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Spam Risk

Super Trio Spam Risk has released their self-titled debut album. This is the new project from Josh Rodin (of Jollys), who recently released his solo debut as Dry Dreams, along with Pamela Buschbacher (of Blizzard Babies and Pledge Drive) and Peter Reale (of Yeesh).

This is fun, playful, addictive Post Punk and one of the more surprising releases of the year so far.

   

The Ableist "Sucked Back Into The Sun"

Hardcore Rock group The Ableist has released a new single called "Sucked Back Into The Sun". The track features Alice Kraynak, formerly of Thee Casual Hex, on vocals and violin, and the group has vowed to donate all proceeds to Chicago's Rogers Park Food Not Bombs to aid in the coronavirus response effort.

The Ableist is Stephan Piven (Guitar), Barry Cabrera (Guitar), Johnny Chacon (Drums), Jairus Paulus (Bass), and Paul Scanty (Lead vocals).

   

Jared Rabin Record Release Live Stream (3/27)

This Friday, March 27th, Jared Rabin is releasing his latest album, No Direction. He had scheduled several shows this month including two sets at SXSW to promote the album. However, all of those plans were cancelled and Rabin will be taking to the internet to live stream a record release show from his basement. Tune in, throw him some hearts and likes, and perhaps request your favorite Jared Rabin tune.

   

Farmertan presents the electric "Muse of Fire, Act 1"

Welcome to Muse of Fire, Act 1, the first installment of Connecticut group Farmertan’s latest album. This first entry is charged-up and bursting at its seams with gritty tunes, dirty, so easy to enjoy. “Automation” contrasts crisp-clean electric guitar riffs ascending against a sonic canvas of energizing distortion. “Mud Season” showcases vocals that have more than a tinge of spice, a type of been-there-done-that attitude that fits with the fortitude of the music. The drums on the track erupt, lead, and accompany the song’s guitar solo to its summit. “Sleepwalker” keeps the intensity going and leans a bit indie with its reverb-heavy chorus lines and rich bass subtleties. This is a modern rock ‘n’ roll record at its purest, introduced by a group of gents always prepared for the long haul. Stream “Mud Season” below and stay tuned for the next act from these CT artists. - Rene Cobar

   

Slow Dakota "Coming To The Nuisance"

Slow Dakota (aka Paul Sauerteig) has released a second single, "Coming To The Nuisance", from his forthcoming album Tornado Mass for Voice & Synthesizer which is due out May 1 on his own label Massif Records. This follows "Obelisk (The Tornado Speaks in Pan Flute)" which was released last month.

This is new single is oddly, but perfectly timed as it is about preparing for a mass disaster. When it was written Sauerteig had global warming in mind, but it seems all to fitting these days.