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Haunting The Chapel

Under The Influence: Krallice Diotima

This is the final Haunting The Chapel. In case you missed my earlier tweet, I accepted a position at Pitchfork, where I'll be returning as…
Brandon Stosuy | July 29, 2011 - 7:23 am

Haunting The Chapel

Landmine Marathon – “Cutting Flesh And Bone” (Stereogum Premiere)

Landmine Marathon's fourth album Gallows finds the Bolt Thrower-nodding Phoenix, Arizona death-grind quintet finally capturing the energy that's made Grace Perry & Co's live shows…
Brandon Stosuy | July 28, 2011 - 11:53 am

20th Anniversary Nevermind Tracklist Revealed

As expected, the Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition of Nirvana's Nevermind comes with pretty extensive tracklists: There's a straight-up digital/CD remaster of the original album, a…
Brandon Stosuy | July 27, 2011 - 3:29 pm

Holy Other – “Know Where” Video

This late-night street-wandering MFK-directed video for Holy Other's "Know Where" fits the With U track like a shadow. …
Brandon Stosuy | July 27, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Preview Damon Albarn’s Congo Project

Since Damon Albarn isn't busy enough, he's working on another project. This one involves a a number of producers visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo…
Brandon Stosuy | July 26, 2011 - 4:33 pm

Haunting The Chapel

Opeth – “The Devil’s Orchard” (Stereogum Premiere)

Swedish progressive metal stalwarts Opeth's 10th album Heritage -- which follows 2008's Watershed and 2005's Ghost Reveries -- is their strangest, most genre-melding to date.
Brandon Stosuy | July 26, 2011 - 1:57 pm

Giant Drag – “Meowch”

Giant Drag's Annie Hardy just posted a new track to Tumblr. (Thanks for the tip, Stevo.) She had this to say about the song: …
Brandon Stosuy | July 26, 2011 - 1:50 pm

Clams Casino – “Wizard”

Clams Casino's previously unreleased "Wizards" comes courtesy of Adult Swim's 2011 Singles Program. Take a listen to the cavernous, new-age noodling track here: …
Brandon Stosuy | July 26, 2011 - 11:44 am

Mastodon – “Black Tongue”

Take a listen to "Black Tongue," the lead single from Mastodon's Mike Elizondo-produced fifth album The Hunter. They've set the track to footage of AJ…
Brandon Stosuy | July 26, 2011 - 10:56 am

Vivian Girls – “Take It As It Comes” Video

When we posted the Vivian Girls' "Take It As It Comes," I called it "a girl-group pep talk featuring Grease-style spoken word." This chatty Travis…
Brandon Stosuy | July 26, 2011 - 9:32 am

Death In Vegas – “Your Loft” (Feat. Austra’s Katie Stelmanis)

"Your Loft" is the first single from the forthcoming Trans-Love Energies. The track features BTW Austra's Katie Stelmanis. …
Brandon Stosuy | July 25, 2011 - 4:14 pm

Radiohead Announce 4th Remix 12″

The fourth volume of Radiohead's King Of Limbs Remix Series has been announced. This one features remixes by Thriller Houseghost ("Giving Up The Ghost"), Illum…
Brandon Stosuy | July 25, 2011 - 3:08 pm

Watch Beirut Join The National On “Fake Empire”

Zach Condon joined the National for a performance of "Fake Empire" at the Paleo festival in Nyon, Switzerland last week (7/19). Here's some professional looking…
Brandon Stosuy | July 25, 2011 - 2:36 pm

Watch Sufjan Play “Pleasure Principle” On Soundcheck

During a trip to WNYC's Soundcheck in anticipation of his Age Of Adz shows at Prospect Park, Sufjan Stevens performed "Pleasure Principle," the final pretty…
Brandon Stosuy | July 25, 2011 - 1:39 pm

Haunting The Chapel

Under The Influence: Castevet Mounds Of Ash

Castevet's Mounds Of Ash was one of 2010's best metal releases. The NYC trio's blend of muscular black metal, hardcore punk, progressive post-rock, compositional implosions,…
Brandon Stosuy | July 25, 2011 - 1:10 pm

Comments from Brandon Stosuy

Ha ha. Thanks, Mike. I did write plenty of non-metal posts at Stereogum, though.
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July 30, 2011 on Under The Influence: Krallice Diotima
Thanks. I'll be doing non-metal stuff at Pitchfork, too.
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July 30, 2011 on Under The Influence: Krallice Diotima
p.s. Colin: Tombs are so excellent live. Hope you dig them...
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July 29, 2011 on Under The Influence: Krallice Diotima
Thanks for the kind words, folks. I'm weeping (blackened) tears reading these comments! Seriously -- it's all much much appreciated. When I first got interested in punk and metal and noise and all that stuff as a teenager, I loved the community surrounding it. This feels like that again. Thanks! And no worries, I'll keep up the good fight -- I already have a ton of stuff planned. Looking forward to hearing from all of you again soon.
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July 29, 2011 on Under The Influence: Krallice Diotima
Thanks. Got it mixed up with a "power" drink with a similar name.
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July 22, 2011 on Diplo Disses Washed Out, Joins No Doubt
That, and he's always loved "Glycerine."
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July 22, 2011 on Hey, Bush Are Back. Remember Bush?
I'll cover any band making interesting music. Some folks I've covered are on their own labels. Others are unsigned.
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July 19, 2011 on Haunting The Chapel’s Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far
Cole knows his business. I blame a spellcheck malfunction.
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July 18, 2011 on Progress Report: Eric Bachmann (Archers Of Loaf, Crooked Fingers)
True. Second album for Paw Tracks.
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July 15, 2011 on Prince Rama – “Rest In Peace”
Thanks. You attended it?
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July 14, 2011 on St. Vincent Covers Tom Waits
The labels request streams. If they give me the OK for a download, I post it as a download. You know, I'm not sure why there's such a difference between the genres, but it's something worth investigating. I feel like it may have to do with scale, promotional budgets, expectations of sales, etc.? But that's guesswork.
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July 14, 2011 on Unkind – “Koulutettu Epäonnistumaan” (Stereogum Premiere)
Thanks for the kind words, Aaron. Appreciated. Looking forward to your final verdict, totally. Consider my breath held!
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July 13, 2011 on Under The Influence: Tombs Path Of Totality
Thanks for the feedback, sirs. (And, of course, agreed Matt: Such an amazing album.)
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July 13, 2011 on Under The Influence: Tombs Path Of Totality
True. But you know, 'Emmet Otter' did include the River Bottom Nightmare Band, too.
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July 12, 2011 on My Morning Jacket Cover The Muppets
True. Definitely worth mentioning.
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July 11, 2011 on 40 Watt Sun – “Restless” (Stereogum Premiere)
Just worked for me. Maybe try again?
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July 8, 2011 on Robert Smith Covers John Martyn
You're on top of it. And right. Updating.
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July 6, 2011 on Hear Washed Out’s BBC 6 Mixes