“Howl” is the latest single from Black Asteroid featuring vocals from Zola Jesus. For the video, Bryan Black tapped Rick Owens for clothing using looks from his Mastodon AW2017 collection.
Last month Joe Corre, the son of Malcom McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, publicly burned his punk memorabilia collection (and, of course, told the world about it), for the umpteenth time declaring that punk is dead. The month before the publisher Rizzoli released a new book simply titled SEX PISTOLS, essentially begging to differ. The 320-page tome holds as many photographs documenting the meteoric rise and crash and burn of the seminal English punk band. Besides the photos of the band, there are many pictures of the now iconic Sex Pistols DIY concert posters and other graphics, as well as correspondence and song lyrics.
Our parties have become know for quality music and people often ask us where they can listen to it. Here are a couple of mixes that are publicly available for streaming from Black Asteroid and .thejass.
On Leonard Cohen, his music, and his influence.
Aaaah, the Smiths! As a late convert I cannot claim allegiance to the good old formative days when meat was murder and the queen was dead. But, the more I listen to the Smiths as of late the more their music overtakes my consciousness.
Please join us for our Black Celebration party in Paris with our guest Leon Emanuel Blanck.
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The singer Chelsea Wolfe, whom we profiled last year (part 1 – part 2) has released a new video of a b-side off of her latest album, Abyss. She is also going on an extensive US tour, and we can tell you from experience that she is a must-see live.
Several days ago I announced the closure of my eponymous label. But instead of dwelling on that, I want to share with you my deep passion for music, as a farewell of sorts. Not a sad one, but meaningful.
So, here are 13 songs I could live with on a desert island – or, better yet, in a fortress of solitude.
New Order, a band that came out of the tragedy that ended Joy Division, is one of those rare acts that have somewhat inexplicably achieved critical acclaim and dance floor popularity. Much ink has been spilled by music journalists to trace the ups and downs of the band over the years. (Former) band members have weighed in – most notably the bassist Peter Hook who has left the band in 2007 and in 2013 released a memoir called “Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division,” documenting the band’s fraught existence and his fallout with Bernard Sumner, New Order’s singer.