In the spring of 1969, 49th Parallel had a hit in with ‘Twilight Woman’, a lovely song that sounds like a poppier version of what bands like Tomorrow were doing in England. That success led to the release of 49th Parallel’s only album. All hyperbole aside, it is easily one of the top Canadian rock albums of the psychedelic era. The album is strong throughout—from the pulsating psychedelia of ‘Lazerander Filchy’ and the ultra-strange ‘(The) Magician’, the shimmering beauty of ‘Twilight Woman’, to the quintessential slashing guitars punk edginess of ‘Now That I’m a Man’ and ‘(Come On Little Child &) Talk To Me’. Dan Lowe’s blazing fuzz guitar work stands out on ‘Missouri’ and also when matched by organist Jack Velker’s brilliant work on ‘Eye To Eye’, ‘Talk To Me’ and ‘(The) People’.
This is the first official vinyl release of the album since its debut in 1969. Pre-orders start shipping on 7/22.
This weekend is Gilead Fest 2014 in Oshkosh, WI. Thanks to Gilead Media for enlisting us to press several of the titles which will be available for sale at the fest — Barghest, Bastard Sapling, Sea Of Bones, and Alaune. You can catch these bands, as well as many other doom, black metal, drone, and experimental music acts throughout the weekend.
25-year-old Johanna Samuels broadens the definition of pop music. The melodically and lyrically focused singer-songwriter sings about the depths and dualities of life with her unique bell-like voice. Standing on the shoulders of the great musicians of the 1960’s and 70’s she manages to create a sound and sense of musical place that is completely her own. The native New Yorker grew up in Los Angeles, where from a young age she sang in school choirs and obsessively learned to play the songs of her musical heroes by ear.
After moving back to New York at the age of 18, Samuels began writing her own songs alone in her bedroom. Soon after, she was playing solo shows at small downtown music venues like East Village’s Sidewalk Café. With her feet firmly planted, Johanna plans to stick around the only ways she knows how: earnestly pouring out her heart, soul and creativity in the form of ear candy for us all.
Double Bind is her new full length album – pre-order it now!
This year’s bands include:
with DJ Alright spinning between sets
Food available for purchase from:
Beer available for purchase from Indigo Imp!
PLUS……one day only….the Cleveland Flea will be located at Groove & Brew!
FREE EVENT! (no bottles, cans, or coolers please!)
TYLER VILLAGE 3615 Superior Avenue (off E 36th St parking lot). Parking off of E. 36th and in the parking lot in the back of E. 36th.
The late 70′s rejection of punk and rock-oriented music within select underground subcultures was signified by the works of of bands like Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Whitehouse. Using their network of record labels and propaganda, these like-minded noise makers created a sound and aesthetic that is known far and wide as something quite English. But in Italy, a storm was slowly brewing in the works of a lone composer by the name of Maurizio Bianchi. Starting in 1979, Bianchi formed his earliest sketches of abstract loop composition under the pseudonym Sacher-Pelz. After only a few months, he felt it was time to start producing more conceptual works under his given name, sometimes shortening his authorship to only MB. The following years saw some of industrial and ambient music’s most genre defining works. Rumors surrounded a series of mischievous unauthorized releases only to be contradicted by his humble and earnest willingness to collaborate with other like minded composers coincidentally followed up by his ominous “disappearance” from music during the late 80′s / early 90′s. His various comebacks always showed MB to be the master of his own device who undoubtedly influenced and inspired thousands of musicians, artists and composers with his creative output. Most recently, MB has been reflective on his 35 year history in music and the impact he has had on it. His recent works show MB as undoubtedly reflective yet remaining persistently original.
Amentest is Bianchi’s most recent work employing the 7” single format, a medium that MB has only dabbled in briefly. Keeping his abrasive rhythmic sounds, beautiful use of delay patterns and selective subject matters at hand, MB’s genius still shows that he is as relevant today as he was back when he was quietly manufacturing his echoed sound sculptures in the foothills of Italy in 1979.
Limited to 300 copies. Edited by Kris Lapke (Alberich) with artwork by Ryan Martin (York Factory Complaint / Dais). Available now from Dais.
Cincinnati noisepunk band Gazer’s “Double EP” will be available very soon from Phratry Records. The Fake Bulbs EP was engineered and mixed by Will Allard at Missed Connections. The Phone Commercial EP was engineered by John Hoffman at Eye Candy and mixed by Gazer.
The Core Trio was part of the the avant garde quartet Rosta. After the break up of the that group, The Core Trio formed in 2004. With the line up of Seth Paynter-saxes, Richard Cholakian – drums and bassist/leader Thomas Helton, The Core Trio began to develop their unique style of compositional improv.
In 2013 TCT recorded their first album with New York pianist and long time friend, Robert Boston. Shortly after the release, drummer Richard Cholakian left the group. After much consideration the group moved on and hired Joe Hertenstein to replace him. With Hertenstein, the trio played a very successful series of shows in NY at Downtown Music Gallery, Freedys Backroom, Goodbye Blue Monday and Douglas Street Collective.
While in NY the trio recorded their new record with piano great Matthew Shipp to be released July 11.
2013-2014 been a whirlwind for Mind Cure Records – 12 singles by 12 Pittsburgh bands, 12 original songs, 12 cover songs not to mention videos about each band. It seemed like a bookend was needed for this project so I got together with a few friends to commemorate this occasion, and here you have it. Directed by Michael Seamans. Camera and Editing by Christopher Smalley.
Having just finished up a grueling Master’s degree in Sound at the School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, it’s impressive, but unsurprising that spirited Chicagoan violin prodigy, sound designer, and composer Troy Schafer has been able to balance a wealth of inspiring musical work with his intense studies. While he’s best known for his weeping string and guitar arrangements for Kinit Her and Wreathes and composing with Burial Hex, he’s also kept plenty busy over the past few years dialing in a brilliantly soulful approach to more scholarly sonic endeavors. We couldn’t be more excited to present ‘Untitled No. 1;’ some of the most inspired work from Schafer yet, as he presents this holy trinity of his artistic identity. According to Schafer, the incredible A side is the culmination of 36 hours of recordings chopped up and expertly sequenced into a gorgeous collage packed with string arrangements, modular synthesis, algorithmic analog and digital systems, tape, and much more. The controlled pacing of the B side’s moodier dirge pushes the listener into steady footing before twisting him/her into panicked, screeching emotional heights via organized bursts of sonic chaos. Art Design by Dani Schafer.