Phi Crappa Altamont

1. Here’s how it goes at a Tunnel of Love show: three scraggly dudes show up, set their pawn-shop gear near the stage but not on it, peel off their street clothes down to striped tights and soccer shorts, affix crowns and capes, and, thus revealed as junk-stomp superheroes, crank their amps up to “nuclear turd” and go Phi Crappa Altamont, chainsawing their own songs and assassinating other people’s (so long, “Hey Joe”), annihilating the first few rows in a blitzy white-noise mushroom cloud. Their second homonymous album, fourth overall, is now out on vinyl from ECA Records, and they’ll celebrate with Transistor Transistor at First Church 3 Church Street, Cambridge.

Tunnel of Love, "Don't Pass Me By" (quicktime movie)
Transistor Transistor, "Power Chord Academy" (mp3)

Previously: TOL, T2

2. We done told you. This Doomriders shit is bananas. Converge guitarist Nate Newton’s new crew murders it on their upcoming debut Black Thunder (Deathwish, Inc), and makes that High on Fire album sound skinny and uptight. This afternoon with Daughters + Read Yellow at a Masonic Temple in Melrose.

Doomriders, "Black Thunder" (mp3)
Daughters, "Boner X-Ray" (mp3)
Read Yellow, "Bigmouth Strikes Again" (mp3, Smiths cover)
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