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Adebisi Shank officially close for business. A fond Farewell to our beloved Shank

One of the best Irish bands who existed, and one of my favourites since I started this site in 2006 have called it a day officially today. Having just released their third album, Adebisi Shank have announced the end of the band as they go out with two final Dublin shows on Thursday, September 25th and Friday night the 26th.

They blew my mind on many an occasion and they leave three stunning albums, an amazing debut EP, memories of masks, sweat and euphoria left on the floors of venues they decimated. And of course, Colin Skehan. With his top off.

Here’s their statement.

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Don’t miss Tera Melos on tour now see all Dates & Details HERE

Live Review:
Before delving into a set of melding together chaos and harmony, Tera Melos guitarist Nick Reinhart grabbed his microphone to yell “DENTAL PLAN!” at the crowd. A few hesitant Simpsons fans immediately understood the reference, mumbling back to him, “Lisa needs braces!” It is no secret Tera Melos are some of the biggest Simpsons fans. Their gear is covered in memorabilia and their merch is often printed with select characters from the show. Just like The Simpsons, Tera Melos has created their own universe from scratch. For Tera Melos, horror and the absurd collide. A Halloween decoration of a man hanging on fishhooks from his eyelids sat on the edge of the stage. While not “present” for this tour, fan favorite Hot Dog Man was projected on the screen behind the band (most recently featured in the Sunburn music video). Most important to the Tera Melos universe, is their unparalleled sound.

Kicking off the set, Reinhart began shredding some incredibly wonky riffs, while simultaneously manning his expansive pedal board. Without so many of these pedals, there is no way Tera Melos could achieve their unique, alien sound. After the preluding guitar freak out, the band began playing full songs. Most of the set consisted of cuts from their latest album, X’ed Out. While the songs off X’ed Out tend to be more reserved compared to older Tera Melos material, the band kicked these songs into a higher gear for a live setting. For the whole night, drummer John Clardy seemed to be adding as many fills as possible as fast as he could, while keeping up with incredibly technical rhythms. Watching Nathan Latona’s bass playing was equally exciting, watching him effortlessly walk his fingers up, down, and even off the fret board.

Tera Melos graced the audience with a couple new songs. While X’ed Out felt like Tera Melos was relatively experimenting with a more minimal sound, these new songs sound more technical, akin to Patagonian Rats. The highlight of Tera Melos’ set might have been Patagonian Rats’ single “Frozen Zoo”. Watching the process of this song being played was way more fascinating than it sounds on record. Reinhert began the song looping noisy, seemingly random riffs. Slowly these riffs began to compliment each other, forming a coherently beat and melody. That is the very essence of Tera Melos: the unsuspectingly weird coming together to create something great. - See All photos and Full show Review HERE
Written By Joe Sansone and Nina Corcoran
Photos by Nina Corcoran



Ravishly.com “Ladies We Love” Interview with the head of the House Cathy Pellow

imageimageWhat happens when an ambitious woman gets frustrated with the “old boys club” in the music management industry? She starts her own company, creates a badass roster of undeniable musicians, and earns herself a spot at the round table.

That, at least, is what ambitious woman Cathy Pellow did—and with resounding success.

As a band manager, Pellow realized she’d had enough of trying to work with male-centered, bureaucratic label companies to get her artists represented. So she changed the game by founding Sargent House. The company serves as a two-in-one band manager and label for hand-picked musicians, promoting their work while giving them artistic freedom.

I’ve been following Sargent House since 2010, and am always impressed by the quality of music the label consistently produces. Sargent House fights the good fight for talented artists and the consumers who love them, and I personally could not be more thankful for it.

Pellow chatted with Ravishly about how she can tell if a band is great, the problem with Nicki Minaj ass talk, and why it’s OK to love an underground band that makes it big.

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TheFarmFamily.com - There is a new site in town

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We like so many things over here,  so we decided to start a website where we could share all the things that we think are great.  On it there will be a lot of exclusive behind the scenes photos and videos from our own bands as well as other bands we think rule. It will feature content we create on the road and at The Farm Family location. as well as content sent in from the artists we admire. So no, this site is not just about music, it’s about all kinds of art. So join in, it is still a work in progress… but you gotta start somewhere…

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Day 1 is today and we have a new video of Emma Ruth Rundle with Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man) performing together and an

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interview with @showdrawn Illustrator Brian Butler and on the road photos from the Boris & Marriages Tour all taken by Thomas McMahan -

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Sargent House Presents TTNG & Emma Ruth Rundle & Mylets N. American Fall Tour 2014

Sargent House is delighted to announce our second annual Fall Tour lineup for 2014 featuring TTNG in the headline slot with direct support to be traded off each night between Mylets and Emma Ruth Rundle. So be sure to turn up  on time so you don’t miss any of these three great acts. The tour begins on October 20th in Santa Ana, CA and will travel across North America, with two Canadian stops in Montreal and Toronto, coming full circle and ending November 22nd back in California with the last show in Los Angeles. Beautiful poster art by Xavi at Error Design and we will have some available for purchase on the tour.

SARGENT HOUSE FALL 2014 TOUR
w/ TTNG, EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & MYLETS
Oct 20 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
Oct 21 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live
Oct 22 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Oct 23 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Oct 24 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 
Oct 27 - Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
Oct 29 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Oct 30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Nov 02 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Nov 03 - Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
Nov 04 - New York City, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Nov 05 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
Nov 06 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Downstairs)
Nov 07 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz (formerly Il Motore)
Nov 08 - Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Nov 10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
Nov 11 - Grand Rapids, MI@ Pyramid Scheme
Nov 12 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Nov 13 - St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
Nov 14 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
Nov 15 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
Nov 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
Nov 18 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
Nov 19 - Portland, OR @ Slabtown
Nov 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
Nov 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (Early Show)

See Full listing of TTNG Tour Dates & Details w/ Ticket links HERE
See Full listing of MYLETS Tour Dates
See Full listing of EMMA RUTH RUNDLE Tour Dates


Russian Circles Canadian Tour Dates & 2 US Fest Dates begin on Sept 13 

Russian Circles headlining Canadian tour starts on September 13th with The Atlas Moth as support on all shows. They will also play two US festivals at the end of the run the first in Minneapolis on Sept 26th at The Downtown Festival with Deafheaven. Ending in Dallas, TX Russian Circles will play Index Festival on 9/28.

SEE ALL RUSSIAN CIRCLES DATES, DETAILS HERE

RUSSIAN CIRCLES LIVE 2014

09/13  London, ON @ Rum Runner Room (London Music Hall) #
09/14  Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Mile End #
09/15  Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace #
09/18  Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid #
09/20  Calgary, AB @ Palomino #
09/22  Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Stop #
09/24  Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop #
09/26  Minneapolis, MN @ Downtown Festival @ Skyway Theater **
09/ 27- 28  Dallas, TX @ Index Festival ^^

# w/ The Atlas Moth
** w/ Deafheaven,The Atlas Moth & False
^^ w/ Palms, Senses Fail, Joyce Manor, Zorch

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Indian Handcrafts join Deafheaven on US & Canadian Shows starting 9/14

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Indian Handcrafts will be joining our very own Deafheaven for a few shows in the US and Canada - these shows are selling out so make sure to get tickets in advance and come early enough that you don’t miss Indian Handcrafts who will be playing first of the three with fellow Canadians No Joy who are playing direct support.

See ALL Indian Handcrafts tour dates & details HERE

See ALL DEAFHEAVEN Tour dates & details HERE

 
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DEAFHEAVEN, NO JOY, INDIAN HANDCRAFTS 2014
September 14 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - SOLD OUT
September 16 Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space
September 17 Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe
September 18 Buffalo, NY @ Traff Music Hall
September 19 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
September 20 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore


Sargent House Label Drop on SoundSupply - 10 Great Albums 1 Great price

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Over here we encourage new music discovery, so we are delighted to be offering a Sargent House Label Drop offer over at SoundSupply. You can now get in any file size you like, 10 great albums from 10 different Sargent House bands for only $15. So, even if you already have a few of them, so what? Now is the chance to try some bands you don’t have yet and who you will probably like a lot if you already have any of these albums.  So we hope you will get to know some you may not already. This offer is only on for another 10 days so grab it up and help spread the word - we appreciate it greatly. Enjoy the tunes from the likes of Russian Circles, Chelsea Wolfe, Tera Melos, Adebisi Shank, Helms Alee, Marriages, Mutoid Man, Indian Handcrafts, Emma Ruth Rundle & Mylets
(You can also stream all these albums in full at sargenthouse.bandcamp.com )

THIS DEAL IS AVAILABLE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

And to those of you who don’t like Digital… Keep in mind we always have the 5 for $25 CD deals and the 5 for $55 Vinyl deals at the Sargent House Record Store all the the time - sargenthouse.hellomerch.com



Pitchfork names Deafheaven’s Sunbather & Dreamhouse in the their top albums & tracks of the decade so far

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Click here to see the Top 100 Albums of the decade so far as chosen by Pitchfork, who have placed Deafheaven’s “Sunbather” in at #26.

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Deafheaven’s track “Dreamhouse” has also made their Top 200 Songs of the decade so far list over at Pitchfork coming in at #52 


Tera Melos release new video for Sunburn and tour with Pinback is underway


Tera Melos
have released a new video today for their song Sunburn from the album X’ed Out. Directed by their partner in weird and longtime collaborator Behn Fannin who has helmed several of the band’s other videos and whose comedic clip “Bitchy Resting Face" made us laugh a lot and has become a bit of a viral sensation.

You can also catch Tera Melos live now on the road playing main support to Pinback on their “Summer In Abaddon” 10-year anniversary tour.

SEE ALL TERA MELOS TOUR DATES & DETAILS HERE

TERA MELOS LIVE 2014
09/05  Dallas, TX @ Trees *
09/06  Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
09/08  Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree *
09/09  Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *
09/10  Charlotte, NC @ The Chop Shop NoDa *
09/11  Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
09/12  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
09/13  New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
09/15  Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
09/16  Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works *
09/17  Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner *
09/18  Akron, OH @ Musica *
09/19  Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
09/20  Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
09/21  Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
09/22  Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *
09/23  Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre *
09/24  Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot *
09/25  Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *
09/26  Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
09/27  Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial *
09/28  Seattle, WA @ Showbox *
09/29  Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
10/01  Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theater *
10/02  San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club *
10/03  Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
10/04  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
10/28   Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher
10/29   Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
10/31   Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds w/ By The End Of Tonight
11/01   Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
11/02   Nashville, TN @ Exit In

* w/ Pinback





Deafheaven photos above by Matt Draper for Impose Magazine taken at FYF Festival in Los Angeles, CA on August 24, 2014.

Deafheaven will depart soon for their headline run in N. America starting on Sept 13th with festival plays including Basilica Festival in Hudson, NY, Downtown Festival in Minneapolis,  Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, Pygmalion Festival in Central Illinois, and Via Festival in Pittsburgh with club shows with No Joy and Indian Handcrafts in between.  Their extensive tour schedule continues into October for Corona Capital (Deafheaven’s first ever appearance in Mexico) and Fun Fun Fun Fest in November.

SEE ALL DEAFHEAVEN SHOWS & DETAILS HERE

DEAFHEAVEN LIVE 2014
09/13  Hudson, NY @ Basilica Sound Scape 14
09/14  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg # - SOLD OUT
09/16  Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space #
09/17  Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe #
09/18  Buffalo, NY @ Traff Music Hall #
09/19  Toronto, ON @ Opera House #
09/20  Montreal, QC @ Il Motore #
09/21  Burlington, VT @ Showcase Lounge #^
09/23  Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #^
09/24  Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop #^
9/26  Minneapolis, MN @ Downtown Festival @ Skyway Theater **
9/27  Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
9/28  Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
10/01  Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
10/02  Pittsburgh, PA @ Via Festival
10/03  Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
10/11 Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital Festival
11/09  Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
 
# w/ No Joy Indian Handcrafts
#^ w/ No Joy
** w/ Russian Circles, The Atlas Moth


Sound Select Interview & Live Audio: Get To Know Zorch

Zorch are currently on tour see ALL dates / details HERE

It’s hard being in any band – but it’s especially tough for a two-piece.

When a duo doesn’t work, they can sound like an incomplete group. When it does work, however, there’s a certain chemistry that other bands can’t replicate. The Austin-based twosome Zorch — which played a Red Bull Sound Select show last month in Dallas — has this chemistry in spades, along with a knack for creating the sonic illusion that there are more members. Almost every song has a layered depth that’s very tricky to pull off live; while the music might seem like it’s about to go off the rails, it’s intricately planned and coordinated.

Sam Chown (a.k.a. Shmu) and Zac Traeger first met as dorm-mates at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. They built up both a friendship and a musical relationship, improvising two to six hours a day, though it wasn’t until the two moved away from Boston that they began writing their own music. Their decision to stay a duo was inspired by fellow two-piecers Lightning Bolt and Death From Above 1979, along with the breakthroughs in synth and computer technology for live performance.

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Chelsea Wolfe releases video for Kings on One Year Anniversary of Pain Is Beauty & 3 day Sale

imageOn September 3, 2013 we released Chelsea Wolfe’s album Pain Is Beauty, such a stunning piece of music. To celebrate its One Year Anniversary we will be offering it digitally, in any file size you like for just $3.99 on Chelsea Wolfe’s Bandcamp starting now through September 6th. We will also be offering 15% off ALL Chelsea Wolfe Music on Vinyl or CD, including all Music Bundles and or the custom USB drive with the film “Lone” on it. Just use the discount code “KINGS” at http://chelseawolfe.hellomerch.com


And check out her new video for the song Kings below.


Multi Camera live video of Mutoid Man at Vacation Vinyl by Cavis Tapes

Thanks to everyone at Vacation Vinyl for having Mutoid Man come play back in March and to Cavis Tapes for this multi camera shoot of it and for posting the full set for everyone to check out.


Pitchfork premieres Deafheaven’s new track & Headline N. American Tour starts September 13

Deafheaven have shared the studio version of “From the Kettle Onto the Coil”, a new track they recently performed at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Now, it’s being released as part of this year’s Adult Swim Summer Singles Program. It’ll be available as a free download here beginning August 25. 

Check out the complete Summer Singles artist list and song release schedule here.

Note: Artwork shown above is the bands version and is By Jesse Draxler. Adult Swim is using their own version of the artwork which can be seen at the Tracks link here

Watch “From the Kettle Onto the Coil” live debut below and click here to see more live videos by Deafheaven at Pitchfork Music Festival:

Deafheaven have just returned from their European tour and will now head East kicking of a headline run in N. America with festival plays including Basilica Festival in Hudson, NY, Downtown Festival in Minneapolis,  Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, Pygmalion Festival in Central Illinois, and Via Festival in Pittsburgh.  Deafheaven will play club shows with No Joy and Indian Handcrafts in between.  Their extensive tour schedule continues into October for Corona Capital (Deafheaven’s first ever appearance in Mexico) and Fun Fun Fun Fest in November.

SEE ALL DEAFHEAVEN SHOWS & DETAILS HERE

DEAFHEAVEN LIVE 2014
08/24  Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest - SOLD OUT
09/13  Hudson, NY @ Basilica Sound Scape 14
09/14  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
09/16  Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space #
09/17  Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe #
09/18  Buffalo, NY @ Traff Music Hall #
09/19  Toronto, ON @ Opera House #
09/20  Montreal, QC @ Il Motore #
09/21  Burlington, VT @ Showcase Lounge #^
09/23  Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #^
09/24  Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop #^
9/26  Minneapolis, MN @ Downtown Festival @ Skyway Theater
9/27  Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
9/28  Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
10/01  Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
10/02  Pittsburgh, PA @ Via Festival
10/03  Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
10/11 Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital Festival
11/09  Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
 
# w/ No Joy Indian Handcrafts
#^ w/ No Joy