It was such a pleasure hosting AMPS FOR CHRIST & friends here in NYC recently. Barnes, the wise man himself, he of MAN IS THE BASTARD, BASTARD NOISE, etc, blew minds and broke hearts with his songs and noise and homemade instruments and great energy. Can’t wait to have him back.
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
July 8th, 2017
Peter Evans, Ron Stabinsky, Shayna Dunkelman (last)
Marc Edwards & Slipstream Time Travel
W-2 (Sam Weinberg and Chris Welcome)
Isaiah Richardson Jr./Samantha Riott (1st)
July 14, 2017 8pm
Park Church Co-op
129 Russell St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
**Marc Edwards is a free jazz drummer who has played and recorded with artists such as Cecil Taylor, Charles Gayle, David S. Ware, and Weasel Walter and with his own group, Marc Edwards Slipstream Time Travel, an afrofuturistic free jazz ensemble. Marc is a former member of Cellular Chaos.
The New York City Jazz Record called his Sonos Gravis project a “conceptual merger of the New York Art Quartet, Black Sabbath and Last Exit, though despite signposts reflecting noise and free jazz, this music has little actual precedent”
** Peter Evans is an American trumpet player who has been a member of Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Zebulon Trio, Pulverize the Sound, and Premature Burial as well as his own Peter Evans Quintet. Shayna Dunkelman is a member of Xiu Xiu and has worked with John Zorn, Yoko Ono, Ikue Mori, etc.
**W-2 consists of Chris Welcome(Flying Luttenbachers, Hot Date, Apocalypso, Mothguts, Mike Pride’s Drummer’s Corpse) and Sam Weinberg(Bloor, Maestro Day).
** Isaiah Richardson Jr. and Samantha Riott are members of the New York City based band Rodenticide.
June 22nd, 2017
June 19th, 2017
Very psyched to be hosting this gig.
(from Chicago, extensive discography going back to the 1980’s with releases on notable labels such as Cuneiform, Skin Graft, etc)
(new NYC “supergroup” with Dazzling Killmen, craw, STATS, etc members)
(solo project of Reuben Lorch-Miller, accomplished only child and member of Blanko & Noiry, Nastie Band, etc)
June 12th, 2017
Quite a lineup here: