Bandcamp finds for October, 2021
The first Friday of every month, Bandcamp hosts Bandcamp Friday. If you’re not familiar with it, here’s Bandcamp’s own words:
On the first Friday of every month since March of 2020, we’ve waived our revenue share to help support the many artists who have seen their livelihoods disrupted by the pandemic. Over the course of these 15 days, fans paid artists and labels $61 million dollars, helping cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and much more. If you’re among the nearly 800,000 fans who participated, thank you. So every first Friday I try to purchase a few albums that I collect over the course of the month.
Following is a list of my finds and purchases for October.
PowWowStep by DJ Shub
A powerhouse album.
DJ Shub’s solo debut includes six tracks of “old ways style” powwow step music featuring the vocals Northern Cree Singers, Black Lodge Singers, and Frazer Sundown
The Molochs by The Molochs
1960s garage rock released in 2016. While it’s not anything new, The Molochs expertly capture the sound with beautiful execution. From the singer’s almost distant vocals to the Mysterions-style keys, it’s a great album from start to finish.
Culture Control by Minority Threat
Hardcore which, in my opinon, teeters between old school hardcore (e.g. Agnostic Front) and post-hardcore (e.g. Quicksand), Minority Threat is a great band with a great fucking name.
CRAWLER by IDLES
Idles is always a great choice. While the band does not accept the punk label, there are definitely punk elements to their sound. They do however cross punk boundries and make incredible albums. This is their latest release.
By the Time I Get to Phoenix by Injury Reserve
Hip-hop doing what it does best… innovate, push boundaries, defy and redefine the genre. You’ll get all that and more with the latest from Injury Reserve. RIP Stepa J. Groggs.
Black Encyclopedia of the Air by Moor Mother
More inventive beats from Philly. Exprimental Afrofuturism that is less head bopping but definitely for your noggin.
Muerte en Paraíso by Mujeres Podridas
Straight punk the way it should be from this Austin band. Hints of The Ramones (checkout Planeta Negro) sprinkled into the awesome old school punk sound of greats like the Exploited. Singer Dru Molina singing in Spanish perfectly rounds this album out.
Before I Die by 박혜진 Park Hye Jin
Minimal and dream-like trap pop from this multi-talented LA-based rapper, singer, producer and DJ delivers. It’s got a great amalgam of sounds that fit perfectly together.
That’s all for October. I’ll post my November finds soon after i finsih my list for December’s Bandcamp Friday coming Dec. 3.