Review: Bellringer – “Stumble Bum/Triangular Object”

No matter how much he loathes it, Texan and musical-firebrand Mark Deutrom forever might be inextricably linked with Melvins, the legendary Gods-of-Thunder quartet whose debut he released on Alchemy 30-odd years ago and, more importantly, for whom he played a mean bass during a good chunk of the 1990s. But the Deutrom story did not…

Review: The Dazies/Courters – “Seen A Ghost”

There’s something wondrous about the noise that emanates from a garage. Now, I’m not talking about the groan and rumble of a Harley’s engine or the clang of metal tools on the underbelly of a car. I’m talking about music here, and many who have applied their own fingers to the neck of a guitar…

Review: Fantomas – “Suspended Animation”

Records bearing the mark of Mike Patton typically have an edgy, experimental edge to them, and Fantômas — the violently good, cut-and-paste avant-punk project he fronts alongside Melvins’ Buzz Osborne, Slayer’s Dave Lombardo, and Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn — has been no exception to the rule. The group’s debut, released back in 1999, was a…