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Trevor de Brauw – Uptown

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Chicago-based guitarist Trevor Shelley de Brauw (Pelican, RLYR) has announced the release of his first solo album – a collection of power-ambient compositions – entitled Uptown. Due out February 10th, 2017 on San Francisco’s acclaimed experimental label The Flenser, Uptown is a stream of consciousness sustained for too long, an aural pendulum swinging between poles of murky distress and cathartic resolve that takes shape somewhere in the hazy valleys between rock, ambient and experimental music. Listen to the album’s first single, “They Keep Bowing,” today via FACT Magazine or directly on Soundcloud.

Trevor Shelley de Brauw’s 20 year musical career has manifested as an exploration of the vast sonic possibilities of the guitar. Uptown marks a departure from the riff-oriented song writing of Pelican, taking a plaintive approach that unravels the meditative depth of washed-out riffs, deconstructed drones, and carefully controlled feedback. The album delves into complex dimensions of deeply layered textures: an evocation of haunting melodicism that shares more common ground with Brian Eno’s ambient work and drone wizards Barn Owl than it does a metal record. Written and recorded over the span of nearly a decade, Uptown represents a scrapbook from a formative era in de Brauw’s life, bookended by a stint on a remote tobacco farm in North Carolina and his return to the anxiety-ridden urban eccentricities of Chicago’s historic Uptown neighborhood.

Uptown is due for release on Feb 10th, 2017 from The Flenser. Stay tuned for more songs to premiere and pre-order info.

Uptown track listing:
1. A New Architecture
2. Distinct Frequency
3. They Keep Bowing
4. You Were Sure
5. Turn Up For What
6. From The Black Soil Poetry and Song Sprang

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Black FRIDAY-ISH

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Bad year?

The Flenser is here to make it worse.
Our Black Friday-ish sale starts 11/24 at 8pm PT.

We will have a large number of test pressings for sale and 25% off all products (except for tests) thru Monday with code: BLACKPHILLIPFRIDAY

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Kayo Dot 2016 US Tour dates

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Kayo Dot have a handful of US dates planned for 2016.

10/22/16 Baby G, Toronto, CAN
10/23/16 Cobra Lounge, Chicago, Il http://ticketf.ly/2dfFeJK
10/24/16 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA https://tikly.co/events/1572
10/27/16 Lost Well, Austin, TX
11/1/16 Neptunes, Raleigh, NC http://bit.ly/2daBdYc
11/2/16 Strange Matter, Richmond, VA http://ticketf.ly/2d7Iz1i
11/4/16 Transpecos, NYC, NY http://ticketf.ly/2cChvkp
11/5/16 Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA http://bit.ly/kayo115

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Street Sects Tour!

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STREET SECTS ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
New Album End Position out now on The Flenser

“…a visceral, on-the-edge kind of excitement that keeps you coming back.” – CLRVYNT

“…emerges at an appropriate time more than ever as a much needed silver lining to the many shapes of punk that never came.” – New Noise Magazine

On the heels of the release of their poignant and punishing new album End Position (September 16, The Flenser), Austin duoStreet Sects have announced tour dates this fall to support the album.  Following their record release show on September 21st in Austin, Street Sects will tour out to the west coast in October (including an LA show with label mates Wreck and Reference), and will canvas the state of Texas in November.  Check out all tour dates below.

Street Sects formed in 2013 after vocalist Leo Ashline emerged from the fog of a thirteen year battle with addiction and began collaborating with friend and multi-instrumentalist Shaun Ringsmuth. Disgusted with life but eager for catharsis, the duo embraced the experimental attitude and disillusionment of early industrial music pioneers, eschewing traditional rock music instrumentation and arrangement in favor of modern sampling technology and harsh electronics. Together they released a series of singles and honed their fierce and confrontational live performance, eventually writing and recording what would become End Position.  

End Position features a robust recording that was mixed and mastered by Machines and Magnets in Providence, Rhode Island (The Body, Muscle & Marrow, Lightning Bolt etc). Ashline’s pessimistic lyrics explore an array of intense, personal obsessions and the violence inherent in modern life, and End Position is a provocative existential statement on the bleeding-edge of extreme music.

STREET SECTS, ON TOUR:
September 21 Austin, TX @ The North Door *Record Release Show*
October 4 El Paso, TX, @ Lovesprout
October 7 San Diego, CA @ The Porch
October 8 Los Angeles, CA @ The Handbag Factory ^
October 9 Riverside, CA @ Pixels %
October 10 La Puente, CA @ Bridgetown DIY %
October 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Honey Hive Gallery
October 12 Portland, OR @ The Raven
October 13 Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge
October 15 Los Angeles, CA @ Union *Das Bunker Festival*
October 27 Austin, TX @ The Lost Well
November 7 Dallas, TX @ RBC #
November 8 Denton, TX @ TBA #
November 9 Ft. Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill #
December 7 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder +

^ with Wreck and Reference, Fake Snake
% with Fake Snake
# with Lung
+ with All Your Sisters, Soft Kill

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Street Sects – End Position

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Street Sects “End Position” is out now!

Direct from Flenser: http://bit.ly/2cP9r24
Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2cPchEi
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2cP98nS
iTunes: http://apple.co/2cPbMKg
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2cP9XgB
Midheaven: http://bit.ly/2cPbsv6

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Wreck and Reference / Some Ember tour

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Wreck and Reference is going on tour with Some Ember.

7.29 – Los Angeles, CA – Non Plus Ultra
8.12 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
8.13 – Davis, CA – The Morgue
8.15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Diabolical Records
8.16 – Denver, CO – Juice Church
8.17 – Omaha, NE – Milk Run
8.18 – Ames, IA – DG’s Taphouse
8.19 – Minneapolis, MN – Eagle’s Club
8.20 – Chicago, IL – TriTriangle
8.21 – Detroit, MI – Trumbullplex
8.22 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
8.23 – Baltimore, MD – The Crown
8.24 – Washington, D.C. – Safari Rest. & Lounge
8.25 – New Paltz, NY – MLIBOG
8.26 – New York, NY – Alphaville
8.27 – Richmond, VA – Perfect Church
8.28 – Columbia, SC – Tapp’s Art Center
8.29 – Nashville, TN – Drkmttr
8.30 – Birmingham, AL – The Firehouse
8.31 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
9.01 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
9.02 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder
9.03 – Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture

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Wreck and Reference – Indifferent Rivers Romance Ends

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Wreck and Reference’s new album, “Indifferent Rivers Romance Ends,” is out today!

Order Direct: http://nowflensing.com
Bandcamp: http://theflenser.bandcamp.com
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2a5fNKx
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aAorig
iTunes: http://apple.co/29Yrk0E

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Muscle and Marrow / Father Murphy European Dates

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Muscle and Marrow and Father Murphy will be playing a number of dates together in Europe including appearance at the Incubate fest and Liverpool Psych fest.

11/9/16 – Incubate Festival, Tilburg, NL
12/9/16 – Mag 4, Bruxelles, BE
13/9/16 – Warmehalle Sud, Leipzig, DE
14/9/16 – ACUD, Berlin, DE
15/9/16 – LAS, Poznan, PL
16/9/16 – Klub FAMU, Prague, CZ
17/9/16 – Hemdendienst, Nuremberg, DE
19/9/16 – La Zone, Liege, BE
20/9/16 – Louisiana, Bristol, UK
21/9/16 – Chameleon, Nottingham, UK
22/9/16 – Islington Mill, Manchester, UK
23/9/16 – Liverpool Psych Fest, Liverpool, UK
24/9/16 – New River Studios, London, UK
25/9/16 – L’Aureole, Tincques, FR
26/9/16 – Terminus, Rennes, FR
27/9/16 – Les Pavillon Sauvages, Toulouse, FR
29/9/16 – Grnnd Zero, Lyon, FR
1/10/16 – Effetto K, Anghiari, IT
2/10/16 – Rome Psych Fest, Roma, IT
3/10/16 – Freakout, Bologna, IT
4/10/16 – Blah Blah, Torino, IT
5/10/16 – Hirscheneck, Basel, CH

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Street Sects – End Position

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Utilizing frantic, uncompromising rhythms and a variety of nightmarish samples, Austin TX duo Street Sects have created a feverish marriage between industrial music and punk rock. Their debut album, End Position (due out September 16th from The Flenser), is a meditation on suicide fantasy, both the means and the cause.  Listen to the album’s first single “And I Grew Into Ribbons” now on Soundcloud.

Listen to “And I Grew Into Ribbons,” the first track off of End Position:


 
In 2013, after emerging from the fog of a thirteen year battle with addiction, Street Sects vocalist Leo Ashline began collaborating with friend and multi-instrumentalist Shaun Ringsmuth. Disgusted with life but eager for catharsis, the duo embraced the experimental attitude and disillusionment of early industrial music pioneers, eschewing traditional rock music instrumentation and arrangement in favor of modern sampling technology and harsh electronics. Together they released a series of singles (Gentrification) and honed their fierce and confrontational live performance, eventually writing and recording what would become End Position.  Their first release for The Flenser, End Position features a robust recording that was mixed and mastered by Machines with Magnets in Providence, Rhode Island (The Body, Muscle & Marrow, Lightning Bolt etc). Ashline’s pessimistic lyrics explore an array of intense, personal obsessions and the violence inherent in modern life. End Position is a provocative existential statement on the bleeding-edge of extreme music.

“Tomorrow I will do it. I will cash my paycheck and I will buy the gun. I am tired and I can’t take anymore.”

More information coming soon from The Flenser & Street Sects.
 
End Position, track listing:
1.  And I Grew Into Ribbons
2.  Copper In The Slots
3.  In Defense of Resentment
4.  Featherweight Hate
5.  Our Lesions
6.  Victims of Nostalgia
7.  Black Din
8.  Feigning Familiarity
9.  Collared, Kept
10.  If This Is What Passes For Living
 
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Out Now: All Your Sisters – Uncomfortable Skin

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ALL YOUR SISTERS “Uncomfortable Skin” is out today!

Direct: nowflensing.com
Bandcamp: theflenser.bandcamp.com
Amazon: http://bit.ly/1To8rk7
Play: http://bit.ly/1szmhaM
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/29sb8R0

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