MACHIAVELLIAN ART ‘INDOCTRINATION SOUNDS’ LP OUT FEBRUARY 24TH
Check out the new via the Echoes And Dust website here
At last! After almost 20 years of Riot Season, I finally get to put out a release by a 'local' band. Coming out on a limited black vinyl LP, with a very limited mail order only edition which comes with a bonus CDR featuring the album tracks and the tracks from the bands self titled debut (previously only available on a very limited cassette)
West Midlands five piece MACHIAVELLIAN ART follow up their self released and self titled cassette only album with their first release proper, 'Indoctrination Sounds' released February 24th via Riot Season Records.
A Maximalist blowout of Sax-honking Noise Rock, Doom Metal, Hardcore Punk, and Shoegaze, with Industrial Noise, Howls, Paranoid Rambles, and pure Disdain for oneself and the rest of you layered on top.
Indoctrination Sounds was conceived in various practice spaces in Digbeth throughout 2020 and 2021 and recorded at Ian Boult's Stuck On A Name Studios in Nottingham in the Summer of 2021, despite the best efforts of a global pandemic. Will Killingsworth mastered the record at Dead Air Studios.
WATCH THE (AMAZING!) 'WATCH THEM CRAWL' VIDEO BELOW. DIRECTED BY ANDREW NORTHROP
BRUXA MARIA 'BUILD YOURSELF A SHRINE AND PRAY' LP OUT FEBRUARY 3RD
Delighted to be releasing the third BRUXA MARIA album 'Build Yourself A Shrine And Pray' album this month. January 27th to be precise. Limited to 300 copies ALL pressed on 'dread' black vinyl and with three double sided A4 inserts.
'Bruxa Maria are back on their third full length; be grateful. "Build Yourself A Shrine And Pray" is 45 minutes of pummelling, punishing fury as unrelenting and all-consuming as your anger at coming up short for the rent.
The new record finds the band just as enraged as their 2016 debut, while continuing to evolve artistically. Bruxa Maria's huge bass and guitar, frantic drums, and banshee shrieking vocals build tension with few moments of release, the frenzy sometimes dissolving into feedback, static, and synth drones.
Often the riffs have a swagger that makes you want to dance, and in a few places there are flashes of some genuinely pretty melodies and hooks. Those moments all shine through for just an instant before being shredded by the noise and wrath, torn apart flower petals under a line of razor wire.
This is dark music about and against a darkening world, where anger and art are crucial to how we keep on keeping on. You can call it now, this is going to be the best record of 2023.'
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ALBUM TRACK 'GODS GUNS SCRUPLES' BELOW
FALLING FLOORS 'FALLING FLOORS' DEBUT LP OUT NOW
Delighted to announce the self titled debut album from UK trio FALLING FLOORS
Falling Floors is a psych-rock three piece, formed in the pandemic out of a desire for distraction from dark times and an unending stream of shit news (seriously, what the fuck is going on?) There's no master plan, no grand ambition, no product-market fit, just a shared love of 60s psych, 70s rock, and the fearless, genre-less experimentation of Krautrock and early prog to get us through.
Riding the trans-Pennine underground (up the hill and out of the crags, down there, you know?), you can hear magical sounds coming out of the Valley. On a cold and wet Calderdale winter, the band recorded their self-titled first album, DIY, live, in two days in Hebden Bridge. Rawness not perfection and feel over finesse were the aims. This album, a trans-Atlantic joint release by Riot Season (UK) and Echodelick (US), lives by slips, fuck-ups, and simple, joyous expression.
Falling Floors is Rob Herian (ex-feral stoner rockers Early Mammal) on guitar and vocals, Harry Wheeler (no ravers The Family Elan) on bass and keys, and Colin Greenwood (ex-shoegaze folk rockers No Sorrows) on drums. It's no one's project, and no one's in charge. But there's enough in common to keep it honest.
The album, will be co released with US label Echodelick Records once again (as with the recent Mienakunaru LP) so folks over that side of the pond can grab it from Jeff when the pre sale begins (Nov 4th) should you wish to save yourself some postage/shipping costs
I hope you'll take a listen and fingers crossed you'll like what you hear.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ALBUM TRACK RIDICULOUS MAN BELOW
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE UK & EUROPEAN TOUR 2022
Delighted to say AMT are back in the UK & Europe after a Covid enforced 3 year delay! The tour has started, the band have TONS of merch with them and are ready to fry your brains once again! Check out the tour dates below and keep an eye on their Facebook page for any updates
06 Oct.2022 UK Margate - Elsewhere 07 Oct.2022 UK Falmouth - Cornish Bank 08 Oct.2022 UK Glastonbury - The King Arthur 09 Oct.2022 UK Birmingham - Nortons 10 Oct.2022 UK York - The Crescent 11 Oct.2022 UK Glasgow - The Hug & Pint 12 Oct.2022 UK Newcastle - The Star And Shadow Cinema 13 Oct.2022 UK Manchester - Rebellion 14 Oct.2022 UK Hitchin - Club 85 15 Oct.2022 UK Norwich - Norwich Arts Centre 16 Oct.2022 UK Preston - The Continental 17 Oct.2022 UK Cardigan - The Cellar 18 Oct.2022 UK Hebden Bridge - Trades Club 19 Oct.2022 UK Bristol - The Lanes 20 Oct.2022 UK Brighton - Komedia Studio Bar 21 Oct.2022 UK London - Studio 9294
22 Oct.2022 FR Paris - La Station Nord 23 Oct.2022 CH Geneva - Cave 12 24 Oct.2022 FR Lyon - Le Sonic 25 Oct.2022 ES Barcelona - Upload 26 Oct.2022 ES Madrid - Moby Dick 27 Oct.2022 ES San Sebastian - Dabadaba 28 Oct.2022 FR Montpellier - Ex Tenebris Lux / Eglise de la Maison des Choeurs 29 Oct.2022 ES Tenerife - Keroxen 30 Oct.2022 ES Vigo - Radar Estudios 31 Oct.2022 PT Porto - Maus Habitos 01 Nov.2022 PT Coimbra - Salao Brazil 02 Nov.2022 PT Lisbon - Musicbox 03 Nov.2022 NO Oslo - Oslo World Festival (Waq Waq Kingdom) 04 Nov.2022 SE Stockholm - Fasching 05 Nov.2022 SE Gothenburg - Folkteatern 06 Nov.2022 ES Sevilla - Sala X 07 Nov.2022 ES Granada - Planta Baja 08 Nov.2022 ES Valencia - 16 Toneladas 09 Nov.2022 FR Marseille - L'Embobineuse 10 Nov.2022 IT Torino - Magazzino sul Po 11 Nov.2022 IT Bologna - Covo Club 12 Nov.2022 IT Mezzago - Bloom 13 Nov.2022 IT Mestre - Argo16 15 Nov.2022 DE Berlin - Lido 16 Nov.2022 DE Frankfurt - Dreikönigskeller 18 Nov.2022 DE Hamburg - Stubnitz 19 Nov.2022 FR Lille - La Malterie 20 Nov.2022 BE Liege - Kultura
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. on this tour are ...
Kawabata Makoto : guitar, synthesizer, speed guru Higashi Hiroshi : synthesizer, fishin’god Jyonson Tsu : voice, guitar, bouzouki, midnight whistler Satoshima Nani : drums, another dimension Sawano Shozo : bass, hex man
NEW LABEL SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW
Happy to say a new version of the 'lumbering mammoth' t-shirt from some years ago is now back in print. The front features a tidied up version of the mammoth logo with the 'moving at 33rpm since fuck knows when' phrase and the back features the classic tanks logo and 'forged in the Black Country, England' below it.
The Black Country being the region of the Midlands that I come from.
The shirt comes in two colour variants, a fancy chocolate brown shirt with cream front and back prints, and a classic black shirt with white front and back prints. Both are pro screen printed here in the UK, it's no cheap transfer tat!
MIENAKUNARU ‘STRATO ARCOLOGY’ LP OUT NOW!
Riot Season and
Echodelick Records present the third installment from the power trio
Mienakunaru. Two compositions of noise rock, psychedelia,
improvisation and experimentation. Inspired by strato-scraper
arcologies and living within a post-nuclear megalopolis. Mienakunaru
create a space punk soundscape that captures the zeitgeist of a
future dystopian world!
Junzo Susuki -
SHIT AND SHINE 'LADYBIRD' 2022 REMASTERED DIRTY WHITE VINYL LP OUT NOW
17th anniversary remaster. New sleeve artwork with photos by Steve Gullick and pressed on dirty white vinyl.
Ladybird ... one perfect heavy as fuck hypnotic riff played over and over and over and over across 2 sides of an LP.
Back when Shit And Shine formed, the idea was basically to sound like their heroes DRUNKS WITH GUNS and STRANGULATED BEATOFFS, using that same basic formula. A big dumb ass catchy riff played over and over until the joke gets old ... then keep going.
Recorded live at Southern Studios, London (fun fact: the same room where BAUHAUS recorded 'Bela Lugosi's Dead'!) in 2004 with just two basses, a snare drum, a huge cardboard box and a tiny toy Casio sa-1 keyboard (using the "airplane" sound hitting the same key over and over for 41 minutes)
Some still say it's the best thing shit and shine has ever done. I'm not arguing.
Originally released on CD, and super limited vinyl waaay back in 2005. This was Shit And Shine's second release and it sold out REAL quick.
Remastered and beefed the hell up by Craig Clouse at Shit And Shine Ranch 2022.
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE MELTING PARAISO UFO 'MYTH OF THE LOVE ELECTRIQUE' DOUBLE VINYL (2LP SET) OUT NOW!
Here's we go again! the second in a trilogy of 'first time on vinyl' releases from the AMT vaults. This time we have the 2006 classic 'Myth Of The Love Electrique', finally pressed on beautiful double vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve.
They are two variants once again (as with the recently released Pink Lady Lemonade ~ You're From Outer Space 2LP). An independent record shop exclusive 'sun yellow' edition, and a mail order only transparent curacao blue version, with an exclusive wrap around (the spine) numbered OBI strip (while stocks last)
The third and last release in this trilogy will be announced next month (August) The plan then is to issue that one with an optional 'box' which will then house all three releases in this series. The box (if it happens, still working out the costs) will ONLY be available as a pre order and direct from me with the third release. The box will NOT be available on it's own or via any other shop/distro. It'll be a strictly made to order one off limited edition
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO 'PINK LADY LEMONADE ~ YOU'RE FROM OUTER SPACE' DOUBLE VINYL (2LP SET) OUT NOW
Up for pre order this coming Friday 6th May via the label webshop and bandcamp site
Thrilled to finally be getting this one out as it's long been one of my favourite AMT albums, and it sounds absolutely stellar on vinyl. I first put this out way back in 2008, as CD only album and it's been out of print ever since. So here we are, many years later with it pressed on double vinyl exactly as it was intended.
There are two variants …
A clear lemonade coloured 2xLP set, which is an independent record shop exclusive edition, and a pink lady coloured 2xLP set which is (almost) a direct from label exclusive. I say almost, because the pink lady mail order copies all come with a foldover style OBI strip, whereas the few pink vinyl copies going to a select few shops/distros I deal with direct wont.
Both variants come housed in the same full colour gatefold sleeve with re-imagined artwork from the original CD issue and with extended music not on the CD version.
It'll be followed up by two more AMT double vinyl releases (on vinyl for the first time) both of which are in various stages of manufacturing already
SHIT AND SHINE 'PHASE CORRECTED' PITCH BLACK VINYL LP OUT NOW
Shit And Shine is back on home turf with Riot Season for another festering collection of filth and ooze. There will be two version of this LP, The Garrote are releasing it over in the US and i'm handling the UK/European release.
The Riot Season edition is pressed on high quality (as always) pitch black vinyl, and comes with alternative cover artwork to the US version. The Riot version also comes with a double sided colour card insert, with a black polylined inner bag and download code.
In Craig's own words ...
Recorded in Austin, Texas bedrooms and kitchens during shitty lockdown.
It's fucking heavy!
GNOD R&D / WHIRLING HALL OF KNIVES 'GNOD/WHOK' VINYL 12" OUT NOW
Killer split 12" alert. I can't remember the last time I put something out that was cut at 45rpm but here's a special one. GNOD R&D & Whirling Hall Of Knives both contribute two tracks to this one off pressing. All copies pressed on sunburnt orange coloured vinyl, housed in a spined glossy sleeve. Not many, dig in
WILD ROCKET 'FORMLESS ABYSS' SEAWEED GREEN VINYL LP OUT NOW
The second label release of 2022 will be 'Formless Abyss', the third album from Dublin's finest WILD ROCKET
FORMLESS ABYSS is WILD ROCKET’s third transmission. Featuring an expanded line up with two drummers, modular synth and gong, it showcases the band's unflinching & pummelling live style. It drifts from repeated motifs to unhinged swirls of din yet remains innately infectious and surprisingly danceable.
"Heavy doomed out psych/space rock for fans of Lemmy era Hawkwind, Ufomammut, large geographical features and the ocean."
WATCH THE FORMLESS ABYSS PROMO VIDEO
Check out the ten minute title track & album opener here
300 copies, pressed on seaweed green vinyl housed in a reverse board (means it's got a rough rather than smooth finish to it) with a download code and polylined inner bag
There's also a version with a bonus CD-R featuring the whole album as a combo deal, and a standalone CD-R for those who don't buy vinyl
The band play an album launch gig in Dublin on March 26th at Bello Bar / Lower Deck
KEVIN 'AFTERMATH' TRANSPARENT GREEN VINYL LP OUT MARCH 18TH
The first label release of 2022 will
be 'Aftermath', the debut album by Japanese band Kevin
They have a strong Krautrock vibe going on along with the usual psych tendencies.
Check out (and download if you wish) album track 'Yellow Desert' here
300 copies, pressed on gorgeous transparent green vinyl housed in a full colour laminated sleeve with a download code and polylined inner bag
There's also a version with a bonus CD-R featuring 2 bonus live tracks not on the LP and a standalone CD-R for those who don't buy vinyl
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'RUINS' BELOW
DOPE PURPLE 'GRATEFUL END' LP REPRESS IN STOCK NOW
More good news ... the much requested repress of the Dope Purple 'Grateful End ' LP is here and ready to roll. I have exactly 230 copies to cover all my own mail order, shop & distro needs. So don't be shy to get in quick x
This time the LP has been totally recut and pressed over in Italy at Mother Tongue. It's pressed on transparent 'lavender' coloured vinyl and comes with the same sleeve, download code and a black polylined inner bag. Looks, and more importantly sounds SWEEEEETTTT!
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