Why it has taken over three years to return to the Indian Ska outfit The Ska Vengers is a mystery of its own creation.
The Ska Vengers
Although not a new song, nor even of a recent performance, the track Shut Your Mouth, captured live in England has this past week been made available. In the fond hope of new material, a reminder of The Ska Vengers.
Special mention is made to Karan Joseph, who died last year and plays keys in this performance.
The duo of Joshua Frank (Bass) and Tom Ng (Guitar / Vocals) who form the trippy-blues band Gong Gong Gong, based in Beijing (China) releases the AA side single Siren / Something’s Happening on the 9th of November.
Gong Gong Gong
Stripping back the sounds until the skeleton is almost visible Gong Gong Gong deliver tracks which form a primordial presence in the room.
Siren (available on bandcamp) is a composition in which the percussive guitar slips and slides beneath the melodies of the bass and textured by the hazed vocal creating the mystical demeanour of their music.
Gong Gong Gong are currently touring in the USA.
25th– Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom w/ Parquet Courts
27th – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore w/ Parquet Courts
28th – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz w/ Parquet Courts
10/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville on w/ Eaters
10/19 – Queens, NY @ Outpost Artists Resources
30th – Washington DC @ Black Cat w/ Flasher, Public Practice
3rd – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern w/ Flasher, Public Practice
4th – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout w/ Flasher, Public Practice
5th – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups w/ Flasher, Public Practice
12th – Patterson, NJ @ The Red Wheelbarrow w/ Flasher, Public Practice
Rodrigo Vera Tudela (Vocal / Guitar), Richard Angeles (Drums), Lucas Stiglich (Bass) and Mateo Majluf (Guitar) from Lima (Peru) who form the alt-rock band Mundaka released the recorded live EP Mar Adentro on the 21st.
An EP which introduces various guest musicians and disparate instrumentation as and where required, journeys around a broad thread of influence.
My selection from the EP being the penultimate, which only features the four players in the band in a swooping hazy array of fretboards, surrounded by an uncompromising bass / drum combination, Desaparecer.
All five tracks were, as with this video, captured in the live performance of the recording session of the EP.
The desert-rock quartet from Toronto (Canada) of Jake Allen (Guitar), Sam Allen (Vocals / Guitar), Amanda Grant (Bass / Vocals) and Jeremy Ramos-Foley (Drums) who combine to make-up Run Coyote are planning the release of an LP in the first half-of next year.
Wandering through the back catalogue of material the listener is given to a sense of a quartet who would be at home in a dusty saloon-bar on the Chisholm Trail, as a welcoming site for a night around the campfire and reminisce of times long past.
As a very early indicator of what to expect on the forthcoming album the rock’n’roll number Night Rider surfaced a couple of days ago.
The English theatrical-metal outfit Evil Scarecrow will be releasing the LP Chapter IV: Antartarctica on the 28th.
Their ability to take a standard metal construct and add embellishing flourishes to create music of drama that doesn’t sound self-indulgent marks Evil Scarecrow as a band it is always a pleasure to discover what they are up to at any given point in time.
Red Riding Hood, the second of the ten tracks on the forthcoming album, implies current location being – science-fantasy.