Posts tagged ‘Go To Space Die’

January 26, 2022

The Midweekly – Go To Space Die

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

Prepare your helmet and jumpsuit as you step into this inter-dimensional portal. Keep your senses tuned in as these cosmic waves fly past and through you. A new experience of space rock has arrived: Red Air Don’t Care, the debut album by Go To Space Die. In his human form, GTSD is known as Dagan Thogerson (Murder By Death), and it’s the first solo effort from this percussionist. But don’t let the sticks fool you, Thogerson handles every instrument adeptly. From the first clean notes, bright and cheerful, like a sunrise on the horizon, to the final somber riff as it fades into a twinkling night, RADC is a soundtrack for the stars. The two major elements that make up this flying rock are post and prog, but as it hurls its way towards your ears, don’t be surprised if it accumulates some doom and emo in its tail. The intrepid production and writing traverse different patterns and moods. You might find yourself lulled into a waltz by some big chords with a synth filling in the voids, then quick as a sci fi action scene, a riff with a dizzying time signature blasts you away. So, make ready your comet lasso, and press play on these 8 tracks…wait…isn’t 8 the symbol for infinity?! *sound of mind blown*

January 19, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays

Wordless Wednesdays is our new weekly column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

In the immortal words of Gwen Stefani, “don’t speak.” Just listen to these two fantastic instrumental tracks from Go To Space Die and Lehel P. after the jump.

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January 5, 2022

The Midweekly – Beltalowda

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

When social movements demanding for change get their loudest, it’s hard not to take notice. Unfortunately, once the collective consciousness absorbs it, folds it into all the other static, and the narrative spun by talking heads and scrolling screens, it also becomes easy to ignore again. But many voices keep yelling through the static, like Indiana based band Beltalowda. On their latest release, The Days That Are Given And The Ways We Live Them, this punk rock outfit is still in the fight for awareness, solutions, and overall responsibility. That responsibility we have to each other. And lyrically they do not mince words when taking aim at either the broad concept of privilege, or the specific hypocrisy of libertarian ideology. The socio-political climate isn’t the only thing Beltalowda needed to address on this record. Grief plays a big part as well, with concrete imagery in the lyrics. Details that are truly relatable. Founding members Alano-Martin and Short blend noisy guitar and melodic bass respectively, while newest addition Thogerson (Murder By Death, Go To Space Die) delivers the energetic beats. Together with other collaborators they mix it up raw, and let the imperfections texturize the final product. The Days and The Ways is yet another good example of how we can’t let what’s important get lost in the endless cycling of punditry and pageantry. And that is giving and living and loving.

Transparency Note – Postcard Editor plays in Beltalowda, but he assures you Mike was not paid to write this review, and frankly is a little embarrassed by how glowing it is.  

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