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The Soft Moon premieres the caustic emulsions of “Choke”


The Soft Moon has released the third video from the upcoming fourth studio album ‘Criminal’out February 2nd, 2018 via Sacred Bones.

This time minimal and pixelated text scrolls up and down a static screen in the Kelsey Henderson directed video for the numbing and percussive emulsions that is “Choke”—a song about the amplifying and anesthetizing effects of a problematic substance to which many musicians are not unfamiliar.

“I created ‘Choke’ as a theme song to my recurring corruptive behavior,” says Vasquez. “It’s emblematic of my sleepless nights, wandering the streets of Berlin like some paranoid animal, while capturing the unbearable sound of my pulsating heart deep inside my chest. Full of ego and full of fear at the same time”

Photo by Marion Costentin

 

THE SOFT MOON – 2018 TOUR DATES

Europe:

  • 02/02 – Baden, CH – One of a Million Festival
  • 02/03 – Marghera, IT – C.S. Rivolta
  • 02/06 – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset %
  • 02/07 – Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik %
  • 02/08 – Stockholm, SE – Slaktkyrkan %
  • 02/09 – Oslo, NO – Bla %
  • 02/10 – The Hague, NL – Grauzone Festival
  • 02/11 – Berlin, DE – Urban Spree
  • 02/12 – Berlin, DE – Urban Spree
  • 02/13 – Berlin, DE – Urban Spree #
  • 02/14 – Paris, FR – Le Trabendo #
  • 02/15 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord #
  • 02/16 – London, UK – The Dome #
  • 02/17 – Brussels, BE – Orangerie (Botanique) #
  • 02/18 – Luxembourg, LU – De Gudde Wëllen #
  • 02/20 – Yverdon Les Bains, CH – L’Amalgame #
  • 02/21 – Milan, IT – Magnolia #
  • 02/22 – Rome, IT – Monk #
  • 02/23 – Napoli, IT – Lanificio #
  • 02/24 – Bologna, IT – Covo #
  • 03/07 – Munich, DE – Kranhalle §
  • 03/08 – Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz §
  • 03/09 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang §
  • 03/10 – Cologne, DE – Gebaude 9 §
  • 03/11 – Saarbrucken, DE – Garage Club §
  • 03/13 – Nijmegen, NL – Doomroosje §
  • 03/14 – Lille, FR – Les Paradis Artificiels §
  • 03/15 – Nantes, FR – Stereolux §
  • 03/16 – Lyon, FR – Epicerie Moderne §

North America:

  • 03/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
  • 03/28 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
  • 03/29 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount *
  • 03/30 – Toronto, ON – Longboat Hall *
  • 03/31 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
  • 04/02 – Saint Paul, MN – Turf Club *
  • 04/04 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
  • 04/06 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
  • 04/07 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
  • 04/08 – Vancouver, BC – BIltmore Cabaret *
  • 04/11 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
  • 04/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
  • 04/14 – San Diego, CA – Casbah *
  • 04/16 – Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse *
  • 04/17 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar *
  • 04/19 – Dallas, TX – Three Links *
  • 04/20 – Austin, TX – Barracuda *
  • 04/21 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger *
  • 04/22 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa *
  • 04/24 – Gainesville, FL – The Wooly *
  • 04/25 – Miami, FL – Gramps *
  • 04/26 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar *
  • 04/27 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 *
  • 04/28 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight *
  • 04/29 – Washington, DC – DC9 *

% w/ MATTEO VALLICELLI
# w/ SARIN
§ w/ HELM
* w/ BOY HARSHER



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Watch Drab Majesty and King Dude perform ‘Who Taught You How To Love’ live


Last year Drab Majesty and King Dude toured europe, joining together on stage to perform the A-side from their collaborative split/single release Who Taught You How To Love.

We filmed one of these performances at Lido in Berlin on April 14th, which you can watch above.

It is also worth noting that also featured on that release, is the fantastic neofolk track sung by Deb Demure, Only A Mime. Take a listen below:

Drab Majesty are currently on tour in Europe, See full list of upcoming dates below:

Drab Majesty 2018 Winter Tour Dates:

  • 16.01 Köln, Germany – Tsunami Club
  • 17.01 Dresden, Germany – Bunker
  • 18.01 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang
  • 19.01 Copenhagen, Germany – Vega/Ideal Bar
  • 20.01 Berlin, Germany – Urban Spree
  • 21.01 Poznan, Poland – Pod Minoga
  • 23.01 Warsaw, Poland – Hydrozagadka
  • 24.01 Prague, Czech Republic – Underdogs
  • 25.01 Brno, Czech Republic – Herna
  • 26.01 Leipzig, Germany – Conne Island
  • 27.01 Wien, Germany – Arena
  • 28.01 Munich, Germany – Club Milla
  • 29.01 Frankfurt, Germany – Das Bett
  • 31.01 Marseille, France – Molotow
  • 01.02 Barcelona, Spain – Upload Club
  • 03.02 Madrid, Spain – Sound Stage
  • 09.02 Roeselare, Belgium – De Verlichte Geest
  • 10.02 Den Haag, Netherlands  – Paard
  • 16.02 Retie, Belgium –  Dark Balloon
  • 17.02 Wurzburg, Germany – Immerhin
  • 22.02. Bologna, Italy – Covo
  • 23.02 Milano, Italy – Kraken Pub
  • 24.02 Bassano Del Grappa, Italy – Vinile



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The Wraith premiere their video for the melodic ‘Barbed Wire Somber’


Frontman Davey Bales and his Los Angeles Deathrock band The Wraith are premiering another track with us today, this time the melodic Barbed Wire Somber.

The track couldn’t sound more 80s, blending hardcore vocals with a guitars reminiscent of The Blitz and other UK and German Post-Punk like Killing Joke and Xmal Deutschland.

Barbed Wire Somber is the second track off of the Shadow Flag EP which was released in January of 2017.



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Sacramento post-punk group Creux Lies premiere their video for ‘Zone’


We’d like to recommend to you Sacramento post-punk group Creux Lies, who have premiered their video for the track fantastic new track Zone—a song with cold minimal pulses whirling around warm guitars like wind in a snowstorm.

Singer/songwriter Ean Clevenger describes Zone as, “An about-face on biology, power, and heteronormativity.”

Clevenger also helmed the video’s production, editing and direction, with camerawork by band member David Wright. The video features new footage edited with scenes from avant-garde and experimental films such as Maya Deren’s The Witch’s Cradle (1943) and Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946).

Zone is a stand alone single NOT featured on—but heralding the later arrival their upcoming full-length debut Two of Swords, due out in late spring or early summer.



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Black Lights and Black Mass | The Devil & The Universe do Trance in ‘The Church Of The Goat’


Black Lights and Black Mass, Austrian tongue in cheek dischordian experimental music project The Devil & The Universe has left the atmospheric folk horror countryside of the 1970s and has proceeded into the cityscapes and nightlife of a retro 90s club homage to trance.

Watch the video for The Church Of The Goat featuring the vocals of Christina Lessiak above, and pick up TDATU’s new 4 track EP G 0 A T T R A N C 3



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Watch Russian post-punk band Ploho’s video for ‘Город устал’ (The city is tired)


A prolific band in the new wave of Russian post-punk,  Novosibirsk’s Ploho have already recorded 2 albums, several EPs surind and more than 10 singles during their several years of existence, which they supported by touring more than 30 cities in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

Their music combines early post-punk, new wave and Russian rock circa late 1980s-early 1990s, with a somber, could, and introspective lo-fi sound that has an dark yet danceable energy.

We won’t get any younger than we are today
We won’t get any younger than we are right now

Watch their video for  the track Город устал (The city is tired) off of their LP Bumazhnie Bomby above.

We were in Vilnius (Lithuania), where we took part in filming Isaac, a movie directed by Yurgis Matulyavichus. We have also played a gig at the club called Yucatan Extensión. Wonderful country, wonderful people. The movie will be presented at Berlinale Festival in February and it will be in theatres in Spring (we think).-Ploho

 

 



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Los Angeles Deathrock band The Wraith premiere their video for ‘Prevail’


Los Angeles Deathrock band The Wraith are premiering with us today their video for the single ‘Prevail’.

The the grainy DIY black and white video was filmed in an creepy abandoned power station, Singer Davey Bales explains:

We broke into the power station at night. It is known to be haunted and people have held Satanic rituals there.


Bales, a veteran of several bands already, such as Richmond Virginia area bands Lost Tribe, and Shadow Age, is making a name for himself in the Deathrock homeland of Los Angeles, with ‘Prevail’ being the followup to the Shadow Flag EP released in the beginning of 2017. Bales has also recently released a of poetry, ‘Dead Flowers’.

In addition to Bales, The Wraith are drummer Scott Raynor (who was the original drummer for Blink 182), Kaz Alvis on guitars, and bassist Bryan Yazzie.

The Wraith have recorded a session with CVLT NATION, and are recording a full length due out sometime in 2018.

Upcoming shows:




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Oakland post-punk three piece Ötzi mourn those lost in the Ghostship fire with their video for ‘Ghosts’


Oakland California’s dark post-punk three piece Ötzi are sharing with us the  the video for title track is from their recently released album, ‘Ghosts’  released this past September on Near Dark and Last Hour Records.

The the video is a mournful procession resonating with the immeasurable loss felt by not only those in the Bay Area, but the entirety of the international music and arts scene.

Camera work for ‘Ghosts’ by photographer Kevin Brown and videographer Rissy, with additional camera work by Post-Consumer and Akiko,

The band go to to explain their concept for the video:

The video for Ötzi’s “Ghosts” was created in memory of those who died in the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland last December 2, 2016. Some of those lost in the fire were friends, some were acquaintances, and some we only knew through their art. On the anniversary of their passing, we are joined by their loved ones and survivors in creating tribute to them, and speak to them in the way they spoke to us. This video is about anger and regret, the intersection between public and private mourning, and the thinning of the veil between the living and the dead. 



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Paradox Obscur set the tone for a dark night out in Athens in their video for ‘In Control’


Synth duo Paradox Obscur have followed up the video for the track Twilight, with another fantastic short film set to the music from their Artifact LP—this time for the track In Control.

The high quality video production for In Control is courtesy of “Press Eject and Give me the Tape” and took place in the underground areas in the heart of Athens with the participation of performer Aggelos Samiotis, as he embarks on a evening of drinks and dancing that begins of course, with hair and makeup—encapsulating the archetype of the Gothic/New-wave flaneur.


Did you spot the And Also The Trees poster on the wall? Or the Neubauten tattoo?

Artifact is out now via Young & Cold Records (DE) on  white carved vinyl

Photo by Pavel Vishnevsky.



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Industrial-Punk duo Haunted Horses share their surreal animated collage for the track ‘Into’


Haunted Horses is an industrial-punk duo project hailing from Seattle, Washington. Their music is thunderous and bizarre experimental sound courtesy of the talents of the duo of Colin Dawson, and Myke Pelly, who conjure up a cascade of noise through the onslaught of guitars and drums.

In support of their new EP “Come” , Haunted Horses have shared the surreal collage of animation that comprises the short promotional video for the track “Into”.

Watch it below:

“Come” out now on Cercle Social Records.

Order the EP Here



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