The latest album by Girl Band was called ‘The Talkies’ and was together with the latest Daughter album and the latest Reptoid album the only three that I gave a 10/10 score. i almost never share a live album on Fuzzy Sun as I am generally not a big fan of live albums but for this i will makje an exception. Please enjoy the live album ‘Live at Vicar Street’.
I noticed I really like it when bands experiment with sound, as a big noiserockfan I ofcourse go completely wild when these bands experiment with sound, especially with electronics. The difference between noiserock and industrial is small, I know, but I wil try to leave Industrial mostly out of it. So I will share some of my favourite releases, some with an obvious electronic influence and with others it is a bit more nuanced. Be sure to let me know wich ones deserve a place on here, I really want as much as possible on this list.
The leeds noiserockers released their album “Please” last year and ended pretty high on my end of the year list. Their sound is full of electronics wich makes their music even more nutty.
On the latest one of Girl Band the electronics are maybe a bit more nuanced but the techno piece in the middle of “Shoulderblades” track is absolutely brilliant and give me goosebumbs to this day.
Maybe not 100% noiserock but shuttlecock made a really cool album with “Simulation Assimilation” in 2006.
This is a newer band but it is quite clear the band intents to make a marriage of noise rock and electronics.
This list would be nothing without the 90s band Brainiac.
On Kim Gordon’s first solo album “No Home Record” she experimented with a lot of different genres, and she succeeded wonderfully, This is a great record with a lot of different influences.
Shit and Shine
This is quite a band, Shit and Shine has released a bit of everything, I don’t know how many releases they had but it must be a crapload. The band has made pure electronic and acid albums but I wanted to share their latest called “Doing Drugs, Selling Drugs”. There is a lot of sampling and electronic in this album but most of all it is extremely heavy.
This is maybe not exactly fitting but I always do love me some Raketkanon, and since they called it quits they deserve a place on here. Their latest album is very much synth, so here it is.
Noise Rock pioneers, Eric Paul (Arab On Radar, Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student), Paul Vieira (Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student), and Nathan Joyner (Some Girls, All Leather, Hot Nerds) make really awesome industrial/electronic noiserock.
The debut of Duchess Says was released in 2006 and deserves a place in here too. Keytars, Keyboards and whatever make this stuff pretty frikkin cool.
14 tracks about robot domination and human extinction? Released on Amphetamine Reptile Records in 1996? Yes, please.
This is some nutty music. Its sounds like the 80’s Thank. This is from their 1985 album “Wash & Slog”.
I don’t have a lot of info on this band but this EP, Jesus, this EP completely blow me to bits.
Fuzzy Sun mostly covers noiserock, psychedelic rock and experimental stuff. A new addition to the blog is experimental techno/industrial/noise but this is still in its infancy. I have the feeling there was a bit more psychedelic rock in 2018 then this year but there were still some exquisite releases. It is very clear for me noise rock dominated 2019.
This is my end of the year list, my best of list of 2019. I tried to orden my favourite released a bit but this is no easy task, so don’t take it too seriously. Do take the bands on this list seriously and take your time to absorb their music. their are some absolute gems in this list. Order some vinyl too. bands like money last i heard.
Take your time and enjoy.
1.Girl Band – The Talkies
My number one of 2019 is Girl Band and I can say this with great conviction. The band is refreshing, implements different genres succesfully in one track. They do not make their sound more easy to become popular, on the contrary, they keep experimenting, this time very succesfully with electronic and techno vibes mixed through their music.
2. Shit and Shine – Doing Drugs, Selling Drugs
This is in your face noiserock with the most dense riffs ever created. Shit and Shine needs to be a genre on their own, somthing like Swamp Sludge or Zombie Noise. This is brilliant. Shit and Shine did it again.
3. Lightning Bolt – Sonic Citadel
Lightning Bolt is epic, their new album is epic, it should be on everyone’s list. “Sonic Citadel” is everything you want and everything you did not know you needed.
4. Cherubs -Immaculada High
The cult noiserockers made with “Immaculada High’ an album so gorgeous it deserves to be high on everyones end of the year list.
5. Black Shape – LONDON
I am completely blown away by this “new” band . I can tell you I probably listened to their 45 minute track ‘LONDON’ the most this year. The track starts with about ten minutes of crushing riff, the riff is great but don’t think that is all the band can do. Please take 45 minutes of your time, I promise you, you will not be dissapointed. Out on Hominid Sounds
6. Thank – Think Less
The Leeds noiserockers end up at number six with their EP ‘Please’. This new EP is the most original version of punk, noise, and electronics I have heard in a long while. Thank is on acid.
7. Kim Gordon – No Home Record
Kim Gordon is making music for millenia and it is just now she released her first solo album. This is a solo album by an artist who is experiences, original, daring and she perfectly knows what she is doing and what she wants. “No Home Record” is exceptional and original.
8. USA/MEXICO – MATAMOROS
Contender for loudest album of the year. With members of Shit and Shine. Destructive, aggressive, hits you in the face and when you are on the ground it keeps on hitting until your face is pulp, then burns the pulp.
9. Rainbow grave – No You
Oh lord this is dirty, this is such a dirty mix of sludge and punk that it needs to end on place 8. With founder member of Napalm Death and Scorn and founder member of Doom and Sore Throat. Out on God Unknown Records.
10. Naujawanan Baidar – Volume 2
I am always up for some new sounds and Mr. Baidar delivers these tunes. A mix of Afghan folk and noise creates one hell of a gorgeous record.
11. Tropical Fuck Storm – Braindrops
The Australian rockers made a gorgeous album, again. In my opinion this one is even a lot better then the previous one. A lot of different styles, a lot of tracks that are instant addiction for me.
12. Sly and the Family Drone – Gentle Persuaders
Gorgeous in their experimental noise, free jazz and drone. And “Gentle Persuaders” is by far their best release.
13. Youff -If wishes were horses, homicidal beggars could ride
These nutcases from Belgium released two albums this year. ’20/20 Hindsight’ was so loud even I had difficulty digesting it. Their second part ‘If wishes were horses, homicidal beggars could ride’ is the more experimental of the two and really stuck in my head.
14. Shimmer – And I Revel
I don’t know how to tell you what kind of music this is. Is it demented punk? Is it smoked indienoise? forlorn post punk? I don’t know, all i know is that Shimmer rules and needs to be heard.
15. Cunts – Cunts
Good lord, this supergroup (Dead Cross, Qui, Retox, Virginia Reed, Hep.Titus and Planet B) makes the heaviest punk ever. Slayer looks like cute little kitties next to Cunts.
16. Buildings – Negative Sounds
Gorgeous riffs, perfectly produced, heavy vocals! is this the perfect marriage between noiserock and metal.
17 .Qujaku – In Neutral
My favorite band from Japan wich I know for sure they will conquer the world with their original mix of doom, psych and noise. They released an EP “In neutral” this year. Gloria is the strongest track of the two.
18. Luggage – Shift
Masters in songbuilding, gorgeous noiserock atmospheres, slow brooding tracks. Their third full album ‘Shift’ really suprised me.
19. Henge – Nothing Head
With “Nothing Head” Henge released a powerfull dose of psychedelic doom on or planet. Released on God Unknown Records.
20. Kungens man – Chef & Hårt Som Ben
The Stockholm band Kungens Man keeps releasing magnificent music. This year they have delivered two albums of cosmic psych. Verry trippy psychedelic music. Both the album “Chef” and “Hårt Som Ben” are great pieces of work.
21. Dhidalah -Threshold 発端
High quality heavy psych and space rock by the Japanese band Dhidalah. Trippin cosmic guitar music.
22. Beige Palace – Leg
Not really easy to tell you what kind of music Beige Palace makes, all I can say is that is refreshing, original and goddamn fun.
23. Moon Duo – Stars Are The Light
Hazy dance-able cosmic dream psych. That is what Moon Duo made and it rules. Tune in and dream away.
24. Oh Sees – Face Stabber
Probably the most energetic band on the planet that releases loads of music. Oh Sees have done it again this year with ‘Face Stabber’. High energy garage punk tracks and long trippy space songs all on one album. perfect for trippin.
25. BORIS – Love & Evol
Japanse heavyweights Boris return with an excellent album. As alway this band is very difficult to categorize and that is also what makes them so good. Take your time to listen to “Love & Evol”.
26. Junzo Suzuki & Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska -The Ascended Master Teachings of Junzo Suzuki & Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska
This, this is a piece of absolutely stunning droning space and psychedelic rock. These two together make godly sounds.
27. Aunt Cynthias Cabin – Mud Room #13
Aunt Cynthias Cabin keeps releasing high quality hypnotising garagepsych. “Mud Room #13” oozes trippy guitarsounds.
28. Locean – Chav Anglais
“Chav Anglais” is very original and refreshing, bass lines from heaven, vocals from purgatory and guitar from hell. A very succesfull experiment.
29. Black Bombaim with Jonathan Saldanha, Luís Fernandes & Pedro Augusto
This is a very experimental piece of art. Tracks spanning more then 10 minutes. Very psychedelic and hypnotic atmospheres. Every track is very original and you can hear Black Bombaim very clearly in each track.
30. Deafkids – Metaprogramação
“Metaprogramação” was released in March and made quite an impression. The Brazilian band mixes Industrial noise, tribal rythms and noise punk together and made something ubercool. This sounds like music from the future!
31. Levitation Room – Headspace
LA psychpop Levitation Room may have made the best hazy indie album of the year. They sound like the mellow, soft version of the Oh Sees.
32. Swans – Leaving Meaning.
Micheal Gira fronted experimental band Swans released their new album “Leaving Meaning”. This is an extensive and intensive listen.
33. Follakzoid – I
Brilliant trance by this Chilean duo.
34. 10000 Russos – Kompromat
Groovy psych. Risk of losing yourself in trance!
35. MoE – La Bufa
Agressive noisepunk from Oslo. Their latest “La Bufa” is MoE at their peak.
36. L’EPEE – Diabolique
Put Anton Newcombe, Emmanuelle Seigner , Marie and Lionel from the Limiñanas together and then you get this awesome psych project.
37. Moon Pussy – Band Meating
Moon Pussy is one of my favourite new noiserock bands. “Band Meating” is loud, raw and ready to destroy your face.
38. The Cosmic Dead – Scottisch Space Race
Their most trippy and heavy album to date.
39. Pink Room – Zum Kotsen
Belgium’s own noisepunk wonder.
40. Dead Kaczinsky – Yakuza Attack Dog
An incredibly powerful noisepunk EP by a new band ready to rule the underground.
41. Possum – Space Grade Assembly
Put Black Sabbath, Ty Segall and Oh Sees in a blender and you get the new band Possum.
42. Allöchtöön – Allöchtöön
Is this too loud for you? Then maybe you should go sit at the kids table and drink some milk.
43. Tropical Trash – SOUTHERN INDIANA DRONE FOOTAGE
This is one of the most excellent raw punk albums of the year. Tropical Trash deliver no nonsense fast paced fuzz punk straight to your door.
44. L’Eclair – Sauropoda
Not everything has to be brain melting noiserock, it can be fun groovy summer music too.
45. Giant Swan – Giant Swan
This is the beginning of something new for me. Giant Swan released a gorgeous electronic album and it will be one of the first of the genre to be on Fuzzy Sun.
46. Glenn Branca – The Third Ascension
The composer Glenn Branca died in 2018. In February 2016 he made his last work ‘The Third Ascension’ wich was released October fourth through SYSTEM NEUTRALIZERS.
47. Pinko – You & You
The San Antonio three piece noiserockers released a strong punk infused noiserock album with “You & You”
48. Earth – Full Upon Your Burning Lips
Cosmic drone duo Earth made yet again a beautiful piece of work with their latest album.
49. Taiwan Housing Project – Sub-Language Trustees
Music for when you are lost in the wilderness crazed on mushrooms.
50. Krause -The Ecstasy Of Infinite Sterility
Brainmelting and destructive noiserock.
51. Lovely Wife – Audible Beef
Thank you God, I mean Lovely Wife, for this epic noise.
52. Headroom – New Haven
Experimental Cosmic Psych at its best.
53. Vandal X – Blood on the Streets
Goddamn Belgian riffs and noiserock.
54. Alpha Hopper – Alpha Hopper
Raw and energetic noisepunk by the New Yorkers. Heavy, intense and entertaining stuff.
55. The Psychotic Monks – Private Meaning First
Immensly layered hypnotic heavy rock.
56. Cocaine Piss – Passionate and Tragic
Belgian punk as wild as the name suggests.
57. Ungraven – Language of Longing
There are bonecrushing riffs coming from Jon Davis (Conan) so heavy even your mom is overwhelmed.
58. Drose – Boy Man Machine+
The reworked version, with additional new tracks is such a nice piece of experimental metal it has to be on this list.
59. Pure Adult – Pure Adult
New York duo Pure Adult makes unfiltered experimental punk and noise.
60. Dead Neanderthals – Ghost
Very captivating experimental music by the dutch duo with a collaboration from Scott Hendrick from Skeleton Witch.
61. Trigger Cut- Buster
If you don’t now the noiserocking band Trigger Cut then it is about time you do.
62. Whep – Whelp
I would love to tell you all about Whep, because Whep is great, but i don’t know much about Whep. I do know they released an album called “Whelp” and it is really good.
63. Macros – Macros
Noisepunk from down under.
64. Psychic Lemon – Freak Mammal
Very intense space rock by the UK band Psychic Lemon. “Freak Mammel” is in your face psychedelic wildness.
65. Oruã – Romã
This Brazilian band made some excquisite psychedelic tunes on their new album. original and refreshing.
66. The St Pierre Snake Invasion – CAPRICE ENCHANTÉ
Loud and full of energy. UK noiserock that is absolutely fun to listen to. en you face music.
67. Chat Pile – Remove Your Skin Please
A late addition to the list. Chat Pile made really impressive music and you should take your time and let this heaviness seep in.
This year is an incredible year for noiserock and psychedelic rock, so I am having so much fun listening to all these new bands and albums and I have barely time enough to listen to it more the twice. But for this I took my time, Girl Band’s previous music is absolutely awesome and I have been a fan for quite a while now. So my expectations on this new album called ‘The Talkies’ were really high and I knew they were almost impossible to fill. Then I heard the album and I was completely blown away. ‘The Talkies’ is perfect, this album is so immensly experimental and still all of the tracks find a way in your head to make you an addict. Girl Band have found a way to create the perfect sound for noiserock.
The way they combine this experimental noise and still create something listenable, even catchy is just beyond me. The thing that struck me most is how the band uses different genres in one song and not only gets away with it but makes the tracks so much stronger. In the middle of a track Girl Band switches over to electronic beats that fit so good in their music they create something entirely new.
From the intro to the most experimental track this album is perfect for me and will always be. First time I give an album 10/10 and I give it with love. This is art.
Okay, so listen, this is the third track and last track Girl Band is sharing before the release of their new album ‘The Talkies’ on September 27. It is called ‘Salmon of Knowledge’ and you need to listen to it.
I will not yet post the full album review because this is quite important to me, ‘The Talkies’ will end as my favorite album of 2019 cause of it’s high experimentalism, brutal en innovative sound.
So I played ‘Salmon of Knowledge’ for my girlfriend because i like playing noiserock to her because she hates it and something strange happenend, She said: “The noises are really really irritating just like you and that guy should not yell so much but its better then most shit you play”. So this is the first time this happenend, so this is proof, Girl Band rules.
Now enough blabbering.
Listen to ‘Salmon of Knowledge’ and experience the godly sounds of Girl Band.
While I was a couple of days away a couple of incredible new releases saw the light of day. Most of you have possible heard this stuff over the last days but here they are anyways.
You probably know by now that Girl Band is back and they return full force. The first single Shoulderblades was released a while ago and now the second single is dropped. ‘Going Norway’ is from their upcoming album ‘The Talkies’ wich will be released 27th September on Rough Trade Records. ‘Going Norway ‘ and ‘Shoulderblades’ is on their 12″ that you can buy right now. Tune in for the new track ‘Going Norway’.
This is quite some news too, Lightning Bolt returns with their fast paces noiserock. They have shared their first track ‘Air Conditioning’ from their upcoming album ‘Sonic Citadel’ wich will be released on Thrill Jockey. This is their first new music since the 2015 album ‘Fantasy Empire’. Like most bands their sound evolves and shifts and this is no different with the new Lightning Bolt. But what stays the same is the ferociousness and extreme fast paced drumming. Hear for yourselves and tune in for ‘Air Conditioning’.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
The new album ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is out. The band is known for their fast paced releases but mostly I believe for their varied sound. They can release semi-jazz albums, heavy psych, mellow psychpop and so forth. On this new album they go heavy, real heavy. At first I thought this would be a trashmetal album. But what makes ‘Infest The Rats’ Nest’ so good is that they keep their unique psych sound that you can find in each album. On this album you can hear a lot of trashmetal, but also some vintage hardrocksounds and ofcourse their very own psychedelic sound. Tune ine for the new album now. And excellent new release again by king Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.
Favorite track: Superbug
I have been on holiday for a while and it is incredible just how many great releases and new music is out in such a short period. So tune in for the latest goodies in noiserock and psychedelic rock.
Let us start with new music from Girl Band, it has been four years since the release of ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’ wich was an absolute masterpiece of weirdness and heaviness in their own original way. Now they will release a new record called ‘The Talkies’ and will be released September 27 on Rough Trade (wich is three days from my birthday so i know what i will get already).
They released a video for their new track ‘Shoulderblades’ wich is exactly everything i could hope for. Girl Band is back and ready to destroy.
Okay, I am beyond excited for the new Girl Band music and i thought things could not get any better. And then, BAM, A Melvins/Flipper release. Steve DePace, Ted Falconi, King Buzzo, Dale, and Trevor Dunn team up for a four song 10 ” with the same name as the released single ‘HOT FISH’. Tune in for another great surprise of this week! This 10″ will be released June 9th.
And it does not stop after the new Girl Band and a Melvins/Flipper 10″. Nope the garagemaster Ty Segall drops a new track called ‘Taste’ from his upcoming album ‘First Taste’ wich will be out August 2 on Drag City. I would love to say; Have a taste of the new track ‘Taste’ from his upcoming album ‘First Taste’, but everyone has said this already. So check out the track and accompanied video now!
Juju (Gioele Valenti) is by now a known force in the psychedelic rock scene (Herself /Llay Lamas). His previous album ‘Her Mother Was A Plant’ was gorgeous piece of exotic psych.
His new work ‘Maps and Territory’ deals with exotic and hazy psych and is again an instant hit for me. Out on Fuzz Club.
I kinda forgot about Psychic Graveyard, wich is a shame because Psychic Graveyard rules.
Psychic Graveyard features members of Arab on Radar, Chinese stars, Doomsday Student and All Leather, Some Girls and Hot Nerds.
I absolutely love bands that do something different, and on ‘Loud As Laughter’ I get that original, wild and crazy vibe i love so much.
Their album ‘Loud As Laughter’ was released May 17 on Skin Graft Records.
Multiple personality one man punk band Christian Fitness released his (their) new album ‘you are the ambulance’.
Filled to the brim with energy this is one hell of an album. Fun from start to finish. Best enjoyed with a fresh brew.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
These Australian dudes have been making a name for themselves the past years and they deserve it, everything they make ends in good psychedelic rock. Tune in for their latest album ‘And Now for the Whatchamacallit’ thats released May 31.
You can now stream the live album ‘Battery Park, NYC: July 4, 2008’ for the first time. Originally this was a gift if you purchased their latest album ‘The Eternal’. Now you can stream their live show, and you should.