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Kommunity FK 40th Anniversary

California, here they come!

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Via Patrik Mata of Kommunity FK:

“Here we come…..so you come, too. Let’s come 2gether & party like it’s Kommunity FK’s 40th year anniversary, & it most definitely is!
Blessed Be.”

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How cool is that. 🙂  Grab your boots… the party’s just getting started!  Keep up to date with all the latest (and check back on some of the past on tribe4mian) through the official links below.
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And don’t forget, send us your event pictures and we’ll be sure to shine a light on YOU and your captured images.
 

K Michelle Dubois – Wild Weed (12 October 2018)

Based in Atlanta, GA, Dubois’ counts Blondie’s ‘Autoamerican’ and Divinyls among her influences, along with Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Flaming Lips, Grandaddy, and Fever Ray. DuBois’s live band includes Chandler Rentz (drums), Jim Prible (bass), André Griffin (keys) and Dan Dixon (guitar), who also recorded, produced and mastered this album at RCDC studio in Atlanta.

On ‘Harness’, DuBois balances the experimental with her innate talent for distinctive hooks. This is an indie pop-rock gemthat is sonic, rustic, and strong on harmonies. Although she remains anchored in hook-laden structures, this album pushes the experimental side of her previous work to new heights.

While most of DuBois’ solo output intertwines classic power-pop with 90s college rock, ‘Harness’ boasts a heftier sonic tone than her previous album ‘Astral Heart’ with its bouncy rhythms, jangly guitars and sing-song charm.

“To me, ‘Harness’ is not about taming; it’s about recognizing and utilizing all this amazing energy that is radiating. I’ve been deeply feeling my hippie roots and, at the same time, intrigued by advances in technology. I’m inspired by such stories as Ex Machina and West Word, which both invigorate and produce intense melancholy in me,” says K Michelle Dubois.

“Much of this album is like one big pep talk for the ladies (myself included). Even for the A.I. characters – finally finding their freedom, It’s like a party, but still there’s an underlying sadness. Throughout Harness there’s a strong suggestion to celebrate magic, whenever possible.”

K Michelle DuBois first got into music very young, building harmonies to pass the time during the family’s frequent road trips. DuBois began writing her own material as a teenager in Nashville after receiving a bass guitar for Christmas. She crafted her early songs on bass, a Yamaha synthesizer and a drum machine in her parents’ four-track studio, but a flood of creative possibilities came upon discovering open-tuning on acoustic guitar, thereafter solidifying her commitment to songwriting.

After forming her first band Ultrababyfat and releasing ‘Silver Tones Smile’ (1998), the group’s infectious pop-punk sound garnered national attention, leading to opening slots for numerous noteworthy acts Pavement and PJ Harvey, and a 2001 stint on The Warped Tour as one of the few female-led bands showcased in the festival’s lineup.

After the band disbanded in 2005, DuBois formed Luigi to explore her more progressive, art-rock leanings. After seven years together and ample critical acclaim, she re-emerged as a solo artist under the tempered guidance of producer Ben Price at Studilaroche, releasing her debut album ‘Lux Capone’ in 2012. DuBois also contributes vocals for Atlanta-based dream-gaze collective Parsons Rocket Project.

While ‘Harness’ will be released across the main online stores and streaming platforms on October 12, the first single ‘Wild Weed’ will be available for streaming already on August 24. The full album can already be pre-pre-ordered via Bandcamp.

CREDITS 
All songs written by K Michelle DuBois.
Recorded, produced and mastered by Dan Dixon at RCDC studio in Atlanta, GA.
Dan Dixon – guitars, keys, backing vocals and percussion
K Michelle Dubois – vocals, guitar, keys and percussion
Chandler Rentz – drums

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Posted by on August 17, 2018 in Alternative

 

Cocksure – Be Rich (Metropolis Records 7 September 2018)

Once again, Chris Connelly‘s howling bark meets Jason Novak‘s bone crushing rhythmic bite as Cocksure, bridging the gap between waxtrax! era industrial & futuristic sounds of mass corruption.

FROM DISCOGS: “Cocksure is a Revolting Cocks spin-off with long time Revolting Cocks/Ministry collaborator/composer/singer Christopher J. Connelly at the steer, together with Acumen Nation front man Jason C. Novak.”

Be Rich is Cocksure’s best – an amorous, amoral nod to the duos pasts in Revolting Cocks & Acumen Nation, irreverently, vehemently crotch-punched into the cutting edge of today’s underground industrial.

You can pre-order it from: Bandcamp

Find them on Facebook HERE

I found this interview they gave about a year ago on Loop Magazine…

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2018 in Electronic

 

David J – Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh (Glass Modern 7 September 2018)

Bauhaus’ David J re-releases pivotal ‘Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh’ LP on Glass Modern

It’s been a long time coming, but David J (Haskins) is returning to his roots.40 years since the formation of Bauhaus, he has announced two one-off solo UK concerts in between festival dates with Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy and their newly-announced world tour, including‘ Back to Beck, a historic intimate event at the studio in Wellingborough, England where ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ was recorded. Released on August 6, 1979 by Small Wonder Records, this is considered the first gothic rock release. Featuring lyrics composed by David J, this massively significant single led to a John Peel session, two years of charting in the British independent charts, and being signed to 4AD Records and, later, Beggar’s Banquet.

David J is also returning to his roots in another way, reissuing his solo album ‘Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh’ LP on September 7. This was his second solo release after Bauhaus’ disbanding. Released on Glass Records in 1985, the label’s new incarnation, Glass Modern Records, will release this remastered David J classic on 180-gram heavyweight clear vinyl with inner bag featuring all the lyrics, plus new sleeve-notes by David Barker of Glass Records.

This album was recorded at Beck Studios, as many other Bauhaus and David J releases. Between Bauhaus’ end and the formation of Love and Rockets, David J recorded 5 singles and 1 LP for Glass Records, and also played on 2 albums by The Jazz Butcher. ‘Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh’ is one of the crowning glories of the original Glass label.

David J says, “This is a personal pastoral favourite and the album that really set the tone for all of my future solo endeavors. Now it is being re-released as a limited edition on beautiful high quality 180 g clear vinyl by the newly rebooted Glass Modern label. ‘Feels like coming home!”

Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction once described David J as the Avant of the Avant-garde, with good reason. Since Bauhaus disbanded in 1983, David has enjoyed a long and varied solo career. The first of Bauhaus’ members to actively step outside of the comfort zone of his original band, he released his debut album ‘Etiquette of Violence’ that same year and has since released numerous solo albums, founded the hugely successful Love and Rocketd, produced and played bass with The Jazz Butcher, and joined the reformed Bauhaus again twice for world tours.

Following a performance at London’s The Islington on Saturday, August 25, David J will play a special live acoustic concert for a small crowd on Sunday, August 26 at Beck Studios. This will be David’s first time in the studio since recording his ‘Blue Moods Turning Tail’ EP in 1984. This special limited capacity show features music originally recorded there, as well as songs spanning his career.

As part of this rare event, Andrew Brooksbank, author of ‘Bauhaus – Beneath The Mask’, will conduct an interview with David, followed by a Q&A with the audience. This historic concert is not to be missed and will be both recorded and filmed for later release.

From there David J will join Peter Murphy for a 40-year Bauhaus anniversary tour across the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, for which they will play their full debut LP ‘In The Flat Field’. Bauhaus released 4 groundbreaking albums, cementing their place in music history. Considered one of the most influential bands since The Velvet Underground, Bauhaus spearheaded the post-punk alternative music scene of the early ‘80’s, defining a style that is feasibly the pinnacle of the gothic scene. Late 2018 will bring a series of coloured vinyl Bauhaus reissues and more tour dates are expected later.

Order ‘Crocodile Tears And The Velvet Cosh’ via Bandcamp and ‘Who Killed Mr. Moonlight’, his book on his Bauhaus years, via David’s website. His latest album  ‘Vagabond Songs’ (2017) can be ordered here. Tickets for David J solo UK dates are available here and Peter Murphy-David J tour tickets can be ordered here.

TRACKLIST
1. Crocodile Tears And The Velvet Cosh
2. Too Clever By Half
3. The First Incision
4. Imitation Pearls
5. Light And Shade
6. René
7. Stop This City
8. Justine
9. The Ballad Of Cain
10. The Vandal And The Saint
11. Boats
12. Slip The Rope
13. Greener

TOUR DATES (all dates with Peter Murphy except Aug. 25-26)
Aug 15 – Kluisbergen, Belgium @ W Fest
Aug 17 – Taranto, Italy @ Cinzella Festival
Aug 23 – Vilar de Mouros, Portugal – Vilar de Mouros Festival
Aug 25 – London, UK @ The Islington **David J solo show**
Aug 26 – Wellingborough, UK @ Beck Studios **David J solo show**
Oct 18 – Wellington, New Zealand @ San Fran
Oct 19 – Christchurch, New Zealand @ Foundry
Oct 20 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Powerstation
Oct 22 – Adelaide, Australia @ Governor Hindmarsh
Oct 25 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo
Oct 26 – Melbourne, Australia @ Max Watts
Oct 27 – Sydney, Australia @ The Factory
Oct 28 – Perth, Australia @ The Capitol Theatre
Nov 6 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ Aurora Hall
Nov 7 – Moscow, Russia @ Glavclub
Nov 9 – Belgrade, Serbia @ Dom Omladine Beograda
Nov 10 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Das Bett
Nov 12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte
Nov 14 – Paris, France @ Bataclan
Nov 18 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
Nov 19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmataz
Nov 21 – Rome, Italy @ Orion Live Club
Nov 22 – Milan, Italy @ Fabrique
Nov 23 – Munich, Germany @ Ampere
Nov 24 – Bochum, Germany @ Christuskirche
Nov 26 – Wroclaw, Poland @ A2
Nov 27 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theater
Nov 28 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
Dec 4 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
Dec 5 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
Dec 6 – Northampton, UK @ Roadmender
Dec 8 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Beckett SU
Dec 9 – London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
Dec 11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Store Vega
Dec 12 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Nalen
Dec 14 – Athens, Greece @ Gazi Music Hall
Dec 15 – Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theater

Keep up with David J
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Posted by on August 12, 2018 in New Wave / Dark Wave

 

PILES – Una Volta (Aagoo Records / REV. Lab Records 21 September 2018)

Aagoo Records announces ‘Una Volta’ LP from experimental outfit PILES, previews ‘Drones and Piles’

Aagoo Records has announced they will release the debut album from experimental outfit PILES in cooperation with Amsterdam label REV. Lab Records. The album ‘Una Volta’ will be released as a CD with accompanying art book. Ahead of that release, PILES is previewing the lead track ‘Drones and Piles’.

‘Drones and Piles’ emerged as a reinterpreted live version #13 of a composition from ‘Drones and Drolls’, with 12 previous versions first appearing on the concept album ‘Le Batteur Est Le Meilleur Ami Du Musicien’ by PILES drummer Guigou Chevenier.

Based in the French cities of Nancy and Avignon, PILES is comprised of Guigou Chevenier (Etron Fou Leloublan, Volapük), Anthony Laguerre (Filiamotsa, Club Cactus, Myotis), and Michel Deltruc (Isle-Adam 95, NAJA Nancy Jazz Action). In 2016, Chevenier had the idea for PILES to continue his musical work with experimental trio ‘Les Batteries’ between 1985 and 2000. This drum trio also involved British drummer Charles Hayward and American drummer Rick Brown. PILES’ three drummers have long and rich careers.

‘Una Volta’ is a knock-out record of eight drum sound compositions, revealing secrets of the universe that are written in light. Abstract instrumental, this collection of tracks was created by three friends who teamed up especially for this recording.

PILES’ sound is a free fall into the universe of energetic beats, rhythm, dynamics, repetition of the unexpected. It is an adventure that reveals the hidden depths of their sound spectrum of acoustic drums.

PILES’ drumming is shaped by their individual musical roads by life, architecture, landscapes, nature, politics, film, art, dance and theater. By seeing and hearing the rhythm in all that surrounds us. Taking inspiration from kraut rock, free jazz and improv, they are also influenced by Can, Dave Grohl, Arvo Part, Drumbo (of Captain Beefheart), Robert Wyatt, Abe Cunningham, Jimmy Chamberlain, Jon Theodore, Joe Baron and many others.

PILES ‘Una Volta’ CD is accompanied by a 32-page booklet based on the graphic stop-motion video ‘Drones and Piles’, created by graphic artist Bas Mantel. The visuals were created to the music in the same way the scenes of Eisenstein’s1938 film ‘Alexandre Nevski’ was directed totally based on the rhythm of the music of Sergei Prokofiev.

The rhythmic and fragmentary style of the black and white images exposes the art of dance with Lettraset, dots-dots-dots, molecules transmitting life and death, cells constructing shapes and graphic radiowaves translated into frequencies and velocity, repetition in electro magnetic patterns, and the isolation of getting lost in outer space.

Like PILES’ drum-based sound, these graphic designs are frightening, direct, loud/quiet, raw, layered, fragmentary, abstract and experimental. REV. Lab founder Bas Mantel felt PILES would be a perfect fit for the REV. Lab. series, released jointly with Aagoo Records.

REV. Lab is a small independent music label, whose sound and tone is rooted in electronic, ambient, experimental, cinematic and abstract soundscapes. This series investigates the relation between the graphic translation of the music and its physical output.

Aagoo Records is home to vinyl releases by Xiu Xiu, Phillip Petit, Eraldo Bernocchi & Chihei Hatakeyama, Lucky Dragons, Darto, CUP, connect_icut, and The Use.

‘Una Volta’ is a limited release of 300 copies, including a CD with book carefully packed in a semi-transparent glassine bag. As of September 21, it will be available via online stores and streaming platforms, but can already be ordered from Aagoo Records’ website and digitally via Bandcamp.

TRACK LIST
1. Drones and Piles 03:21
2. Decay 03:14
3. Ulrik 01:49
4. Mort aux cons 02:31
5. Kraut and Piles 09:04
6. Materials in US 09:08
7. Chambre d’echo 03:58
8. Marie 09:17

CREDITS
Anthony Laguerre [drums + keys + guitar] + Guigou Chenevier [drums] + Michel Deltruc [drums]
Produced by Anthony Laguerre at the Shadyn Studio (Nancy, France)
Recorded at Les Hauts Plateaux | Mix at the Shadyn Studio with the assistance of Emmanuel Gilot
Mastered by Jean Francois Hustin at Organic Studio in Liege
Concept & graphic art/design by Bas Mantel [revlaboratories.com]
‘Drones and Piles message text’ by Morgan Enos

Keep up with PILES / REV. Lab Records
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Posted by on August 9, 2018 in Alternative

 

NYC electronic songstress Searmanas unveils new surreal video for ‘Undo’

NYC-based electronic artist Searmanas presents her debut video for ‘Undo’, the lead track off her debut album, out now via Cleopatra Records.  Her first full-length self-titled release covers a wide spectrum of the electronic music world.

Conceived in 2016, Searmanas is the solo project of electronic producer Niabi Aquena, her moniker derived from Gaelic and meaning “ceremony” or “ceremonial”. Originally hailing from the Shanandoah Valley in rural Virginia, Aquena has based her musical practice in New York City for almost two decades. A classically trained pianist and vocalist, her musical evolution has led her to experiment with electronic hardware.

Searmanas’ sound explores the role of ceremony within urban experience, resulting in severe, textured landscapes with touches of sparse vocals. Her wordless poetry ranges from industrial glitches to layered, oceanic progressions, all tied together by an aura of questioning and chaos. Her music is inspired by early Aphex Twin, Ryuichi Sakamoto, early Tori Amos, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Grouper, FKA Twigs and Fever Ray.

Searmanas has performed with the likes of John Bender, Hieroglyphic Being, Miho Hatori, and Mahogany. She is a member of Brooklyn-based media collective CHASM and regularly performs live in NYC and beyond.

Phonetics is a minimal yet complex drone imploring the listener to understand, to hear – like a satellite moving overhead from one point in the sky to the next, seemingly unmoving yet gaining distance. Liberosis is a word that is defined as the desire to care less; you want only to be able to let go yet find yourself unable. Nodul Tollens is the the realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore; you keep finding yourself immersed in passages you don’t understand,” explains Niabi Aquena.

Undo Is a pause to the beginning before everything hurt. It is the release of the concept of time. It is the beginning of the process of healing. Crystalized is the resolve to begin healing. Page 1 represents the beginning of a new story; although remnants of sorrow are still there, it’s a beginning away from sorrow. SEA is where we have landed. It is the culmination of everything. It was written, in fact, from a poem that I wrote a love many years ago which was adapted to become the lyrics to this song.”

Searmanas’ album is available through online stores and streaming platforms such as Spotify, as well as Bandcamp. Winding down her East coast / Midwest tour, Searmanas will play two more dates with fellow Cleopatra artist Textbeak. On August 3, she performs in Columbus, Ohio at The Summit and, on August 4, in Lakewood, Ohio at Phantasy Complex.
CREDITS
Album produced by Niabi Aquena, Searmanas
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio (NY)
Mix by Joshua Valleau at The Glass Wall (NY)
In dedication to Yemaya

Keep up with Searmanas
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Posted by on August 4, 2018 in Alternative

 

Helix, New Project from Assemblage 23’s Tom Shear!

HELIX is the long awaited collaboration between Tom Shear (Assemblage 23) and vocalist Mari Kattman (Day Twelve, Mari & The Ghost) and offers a genre-defying sonic tapestry of electronics, organic elements and haunting vocal harmonies.

Trip-hop, dub, dream pop, synth-pop, and lo-fi collide with a blend of seductive beats, found sounds, eerie textures and distant melodies.

Entitled ‘Twin‘ this debut album by HELIX will be released on August 24, 2018 by Metropolis Records.

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2018 in Alternative