- Generalissimo -- LOVE WITHOUT MERCY 12" lp [Arbeit Macht Dinge]
- [S]traight-up, black coffee rock whose roots can be traced back to both hardcore music and (to a lesser extent) riff-driven grunge / stoner bands like Queens of the Stone Age and Melvins... immerse yourself...
- The Best Laid Men of Plans
We regret to inform you that, due to a broken foot, the Love Without Mercy record release show scheduled for this Thursday, Nov 17 has been canceled.
This is what happens when a band trains like they fight.
We will reschedule -- watch your email.
In the meantime, sate your thirst for neobrutalist post punk with your very own copy of the new LP. Order a vinyl copy by this Thursday and get your very own Neobrutalist American Flag patch.
- This One Goes to 11.17.11
On November 17, 2011 come out to San Francisco's El Rio to celebrate the release of Generalissimo's new LP, Love Without Mercy.
Produced by Tim Green at the new Louder Studios, Love Without Mercy documents Generalissimo's oppressive manhandling of post punk chaos, arrestingly capturing their tense affirmation of human paradox: a methodical disorder, a pleasant discord, a classical futurism, a pragmatic utopianism...
The meticulously layered indie noise attack of Moggs and the psychedelic maelstrom of Moonbell round out the bill and impose an incrementalist arc onto the evening. This is an excellent line up. This is going to be an excellent show.The occasion will be all the more momentous for being the debut of the new, improved Generalissimo uniforms -- El Rio will have style to spare on November 17. Don't miss it.
- Behind the Curtain
Have a peek at what goes into making a Generalissimo record:
... and mark your calendars: Nov 17 at El Rio, SF.
- Le GĂ©nĂ©ralissime Est Mort, Vive Le GĂ©nĂ©ralissime!
This, citizen, is how it all ends...
On October 7, 2011, Generalissimo breaks an eight-month silence to commemorate an occasion of twofold import for Oakland's finest purveyors of neobrutalist post punk:
- The Iron Heart b/w Silver Skin 7" release
- The last Generalissimo show featuring General Damon "Spicefinger" Little
Yes, citizen: this will, indeed, be the last Generalissimo event to feature the beguiling handiwork of General Action. Generalissimo will perservere, but not in the same form. Don't miss this last chance to witness the original formula in action.
As if that isn't enough, this show is also the party for fellow Oaklanders Hurry Up Shotgun's long-awaited eponymous CD release as well as Santa Cruz hard rock outfit Moon Eater's first San Franscisco show.
Come early. Come often. The Hemlock knows no tears.