Monday, November 29, 2010
ABOVE: BLACK FRIDAY HEADLINES COURTESY AMERICAN HOLIDAY SHOPPERS AND THE DRUDGE REPORT, NOVEMBER 26TH, 2010
FINALLY BACK IN STOCK!!! WE JUST MADE A SMALL RE-PRESS OF JAMES FERRARO'S "LAST AMERICAN HERO" L.P. -- THIS VANISHED SUPER QUICK WHEN IT ORIGINALLY CAME OUT SO NOW'S YR CHANCE TO PICK IT UP IF YOU MISSED OUT THE FIRST TIME.... SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AGAIN IN YOUR FAVORITE RECORD STORES AS WELL... HUG THEM AND BUG THEM IF THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES.... && WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WAL-MART IS CARRYING A VERSION WITH MODIFIED COVER ART AND WITH ALL SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES REMOVED... THIS INCLUDES "BACK-MASKING", "WHISPERS", "BETA-BRAINWAVE SIGNAL JAMMERS", AND "ENCODED SOLOS". PICK UP THE NON WAL-MART VERSION IN THE OESB STORE. CATCH THE VIDEO CLIP BELOW. THANKS FOR SHOPPING!!!
P.S. "LAST AMERICAN HERO" WAS FEATURED IN FACTMAG'S "MOST COLLECTABLE RECORDS OF 2010" YEAR END ROUND-UP HERE & THEIR REVIEW OF "L.A.H." IS HERE
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Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
PIGEONS & FAB DIAMONDS SWINGING THRU THE SOUTH ON THE LAST LEG OF THEIR MONTH-LONG U.S. TOUR... LEANIN' ON REDS. FREE SHOW TONITE IN NEW ORLEANS.
POSTER BY YOU-GUESSED-IT: ALICE COHEN.
FABULOUS DIAMONDS ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE LIVE BANDS EVER -- DON'T MISS THIS RARE CHANCE TO CATCH THEM LIVE IN THE STATES...
REMAINING TOUR DATES:
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24th - CIRCLE BAR, New Orleans, LA
w/ Hosannas FREE!!!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26th - THE HANDLE BAR, Pensacola, FL
w/ Heavy Baby
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27th - location tba, Gainesville, FL
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28th - FAR SIDE, Tallahassee, FL
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29th - WONDER ROOT, Atlanta, GA
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30th - NIGHTLIGHT, Chapel Hill, NC
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1st - location tba, Richmond, VA
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2nd - Columbus, OH TBA
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Special bonus DVD that will go out with all recent and upcoming OESB webstore orders -- WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!! Nearly 2 and a half hours worth of viewing featuring "a few OESB music videos, movie trailers, news clips, sports footage, and assorted audio-visual documentation of extreme dementia" ... check the sampler below:
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Above is a video from a Pacific City Nitelife Vision Band concert in Portland, Oregon - December of 2009 -- not exactly a Monopoly Child Star Searchers gig as the Nitelife Band throws down more of a Moroccan street fest vibe but this serves as a great prelude to the seduction jams of "Bamboo For Two". Speaking of "Bamboo For Two" we had some slight delays at the pressing plant but everything's sorted out now and shipments will begin later this week. And there's still some extra copies of the "Please Remember To Rewind" free bonus DVD that will be thrown in with all orders - first come/first serve styley... it's 2.5 hours of strange,, hit up the STORE to reserve your copy...
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Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
TONITE IN SAN FRANCISCO: PIGEONS & FABULOUS DIAMONDS
+++ POSTER BY ALICE COHEN +++
PLUS LINK TO ALICE'S RECENT LIVE SET ON ARTHUR RADIO
Aiming at multiple birds simultaneously here... above is the poster for tonite's Pigeons/Fabulous Diamonds show in San Francisco at Bottom of the Hill.. another stunner by Alice Cohen, i think she's got scissors for hands like that Johnny Depp guy had during his goth phase...
By all reports the Pigeons/Fabulous Diamonds tour has been a resounding success -- they just played with the Monopoly Child Star Searcher himself in Portland, Oregon & today in San Francisco there is an in-store scheduled at the mighty Aquarius Records at 5 p.m.
Here's a live clip filmed by Matt of Acid Marshmallow of the Pigeons in-store at Permanent Records in Chicago on November 2nd.. thanks Matt!!
Pigeons November 2nd, 2010 at Permanent Records in Chicago
& since we're already on the subject of Alice "Scissorhands" Cohen there's some news to report from her technicoloured universe... first up: her recent set on Arthur Radio has just been posted for stream & download... about halfway thru the program she performs a live solo set on their studios and then she hits the mic for a brief interview and spins some hand-selected tracks...
Download the radio show HERE (right-click "save as")
Stream her set and read Arthur's write-up HERE
here's the tracklist for the Arthur Radio show:
[ Hairy Painter + Ivy Meadows deejayin @ 00:00 ]
bruce haack – cherubic hymn
Tracey Trance – “Fountain” cassette
psychic tv – stolen kisses
prince far i – you i love and not another
bubonic plague – sal’s tropical depression
future pigeon – el dub
Lazer Zeppelin – “Pyramid Echo” cassette
moebius & plank – rastakraut pasta
c.o.m.b.i. – pgb
Wanda Psychs – Quiet
Secret Colors – Hammock Vibe
[ Alice Cohen live in-studio session @ 36:35 mins ]
[ Interview w/ Ivy Meadows @ 59:19 mins ]
[ Alice Cohen deejayin @ 1 hr 10 mins ]
Pete McCabe – Feelin’ Lonely
Danielle Dax – Bed Caves
Nash the Slash – The Chase
Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Mais ou sont passees les Gazelles?
Bloodless Pharaohs – Bloodless Pharaohs
Joey Wilson – Underground (reprise)/ Going Up
Bunnydrums – On the Surface
Fantastic Planet Soundtrack – Deshominisation (parts I and II)
David Microwave – I Don’t Want to Hold You
Christian Death – The Glass House
Equals – Sunday Morning
And there's some more Alice Cohen news -- her recent film "Trance Actions" is being featured on the DVD in the upcoming issue of The Report -- brought to you by the good folks over at Chocolate Bobka --- and there's an upcoming screening of her new film "Ear Candy" on the big screen at Anthology Film Archives on December 1st at 6 p.m.
here's Trance Actions:
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The clip above features audio excerpts from the newest "romance audio dispatch" via Pacific City's Monopoly Child Star Searchers -- it's called "Bamboo For Two" & Mr. Charles Berlitz himself pays a special visit to the screen nearest you for an intimate and personal introduction... be sure to check his love poem to the feathered Belafonte as it depicts a jungle courtship of utmost tenderness... the album takes flight next week so prepare a landing area and please enjoy this preview...
and by request HERE is a stationary version of Berlitz's rainforest erotica -- use the magnifying glass utensil for visibility assistance...
official write-up for "Bamboo For Two":
Monopoly Child Star Searchers Nigtlife Band Presents: Bamboo For Two
A Night's Creativity. A Parroted Companions guided tour to the most Romantic details of a Jungle's sensbility. Imagine the elements of your most recent landscaped vision coming to life and allowing you to witness a hearts perception of the natural world. Charles Berlitz has reported this eventful experience in the form of a Romantic Poem, and the Star Searchers have invented the soundtrack. Olde Engsh Spelling Bee and Pacific City Sound Visions invite the listener to experience the first Studio album in Pacific City's history! Featuring James Ferraro as Rocco Martini, Lieven Martens of Dolphins Into the Future, and Eva Van Deuren of Orphan Fairytale; Playing the most exotic keyboard melodies this side of a Parrots hotly lit Plumage. This album is the first in series of Romantic Audio recordings that will later include the titles: "Make Mine, Macaw" and "The Garnet Tucan". Do enjoy the excitement of this one of kind journey to Pacific City's Nightlife and relax your mind's physical limitations....
and here is a live clip from a show in Belgium:
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Sunday, November 7, 2010
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Friday, November 5, 2010
Yes, band shake-ups are fairly common -- "nothing lasts forever" -- yadda yadda -- but it is rare that an indie rock band reaching the top of their game has an implosion/resurrection this bizarre. In fact it is highly doubtful that Big Troubles (re-christened "The New Big Troubles") will even be allowed to play most of their usual venues because of liquor laws. So it's back to their origins -- suburban garages and root beer parties in rec-rooms. Expect their chops to develop quickly and make no mistake about this -- The New Big Troubles definitely mean business.
Rumors that the remaining original members are auditioning for the Outer Limits Recordings band are yet unconfirmed -- but former Ducktails sideman/rising comedian Sam Franklin of The Old Big Troubles did issue an official statement in the form of an email to OESB this morning:
"Sam's out, Ian said he'll do it when it "feels right"/"when I fucking give a shit again, OK?" and Luka plays whenever the bus is running on time. All who remains dedicated to Big Troubles is Alex. Alex and the children he has collected, recruited, kidnapped and outright stolen. Music enthusiasts: meet The New Big Troubles."
Thursday, November 4, 2010
OESB invades the International Rome Film Festival programming this year - many of our video artists and their music videos are being featured in a special program that highlights some of the most innovative "hypnagogic" / "post t.v." work made over the last couple years. Titled "Post T.V. - Lo-Fi For The Eyes" & carefully programmed by the fine folks over at Rome's video house & dvd label AAVV. We are honored to have OESB video artists like Luke Wyatt, Megazord, James Ferraro, and Kevin DiTrapano featured alongside Paper Rad, Alizia Zivich (of Demons), Dan Lopatin (OPN/Games), and the mighty Forcefield. Forcefield was an artist co-op that rose out of Providence's Fort Thunder scene - ground zero for most strains of American weirdness over the last 15 years - i saw Forcefield play a small and mostly empty club with Lightning Bolt back in 1995 & they had the most insane video backdrops during their set -- it was the definitive precursor to what's all the video rage right now today...
Here's an english translation of the program notes:
November 4th - h.22.30
International Rome Film Festival
Special Event - L’Altro Cinema | Extra
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Rome
curated by Lorenzo Gigotti and Valerio Mattioli
During the last couple of years a new generation of artists spread around Europe and the USA have coined a new visual language never heard of before. It represents a reflection of the past and a manipulation on the concept of memory by meditating on an Era throughout totemic-mysterious aspects (on the two decades, 80’s and 90’s in the way that these become filtered from a more dreamy rather than realistic memory) perceived as an origin and principle of today’s informational society.
Together they form one of the most vital and influential networks of all times: from their pockets came out records, unconventional video clips, artworks that were instructive to others and video art experiments full of absurdities. The english critic David Keenan, wrote on the the magazine The Wire about some of this work and called it “hypnagogic pop”, as on the web, the webzine Pitchfork replied speaking of “glow-fi”, a term which blends the concept of low fidelity ( lo-fi) and the visual feel of glow (soft light, fluorescent, twilight).
The protagonists of this breathtaking season are underground, often active on multiple levels (music, illustration, performance, production of fanzines) and are all accompanied by the same feeling of do it yourself attitude. Veterans of the web era, they research the imaginary half way between video art in its most esoteric expressions and some strange form of late psychedelic pop, purposely portrayed in its DIY aspect. Lo –Fi , in fact.
“Post Tv” presents for the first time in Italy the most significant names of the scene, in the attempt to deliver a portrait of an aesthetic that exploits the web, re-writes the usual creative context and the circulation of the moving image, being these artistic, cinematographic or even within the television system.
Cadeo - Cosmotropia de Xam - Kevin DiTrapano - James Ferraro - Forcefield - Todd Ledford - Daniel Lopatin - Michele Manfellotto - Megazord - Takeshi Murata - Paper Rad - Daniel Swan - Sunset - Television - TV Carnage - Luke Wyatt - Alivia Zivich.
Luke Wyatt was specially invited to speak at tonite's screening about his work. Have fun in Rome Luke!!
and here's some selected videos by participating OESB artists:
Monday, November 1, 2010
Super psyched to receive "album of the week" honors from both Norman Records and Boomkat for the new Stellar OM Source l.p. -- here's Boomkat's review:
"Another highly sought-after pressing from the Olde English Spelling Bee, this time from Christelle Gualdi aka Stellar Om Source, featuring Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point never* Intrepid sci-fi soundtrack-y synth excursions from the mind of electronic visionary, Christelle Gualdi aka Stellar Om Source, collated by the good folk at Olde English Spelling Bee. 'Trilogy Select' is essentially a directors cut of tracks taken from Stellar Om Source's trio of self-released CDr albums made between 2005-2009 - 'Ocean Woman', 'Alliance' and 'Crusader', including one track made with fellow cosmonaut, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never). Her sonic concepts were hatched at international bases in The Hague, Lisbon, New York and Paris, instinctively capturing the naively romantic futurism of low grade '80s sci-fi and privately pressed synth music with a sensitivity to sustained, shadowy moods and suspension tank atmospherics. Her music revels in the saturated colours, tones and shapes her synths make, creating vividly kinaesthetic relationships between her lo-fi holographic harmonics so they seem to glow like console radiation from the cockpit of a one woman shuttle. There's a beautiful balance of honest, earnest and adventurous intent, mixed with a feel for fun and engrossing narrative romance, never going too academic or up her own arse and tempering the temptation to totally cut the anchor line with her blunted cosmic hooks. If OPN's 'Zones Without People' or Dylan Ettinger's 'New Age Outlaws' really took you there, this is a must. Comes with free download coupon redeemable directly from the label and 12" insert housed in glossy, full colour sleeve." - Boomkat
and here's a couple of recent live videos from Stellar OM sets:
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