Listen: Image Of Life – Last Letters From The Leper Colony

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Having only been available on self-released cassettes and vinyls, the original debut-album by Los-Angeles based nihilist-pop act Image Of Life has been put up on bandcamp in its entirety. This album features twelve tracks recorded in between 2010-2012. The A-Side was recorded in June of 2011 to October of 2012, whilst the B-Side was recorded as early as October and November of 2010. Since the cassette was limited to only 45 copies, it was hard to obtain for those interested since it sold out pretty quickly. The second edition, a vinyl-edition released in conjunction with the Pure Ground tour in Europa some months ago – was released in an edition of 90 copies, by Image Of Life himself. Since I interviewed him in 2013, when he released his “Weight Loss In Wartime / Walking In The Dark” single on Chondritic Sound, not much have been heard about him more than being featured in occasional articles. So it comes as a glad surprise that he chose to do this so you can stream the whole release digitally, before you consider buying the cassette. Since it seems like there’s a new cassette-run of 15 limited copies of this original release “Last Letters From The Leper Colony“. Stream it down below and consider buying it if you like what you hear.

Interview with Schwefelgelb!

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When scouring the web for something interesting and new, you rarely find what you’re seeking – if you’re even seeking anything out, at all. Sometimes, you stumble upon something that is greater than the genres that can be attributed to the music at hand. Schwefelgelb is one of those exceptions. I happened to find them in connection with an earlier Gooiland Elektro release, titled “Dunkel Vor Den Augen Uns“, which contained a lot of great songs despite being a four-tracked EP. Which in turn made me interested in finding out more about them, as I had read a couple of lines in different interview with them. One of the most interesting thing is that they have a conceptual approach, which in turn make their presence even more noticeable. Even though my thoughts might be a wee bit disorganized, I decided to ask a few questions to Sid and Eddy – the core of Schwefelgelb itself. Hope you enjoy it, and have a Merry Christmas!

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Premiere: The Foreign Resort – Dead End Roads [Musicvideo]

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We’re late on a premiere, but it’s beginning to slowly unfold. The Foreign Resort have released a single, as a run-up for their coming tours in Denmark, The Netherlands and USA – this fall. This particular single goes by the name of “Dead End Roads“, and is taken from their forthcoming album, which they have been working on together with the legendary John Fryer. A noticeable difference this time is that they rely on dark and heavy synthesizers to be pushing the sound itself, with a more electronic approach to their music then they usually have. The beginning of the song is absolutely fantastic, but so is the rest of it. But the gritty and adrenaline-filling synthesizer that hits it off, gives a particular sense of suspense. The sound itself is more cold and calculated, as they do not rely that much on their trade mark that is post-rock mixed with post-punk and new-wave. So it’s obvious that a lot of what you’re hearing have been affected by John Fryer’s mixing, producing and engineering. This might just be a temporary thing, just for this album, but I’m currently liking what I’m hearing. It harkens back to some of the legendary bands of yore. But there’s something new and fresh about it. It is deeply emotional, but at the same time on the edge and in the dirt. The music video was directed by Morten Engels Ryming, the actress was styled by Sascha Elvar, and the actress herself is Emilie Flyvholm. With special thanks to Photographica & Henning Ørsted. The single was recorded in the time-span from March to April 2013 – at Black Tornado Studios in Copenhagen. Last but not least, the masterful sound itself was mastered by Chris Cline at Studio Wonder of Sound, in San Antonio, Texas. You can also listen to the track down below, along with two remixes of the same track.

 

Exclusive Stream: Barren Womb / Remote split!

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The Norweigan noise-punk outfit Barren Womb is keeping at it, releasing a split 8¨ together with the French doom-grind band Remote on The Perfect Hoax. Since Norway is our destination and Sweden is generous, we’ve teamed up with The Perfect Hoax, making your Monday a little bit more potent. This means that you’ll get an exclusive stream of the whole split-release here on Invisible Guy. Featuring the songs “Visual AIDS” and “Deal or no krokodil” by our Norweigan gentlemen from Barren Womb, whilst Remote is gracing us with the song “Plagues and rats“.

Yes, just fixate your eyes below and start playing it – you will not regret it. For those of you that fancy it a little bit more, I can tell you that it will be released on the 12th of April and you can fetch your pre-order here. Start it up, turn it up and play it loud! By the way, do also check out their tour down below. Barren Womb will also go out on a European tour together with the Norwegian band Jabba the Butt.

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12.04 Oslo, NO @ Verkstedet w/ Higgs Boson, Shaving the Werewolf

13.04 TBA

14.04 Hengelo, NL @ Innocent w/ The Daydream Fit

15.04 Amsterdam, NL @ TBA

16.04 Münster, DE @ Wagenplatz

17.04 Brussels, BE @ Le Bunker w/ Siamese Queens

18.04 Tournai, BE @ Le Cornwall

19.04 Rouen, FR @ Highlands Café w/ Remote

20.04 Paris, FR @ La Cantine de Belleville w/ Remote

21.04 TBA

22.04 Basel, CH @ TBA w/ Remote

23.04 Civitanova Marche, IT @ Bar Gioia

24.04 Vienna, AT @ Rehearsal space

25.04 Chemnitz, DE @ Subway to Peter

26.04 Berlin, DE @ XB w/ Autovogel

27.04 Gothenburg, SE @ Aktivitetshuset Majorna w/ No Omega, This Gift is a Curse

Black Table want you to name their upcoming tour!

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This came to me very recently so I haven’t had the time to put it up. Since I got it today, I’ll do it anyway since the deadline is tomorrow. Anyway, Black Table (the band) wants you to name their upcoming tour. You’ll get more information about it down below this sentence.

We head to Austin, TX in March on a 17 day tour. Give us a title and if we choose yours, you’ll get the first numbered silk-screened tour poster that is based on your submission and our new unreleased shirt. Submit as many as you like.

Terms: We will pick one title we like as our official tour name. We will contact the author and mail the poster and shirt to the address they provide as soon as the merchandise is in ready, no later than March 8th 2013.

– Ryan (Black Table)

So do them a favor and enter this competition to win! The tour will be in March 2013 and you’ll be able to watch them in Austin, TX at different locations. You can enter this competition by following this link and writing in whatever name you’d think suits their upcoming tour. But remember, the deadline is at midnight on the 4th of February, so don’t miss out!