Though ramshackle and dusty, the White Villa in Wormer, Netherlands still stands proud and firm in the quaint pastoral Dutch meadowland. It looks a bit different than the Wormer Villa, obviously, but stands similarly symbolic in its obdurate perseverance. But Tom Cora wasn’t having it; he walked back up to the PA guy and turned the volume back up himself. We do it a bit on our own gut feeling. I’m so grateful to have this music during these precarious times. Bandcamp New & Notable Jun 3, 2017, New York noisemakers Weeping Icon deliver their anticipated debut; with cutting guitars and krautrock beats, this is rock at its most vital. Though rooted in the anarcho-punk explosion of the late ’70s, over the years, their musical purview has boldly mushroomed to the outer realms of folk, jazz, improv, and noise. What's this download bullshit? So the whole land becomes infertile. James Diamond, supported by 34 fans who also own “27 passports”, It's been nearly 5 years since we lost our twin boys. “If you can get a hold of a obscure cassette with Ethiopian wedding music,” Hessels guffaws, “seriously, that’s some of the most full-on punk music you’ll ever hear!”, Over the years, The Ex’s avid love for Ethiopia has become reciprocal. In this former bastion of the original punk explosion, Hessels and singer/guitarist Arnold De Boer are preparing for the release of their latest LP, 27 Passports. In 2002 The Ex set up a lively musical exchange with Ethiopia. Be Mine 9. ... more, supported by 66 fans who also own “27 passports”, I’m so grateful to have this music during these precarious times. Those who immerse themselves long enough in their work will notice how they’ve cataloged all their recordings and concerts, right down to the absolute minutiae, even the most mundane of details, such as reasons why certain gigs were cancelled. Jan 2011. contact / help. Raul Monsalve's Afro-Venezuelan brew and Planet Battagon's drum crazy sounds. As we barge in, Hessels is packing for yet another trip. Streaming and Download help. When The Ex played a show at CBGB, some unassuming guy named Steve—Steve Albini, who would later helm Starters Alternators (1998) and Catch My Shoe (2011)—helped them haul gear inside. The aforementioned song contains a confluence of meanings depending on who you ask. Rest of the album is killer as well, for sure, Slights Still Unspoken (Selected Recordings 1978-1979). To him, it was all so seamless, but the four of us were fumbling to look everything up. The Ex started playing in 1979. Period”, Synth-driven explosive black psychedelic prog metal that takes off where Värähtelijä left us. Sweet pop-punk with a sharp core and a distinct queer feminist perspective, on Lauren Records. Saby Reyes-Kulkarni. A big reason Hessels releases these CDs on his label Terp, is so artists can have physical merch to sell whenever they play abroad. Hospitals Are Like Holidays 3. When he was in the hospital, he joked that his car, which was trashed in a ditch, should come to visit him, too. For them, it’s weird to categorize music like that. The Ex-Boyfriends Two drunks and one sober nerd making punk music. Cora’s arresting staccato pounce on the Bornefeld-sung rendition of Hungarian folk song “Hidegen Fujnak a szelek” (“Cold Winds Are Blowing”) is truly something to behold. This record might be my favorite, start to finish. Some original structures, though ramshackle and man-made, continue to survive and evolve, towering resplendently over their respective ever-transforming surroundings. And something original always gets lost in the process.” On 27 Passports’s opening cut “Soon All Cities,” De Boer launches a full-on diatribe on how the Western concept of prosperity contaminates the world: “Soon all cities will have the same accidents / Soon all cities will have the same monuments.”. And it doesn’t matter. What's this download bullshit? 1985’s Pokkeherrie (Dutch slang for “filthy racket”) is the first The Ex LP driven by Bornefeld’s incredible drumming.This record presents the root of The Ex’s signature sound as we know today. “At one point we lived for a whole year without power,” Hessels remembers. A compilation of rollicking cuts from this Australian post-punk band that plays like a hybrid of the Velvets and the Stooges. Hope 2 6. Journey to the Land of Stupid 5. Justin G. Bandcamp Daily your guide to the world of Bandcamp, A Guide to (Nearly) Four Decades of Dutch Punks The Ex, Essential Releases: Cosmic Jazz, No Wave, Experimental Dance and More, Essential Releases: Luk Thung Hip-Hop, Noise Rock, Bossa Nova, and More. As a self-taught sax player, Getatchew Mekurya wasn’t the least familiar with the rich jazz aristocracy of Albert Ayler or John Coltrane, much less a bunch of lumbering Dutch punks calling themselves The Ex. The band decided to forgo their usual trajectory of recording the songs on their albums once they’re extensively honed and developed live.