Aug 292016
 
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                     30.IX.2016 – MILAN, ITALY @ ELYON CLUB

FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/1647215592273347/
TICKETS : TBA

1.X.2016 – VENEZIA, ITALY @ REVOLVER CLUB
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/1632883306972284/
TICKETS : TBA

2.X.2016 – MADRID, SPAIN @ CHANGO LIVE
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/667031990113062/
TICKETS : https://www.ticketea.com/entradas-concierto-death-in-june-spiritual-front-en-madrid/

3.X.2016 – PORTO, PORTUGAL @ HARD CLUB
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/1792052517705725/
TICKETS : muzikismyoyster@gmail.com

5.X.2016 – ATHENS, GREECE @MODU
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/2159086670897291/
TICKETS : http://tickets.public.gr/

6.X.2016 – WROCLAW, POLAND @ FIRLEJ CLUB
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/1757380511142541/
TICKETS : wiftickets@gmail.com

7.X.2016 – OSLO, NORWAY @ VULKAN ARENA
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/1202601619781378/
TICKETS : www.vulkanarena.no

8.X.2016 – LONDON, UK @ THE UNDERWORLD
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/1770166759907078/
TICKETS : http://www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk/gigs/

11.X.2016 – BARCELONA, SPAIN @ SALAMANDRA
FACEBOOK : TBA
TICKETS : http://www.salamandra.cat/2013salamandra/index.php

12.X.2016 – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM @ LA TRICOTERIE
FACEBOOK : TBA
TICKETS : http://buzzonyourlips.be/presales-2/

13.X.2016 – ROME, ITALY @ CUBE
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/193502561064583/
TICKETS : TBA

15.X.2016 – LEIPZIG, GERMANY @ RUNES + MEN FESTIVAL
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/events/266364510367703/
TICKETS : http://www.equinoxe-organization.com 

22.X.16. – ZAGREB, CROATIA @ GK JABUKA
Aug 222016
 
Dear friends of Bleak,

it’s been a while since our last newsletter, but now we have exciting news for you!


Our dear friends Cultural Amnesia have another release on Bleak, “Agile Business Practices“, a four-track EP that shows yet another aspect of CA’s broad artistic spectrum.
Included with the free download are two videos, one for their track Core Values, and … well, you better watch yourself 😉
Read about it and download as MP3 or FLAC package here: http://bleak.at/bleak058

Out since July, Radio Pulso by Durán Vázquez, an excellent piece of experimental industrial dub.
Born in Vigo on 1979, Durán Vázquez started recording at the beginning of 1998, using self-taught methods and without prior musical formation. His work is mainly focused on audio creation, radio-art and live performances.
Occasionally he composed pieces for cinema, sound-art contests, audio collaborations and his own video-art productions.
Get it from here: http://bleak.at/bleak062

In June, we released Cultural Amnesia‘s Ring The Hungry Bell EP, for the first time in digital format.
Ring The Hungry Bell comprises four tracks recorded 1982/3. They are taken from the double album of 1980s material Press My Hungry Button, now available at CA’s Bandcamp.
The EP comes with a video for the track ‘Hot in the house’, written for CA by John Balance. The video features mailart and other images by Balance.
Available at http://bleak.at/bleak056

Earlier this year we released a compilation of material from Expose Your Eyes, who also contributed to the infamous White Stained Covers tape we re-released together with [aufnahme + wiedergabe].

Paul Harrison has collaborated with many other musicians over the years but now, apart from contributions to some forthcoming S&Q stuff, is ploughing most of his energies into his own personal psychedelic powerhouse.
Get it at http://bleak.at/bleak061


With the upcoming release by Fear Incorporated, Cloak And Dagger, we are entering a new realm for Bleak that could maybe be described as dark cabaret, we are quite excited about releasing the full album after the Sweeney Todd EP last Halloween.

And last but not least we still have vinyl copies from Konstruktivists‘ amazing Destiny Drive release from last year, get it from the Bleak Store at http://bleak.at/index.php?menu=cart – we also have some distribution items as well as some quite special single items.


In case you didn’t know, Bleak has a 24/7 radio station with ever changing program, have a listen at
http://laut.fm/bleakradio.

Have a great summer,
all the best from Bleak,

Bernhard

Official Website: http://www.bleak.at
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bleaknetlabel
Aug 222016
 

Steve Adamyk Band – Graceland LP/Bad Sports – Living With Secrets 12”

Taking orders for these now, ships on Friday, 8/26

STEVE ADAMYK BAND – GRACELAND LP: Blame Canada. Or for that matter, Ottawa. The Capital’s kings of punk- power-fuzz are back and better than ever. After a whack of records and worldwide touring, “Graceland” is Adamyk’s most dynamic and cohesive record to date, without breaking the mould. Colleen Green (Hardly Art) sings on it, Mike Krol (Merge) croons on it and members of Sonic Avenues are now staples in the band.

This time, the band bunkered down in Montreal with engineer Adrian Popivich (Solids, The Dears) to bring Graceland to life. In the meantime, scream along to “Through My Fingers”, or get lost in the depths of “High Mile”; the choice is yours.

Mr. Adamyk has been nothing but prolific since coming aboard the Dirtnap roster, this is already his fifth LP, with a sixth is in the planning stage. We here at Dirtnap find that his trademark brand of speedy, caffeinated, catchy-but-not-too-wimpy pop perfectly exemplifies that aesthetic that the label strives for. We’ll keep putting these out as long as he keeps makin’ ‘em.

First 300 are on clear vinyl, and are available mailorder ONLY! Black vinyl also available. All copies come with 320kps download coupon.

Stream here:

https://dirtnaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/steve-adamyk-band-graceland-lp

Purchase here:

http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/steve-adamyk-band-graceland-clear-vinyl-lp

Bad Sports – Living With Secrets 12”: Bad Sports return with a jaw-dropping new 12”!

While the band hasn’t released anything in a couple of years, the individual members have been anything but idle during that time. Orville Neely continues his slow takeover of the world with rock juggernauts OBN III’s (who have released 2 albums in the past 2 years) while Daniel Fried and Gregory Rutherford’s band Video got signed to Jack White’s label Third Man Records, and has been touring ever since. The pair have also been touring a ton as 1/2 of Radioactivity, who of course released the stunning Silent Kill LP on Dirtnap last year.

Originally conceived as a series of 3 singles, the band and label at one point realized that the individual 7 songs that were recorded worked very well as a piece, and decided to release them all together on a 12” ep.

Living With Secrets represents another definite step forward for Bad Sports. Moving away from both the ebullient punk/power pop of 2011’s Kings Of The Weekend, and the anything-goes grimy punk of 2014’s Bras, this 12” shows the band at their darkest, most powerful, and occasionally weirdest. The tone is dark, the lyrics are bleak and desperate, but the music is more dangerously catchy than ever. We always say this, but this truly is their strongest material yet.

First 300 are on clear vinyl, and are available mailorder ONLY! Black vinyl also available. All copies come with 320kps download coupon.

Stream here:

https://dirtnaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/bad-sports-living-with-secrets

Purchase here:

http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/bad-sports-living-with-secrets-clear-vinyl-12

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Also available:

Bad Sports – Bras LP: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/bad-sports-bras-lp

Bad Sports – Bras CD: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/bad-sports-bras-cd

Bad Sports – Kings Of The Weekend LP: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/bad-sports-kings-of-the-weekend-lp

Bad Sports – Kings Of The Weekend CD: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/bad-sports-kings-of-the-weekend-cd

Steve Adamyk Band – Dial Tone LP: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/steve-adamyk-band-dial-tone-lp

Steve Adamyk Band – Forever Won’t Wait LP: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/steve-adamyk-band-forever-wont-wait-lp

Steve Adamyk Band – Forever Won’t Wait CD: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/steve-adamyk-band-forever-wont-wait-cd

Steve Adamyk Band – Monterrey 7”: http://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/steve-adamyk-band-monterrey-7

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TOUR DATES

Radioactivity/Bad Sports
Tue 8/23 – Valence, FR

Wed 8/24 – TBC

Thu 8/25 – Paris, FR @ La Mecanique Ondulatoire

Fri 8/26 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown

Sat 8/27 – Hamburg, DE @ Get Lost Fest

Sun 8/28 – TBC

Mon 8/29 – Cologne, DE @ Sonic Ballroom

Tue 8/30 – Leipzig, DE @ Zoro

Wed 8/31 – Berlin, DE

Thu 9/1 – Prague, CZ @ Klub 007

Fri 9/2 – Brno, CZ @ Kabinet Muz

Sat 9/3 – Vienna, AT @ Venster 99

Sun 9/4 – Munich, DE @ Kafe Kult

Mon 9/5 – Furth, DE @ Kunstkeller

Tue 9/6 – TBC

Wed 9/7 – Zurich, CH @ Hafenkneipe

Thu 9/8 – Schaffhausen, CH @ Taptab

Fri 9/9 – Bergamo, IT @ Edone

Sat 9/10 – Benidorm, ES @ Fuzzville

 

Steve Adamyk Band

 

September 22 – Montreal (Pop Mtl)
September 23 – Vankleek Hill, ON (Beaus Oktoberfest!)
October 30 – Gainsville, FL (THE Fest!)
October 31 – Athens, GA
November 1 – Richmond, VA or TBA
November 2 – Philadelphia, PA
November 3 – New Brunswick or TBA
November 4 – Brooklyn, NY
November 5 – NY, NY

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UPCOMING ON DIRTNAP:

Low Culture – Places To Hide LP sept 9th

Sonic Avenues – Disconnector LP/CD oct. 7th

Aug 222016
 

Cosey Fanni Tutti: Art Sex Music
An autobiographical reading

Wed 26th Oct 2016

8:00 pm at the ICA Theatre

To mark the 40th anniversary of the ICA’s seminal exhibition Prostitution by COUM Transmissions, Cosey Fanni Tutti reads from her forthcoming autobiography Sex Art Music published by Faber & Faber.

Reciting her personal experience at the time of the exhibition and the surrounding media furore, this reading will be followed by a Q&A with Maria Fusco (critic, writer and reader at the University of Edinburgh) and a rare screening of the COUM Transmissions film After Cease to Exist.

A selection of Cosey’s original ICA Prostitution Magazine Actions will also be displayed. The evening will close with a DJ set provided by Richard Clouston’s Cosey Club.

This event is presented in collaboration with Cabinet, London and Faber Social

MORE DETAILS AT www.coseyfannitutti.com

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM www.ica.org.uk

Aug 172016
 

"Larva Lumps" 2CD and digital versions available August 26, 2LP on September 23 via Artoffact Records

Toronto, Canada–

The longstanding and prolific experimentalist project, Controlled Bleeding, will return with its first proper studio album since 2002, entitled Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps, this month on Artoffact Records. Today, the band has teamed up with Premier Guitar to launch two Larva Lumps guitar playthrough videos for the tracks "Driving Through Darkness" and "The Perks of Being a Perv." Stream the clips exclusively at: http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/24586-controlled-bleeding-the-perks-of-being-a-perv-video-premiere.

An eclectic mix of industrial, progressive rock, jazz and heavy metal influences, Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps will be released as a 2CD digipak and digital download on August 26, with a 2LP edition, housed in a beautiful gatefold, to be released on September 23. Pre-order Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps via Bandcamp at:

Controlled Bleeding co-founder Paul Lemos recently sat down with the Wall Street Journal to discuss the new studio effort. Check out the article online at:

 

 

 

Disc 1:

1) Driving Through Darkness

2) Carving Song

3) Trawler's Return

4) As Evening Fades

5) The Perks of Being a Perv (Parts 1-4)

 

Disc 2:

1) Return of the Quiet

2) Fusion Song

3) Swarm

4) Garage Dub

5) Trawler's Song

6) Eye of Needle

7) Trang's Song 

Larva Lumps is a startling record: it somehow flawlessly mixes industrial noise and prog rock into a beautifully stream-of-conscious work that is at once fairly brutal and lovingly serene.

Unlike a lot of Controlled Bleeding's more recent outputs,  Larva Lumps is a unified set of five pieces. Both the vinyl and CD versions come with an additional album of bonus material consisting of driving instrumental pieces the band recorded live with famed producer Martin Bisi (Swans, White Zombie, Sonic Youth) at his Brooklyn, N.Y. studio one hot August day in 2012.

 

The cover paintings come courtesy of artist Gregory Jacobsen.

 

MUSIC STREAMS

Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps at Bandcamp.

BAND INFO

Controlled Bleeding is an experimental music group based in Long Island, New York. The group was founded by Paul Lemos, the group's only consistent member. Most of Controlled Bleeding's released recordings feature two main collaborators, Chris Moriarty and vocalist Joe Papa, who both passed away in the late 2000s. 

Since their first full-length release, Knees and Bones, in 1985, Controlled Bleeding have released a number of albums spanning several different genres, many of which were released on notable independent labels. Their cross-genre approach combined with the out-of-print status of many of the group's early releases is reminiscent of the work of other experimental and cross-genre groups of the 80s and 90s such as Coil and Swans. But Controlled Bleeding continues today, creating strange new works, perhaps the most challenging of their long career.

 

Paul Lemos – guitar

Mike Bazini – programming

Tony Meola – drums

Chvad SB – programming