Monday, November 17, 2014

Planning For Burial - How to Dress for Burial [Free]


Purportedly nothing more than drunken piss takes by Thom of Planning For Burial, this album is a lovely concoction of Twin Peaks style soundscapes and abstract synth-pop. The album title is of course a reference to slow-mo R&B act How to Dress Well, though this mixtape has no R&B influence to speak of, and the only resemblance to HTDW would be the ghostliness of it all. 

Untitled no. 1 is reminiscent of ‘In the Air Tonight’ but with drones and Untitled no. 2 sounds like Wreck & Reference at their sweetest/prettiest.  Untitled no. 3 is the weakest of the lot; a funeral mope that goes on forever. Untitled no. 4 has some pounding drum machine but the track never seems to really take off, while Untitled no. 5 ends the record on a hushed contemplative mood.  Overall this worth checking out if you are a fan of Planning For Burial. It’s currently up on Bandcamp as a “Name Your Price” option so you can download it for free, but we highly suggest contributing some money at least [there was a cassette version available which is now sold out.] ~P

Thursday, November 13, 2014

STN MTN/Kauai [FREE Download]

In October Childish Gambino put out his new mixtape STN MTN/KAUAI, a release that combines his 7th mixtape and 2nd EP. This free mixtape comes barely 10 months after the release of his last album "Because the Internet", and just may even be better than it as well. STN MTN is hosted by DJ Drama for his Gangsta Grillz series, which some may see as an odd pairing (probably even more so than the Little Brother Gangsta Grillz mixtape.) The collaboration works well however, as the pair creates an ode to Atlanta complete with skits imagining near-future Gambino as a multi-platinum, commercial success and ATL hero. The skits make sense with the album title referencing Stone Mountain and Glover spitting over well-known Atlanta instrumentals - it’s obvious that his hometown is important to him and recognition from that city even more so. This theme binds the two releases together, making his latest project one of his most cohesive.

The mixtape/EP features appearances from Kari Faux, Young Scooter and R O Y A L T Y (and Jaden Smith?!) as well as a few covers, remixes and surprises. Gambino does a remix of Kari Faux’s No Small Talk off the mixtape "Laugh Now, Die Later" and offers “U Don't Have to Call,” which is somewhat of an Usher cover, where he lays down some spoken word bars after singing the first verse of the song. Soon after the release of STN MTN some studious fans on the Childish Gambino message board discovered a hidden acapella within the code of the album. They later deduced that it matched up perfectly with the instrumental remix of 3005 on STN MTN, and Gambino confirmed it in a Tweet shortly thereafter. The mixtape ends with a tribute to the DJs and influential people who’ve supported Gambino throughout his career with his final track on the mixtape “Go DJ.” STN MTN/KAUAI proves that Donald Glover has come a long way from being an actor cum rapper and cements his place as a viable musician in his own right. ~Sumone

Download Here: www.datpiff.com

Website: childishgambino.com

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Fuck the Facts - Abandoned EP [Free, basically]

I was listening to Parlamentarisk Sodomi last night. While reveling on the pure fucking grind this one-man band from Norway puts out, I realized that he hasn't released anything under that project in almost 3 years (he is however slated to release a less traditional space-grind album this year under his project Psudoku.)

I was also thinking how Jon Chang's latest group Gridlink released Longhena this year and announced that it would be their last album. Although Japanese grind greats Swarrrm released a new album this year, it is currently unavailable in North America unless you want to pay a hefty premium to ship a copy in from Japan. All this has got me feeling that I am in desperate need of some good, new grind. Imagine my excitement when Fuck the Facts' latest EP popped up in my inbox!


Fuck the Facts are an amazing grindcore band from Quebec that has been together for almost 15 years. They released an EP titled 'Amer' last year, but haven't released a proper full length since 2011. We're still patiently waiting the followup to Die Miserable, but in the meantime Fuck the Facts have been gracious enough to pacify us with 'Abandoned!' This latest EP only has 3 songs yet is surprisingly long (as far as grind EPs go) at nearly 13 minutes. This time around there's a more noticeable melodic death metal influence going on, which adds a great thrash feel to the songs. But don't let all this melody fool you into thinking this is any less brutal, this EP still pummels and may be my favorite Fuck the Facts output in recent memory! The EP is being put out on their new independent label Noise Salvation and is currently on sale for $1 Canadian.


I know this is labeled as a free release but it's one fucking dollar, ONE FUCKING DOLLAR! You should be so lucky to get this many great tracks for the price of a single shitty bitrate iTunes track. We here at Idol Threat do know that times can get hard, and the band understands too, so if you are truly down and out you can email our site at the address to the right in the Disclaimer section and we will send you a download link (courtesy of Fuck the Facts themselves.) There is also a limited edition cassette of the EP available for those that want a physical copy. For now please check out their other releases on their Bandcamp and support. -GodzIL


Get it here:fuckthefacts.bandcamp.com


Get the Cassette here: fuckthefacts.bigcartel.com

Friday, October 24, 2014

Run the Jewels - RTJ2 [FREE DOWNLOAD]


Supergroup duo El-P and Killer Mike aka Run The Jewels could not wait even one more day for the release of their latest album RTJ2, so they've leaked it early themselves for FREE as a thank you to their fans that have pre-ordered physical copies of it.  With the track record of these two (both individually and collectively) there's no need to go into detail on how dope this album will be so download it at the link below and check them out on their upcoming tour.  Oh yeah, buy the vinyl or something too.  The album will be commercially available on 10.27, courtesy of Mass Appeal Records.

GET THAT SHIT: RUNTHEMOTHERFUCKINJEWELS2

BUY THAT SHIT: www.daylightcurfew.com/

SEE THAT SHIT:
11/24 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
12/10 - Glasgow - Glasgow Garage
12/11 - Manchester - Gorilla
12/12 - London - Koko
12/13 - Paris - La Bellevilloise
12/15 - Helsinki - Tavastia
12/16 - Stockholm - Debaser Strand
12/19 - Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
12/20 - Utrecht - Tivoli Vredenburg
12/21 - Dublin - Opium Rooms
12/30 - Falls Festival - Lorne, Australia
12/31 - Falls Festival - Marion Bay, Australia
1/1 - Falls Festival - Byron Bay, Australia
1/3 - Southbound Festival - Busselton, Australia
1/7 - HiFi - Sydney, Australia 
1/8 - The Forum - Melbourne, Australia 
1/9 – James Caberet – Wellington
1/10 – Studio – Auckland

Friday, October 10, 2014

Marvel Announces new Secret Wars Event, Release Alex Ross Promo Image

Looks like Marvel made a pretty big announcement yesterday at their New York City Comic Con-related event at Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Times Square. Starting in May 2015, Marvel will publish a new year-long "Secret Wars" event with writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Esad Ribic. The original Secret Wars crossover in 1984 was one of the most popular and influential comic book events ever that lasted over 12 issues with several tie-ins bleeding into existing titles over the course of the year. The original Secret Wars also had heavy merchandising support in the form of a toy line from Mattel. Marvel plans to follow that tradition with three of their merchandising partners - current Marvel toy license-holder Hasbro, Gentle Giant and retail chain Hot Topic well into 2016.

This announcement was also followed by the reveal of a gorgeous promo painting done by Alex Ross. The first Secret Wars followed a cosmic entity of immeasurable power named “The Beyonder” who teleported both heroes and supervillains against their will to "Battleworld", a planet created by the Beyonder in a distant galaxy. He was fascinated by the heroes of Earth and pitted them against villains promising their heart’s desires to the victors. This storyline also introduced the wildly popular Venom symbiote suit into Spidey-lore.


From the looks of the painting it seems that this new Secret War involves superheroes and their future, past and alternate-Earth counterparts. Featured prominently are the past Thor, Iron Man and Captain America fighting the current female Thor, Sam Wilson Cap and Iron Man (in a new suit!) Surrounding them we see the alternate-future daughter of Steve Rogers -The American Dream, the Earth X future version of Daredevil, Iron Man's evil brother Arno Stark from the year 2020, the Miles Morales Spider-Man from the Ultimate universe and many more variations of Marvel Heroes.


What we DON’T see are any Fantastic Four or X-Men characters, or the regular 616 Earth version of Spider-Man (Peter Parker.) This comes as no surprise when we take into account recent rumors that Marvel is pulling out any comic support of characters owned by other movie companies besides their own (FF and X-Men are owned by 20th Century Fox with the Spider-Man franchise being owned by Sony Pictures.) The rumors go so far as to suggest that the Fantastic Four comic will be canceled and no new X-Men characters will be created in the foreseeable future lest they become property of Fox as well. Stay tuned to Idol Threat for more news to come. -GodzIL

Check out a high resolution version of the painting here: www.comicbookresources.com/

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Tüki Save the Humans [FREE Web Comic]

Jeff Smith is the Writer/Artist/Genius behind the all ages, fantasy-comedy Bone. The series was independently published between 1991 – 2004 and has been the recipient of TEN Eisner Awards and ELEVEN Harvey Awards. After Bone’s completion and various serializations, Smith was then approached by DC Comics to work on a mini-series based on their SHAZAM character. Once that series ended he decided to return to his indie roots with another creator-owned series RASL, a sci-fi tale based around a dimension-hopping art thief with a decidedly more adult vibe to it.

He now continues in the diversity of his projects with his latest creation Tüki: Save the Humans. Tüki is a prehistoric story that follows the journey of the first human being to leave Africa. During that time Africa became very dry and the early hominids were slowly dying out, so exploration outside of Africa was necessary. Of course, in the tradition of his original epic Bone, this story has a fantasy spin to it as well. This web-series is his first book to be published in full-color (Bone and RASL was originally in black and white before being later colored for collected editions) and is available to read for FREE online!

Tüki has been ‘live’ for quite some time now, but you can start it from the very beginning of the first ‘season’ at the link below. If you like the story check out his aforementioned works and be sure to purchase Tüki: Save the Humans once it’s published in printed form! (Issue #1 is already available in the Boneville store!) - GodzIL


Read Here: Tüki Save the Humans Season One

Buy Jeff Smith Stuff here: www.boneville.com/store/

Monday, October 06, 2014

Relapse Records 2014 Sampler [FREE Download]

Back once again to melt our faces and abuse our ears is this year’s Relapse Records Sampler! This free 26 track compilation includes songs from Idol Threat faves Primitive Man, Nothing and Black Anvil, Black Metal of the Americas favorite UltraMantis Black, Chicago’s own sludge-masters Indian, genre-blenders Tombs and Culted, doom fanatics Usnea and Serpentine Path, a remastered gem from the legendary band Death (RIP Chuck) and many more death/grind/hardcore/thrash/ doom/black metal artists! You can stream/download the album on their Bandcamp page or on Amazon, and you can also stream it on Spotify as well. Their Bandcamp page also has the option for you to “pay what you want” if you would like to support the label or reward them for their years of providing quality underground metal. Download it NOW at the link below.


Buy Stuff Here: www.relapse.com