Jam On It! New Jams by Summer Cannibals, The Julie Ruin, OBN IIIS, Metz and Swami John Reis, and GOAT
If Sleater-Kinney were the female Fugazi and Summer Canniabls are the new Sleater-Kinney, that would make Summer Canniabls the new female Fugazi with one dude? I don't know man, but what I do know, is that there isn't enough metal in punk today, not enough musicians ready to plug in and aim for the arena rafters.
The good Goat is a menace. Modern head music tends to stick to one of three strains -- The Velvet Underground and Spacemen 3 style drones, Sabbath and Sleep slow-moving doom, or stuck in the '60s San Francisco revivalism. Sweden's Goat can't be characterized so easily. Shit, there are times during their Sub Pop debut record, Commune, that a PhD could come in handy...
Sweden's Goat may or may not be descended from some weirdo hippie commune tribe in the Swedish Arctic, and they may or may not be playing the music of their fathers and their father's fathers. What isn't in doubt, however, is their ability to create an always invigorating mix of head music from disparate traditions of psychedelic rock.
Typically, July is a down month for those of us interested in new jams. With few new releases on the calendar, music websites will post just ...