Tuesday, September 25, 2018

2018: September 25th - Cold Showers

Cold Showers is a band I discovered a few years ago via KXLU. They fell off my radar shortly after, but I've rediscovered them recently. Matter of Choice is a solid album that lines right up with Drab Majesty's sound, a modern example of that wonderful spot where Post Punk and New Wave meet.

NCBD - this week, nothing I have in my pull comes out, so my intention is to catch up on the newest Marvel Venom series.

Yep. A Marvel series.

A few weeks ago when my friend John was out visiting, we stopped in the comic shop. John is a huge comics fan, and I tend to get more excited about comics in general when I'm around him, so I ended up looking at a lot of the stuff I normally ignore, i.e. the Big 2 section at the Comic Bug. I'm not about to go see the Venom movie, but I have a soft spot for the character, especially after Rick Remender's brilliant run on the book back circa 2012-2013. A lot of this newest series - which predictably puts Eddie Brock back in the Symbiote suit to coincide with the movie - feels heavily inspired by Remender's run. The art by Ryan Stegman is gorgeous, and both it and the character designs pick right up on where I left off with the characters, especially Jack O'Lantern, a D-lister Mr. Remender permanently endeared me to. I've only read two issues, but it's kind of insane, with the Symbiote speaking in an alien language (is this the first time we've heard its native tongue?), and prophesizing that its race's 'god' is coming.

Playlist from September 24th:

White Lung - Eponymous
White Lung - Sorry
Drab Majesty - Careless
Cold Showers - Matter of Choice
Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil
Sunn O))) - Kanon
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field

Card of the day:

From the Grimoire: "Denotes a situation to know yourself, what you want, and throw your self doubt and fear away." This may be telling me to rethink submitting Please Believe Me.

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