The test pressings have arrived for the Chris Connelly "Artificial Madness" LP and they sound excellent. Loud and clear. We will give them a few more spins prior to approval.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
Arriver played a tremendous show last night at the Empty Bottle, as part of a full-on heavy bill of some of Chicago's finest. Alma Negra also ruled, as always; I finally got to see Planetexploder do their stoner/psychedelic low-end ritual; and Beak brought a level of crushing intensity that makes the post-metal tag seem irrelevant with them. Great night! Mariah Karson took tons of great shots of Arriver and I easily chose the least amazing one, which she will be pissed about, simply because I wanted to include a full group shot, even though her close ups are each mini works of art.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Thanks to Jon Satrom for sending this clip of The Fortieth Day + Noise Crush playing at Cobra Lounge during a Día de los Muertos event nearly four years ago. Don't expect to see Isidro or me, as we are hiding in the dark... As always, it is all about Lisa's radiant video work: