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best of 2014 :: Favorite Recordings

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Oh shit, best of 2014 coverage. yay.

Yes, these are my favorite recordings of 2014. It was a good year, no? There were other records released this year, but this is the GT list. If you are not here, but you think you should be, don’t worry, I love you. And there’s is always next year, right? These are not presented in any order besides alphabetical by artist. They’re all great. Ok. Let’s go.

(click on the album titles for additional streaming/purchase options)


Beyond Calculation by The Austerity Program

Listen: Song 30 (bandcamp)


DEBT by Baked

Listen: Wet Blanket (bandcamp)


Eighteen Hours of Static by Big Ups

Listen: Justice (bandcamp)


Interrupt by Bleeding Rainbow

Listen: Monochrome


blood sister by blood sister

Listen: 976-CREEP (bandcamp)


Clean Girls & Vulture Shit’s Expensive Tastes

Listen: Day of the Woman (bandcamp) by Clean Girls


Party Jail by Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

Listen: Laughing (bandcamp)



Listen: Forerunner (bandcamp)

(free album)

Stay Home by Hank Wood & The Hammerheads

Listen: In Bookings (bandcamp)


High Desert by High Desert

Listen: Disappeared (soundcloud)


Dyatlov by Hive Bent

Listen: Liar (bandcamp)


Spare Room by Kindling

Listen: Eastern State (bandcamp)


Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts into Tears by Krill

Listen: Unbounded Nameless Future (bandcamp)


Mess by Liars

Listen: Pro Anti Anti (youtube)


Low Fat Getting High by Low Fat Getting High

Listen: Don’t Believe You Anymore (bandcamp)


Variable Impulse by Multicult

Listen: Othello (bandcamp)


i can’t stand my own face by nine of swords

Listen: watch (bandcamp)

(pay what you want)

We Are Nots by Nots

Listen: decadence (soundcloud)


Dark Comedy by Open Mike Eagle

Listen: Doug Stamper (Advice Raps) (feat. Hannibal Buress)


Sunbathing Animal by Parquet Courts

Listen: Vienna II (youtube)


Bodies and Control and Money and Power by Priests

Listen: Right Wing (bandcamp)


Under Color of Official Right by Protomartyr

Listen: Scum, Rise! (bandcamp)


So It Goes by RATKING

Listen: So It Goes (youtube)


Separate by Roomrunner

Listen: Slow (bandcamp)


Lese Majesty by Shabazz Palaces

Listen: Motion Sickness (youtube)


Rest Versus Rust by Spray Paint

Listen: Rest Versus Rust (bandcamp)


Swollen by Stickers

Listen: Sacajawea (bandcamp)


Awake by Tycho

Listen: L (soundcloud)


Vomitface by Vomitface

Listen: Bill Me Later (bandcamp)


The Joys of Employment by Vulture Shit

Listen: Church Van Contraband (bandcamp)

SO, what is missing? what shouldn’t be here? leave a damn comment (if you are into that sort of thing).

Song 30 (mp3) by The Austerity Program

Forerunner (mp3) by EXOCOMET

Eastern State (mp3) by Kindling

watch (mp3) by nine of swords

Doug Stamper (Advice Raps) (feat. Hannibal Buress) (mp3) by Open Mike Eagle

Scum, Rise! (mp3) by Protomartyr

Sacajawea (mp3) by Stickers

Church Van Contraband (mp3) by Vulture Shit
GIMME TINNITUS Favorite Recordings Best of 2014

q and also a :: Birth (Defects)

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Baltimore’s own Birth (Defects) sent us these answers for this installment of q and also a.
q: What is the last song you (really) heard?

sean: I don’t know what you mean by “really” hear a song. The last song I enjoyed is by the best punk band out of the UK right now, Frau – “Punk Is My Boyfriend”, also Unholy Two – “Survivor Series”, a classic from The Need – “O Sally How’s it Feel With a Fake Hand?” and from a project called Karasyozoku – “Strayers Seek Crowd, Even Though They Don’t Have The Reason”.

rob: I keep Dark Blue’s cover of John Cale’s “Hungry for Love” on repeat at all times if that’s what you mean.
q: What is your most common reaction to hearing your own music?

s: “At least we aren’t a Hoax rip off band”

r: “At least we are a Hoax rip-off band.”
q: What is your favorite artist/band to see live?

s: Watery Love.

r: I don’t have favorites; I love them all equally. OK, maybe Technicolor Teeth a little more than the others.

TECHNICOLOR TEETH / BLOOD POOL from Weird City of Dirt on Vimeo.

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

s: Death By Audio.

r: I don’t have enough experience to be an authority on New York City venues, but we’re playing The Gutter on August 15, so I’ll pick that one.

Upcoming Show Dates

august 15th at the gutter
q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?

s: I have no idea what you really mean. I like Anime a lot, and both Rob and I enjoy the Knights of Sidonia series. Hive Bent and us are starting an Anime theme songs touring band. See you in 2017.

r: Bloodborne! and Knights of Sidonia, yes. My kids really like Mario Kart, too.

q: Anything we should know about your latest project (whatever that might be)?

s: This split cassette with CP/M is our first release. It was recorded in 16 hours. It took 7 years to make this release happen.

r: I’m still amazed that cassette tapes have made a comeback.


Streamable: Birth (Defects) + CP/M 2014 Tour Split (bandcamp)

Recorded and mixed by Roomrunner‘s Dan Frome, here is the CP/M side of the cassette.

Streamable: Birth (Defects) + CP/M 2014 Tour Split (bandcamp)

Get the tape by coming to one of the shows listed above. Accidental Guest will be releasing a 7″ and maybe a 12″ by Birth (Defects) later this year. More on that TK.

And make sure you check out the rest of the q and also a series. Ok?

Birth (Defects) are on Birth (Defects)
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Birth (Defects) are on Accidental Guest

BONUS: Demands (2007 Demo) (mp3)

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friday night vids :: Low Fat Getting High + Hive Bent + Signor Benedick the Moor + Dead Stars + playlounge

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

For your streaming pleasure, here is the next installment of Friday Night Vids for the year numbered 2014. And it’s not really Friday anymore, but I’m not gonna wait a whole week to post these, ok?
Streamable: Police Cop (youtube) by Low Fat Getting High

Streamable: Serious Business on BTR [ep166] (youtube) by Hive Bent

Streamable: Lecherous, Senseless, Debauchery (not the video) (youtube) by Signor Benedick the Moor

Streamable: Summer Bummer (youtube) by Dead Stars

Streamable: fan fiction (youtube) by playlounge

Downloadable: fan fiction (mp3)
AND I totally missed this Ed Schrader’s Music Beat music video for “Laughing”.

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

q and also a :: HIVE BENT

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Steph F. and Kyle B. are HIVE BENT. The Baltimore-based noiserock duo sent us these answers to the next q and also a.
q: What is the last song you (really) heard?

steph: the last song I was listening to was “white panic” by shady hawkins, they’re so fucking good and i want to play with them so badly.

kyle: “Pretender” by Hoover. I seem to rediscover that band every year or so. So good.

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

s: “holy shit i didn’t think you guys would sound that loud and heavy but… holy shit.” no joke, that is every reaction from every person who has heard us play, haha.
k: When I hear it? “O no, not this again…”
q: What is your favorite artist/band to see live?

s: Ahhh, I’m gonna say Two Inch Astronaut… I love watching them play, Sam is absolutely hypnotic with his guitar work and Daniel’s bass blows me away, followed by Matt and his tight as shit drumming. I am often in a haze after watching them play.

Downloadable: Part of Your Scene (Live on WVAU’s Live in the Hive) (mp3)
k: Multicult. Probably the tightest band I’ve seen in years, and I don’t mean that in the way people tell bands, “yah, you guys are tight,” when they really mean the band sucks but they don’t want to be mean to their faces.

Downloadable: Luxury (mp3)
q: What is your favorite venue (in NYC, if applicable)?

s: we haven’t played very many NYC venues, but Shea Stadium is really, really, fucking cool. their whole concept and the space as a whole is really amazing to be seen.
k: Death By Audio reminded me a lot of Big Snow, which was awesome. I know I definitely enjoyed playing both of those and Shea Stadium.
q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?

s: hm, this question is a hard one, in terms of pop culture, i couldn’t tell you. I think I get too obsessed with tumblr culture and reblogging hilarious images all the time or constantly reading about intersectional feminism and social awareness.

The Hive Bent Tumblr is @

Ed. Note: At time of publication the Hive Bent Tumblr appears to have been hijacked, so maybe check that out later, not right now.
k: The whole digital distribution of music and crowd-sourcing phenomenon. It’s odd in that it seems to be polarizing the artistic and entertainment ends of the “music industry”, and yet things are becoming much more accessible. Also: twitter and Major League Baseball.
q: Anything we should know about your latest project (whatever that might be)?

s: i know that kyle wants to do something else separate from hive bent, but getting the time to do it is always a pain. we’re both very busy people in the ‘professional’ sense (i’m a pastry chef for a busy restaurant and kyle makes maps). I can tell you that my next project involves a strawberry rhubarb streusel.
k: I wanna do a space rock thing where I play guitar, because I miss playing guitar in a band. We’ll see when that happens, though. Hive Bent is working on new stuff in the mean time. Also, there this whole LIFE thing that keeps us busy…
Streamable: Offline Meet (soundcloud)

You can purchase Dyatlov @ either, or from the good folks at

Upcoming NYC Show:

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Hive Bent is on Hype Machine
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Hive Bent is on Terra Firma Records
Hive Bent is on New Day Rising Records

BONUS: The Observer (mp3)



Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Holy shit, it’s GRIZZLOR!

Downloadable: DIE ALONE (mp3)

GRIZZLOR hail from New Haven, CT and they play a fuzzed-out ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME brutal form of noise rock that I just can’t get enough of here at GIMME TINNITUS.

Their new(ish) EP is available now under the pay-what-you-want pricing model @ You should buy it, ok?

And, have I mentioned that they are playing tonight at Death by Audio.

Upcoming NYC Show:

GRIZZLOR is on the internet
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GRIZZLOR is on Facebook
GRIZZLOR is on Twitter
GRIZZLOR is on Youtube

We're All Just Aliens by GRIZZLOR