Velcro Lewis Group’s new lp comes out tomorrow, and the Chicago Reader put together a preview of the album and a brief interview with Velcro Lewis himself.
Check it out HERE
And ORDER YOUR COPY HERE:
New Velcro Lewis Group lp ‘Amnesia Haze’ up for Pre-Orders! give it a listen! For fans of Kurt Russell, rock records, pizza, and pre-marital sex!
Here’s the scoop on the Velcro Lewis Group:
The Velcro Lewis Group is Earth’s premier acid-rock, space-funk septet. The band twists the aesthetics of Funkadelic, Hawkwind, Temptations, and Black Sabbath into their own living -breathing planet of sound. Lead by Hawk Colman, the brother with the 5 octave range, honky tonk veteran, Lawrence Peters singing bass and scrubbing the washboard, and blind growler/Moog-eater, Andy Slater, people can’t deny the commands and demands shouted from the stage. Travers Gauntt’s Skylab crashing guitars hug and hurt, Alison Hunger’s psychic Theremin dances and dives, and Halden Spoonwood’s bass playing has more pocket than a pair of overalls, revealing the band to be a source of both confusion and totality.
Once it becomes possible to drive an Impala through space and time the Velcro Lewis Group Will be hot glued into the tape deck.
Amnesia Haze is a serious record for people who aren’t afraid to rock out a little. Follow the link, listen to the offered track, ‘Castles Will Fall’, Pre-Order your copy and then go wait by the mailbox. You’re gonna want to put this on your turntable right away!
Brooklyn’s Secret Project Robot venue has found a new location and will be opening this summer. Oneida will be capitalizing on this to promote their recent live double lp “Live At Secret Project Robot” on July 14th.
Beat the rush and snag tickets here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1487705-oneida-brooklyn/
If you want to hear a preview of what kind of psychedelic insanity the band can bring, take a listen below. This is from a performance a while back with Lee Ranaldo and James McNew in the band.
Acid Mothers Temple is coming back to CT. This time playing at the Outer Space Ballroom in Hamden. They’re gonna be joined by Babylon (west coast stoner/psych rock), and local heroes out, Sun Dagger. As ever, these guys kill it each and every time they hit the stage. Get ready to watch them bring the drone and the insane, as the speed guru does things to his guitar that baffles the mind. Don’t miss out on this one!
“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.