This one had me with the opening spoken word segment, dipped a bit, then picked way back up at about 2:20. It's been really interesting watching the Pixies pick back up and add to their legacy. I'd still REALLY like another Frank Black, Black Francis, or Catholics album (that'd be my #1 want), but Pixies have continued to evolve. Most bands like this just swim in circles and relive their glory days. Not these guys (and gal).
The new album Doggerel is out on September 30th; pre-order HERE.
Kind of a big week for NCBD. Here's my planned haul:
Not sure I'll be keeping up with this new Alien series; I dropped off the previous one after the first story arc, figured I'd grab the #1 and reassess.
This new Ghost Rider title is really hot and cold with me. None of the issues have been bad, but a few were spectacular. Wolvie guest-starring so soon isn't really a good sign in my book, but both titles share Ben Percy as a writer, so maybe that's all it is. Either way, c'mon Ghost Rider - "Thrill Me."
I LOVED that last week, Gerry Duggan had the opportunity to write an X-Men issue that didn't solely deal with Judgement Day, which, as I suspected, is beginning to wear on me. I'm hoping the same for this lastest issue of Immortal X-Men. I'd really like the Sebastian Shaw issue to deal with Shaw's place in the bigger picture of Krakoan politics.
Tried and true, that's IDW's TMNT.
Of the two books I began simultaneously earlier in the year that bear more than a little resemblance to one another - A Town Called Terror and West of Sundown - West of has ended. Or at least, the first arc has. I enjoyed that book, but I'm not 100% I'll be back if it returns. The same can be said of this one; it's not bad, I'm just not convinced. We'll see; this issue is most likely ending the first arc, so I'll do a re-read and make a decision then.
With a surprising number of "Gloryhole Horror" flicks hitting streaming lately (2, but still, that's quite a bit considering the subject matter, eh?), The Horror Vision held a very Special episode: our Glorious Gloryhole Death Match. One of the unexpected joys of doing that episode (there really were no others), was discovering the H.P. Lovecraft/Hazel Heald novella Out of the Aeons, which has never been in any Lovecraft collection I have previously owned. I took a brief respite from Sandy Macnair's Carspotting to read about the origins of Ghat (see Glorious, the winner by far of the aforementioned death match) in the Cthulhu Mythos.
Out of the Aeons is available on Kindle for $0.99. First published in 1935 in Weird Tales, I'm really having trouble believing I'd never heard of this one before.
Revolting Cocks - Linger Fickin' Good
The Cure - Carnage Visors
The Cure - Faith
The Verve - Eponymous EP
Type O Negative - October Rust
Type O Negative - World Coming Down
High On Fire - Blessed Black Wings
Godflesh - Post Self
Godflesh - Pure
Type O Negative - Origin of the Feces
The Afghan Whigs - In Spades
The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
The Afghan Whigs - 1965
The Twilight Singers - Blackberry Belle
Calexico - Garden Ruin
Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry
The Afghan Whigs - Do the Beast
Idles - Joy As An Act of Resistance
Ginger Wildheart - The Year of the Fanclub
Miss Piss - Self-Surgery
Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spin
Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
From Jonathan Grimm's Bound Tarot, which you can buy HERE.
Everything this morning is about approaching things with balance, adaptability, understanding and a keen eye. So something needs a closer look it would seem...