April 12, 2021
Albuquerque indie rock stalwarts fuguers cove perform on the moon, release album about love in the post-apocalypse
Fresh off their one-off performance on the Earth’s lone lunar satellite, Albuquerque's fuguers cove release moon, a 14 track soft rock meditation on love & death.
fuguers cove is a one-man indie-garage-psych-punk project founded in 1995 by music weirdo & UNM professor Justin Bendell. Since 2015, fuguers cove has released 27 full length albums and E.Ps.
In Summer 2020, fuguers cove released its first live record, performs The Marshmen live on the fuckin' moon. This recording captures fuguers cove performing songs by doppelganger The Marshmen in an air-sealed bubble to several thousand moon people. To the uninitiated, The Marshmen are a Bendell rock project
that one writer referred to as “communist John Cougar Mellencamp.”
Moon, released on April 24, 2021, is a quieter affair. Written & recorded during the pandemic, this acoustic-centered record looks at love at mid-life and imagines what happens to love after death in the post-apocalypse.
If you would like to review either album, the links to the Bandcamp pages are below. I am happy to provide a free download link by request.
fuguers cove, performs The Marshmen live on the fuckin’ moon (2020)
fuguers cove’s moon (2021)
Send all queries / interview requests to Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org
New record comes out on 24 April 2021.
It's a soft, pretty, reflective record about love & death.
Here it is, including the final track listing:
Pre-order a digital copy for $5 (or u can stream it for free on spotify)
1. Soda Water Waltz
2. Anything You Want
3. The Cinnamon Trees
4. In Your Van, Clementine
5. Bluff Moon
6. In the Trees
7. Son of a Gun (Vaselines)
8. Trailer Waltz
9. No Luck At All
10. I Really Hope That
12. Moon Above
13. Waltz Interlude
14. Wooden Floors
BLAST BEASTS live in the mountains and eat goats they steal from the US Air Force. BLAST BEASTS support the liberation of Palestine and the return of the Americas to its indigenous peoples.
1. XXXXXQ 00:10
2. TEEEEEETH 00:14
3. LUNG 00:04
4. i-0-0-0-0-00-00 00:36
5. I HAVE NO ARMS 00:21
6. U THINK U CANT BUT YOU CAN 00:08
7. MOUTHFUL OF SAND 00:45
20 April 2020
FUGUERS COVE -- a one-person garage rock outlet run by Justin Bendell & stationed in the Albuquerque wastelands -- has penned, performed, & released two concept albums during the COVID 19 Quarantine.
The first, "fuguers cove PERFORMS The Marshmen's 'Capitalism is a Virus'" -- released on 31 March 2020 -- is a foray into midwestern communist hockey rock. Per fictional critic Ilsa Welsey of the Ilsa Welsey Emporium, Record & Sundry, "Capitalism is a Virus" is akin to music by "a communist John Cougar Mellencamp."
The Marshmen are a fictional quartet of beer swilling, hockey playing Marxist-Leninists from Horicon, Wisconsin. Their second record -- "Capitalism is a Virus" -- as performed by J. Bendell (aka fuguers cove) during THE QUARANTINE-- is the first fuguers cove album written & recorded during a Pandemic. Get ready to punch Nazis behind the House of Pizza.
Here is a link to the record:
Number 3 in the fuguers cove PERFORMS series, it following "fuguers cove PERFORMS The Marshmen's 'Get Slant, Fucker,'" which came out in 2018.
Second, FUGUERS COVE released the thrash-punk scorcher, "fuguers cove PERFORMS The Burning Silo's 'Thrash Wizzaards'," on April 15, 2020.
Have you heard of The Burning Silos? They're a fictional quintet of world weary hellions who wear their battle jackets with pride. Broke and drunk and vicious, they moved into a dilapidated shed in Albuquerque's violence plagued War Zone and, with stolen equipment, turned the amps to 6. There, they churn burnt out Neil Young filtered through Jesus Lizard and Slayer. They likely won't live long enough to finish their second album of stolen material.
Get the record here:
Masterminded by weirdo professor Justin Bendell, FUGUERS COVE has been putting out garage, psych, and punk rock records, under various pen names, since 1999, but esp. since 2015.
August Marsh of the The Weekly Alibi named 2017's Colours of our SIckness one of the best Albuquerque releases of the year and about COVE's 2018 release "In Twenty" said, "Much like Bee Thousand, there’s too much delicious stuff on this recording to list all the fabulous flavas."
Have you heard of the Marshmen?
They're a fictional quartet of beer swilling, hockey playing Marxist-Leninists from Horicon, Wisconsin who've put together a rather terrific garage band.
This is #3 in the fuguers cove PERFORMS series, following fuguers cove PERFORMS The Marshmen's "Get Slant, Fucker," which came out in 2018, and fuguers cover PERFORMS The Burning Silo's Thrash Wizzaards, with will be out in Summer 2020.
The Marshmen's second record -- "Capitalism is a Virus" -- as performed by J. Bendell (aka fuguers cove) during THE QUARANTINE-- is the first fuguers cove album written & recorded during a Pandemic. Get ready to punch Nazis behind the House of Pizza.
released April 1, 2020
September 27, 2019 -- fuguers cove put out a 9-song EP titled "execution drone." Listen here.
In this week's Alibi, August March writes,
"In Justin Bendell’s work as fuguers cove, there are moments when comparisons are apt but it’s still like walking out on the wing of a really big and fast jet airliner when it comes to the rocanrol that this dude makes in a home studio.
"Yeah this could have come from a four-track sitting in a basement in Dayton, Ohio or New Hope, Pa.—but it’s coming from right now, out of an expansively, exquisitely and ironically fertile desert. You can tell by the twang."
Here's the album, fully released and ready for streaming.
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