Oscillator Bug streaming two new tracks for your Valentine! Shapers member and Hood Internet, BMSR collaborator returns 


"Oscillator Bug's strange sound exists at the previously unforeseen axis of Dan Deacon's maximal brainiac pop and Gary Numan's arty synthetic dream." -- SPIN


Chicago analog synth psych-pop outfit Oscillator Bug shares two new tracks today from the forthcoming release ZP. The gliding pop groove of "Brain Rain" is available to hear & share via New Noise Magazine (Soundcloud HERE.) And the somewhat haunting chime tones of "Fuzzy Peach" are streaming via TrebleZine (Soundcloud HERE.)

The Spill Magazine recently shared the infectious mind-melting/melding track "Soft Rabbit", which drives like an electronic Motorhead fronted by Gary Numan. Hear and share "Soft Rabbit" HERE. (Soundcloud HERE.)

The 5-track ZP (see track listing and cover art below) is the followup to Oscillator Bug's heralded 2014 album debut Bursts of the Million (Dymaxion Groove). Hear and share that album HERE

Oscillator Bug is like a force of nature in the age of climate change: unpredictable. Borrowing from the revolution-minded mass hallucinations of 60s psych as well as weirdo bedroom pop and several decades worth of avant-garde synth experimentalism, Oscillator Bug is a wild, infectious and occasionally disturbing rendering of 21st Century popular music. 
  
Oscillator Bug's Zaid Maxwell has been making music in the Windy City for several years, playing in various bands (including Shapers with The Hood Internet's Steve Reidell) and recording others. While currently playing in a couple of more explorative and caustic outfits, Maxwell was compelled to extract the auditory earwigs of pop goo that had taken roost in his brain. The result is a tunefully fun and twisted Candyland passage through someone else's fever dream that pulls listeners ever-inward. 

ZP will be available on February 19th, 2016. Pre-orders include immediate download of advance tracks via Bandcamp



Artist: Oscillator Bug
Album: ZP
Label: Oscillator Bug Music
Release Date: February 19th, 2016

01. Twisting Every Way
02. Run Along Run
03. Brain Rain (STREAM)
04. Soft Rabbit (STREAM)
05. Fuzzy Peach (STREAM)

Artist: Oscillator Bug
Album: Bursts of the Million
Label: Dymaxion Groove
Release Date: September 9th, 2014

01. Enavasion
02. Bursts of the Million
03. Giimmi Goe (STREAM)
04. Big Snow
05. Feel Rif (STREAM)
06. Don't Go to Sleep
07. Dearest, Arthur
08. Nadya Lyons and the Imposing Peril of a Brave New World
09. Cilycada
10. Solo

BORIS announce U.S. tour dates following Levitation Fest 2016 performance 


"Boris excel at playing around with magnitudes, and on their new LP Noise,all of the panoramas the band has crafted over the past two decades have coalesced into one massive, smoldering landscape." -- Pitchfork


Japanese trio BORIS announce additional U.S. tour dates following their first stateside show in over 1 1/2 years playing the annual Levitation Fest in Austin, TX. The new dates are dubbed the "-preview- Memento Mori" tour. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 12th. Please see complete dates below.

Levitation Fest 2016 will be held April 29th - May 1st, 2016 at Carson Creek Ranch, also featuring Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, Animal Collective, Caribou, Sleep and many more. For more information, go to Levitation-Austin.com.

BORIS has always demolished expectations of what a band can do musically and aesthetically. Their most recent full length, Noise was released everywhere (excluding Japan) on LP, CD and download via Sargent House on June 17th, 2014. 


BORIS LIVE:
04/30 Austin, TX @ Carson Creek Ranch - Levitation Fest
05/01 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
05/02 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
05/03 Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room 
05/05 Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
05/06 Fresno, CA @ Strummers
05/07 Pomona, CA The Glass House






On the Web:
www.borisheavyrocks.com (Official site: Japan)
borisheavyrocks.tumblr.com (BORIS news U.S.)

Follow BORIS on Twitter: @Borisheavyrocks

C^VES premiere two tracks from dark ambient debut, 'Bleeding Rainbow' 


"Trust us, you won't be disappointed." - The Spill Magazine


Portland, OR electronic act C^VES premiere two tracks from their forthcoming debut Bleeding Rainbow today via The Spill Magazine and New Noise Magazine. Hear and share "Mafic" HERE (Direct Soundcloud) and "Black Shore" HERE (Direct Soundcloud.)

C^VES is the electronic project of Burke Jam. C^VES refers to the unseen, subsurface spaces as well as the act of collapse. Bleeding Rainbow is the beginning. Burke was born and raised in the mountains of rural Montana. His work spans the gothic americana efforts of Churchmouse to the instrumental psych-metal of Seattle based Scriptures. He was a founding member of the post-rock harbingers of melodic pop: This is a Process of a Still Life and subsequent Missoula based collective/label Firefly Sessions. He has also performed as the fog drenched, violently high decibel, scorched guitar work: Winters Forrest.

He lived in Iceland before moving to Portland, where he spent a year of research synthesizing relationship between physical place, environmental sound and perceptual coherence... or in other terms: was the stranger standing out in the moss strewn landscape alone with a field recording rig, listening to and documenting environmental sound and acoustic ecology. He is an artist and instructor of art at Portland State University where his work is centered around the intersection of new media, technology and sound art-questioning human and environmental relationships.

Bleeding Rainbow will be available via SELF Group on February 5th, 2016. 


Artist: C^VES
Album: Bleeding Rainbow
Label: Self Group
Release Date: February 5th, 2016

01. Axial
02. Black Water
03. Paleomagnetic
04. Mafic (STREAM)
05. (u R Mnlight)
06. Telluric Crrnt
07. Gia
08. Black Shore (STREAM)
09. Joy Cacophonic (Yellow Wall)

On The Web:

'Brown Acid' series of long-lost 60s-70s proto-metal, stoner rock singles returns 4/20. Hear first track via Consequence of Sound 


The celebrated compilation series of long-lost vintage 60s-70s proto-stoner-psych singles, Brown Acid announces via Consequence of Sound a second edition to come this spring. Curated in partnership by L.A. retailer Permanent Records and RidingEasy Records, Brown Acid: The Second Trip will be released (fittingly) on April 20th. Hear and share the first track, Ash's "Midnight Witch" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)

Please see complete track listing below. 

Watch a rare clip of Ash performing "Midnight Witch" on Australian TV HERE

Some of the best thrills of the Internet music revolution is the ability to find extremely rare music with great ease. But even with such vast archives to draw from, quite a lot of great songs have gone undiscovered for nearly half a century -- particularly in genres that lacked hifalutin arty pretense. Previously, only the most extremely dedicated and passionate record collectors had the stamina and prowess to hunt down long forgotten wonders in dusty record bins - often hoarding them in private collections, or selling at ridiculous collector's prices. Legendary compilations like Nuggets, Pebbles, ad nauseum, have exhausted the mines of early garage rock and proto-punk, keeping alive a large cross-section of underground ephemera. However, few have delved into and expertly archived the wealth of proto-metal, pre-stoner rock tracks collected on Brown Acid: The Second Trip

Lance Barresi, co-owner of L.A./Chicago retailer Permanent Records has shown incredible persistence in tracking down a stellar collection of rare singles from the 60s and 70s for the growing compilation series. Partnered with Daniel Hall of RidingEasy Records, the two have assembled a selection of songs that's hard to believe have remained unheard for so long. 

"I essentially go through hell and high water just to find these records," Barresi says. "Once I find a record worthy of tracking, I begin the (sometimes) extremely arduous process of contacting the band members and encouraging them to take part. Daniel and I agree that licensing all the tracks we're using for Brown Acid is best for everyone involved," rather than simply bootlegging the tracks. When all of the bands and labels haven't existed for 30-40 years or more, tracking down the creators gives all of these tunes a real second chance at success. 

"There's a long list of songs that we'd love to include," Barresi says. "But we just can't track the bands down. I like the idea that Brown Acid is getting so much attention, so people might reach out to us."

One song on The Second Trip actually never even saw light of day, until now. "Bell Park Loon" by Spiny Norman - sounding like Jethro Tull on more acid and heavier cider - languished in a collector's archives, unreleased for 38 years until Barresi and Hall arranged to license some of the collector's goldmine. 

Brown Acid: The Second Trip opens with the squealing guitar harmonies and Sabbath plod of Ash's "Midnight Wish." Sweet Crystal's "Warlords" is a fuzzy and fierce Deep Purple/Arthur Brown inspired organ-led anthem. Raving Maniac's 'Rock and Roll Man" is a tight and brash glam-meets-metal tune proving the true potential of a genre later squandered on Sunset Strip poodleheads. "Silence of the Morning" by Glass Sun serves grungy psych while the Volt Rush Band merges MC5 frantic energy with razor-sharp guitar leads. And, Iron Knowledge's aptly titled "Show Stopper" features a breakbeat and incredibly infectious detuned bass warble motif that DJs would kill for - had anyone been able to find the tune back in the day. Throughout, The Second Trip is yet another wall-to-wall set of blazing tracks that feels like you've uncovered a holy grail. And, in a way, you have. 


Brown Acid: The Second Trip will be available everywhere on LP, CD and download on April 20th, 2016 via RidingEasy Records. Pre-orders are available for digital (with immediate download of first single) at iTunes and Bandcamp, physical pre-orders at RidingEasy Records


Artist: Various Artists
Album: Brown Acid: The Second Trip
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: April 20th, 2016

01. Ash "Midnight Witch" (STREAM)
02. Sweet Crystal "Warlords"
03. Raving Maniac "Rock and Roll Man"
04. Crossfield "Take It"
05. Spiny Norman "Bell Park Loon" (Unreleased)
06. Glass Sun "Silence of the Morning"
07. Volt Rush Band "Love To You"
08. Buck "Long Hot Highway"
09. Iron Knowledge "Show Stopper"
10. Sonny Hugg "Daybreak"



Artist: Various Artists
Album: Brown Acid: The First Trip  ALBUM STREAM
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: August 11th, 2015

01. Zeke's "Box"
02. Snow "Sunflower"
03. Tour "One of the Bad Guys"
04. Zebra "Wasted"
05. Bob Goodsite "Faze 1"
06. Raw Meat "Stand-By Girl"
07. Punch "Deathhead"
08. Bacchus "Carry My Load"
09. Lenny Drake "Love Eyes (Cast Your Spell On Me)"
10. The Todd "Mystify Me"
11. Josefus "Hard Luck"



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The Blue Stones premiere first track of hypnotic, heavy soul-rock from forthcoming album 

"Music for pint drinking, it was a visceral, deodorant-demanding show." -- Exclaim!

"The hottest kind of rock." -- PopMatters

Windsor, Ontario's The Blue Stones premiere the first single from their forthcoming new album, Black Holes today via PopMatters. "The Hard Part" is a perfect example of the duo's hypnotic, yet rousing heavy soul-rock sound. Hear and share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)

Black Holes was co-produced with Canadian underground legend Ian Blurton and mixed by Detroit garage-punk stalwart Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, The Von Bondies, The Dirtbombs). 

The Blue Stones were a little surprised to see that their 2012 release How's That Sound? was on Bandcamp's best-selling list. At the same time, it was more of a revelation as to how far they'd come: the alternative indie-blues duo had made a serious impression on everyone they'd come across since hitting the road in 2010.

Not having a third member to fill another rhythm role, the duo developed an original characteristic to the sounds of the bands that influenced them. "We never had a bass player in our early jams, so we subconsciously compensated for one in the music," says guitarist/vocalist Tarek Jafar.

For Black Holes, Jafar and drummer Justin Tessier worked closely with Canadian underground legend Ian Blurton to define the record's sound and emotion. "Ian brought a level of grit and rawness that we really wanted to tap into for a record that's far darker than what we've released in the past," says Tessier. "We also worked closely with Brett Humber (Sound Foundry Studios), who helped us with How's That Sound? in 2012."

The duo's music has also been featured numerous times on major network television, including spots on Parks & Recreation, Suits, Monday Night Football, Battle Creek and more.

More importantly, crowds across Canada and hometown-neighboring Detroit, MI have been stunned by the energy and force behind their loud, dominant live performances-especially for just two dapper guys. The Blue Stones create a killer hi/lo effect; contrasting their slick and put together look with their rough and rollicking live show.  Heart, soul and sweat characterize every Blue Stones spectacle - you can't help but be pulled in from the moment the first note is played.  

The two are elated to have played with premiere acts and in national festivals; however, they'd like to achieve an even greater reach to bigger audiences around all of North America and the world. "After two releases and a third in the works, we're looking to forward to pushing this as far as it'll go, to reach as many people as we can," says Jafar. "We love this too much to keep it hid in southwestern Ontario."

Black Holes will be available on April 15th, 2016. 

Artist: The Blue Stones
Album: Black Holes
Label: Blue Stones Music
Release Date: April 15th, 2016

01) Airlock
02) The Drop
03) Black Holes (Solid Ground)
04) The Hard Part (STREAM)
05) Be My Fire
06) Lay
07) Little Brother
08) Midnight
09) Orbit
10) Magic











On The Web:

RidingEasy Records shares "RidingEasy Potcast #2" w/ guests Mondo Drag 

Hear & share RidingEasy Potcast - Vol. 2 HERE

Southern California label RidingEasy Records launches the second edition of the ongoing monthly podcast series featuring tracks by bands that have influenced and inspired the label's aesthetic. This month's episode features special guests RidingEasy's Mondo Drag, whose The Occultation of Light album comes out on February 26th. RidingEasy Potcast Vol 2: Drink The Kool-Aid is available to hear & share HERE. (Alternate Mixcloud link HERE.)

The labor-of-love project aims to introduce fans of the imprint's artists -- Monolord, Electric Citizen, Mondo Drag, Spelljammer, Sons of Huns, Holy Serpent, et al. -- to both seminal and rare recordings by lesser-known acts as well as poignant tracks by rock legends. 

TRACKLIST:

First HOUR - DJ RICK LIGHTNIN
01. In The Light of a Different Day - Noah
02. Buick Mackane - T-Rex
03. No Other - Gene Clark
04. Down Home -Bob Segar System
05. Whiskey Women - Mott The Hoople
06. I Don’t Have the Time - James Gang
07. The Great Train Robbery - Mountain
08. Every Hungry Woman - Allman Brothers Band
09. Highway (Killing Me)- Foghat
10. Space Truckin’ - Deep Purple
11. In the Beginning, Darkness - Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
12. Buzzard - Armageddon
13. Baby Please Don’t Go - AC/DC
14. I Ain’t Superstitious - Jeff Beck
15. Transient Amplitude - Medusa

SECOND HOUR - MONDO DRAG DJ SET
16. I Wanna Freakize Em - John Sinclair
17. Lucifer Rising - Bobby Beausoleil
18. Sweet Morning Light - Weed
19. The Scene - Cosmic Dealer
20. Beautiful Scarlet- Rare Bird
21. Diodo - Blue Phantom
22. Aw Give Me Air - Flower Travellin Band
23. Snakeskin Garter -Manfred Mann Chapter Three
24. King of Mars - Neil Merryweather
25. Red - King Crimson
26. Lord of Light - Hawkwind
27. Look At Yourself - Uriah Heep
28. Hobo - Lucifer’s Friend
29. No More White Horses - T2

HOUR 3 - DJ BONGHITS
30. Into the Void - Soundgarden
31. The Clarity - Sleep
32. Queen of Bees - WitchCraft
33. Our Lives - MOPPTOPS
34. Buying Truth - Graveyard
35 .Supernaut - Slow Season
36. Bellydancer’s Delight - Satan’s Satyrs
37. Flesh Tour - Wand
38. Hit It and Quit It - Funkadelic
39. Dying Light - Mondodrag

Oscillator Bug shares first track from new release, BMSR + Hood Internet collaborator’s anticipated followup to 2014 album 


"Oscillator Bug's strange sound exists at the previously unforeseen axis of Dan Deacon's maximal brainiac pop and Gary Numan's arty synthetic dream." -- SPIN


Chicago analog synth psych-pop outfit Oscillator Bug shares the first track from the forthcoming release ZP today via The Spill Magazine. The infectious mind-melting/melding track “Soft Rabbit” drives like an electronic Motorhead fronted by Gary Numan. Hear and share "Soft Rabbit" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)

 The 5-track ZP is the followup to Oscillator Bug’s heralded 2014 album debut Bursts of the Million (Dymaxion Groove). Hear and share the album HERE

Oscillator Bug plays a Chicago hometown show celebrating the new EP tomorrow, February 2nd at the Empty Bottle with Mark Solotroff. Tickets and info HERE.

Oscillator Bug is like a force of nature in the age of climate change: unpredictable. Borrowing from the revolution-minded mass hallucinations of 60s psych as well as weirdo bedroom pop and several decades worth of avant-garde synth experimentalism, Oscillator Bug is a wild, infectious and occasionally disturbing rendering of 21st Century popular music. 
  
Oscillator Bug's Zaid Maxwell has been making music in the Windy City for several years, playing in various bands (including Shapers with The Hood Internet's Steve Reidell) and recording others. While currently playing in a couple of more explorative and caustic outfits, Maxwell was compelled to extract the auditory earwigs of pop goo that had taken roost in his brain. The result is a tunefully fun and twisted Candyland passage through someone else's fever dream that pulls listeners ever-inward. 


OSCILLATOR BUG LIVE:
02/02 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle



Artist: Oscillator Bug
Album: ZP
Label: Oscillator Bug Music
Release Date: February 19th, 2016

01. Twisting Every Way
02. Run Along Run
03. Brain Rain
04. Soft Rabbit (STREAM)
05. Fuzzy Peach

Artist: Oscillator Bug
Album: Bursts of the Million
Label: Dymaxion Groove
Release Date: September 9th, 2014

01. Enavasion
02. Bursts of the Million
03. Giimmi Goe (STREAM)
04. Big Snow
05. Feel Rif (STREAM)
06. Don't Go to Sleep
07. Dearest, Arthur
08. Nadya Lyons and the Imposing Peril of a Brave New World
09. Cilycada
10. Solo

Jerkagram streaming new Toshi Kasai-produced album in full, North American tour starts in February 

Click image above to watch album teaser video


"They say that sometimes twins develop their own language. I don't know if Derek and Brent ever did that, but their second album makes it clear they're communicating on a wavelength of their own." -- The Obelisk


L.A. fraternal twin duo Jerkagram are streaming their entire new album Outer Limbs beginning today. The album is filled with kinetic, psych-drenched, Krautrock-leaning jazz-rock with catchy atmospheric post-rock sounds. It's not easy to make sense of on paper, but the music makes sense on its own. Hear and share the full album HERE.

Jerkagram launch an extensive North American tour in late February, running throughout March and April 2016. Please see current dates below.

The Obelisk recently premiered the subtly slow-building Drive Like Jehu meets Magma churn of "Anteater" HERE. Northern Transmissions previously launched the hyper, proggy central single "Cloud Builder" -- a bright contrast to the album's spacier and textural elements -- HEREEchoes & Dust has the full album stream Outer Limbs HERE.

Pinning down just what Jerkagram does is no easy task. "I never know what to tell people when they ask," explains drummer Brent Gaines, one half of the fraternal twin duo, along with guitarist Derek. The raucous twosome is influenced by a very wide array of musical styles and philosophies, from the cacophonic yet buoyant heaviness of The Melvins to the orchestral post-rock of Explosions in the Sky to the loose jazz of Sun Ra

Starting out exclusively as an improvisational stilted noise/free rock operation from New York, Jerkagram embarked on several tours, and came to find that their free approach was naturally gravitating towards something more foundational and song-oriented. This newfound energy for song-writing lead to the band releasing two records in 2014 -- full-length Let's Talk About Us and EP Tired Old Horseshit. Following these releases was an ambitious ten-week tour around the US, where they landed in Los Angeles, ready to tickle some more earlobes with sheepish grins.

Enter the band's new full-length album, Outer Limbs. Recorded and mixed by Toshi Kasai (Melvins/Big Business), the record is an evolutionary refinement of their melting-pot sound. Each song has a motorik sensibility behind it and seems to grow and transition organically, yet also manages to feel unhinged and unpredictable. The interplay of sturdiness and freedom inherent in their songs, as well as the dynamics of the bludgeoning drums and ambient guitars switching roles in being the driving force behind them is what makes Jerkagram such an intriguing force -- they don't imply themselves or belong to any genre, and despite this, everything is characteristic, cohesive and thematically consistent, from the Morricone-inspired opener, "Coat of Arms," to the frenetic yet poppy, "Cloud Builder," to the jazz-rock closer, "Empty Gesture."

Outer Limbs is available on CD and download on January 29th, 2016. 


JERKAGRAM LIVE:
02/19 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
03/03 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
03/06 Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
03/07 Houston, TX @ The Satellite
03/08 New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
03/10 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
03/11 Raleigh, NC @ Slim's
03/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
03/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
03/16 New Haven, CT @ BAR
03/17 Boston, MA @ O’Briens
03/18 Providence, RI @ Funky Jungle
03/19 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College
03/21 Montreal, QC @ L’Esco
03/23 Toronto, ON @ the Handlebar
03/25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s
03/26 Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar
03/28 Chicago, IL @ The Burlington
03/29 Milwaukee, WI @ The High Dive
04/01 Kansas City, MO @ Mini Bar
04/03 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle
04/06 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
04/07 Seattle, WA @ Substation
04/09 Olympia, WA @ Redhouse
04/10 Vancouver, BC @ LanaLou's
04/13 Eugene, OR @ Wandering Goat w/ Gaselle/s/ & Paleons
04/15 Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull


Artist: Jerkagram
Album: Outer Limbs
Label: Jerkagram Music
Release Date: January 29, 2016

01) Coat of Arms
02) Lyra
03) Anteater (STREAM)
04) Cloud Builder (STREAM)
05) Three Pillars (STREAM)
06) Orphaned Origin
07) Two Pillars
08) Empty Gesture

On The Web:

Jerkagram share new track from forthcoming album Outer Limbs, L.A. album release show tonight, US tour starts Feb. 

Click image above to watch album teaser video


L.A. by way of NYC fraternal twin duo Jerkagram premiere a new track from their forthcoming album Outer Limbs today via Northern Transmissions. The kinetic hyper jazz-rock of album single “Cloud Builder” is a bright contrast to the album's spacier and textural elements. It is available to hear and share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)

Jerkagram celebrates the album release in Los Angeles tonight, January 26th at Los Globos with 
Hepa-Titus (ex-Melvins, ex-Cows) and Andraus. Tickets / info. The band then launches an extensive North American tour in late February, running throughout March and April 2016. Please see current dates below.

Previously, New Noise Magazine premiered the looping, crescendoing epic "Three Pillars". Hear and share HERE.

Pinning down just what Jerkagram does is no easy task. "I never know what to tell people when they ask," explains drummer Brent Gaines, one half of the fraternal twin duo, along with guitarist Derek. The raucous twosome is influenced by a very wide array of musical styles and philosophies, from the cacophonic yet buoyant heaviness of The Melvins to the orchestral post-rock of Explosions in the Sky to the loose jazz of Sun Ra

Starting out exclusively as an improvisational stilted noise/free rock operation from New York, Jerkagram embarked on several tours, and came to find that their free approach was naturally gravitating towards something more foundational and song-oriented. This newfound energy for song-writing lead to the band releasing two records in 2014 -- full-length Let's Talk About Us and EP Tired Old Horseshit. Following these releases was an ambitious ten-week tour around the US, where they landed in Los Angeles, ready to tickle some more earlobes with sheepish grins.

Enter the band's new full-length album, Outer Limbs. Recorded and mixed by Toshi Kasai (Melvins/Big Business), the record is an evolutionary refinement of their melting-pot sound. Each song has a motorik sensibility behind it and seems to grow and transition organically, yet also manages to feel unhinged and unpredictable. The interplay of sturdiness and freedom inherent in their songs, as well as the dynamics of the bludgeoning drums and ambient guitars switching roles in being the driving force behind them is what makes Jerkagram such an intriguing force -- they don't imply themselves or belong to any genre, and despite this, everything is characteristic, cohesive and thematically consistent, from the Morricone-inspired opener, "Coat of Arms," to the frenetic yet poppy, "Cloud Builder," to the jazz-rock closer, "Empty Gesture."

Jerkagram plans to support the record with relentless touring in 2016, where they aim to showcase their captivating high-energy performance wherever it brings them and beyond. Outer Limbs will be available on CD and download on January 29th, 2016. 


JERKAGRAM LIVE:
01/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos w/ hepa.Titus
02/19 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
03/03 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
03/06 Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
03/07 Houston, TX @ The Satellite
03/08 New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
03/10 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
03/11 Raleigh, NC @ Slim's
03/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
03/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
03/16 New Haven, CT @ BAR
03/17 Boston, MA @ O’Briens
03/18 Providence, RI @ Funky Jungle
03/19 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College
03/21 Montreal, QC @ L’Esco
03/23 Toronto, ON @ the Handlebar
03/25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s
03/26 Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar
03/28 Chicago, IL @ The Burlington
03/29 Milwaukee, WI @ The High Dive
04/01 Kansas City, MO @ Mini Bar
04/03 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle
04/06 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
04/07 Seattle, WA @ Substation
04/09 Olympia, WA @ Redhouse
04/10 Vancouver, BC @ LanaLou's
04/13 Eugene, OR @ Wandering Goat w/ Gaselle/s/ & Paleons
04/15 Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull


Artist: Jerkagram
Album: Outer Limbs
Label: Jerkagram Music
Release Date: January 29, 2016

01) Coat of Arms
02) Lyra
03) Anteater
04) Cloud Builder (STREAM)
05) Three Pillars (STREAM)
06) Orphaned Origin
07) Two Pillars
08) Empty Gesture

On The Web:

Ghost Against Ghost stream entire new 'Unarm' EP 


“Evokes a wide array of inspirations to create a vast and intense field of sounds. Bono constructs a darkly spiritual aura in this post-rock inspired composition." — Stereogum


Woodstock, NY band Ghost Against Ghost stream their entire new Unarm EP today, which is available to hear and share via Soundcloud HERE and Bandcamp HERE

Stereogum premiered the lead track recently, describing it as "vast and intense" with a "darkly spiritual aura." Hear and share "Unarm" HERE

Ghost Against Ghost is fronted by composer and producer Christopher Bono, with musical contributions by guitarist Anthony Molina (Mercury Rev) and drummer Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta, Trash Talk) and various other musicians. 

Unarm is the second thunderous opus in the band's dark-romantic conceptual series of releases. It focuses on the transformation of dark/negative energy into a positive/life-giving energy by referencing and reflecting on the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Tonglen, in which the practitioner envisions taking on a thick black cloud of smoke consisting of the pain and suffering of a concentrated other, and exhaling a stream of golden light that saturates the body and mind of the recipient with peace, wisdom and resolution. 

The first track entitled, “Your Secret Ocean” is a dense web of swelling modular synths and otherworldly electronic noises over waves of electric bass that places the listener in a strange, unresolved landscape, navigating an inexplicable swim through a conflicted and confused human consciousness. 

The ambient shoegaze world of the title track “Unarm” showcases Bono’s complex and varied dream-like production. Bono’s operatic post-rock songwriting utilizes dense walls of guitars, ambient synths, and washed out vocals along with the diverse talents of two drummers. Jason Molina (Dead Heart Bloom, Longwave) provides the downtempo rock groove for the first half and Thomas Pridgen enters 6 minutes into the 8.5 minute track to lay down driving, colossal beats that carry through to the heavy climactic ending. 

With the Unarm EP, Ghost Against Ghost continues to showcase their unique combination of monolithic, dynamic post-rock, but here expanding further into melodic experimentalism along the lines of Peter Gabriel’s and Brian Eno’s early solo work, building to heavy climaxes reminiscent of Spiritualized and Muse. Unarm is the third release for Ghost Against Against and is slated for release January 22, 2016 via Our Silent Canvas. 

Ghost Against Ghost's previous release, still love EP is available to hear and share HERE. For full biography on Ghost Against Ghost and Christopher Bono, please CLICK HERE.


Artist: Ghost Against Ghost
Album: Unarm EP
Label: Our Silent Canvas
Release Date: January 22nd, 2016

01. Your Secret Ocean  [8:39]
02. Unarm [8:28]
















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