BLOWN OUT & KHÜNNT AT DESERTFEST LONDON 2017
Now, that Friday night line up on The Quietus stage really does look special.
THE COSMIC DEAD 'PSYCH IS DEAD' LP/CD RELEASED APRIL 28TH
artist: THE COSMIC DEAD
title: ‘Psych Is Dead'
catalogue # REPOSELP420/REPOSECD420
format: Vinyl LP & CD
label: Riot Season
release date: April 28th 2017
A. Nuraghe (21:54)
B1. Psych Is Dead (8:23)
B2. #FW (15: 28)
PSYCH IS DEAD LP/CD (REPOSELP420/REPOSECD420)
The new Cosmic Dead album is coming out on April 28th and i’m putting it out. F*** YEAH!
I’m so chuffed with this that i’ve barely been able to keep it under wraps for the last few months. As a big fan of the band it just makes me so happy!
The album will be coming out on CD (Digipack 500 copies) and two vinyl editions. The main vinyl release will be a white vinyl edition limited to 700 copies for the world. Along with that will be a mail order only edition of 300 copies pressed on swanky silver vinyl (SOLD OUT)
I described the album the other week as making me feel like i’m half mashed trying to get out of a bath full of molasses. And i meant that in a good way honest ... Ha ... it’s different!
Release Blurb :
Formed in 2010, The Cosmic Dead are a quartet from Glasgow, Scotland who share their music through good vibes and better vibrations. Known for their improv, chaos strewn, Buckfast smashed against the wall take on space music, they have roamed from Roadburn to Las Vegas, Dundee to Bangalore with each album offering a meditative window into a certain time and space.
'Psych Is Dead' is the sixth full length album from the band, the glowing embers of a a few days spent recording in a sweaty Sardinian kitchen overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Soon to be available on LP and CD via Riot Season Records, 'Psych Is Dead' is an aural exploration of their tumultuous universe.
"Like a careening, uncontainable torrent of Buckfast-powered kosmische chaos, whatever your feelings towards the Scottish quartet's synth-washed space-jams on record, their performance is something like having Ken Kesey and Spacemen 3 pour Irn-Bru directly into your third eye." - The Quietus
"The Cosmic Dead may hail from Glasgow but their music sounds as if it were created in another universe altogether" - Drowned in Sound
"A swirling, thudding vortex of sound" - Echoes and Dust
COSMIC DEAD EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
22 UK - Liverpool - Wrong Fest
23 UK - Leicester - The Musician
25 BE - Brussels - Magasin 4
27 DE - Dresden - Sabotage
28 PL - Warsaw - Klub Hydrozagadka
30 DE - Berlin - Deserfest
02 DK - Copenhagen - KB18
03 SE - Malmo - Plan B
04 SE - Stockholm - Obaren
05 SE - Gothenburg - Truckstop
06 DK - Aalborg - 1000FRYD
07 DE - Kiel - Die Kieler Schaubude
09 DE - Leipzig - AKKO
10 AT - Vienna - Das Bach
11 HR - Zagreb - Vintage Bar
12 SI - LlubLjana - Klub Gromka
13 AT - Innsbruck - PMK
14 AT - Salzburg - Rockhouse
16 IT - Zero Branco - Altroquando
17 IT - Parma - Titty Twister
18 IT - Torino - Blah Blah
19 IT - Ravenna - Bronson
20 IT - Milano - Bloom
23 FR - Paris - Gibus
24 BE - Ghent - Psych9000 Fest
25 UK - Brighton - Green Door Store
26 UK - Bristol - Sugar Horse
27 UK - London - Raw Power
28 UK - Leeds - Karma Fest
HIBUSHIBIRE 'FREAK OUT ORGASM!' VINYL REPRESS
Due to the unexpected demand we had for the recent magenta coloured first pressing of the HIBUSHIBIRE debut album, we've decided to get a second run done. This edition will be of 300 copies (approx 200 for public sale) and pressed on gorgeous neon yellow vinyl. You can pre order a copy now via the webshop or bandcamp site if you wish. Stock is due early May and copies will be sent out as soon as they land.
I'm not promising but i'll also try and get some OBI strips made up for them if i can this time, like the band did with their copies in Japan. There's also talk of a limited CD being made. More news as and when
GOING GOING GONE!
Something unprecedented in RS history just happened this weekend. Three of the latest releases have now completely SOLD OUT at source (eg: from me). This usually takes a good while to happen so it's has taken me aback slightly, not to mention two of the releases haven't even been officially released yet ... crazy!. To clarify, it is only the silver vinyl edition of the forthcoming COSMIC DEAD album that's sold out, i still have white vinyl copies up for grabs should you want to pre-order a copy.
I'd just like to send a HUGE thanks to all that bought these records, and helped spread the word. I'm 100% sure I speak for the bands involved as well. THANK YOU ALL!
Another thing to add to the above. Just because I have sold out of my mail order allocation of the HIBUSHIBIRE & BLOWN OUT albums, this doesn't mean you wont find them available in some record shops, you most certainly will. So please check with your local independent shop if you're still searching for either.
I will of course consider doing represses, but since these three were manufactured my pressing plant in Germany have increased their prices by 15% (AARRGGH!) so it's something i'll have to consider very carefully and gauge demand etc.
I still have copies of the recent headmelter from KRAUSE in stock, so don't be shy in picking one of those up should you fancy something more hard/noisy for your supper.
Fingers crossed the rest of the year continues to find me putting out stuff people want ... but don't bank on it ... Ha.
BLOWN OUT 'SUPERIOR VENUS' OUT NOW
Listen to the full album now courtesy of The Quietus
While we're all still recovering from last September's epic (and now sold out) 'New Cruiser' album, Newcastle finest space explorers BLOWN OUT have been busy crafting away their follow up effort 'Superior Venus'.
The album is released on March 24th on neon orange vinyl (500 copies) and a limited run tape on sister label Swap Meat (75 copies) and once again consists of two long head expanding psych outs. You know by now what BLOWN OUT are all about ... and once again it's completely fuckin’ epic.
Protector Of Kings, Ejected Comet, The Reversing Earth, The Opaque Dream, Superior Venus.
'.. the Sun rose contrary to his wont; twice he rose where he now sets, and twice he set where he now rises ..'
Telepathic Rhythms collide with High Mindstream Waste Guitar.
Heavy, melodic, destroying the whole universe in your brain.
Power Trio Powerdrive Psychedelic Rock.
CHECK OUT THE TEASER VIDEO BELOW
The band will be touring a lot this year, and the first UK dates to support the album have been announced
CHECK OUT THE DEBUT VIDEO FROM HIBUSHIBIRE
The debut video from our new Japanese signings Hibushibire is now up on the labels YouTube page. The track 'Trepanation Breakdown' features on the bands debut album 'Freak Out Orgasm!' which is released on March 3rd, Vinyl, Tape and Download
HIBUSHIBIRE 'FREAK OUT ORGASM!' OUT NOW
March 3rd sees the release of the debut album by soon to be new Japanese underground heroes HIBUSHIBIRE. The album will be released on vinyl (magenta coloured / 500 copies) and on cassette via sister label Swap Meat (75 copies). HIBUSHIBIRE are an Osaka based Japanese hard psychedelic freak out rock band. The band was formed by guitarist Chang Chang and bassist 821 as a improvisation jam rock band in 2012, the present line-up has been in place since 2015
The present members are
Chang Chang (freak out Guitar/Vocal) who makes shred guitar his strong point and is given the nickname Psychedelic young nobleman
821 (freak out Bass/Chorus) who is playing an active part by various bands
Ryu Matsumoto (freak out Drums) who play with a large number of domestic and foreign musicians as improvisation drummer.
The band which consists of a member with many carriers, and their musical style changed to hard psychedelic rock accompanied by several times of members change. The large portion of the HIBUSHIBIRE's musicality is influenced by 60's hard rock, 70's progressive rock and additionally various psychedelic music, and they are pursuing original music committed to be ROCK and PSYCHEDELIC.
HIBUSHIBIRE were recently dubbed the “Advance party of a next generation psychedelic rock band” by Japanese freak out guitar guru Kawabata Makoto of Acid Mothers Temple, Mainliner etc
Freak Out Orgasm! is first studio album by HIBUSHIBIRE in their 4th year.
They had chance to record studio album during 4 years, several times, but they could not because of member change etc
The ‘Freak Out Orgasm!’ album was recorded in just one day at Helluva Lounge (their home ground venue), and it was overdubbed with folk instruments such as Zurna, Santur, and an electronic sound of synthesizer in order to make more psychedelic.
It was mixed by producer Kawabata Makoto of Acid Mothers Temple at his mountain top studio temple in Osaka. It became more psychedelic and exciting by making him a producer. When the show, they play songs with interplay, so it is often played long length. Tracks that are included in the album are the shortest version. ‘Deep Throat River Holy Mountain High’ is representative song of HIBUSHIBIRE, and the band often play that various versions. ‘Freak Out Orgasm!’ is the album just like a business card for the rock scene around the world to HIBUSHIBIRE. However, it might be not limited to that.
The band have many musical influences, amongst them being Acid Mothers Temple / High Rise / Mainliner / Blue Cheer / Cactus / Captain Beefheart / Comets On Fire / Frank Zappa / Funkadelic / Gong / Grand Funk Railroad / Hawkwind / King Crimson / Mountain / Sun City Girls / Sir Load Baltimore / Trad Gras Och Stenar / Ash Ra Tempel / CAN / Black Sabbath etc
HIBUSHIBIRE plan to tour the UK for the first time during 2017. Feel free to get in touch if you want to come to a show.
KRAUSE '2AM THOUGHTS' OUT NOW
CHECK OUT THE ALBUM TEASER VIDEO BELOW
Check out the album in full now via our good friends over at Echoes And Dust
The first release of 2017 will be the debut album by Greek band Krause. Available on limited run vinyl and download, the album '2am Thoughts' will be released on limited edition vinyl LP with download code on February 3rd 2017. It's a real kick up the arse 90's style noise rock fest. Until then check out the three track album sampler below.
Krause is the late unwanted child that sprung from the loins of the Athenian underground. As any child of such fate, at the end of 2015 they amassed their collective contempt for this world and gave it back to it with their debut LP “2AM THOUGHTS”, that is to be released as a collaboration between Riot Season (for EU & the world) and 3 Shades of Black (for Greece) in late January ’17. “2AM THOUGHTS” will also be presented in its entirety soon after its release in a very weird night with equally esteemed guests.
Even though the band are veterans of various scenes and genres, with active and past members of VULNUS, Cut off, Rita Mosss, Casual Nun, Progress of Inhumanity, Dusteroid and Straighthate, Krause was formed with the intention of playing 90s-inspired aggressive and dirty noise rock in the vein of AmRep bands like Unsane, Helmet, Today is the Day, Cherubs and more, something that none of them had done before but have long been huge fans of.
COMING SOON & RECENT RELEASES. SEE THE
RELEASE PAGES FOR MORE INFO ON EACH RELEASE
THE COSMIC DEAD 'Psych Is Dead' Vinyl LP & CD (REPOSELP420 & REPOSECD420) INFO HERE
BLOWN OUT 'Superior Venus' Neon Yellow Vinyl LP & Cassette (REPOSELP056/SMR12) INFO HERE
HIBUSHIBIRE 'Freak Out Orgasm! Magenta Vinyl LP & Cassette (REPOSELP055/SMR11) INFO HERE
KRAUSE ‘Krause’ Vinyl LP (REPOSELP054) INFO HERE