Thursday, March 29, 2012

Father Murphy To Tour With Xiu Xiu & Dirty Beaches This May & June / Split 7" Tour Picture Disc Available On Aagoo Records / Aagoo To Release Father Murphy LP This Spring

Xiu Xiu / Fathre Murphy Split 7" Picture Disc
Photos By David Horvitz
Side A Xiu Xiu "i luv abortion"   
Side B Father Murphy "In the Flood with the Flood"

Father Murphy May / June Tour Dates

May 01 THE STONE New York, NY  
May 02 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 03 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 04 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 05 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 07 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 08 Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 10 Montreal, Quebec - La Sala Rossa /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 11 Ottawa, Ontario - Mavericks /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 12 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Place /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 14 Pontiac, Michigan - Crofoot Ballroom - Pike Room /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 15 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 17 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 18 Madison, WI - Memorial Union Terrace /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 19 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 21 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 23 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 24 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 27 Seattle, WA - Neumos /with Xiu Xiu and Dirty Beaches
May 28 Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret /with Xiu Xiu and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
May 29 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge /with Xiu Xiu and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
May 31 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill /with Xiu Xiu and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
June 01 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock /with Xiu Xiu and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
June 02 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar /with Xiu Xiu and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
June 05 Marfa, TX - Padre's /with Xiu Xiu and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
June 06 Austin, TX - The Mohawk /with Xiu Xiu and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
June 07 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks /with Xiu Xiu and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
June 08 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree /with Xiu Xiu and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
June 09 Atlanta, GA - The Earl /with Xiu Xiu and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

FATHER MURPHY Anyway, your children will deny it 
Mixed by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof

After excellent reviews and endless touring all over the world, supporting bands like Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu and Sic Alps, the Italian weirdos Father Murphy are back with a brand new album titled “Anyway your children will deny it”.  It is the latest, boldest installation of an ongoing series of albums investigating the band’s favorite themes: life, death, love, religion and even more death.

For this album, the Italian trio comprised of Reverend Freddie (vocals, guitar), Chiara Lee (vocals, keyboards, percussion) and Vittorio De Marin (vocals, drums, strings), took some time to craft and expand their sonic palette to almost epic proportions, unleashing an LP that is their most personal, sophisticated and—dare I say—accessible work to date.

The opener “How we ended up with feeling of Guilt” sets the tone with a distant rumble of crashing waves, introducing the desolate chanting of Reverend Freddie. Father Murphy’s amalgamation of noise and pop instincts collide with echoes of Henry Cow, Jacula and far-out contemporary classical music. “It is funny, it is restful. Both came quickly” is another sonic surprise. It’s Father Murphy at their most black metal-ish—a fuzzy aural slab reeking of fury and desperation. “In praise of our doubts” continues with big, menacing orchestral stabs and tortured vocals.

But it is not all madness and desolation in Father Murphyland. The last two tracks are the band’s most hopeful moments. “In the flood, with the flood” tackles celestial drones and ecstatic buzz while the closer “Don't let yourself be hurt this time” is a subdued call-to-arms, a hymn to personal responsibility sung and performed with a ‘Young Marble Giants simplicity.’

Recorded by the band and mixed by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof (who added an extra beautifully psychedelic shade to the songs), “Anyway, your children will deny it” is the group’s definitive album: dark, uncompromising, yet still open to the future and its possibilities.

1. How we ended up with feelings of guilt
2. His face showed no distortions
3. It is funny it is rest both came quickly
4. Digging the bottom of the hollow
5. In praise of our doubts
6. Their consciousness
7. In the flood with the flood
8. Don't let yourself be hurt

Also available on Aagoo....

KELVOX1 Grazed Red
Listen to "Hanged Man"

Kelvox1 are a three-piece group from Cambridge, UK who use synths, sampler, voice, guitar, bass and other useful objects that happen to be at hand. Over the past year and a half they have played with bands including Gary War, Braids and Conquering Animal Sound.

A Kelvox1 recording is as much an exploration or an account of the location it is recorded in as it is a document of a song. The texture of the space is only revealed by the sounds produced in it, which are like matches being lit in a darkened room. In these circumstances, the band relinquishes mastery over the sounds they record, they can only use their equipment to harness and perhaps direct the properties of the environment. The lack of complete control is the condition of being in this world; what emerges is an expression of the group's attempt to create something meaningful within it.

In 'Grazed Red' there is also an idea that songs themselves are environments to be inhabited, by both the band and the listener.

'Grazed Red' is Kelvox1's first physical release.

1. Hanged Man
2. Stephen-Grazed Red

People have said:

“Cambridge seems to be quite the unlikely hive of outsider musical activity right now, what with the hauntological techno of Nochexxx and his gang. Elsewhere on the Cambridge fringe, we have Kelvox1 – absolutely the finest new British post-rock band this here blog has heard in quite a few years.
This sense of organically expanded song-form immediately brings to mind Bark Psychosis’s classic 'Scum' single. Kelvox1 certainly have the slow-burning moodiness to justify that comparison but nothing here is quite as dank and nocturnal as 'Scum'. That is to say, the arrangements are colourful and vivid, in a fashion that recalls the electronically-enhanced-chaos-in-a-jam-room ambiance of Disco Inferno’s DI Go Pop. The sullen vocals certainly add to this.
Obviously, these comparisons put Kelvox1 very much in the UK post-rock continuum. However, where other bands with the same influences (Epic45 and Hood spring to mind) don’t really add much to the mix, Kelvox1 clearly have their own thing going on.” Bubblegum Cage III

"Post-everything, their sound brings to mind instrumental dubstep visionaries Mount Kimbie, as well as the dark, expansive spaces created by the likes of Zola Jesus." We Like Wildlife

“Haunted underwater glitchstep from Cambridge. Burial meets David Lynch meets “Let’s Dance” meets Sega Megadrive.” Crushing Death and Grief

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