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Loud Rock Charts: 5/28

How rad are three-day weekends? Instead of putting off work until Sunday, everyone gets an extra day to regret not doing a single productive thing. Now that you’re well rested, you can check out this week’s new music! Remember The Locust? Even better, remember when current Retox vocalist, Justin Pearson, pulled the best gag on reality TV?

Fans of any past Pearson projects  (music and pranks alike) or just good Punk/Hardcore, be sure to check out Retox’s new album YPLL. If you can, be sure to catch this band live and hopefully you can come close to breaking your nose like I almost did last time they came around.

ADDS:

1 RETOX YPLL Epitaph
2 HAVOK Give Me Liberty… Or Give Me Death
3 BLOOD CEREMONY The Eldritch Dark Rise Above
4 TESSERACT Altered State
5 DIO Finding The Sacred Heart Eagle Rock

 

 

CHARTS:

1 DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN One Of Us Is The Killer Sumerian
2 ANVIL Hope In Hell The End
3 ORCHID The Mouths Of Madness Nuclear Blast
4 ENTRAILS Raging Death Metal Blade
5 DEMON LUNG Hundredth Name Candlelight
6 DELAIN Interlude Napalm
7 GHOST B.C. Infestissumam Loma Vista
8 OCEAN Pelagial Metal Blade
9 VEHEMENT SERENADE The Things That Tear You Apart Fast Break
10 MY DYING BRIDE The Manuscript Peaceville

 

Shannon and the Clams

The Clams Have Come Back!

One of KZSC’s favorite Oakland four piece bands, Shannon & The Clams, have just released Dreams in the Rat House. We haven’t heard anything from them since the Gremlin Crawl 7″ so this is a HUGE DEAL. Best of all: the album was recorded in the Santa Cruz mountains. All you Clams fans out there should be freaking out. If you saw Shannon and the Clams at the New Parish last weekend you know that they are as high energy and sassy as ever. You can buy Dreams in the Rat House now online, I know I will be picking up a copy.

Here’s a little taste with their song Rip Van Winkle.

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Sea Wolf Drops by KZSC

KZSC’s Program Director Lois Rosson had a chance to sit down with Alex Brown Church of Sea Wolf to discuss their latest album, Old World Romance. Sea Wolf played at Moe’s Alley on May 21st, the 3rd stop on a five-week tour promoting the new album. Listen to Church talk about Sea Wolf’s origins, influences, and evolution:

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Loud Rock Charts: 5/21

After getting beaten and bruised at the Dillinger Escape Plan show, it was nice to take some time off and relax to some of the new releases slated for this week. Fans of Orchid (Doom Metal band not Screamo band, but that would be rad if they had a new album) will be pleased with their latest release. Slow rockin’, headbangin’, doomy metal was the perfect way to fix my broken body. Now if you don’t mind I’m going drift into the catatonic dream state this album will you in and hope I never wake up.

 

1 ORCHID The Mouths Of Madness Nuclear Blast
2 U.D.O. Steelhammer AFM
3 DEMON LUNG Hundredth Name Candlelight
4 TAINTED NATION F.E.A.R. Massacre
5 A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Lay My Soul To Waste SPV

 

 

 

1 DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN One Of Us Is The Killer Sumerian
2 ANVIL Hope In Hell The End
3 SODOM Epitome Of Torture SPV
4 DELAIN Interlude Napalm
5 FKU The Rise Of The Mosh Monsters Napalm
6 GHOST B.C. Infestissumam Loma Vista
7 KINGS DESTROY A Time Of Hunting War Crime
8 VEHEMENT SERENADE The Things That Tear You Apart Fast Break
9 MY DYING BRIDE The Manuscript Peaceville
10 CATHEDRAL The Last Spire Metal Blade

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CMJ Top 30

This week’s charts at KZSC are a classic case of “tell me something I don’t know.” What we do know is that Thee Oh Sees are the most badass band on the planet. San Francisco’s prolific garage crew has delivered an album that four out of five dj’s suggest for daily listening. Floating Coffin kills, nuff said. Check out these psychotic songsters on Great 88 shows “Indie Babies”, “Do or D.I.Y” or other indie programs. You might even hear someone spin it on the ultra rare, ultra clear vinyl, with red blood splatter.

Here’s the Top 30 for KZSC for this week.

ARTIST album label

1 THEE OH SEES Floating Coffin Castle Face
2 KURT VILE Wakin On A Pretty Daze Matador
3 IRON AND WINE Ghost On Ghost Nonesuch
4 FLAMING LIPS The Terror Warner Brothers
5 YOUNG MAN Beyond Was All Around Me Frenchkiss
6 BAZOOKA Bazooka Slovenly
7 JAMES BLAKE Overgrown Republic
8 BORED NOTHING Bored Nothing Cooperative-Spunk
9 DEVENDRA BANHART Mala Nonesuch
10 !!! Thr!!!er Warp
11 THE KNIFE Shaking The Habitual Mute
12 DEPTFORD GOTH Life After Defo Co-Operative
13 BOMBINO Nomad Nonesuch
14 THERMALS Desperate Ground Saddle Creek
15 BLEACHED Ride Your Heart Dead Oceans
16 WHITE FENCE Cyclops Reap Castle Face
17 TERA MELOS X’ed Out Sargent House
18 BORN RUFFIANS Birthmarks Yep Roc
19 PURLING HISS Water On Mars Drag City
20 BROADHEDS Broadheds Dangerbird
21 MILK MUSIC Cruise Your Illusion Fat Possum
22 AKRON/FAMILY Sub Verses Dead Oceans
23 OS MUTANTES Fool Metal Jack Krian
24 PHOENIX Bankrupt! Glassnote
25 POSTAL SERVICE Give Up: Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition SUB POP
26 BLACK ANGELS Indigo Meadow Blue Horizon
27 WAX IDOLS Discipline And Desire Slumberland
28 COLLEEN GREEN Sock It To Me Hardly Art
29 MAJOR LAZER Free The Universe Secretly Canadian
30 MERCHANDISE Totale Nite Night People

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Beck @ The Rio & Coping With Not Going

Like me, you’re most likely disappointed that you didn’t get your ticket to see Beck at the Rio tomorrow night (and if you’re not you’re one lucky ticket holder). I’m sure you planned on laying in bed numbly, wondering how you could be so foolish as to not buy a ticket immediately (at least that’s what I had planned originally), but I’ve come up with a list of alternatives so you won’te have to spend your Saturday night eating a tub of ice cream alone and thinking about if black magic can truly materialize a ticket stub.

1.  Go on a long walk and reflect on what your life has really meant up to this point. Questions you could ask yourself could be: Why did I not buy that Beck ticket? Was Pluto ever truly a planet? How many licks DOES it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? etc.

2. Listen to every album in the Beck discography and visualize what seeing that live would be like. Now this might require a fog machine and some mood lighting to truly achieve the desired effect.

3. Maybe the best choice is to get out of your funk and go and see Hunx & His Punx, Shannon and the Clams, Fuzz, Peach Kelli Pop, and Twin Steps tonight in Oakland!

I’ve been to the New Parish before and let me tell you it is one fun establishment. In a world where musicians have become about as unapproachable as proposing to Ryan Gosling for marriage it’s refreshing to have a venue with intimacy. Literally no view is a bad view and there’s a balcony for a nice overhead view if that’s more your style. Plus Hunx and Shannon are both such great performers that the journey will be worth it (They’re Oakland natives too so they always put out something a little special when back home). Whatever you end up doing just tell yourself it’s as good a seeing Beck, if not better, that’s my plan at least and remember that KZSC does offer some sweet weekend programing to get you out of your Beck induced crying episode.