What a wild trip it is to hear former The Icarus Line vocalist Joe Cardamone team up with the legendary Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, The Gutter Twins, etc) for a project that sounds absolutely nothing like any of their previous outfits. On the self-titled debut from the duo dubbed Dark Mark Vs Skeleton Joe fans get an experimental Electro-fused romp through Darkwave and more on a heady head trip from two powerhouses of modern music.[Read more…]
While doing some late spring cleaning recently which included a LONG overdue purge of those archaic physical media artifacts known as “compact discs” I came across an abundance of Mark Lanegan albums (Which are not getting purged, btw) and among the records currently in my collection, I cannot think of an artist more dynamically diverse than Lanegan with each and every release. Which is definitely the case again with his latest offering falling under the moniker of Dark Mark Vs Skeleton Joe.[Read more…]
There’s something comforting when James Lavelle announces new music from UNKLE and even more comforting when said music is the middle of a trilogy of new tunes from the Electronic genius. And even MORE comforting when said middle album is a massive double disc of new Electro jams.[Read more…]
Listening to Mark Morton’s debut solo album is like listening to the greatest heavy music mixtape of all time. Not only is Anesthetic a coherent flow of genres but the mix of talent involved is a veritable who’s who across the spectrum as well. You have Nu-Metal luminaries (The late Chester Bennington, Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix), Hard Rock Icons (Buckcherry’s Josh Todd, Myles Kennedy), Thrash Metal Gods (Testament’s Chuck Billy) alongside Indie Rawkers (Oni’s Jake Oni), Living Legends (Mark Lanegan), and Singer/Songwriters (Naeemah Maddox) beautifully woven together through Morton’s musical tapestry.[Read more…]
I’ve gotta be honest, okay? I’m not a big Pink Floyd fan. Like, at all. I remember having a few of their albums and seeking out the live Is There Anybody Out There? record back in 2000 because I had a gift certificate to some music store that was burning a hole in my pocket but beyond that? They do nothing for me. Sorry? [Read more…]
It’s that time of the year again! A time of reflection! A time of typing! A time of regretting the decision to pick the amount of best albums based on what year it is.
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Mark Lanegan has had a stellar and diverse career. Whether he was fronting Screaming Trees, being an unofficial Queens Of The Stone Age member, lending his iconic pipes to UNKLE, or duetting with Greg Dulli, Lanegan has managed to become something of a musical chameleon. On Gargoyle, Lanegan combines all those different styles into one cohesive album which also happens to be one of his finest 21st Century works. [Read more…]