fuguers cove + other musica
fuguers cove is my lo-fi garage rock, dub, punk, psych-rock, power pop project. It started in 1995 as a 4-track disaster inspired by early Beck and GbV and morphed into whatever it is now.
I write the music, sing the words, play the instruments, record the sounds on a semi-trusty Tascam digital 8-track, and mix it on free Audacity software. Most of it I release for free or for cheap. As an artist with a very small fan base, I appreciate reviews of my work!
In June 2021, fuguers cove released A BALM FROM TROPICAL NATURE. 52 minutes of Tropical Psych. Think garage rock. Think dub reggae. Think punk rock. Think cumbia. Think psych pop. Think liberationist movements of Latin America. Think pirate radio from the 1970s. Think echo-o-o-O-O-o-o-o
In May 2021, fuguers cove put out the Caltrops, Honey EP, featuring the 11 minute epic 70s rock wank fest, Caltrops, Honey.
In April 2021, fuguers cove released moon, an album about love & the post-apocalypse. Moon is here! https://fuguerscove1.bandcamp.com/album/moon-lp
In August 2020, fuguers cove released their first live album without ever having played live. Performing as The Marshmen, they released fuguers cove PERFORMS The Marshmen "Live on the Fuckin' Moon!"
in July 2020, fuguers cove began writing and recording a triple album called "a balm from tropical nature: to paint a tropical moon.." Stay tuned for this epic project.
On June 30, 2020, my anarchist black metal project -- [NAME REDACTED] -- released their first full length, which was preceded by two poorly recorded EPs
On May 17, 2020 Justin released the first EP from his new grindcore band, BLAST BEASTS, entitled BLAST BEASTS. 7 songs in less than 3 minutes -- check it out!
On April 30, 2020, fuguers cove released #2 in the fuguer cove PERFORMS series, wherein they "cover" an album by f.c.'s fictional nemesis, The Burning Silos. Thrash punk, fast & mean -- check it: fuguers cove PERFORMS the Burning Silo's "Thrash Wizzaards."
March 31, 2020 -- #3 in the fuguers cove PERFORMS series, fuguers cove PERFORMS The Marshmen's "Capitalism is a Virus" -- as performed by J. Bendell (aka fuguers cove) during THE QUARANTINE. #quarantinerock #coronarock #marxistgaragerock
On September 26 2019, fuguers cove released "execution drone," written and recorded in 4 days.
Justin might someday record the roadtrip noir Nebraska rip-off "blackfauna," the enthusiastic folk psychedelic "Justin Sings About the National Parks,"" the first ep from his free jazz grindcore project The Redeemer Mountain Trio, & a wild card titled "Holy Rancho and the Get-Offs Get-Off." Justin also has a new metal band called Goblin Drums.
fuguers cove released "Skeletons" on June 27, 2019. August March of the Weekly Alibi reviews it positively here.
in 2018, fuguers cove released "PERFORMS The Marshmen's 'Get Slant, Fucker'" It's pretty fun. Also, in the summer of 2018, f.c. put out the false satanism EP, the double-album Satanism on June 16, 2018, & the free sampler In Twenty on June 22.
2017 marked the release of Polythene, Broken Wheel, Desire EP, Colours of our Sickness, Madison Tapes, Buffalo Comfort EP, Fronds EP, and the Soft Wolf EP. I also released an album of B-Sides. In 2016, I released Johnny & Kay EP, the Parents EP, and four LPs: Delta, Blue Light, Evening Redness, and Miami Beach Bodega. Knights of June LP was released in February 2015. Gulf of Paria EP was released on May 1, 2015.
For more information, check out the fuguers cove website. If you'd rather pay for my music, most albums are available for streaming on Spotify, etc., and for purchase at itunes, Amazon, etc.
I run a fake record label -- Blue Corner Records -- featuring the work of my side projects: Euthanized Horse, Gin & Oats, The Marshmen, Regime, The Burning Silos, Tropical Bluebirds, [NAME REDACTED], Tropical Marmot, and Industrial Capitalism. I have songs for all these bands, and albums for some of them. One day I'll post 'em.
Some of these musics are to the right and/or below.
In his review of fuguers cove's LP skeletons (released in June 2019), August March of the Weekly Alibi 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."
Colours of our Sickness is voted one of the top Albuquerque music releases of 2017!
Per August March of the Weekly Alibi:
"Fuguers Cove is one of the nom de plumes of underground artist Justin Bendell, a dude who really does live somewhere deep in the Manzano Mountains where he writes, makes music and watches the clouds. Serio. He’s recorded heaps of music since appearing in this part of the material world, but his summer album release, Colours of our Sickness, is like totally sick in its mastery and twisted expression of pop music and guitar rock tropes. Track 12, “Colours of our Love,” reaches toward exuberant rock anthem status, almost casually, with blistering drums leading the way. I predict The Oh Sees are going to make this album, but maybe not until 2019."