Monday, October 26, 2009

Hussies At Bay review

The kind people over at Audio Current took the time to write some pretty flattering things about Coin Under Tongue's FREE Hussies At Bay EP.
"I went on Death By Audio’s blog and found they were giving the Hussies At Bay EP away for free, my life will never be the same.

In ancient times some people used to believe that if you put a gold coin under the tongue of the recently deceased, it would help them pay the ferry toll to cross the river Styx and enter the Underworld. If they don’t put the coin under tongue the dead man’s spirit will haunt them forever. Coin Under Tongue might be one of the best band names ever.

The first track on Hussies At Bay has a riff that would sink the Titanic, think Rage Against The Machine crossed with Aerosmith and a touch of Tool. Yeah, that’s right, I said it. On this one Joe Kelly uses his mid range bark that’s raspy, punk and ballsy enough to stand up to the rest of the sonic onslaught.

Next is ‘Roll Child’, which sounds nothing like the last track. It starts with a Post Punk beat and a guitar lick that is more reminiscent of Joy Division than anything Hard Rock. Once Joe decides to overdrive his buttery vocals the Coin’s sound becomes more obvious. The song quickly shifts into a more garage feel and starts uncontrollably oozing swagger. I can’t imagine what might possibly come next.

‘Shaven Clean’, could be what the amazing Death From Above 1979 might sound like if they hadn’t broken up. Kelly cycles through one epic fizzling guitar tone after another while the bass holds down a dope clean groove.

Finally, ‘This Flag Is A Scythe’, is the brilliant closer. It’s got a strong shuffling Post Punk beat, with Jamie Cook guitar swats. Again, the guitar tones are untouchable and different from the previous tracks.

A flawless EP that proves Coin Under Tongue will soon have the whole Underworld at their feet.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

True Womanhood - Free Tunes!

Death By Audio is joyed to release the debut digital single by True Womanhood, an ace group from Washington, D.C. This digital release will be followed by a 7” single on November 15. Both songs, “Magic Child” and “Dignitas,” were recorded at Brooklyn DIY convent Death by Audio. Where Magic Child is a post-punk freak out Dignitas is a slow building barn burner. Check them out here. Dignitas --- Magic Child

Thursday, October 15, 2009

FOR SALE AND FREE - DBA-006 Pursesnatchers / Coin Under Tongue

Today, October 15th, 2009, Death By Audio Records are giving away 4 tracks to celebrate the release of DBA-006: a Pursesnatchers / Coin Under Tongue split 7".
From the control center/hobo fallout shelter known as Death By Audio comes this split 7" from two friendly Brooklyn bands- Pursesnatchers & Coin Under Tongue. These groups have stretched their style arms across their normal sound fences to join hands in vinyl. Pursesnatchers reach for the rock sky on "Certain Famous Covered Bridges", a majestic paean to Tennessee drifting, whereas Coin Under Tongue scale back for a coed duet of pop worship on "Turnaround". Both songs feature Annie Hart from Au Revoir Simone and are wrapped in a foldout, inked scene from frequent Bright Eyes artist Kaite Murphy.
Vinyl is stamped in random, swirled colors - will vary.
To buy this new 7" from our store, CLICK HERE!
Here is a link for both songs on the record PLUS two bonus tracks.
Coin Under Tongue's song "Junksmith" is from their upcoming sophomore album, RECEPTION:
To make things easy,
please download this zip from Mediafire that contains the whole shaboom.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


This is the latest addition to the DBA family - meet _____ ! Rescued from a mobile unit in Manhattan run by Animal Care & Control of New York City, this cat is known for it's two different colored eyes, a conditioned commonly referred to as an "odd-eyed" cat. She has a grey stripe of hair on top of her head. There are long whisps of hair that come out of her ears and her meow sounds like she smokes kitty cigarettes. Her day consists of climbing rope-wrapped hot water pipes and pissing on brand new white couches (that was before she was fixed, mind you). Maybe these clues can guide you to clicking the name you feels most fits this kitten in our new poll located on the right side of the blog: NAME THIS CAT!

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Greatest Guitarist Poll Results

Our results are in and it looks like Jimi Henderson is now to be referred to as "The Greatest Guitarist Ever" from here to eternity. It was a close race, with Jimi beating out Prance by a mere two votes and the Silver Surfer by three. We would like to thank the following (loser) contestants for their obliviousness to being listed in our poll: Sammy Page, Dan Halen, Rocky Roads, Eric Claptons, Jimmy Ray Von, Hewey Malmstein, Santos Cabana, Slasher, Angus Schoolboy, and Bucketman. Please take a moment to vote in our latest poll located on the right of this blog when it shows up.