This April, the East Coast had better get ready: the mighty Weedeater goes on tour alongside ASG and Cough! Starting April 12th, these three bands will rip up the Eastern states and leave a trail of headless corpses behind them. CVLT Nation is co-sponsoring the tour, alongside Relapse, Southern Lord, Earsplit and ToneDeafTouring, and we’ll be bringing you a peek into the minds of these mad musicians. Stay tuned to CVLT Nation for interviews and mixtapes from these epic bands, as well as an exclusive tour diary. After the jump, check the tour dates and some video previews of live performances from all three bands…
This Friday, March 2nd, Youth Brigade and It’s Casual are invading the L.A. area! If you are in the vicinity of Reseda, CA, and can make it over to Webers Palace, you can enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show here in CVLT Nation! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Youth Brigade giveaway” as the subject heading, and we will enter you in our draw tomorrow, Thursday March 1st at 12 noon PT. To enter the draw, you must be able to attend the show! Check the flyer below…
Young And In The Way are one of those bands that grow with each release, because they believe in evolving while looking deep inside of their creative spirits. When you see the tracks they have chosen for this mixtape, you can see why they create the way they do. Without a doubt, Young And In The Way will burn a hole in the stage on March 16th! In the meantime, take a journey with YAITW and blast this mixtape!
Enclosed is a Mixtape curated by all four members of Young and in the Way for the Century Media Records/Cvlt Nation SXSW 2012 Showcase. Some songs on this list were recorded 2 decades ago and some are as recent as last year. But all are artists that we appreciate musically and listen to on a regular basis.
- YAITW // AC13
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Brooklyn-based photographer Carrie Whitney has an ambitious project in the works, and she needs our help! She is re-releasing her 97 compilation, All About Friends, with music from C.R., Coalesce, Botch, Threadbare, Indecision, Trial and more, as a double LP limited vinyl release of 1000 (333 on colored vinyl), featuring silkscreened, hand-made covers and a 12 page full color booklet. The booklet is a fanzine celebrating the friendship and creativity of the contributing bands and photographers, and features contributions from Bricks Avalon, Greg Bennick, Brian Cook, Justin Borucki, Rebecca Bolte, Tim Fears, Markus Shaffer, Dean Landry and many more. To get involved, visit her Kickstarter campaign, which ends on March 15th, 2012, and pledge $1 or more to support the release of this epic compilation. For a variety of pledges, you can get anything from digital downloads, to gorgeous vinyl, to tickets to the record release show at St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, to posters and t-shirts, to prints of some of Carrie Whitney’s live photography, to all of the above. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved, but it means we have to get involved to make it happen. After the jump, check out all the details, photos and tracklistings, and make sure to check out the Kickstarter campaign for all the info and to see how you can support this project!
Up next in our SXSW 2012 Mixtape series is Enabler’s compilation of stellar songs. They have given major food for thought with their song selection, and you can get into their headspace after the jump by reading their insight behind this mix. For now, stream it below and download after the jump!
I feel that in this day of information overload, getting to the point is a necessity. With that being said, I was asked for an hour to two hours of music, so I gave right above an hour. Most of the music on here is stuff that I’ve been listening to recently. With that being said I feel that I should mention a few bands here that I love, but were left out of my playlist: As Friends Rust, Cave In, Danzig, Deathspell Omega, Integrity, Jane’s Addiction, Leviathan, Martyrdod, Masshysteri, Mouth of the Architect, Napalm Death, Propagandhi, Satyricon, Sepultura, Wolfbrigade, The Who, etc. This list could go on forever.
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Gilead Media is putting on one of the raddest music festivals this year in America, the GILEAD MEDIA MUSIC FESTIVAL, April 28th and 29th. Just like the way Adam Bartlett releases music from bands that are at the top of their game, so are the bands that will be performing at his festival. Many of the groups that are hitting the stage have released records on his label. Tickets are selling real fast – the last I heard, there were only 90 left, but that was like a week ago. Not only will some of our favorite bands be doing their thing at it, two illustrators that we really dig will be on hand to showcase their work: Bryan Proteau and Reuben Sawyer. Today, CVLT Nation would like to celebrate the GILEAD MEDIA MUSIC FESTIVAL with an extensive video essay featuring live footage from The Body, Thou, Ash Borer, False, Fell Voices, A Scanner Darkly, Mutilation Rites, Northless, Get Rad,Lycus, Protestant, and Aseethe. To purchase tickets and for more info, go HERE!
CVLT Nation, Century Media & Stumptown Coffee are proud to present a SXSW showcase featuring Enabler, Vestiges, Young and in the Way, Bruce Lamont, The Atlas Moth, Nachtmystium and Andrew WK on Friday, March 16th, 2012, from noon to 6pm. We are also super stoked that Mike IX of Eyehategod will be hosting our free event at The Longbranch Inn! Mike IX will also reading some of his short stories, like this one we published a few months back during Eyehategod week here at CVLT Nation. The poster artwork was created by Rainbath Visual and it captures the ominous fun of this show. Stay tuned for specially curated mixtapes by all of our SXSW bands, as well as Artist to Artist Interviews, over the next couple of weeks leading up to the event. Check out the lineup and details after the jump, and the poster below.
Although my walls are covered with morbid and grotesque images, although I cloak myself in black and leather, although giant riffs and blast beats fill the air in my environment, to me there is no darker or more evil experience than turning on the news and listening to the latest pursuits of the government suits. This time, Democracy Now has put a spotlight on Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, the high-ranking US Army official whose report on Afghanistan accuses the US government and Pentagon of flat-out lying to the American public and congress about the state of the “war” in Afghanistan. It isn’t surprising that they are lying, they have a long history of deceit and self-interest about their activity in regions around the world. But generally, the accusers are not a member of their own brainwashed ranks. Democracy Now interviews reporter Michael Hastings of Rolling Stone about his recent article outlining Lt. Col. Davis’ unclassified report, and he breaks it down about what Davis asserts about the true state of Afghanistan, and also warns that the Pentagon will lie and cheat to have Davis brought down because of this report. Check out the video below, and read Lt. Col. Daniel Davis’ article for AFJ, “Truth, lies and Afghanistan,” HERE.
Slipping into a state of deep meditation and subconscious exploration, my mind ringing with psychedelic drone…this is the experience of “Mega-Void,” the audio-visual trip by Darsombra. Brian Daniloski (Meatjack) and Ann Everton combine their skills to take you on a hypnotic journey on this DVD, which will be on sale on their upcoming West Cast tour starting next week (dates after the jump). “Mega-Void” pulsates with colors that are alive at an atomic level; almost immediately, the vibrating sounds and pulsating imagery pulls you deeper into yourself, a place where reality is animated by peyote and acid. In certain scenes, I feel as though I have become a flying insect, seeing the world through multi-faceted eyeballs, a dragonfly navigating through a world lit by UV. Time has frozen, but at the same time expands around me so that I am unaware of its passing. The forest is populated by faces that emerge and dissipate from its perfect geometry. This duo draws me in with an amazing piece of audio-visual art, and their live performance promises the same trance. Ear/Splitters and CVLT Nation are putting on their LA event, which will be on Feb 23rd at the Five Stars Bar w/ Totimoshi, Bell Witch & Yidhra. Check out excerpts from “Mega-Void” below, and after the jump check out their tour dates as well as footage from one of their 2011 shows.
Dreams Were Made for Mortals III opened it’s doors at St. Vitus Bar in Brookyln for one night last weekend, and CVLT Nation is stoked to have had a special part of it. DWMFM III featured work by renowned artists and photographers like Vincent Como, Seldon Hunt, Samantha Marble, Kirsten Flaherty, Jeremy Hush, Kat Crosgrove, Justina Villanueva and more – including the curator herself, Karlynn Holland. For the third installment of her exhibit, Holland commissioned a dark, furious, cacophony of music from CVLT Nation, and we delivered. Below you can stream the CVLT Nation DWMFM III Nightmares Mix, an acidic blend of Black Metal and Blackened Crust that will burn into your ears until your brain is a charred mess. After the jump, check out photos of the opening as well as selected works by some of the artists who showed, and also to download the CVLT Nation DWMFM III Mix…
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