Man, I feel like the world was a better place when Eagulls were still making music. I never saw anything that explicitly stated they'd broken up, but 2016's Ullages feels like a looong time ago. Maybe one day they will heroically swoop in from the Post Punk aether and bring us another ten or eleven-track album of raw, angry British fire. Until then, love what they gave us.
Watch:This past Saturday, I had an impromptu French Zombie film double feature that began with a first-time watch of Yannick Dahan's 2009 IFC-released The Horde. Holy smokes, this movie is an adrenaline roller coaster:
I loved everything about this one, and can only marvel at the fact that other than my cohost Butcher on The Horror Vision, I don't remember hearing anybody talk about this one. Available right now on Tubi, this is SO worth your time, even if, like me, you fancy yourself 'over' the Zombie thing. La Horde is like 28 Days Later on weapons-grade meth. All the performances are intense, the set design is fantastic, and the characters are endearingly repulsive. Streaming right now on Tubi, but I'm definitely ordering the DVD soon (the bluray is OOP and pricey in the aftermarket).
When The Horde ended, I needed something to cool down with, so I went entirely the opposite route and re-watched Dominique Rocher's 2018 The Night Eats The World, which is currently on Prime.
This film definitely takes its cues from Romero's Dawn of the Dead, using one character to explore the quiet, sad side of a zombie apocalypse. This one's a bit of a heartbreaker at times, but its portrayal of human frailty is a beautiful reminder of the social aspects of our species and what would happen if we lost all access to other people. To this end, Anders Danielsen Lie gives a riveting performance.
Playlist:Witchfinder - Hazy Rites
Windhand - Grief's Infernal Flower
X - Los Angeles
QOTSA - In Times New Roman
Steve Moore - Christmas Bloody Christmas OST
Type O Negative - Life is Killing Me
Type O Negative - The Least Worst Of
PC World - At Heaven's Gate (pre-release single)
Skinny Puppy - Last Rights
Mars Red Sky - Eponymous
Intronaut - Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones)
From Jonathan Grimm's Bound Tarot, which you can buy HERE. Just a reminder that Grimm's new Tarot Deck, The Hand of Doom Tarot, is both gorgeous and live on Kickstarter right now. Here's the LINK.
• Eight of Swords
• XIX - The Sun
• Nine of Cups
Eight of Swords often indicates change through conflict. Couple that with revelations promised by The Sun, and the Climactic, Emotional moment, and I think this pull is meant for someone I know who has been doing A LOT of incredible self-discovery of late.