Four Heavy Local Releases You Should Grab

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With the oppressive heat of summer bearing down on us, our thoughts no doubt lead down some darker corridors, as we try to occupy idle hands and restless brains. Here are a few new local releases that lean on the heavy/experimental side, which you should cop posthaste.

Bludded Head, Bludded Head
Nevada Hill (guitar), Darcy Neal (cello) and Mike Forbes (drums) combine forces to form like a doom-metal Voltron. Bludded Head's debut 12-inch was placed into the capable hands of Matt Barnhart, and the result is epic stretches of lurching low-end, blood-wet drums and Hill's larynx-exploding scream. A great "beach" album.

Fond Phantom, Fond Phantom
The solo project of Chad Jonathan Walls features two songs, both approaching 20 minutes each, which gives them room to expand and contract across a series of textural and sonic changes. Good "meditation" music.

Eccotone and Spacebeach, Parts
These two acts will be getting buckwild tomorrow, June 20, at 1919 Hemphill. Play their new split loud.

Pinkish Black, Pinkish Black
We told you the Pinkish Black story last month, but I recently went back and reassessed their self-titled debut, and it holds up after multiple listens. Jon Teague is quite possibly DFW's best drummer. Catch them this Sunday, June 24, at Lola's at part of the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards, or June 29 at Rubber Gloves, when they pair up with fellow heavies Akkolyte.




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just sayin'
just sayin'

You guys are, like, heavier than Nickleback. Like, barely.

ECCOTONE
ECCOTONE

So, like, on the other hand, we have two drummers. kinda obvious Melvins influence/rip-off/shameless fanboys. But, like, we acknowledge that we're not heavy anyway.

Bluddedhead
Bluddedhead

Bludded Head has never heard eyehategod. Bludded Head has likes bullhead. Bludded Head hates music snobs. Bludded head hates music.

just sayin'
just sayin'

Heavy probably was a poor choice of words for the headline. It kinda tricked me into listening to the songs thinking I was going to be hearing something much closer to the metal side of the spectrum. Bludded Head, with their clear Melvins/Eyehategod influences, were the only one of the 4 that sounded heavy by that definition. And I get what you mean about heavy as pertaining to an emotional experience. Hell, a band like Joy Division tapped into that side for me. But I would never call Joy Division heavy.

Audra Schroeder
Audra Schroeder

Well, I suppose "heavy" means different things to different people. To some people it's a distinctive sound, to others it's an emotional experience. I suppose an open mind helps. And c'mon, I'm not telling people to steal music. I'm telling them to listen, go to a show, and pick up a copy.

just sayin'
just sayin'

Because Audra is buckwild, thats why.

Someonesknockingatthedoor
Someonesknockingatthedoor

This stuff is heavy?  It's not.  By the way, to "cop" is to steal. Why would you ask your readers to steal these musicians' music? 

Anthony Mariani
Anthony Mariani

... AND after The Apache 5 (at 4 p.m.). FREE SHOW. 48 bands in all, in eight venues in the West 7th corridor, all within walking distance of one another.

Anthony Mariani
Anthony Mariani

Pinkish Black is playing SUNDAY at Lola's as part of the Weekly's Music Awards Festival, right before Burning Hotels and right after Stella Rose, The Hanna Barbarians, and The Phuss. Please fix. Thanks.

Torryfinley
Torryfinley

Cop definitely means to buy. Always has. Stupid people need to chill.

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