Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Thou - Heathen & Compilations [FREE Downloads]

Our love of prolific New Orleans sludge masters Thou is no secret here, especially after our post about them offering [nearly] their entire discography for FREE. When it was announced that guitarist Andy Gibbs would be moving to Oakland, California we were fearful of a decline in their copious output.  Luckily our fears were assailed when they announced TWO EPs (one being a collaborative release with fellow sludgsters The Body) and another full length entitled "Heathen" all to be put out this year!  How the fuck do you top that you say? By offering 2 of those 3 releases AND MORE for FREE download/donation, that's how!

Thou has expanded upon their previous form of delivery for their free wares by creating a Bandcamp page that features most of their albums and various digital compilations of their EPs and splits.  They've also provided a thematic link to the artwork of all their Bandcamp offerings by giving them all new matching albums covers (similar to the one for Heathen featured above.)  You can download for free but we highly suggest giving some sort of donation since its almost a crime to offer all these masterpieces gratis, or purchase one or all of their vinyl and CDs at the links below:

Download Here: thou.bandcamp.com/

Buy Heathen Here: gileadmedia.net/

Thou Website: noladiy.org/thou/

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sutekh Hexen - Discography [FREE]

Yes you read that correctly, Sutekh Hexen has graciously posted pretty much their entire discography to date up for FREE download on their site!  Maybe 'graciously' isn't the correct adjective in this instance, since 'grace' may be the last word one would use to describe the music of this Oakland-based metal band. Sutekh Hexen play a form of black metal that sounds like a sea of demons trying to scream and scrape their way out of the abyss.  At times they attempt to drown the cacophony behind a drone-drenched fog, but the harsh din always finds a way to claw through the haze.  The resultant, drumless reverse-exorcism barrages your senses until they are raw - its definitely an experience that burns into your memory.

Their live shows are also an experience you won't forget; with the band being almost completely covered in an actual fog that progressively fills the room until all that's left is the spotlights behind the mist, and the harsh sound enveloping you.  This is music that deserves to be supported and it's all here for fucking FREE. We haven't seen a free discography of this caliber since we posted Thou's site! So buy a shirt, cassette, vinyl or all of the above as you download some of the best lo-fi black metal out today.  

Download Here: www.sutekhhexen.org/

Buy Music & Merch Here: www.sutekhhexen.storenvy.com/

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Yasiin Gaye: The Return (Side Two) [Free Download]

Nashville-based DJ/producer Amerigo Gazaway is back again with the sequel to his infamous Mos Def/Marvin Gaye mash-up! Yasiin Gaye: The Return (Side Two) once again combines Yasiin Bey vocals with Marvin Gaye instrumentals, but this time pairing them with mostly Marvin-produced tracks as opposed to staying strictly with his own songs. Check out what Amerigo had to say about Marvin Gaye's futuristic style of production and download the 18-track album below!:

“I wanted to build this side from more of Marvin’s original production work. He was doing a lot of what we do now, in terms of looping and pulling samples from other pre-recorded sessions decades before hip-hop made it common practice to do so. This also gave me the room to feature other artist [Chuck Berry, The Temptations, Talib, etc.] and re-present those classic Mos [Def] verses in a new context.”

Download Here: amerigo.bandcamp.com

Soulmates Site: amerigomusic.com/soulmates/

Friday, June 06, 2014

Ungoliant - No More the World of Man [Free Download]

Ungoliant (not to be confused with the Swedish Black Metal band of the same name) was a doom metal band formed by famed underground, Oakland-based artist Skinner. The artist’s murals can be found around the world from Russia to Cuba and all across the United States. His work has also been celebrated in various publications including Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose and Beautiful/Decay. Skinner has recently provided the artwork for Mastodon’s upcoming album “Once More 'Round the Sun” which will be released June 24, 2014, via Reprise Records. Along with all this he is also a lover & creator of collectible vinyl toys and runs his own apparel label ‘Critical Hit’ which features his psychedelic art emblazoned across everything from shirts, silk-screen stickers and posters.

This is all fine and dandy but even if none of it were true, this would still be a damn fine doom album with or without the clout that Skinner’s nightmarish creations bring. Their album “No More the World of Man” is a wonderfully heavy trip just shy of 45 minutes that touches all aspects of the doom subgenre, with vocals that sound like the voice of an ancient warrior wailing victoriously over a bloody battlefield! The first track "Wretched Mind" drudges along at a pace that border on Funeral Doom territory. The second track “Mountains of Madness” picks up the speed with riffs reminiscent of the old school death/doom of bands like Finland’s Hooded Menace. The psychedelic tinge starts to creep in more and more in the next few track Politics of Misery and Unlight of Ungoliant, bringing a triumphant end to this wonderful blend of psych-sabbathian stoner sludge.

It’s a shame that the band only lasted a year, and an even bigger shame that it took me this long to discover it, but No More the World of Man is a massive memorial to the band’s short-lived term. Download the album at the link below and pray to Melkor that the band makes music again in some form or another.

Download Here: http://ungoliant.bandcamp.com/

Shop for all things Skinner here: http://www.theartofskinner.com/

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

American Nature/Greg & Fake Presents: The Donruss Diamond Collection [Kickstarter Comics]

Do you want to fuck bitches and listen to Drill Rap all day and Trap House all night? Do you want to live life perpetually turnt up to all-natural, fat, juicy booties on anthropomorphic, boner-confusing (literal and figurative) chickenhead, pop-culture mash-ups? Does a female Cobra Commander with Iggy Azalea’s ass and a Rick Ross chain make your baloney pony stand to attention? Does a basketball player with a hamburger for a head get your downstairs clown nose all juicy? Do you want to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women? Then American Nature has got what choo need mang!

(*any and all aforementioned rewards of life or spoils of war can and will only be a direct result of your willingness to be a fucking boss and is in no way guaranteed with the purchase of any of the following products. But it’s not like that shit wouldn’t hurt!)

American Nature started as a backup in Image Comic (and Idol Threat fav) Hoax Hunters series, and now they’re here to bring it to full- grown life in it’s own compilation book! Along with their comic drawn by the dynamic duo of Greg & Fake and written by Dave Landsberger and Marc Koprinarov, the comp also includes Bogus Books’ new time-travel mindfuck, "R.A.D. in Time", Benjamin Marra's "Vigilante Girl Gang", Ralph Niese's epic "Mediokrates" and Zé Burnay and his Witch Gauntlet story "The Walking Light!" The Kickstarter packages you can purchase range from digital copies of the book, to choices of some sick shirts and physical copies of the comic. You can even cop a 7” friggin vinyl record from Chicago Indie band Kleenex Girl Wonder featuring the Hood Internet!

The crème de la crème of packages also features original fucking artwork from the Beef Jams Hoax Hunter backup stories, and even some custom cardboard paintings from Greg and Fake themselves! There’s also a garbage bag of over 33 rare Greg & Fake paintings and a private acoustic concert from Graham of KGW available! OH SNAP - there's a Steve Seeley cover too!! What are you waiting for?!?! Click dat shit below! ~GodzIL

Get that shit here homie!: American Nature Kickstarta Mufucka!

American Nature virtual crib ya feel me?: http://americannature.us/

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def - Yasiin Gaye: The Departure [Free Download]

The artist/actor formerly known as Mos Def has been in the news of late for his supposed denial of entry into the U.S. for an upcoming tour he had planned.  If you're wondering why the lifelong Brooklyn-native needed to re-enter the states; Yasiin Bey relocated to South Africa last year in a move that he recently addressed this past March:

"...I came to Cape Town in 2009 and it just hit me. I was like, 'Yeah.' I know when a good vibe gets to you. And, you know, I thought about this place every day from when I left." (Mail & Guardian)

It's been since revealed by Yasiin Bey's close friend Abdi Hussein that he was never denied entry into the U.S., but instead chose to move his tour dates due to other projects. The recent news has got me thinking about Mos and wondering when his next project would be released, when I came across this mixtape by Amerigo Gazaway.

Amerigo Gazaway is a Nashville-based DJ/producer and son of renowned Jazz trumpeter, Gary “El Buho” Gazaway. This latest release from his *Soul Mates* series is a mash-up of Bey acapellas and deconstructed samples of Marvin Gaye’s Motown masterpieces. This may be my Mos Def nostalgia talking, or the fact that you just can't go wrong with some motherfuckin Marvin Gaye, but this 'mixtape' is fucking genius (it reminds me alot of the Max Tannone projects "Ghostfunk" and "Dub Kweli.") This release brings back the classic Mos Def we came to love and reinvents his songs with a fresh, soulful twist. It's a dream collaboration of what could've been, brought to life. This is apparently 'Side One' so a Side Two is soon to follow, and we can't wait! This is the perfect soundtrack for the Summer! Download this now before it gets taken down! ~GodzIL

Stream & Download Here: Yasiin Bey - Yasiin Gaye: The Departure

Friday, May 16, 2014

Get Over 60 Doctor Who Comics‏ [Pay What you Want]

From The Humble Bundle and publisher IDW comes an awesome deal where you get more Doctor Who comics than you can shake a sonic screwdriver at!  Through this deal you get to pay what you want and get different bundles for each price level increase and you can also customize portions of your purchase to go to "Doctors Without Borders" and the "Comic Book Legal Defense Fund" charities!  Here's what you get for the different tiers:

Level 1: Name your price for Fugitive, Tesseract, and Final Sacrifice featuring the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, alongside Doctor Who: Series 2 Vols. 1-4, featuring the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith. As an added bonus, we’re throwing in the Android-based puzzle game Doctor Who: Legacy, which includes 10 pre-unlocked Doctors.  [Editors Note: You can technically pay as little as a penny, but you wouldn't want to be THAT cheap of a bastard would ye?]

Level 2: If you beat the average price (which is around $10) you will receive four extra volumes than the first level in this bundle!  This collection includes The Hypothetical Gentleman, The Eye of Ashaya, Sky Jacks!, and Dead Man’s Hand all from Series 3, giving you even more of the fishstick and custard eating 11th Doctor!

The 3rd and FINAL level: For $15 or more you will also receive the 3 volume series The Prisoners of Time. Released in 2013 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, this 12-issue story features all 11 past Doctors, from William Hartnell to Matt Smith, and culminates in a multi-doctor issue and The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who - a meta-story in which the 11th Doctor travels to the present day to discover an actor, Matt Smith, playing him in a TV show.

But hurry! This deal ends on Wednesday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time! ~Sum

Purchase here: https://www.humblebundle.com/