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Mind Equals Blown Album Review: Mylets “Retcon”
When listening to Mylets’ collection of remastered EPs, Retcon, it is easy to be impressed without even considering how the music actually sounds. Teenager Henry Kohen single handedly creates every aspect of the loop-based rock, singing, playing guitar and mixing in the occasional synth or percussion sample to round things out. Kohen’s youth and multitasking abilities are feats in and of themselves, but Retcon is ultimately a successful record because the songs are just really good.
Opener “Seven Diamonds Plus One” offers a good taste of what’s to come on the rest of the LP. There is a faint Animal Collective influence with Kohen’s Avey Tare-like scream blending with increasingly complex loops of guitar. There is sparse drumming to provide rhythm, but the real focus is on the songwriting and the interplay between repeating riffs. This style is present for most of the record and it’s impressive that, despite the eccentric and intricate nature of the music, Kohen has developed a strong, core sound.
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
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.
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
Russian Circles begin recording LP5 - at Electrical Audio in Chicago
Emma Ruth Rundle unleashes a new solo album track “Oh Sarah” in Glassroom Session
Sargent House is delighted to announce that Emma Ruth Rundle will be recording her debut solo album this year for release on Sargent House. Above is a video of her performing a new track “Oh Sarah” live from the Glassroom. (Shot & Edited by Spencer Rollins)
Earlier this year we had Emma in the Glassroom performing with her band Marriages another song that will now be on her solo album called “Shadows of My Name” below. (Shot & Edited by David Romo)
Both Videos audio was recorded, mixed and mastered by Chris Common for The Farm.
Get to know Emma Ruth Rundle on the interwebs…
Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , Marriages , Red Sparowes , The Nocturnes
Check out Emma’s self Released Electric Guitar album HERE
Mylets Ampersand Glassroom video goes viral - Seven Diamonds Plus One Video now live & Retcon out in June
Mylets, the one-man-band of Henry Kohen, recently released the first of his three part live performance videos for the Sargent House Glassroom Sessions, of which “Ampersand” (below) quickly went viral, racking up over 65-thousand views by word of mouth.
Today we have posted the third and final Mylets video “Seven Diamonds Plus One” (posted above at the top). The studio version of the song will be available on the forthcoming collection of songs remixed and remastered from three previous EPs as well as all three glassroom session tracks as bonus’. Retcon marks Mylets’ debut release on Sargent House and serves as a precursor to the full length debut currently in the works and planned for release early next year.
And Mylets is not only a pedal wizard as you can see in this acoustic glassroom video below of him performing “Slow Walker”.
Mylets will also play for the first time overseas at the Indiependence Festival in Cork, Ireland on August 2nd on the Sargent House stage along with Bosnian Rainbows, And So I Watch You From Afar, TTNG, No Spill Blood and more to be announced.
Retcon will be available for download on May 7th, 2013 and is available now for PRE-ORDER on vinyl coming out on June 25th, 2013 via Sargent House.
QCA: Native Live Session two new songs Brass & Kissing Bridges
Flab Magazine: Podcast Interview with Sargent House’s Cathy Pellow
This week’s guest is the irrepressible Cathy Pellow, founder and leader of Sargent House in Echo Park, California. I’ve been curious about her for a while. Like many others, my understanding of her was essentially derived from Facebook posts and Tweets – some of them quite hilarious, others misleadingly terse. I am very aware that a Tweet is not the best way to judge a person’s character or even their current state of mind/status. It’s all too meta and more than a little curated or in some cases, not very curated at all, which has been the appeal of watching Cathy’s Twitter feed. However, recent debates about women in charge of companies, how they should or shouldn’t behave in business, had me wondering, “What would Cathy do?”
We talk about her business strategy (take no shit off no one!) and she opened up about her background and the drive that determined who she is today, why she does what she does and the reasons behind her apparent love of “instrumental music.”
Alarm Magazine: Best Release for this Week - Tera Melos’ X’ed Out at the top of the list
Yup. Tera Melos you got a winner…
The 405 Reviews Tera Melos’ X’ed Out and loved it so much they wanted an Interview too
READ FULL ALBUM REVIEW HERE - Below is the interview
The new album from Tera Melos is quite an achievement, with the Californian trio finally settling into themselves on what is, incredibly, only their third album in eight years. The release of X’ed Out is an event in itself - it’s been a fraction over 2-and-a-half years since the release of Patagonian Rats, but the band have released an EP and single since then in a relatively productive period. We at the 405 liked their new record so much that we decided to ask the band a few questions about it.
They’re heading out on tour with TTNG in a few days, so we asked them about that, as well as plenty about the new record. Turns out they’re not actually ‘X’ed Out and Tired’ at all.
Hi guys! How are you all feeling at the moment? Your new record is out soon - what’s the mood in the Tera Melos camp? Relief, excitement, or something in between?
Right now we are in scramble mode to get ready for tour. I would say that the mood is one of impending doom with a bit of excitement thrown in. Kind of like riding a roller coaster for the first time after it has been re-opened because major repairs were done to prevent deaths. We haven’t played in front of an audience since we were in Russia 9-and-a-half months ago and we are going to be playing a bunch of new songs, so thinking about that can be pretty daunting. Like, real deal human beings have been conceived and born since we last played a show. Added to that, we are a bit spread out, so we only get a chance to play together after plane tickets are purchased and time zones are adjusted to. So hopefully one can see why we could have a bit of nerves going back out there. Still, I think we are all really excited to be back out showing people new songs.
Amoeba Music: Review and Interview with Tera Melos’ Nick Reinhart and free Instore on April 14th in San Francisco
Sacramento avant-rockers Tera Melos will play Amoeba San Francisco April 14 at 2 p.m. Their latest record, X’ed Out (due April 16 on Sargent House), is a blast of tightly coiled riffs unraveling in all directions while sweet melodies keep the whole thing grounded in the eye of the storm. “Weird Circles” chugs along on math-rock riffery, while “New Chlorine” starts like some demonic cover of “Chopsticks” before unveiling a big, acidic rocker. “Bite” balances nasty, nauseous riffs with big, dreamy choruses, while “Sunburn” is the band’s clearest entry point, with non-stop riffs tapping underneath the band’s bright melodies. They chill out for ballads like “Snake Lake” and “No Phase,” as concerned with heavenly harmony as the guitar trickery beneath the surface, and they ease the tension with the sunshine pop of “Tropic Lame.” It’s been a while since we’ve heard a band as unabashedly guitar-centric as Tera Melos that can also write a decent pop song, recalling their Northern California brethren like Deerhoof and Hella, and while X’ed Out has its share of heady noodling, Tera Melos never sound self-indulgent. It’s a feast for guitar geeks and a reminder that indie rock need not be a laid-back, tepid affair. They make indie-prog that’s as fun to listen to as it is impressive, and that’s no easy feat.
I caught up with the band’s Nick Reinhart as Tera Melos prepared for a tour that begins with their Amoeba performance. They’ll be back in California in May, hitting L.A.’s The Echo May 23 and on May 25th in San Francisco at Bottom of the Hill.
Tera Melos stream full album X’ed Out over at SPIN
Over three albums and a couple lineup changes, Tera Melos, the Sacramento trio fronted by guitarist/vocalist Nick Reinhert, has made a full shift from the unconventional song structures of ambient-indebted post rock to hyper-technical guitar pop. And while ambling 28-minute songs may be a thing of the past, his band’s new effort shows that they aren’t keen to let up on the chaos. X’ed Out picks up largely where the band’s 2010 LP Patagonian Rats left off, drenching Reinhert’s demure vocals in labyrinthine guitar work. But X’d Out goes even further than its predecessor, keeping the rapid-fire instrumentation but peeling back some of the instrumental layers to put the focus more firmly on the vocals. The buoyant riffing of tracks like “Sunburn” and “Surf Nazis” moves the band into the territory of fellow experimentalists-gone-pop-maximalists Marnie Stern and Maps & Atlases. That’s some good company to keep.
Pre-order X’ed Out on vinyl or cd here.
Don’t miss Tera Melos on their full US/Canadian headline Tour see all dates HERE