Saturday, February 29, 2020

One Two Four Nine - TV Dog

David Opp's Cadaver Eyes are touring the UK this coming March, plus I've recently heard Nada Surf's Popular after a long long time. Those are two reasons to make this post.. besides I know a few people are seeking it and it's a damn solid album so..
How the hell do I link Israeli industrial doom noise psychos to that forgotten surprising one hit wonder, you might ask yourself ? now there's a question.. let's dig in a bit lads.

After the break of 3Het, both bass player Reem Hareuveny and drummer David Oppenheim moved to New York City, Teaming up with a British guitarist named Robert Randall under them name One Two Four Nine, as Robert and Reem shared vocals duties. Now Robert here, was formerly in a group called Because Because Because with Daniel Lorca & Matthew Caws, both will continue to... drum roll.. yeah, Nada Surf. Yes, that's it, here's the useless piece of information I wasted my time to write about.
Back to business shall we ? I can't say TV Dog is a one in a kind masterpiece or anything like that, you've all heard things like that, pretty generic for it's time. But, nonetheless, this 1994 release is a top notch slowcore/indie rock/alternative creation. If you're suckers for any of those (and why wouldn't you be ?) that's a good damn one to know and brag your hipster friends about.
Self produced by the group and the aformentioned Matthew Caws, released via Toastheadman (their own label ? proto-Heart and Crossbone ?).

1. Fourteen
2. Sixteen
3. Eight
4. Nine
5. Three
6. Four
7. Six
8. One
9. Seven
10. Fifteen
11. Thirteen
12. Twelve
13. Ten
14. Eleven
15. (0:09)
16. Five

1249 OneTwoFourNine - tv dog 10551355 (lossless)

CE March, 2020, UK

Soon after their most "commercial" release, the pair of Reem and David continued with many other projects together and apart, doing the Scott Walker thing (as in going more extreme and more experimental), among their projects are Barbara, Mildew and Cadaver Eyes.

The latter as I said are touring this March in the UK and if you happen to live there, do yourself a favour and drop by one of their shows. I'd personally recommend going to Brighton one, where another group called 72% are also performing, and that's what they call killing two stones with one bird, cause 72% are responsible for one of the best albums of last year, and I do mean that.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Upsidedown Cross - Witchcraft +

This was requested in Hate comments section, so not gonna expand many words here, harder stuff to find will be uploaded on next posts as usual.
Link includes Witchcraft ep, plus Vampire In The Mirror, a track taken from UDC / Sloth split released 2002, thou the track was appearently recorded way before in 1995, during Hate demo sessions (you can find it's final version on the album). Line ups are pretty much the same as far as I know, might be different guitar player but not quite sure about it.

1. Fire
2. Power of Satan
3. Witchcraft
4. I Hear Voices
5. Sands of Time
1995 - Vampire In The Mirror

Enjoy the madness