I've been aware of Nate for a long time. Destroy Nate Allen used to be something of a fixture of house shows in the Portland area many years back, but moved out to the midwest a few years ago.
Out of the blue, Nate got ahold of me and sent me his new album with The Pac-Away Dots, Take Out The Trash, to which I was pleasantly and nostalgically surprised. There's an apparent innocence to it that seemed to have a bit extra lying underneath, so I investigated further. Here's what I found.
It has to be someone very special, someone who has been involved in the New York hardcore and punk scene for almost 40 years. It has to be someone who has kept at what they love doing through the ups and downs; someone who plays guitar in a band that thrives to this day representing New York Hardcore worldwide.Read More
I've been quite vocal about my love of Sammy Warm Hands' Famous Last Words. As I saw it put once, I "practically wrote it a goddamn love letter". It was and is a huge step forward in every way, and while I wasn't expecting much to change with Famous' remix album, I was surprised, to put it mildly. "Ecstatic" might be a more appropriate word.
Right from the start, even though I'd been informed of the setup prior to receiving the album, I was, to utilize an overabundant term, blown away: all new production and a bunch of new lyrics. Already perfect songs somehow improved upon, or, at the very least, matched. I couldn't fucking believe what I was hearing. I spent the next hour and change sending Sam constant messages, so excited about these new takes that didn't detract from the originals. I couldn't get to sleep. I lost sleep over this album. I can't think of a time that's happened since I was half my age. Holy shit.
Since it is in my nature to break down the songs, I thought I'd jot down my quick take on each track. Then I thought I'd get Sam's take on my take. Once that happened, I thought it would be worth trying to get everyone's take who was involved, and everyone I could manage to get ahold of was somehow down.
So, here we are - Vacant Eyes, track by track, by those who made it happen and some jackass who's name is above in the "posted by" spot.
Via Ben Durazzo, producer and emcee, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, around 7:00 PM:Read More
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The larger-than-life cover art. The linear notes, pops, crackles and clicks. The metaphysical ritual of flipping over the LP, then gently placing the needle.
Then there's the sound… the unadulterated, raw, warm sound of the music.
Yes, it's possible to feel nostalgic for a vinyl record, even as you're holding one in your hand. In fact, a constant yearning for your next score on Discogs, eBay, a thrift shop or at a record store is a sign that you're addicted to vinyl record collecting.
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