Saturday, January 15, 2011

Status - 1/15

It was great to attend Terence Hannum's opening last night. The installation in the gallery looked beautiful. I encourage anyone in Chicago to stop by Western Exhibitions to check out the show.

The Indian, Sweet Cobra, Might Could show last night was great, was packed, and was rather LOUD. Might Could offered me everything that I used to wish Alabama Thunderpussy could deliver... doomy, sludgy, catchy, Southern-rock-drenched heaviness. Sweet Cobra blasted through their trademark blend of doomy hardcore with a groove. Indian simply tore the roof off of The Empty Bottle. They were devastating. I am looking forward to April, to say the very least.

Work continues this weekend on BloodLust!Digital initiatives. More news soon...

New BloodLust! shows now in the works:
3/15: Silk Flowers
3/22: Cult of Youth
More details to follow ASAP...

In recording news, Isidro will be in the space this weekend, tracking vocals for a guest appearance on a new recording by Los Heraldos Negros, from Mexico City. That is an unanticipated and exciting development!

And, finally, work is progressing on the BLOODYMINDED "Within The Walls" recordings and we should have some actual news to announce soon...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Recent Rotations

Here is what is playing in the office, as the long, slow process of converting and uploading Intrinsic Action songs to the imminent digital store begins:

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead "Tao Of The Dead"
Circle Of Ouroborus "Unituli"
Disappears "Guider" (their great new follow-up to "Lux")
Martial Canterel "Occupy These Terms" 7-inch (Wierd Records)
Mitochondrion "Parasignosis"
The Soft Moon "The Soft Moon" (this full-length, plus the demos and singles)
Staccato du mal "Desespero" 7-inch (Wierd Records)
Xeno & Oaklander "Vigils" LP (new re-master on Wierd Records)
Zond - 2010 - Zond (LP on R.I.P. Society... excellent hazy and distorted shoegazer!)

Terence Hannum at Western Exhibitions

Terence Hannum of Locrian opens his new show, Negative Litanies, tonight (1/14) at Western Exhibitions, 119 N Peoria St, Suite 2A, Chicago, IL 60607

Then go see Indian at The Empty Bottle, afterward!

Staccato du mal on Streogum

Streogum is premiering the new Staccato du mal release on Wierd. Clearly, Ramiro needs to save up money to acquire some more synths.

Staccato du mal and Climax Denial will have a split LP on BloodLust!/Expectorant in the future...

Thursday, January 13, 2011


BLOODYMINDED now has a page on Bandcamp. We have made our main albums available, as well as a few singles and loose tracks - including some out-of-print and rare things. More of our catalog will be up there soon, and we look forward to sharing some free goodies, like live shows, in the near future.

Please take a moment to visit our new page - and let us know what you think.

Up next: Intrinsic Action and The Fortieth Day...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Status - 1/11

- Big mail run today, following a busy weekend and a minor snowstorm. All paid orders are in the mail

- Great sessions this week with a BLOODYMINDED/The Fortieth Day hybrid thing yesterday and solid progress tonight on the new Anatomy of Habit song, "Radiate and Recede"

- BLOODYMINDED is going digital very soon... but not that sort of digital!

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Water in Far Rockaway

I was really pleased to see/hear Teeny Bopper and Tension Fields last night at Enemy. Safe to say, both sets were all kinds of fucked up. Jeremy and Frank really brought the full package. Further proof that the Yellow Tears / Red Light District / Far Rockaway scene is on a very different and/or higher wavelength that most everyone else out there, at the moment. I definitely recommend supporting this tour, which is making some usual and unusual stops along the way. Make it a play date, for sure! Women's Lib (PTM Jim in bra and wig) was quite a spectacle, while Jason Soliday and Magia Nuda (Mike Osaka doing strong power-electronics) rounded out the night, which started a mere two hours late. It figured that I had to get up at 4:45 AM today!