Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2013 releases

The full list of records I worked this year:

January 8 - Comadre - Comadre - Vitriol Records
February 26 - Old Wounds - From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest - Glory Kid Ltd.
February 26 - Pristina - Hopeless•Godless - The Path Less Traveled Records
April 23 - Globe and Beast - Grandfather's Axe - Melotov Records
July 16 - Stomach Earth - Stomach Earth - Black Market Activities
July 16 - Phantom Glue - A War of Light Cones - Black Market Activities
July 23 - Body Stuff - Body Stuff - The Path Less Traveled Records
August 13 - Old Wounds/Trenchfoot - (split 7") - Melotov Records
August 13 - No Sir - The Future Is Bright - Twelve Gauge Records
August 27 - Self Defense Family - The Corrections Officer In Me - Family Drugs
August 27 - Bone Dance - Snakecharmers (reissue) - Melotov Records
August 27 - Calculator - These Roots Grow Deep (reissue) - Melotov Records
September 24 - Nervous - Nervous - Twelve Gauge Records
October 22 - So Hideous - Last Poem/First Light - self-released
October 22 - Meek Is Murder - Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters - Threshold of Pain Records
October 29 - Netherlands - Silicon Vapor - self-released
November 5 - Czar - No One Is Alone If No One Is Alive - Cracknation Records

And tour press for these guys:

Circle Takes The Square
Yoshiko Ohara (Bloody Panda)

CR + Steel for Brains

My 2013 year-end vibes, recorded and redistributed by the excellent Steel for Brains, along with lists by Jarboe, Mike Hill, and others: steelforbrains.com/post/70309311283/lust-lists-favorites-of-2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CR + Justina

Justina Villanueva interviewed me about my time in Today Is The Day - forever one of my favorite bands: http://blastbeat.us/?p=3737

Saturday, December 7, 2013

2013, 2014

Season's greetings, all! Another year!

2013 in review:

In January I ended Precious Metal, the weekly series of shows I booked and promoted in NY for precisely 6.66 years.

In March and April I did my final tour as drummer of Today Is The Day, six weeks across the US and Canada with KEN Mode and Fight Amp. See Justina Villanueva's new Today Is The Day feature, here.

In July I released the debut record of my new solo project, Body Stuff, and in October I performed it live for the first time (at The Acheron in Brooklyn, with Psalm Zero and Vain Warr).

In PR this year I represented another slew of crucial bands outta the underground depths, including the brilliant Circle Takes The Square, Stomach Earth, Comadre, Old Wounds, Self Defense Family, Nervous, Meek Is Murder, So Hideous, Netherlands, Czar, and many more. As the year-end lists start to roll in, we are seeing the love, including Stomach Earth on Rolling Stone's Top 20 Metal Albums list!

Check out my complete list of 2013 releases, here. 

Now, on to 2014:

The PR machine is revved and we kick things off in 2014 with the debut album by High Water on Vitriol Records, the outstanding LA label owned by Justin Smith of Graf Orlock and Ghostlimb. High Water is fronted by Neal Sharma of Ghostlimb. The self-titled debut was recorded by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta, Nervous). These guys are from deep in the Bay Area hardcore scene but you wouldn't know it. The vibe is earnest and wise - Replacements, Neil Young - and it sounds like a million bucks.

And coming soon, new releases by Tiger Flowers, Old Wounds, Vices, Jar'd Loose, and more! Also, more Body Stuff.