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updated: July 11th, 2016


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LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS
"Glistening Vivid Splash"
LP / CD / Ultimate Edition OUT NOW!
GR117CELLULAR CHAOS "Diamond Teeth Clenched"
LP / CD / Ultimate Edition ALSO OUT NOW!

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ARAB ON RADAR "The Yahweh or the Highway Sessions"
screen-printed aluminum sleeved 7"/ CD / Ultimate Edition
now up for PRE-ORDERS

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LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS "Corpse Thighs Dancing"

Directed by Chris Hefner & Gregory Jacobsen
Director of Photography: Andrew J. Morgan
Editing, Masks and Art Direction: Gregory Jacobsen


Hi Everybody,


This is Mark writing and we've got a lot to share today! The new CELLULAR CHAOS album landed beside the brexit outcome two weeks ago - and if you haven't already done so, you should head directly to the previous update to read all about it. This time around, we've got a big announcement about the last two bits of unheard ARAB ON RADAR, a preview of some new art for this Fall's DAZZLING KILLMEN "Face Of Collapse" vinyl re-issue - and the skinny on the new album from Chicago's LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS - which is out - as of right now!

Before we get into the nitty gritty, LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS have put together a jitter-inducing video for the song "Corpse Thighs Dancing" and you can check it out up top. Also - The Chicago Reader's Philip Montoro has written up an extensive history of the band - and the windy city weekly is currently streaming "Glistening Vivid Splash" in its entirety so you can try before you buy. Check it out HERE.

And - LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS will be touring soon, check out the the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE for all of the dates!

Okay - On with the show!
First up,
LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS"Glistening Vivid Splash"( ! ):

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"The music of the Chicago avant-rock oddballs Lovely Little Girls is inspired by the paintings and drawings of artist/vocalist Gregory Jacobsen. It's the sort of artwork that can inspire lyrics like "Inflammation of the harelip," candy-colored grotesques that seem like carnival art intended to scare children with the threat of STDs. These characters are depicted in the band's Frith/Residents-inspired anarchic outbursts, sideshow skronk in [Henry Darger] Vivian Girls colors. The songs come mostly from the pen of Cheer-Accident bassist Alex Perkolup, who translates Jacobsen's deformed portraiture into an equally deranged sonic palette, a no-wave juggling act by turns horrifying and horrified." - Shaun Brady, Philadelphia City Paper

Led by visual artist/vocalist Gregory Jacobsen and bassist Alex Perkolup, Lovely Little Girls is a nine-piece art-prog band that features the cream of the crop of Chicago's avant-rock scene. “Glistening Vivid Splash”, the band’s second full length release on SKiN GRAFT Records propels the ensemble’s darkly humorous vision of absurd sexuality, abject failure, and unceremonious death to new heights by utilizing more space, and employing a strange sense of harmony that will strike a chord with fans of Magma, Cardiacs and The Residents. Produced by Greg Norman and mastered by Todd Rittmann (Dead Rider, U.S. Maple), the music of Lovely Little Girls is permeated by an ominous urgency - ripening and decaying before the ears.

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"Jacobsen’s band, Lovely Little Girls, is a total package: challenging, dissonant, ever-changing experimental rock, conceptually linked songs, and ambitious themed stage productions that often involve makeup, prosthetics, partial nudity, and large casts of players.. His longtime collaborator, bassist Alex Perkolup, writes most of the songs; Jacobsen animates their lyrics with his abject, frenzied singing and grotesque, even violent stage presence."- Monica Kendrick, Chicago Reader

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"LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS / SKiN GRAFT 25th / DAZZLING KILLMEN"
Double-Sided Poster (click to embiggen)

LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS "Glistening Vivid Splash" is available digitally and physically - as a 12" Vinyl LP, a glass-mastered, factory pressed Compact Disc and in a specially priced Ultimate Edition bundle, which brings together the CD, a full-color double-sided poster and the 12" Vinyl LP & mimeographed lyric sheet. The bundle is available at a discount exclusively through the SKiN GRAFT Shop. Those who order the LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS Ultimate Edition will get a special surprise. Printed on the reverse side of the included LLG poster is a Commemorative 25th Anniversary SKiN GRAFT poster that showcases each and every SKiN GRAFT Record to date, along with a sneak peak at some of the new artwork Paul Nitsche has drawn for this Fall's upcoming DAZZLING KILLMEN "Face Of Collapse" vinyl re-issue.

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TRACK LISTING:
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1. Delicate Moisture
2.
The Awful Unpleasant Consequence
3.
Corpse Thighs Dancing
4. Glistening Vivid Splash
5. Resigned Postscript
6. Cavernous Cryptic Structures
7. Unseemly Circumstance
8. Purify
9. Irresistible

MP3: Purify
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Lovely Little Girls Band Page: Hi-Res Photos, Cover Art, Bio, etc

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ARAB ON RADAR "The Yahweh or the Highway Sessions"
screen-printed aluminum sleeved 7"/ CD / Ultimate Edition
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Limited Edition of 21 copies in copper sleeves
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Seven-inch songs also available on CD in two editions, each with unique cover art.
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Our next up and coming release is something that has been in the works for quite some time!

During the sessions that would become their final album - “Yahweh or the Highway”, Arab On Radar recorded updated versions of two songs that had originally appeared on a split EP with The Locust a year earlier. These versions of "Three Meals Away From A Crack Whore" and "Piggin’ In The Pumpkin Patch" have been locked away on a roll of analog tape since 2001, and they've long been favorites of mine. I'm pleased to announce that we're going to make these unheard recordings available in an edition of (550) 7” vinyl singles.

Produced by Weasel Walter (Cellular Chaos) in 2001 at Sound Station Seven, - and mastered 15 years later for this release - every single will come with a hand-fabricated aluminum cover. Each piece of .025 gauge aluminum has been trimmed to size by Ralph Fischer, who took the lead on the metal sleeved edition of U.S. Maple's "Long Hair In Three Stages". The metal covers were then shipped to Arab On Radar's own Mr. Clinical Depression (aka Jeff Schneider of Made In Mexico), who custom surface treated and polished each one. From there, Mat Brinkman and Neil Burke (who collaborated on the cover art of Arab On Radar's "Yahweh or The Highway") drew up some new artwork and Neil is now screen-printing this two color design on each cover.

No two sleeves will be alike.

We're also printing a very short run of covers on copper rather than aluminum. The increased demand for copper from China and India, along with widespread global copper mine depletion, has pushed the price of copper way up, so these copper-covered copies will be very limited.

Both the aluminum and copper covered singles come complete with a two-sided, hand-numbered certificate of authenticity and a full-color double-sided tri-fold sleeve featuring vintage band photos taken at Chicago's Fireside Bowl by Marci Rogal.

The previously unreleased tracks will also be available on CD in two editions, each with unique cover art - and both will include the entire "Yahweh Or The Highway" album as bonus tracks.

The vinyl has already been pressed and is in-house. Because Neil is silk-screening the artwork on metal, the standard screen-printing inks used on T-Shirts and standard LP jackets are not compatible, making the entire process considerably more difficult. Neil has already started printing the covers at his Monoroid Studio and we expect these to ship in late August. We are taking pre-orders now for the aluminum sleeved seven-inch, the copper sleeved variant, the two CD editions and a SKiN GRAFT shop exclusive Ultimate Edition which brings together an aluminum sleeved 7" with the CD cover of your choice.

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ARAB ON RADAR
"The Yahweh or the Highway Sessions"

7” Single Tracks
(from the "Yahweh of the Highway Sessions"):
1. Three Meals Away From A Crack Whore
2. Piggin’ In The Pumpkin Patch

Both CD Editions include the complete “Yahweh or the Highway” LP:
1. My Mind Is A Muffler
2. Cocaine Mummy
3. God Is Dad
4. Semen On The Mount
5. Vatican Is Up To Bat Again
6. Di To Solve Pi
7. Father, Son, And The Goalie Post
8. Birth Control Blues

You can pre-order at a big discount at the SKiN GRAFT Records Paypal Shop - HERE. We are reserving lower numbered singles for pre-order customers.

And for those updating their checklist - other acts featuring members of ARAB ON RADAR currently available from SKiN GRAFT Records include: DOOMSDAY STUDENT, MADE IN MEXICO, ATHLETIC AUTOMATON, The CHINESE STARS, CHROME JACKSON and AIDS WOLF VS ATHLETIC AUTOMATON.

Thanks!

Mark Fischer

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MORE NEW NEWS:

updated: June 24th, 2016


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CELLULAR CHAOS
"Diamond Teeth Clenched"
LP / CD / Ultimate Edition OUT NOW!

GR117- : Also in the News: -
LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS
USA Tour Dates and Album up for PRE-ORDER


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Hi Everybody,
This is Mark writing with a quick update. The new album from New York's CELLULAR CHAOS is out now, the new LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS album is right around the corner, and work is underway on the upcoming ARAB ON RADAR 7" single and DAZZLING KILLMEN "Face Of Collapse" vinyl re-issue.

CELLULAR CHAOS and LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS are both putting the finishing touches on new music videos and we'll have more info on those soon. LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS have announced the opening volley in their USA Tour plans and IMPOSE Magazine has debuted the track "Purify" from their new album "Glistening Vivid Splash" out July 8th. You can read all about that below, but first, here is the scoop on CELLUAR CHAOS "Diamond Teeth Clenched" ( ! ):

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"The frantic slam of NYC quartet Cellular Chaos draws a bit on the no-wave leanings of their guitarist Weasel Walter as well as the quivering frenzy of his excellent 1990s band Lake of Dracula. But there's something of-the-moment about their sound too, especially in the urgency of singer Admiral Grey... Cellular Chaos' fire has a singular crackle, one that sounds pretty impossible to extinguish." - Pitchfork

On their second full-length release, New York City’s Cellular Chaos has no time for waste. Headed by vocalist Admiral Grey, guitarist Weasel Walter and bassist Shayna Dulberger, “Diamond Teeth Clenched” merges iconoclastic post-punk -slash- no wave experimentalism with articulate songwriting, outlandish glam rock personality and an urgent blast-beat fury.

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"Cellular Chaos unfolds as rock music in its purest and most essential form. It may sound nothing like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, or Nirvana, but at its turbulent core, it distills all of the sublimated energy and frustration, the disaffected rancor and idealism, that throughout the years has induced countless people into picking up an instrument and throwing themselves around a stage in the symbolic rejection of everything that’s been pissing them off recently." - Tiny Mix Tapes

Known for his work in The Flying Luttenbachers, XBXRX, Burmese and his current role as Lydia Lunch’s musical director, Weasel Walter initially founded Cellular Chaos as a San Francisco Bay area improvisational instrumental combo, but with a move to Brooklyn, the name was re-purposed to christen an entirely new act. The band headed in an equally intense and cathartic direction, but became more song-oriented with the addition of front-person Admiral Grey. Grey’s surreal narratives of trauma, apocalypse, and abuse weave furiously through angular, masterfully expressed arrangements, propelled by the muscular drumming of Marc Edwards - and alternately planted and unrooted by the spinning foundation of double bassist and composer Shayna Dulberger on electric bass.

“Diamond Teeth Clenched” was recorded in Queens, New York with engineer Colin Marston (Krallice) and mixed by Weasel Walter. The album marks a reunion of SKiN GRAFT Records and Walter, who rose to prominence during his tenure at the label with albums from his bands The Flying Luttenbachers and Lake Of Dracula.

CELLULAR CHAOS "Diamond Teeth Clenched" is available digitally and physically - as a 12" Vinyl LP, a glass-mastered, factory pressed Compact Disc and in a specially priced Ultimate Edition bundle, which brings together a colored Vinyl LP, a full-color double-sided poster and the CD. The bundle is available at a discount exclusively through the SKiN GRAFT Shop.

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TRACK LISTING:
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1. Burn Option
2. James Baldwin
3. Newport Lights
4. Hysterical
5. Bones
6. The Most Base
7. Diamond Teeth Clenched
8. Suite Francaise
9. Aw, Plant a Tree, Why Don'tcha
10. It Kills Myself
11. Joyride
12. My Brother

MP3: Hysterical
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Cellular Chaos Band Page: Hi-Res Photos, Cover Art, Bio, etc


MORE NEW NEWS:

updated: June 17th, 2016



LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS
"Purify" track debut at IMPOSE Magazine right HERE!

"If you’re into something a little darker–and much more demented–than your every day punk band, Lovely Little Girls just might be the cure for your yearning. Haunting, deep vocals–and often jarring outbursts of words–weave themselves over an interesting collection of instruments, including a very noticeable horns section. With “Purify”, Lovely Little Girls does what many bands might be afraid to do, crossing genres repeatedly within one song. The band hosts a very distinct punk, garage band sound, adding in bits of ska and big band intensity throughout.

“Purify” draws palpable comparisons to the intense tracks of Dead Kennedys, minus the obvious left-wing political references that they were known for, and that seem to be scattering themselves across pop culture during this election year. (Although, perhaps we are mistaken, as the mere title of the piece could be accepted as a maniacal political forethought.) The vocals have a very Gogol Bordello-reminiscent appeal to them, while there are moments of Devotchka-esque tranquility layered within the instrumentals. We’re not sure what it is about this band, but we think they’d be immaculate to see live."

- MEREDITH SCHNEIDER | JUNE 17, 2016
IMPOSE MAGAZINE


LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS USA TOUR DATES:

7/22: St. Louis, MO @ Foam
w/ Hardbody, Demon Lover https://www.facebook.com/events/466517203548754/

7/23: Kansas City, MO @ Middle East
w/ TBA
https://www.facebook.com/events/262581450776144

7/24: Dallas, TX @ Texas Theater

w/ Akkolyte, Flesh Narc, Vaults of Zin

7/25: Ft. Worth, TX @ TBA
w/ Pinkish Black

7/26: Austin, TX @ MoHA
w/ Attic Ted, Jibber & Twitch (Cardiacs cover band!)

7/27: New Orleans, LA @ Mudlark Theater
w/ Gardenella, Three Brained Robot

7/28: Nashville, TN @ TBA
(need help!)

8/1: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
w/ Bobby Conn, Walking Bicycles, Chorus of Shadows

Check out the the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE!
Thanks!



MORE NEW NEWS:

updated: May 23rd, 2016


GR117New albums from CELLULAR CHAOS and LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS
NOW UP FOR PRE-ORDERS
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COMING SOON:
CELLULAR CHAOS "Diamond Teeth Clenched"
LP/CD/Ultimate Edition: June 24th, 2016
LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS "Glistening Vivid Splash
LP/CD/Ultimate Edition: July 8th, 2016


Hi Everyone -

This is Mark writing. Jazzy Joe is back at his desk, so I'm going to let him do all of the talking (apologies in advance), but I wanted to point out that we have a few new pages to share with you. Gregory Jacobsen has lent us a hand getting the new SKiN GRAFT YOU TUBE Channel off of the ground (We'll have new videos from LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS and CELLULAR CHAOS to share very soon!) - and the new SKiN GRAFT SOUNDCLOUD Page is underway as well. We've also added a "Now Wave News Feed" to the News Desk that links to our SKiN GRAFT Records Facebook Page. You can check that out directly below!

Okay, take it away, Jazzy...

Mark Fischer



Salütes Sound Seekers!

Yes ( ! ),
you read that right - SKiN GRAFT's Ace Reporter, "Jazzy" Joe Romita is back - and your witty, wizend wordsmith has another staggering summary of the frankly phenomenal feats fathered here at the famed fount of flabbergast by those forever favored, far-from faddish, far-flung frontiersmen of the fashionable Fort SKiN GRAFT!

Face front, frenzied ones!
As SKiN GRAFT's editor emeritus so (very) plainly stated in our last update, SKiN GRAFT Rex is celebrating a quarter century of disservice - and it is my pleasure to report that the first two new releases marking the occasion are right around the corner and ready to pounce!

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Effective immediately, the up and coming new albums from CELLULAR CHAOS and LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS are up for pre-orders in the SKiN GRAFT Shop! After months of anticipation, at last Graftdom assembled can unburden themselves of their hard-earned cash and lob it in our direction in exchange for this prickly pair of prized picks that are all but guaranteed to madden, moisten, and mesmerize homos superior and sapien alike!

CELLULAR CHAOS "Diamond Teeth Clenched" will be unleashed on June 24th, 2016, while LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS "Glistening Vivid Splash" will hit the decks just two weeks later, on July 8th, 2016. Both will be released as 12" Vinyl LPs and as honest-to-goodness, glass-mastered, factory pressed Compact Discs.

- And available exclusively through our sultry SKiN GRAFT Shop are two new Ultimate Edition bundles, which bring together the Vinyl and the CD formats with a bushel of boisterous bells and whistles designed to heave forth new heights of SKiN GRAFT sell-through.

Visit the SKiN GRAFT Shop to reserve your copies now and keep a look out for a spattering of special discounts on select previously released platters throughout the store. For those that prefer doing business in the analog format - fret not - just print out the handy Mailorder Form HERE, scribble down your selections and send that check or money order to the SKiN GRAFT P.O. Box above to achieve the desired results~!

A sample MP3 from CELLULAR CHAOS is now available for downloading at your demand over at the SKiN GRAFT Audio Page. Check out "Hysterical" by clicking right HERE.

These are the first new releases in conjunction with SKiN GRAFT's new distributor Redeye Worldwide, so for more insight into what the records actually sound like, we suggest your eagle eyes feast on the PDFs of each album's one sheet below...

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CELLULAR CHAOS
"Diamond Teeth Clenched"
ONE-SHEET
LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS
"Glistening Vivid Splash"
ONE-SHEET

To help get the word out, we've run a limited number of full-color double-sided posters that will be the talk of the town when spied adorning the wall of your tar pit, dorm room or mother's house.

The CELLULAR CHAOS poster sports a band-made photo collage and a complete set of lyrics on the flipside. Bringing up the rear of the striking LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS poster is a special 25th Anniversary SKiN GRAFT checklist with pics of each and every SKiN GRAFT Record released to date - along with a first look at some of Paul Nitsche's new artwork for the upcoming DAZZLING KILLMEN "Face Of Collapse" double LP!

We'll have more details on that bombshell, as well the skinny on the up and coming ARAB ON RADAR seven-inch single in the updates to come.

Okay, we've got just enough time to tell you that we've run out of time! ' Til we meet again on our next go round, this Jazzy sayin' "keep your head in the clouds and keep reaching for the stars"!

Excel-sore!

Jazzy


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