AMPS FOR CHRIST / WINTERS IN OSAKA & ERIC WOOD - Plurality of Worlds / Vorkuta LP
One long, droning track from Winters In Osaka with vocals by Eric Wood inspired by the Russian coal-mining town of Vorkuta. The other side has Henry Barnes of Amps For Christ doing the folk/noise you’d expect from the long-running project. Limited to 200 copies.
GODSTOPPER - What Matters LP
“Avant-sludge” from Toronto, ON with members of COLUMN OF HEAVEN. “A bizarre blend of insanity and familiarity. What Matters, the bands’ debut album, develops their unique brand of off-kilter doom metal. The music is slower, more intimidating. Maddened and uncaring, GODSTOPPER channels melody through a concentrate of full-blooded sludge. And while the remnant influences of TODAY IS THE DAY and SWANS are still clear, What Matters is such a cathartic, unpredictable listen that it defies pigeonholing. Think THE VELVET UNDERGROUND meets GODFLESH. 500 copies.
UNDESIRABLE 003 - Godstopper / Tendril split 7” test presses are IN! Just getting the thumbs up from Godstopper and these are ready to roll. #godstopper #tendril #anthemsoftheundesirable (at Anthems HQ)
UNDESIRABLE 002 - Nine tracks of “avant-sludge” that was named one the top 15 albums of 2012 by Metal Sucks, “What Matters” was originally available from the band in limited cassette and CD-R format and is now available for the first time on vinyl.
Godstopper is a Toronto four-piece formed by Mike Simpson (Column Of Heaven) playing an amalgamation of sludge and noise-rock bringing to mind acts like Today Is The Day, Khanate, and The Melvins without eschewing notions of melody or pop song structure. This album is heavy, creepy, and unlike just about anything else going on in DIY music today. Limited edition of 500 copies.
In the coming weeks we should have copies of the GODSTOPPER/TENDRIL split 7” in as well. We’ve just gotten in the last of the artwork (by Sam Vanagas), and test presses should be in for approval any day now. More details regarding that release as they come though.
Also now for sale in the Anthems webstore: Amps For Christ/Winters In Osaka & Eric Wood LP, Beherit - At The Devil’s Studio LP, The Body - s/t LP, Bone Sickness - Alone In the Grave LP, Portal - Vexovoid LP. http://theundesirable.bigcartel.com/ #ampforchrist #wintersinosaka #ericwood #bastardnoise #manisthebastard #beherit #thebody #bonesickness #portal @feastoftentacles @20buckspinlabel
Let’s fuck. Because fucking is what rock n’ roll is about. The very phrase is an early euphemism for sex. “I want you to rock me baby, rock me all night long”, “I said roll me baby, roll me till you make me feel.” If it doesn’t make me wanna fight, fuck, or drive fast, then what good is it exactly? It’s why I denounced hardcore. It’s why I’ve never feigned being “spooky.” It’s why I want nothing to do with this ineffectual wave of twee fucktwat indie pop bullshit. It’s why hipster dickshines in dapper vests playing mandolins and old timey parlour guitars do dick all nothing for me. Paint me a ham handed, groin-governed white trash neanderthal, then watch me juggle all the imaginary fucks I give.
Sunday, April 21st at The Taphouse (931 W. 21st St, Norfolk). #godstopper & #moutheater. $5. 9pm. It happens to be my birthday too. Come drink Shirley Temples (or whatever adult beverage you prefer instead) and see two awesome bands. #anthemsoftheundesirable