The Needle Drop

It Came from Bandcamp: March 2016

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Welcome back to It Came from Bandcamp, the (not-so-)monthly horror show that finds us plumbing the depths and exploring the deep, dark recesses of the Bandcamp platform. After a bit of a hiatus, we're back to doing just that. It really doesn't feel as though three months have passed since the last one of these, probably because the trauma caused by the 30 or so releases I previously covered has been with me the entire time.

At any rate, we still want this to be a regular segment; Anthony has even expressed interest in making a video series based on it. If you'd enjoy something like that, let us know. But first, let's dive back into the cesspool:

[EDIT 3/25] Anthony's ICFB video segment is a go; here's the first episode:

We found this right after posting the holiday special. It could've been saved for this December, but I can't think of many things shittier than listening to a Xmas-themed black metal EP in mid-March.

Team Egg or Team Melon — you must take a side. Choose wisely, lest you end up on the wrong side of history along with all the other fuckheads who call Anthony an egg when he's clearly a melon.

You know how "Ultralight Beam" is such an incredible opener that you get stuck on it and can't move on to the rest of TLOP? I'm having a similar experience here with "Flavortown."

Not gonna lie: I found this one by searching for releases tagged with "AIDS." There was a time when the Internet helped me seek out good music, but this is my life now.

Please don't stop, DUMP. Shitcore will be less shitty without you.


Mr. Marx debunked dance YEARS AGO!!!! (Stale meme aside, this sounds like lobotomy-by-synth.)

Here's the hidden gem of this month's article. Fans of field recordings and noise might very well dig the mess of sounds r.nuuja captures in the pachinko parlor. Others might seriously suffer sensory overload and will hereon out have to excuse themselves from the room when Plinko comes on The Price Is Right.

The soundtrack for all your clown-themed nightmares to come.

This must be what Death Grips sounds like to people who don't like Death Grips.

Wow. That was just as magical of a trip as I remembered.  Thanks for joining me on this journey again. You deserve a quick apology for the obligatory Death Grips reference there at the last minute — my pay is docked if I don't meet quota. But come to think of it, isn't there something else on Bandcamp that's been making the rounds this past week?