Gaute Granli(Norway) and Macho Blush(Texas) share a bill with Child Abuse, Final Boss, and Rodenticide at The Footlight in Ridgewood, Queens this Thursday.
November 8th, 2017
Monotrope “Unifying Receiver” out this week, release show with Marc Edwards/Mick Barr Duo, Unnatural Ways + more!
November 8th, 2017
Monotrope record release party at Park Church Co-op in Brooklyn, with support provided by Unnatural Ways(SGG debut forthcoming), Marc Edwards/Mick Barr Duo(also with a release in the works), and Mitch Cheney(Sweep the Leg Johnny) & Kevin Shea(Storm and Stress) November 3. LP, cassette, digital out November 10.
October 18th, 2017
We are thrilled to be bringing Brown Angel back to NYC for a rare live appearance. With support provided by Stern(who have a new album coming soon on SGG), Opening Bell, and Skryptor(which features members of craw, Dazzling Killmen, and STATS), this show is not to be missed.
Saturday, October 28 7pm
1272 Broadway, Brooklyn
Brown Angel’s “Shutout” LP has been the subject of ongoing critical acclaim since its release and is available in our shop.
October 18th, 2017
Monotrope exists in a realm of instrumental rock that is progressive in its musicality but punk at its core. Guitars intertwine in dissonant, polyrhythmic webs, while the rhythm section forges a propulsive, unrelenting path. Abstract yet intricate, Unifying Receiver rocks hard from the bird’s eye view; its six songs are emotive, guitar-driven works of struggle and catharsis, travel and arrival, tension and release.
The title Unifying Receiver conveys a sense of monolithic potential and hope, despite things obviously not feeling all that hopeful lately… It resonates as a messianic entity in receivership of the sum total of the world’s filth and misery. By facilitating in the processing of the world’s most base, darkest elements, it effectively alleviates and transcends, bringing the world together on commonalities instead of points of division… Which is effectively what people do in some capacity, every day. Seeing and experiencing various degrees of beauty and misery, processing it all, and hopefully finding ways to weave tighter bonds with others and ourselves in the process.
Monotrope is dispersed wide across the USA, representing California, Texas, Ohio, and Maryland. Guitarist Ed Ricart is known from bands such as Hyrrokkin and Matta Gaga. Bassist Matthew Taylor is a member of Bellini, and worked for years as art director for Touch & Go Records, designing iconic album layouts for the label’s revered roster of bands. Ricart and Taylor are flanked by guitarist Dan Wilson (ex-Hurl) and drummer Joe Barker (Unraze, Tigon).
Own the record November 10, 2017 on cassette via SGG and on vinyl courtesy of New Atlantis.
RIYL: Chavez, Slint, Ali Farka Toure, U Srinivas, Rodan, Don Caballero, Unwound
Joe Barker – Drums
Matthew Taylor – Bass
Dan Wilson – Guitars
Edward Ricart – Guitars
Bill Skibbe @ Key Club Studios. Benton Harbor MI
Edward Ricart @ Ambition Sound, Yellow Springs OH
Additional Engineering by:
Britt Robisheaux @ Cloudland Recording, Fort Worth TX
Matthew Taylor @ Garage Mahal, Dallas TX
Tim Green @ Louder Studios, Grass Valley CA
Carl Saff @ Saff Mastering, Chicago IL
Art Direction & Design by:
The Designers Republic
(Aphex Twin, Auteche, Pulp, Pop Will Eat Itself)
August 25th, 2017
August 25th, 2017
The perfect pairing. Brooklyn’s most maniacally raw agitators and Pittsburgh’s paranoia-fueled, cybernetic no-wave grinders sharing one slab of 12″ vinyl with eye-gouging screen printed jackets.
With so much contemporary “heavy” music seemingly drawing from the same fountains for influence, Couch Slut are a breath of fresh air, with their truly unique voice projecting loud and clear above the din. While comparisons to Oxbow, Darkthrone, Today is the Day, Swans, Unsane, and even Failure might not be off the mark in terms of inspiration, the execution is carried out in a fashion all their own. Unsettlingly direct lyrics and vocal deliveries that command attention, alongside songwriting that is both menacing and memorable.
Couch Slut offer two new tracks exclusive to this release. First up is a bombed-out, doomed rendition of Steely Dan’s “Babylon Sisters”, followed by the blistering original “Dorothy”, a favorite from the band’s pummeling live sets.
Microwaves, being long-time favorites here at SGG HQ, and we think it fair to say, an influence on Couch Slut(though in no obvious way), have been carving out their own path long enough to know how to expertly fill one side of a record with no filler. The musicianship is rivaled only by the tension seething from these three tracks, one being a brand new assault, another being a reworking of a classic Microwaves burner, and finally, a faithful, if demented(faithfully demented?) take on Voivod’s “Ravenous Medicine”.
It has been extremely exciting to see and hear this release come together and we are proud to bring it into the world for fans of uncompromising, visceral sound.
Limited pressing. Heavy, handmade jackets with artwork by Shawn Knight. Mastered by James Plotkin. Available here.
*Please note: While Microwaves and Couch Slut will have limited copies available at upcoming shows, this record will begin shipping to mail order customers and finer shops beginning in mid-September.
COUCH SLUT will be touring in support of both this release and their full-length, also out now. If you are within spitting distance of one of these cities, prepare yourself for a beating and get to a show.
August 19th, 2017
Very happy to be hosting Amps for Christ here in NYC at long last, and in the most perfect setting, that 100+ year old church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Joined by Gun Outfit, Drunken Foreigner Band(members of Sunwatchers), and Not Guilty(members of VAZ, Myriaid, Columboid), this is sure to be one for the books.
August 18th, 2017
August 17th, 2017
More info to come, but for now…Amps For Christ in that big, old, beautiful building is what you need to know….
August 8th, 2017
Multicult covering lots of ground in August and September! A couple dates with VAZ, even! Many solid lineups here, take a look:
8/22 Los Angeles @ Zebulon w/ VAZ, Prissy Whip
8/23 San Francisco @ Hemlock w/ MOUTH, PRAYING
8/24 Oakland @ Golden Bull w/ Reptoid, Surplus 1980
8/25 Portland @ Kenton Club w/ MAXIMUM MAD, Law Boss
8/26 Seattle @ Victory Lounge w/ Dry T-Shirt Contest, Glose, Voycheck
8/29 Des Moines @ Vaudeville Mews w/ BLOOD SPELL, Gleaner
8/30 St Louis @ Foam w/ Yowie, Vincas, Concentrator
8/31 Minneapolis @ Triple Rock w/ Gay Witch Abortion, VAZ, Vincas, TONGUE PARTY
9/1 Detroit @ UFO Factory w/ Child Bite, Vincas
9/2 Nashville @ Blackbird Tattoo w/ Husband stitch, Vincas
9/3 Austin @ Beerland w/ Vincas, SUPER THIEF, Art Acevedo, Pfisters
9/4 San Antonio @ Limelight w/ Spokesmodel
9/22 Washington DC @ St. Stephens w/ Pageninetynine, Majority Rule, H O M O S U P E R I O R
9/29 Pittsburgh @ Mr. Roboto Project w/ Majority Rule, Soul Glo, LIFES, Mere Phantoms
August 2nd, 2017
FINAL BOSS with Many Blessings(Ethan from Primitive Man, Vermin Womb solo electronics) & Swollen Organs(Jimmy A of The Communion) at Flowers For All Occasions in Brooklyn, Saturday August 5, FREE
*Xaddax consists of Nick Sakes (ex- Dazzling Killmen, Colossamite, Sicbay) and
Chrissy Rossettie (ex-My Name Is Rar-Rar, The Hex)
“Kinetic No Wave-y 2 piece – Sakes’ jagged guitar parts and howls lurch across the backdrop of Rossettie’s haywire electronics, meandering synth, and frenzied drumming. The result is erratic and wild; a malfunctioning robot / injured werewolf hybrid.”
*NONZOO (Chicago) – “A good planet to take the kids. Frenetic warping noise rock pet exhibit for childlike adults, mature children and all variegated unclassifiables* in between. A meditation on learning, self-improvement, obedience, nutrition pellets, tail-grafting, and basketball.”
“A dialogue between four dollops of sentient astronaut feces.”
*Opening Bell – boys meet girl, boys + girl continue together on a downward spiral of bad decisions, self-induced paranoia, and oppressive sound at high volumes
* Vat of Acid – scuzzed-out mutant punk which has been deemed unsafe for human consumption
performing L I VE at The Gateway
July 20th, 2017
Sleeping Giant Glossolalia presents:
Theologian – blackened synth-death, Hudson Valley
Mossenek – members of Gorguts, Krallice, Oldest, All Scars, etc
Nycterent – Portland, Maine sensory overload/empath-feedback agitators
Opening Bell – rumbling & ranting from beneath the bunker
465 Seneca Ave Ridgewood, Queens
Doors at 7:45, music shortly after