Saturday, September 29, 2018

South Oaks - kill_the_humans (July 2018)

This EP took a looooong time to make. It didn’t take long to record, just syncing all of our calendars proved to be the hardest part. 

By November 2016 we had written 12 songs and planned to record our first full length album. But life got in the way and we didn’t actually get into the studio till June of 2017. We recorded 6 songs that day and intended to get right back into the studio to record the other 6, but it just didn’t happen for a multitude of reasons. So we decided to just go forward with the 6 we recorded and hold the other 6 for a future EP.

It then took another whole year to record overdubs, vocals and to mix and master. We finally released it back in July 2018. We’re happy with it…but damn…was that an ordeal.

Hopefully we’ll get to the remaining 6 in a more timely fashion.

You can download South Oaks - kill_the_humans for FREE at our bandcamp page or by clicking the link below…

1- Back of My Mind
2- Robot Rebellion
3- Emotions In Motion
4- Knights of Light
5- Cut and Run
6- Renwick Ruins

As always, we made a video for each song. Here they are…

"Back of My Mind"

"Robot Rebellion"

"Emotions In Motion"

"Knights of Light"

"Cut and Run"

"Renwick Ruins"

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Jim Burns - vocals
Frank Fusco - guitar
Kevin Purcell - bass
Steve Johnson - drums 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Author James Burns on Let It Roll Podcast

Head on over to the Let It Roll Podcast Soundcloud page and listen to their interview with James Burns. 

From Let It Roll Podcast:

Host Nate Wilcox is joined by author James Burns to discuss his book “Let’s Go to Hell: Scattered Memories of the Butthole Surfers.” This week, James and I talk about the unique circumstances of the 1980s that allowed a band as outre as the Butthole Surfers to reach a large international audience, the research involved in compiling a hardcore oral history, many staggering scatalogical anecdotes and the cosmo-historic importance of Gibby Haynes, Paul Leary and company.

Here’s Bellmore: The Unscene's original post about Jim’s book.

You can purchase your very own copy of Let's Go to Hell: Scattered Memories of the Butthole Surfers from Jim’s blog, or at

And while you’re at it, you should “Like” the Facebook page, too.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Random Photo: Kevin Gets Electrocuted (1987)

Back when the Barking Spiders were originally called The Cause, Kevin used to play through Joe Kollar’s bass amp. The amp was pretty old and not grounded correctly so if you touched Kevin while he was playing it he’d get shocked. This photo captures one of those moments and Joe had a little fun making it into a GIF.

Thursday, July 5, 2018