Five Songs, 3/10/2021
Five Songs

Five Songs, 3/10/2021

Bell Witch, "Suffocation, A Burial: I - Awoken (Breathing Teeth)"

First things first, that is a MAGNIFICENT name for a metal song. A roman numeral, a parenthetical, just all kinds of extra junk. Spectacular.

At any rate, the other day I referred to Pallbearer as the standard bearers for doom metal, but I think that's maybe not quite right. They're probably the most popular, but Seattle's duo of Bell Witch is probably more critically acclaimed. A lot of that praise comes more from their 2017 release (Mirror Reaper), but this from 2015's Four Phantoms gives a good idea of what the band is about. The microgenre they play in is called funeral doom, and you can see why.

Yo La Tengo, "The Night Chicago Died"

We've had Yo La Tengo Is Murdering The Classics a couple times on here, but briefly, Yo La Tengo raised funds for WFMU by letting people donate and request that they play anything. The best (?) were collected onto a comp album. It's fun, but definitely only for Yo La Tengo completists.

Boss Hog, "Eddy"

From the second Boss Hog record, Cold Hands, where the the gutter blues of the band really started to come together. Prior to this, the songs were too big of a mess. This album has its flaws, but it's a decent listen., "Possessions"

Yes, that This is from BBE's series of DJ records, with this one being called Lost Change. I like it better than anything from the Black Eyed Peas, that's for sure, but it's not the best record from that series either.

The Jesus Lizard, "Nub"

This comes to us from Show, the live Jesus Lizard album. It's as inessential as most live albums, but if you've listened to as much Jesus Lizard as I have, it can be nice having a fresh take on some of these songs.

Joshua Buergel
View Comments
Next Post

Five Songs, 3/11/2021

Previous Post

Five Songs, 3/9/2021