Here is where we will pass along the most intriguing and worthwhile songs that we’ve been fortunate enough to discover. Many will be songs we’ve been obsessing over in our homes with the record spinning and a drink in hand, and others will be melodies culled from our inbox that snuck up and got their hooks in us.
We’re not concerned with genre limitations or mere trendiness. We simply want to open the door for you to join us in listening to music that is making us excited about the power of a song. Check out the Download Den daily, and the least we can do is help soundtrack your day.
All Hallows’ Eve seems like the perfect time to introduce TST readers to a hometown band I’m pretty damn excited about these days. If you’re one to have a fetish for lo-fi rock and roll that roars out of the speakers fast, heavy, dirty and dark, I’d say Ancient Slang is a band worth checking out.
There’s possibly no better night in the calendar year to crank up a two-track dose of gritty mayhem titled Satan Is Waitin’ than on Halloween night. Packing pistols loaded with crunching rhythm and distortion, Ancient Slang makes some gloriously hellish, lo-fi noise on “Mars, Venus, Ripper” and “New Blood.” Both songs shock and awe in under three minutes, and both were “mixed in the red for maximum grit and dirt” by drummer Brandon Beaver, formerly of up-and-coming, Indianapolis noise-punk band and SXSW 2011 veterans, We Are Hex. Both songs were recorded on 1/4″ tape boombox and tracked live to 8 tracks with vocals overdubbed through a tube amp. If doesn’t get you pysched for some killer noise rock, I can’t say what will.
Listen to Satan Is Waitin’ on Ancient Slang’s Bandcamp. For God’s sake, play it loud!
Satan Is Waitin’ was released on August 25, 2012.
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