CELLULAR CHAOS "Diamond Teeth Clenched"
LP / CD / Ultimate Edition OUT NOW! - : Also in the News: - LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS
USA Tour Dates and Album up for PRE-ORDER
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" ( ! ):
"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.
"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.
TRACK LISTING: --------------------------------------
1. Burn Option
2. James Baldwin
3. Newport Lights
6. The Most Base
7. Diamond Teeth Clenched
8. Suite Francaise
9. Aw, Plant a Tree, Why Don'tcha
10. It Kills Myself
12. My Brother
Mail Orders: SKiN GRAFT Records PAYPAL SHOP Cellular Chaos Band Page: Hi-Res Photos, Cover Art, Bio, etc
"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
New albums from CELLULAR CHAOS and LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS NOW UP FOR PRE-ORDERS
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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...
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!
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...
"Diamond Teeth Clenched"
LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS
"Glistening Vivid Splash"
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" doubleLP!
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"!