Songwriters On Process with Teri from Le...
Teri Suarez (Le Butcherettes) Sure, it might be hard to discuss Teri Suarez (aka Teri Gender Bender) and her band Le Butcherettes without a mention of her performance art: the fake blood, the pig’s head, the flour, the apron, all that lipstick, and the broom. But what’s onstage is a package, and you have to appreciate the innerconnectedness of it all to realize that this is part...
Tera Melos - The Link
Math Pop for the Masses Tera Melos Find Their Voice Through Upbeat Experiments These days it seems like pop music has become an increasingly effortless affair. But it doesn’t have to be that way, necessarily. Sacramento’s Tera Melos started out playing schizophrenic math rock, a genre named after the careful counting required for its polyrhythmic sound. Recently the band has brought their...
After Ellen Interviews Teri of Le Butcherettes
Many times my inbox is flooded with emails about bands who have little-to-no impact on my world. They tend to sound exactly the same as the last good-looking pop tartlet to flash across my inbox and their Myspace pages play familiar cookie-cutter songs that blend right into the next. So, imagine my surprise when the deliciously political punk rock sounds of Le Butcherettes made its way to my...
RCRD LBL Features - Gypsyblood "Take Your Picture"
Thank you, Gypsyblood. Thank you for taking the tired terrain of indie and turning it on its head, for doing something innovative with your lo-fi vocals, for proving that surf isn’t just a cover for technical inability. Here’s to the three minutes of “Take Your Picture” that take fuzz to infinity and beyond. And here’s to Sargent House, who release Cold In The...
Omar Rodriguez Lopez Interview
Q&A Sessions: Omar Rodriguez Lopez by Rob Perez / Noche Latina Omar Rodriguez Lopez wants you to be initiated. Disputedly the most prolific artist in music today, Rodriguez has been the creative force behind two influential bands for the past 15 years—At the Drive In and The Mars Volta. When Rodriguez performs, he channels the electric spirit of Jimi Hendrix, the smooth guitar rhythms of...
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Telesterion Pre Orders
Omar Rodriguez Lopez’s - “Telesterion” Box Set Vinyl & or Double CD are now up for Pre-Order. Also, available are Deluxe Bundles (seen above- click photo to enlarge) All orders will ship on or around April 10, 2011. Official release date is on Record Store day April 16, 2011 but will only be available in a limited amount of 350 pieces to Indie stores. ORDER HERE Vinyl Box...
This Is Book's Music Reviews Adebisi Shank
The album begins with natural sound of someone walking into a room, before it goes into a sequenced melody that sounds either like an old video game or something from a Japanese jewel box. Then there’s filtered horns, raging horns that sound like what would happen if ska came from the moon, and then just these powerful drums and raging guitars. There was a bit of information and sensory...
Tera Melos - Zoo Weather EP - A day Early
Tera Melos’ - Zoo Weather EP is being released on Cassettes only and are now available to order. They are limited to only 500 printed and they come with a free Download card for the EP. The band will also have some with them on their upcoming US Co-Headline Tour with Marnie Stern. And in celebration we have made the Digital Stream / DL available a day early! So enjoy and Share.
Le Butcherettes SXSW & Tour with Deftones & The...
Le Butcherettes 2011 will launch the new lineup with Jonathan Hischke on bass, Teri Gender Bender on guitar, vocals, keys & Gabe Serbian on drums. Does it get any better? Oh hell no, we can’t wait for you to see it. Now you can, on the following dates. They will be performing at our SXSW show at 11pm at Emo’s Annex on Saturday March 19th! LE BUTCHERETTES LIVE Mar 11 - Los Angeles,...
Zach Hill & Nathan Williams - Horse Shoes
Here’s a free download link to a track Zach Hill did with Nathan from Wavves called Horse Shoes from the yet to be or never to be released album they recorded a while back.
Zechs Marquise Interview with OffPrint
Zechs Marquise is a four man band from Texas and can be described as a magnificent band that was brought into the music world by the Rodriguez-Lopez family. Marfred and Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez, with their childhood friends Matthew Wilkson and Marco Smith are doing probably one of the most satisfying works in today’s psychedelic scene. Zechs Marquise’s bass player Marfred Rodriguez-Lopez answered...
Musical Mathematics - Label Feature & Interview
Check out the Q&A With Cathy Pellow/ Owner Of Sargent House LABEL OF THE WEEK / SARGENT HOUSE: Native, Tera Melos, Fang Island, Zach Hill, Rx Bandits, This Town Needs Guns and Maps & Atlases are but a few of the bands that have been pushed by the Los Angeles based independent record label Sargent House. Starting way back when, with releases from brass wielding Californian alt-rockers RX...
LA WEEKLY Show Pick for Friday 2/18 At The Echo
Marnie Stern, Tera Melos, Power Axe at The Echo - Fri., February 18, 7:00pm We Can Be Guitar Heroes Tera Melos is a wondrously strange trio from Sacramento whose complex math-rock rambles are distinguished by unusual sonic juxtapositions and flurries of wacked-out guitar squiggles on their third album, Patagonian Rats. Bassist Nathan Latona and drummer John Clardy shift tempos from...
Sonny Kay + Le Butcherettes = Great Artwork
“Let’s all be honest here, who is gonna hold out on posting about Sonny Kay‘s new work? Not us at SCV that’s for sure. Here is the latest by Sonny which he created for the enormous in-your-face Mexican group, Le Butcherettes. This group has done their fair share of touring last year, and get ready for a hell of a lot more when their new record releases in May. The frontwoman is amazing,...
Boris To Release 2 Albums on 4/26 on Sargent House
This spring, Japanese fuzz-rock overlords Boris will pull a Guns N’ Roses/Springsteen/Bright Eyes and release two albums on the same day. Outside of Japan, Sargent House will release the new albums Heavy Rocks and Attention Please on April 26. Boris already released an album called Heavy Rocks in 2002, but this new Heavy Rocks is a completely different work, one destined to confuse...
zach hill's foot getting better
Looks like Zach Hill is getting his foot back into action after having to sit out drumming for a few weeks from injury. Looks like it’s healed up real nice…
Review Stalker Stalks Le Butcherettes "Sin Sin...
ALBUM REVIEW: Le Butcherettes Sin Sin Sin is some sabroso (delicious) rock via nuevo feminist and the multi talented Teri Gender Bender (Vocals/Keys/Guitar). Originated as a experimental duo with drummer Auryn Jolene in Guadalajara Mexico in 2007. They made it about the show complete with real pig head props (Which I thought you could only get away with that shit in Tijuana). When she slops the...
Gypsyblood Vinyl & CD & Store
You may not know yet how much you are going to want this album, so when you do it’s good to know where it will be for you to order it, and that you can get a sweet t-shirt with it too. Gypsyblood store is now open for da’ business. Get ready folks they will be debuting down at SXSW this year and well, let’s just say I told you so… Trust us. You will want it on wax....
Tiny Mix Tapes premieres Tera Melos "Manar The...
Next Tuesday, Sacramento’s Tera Melos are releasing the Zoo Weather EP, the follow-up to last year’s full-length Patagonian Rats (both released on Sargent House). The six-track EP features three new songs and three remixes, including one by Melt-Banana (!!). The video above is for “Manar The Magic,” the EP’s lead track, and it features the always awesome Mike...
Dirty Laundry Cleans Up with Native
Native go to the Dirty Laundromat for a chat with Malia James to talk about, Orville Redenbachers roots, gettin’ dissed on the Fork and how losing producer Chris Common’s dog is never fun.
Russian Circles Brian Cook Interview
Russian Circles, Brian Cook sits down for a 2 hour interview with Jerusalem Radio station’s show Jekyl & Hyde. See if you can count how many times he says “Ya Know”. It’s a good thing they had Brian do the interview because I don’t think Dave or Mike could have answered all those Botch questions. Thanks go out to Oren Seigel for having him on the show and playing...
Tera Melos Tour with Marnie Stern
WE CAN’T WAIT! Love to see these two bands together. Tera Melos & Marnie Stern Winter Tour 2011 Feb 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Power Axe Feb 19 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar w/ Power Axe Feb 20 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch Feb 22 - San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven Feb 23 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk Feb 24 - Dallas, TX @ Sons Of Hermann Hall Feb 25 - New Orleans, LA @ The...
Maps & Atlases - Remix & BBC Session
Maps & Atlases perform their fantastic tracks, Solid Ground, Pigeon & Living Decorations for the BBC Radio show The Beat. Makes me super excited to see the guys at SXSW and to have Dave Davison’s Cast Spells performing at our Official Show. Also, check out the awesome remix by Breton Labs of their track Living Decoration below. Maps and Atlases - “Living...
Songwriters On Process Interviews Nick Reinhart
Nick Reinhart, Tera Melos There’s nothing like a big ol’ crustacean to get you in the songwriting mood. That’s right. If you are a songwriter and need a creative nudge, you should try seeking inspiration in a nice lobster dinner. Because that’s what Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos did. At a restaurant. With his parents. What’s fascinating about Reinhart is that he never lacks for inspiration....
Native Tour Dates, SXSW & BroFest & Mission Creek...
photo by David Summers Native have added a ton of shows before heading to Texas. Joining them on most of the March dates will be Caspian and Chiaroscuro. They will be playing a few shows at this years SXSW including the Official Sargent House show on March 19th at Emo’s Annex, then to Dallas to play BroFest and ending the month at Mission Creek Fest in Iowa. NATIVE MARCH 2011 Feb 18...
Gypsyblood "Cold In The Guestway"
Gypsyblood ’s stellar debut LP “Cold In The Guestway” will be released on April 12, 2011 on Sargent House. Vinyl, Digital & CD! They will also be playing a few shows then will make their SXSW debut out our very own Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions Official Show on March 19th at Emo’s Annex. Tracklisting 1. Take Your Picture 2. In Our Blood 3. 2-4-6...
Le Butcherettes Announce Debut Album Sin Sin Sin
If you haven’t heard about Le Butcherettes, I am surprised. I mean, maybe the gentle pulse of hype has missed you, but just seeing their name had to invoke some curiosity with its implicit violence and Spanish roots. And these are not red herrings. A little digging and you will discover that the band is indeed from Mexico City and want their to be a little violence in their rock. And, well,...
Fang Island March Shows & SXSW
Fang Island have rested long enough over the holidays! So it’s time to play some shows, maybe even try out some of the new jams they have been working on for the new album. So don’t miss out as the gang heads to Austin to play this years SXSW at the Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Official show at Emo’s Annex along with a few other parties while in Austin. Fang...
Native Live Video "Backseat Crew"
Native playing Backseat Crew live in Melbourne, FL at a House show on August 14, 2010. Big thanks to Erick R. Wilczynski & his boys for shooting and editing it.
Tastemakers Radio - The Short Round Interview –...
Cathy Pellow, founder and owner of Sargent House, talks with Short Round about her ever-growing musical family. Featuring tracks by Native, RX Bandits, Good Old War, Lisa Papineau, Fang Island, Russian Circles and Cathy’s selection of a non SH favorite Portugal The Man. Listen to it on iTunes Episode #26 May 10, 2010 here. - Interview by Andrew Phan
Tera Melos Sign With 13 Artists
Tera Melos are happy to announce they have just signed with Jason Edwards of 13 Artists to be their booking agent for all of Europe. Work on a Fall tour for them is now underway. EUROPE 2011. Finally.
Therapies Son - Yellow Mama
Psyched to share another nugget of purest gold from the forthcoming THERAPIES SON EP today. Strange, enchanted carnival vibes abound on “Yellow Mama”, a joyfully ebullient, playful pop jam that picks up where the astounding TOUCHING DOWN left off – instinctively matching a powerful sense of childlike wonder to a truly sophisticated arrangement with almost scary effortlessness. “Over The Sea”...
An Interview With Red Sparowes Part I
Photos: Alicja Kwiatkowska Camera: Tomasz Pulsakowski Visual effects: Jerzy Chaba & Tomasz Pulsakowski Music: Red Sparowes Sound: Eshabe Editing: Tomasz Pulsakowski Questions: Krzysztof Bienkiewicz
All Things Go Gets Genki Shanked
“My love affair with Sargent House continues with one of the latest additions to its roster, Adebisi Shank. Like most of the label’s acts the Irish three-piece is hard to categorize, but combine Fang Island’s grandiosity and Tera Melos’ eccentricity and you’re almost there. These guys are well-versed in the ways of experimental rock but it takes some true champs to make this kind of...
Line Of Best Fit - Song Of The Day -Therapies Son
If word is to be believed, California resident Alex Jacob only started to flex his songwriting muscles last November. What’s that three months ago? That in itself is not all that impressive, I guess, but the speed at which the subsequent MPfrees have travelled through cyberspace suggest this is not just any self-indulgent scrawl penned to aid an aching heart. The blue-eyed boys...
Beat Magazine Interview This Town Needs Guns
With band members including an ex-librarian, ex-graphic designer, ex-website publisher, and a current school teacher, it’s no big surprise that UK newcomers This Town Needs Guns are raising the bar in complex, mind-bending math-rock. Kicking off 2011 with their debut on Australian soil as part of the Soundwave Festival, guitarist Tim Collis says TTNG are on a mission to cover all four...
BIRP! New Music Feature Gypsyblood
Chicago’s Gypsyblood released this self titled ep a little while back and has recently came to my attention. They are lined up to showcase for SARGENT HOUSE at SXSW with labelmates Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group, Fang Island, Native and Adebisi Shank, among others. The self titled ep is available for “name your price” (0.00 also works) download via their bandcamp. If any of you are...
Pedal Talk with Juan Alderete
Juan Alderete one of our absolute favorite bass players in the world, whose playing is part of The Mars Volta, Big Sir, Vato Negro, Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group and Racer X. Shows off his total pedal nerd side in Part 1 of an interview with by Janek Gwizdala Check out the Video interview HERE
Adebisi Shank Interview - State - Oldie But Goodie
Aoife Barry meets up with a relaxed Adebisi Shank, who on the eve of their second album release, talk about Japanese welcomes, their europhic new album and contender for Irish album of the year. Photos by Sean Conroy. - Published on August 20, 2010 (Before they met Us at Sargent House ) Their music is like an electrical jolt to the brain, their energy a palpable force in whatever venue they...
Zach Hill 37 Drawings
Zach Hill started his own spot to post things he draws xachhill.tumblr.com ”i started a tumblr , my first post is an entire notebook of (new)drawings done while waiting and wandering around all over the place….37 drawings”
Zach Hill - Primitives Talk CHLLNGR Remix Video
Zach Hill - Primitives Talk - CHLLNGR Remix - AMAZING !!! Shot and Directed by Ryan Todd Animated GIF art by David Ope Remixed by CHLLNGR
Zechs Marquise Adds Riko Rodriguez Lopez to Line...
Zechs Marquise is proud announce that Rikardo Rodriguez Lopez from Smooth-Talking Mothers will be playing keyboards in the band. Rikardo’s first show will be tomorrow night in El Paso, TX at La Parada. You can check out the new line up on our upcoming U.S. tour dates with Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group starting at SXSW through the end of April. Dates will be posted soon!
Congratulations Adebisi Shank 3 out of 4 for Ye
And the winners are…. Adebisi Shank took home 3 out of the 4 categories they were nominated for tonight in Ireland’s Digital Sockets. Another big round of applause to our brothers The Richter Collective for being named Best Label and we couldn’t agree more on the The Cast Of Cheers awards! And to a load of friends and other great artists all so deserving of these here prizes!...
This Is The Pre-Order For A Band Called Adebisi...
The Adebisi Shank merch store is now open and we are taking Vinyl & CD pre-orders with great bundle packages available as well. GLORIOUS! I’m now wearing this shirt everyday. STORE LINK