Iowa’s #1 noisecore label (and that’s noisecore in the lo-fi, grind-y, mass-of-distortion sense, as opposed to the proggy Converge sense) — the fine people who saw fit to reissue a bunch of Sockeye stuff a few years ago, much to the gratitude of Sockeye fans — home to such Iowa-based bands as Captain 3 Leg, Grand Old Lady, and Billy Crystal Meth and a whole crazy underground scene around the unlikely hometown of Ottumwa — Mortville Noise has released something quite interesting that’s getting some good responses: a 100-band noise compilation CD. I haven’t heard the thing yet, but even though I haven’t followed the noisecore scene as closely as I did for most of the ’90s, my interest was piqued by some familiar names on it: Agathocles, Nut Screamer, Earwigs, as well as Iowa greats Black Market Fetus and NYC doom crew Batillus. The whole thing sounds really interesting, and Mortville is good people. Check out the promo video if you think you can handle it:

Pythias Braswell: Thy Merciful Teeth

So, Pythias Braswell (I was pronouncing the first name incorrectly in my head before seeing him play live) makes his home in Cannery Row,...… Continue reading

Various Artists: "P.S. Your Band Sucks!"

Published on February 03, 2018