Thursday, December 1, 2011

Black Cum - "The Second Cumming" (self-released?)

I found this tape today, in a package sent from Salt Lake City, Utah of all places. After opening the package on the street in front of my apartment, lined with holiday lights and families buying stupid shit and eating expensive, bland food, I discovered that the sender, who had marked themselves as "BC" on the return address, was a band whose name is definitely Black Cum. Their tape, which is titled The Second Cumming, was apparently recorded in "Tucker's barn" and features a black and white fold-out j-card, the cover of which depicts an abortion being performed. Despite the overall theme of anarcho-punk nihilism, there's plenty of sarcastic, gross-out humor and juvenile Anal Cunt-ery to be enjoyed on this. Great song titles too, like "Tellin' Everyone I Know to Burn Down America", "Smother the Pope w/ a Cum Soaked Pillow", "I Want to Hang Myself and Fucking Die" and album stand-out "Every Living Thing on This Planet is Going to Die", only add to their comparison of Anal Cunt. While the band themselves expressed in their brief, information-less note on the inside of the package wrapping that this is an admittedly "shit tape", the cassette is actually pretty well-crafted, both musically and physically. Along with the xeroxed dead-baby cover, the band, while obviously recorded with one mic in a room somewhere, is surprisingly clear. The music, seemingly informed by classic spazzer punk stylings of bands like Napalm Death and Void, is surprisingly nuanced, if not a little trying sometimes. The occasional sampled lead-ins of newscasters talking about terrorism and the like are funny and well-placed. Overall, this band/tape isn't doing anything particularly new or different than any high-school-ish stoner/metalhead/punk bozo bros. They aren't even breaking any rules, to be honest. That's not a discredit; it's obvious that this band is having a pretty killer time making this music and what they're presenting here is some silly, overtly-political fun with dark and disgusting jokes that are easy to giggle over and share with your other stupid friends. I would only recommend this to a certain set and you already know who you are. I could only find this bandcamp. Kill God!

3 comments:

  1. Stayed at his house last time I played SLC a few months ago. Dude is 100% awesome and also runs a cool label that is pretty different from this.

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  2. www.blackcumtheband.blogspot.com

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