|Bootblacks signs with Artoffact Records|
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Bootblacks (Brooklyn, NY) signs with Artoffact Records.
Brooklyn-based darkwave band Bootblacks have announced today that they’ve inked a deal with Toronto-based Artoffact Records.The band, formed in 2010, have been touring North America and Europe for nearly a decade, bringing their well-honed mix of coldwave, dark post-punk, and death rock to audiences from Portland to Berlin.“I’m a big fan of the label,” says keyboardist Barrett Hiatt, “and am happy to see it continue to grow. I come from that specific line of music fans that would obsess over what label bands were on, who else was on that label, etc., and Artoffact has a great stable of artists.”Bootblacks is Barrett Hiatt, who joined the band only a few years ago, alongside vocalist Panther Macdonald and guitarist Alli Gorman, both founders of the band. Larry Gorman joined on drums in 2018. After forming in 2010, Bootblacks released several independent albums, culminating in the well-received record, Fragments (2017), which saw accolades from Post-Punk.com, New Noise Magazine, and Cvlt Nation, to name a few. The band played most of the most well-renowned indie gothic and punk festivals on both sides of the Atlantic, before hooking up with Artoffact Records through ACTORS frontman and producer Jason Corbett.Bootblacks will release their Artoffact debut, Jason Corbett-produced album, tentatively called Thin Skies, later in 2019. The band’s back catalogue is currently available on Bandcamp.
Bootblacks on tour supporting ACTORS – starts tonight
BOOTBLACKS:Bandcamp / Facebook
ARTOFFACT: Bandcamp / Facebook
|VR SEX (MEMBERS OF DRAB MAJESTY) ANNOUNCE HUMAN TRAFFIC JAM LP|
OUT MAY 10 ON DAIS RECORDS
LISTEN TO FIRST SINGLE ‘SURRENDER’ HERE
Their debut tome, Human Traffic Jam, focuses on lyrical themes that probe the possibilities of loss of autonomy through social media, the decline of human interaction, and celebrity favoritism. Skum believes in the stabilization of society and
Through PSRS or Procreation Simulation Reproduction Stimulation, humans can act on their hedonistic desires and not face the responsibilities and consequences that come with being an ill-prepared guardian. The future of our offspring will exist in virtual realms and population growth
Thematically condensed into an
Rather than being emblematic of influences, each song on the LP infuses a dire tension that cuts shimmer with fetid frequencies, never establishing an aural hierarchy or urgency. Instead, we’re lead into punchy capsules of “dour pop”; the balance of saccharine and sour so emblematic of the VR SEX hive mind.
DAIS Records releases VR SEX’s debut album “Human Traffic Jam” on April 26, 2019 on digital, vinyl LP (packaged in a thick matte stock jacket with a printed inner
Listen: VR SEX – ‘Surrender’
Pre-Order: VR SEX – Human Traffic Jam
March 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex (debut live performance)
Human Traffic Jam
May 10, 2019
3. Epiphany Gridlock
4. Sacred Limousine
5. Maiden China
7. Cheek Detritus
8. Facts Without Faces
9. Corridor (Epilogue)
The Overlookers album at
10-track album Teenage Wet Dreams by The Overlookers
will finally be released on
The secret project of XY (Foretaste) and JB (Dekad) takes you for a ride in their Moogadillac!
You can still pre-order your copy at
before the release date… after that, it will be too late: on our
|INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES READJUSTING THE LOCKS LP|
OUT MAY 17 ON SACRED BONES RECORDS
LISTEN TO THE FIRST SINGLE ‘DAZZLE PAINT’ HERE
|With half the band having left their native Texas for New York, Readjusting the Locks is the first Institute album written across the country. Despite the |
return & into
handle the deadlock we have arrived at!Armed with our classical skills of production, consumption, and the creation of capital, humanity
will now be tasked with continually managing an incomprehensible crisis by coaxing our immediate existential problems into digestible solutions resembling new policies and technologies truly inept at solving anything. Though constantly reminded of global social inequalities revolving around money, the sociopathic power of banks and corporations to bend the world in their favor, and our society’s detrimental effect on the
Listen: Institute – “Dazzle Paint”https://youtu.be/ORTAbiXmseQ
Pre-Order: Institute – Readjusting The Locks
May 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus w/ Twisted Thing, Nandas, Wetware (Record Release)
Readjusting The Locks
Sacred Bones Records
May 17, 2019
2. Mon Cherie
3. Let Me Be
4. Indoctrination Set
5. Roll Music
6. Can’t See Nothin’
8. St. John’s Wort
9. Dazzle Paint
11. Utopia Sound
12. Fooled Again
After months of pressing delays,
we now have the classic 2nd album by ARCANA “Cantar De Procella” on vinyl in stock!
All pre-orders are being sent, thank you for your patience.
ARCANA “Cantar De Procella” LP (123rd Cycle)
Now 21 years since it’s original release, we present ARCANA’s second album in it’s original length, remastered and with new artwork on both CD and Vinyl. Very few bands evoke such awe and inspiration than this Swedish act driven by the now legendary talent of Peter Bjärgö. ARCANA have been pillars and always at the forefront of the so called Neo Classical / Heavenly Voices movement with their poignant, ethereal and medieval inspired music. Sorrowful strings, doomsday horns and trumpets, massive percussion and snares, bells, dulcimer all interlaced with exquisite Male and Female voices create a quite singular atmosphere of grandeur and of melancholy for times long gone… Rejoice once again, or for the first time, in this timeless recording.
LP Edition of 300 Copies in standard LP sleeve with printed inner sleeve. 12 tracks. 47:56
*Note, CD Edition is Sold out.