Skin Tags – The Sound of Revolution

"Punk rock died When the first kid said, 'Punk's not dead, punk's not dead'" - David Berman (Silver Jews, "Tennessee") I’m in a bit of a mood this morning. Woke up too early, and had to wait far too long to see the sun come up. Winter’s coming, as they say. On top of this low rent dysthymia, the news, filled with tales of hateful men and…

Histamine Tapes – Scratching that itch on your summer vacation

Histamine Tapes is back with a bundle to cool your mind during this hot stretch - or just ease your nerves whenever this is being read. For this review I have two cassettes from their summer batch, and both are continuing the label theme of reclaimed tapes and artwork. Each unique tape is dubbed in real-time, one featuring a craft paper box decorat…

BOYLE – Spun Out On Out Sounds

John Boyle’s new CD, Spinout, is a big 'un, loaded with 28 short songs. Yup, SONGS. Unlike Boyle's previous releases, which range from a 5 disc meditative drone suite to solo flute, this is a Thinking Fellers-style cramming of dozens of ideas into bite-sized chunks, all possessed with the sonic glory of classic lo-fi 4-trackisms. After a n…