Monday, September 28, 2020

Isolation: Day 198 - New Pixies!


Being that I'm more of a Frank Black/Black Francis fan than a Pixies fan - though that wasn't always the case and really, I love both so it's kind of splitting hairs - their ongoing reunion has been bittersweet to me. Bitter, because I would love to hear another Black Francis/Grand Duchy/Frank Black (with or without The Catholics), but instead most of the previous decade has been a continuous run of new Pixies material. Which is also great, although I've received each album in different degrees of infatuation. The first one back, Indie Cindy, is a perfect return. I love it absolutely. Head Carrier and Beneath the Eyrie have required a bit more of a loving curve, but thanks to Mr. Brown, I dig both - although I haven't had enough of a Pixies binge in a while to really get to know either album like I do the others. Now we have a new 12" and the first 'single' I absolutely LOVE. So bring it on guys (and gal), I'm ready for whatever you have coming. 

But I'd still love to get a new album from Mr. Black sometime soon.


I finally made it around to reading The Autumnal #1 from Vault Comics. Written by Daniel Kraus, with art by Chris Shehan, this is another one of those books, like The Plot and Black Stars Above, that has helped define Vault as the destination for Indie Horror Comics.

Now, those are non-consecutive pages. I just wanted to give you a feel for the art and the characters, both of which I absolutely love so far. Kat Somerville and her daughter Sybil remind me a lot of people that would know the family from The Devil's Candy, another family set I adore. Maybe it's because I've chosen not to reproduce that I love seeing stoner families who love one another and set a good example.


Deftones - Ohms 
Alice in Chains - Dirt 
Mastodon - Medium Rarities 
Low Cut Connie - Hi Honey
The Blues Brothers - Briefcase Full of Blues 
Black Pumas - Eponymous 
Mannequin Pussy - Patience 
Bob Mould - Blue Hearts 
Alice in Chains - Sap
Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies
Concrete Blonde - Eponymous
OGRE Sound - A Field Recordist's Guide to Summoning Lesser Demons
Portishead - Third 
The Devils Blood - The Thousandfold Epicentre
Alice in Chains - Eponymous 
Pixies - Hear Me Out (single)


Spontaneity and Enthusiasm. Two attributes to contemplate this week as I shift into the second Act of the second Shadow Play book.

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