We are pleased to have been involved earlier this year with the solo release of guitarist and known slugger, J.R. Fisher and the release of his song Vacation.
Fisher, who plays guitar with Ohio hard knockers, Unchipped, is also head-barker over at local Columbus record label, We Used To Drink Together Records and was instrumental in working with GF way back in January on the task of producing this limited run cassette release of their self-titled debut album.
“Today I received a box of Unchipped cassettes. This tape is a totally different mix and master than what you have heard so far, mixed by Zac Szymusiak at Weird Music Studios, and mastered by Zeke Sayer at Gypsy Farm Records, including cover art by Naoya Kawakami, and photos taken by Skot Thompson and John Toohill.
– We Used To Drink Together Records via an official press release.
Experimental noise punk duo Kwazymoto have debuted a new single from their forthcoming album My American Family – available Sept 28th with the release show taking place Oct 6th at The Caledonia Lounge in Athens, Ga.
Flagpole magazine premiered the official music video for the track titled Hipster Scum calling the band “one of the most musically and conceptually ambitious bands in town”.
Kwazy-frontman Ian Hemerlein had this to say : “The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Zeke Sayer at Gypsy Farm Studio. We have also returned back to our original two-piece lineup for this album, which is [myself] on guitar and vocals and Kody Blackmon on drums. My sister, Lauren Hemerlein, also performs harp on some of the tracks. I directed the video, which is our first to feature lyrics visually, so I would encourage reading them”.
Hemerlein has also recently released solo material under the name Saint Syzygy.
Stream the music video below and check out Kwazymoto Oct 6th for the release of their third album “My American Family”.
Gypsy correspondents confirmed that numerous assemblies have been taking place within the studio sector during this month and seem to entertain a slight promise of some strange (and exciting) projects that will finally be coming-to-light as time allows through out this year and next.
The remaining GF happenin’s for JULY (and early AUG) include :
GF received a Memphis-Morning-Message informing that our sweet sister Erica Qualy (The VIGNETTES, Objectum Sexuals) has once again put together something fierce. We find a group, titled “FREDD VELVET” and they’ve wasted no time in recording and releasing a self-titled EP over a two-day period with the help of Hartle Road.
The band’s first release comes as an endearing sludge of steady-beat, neon-lit punk rock with plenty of auxiliary sounds which clang and tang to haunted organs that hover amid a well executed union of brass and axes. This 5-song EP hosts a collection of tracks that range from the comatose march of “Green Eyes” to the suggestive nature of “I Want To Look At My Rocks“. Clocking out right at around 10-minutes, the EP promises to be a pleasurable experience to all those familiar with the legendary history between Memphis, TN and independent punk rock music.
Members of Timmy and the Tumblers and The HUMMS comprise new local instrumental surf-rock outfit The Cryptides, so you can rest easy knowing that incredible moniker is in capable hands. Early demos point towards a shockingly developed sound—a slinky, sexy swirl with just the right smear of dirt. The newly formed Jones Maintenance All-Stars is a hybrid group of sorts featuring members of Nate and the Nightmares and Free Associates; the Nightmares’ Nate Mitchell tells Flagpole the band will be “playing a mix of originals and classic rock and roll cover songs.” The Rodney Kings will be on hand to provide a jolt of punk power, and appropriately capping off a night of throwback jams is a DJ set from local vinyl guru Kurt Wood.
(via Flagpole Magazine / Gabe Vodicka)
Thee totally slick flyer comes courtesy of Larry Choskey. NOW DON’T MISS The Rodney Kings, The Cryptides, Jones Maintenance All-Stars and a DJ set by Kurt Wood, LIVE this Thursday at The World Famous!
THE RODNEY KINGS are kicking off an 11-date East-ghost Tour starting Friday night at-the-soon to be closing, FARM 255 in Athens GA. Supporting acts for the classic city date include The Cryptides, NATE and the NIGHTMARES and MansTrash. Show starts at 11pm. Catch them during the next 2 weeks in Athens, Augusta, Chapel Hill, Virginia Beach, Richmond, DC, Philly and Brooklyn. Watch and Share this video of them fuzzin-owt the Caledonia Lounge back in June :
ATHENS fri july 12 @farm255
AUGUSTA tues july 16 @soul bar w/ kvids, koko beware
CHAPEL HILL wed july 17 @nightlight w/ priests, flesh wounds
VIRGINIA BEACH VACATION thurs july 18
RICHMOND fri july 19 @yerb w/milkstains, nervous ticks
DC sat july 20 tba
DC sun july 21 rodney kings visit our founding fathers
PHILLY mon july 22 cheesesteaks
PHILLY tues july 23 @50th and hazel w/ nick morrison
BROOKLYN wed july 24 @living gallery w/ tom blacklung
and the smokestacks, dead tenants
ATHENS fri july 26 @little kings SLOPFEST 2013
These Raww-thrashin punks from Athens, GA have produced (for lack of more appropriate slang) a 7INCH for Virginia’s WONDERTRICK label — and rarely does any firecracker on this devil-dish fizzle any longer than 40 seconds. The music is maddening, spaced out mostly from your own imagination in-between muffed out little teases–Yet, a flip over to side B oozes the repetitive (and unexpectedly relaxing) drone of ROTTER. Read more about MUUY BIIEN in this article from VICE
Here we have our 4th official release. But just what does “official” even mean anymore. You know who it is. It’s your late night / get right boys, THE RODNEY KINGS, and they are serving OWT some of the best Poppin’ Punk we’ve heard in ages, GET BENT says they “might be the loudest and most obnoxious band to come from the land of REM”
Stream the flow and then Spin that WaxX
The 7″ is available in our STORE (Get it while it’s fressh folks)