Monday, July 23, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
The Phantom Family Halo are hitting the road next week. Come out and support and get your knickers blown off in the meantime. Theyll be supporting some great bands like: SLINT, DEAD MEADOW, ENTRANCE and MIDNIGHT SNAKE...
check their myspace for more info: www.myspace.com/thephantomfamilyhalo
Jul 13 2007 louisville @ lisa's oak street lounge
W/VRKTM & GAJ MUSTAFA CELL
Jul 17 2007 lawrence @the jackpot
W/ SAVE THE WHALES
Jul 19 2007 denver @ hive dive
Jul 20 2007 salt lake city @ tba
Jul 21 2007 sacramento @ tba
Jul 22 2007 san francisco @ bimbo's
Jul 23 2007 los angeles @ henry fonda
Jul 25 2007 hollywood @ 3 of clubs
Jul 28 2007 san diego ca @ TBA
Jul 29 2007 los angeles @ echoplex
W/ENTRANCE & DEAD MEADOW
Aug 1 2007 phoenix @TBA
Aug 10 2007 knoxville @ TBA
W/THE CHEAT & MIDNITE SNAKE
Aug 13 2007 asheville @ TBA.
W/ MIDNITE SNAKE
Aug 14 2007 raleigh @ TBA
Aug 15 2007 charlottesville @ tea bazaar
Aug 16 2007 washington DC @ rock n roll hotel
Aug 17 2007 brooklyn @ union pool
w/MONARK & MIDNITE SNAKE
Aug 18 2007 brooklyn @ TBA
Aug 19 2007 pitsburgh @ garfeild artworks
Aug 20 2007 cleveland @TBA
Aug 21 2007 columbus @ skylab
Aug 22 2007 cincinatti @ comet
Aug 23 2007 chicago @ TBA
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Dead Child is a new metal band featuring Dave Pajo, and I’m not sure if it’s the killer riff that opens “Angel of The Odd” or the fact that vocalist Dahm sounds uncannily like Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna, but I’m completely sold on this debut EP [Cold Sweat]. This is well played, well sung, well produced metal that will likely get ink in indie rags based on Pajo’s involvement, but the truth is, he’s only one of the two guitarists here, and the guitar playing is pure metal chugging, so if you’re expecting to be distracted by post rock-isms, prepare to eat your words. If the dudes in Dead Child are tourists, they’ve certainly mastered the language. So who cares?
Monday, July 02, 2007
Early reviews are glowing!.....
I’m also right blown away by the catchy and compelling all-purpose psychedelia of THE LEGEND OF BLACK SIX by power trio The Phantom Family Halo. I say ‘all purpose’ because this stuff is useful and should be available by the vat on prescription, because it’s good for the mental health. I say power trio, but this lot are greedy motherfuckers with a hefty set of auxiliary members. The sound is totally reminiscent of that 1970 period when no fucker could control the number of overdubs, and these guys pass through every stage from The Youngbloods and Kalackakra to a kind of Amon Duul PARADIESWARTS DUUL-informed take on David Voorhaus’ White Noise project via early (very early) Chrome on their way to the proto metal of ‘Electric God In Your Galaxy’.
-Julian Cope / Head Heritage
This LP landed unnoticed late last year, like a flying-saucer deep in the woods. Invisible to conventional radar, its phosphorescent after-trail was fortunately spotted by a gaggle of eagle-eyed UFO enthusiasts. Originating from Louisville, Kentucky, a world where acid rock and glam are clearly still king, this sounds like a lost concept album from 1973, though exactly what that concept might be isn’t entirely clear. The title track is a delirious slice of offbeat space-opera that combines elements of Krautrock and early Floyd with the deadpan yet oddly-touching dronesongs of Eno’s 'Taking Tiger Mountain'. 'Lady Blue' is a hazily lysergic Tyrannosaurus Rex style singalong, while 'Black River' takes the restless staccato bass-pulse of Can’s 'Mother Sky' and plays it on a pub piano. 'Saving Civilisation As We Know It' is my favourite: a fabulous glam-stomp fusion of Hawkwind and early Eno, complete with bonkers Bob Fripp style guitar wig-out. Someone please, please get Tony Visconti to produce them.
"Debauche hedonism a la early 1970s rock... a party album for excavating your libido. Krautrock lock grooves give way to full throttle Alice Cooper/Black Sabbath moves but mid-tempo Scott Walker fronting early Roxy Music is closest to the core; with occassional flickers of Tangerine Dream synth-glaciers and Marc Bolan bare-bones. Dominic Mario Santo Cipolla also sings in Dead Child (Venom/Judas Priest veined metal band with David Pajo on guitar; ep forthcoming) and plays drums and sings some with Sapat (forthcoming LP/CD on Siltbreeze). Phantom Family Halo guitarist Michael McMahan was also a touring member of the Slint Reunion band and founding member of The For Carnation along with his older brother Brian McMahan."