Saturday, June 30, 2012
limited edition tshirts for instrumental atmospheric black metal 3 piece ODESSA. two-color screen print on regular fit 100% cotton tshirts. pro printed using plastisol ink. shirt features the artwork from the long SOLD OUT self-titled cassette on SISSTER SSOUND (ss003).
available now in the NEW sissterssound WEBSTORE.
stream/download the songs from the s/t release at odessa.bandcamp.com.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
i didn't pre-order the new HORSEBACK album and was kind of sweating it because i was really worried the first press would sell out before i could get my hands on it. lucked out and grabbed it the day the record store put it on the shelf. but honestly, didn't fall in love with it compared to their previous albums. i've been giving it a few more spins since and want to take that back now. it's really fucking good.
in SISSTER SSOUND news: the COLUMN OF HEAVEN album i did the cover for on SPHC should be back from the plant soon. the STANDING ON A FLOOR OF BODIES cassette (SS006) is at the plant right now. ODESSA shirts should be ready any minute really. finishing up covers for the upcoming RVEVV: MMXII tape, co-released by sisster ssound and strivve recordings. as well as two other releases we're still hammering out details on. should be getting a sisster ssound specific webstore and facebook going soon too. big things, stay posted.
heavy rotation at the moment: locrian, ktl, nibiru, power trip, scott kelly, jethro tull, deafheaven.
just got copies of the HORDERS 'fimbulvetr' album in from FEAST OF TENTACLES and PRAIRIE FIRE TAPES, respectively. the first official full length from my personal aural project. featuring 14 tracks melding elements of harsh noise, ambient drone, and sampling with acoustic picking and metal. all design and layout by GIVE UP, naturally. available now from the labels as well as in the GIVE UP store directly.
preview samples of this and other HORDERS recordings at horders.bandcamp.com
Monday, June 18, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
recently wrapped up this tshirt design for seattle based hardcore/crust/death crossover act PARASITIC SKIES. not sure exactly when these will be available in the real world, but hopefully soon. talking to the guys, they're currently booking out shows. check the sound HERE.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
BREAK TIME is the perfect response to nick's true musical interest. producing a mess of songs that could easily be the modern result of the mating of early kinks, the jam, and the undertones without relying too heavily on any. at times more pop, at times more punk, but always following a sort of mod rock direction. featuring female lead vocals and incorporating organs in the best way possible, nick has stepped out from behind the drum kit for this project to pick up the lead guitar. leaving percussion duties to alex hughes (HATRED SURGE, IRON AGE, etc). cassette features 8 songs at just under 15 minutes and is produced in an extremely limited edition of only 30 pieces.
STRIVVE RECORDINGS label, BLACK FEUD is a bit of a departure from the previous RvEvv stuff but with a clear thread of consistency and familiarity woven throughout. harsh, droning, and apocalyptic, but at the same time very accessible. if perhaps only for those versed in the sonically caustic. tapes came housed in some elaborate packaging with plenty of extras.