An apology for last week; the G-20 ate our homework here in the CP music department and we did not provide you with an MP3 Monday. We're back on track now, though, and what better way to start the week than with a song called "Animals" by a band called Drugdealer, from an EP called TITS, eh?
Frequent CP contributor Manny Theiner gave the loud, fast, mathcore-ish band his attention last spring when the EP was released. Now give a listen: download "Animals" here.
Local raunch-metal trio Chip DiMonick released its album Sick Definition of Fun just last week. The title comes from this today's Mp3 Monday track, "Bloodbaths in America," a musical rant against violence in the media: "The Nielsen ratings say CBS Murder is number one / Seeing death and brutality is our sick definition of fun."
Speaking of which, we suspect DiMonick's raunchy riffs and horny hooks are mainly in good fun -- with titles like "Life Imitates Porn" how could they not be? But the liner notes do include the plea, "Let's not contribute to any more bloodbaths in America. If you have thoughts about hurting yourself or someone else, call the re:solve Crisis Network at 1-888-7-YOU-CAN." It's a good thought, Chip, and worth repeating here alongside the free download of "Bloodbaths in America." Enjoy!
It's MP3 Monday time, only it's Tuesday, because MP3 Monday was busy yesterday honoring the hard work and dedication of our nation's laborers. Our band this week: Kim Phuc. They sent along "Weird Skies," from a 7-inch that may or may not finally be out, after a long wait. You may remember me writing about the band a year ago and calling them a beautiful punk butterfly. Now download the track and decide for yourself. Happy Tuesday!
A month or two back, our intrepid music editor and my partner in this blog, Aaron Jentzen, took it upon himself to put together a pretty comprehensive FAQ for local musicians. I helped an eensy bit. The idea is that we all profit when you, the local musician looking for a little press, look it over and see exactly what we want from you! It covers everything from getting shows listed to our Short List procedures, features, and CD reviews. We thought we'd point it out to you, so you can take a look and pass it along to any local musicians you know who might be wondering about how to go about getting in touch, and what to expect once they do. It's located here, so click!
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