Hive Bent - Dyatlov c20
Another waaay overdue review, partially because it go mailed to me a month late and partially because I’m a slacker asshole who procrastinated posting this. Anyhow, Hive Bent resides somewhere in-between noise rock and post-hardcore, but the only specifics you really need to know is that Dyatlov is going to fucking crush you. It’s 5 tracks of fuzzy, grimy vocals, rumbling guitbass, and thunderous percussion, how the fuck could you not dig it? The cassette is limited to 50 copies, so you better snag one quick.
Go get it…
I’ve been a little penned up this summer and I guess it got me thinking about that old Simpson’s episode Bart of Darkness where Bart breaks his leg and becomes isolated from everyone; particularly this part:
Bart: All right, you're right, you're right, let's, let's just
forgetabout that. Here: let me read to you from my play. Ahem.
[cockney] "`Kippers for breakfast, Aunt Helga? Is it St.
Swithin's Day already?'
`'Tis,' replied Aunt Helga" --
Lisa: I'm going, I'm going!
I’d always figured the writers just made up St. Swithin, but I googled it and it turns out that’s a real Catholic saint and today is actually his feast day. Also, folklore holds that if it rains on St. Swithin’s Day (which it did here), it will rain for 40 more days.
tl;dr Simpson’s related synchronicity from an episode 20 years ago…
I caught Omotai play at Cactus today. It was the first show I’ve been to in a long while. Free show from a solid band and free St. Arnolds too, pretty rad. There were only like 30 people there. I’ll never get how shitty this city treats it’s bands.
I posted this yesterday, but tumblr was drunk or something and it never showed up on the dash. So now I am reblogging it, because…?