Mixed, Not Stirred is a weekly column in which artists curate special, themed playlists via Spotify or other mediums.
In the inaugural edition of Svbterranean’s Mixed, Not Stirred, Seattle sludge outfit Into the Storm have put together a playlist that highlights some of the best music that the Emerald City has to offer. Guitarist Matt Jahn said the following of the mixtape: Continue Reading
Strap yourself in, we are about to stray into legitimate tl;dr territory my friends. In January of 2002, I found myself in Atlanta, Georgia sleeping in a warehouse of some kind that had been turned into every punk’s wet dream of DIY scene housing. Basically just a huge empty space where they could have shows in the middle, and little ad hoc bedrooms constructed along the walls. There were multiple hot plates. There was a living room “area” in the corner, because there was a rug and a couch. There was a pile of VHS tapes containing every episode of Mr. Show. There was someone’s dog hanging out. Continue Reading
American Nervoso is Botch’s oft-overlooked, nearly always underrated first proper record. It appeared via seminal avant-hardcore label Hydra Head Records in 1998, and since about a year later, when the band released their best known album We Are the Romans, American Nervoso has dwelled in its shadow, like the ugly friend from Bette Midler’s Wind Beneath My Wings. Continue Reading
[Photo by Faith Coloccia]
Sumac (ex-Isis, Baptists, etc) have announced the release of their highly-anticipated second full-length album and follow-up to 2015’s well-received The Deal. The new record will bear the title What One Becomes and will be released on June 10 via Thrill Jockey Records. Tracked at The Unknown in Anacortes, WA and mixed at GodCity Studios in Salem, MA with Kurt Ballou, the new record will feature five new compositions that collectively clock-in at around 60 minutes in length. Vocalist/guitarist Aaron Turner comments on the record:
“Much of it has to do with questioning fabricated structures of identity and what it means when those structures are destabilized by contact with the outside. That has been a unnerving process to undergo, but also fruitful in terms of discovering the path to individuation and realized connection with the self. Another facet of experience I’m working to convey is about living with the sustained presence of anxiety, and avoiding reliance on musical devices of cathartic release to provide escape from this condition.”
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of the new track, “Rigid Man”.
Pre-order the record here.