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AU Magazine Listen: Crypts – ‘Fancy’

Advance warning on a seriously dark new band and album from ex-These Arms Are Snakes vocalist Steve Snere. Crypts, completed by programmer Bryce Brown and visual artist Nick Bartoletti, release their self-titled debut on September 4 via Sargent House with the video for ‘Fancy’ available to check out below.

Recorded in Seattle with producer Erik Blood (the man behind Shabazz Palaces’ 2011 album Black Up), Crypts mixes weighty bass drones, chopped hip-hop and oppressive electronica which is as visceral as the early punk from which Snere takes his cues. Keep up over on the official website.

July 20 - Seattle, WA @ The Capital Hill Block Party
Sept 8 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret w/ Chelsea Wolfe
Sept 9 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza w/ Chelsea Wolfe
Sept 12 -San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop w/ Chelsea Wolfe
Sept 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Chelsea Wolfe & Gothic Tropic

State IE Features the Sargent House Podcast #2 / Ireland

It’s the return of American label Sargent House‘s podcast presented by 2XM’s Niahm Hegarty. This second edition features an interview of Marfred Rodriguez Lopez from Zechs Marquise, talking about his youth living around At The Drive-In and opening for their Texas reunion gigs. There’s also an interview of Marriages, a new band from Red Sparowes members Greg Burns, Emma Ruth Rundle, Dave Clifford and featuring music from Sargent House’s roster of bands that are all touring in Europe this year, And So I Watch You From Afar, Chelsea Wolfe, Big Sir, Tera Melos, Deafheaven and Russian Circles.

And if you missed the First Sargent House Podcast back in February 2012, featuring interviews with Indian Handcrafts and music from our bands going to SXSW 2012 you can check it out HERE

State Magazine and New Noise present: The Sargent House SXSW Preview Podcast


Sargent House are the label / management company in charge of bringing And So I Watch You From Afar and Adebisi Shank to North America and for their first podcast, Ireland’s Niamh Hegarty is at the helm to return the favour by introducing some of Sargent’s roster in return.

The focus is on Sargent House's SXSW showcase next month but has music from a few of bands off their roster including Gypsyblood, ASIWYFA, Zechs Marquise , Deafheaven , Good Old War, Adebisi Shank, Tera Melos, and an interview and music from their newest signing Canadian duo Indian Handcrafts.


And So I Watch You From Afar - December Shows in Ireland

And So I Watch You From Afar will be playing a few shows at the end of December to ring out the old, and bring in the new, including a New Years Eve show at Roisin Dubh in Galway.

Dec 28 - Celtic Clubhouse - Castlebar, IE
Dec 29 - The Crane Lane Theater - Cork, IE
Dec 30 - Forum - Waterford, IE
Dec 31 - Roisin Dubh - Galway, IE


Ireland’s STATE Magazine Interview:Le Butcherettes’ Teri Gender Bender on Adebisi Shank & never shutting up

What is so intriguing about Le Butcherettes? Maybe it’s that Omar Rodriguez Lopez (Mars Volta) took a personal interest in them and produced their debut album Sin Sin Sin. Maybe it’s their recent tour with Deftones and Dillinger Escape Plan or perhaps it’s the fact that punk hero Gabe Serbian (The Locust/Head Wound City) is their current drummer. Signed to Sargent House (Adebisi Shank, Fang Island) under Omar’s imprint label Rodriguez Lopez Productions Le Butcherettes is the brainchild of Teri Gender Bender, who is their main songwriter, vocalist and guitarist. May, saw the release of their debut album Sin Sin Sin earning them a slot at Lollapalooza and a tour with Queens of the Stone Age. There is no denying that Le Butcherettes are pretty hot right now. State caught up with Teri Gender Bender a few weeks ago to talk about their notorious live shows, recording Sin Sin Sin and her remarkable lyrics.

How long have you been making music? 
I’ve been making music since I was 15 but I guess it doesn’t count because someone I know stole an old tape of early songs I recorded when I was kid.

What age were you when you first picked up a guitar? 
I was 13 years old. My, oh my how I yearned for a guitar so much. Its imagery would haunt me in so many ways. A guitar for me is a tool and I don’t kneel down before it, we sit down and compromise. I NEEDED a guitar or any instrument at the time to help express what I feel.

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Tera Melos Video Interview with Cock & Bull TV - Ireland

Tera Melos of course is Irish for Leprechaun Killers, the guys talk to Cock & Bull TV about their hatred of Leprechauns, their ability to waste time and selling worms for a living. Live clip is the track Aped from their album Patagonian Rats. Filmed live at Forbidden Fruit Festival

Tera Melos Live from Forbidden Fruit Festival

Tera Melos live from Forbidden Fruit Festival in Ireland. Thanks to Cock and Bull TV for the video! 

Tera Melos Announce Ireland & UK Headline Shows

Tera Melos are FINALLY going to go over and play in the UK and Ireland. It took 7 years to happen so we suggest you don’t miss them !! We will announce support on the shows soon as well. (Please note some changes in venues and dates, additions etc since the original posting) 

Jun 05 - Dublin, IE @ Forbidden Fruit Festival 
Jun 06 - London, UK @ The Macbeth * w/ Capillary Action 
Jun 07 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope *
Jun 08 - Bristol, UK @ The Cooler *
Jun 09 - Manchester, UK @ Night & Day Cafe *
Jun 10 - Nottingham, UK @ Bodega Social Club * 
Jun 11 - Birmingham, UK @ The Temple (HMV Institute)  * w/Shapes, &U&I 
Jun 12 - Leeds, UK @ The Well 
Jun 14 - Glasgow, UK @ Nice N’ Sleezy  
Jun 15 - Cork, IE @ The Crane Lane Theater  
Jun 17 - Galway, IE @ Roisin Dubh 
Jun 18 - Dublin, IE @ Button Factory w/ Mike Watt + The Missingmen, Estel, & Special Guests TBA

* w/ Tangled Hair 


Ireland’s Drop D - The Rough Guide To Native

If like me you’ve been excitedly following the recently resurgent musical genre usually classified as “TOTALLY FUCKING AWESOME” you’ll no doubt have heard the name or read the words Sargent House. The American independent label is home to such acts as The Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group, Fucking HellaRussian Fucking Circles, RXFucking BanditsThis Fucking Town Needs Guns, B-Fucking-oris, Fang Fucking Island and one of their most recent signings? A little known Irish dreampop trio … I think they’re called the Adebisis or something like that.

But one of the biggest fucking deals on the Sargent House roster right now is Native (you may notice this write up/review is kind of laced with four letter words, but after you’ve gone and listened to Native’s back catalogue so far I think you’ll understand). Formed from the ashes of two other bands in Valparaiso, Indiana in 2007 the band quickly set about to writing some of the most ball-grabbingly brilliant songs to come out of the American punk underground; they’ve pretty much been on tour ever since. Boasting a median age that will send most other working bands into fits of frustration at their own lack of progress, the band have toured all over the United States and Canada and rumours are abounding of a UK (hopefully encompassing Ireland) and European tour this summer. Native’s blend of a beefy yet agile rhythm section, intricate but visceral guitar work and lyrics laced with expert wordsmanship calls to mind Dischord greats Q and Not U and FUGAZI, both of whom the band collectively count as major influences. One could go on and on about how great Native are, but instead I’m going to talk about how their music does the talking for them.

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Adebisi Shank - Short Listed for The Choice Music Awards

Congratulations to Adebisi Shank for making it onto the Short List for the Choice Music Prize. This is a big deal in Ireland! Crossing our fingers they win the 10,000 Smackers they deserve when the winner is announced on March 3rd in Dublin.