Microwaves/Couch Slut split 12", w/reviews from Decibel, etc

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  1. Chrome Dinette

    Chrome Dinette Silver Supporting Member

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    I don't have the exact date, but a split 12" 45rpm record on Sleeping Giant Glossolalia is coming out soon.

    On one side will be my band, Microwaves, with two originals and a cover of Ravenous Medicine by Voivod.

    On the other side will be Couch Slut. They are doing one original and a cover of Babylon Sisters.

    Cover art by Shaun Knight of the band Child Bite.
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    for reference,

    Microwaves:




    Couch Slut:

     
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    Chrome Dinette Silver Supporting Member

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    The record mentioned in the OP is at the pressing plant, though these days no one knows how long that will take.


    Also, our next LP has been tracked and about 2/3 of it is mixed. On top of that, it looks like we have a label for it.
     
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    Good luck with the records!
     
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    This record is available to order now and will be in stores soon. Snooze=Lose


    http://store.sleepinggiantglossolalia.com/product/microwaves-couch-slut-split-12-pre-order




    The perfect pairing. Brooklyn's most maniacally raw agitators and Pittsburgh's paranoia-fueled, cybernetic no-wave grinders sharing one slab of 12" vinyl with eye-gouging screen printed jackets.

    With so much contemporary "heavy" music seemingly drawing from the same fountains for influence, Couch Slut are a breath of fresh air, with their truly unique voice projecting loud and clear above the din. While comparisons to Oxbow, Darkthrone, Today is the Day, Swans, Unsane, and even Failure might not be off the mark in terms of inspiration, the execution is carried out in a fashion all their own. Unsettlingly direct lyrics and vocal deliveries that command attention, alongside songwriting that is both menacing and memorable. Couch Slut offer two new tracks exclusive to this release. First up is a bombed-out, doomed rendition of Steely Dan's "Babylon Sisters", followed by the blistering original "Dorothy", a favorite from the band's pummeling live sets.

    Microwaves, being long-time favorites here at SGG HQ, and we think it fair to say, an influence on Couch Slut(though in no obvious way), have been carving out their own path long enough to know how to expertly fill one side of a record with no filler. The musicianship is rivaled only by the tension seething from these three tracks, one being a brand new assault, another being a reworking of a classic Microwaves burner, and finally, a faithful, if demented(faithfully demented?) take on Voivod's "Ravenous Medicine".

    It has been extremely exciting to see and hear this release come together and we are proud to bring it into the world for fans of uncompromising, visceral sound.

    Limited pressing. Heavy, handmade jackets with artwork by Shawn Knight. Mastered by James Plotkin.

    *Please note: While Microwaves and Couch Slut will have limited copies available at upcoming shows, this record will begin shipping to mail order customers and finer shops beginning in mid-September.
     
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    Hard copies have landed, should be in stores by the 15th, not sure how soon the label is shipping the pre orders:

     
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    Here we are playing one of the songs live:


     
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    Here is a review (in French)



    http://www.perteetfracas.org/zine/kros2017/kros_c/couch_slut_microwaves_split.htm







    translated according to Google:

    A split of weight. Not because the vinyl weighs physically heavy but because the two groups present are not any. Of the kind to ask by what face one will start so much the two give envy.
    Then honor the old. Microwaves had not given a sign of life since 2014 and Regurgitant Phenomena was their fifth album but too few people talk about it. We repeat, we also get old but it is a group largely underestimated and it is a shame. These three new tracks prove once again that the mutant noise-rock of Microwaves is incomparable. Antibody and 1983 hit the corners with incomparable elasticity, parasitic noises that are their trademark, structures as soft as brittle, virtuosos of the instrument while being frontal and sick of the bulb. To lick his fingers. And it's not over. The Pittsburgh trio is attacking Voïvoid, the old Canadian trash-metal band that released the track Ravenous Medicine in 1987 on the album Killing Technology. Never heard the original, should not mess around either but I know the Microwaves version is far superior. Besides, it sounds like Microwaves. Even when they tackle the solo guitar part that is well tweaked just right. Microwaves does not fear anyone, gives the turn, convulse, bites and rushes into the pile without ever losing his breath. Beautiful work and a big blow of young for an antiquity of the metal.

    Couch Slut also likes to take back a band. And not just any one. Steely Dan, a group antipodes of their universe. The New Yorkers take Babylon Sisters, an old trick from 1980 on the album Gaucho. Again, never heard, still should not mess up but I'm sure the Couch Slut version has absolutely nothing to do. Babylon Sisters sounds like a full-fledged piece of their repertoire and it's pretty crazy. A bursting structure throughout more than seven adventurous minutes during which Couch Slut is trying out all the fighting techniques. Their favorite is the position of waiting, always on the alert, a singer controlling but not far from farting a lead as usual, a group ready to explode but preferring paths diverted, tension very palpable and madness latent that surrounds this recovery of a stifling and grandiose halo. The second and last title is Dorothy. Couch Slut has mastered the best. Dismemberment, dismemberment, dismembering. Amy Mills, guitarist on My Life As A Woman but not on Contempt is invited to the trumpet. Breath, small, breath because you hardly hear. A piece like a valley of suffering, a condemned who goes to the gallows but Couch Slut knows to do something else? Does he know how to write a bad song? The answer is no and it's more than an ideal complement to their new album Contempt, it's a split to have as much urgency as these two bands possess.
     
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    This dude seems to like it, based on his comment:

     
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    Shawn Knight is a good buddy of mine. We played in a band together for many years.
     
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    http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/top-ten-2017-ed-ricart-monotrope-new-atlantis-records/



    Guitarist Ed Ricart, known from bands such as Hyrrokkin and Matta Gawa, is owner of New Atlantis Records, the label handling the Unifying Receiver release, whose catalog boasts an awesome range of acts from the experimental fringes of jazz, rock, and noise.

    Naturally, Ghettoblaster had to catch up with Ricart to find out what his favorite records of the year were.

    Craig Taborn, Daylight Ghosts

    Yowie, Synchromysticism

    BIG|BRAVE, Ardor

    Man Forever, Play What They Want

    Less Art, Strangled Light

    Loincloth, Psalm of the Morbid Whore

    Matt Mitchell, A Pouting Grimace

    Microwaves/Couch Slut, Split 12″

    Cheer Accident, Putting Off Death

    Brandon Seabrook, Die Trommel Fatale
     
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    Decibel Magazweighs in




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