The Finer Points of Sadism Full of Hooks Review by Kent Manthie   The Finer Points of Sadism is a duo consisting of husband/wife Jacob & Ashley Sackett, hailing from Boise, ID.  They’ve been making music for about a decade now – going back to their mid-teens as they’re now in their mid-20s. Their new […]

The Fantastic World of Sadism!

The Finer Points of Sadism A Deeper Appreciation for Hatred DIY/Netlabel Review by Kent Manthie Lately I’ve been getting lots of albums by various netlabels featuring all sorts of interesting bands/artists who’ve put together albums’ worth of material for download.  Well, I’ve been doing a lot of downloading of music lately and one of the […]

More New Saustex Material!

Chief Fuzzer Transcendental Road Blues Saustex Media, 2012 Review by Kent Manthie Besides my receiving a rarity – an EP of sorts on good old fashioned vinyl – from Austin, TX-based Churchwood I received at the same time, another 7-inch vinyl EP (four songs) from another Texas band, Chief Fuzzer. This one is entitled Transcendental […]


Starfucker Reptilians Polyvinyl Records, 2011 Reviewed by Kent Manthie Calling all of Montreal fans: if you dig the scene Kevin Barnes is tripping in these days, you will also love Starfucker. Their new CD, Reptilians,is a wicked, outer-space, party-people album that shines from start to finish. The mesmerizing, sex-fueled, dada-style they play is what […]