Filmed in four different cities around the globe in unison, this is the debut video from the new LP Read Between the Lines… Think Outside Them available now on cd here and for digital download here. In stores 1/15
All this month, we’ve decided to let fans, friends and family of the Post-Consumer label determine what our releases are worth to each individual. On bandcamp, you can offer to pay whatever dollar amount you feel compelled to pay on great recordings like the Barnes/Dieterich/Thollem/Watt don’t-call-it-a-supergroup supergroup The Hand to Man Band, the debut EP from Portland’s Death Songs, the brilliant poet Bucky Sinister, the new LP from the intercontinental avant-circus-punk band TSIGOTI or the psychedelic pop stylings of Nehemiah St-Danger!! It’s an opportunity to show these artists some love, or check them out for very little (or no) money.
The world’s favorite anarcho blues lullaby noise free jazz avant circus punk band of joyful rebel revelers has yet again created another mesmerizingly entertaining musical album of much needed political provocation. With Piero ‘Torpedo’ Spitilli joining the band on bass (Squarcicatrici, Baro Drom Orkestar), Thollem (Hand To Man Band), Jacopo (L’Enfance Rouge, Squarcicatrici), and Andrea (Jealousy Party), Tsigoti continues full steam ahead on their fourth and latest release, refining the direction of their previous works. The great Italian illustrator Squaz (check out his HOTEL-TARANTULA) contributes the artwork, Alessandro Maffei‘s behind the mixes, and mastering the album was Deerhoof’s own John Dieterich. Taking all into account, Read Between The Lines…Think Outside Them will become a collector’s item for those who love this band already as well as those yet initiated.
Available on cd January 15th, 2013 – Pre-order here NOW!!
For a limited time we’re streaming the entirety of the LP. Pre-orders come with continued access to the full album stream! FULL ALBUM STREAM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
The Slow and Painful Birth of Nehemiah St-Danger
– an autobiographical meta-operetta about Post-9/11 America, Antediluvian Mysteries and Self-Aggrandizing Myth…
Out now on our website; in stores 9/25
The Slow and Painful Birth of Nehemiah St-Danger has been a long time coming. Originally recorded in Oakland circa 2005, and further supplemented in 2008, the tracks were then subjected to trials and tribulations that included three hard drive failures, digital sound file reconstruction, and re-recording. After languishing in relative obscurity for a number of years, these basement tapes have been unearthed yet again, and Post-Consumer Records is pleased to give them the release they deserve.
Nehemiah St-Danger began his expansive musical trajectory at the tender age of seventeen, playing with none other than C.W. Vrtacek (Biota, Forever Einstein), before moving to Oakland. While squatting at Mills College he discovered Morton Subotnick’s Buchla synth and began using the facilities at the San Francisco Tape Music Center covertly (another secret recording was being made there at the same time – it was Joanna Newsome’s The Milk-Eyed Mender). While there he picked the brains of avant luminaries such as Cecil Taylor, Fred Frith and Pauline Oliveros, passing for an anonymous graduate student. Since then, he’s played with The Fits, Leyna Noel (Psychic Reality, Pocahaunted), Chris Stroffolino (Silver Jews) and Greg Ashley (The Gris Gris). He currently plays in Malaikat Dan Singa with Old Time Relijun’s Arrington De Dionyso.
At some point during these myriad projects Nehemiah sought a reprieve from the spotlight and retreated to his bedroom. Toiling away in poverty and obscurity, he developed a stratagem, and so came The Slow and Painful Birth of Nehemiah St-Danger. Nehemiah composed and recorded the album using 4-track cassette, open-source software, and ‘artificially-sentient’ computer programs, mining elements from disparate sources as did The Velvet Underground with the noisier aspects of R’n’B, and the avant-garde. That process, when paired with underlying themes of spirituality and the artist’s pursuit/realization of his own power and identity, serves to magnify this hypnagogic bedroom operetta, to carry it beyond the merely local into the undeniably universal.
Full of blind alleys, haunted hallways, and open corridors, The Slow and Painful Birth of Nehemiah St-Danger is ultimately a vision of the future circumscribed by an architect with an acute knowledge of the past. In what was ultimately a journey of self-discovery, St-Danger has harnessed the energy of this precarious world we inhabit and used it for all our benefit – he may well be the harbinger of a new American Folk Music.
Program A (The Travails of Men in Repose)
- Nehemiah St-Danger Lost and Alone in Concussion Musics
- Invocation of the Old “Come On Brother, Now”
- Nehemiah St-Danger Meets Venus of the Tumbling Towers
- Nehemiah St-Danger Lost and Alone in the Tiger Ate My Head Blues
- Nehemiah St-Danger Lost and Alone in the Desert on Christmas Morning
- Nehemiah St-Danger Sings “The Ezra Dada Tea Town Rag”
- Nehemiah St-Danger Lost and Alone in the Song of Impermanence
Program B (Conspiracy Theory Rock)
- Let’s Take Some Drugs to the Park
- Nehemiah St-Danger Lost and Alone in a Series of Construction Paper Chains
- Nehemiah’s Theme
- Nehemiah St-Danger Lost and Alone in the Apotheosis of Love
- Blood Mysteriously Manifests Itself in the Yolk
- Reprise Invocation of the Old “Come On Brother, Now”
- Nehemiah St-Danger Sings Selections from the Agnostic Gospels Hymnal
- Overture to the Rotting Rainbows of Babylon
DROPS TODAY!!! See STORE
release date 8/28/2012
With their third transatlantic bouillabaisse of anarcho-virtuosi avant-punk stylings, Tsigoti continue to intone their unabashed frustrations with the shortcomings of our human experiment with war. The Imagination Liberation Front Thinks Again (ILF), our new slab from this quartet of overly experienced anti-specialists, merges the angst of punk, the absurdity of Dada and the soapbox political shoutings of the world’s finest provocateurs.
ILF shifts like the surface of an ocean. It’s moody, cinematic and forceful. The lyrics are borne from genuine frustration and dissatisfaction with the atrocities of war, violence, injustice, genocide, superiority, prejudice, arrogance, oppression, pollution and freeways. There’s a Dadaesque boiling-over to the words, which only supply yet more integrity to the madcap ravings of the guitar, bass and drums. At times, Thollem provides an exemplary bent circus piano, even throwing in some ragtime, but as if Scott Joplin swapped hormones with Iggy Pop. Each musician grows in and out of each other, in a quantumly and musically entangled force field.
But this is not inaccessible music, which makes Tsigoti even more important. Their whimsical, spasmodic punkestrations exhibit a deep precision, like a finely-oiled Jean Tinguely sculpture. You just hit the power switch and watch the whole thing unfold. That is how to experience the world of Tsigoti.
Over seven years in the making, The Slow And Painful Birth of Nehemiah St. Danger is an autobiographical meta-operetta about Post-9/11 America, antediluvian mysteries and self-aggrandizing myth. And we have grabbed ahold and it now finally has a chance to see the light of day.
Even though this is Nehemiah’s debut as a solo artist, he holds a diverse and impressive musical resume. He’s recorded and played with members of The Fits, Psychic Reality, Pocahaunted, Silver Jews, Old Time Relijun, The Gris Gris and more. Nehemiah is currently in Malaikat Dan Singa with Arrington De Dionyso.
In what was ultimately a journey of self-discovery, St-Danger has harnessed the energy of this precarious world we inhabit and used it for all our benefit – he may well be the harbinger of a new American Folk Music. Mark your calendars, The Slow and Painful Birth Of Nehemiah St. Danger exits the birth canal on September 11th, 2012
If you buy two digital releases, you’ll get the last one absolutely free. That’s Bucky Sinister, Death Songs and The Hand To Man Band for a paltry $14! To take advantage of the Summer Sale, simple enter the code LITESUMMER when checking out of the store.
Join John Dietereich (Hand To Man Band and Bad News From Houston) this Autumn. He has announced Fall tour dates with his band Deerhoof
Thollem (Bad News from Houston, The Hand to Man Band, and Tsigoti) is touring across every corner the American landscape with his solo project through the rest of the summer and into the fall. From Anacortes to Ann Arbor, don’t miss his incredible performances combining extreme imagination and perfect execution. If you want your mind sonically blown in the most enjoyable way, Thollem is your man!
Mike Watt (Hand to Man Band) is perpetually on tour with one project or another. Currently we have dates for Stooges and the Missingmen on the site.
Check out the Store page for all of our artists releases. For a complete listing of all the artists and their tour dates, check out the Event Calendar link for all of the available dates and we’ll see you out there!!!!
Directed by Marcos Sanchez, there’s something old, something new, something borrowed and something eww!
The Hand to Man Band "The Down Moveables"
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