Entries tagged with: Kemado Records
Danava will head out on the road supporting Thrones for a string of US dates that will include TWO NYC shows, 10/27 at Acheron and 10/28 at Union Pool with La Otracina, both BrooklynVegan/Order Of The Serpent productions.
After split releases with Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Earthless, and their European tour partners Lecherous Gaze, Danava is preparing to release their second LP Hemisphere of Shadows via Kemado Records on Oct 4th. The riffy, prog-unfluenced new record tips the hat to greats like Hawkwind, Yes in their heavier moments, and Thin Lizzy on their latest 70s-inspired space launchpad. Check out the first track on the LP, "Shoot Straight With Your Crooked Gun", which makes its first appearance here (below). Kemado historically hasn't touched cassette or 8-track formats, but maybe they should with Hemisphere of Shadows; it would sound amazing blasting out of a revved-up '78 Firebird.
Song stream, tour dates and an album trailer, best viewed under the influence of elicit substances, is below.
Enron got in trouble for it. So did most of Wall Street. And while the art of Valley Of The Serpent's Soul isn't exactly a federal offense, some may claim that it borders on deceptive practices; the skulls/dragons/warrior indicate a throwback to a retro-Dio style wail, high-tops, and a hesher type attitude. Make no mistake though, The Fucking Wrath is 100% pure ass-kicking beer-swilling rock-n-roll.
Much like their contemporaries Saviours or Red Fang, The Fucking Wrath aren't reinventing the wheel on their new Tee Pee released LP Valley Of The Serpent's Soul, but it's hard to deny tracks with such raw swagger. With a crunchy guitar tone and cigarette-and-whiskey-damaged vocals, tracks like "The Question" make for the perfect soundtrack for a Harley, a fifth of Jack Daniels and a stretch of open road. Check out "The Question" streaming below for the first time.
The Fucking Wrath are hitting the road in October, including a trip to NYC for CMJ. More details are on the way, and all tour dates and that song stream is below.
Saviours during Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
There's a fine line between embracing your roots and aping them. While Oakland's Saviours wear their influences proudly ( Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Motorhead and gods of the 70/80s riff), the band has always distinguished themselves from their retro-leaning peers with great songwriting and a fun live show. Now Saviours have put away the pipe long enough to craft a new set of beer-soaked stoner jams out on September 6th!
Saviours are preparing Death's Procession, the band's latest set of ass-kickers due on Kemado. The new eight track LP features "The Eye Obscene" and "To the Grave Possessed", the latter of which makes its first appearance in this post. Stream both below, you can almost hear glasses clinking and motorcycles roaring in the background.
Though Saviours will be bypassing NYC on their current trek with Weedeater (are you kidding me?), they will be hitting a ton of East Coast dates. Weedeater though, plays a BrooklynVegan/Osiris event on September 10th at Europa with Oxbow, Bison BC, Fight Amp. Tickets are on sale.
Dates and songs below..
DOWNLOAD: Moab - "So On" (MP3)
LA trio Moab may worship at the altar of bands like Hawkwind, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath and similiarly riffy 70s gods, but this band hasn't forgotten what it's like to be modern. On Ab Ovo, Moab's new LP due on August 16th via Kemado, the band updates 70s psychedelia and stoner groove with guitar tones that recall middle period High on Fire; what some might consider a tired sound has now been given a bit more bludgeon. Though "So On", the first track which makes its debut here, doesn't show much of that pummmel, it does show off some of the band's chops and their more melodic side. Download "So On" above/stream it below, and look for the full album stream for Ab Ovo next week!
DOWNLOAD: Futur Skullz - "Gun Fund" (MP3)
Futur Skullz art
Futur Skullz is a band from San Francisco, CA.What happens when you combine members of Weakling, California Love, Look Back and Laugh, Facedowninshit, Fucking Champs, Drunk Horse, Comets on Fire and many other bands into one single monstrosity? You get Futur Skullz, a new project that features Josh Smith, Chris Newsom and Moses Saarni, who welcomed their self-titled debut LP via Kemado this week. Produced by Phil Manley of Trans Am, Futur Skullz toys with crust, raspy black metal vocals, and shades of Justice-era Metallica thrash handled with a maladjusted punk aesthetic. Fans of Toxic Holocaust or any of the aforementioned bands take note. Check out "Gun Fund", and pick up a copy of the LP via the label.
They are old dudes.
They play metal that is punk.
They are allegedly unimpressed with the following: pants, bands, money, mohawks, leather, spikes, weed wizards, marijuana wolves, muscle cars, chops, cred, music, life.
...But they fucking rule and crush everything.
Check out some video of Futur Skullz below, and if you're in San Francisco, go see Futur Skullz at Thee Parkside on July 2nd with Coliseum, Blown to Bits, and Pins of Light.
Reverb-drenched shoegaze, 70s-riffery and the slow-burn of Low converge on the latest True Widow, a Dallas band whose new LP As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth, via Kemado. The record is currently up for preorder and features "NH" and "Skull Eyes", the former of which premieres in this post. Download both above, or stream them below.
True Widow will be at SXSW, logging time at the Kemado showcase at Valhalla on 3/17 (with new-look Zoroaster, Rwake, Christian Mistress, and many others), and at the Thrasher Deathmatch party at Scoot Inn on 3/19. In May they hit the road with Trail of Dead and Surfer Blood which brings them to NYC twice: Bowery Ballroom on 4/29 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on 5/13.
Surfer Blood are also playing SXSW, including the free BrooklynVegan party Wednesday at Emo's, and Trail of Dead will be in Austin too. You can catch them at our free Saturday party at Swan Dive/Barbarella.
All True Widow tour dates, a video, and those song streams are below.
DOWNLOAD: Spiders - "High Society" (MP3)
Though their similarly monikered Spanish brethren carry the old-school death-metal torch, it's Sweden's Graveyard that riffs like that classic rock gods of yesteryear. After a recent departure from Tee Pee Records, the retro-band have signed to Nuclear Blast for their new release Hisingen Blues, due April 19th. Press releases proudly declare that the album was recorded/produced/mixed in 100% analog (would we expect different from them?) and you can hear the difference in the title track, as well as in "Ain't Fit to Live Here" which is streaming for the first time below.
"Hisingen Blues" (the song) also has a video on the way, and the track has also been sized up for a limited edition 7" pic disc with an exclusive b-side, "Granny And Davis". Limited to 500, look for it on 3/25 in Nuclear Blast's Webshop and keep your eyes peeled for the LP when it comes up for pre-order.
Axel Sjöberg of Graveyard also sits behind the kit for another project, the slightly more garagey Spiders (which also features members of Witchcraft & Madamm). The band features the gritty vocals of Miss Ann-Sofie Hoyles atop the ripping leads of John Hoyles on the forthcoming Kemado 7" "High Society" b/w "Gracious Man". Download "High Society" above/stream it below, look for it soon at the Kemado store, and look forward to another 7" on the way for "Nothing Like You".
A few dates, the art for Graveyard's Hisingen Blues and all song streams are below...
by Bill Pearis
Fake Male Voice @ Glasslands in February (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
Thanks to everyone who came out to our day party at Pianos yesterday. There were almost too many highlights to count. We've got four more parties still to come, three of which are today/tonight. Lots of great options all around today (10/23). I'm trying to highlight some of the ones you may not know about.
BrooklynVegan has another free day party today, this one on the harder-edged tip with Los Angeles' Nebula, Brooklyn's Naam, BV day party veterans Crystal Antlers, Goes Cube (read our interview with the band) and Austin's awesome Ume at Fontana's (105 Eldridge, NY, NY) today from 1 - 7. First band on at 2. Set times and flyer below. Free Miller beer and Vitamin water.
Over at Crash Mansion, there's a cool mid-day party (4 - 7) put on by the folks at Beyond Race with the lovely and mellow Helado Negro, Kiss Kiss, L.A. power poppers Army Navy and London's awesome Pete & the Pirates. who played a great set at the Bell House on Wednesday Night. Don't forget, Pete & the Pirates also play the Brooklyn Vegan Bowery Presents day party Saturday (10/24) at Pianos.
There's a lot going on in Brooklyn today too. The new Kemado Studios called The Co-Op (87 Guernsey St, Brooklyn) (which I hear is a pretty cool space) has Harlem, Viva L'American Death Ray Music, and Smith Westerns.
And then at Bruar Falls there's a kind of potentially amazing line-up, including Fake Male Voice (Tunde of TV on the Radio), mi-gu (Yuko of Cornelius and Plastic Ono Band) with Sean Lennon and Yuko Honda, as well as Ladybug Transistor, James Husband (Jamie of Of Montreal) and Hard Nips. This one is not free, $8 admission. Starts at noon.
Night stuff HERE. Fliers and set times below....
DOWNLOAD: Real Estate - Beach Comber (MP3)
Real Estate @ Brooklyn Bowl in August (more by Oren Loloi)
Real Estate have only been around short time, but it seems like hardly a week goes by without a show from the band or one of its member's solo projects (Ducktails, Predator Vision, etc.). They'll finally get around to releasing their debut LP, a self-titled record, on November 17th on the Woodsist label. The first track from that is posted above and two other "album versions" are up on their Myspace.
Real Estate play a tour send-off/Showpaper benefit on October 14th at Monster Island Basement with Big Troubles and Honeydos. The tour in question is a short jaunt down South, before they return for a slew of CMJ-related shows. The first of those happen October 21st at Pianos and Santos (the later of which is an Oh My Rockness party with The Drums and others). Their other CMJ gigs include an Underwater Peoples showcase at The Delancey, a Death & Taxes show at Glasslands on October 22nd with Japandroids (one of many CMJ gigs for that band) and a Mexican Summer/Kemado Showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 24th. Joining them at MHOW will be Farmer Dave Scher (his first in NYC since opening for Jenny Lewis in June), Young Prisms, The Smith Westerns who have other CMJ shows TBA), and The Amazing, a Swedish group with members of the Kemado-signed Dungen, Anna Jarvinen and Sagor & Swing (streaming tracks at their MySpace). Tickets for that Music Hall show are on sale.
One artist who's not playing that show or any CMJ shows at all is Washed Out (Georgia's Ernest Greene). He'll play just one NYC show (his second live show ever) one day before CMJ at Santos Party House on October 19th with Restless People. Tickets are on sale. I tried to get him to open the BrooklynVegan CMJ show at Music Hall on October 20th (one day later), but he said he can't even stay in town that long due to personal commitments back home.
Rising, Breaking, Band to Watch vs Bear, Washed Out (the next Neon Indian even), though fairly new to the scene, already appears on a free Outfitters compilation that also includes tracks by Girls, Vivian Girls, A Place to Bury Strangers, No Age, Le Loup, Rain Machine, The xx, The Very Best, Kurt Vile and The Dodos (who have two NYC shows this week). Washed Out's "Life of Leisure" 12" is out on Mexican Summer now.
One day after CMJ (10/25), Real Estate play a 1:00PM NYC show just for kids (Kidrockers) at The Living Room with... Neon Indian. Tickets are on sale ("Adults must be accompanied by a kid and vice versa").
Real Estate will follow up their CMJ with a November tour with Girls. That hits Maxwell's on November 2nd and Bowery Ballroom on November 6th. Real Estate album, tour dates and flyers below...
Dave Scher was a DJ at Los Angeles station KXLU when Jimi Hey would make numerous calls requesting Six Finger Satellite and Ready for the World. The two became friends, and Hey eventually got his own show on the station. Later on, Scher and Hey helped found the celebrated cosmic-country outfit the Beachwood Sparks. Since leaving the Sparks in 2001, the duo has spent the better part of [2003-2004] tuning and tweaking All Night Radio.Since that interview, Scher's Sub Pop-signed All Night Radio broke up, in 2004, and Scher's kept busy with numerous guest appearances and back-up band stints. Those include playing with Jenny Lewis, Interpol, Elvis Costello, Jonathan Rice and Vetiver. In 2008 Beachwood Sparks got back together for some shows including Sub Pop's 20th Anniversary Festival and NYC-area gigs at Bowery Ballroom and Maxwell's.
[Scher explains All Night Radio's inspiration further,] "It's something a little extra, a little more supernatural coming out of your radio. It would involve a blending of sound sources and time periods, even the imaginary things," says Scher. According to him, this energy is all around us, broadcasting in a steady stream 24 hours a day; it is up to the listener to tune in and harness the energy.
"We're going off of a different paradigm than most groups," Scher says. "We wanted to make a sound coming through that would pick up a bit of everything. It would come through us. Jimi and I try to dial it in."
Hearing Scher talk about the band's inspiration, one might think he and Hey are mere vessels of sound, automatons acting on executive orders. But, Scher explains, "It's an act of creation. We are weaving from the fabric of this romantic space and time. It's an idea that we record." [Riverfront Times - March, 2004]
Now, "Farmer" Dave Scher will put out his first solo record, Flash Forward To The Good Times, August 18th on Kemado Records. Guests on that disc include "members of Entrance, VietNam, Jonathan Wilson, and Devendra Banhart producer Thom Monahan."
In 2008, Farmer Dave collabed with Jenny Lewis on her latest disc, Acid Tongue, and toured with the singer as part of her band. This year he'll be opening a portion of Lewis's summer tour dates , as she treks across the US into July. Scher (and Deer Tick) will open Lewis's sold out Music Hall of Williamburg show on June 9th.
That conveniently segues into a reminder that Jenny Lewis is playing a free July 4th show at Battery Park with Conor Oberst.
All Farmer Dave tour dates, with a video of Scher singing backup on Lewis's "Acid Tongue" live, below...
DOWNLOAD: Marissa Nadler - River of Dirt (MP3)
Many describe Nadler's songs as having American Gothic leanings; her stories often take place in an imagined, idealistic time with a cast of characters of her own creation. Yet, in recent years, it has emerged that the characters are less make believe than listeners thought and are based on real people, and their real lives. Her links to American Gothic are reinforced by "Annabelle Lee," the last song on her debut album, Ballads of Living and Dying, which puts the poem of the same title by Edgar Allan Poe to a musical backing. Singing in a haunting mezzo-soprano, the foundation of her songs are her delicate acoustic guitar, often accompanied by a variety of instruments, ranging from organ to theremin to electric guitar. [Wiki]In April, Marissa will go out on the road with The Handsome Family. That tour has her back in NYC to play Highline Ballroon on April 25th. Tickets for that are also on sale.
Marissa Nadler's new album Little Hells is out March 3rd on Kemado. MP3 from the album above. A video for the same song, and all tour dates, below...
Photos by Zach Dilgard
"I have an upcoming full-length "Little Hells" which is a significant record for me in many ways." [Marissa Nadler]TK Webb, Marissa Nadler, The Muslims and Dungen were scheduled to play the Kemado Records showase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night before midnight (10/24). Children and Cheeseburger were going on after. Zach was going to stay to see Dungen (he had somewhere else to be late), but they were running late so he only caught the first three bands. It was the only show Marissa played during CMJ (I was sad to miss it) and it was one of many for the Muslims (though they cancelled at least one - the Narnack showcase at Santos that was the next night). More pictures from Music Hall below...
by Black Bubblegum
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DOWNLOAD: Night Horse - The Dark can't Hide You (MP3)
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It's here. I hope you got your sleep this past weekend.... you're gonna need it with all the riffage going around. May we present... the day to day guide to heavy at CMJ 2008, below....
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Night Horse - "The Dark Can't Hide You" (MP3)
Saviours Live at Europa (Mindy)
Titan will play the Charleston in Brooklyn on Oct 16th with Villains and a "special guest" from Oakland who is on Kemado Records. Hmmm... they might as well just come out and say that it's Saviours, who we already know are in town with Iced Earth and Into Eternity at the Nokia Theater that night (tickets are still available).
Meanwhile, Titan's labelmates and Californians Night Horse, are doing QUINTUPLE (thats 5x) duty out on the East Coast, playing three CMJ shows as well as celebrating the release of their new record The Dark Won't Hide You on Tee Pee (check out the title track above). First up for Night Horse is a show at The Charleston (that album release party) on Oct 21st with Pollution and Acid Tiger and Said Fury. Second and third, a loft party on Oct 24th with It Lives & Mythical Beast followed by a late night show at The Studio @ Webster Hall with Monotonix. Numero four, a Tee Pee day Party on Oct 25th with Weird Owl and It Lives.
At a fifth show, Night Horse will link up with Titan to pummel Europa with King Tuff (mem Witch), The Weight, Weird Owl, and Hopewell as part of Tee Pee's CMJ showcase at Europa on Oct 22nd. Tickets are on sale.
All dates below...
DOWNLOAD: TK Webb & the Visions - Closed Caption Slang (MP3)
TK Webb & the Visions
Dungen @ (le) poisson rouge (more by Ryan Muir)
So, Dungen's entire last NYC show at (le) poisson rouge was taped for FADER TV. Dungen's next NYC show is the Kemado Records CMJ show case at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 24th. Marissa Nadler & TK Webb are also on the bill and tickets go on sale at noon
New York's O'Death will release their new album, Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skins on October 28th via Kemado Records, their new U.S. home. The album, which was written over a span of three years, was co-produced with Alex Newport (Two Gallants, the Locust). Since 2007's buzzed-about Head Home, the quintet, which contains vocalist/guitarist Greg Jamie, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Gabe Darling, fiddle player Bob Pycior, bassist Newman and drummer David Rogers-Berry have evolved the possessed americana-meets-gypsy-punk of recent years into a more urgent, unrelenting celebration of life, death and everything in between.Catch O'Death for free tonight at Pier 54 in NYC. Kemado has been busy lately. They've also got the new Dungen and TK Webb coming out soon. All O'Death dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Danava - Quiet Babies Astray In A Manger (12 Version) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Audionom - Kein Bock (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Audionom - Kristall (tyler Deepwood Carthage Mix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Turzi - Acid Taste (MP3)
UPDATE: A big part of this post was the fact that Kemado had the obscure band "Children of the Mushroom" playing, but I just found out the listing is wrong, and that it is actually the Brooklyn thrash band "Children"....
Kemado Records CMJ Showcase
October 18 @ Luna Lounge in Brooklyn
11:30pm Saviours (Oakland)Lots of 60s-and-70s-spaced-out-psych-kraut-prog-rock-and-doom-metal. What do you think? Tickets are on sale. Tons of tour dates below....
10:30pm Danava (Portland)
9:30pm Turzi (France)
8:30pm Audionom (Sweden)
7:30pm Blood Ceremony (Toronto)
12:30am Witchcraft (Rise Above) (Sweden)
1:30am Children (see above)
CMJ badges will be accepted (21+)...