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Devil’s Night is upon us and the time is finally right. Brace yourself for the venomous reality that rock n roll, punk, and the jazzhead trip metal avant-garde aren't museum pieces to be overanalyzed and thrown under glass like sad fossils. This is vital music for violent times. So, if you haven’t already pre-ordered Wolf Eyes’ I Am A Problem: Mind in Pieces, Timmy’s Organism’s Heartless Heathen, or VIDEO’s The Entertainers, no worries whatsoever because we're gonna find it in our big dumb hearts to forgive you. In fact, we'll do you one better. For a limited time, we’ve put together THREE tasty bundles for you to choose from. First, the Audio Social Dissent Bundle, which includes all three brand new LPs for a very reasonable $48. But if singles are more your speed, you can get the straight shootin' Acute Dissent Bundle, featuring “Enemy Ladder” from Wolf Eyes, “Get Up, Get Out” from Timmy’s Organism, and “New Immortals” from VIDEO, all for a modest fee of $15. BUT if you’re in it to win it, feeling slimy, and you’re the real deal--the kind of fan every Third Man Records devotee aspires to be--you can get the TOTAL DISSENT BUNDLE for only $60. This includes all 3 LPs + all 3 7”s, the latter containing exclusive non-album b-sides that sound better on vinyl. "Wow," you might be thinking. I don't really know because it's not my job to read your mind. It's my job to help put out dope records.
HOWDY FOLKS. IF YOU'RE READING THIS, THAT MEANS YOU SURVIVED THE WOLF EYES INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER AKA "UNFOLLOWGATE." WASN'T THAT FUN??? I WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF TIMMY'S ORGANISM AND VIDEO HAD A TURN AT THE WHEEL? HMMM...
ANYWAY, DEVIL'S NIGHT (SOLD OUT) IS FAST APPROACHING (YEAH, IT'S THIS FRIDAY, HOLY MOSTACCIOLI) AND IT'S PROBABLY BEST FOR YOU TO PREP WHATEVER'S LEFT OF THAT DECREPIT VIBE YOU CALL A SOUL AND READ CLOSE FOR SOME IMPORTANT DETAILS.
FIRST, IT IS OUR ESTEEMED PLEASURE TO CONFIRM THAT OUR HOST FOR THE EVENING IS THE ORIGINAL QUEEN OF NOISE, CHERIE CURRIE, FORMER LEAD SINGER OF THE RUNAWAYS! DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE.
SECOND, SINCE THERE'S NO ENTRY GRANTED TO ANYONE WITHOUT A COSTUME (OR A PHOTO ID), IT'S ONLY RIGHT AND NATURAL TO PIT POPEYE VS. PINOCCHIO IN A NO HOLDS BARRED COSTUME CONTEST, COMPLETE WITH GILDED POLYMER TROPHIES FOR FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD PLACE. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AFTER ALL BANDS HAVE PLAYED AND SPECIAL PRIZES WILL FOLLOW. HEHEHE NOT FOR THE FAINT OF GARB! THE COSTUME-WEARER DEEMED #1-IN-THE-BUNCH WILL WIN THE MOST MEGA PRIZE PACK WE CAN THINK OF: THE BLUE RIBBON TROPHY, A SET OF ALL THREE LIMITED EDITION #AUDIOSOCIALDISSENT RECORDS (MORE ON THAT LATER), A TOUR OF THIRD MAN RECORDS HEADQUARTERS, AND A $100 GIFT CARD.
THIRD, HEHEHE, OUR DEAR FRIEND AND SPIRITUS RECTOR WILLIAM KEIHN WAS KEIHND ENOUGH TO CONJURE A TRULY MARVELOUS POSTER FOR THE EVENT. WE HERE AT TMR HAVE LONG RESPECTED BOTH HIS MIND AND HIS #TMAPPROVED AESTHETIC SO, NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE ARE SMILING. THE POSTER WILL BE AVAILABLE IN TWO COLORS, BOTH IN AN EDITION OF FIFTY: POLICE LIGHT BLUE AND SAFETY CONE ORANGE. DON'T SNOOZE ON THIS.
FOURTH, WE'LL ALSO BE OFFERING AN ARRAY OF ONE-TIME ONLY SOUVENIRS BASED ON THE KEIHN DESIGN. ARE YOU WISE TO THIS?
FIFTH, PLEASE PARK IN THE MISSION PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET FROM TMR. PARK IN THE STREETS TOO. COME HANG EARLY AND GET THAT SWEET SPOT THATS ALWAYS ELUDED YOU. A TARDY PUNK IS A VEXED PUNK. AND LOOK. HAVE FUN. BE SAFE BUT NOT TOO SAFE.
SIXTH, LEST YOU FORGET, THIS IS A RELEASE SHOW FOR NOT ONE, NOT TWO, BUT THREE BEAUTIFULLY TERRIFYING RELEASES FROM VIDEO, TIMMY'S ORGANISM, AND WOLF EYES. SO, YES, THIS MEANS THE LIMITED EDITION VERSIONS OF THESE RECORDS WILL BE FOR SALE AT THE EVENT AND ARE AS FOLLOWS— VIDEO THE ENTERTAINERS: BOOTLEG EDITION (Painted, screen printed, and assembled by hand at TMR headquarters. Made from dollar bin records turned inside out. Five variations exist: black, blue, green, red, and blank cover art. Black vinyl. Includes an exclusive newsprint poster.); WOLF EYES I AM A PROBLEM: MIND IN PIECES: BUTTERCREAM VINYL; TIMMY'S ORGANISM HEARTLESS HEATHEN: VULGAR VINYL (Mixed color vinyl).
HERE'S THE SCHEDULE...
7:00-8:30pm: Doors, Grill Out (Hot Dogs, Veggie Dogs, Burgers!), Specialty Devil's Night Cocktails, Free S'mores from Bang Candy, Photo Op with Third Man photographer Angelina Castillo
8:30-9:00pm: Host Introduction
8:30-9:00pm: Essential Tremors
10:15-10:55pm: Timmy's Organism
11:10-12:00am: Wolf Eyes
12:00-12:15pm: Host Farewell / Costume Contest Winners
CMJ has just premiered the full album, yes FULL ALBUM, of the new Timmy's Organism record Heartless Heathen. They also had a little heart-to-heart with Timmy Vulgar. Head on over to get better acquainted with Detroit's most accomplished maniac and the hardest working punk in show business, and have a listen to his latest gesamtkunstwerk. AND, if you haven't already pre-ordered Heartless Heathen (OUT THIS FRIDAY), get your act together HERE.
Your boys in VIDEO are hitting the road, and to accompany the announcement of their tour dates (AND to remind you about their 10/30 release THE ENTERTAINERS, we've released (with the help of Brooklyn Vegan) a new SPOTLIGHT SERIES VIDEO from frontman TV's Daniel —and— a new track off the upcoming LP, titled "Shackles."
We have strong feelings about VIDEO. We know you will too. See if we're right:
VIDEO TOUR DATES:
10/28 AUSTIN, TX — BEERLAND — VIDEO Showcase
10/30 NASHVILLE, TN TMR — DEVIL'S NIGHT
10/31 ATLANTA, GA — 529
11/1 CHAPEL HILL, NC — NIGHTLIGHT
11/2 RICHMOND, VA — STRANGE MATTER
11/3 BALTIMORE, MD — HOLY FRIJOLES
11/4 PHILADELPHIA, PA — SECOND EMPIRE
11/5 NYC, NY — ST. VITUS
11/6 MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA — LA VITROLA
11/7 TORONTO, ON, CANADA — SILVER DOLLAR
11/8 DETROIT, MI — MARBLE BAR
11/9 CHICAGO, IL — EMPTY BOTTLE
11/10 MILWAUKEE, WI — LUCKY CAT
11/11 MINNEAPOLIS, MN — PORK AVE HOUSE
11/12 ST. LOUIS, MO— FOAM
11/13 NORMAN, OK — OPOLIS
11/14 DALLAS, TX — THREE LINKS
PLUS, The good folks at FADER are offering a FULL ALBUM STREAM of Wolf Eyes' new record I Am A Problem: Mind In Pieces, out on the same day (10/30 for those of you with short-term memory loss). Don't mess up. Go listen to it ("It is not intentionally meant to be shocking, sad or scary, but it is."), then go buy it (because those are feelings you're down with.)
WOLF EYES TOUR DATES
10/24 Lakewood, OH Mahall’s 20 Lanes
10/30 Nashville, TN Third Man Records
10/31 Atlanta, GA The Earl
11/15 Charlotte, SC The Station
11/3 Chapel Hill, NC The Night Light
11/4 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
11/5 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA
11/6 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
11/7 New York City, NY Trans-Pecos
Punk garage group Timmy's Organism are set to release their new album Heartless Heathen on October 30. Check out the second single "Weather Woman" over at FLOOD. Timmy's Organism will have a slot on P4K Radio, tomorrow, October 21st, 3-4PM EST. Today, Timmy's Organism also announced dates for their US tour, check it out below.
Fronting some of the most original, compelling and unpredictable bands (not only in Detroit, but the world) for over two decades, Tim Lampinen's work with the Epileptix, Clone Defects, and Human Eye has always held a rapturous cult following. Yet his work with his current trio, Timmy's Organism, presents Lampinen (aka Timmy Vulgar) along with bassist Jeff Giant and drummer Blake Hill, ready for their close-up. With Heartless Heathen the group touches on their artistic and spiritual forbears of Captain Beefheart and Destroy All Monsters, while amply ramping up the slop culture rapture of classic punk 'n' roll like Chrome, Crime, and the Damned as well as contemporaries like Thee Oh Sees. There's a reason why Lampinen won a $25,000 Kresge Grant for his work with his bands...he creates music that borders on art, live shows that border on theater. It's high time the rest of the world takes notice. Are you ready?
10/29 - Louisville, KY - Nachbar
10/30 - Nashville, TN - Devil's Night at Third Man Records
10/31 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11/1 - New Orleans, LA - Port (w/ Weather Warlock)
11/2 - Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas
11/3 - El Paso, TX - Monarch
11/4 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room
11/5 - San Diego, CA - Tower Bar
11/6 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite
11/7 - San Francisco, CA - Record In Store
11/8 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern
11/9 - Arcata, CA - TBA
11/10 - Portland, OR - Star Bar
11/11 - Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret
11/12 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
11/14 - Reno, NV - Holland Project
11/15 - Las Vegas, NV - Dive Bar
11/16- Tucson, AZ - Flycatcher
11/18 - Dallas, TX - Crown and Harp
11/19 - Memphis, TN - The Buccaneer
11/20 - Indianapolis, IN - State Street Pub
11/21 - Bloomington, IN - 21st Block House
11/22 - Layfayette, IN - The Spot
11/23 - Chicago, IL - Reckless Records
11/24 - Chicago, IL - TBA
11/25 - Detroit, MI - UFO Factory
Directors Bingham Bryant & Kyle Molzan in person for introduction and Q&A
A digital-pastoral drama of friendship, landscape and technology, "For the Plasma" begins as the story of two young women (Anabelle LeMieux and Rosalie Lowe) employed as forest-fire lookouts in Northern Maine, and ends in a hundred places at once. Along the way, the girls make financial predictions based on surveillance footage of the surrounding forest, the local lighthouse keeper and a pair of unusual investors interrupt their solitude, and a dreamlike portrait of small town America and contemporary life is revealed. "For the Plasma" is a film of minimal means but ambition, shot in Super 16mm and 4:3 with a small cast and crew, and scored by the great Japanese experimental composer, Keiichi Suzuki.
"[A] most beguiling, unclassifiable entry… a modest project of big ideas: about solitude, collaboration, conspiracy, magical thinking.” - ARTFORUM
**Nominated as one of the "Best Undistributed Films of 2014" by Film Comment, The New Yorker, Indiewire, & The Village Voice Film Poll