By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
NEXT WEEK: LOUDER firstname.lastname@example.org
Intro: "Nag Nag Nag" (edit) by Cabaret Voltaire,
from The Original Sound of Sheffield '78/'82 (Mute, 2002)
Note the tacky Casio drumbeat!
"Twenty Deadly Diseases" by Severed Heads,
from Come Visit the Big Bigot (Sevcom, 2006)
As good as 4WD. And louder! And more pop! Go visit their website now, and buy product.
"Afterglow" by Loop,
from A Gilded Eternity (Beggars Banquet, 1999)
Oh, what an album. You'd think we'd get royalties for all the promotion we do for this classic, almost unknown album.
"Canada" by Low,
from Trust (Kranky, 2002)
It's always been about dynamics for these yankees. Here they're mostly loud and gritty. But just wait til you kids hear their new album, due in spring.
"Inside Sleeps" by Carla Bozulich,
from Evangelista (Constellation, 2006)
We worship her from afar. Probably not so far as she wishes.
"Germ Ship" by Wire,
from Read & Burn 01 from (Pinkflag, 2002)
Aging punks or timeless weapons of art-brut perfection? This ep more than justifies their infrequent gigs and released. We worship them from afar.
"You Trip Me Up" by the Jesus & Mary Chain,
from Psychocandy (Blanco y Negro, 1985)
We used to dance to this is a straight bar in Memphis, Tennessee when we were in finishing school. No, really.
"Negativ Nein" by Einstürzende Neubauten,
from Kollaps (Zick Zack, 1981)
Always perfectly groomed, even when making noise that could have wrecked the health of a lesser man.
"Two Yous" by Drop Quarters ,
from Every Word: A Tribute to Let's Active (Laughing Outlaw, 2003)
Your Uncle LD's mothwranglering partner boldy displays his noisepop mastery on an excellent cover of a Mitch Easter tune. Shiny, fuzzy and delicious. A belated "happy birthday" to Mr X from his friends at the Treehouse.
"Jewel" by Cranes,
from Cranes: EP Collection (Dedicated, 1991)
Super drum production, sultry feedback, spectral vocals... louder, pleaser!
"Shoot Speed/Kill Light" by Primal Scream,
from Xtrmntr (Creation, 2000)
Title says it all. Not that we personally know any such thing.
"Over & Out" by moth wranglers ,
from Never Mind the Context (Magnetic, 2001)
"Subhuman" by Throbbing Gristle,
from Mute: Tonal Evidence (Mute, 1990)
The story of one's life (plus melodicas and germ warefare subtext).