Sargent House gets its own Stage at this years Indiependent Music & Arts Festival in Cork Ireland - August 2nd
Sargent House is proud to announce our very first Festival Stage at this years Indiependence Music & Arts Festival on August 2nd.
We will have And So I Watch You From Afar, Bosnian Rainbows, Chelsea Wolfe, Mylets, No Spill Blood & TTNG all playing our stage this year.
Below are videos and links to see and hear more from each of the bands playing our stage. (listed in alphabetical order).
AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR - (IRELAND)
Click to hear all ASIWYFA Albums
See all ASIWYFA Tour dates
BOSNIAN RAINBOWS - (USA)
Click to hear Bosnian Rainbows Albums
See all Bosnian Rainbows Tour dates
Russian Circles Drummer Dave Turncrantz gets love from Istanbul Cymbals in Modern Drummer this Month
Submerge Magazine: Cover Story and feature on Tera Melos - Issue # 136 out now
Tera Melos are on the cover and there is a great feature story on them in Issue #136 of Submerge Magazine - Click to read it online or grab it in hard copy out this week in Sacramento, CA.
And don’t miss Tera Melos out on tour now - see all dates here.
Sargent House Takes Over Made Of Chalk this Month with 9 Live Video Premieres
Mylets answers another round of Questions from The Bearded Gentlemen
A lot has changed for Henry Kohen a.k.a. Mylets since we last spoke in December. He’s moved to Los Angeles, is now officially signed to Sargent House, and is living in Sargent house with its founder Cathy Pellow. Now Mylets days are filled with non-stop practice, playing, writing, and recording for his new full length which should be out next year. In the mean time Sargent House has released a compilation of Mylets previous works called Retcon, that combines the three E.P.’s that were released prior to his signing to the label. The tracks contained on Retcon are nothing short of spectacular and since I already owned the E.P.’s before the re-release, I can hear a vast improvement on the sound quality due to the re-master and mix from Chris Common (drummer of These Arms Are Snakes and in house Sargent House studio guru). Hearing these re-mastered songs contained on Retcon just makes me want some new tunes from Mylets. Since the wait is killing me, I figured I would get back in touch with Kohen to find out what progress has been made on the new album. Also, I wanted to know how his new life is treating him, what he thinks about being a part of Sargent House, and see what he thought about his new status as an Internet Celebrity.
So during our last interview, you were just about to leave Indiana and head out to L.A. and Sargent House. How cool is it now to be officially in the fold?
Things out here are great! Good weather, good hikes, and I can be as involved or uninvolved in it all as I want. A big change from Indiana, that’s for sure.
CLASH Magazine Live Review: Bosnian Rainbows in London, UK
The word “supergroup” can be a tricky term. It’s one of those words that has a habit of raising expectations, and that’s not always a good thing. Bosnian Rainbows are certainly an act who fit firmly into the supergroup category, made up of former The Mars Volta members Omar Rodríguez-López and Deantoni Parks, plus Le Butcherettes vocalist Teri Gender Bender, and Nicci Kasper on keys.
Considering this musical prog-punk pedigree, it’s no wonder how hard it is to get close to the stage of London’s 100 Club for the band’s headline set. This intimate venue has built its reputation on being the place where numerous punk legends, such as Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Adicts, have cut their teeth.
This proves to be a fitting lineage for tonight’s show. The low ceiling and tightly packed crowd give proceedings a sweaty house party feel. And as Bosnian Rainbows take the stage, cheers are hushed into near silence and the band launches straight into the sinister synths of ‘Eli’, the opening track from their forthcoming self-titled album.
The fact that the band have been constantly on tour since their inception in 2012 shines through as the four-piece instantly come together like a tightly honed machine. Rodríguez-López’s virtuoso guitar work fits seamlessly with the pounding beats and rhythmic synths of Parks and Kasper.
It’s clear, however, that the stage belongs to leading lady Teri Gender Bender. Having a name reminiscent of ’70s punk icons like Poly Styrene is no accident. Her stage presence is drenched in gloriously exhibitionist spirit as she dominates the stage like a cross between Alice Glass and Patti Smith.
And So I Watch You From Afar do Two Nights in Dublin - Live Review Night 1
And So I Watch You From Afar in Whelan’s, Dublin on 15 May 2013.
To celebrate the launch of their third studio album “All Hail Bright Futures”, Belfast noise merchants And So I Watch You From Afar descended on Whelan’s last night for the first of two Dublin shows. With the new album taking the band in several different musical directions, it was always going to come down to how the material sounded live. Sure enough the band did not disappoint, bringing their trademark ferocious intensity to both old songs and new.
With ASIWYFA curating the support lineup on the night, the diverse opening acts reflected the multitude of influences held by the band.
ASIWYFA’s entrance was heralded by the opening tack of “All Hail Bright Futures”. Starting with a tropical calypso sound, Eunoia increased in intensity as the band emerged and took their places, launching into Big Thinks Do Remarkable with sheer unbridled vigour. This was followed by the even more energetic and chaotic Like A Mouse. This opening salvo of new tracks proved just how well the new material works on a live stage, with the new addition of group vocals giving the crowd a chance to chant along in unison. The tracks may have been new, but it was clear that the audience were already familiar with them.
SPREAD: Retrospective Deconstruction Feature - NATIVE live
I have to review my favorite song performed by Native on March 25th, 2013, in Montreal at L’Escogriffe. This favorite Montreal dive bar, at first, seemed like a peculiar location to film a killer video, but it became clear this was home. The vibe and lighting accompanied Native‘s tension and rebellious attitude. These cats were so real and nice to the Spread crew, I was blown away. Also, the connection between them and another band close to my heart, Tomorrow, St. Peter, was too big to ignore, having played together at the Straight Edge Coalition‘s loft in Sweden. I found myself analyzing every piece of music as if it would save my tired soul. Watch the video before you read, so you really get how big this is. I promise to deconstruct this song and the writing approach just for you guys. The recipe behind the production of this timeless and perfect track. It was not by chance, nor was it a fluke, but masters at play.
Is it just me or are these crazy bastards playing to the tempo of children playing and other vocal samples. I’ve only seen this type of thing in Powerviolence and it’s a style that always impresses me as a listener. It’s the rare time that I don’t know where a song is going. Playing with tempo instead of time signatures. Hmmmmmmmm…..
Vice’s NOISEY Video Premiere of Indian Handcrafts New video for Bruce Lee
Here’s a sweet exclusive: the gritty new video for Indian Handcrafts’ latest single, “Bruce Lee.” As an homage to their late hero’s sick Kung Fu skills, the Canadian duo pretty much kicks the crap out of each other with high kicks, uppercuts, and nunchucks, plus that ultimate display of testosterone-fuelled masculinity, the staring contest. All of this is set to a soundtrack of gnarly, drive-faster riffs and stomach-socking beats. It will make you want to roll around and get raw and then watch Kill Bill.
Tera Melos Misadventures continue…. Sunburn
Bosnian Rainbows announce East Coast Tour Dates in July
Bosnian Rainbows have just announced more US shows and some more European & South American festival plays in support of their upcoming debut album release on June 25, 2013 on Sargent House. The album is now available for Pre-Order on Vinyl, CD and digitally on Itunes.
SEE ALL BOSNIAN RAINBOWS SHOW DETAILS HERE
BOSNIAN RAINBOWS 2013
May 25, 2013 - El Paso, TX @ Neon Desert Music Festival
May 28, 2013 - Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ Zorch
May 29, 2013 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Zorch
May 30, 2013 - Houston, TX @ HOB - Bronze Peacock w/ Zorch
June 21, 2013 - Schiphorst, DE @ Avantgarde Festival
June 24, 2013 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
June 25, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA @ First Unitarian Church
June 26, 2013 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
June 27, 2013 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
July 01, 2013 - Bogota, Columbia @ Rock Al Parque Festival
July 10, 2013 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
July 12, 2013 - Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall
July 13, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
July 14, 2013 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
July 16, 2013 - Hamden, CT @ The Spaceland Ballroom
July 18, 2013 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
July 19, 2013 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
July 20, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
July 21, 2013 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
July 23, 2013 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
July 24, 2013 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Aug 02, 2013 - Cork, Ireland @ Indiependent Festival
Aug 16, 2013 - Groningen, Holland @ Noorderzon Festival
Aug 17, 2013 - Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival
Aug 31, 2013 - Copenhagen, DE @ Vega w/ Tomahawk
Sept 01, 2013 - Oslo, Norway @Rockefeller Music Hall w/ Tomahawk
Sept 02,2013 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Media w/ Tomahawk
Sept 04, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland @ Circus w/ Tomahawk
Sept 06, 2013 - Berlin, Germany @ Berlin Festival
Oct 26, 2013 - Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Festival
Deafheaven Announces full US Tour with Marriages on all dates
Deafheaven will be headlining the first US Tour in support of their new album Sunbather which will see its release via Deathwish on June 11th. As support on all dates will be Marriages the band from Red Sparowes members Emma Ruth Rundle and Greg Burns and on drums special guest Chris Common from These Arms Are Snakes will be playing with them for this tour.
On May 18th Deafheaven will be guest DJ’ing and hosting a Listening Party for the album in their hometown of San Francisco before playing three shows with Boris.
SEE ALL SHOW DETAILS HERE AND BELOW
Below is Deafheaven in the Studio Video on the Making of Sunbather
May 18 - San Fransisco, CA @ Showdown (Album Listening Party)
BORIS & DEAFHEAVEN
May 22 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop w/ Boris
May 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ Boris & Marriages
May 24, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ Boris & Ides of Gemini
DEAFHEAVEN & MARRIAGES
Jun 19, 2013 - Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
Jun 21, 2013 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Jun 22, 2013 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
Jun 23, 2013 - Houston, TX @ Mango’s
Jun 25, 2013 - Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
Jun 26, 2013 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Jun 26, 2013 - North Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
Jun 27, 2013 - Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone Club
Jun 29, 2013 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
Jun 30, 2013 - Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
Jul 1, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
Jul 2, 2013 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
Jul 3, 2013 - Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bear’s Place
Jul 5, 2013 - Cleveland Heights, OH@ Grog Shop
Jul 6, 2013 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Jul 7, 2013 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
Jul 8, 2013 - Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
Jul 9, 2013 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
Jul 10, 2013 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Jul 11, 2013 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Jul 13, 2013 - Portland, OR @ Bunker Bar
Jul 15, 2013 - San Francisco, CA @ The Bottom of the Hill
Pitchfork Review of Tera Melos’ X’ed Out
Sacramento trio Tera Melos traffic in genres that are often viewed as the opposite of punk, i.e., prog, math-rock, post-hardcore. But when done properly, these styles generate all of the enthusiasm of punk while turning its traditional logic about formal training on its head: What if your love of music inspires you to train to the point where you can accomplish anything you want? That’s what Tera Melos get at on their fourth album, X’ed Out, a super-collider of genres, riffs and mad rhythms thatis often thrilling, occasionally exhausting, and, unlike most chops-based music, never dull.
It wasn’t always this way. Their previous work was often chops for chops’-sake, impressive on a theoretical level, manifesting in songs as spazzed-out and inscrutable as their titles— “Guy vs D.C. Sniper,” “A Spoonful Of Slurry (is Good for What Ails You),” to name a few. While their instrumental capacities are still plenty baffling, Tera Melos appear to be relishing the opportunity to encounter new difficulties; whereas jamming a 7/4 riff against a 12/8 backbeat is a puzzle that can be solved with enough effort, the stuff X’ed Out goes for is sparked by the metaphysical— ingenuity and serendipity.
Fortunately, Tera Melos sound exhilarated by the potential of not having an idea of where these songs might end up. X’ed Out begins on a monotone, palm-muted riff that could’ve found itself on a Phoenix or Strokes record; in fact, when Nick Reinhart’s vaporous falsetto first enters, it sounds a great deal like “Tap Out” from Comedown Machine. A couple of clean guitar runs nestle their way into the mix, and all of a sudden, it’s more in the style of looping enthusiasts like Dustin Wong. And then… a circle-pit ready chorus in Sufjan Stevens’ favorite time signature?
Russian Circles begin recording LP5 - at Electrical Audio in Chicago
Fang Island & No Spill Blood end their EU Tour with a bang in Dublin - Live Show Review
It’s the end of the current tour for Fang Island, who have been doing the rounds over the preceding weeks aided and abetted by No Spill Blood. Hailing from Rhode Island, Fang Island specialize in a type of infectious, no frills guitar music that marks them out as the greatest band on earth. Okay, they’re not the greatest band on earth, but they might well be the most enjoyable band to rock out to on your headphones. The band’s ethos is simple – create the sound of “everyone high-fiving everyone.” While we have no idea how this might sound, if it’s measured through musical notation then this is probably it.
The three-pronged sonic assault that is No Spill Blood takes the stage, and from the alarm tone synth of Good Company it’s a heavy, molten slab of Death From Above 1979 style noise. Drummer Lar Kaye is a hard-hitter, and he and the howling vocal and bass of Matt Hedigan provide the basis for Ruadhan O’ Meara to layer on the colour with his dense synth patterns. It’s a full room from the first notes, as the band tear through the ‘Street Meat’ material, with the synth elevating things, swirling around the venue and grounding back on the solid work of the rhythm section. Crowd surfers are hoyed out of the air by bouncers, but the atmosphere is never anything less than cheerful. Bodies pump in rhythm, and when the band kicks back in after the prog-y breakdown of New Tricks a sea of heads simultaneously rock back and forth on their hinges. A false ending winds down the set, Buckfast makes an appearance, and the band gear up once more to bring things to a conclusion. Go on, the Bucky.
Things are buzzing nicely as Fang Island hit the stage. This gig was upgraded from The Grand Social to a post-midnight slot here in The Button Factory, so folk are by now well-readied from the previous band and the previous beers. There is no rest for NSB’s Lar Kaye, double-jobbing on bass guitar for the headliner’s set, and from the off it’s head-shaking stuff with The Illinois. Seek It Out comes in with a distorted intro before scaling back, and an anthemic Life Coach follows. With two albums to their name, the band dips in to both through the set. ‘Major’ song Chompers is all finger-tapping, snare-rattling excellence – the song’s upward key change is the single greatest moment of this weekend. The band stop, barley pause for breath and delve straight back into the rock-out ending.