York Factory Complaint - Lost in the Spectacle LP AG-16
York Factory Complaint formed in 2009 as a two-piece, but within a year and a half, founding members Ryan Martin and Michael Berdan had worked with live collaborators from Genesis Breyer P-Orridge to Domokos of Future Blondes. The band’s permanent membership also swelled to four with the addition of Theresa Smith and Michael Yaniro. After a series of recordings with the newly expanded lineup, Smith and Yaniro left the group in 2012. Lost in the Spectacle, YFC’s first release for Accidental Guest Recordings, is the result of the original, streamlined duo of Martin and Berdan formalizing the sound of their project in the studio for the first time since the departure of their former bandmates. It’s also the definitive statement of where the band stands today.
Conceived as a sort of sonic embodiment of Martin and Berdan’s increasingly disgusted worldview, Lost in the Spectacle builds around its noisy industrial back- bone with surprising, beat-driven passages and intense, all-too-human vocals. For an album so unrelenting, though, it offers a certain accessibility that’s uncom- mon in contemporary noise music. Lost in the Spectacle is an extended hand, an invitation to the impressive work Martin and Berdan are doing. It’s immediately striking, but repeated listens reveal its depth. This is a statement record, and the message comes through loud and clear: Tune out the bullshit. This is what’s real.
Can You Keep Me Out Of Hell is the first 2014 release from Wisconsin’s downer pop noisemakers, Technicolor Teeth. The cassette gathers previously released singles and new material into one fully realized release.
New songs, “My Darkest Love” and “Tomb” spring to life with a circular pop structure that leaves you wishing they would go on forever. “Alone On A Cloud” continues to perfect the dream-like sonics that Technicolor Teeth highlighted on their last single, “Blood Pool.” Its vulnerable vocals laced over drone-y and dreamy instrumentation feels like a memory you hold close and never want to let go. And they don’t limit themselves to slow burners – “First Born” has a bursting youthful power pop undertone that few bands achieve with the complete confidence that Technicolor Teeth has in spades.
If songs like “Drips” and “Sage” from last year’s highly acclaimed 7 inches were the announcement that Technicolor Teeth are a band to watch, this cassette makes the argument that that they are one of those special bands that come around rarely – a band that creates songs that not only stick in your brain, but stick in your heart too.
This cassette will only be available at shows
Technicolor Teeth – Can You Keep Me Out Of Hell CS
3. Stolen Things and the Starving Man
4. My Darkest Love
5. Hatred Diamonds
6. Alone on a Cloud
7. Blood Pool
10. First Born
11. Nocturnal Remission
Technicolor Teeth tour dates (more TBA)
3/7 Syracuse , NY @ Badlands w/ Sunken Cheek
3/8 Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Clean Girls, Jail Solidarity, A Guide To Rational Living
3/9 Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel w/ Swearin’, Potty Mouth, California X, Aye Nako
3/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Lava Space w/ Amanda X, Michael Cantor
After two punishing vinyl only releases, Clean Girls solidified a good argument that they were one of the most dynamic bands of 2013 . While the goofy “noise rock” tag has been pinned on Clean Girls, there’s more going on here than just crushing distortion and trying to replicate the Cherubs/The New Flesh/early Unwound templet. While tracks like “Modern Family” and “Old Crow” are completely blistering, songs such as “June Girls” and “Never Wobble In Boots” implement as many delicate moments as they do blown out in the red moments.
2014 will see the release of both of these EPs on one cassette along with bonus tracks. If you have yet to hear Clean Girls, now is the time.
Accidental Guest Recordings presents: BEYOND INVERSION, a compilation of contemporary noises sprawling across punk and post-punk landscapes curated by Sean Gray and Jes Skolnik. Current bands confirmed are: Good Throb, Failed Mutation, Perfect Pussy, Hive Bent, Technicolor Teeth, Split Feet, Fake Limbs, In School, Bad News, Bret Lanahan (of Roomrunner), and A Guide To Rational Living, with more to be confirmed shortly. BEYOND INVERSION will be available late November/early December in digital download and cassette format, with art by Leah Wishnia; all proceeds will benefit Rachael’s Women’s Center in DC, a nonprofit agency which provides resources and opportunities for homeless and formerly homeless women. A silkscreened poster accompanying this release will also be available for purchase, with proceeds also going to Rachael’s Women’s Center.
About Rachael’s Women’s Center:
To provide homeless and formerly homeless women with opportunities to develop their independence, sense of self and hope by:
Providing safety, shelter, food, showers and laundry in a nurturing, homelike environment;
Helping women to reach their potential through intensive case management and programs that empower them to take control of their lives and advocate for themselves.
Rachael’s also reaches out to individuals living on the streets, enabling and encouraging them to access services and benefits available to people who are homeless.
Rachael’s Women’s Center is a place of hospitality and hope for women who are homeless. When given the chance to heal in a caring and challenging environment, women can be enabled and empowered to bring forth their forgotten and lost potential. The Center asserts the right of all women to be treated with respect and dignity. We believe that in a non-judgemental and supportive environment that all women can find meaning, self-respect, hope, personal power, and love regardless of race or life experiences. In this environment we maintain that all women can evolve into more independent, self-reliant individuals who can more effectively contribute to the communities in which they live.
Rachael’s Women’s Center
1222 11th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
In no particular order:
Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz)
Bret Lanahan (Roomrunner)
A Guide To Rational Living
Cassette will come in a 5” box with an 11”x17” 2-sided full color insert, 1” pin, and download code.
For more information on the comp go here
GOOD THROB - CULTURE VULTURE 7” (US ISSUE)
BLACK VINYL VERSION OF TECHNICOLOR TEETH BLOOD POOL / DRIPS 7” IS IN STOCK AND WILL SHIP 7/30
PRE ORDERS WILL SHIP NEXT WEEK.