December 31, 2009
Yesterday, on December 30th, the legendary (and fairly obscure) guitarist Rowland S. Howard died. Rowland is argueably best known for his contributions to the Australian Noise Rock band The Birthday Party (an evolvement from Rowland's earlier band Boys Next Door), who's sound took aspects from Post-punk, Noise, Avant-Garde, Blues, Garage and Jazz. Apart from The Birthday Party, he has played with the likes of Henry Rollins, Lydia Lunch, Einsturzende Neubauten and Thurston Moore. Halso fronted the late 80s/early 90s Post-punk band These Immortal Souls. Apart from his musical work, he would occasionally venture into acting, appearing in Queen of The Damned and Wings of Desire. Most recently he released a solo album, Pop Crimes and produced HTRK's Merry Me Tonight LP. Howard died of Liver Cancer.
December 7, 2009
Okay, single by this new totally awesome band called O. Children. If you wanna imagine what they sound like, imagine intricate bass and guitar lines with a sense of Neils Children's Neo-Psychedelia, combined with the dark voice of Strange House era Horrors frontman Faris Badwan plus a hint of Dark Cabaret. Boom, you got O Children.
1. Dead Disco Dancer
2. Dead Eye Lover
Oh yeah, before the end of the year I'm definetly doing a best of the year thingy