Wild, Untamed Bursts of Electricity

Feral Ohms Live in San Francisco Castle Face Records, 2016 Review by Kent Manthie                                                                    Well, all right! Another album in Castle Face […]

Gazing Up At the Sun

Male Gaze King Leer Castle Face Records, 2016 Review by Kent Manthie I come to this album a tad late; it just sort of slipped through the cracks, metaphorically. But, when I finally did get to hear it, I was quite taken aback by its power: the raw edge, the well-versed lyrics, matched with some […]

Live in THEE City

Thee Oh Sees Live in San Francisco Castle Face Records, 2016 Review by Kent Manthie In another of the, so far, spectacular “Live in San Francisco” series of live gigs captured on these CDs which have been coming out over the last, uh…oh, three, maybe four years…(?)  I remember writing a review for the Live in […]

Automatons are Coming!

Synthetic ID Impulses Castle Face Records, 2016 Review by Kent Manthie This here, is an album that doesn’t come around every day. It’s like one of those really hip, modern art pieces – the kind where someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about makes a crack about “well, hell, I coulda done that…” – […]

Take This: it’ll make you RELAX

Useless Eaters Relaxing Death Castle Face Records, 2016 Review by Kent Manthie Here comes another new gem from Castle Face Records: an album called Relaxing Death from San Francisco’s Useless Eaters. This is another in an (so far, at least) unbroken string of great releases from Castle Face, which seems to have a collective great […]

Mercurial, Dangerous, Vital!!

Bronze Live in San Francisco Castle Face Records, 2016 Review by Kent Manthie                                              The new, live album by San Francisco-based Bronze, Live in San Francisco, is an album that captures Bronze in their […]