The Spooks are a side project of the Black Lips along with local musicians Mark Naumann and Adam Bruneau (The Kiwis). The band is Halloween themed as they dress up in white sheets like ghosts for their shows and the music is a very “spooky” variety of psychedelic garage-punk. They finally released their debut album, Death From Beyond The Grave, a project that had been in the works for years. The first side of the record is the album itself, and the second side is a bunch of live cuts. If you enjoy the Black Lips and that whole genre, then you will probably love this. I will pull this out and jam it to scare little children when Halloween comes back around, but I can’t see myself spending a considerable amount of time with it. Here’s a cut from it:
Glen Iris is an Atlanta super group comprised of Chris Strawn (Brass Castle), Justin Hughes (Batata Doce, Elevado, Missile Command), and Jonathan Lueke (Ice Caps). They rock out hard, as you would expect from these gentlemen. They are playing tonight at the Drunken Unicorn, so if you are looking for a show to catch, you should check it out. Here’s a jammer:
Feeding Fingers are an Atlanta band that do the post-punk-goth-new-dark-wave-whatever stuff, and they do it rather well. At times it certainly leans towards being too derivative and dated, but nevertheless there is good stuff going on here. Whether you are a fan of this style, or just dabble in it like me, their newest album, Baby Teeth, is well worth looking into. They are playing a show with The Orphins and Club Awesome at The Earl February 28 before embarking on a European tour.
- Posted by Davy Minor on February 11, 2009 at 7:01 am
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Atlanta Hottnesses: Die Slaughterhaus, Ghost Abortions, The Spooks, The Kiwis, Deerhunter, and Adam Bruneau
Die Slaughterhaus, the notorious Atlanta record company at the center of our garage-punk scene, seems to be diving deeper into the world of video. The 5 minute short film above called Ghost Abortions just showed up on youtube, and as one would expect, it is as offensive as the musical acts you would associate with the label. What interested me most about it is that The Kiwis contributed their music for the soundtrack. The Kiwis, aka The Kiwis of the South Pacific, are a band that I’ve been interested in for a long time because everything I’ve heard from them sounds great, but I’ve never actually had my schedule work out to see them live. Here is a sample:
In addition to the music on the film, Kiwi‘s Adam Bruneau also did the animation. I finally put two and two together and realized he was the one who did those neat videos for Deerhunter‘s Microcastle last year. He has a nice collection on Vimeo you should check out.
Die Slaughterhouse recently released an LP for The Spooks, who are a mysterious Atlanta supergroup affiliated with the Black Lips, Deerhunter and The Kiwis. I’m not sure if Adam Bruneau is actually in this band or not, but he made the video for their song “Steal You Soul”. If you bought the LP like i did, you know it came with a pair of 3D glasses to view the sweet cover art that he designed. To watch this video properly, you need to put on those 3D glasses and toggle up full-screen mode because it is awesome:
The Spooks “Steal Your Soul”
Here is The Kiwi‘s “Mexico” done with lite brite animation by Andrew Nicholson. (also awesome, and more videos after the jump): Click here to read the entire post…
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- Posted by Davy Minor on January 28, 2009 at 5:49 am
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Tonight Georgie James, featuring members of Q And Not U, will be at the Drunken Unicorn.
Wednesday night offers many great options. There is The Selmanaires, The Coathangers, and Ponderosa at The Drunken Unicorn, there is The Howlies, Judi Chicago, and Giant Tigers at The Earl and Type-O Negative at the Masquerade.
Saturday night at Lenny’s there is a big show featuring The Toxic Avenger, One Hand Loves The Other, Judi Chicago, Treaure Fingers, and Preston Craig. Also Saturday night, Stars will be at The Variety Playhouse.
Georgie James : More Lights
The Selmanaires : The Air Salesman
The Kiwis : Mexico
Toxic Avenger : Stage Diving
Stars : The Night Starts Here
- Posted by Davy Minor on October 23, 2007 at 11:23 am
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