monsieurs album on optical media and/or vinyl @

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TOL BONUS: Oh No (Yer Time Is Gonna Cum) (mp3) by Tunnel of Love

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mp3s :: GIMME TINNITUS Radio Time > September 14, 2014 + September 28, 2014

October 11th, 2014

Welcome to the GIMME TINNITUS Radio Time internet radio show, a biweekly program on Newtown Radio where I play some songs for you and stream them live over the internet. I don’t talk that much. Sometimes there are technical problems. Sometime there are guests. Sometimes both.

Here are the two latest GTRTs.

So, you can play the whole shows below or some of the individual tracks using the tiny play buttons next to each mp3 link, OR you can stream the whole page using the streampad player at the bottom of the page, OR you can just download any or all of the mp3s at your leisure and play them using a digital media player of your choice.


Downloadable: GTRT 09-14-14 :: GIMME TINNITUS Radio Time (mp3)

Here’s the playlist from the above show that is a tribute to the wonderful DIY space known as Death by Audio (RIP almost).

  1. Quarantine (mp3) by MIRACLES
  2. Always On Time From Now On by The Flag
  3. Cuts Me In Half by YVETTE
  4. Deadbeat by Hunters
  5. Terror, No! by MANNEQUIN PUSSY
  6. Don’t Touch My Shit by The Coathangers
  7. I Don’t Mind by Teen Witch
  8. Dead by The Numerators
  9. Wasting Time by Reading Rainbow
  10. Able To by Eternal Summers
  11. Thee Only One by Frankie Rose
  12. On The Beach by Beach Arabs
  13. Watusi by Heavy Cream
  14. Mysterious by The Splinters
  15. Lovers With Iraqis (MP3 version) by Foot Village
  16. Heretic’s Hymn by Double Dagger
  17. Every Table Needs a Knife by VULTURE SHIT
  18. Wool by Big Ups
  19. My Hate by Low Fat Getting High
  20. Old Crow by Clean Girls
  21. Bones Brigade by Crosss
  22. Pop Hit III (mp3) by The Soupcans
  23. Pilot by Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
  24. And Breeding by Priests
  25. Armbone by Vaz
  26. Deadbeat by A Place To Bury Strangers
  27. Seriously by Sleepies
  28. Honor Killer by EULA
  29. Slap Dash by Shark?
  30. Newo by ADVAETA
  31. Stoned and Starving by Parquet Courts
  32. Speedy Ortiz by Speedy Ortiz
  33. Bait Car by Roomrunner
  34. Iskra Goodbye by Grooms
  35. Udan Mas (mp3) by Trabajo
  36. Patty Conway(demo acoustic version) by FREECARE
  37. Acres Of Skin by Zs

Downloadable: GTRT 09-28-14 :: GIMME TINNITUS Radio Time (mp3)

Here’s the playlist from the above show.

  1. Born For A Short Time by The Mae Shi
  2. Doomed Boy by Super Medusa
  3. B.O.B. (mp3) by NANCY
  4. Oh My Darling Don’t Cry by Run The Jewels
  5. Like My Hair by Big Neck Police
  6. Melee by Multicult
  7. watch by nine of swords
  8. Shaking Hands by Women
  9. Fear and Desire by Conduct
  10. Partaker by Idiot Genes
  11. Lights Out Club by Ex-Cult
  12. Booby Trap by Godheadsilo
  13. Feel Free by Cheater Slicks
  14. West Siberian Plain by Ultramantis Black
  15. 10,000 Kisses by Pluto Monday
  16. Quarterlife by Teen Body
  17. Enough by The Meltaways
  18. Dog Food Dick by Good Throb
  19. Clear Enough by Curelight Wounds
  20. Jerome (Liar) by Joanna Gruesome
  21. Dripping by Blonde Redhead
  22. White by Semi Femme
  23. Tot Mom by Butter The Children
  24. Sittin Around by Apache Dropout
  25. Screaming Eye by Wand
  26. Every Morning by J Mascis
  27. January Sun by Video Daughters
  28. Slacker AI by Alien Trilogy
  29. Don’t Believe You Anymore by Low Fat Getting High
  30. Walk Around by Dave Segedy
  31. Colour by Delta 5
  32. 3AM Coke Dream by Teardrop Factory
  33. Ghost Twin by blood sister
  34. Old Lake by The Blind Shake
  35. Press by Whirr
  36. Foulbrood by Two Inch Astronaut
  37. Basements by Future Death
  38. Peanut Butter by Krill
  39. Dancing to the Max by Death to Slater
  40. Monkey Drip (mp3) by Pampers
  41. D+D Fantasy by Karp

The next show is tomorrow @ 4PM EST and will feature a playlist from Tom of Mirror Universe Tapes. You should tune in.

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If you want to download all the individual tracks in this post, you should probably think about installing the DownThemAll! or FlashGot Firefox extensions.

Also, if you like what you hear you should probably purchase music from the above artists at any of these fine online retailers (or your local independent record store):

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And, if you haven’t done it already, make sure you check out the other GTRT episodes.


friday night vids :: Ex-Breathers + Obits + Greys + UNSANE + Joanna Gruesome + GOAT

October 11th, 2014

For your streaming pleasure, here is the next installment of Friday Night Vids (on a Saturday) for the year numbered 2014.
Streamable: Auto-Correct by Ex-Breathers

Streamable: Machines by Obits

Streamable: Adderall by Greys

Streamable: Scrape by UNSANE

Streamable: jerome (liar) by joanna gruesome

(companion Trust Fund video)
Streamable: Hide From The Sun by Goat

If you like what you see/hear you should probably purchase music from your local independent record store or better yet buy directly from the band next time you go out to a show.
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

show :: 10/24/14 @ The Gutter > The Mirror Universe Tapes + GIMME TINNITUS Unofficial CMJ Showcase

October 10th, 2014

CMJ is almost upon us. Too many shows. Not enough time/sleep/etc. Well, here is one show that is not to be missed. Mirror Universe Tapes and GT have put together a dark and poppy unofficial showcase. It happens on Friday, October 24th at The Gutter. Doors are at 7. Show at 8. No badges, but the show only cost $5. Do not miss it.

The Lineup (in no particular order, times announced closer to the show):

Dott (Ireland)

Be Forest (Italy)

The Flag (Brooklyn)

Kindling (East Hampton, MA)

Night Powers (Brooklyn)

Semi Femme (Brooklyn)

Bummer 10/14/14: Semi Femme can’t play.

Update 10/16/14: Lia Mice and Curelight Wounds will now be playing!

Just Added!

Lia Mice (France)

Curelight Wounds (Brooklyn)

May 9, 2014
The Gutter
200 North 14th Street
Only $5
No Badges
Doors at 7
Music at 8


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Day That I Found You (mp3) Dott
Bad Blood (mp3) by The Flag
Eastern State (mp3) by Kindling
We Will Always Be Together (mp3) by Night Powers
Concealed (mp3) by Semi Femme
Silver Sand (mp3) by Curelight Wounds

MU + GT Unoffish CMJ at The Gutter