Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year everybody! Howlin Rain had a killer winter tour in Europe in December despite the blizzards and freezing weather most of the tour. Thanks to all of you who came out to the gigs, it was great to see you. In the end the vinyl manufacturer didn't finish the Good Life EP vinyl in time for tour so it should be available to ship this month some time. The first pressing is limited to 1000 copies with silk screened covers by Alan Forbes and David D'Andrea. These will sell out very quickly so pre-order a copy here to ensure your copy of this special first pressing. The EP is also available now in digital form, purchase here.
To bring in the new year I am posting another heavy jams comp from the Galactic Zoo Dossier cassette club. I didn't realize when I posted the "Explosive Rock" comp by Steve Krakow that it was actually a part of his tape club series of which I have since become a member. Getting these tape comps in the mail every couple months is nothing short of Christmas 6 times a year! The membership is dirt cheap and analog cassette is without a doubt the best sonic format for killer riffs and dirty lost heavy jams. Write to Steve to join the tape club: Though Steve's cassette comps run the gamut from "Fuzzed Funk", "Baroque Into Folk", "Avant Pop", "Groove Freex", etc , etc I am posting another heavy riffs super fuzz savage jams edition. There are some old fuzzy favorites here as well as some super rare shit but the comp as a whole is a great day after new year-party ain't over-beer drinking-hell raising soundtrack! So enjoy! Come next week it's back to work on the new Howlin Rain album and we won't be stopping until it's finished. For now, a few more beers and rumbling home stereo speakers! Thanks again Steve!
Storm The Gates: GZD Tape Club vol IV
1. Stack Waddy. With One Leap Dan Was By Her Side, "Muriel" He Breathed.
2. Smile. Blag.
3. Schizo. Telster
4. Wishbone Ash. Jail Bait.
5. Badfinger. Suitcase (BBC)
6. Gun. Dreams & Screams
7. 10 Years After. The Sounds
8. Groundhogs. Soldier
9. Terry Reid. Marking Time
10. Sir Douglas Quintet. Catch A Man On The Rise
11. Dearly Beloved. Flight 13.
12. Rock Candy. Cause We Want To Please You
13. Dantalion's Chariot. World War III
14. Ancient Grease. Women and Children First
15. Pesky Gee! Where Is My Mind
16. Fallen Angels. Something New You Can Hide In
17. Children Of The Root Race. We Are The Dinosaurs.
18. Fraction. Come Out of Her
19. Asterix. Look Out...
20. Nitzinger. Witness To the Truth
21. The Mauds. Forever Gone
11. Som Imaginario. Moise


  1. Thanks for this new one, Ethan.

    Loved the show (saw you in Madrid); hope to see you again in a short time.

    All the best for you in 2011 -that includes the new album-.


  2. Thanks for this compilation. It was great!
    Bought The Good Life Ep today. Amazing!
    You really should play here in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Gotta say I really enjoyed your "country" mixtape on the When You Awake blog. I really like the mixtapes/cassettes you post here, but that "country" compilation was really, really great. Would love to see another one of those!

  3. i'm so intrigued by what you're cooking up at the moment. post some tunes or cool shit whenever you're in the zone..

    been loving this Don Nix record i've got lately. killer

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