Friday, December 26, 2014

CR + Haulix

The folks at Haulix interviewed me about my life in the music industry. Read here for ramblings about my first concert (Tina Turner), my first tape (Europe, The Final Countdown), my early journalism (that time VICE published my poems), and the many great people I've gotten to collaborate with over the years, as a publicist, musician, and writer.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

CR + Decibel

Decibel Magazine, Feb 2015, Napalm Death cover story by Justin Norton

Thursday, December 18, 2014

2015 update

Happy holidays, all!

Coming up in the first part of 2015:

New releases from longtime allies of mine like Good Fight Music, Vitriol Records, Melotov Records, and Twelve Gauge Records.


I am thrilled to announce I am also joining forces with these two labels:

Three One G Records – untouchable purveyors of cool, led by Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Some Girls, All Leather, Swing Kids, etc.), a friend of mine since our bands toured the UK together in 2011. I wrote about Three One G's 20th anniversary for the new issue of Mass Appeal – check that out here – and now I am so excited to team up with the label as their publicist.

Aqualamb Records – one of the best new approaches to releasing music I've seen, this label is run by a team of Brooklyn designers who create awesome, printed books in lieu of traditional packaging.

So, to get specific...

Here's how the 2015 release schedule looks so far:

Jan 27 - Youth Funeral - See You When I See You - Twelve Gauge Records
Feb 10 - Outer Heaven - Diabolus Vobiscum - Melotov Records
Feb 24 - Griever - Our Love Is Different - Vitriol Records
Feb 24 - Nasty - Shokka - Good Fight Music
Mar 3 - Hiram-Maxim - Hiram-Maxim - Aqualamb Records
Mar 3 - Sabertooth Zombie - Human Performance IV - Twelve Gauge Records
Mar 10 - Hot Nerds - Strategically Placed Bananas - Three One G Records

From the gut-spilling realness of Youth Funeral, to the doom-death of Outer Heaven, to the cartoonish beatdown of Nasty, to the dark psych of Hiram-Maxim, it's a lineup that reflects the wild range of my own personal tastes and I can't wait to work with you all, on behalf of these bands.

Stay tuned for more detailed info and updates.

As always, contact me for anything and everything.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

CR best of 2014

Personal favorites, not including bands I worked with this year.

1) Unit 731 - The Hive Mind
2) Raspberry Bulbs - Privacy
3) Code Orange - I Am King
4) Chain and the Gang - Minimum Rock n' Roll
5) Olivia Neutron John - Vulnerability
6) Mobb Deep - The Infamous Mobb Deep
7) Ocrilim - Beggar
8) Pyrrhon - The Mother of Virtues
9) Xiu Xiu - Angel Guts: Red Classroom
10) Black Veil Brides - Black Veil Brides

See my list and others', on MetalSucks.