Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Twin Tribes - Monolith


My A Most Horrible Library cohost Chris has been singing me the praises of Twin Tribes for a couple years now, and while I've given a couple of their records a spin, I haven't completely connected with these guys yet. That said, this new track, "Monolith," is pretty rad, and I actually dig the hell out of the video - a rarity indeed. Taken from forthcoming album Pendulum, out January  26th; you can pre-order the record HERE.


Here's what I'm bringing home this week:

I loved the first issue of the new Daniel Warren Johnson Transformers book for Robert Kirkman's Energon Universe. Not as much as I love Void Rivals, but still, DWJ doing Autobots and Decepticons is as close to a dream come true as we've gotten with this juggernaut IP in a while, so I'm excited to jump into issue 2.

I've seen the covers for the next two books, and the "Road to 150" is on the horizon. That means a major shake-up is coming. Starting in the last few issues, we've seen the Turtles' standard "nuclear" family as we know it begins to grow tributaries and move on, so my prediction is someone will leave this book and head away from NY, thus getting their own series. That will both excite and infuriate me, haha. I'm still on board, regardless, as this is still the best reboot ever. 

Phantom Road is back and I could not be happier! This book is like high-brow Grindhouse Horror, and I am absolutely picking up what Lemire and Walta are putting down!

After Friday I can finally read this one up to date, as I should have all the issues sitting in my secondary pull at Amazing Fantasy in Frankfort. Can't wait to see what all the hype - niche hype, but hype nonetheless - is all about. 

Let's see if issue two continues to deliver on the promise of issue one. There have been mountains of Army of Darkness/Evil Dead comics, and I learned long ago to avoid them. This, however, this is different. Continuing on from both the original and director's cut ending of the film, Army of Darkness Forever posits that Evil Ash ended up back at the S-Mart in 1992. What does that mean for everything we think we know about Ash's life after the films? Will the series take Ash vs. The Evil Dead into account? Like they used to say in those commercials, 'Read the book."

I've been late to the game on David Dastmalchian's Count Crowley, partially because I sat on my AMHL cohost's recommendation when the first series came out, and partially because I was able to find two of the four issues of the previous series. I'll eventually pick all those up, but in the meantime, this guy has earned enough goodwill in the Horror community that I'll be grabbing this one from the beginning.


Sampha - Lahai
Oranssi Pazuzu - Live at Roadburn 2017
Twin Tribes - Monolith (pre-release single)
Twin Tribes - Ceremony
Alien Sex Fiend - Alien Sex Fiend Halloween
Kingsborough - Percy (single)
Oranssi Pazuzu - Kosmonument
Lebanon Hanover - Let Them Be Alien
Anthrax - Among the Living
Telekinetic Yeti - Primordial
The Sister of Mercy - Floodland
††† - Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete
Crystal Castles - II


I felt like crossing the streams today. Here's what I came away with:

Due to the different sizes of the three decks, this format is difficult to get a decent picture of at the moment because it's new, so bear with me. 

• XVIII: The Moon - influences/ideas/agendas obscured.
• XII: The Hanged Man - Sacrifice/intuition
• Princess (Page) of Wands - The Early Aspect of Will

It's been a minute since I've done an in-depth Pull, so I feel a touch rusty.  Having the intuition to apply the Will to Earthly matters will prevent missing unseen or forgotten facets of the conversation. This is 100% a reminder to pay attention during open enrollment. Boring, maybe, but I've already had a few insurance SNAFUs with my employer since going remote, so it'd be nice to avoid that in the coming year, and this is the kind of Earth-Bound stuff that I always view from the corner of my eye.

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