It’s hard to believe that Deathbomb Arc has been around for ten years now. The Los Angeles label, founded by Foot Village‘s Brian Miller, has plowed steadily forward since 1998 with a DIY attitude and a passion for weird and exciting new music. There is no ‘typical’ DBA release; here you’ll find everything from noise rock and breakcore to witch house and punk-influenced trance, along with a whole plethora of sounds that simply fall under ‘Unknown’. It’s a mish-mash of styles that makes for an exciting time whenever Miller announces a new release.
To celebrate ten years of esoteric pleasures, Miller has revamped DBA’s website to include a full discography (large) and the first installment of an anniversary compilation series (awesome.) Featuring roster artists including tik///tik, YumaDudes (Not Not Fun noisemaker Yuma Nora and Monster Dudes), and I.E. performing covers of other roster artists, it’s a digital mind-melter that will leave your ears ringing. Join the celebration: download it here.
Margo Padilla, aka I.E. makes techno gone evil, one of the craziest, danciest shows we’ve ever been to. After her last tour (consisting entirely of playing in Hot Topics, which is possibly some sort of a cultural statement) she’s been rather quiet, but now the silence gets smashed all to hell with her new single ‘Smartphone’. The bouncy, happy hardcore-influenced burner is just a taste of her upcoming album Choose Your Own Adventure, due out August 21st. In true punk fashion, she’s pricing it as ‘whatever you can afford’. That’s the LA spirit we know and love.