New releases coming from The Shanks (Toronto, ON), a new band featuring members of The United Sons Of Toil called Tyranny Is Tyranny (Madison, WI), and a double-seven inch compilation featuring Joe 4 (Zagreb, Croatia), Aperiodic, Knife The Symphony and Mala In Se. Click here for the first single from the upcoming Tyranny Is Tyranny record.
Swear Jar recently performed on City Nights, a locally-produced arts and entertainment television show based in the Greater Cincinnati area. The show featured a few new songs as well as songs off of the band’s recent Split 12” release with Knife The Symphony.
View a pair of videos from the Knife The Symphony / Swear Jar local record release show back in December. Special thanks to Dave Markey (formerly of Mad Anthony) and his crew for filming and editing. The new 12” LP/CD/MP3 is now available direct from Phratry. Wider distribution of the LP and compact disc coming Winter/Spring 2013. The digital version is also available from Amazon, iTunes, etc.
Knife The Symphony hit the road for ten days back in October. The band trekked over 3,000 miles across the U.S. and Canada. Thanks to all of the bands and individuals who helped put the shows together. Without them this tour would not have been possible.
Phratry will be one of many vendors at the 1st Annual Northside Record Fair in Cincinnati, Ohio Saturday December 1st. It will be a great opportunity to check out new music and support a lot of independent artists and labels. There will also be live music. For a full schedule of events throughout the day, follow the link provided.
APERIODIC (Brooklyn / Chicago / Dayton) is a meeting of Noise and Free Jazz with elements of No Wave, Musique Concrète, and Hardcore. In addition to standard western instruments they utilize world instruments such as gu qin, rudra veena, and surbahar to create freely improvised music. The end result is free, but not aimless. Guitars shift between angular riffing and textural lilt, elastic drumming, and a multi-directional low end. Not surprisingly, Aperiodic doesn’t quite sound like any other group, despite the fact that they currently share members with HOLY FUCK (Young Turks/XL/Beggars Group) and THE EXPONENTIAL and previously shared members with ENON (Touch & Go Records), A TEN O’ CLOCK SCHOLAR (Grass Records) and LAB PARTNERS. Future Feedback was recorded and mixed to tape by label-mate Shane Chaney of Swear Jar in Cincinnati, Ohio and mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service.
Future Feedback is available for streaming through Aperiodic’s Bandcamp page and you can checkout the band live this Fall, including record release shows at The Cake Shop in NYC and Rake’s End in Cincinnati.
Vinyl and CD will be available direct from Phratry starting September 25th. The album will also be available digitally through iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Wider distribution of vinyl, CD and digital to follow late October.
For more information on Future Feedback, and a brief history of Aperiodic, you can checkout a recent interview with drummer Matt Schulz for Los Cabos’ blog site.
State Song recently released demos of two new songs and acoustic versions of two tracks from their 2010 debut, Dear Hearts & Gentle People. These new recordings are currently available for streaming through the Audio page and will be made available for free download through the band’s Bandcamp page soon.
On August 24 and 25 Phratry Records will be co-hosting a two-day event with Bastard Sloth Records in Cincinnati at The Drinkery on Main Street in OTR. Performing on Friday is Temple, Knife The Symphony, Bridesmaid, and Waxeater. Performing on Saturday is Mala In Se, Swear Jar, Grey Host and Mollusk. Doors at 9 p.m. Admission is FREE.
Ampline has a new video for their upcoming split 7” with Daikaiju (Alabama). The song is called Low Light and the record will be available soon.
The debut EP by FOOD featuring Ed “fROMOHIO” of fIREHOSE (SST Records / Columbia Records), Eric Vermillion of Gumball (Columbia Records) and Mike Quinlan of The Cynics (Get Hip Records) is now available in wide release on vinyl, CD and MP3. Checkout Four Pieces From Candyland here.
The Redettes recently returned home from a brief stint on the road. While in New York, the band made a stop at Thump Studio in Brooklyn to perform live, on-air, and interview with Jack Rabid of The Big Takeover Magazine for Breakthru Radio. Listen to the session in its entirety here.
On the heels of a much anticipated fIREHOSE reunion tour, including performances at the Coachella Festival on April 14th and 21st, Ed fROMOHIO Crawford releases the debut EP by his new band FOOD titled, Four Pieces From Candyland on Phratry Records.
FOOD (Pittsburgh, PA) features Ed fROMOHIO Crawford of fIREHOSE (SST Records, 1986-1990, Columbia Records, 1991-1994) on vocals/guitar, Eric Vermillion of GUMBALL (Caroline Records, 1990, Columbia Records 1991-1994) on bass and Mike Quinlan of THE CYNICS (Get Hip Records) on drums. Fans of fIREHOSE won’t be disappointed by this new venture.
All FOOD pre-orders are currently be handled over at Bandcamp. More information coming soon.
Our beloved Redettes (Marquette, MI) will be on the road for the next few days. See Tour Dates for more information. Throughout 2011 The Redettes tirelessly toured the Midwest, East Coast and Great Plains states. Their debut album Ed has been selling steadily and a second pressing will surely be in order in 2012. The record also ranked #4 in the Top 40 listing in the current issue of Big Takeover Magazine. Here’s what BTO had to say:
“...the trio’s [debut album, Ed] is a trans-generational hookup between Joe Jackson Band and New Pornographers… they play refreshingly reductive, rousing pop… they’re upstanding, up-tempo, uproarious, and upstaging other new wave/power pop outfits… they transcend trite indie lyrical fare, too”.