Monday, July 23, 2012
Pungent Sound (Formerly known as He/Sheattle) is making some big changes. First off, the name of the blog was changed a little while back so we have moved to a fancy new location. Second, we have a new team member, the mighty Zardoz, who will soon be adding his blood, sweat, tears (and hopefully other bodily fluids as well) into the mix, along with his fantastic collection of and vast knowledge of the sort of music that should tie nicely in with what has been built up here these last several years. Thirdly, you can now follow Pungent Sound on facebook, so if you don't feel like going through the hassle of adding the new location to your reading list on blogger, you can just click the 'like' button on the Pungent Sound facebook page and stay updated that way.
Big thanks to every one who has been a part of the 36,390 page views we've accumulated throughout the years. For updates, re-ups, requests, etc. be sure to check out the new location. The best is certainly yet to come...
Sunday, July 15, 2012
How better to celebrate the midway point of the month of July than with a gloriously noisy split 7" by two amazing bands? First up we have the mighty Joe Preston solo project Thrones plowing through a cover of Blue Oyster Cult's "Blackblade." The b-side consists of three solid screamy rockers from Behead The Prophet N.L.S.L., who were lead by former Mukilteo Fairies vocalist Joshua Plague.
Thrones/Behead The Prophet N.L.S.L. - Split 7" (with sleeve and insert scans)
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Portal were an experimental instrumental band formed in the late 90's by members of the first incarnation of the band Vermilion. Portal's instrumentation, from what I can remember, consisted of guitar, bass, casio keyboards and a Boss drum machine - all used in conjunction with various effects pedals. Zantopoulos is an EP that was self-released on CDR by the group in '99 and was named after a former childhood classmate whose last name sounded like that of a futuristic city.
Zantopoulos (with artwork scans)