Guitarist/vocalist Adam Watkins and bassist Matty Coonfield have been the anchors in the member-shifting Tone Rodent, a band that swerves from psych to shoegaze to no-wave without losing a thumbprint of foreboding ambiance. The current six-piece lineup locks in nicely on this four-song EP, with Ashl ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Murder Happens' new CD, Dead World and Dying Suns. He had this to say:
By looking at the album credits for Murder Happens' latest CD, one might think that band leader Paul Wood won a trip to Industrial Rock Fantasy Camp. Dead World and Dying Suns fe ... More >>
myspace.com/tonerodentHow do you get Public Image Limited/Pigface/Damage Manual member Martin Atkins and Spacemen 3 drummer Rosco to work with you? As Tone Rodent discovered, just ask. The long-running -- and loud -- local shoegaze/noise act recently recorded some new music with both men, who ... More >>
Where: Pop's Blue Moon
Sounds Like: Macabre garage-soul steeped in swampy blues and scratchy 45 RPM records.
RIYL: The Nevermores, King Khan & BBQ Show, Tom Waits, anything on Anti- Records
MP3: The Mumlers, "Coffin Factory"