Sunday, March 28, 2021

Milkmoney - Pink


Label: Headhunter
Year: 1995

Sure, why not post another Milkmoney 7" while we're here? This band had a hell of a 1994-95, releasing three 7"s and a full length before calling it a day. Work ethic on point.
This record and the previous one posted are similar enough that it's safe to say, "if you liked that one...". Not a bad thing, just a band with a consistent and honed sound. Honed sound on point.

Milkmoney - Leash


Label: Plumb
Year: 1994

Been a minute since the last post, and I'm sorry about that, but I'm sure we will all get through it together. Just trust me.
Milkmoney were from the super fertile Boston scene of the early-mid 90's, even releasing a 7" on the standard bearer of Boston based atrocities, Reproductive Records. But, where a lot of those bands were seeing who could out-heavy the others, Milkmoney were pivoting into a downtrodden, downbeat, version of rock music, based on the types of bleak sounds Codeine had made. Some of the stuff Seam had done isn't that far off either. Come too. I suppose one could assume the members of Milkmoney had probably been to a few Galaxie 500 shows around the Boston area a few years earlier, and their slowcore template worked its way into their DNA. Milkmoney though, have some fuzz and grit under all the sadness, which buoys the songs and for my money (well under $1000 if you must ask) makes them more listenable.
Two songs, give it a shot.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Done - Done I, Done 'Em All


Label: self released
Year: 2012

Don't let the Bandcamp bio fool you, this band from "Campulung, Romania" is actually the duo of Andy Patterson (State Of The Nation, Search [the original one, not the Rev Records one], Subrosa, Insect Ark, and Sweet Jesus) and Cache Tolman (Iceburn, Rival Schools, Institute, Search [with Andy Patterson], and others), who are from Utah, United States.
If you were hip to Cache's foray into stoner-buzz riff slinging as Skullfuzz, then you'll be good. Done are an extension of that band's bad boogie molten lava rock. Goatsnake comes to mind as an apt comparison if Skullfuzz never made it onto your radar. 
The band has three albums worth of this stuff, all of them equally as good, and all of them only existing as Bandcamp treasures. Would be nice for an altruistic record label (looking at you, Southern Lord) to come along and properly release these. They deserve a wider audience.

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