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Author & Punisher – Nihil Strength

Author & Punisher “Nihil Strength”, off ‘Beastland‘ available Oct. 5th via Relapse Records.
This song is brutal, intense, is exactly what we needed to hear, it makes you want to scream blasphemies.
Directed by Augie Arredondo

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El visionario del industrial metal AUTHOR & PUNISHER presenta su sexta grabación de larga duración y su debut en Relapse Records, “Beastland”.
Inspirándose en su carrera como ingeniero mecánico, Tristan Shone (el creador y único artista detrás de Author & Punisher) forjó una relación con el diseño, el sonido y la fabricación, de lo que finalmente produjo sus Drone Machines construidas a mano, que mapearon el viaje desde instrumentación tradicional hacia la  maquinaria de precisión personalizadas. Una experimentación robótica en metal industrial, noise, doom y drone, AUTHOR & PUNISHER recuerda Nine Inch Nails canalizando Godflesh, atravesando paisajes sonoros oscuros, intransigentes y a menudo perturbadores con desvíos ocasionales en ricas melodías y destellos de luz. Armado con nuevas Drone Machines y nueva disquera, Beastland es la declaración que define la carrera de AUTHOR & PUNISHER y una poderosa experiencia auditiva que difumina aún más la línea entre el hombre y las máquinas.
Beastland se grabó en la calle K en San Diego, California, diseñado por Tristan Shone y John Cota (Death Eyes). Se realizó una grabación adicional en Las Cruces, NM con Jason Begin (vytear). El álbum es co-producido por Braden Diotte (Faust, EXO // ENDO, Neurosis, Tarantula Hawk), mezclado por Kurt Ballou en God City y masterizado por Brad Boatright en Audiosiege. Arte por Juha Arvid Helminen. – Relapse Records

Industrial metal visionary AUTHOR & PUNISHER delivers his sixth full-length recording and Relapse debut Beastland. Drawing inspiration from his career as a mechanical engineer, Tristan Shone (the creator and sole artist behind AUTHOR & PUNISHER) forged a relationship with design, sound, and fabrication that ultimately yielded his hand-built “Drone Machines” which mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made “precision machinery.” A robotic experimentation in industrial metal, noise, doom and drone, AUTHOR & PUNISHER recalls Nine Inch Nails channeling Godflesh, traversing through dark, uncompromising, and often disturbing soundscapes with occasional detours into rich melodies and splinters of light. Armed with newly built “Drone Machines” and a new label, Beastland is AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s career-defining statement and a powerful listening experience that further blurs the line between man and machine.
Beastland was recorded at K Street in San Diego, CA and engineered by Tristan Shone & John Cota (Death Eyes). Additional recording was done in Las Cruces, NM with Jason Begin (vytear). The album is co-produced with Braden Diotte (Faust, EXO//ENDO, Neurosis, Tarantula Hawk), mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Album art by Juha Arvid Helminen. – Relapse Records

On August 30th, Author & Punisher is going to perform live at Moustache bar in Tijuana, México, with special guests David Scott Stone (LCD Soundsystem) and Adiós Mundo Cruel.
There are no west coast dates announced yet, don’t miss it!

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Dead Cross – Church of the motherfuckers (Planet B remix)

Dead Cross “Church of the Motherfuckers” Planet B remix from the recently released self-titled EP, available now Ipecac Recordings.

Planet B is the project from Dead Cross bassist  Justin Pearson and Luke Henshaw (Sonido de la Frontera). The duo’s music lays somewhere just out of reach of genre, with aesthetics rooted in hip hop, hardcore punk, turntablism and ’70s/’80s horror movie soundtracks, all of which influenced this remix.

“This is meant to be an extension to the original ‘Church of the Motherfuckers’ video,” explains Justin Pearson of the Israel Henshaw and Jay Strickland directed clip. “Perhaps an interpretation but a realistic view or organized religion in the real world, and in modern times, which is unfortunate. Are well free in this world? This is Jesus Christ, this is religion.”

Video directed by Israel Henshaw and Jay Strickland. Edited by Jay Strickland.
Starring Zoe Coffey and John Brady

Very proud moment for us at I think I better follow you around, to see our daughter Zoe kicking ass in this video.

Blood Orange

Blood Orange just released two beautiful new songs “Charcoal baby” and “Jewerly”, taken from his new album ‘Negro Swan’, to be released digitally on August 24th via Domino Record Co. 
“My newest album is an exploration into my own and many types of black depression, an honest look at the corners of black existence, and the ongoing anxieties of queer/people of color.  A reach back into childhood and modern traumas, and the things we do to get through it all.  The underlying thread through each piece on the album is the idea of HOPE, and the lights we can try to turn on within ourselves with a hopefully positive outcome of helping others out of their darkness.” – Devonté Hynes

Hynes will be touring in support of Negro Swan this fall.  The tour dates are:

Sat July 21 – Chicago, IL – Union Park, Pitchfork Music Festival
Sun Aug 5 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau, Osheaga Festival
Fri Sept 14 – Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum, Westward Music Festival
Sat Sept 15 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
Sun Sept 16 – Portland, OR – Roseland
Thurs Sept 20 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
Fri Sept 21 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Sat Sept 22 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival
Wed Sept 26 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
Thurs Sept 27 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Fri Sept 28 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
Mon Oct 1 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Tue Oct 2 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Sat Oct 6 – Austin, TX – Zilker Park, Austin City Limits
Sat Oct 13 – Austin, TX – Zilker Park, Austin City Limits
Mon Oct 29 – London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tue Oct 30 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
Fri Nov 2 – Paris, FR – Grande Halle de la Villette – Pitchfork Music Festival
Sat Nov 3 – Sun Nov 4 – Turin, IT – Lingotto Fiere, Club To Club Festival
Tues Nov 6 – Berlin, DE – Columbia Theatre
Wed Nov 7 – Sat Nov 10 –  Reykjavík, Iceland – Iceland Airwaves Festival
Thurs Nov 8 – Copenhagen, DK – The Grey Hall

Charcoal baby

Jewerly

Daughters – Satan in the wait

Here is new music from Daughters, their first release in 8 years, available now via Ipecac Recordings, this song reminds us a little bit of  “Mask”, a song by one of our favorite bands, Bauhaus, you can listen to both tracks.
This fall Daughters will do a limited tour, here are the dates:

November 3 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar
November 4 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus – SOLD OUT
November 9 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
November 10 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
November 15 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
November 17 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen – SOLD OUT
November 18 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen

Daughters – The devil in the wait

Bauhaus – Mask

Jealous of the birds – Plastic skeletons

This is Jealous of the birds, Naomi Hamilton is a young singer/songwriter from Ireland, “Plastic skeletons” is a very catchy tune and it’s taken from her ‘The Moths of What I Want Will Eat Me In My Sleep’ EP, next fall she will be opening for Suede in Dublin, hope to hear more of her music.
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Escape-ism – Nothing personal

Escape-ism “Nothing personal”, from their upcoming LP ‘The lost record‘ out Sept. 7 via Merge Records.
Video directed by Alexandra Cabral.

Beck – Sound and Vision

For us, this is one of Beck‘s best works as he reimagines David Bowie‘s “Sound and Vision” in a surround sound live performance.
Created by Chris Milk and Beck.

We recommend to listen with headphones.
Enjoy!

Beak> – Allé Sauvage

Beak> return with brand new instrumental track “Allé Sauvage” (Live at Invada Records). “Alle Sauvage” (Gone wild), is the first track taken from their forthcoming album to be released on Invada Records/Temporary Residence.
The music comes as a live performance collaboration with video artist John Minton (Portishead, Savages).
BEAK〉 are Billy Fuller, Geoff Barrow and Will Young.

BEAK> will play a handful of live shows and festival dates across the UK before heading out to the US in October, full list of dates below:

16-19th August – Green Man Festival, UK

31st August – Margate Winter Gardens, UK*

3rd September – The Forum, London, UK*

4th October – The Foundry, Sheffield, UK

7th October – Columbia City Theater, Seattle, WA, US

8th October – Star Theater, Portland, OR, US

10th October – The Independent, San Francisco, CA, US

11th October – Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA, US

12th-14th October, Desert Daze Festival, CA, US

15th October – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, US

17th October – Mod Club, Toronto, ONT, Canada

19th October – Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY, US

*w/ Oh Sees

Public Image Ltd. – Disappointed

PIL – Disappointed

Promises, promises
Old tired, worn out second hand sentences
One thing, with you is certain
You’re a really sad person. So sad

Disappointed a few people
When friendship reared its ugly head
Disappointed a few people
Well, isn’t that what friends are for?
What friends are for?
What friends are for?
What friends are for?
What are friends for?

You, you’re just a really bad person
Who won’t, you won’t listen to anyone
No, not you
With those half moon eyelids
Just babbling on, your useless defences. So sad

Disappointed a few people
When friendship reared its ugly head
Disappointed a few people
Well, isn’t that what friends are for?
What friends are for?
What friends are for?
What friends are for?
What are friends for?

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