Entries tagged with: white suns
by Kelly Kettering
Released just yesterday (3/18) on the always dark Flenser Records, Totem by Brooklyn's White Suns is a crazy cacophony of relentless electronics. Comprised of members Kevin Barry, Dana Matthiessen and Rick Visser, the trio was joined in the studio by recording engineer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans, Foetus) to construct Totem's urgent, industrial sound.
The new video for "Prostrate" (directed by Amnon Friedlin & Diana Joy) parallels the music's erratic attitude as it features a homeless person, gestating trash can eggs and a hooker with some mad shades and a wind machine. It makes its premiere in this post, and you can check it out below. Head here to order your copy of Totem.
New Yorkers will also be able to catch the band's album release show this Friday (3/21) at REVERSE (28 Frost St) in Williamsburg with Saturn and Oakland's Silent Girlfriend. And, White Suns will be one of the opening acts at our Invisible Oranges-sponsored album release show for black metal act Epistasis on April 6, as they share the Acheron's stage with Kayo Dot and Pyrrhon. Tickets for that show are still available.
New video and LP artwork below...
Though tickets are still available for Wolf Eyes' appearance at Saint Vitus on Saturday (7/6), the Motor City noise gang aren't hesitating at releasing details on their next NYC appearance. Wolf Eyes have announced an August 24 date at Issue Project Room with support TBA. Tickets are on sale.
In related news, Pharmakon will join another noise band, Hair Police, as part of a show at 285 Kent on July 12, which is a Sacred Bones event. Tickets for the show, which also features appearances from Alberich and Hollow Seed, are still available. Hair Police will ALSO perform at Issue Project Room the next day (7/13) with Chris Goudreau, White Suns, Guerilla Toss and Bob Bellerue + Tamio Shiraishi. It's an all-day affiair (3 PM - 8 p PM) and tickets for that are still available too. The shows are in celebration of the band's new LP Mercurial Rites, out now and streaming in full below.
Last but not least, if you can't wait until July 12 to get your Alberich fix, head out to Nothing Changes at Home Sweet Home Wednesday night (7/3). The noise artist will join Lussuria as part of the weekly late-night party. DJ sets from Ning Nong & Tamaryn help sweeten the deal.
Stream that Hair Police LP below.
Hammerhead at Death By Audio, 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Just like last time, Hammerhead have announced a last minute show tonight at Death by Audio (6/29), tagging support from Seawhores, White Suns and Queening. $10 gets you in. The show is the day before the band's now sold-out appearance with Melvins at Lit Lounge tomorrow (6/30) and two days before Gay Witch Abortion (who are also on the Lit show) plays Union Pool (on 7/1).
photos by Phil Maier, words by BBG
King Dude @ Home Sweet Home
King Dude played his first NYC show with a full band in tow at Home Sweet Home on April 11th as part of "Wierd Wednesdays" at Home Sweet Home. The show was a rare one-off on the East Coast for the Seattle-based goth artist, and one of a very small number of shows for TJ Cowgill (also Book of Black Earth) overall, though you can catch him in Austin at Chaos in Tejas this year as part of a bill that includes Iceage (who play NYC twice in the coming months), Xeno & Oaklander, Pop. 1280, Kindest Lines, Dangerous Boys Club, Anasazi (who play Acheron next week), RØSENKØPF (them too), and YOU.
Pop 1280, who will embark on a US tour in May, play a NYC show at Death By Audio on Saturday (4/14) as part of a record release celebration for White Suns's new LP Sinews. Stream that release in its entirety at Spin now. Pop 1280 also play a Brooklyn show with O'Death in May.
King Dude pictures from Home Sweet Home are below.
Racebannon video still
"These Midwestern weirdos have a real knack for crafting some of the most out-there noise-core imaginable. Whether it's teaming up with the "God of Noise" Merzbow, for the Merzbannon project, or crafting a rock opera centered on somebody who makes a pact with the devil to become a transsexual rock star, these guys certainly know how to push the limits of extreme music and get under your skin.... [Verbicide]"Racebannon are hitting the road in late April, tagging a pair of shows in NYC including Saint Vitus on April 24th with Vaz and Guardian Alien and Cake Shop on April 25th with White Suns and Zulus. Full tour schedule is below.
The dates are in celebration of the band's Six Sik Sisters, out now and featuring "Thee Desparate" which makes its debut in video form below. Video and tour dates below...
Glenn Branca at the 2011 Bang-on-a-Can Marathon (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Fortissimo Records will present Yo Eskerrik Asko NYC!, a two-day event will descend upon Public Assembly on August 24th and 25th. Neptune, Christina Carter, White Suns, Action Beat, and Glenn Branca play the first night. Oneohtrix Point Never, Charalambides, Colin L. Orchestra, Grasshopper, Opponents/Ala Muerte, and Tim Hecker play on the second evening. Tickets for both August 24th and August 25th are on sale separately, or you can buy a two-day pass.
Oneohtrix Point Never is also scheduled to play NYC on May 5th as part of the National-curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival. More Oneohtrix Point Never dates are listed below....
A Storm of Light at the Tone Deaf showcase (more by Greg Cristman)
A Storm of Light plays NYC TONIGHT as part of a round of dates with Mustard Gas & Roses (mem Isis) and Magic Circle. Tickets are still available for the Saint Vitus show. The band recently played a round of dates surrounding SXSW including the Tone Deaf showcase (pictures). Tonight's show is in direct competition with Hull, Mutilation Rites, Batillus and Trenchgrinder at Acheron, the latter two of which played Lovejoy's as part of the BV Day Party. Hull also played Red 7 with Fear on 3/15, which was down the street from Pallbearer, Screaming Females, Ringworm & Power Trip (pictures).
Punk rock crew Kim Phuc will team with Family Curse and Herzog Rising to play Death By Audio on April 7th. The show is one of a few notable and recently added shows at the space, including April 14th with White Suns (who have a new LP on Load, stream a song below), Pop 1280, and Richard, April 28th with Dysrhythmia, Kayo Dot & Vaura, and 4/29 with a mystery guest, Child Abuse, Behold...The Arctopus and PAK.
Check out the recent Decibel Flexi of In Solitude covering Samhain's "Mother of Mercy".
Youth Attack have updated their site with orders for the new Salvation House of the Beating Hell EP, new second Hoax EP, a new ARTS LP Thousand Wounds of War, and so much more. Head to their site for more details (I recommend the Hoax, ARTS and Salvation records).
If you missed it, we posted two sets of pictures from Deatmatch during SXSW (SET 1, SET 2), a set of pictures from Lovejoy's during SXSW, my official showcase during SXSW, and pictures from our bridge show. We welcomed a new EP from Cop Problem, interviews with Black God, new shows from Ilsa, Rorschach, Old Man Gloom, D-Clone, Young Widows, Autopsy and more. Got stoked and then immediately diappointed with the Kiss it Goodbye reunion and scratched our heads in disbelief at the "Death to All" reunion and Wolvhammer cover of The Cure (the latter in a positive way).
More suggested shows, a stream of a new Horseback song, the Split Cranium LP (with Aaron of Isis and members of Circle) a 16 song, an Author & Punisher song, a White Suns song and more is below. What did I miss?
Deerhoof at Europa in March (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Deerhoof have a few festival appearances this fall including Midpoint Music Festival, the Polyvinyl 15 Year Anniversary show with Joan of Arc and Braid (and many more) at the Pygmalion Music Festival, and ATP NJ. They've added a few shows surrounding those festivals. They'll play NYC on September 20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Mick Barr and White Suns open the show. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/8) at noon with an AmEx pre-sale starting Wednesday (7/6) at noon.
All tour dates below...
by Andrew Frisicano
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Unlike basically every other cultural outlet, the writers of Tiny Mix Tapes voted to give their Album of Year honors to an artist that isn't Kanye West. Instead, they gave it to NYC avant-noise/rock group Zs for their excellent 2010 album New Slaves. (Don't worry: Kanye still made #10.)
Zs will start the new year with a complement to that record, New Slaves II: Essence Implosion!, a collection of remixes that comes out on the Social Registry on Tuesday, January 25th. On the record, the band's tracks are reworked by the likes of Genesis P. Orridge, JG Thirwell, Gabe Andruzzi of The Rapture and others, and the whole thing starts off with a new track featuring Charlie Looker, Weasel Walter and WFMU's Marty McSorely. Two of those remixes are posted above, along with an exclusive mix not on the release done by Justin Pearson of The Locust (That's the Leg Lifters "Professional" Remix of "Gentleman Amateur"). You can also check out "Acres of Skin" from New Slaves, to give you a taste of the source material.
Zs have an album-release show for the disc Monday/tonight at Knitting Factory with Thee Majesty (Feat. Genesis P-Orridge), Ecstatic Sunshine, Cex and DJ DRUZZ (The Rapture/Throne Of Blood). The group has a special set (with an extra member) planned in honor of the release, so expect something unusual. Tickets are still on sale.
Also coming up, Zs: Black Crown Ceremony will play with Sightings, White Suns and Normal Love at Death By Audio on January 28th.
See a Zs live session from SXSW, the album's tracklist and more below...
STATS at Public Assembly (more by Justina Villanueva)
The city is always brimming with great art, whether from MSG to a loft in Bushwick. Here are some more NYC shows that are definitely worth a look over the coming weekend...
Mike Yaniro, in happier times
As you all may or may not know, a dear friend of mine named Michael Yaniro was a victim of violent robbery in the Ridgewood area of Queens (NYC). He was savagely beaten beyond recognition, and now he's got a long road ahead of him with many surgeries. To add insult to his injuries, he has no medical insurance!Twin Stumps recently released a new killer LP on Dais Records. It's what turned me on to the damaged, caustic noise rock (in a Clockcleaner, Drunkdriver, Brainbombs sense) band. Soon after, their bassist Mike Yaniro was viciously attacked. Since then a groundswell of support from the underground has surfaced, including a few benefit shows. The latest show is scheduled for Dec 4th (Friday) at Death By Audio, where Pink Reason, Sightings, York Factory Complaint (featuring Genesis P-orridge), and White Suns are all on the bill.
A brief description of his injuries: His right eye socket needs surgery as there is a bone protruding into it... so it needs to be repaired to restore his ability to move the eye. (He has had this surgery, and will need more work in the future). He has a fractured jaw and nose which will require surgery to repair, as well as multiple broken bones in his face. Pieces of titanium metal is to be inserted in his face to support the bones.
His girlfriend Abby is trying to get him Emergency Medicaid, but that is really tough to get approved, and its doubtful whether or not it will be rewarded. That is why this fundraiser was started. Its not registered as non-profit organization (so if you're looking for a tax break, this is not the time and place for it), but as a way to possibly raise a little money to help him through his crisis. [Julie Finley]
Pink Reason and White Suns tour dates, the show flyer, and a ton of videos are below...
by Black Bubblegum
If you like your noise rock caustic, filthy, and dressed up in a dead mouse costume, then clear your schedule on Monday night (8/10) and head down to Death By Audio.
Rodent obsessed, toilet-humored, ill-tongued masked wackos. Weed-fueled, grinding sludge, noise-damaged, broken oscillator junkyard trio. Demented cheese lovers with a beef against God. Yeah The White Mice from Providence are all those things and more. Too fucked up and noise fixated for the average metalhead, too stoned, sleazy and salacious for the hipster and punk set, The White Mice have for years existed on the fringes of every underground scene and belonged to none of em.Cacaw, Liturgy, and White Suns also play the Brooklyn show on Monday. Expect White Mice to crank out some new material from their upcoming debut on 20 Buck Spin, Ganjahovahdose, due in October. One of those tracks, "PasssTheFissst", is available for download above (along with Liturgy's "Ecstatic Rite", which you first saw here).
Musically speaking one might hear traces of Melvins, Brainbombs, Buzzoven and their Providence brethren in Landed, Drop Dead and Lightning Bolt. And yet the Mice, whose devastatingly loud (like Dino Jr. loud), crude and visually incredible live show leaves mouths agape and the uninitiated properly converted, easily stand apart from any proper comparison as a beast of their own making.
After NYC, White Mice will scoot down the east coast eventually crash landing at the absolutely killer Filth City Fest II in Baltimore, MD with a massive lineup of Hammers of Misfortune, Ludicra (both are in NYC on 8/11, tickets here), Asshole Parade (who are coming to NYC), Defeatist (who played BV Show No Mercy), Pulling Teeth, Man Will Destroy Himself, Cough (who played Europa with Liturgy), Fight Amp (who are playing NYC in September), Infernal Stronghold, and soooooo many others. Tickets are still available. Set times and the full band list is below.
White Mice is currently featured on a new cassette-only comp on Damage Rituals entitled The Dead Hand: Human Machines along with a cast of out-there heavy luminaries like Ocrilim (aka Mick Barr), STATS (who also played BV / Show No Mercy), Vaz, Drunkdriver, Child Abuse, Dysrhythmia, Zs, and many many others. Pick that up here.
The next edition of Show No Mercy will feature Mick Barr, Gnaw, and Castevet and will take place on Sept 6th at Public Assembly.
White Mice tour dates, as well as video of White Mice, Liturgy, drunkdriver, and Child Abuse are below....