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Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions - YOU CAN WIN FREE DL of any of our Albums ALL WEEKEND


You know us over at Sargent House and Rodriguez Lopez Productions, we like to turn people onto music, and we like to thank the people that support us and all our bands over here. So every once in a while, when we are feeling frisky, grateful, bored, happy - whatever we like to give away FREE downloads to our albums so that you can try something NEW, or so that you can finally get that album you wanted but have just been to broke to do so. We hope that by spreading good will and good music it will in turn be something you all realize is important to do as well. Support true musicians and the labels that love them. Tell your friends about great bands or albums, do your part to keep all the true musicians have the support they need to continue to record and release music for all of us. Heck if you get a FREE album, why not also buy one while you are at it, if you can. It all helps.

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS

FIRST - Go Check out ALL our ARTISTS available to ask for in our FREE album giveaway at:   sargenthouse.bandcamp.com 
Then, click on each artist name and it will take you to see all the albums they have that are eligible. If the FULL album is up there then you can request that album. If it’s a pre-order - then you will have to wait until the next time we do this and it’s already out. 

THEN: make sure you are following @SargentHouse  on twitter
and or Add Sargent House on Facebook  
coolest is to do both, but we aren’t pushy. And this isn’t a ploy to get you to follow us - delete us right after if you are one of those “people” take no give.

NOW THE RULES OF THE GAME: 
We will randomly post on our status’  on both Twitter and Facebook at different times throughout the weekend the following kind of Message:  ” Next 10 People to tweet to us / or post to our wall the ALBUM Name with the Direct BANDCAMP Link to that Album will get it for free!” - If you are a winner in that round we then DM you if on twitter or message you on FB the instructions on how to get the code to get your new album for free. 

How to find the DIRECT LINK to an album:
go to: 
 sargenthouse.bandcamp.com  then Click on the Artist you want, then find the Album you want, then click on that album and cut and paste the direct link of that album.

ONLY ONE FREE ALBUM PER PERSON! Be nice, not greedy. We can easily keep track.. no cheaters. 

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Mike Watt Drops Mad House on His Radio Show 9.18.11


Mike Watt is one of my absolutely favorite humans alive. Not only is he one of the most amazing bass men out there, he’s an incredible Uncle to, and a great inspiration to the children of my house. His support means so much to me and so imagine my glee at seeing his radio playlist this week after receiving my little box of Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Goodies I sent him. Well Mike went all out in his show of appreciation for my weird little bunch of bands over here. Check out the full playlist HERE and you can Hear the Show as well - and below are the songs he played just from our labels. Thank you Watt. You are the best. 

WATT FROM PEDRO RADIO SHOW SH & RLP Cuts  (excerpt 9.18.2011)

"leak -truth, yesnoyesnoyes-" boris
"the actress that ate rousseau" le butcherettes
"xavii" russian circles
"on the record" hella
"when worms learn to fly" tera melos
"spray you with your own trip" bygones
"bones" adebisi shank
"dreams of dreams" fang island
"witness" red fang
"truths arise" red sparowes
"long and lonely step" these arms are snakes
"mason jars" native
"artichokes" maps & atlases
"on a lonely screen" rx bandits
"right on down the line" me & lp
"crushin’ it!" zechs marquise
"when I was a boy" gypsyblood
"puny humans" el grupo nuevo de omar rodriguez-lopez
"the palpatations form a limit" omar rodriguez-lopez
"amanita virosa" omar rodriguez-lopez


OUR STAGE: Zechs Marquise “Getting Paid”




Riffs, Rants & Rumors: Zechs Marquise Carries The Mars Volta Torch

It’s hard to believe it all started with a ’90s post-hardcore band. Admittedly, At The Drive-In was one of the weirder exponents of that style, but still, even given the relative eccentricity of the El Paso band’s output, it would have been pretty damn tough to prognosticate what would come in their wake simply by analyzing their discography. Of course, as any halfway-serious follower of either band knows, At The Drive-In gave birth to The Mars Volta around the turn of the century, as ATDI’s singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez defected to follow their own quirky vision.

Soon, Bixler-Zavala and Rodriguez-Lopez were turning heads with their new band, blasting out an in-your-face amalgam of progressive rock, fusion and hard rock that would eventually earn them a GRAMMY and a Gold record. Since then, the tireless Rodriguez-Lopez has also unleashed a whirlwind
of extracurricular projects that would make even Robert Pollard seem unproductive, including a sideline as a ridiculously prolific solo artist. But there’s a Mars Volta offshoot that boasts one MV member and at least two Rodriguez-Lopezes but does not contain Omar. Confused? It’ll all become clear as we dig into the details of the Zechs Marquise story.

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COS Premiere: Zechs Marquise “Everlasting Beacon Of Light”


As cliché as it is, a sophomore slump is a relatively valid fear for artist and fan alike  But given the pedigree of Zechs Marquise, the fear diminishes quite a bit. Featuring Marcel and Marfred Rodriguez-Lopez (the former of Mars Volta fame), the El Paso, TX outfit will release their second album Getting Paid on September 27th via Rodriguez-Lopez Productions. They’ve even invited brother and fellow Volta bandmate Rikardo Rodriguez-Lopez to join in on keyboard trumpet for this go-around.

The first track to surface from the forthcoming album is “Everlasting Beacon of Light,” a dense, layered track that expands on the bands hazy, aggressive prog stylings of 2009′s Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare. The offering has almost a trip-hop feel to it as it builds up and finally explodes with the wrecking ball intensity we’ve come to love from the Brothers Rodriguez. Check out the song and the full tracklist to Getting Paid below.

Zechs Marquise – “Everlasting Beacon of Light” (Feat. Matthew Embree/ vocals)

Getting Paid Tracklist:
01. Getting Paid
02. Lock Jaw Night Vision
03. Static Lovers
04. The Heat, The Drought, The Thirst, and The Insanity
05. Time Masters
06. Guajira
07. Everlasting Beacon of Light
08. Crushin’ It!
09. Mega Slap


College Times: Zechs Marquise build new sound from the ground up

 


Zechs Marquise, the progressive jazz-rock band from El Paso with oft-mentioned ties to The Mars Volta via Marcel, Marfred and Rico Rodriguez-Lopez, just finished touring in support of the RX Bandits before prepping for the release of their second full-length studio album [their first LP was live], Getting Paid.

Drummer Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez, who is also a percussionist for The Mars Volta, won’t be on the band’s few summer headlining shows and brother and bassist Marfred Rodriguez-Lopez talked to College Times about playing without his older brother and the how the psychedelic sound on their upcoming album (released Sept. 27) is the result of failing at making hip-hop, but a successful attempt to represent the energy of the band’s live shows in a less “slightly depressing” way, as Rodriguez-Lopez put it.

College Times: Where was the band at during the writing of Getting Paid?

Marfred Rodriguez-Lopez: Where exactly did we do the writing?

I meant more of a state of mind rather than a place, but place is fine.

Oh, okay. After we did A Delicate Stranded Nightmare and we started touring the record, we realized it would give the songs a bit more life live through different parts and arrangements and making things heavier and messing with dynamics. So when we started talking about doing a new record, we kind of wanted to bring that energy to put it onto a recording as opposed to just keeping it strictly for the live show. We just wanted something that was a better representation of the way we play our music and just the kind of energy that is in one of our live shows. We wanted to bring that into a recording.

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Zechs Marquise “Getting Paid” Album Details


Artist: Zechs Marquise 
Album Title: Getting Paid 
Release Date: September 27, 2011 
Label: Rodriguez Lopez Productions

01. Getting Paid
02. Lock Jaw Night Vision
03. Static Lovers
04. The Heat, The Drought, The Thirst, and The Insanity
05. Time Masters
06. Guajira
07. Everlasting Beacon of Light
08. Crushin’ It!
09. Mega Slap

Zechs Marquise, the El Paso, TX quintet are back with their sophomore album Getting Paid, bringing an intensified swagger to the band’s multifaceted psych-prog haze for their most aggressive and versatile effort to date. “We liked that hip-hop attitude,” explains drummer Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez of the album title. “Getting your piece, taking yours.” And, Getting Paid certainly finds the band fully taking charge of their musical destiny. 


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Zechs Marquise New Album Teaser I


Zechs Marquise new full length album “Getting Paid” out on September 27, 2011 on Rodriguez Lopez Productions. Don’t miss them on Tour all Summer with RX Bandits and Maps & Atlases.

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Vinyl Sale 5 for $65 - Tons of Great Titles

Well you all seem to have loved our 5 for $25 CD sale so Sargent House
Rodriguez Lopez Productions wanted to offer you more great music this time on Vinyl. We are offering a very wide selection of both brand new and older titles from a bunch of our artists. Pick any 5 for just $65 - now that’s a sweet deal. Oh, and if you’re feeling good about it,  please help us to spread the word. It really helps.CLICK HERE TO GO TO 5 FOR 65$ - *Please note Vinyl is regular price when sold separately.

* Click the Band Name to check out the band, or click the Album title to stream the whole album 

DON’T HAVE A TURNTABLE? CHECK OUT OUR CD SALE 5 FOR $25 


VINYL ALBUM CHOICES FOR THE 5 FOR 65$
Adebisi Shank - This Is The Second Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank
Bygones - by- 
El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Cryptomnesia 
El Trio De Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Ciencia De Los Inutiles 
Fang Island - Fang Island
Good Old War Only Way To Be Alone 
Good Old War - Self Titled 
Gypsyblood - Cold In The Guestway 
Le Butcherettes - Sin Sin Sin 
Maps & Atlases - You And Me And The Mountain 
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Un Escorpion Perfumado
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Xenophanes 
Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quartet - Sepulcros De Miel
Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante
Red Fang - Red Fang
Red Sparowes - Aphorisms
Red Sparowes - The Fear Is Excruciating But Therein Lies The Answer
Russian Circles - Station 
Therapies Son - Over The Sea 
Zach Hill - Face Tat


This May Sale Rules / Pick Any 5 CDS For $25


What the heck, both Sargent House and Rodriguez Lopez Productions want you to have great music so we are offering a very wide selection of both brand new and older titles from a bunch of our artists. Pick any 5 for just $25 - now that’s a sweet deal. Get in on it quick though because this deal ends on May 16th. Oh, and if you’re feeling good about it,  please help us to spread the word. It really helps. CLICK HERE TO GO TO 5 FOR 25$ - CD’s are regular price when sold separately.

* Click the Band Name to check out the band, or click the Album title to stream the whole album 

ALBUMS CHOICES FOR THE 5 FOR 25$ 
Adebisi Shank - This Is The Second Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank
Bygones - by-
Cast Spells - Bright Works And Baton 
El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Cryptomnesia 
Fang Island - Fang Island
Good Old War - Only Way To Be Alone
Good Old War - Self Titled 
Gypsyblood - Cold In The Guestway 
Le Butcherettes - Sin Sin Sin 
Lisa Papineau - Red Trees 
Native  - Wrestling Moves 
Native - We Delete Erase
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Xenophanes 
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Mantra Hiroshima 
Omar Rodriguez Lopezどういたしまして
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Un Escorpion Perfumado
Red Fang - Red Fang
Red Sparowes - The Fear Is Excruciating But Therein Lies The Answer
RX Bandits - Mandala
RX Bandits - And The Battle Begun 
RX Bandits - Live At Park Avenue 
Tera Melos - Patagonian Rats
Tera Melos - Untitled 
Tera Melos - Drugs Complex
This Town Needs Guns - Animals 
Zach Hill - Face Tat
Zechs Marquise - Our Delicate Stranded Nightmare


FREE Album Giveaways all Weekend


So, over here at Sargent House & Rodriguez Lopez Productions we like to spread music and we like to thank our friends by giving away some free albums once in a while so it’s easier to try some of the bands you might not already be familiar with. So make sure to FOLLOW Sargent House on Twitter so you can see when and how to get your free album. Oh, and we do this kind of stuff all the time. You can choose from ANY album from ANY artist we have at our digital store CHECK OUT THAT SELECTION! pretty sweet, right? 


Le Butcherettes On The Creative Process and The New Album

Le Butcherettes On Their Creative Approach To Songwriting And The Meaning Behind Their New Album


Le Butcherettes know how to put on a live show. The “garage-punk trio” (which originally began in 2008 as a duo), fronted by Teri Gender Bender, has come from Mexico to Los Angeles, bringing with them an almost theatrical energy and obvious passion for their music. Read on to learn about the band’s unique songwriting process and how their new album Sin Sin Sin represents both musical and spiritual growth. 

Without using the words “alternative,” “pop,” “rock,” or “hip-hop,” describe your sound.

I describe this sound to be simple but powerful. I really don’t know how to answer this question without looking like a goof. I usually describe it as “butcher rock” because I butcher and cut the hell out of the songs and then every song ends up having a different sound to it.  When Omar and I worked on the album I would say he added wonders of elegance to it. He gave my chaos a lot of polishing and has allowed me to live in my own songs when they are played live. Lars Stalfors and Isaiah Abolin really did a great job on the engineering. Life changes and the next sound might be different.

What or whom do you go to for musical inspiration?
During the recording of the LP I was listening to a lot of Spice Girls, David Bowie and Beck. I love Bowie’s music so much. After we would finish recording for the day I’d drive back to my Mother’s home (in GDL) and just put Bowie on full blast. Beck makes me feel so alive and sexy. Spice Girls are just for fun to bring back the old days when I would use a hairbrush for a microphone. Nowadays Gabe and Jon have been feeding me tons of cool old school rock I’ve never heard of: Betty Davis, Diamanda Galas, Marnie Stern, etc…

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MTV Iggy Album Review: Le Butcherettes Tear Garage Rock A New One With Sin Sin Sin


Sin Sin Sin
Le Butcherettes
Release date: May 10, 2011 on Rodriguez Lopez Productions

Mexico City garage punks Le Butcherettes have debuted with Sin Sin Sin a slab of seductive and surreal rock that more than stands up to the mayhem of their live show.

Produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, the recording has an immediacy that makes the listener feel as if they are watching the duo’s blood spattered garage rock cabaret unfold before their eyes. Riveting frontwoman/guitarist Teri Gender Bender manages to combine Nina Hagen and Joan Jett with a little bit of Frida Kahlo and a whole lot of Kim Deal. By that we mean she’s a weird girl with a powerful singing voice who likes to read. (Yeah, we have a crush on her.) Drummer/masked cipher Normandi Heuxdaflo plays Meg to her Jack White.

Their tuneful blues rock is animated by bizarre imagery and riot grrrl rage. Ms. Gender Bender calls out famous alpha-male literary figures like Henry Miller and 17th Century philosophers and the patriarchy in general in evocative lines like, “We walk through the zoo at night/Tell your friends that I’m a fright.”

The diversity of the songs on the album keep things — even more — interesting. “Leibniz Language,” is a stand out driven by moody, punk-rock organ, and like all the songs on the album, follows a multi-part song structure. “The Actress That Ate Rousseau” has jazzy streak that recalls The Noisettes, while songs like “Bang!” are a little more direct about rocking your face off.

Bikini Kill plus books? The Magnetic Fields plus heavy riffs? However you want to file it, Sin Sin Sin is recommended for fans of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Kills or The White Stripes and highly recommended for anyone getting over a break up with a dude or anyone who needs something to drown out the D-bags who routinely have loud, ignorant conversations on public transit.


Zechs Marquise Live from SXSW 2011


Zechs Marquise live from the Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions show at SXSW at Emo’s Annex on March 19, 2011. We can’t wait for their new album called Getting Paid out on Rodriguez Lopez Productions this Fall. 

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ITUNES Live from SXSW 2011 - Le Butcherettes


Itunes recorded a live set from SXSW 2011 of Le Butcherettes featuring 3 tracks from their upcoming album Sin Sin Sin coming out on May 10th on Rodriguez Lopez Productions and 3 new tracks that have never been recorded before. Now available only at Itunes

Le Butcherettes LIVE / SXSW 2011 
1) The Devil Lived
2) New York
3) The Leibniz Language
4) Dress Off 
5) Breathe You In 
6) Golden Notebook 

 


SXSW FULL LIST OF ALL OUR BANDS SHOWS

The L.A. based management company and record label Sargent House and its affiliate Rodriguez Lopez Productions has announced the full schedule for their bands performing during the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, TX this month. Nine bands from their roster will each be playing a handful of shows during the festival from March 16th - 19th, as well as the Sargent House / Rodriguez Lopez Productions official showcase on Saturday, March 19th.
Here is the complete schedule (please note that set times may change):

Adebisi Shank
3/17 Giant Steps Productions’ @ Plush (617 Red River Street) - 4:10pm
3/18 The Full Irish Breakfast @ BD Riley’s (204 East 6th St) - 5:00pm
3/19 Sargent House/RLP Showcase @ Emo’s Annex (600 Red River St) - 10:30pm

Cast Spells

3/19 Sargent House/RLP Showcase @ Emo’s Annex (600 Red River St) - 8:00pm

Fang Island

3/18 Thrasher Magazine/Converse Death Match @ Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th St) - 2pm
3/19 The Deli & The Musebox Present @ Lipstick 24 (606 East 7th St) - 5:00pm
3/19 Sargent House/RLP Showcase @ Emo’s Annex (600 Red River St) - 12:00am

Gypsyblood

3/16 Betsy’s Bar (301 W. 6th St) - 3:15pm
3/17 Back Alley Block Party (Presented by ExplodingInSound.com + Friends of Sound Records) @ Friends of Sound Records (1704 South Congress) - 1:00pm
3/18 Your Mom’s Out Of Town Party @ Your Mom’s Burger Bar (1701 East Cesar Chavez) - 2:00pm
3/18 Redeye SXSW Day Party @ The Dirty Dog (505 East 6th St) - 4:30pm
3/18 AAMP @ Austin Art & Music Partership (411 W. Monroe St) - 6:00pm
3/19 Subaki Showcase @ The Chicken Farm (2108 Tillery St) - 3:30pm
3/19 Sargent House/RLP Showcase @ Emo’s Annex (600 Red River St) - 8:30pm

Native

3/17 Giant Steps Productions’ notSXSW @ Plush (617 Red River Street) - 3:20pm
3/19 No Sleep and Atticus Presents @ Red 7 (611 East 7th Street) - 3:40pm
3/19 Sargent House/RLP Showcase @ Emo’s Annex (600 Red River St) - 7:25pm

Le Butcherettes

3/17 NACO Showcase @ Flamingo Cantina (515 East 6th St) - 10:00pm
3/18 Redeye Distribution Day Party @ The Dirty Dog (505 East 6th St) - 3:20pm
3/19 Consequence of Sound / Antiquiet @ Rumbler Lounge (402 E 6th St) - 4:30pm
3/19 Sargent House/RLP Showcase @ Emo’s Annex (600 Red River St) - 11:15pm

Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group

3/19 Sargent House/RLP Showcase @ Emo’s Annex (600 Red River St) - 12:50am

Therapies Son

3/16 Fat Possum Records Presents @ Club Deville (900 Red River) - 12:30pm
3/17 Forest Family x Transparent Showcase @ Double Down Lounge (515 Pedernales St) -2:30pm 
3/19 Sargent House / RLP Showcase @Emo’s Annex (600 Red River St) - 9:15pm

Zechs Marquise

3/19 Sargent House/RLP Showcase @ Emo’s Annex (600 Red River St) - 9:50pm


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