Einstürzende Neubauten: Preview Perpetuum Mobile, Spring Tour

posted January 20, 2004

Einstürzende Neubauten have released for preview "Perpetuum Mobile" with complete lyrics, additioanal liner notes, pictures from webcasts, and two tracks a week for you to listen to it before it's released in stores.

Album preorder: you can now pre-order the limited edition of the upcoming album, Perpetuum Mobile, from this website. Official release dates are Feb. 9th, 2004 for Europe, and Feb. 10th, 2004 for North America.

Tour news: EN will be touring in support of their upcoming new album, Perpetuum Mobile, in Spring of 2004. Dates, places, and ticket ordering information can be found on the Tour 2004 News Page

Hydra Head News - Harkonen, These Arms Are Snakes, Pelican, etc

posted January 19, 2004

Both Harkonen and These Arms Are Snakes recently recorded tracks for their upcoming split record titled "Like a Virgin" The record consists of five songs, two new original tracks from each artist and one collaborative effort between both bands. The songs were recorded with the legendary Jack Endino
(Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Murder City Devils, the list is endless) and the results are breathtaking. The effort is being mixed and mastered and should see a release date in the summer of 2004, if not sooner.

1. Pay Day Loans (TAAS)
2. Neverlander (Harkonen)
3. Get Awesome (TAAS)
4. Holy Soles (Harkonen)
5. Touched For The Very First Time (Harkonen and TAAS)

At long last The Austerity Program has a website! Check out www.austerityprogram.com . For those of you that don't know, besides being an absolutely amazing band, the members of The Austerity Program are absolutely amazing people as well and this site will give people a glimpse into their strange world. While you are there be sure to submit something to appear in their upcoming "ask the austerity program" advice column.

And last but not least our bands are actually touring, some of them are doing quite a bit. Here's the dates:

Saturday, January 31st. Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's w/Disengage and Nora
Saturday, Febuary 21st, Cleveland, OH @ the Grog Shop w/Pelican
Saturday, March 13th. Cleveland, OH @ Pirate's Cove w/Meatjack, 27, the END

Keelhaul will also be making a trip out to europe starting in april for an extensive 31 date tour covering the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, France and others.

1) January 10, 2004 - Indianapolis, IN
w/Devil to Pay, Eyes of Jade and You Will Die @ the Melody Inn, 3826 N. Illinois Street -- melodyindy.com

2) January 24, 2004 - Chicago, IL
W/Appleseed Cast, Cougars, Chin Up Chin Up @ Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark Street -- Metrochicago.com

3) February 14, 2004 - Iowa City, IA
w/Denali and Pinebender @ Gabe's Oasis, 330 E. Washington St. -- gabesoasis.com

4) February 21, 2004 - Cleveland, OH
w/Keelhaul + other tba @ Grog Shop

March will also see Pelican on a short tour of the West coast. Details soon.

Friday, March 12th. Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs w/ Superhopper, Grubstake, Cobraman
Sunday, March 14th. Chicago, IL @ Fireside Bowl EARLY SHOW 6PM w/the end
Monday, March 15th. Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck w/the end
Tuesday, March 16th. Little Rock, AR @ AR Downtown Music
Thursday, March 18th. Austin, TX @ SXSW Relapse Records showcase w/ Zeke, High on Fire, The End, Unsane
Friday, March 19. New Orleans, LA @ Dixie Tavern
Sunday, March 21st. Winston-Salem, NC @ PS211

Bill Foreman - iTunes, Chevy w/ Balding Tires, Summer Tour

posted January 19, 2004

News from Bill Foreman's January update:

iTunes is a go: "Seventeen Miles Past Indio" is now available to download on Apple's Store. Needless to say, this is a great thing. This is by far the best means I know of to deliver music content for purchase over the internet. At 99 cents a song, it's reasonable, and the sound of the encoded songs is to my ears no different than a CD. Check it!

More of General Ludd Music's stuff will become available on iTunes in the future, most immediately "Chevy w/Balding Tires". Most likely though, this will be a matter of months rather than weeks.


"Chevy w/Balding Tires": A number of developments here. The artwork for the full release is done, and in a week or so it should, fingers crossed go to press. That means about a month, and it's ready to go.
When it's in hand, photos will be published, but suffice it to say that the packaging is beautiful, a cardboard "digipack" with two folding-out panels, CD in the middle. The point here is, as CD sales are declining all over, to make a CD that you'll really want to have to hold in your hand as you listen to the music. The lyric booklet will be big--rather than cram as much text as possible onto a page to keep costs down, we're making it big enough to read without straining.


Summer tour: OK--nothing set in stone yet as far as dates are concerned, but Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York City are on the list. Without question, something will happen in those cities. More info as it develops. By all means, do email if you have suggestions about locales, or sign up for the mailing list to get updates. Best of all, throw a party, and I'll play. Driving around North America going to wonderful social gatherings with good people is exactly my idea of a great summer!

Missy Gibson-Classics & Standards + Nelly Bly in LA

posted January 19, 2004

Due to snow on January 14th, the show featuring Missy Gibson [of Breech] has been rescheduled. Here's the new info!
Join Missy Gibson & pianist, Ed Wells for an intimate, encore evening of "Standards, Classics & Songs from Days Gone By."
with special guest, Mike Flanagan [of Breech]
Mon. Jan. 19th 7:30PM
1 Night only!
At: The Century Theater (same building as The Gem Theater)
333 Madison (@ Brush, 3 blocks east of Woodward)
Detroit, MI 48226
(313)963-9800 or visit www.gemtheatre.com
Tickets only available at the door- $12. Heck you can even bring your Mom & Grandma!

Also, Nellie Bly -- which features Breech's Missy and Mike -- will soon be returning to LA!
Tues. Jan 27th 9:30PM
At: Ghengis Cohen
740 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

Mystechs Return to the Road, Corporate MF Album Coming Soon

posted January 15, 2004

As promised, the Mystechs will be emerging from hibernation this March to play shows in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, and elsewhere. Prepare yourselves (not that you possibly can) for an entirely new stage show and a whole album's worth of new songs from our upcoming sixth LP "Joo-Geen-Dah".

In other news, Emil & Nick, a.k.a. The Mystechs, have just finished recording Nick's kinda-sorta-solo debut as Corporate MF. The album will be available for order in a few short weeks.

My Vitriol On New Album, Cover Elliott Smith

posted December 27, 2003

My Vitriol have finished writing the follow up to 2002's "Finelines/Between the lines", and are currently recording the album which is due for release in 2004. According to the band's newsletter, "the couple of tracks we have heard which were produced by Som [Wardner] and Colin Richardson (Sepultura, Machine Head) sound awesome and beautiful." There will be a preview of the album available next year on the website.

As a tribute to Elliott Smith, the band have recorded an acoustic version of the track "Bottle Up and Explode" in their home studio. Available to fans as a free download here:

This past year, the band had asked fans to sent in suggestions of songs for My Vitriol to cover for their new single. Contributors will get a chance to win one of five signed singles and their name printed on the single artwork. Suggestions can be sent to coversong@myvitriol.com until May 30th. For more info see http://myvitriol.com/news/index.html

New Year's Eve with Local H

posted December 5, 2003

New Year's Eve
Dec. 31
Double Door, Chicago
w/Electric Six
includes hosted bar
Doors 9:00

Click here for tickets.

Robert Cherry Goes Solo

posted December 3, 2003

Former Ether Net frontman Robert Cherry has a new website. Cherry has posted one solo song, New Forever, for download via MP3.

Detachment Kit Release New EP

posted December 2, 2003

Detachment Kit is officially announcing the release of their new EP, "As If You Weren't Cold." The new release is available only through the band (check their website for more info). A six song EP containing songs recorded and mixed by the band (with the exception of one live radio recording), "As If You Weren't Cold" follows up 2001's "They Raging, Quiet Army."

The EP will also be available at these upcoming shows for $5:
Sat 12/6 Boundbrook, NJ @ Hamilton Street Cafe w/ Flowers and Cops, The Faulty, Bullets Over, Off All Day, Dreaming Realities (Doors 6PM, $8, All Ages)
Sun 12/7 New Haven, CT @ Bar (Free show, 21+)
Wed 12/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Laga w/ Coheed and Cambria
Thurs 12/11 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom w/ Coheed and Cambria
Fri 12/12 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ Coheed and Cambria
Sat 12/13 Madison, OH @ Cellar Door w/ Ava Emile (Doors 8pm, $4, All Ages)

Crankspiv Records Planning Compilation

posted December 1, 2003

Crankspiv Records is looking for bands for Volume 8 of our Compilation series. This is the biggest CD yet and we have made the concept bigger so please if you are in a band, check the details at http://www.angelfire.com/ab7/crankspiv/

Please pass this on to any other bands you think might be interested.

Crankspiv Records