This band was either way behind the times or way ahead of the times, but when they came out with this record in 1995 it didn't sound like anything else out there, really. Not metal, not industrial or dance, not "punk" in the musical sense, but certainly in the cultural sense. Sterling Ruby was the brainchild in the band, and their connection to skateboarding. Brutal stuff. If you are interested in any more of the band's stuff, please email me at mark (at) skatepunk.com and I'd be happy to share.
Haven't seen too many bands so far this year, but here are a few: Rocketship Rocketship, Deniz Tek and the Golden Breed, and the Gears at Punk Rock Picnic, and Devils Brigade at the unknown club.
Found this great interview with Ian MacKaye on The Sound of Young America. As usual, great insight, very thoughtful responses, and great stories.
This interview from The Sound of Young America with Ian is an in-depth look at one of the men who helped shape the music and attitudes of this young skatepunk. Enjoy.
There are only a handful of bands who play sludgecore, grindcore, or whatever you call it these days, that I like and find interesting. Narrows is one of them. Perhaps the fact that they sound somewhat like Botch, who I love, is part of the reason... here's their latest video. Super good music.