Friday, June 28, 2019

A GOOD ROGERING + Metal Injection

"The track is haunting and hard hitting. It starts out eerie with just a simple bass line and slowly comes creeping in. The heaviness builds as the track becomes more and more uncomfortable. It builds like a script."
- Metal Injection

Watch A Good Rogering's newest dystopian offering in the form of lyric video, via Metal Injection, here.

Driven by the baser instincts of their caveman predecessors, A Good Rogering delivers a raw and powerful sound best described as eclectic heavy-rock. Post the release of their animated parody Death Metal video "This Is Death Metal," the band ventured into lighter territory with the acoustic introspective single "Out of Reach," and a rework of their funk anthem "Mr. Peanut." Notorious for their wild, often manic live performances, the Austin, TX quartet comprised of Skunk Manhattan (vocals/guitar), Rick Lambert (guitar), Sammiard Alvarado (bass), and Rom Gov (drums), is now back in the studio recording a full on proper rock album.

This track is off of the band’s 2017 EP release, This is Death Metal. The EP was tracked by Rob Hinton at Mesa Recording Studios in Austin, TX, mixed by Marc Urselli of East Side Sound in NYC and mastered by Maor Appelbaum of Appelbaum Mastering in Los Angeles, CA. EP and digital download is available here as well as through iTunes and Spotify

This is Death Metal EP:
1. Never Miss Again
2. The Snail
3. Five Ministries
4. This Is Death Metal

Upcoming Shows: June 29 - Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live

Thursday, June 27, 2019

WINGTIPS - "Deaf Pursuit"


"Darkwave is experiencing an incredible renaissance right now, in part due to stylish and talented duos like Drab Majesty... Another rising act in the genre is Chicago's Wingtips, the devastating twosome of Vincent Segretario and Hannah Avalon."

Wingtips have premiered the music video for new single "Deaf Pursuit" via Revolver.

Watch, here:

"Deaf Pursuit" is the first track off Wingtips' debut full-length album, Exposure Therapy. The album will see an August 23rd release via Artoffact Records (Kælan Mikla, GOLD, Cloud Rat).

Pre-order, pre-add, and pre-save the album, here:

From Chicago, Wingtips is the duo of Vincent Segretario and Hannah Avalon. Their dark anthems are in line with Ministry's early, "With Sympathy"-era synth-pop and the textural, yearning sounds of The Cure. Scene authority Post-Punk has described the band as “a cross between John Hughes soundtrack cuts from Thompson Twins or OMD, and guitar work reminiscent of The Cure’s Disintegration.

Modern-day reference points include Drab Majesty, with whom Wingtips have shared the stage.

Debut full-length Exposure Therapy follows the band's 2016 Greyarea EP. Exposure Therapy was engineered, co-produced, and mastered by Brian Fox at Altered States Studio in Chicago.

Wingtips' Vincent Segretario gives this statement about new single "Deaf Pursuit": "Not only is 'Deaf Pursuit' the lead single on but it’s also the song which sparked the writing process for the rest of the album. In terms of style and emotional intent, everything fell into place after 'Deaf Pursuit.' The song came to us at a time we were both expelling a shared toxic energy present in our lives – one that lived in people we were close to. One of the most dominant themes on the album is renewal, so I felt it proper to begin the album’s course by quite literally stating 'you’re dead to me.' I feel as though I’m speaking to that which I’m moving on from in my life. You can’t get more to the point than that! Haha!"

Wingtips embark on an extensive North American tour in August, including slots on Cold Waves VIII in Chicago, Absolution Festival in Tampa, and much more.

Aug 3 - Minneapolis, MN @ Loring Bar  #
Aug 27 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge  $
Aug 28 - Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis
Aug 30 - Boise, ID @ The Shredder
Aug 31 - Seattle, WA @ Belltown Yacht Club
Sep 4 - Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria
Sep 5 - Portland, OR @ The Lovecraft
Sep 6 - Oakland, CA @ The Uptown  %
Sep 8 - San Diego, CA @ The Whistle Stop
Sep 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan
Sep 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Lunchbox
Sep 12 - El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
Sep 13 - San Antonio, TX @ The Amp Room  &
Sep 14 - Austin, TX @ Empire  &
Sep 15 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Sep 17 - Tulsa, OK @ The Starlite
Sep 18 - Kansas City, MO @ miniBar
Sep 20 - Chicago, IL @ Cold Waves Festival
Sep 26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit
Sep 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar  +
Sep 30 - Richmond, VA @ Banditos  +
Oct 2 - Raleigh, NC @ The Wicked Witch  +
Oct 5 - Tampa, FL @ Absolution Festival  +
Oct 10 - Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
Oct 11 - Louisville, KY @ Art Sanctuary
Oct 16 - Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Oct 17 - Toronto, ON @ The Boat
Oct 19 - Newark, NJ @ QXT's

# = w/ Silent Servant, Fee Lion
$ = w/ Plack Blague DJ set
% = w/ Ash Code
& = w/ Twin Tribes
+ = w/ Korine

Exposure Therapy tracklist:

1) Eintrot
2) Deaf Pursuit 
3) Accidental Effigies
4) After the Storm
5) The Eye That Follows Suit
6) Sentinel
7) Here and Now
8) Ghosted
9) Relativity
10) Innocent Blood

Vincent Segretario - lead vocals, guitars, electronics
Hannah Avalon - backing vocal, guitars, electronics

Cover art and photo by Alexus McLane

MULTICULT - Simultaneity Now

Simultaneity Now, the new album by Multicult, will be released August 2nd on Learning Curve Records. 

Simultaneity Now is the band's fifth full-length album, and ninth release in all, in less than a decade.

Stream first single "Grieflex" and pre-order the album, here:

Pre-order the album from the label, here:

From Baltimore, Maryland, Multicult is the trio of guitarist/vocalist Nick Skrobisz, bassist Rebecca Burchette, and drummer Jake Cregger. All three are prolific musicians who have made their mark elsewhere: Skrobisz leads The Wayward, where he melds King Crimson musicality with world-weary post-hardcore; Burchette laid down riffs for noise-rockers Fight Amp in their early days; Cregger is best known for his breakneck blastbeats in Triac and Backslider.

In Multicult, the three boil things down to skeletal bruise-rock of the Big Black school of punishment. The sound is minimal and relentless. Burchette's distorted bass and Cregger's machine-style drumming lock together into an absolutely unshakable force – with Skrobisz' guitar chugging and clanging on top, the spirit of Gang of Four, Albini's various bands, or the industrial-grade noise-rock of New Yorkers like Cop Shoot Cop is in full effect.

But Multicult cannot be pigeonholed so easily. Even in a band with as focused a sound as this, Skrobisz is a free-thinker whose expansive approach to music shines through – he lists experimental guitarists like Bill Orcutt (Harry Pussy) and Sir Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls) as recent inspirations and he explores retro-electronic music through his current solo project Overcalc (debut album, coming soon via Sleeping Giant Glossolalia). On Simultaneity Now, rays of Skrobisz' guitar-light burst through the cold, mechanical base, and his voice ramps up, from low utterances to soaring, soul-baring screams. Songs like "Grieflex," premiered today, are as full of melodic rapture as they are austere and mechanical. It is this mix of cold and warm, of inhuman and human, that makes Multicult one of the great bands of today.

Simultaneity Now was tracked and mixed mainly by Skrobisz at his home studio in Baltimore; drums were recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations (Skeletonwitch, Outer Heaven).

Multicult will tour the US this summer, including dates with Learning Curve labelmates Super Thief and Tongue Party.

1 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/ City of Caterpillar
2 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge w/ Super Thief
3 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook w/ Super Thief
4 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/ Super Thief
5 - Chattanooga, TN @ The Spot w/ Super Thief
6 - New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar w/ Super Thief
7 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda w/ Super Thief
9 - Chicago, IL @ Co-Prosperity Sphere w/ Tongue Party
10 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mortimer's w/ Tongue Party
11 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews w/ Tongue Party
13 - Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern w/ Tongue Party
15 - Seattle, WA @ Clock Out Lounge w/ Tongue Party
16 - Portland, OR @ High Water Mark w/ Tongue Party
17 - Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Tongue Party
18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Lexington w/ Tongue Party


13 - Portland, ME @ Geno's w/ Vincas
14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Vincas
15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb's w/ Vincas


Nick Skrobisz - guitar, vocals
Rebecca Burchette - bass
Jake Cregger - drums


Simultaneity Now (2019, Learning Curve Records)
Centroid - split 7" w/ Bardus (2018, Corpse Flower Records)
Position Remote (2016, Reptilian Records)
Repeating Decimal - split 7" w/ Power-Take-Off (2015, Learning Curve Records)
Variable Impulse (2014, Sleeping Giant Glossolalia)
Jaws 7" (2013, Reptilian Records)
Spaces Tangled (2012, Sleeping Giant Glossolalia)
The Costume 7" (2011, Amplified Noise Recordings)
Multicult (2010, self-released)

Band photos by Ben Price

Cover art by Nick Skrobisz

Wednesday, June 26, 2019


o13: Live Skull members complete work on electronic project's sophomore album; new music video premiered

o13 – the dark, electronic-based project of Live Skull founder/frontman Mark C and new Live Skull bassist Kent Heine – has completed work on its sophomore album, The Wild Child Takes Charge.

Recorded at Deepsea Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey, The Wild Child Takes Charge sees the NYC duo explore its layered, ominous sound – gentle, restrained, hypnotic, and brimming with potential power. Mark C's signature vocal style, heard throughout Live Skull's catalog, shines in a new light here in this context.

While plans for the album's release are still in the works, the band has premiered the music video for new track "Thirty Echoes" today.

Watch, here:

The "Thirty Echoes" video was directed by Mark C and stars Jennifer Jaffe. 
Mark C says: "'Thirty Echoes' is a response to a news report, of a crimes-against-humanity trial in which the defendant was found guilty on multiple counts, the word 'guilty' echoing out thirty times in the court room. It’s our attempt to counter balance the weight of the moment by composing music and communing with nature. The video was filmed upstate on an old apple farm in Hudson, New York, and in Montauk, Long Island – locations where the magic and drama of nature are still very much at play."

Meanwhile, Mark C has reformed Live Skull, with Heine and drummer Rich Hutchins, and the band is finishing work on its first new album since 1989, to be released this year on Bronson Recordings. 

Pillars of downtown NYC noise-rock in the 1980s, alongside Sonic Youth and Swans, Live Skull has been hailed by VICE with these words: “Of the scowling noise-rockers peppering downtown Manhattan throughout the 80s, Live Skull was the leanest and meanest around." Steps toward a Live Skull reunion began in 2016 when Mark C and Hutchins teamed up to record new music for the "BC35" project, paying tribute to producer Martin Bisi who recorded some of Live Skull's material in the '80s.

Mark C says: "Since completing ‘The Wild Child Takes Charge,’ we are at work on the recording of a new Live Skull album for Bronson Recordings, to be released later this year. The core band on the recording is Rich Hutchins on drums and percussion, Mark C on guitars, vocals and synths, and new bassist Kent Heine. Live Skull members Marnie Greenholz and Thalia Zedek both appear on the record too. The record takes off from where Live Skull was headed when we abruptly disbanded in 1989. Both, o13’s ‘The Wild Child Takes Charge,’ and the new Live Skull album take their cue from the current political climate. They both lean toward protest art while exalting in the cathartic power of music, and the collaborative process of playing in a band."

INUS + New Noise Magazine

“Western Spaghettification is a meditation on what lead up to the current state of affairs... Flying robots killing innocent people and overpriced, for-profit institutions are signs of the inevitable end of the American empire. This country has been pregnant with bad karma for a good while."
- Bobby Bray (INUS)

Stream the track "Kajillions and Bajillions," off of INUS' upcoming album, Western Spaghettification, via New Noise Magazine, here.

INUS (aka The Institute for Navigating the Universal Self) is a pre-postapocalyptic, post-honky-tonk-prog-skronk, space Tropicalia, math-lounge powersilence trio from San Diego, California. Poking fun at the failed for-profit universities of yesteryear, the band’s live performance interweaves blistering, calculated bursts of noise with educational slideshows that riff on subversive political commentary, dada-surrealist sci-fi, scathing social critique, fake news, space cults, infomercials, spoofs on the Department of Defense, and shout-outs to corporate sponsors. The result is an unapologetically bold, utterly ridiculous, and serious-as-all-hell multimedia showcase of sophisticated polyrhythms and hog-wild-future-amusement-park timbres with vocals ranging from ring-modded falsetto to rumbling Tuvan throat skronking. INUS was originally formed as a two-piece under the name Innerds in 2011 by guitarist/vocalist Bobby Bray (The Locust, Holy Molar) and drummer Brandon Relf (Sleeping People). Joined by bassist Chad Deal (Phantom Twins) in 2016, Innerds was reborn as INUS and finished the recording of Western Spaghettification.

It will be released digitally as well as on red vinyl through Three One G Records on August 9th. Preorder, here.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Out today: HEX MACHINE - Cave Painting

Hex Machine's new album Cave Painting  – its first new music since 2012 – is out today.

Listen and buy, here:

Heavy, jagged noise-rock of the Melvins/Jesus Lizard school brushes up against moody guitars and dramatic vocals nodding to '80s influences like Killing Joke, Psychedelic Furs (whose song "President Gas" gets covered), and Cocteau Twins! A truly unique slab of sound, marking the return of this long-running Richmond band, two-thirds of whom put in some years as members of Today Is The Day. A US tour kicks off in July.

Full info, here:

"With the riffy approach of middle-period Melvins and the bendy blues of Unsane, [Cave Painting] is a ripper of the noisiest order."

“It’s noisily rockin’... It’s mathy and challenging but you can bob your head to it... A warpedly melodic, intellectually inebriated, topsy turvy mish mash.” 

"If you’ve ever wondered what might happen if Melvins and The Jesus Lizard were bred with the Dischord Records catalog, Hex Machine is for you. Listen loud."

July 17 - Richmond, VA @ Wonderland w/ The Wayward, Ed Schrader's Music Beat
July 18 - Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s w/ The Wayward
July 19 - Athens GA @ Caledonia Lounge w/ The Wayward, Lazer/Wulf
July 20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Bakery w/ The Wayward, Lazer/Wulf
July 21 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone w/ The Wayward
July 22 - St Louis, MO @ FOAM w/ The Wayward
July 24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Funhouse w/ The Wayward, Microwaves
July 25 - Cambridge, MA @ Hong Kong w/ The Wayward
July 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Ceremony w/ The Wayward
July 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Mothership w/ The Wayward, Stinking Lizaveta

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

PITILESS + Pure Grain Audio

“...a two-man metal machine from Toronto, Canada which blends non-traditional unclean vocals with an actual Aztec death whistle, extreme metal elements (death, grind, etc.) and film samples (Aliens, Mad Max: Fury Road).”
— Pure Grain Audio

Listen to Pitiless' "unique sonic attack" with a premiere of the first single, “To Storm the Gates of Heaven,” via Pure Grain Audio, here.

Pitiless are an emerging two-piece from the cold, harsh, desolate Canadian metal scene, in this case, Toronto, ON, Canada, comprised of guitarist/bassist/programmer Matt DeMille and lyricist/screamer Christopher J. Gramlich (Vilipend, Ancress).

This single is off of the upcoming EP, Amaranthine, which will be released digitally on July 26th. Preorder, here.

While Amaranthine has multiple meanings, the essential one in this context is “undying.” Not only is it incredibly “metal,” but also relates to the compulsion to continue to create music, no matter the physical and mental cost. With Gramlich breaking his back opening for Dillinger Escape Plan years ago while in Vilipend, and it worsening over time, both the need to create and refusing to “die,” no matter the pain or obstacles in the path, are pillars of Pitiless’s foundation.

Upcoming shows:
August 4 - Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club w/ Fister

Pictured artwork by Zdzisław Beksiński.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Out today: PICASTRO - Exit

Picastro's new album, Exit, is out now on Sleeping Giant Glossolalia.

Founded in the late '90s, Picastro is led by Toronto-based songwriter Liz Hysen. For new album Exit, Hysen enlisted guests – Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart and Great Lake Swimmer's Tony Dekker, among others – to sing her "hushed, spectral" songs.

Sleeping Giant Glossolalia continues to carve its awesome, strange path – uniting diverse sounds under one banner. 2019 has seen new albums by Unnatural Ways, Skryptor, and Picastro, and the debut by Nastie Band approaches.

Listen and buy, here:

"In the late 1990s, Toronto musician Liz Hysen began to use the alias Picastro to distance herself from assumptions about singing-and-songwriting women at the dawn of the Lilith Fair era. Hysen’s hushed, spectral songs tapped more into the stewing undercurrents of slowcore and post-rock than traditional folk, anyway. On the appropriately titled Exit, Picastro’s first album in five years, she largely steps away from the microphone to let others do the singing. And instead of simply applying their voices to Hysen’s songs, the singers push their personalities to eccentric extremes, driving Picastro toward their most tumultuous, unpredictable, and deviously playful music to date... Each singer makes the songs their own, like a parade of guests taking turns house-sitting the same abode and rearranging the furniture to their liking... Where Picastro was once a means for Hysen to sidestep stereotypes, with Exit, she’s now successfully redefined what it means to be Picastro at all."

"On their newest album, and first in five years, Picastro have subverted folk and popular music expectations. Led by songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Liz Hysen, the Toronto-based group toys with the notions of genre and the composition of a musical group. For one, the music is too dark, complex and bombastic to be pigeonholed in a single category, be it folk, rock or something in between. Additionally, Hysen — who normally plays the role of lead vocalist — has chosen a cabal of mostly men to give voice to her words."

"Although Picastro’s lineup, instrumentation and sound have shifted over time since they started just over 20 years ago, the Toronto band’s voice has stayed strong and consistent. At any given time, whether Picastro is currently constituted towards the more abrasive or pastoral end of their personal spectrum, whether it’s a few people or a larger ensemble, whether it’s acoustics or electronics (or both), even through the kind of gaps you tend to get with long-running bands that mostly fly under the radar, Picastro (and more specifically mainstay Liz Hysen) have kept the same gloriously dark, compellingly rich tone, however it’s expressed. With the band’s lineup over the past few years stable and among the best Picastro has ever been, it’s perhaps inevitable that the often restless Hysen would take that stronger structure and try out an experiment she’s been considering for years: mostly removing her own voice from the equation in favor of others."

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

JONNY COUCH - Mystery Man

"Classic 80’s aesthetic; a Bryan Ferry pop crooner sensibility mixing '50s noirish glamour... Maddeningly catchy melodies and pretty much every song sounds like a hit."
–Louder Than War

"Warm, analog-synth-heavy pop... The tunes are tightly crafted and hooky, but the real key is Couch himself... At once unpolished and charming."
–High Times

"Emotionally charged... The catchiest hooks."

–Alt Citizen

Jonny Couch announces the release of debut full-length album Mystery Man – coming August 2nd on Damaged Sofa Records.

Stream the music video for the album's title track, "Mystery Man" here:

Pre-order the album, here:

A former punk drummer, the Brooklyn-based Couch reinvented himself as a solo artist in 2016 via the shockingly strong Animal Instinct EP. Animal Instinct introduced the world to his soulful, synth-laced pop, earning him labels like "a Bryan Ferry pop crooner" (Louder Than War) and "unpolished and charming" (High Times). 

Couch's songs are gems – infectious rockers and ballads, descended directly from the power pop and new wave greats of the late '70s and early '80s. For debut full-length Mystery Man, Couch enlisted Twisty Cats frontman Peter Mavrogeorgis as producer and co-musician – Mavrogeorgis' production credits include Grinderman, The National, Sharon Van Etten, and more. The result: ten perfect songs, bursting with Couch's songwriting prowess and quirky charm. 

"My favorite bands are Cheap Trick and Buzzcocks," says Couch, "but this is more of a personal record than a band effort, highly influenced by power pop solo artists like Nick Lowe." Add to that, some of the synth-candy of new wavers like Duran Duran and The Psychedelic Furs, and the picture takes shape.

More than just a formidable songwriter and vocalist, Couch is a personality. With his yearning vocals and cartoonish look, he embodies the part of a lovable, lovelorn anti-hero, wandering through his songs like a doomed detective in his own neo-noir film. The neo-noir metaphor runs deep – from the album title, to the album cover, to song titles like "Vertigo" and "Framed." Couch lists films like Body Heat and Body Double as some of his biggest influences. His lyrics are equally romantic, dark, and funny: "I'll be gone before too long / But for now I'm a mystery man on a holiday / Asking you to stay," he pleads on the title track. 

Couch is a fixture in the New York scene these days, spotted regularly on the stages of haunts like Berlin and Our Wicked Lady, rarely without his signature black cap. Recent shows include gigs with Paul Collins, The Plimsouls, and nearly all the city's notable new bands on the rise.

A true original, Jonny Couch wields passion, humor, and a deep understanding of rock n' roll, to irresistible ends. As one High Times writer put it: "I once saw Couch and his band play in front of an auto-body shop in the middle of a white-hot day... Couch dropped sweating to the scorching sidewalk and reached out a trembling hand to a passerby. She stopped and gave him a chance. Maybe you should too!"

Mystery Man tracklist:
1) Mystery Man
2) Vertigo
3) Irrational Hearts
4) Lullaby
5) Survival in the Summer
6) Impossible Dreamer
7) Shadow Eyes
8) Upside Down
9) Delusions of Grandeur
10) Framed

Mystery Man lineup:
Jonny Couch - vocals, synth, drums
Peter Mavrogeorgis - guitar, bass, backing vocals

Recorded and mixed by Peter Mavrogeorgis at Dollhouse Productions, Savannah, GA
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, New York, NY
Cover art by Brandon Gallagher
Photo by Kelsey Wagner

Monday, June 10, 2019


Nastie Band is polymorphic sleaze seen through double vision. A full moon draped in a cape of jewels, weeping black tears of liberation. A rotating die of haunts, trances and hexes. "I thought it would be funny. It was terrifying." Nastie Band is a multi-headed ghoul who etches the rules on the inside of a coffin lid. Nastie Band isn't.

Sleeping Giant Glossolalia announces the July 26th release of the self-titled debut album by Nastie Band.

With leather, chains, macabre makeup, and a cast of characters including an 85-year-old vocalist, shirtless twin brothers, and iconic keyboard player Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen), Nastie Band is one of New York City's most thrilling new spectacles. 

The sound: spine-chilling dirges, for fans of the creepiest depths of Sunn O))) or Today Is The Day's early work. The album opens and closes with songs featuring octogenarian Chris Kachulis' croon – a damaged, pining voice, in the spirit of the late Scott Walker. Fans of early electronic music know Kachulis as a collaborator of Bruce Haack; he sang on Haack's 1970 album, The Electric Lucifer, among other things.

"I've often stopped and wondered why I appeal to men / Men cluster to me like moths around a flame / And if their wings get burned I am not to blame," he intones maniacally on Nastie Band's first track.

Over seven songs, the band descends deep into dungeon atmospherics and minimalist metal, punctuated by Bottum's icy, signature synths. From the hypnotic throb of "Shapeshift," to the battle march of "Circle of Knives," to the dance-terror of "Relapse," Nastie Band's art-doom crackles with the type of danger, darkness, and drama that once defined New York City.

Revolver Magazine calls it, “Mind-melting destruction delivered at a lumbering, sinister pace... An incorporeal call to revelry." 

Masterminded by Sandy Smiles – the alter ego of visual artist Frank Haines, whose body of work includes film, stained glass, performance art, and more – Nastie Band's lineup has morphed since its inception and still might change from show to show. Appearing on the album are Haines, Kachulis, Bottum, guitarist Patrick Delaney (ex-Villains, Pollution), twin brothers David and Tradd Sanderson (ex-Cream Abdul Babar), drummer Elsner Nino (ex-Merchandise, Pollution), artist Reuben Lorch-Miller, and vocalist Inyang Bassey (Moby). Since the time of the recording, drummer Hisham Bharoocha (Black Dice, Soft Circle) has joined the fold as well.

Nastie Band was recorded at Seizures Palace in Brooklyn by Jason LaFarge (Swans, Devendra Banhart, Opening Bell) and mastered by James Plotkin (Merzbow, Sunn O))), Gnaw).

With the album set for a July 26th release, first single "Shapeshift" will be released June 14th on cassette as a maxi-single containing ten remix versions of the song, by members of Nastie Band, dälek, Opening Bell, and Ornament.

Stream the entire Shapeshift RMXXXD maxi-single, here:

Shapeshift RMXXXD maxi-single tracklist (release date, June 14th):

1) Shapeshift - original album version
2) Shapeshift - Castrati remix
3) Shapeshift - DSwarm remix
4) Shapeshift - Decimation Blvd remix
5) Shapeshift - Ornament remix
6) Shapeshift - M.A.L. remix
7) Shapeshift - DJ Teeth remix
8) Shapeshift - Sandy Smiles remix
9) Shapeshift - Ancient Remains remix
10) Shapeshift - Opening Bell remix
11) Shapeshift - Activated Corpse remix

Nastie Band album tracklist (release date, July 26th):
1) Falling in Love
2) Shapeshift
3) Lucifer's Grotto
4) Circle of Knives
5) The Widening
6) Relapse
7) A Summer with a Thousand Julys

Nastie Band plays an official Shapeshift RMXXXD release show, June 13th at Brooklyn Bazaar:

Cover art and photos by Jonathan Grassi