Nov 3, 2012
November 3rd, 2012 Update
I just finished putting together the Malhombre single. They are limited to 500 copies and will be sold in record stores for this coming Record Store Day which also happens to be Black Friday, November 23rd. This handsome 7" features April March and Melissa Auf der Maur on vocals with art/packaging by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeahs + Kenneth Close.
If you are a record store and would like to purchase this release, please drop Cobraside a line or me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Dysrhythmia shows...
Nov. 16, Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar w/Dysrhythmia
Nov. 17, Brooklyn, NY @ Public Assembly w/Dysrhythmia and Stats
The Sunn O))) / Dead in the Dirt shows...
Dec. 14, Portland, OR @ Roseland/Peter's Room
Dec. 15, Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo w/Black Breath
Dec. 16, Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre
Dec. 18, San Fransisco, CA @ The Mezzanine
Dec. 19, Santa Cruz, CA @ The Rio Theatre
Dec. 20, Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda "The Power of the Riff" presents with:
High on Fire, Corrosion of Conformity, Black Breath, Void Ov Voices
Finally, back home...
Jan. 19, Raleigh, NC @ King's
My new band Positive No has two events coming up. We have never played out for the world yet so these are among our very first public performances. I am stil doing Ringfinger but this project has kind of taken over these past 6 months or so. I am trying to think of the last time I played out live in a band besides the demise of Dahlia Seed in 1996. I think it was 2000 while I was in a N.J. group called Down with the Ship featuring drummer super star Dave Witte. (yes, Municipal Waste Dave). Needless to say, it has been a long while and I am STOKED!
We play live on WRIR, Saturday November 10th, somwhere between 5pm and 7pm.
We are also playing our first show on December 20th at Strange Matter in Richmond, VA. We are the opener, the second band is Invisible Hand, and the Babies are the headliner.
The newest label signing is a Seattle, Wa band called Universe People. They just wrapped up a video and will be revealing the details of their album along with the video any minute now. Check out this interview with the trio on Jet City Stream by Marco Collins and get a little hint of what to expect from their release. Thanks for the shout out in the interview gals and guy!
We are still hoping to have the record out by Feb of 2013. Pressing plants have been annoyingly backed up lately so my fingers are crossed that we can meet that release date. Our goal is to include a cool poster inside each LP too so not only does the music rule but the packaging will too!
Stephen Brodsky's EP is being mastered ...again - I know, right? The line of songs has changed one more time but it looks like we have a finalized now and if all goes well we should have it out by March. I PROMISE THIS EP IS WORTH THE WAIT. The music is beyond beautiful and the art / vinyl will sure to please too.
I have been friends with Stephen for a very long time and this new material is my favorite by him. Ever.
The Dunebuggy LP in red and blue vinyl has been a bit of a disaster. We blew out of the first 100 copies on white vinyl and have tried to get another 100 repressed but both versions have showed up warped / unsellable. We salvaged a mere 30 or so copies but that was it. I have no idea when we will get the parts back from the pressing plant but we hope to do a final repress in 2013.
There is a magical band from Richmond called White Laces. A few of them used to be in a Little Black Cloud Records band called Cinemasophia so if you liked that record (how could you not?), be sure to check out White Laces.
One last thing. For those of you affected by Sandy, my heart goes out to you. I have donated to the Red Cross and beg those with even a few dollars to spare to do the same.