Still lots of cases, but clubs and gigs continue to open up. In addition, I’ve overhauled the events page in a big way, so see the link further down for that. There are still some things going on, as well as the usual slew of releases, so I continue to wrap up both, as well as the tentative announcements for new in-person events and gigs.
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/transmission – the amodelofcontrol.com podcast – has returned, continuing the run through of the a-z of industrial, with all episodes thus far are here. The latest episode is /transmission/024, which starts on the letter P. /transmission/025 will follow soon.
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/Upcoming releases announced this week
Quicksand / Distant Populations /Bandcamp
Out last week, this second post-reunion album from Quicksand is, to be frank, vastly stronger than the first.
Alabama 3 / Step 13 /Band Store
The acid-country veterans return with their first album since the death of The Very Reverend Dr. D. Wayne Love, and there is a near celebratory air, judging on the singles – one where his spirit continues to inspire the excellence of this band.
Deafheaven / Infinite Granite /Bandcamp
More shoegaze, less metal, at least at first listen…
MILDREDA / I Was Never Really There /Bandcamp
Jan Dewulf returns with his long-dormant Mildreda project, for an excellent exploration of the fringes of industrial.
Wolves In The Throne Room / Primordial Arcana /Bandcamp
Pastoral, metal experimentalists back with their new album.
Autumn 2021 / Girls Against Boys / House of GVSB /News
No date yet, but GVSB announced a (US) tour for the new year just recently to coincide with the re-release of probably their best-loved album.
04-Sep 2021 / Silverfish / Fat Axl /Love Record Stores
Lesley Rankine teased about this earlier in the year, and here it is – a long-needed remaster of the mighty FAT AXL.
01-Oct 2021 / Garbage / beautifulgarbage (20th Anniversary Edition) /Band Store
Garbage continue their reissue series with an album that has perhaps got better over time.
Obviously, things change at short notice right now, and I’m updating events as they are postponed or cancelled, and also including relevant Livestreams as they are announced.
/amodelofcontrol.com continues to maintain an events calendar, but it has now moved to /amodelofcontrol.com/events – and is now a dynamic, searchable database, and you can add individual events to your own calendars. I’m currently fixing a couple of minor backend issues, so new events may not be added promptly, or be added sporadically.
If you have updates, relevant events for me, or want to tell me about something else, use the contact details above. It goes without saying that any gig or club still in the listing is subject to change at short notice, or may not happen at all.
/Tuesday Ten/462/A Time and A Place
Songs about landmarks
/Tuesday Ten/461/Cocktails for Two
Songs about cocktails.
/Tuesday Ten/460/Tracks of the Month/Jul 2021
The best tracks of the past month
Considering the risk of club and gig-going right now as things open up.
The last of my regular livestreams bows out, only one special left in August.
/Tuesday Ten/459/Don’t Fight It, Feel It
Songs with indeterminate themes.
The final /Stormblast in the current run.
/Tuesday Ten/458/Tracks of the Month/Jun 2021
The best tracks of the past month
Extreme metal every other Thursday
Back to the regular livestreams…