“captures the band playing the track in an intimate space, the track’s driving drums populated by manipulated, feedback-soaked guitars, knocking up a very listenable racket in the process.” -The Quietus
A Special Inauguration Day Message from the Velcro Lewis Group:
We commemorate the Presidential Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. by streaming 2 new songs by the Velcro Lewis Group.
The future-funk anthem, “Free”, calls out Trump and the blood thirsty racists that love him. “Patriarchal Reptile” is an abrasive feminist rant aimed at the puny pussy-grabbers who’s superiority complexes mask their true fear; women.
As the Trump regime begins to dig its disease-ridden claws into our nation’s freedom many of us fear for our health and safety. The Republican agenda has been crafted to oppress the rights of black and brown people, women, LGBT, and the disabled. The rest of the country will become collateral damage while the GOP scorches the Earth. Before the eminent war on art begins and freedom of speech becomes a punchline the Velcro Lewis Group wanted to tell you something: The partys over. Now is not the time to stay in bed. Now is not the time to cry. It is time to call out every enemy that threatens our country. Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan, the NRA & the MRA, and every bastard in-between – we’re going to hold your feet to the fire until you listen or someday you’ll fall into the flames.
“Free” and ”Patriarchal Reptile” will appear on the Velcro Lewis Group’s forthcoming album, Amnesia Haze. Due out this spring on Safety Meeting Records.
Keep your eyes and ears open for more
Also, for those of you in town, please make your way over to Lyric Hall on July 22nd, as we’re holding a record release party there alonside the Mountain Movers and Landing, who also are releasing a record that day!
We got some big records coming over the next couple months and we need to refill the warchest to pay for production, so rather than hit you up with a Kickstarter, we just made a bunch of T-shirts and are hoping to move them quick and use the money to keep working. Follow the link to our bandcamp site and grab one to help out the cause!
The Debut Self-Titled Full Length from TABLES is finally here! Pre-Orders and the release show went really well, so look this way, listen to some tracks, and place your order for this gem of a record. Here’s some details:
Early in 2015, Chris Ruggiero from Gold Coast Recorders teamed up with Josh Druckman (Outlier Inn Recording), Tim Walsh (Stepkids), and Tim Warren (Alternate Routes), and hammered out a beautiful piece of improv ambient electronica. Synth and vocal loops, piano, and percussion coalesce incredibly well on this and present an album filled with as much charm as zone-out moments. This is serious long country drive music. The perfect soundtrack for staring off into the horizon and counting clouds. What you need to drop the blood pressure after a long work week. Get your copy now, not cause you’re concerned about living a stress-free life, but because the music is amazing and it will make you love your turntable even more.
250 copies pressed. digital downloads included.
A year ago, Stefan from the Estrogen Highs introduced me to the Frustrations and pitched doing a split ep. The material sounded sick and we were way into it. The Estrogen Highs side is full up with all the noisy, psychedelic, garage punk that they do so well, and Detroit’s own Frustrations delivered some heavy shred-filled jams that are cracklingly hypnotic. Fast forward past a bunch of industry-related delays and here we are. Record is back from the plant and ready to come home with you.
250 copies pressed
sick artwork by Andrzej Dutkanicz
Thanks to everyone who showed us support on this one. Those of you that missed out, don’t worry, the band still has copies and there’s a couple floating around thanks to Midheaven and Stickfiguredistro.
Here’s a pretty great review of ‘Death Magic‘ to motivate you to seek this out: From The Obelisk
Although five years have passed since Apple Mountain, the Mountain Movers’ last full length album, the band has been working steadily, releasing a half dozen 7” EP’s and cassettes. Over the last couple years their line-up has stabilized, one of incredible chemistry, and with every live performance the band’s interpretations of Dan Greene’s song writing have become increasingly direct, focused, and tonally powerful. The result is the highly anticipated new full-length album, Death Magic.
Many bands described as “low-fi” only begin that way, and as the artist improves, so does the level of fidelity. But the Mountain Movers have upended the usual trajectory. After their ambitious and incredibly realized album Let’s Open Up The Chest (2008), a hi-fidelity studio production, subsequent releases were grounds for experimentation and home recording, resulting in a sound that some might call low-fi. For the Mountain Movers, this experimentation was a quest for an elusive tone, a far-off texture, and anyone who has seen their live shows over the last few years has witnessed the Mountain Movers distill their formula into something organic, pure, and unmasked. To make this album, the band set up in the modest basement studio of former member John Miller, whose production is live, transparent, and captures the feeling of what may be Greene’s best song writing to date. Death Magic is not another over-produced, ultra-digital pile of overdubs and effects. Rather, these ten tracks document an inspired, unified performance—fuzzed out, pounding, and hypnotic.
PRE-ORDERS have begun, so grab a copy now before they’re all gone. Only 250 copies pressed. Digital Downloads and insert included
Those of you in the New Haven, CT area can beat the rush and see the Mountain Movers in action at their Record Release show, Saturday, August 22nd, at Cafe Nine with Landing and Dead Leaf Echo. Check out the event HERE
Thursday, May 21st at
Hailing from Portland Maine, Blood Warrior, the side project of O’Death frontman Greg Jamie and Super Monster‘s Joey Weiss, returns to Cafe Nine, in support of their latest lp, Letter Ghost. We put out Blood Warrior’s debut lp a couple years back and it still remains one of our favorites. Dark and moody, psychedelic americana folk songs beautifully crafted by musicians of excellent caliber. We’re excited to have them back and are over the moon to see them on a bill with Subpop’s Death Vessel, and with local support from Violent Mae. Last year’s Death Vessel lp, Island Intervals is a beautiful lp of lush alt folk, displaying front man Joel Thibodeau’s unique vocals and incredible song arrangement (with recording and vocal assist from Sigor Ros’ Jonsi). Also, CT’s favorite folk pop duo, Violent Mae have been wowing audiences for quiet some time, creating immersive songs utilizing drums, guitar, beautifully subdued vocals and great use of space.
Join us for a relaxing evening of beautiful folk, americana, psych pop (call it what you will). Word is out on this one, so grab a ticket in advance! You’ll regret missing out on this one.
9pm, $6, 21+