Pittsburgh’s EEL Are Going to Shock You Out of Your Thanksgiving Food Coma: The latest installment of the Mind Cure Singles Series is out tomorrow – Saturday November 30th. This months record is from Pittsburgh’s Noise Punk Maniacs EEL. The self proclaimed “Monty Python of Punk who love Japanese Hardcore” are hard to pin down. Drawing heavily from the sounds of now classic bands from The Land of The Rising Sun such as Gauze, G.I.S.M., Zouo and Lip Cream, EEL are also treading into territory that shares borders with Einsturzende Neubauten, Throbbing Gristle and S.P.K.
But forget about all that – with a truly punk-by-any-name-no-rules-allowed-spirit, EEL make songs that make you want to dance the pogo and dance the slam. See what they have to say for themselves here.
After far too long I made it down to Get Hip for a much needed restock. The store is flush with great records from all your favorites – The Wipers, Thee Headcoats, Naked Raygun, The Misfits, The Minutemen, Black Flag, Otis Redding, The Velvet Underground and much more! There is also a nice used LP collection going out today with records from Test Department, Legendary Pink Dots, Psychic TV, Michael Gira and more in the mix – don’t sleep on this one, collections like this don’t come around every day.
Lastly, if you remember over the summer I had begun a video project documenting the Punk scenes of Pittsburgh. That project is currently up for a grant. This grant would really help me to do things like interview and include more people into the project who are not currently living in Pittsburgh by allowing me to pay for transportation expenses and make this an even better movie. If you could check out the trailer for the video here and if you like what you see vote for it on the video page. This is a fantastic grant opportunity for artists working in film and video, please check out the other projects as well and vote for them too if you like what they are doing too – you can vote for as many projects as you like, but you can only vote for each project once.
In any case – there’s lots of things to be excited about around Mind Cure these days so stop on down!