2018 Year Enders

KRIS THOMPSON’S ‘LUCKY 13’ Local ALBUMs/EPs for 2018

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photo: Samuel D. Quinn / 3D: Kris


KRIS THOMPSON has been skating the fringes of Dirty Old Boston for a goodly shake, always finding new projects & new sounds to get excited about. Currently playing with THE PREFAB MESSIAHS, ASTRAL CHILL, and ASTRAL EAST. Also played with ABUNAI!, BOBB TRIMBLE’S FLYING SPIDERS, GARY WAR, VIOLET NOX, TWILIGHT TIPI, NISI PERIOD, THE LOTHARS, CONCORD BALLET ORCHESTRA PLAYERS, MAGIC SHOPPE.  Onstage collabs with DAMO SUZUKI (ex-CAN), THE BEVIS FROND, WINDY & CARL, ALASTAIR GALBRAITH, THE SPACIOUS MIND, SORE EROS, DALTHOM, PRINCE RAMA, QUILT.

No Facebook links are used in this post. Because…that’s possible.


KRIS’ “LUCKY 13” Local/New England ALBUMs/EPs for 2018
(go see these folks & support ’em on your favorite sites)

[ ~ alpha order by band name ~ ]

Boston CreamMine (Rock Slop)

Dyr FaserSwan

E Negative Work (Thrill Jockey)

Gary WarGaz Forth (Feeding Tube)
(Disclaimer: I played a little on this, but would dig it just as much if I hadn’t)
LP available at: feedingtuberecords.com/releases/gaz-forth/

Kármán VohIf Only Apart

Rene ChambersKremlin Bats (Plastic Response)
(The band has since been renamed to Kremlin Bats too!…good move, sez me)

Kristin HershPossible Dust Clouds (Fire)
I hadn’t been following her so closely in recent years, but this struck me as artfully intense, thru’ a (full) glass, darkly

Mokamazo — モケマゾ
Molly Kate Maltezos strikes out on her own, for hopefully the first of many outings

The Mountain MoversPink Skies (Trouble In Mind)
From New Haven CT…also check out lead guitarist Kryssi Battalene’s other band, Headroom

New AuraAura Mismo
ex-Moon Tower, Drug Dogs & Magic Shoppe blokes

SkyjellyBlack Powder Sunrise Girl (Eggs in Aspic)

Violet NoxTwin Flame (Sleep FUSE)
I don’t play with them any more (and not on this one, either), so I include the ‘Nox here guilt-free!

28 Degrees Tauruslost & found


For my fave worldwide sounds of all years, check this Last.fm tag station of mine
(doesn’t work on mobile, though, I don’t think)

~ KRIS’ SHAMEFUL PLUG ZONE ~ [since you’ve made it this far down…]
▲ The Prefab Messiahs released Psychsploitation Today in 2018 on Lolipop Records
(w/ cassette release on BURGER Records)
…and our singer Xeth made a 35-min. movie w/ all 10 Songs from it! —>

▲ The Prefabs’ current single / video is Bring On the Robots
and the next one — “(Don’t Give up On) Beautiful Things” — hits the digi-waves on Jan. 18

▲ On Jan. 25 my abstract electro project Astral East (feat. Andrew Abrahamson, aka NXOR) releases the 5-track New Chatter in the Time Rainbow (sample clip here) — recorded live at Deep Thoughts JP

▲ Coming soon (April?)… Dalthom‘s Voizes/Ragui LP on Poon Village/Feeding Tube — w/ varying hand-screened cover designs by the unspeakably great Gary Panter! (Dalthom is Gary War + Rob Thomas of Sunburned Hand of the Man. I did some playing on the album — and on their next one too)

LET”S MAKE 2019 a LOVELY ONE, hmm?

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