Entries tagged with: Marching Church
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Norman Westberg w/ Swans at MHOW in March (more by Greg Cristman)
Norman Westberg has been a guitarist of Swans for almost their entire career, from their 1983 debut Filth into the early '90s and once again with the current version of the band that released three albums this decade. (The only albums he isn't on are Love of Life and Soundtracks for the Blind.) Now, he's set to give a proper release to his solo album, 13.
He recorded it in 2013 and initially pressed 75 handmade copies, but now the remastered version will come out on November 13 via Room40. It's got three tracks total, including the brooding ambient lead single "Frostbite Falls" which you can stream below. Artwork and tracklist below too.
Norman will be supporting the new release with a few shows, most of which are opening Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnefelt's other band Marching Church's tour. That includes Marching Church's Brooklyn show on October 28 at Saint Vitus (tickets) but not their other NYC show at Mercury Lounge, with The Ukiah Drag are opening (tickets).
After that run, Norman plays a 13 release show in Brooklyn on November 15 at Union Pool. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, Swans released another live album, The Gate, to raise money for their next studio album which Michael Gira is saying will be the last studio album from the current version of Swans. They're also continuing their reissue campaign with White Light from the Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life on December 4 (pre-order).
photo: Lust for Youth at MHOW earlier this month (more by PSquared)
Danish synthpop band Lust for Youth were just in the US for NYC with Total Control, Berserktown II and more. They were set to return for two NYC shows in the fall, but both have been cancelled/postponed. Stay tuned for any updates.
Their Mercury Lounge (10/29) would have been with Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnefelt's other project Marching Church, and they're still playing (tickets). They also play Saint Vitus (10/28) a day earlier. Since we last spoke, Marching Church added more US dates and released the music video for "Your Fathers Eyes." Check that out, with a video of Lust for Youth at Berserktown, below.
photos by PSquared, words by Bill Pearis
Lust for Youth are on tour with Total Control and played with them at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (8/1). On record it's the project of Swede Hannes Norrvide (who lives in Denmark these days) but live they're a trio with a guitarist and keyboardist. For me at least, they were reminiscent of another Swedish group, The Tough Alliance, who make similarly balaeric synthpop with a decidedly subversive attitude. (They have a dark side but, musically at least, it was not on display Saturday.) Lust for Youth were not the most exciting band to watch live (being boring almost seemed like the point), but they sounded good. Pics from their set are in this post.
Lust for Youth have more dates coming up, including two returns to NYC. The first is October 29 at Mercury Lounge with their Sacred Bones labelmates/Denmark neighbors Marching Church (the other band of Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnefelt), and the second is November 19 at Palisades. Tickets for Merc go on sale Friday (8/7) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/5) at noon. Tickets for Palisades are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Marching Church also have another NYC show the day before that Merc show at Saint Vitus (10/28) with Trans FX. Tickets for that one are on sale now. A longer Marching Church tour hasn't been announced yet.
More Lust For Youth pics, and their list of dates, below...
photo: Iceage at FFF Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnefelt's other band Marching Church already scheduled a few spring US dates, and now Iceage have announced a full international tour surrounding those. The new dates bring the Danish punks to NYC on June 16 at 315 Ten Eyck in East Williamsburg. That show and many others are with Australian punks Low Life, and making it an even better bill, NYC's Amen Dunes are on this one too. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (3/4) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, the Marching Church dates include NYC shows on April 3 at a TBA Brooklyn location with Drew McDowall and April 4 at Acheron with Cheena. Tickets for both are still available. Marching Church also recently made a video for "Hungry For Love," which you can watch below.
by Andrew Sacher
Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnefelt also has a solo project called Marching Church, which he recently turned into a full band with members of Lower, Puce Mary, Choir of Young Believers, and Hand of Dust. He put out a 7" on Copenhagen label Posh Isolation in 2012, and now he's following it with his debut full length, This World Is Not Enough, which comes out on March 30 via that same label in Europe, and a day later via Sacred Bones in the rest of the world. The first single, "Hungry For Love," has Elias with that same sense of dark songwriting and exasperated vocals that he uses in Iceage. Check it out, along with 2012's "Throughout the Borders," below.
Marching Church also has a few US dates announced for the spring, including a Brooklyn show at secret location on April 3 with Coil/Psychic TV's Drew McDowall and April 4 at Acheron with Cheena (who also play NY's Alright). Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (2/13) at 10 AM and noon, respectively.
All dates are listed, with the song streams and LP tracklist, below...
The Cribs at MHOW in 2012 (more by Guy Eppel)
A ton of artists were already announced for SXSW 2015 (March 17-22), and now the second artist announcement has come with several more including Twin Shadow, The Cribs, Swervedriver, Gang of Four, KEN mode, Weyes Blood, Wild Throne, Elvis Depressedly, SURVIVE, Juan Wauters, San Fermin, Lydia Ainsworth, The Blind Shake, Ex-Cult, Ikonika, King Tuff, Pujol, The Velvet Teen, The Zombies, Zookeeper, Yumi Zouma and tons more.
Full round 2 list below...
The Damned at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Chaos in Tejas has announced yet another round of bands, including The Damned, Gehenna (who play next weekend in NYC with Catharsis), Tragedy, Rotten Sound, Rival Mob, New Zealand's The Bats, Andy Stott, Power Trip, Hoax (who play NYC this weekend), Iceage (who have a new song/tour coming), Anhedonist, Akitsa, Parquet Courts and many more. Full list of names are below, which join the previously announced names like Bolt Thrower, Infest, Abigail, Integrity, Iron Lung (who play DBA soon), Final Conflict, Manilla Road, Merchandise, Milk Music, Total Control, and many many more.
The announcement comes on the same day that passes for the Austin festival, which happens May 30 - June 2, go on sale. Passes are on sale.