Mind Spiders “Furies” Available now! 1st 300 on green vinyl, exclusively available from Green Noise Records! Order at www.greennoiserecords.com

Mind Spiders “Furies” Out Now!

Mind Spiders “Furies” Available now! 1st 300 on green vinyl, exclusively available from Green Noise Records! Black vinyl also available. All copies come with download coupon.

“The ‘Furies’ are the ancient Greek Gods of vengeance and violence,” says Mark Ryan of the title of his latest album. “The Furies were tamed,” he continues, “but in my story, they are waking up and the ancient chaotic ways are resurfacing.” Ryan (The Marked Men, High Tension Wires, Radioactivity), alongside Peter Salisbury (Baptist Generals) on synth and Mike Throneberry (The Marked Men) on drums, lead this modernistic, machine-like and cinematic version of the story of the Furies and have churned out something furious in return; this is their most electronic album yet. Gone are any notions of Ryan’s former project the Marked Men and its style of winningly bombastic garage-pop. Since 2012’s Meltdown, Mind Spiders have been perfecting an aggressive, relentless, frenetic and melodic style of punk that is a long, dark shadow of DEVO but carries something much more sinister in its jaws as it slinks its way through the ears, illustrated by their lone, intensified cover of Grauzone’s 1980 hit, “Eisbaer.” It’s a sound for the new dark ages, emboldened by urgency and sped along by some good old fashioned panic. en

 

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Dusk to release Dirtnap 7″

Photo by Matt Stranger

We here at Dirtnap are VERY excited to be releasing a one-off 7″ from Appleton, WI’s Dusk. (Featuring members of Tenement, Black Thumb, and more.)

March 23rd will bring the release of The Pain Of Loneliness (Goes On And On) b/w Go Easy, 2 brand new songs (and both exclusive to this 7″) that are newer recordings than their upcoming LP on Don Giovanni.

More details to follow.

Mind Spiders “Furies” Out January 26th, 2018


Mind Spiders
return on January 26th, with “Furies” a dark, aggressive electronic album (their 5th in 6 years) inspired by Greek mythology.

Check out the first track HERE, along with an interview with band leader Mark Ryan.

Fox Face “Spoil + Destroy” Out Now!

Fox Face’s debut LP, Spoil + Destroy is out now on Dirtnap Records! As usual, there is a color vinyl edition that is exclusively available thru our mailorder partner, Green Noise Records! Go to www.greennoiserecords.com to order!

Fox Face Joins Dirtnap!

Witchy, twitchy and full of attitude, Fox Face is a fog-swirling, moonlit night where nothing’s as it seems. Blink, and they answer the question you didn’t even know you had. Both realized and reckless, Fox Face is an eerie musical force that would be just as much at ease holding a seance on a stormy, nighttime beach as they would be throwing a rager in a dark, beer-soaked basement bar.

Lead guitarist and vocalist Lindsay DeGroot is as comfortable in a Riot Grrrl shout in “(What You’re) Good For” as she is in the snarl of “I Believe In Science”, ambidextrously managing both pissed off and creepy, the words “I believe / In research/rationality” twisting like knives into her enemies. Fox Face’s explicitly feminist lyrics are undeniably bolstered by no-bullshit politics and inspired by the Book of the Dead and The Craft.

Spoil + Destroy is Fox Face’s first record for Dirtnap, recorded by Kyle “Motor” Urban at MotorCo Studio in Madison, WI, using an all-analog Ampex MM-1100 23″ 16-Track recorder. Urban also recorded the band’s debut Teen Wiccan 7″. DeGroot leads this storm of sound, with bandmates Lydia Washechek (guitar, vocals), Mary Joy (bass, vocals) and Christopher Capelle (drums) playing countless furiously energetic sets in their hometown of Milwaukee, WI, and beyond.

On the tongue in cheek Spoil + Destroy, Fox Face alternates between Sabbath-y vs. searing guitars (“Clever Girl”), surf-rock (“(What You’re) Good For”) and the creeped-out, organ-laced sonic seance of “The Moon and the Tide”. That realized and reckless attitude hangs hard on the vocals of everyone throughout, echoing the spirit of Kathleen Hanna and Neighborhood Brats’ Jenny Angelillo. This is what would happen if the Shivvers’ Jill Kossoris got pissed off and started plotting revenge on the date who didn’t call her back on the “teen line”, sitting “by the phone waiting for your ring”.

Fed up, Fox Face takes their own issues to hand, whether battling anti-feminist attitudes, panic attacks or the fear of the earthly unknown. Spaghetti Western styles intermingle with punk & roll and goth, making for a bubbling pot of riled-up, creeptastic tales, where the environs are trepidatious, dark and frustrating, yet you feel you can battle your way out. “You—you got this, you know you got this, you got it ‘cause you earned it.”

RIYL: Grass Widow, Neighborhood Brats, The Sonics, The Breeders, Bikini Kill, The Cramps, The Raincoats, Sleater-Kinney

Fox Face Track Debut + Shows

Fox Face

New Noise Magazine has just premiered the first Mp3 from the debut LP by Milwaukee, WI’s Fox Face, out November 3rd on Dirtnap!

Check it out here:

http://newnoisemagazine.com/stream-fox-face-clever-girl/

    Upcoming shows:

Sept 23 – Stevens Point, WI

Oct 14 – Mickeys Tavern, Madison “Turkeyfest” w/ Fire Heads, Blaha, The Smells
Oct 31 – WMSE radio Milwaukee – Local/Live

Nov 3 – Acme Records, Milwaukee * Release show* w/ Sex Scenes, Red Lodge

Nov 17 – WSUM radio Madison – 4pm

Nov 17 – North Street Cabaret, Madison * Release show* – w/ Cool Building, No Hoax

Nov 18 – Caliwaukee, Chicago * Release show* – w/ TBD