Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pharmakon covers "Bang Bang" for upcoming RSD 12", stream it on NPR

Sacred Bones is pleased to present the fourth volume of our annual Record Store Day vinyl compilation, Todo Muere. This year’s edition features eight tracks from a wide variety of roster artists, each one new or previously unreleased on any physical format. The first track is “Lonely Richard” byAmen Dunes, a hazy cut from the band’s forthcoming LP, Love. That song is followed by a recording ofZola Jesus’ “Vessel” taken from the sessions for last year’s Versions, the string quartet album she made with the composer J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus). Side A is rounded out by “And Light Shines,” a David Lynch song from The Big Dream sessions that was previously unavailable outside of Japan, andMarissa Nadler’s spare, haunting take on the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds track “The Kindness of Strangers.”

Also featured on the compilation is Pop. 1280 with the newly recorded track “Kingdom Come.”Föllakzoid’s Domingo Garcia-Huidobro contributes a new minimal techno remix of his band’s “Pulsar” for the penultimate track on the collection, and “Illume” from Lust for Youth’s forthcoming LP shows the band moving completely out of coldwave into far warmer territory, even adding guitars to the mix. 

Side B of Todo Muere, Vol. 4 kicks off with a bang though – two, in fact. Pharmakon’s cover of “Bang Bang,” the great song written by Sonny Bono for Cher and popularized by Nancy Sinatra, is a sharp cold-water shock that shows a side of Margaret Chardiet that may surprise fans of last year’s AbandonLP. You can stream it right now via NPR (find the link below). Like the three volumes that preceded it, Todo Muere Vol. 4’s track listing is as eclectic as the Sacred Bones roster itself, and for longtime followers and new fans alike, it serves as a snapshot of where the label is in 2014. 

This 12" will be a one-time pressing of 1,500 copies exclusively for Record Store Day 2014
Pharmakon - "Bang Bang" (Nancy Sinatra) - 


Apr 10, 2014: New York, NY, Irving Plaza (w/ Godflesh, Cut Hands)
Apr 11, 2014: Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of the Living Arts (w/ Godflesh, Cut Hands)
Apr 13, 2014: Boston, MA, Royale (w/ Godflesh, Cut Hands)
Apr 14, 2014: Providence, RI, Dungeon C (w/ Work/Death, Humanbeast, Cottaging, Brown Recluse Alpha)
May 13, 2014: Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios
May 14, 2014: San Francisco, CA, The Knockout
May 15, 2014: Los Angeles, CA, The Church on York (w/ The Haxan Cloak)



1. Amen Dunes - Lonely Richard (5:17)
2. Zola Jesus - Vessel (Versions outtake) (4:51)
3. David Lynch - And Light Shines (3:46)
4. Marissa Nadler - The Kindness of Strangers (6:30)
5. Pharmakon - Bang Bang (3:36)
6. Pop. 1280 - Kingdom Come (4:28)
7. Föllakzoid - Pulsar (Oskreuz Berlin RMX) (6:15)
8. Lust for Youth - Illume (2:39)

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