Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Silver Apples premiere video for first track from forthcoming 'experimental instruments' compilation 


I Said No Doctors! 2xLP features Dan Deacon, David Grubbs (Gastr del Sol, Bastro), Oval, Jad Fair, String Noise, et al. 


"At two LPs deep, it is a highly stacked tour of musicians discovering all sorts of ways to contribute to (or rip up) the legacy of instrumentation." -- Tiny Mix Tapes


NYC label Dymaxion Groove proudly announces the forthcoming double-LP compilation of artists working with experimental instrumentation to create new and unique sounds. I Said No Doctors! features such legends as Silver Apples, David Grubbs, Oval, Dan Deacon, Jad Fair and more. Silver Apples premiere a video for the first track today via Tiny Mix Tapes. The video for "The Mist" (along with an insightful interview) is available to watch and share HERE. (Direct YouTube.)

I Said No Doctors! double-LP is a compilation of the most groundbreaking artists of current and past decades who have redefined sound by creating and destroying musical instruments to fit a specific sonic character and method of music-making. 

During this audio journey we hear Silver Apples’ Simeon Coxe combining bench oscillators, sound filters, telegraph keys and radio parts into one of the first electronic instruments. David Grubbs (Gastr del Sol, Bastro, Squirrel Bait, The Red Crayola) plays an alligator-clip prepared guitar. Markus Popp’s composition features his Oval Process software. Indonesian noise band Senyawa plays a modified Javanese farm plough. Dan Deacon generates an atonal barrage of MIDI-triggered pin-point notes from an acoustic grand piano. Jad Fair’s custom guitar, in which the neck attaches to the body using a system of rubber bands, allows dramatic bends. Bismuth, featuring Yuri Landman (who has built guitars for Thurston Moore and Lee Renaldo of Sonic Youth) performs on prepared guitars and other instruments created by his Hypercustom Guitars. Ciat Lonbarde’s Peter B plays the Deerhorn synthesizer.

The compilation is curated by Dymaxion Groove founder Tom Tolleson, who plays a modified Fender Jazzmaster with a ¾ ratio of separate playable strings over two pickups on the album as well.

I Said No Doctors! is a celebration of sound and artistry beyond the range provided by standard musical instruments.This double-LP is available in two variants, colored and black vinyl, both 180-gram, each with a digital download card.

I Said No Doctors! will be available on 2xLP and download on January 18th, 2017. Pre-orders (with immediate download of the Silver Apples track) are available HERE



Artist: Various Artists
Album: I Said No Doctors! 
Record Label: Dymaxion Groove
Release Date: January 18th, 2017

01. Silver Apples “The Mist”
02. Dan Deacon “Opal Toad Segment”
03. Tom Tolleson “Kosciuszko”
04. Jason Willett “And I Mean It”
05. Bismuth “Cola Kid”
06. Senyawa “Anak Kijang”
07. David Grubbs “Awkward Silences I Have Known”
08. GOTHgsb “The Interconvertible Three”
09. String Noise “Parallel Noise Construction”
10. Jad Fair “Big Boots”
11. Oval “ISND”
12. Neil Feather “Ride of the Popcorn Valkyries”
13. Slumberland “Hunting Hunting”
14. Peter B “Deer Biphenyl”



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Well launch U.S. tour w/ Beastmaker & R.I.P. supporting new RidingEasy Records album 'Pagan Science'


"Furiously strong... One of our most anticipated heavy albums of 2016." -- Consequence of Sound


Austin trio The Well launch more U.S. tour dates this week, including shows with Beastmaker and RidingEasy labelmates  R.I.P. (whose debut streets December 9th.) See dates below. The Well are supporting their recently released, critically-praised album Pagan Science. Consequence of Sound is streaming the entire album album HERE. (Direct Soundcloud).

The band was also honored last month with the release of its own beer, the Pagan Science DIPA, courtesy of Baltimore, MD's Oliver Brewing Company. The beer can features the album cover art and can be seen here

The Well was prominently featured on The Walking Dead star's Ride with Norman Reedus TV show on AMC. Not only has the band composed and recorded the series' original theme song, they also appeared on a recent episode with Reedus, an avowed fan of the band and all things RidingEasy. 

The impressive crux of Pagan Science, the sophomore album by Austin trio The Well, is that It's a multiplicity of itself. From the band's dual male/female vocals to their transcendently timeless sounds and erudite lyrical themes, Pagan Science is crystalline in its complexity and clarity at the same time.

The Well walk an intriguing line between authentic early 70s doom/heavy psych and the more frayed-edge-of-sanity weirdness of their hometown's legendary noise rock scene, whilst also splicing in shades of chamber choir vocals, occult rock and dark folk.

Sonically, Pagan Science picks up where The Well -- bassist/vocalist Lisa Alley, guitarist/vocalist Ian Graham and drummer Jason Sullivan -- left off with their widely heralded 2014 RidingEasy debut Samsara. Here, the band's heavy psych, proto-metal sound growing evermore vast, yet more focused on hooks, and their lyrics more conceptually intricate. Part of a running thread throughout the album's introspective lyrics is the notion that the world outside of one's own mind is also a creation and reflection of the interior world of that mind. And, just like the band's sound is one thing (undeniably heavy) and simultaneously another (dark folk, blues... there's even a Crosby, Stills & Nash cover, "Guinnevere"), it's this multiplicity that makes Pagan Science such a captivating record. 

Pagan Science was recorded with producer/engineer Chico Jones at Micro Mega Studio in 2016. Jones also previously engineered the band's debut album Samsara with producer Mark Deutrom [Melvins, Sunn0)))] in 2013. Samsara, released late September 2014 was ranked the #1 debut album of 2014 by The Obelisk and widely praised in the press. Likewise, the band's intense - some even say "possessed" - live performances have earned them featured slots at Austin's Levitation Fest in 2015 & 2016, as well as tours with Kadavar, All Them Witches, Black Tusk and more. 

Pagan Science is available on LP, CD and download as of October 14th, 2016 via RidingEasy Records

THE WELL TOUR 2016:
12.01 - Dallas, TX @ Doublewide
12.02 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Blue Note
12.03 - Denver, CO @ Decemburger Fest at Hi-Dive
12.04 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
12.05 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick*
12.06 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite*
12.07 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill+
12.08 - Grants Pass, OR @ G Street+
12.09 - Seattle, WA @ Fun House+
12.10 - Portland, OR @ Kenton Club+

* w/ Beastmaker 
+ w/ Beastmaker & R.I.P.



Artist: The Well
Album: Pagan Science
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release date: October 14th, 2016

01. Black Eyed Gods
02. Forecast
03. Sky bound
04. A Pilgrimage
05. Drug From the Banks
06. Byzantine
07. One Nation
08. Choir of the Stars
09. Brambles
10. I Don't Believe
11. Guinevere









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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Holophrase stream full album 'Stay Being', catchy electro-pop from Denver's indie underground


"Talented musicians that create experimental music listeners can appreciate. Even when they dive down a rabbit hole, they guide listeners down with them." -- Denver Post

"You have to hear it to believe it, and it will leave the most lasting impression." -- Impose Magazine



Denver quartet Holophrase are streaming their ambitious new album Stay Being today via GhettoBlaster Magazine. Hear and share the entire album HERE. (Direct Soundcloud). 

Northern Transmissions recently premiered the track "Cubicle" HEREThe Spill Magazine launched "No Matter What" HERE and TrebleZine shares "Electric Chair" HERE.


Denver alt weekly Westword profiled the band in depth last week, showcasing their existence on both the city's physical and musical fringes HERE.

Holophrase's new album Stay Being is the product of an extended reinvention. In 2012 the Denver based group released a promising experimental rock record with Horizons of Expectation. Recorded and produced by the late Ikey Owens at Sundayhouse Studios, Horizons was impossible to pigeonhole, drawing comparisons to early Magazine and Brian Eno. Soon after its release Holophrase lost one of its founding members and had to reconfigure and reimagine its sound and mode of operating. At that time keyboard players Luis Etscheid and Caleb Henning established their pedal making operation, Mantic Conceptual, and both entered Moog's circuit bending championship with Etscheid coming in first place in 2012. That resulted in Etscheid being awarded a Moog Voyager, which, once he started experimenting with the synthesizer, seemed much more interesting than playing guitar.

The band's new focus meant that Holophrase essentially dropped out of playing live for two years as it retooled its sound toward an almost entirely electronic direction with Malgorzata Stacha's vocals bringing a luminously soulful quality to the gritty and beat-driven soundscapes. Holophrase had intended to record its next record with Ikey but their mentor passed in October 2014. However, Holophrase was able to bring together an unlikely group of collaborators to enrich the songs they would take in to record at Dryer Plug Studio.

Drummer/producer Tyler Lindgren joined Holophrase for the first Stay Being sessions in January 2015 and shortly after became a permanent member. Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos brought his gift for unpredictable musical phrasing, Kalyn Heffernan and Joshua Trinidad of Wheelchair Sports Camp infused the music with imaginative soundscaping and The Mars Volta's bassist Juan Alderete contributed his own inventive rhythms to "No Matter What." Holophrase's new sound and vibe is closer to hip-hop than rock. However, at its heart, Stay Being is a pop album in the best sense in drawing upon and synthesizing broadly disparate influences to craft music that need not be narrowly defined.

Stay Being is available on CD and download as of November 18th, 2016.



Artist: Holophrase
Album: Stay Being
Label: Holophrase Music
Release date: November 18th, 2016

01. Electric Chair
02. Alligatron
03. Dr. Doctor
04. Object
05. Willow
06. No Matter What
07. Cubicle
08. D.A.B.
09. Lo Rider











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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Irish dark folk/slowcore singer Katie Kim streaming highly praised full album ahead of release date


"A work of staggeringly intense beauty... Cinematic in scope and tectonic in delivery, Salt is a richly rewarding and profoundly intense listening experience." 4/4 stars -- The Skinny

"Salt is intriguing, sharp and bold, and where you could be forgiven thinking Katie Kim already had a solid mastery of inventive songwriting, this is a fairly staggering leap forward." -- Thumped

"An outstanding achievement...Somehow, simply saying that Salt is one of my Records of the Year barely does it justice." -- Echoes & Dust



Dublin, Ireland based Waterford singer Katie Kim is streaming her forthcoming album in full ahead of release today via New Noise Magazine. Hear and share the full album HERE. (Direct Soundcloud.)

Katie Kim is the pseudonym of Irish singer Katie Sullivan, who performs slowcore, ethereal, ambient folk/pop. Her third full length album entitled Salt will be released on November 11th, 2016. Pre-orders are available at iTunes

Salt was recorded in a self-built recording and artist space in Dublin called Guerrilla Studios which has become an integral part of the Independent Irish music scene. Guerrilla has hosted live performance video collective the Practice Tapes as well as being the studio where releases by The Jimmy Cake, Hilary Woods and much more have been recorded.

Salt is a departure from Katie's previous albums and delves further into the drone side of her other releases with textured production added by producer John "Spud" Murphy, who is central to the album's sonic feel. Salt comes four years after Katie's previous album, the critically acclaimed Cover and Flood and it shows an evolution musically. 

Since Cover and Flood Katie has toured the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium playing mostly sold out venues. She has also played Union Chapel in London and played shows in New York and Canada. 

Katie joined The Waterboys, singing the parts of the dark fairy queen and playing guitar and bass on their WB Yeats tour which lead to a performance on the legendary Later with Jools Holland TV show. 

Salt will be available on LP, CD and download on November 11th, 2016 via Bandcamp and iTunes. 

KATIE KIM LIVE:
12/02  Waterford, IE @ St. Patrick's Gateway




Artist: Katie Kim
Album: Salt
Label: self-released
Release date: November 11th, 2016

01. Ghosts
02. Day is Coming 
03. Someday
04. Body Break
05. I Make Sparks
06. Life or Living
07. Beautiful Human
08. Thieves
09. Wide Hand




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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Portland "Street Doom" band R.I.P. premieres track from forthcoming RidingEasy debut at CvltNation


"It's fast, fuzzed-out loud and heavy and will encourage the overconsumption of whiskey and weed." -- CvltNation


Portland, OR quartet R.I.P. premiere a new track from their forthcoming debut on L.A. label RidingEasy Records today at CvltNation. Hear and share "Tremble" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud.)

R.I.P. hit the road yet again after the album release for a few shows with new labelmates The Well as well as Rise Above Records' Beastmaker. Please see complete dates below. 

Operating on the belief that heavy metal didn't come from the forest or beam down from outer space, but rather that it crawled up out of the sewer and writhed to life in the grit and grime of the streets, the four rock 'n' roll freaks of R.I.P. call their sound "Street Doom" and spread the message with heavy touring across the United States. Obsessed with death and disgusted with the scene, they dragged their knuckles into the studio in 2016 and excavated a debut LP dedicated to fear and trembling, calling it In The Wind

R.I.P. is defined by fast, regressive riffs, terrified vocals, live shows akin to near-death experiences, and steadfast adherence to the notion that doom isn't how slow or de-tuned you can play, but the combination of fear, death, and leather. In The Wind is just the right level of down 'n' dirty guttural rock that cuts and chews with raw fury.

In The Wind will be available everywhere on LP, CD and download on December 9th, 2016 via RidingEasy Records


R.I.P. LIVE:
12/07  San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill +
12/08  Grants Pass, OR @ G Street +
12/09  Seattle, WA @ Fun House +
12/10  Portland, OR @ Kenton Club +

+ w/ The Well, Beastmaker



Artist: R.I.P.
Album: In The Wind
Record label: RidingEasy Records
Release date: December 9th, 2016

01) The Scythe
02) In The Wind pt.1
03) Tremble
04) Black Leather 
05) Smoke & Lightning
06) In The Wind pt. 2
07) The Tombstone
08) Bereaved
09) Brave In the Grave
10) In The Wind pt. 3










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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Holophrase premiere catchy electronic art-rock tune from upcoming album 'Stay Being' via Impose Magazine


"Talented musicians that create experimental music listeners can appreciate. Even when they dive down a rabbit hole, they guide listeners down with them." -- Denver Post

"You have to hear it to believe it, and it will leave the most lasting impression." -- Impose Magazine



Denver quartet Holophrase premiere the first track from their ambitious forthcoming album Stay Being today via Impose Magazine. The inventive electronic dance-punk tune "Alligatron" is available to hear and share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud). 

Holophrase's new album Stay Being is the product of an extended reinvention. In 2012 the Denver based group released a promising experimental rock record with Horizons of Expectation. Recorded and produced by the late Ikey Owens at Sundayhouse Studios, Horizons was impossible to pigeonhole, drawing comparisons to early Magazine and Brian Eno. Soon after its release Holophrase lost one of its founding members and had to reconfigure and reimagine its sound and mode of operating. At that time keyboard players Luis Etscheid and Caleb Henning established their pedal making operation, Mantic Conceptual, and both entered Moog's circuit bending championship with Etscheid coming in first place in 2012. That resulted in Etscheid being awarded a Moog Voyager, which, once he started experimenting with the synthesizer, seemed much more interesting than playing guitar.

The band's new focus meant that Holophrase essentially dropped out of playing live for two years as it retooled its sound toward an almost entirely electronic direction with Malgorzata Stacha's vocals bringing a luminously soulful quality to the gritty and beat-driven soundscapes. Holophrase had intended to record its next record with Ikey but their mentor passed in October 2014. However, Holophrase was able to bring together an unlikely group of collaborators to enrich the songs they would take in to record at Dryer Plug Studio.

Drummer/producer Tyler Lindgren joined Holophrase for the first Stay Being sessions in January 2015 and shortly after became a permanent member. Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos brought his gift for unpredictable musical phrasing, Kalyn Heffernan and Joshua Trinidad of Wheelchair Sports Camp infused the music with imaginative soundscaping and The Mars Volta's bassist Juan Alderete contributed his own inventive rhythms to "No Matter What." Holophrase's new sound and vibe is closer to hip-hop than rock. However, at its heart, Stay Being is a pop album in the best sense in drawing upon and synthesizing broadly disparate influences to craft music that need not be narrowly defined.

Stay Being will be available on CD and download on November 18th, 2016.


HOLOPHRASE LIVE:
11/18 Denver, CO @ Syntax Opera House - album release party


Artist: Holophrase
Album: Stay Being
Label: Holophrase Music
Release date: November 18th, 2016

01. Electric Chair
02. Alligatron
03. Dr. Doctor
04. Object
05. Willow
06. No Matter What
07. Cubicle
08. D.A.B.
09. Lo Rider











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Monday, October 31, 2016

Electric Citizen launch U.S. tour today with Horisont

"Steeped in catchy 70s rock riffs, slick solos, and heady grooves, anchored by strong, sweet vocals -- think Blood Ceremony without the pagan vibes and a lot more more dirty Midwestern rock'n'roll." -- Noisey

"Going from one riff-filled masterpiece to the next, Electric Citizen go well beyond anything that they accomplished with 2014's Sateen. The band is coming into their own, and they know it." -- Metal Injection

"With songs this good, they deserve to blow up." -- Consequence of Sound


Electric Citizen continue their relentless tour schedule in support of their groundbreaking sophomore album Higher Time beginning today, Halloween 2016. The Cincinnati quartet hits the road with Century Media artists Horisont through November. Please see complete dates below. 

Electric Citizen's new album was recorded at The Diamonds studio in Cincinnati by Brian Olive (The Greenhornes, Dan Auerbach, Dr. John) and mixed alongside Black Keys engineer Collin Dupuis at Easy Eye in Nashville, TN. It was released on May 13th, 2016. 

Electric Citizen is a rock n roll band from Cincinnati, Ohio whose heavy sound is timeless and music to the ears of any rock n roll fan. Formed in 2013 by guitarist Ross Dolan, vocalist Laura Dolan, bassist Randy Proctor and drummer Nate Wagner, the band has busied itself with turning heads and ears on to their music. Since signing with RidingEasy Records in early 2014, they've done several direct support tours with Wolfmother, Fu Manchu, Pentagram and Budos Band. The band's debut album Sateen ended up on several 'Best of 2014' lists and Higher Time has been met with even more praise since its release earlier this summer. 

Higher Time is available on LP, CD and download via RidingEasy Records as of May 13th, 2016.


ELECTRIC CITIZEN TOUR 2016:
10/31 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
11/01 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall *
11/02 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
11/03 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Brass Rail *
11/04 Detroit, MI @ Third Man Records Cass Corridor *
11/05 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's *
11/06 Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company *
11/07 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *
11/10 Oakland, CA @ Starline *
11/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom *
11/13 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
11/14 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red *
11/16 Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club *
11/17 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
11/18 Austin, TX @ Beerland *
11/19 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum *
11/20 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
11/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage *

* w/ Horisont


Artist: Electric Citizen
Album: Higher Time
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: May 13th, 2016

01. Evil
02. Social Phobia
03. Misery Keeper
04. Devils in Passing Time
05. Golden Mean
06. Higher Time
07. Ghost of Me
08. Natural Law
09. Crux
10. Two Hearted Woman











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