Entries tagged with: Sacred Bones
by Bill Pearis
Case Studies -- the current music project from Seattle resident Jesse Lortz (formerly of The Duchess & the Duke) -- will release their album, This is Another Life, on June 11 via Sacred Bones. The first released track from the album is "Driving East, and Through Her" and listening to it I've got a foggy notion Lortz may own a Velvet Underground album or two. You can stream it below.
No tour dates yet, but look for that to probably change once the record comes out. Meanwhile check out an animated promo for the album (done by Lortz himself) and the album art/tracklist, as well as the track stream, below.
by Andrew Sacher
I've been listening to the stream of Sub Pop 1000, the forthcoming compilation from the label which drops Saturday (4/20), and after already being excited for the tracks from Peaking Lights, Iron Lung, Starred, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, and My Disco, one new discovery I've made it on that I keep going back to is Italy's His Electro Blue Voice, whose track, "Kidult," opens the compilation. The track opens as this doomy noise rocker, but a couple minutes in it evolves into a total post-punk attack, and keeps building on layers of psychedelia and noise. It's an excellent track, and you can listen to it, along with the rest of the compilation, at Pitchfork.
HEBV's contribution to the sampler is their first time working with Sub Pop, but they have a past single and an EP on Sacred Bones. Their most recent release (not including SP1000) is 2011's Dead Sons 12", a 3-track release which clocks in at just over 20 minutes. You can stream that one in full below.
Sub Pop 1000, which we recommended in our Record Store Day 2013 guide, is an official RSD release, but it's not an exclusive. It will also be available while supplies last at the Sub Pop webstore and at Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee festival on July 13 in Seattle. Limited to 5,000 copies.
UPDATE: You can now stream the entire Sub Pop 1000, along with the HEBV 12", below...
The Men at Bowery Ballroom in March (more by David Andrako)
We just told you about a bunch of Record Store Day releases that we're excited for, and here's one more that should be pretty great. Sacred Bones is releasing the third installment of their Todo Muere series, and this one features tracks from The Men, Moon Duo, a Psychic Ills remix of Follakzoid, Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch, Zola Jesus, The Holydrug Couple, Wymond Miles, and Case Studies. Check out the album art and stream The Men's contribution, "B Minor," a track from their New Moon sessions, below.
The Men are on tour now and will be back in NYC for a Northside Festival show on June 14 at Warsaw with the Greg Ginn/Ron Reyes incarnation of Black Flag, Ginn's other project Good For You, and Netherlands (sold out). They're also playing 4Knots Festival at the South Street Seaport on June 29, though that lineup has not been announced in full yet. Stay tuned.
Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch also have a NYC show coming up which happens at Mercury Lounge on May 7 with drone guitar great Noveller. Tickets for that show go on sale today (4/12) at noon. It's Jozef & Jim's only US date before heading overseas for Primavera Sound and other shows.
All Jozef Van Wissem and The Men dates are listed, along with The Men song stream, below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
The Holydrug Couple have released a fresh new video for "Follow Your Way," showcasing their substance-enhanced, reverb-soaked sunny pop amidst a cloud of smoke and fisheye lenses. We've got the premiere of the clip and you can watch it below.
As discussed, the Chilean band plays the first of two NYC dates tonight at Death By Audio (3/20) followed by a date with Mercury Lounge on Thursday (3/21, tickets), both with fellow labelmates and countrymen Follakzoid. THC (see what they did there?) will be back on the road in middle April, logging odometer clicks on their way towards Austin Psych Fest. All tour dates and some streaming Follakzoid material are below.
by Andrew Sacher
The Holydrug Couple
Follakzoid and The Holydrug Couple are both psychedelic bands from Chile signed to Brooklyn label, Sacred Bones. This past January, the label released their new albums, II (Follakzoid) and Noctuary (The Holydrug Couple), and both can be streamed below. Follakzoid's album cuts psychedelia with a sort of stark goth rock, whereas The Holydrug Couple are more outward in their homages to the late '60s, mixing a Summer of Love jangle with Eastern melodies and Revolver rhythms.
The two bands are heading out on separate North American tours this year, but are crossing paths in NYC for shows together on March 20 at Death by Audio and March 21 at Mercury Lounge with La Big Vic. No advance tickets for the DBA show but tickets for the Merc show are on sale now.
Lists of all dates and album streams below...
Psychic Ills rang in the New Year at Saint Vitus, and the Brooklyn crew will take on Bowery Ballroom tonight as part of a record release celebration with White Hills and Prince Rupert's Drops. Tickets are still available or you can try your luck at winning a few pairs AND a copy of the new LP on vinyl! Details on how to enter are below alongside all upcoming dates; NYC will serve as the tour kick-off show.
If you can't make the show, pre-order your copy of the LP via the Sacred Bones store (it's out 2/19), who are also holding preorders for the new Lust for Youth and the new LP from The Men. Lust for Youth recently released the title track to stream from that 12". Check that out below along with a Psychic Ills video flyer and all updated dates/contest details.
JANE PAIN: American label Sacred Bones is about to reissue Growing Seeds. How do you feel about the US? Why have you decided to write your songs in English and do you think it is significant at all? Are you looking forward to your upcoming American tour dates? What American bands/projects are you into right now?Swedish post-punk/darkwave crew Lust for Youth play their first of four US dates, and first of two NYC shows, at the WIERD party at Home Sweet Home tonight (12/12). $8 gets you in. The band will also swing through Saint Vitus on Friday (12/14) as part of a Hurricane Sandy benefit with The Men and Widowspeak (who also play Brooklyn Bowl). Tickets are still available).
HANNES NORRVIDE (of Lust for Youth): I'm excited to visit US, I've only been there when I was very young. I'v met some really sweet people that are from the states so I hope the rest of US is like them, I don't know.
Well, writing in english feels more safe than writing in my native language. And of course I've listened to a lot of music my whole life which most have been in english so it got kind of natural.
I got this 12″ by Hieroglyphic Being, I really liked that one, Gatekeeper.
After a show in Tempe with Pharmakon, Soren and Foreplay, the final Lust for Youth date in the US in 2012 will appropriately come at the Sacred Bones 5 Year anniversary party on 12/21/12. There the band will join Zola Jesus, Cult of Youth (who just played Union Pool), Psychic Ills (who play NYC on New Year's Eve) and many more as fire rains down upon the earth during the impending apocalypse (if you follow the Mayan calendar).
Head below for some streaming tracks from Lust For Youth, The Men, and a Sacred Bones 5th Anniversary mix, right beside the LFY tour schedule.
King Dude at Home Sweet Home, April 2012 (more by Phil Maler)
In addition to a recently acquired opening slot for Psychic TV on 12/7 at Europa (tickets), King Dude has also added a headlining show of his own at Union Pool on 12/9 with Cult of Youth. No word on advance tickets just yet. The show is part of a string of dates for the gothic crooner, who will play select cities on the eastern seaboard, as well as a stop in Chicago a month before his other stop in Chicago. Full tour dates are listed below.
King Dude recently released Burning Daylight which you can order a copy of at bandcamp and stream in full below.
Psychic Ills play Knitting Factory tonight (11/9), a sort of warm-up shot before the pair head to the far east for a Chinese tour (!). Tickets are still available for the shindig that will also feature appearances from Guardian Alien and Starring. After a few weeks away from the road following their Chinese tour, look for the band to split to the West coast to play LA, SF and finally the Sacred Bones five year anniversary show in the Mojave desert alongside labelmates Zola Jesus and Cult of Youth among others. (Oh and to celebrate the apocalypse too.) Full tour schedule is below.
While we wait for completion of the new Psychic Ills effort (in the works), the Brooklyn band has a gift for us in the meantime. Head below to catch a new video for "Travelin' Man" from their 2011 release Hazed Dream alongside a list of all dates and the Chinese tour flyer.
Zola Jesus at Austin City Limits, Oct 2012 (more by Glen Brown)
While metal fans/bands (not to mention others) are pouncing upon the Mayan prophecies regarding the end of the world, the tongue-in-cheek attitude isn't limited to the distortion pedal set. Sacred Bones Records will use the occaision to celebrate their five year anniversary, scheduling a show the Mojave desert. Specifically, it goes down at Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace on December 21 with an impressive array from their current lineup: Zola Jesus, Cult of Youth, Lust For Youth, Psychic Ills, Wymond Miles, Pop 1280 and "special guests." Tickets are on sale now.
Congrats to Sacred Bones on their anniversary, maybe we'll see you on the other side... or maybe not.
Slug Guts, not Sisters of Mercy, @ Home Sweet Home, 10/17/2012
Post-punk maniacs Slug Guts joined headliner Cult of Youth with Soren (of Rosenkopf) for an appearance at the hazy, fog-dense basement of Home Sweet Home for the WIERD party last night (10/17), the first of three area appearances. Though Cult of Youth and Soren both ripped excellent sets, Slug Guts were mesmerizing in the tiny space, packing it to the gills.
If you missed the Australian band, make sure and catch them at either The Acheron on Friday (10/19) with Pop 1280 and Vaz or at the Life or Death showcase at 92Y Tribeca on Saturday (10/20).
More pictures from last night's WIERD are below.
Australia's Slug Guts are currently touring the US on the strength of their recent Sacred Bones release, Playin' In Time with the Deadbeat, a slab of noisy post-punk misanthropy a la The Birthday Party and early Christian Death. The band will hit NYC next week during the CMJ festival, including October 20 at the Life or Death PR party at 92YTribeca, October 19 at Acheron with Pop 1280 & Vaz, and also WIERD on Otctober 17 at Home Sweet Home with Rosenkopf and Cult of Youth.
For those who can't make it out to the shows, make sure and catch the band on WNYU on Oct 18th (89.1FM, or streaming) at 4PM as part of the New Afternoon Show.
All tour dates and audio/video from Slug Guts recent LP are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Composer/lutist Jozef Van Wissem and filmmaker/guitarist Jim Jarmusch released the album, Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity, this past February and they've already announced that they'll put out a second album together this year. The new one is called The Mystery of Heaven, and it's due out on November 13 via Sacred Bones, who just worked with another cult/experimental filmmaker David Lynch to reissue the Eraserhead soundtrack. You can check out the 10+ minute music video for album track, "The Sun of the Natural World is Pure Fire," below. Someone tell Explosions in the Sky a new bar's been set for epic song titles.
The duo don't have any shows together lined up at the moment, but Jozef Van Wissem has some solo shows scheduled including the previously discussed show at Le Poisson Rouge on September 10 with Noveller (tickets), and another NYC show which happens on October 4 at Issue Project Room, where Jozef and Jim played together earlier this year.
Jarmusch is also busy working on his next film, a vampire romance titled Only Lovers Left Alive, starring Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Anton Yelchin which will be out in 2013.
A list of all currently known dates and that video are below.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Wymond Miles - "Pale Moon" (MP3)
this is VÅR...
we mentioned that Crystal Stilts played 285 Kent with Woods over the weekend, it was their only announced non-festival date. I guess technically that's still true, but not really, because they're now set to play the Sacred Bones party at the Northside Festival on Glasslands on June 17. The lineup also includes Amen Dunes, Iceage side-project War who are now called VÅR, Wymond Miles (of Fresh & Onlys), and Warthog. Tickets are on sale now.
It's probably a good idea that War changed their name, and according to the band, VÅR (which translates to "spring") is not just a change in name, but also a change in direction. They've released their first new video as VÅR (pictured above), for the track, "In Your Arms," which you can watch below. Their debut LP is set to come out next year on Sacred Bones. The Northside party will be the US live debut for VÅR.
Amen Dunes in Chicago in February (more by Grant MacAllister)
For Wymond Miles, the Northside show is part of a June tour he'll be going on, most of which is with labelmates Psychic Ills (who plays Death by Audio on 5/25 with Ex Cops and PC Worship). That tour will be in support of Under the Pale Moon, his debut full length and followup to the Earth Has Doors EP, which came out earlier this year. Under the Pale Moon will be released on June 12 via Sacred Bones. Download the track, "Pale Moon," above or stream it below.
Lastly, Warthog (formerly Chain Wallet) is a new Brooklyn "supergroup" which includes Chris Hansell (who left The Men in 2011 to be replaced by Ben Greenberg aka Hubble) and members of Nomos, Nude Beach, Creem, and Dawn of Humans. They played their first show at 538 Johnson on April 8 with Hoax, Veins, and Raw Nerve. Check out footage of most of that show below.
All dates, videos, and streams below...
Their official bio reads:
John White was U.V. PØP right from the start. First as a one man band for the 80s when he began playing live in the early part of 1982.. Early concerts included supports with In The Nursery, Danse Society and the fledgling Pulp.... His first single was Recorded and Produced by Cabaret Voltaire - it took him to a support slots with hitherto unknown Culture Club, John Cooper Clarke and Nico... As John's catalogue expanded - first with the critically acclaimed "No Songs Tomorrow" album and it's follow up "Bendy Baby Man" so did his band - ditching the revox for a clutch of fellow travellers... "Serious" has become a favourite across Europe - with a multitude of dance mixes. Among darkwave enthusiast -" Sleep don't talk" stands as a classic. Both Serious and Sleep don't talk have been covered by European bands, Escape With Romeo and Strafbomber respectively.After a bit of a hiatus, U.V. PØP is back in action, celebrating 30+ years as a band and prepping a reissue of their No Songs Tomorrow LP for an April release via Sacred Bones (and Italy's Mannequin Records). Listen to some songs below.
The band will play a select set of shows around the release in NY and possibly elsewhere. They may not be all announced, but a pair in NYC have been. Those are April 18th at Home Sweet Home (Wierd party) and April 20th at Saint Vitus (possibly with HELSTAR). The former is being advertised as their US debut. Tickets are on sale for the latter.
Stream some material from U.V. PØP, alongside all known tour dates, below..
Cut Hands, who you may know as William Bennett of power electronics juggernaut Whitehouse, will play a select set of shows in the US in February. The tour, which mostly focus on the East Coast/Midwest, will kick off in Los Angeles on 2/14 (how romantic!) and eventually make its way to Brooklyn's Public Assembly on February 24th. The show will also feature appearances from Xeno & Oaklander, Pop. 1280, Veiled, & David E. Williams as well as DJs Pieter Schoolwerth, Caleb Braaten & ning nong; tickets are on sale.
Meanwhile, power electronics, noise and the avant garde are the focus of the ongoing Hospital Productions curation at The Stone. Tonight (2/3) the space will welcome Hell Hoarse and Luke Moldof + Reuben Son.
Check out a version of Xeno & Oaklander's "Sets & Lights" recorded in London last July , alongside all tour dates below...
Zola Jesus during CMJ (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Sacred Bones Records will take over the Spectacle movie theater in Brooklyn Thursday (1/26) at 8PM, gathering "an unearthed collection of underground weirdness, ...short films, works-in-progress, and a rare screening of the first Sacred Bones film production, Twelve Dark Noons." The evening will conclude with a "secret feature film screening" and music videos from Gary War, Zola Jesus, Amen Dunes, Moon Duo, Blank Dogs, & Pop. 1280 (whose new LP is out NOW). Check out a video trailer for the evening, as well as a trailer for Twelve Dark Noons (which features music from Naked on the Vague) below.
In related news, The Men have released the title track from their new LP Open Your Heart (out 3/6 via Sacred Bones). Stream that below in full alongside all tour dates which include their 3/7 show at 285 Kent.
Sacred Bones will also welcome the new single from Danish punk band War (not to be confused with Gary War) featuring Iceage's Elias Bender Rønnenfelt and Sexdrome's Loke Rahbek. Stream "Brodermordet" at Pitchfork who write:
Recorded to four-track cassette last year, the double A-side 7" single will include "At War for Youth" and "Kains Mærke", backed by the scuzzy, beat-oriented "Brodermordet". The band says the B-side is centered on a Biblical allusion to Cain and Abel's fratricide (the act of killing one's brother).---
As previously mentioned, Amen Dunes is heading out on tour with This Will Destroy You who separately play a show in NYC at the Kaufman Center on 2/9 (part of the Ecstatic Music Festival). If you want to catch both bands together in the NYC-area, you're in luck; they've since added a 2/11 tour stop at Babbio Atrium in Hoboken, NJ (on Stevens Institute of Technology campus). Amen Dunes will also play 285 Kent on February 23rd with Run DMT. More details on the 285 Kent appearance are forthcoming and all dates are listed below.
Zola Jesus will also head back our way, hitting Webster Hall on 2/18.
All streams, trailers and dates are below.
Pop 1280 mine the dark chasms of punk and no-wave on their new LP The Horror, due on Sacred Bones on January 24th. The band previously released the song "Bodies In The Dunes" from that album, and we are now proud to premiere another track today called "New Electronix". Stream both below.
Pop 1280 have THREE NYC shows scheduled for the next couple of months. Most imminently, the band will play Sunday at Music Hall of Williamsburg (1/22) with Pissed Jeans & Protect-U. Tickets are still available. The band will ALSO play a record release show that week at the WIERD party at Home Sweet Home on January 25th with DJs Caleb Braaten (of Sacred Bones) + Glenn Maryansky (of Cult of Youth), more details are available at the Facebook invite. Last but not least, look for Pop 1280 at Saint Vitus on March 3rd with Velvet Condom and Bootblacks. Tickets are on sale.
Speaking of Cult of Youth, vocalist/guitarist Sean Ragon will re-open his record store Heaven Street on Friday (1/20). The opening of the new location (184 Noll St, near Flushing Ave, off the Morgan L) will be accompanied by free beer, and DJ sets from Glenn Maryansky, Sybil Disobedience, Chris Prorock, Ning Nong and Gasface. The grand re-opening kicks off at 4PM and more details are available at the Facebook invite.
All streams and some video is below.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Disappears - Replicate (MP3)
Disappears at Cake Shop, July 2011
Chicago's mighty Disappears release their third long-player, Pre Language, on March 1 via the Kranky label. This is the first album made with drummer Steve Shelly (who may have more time on his hands now?) who has been with the band for a year now. The material on Pre Language was road tested extensively before hitting the studio (Sonic Youth's Echo Canyon West in Hoboken) and sounded amazing when Disappears played NYC back in July ("...new material written with Steve Shelley is groovier, a little slower than their pedal-to-the-metal first albums but equally awesome. [More Neu!, less Stooges.]")
That holds true with "Replicate," the first released track from Pre Language which is downloadable at the top of this post. Less awash in reverb and vocals that are borderline intelligible, this is a much bigger Disappears than we've heard before on record. Disappears are going on a short tour prior to the release of Pre Language but, unfortunately, they're heading West not East. Hopefully they'll come our way soon. Tour dates are at the bottom of this post.
Tour mates for these West Coast dates are The Fresh & Onlys who were slackers in 2011, only releasing two records -- the "I Would Not Know the Devil" 7" and the terrific Secret Walls EP -- unlike previous years where their output rivaled Bob Pollard's. (OK, so frontman Tim Cohen may have released a couple solo albums as well.) Actually, the F&O's were hard at work on their new album, which is due out on Mexican Summer sometime sooner than later.
Soonerer than that is Earth Has Doors, the first solo record by F&O guitarist Wymond Miles which comes out February 2 on Sacred Bones. Wymond's otherworldly, textured parts are one of things that really separate the Fresh & Onlys from the garage rock pack they are unfairly lumped in with. On his own, Miles launches some impressively epic-style spacerock. You can stream lead track "Hidden Things Are Asking You to Find Them" at the bottom of this post.
Also below are those Disappears/Fresh & Onlys tour dates, plus Pre Language artwork and tracklisting.
The Men at Bowery Ballroom (more by BBG)
The Men have announced the follow-up to their amazing Leave Home. Open Your Heart is due via Sacred Bones on March 6th. The day after its release, look for the Brooklyn four-piece to hit the road for a string of dates on their way to SXSW which will include 285 Kent on March 7th with Nude Beach. All tour dates, the album art and tracklisting is below.
UPDATE: The Men are ALSO scheduled to play Union Pool on 1/13 with Pygmy Shrews, Organs, and Call of The Wild (ex-Awesome Color).
In related and more imminent news, Sacred Bones will release the new LP from the great Pop 1280 entitled The Horror on Jan 24th. The album features "Bodies In The Dunes" which is downloadable above/streamable below. Look for Pop 1280 to play a set of dates of their own as well, including a Record Release party (details forthcoming).
All tour dates, album info for both records and a Pop 1280 stream, alongside a live video of The Men playing the title track from the new LP, below...
The Men at Death By Audio (more by BBG)
Australian garage rockers Dead Farmers and Vancouver's Sex Church are currently looping the US on their own tours, but will cross paths at Shea Stadium on Saturday (10/29) for a show with Pop.1280, The Men, and Unholy Two. The show blasts off at 9PM, and more details are at the Facebook event page. Sex Church, who is touring in support of Growing Over out now on LOAD Records (stream "Dull Light" below), will ALSO play Death By Audio the next night (10/30), teaming with K-Holes, Call of the Wild (mem Awesome Color) and Pygmy Shrews. Tour dates are below.
Besides Saturday's show at Shea Stadium, The Men also has a few other dates in their near future that include supporting Screaming Females at 285 Kent on 11/5 and supporting Russian Circles/Deafheaven at both Bowery Ballroom and Maxwells' on 11/14 (tickets) and 11/15 (tickets).
Besides that, although the body still isn't cold on their latest LP Leave Home, The Men have already crafted their follow-up, which will see the light of day in March via Sacred Bones. Details on that are forthcoming.
Pop 1280 are returning from a stint of dates with Unholy Two at the Shea Stadium show. The band recently dropped the Thirteen Steps 7" via Blind Prophet Records (Sean from Cult of Youth's label), and you can stream that below alongside their full tour schedule and all others.
DOWNLOAD: Crystal Stilts - "Dark Eyes" (MP3)
Speaking of Sacred Bones, the label has posted a new Crystal Stilts track from the band's forthcoming Radiant Door EP (out via Sacred Bones on 11/15). "Dark Eyes" is the album opener, and you can download it above or stream it below where you can also see the cover art.
Maybe the band will perform the song at some of their forthcoming shows, including the one in Brooklyn at Knitting Factory on 12/9 with Happy Refugees and McDonalds. Tickets are on sale. All dates are listed below...
photo by Jasmine Pasquill
Psychic Ills have emerged from their Brooklyn den of hallucinogens to confirm Hazed Dream, the band's latest LP and first for Sacred Bones, available NOW. The LP marks their first venture with Sacred Bones and it's their first long-player since 2009's Mirror Eye. Stream Hazed Dream in its entirety below, and check out the video for "Mind Daze" which rears its head for the first time here.
Psychic Ills will join Exitmusic in supporting The Black Angels at their third of three nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 31st (and yes, Psychic Ills will be in costume!). Tickets are still available for that and the other two Angels shows at MHoW which feature Spindrift & Golden Animals, and Dead Meadow & Spindrift on 10/29 & 10/30 respectively.
In addition, Psychic Ills will head next door one day later for the Dragonslayer: The Movie release party with Endless Boogie. No advance tickets are on sale for this 11/1 show at Public Assembly.
Check out the new Psychic Ills video, and Hazed Dream album stream below.
by Andrew Sacher
Amen Dunes, the current psych-folk project of Damon McMahon is in the midst of a series of CMJ shows. Today (10/21), he'll play a Chouette/De Stijl/FatCat/Soft Abuse day party with Pigeons, Forest Fire, Jerusalem & the Starbasket and DJ Paul Collins (of Beirut/Soft Landing). Tonight (10/21), he'll play the Sacred Bones showcase at Saint Vitus with Gary War, Psychic Ills, and Led Er Est. Tickets for that showcase are on sale now.
After CMJ, Amen Dunes will play a few shows with Harmonizer, including one at Glasslands on Sunday (10/23). Che Chen & Robbie Lee are also on the bill. Tickets are on sale now.
Speaking of Pigeons, who play the Chouette/De Stijl/FatCat/Soft Abuse day party at Bruar Falls, their LP They Sweetheartstammers will be released November 8 via Soft Abuse. The band, like Amen Dunes, is from New York and creates a similar brand of stark psych-folk that should make for great back to back sets. You can grab two tracks off the upcoming album, "Tournoi" and "Dead Echo," above, and check out the artwork and tracklist below, along with the video for "Turnoi". The album is available for preorder at the Soft Abuse webstore. They also recently performed live in-studio versions of three other album tracks and one older song at Black Dirt Studios. You can stream those below.
All dates, video, streams, album art and tracklist below...
Amen Dunes at Glasslands (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Amen Dunes will rev up the reverb at Saint Vitus on August 26th with Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders, Zomes, and GDFX as part of their record release celebration for the new and haunting psychedelic garage LP Through Donkey Jaw. Tickets are on sale.
Through Donkey Jaw was released via Sacred Bones last week and features "Christopher" (video below) and "Not A Slave" (stream below).
The year was 1983, and Bobb Trimble had two then-unrecognized masterpieces to his credit and a lot of confusion and indifference from his fellow travelers in the Worcester, MA "Wormtown" scene. Never one to worry much about appearances, Bobb accepted an invitation to join a group of teenage boys who called themselves The Crippled Dog Band ...and led the Band on enthusiastically received gigs throughout the region. Unbeknownst to almost anyone, they completed a raucous album full of addictive hooks, feedback, teen chatter and video game noises. But soon the Band splintered and Bobb decided to forget about the whole thing, disposing of the entire 500-count LP pressing in an .office park dumpster.Stream one track, "Live Wire", alongside a video from 1983 (!) for "You Should See My Girl" below. If you aren't familiar with the Bobb Trimble "legend" catch up with an interesting Guardian article.
Zomes is nom de plume of Asa Osborne (Lungfish), who released Earth Grid via Thrill Jockey in April. Check out "Openings" streaming below.
GDFX is Greg Fox of Liturgy, who recently released a new LP via Impose Records entitled One Thing. You can listen to "Pipedream" below. Liturgy play Irving Plaza with Asobi Seksu and Boris on 10/27 as part of Boris's US tour. Tickets are still available.
All song streams and videos are below.