Kayo Dot’s “Plastic House on Base of Sky” is out now!
Kayo Dot’s “Plastic House on Base of Sky” is out now!
Muscle and Marrow’s “Love” is out today!
Pre-order direct from The Flenser: http://nowflensing.com
Norman Records (UK): http://bit.ly/1XCNhBm
Enjoy Muscle’s and Marrow’s interview with Cat Jones on Noisey. Topics include Love, Courtney Love, and femininity. Noisey has also posted a stream of the bands new album.
Muscle and Marrow’s “Love” has started to ship. You can find it in the following places:
Muscle and Marrow’s “Love” starts shipping next week.
Stream a track from Kayo Dot’s upcoming full-length “Plastic House on Base of Sky” now on Tiny Mix Tapes.
Listen to “Magnetism”: http://bit.ly/1s7Rx0h
Plastic House on Base of Sky will be out on June 24th on vinyl and CD formats. Pre-order now in The Flenser store.
Pre-orders for the new albums by Wreck and Reference, Kayo Dot, and All Your Sisters go live today at 10am PT.
Also going for sale will be a new pressing of Have a Nice Life’s Deathconsciousness.
This is a new pressing of Have a Nice Life’s Deathconsciousness. The engineer that cut the first Flenser edition of Deathconsciousness felt that he could improve the quality of the pressing. The result is a louder and clearer edition of the most important record we have ever been a part of. Pressed at RTI. All print work is identical to the previous edition.
WRECK & REFERENCE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, ‘INDIFFERENT RIVERS ROMANCE END’
Due out July 22nd from The Flenser / Listen to new song “The Clearing” here
California’s multi-instrumentalist masterminds Ignat Frege and Felix Skinner, better known as Wreck and Reference, have announced their third-full length album: Indifferent Rivers Romance End. Due out July 22nd through longtime partner The Flenser, the album is a winding composition of ballads interrogating the endurance of purpose, love, and change, against the backdrop of disillusionment draining into nihilism. The first single “The Clearing” is streaming today as a preview to the album and it can be heard on Soundcloud or Youtube.
Indifferent Rivers Romance End was recorded by the band and mixed/mastered with Samur Khouja (Joanna Newsom, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) in Los Angeles, CA earlier this year. The album contains 10 new tracks, clocking in at 44 minutes in length. This new album sees Wreck and Reference employ the pristine clarity of IDM and the rhythmic flood of trap, as an experiment in pop, metal, and noise with the increased use of digital synthesizers over previous works, creating a greater sense of fluidity and movement.
Wreck and Reference formed in 2011 and recorded their first EP, Black Cassette, in a garage, drawing upon the blown out intensity of black metal and the angularity of noise rock, with themes of determinism and Cormac McCarthy-esque isolation. Instead of guitars, the instrumentation on Black Cassette was constructed of samples played through distorted amplifiers. In 2012, their debut full length Y̶o̶u̶t̶h̶ represented a dramatic expansion of their sonic palette. In deeper, darker tones, Y̶o̶u̶t̶h̶ was a reflection on the opposing forces of dismissal and longing for both the past and the future, questioning the value of the life lived and life that is still to come. These sounds and themes were pushed further in Wreck and Reference’s second full length Want in 2014. Described by Pitchfork as having “radical vision” and “boundless experimentation,” Want expanded into a darker and more brooding territory, plumbing the depths of isolation, sadness, and hopelessness, as if written from inside a room with only a dimming window into a perfectly callous world. In contrast to Wreck and Reference’s past work, Indifferent Rivers Romance End is an album that allows the possibility of change, even the necessity of it, when the self comes to face the inevitability of continued life amidst the construction and destruction of relationships. The cover depicts a statue of Heraclitus, the tearful Ancient Greek herald of change, tied to a brick and drowned in a river of liquor and dirt.
2. Flight But Not Metaphor
4. The Clearing
6. Modern Asylum
More songs from Indifferent Rivers Romance End will surface soon and the album is up for pre-order at NowFlensing.com on Friday May 6th at 10am PT along with new albums by Kayo Dot, All Your Sisters, and a Have a Nice Life repress.
Muscle and Marrow North American Tour with Marissa Nadler and Wrekmeister Harmonies.
Muscle and Marrow will be performing their own set and also as part of Marissa Nadler’s backing band.
7/5/16 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR Tickets
7/6/16 – Neurolux, Boise, ID Tickets
7/8/16 – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT Tickets
7/9/16 – Lost Lake Lounge, Denver, CO Tickets
7/10/16 – Reverb Lounge, Omaha, NE Tickets
7/11/16 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN Tickets
7/12/16 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL Tickets
7/13/16 – El Club, Detroit, MI Tickets
7/14/16 – The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON, CA Tickets
7/15/16 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC, CA Tickets7/16/16 – Half Moon, Hudson, NY No Advance Tickets
7/19/16 – Great Scott, Boston, MA Tickets
7/20/16 – Aurora, Providence, RI Tickets
7/21/16 – Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY Tickets
7/22/16 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA Tickets
7/24/16 – DC9, Washington DC Tickets
7/25/16 – Cat’s Cradle Backstage, Carrboro, NC Tickets
7/26/16 – The Earl, Atlanta, GA Tickets
7/27/16 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA Tickets
7/29/16 – The Sidewinder, Austin, TX Tickets
7/30/16 – Rubber Gloves, Denton, TX Tickets
8/1/16 – Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ Tickets
8/2/16 – Casbah, San Diego, CA
8/3/16 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
8/4/16 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
8/5/16 – Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA
8/7/16 – Cobalt, Vancouver, BC, CA
8/8/16 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
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A band with a name such as All Your Sisters, whose two sole members are men, is not surprisingly a little hard to nail down. Ambiguity extends to the bands genre as well. “I think All Your Sisters is a lot of things: post punk, industrial, noise, ambient,” says frontman Jordan Morrison. The duo, who hail from the deceivingly sunny city of San Francisco, have one foot planted firmly in darkwave and post-punk, leaving the other free to wade through a variety of unconventional influences. Their forthcoming album, Uncomfortable Skin is steeped in nostalgia, but entirely contemporary and album’s first single “Open Wide,” seamlessly shifts between genres, yielding a sound that is both brooding and catchy.
After the dissolution of his previous band, Morrison (guitar, synth, vocals) formed All Your Sisters as a solo project, then moved from Reno to San Francisco where he eventually brought like-minded musician Mario Armando Ruiz (bass, synth) into the fold. The duo connected immediately, bonding over their tumultuous upbringings and dark personal tragedies. Their first album, Modern Failures was released by Belaten in 2014 and then on vinyl by Weyrd Son Records. It was followed by a successful European tour in 2015. All Your Sisters performs with a palpable sense of urgency. “I get physically and mentally ill if I’m unable to play music for stretches. It’s perhaps the only way I know how to express myself,” says Morrison.
Morrison draws on his personal experiences for lyrical inspiration, especially his time spent working as an EMT. “I was 19, living in Las Vegas and driving an ambulance,” he says. “I became a full blown paramedic by the time I was 23. I eventually moved to Reno and worked for a few more years. The job started to wear on me. I saw the worst things you can imagine. People in their worst, most vulnerable states. There was definitely no sign of a god anywhere. I can’t un-see a lot of what I saw. These images might be in my head forever. So the feelings from it kind of sneak their way into the lyrics.”
Design work by Kevin Gan Yuen.
Uncomfortable Skin arrives courtesy of The Flenser on July 8th, 2016. More announcements and premieres coming soon.
01 – Nothing Is Sacred
02 – Open Wide
03 – Black God
04 – Heater
05 – Loss
06 – Remains
07 – Filled With Waste
08 – Shame
09 – No Hope
10 – Reconcile
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