FREE IN-STORE and TRAILS Record Release Party THIS Sat April 24th 7pm with
Métal Rouge was formed in 2006 by Helga Fassonaki and Andrew Scott in Auckland, New Zealand with no aim but to open themselves to the spontaneous psych tonalism running through the underbelly of popular music like a vein of pure lightning. Birthed from the rich history of New Zealand underground they began to mold a sound comprised equally of the forward motion of ecstatic jazz and the drugged stasis of NYC loft minimalism circa ’66. Using electric guitar, vocals and amplified santur as their primary instruments, they forged a new vocabulary of unrefined free spiritual music. Relocating to Los Angeles, they toured the US, adding lap steel and pedal steel to their arsenal. Drummer/Trombonist Caitlin M. Mitchell joined in 2009, bringing with her a night/day spectrum ranging from pure brass drone through to aggressive free rock. Related projects include Yek Koo (Helga solo), Nest (Andrew & Nigel Wright), Un Ciego (Andrew solo), Huzun (Andrew & Tim Coster), Dogwiper (Caitlin, Ged Gengras & Seth Kasselman), and Low Light Situations (Caitlin, Ged Gengras, Jake White & Seth Kasselman). Métal Rouge have releases on Root Strata, Not Not Fun, Stunned, Digitalis, and Emerald Cocoon (previously Seymour Records).
Record Store Day 2010 is here this Sat April 17th. We'll be open from 11am - 9pm. There are over a hundred pages of releases to celebrate RSD2010. We have a ton of them but numbers are limited - get here while you can.
Guest DJ sets all day long: 11 - 12:00 pm Steven Strong (CULT of the HORNS) 12 - 1:30 Larry Herweg (PELICAN) 1:30 - 3:00 Jeff Caxide (ISIS) 3:00 - 4:30 Tom Neely (Henry + Glen Forever) 4:30 - 6:00 Keith Morris (BLACK FLAG / CIRCLE JERKS) 6:00 - 7:30 Sarah Toon (KILLING SPREE) 7:30 - 9:00 Cifelam
Free Colt 45 on ice all day for those 21 and over...
FREE IN-STORE FRIDAY April 9th 7pm with 5SIGNS "5 Producers with many different styles. Foniks, Alcendor, Accrete, Abstract Butta Fingas and New Systems Of Knowledge, have set a high bar in the alternative L.A. hip hop movement with their debut compilation, "Left Handed Acquisitions."
10 Tracks in all, some sample driven, some purely new compositions, but all able to keep your attention one way or the other. From NSOK’s drum driven "Carandiru Lockdown" to ABF’s elastic bass riffs on "Sugar Cubes in Zero Gravity," the listener will be in a world of music where classically trained ears or conventionally guided minds may find slightly askew but refreshing non-the same.
This project also includes guest appearances from Chicago’s Kid Static, Los Angeles’ Def Sound and 310. These lyrical maestros give the songs the official seal of the hip-hop underground community.
"Left Handed Acquisitions" proves itself to be quite the voyage, and that should be no surprise, because it is as multifaceted as the line up of artists involved in its creation"
FREE IN-STORE TOMORROW Sat April 3rd 7pm with CULT of YOUTH
Playing anchored vengeful occultist neofolk in a town filled with fly-by-night hipster musical acts, Cult of Youth stand alone. Carefully composing one of the most well-rounded neofolk albums in years, incorporating an array of instrumentation and thinly veiled references much like the earlier works of Death In June and Current 93, but where Sean R. of Cult of Youth stood apart from his predecessors is the power and energy of his art form.