Thursday, February 2, 2012

Etc. of 2011

I know this is a month late, but I wanted to briefly talk about a few underground releases that came out in 2011 that although didn't make my year end list, but deserves mention.  First on the list was the 10" comp that Short Fast + Loud zine released that featured Lincoln's almighty Wasteoid.  Aside for the songs being pummeling, and showcasing the bands "new" drum and bass sound, the record is significant for being the last piece of music that Wasteoid bassist/vocalist recorded before passing away.  Wasteoid held it down for over a decade without ever letting up on the speed and brutality and still remained underrated throughout the national scene.  Jeff nor Wasteoid will be forgotten for what they have done for the underground Nebraska scene throughout the years.  Another local release I want to mention is the self-titled Hominoid tape that came out back in October.  This Omaha power violence band have been improving with each successive release and continue to get stronger and stronger live.  The tape was initially available for their October Midwest tour, but I was lucky enough to snag a remaining copy when they returned home and played a great set for the Yuppies split lp release show.  The same recording, now titled Distortion Of Limbs is available for download, and shouldn't be slept on.  A few years ago, one of the best noise groups in the country, Cock ESP played Lincoln for about 2 minutes and displayed a live set unlike I've ever seen before.  Cock ESP recorded however, is much more coherent than the live set and released one of my favorite cds of 2011 titled Historia De La Musica Cock  that features all the recorded material during 2009 and 2010 featuring a whopping 99(!) songs.  Raws from Wasteoid lent his musical talent for four of the tracks as well as did the painting that is featured as the back cover art.  That's it for 2011 forever.  Peace.


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