AIDS Wolf: Very Friendly
On September 14th, AIDS WOLF release their most unique record to date--and their 3rd on Lovepump United: a 12" crammed with some of the most important noise musicians of the past decade remixing AIDS Wolf's cover of THROBBING GRISTLE's "Very Friendly." A North American tour will follow...
The results are more challenging and bizarre than you could possibly imagine: nightmarish kraut from WEASEL WALTER (FLYING LUTTENBACHERS); sparse, terrifying soundscapes from WOLF EYES' JOHN OLSEN; searing noise and auto-tune from Baltimore legends NAUTICAL ALMANAC; manic, pounding rhythms from JASON FORREST; and alienating, reverb-drenched skree from Cleveland's EMERALDS. It's one of the most visceral sounding records we've heard all year, and most certainly does justice to Throbbing Gristle's bold legacy.
AIDS Wolf: The Lovvers LP
AIDS Wolf: Cities Of Glass
Child Abuse: Cut and Run
In their five years of existence, Child Abuse have become much more than a (shocking) name. The legendary NY trio has fused elements of Noise, Death Metal, Free Jazz, and Grind (among other things) to for something entirely their own. On their 2nd full-length and 3rd Lovepump release, Child Abuse has reached the apex of weird: Cut And Run is a monument of bizarre brutality.
Child Abuse: Child Abuse
Child Abuse / Miracle Of Birth: Split
Clipd Beaks: Visions b/w Dank Swamp
Clipd Beaks: To Realize
After two woozy, psychedelic, and often?claustrophobic records that touched upon their great potential (2006’s Preyers EP and 2007’s Hoarse Lords), the Oakland-based Clipd Beaks have birthed something pretty damn amazing. 'To Realize' is a turning-point. A record of personal and artistic growth. Sonically expansive, lyrically profound, and deeply moving. It recalls the societal hangover depicted in the great California rock records of the early 70’s, while sitting firmly in the noisy, chaotic present day. It’s a tribute to love, to moving forward, to rejecting doom. 'To Realize' places itself as a beacon of sprawling, humanist hope in an increasingly digital world...and anyone who still believes in the transformative power of Rock n’ Roll will recognize it in this record.
Clipd Beaks: Hoarse Lords
Deradoorian: Mind Raft
The Mind Raft EP is astonishingly mature, dark, beautiful, and unexpected-if only because it seems to have tapped into something far older and wiser than Angel Deradoorian's 22 years would suggest. Whether it's the guitar, bass flute, or her stunning voice, Angel's musical proficiency is boundless. This is as promising as a debut can get.
Deradoorian / Albert McCloud: Deradoorian / Albert McCloud
Lovepump United is proud to start of 2011 with a stunning split 7" from two bold, young female artists:
Elisabeth Wood is Albert McCloud. Her offering for this split 7" is a tribute to the stars called "Planetarium 2010." It's a somewhat implausible sounding Afro-Cuban-grooved choral arrangement of a tune originally conceived by Bruno Adams (1963-2009), and features a Sacramento, CA area community choir, ages 15-50, as well as a rhythm section plucked out of the Folsom High School jazz program. Although Wood has more or less called Berlin home since 2003, she's now in the early stages of working with a band in Seattle on a new album.
Deradoorian's contribution is the beautifully raw "Marichka." Produced by Angel Deradoorian and Dave Portner, the song is the first glimpse of new material since 2009's Mind Raft EP.