Saturday, March 19, 2022

Pop Scars


Svarte Greiner's new record Devolving Trust was recorded in the "Once bombed-out Schneider Brewery, Berlin," and the acoustics are as much an instrument here as anything else. This is some serious atmosphere. Absolutely gorgeous in the darkest possible way, this brings me back to a headspace I lived in daily back around 2006. I found this one when comics scribe Warren Ellis mentioned it a few days ago on his Morning Computer, and within a few moments of checking it out, I was enraptured. However, this is not Wednesday-morning-at-work music, so I had to put a good solid listen on the back burner until later. 

And later it was. Loooong day Wednesday. It wasn't until about 5:00 PM that I had the chance to really dig in, and as I said, it did not disappoint. Once I was in Greiner's sonic conjuring, I couldn't listen to anything else for the next several hours. Actually, for the rest of the night.

You can pick up Devolving Trust HERE from Miasmah Recordings. 


A trailer for Brendan Muldowney's new film Cellar dropped a few days ago and it looks fantastic:


I've said it here before, but we need more Ancestral Horror, and this looks like a good start!


I was completely blown away to walk into the Comic Bug this past Wednesday and meet Pat O'Malley, author of the new comic Pop Scars. I picked up the first two issues, and they're freakin' fantastic! A highly polished, super-bright grindhouse exploitation Hollywood Revenge flick delivered in the comic format, I love this book and can't wait for issue 3. 

This book is nuts: violent, funny, pop, and bloody. Very much the kind of book I look for when I'm scouring the shelves of a shop for something new and independent. The plan is to have Pat on an upcoming episode of A Most Horrible Library, so I'll definitely update here when that happens. In the meantime, here's a LINK to his Frightening Tales on youtube.


Svarte Greiner - Devolving Trust
The Pogues - Red Roses for Me
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God
The Pogues - Rum Sodomy and the Lash
The Tossers - The Valley of the Shadow of Death
Flogging Molly - Float
Exhalants - Atonement
Jim Williams - Possessor OST
New Radicals - Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
Zeal & Ardor - Eponymous
Perturbator - Dangerous Days
Perturbator - I Am the Night
U2 - The Joshua Tree
U2 - War
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Ghost - Impera
Revocation - The Outer Ones
Lard - Pure Chewing Satisfaction


Roll with the punches - I had an incredibly unproductive writing session today. So what? I'm not going to let it keep me from trying again tomorrow.

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