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.