The Devil is dedicated to unearthing unknown, unheard, unseen, unheralded, unfamiliar or down right unbelievable bands old or new that have not yet hit the radars of the British public. If you are a new band or artist and would like to be considered for inclusion then please contact me via email or twitter.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Martyrs For The Cause

From: Detroit, United States

Protomartyr

Detroit's Protomartyr fly the flag for rumbling, growling post punk with the emphasis on the post. Their second album, Under Color of Official Right, is a taut, austere, angry and judgmental record. Lead growler Joe Casey vents his spleen on lonely alcoholics on album opener Maidenhead, dead beat dads on album highlight Scum, Rise! and everything from adults dressed as children and religious fascists to rank amateur professionals and do nothing know it alls on Tarpeian Rock. The latter track is like Big Hard Excellent Fish's Imperfect List reinterpreted by an angry Mark E Smith. You can't accuse Joe of hiding how he feels he wear his heart and his bile on his sleeve. 

Under Color of Official Right is possibly the best post punk album since Magazine's Real Life which is about the highest praise you're gonna see from this little devil. 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

More From The LA Underground

LA Underground

After delving in the long undergrowth of the LA Underground last week I uncovered a lot more than the five bands I featured in last weeks post (Going Underground #22). So here are five more LA bands that you really need to hear and one you should already have heard....

Washing Machines - Big Cyst
From: Los Angeles, California, United States



Howls - Fool
From: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Pisces - Winter Horse
From: Los Angeles, California, United States

Any readers who have been with the Devil Has The Best Tuna from the launch back in 2006 may recall me waxing lyrical about a Los Angeles band called The Happy Hollows way back in 2007/08 (The Happy Hollows, The Legend of Happy Hollow). Pisces is The Happy Hollows singer Sarah Negahdari's folky rocky side project.



Wonton Soup - So Scared
From: Los Angeles, California, United States



Sex Wolf - Don't Call Me
From: Los Angeles, California, United States


and of course no feature on the Los Angeles underground is complete without an appearance from The Happy Hollows...

The Happy Hollows - Cloud Head
From: Los Angeles, California, United States



The Happy Hollows - Galaxies
From: Los Angeles, California, United States