Stream And Destroy 11.19.21 // Weekly Roundup

Stream And Destroy is a weekly feature on D//E in which we round up tracks and releases we didn't cover canonically during the current week. It's complementary to our regular posts and publishes on Friday release day. Oddments from previous weeks may appear. The feature now comes with an accompanying playlist on Spotify.

Home is where your cat is. Here's the first new edition of Stream and Destroy in over a month.

In late October 2019, the great SUNN O))) were invited at Studio 4 of the BBC Maida Vale for a live session to be broacast via Mary Anne Hobbs' radio show on BBC6. They were joined by Anna Von Hausswolff, and the result is Metta, Benevolence BBC 6Music : Live on the Invitation of Mary Anne Hobbs. A passage of Pyroclasts F has been unveiled.

Drowse’s Kyle Bates comments on his unique cover of Slipknot's Wait and Bleed: "First, rest in peace to a true master, Joey Jordison. His passing a few months after I recorded this cover hit hard, heavy with the weight of too much death in the world and my own family these past couple of years. On a lighter note, the music: When asked to contribute to this compilation I was hesitant, I only caught the tail end of the genre. I was seven when Wait and Bleed came out; most of my Nu Metal nostalgia is in memories of Deftones blasting from a friend’s dad’s truck as we carpooled to school or a camp counselor’s scary S/T album art Slipknot shirt. Even so, the band found its way to my ears through a goth cousin and this song became a classic for me. I also thought: ‘how the fuck do I cover this? I record slow music alone in my bedroom…’ My first decision was to record all of the guitars with an EBow. I then followed my gut towards this Can, Andy Stott, and √Čliane Radigue indebted take on the song. I added new sections and melodies because I dislike covers that try to sound too much like the original—why not just listen to the real thing at that point—and I was led by the sound. This resulting weirdo version of Wait and Bleed feels hypnotic to me, I hope it does for you too." The song is part of The Flenser’s highly-anticipated nu-metal covers compilation, Send the Pain Below.

Emma Ruth Rundle has released another amazing self-directed video off her fantastic new album Engine of Hell. She comments on The Company: “I dreamed this visual poem about innocence of the spirit, sadness and the dark deceiver I spend my life trying to run from. Or is it a friendly entity? What does it mean? Upon waking - I acquired the equipment and made a plan to film it. I enlisted the help of my dear friend, Blake Armstrong, who helped shoot and plays part in the video as well. It was edited by Brandon Kahn. Written, directed and shot by me.

Portland band Reptaliens will be releasing their third album, Multiverse on Captured Tracks which they introduced with a first single and video. The band's Bambi Browning comments on Like A Dog: "Like A Dog was the first song we wrote for Multiverse. It's an easygoing song about taking pause, getting trippy, and feeling more simple and free. Cole and I had so much fun playing higher energy guitars together that it sparked the fire for the rest of the record, and then the songs started pouring out in this style."

Greet Death released another standalone single and video after the conclusion of a US tour. The band's own Logan Gaval comments: “I wrote Your Love Is Alcohol in July of 2020. Around that time, my girlfriend and I would hang out after work at my parents' house and pass a bottle of Tito’s Vodka back and forth and listen to my parents watching Fox News. Getting drunk with my girlfriend is one of my favorite things to do so I wrote a song about it. We recorded the song with our friend and new bass player Jackie Kalmink. I’m very excited to see what we can create before the heat death of Earth."

Darkwave/noise rock duo, BYSTS, returned with their sophomore full length, Palace, an electric record which takes the LA band's dark, psych-bent sound to further heights.

Boy Harsher have something very ambitious in the works; the soundtrack to a short horror film written, produced, and directed by the duo themselves, titled The Runner. The duo's Jae Matthews comments on lead single, Tower: "We wrote Tower several years ago and although it's evolved over the years, its initial intent remains the same - that feeling of being enveloped, suffocated, entrapped in a relationship, which in turn manifests into reckless attack. What you love the most can make you into a monster. And that's what this song is about, being a paralyzed fiend."

Composer/violinist Jessica Moss, also known for her tenure in Thee Silver Mt. Zion (2002-2015), Black Ox Orkestar (2002-2007), and collaborations with Vic Chesnutt, Carla Bozulich, and tons more, released her third solo album for Constellation. Phosphenes is a riveting work of modern minimalist post-classical qualities which is better experienced as a complete unit.

In collaboration with BEARCAT, forward thinking duo Divide and Dissolve released the final chapter of the Gas Lit remix EP, out through Invada Records, featuring the previously unveiled remixes from Chelsea Wolfe and Moor Mother. BEARCAT comments: “The sax really screamed to me, really obsessed with how Takiaya can make an instrument sound like a vocal and other instruments. The title had a big part in my choice too, denial plays a huge part in the functionality of white supremacy. I also think we are all in denial to some degree functioning under capitalism with any consciousness you’d kind of have to have to get through the days.

D//D unapologetically asks that you destroy white supremacy. For me these days it's not enough to just 'not be racist.' In my eyes if you’re a white person you have to actively be undoing the work and that means being anti racist and being vocal about it too. I'm drawn to that level of fearlessness because there are a lot of consequences when it comes to doing anti racist work, especially in the music industry. There is a lot to be said about the strength their sound gives me. It is something I would compare to an adrenaline rush. There is such a rich and luxurious quality to the sound that's also has the ability to pluck away at my heart strings and gut. There is really not much more I could ask for from a band.

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