We’ll just briefly mention this one today, we’ll take a closer look somewhere in October or when ever that date Americans get all excited about is, the album has been announced today with one track, a piece from USA Nails offered up as a taster. Release date is october 21st, we’ll be bac kwith a full review, some radio play and such closer to the day or the edge, yes, closer to the edge…
“Do you dare? Just imagine the existential dread and abject horror that will come bubbling to the surface when you flip out the lights and freak out your friends with this, the 150th release from SKiN GRAFT Records. Sporting FIFTEEN NEW and EXCLUSIVE songs sure to scare your guests stiff, “Sounds To Make You Shudder!” is a HALLOWEEN LONG PLAYER that plays fast and loose any time of the year!”
That’s right, a Halloween complilation and maybe more importantly, the 150th release from one the very best record labels about. The line up looks great and from what we’ve heard of the whole thing, you’re in for a treat, we’ll keep it under our witchy hats for a bit, well besides the track already previewed, a rather impressive slice of USA Nails, the best we’ve heard from them so far by a country mile or two, they might have just won us over at last…. find the track and more details of the album on Bandcamp or listen to it further down the page.
Labels like Skingraft a few and far between, we desperately need them, we need to support them and buy from them (if we can) more than ever, their back catalogue is amazing, they’ve been consistantly good since we first started covering their output back in the last century. I don’t think they’ve ever released an average record and we’d be hard pushed to put together a top ten of their releases let alone get anywhere near picking a favourite…
Here’s a little more on the tracklisting of this new album Sounds To Make You Shudder! and well, the treats awaiting, can you wait?
DAVID YOW and YOWIE – The Spider’s Greeting
The Jesus Lizard’s David Yow is master of ceremonies and none other than St. Louis’ Yowie has got his back, laying down their first new music since the release of “Synchromysticism”.
USA NAILS – Horror Show
Formed through a mutual love of noise rock, punk and krautrock, USA Nails made their SKiN GRAFT debut earlier this year on the “Split” LP with Psychic Graveyard. For their return, they look no further than the world around us to pen “Horror Show”.
LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS – Procreation (Of The Wicked)
Chicago’s avant prog oddballs Lovely Little Girls are back with their reimagining of the Celtic Frost favorite, maintaining the song’s malevolent mood while taking it places never heard before.
TERMS – Mouthful of Moss
Having served in acts such as Grand Ulena, Jitters and Yowie, Terms bring a wealth of experience and a heaping helping of the unexpected to the operating table. Their album “All Becomes Indistinct” will be released in 2023. This track is not on it.
TIJUANA HERCULES – Long Slide
“No crossing the River Styx” – The Eye of Horus knew it all along and said it with a cha-cha beat. Past the ooze and straight to the Hillbilly Trance, “Long Slide” is a saucer-eyed hex where infinity never arrives. Conceived in the laboratories of Frogg Mountain Recording Studio.
PILI COïT – Lo Comte Arnau
On paper, Lyon’s Pili Coït sound simple enough: Jessica Martin Maresco (of Le Grand Sbam) on floor tom, oil can, synth, drum and vocals – plus Guilhem Meier (of Poil) on guitar and vocals. On record, Pili Coït come together – here for a haunting rendition of a traditional Occitan song. SKiN GRAFT will release their album “Love Everywhere” on vinyl in 2023.
PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD and JOHN DWYER – Is There A Hotline?
The Osees’ John Dwyer takes Psychic Graveyard’s raw, emotion filled mechanics and puts them through ringer, remixing the four piece into a squirming sickly electronic mess of delights.
JIM O’ROURKE – guising
Taking up from where Brise-Glace’s Camp SKiN GRAFT track “likeness” left off one-hundred catalog numbers ago, Jim returns with “guising”, where scary sounds are scarred, then sewn up again into something resembling itself.
CUNTROACHES – Borborygmus
Here is a first dose of the type of noise-wave, black metal bombast Berlin’s Cuntroaches will bring to the fore in 2023. Their full length is entering post-production. No one is ready.
STRANGULATED BEATOFFS – Happy Halloween
Now well into their fourth decade of existence, legendary SKiN GRAFT recording artists Strangulated Beatoffs (just barely) lift a finger to return with their first new recording in 10 years.
SHATTER ON IMPACT – Amar’s Volta
The new trio from Blake Fleming (formerly of Laddio Bolocko, Mars Volta and Dazzling Killmen) takes you rocketing through the eye of the cobra and beyond the final frontier to strange new worlds. Amar’s Volta is slinky, seductive and raw.
BOBBY CONN – Don’t Be Afraid
A veteran of Chicago’s No Wave scene, Bobby Conn quickly developed a reputation for delivering messages of hope, politics, despair, revolution and bullshit in a quasi-falsetto, all the while decked to the nines in glitter, eyeliner and high heels. His third consecutive SKiN GRAFT compilation appearance.
The FLYING LUTTENBACHERS – Violence Labyrinth
No wave / punk jazz / brutal prog iconoclasts The Flying Luttenbachers’ founding member Weasel Walter takes listeners on a dizzying ride in all directions at once – and straight down where it counts.
UPRIGHT FORMS – They Kept On Living
Dragging behind ghosts of SKiN GRAFT’s past (Dazzling Killmen, Colossamite and Xaddax) this carbon-based, three-headed organism raise a collective fist at the inevitable dark veil. The debut of Nick Sakes’ new band.
AZITA – Tss Tss
Former Scissor Girl and past, present and future Azita Youssefi surprises in the best of possible ways, wrapping up with a reflective synth n’ sax “party’s over” jam that will leave you grasping at straws and reaching for the stars.
You can preorder the album right now via Bandcamp