Thursday, December 5, 2013

BEST OF 2013







2013 ALBUMS

Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat (Kranky)
Yo La Tengo – Fade (Matador)
Josephine Foster – I’m A Dreamer (Fire)
Asia Argento – Total Entropy (Nuun)
Neil Young - Live At The Cellar Door (Reprise)
Cindy Lee - Tatlashea (Isolated Now Waves) 2012
Power Trip – Manifest Decimation (Southern Lord)
Broadcast – Berberian Soundtrack (Warp)
My Bloody Valentine – MBV (Self-released)
Voivod – Target Earth (Century Media)
Fielded – Ninety Thirty Thirty (Captcha)
Ken Camden - Space Mirror (Kranky)
Total Control – EP (Home Loan)
Dirty Beaches – Drifters/Love Is the Devil (Zoo Music)
Streetwalker – Future Fusion (Cititrax)
Lace Curtain – DFA EP
David Bowie – The Next Day (Columbia)
Cough Cool - “29” (Bathetic)
Matt Duncan – Soft Times (Hop Hop)
The Drum – Contact (Audraglint)
Dog Man – Dream Date OST (Love Lion)
Barnett & Coloccia – Retrieval (Blackest Ever Black)
Marisa Anderson – Mercury (Mississippi/Change)
Troller – s/t (Holodeck) 2012
The Delfonics - Adrian Younge Presents (Wax Poetics)
Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities (Trouble In Mind)
Forest Swords – Engravings (Tri Angle)
The Besnard Lakes - Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO (Jagjaguwar)
Dean Blunt – Redeemer (Hippos In Tanks)
Acteurs – s/t (Public Information)
Kelela – Cut 4 Me (Fade to Mind)
Oozing Wound – Retrash (Thrill Jockey)
The Cairo Gang – Tiny Rebels (Empty Cellar)
Heavy Times – Fix It Alone (Hozac)
Gorguts – Colored Sands (Season of Mist)
Circuit Des Yeux - Overdue (Ba Da Bing)
Blouse – Imperium (Captured Tracks)
Félicia Atkinson - With Her Own Hands (Shelter Press)
M.I.A. – Matangi (Interscope)
Gabriel Saloman - Soldier’s Requiem (Miasmah)
7 Days Of Funk – s/t (Stones Throw)
Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship (Rune Grammofon)
Ciara.

REISSUES

MU - s/t (Guerssen)
Vangelis - Blade Runner (Audio Fidelity)
Atheist - Piece of Time (Season of Mist)
The Walker Brothers - Nite Flights (Tizona)
Icecross  - s/t (Rockadrome)
Roky Erickson – Evil One (Light in the Attic)
Twin Peaks/Eraserhead Soundtracks (Sacred Bones)

SHOWS

The Hecks/ Mayor Daley/ Miami Dolphins – Medusa, Minneapolis
Bomb Banks/ Mr. 666/ Diva 93 – Empty Bottle
Yo La Tengo – The Vic
Enslaved – Reggie's
Guardian Alien/ Kria Brekkan – St. Ferdinand, New Orleans
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Chicago Theater
Black Angels – Reckless Records
Fleetwood Mac - United Center 
Cave – El Marney
Pissed Jeans – Empty Bottle
Sweet Cobra – Dark Lord Day, 3 Floyd's Brewery
Villages/ Nest Egg – Broadways, Asheville
Backyard BBQ – Ottoman Empire
Broken Water – Empty Bottle
Jody/ Inc. - Empty Bottle
Silver Apples - The Owl
Savages – Metro
Rotted Tooth Festival – Situations
Angel Olsen – Lincoln Hall
Mayor Daley, The Hecks, Larry Wish, Mar Habrine, Homebirth, XXXPRESSIONXXX – Menglekoch, Minneapolis
White Poppy/ Cindy Lee – Remington Gallery, Vancouver
Goblin – The Metro
My Bloody Valentine – Aragon Ballroom
Eyehategod – Cobra Lounge
Absu – Cobra Lounge
Guerilla Toss/ Wishfgift/ Toupee/ Blanche Blanche Blanche - Club Rectum
Kranky Twenty Festival - Empty Bottle/ Constellation/ Lincoln Hall

LABELS

Public Information 
Death Waltz 
Holodeck 
Tri Angle

Kranky Twenty

Poster by Craig McCaffery
krankytwenty.com

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Félicia Atkinson "With Her Own Hands" (Shelter Press)





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#024 / With Her Own Hands by Félicia Atkinson

1 tracks / 18:00 min / One side 12′ LP / 33 rpm / 2013 / first edition of 100 copies / color cover printed on plastic sheet / Artwork by the artist. 

50 copies on dark clear blue with a hint of gold 
50 copies on gold with a hint of black

Mastered by Brian Pyle / Co-release with Lieu-Communart Center.
€20 – £26 – $17 / Out Of Print

About

"Let’s say it’s a narrative drift, the last whisper of an Ophelia lost in the shore, some sounds escaping from a broken window, a vague a l’ame caught in the syphon, some breads unknotted by mistake.

You know, a one side vinyl is a kind of second- handed moon, shining in the dust of thrift store, belonging to a suburban galaxy: you might need to hitch hike and lose you left shoe to travel in time.

18 mn or so, it’s a walk from home until the bridge, 9 subways stations, 25 kisses, an apple crumble baking in the oven, a summer nap, 3 extra minutes before being tired of waiting. It’s a gem, a glass eye, a melting ice cube, a lost tooth, a traveling secret, a kind of chanting ring. "

Félicia Atkinson, September 2013
With Her Own Hands is a limited edition vinyl published for the exhibition L’attraction Minérale, Toulouse, May 2013.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sensum and Clunch EP (Holodeck)


http://holodeckrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sensum-and-clunch-hd019 

Sensum and Clunch EP 
(HD019, CS26)
Released August 2013
Art by Chris King


1. Tiny Grains Of 06:19 
2. Stealing Reason 06:40 
3. Strawberry Days 03:37 
4. Black Train Jack 14:45

Thursday, September 26, 2013

CROPPED OUT 2013, Louisville, KY



INVITE


4TH ANNUAL CROPPED OUT FESTIVAL IN LOUISVILLE, KY, USA.

SEPTEMBER 26 at Dreamland Film Center (810 E. Market St.)

SEPTEMBER 27-29 at American Turners (3125 River Rd.)...


FEATURING LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:

(FRIDAY)

Endless Boogie
The Endtables
Bill Orcutt/Chris Corsano
Hair Police
Steve Gunn
Blues Control
Shit and Shine
Tyvek
Juanita
Spray Paint
Promised Land
Tweens
Salad Influence
White Reaper
Spelling Bee


(SATURDAY)

Bonny "Prince" Billy & Matt Sweeney perform "Superwolf"
Mayo Thompson performs "Corky's Debt to his Father"
Wolf Eyes
Borbetomagus
CAVE
Human Eye
Connections
Montag
Thee Open Sex
Running
Jaye Jayle
Kal Marks
Rinehart
SKIMASK
New England Patriots
Todays Hits
Tom Blacklung
Quailbones
Asm A Tik
Neighbor
Mote

(SUNDAY)

Lambchop
Freakwater

WITH your very special host for the weekend, world-class entertainer and Official Grand Marshall of Cropped Out 2013, Mr. Tony Clifton!

PLUS Tarot readings by Zachary Culbertson, food trucks, cheap drinks, record vendors, local/regional artist and artisan booths, live magic, basketball, horseshoes, Slush Puppies, uncategorizable mischief, and surprises around every corner!

AGES 0-100 (PEOPLE OVER 100 NOT ALLOWED!)

PURCHASE FRIDAY TICKETS HERE:
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/351267-cropped-out-2013-friday-louisville/

PURCHASE SATURDAY TICKETS HERE:http://www.ticketfly.com/event/351269-cropped-out-2013-saturday-louisville/

PURCHASE FRI/SAT COMBO TICKETS HERE:http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/320039?utm_medium=bks

PURCHASE SUNDAY NIGHT (CLOSING PARTY) TICKETS HERE:http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/320053?utm_medium=bks

TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED LOCALLY AT ASTRO BLACK RECORDS (WILL-CALL).

Crimewave/Nacht Und Nebel Split

Featured Cassette



Crimewave / Nacht Und Nebel Split (Self-Released)

Solo ambient noise from Andy Gibb of Thou called CRIMEWAVE is doing a cassette split with Henry from Moloch aka NACHT UND NEBEL. Nice cardstock covers.

Nacht Und Nebel Side LISTEN 
Crimewave Side LISTEN

To order contact this guy: andytgibbs at gmail dot com

Implodes/ Psychic TV/ Silver Abuse show, Chicago

 
 
Friday, November 1 8:00p
Reggies Chicago 2105 S State
17+
TIX

Psychic TV: Fronted by performance artist, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Psychic TV (born out of Industrial Music pioneers, Throbbing Gristle) made highly innovative and provocative music from the early 80’s to mid-90’s, blending elements of psychedelia and dance with Industrial sounds (known as “hyperdelic”). In 2003, drummer Edley ODowd of the legendary NYC rock band Toilet Boys persuaded Genesis to rekindle her rock spirit and Psychic TV, which became known as “PTV3”.

Implodes: Implodes is a Chicago quartet...
that has coalesced around guitarists Matt Jencik and Ken Camden in the last few years, with the group settling on their current lineup in 2009. The group has been hunkered down in a secret location, hard at work honing their craft, and occasionally venturing out for signs of intelligent life in the real world, as well as the increasingly frequent live show. The first pronouncement from the group was a 2009 self-titled cassette, followed by a solo album from guitarist Ken Camden on Kranky entitled Lethargy & Repercussions in early 2010.

Silver Abuse: Silver Abuse was one of the original punk bands in Chicago, forming in 1977. There were various versions of Silver Abuse, but the original version starred lifetime member Bill Meehan, along with Santiago Durango and Camilo Gonzalez, early members of Naked Raygun. After the original version of Silver Abuse disbanded in the late 70s, most of the members of SA formed The Wayouts!. Even though The Wayouts! included many of the same members of Silver Abuse, their lazer-sharp sardonic and cartoonish one-minute pop missives varied so greatly from Silver Abuse's sloppy yet spot-on political and social dissections, that they are best not included in the greater Silver Abuse beastiary. Some of The Wayouts!' members became Silver Abuse again after their last show on New Year's Eve, 1980. There was also a later spin-off group called Burden of Friendship.
 
 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Kranky 20th Anniversary Festival Annoucement



TICKETS

Lincoln Hall
Constellation
Empty Bottle 

SCHEDULE

December 12 / Empty Bottle
[TBA]
Lichens
Implodes


December 13 / Constellation
Grouper
Benoit Pioulard
Christopher Bissonnette
Justin Walter


December 14 / Constellation
Tim Hecker
Pan American
Keith Fullerton Whitman
Ken Camden


December 15 / Lincoln Hall
Stars Of The Lid & The Wordless Music Orchestra
Loscil


COVERAGE

FACT Magazine
The Quietus
Pitchfork
Chicago Reader



Tracklist
1 Labradford - 'New Listening' (from Prazision LP)
2 Bowery Electric - 'Black Night' (from Beat)
3 Low - 'Will The Night' (from Songs For A Dead Pilot)
4 Jessica Bailiff - 'Crush' (from Hour Of The Trace)
5 Stars Of The Lid - 'Requiem For Dying Mothers, part 2' (from The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid)
6 Keith Fullerton 'track3a (2waynice)' (from Playthroughs)
7 Loscil - 'Lucy Dub' (from First Narrows)
8 Growing - 'Anaheim II' (from The Soul Of The Rainbow And The Harmony Of Light)
9 Chris Bissonnette - 'Travelling Light' (from Periphery)
10 Benoit Pioulard - 'Together And Down' (from Precis)
11 Deerhunter - 'Like New' (from Fluorescent Grey)
12 Valet - 'Kehaar' (from Naked Acid)
13 Tim Hecker - 'Paragon Point' (from An Imaginary Country)
14 Felix - 'Where Is My Dragon?' (from You Are The One I Pick)
15 Boduf Songs - 'I Am Going Away And I Am Never Coming Back' (from This Alone Above All Else In Spite Of Everything)
16 Belong - 'Keep Still' (from Common Era)

17 Dreamscape - 'Cradle' (from La-Di-Da Recordings)18 Grouper - 'Being Her Shadow' (from The Man Who Died In His Boat)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Happy Cassette Day (Week/Year/Life)










To mark the occasion, here is a collection of articles, labels and audio to celebrate the cassette format. Enjoy and thank you to Nick Sylvester of GODMODE for the nod in his article titled "It's Just a Cassette."

Secret Music: Exploring nine underground tape labels on the occasion of Cassette Store Day. 
By Jenn Pelly and Liz Pelly

Labels 

Night People
Baro
Teen River
Holodeck
Gnar Tapes
Eye Vybe
Bathetic
Digitalis

Enthusiasts

Guide Me Little Tape
Cassette Store Day
Dead Formats
...

Featured Cassette
Cairo Gang - Mix Tape #1 May 2013 (Teen River)




 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Holodeck Summer 2013 Mix for Fader


FADER Story by Sam Hockley-Smith
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HEAR HERE SOUNDCLOUD

Collin Gorman Weiland ​/​/​ R O N I A split


 
Limited Edition Cassette
40 minute tape
25 copies available from Bandcamp

R O N I A is Nona Marie (Dark Dark Dark) and Mark Mcgee (Makr, Marijuana Deathsquads, Father You See Queen, To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie, Votel) and they are the pride of the synthesizer and creature moans genre. They share this reel of analog tape with Colin Gorman Wieland (Daughters of the Sun, Leisure Birds, Food Pyramid, Roy ORB D.M.T, CGW, etc).

Hear here Bandcamp
Reviler Review

Angel Olsen, England Tour Dates



Enjoy this Marisa Nadler/Angel Olsen collaboration on “Frisco Depot,” a song by country-folkie Mickey Newbury.

Soundcloud
Songkick
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England Tour Dates:

8/29 Bush Hall London, UK
9/1 End of the Road Festival 2013 Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury, UK


 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

'Slowly We Rot' Show by Sam Davis (Dog Man)

1905 W TWENTY FIRST PLACE 
CHICAGO, IL 60608

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Marisa Anderson Chicago Performance


 
Reckless Records is happy to announce an in-store with guitarist Marisa Anderson who has released albums on Mississippi Records and most recently is featured on a split 7" with Elizabeth Cotten.

Friday, October 4
Reckless Records
3126 N Broadway

Chicago, IL
5:30pm
 
Bandcamp

The follow-up to 2009s "Golden Hour," which featured mostly blues driven instrumentals, is more in the vein Appalachian folk songs. Deep panning tremolo on what we hope is a vintage Fender amplifier hums out raga style meditations and schools us in both archtop and lap guitars. Pre-war blues, mountain melodies and finger picked folk can all be found on her recent LP solidifying Anderson as a premier guitarist in contemporary and revival genres. Gathered from hours of home-recorded live improvisations, "Mercury" is very much alive and the growth and changes are palpable. She has the distinction of being one of the few contemporary musicians on Mississippi Records.

They will have the 7", which is a benefit for KBOO Community Radio, and her LPs on hand for purchase.

Description of the split 7" ...

"The brilliant Elizabeth Cotten played at the Euphoria Tavern in Portland February 19, 1975. KBOO broadcast the show live, and the songs on this record are from that performance. We do not know the titles, as they were not announced, and are not released on any of her other recordings. Marisa Anderson arranged and recorded this solo guitar performance of three traditional songs on March 30, 2013. Called Canaan's Land, you'll hear the incredible technical skill and emotionally fluid style Marisa brings to her art, which makes us proud to have her as the first KBOO Artist in Residence."

 
Be sure to see her show at the Hideout on October 4 as well.
 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Woodpecker Wooliams Plays End Of The Road Festival 2013

30th Aug - 1st September
Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset. 
 
 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Dog Man's "Remember" Video Premier + Non-Reality Interview


Check out a Dog Man interview with Non-Reality here and here's his new video!


Dogman, "Remember" from Marco Braunschweiler on Vimeo.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Love Lion Loves JODY

Relax and adjust your snap back. We had to give a shout out to Chicago producers Jeremy Chrome and Brandon Boom aka The Drum and their crüe. Here's a little sample of their skills on Soundcloud. Quit your trippin' ...


Magique EP out now:
itsjodybaby.bandcamp.com

Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/itsjodybaby

Booking/Inquiry
youngjodybaby@gmail.com

Jody is
David Robertson
Khallee Standberry-Lois
James King
Jeremiah Meece

Production
The-Drum (Jeremiah Meece + Brandon Boom)
@the-drum

Monday, May 13, 2013

Implodes Tour Thank Yous

Thank you to the Solomon Family, Onodrim, Tim, Noodle(s), Abysme, High Aura'd, Owlfood, Permafav, Dreambook, Echoes Answer, Kung Fu Necktie, Rachel Wetzel, Ancient Ocean, Solilians, Erika Hendrix, Keith, Death By Audio, Jon Hency, Nest Egg, Villages, the Moog Music, Ryan Davis and Jenny Rose, Shedding, and Parlour.

MAY 3 PITTSBURGH, PA @ SMILING MOOSE
MAY 4 PRIVATE PARTY IN THE WOODS
MAY 5 BOSTON, MA @ THE MIDWAY
MAY 6 NYC @ CAKE SHOP
MAY 7 BROOKLYN, NY @ DEATH BY AUDIO
MAY 8 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ KUNG FU NECKTIE
MAY 9 RICHMOND, VA @ STRANGE MATTER
MAY 10 ASHEVILLE, NC @ BROADWAYS
MAY 11 LOUISVILLE, KY @ CATHOUSE






Saturday, April 13, 2013

Dog Man (#008) Available for Order


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soundcloud.com/ddooggmmaann
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This is the solo debut for former DAD guitar player Sam Davis. His move back to Los Angeles seems to have taken hold of his music and in turn churned out something akin to Final Fantasy or PM Dawn. The sounds here are built with various synthesizers and drum machines but Davis' influences range from prog-metal gurus Voivod, Todd Rundgren (genius), and Earth, Wind and Fire. Join Dog Man and be whisked away on a magical Dream Date to lands filled with Zelda adventures, Jell-O mountains and weird feelings. Nice to meet you, too Dog Man... Oh yes, Dog Man also has collaborated with Fielded and White Car's Orion Martin (the nude).

Send order requests to emily (at) reckless (dot) com or check the reckless.com webstore for domestic or international shipping. $5 tapes + shipping

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dog Man "Nice To Meet You" Video



 
Starring: Orion Martin, Andy Davis and Hugh Ziegler
Song and Video by The Dog Man, Los Angeles, CA
From the forthcoming cassette Dream Date OST

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

BOMB BANKS Tape Release Show


BOMB BANKS Not People Release Show

Wednesday, January 16 10p
$8 or Free with RSVP at Ticketweb

Additional Info via the Empty Bottle:


"Local rabble rousers BOMB BANKS are celebrating the release of their new tape Not People on local label Love Lion. Supremely damaged art-punk for today's lost and wasted youth, BOMB BANKS build their songs in a fury of fractured guitar lines, propulsive, robotic drums and wailing, half-strangled vocals that shock and awe listeners before sending them into maniacal fits of joy. Though they hail from the land of the nice, Minnesota's DIVA 93 makes spooky, demented electronic music for only the most cold-hearted listeners. MR. 666, the dark, droney synth project of MICHAEL PERKINS, returns to the Bottle tonight. Their first 12" is available at various record stores around the city and has been praised by Mishka as an awesome doomy Krautrock/Italiano synth masterpiece, riffing along like John Carpenter on speed sailing the seas of an analogue interweb.  Newcomer LOON LUNA opens tonight's extravaganza."

Check out the review by John Yingling for IMPOSE.

*Special Thank Yous to Matt, Bret, and Bomb Banks for getting this together.

Dog Man show in Los Angeles


Tuesday, January 15 10p PST
at The Mandrake
2692 S La Cienega Blvd 

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN. DOG MAN WOOFS ALL OVER IT.

WITH:


+FINK
+SEOUL
+PLUG

EXPECT THAT BOOGIE, THAT SMOOTH ONE, THAT HEAVIEST SHIPKT.

HUBBA: CPU CRASHED, ALL VINYL

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sweet Dreams / California 7"

New Angel Olsen video for "Sweet Dreams" which is featured on a 7" available from 16 Tambourines.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Mayor Daley Does Minneapolis

Two upcoming Mayor Daley shows in Minneapolis

Hexagon Bar
January 5
with 
Hecks
Brute Heart
Slapping Purses &
DJ Soft Abuse
Poster by Casey Deming