Here’s the latest from the Disposable Underground blog: May 1, 2022

Welcome back to the Disposable Underground newsletter, featuring a roundup of what’s new at the blog since last time and some extra music news bites.

New at the Blog  

The Gathering is a great rock (trip rock) band that I’ve been following for years, so it’s good news to me when the band has new music out: not only the Beautiful Distortion album but the Interference EP as well. I collected the music videos released for the records. Check them out—>

Photo: from The Gathering’s Bandcamp

Deceased is a death metal band that I’ve been writing about off and on since the early days of the Disposable Underground ‘zine in the early ‘90s. In the mid-‘90s the singer wrote a history of the band for a compilation CD and I reprinted it in a post. I hope it’s an interesting read—>

Brian Eno is an environmentalist, which is yet another reason to like this famous musician, producer, and composer. His organization that’s working on climate change from the music industry vantage point is EarthPercent. I gathered a bit of info on that, including on a recent Earth Day campaign—>

Live photos of bands new and old are up at the blog’s Tumblr. I’ve taken snaps mostly with either an iPhone or a Nikon 35mm over the years. Lately I’ve added photos of Discordance Axis and Bolt Thrower, but there’s a lot more where those came from—>

More Music News

Streaming is pushing consumption at the expense of fandom and songs at the expense of artists, Mark Mulligan writes at Midia—>

Band merch is essential for live acts, especially touring ones, but some venues take a cut of merch sales—sometimes a large one. Eamonn Forde writes about this issue from his view in London at Music Business Worldwide—>

Decibel Magazine has been releasing Decibel versions of releases for years now, but news is that the magazine has started a record label called Decibel Records. First up from the label is a live set from the band Deadguy from one of Decibel’s Metal and Beer fests. Below is a clip from the Disposable Underground YouTube channel from the show, but there’s more details on the record at the Decibel website—>

Rest In Peace

Jordan, the woman who made a name for herself in punk rock in Britain, died in April. She was at the forefront of punk fashion in the late ‘70s and was also involved in music and film. Ben Beaumont-Thomas has the story at The Guardian—>

Mira Calix, the U.K.-based big name in experimental music and multimedia, died in March. Matthew Ismael Ruiz has the story at Pitchfork—>

Thanks for reading and see you at the blog!


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