It hasn’t been a year since the last bona fide Melvins album but nonetheless, slated for release is yet another album… However, this here new one is actually a RE-release of the classic Melvins record “10 songs”. Of course the NEW one has a NEW super deluxe cover and has been expanded to 26 songs. That’s 16 more than the original! The record even includes a secret recording of one of their hometown buddies out of his mind on Angel Dust. This added historical window should fully explain their origin and current message in a way never before captured on record. Even if this reissue is 16 years old you can rest assured this record is up to date! If you get this record you can know there is nothin’ or nobody ahead of you. Nobody knows nothin’ that you don’t know. All the cards are on the table friends and that’s a fact!
Dang! It’s been damn near 20 years since these Melvins started and they still have yet to find the common decency to die or break up. The core-band of King Buzzo and Dale remains intact and they’ve had the same bass player since 1998! Hailing from the Minneapolis Cows is pioneering slide bass pervert Kevin “Rutmanis”. The Melvins proclaim this lineup the definitive whatever you want to call it of whatever it is they think they do. Nothing should be denied them forever more.
Spotlights is the Brooklyn-based married couple of Mario and Sarah Quintero, both formerly of Sleep Lady, whose 2012 album So Long Lonely Ghost was produced by Aaron Harris of Isis.
In Spotlights, the Quinteros summon a supreme sound, equally heavy and dreamy. A tar-pit sludge-rock foundation is blanketed by layers of shimmering shoegaze. Their debut full length Tidals was released on Crowquill Records in the spring of 2016 as a follow up to the synth laden, doom-pop EP, Demonstration. Tidals’ songs rock hard and memorably, bringing to mind hints of bands, from Failure to My Bloody Valentine to Godflesh to Smashing Pumpkins and beyond.