King Woman Announce dates with Wax Idols and Pentagram

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King Woman is setting out on a US tour with Wax Idols including dates that support the legendary doom band PENTAGRAM!

17-May – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven *
18-May – Portland, OR – Dante’s *
19-May – Boise, ID – Neurolux *
20-May – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room *
21-May – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater *
23-May – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater *
24-May – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
25-May – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick *
26-May – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *
27-May – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge *
28-May – San Jose, CA – The Ritz *
31-May – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
1-Jun – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
2-Jun – Detroit, MI – El Club
3-Jun – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
5-Jun – Allston, MA – Great Scott
7-Jun – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
8-Jun – Washington DC – Songbyrd DC
9-Jun – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
10-Jun – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
11-Jun – Atlanta, GA – The EARL
12-Jun – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
14-Jun – Dallas, TX – Red Blood Club
15-Jun – Austin, TX – Mohawk
17-Jun – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
18-Jun – Fullerton, CA – The Slidebar

*with Pentagram

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Muscle and Marrow – Love announcement

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The Flenser will be releasing Love, the new full-length from Portland Oregon’s Muscle and Marrow.

Stream, My Fear, the first track from the bands new album now on Paste!

Portland, Oregon’s Muscle and Marrow write music that is at once harrowing and intense—yet also plaintive and vaporous. Formed in 2013 by Kira Clark (voice, guitar) and Keith McGraw (drums, sounds), Muscle and Marrow quickly discovered their distinctive sound. Taking inspiration from visual and feminist art, as well as contemporary poetry and literature, Muscle and Marrow is an entity that is as thoughtful as it is powerful, and as experimental as it is immediate. Their debut album The Human Cry was released in June 2014 by Belief Mower Records. Its songs were arresting and hysterical, but also distinctly feminine. Pitchfork called it “gorgeous” with Clark’s voice alternating between plaintive wails and guttural moans that soared over waves of pulsing drums and stifling guitars.

After the release of The Human Cry, Muscle and Marrow toured across the United States, playing alongside bands like True Widow, The Body and Author and Punisher, before heading east to record a new album. In October, 2015, the duo posted up at Machines with Magnets (The Body, Lightning Bolt, Marissa Nadler, Deer Tick) in Providence, RI with producers Seth Manchester and Keith Souza to record what was to become their sophomore album, Love. The band took their time in the studio and laid down seven tracks that delve deeper into electronic territory and incorporate the familiar droning guitars, rumbling synth and tribal drums throughout. Clark’s vocals are ghostly and chilling—almost unnerving at times—weaving intricate layers over a sprawling web of guitar and McGraw’s rumbling textures and drums. Clark commented, “With The Human Cry, the songs were much more straightforward guitar and drum songs. I would hand Keith entire songs already written, but with this record we toiled away at the computer adding electronic elements and a lot of vocal layering, almost like my voice (being many voices) is desperately trying to reach some sort of surface, to break through, but ultimately cannot.”

Lyrically, Love is powerful and more realized, with elements of joy, strength and anger present. During the album’s writing process, Clark lost a family member and much of the lyrical content focuses on loss, but also on love in general. How to love better, more and at all, and what happens when someone else loves you—the trap of that love but also the freedom it affords. Additionally, Love touches on feminism and female archetypes, a topic that Kira Clark is very interested in. She commented, “It’s cathartic and alluring for me to delve into feminine madness because, of course, that character is inside me somewhere all of the time and to give her permission to surface in my art is powerful.” These new songs are just as beautiful and complex as those on the band’s debut, but on Love, Muscle and Marrow push their craft further, bringing them to the frontier of avant-garde dark music.

Album artwork by Evelyn Bencicova. Package design and layout by Kevin Gan Yuen.

Love will be released on digital, on vinyl, and CD on May 27th 2016.

Pre-order now directly from The Flenser.

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Giles Corey – Now Shipping!

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We are happy to announce that the GILES COREY boxset is NOW SHIPPING!

Giles Corey, the solo project from gloom mastermind Dan Barrett (Have A Nice Life, Black Wing), is a double LP delux boxset that includes the book that accompanied the original CD version housed in a foam block. There were four vinyl color variants: milky clear with green, mint green, red, and black. Both clear green and mint green sold out immediately, but there are still copies of the red version available in our webstore www.nowflensing.com. Act fast, we expect them to sell out soon. Wholesale orders for the black version can be placed through our distributor at www.midheaven.com.

Please note, we still have a few Giles Corey pre-orders left to fulfill, but these are now about 98% shipped. If you have one of the few remaining pre-orders that haven’t shipped yet, then we thank you greatly for your patience! We assure you that your order will arrive very soon. We anticipate that all of the holiday sale orders will be shipped out within the next week as well.

To celebrate the end of the year, we made a Spotify playlist featuring tracks from every release we put out last year. Please enjoy “2015 According To Flenser.”

Thank you all for making 2015 a great year for The Flenser. We are looking forward to all of the exciting releases we have planned for 2016.

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Now That’s What I Call Gloom Vol. 2: Day of the Dan – A new Playlist by The Flenser

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Delirious Intervals – A new Playlist by The Flenser

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Heat Dust Now on Tour!

HEAT DUST FALL 2015 TOUR WITH THOU AND THE BODY COLLABORATION BAND

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10/11 NEW ORLEANS, LA – SISTERS IN CHRIST (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) W/ TV-MA, LEE HARVEY OSWALD (NO THOU/BODY)

10/12 AUSTIN, TX – SIDEWINDER W/ BROTHER/GHOST, ILLUSTRATIONS, CARL SAGAN’S SKATE SHOES (NO THOU/BODY)

10/13 SAN ANTONIO, TX – PAPER TIGER W/ PINKO, SIGNALMAN (NO THOU BODY)

10/15 TUCSON, AZ – 191 TOOLE AT SOUTHWEST TERROR FEST W/ IN THE COMPANY OF SERPENTS, ABSTRACTOR, HANTA, GALE, METHRA

10/16 SANTA FE, NM – THE CAVE (1226 CALLE DE COMMERCIO) W/ YAR, BATHHOUSE, SYLPH

10/17 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – MATINEE AT FLUX CAPACITOR (3530 N. CHELTON LOOP) W/ THOU SOLO SET, ALONE

10/17 DENVER, CO – GLOB (3551 BRIGHTON BLVD.) W/ ECHO BEDS, BLOOD INCANTATION, VERMIN WOMB

10/18 SALT LAKE CITY, UT – KILBY COURT (750 KILBY COURT) W/ SUB ROSA, BLOOD INCANTATION

10/19 RENO – HOLLAND (140 VESTA ST.) W/ DISSIDENCE

10/19 CHICO – LATE SHOW W/ THOU SOLO SET

10/20 PORTLAND, OR – BLACKWATER

10/21 SEATTLE, WA – GROUND ZERO MUSIC PROGRAM W/ THOU (NO BODY)

10/21 SEATTLE, WA – THE BLACK LODGE W/ NEGATIVE STANDARDS, DREAM DECAY

10/22 OLYMPIA, WA – PALACE STUMP HOUSE (2639 28TH ST. NW) W/ GAG, EOS

10/23 PORTLAND, OR – MATINEE AT ANARRE W/ THOU SOLO SET, BODY SOLO SET, HREINN

10/23 SALEM, OR – WISP HOUSE (805 CHURCH STREET) W/ , BLOOD INCANTATION, NO TRIAL

10/24 ASHLAND, OR – MATINEE AT CLUB 66 (1951 ASHLAND ST.) W/ THOU SOLO SET, HERMITS, CLAIRE BURGESS

10/24 EUREKA, CA – VET’S HALL (1018 H STREET)

10/25 SANTA ROSA, CA – MATINEE AT TBA W/ THOU SOLO SET

10/25 BERKELEY, CA – 924 GILMAN W/ RAGANA, THOU AND THE BODY SOLO SETS

10/26 SANTA CRUZ, CA – MATINEE AT CAFE PERGOLESI W/ THOU SOLO SET

10/26 OAKLAND, CA – THE METRO (630 3RD ST.) W/ NO STATIK, SBSM

10/27 OAKLAND, CA – MATINEE AT 1234GO! RECORDS W/ THOU SOLO SET

10/27 SACRAMENTO, CA – THE COLONY (3512 STOCKTON BLVD.) W/ GEHENNA, THEORIES

10/28 SAN LUIS OBISPO – SLO GRANGE (2880 BROAD ST.) W/ HOLLOW SUNSHINE, DISGUSTED GEIST

10/29 GOLETA, CA – THE HARD TO FIND (7190 HOLLISTER AVE) W/ DROOL

10/30 SAN DIEGO, CA – STRONGHOLD (5335 MARKET STREET) W/ CATHARSIS, TRASH AXIS, AGE OF COLLAPSE

10/31 SILVER LAKE, CA – LOS GLOBOS W/ CATHARSIS, FULL OF HELL, GEHENNA, THEORIES, THOU NIRVANA COVERS SET

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Giles Corey – S/T vinyl!

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Giles Corey – S/T vinyl details:

DLP Boxset + book.

Pre-order Oct 2nd 1pm PDT at nowflensing.com 1pm PDT.

Each record is contained within thick printed inner-sleeves and the accompanying novel is held within a fancy foam block. The box is case-wrapped and is more substantial than your existence.
This is a very expensive release for us to produce. Cost between $40.00-45.00 depending on vinyl color.

Pressing size 2000 copies (smaller than Have a Nice Life release):
200 units double mint green haze on on milky clear
300 units double mint green colored vinyl
500 units red vinyl
1000 units black vinyl

International customers please note that shipping will be very expensive. We are sorry and we love you. Thank you for the support!

This is one of the greatest albums ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Autumn Anguish: A Playlist

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New Heat Dust Track

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New Black Wing Track

Black Wing is Dan from Have a Nice Life digital solo project. The band bands debut full-length Black Wing “…Is Doomed” will be release September 25th 2015 and can be pre-ordered now from The Flenser store. Check out the new track Death Sentences.

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