oh cool, a new LP by Total Control. Time to get yer circa 79 postpunk on!

Listen/purchase: Typical System by Total Control

RIP Casy Kasem, radio icon.

Gotta admit that when I saw the news, the first thing I thought of was this.

Apparently I’m not the only one, either.

Cold Cave - “A Little Death to Laugh”

In his recent singles, Wesley Eisold has retreated from the expansive disco-punk of Cherish the Light Years, back to a lo-fi goth-meets-cold wave stance. Kind of like turning the clock back from 1985 to 1981.

His singing still reminds me of Andrew Eldritch though, so it’s all good.


Dead Cassette Tapes Reincarnated As Skeletons by
Brian Dettmer

(via koyl)

People say it’s rad. I have to agree. Speedy surfin’ SoCal indie rockism from the foothills.

Hookworms - “Since We Have Changed”

Glorious time travelling space-psych, winds us back to vintage Loop/Spacemen 3 territory.

"Dee is for lots of things" - John Dee, character in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.

Rudimentary Peni - Death Church

Demented 80s gothpunk deathrockers! Reissue coming on Southern! hellyeahs.

More deets on TMT

As my recent Skrillex experience demonstrates, I might not be suitable in mind, body, and style for the front lines anymore, but as countless middle-aged men before have proven, that will not prevent me from obsessing over the music I loved at 17. So, yes, I’ll be that middle-aged guy - the one with gray temples, riding in his 1957 Corvette, or the one with the monographed Rolling Stone luggage - except I won’t be reliving the ’50s, ’60s, or ’70s. I’ll be reliving the ’90s, and I’ll be collecting techno 12 inches.

Cory Arcangel, artist’s notes for The AUDMCRS Underground Dance Music Collection of Recorded Sound.

It’s the revenge of the record collecting nerds!