CHEER-ACCIDENT "Fringments One" (Now Up for Pre-orders) TERMS "Asbestos Mouth" (Out Now) AIDS WOLF "Two CDs" (Out 10/30)
NOTE: We are now resuming shipments to addresses outside of the USA, but due to COVID-19, please be aware that orders are generally taking MUCH longer to arrive. For LPs/CDs shipped throughout Europe at a great price, give Mandai Distribution a look.
PLEASE NOTE: A pre-order of the CHEER-ACCIDENT "Fringements One" digital album gets you an immediate download of the song "InnTrialTaint" (which can now be streamed over at The ORGAN) and then beginning in December 2020, the DIGITAL ALBUM will add THREE TRACKS per MONTH until complete. The physical CD version contains the complete album from the get-go and will ship on or before November 27th.
“Most bands still churning in their fourth decade of existence don't see the kind of creative surge CHEER- ACCIDENT has nursed since 2017.” - POPMATTERS
Once a band reaches that four-decade mark in their existence, particularly a band such as CHEER-ACCIDENT, who have travailed so much aesthetic ground during this time, you just know that they have a veritable treasure trove of flotsam and jetsam (in varying degrees of “fi”) lying around, just waiting to be turned into a whimsical encyclopedic series of semi-random aural events. - This Is That.
“Fringements One” is the first chapter, wherein CHEER-ACCIDENT avails to the public documentation of intimate practice space encounters, obscure demos, and even some “slicker” recordings that just never found a home on any of their other releases.
1) Each 25 track, glass-mastered compact disc comes complete in a matte-finish six panel gatefold jacket - jam-packed with extensive liner notes on each and every practice space encounter, answering machine message, demo track and previously unreleased studio recording.
2) Fringements One will be available exclusively as a physical Compact Disc for at least six months. Beginning in December, the digital version available for purchase at Bandcamp will add three tracks per month until complete.
"Fringements One" Compact Disc will be released on Novmber 27th, 2020. You can check out the first available track "InnTrailTaint" -
and place an order over at the SKiN GRAFT Records Bandcamp page.
MOD Digipack CD / Digital ( OUT NOW )
TERMS debut album "Asbestos Mouth" is out now and the reviews are starting to roll in. Here is a sampling of some of the early write-ups...
"Danny & I had messaged back & forth a bit over the years about our bands possibly playing shows together, but nothing ever worked out. One day, he wrote asking if I'd be interested in some sort of collaboration. I said "sure!", which is my usual response, knowing that 99% of the time nothing ever comes of these sorts of conversations. Much to my surprise, Danny started sending me drum recordings right away. It took a few false starts before we figured out a productive long distance work flow, but once we did, it actually made things easier & less time consuming than a standard 'everyone in a room together at band practice' type situation." - Chris Trull interview excerpt from FECKING BAHAMAS
"The full length album is a wild and frantic affair; brimming to the gills with mesmerizing drums accompanied by grooves that either exacerbate or alleviate the feeling that everything is about to spin out of control. But it never does!" - BEARDED GENTLEMEN
"Drummer Danny Piechocki and guitarist/bassist Christopher Trull honed their craft in bands like Grand Ulena, Jitters, and Yowie. In TERMS, Chris creates dissonant riffs and skewed melodies, which collide with Danny’s syncopated thunderstorm of percussion, to create a balance of tight precision and spontaneous discovery. It’s simply jaw-dropping!" - PROGZILLA
"The Hoarder of Operations" EP, a mind-melter of the highest order, carved an atonal and acidic pathway appropriate for the band’s forthcoming debut album, "Asbestos Mouth". Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering the first of many delightfully weird and strangely rapturous discoveries the album offers". - GHETTOBLASTER
You can grab your copy now over at ourBANDCAMP page and read more about the album in the updates below!!!
MORE NEW NEWS:
updated: September 4th, 2020
ITEM(!): Montreal’s AIDS Wolf and SKiN GRAFT Records are proud to announce the first ever CD releases of two of the band’s most elusive LPs - originally issued by the legendary label Lovepump United (Genghis Tron, HEALTH, Child Abuse).
Now live at Bandcamp: the “Very Friendly” remix album (a tribute to Throbbing Gristle in collaboration with the likes of The Flying Luttenbachers' Weasel Walter and Wolf Eyes' John Olson) and the band's final album - the “Ma vie banale avant-garde” double LP. Digital Editions are now available to purchase at Bandcamp, with the CDs and a limited quantity of vinyl up for pre-orders - shipping on or before October 30th. Also available now - "March to the Sea" which includes the unremixed cover version of "Very Friendly".
Recorded at Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia, WA. and originally released in 2011 as a double LP, the corpus of songs found on AIDS Wolf’s final album were written over the course of a year as the band shifted from its more formal work to a sound focused on polyrhythm and flowing, elastic tempos. On further listens, fields of dissonant guitar and demented, lurching tempos, give way to pixelated pop forms - albeit with a detuned loner dinosaur in its spotlight.
Here, the starting point of AIDS Wolf’s compositional approach was to “learn its mistakes”, composing songs by studying improvised passages off blown out cassette tapes recorded on a trusty GE tape portable device. Aiming to dampen the repetition endemic in most music, the band added elements of chance and non-repetitive phrasing, evolving the songs organically for their final resting place. In this frame and to the very end, AIDS Wolf remained devoted to forwarding and refining their musical vision; seeking new challenges for themselves and their audience.
“AIDS Wolf’s monastic commitment to brutal prog-punk and strident no wave has hardened their music from a rough lump of coal into a jagged diamond.” - PITCHFORK
Immediately following their third album, AIDS Wolf released one of their most unique records in an already singular discography - a 12” bringing together some of the most important noise musicians of the past decade to remix their cover of Throbbing Gristle‘s “Very Friendly”.
The results are more visceral and bizarre than could ever be imagined: Nightmarish kraut conjured by The Flying Luttenbachers’ Weasel Walter; sparse, terrifying soundscapes from Wolf Eyes’ John Olson; searing noise and auto-tune from Baltimore lab rats Nautical Almanac; manic, pounding rhythms from Jason Forrest; and alienating, reverb-drenched skree from Cleveland’s Emeralds. “Very Friendly” is a one of a kind experience that most certainly does justice to Throbbing Gristle’s bold legacy.
“Yes, it bears some surface resemblance to the No Wave bands of New York’s late ‘70s, and yes, it’s also quasi-Beefheartian, but this simmeringly ugly-beautiful non-categorizable thing that is the band is like an object lesson in modern, progressive, painfully pure music.” - LA WEEKLY
Set your minds to ‘boggled’… ”Hoarder of Operations” plays out like a crazed vision of rock being torn apart and reassembled into a new, furiously chaotic and unrelentingly discordant beast... It’s notable too, how uninterruptedly enrapturing, these tracks are: even at their loosest and most deconstructed, they retain a passive, virile momentum, and there are points that begin to feel almost psychedelic, where Trull’s repetitive, mystically atonal guitar lines mesh with the frenzied, syncopated grooving of Piechocki’s drum work.” - FECKING BAHAMAS
On their debut album “Asbestos Mouth” the band TERMS give equal weight to tightly composed precision and spontaneous discovery, weaving together bold new worlds where crunchy dissonant riffs and pulverant, skewed melodies collide and consort with syncopated thunderstorms of percussion.Having served in acts such as Grand Ulena, Jitters and Yowie, TERMS is much more than just the sum of its parts... It is an ever-evolving an aggregate of incalculable expression.
“Danny Piechocki is ridiculous at drums." - GNARLAXX
“Guitarist Christopher Trull possesses the rare trifecta of unparalleled technique, endless creativity and excellent taste. He respects the instrument without succumbing to its pitfalls and pushes its sonic capabilities without the aid of effects." - RIVERFRONT TIMES
01. Your Cutting Strokes Start To Heave
02. Our Asbestos Mouths
03. Rat Milk
04. He Hid His Lies In The Bags Under His Eyes
05. Botanist Tongue
06. Hoarder Of Operations (album version)
07. The Cinematographer's Silver Band
08. Termite Skyscrapers
09. Long Dead Fog
10. If I Become Sour...
Danny Piechocki: Drums
Christopher Trull: Guitar and Bass
All pieces composed, performed, recorded, and mixed by Terms.
Mastered by Todd Rittmann
Painting by Michael Trull
Layout by Mark Fischer
"Asbestos Mouth" will be released digitally and as a limited edition MOD CD in Digipack packaging on October 2nd, 2020. Due to Covid-19 making touring impossible, no vinyl LP is scheduled at this time.
Digital remaster available now exclusively at Bandcamp.
This 2020 digital release has been remastered by Weasel Walter. Includes a digital download of the remastered single and an instantly downloadable PDF of the comic book sleeve, including Bonus Features. Please note, that you must download the files to receive the PDF comic book.
Out of print for over two decades, the second SKiN GRAFT Records release - the STRANGULATED BEATOFFS four song double single is now available digitally for the first time - remastered by Weasel Walter! Includes a densely illustrated 22-page PDF comic book that reproduces the original double 7" and comic book set packaging.
Four unclassifiable droning, repetitive slabs of post hardcore sludge from Stan Seitrich (Ex- Drunks With Guns) and Fritz Noble with special guest Mike Deleon (Drunks, Fruitcake). Limited to 1,000 copies. One record on Red vinyl, the other on black. Full color covers with a screen printed plastic overlay, rump roast sticker on the 7" sleeve and mini card promoting an upcoming Rob Syers mini comic.
FUN FACT(S): Strangulated Beatoffs were SKiN GRAFT's initial choice to appear on the flipside of the first SKiN GRAFT Records release, a split 7" with Dazzling Killmen. The band recorded "Lollipop Girl" for the single, but it remains unreleased, as do a handful of comic pages drawn by Rob Syers to tie into the song.
Originally a different track was recorded as the (Theme From) Fart Inhaler, but the band recorded an entirely new song at the 11th hour. This new version of "Fart Inhaler" would later also appear in an extended version on Behemoth Record's "Greatest Hits" collection and was retitled "It's A Vile Vile Vile World." When the Sin Raft bootleg of this double 7" was released (see below), the title was switched to "Vile Vile Vile World" as well.
Though now out of print, these songs were re-released (with radically different artwork) as "INXS: the Sin Raft Bootleg", catalog number SiN#02. It is now also out of print.
Stan Seitrich: vocals, guitar
Fritz Noble: moog, guitar
Mike Deleon: bass
Produced by Strangulated Beatoffs
Digital reissue mastered by Weasel Walter
Cover art by Mark Fischer
Back Cover art by Rob Syers and Mark Fischer
------ COMIC BOOK:
"History of The Beatoffs" by Jim Utz
"Beatoff Comix" by Mark Fischer
"Our Boys Buy Beer" by Rob Syers
"The Exorcist Three" by Paul Nitsche
Reproduction of the bookmark for the Slug Boy and Crab Boy comic
Reproduction of Rump Roast sticker
NOTE: All interior comics were printed in two colors.
Digital remaster available now exclusively at Bandcamp.
This 2020 digital edition has been remastered by Todd Rittmann. Includes a digital download of the remastered single and an instantly downloadable PDF of the comic book sleeve, including Bonus Features. You must download the files to receive the PDF comic book.
NOTE: SIDES 5-6 - pairing Zeni Geva and Will Oldham aka Bonnie Prince Billy aka Palace ____ was originally released in 1997. A copy of the original one-sheet is included as a bonus feature in the PDF booklet. Here is the original solicitation…
Whatta pair, huh?!
PALACE BROTHERS - "Big Balls"
Will Oldham - vocals, guitar
Recorded in 1996
Mastered by John Golden
Remastered by Todd Rittmann
----- ZENI GEVA - "Let There Be Rock"
Kazuyuki K. Null - guitar, vocals, ultrasonik
Tabata Mara - guitars
Eito - drums, metals
Produced by Steve Albini
Remastered by Todd Rittmann
------ COMIC BOOK:
Issue Two: SKiN GRAFT Stupid-Er: The Now Wave
Written and Drawn by Mark Fischer
Reproduction of Wrap-around cover art
Reproduction of original one-sheet
Gasoline Boost by Rene Herbst
A SKiN GRAFT Records / Gasoline Boost production
ITEM(!): Hot on the heels of the new TERMS video comes this one from CHILD ABUSE - the title track off their new LP "Imaginary Enemy"...(!)
CHILD ABUSE "Imaginary Enemy" Video by Nandor Nevai
ITEM 2.0(!): Thanks to covid-19 putting the kibosh on their tours this year - this Friday, both Psychic Graveyard and Child Abuse will be shipping out orders from their unused tour stock!!!
And - - - : The Dark SlideSkate Shop has started shipping pre-orders of the SIDES 1-4 "Joybuzzer" and "Black Lives Matter" T-Shirts! Here is your SG Hunk Of The Month - Brian Wnukowski of Big'n - modeling the brand new Tees!
He writes: "Great quality. Super soft. Ink is great. Super opaque!"
Details on how to order yours are in the previous updates - or just click HERE.