NEW LESS ART TRACK AT BROOKLYN VEGAN & ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES

NEW LESS ART TRACK AT BROOKLYN VEGAN & ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES

Listen to “Wandering Ghost” now

Brooklyn Vegan & Invisible Oranges have been kind enough to debut a new track from the forthcoming debut CD/LP from LESS ART. Listen to “Wandering Ghost” now.

 

Listen / read: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/less-art-mem-thrice-kowloon-walled-city-curl-up-die-releasing-lp-touring-bv-presents/

Pre-order: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/strangled-light

 

Less Art have also expanded their tour dates by adding a few East Coast shows to the list. Here is the full list:

Fri/Aug 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Super Unison, Rip Room
Sat/Aug 5 – Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records w/ Spiritual Cramp, So Stressed
Sun/Aug 6 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation room w/ Aeges, The New Pacific
Thu/Sept 14 – New York NY @ Mercury Lounge*
Fri/Sept 15 – Boston MA @ Middle East*
Sat/Sept 16 – Washington DC @ Songbryd*
Sun/Sept 17 – Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts – Black Box*

* – w/ Vattnet

 

NEW COUCH SLUT TRACK AT NPR

NEW COUCH SLUT TRACK AT NPR

Hear “Company Picnic With Dust Off” Now

Our friends at NPR are currently featuring a new track from the forthcoming Couch Slut LP.

“One minute into the spine-crunching “Company Picnic With Dust Off,” the guitars detangle from the throttling rhythm section like water skating across oil. Megan Osztrosits is a merciless presence, a vocalist who can pierce Couch Slut’s thick, rancid riffs with startling terror, howling about the depravity of humanity.”

Listen / read: http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/06/27/534419452/hear-couch-sluts-mutant-noise-rocker-company-picnic-with-dust-off

Pre-order: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/contempt

False – Hunger 7-inch up for pre-order now

False – Hunger 7-inch up for pre-order now

 

Gilead Media is quite pleased to unveil a new recording from Minneapolis black metal group False.

Pre-order N. America: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/merch

Pre-order Mainland Europe: https://deathwishinc.eu/collections/gilead-media

Pre-order UK: http://www.drycoughrecords.com/artist/gilead-media

The new EP shows the band expanding their skills by forcing themselves to write two new songs suitable for a 7-inch release, and as any avid listener knows, this stands in stark contrast to their usual style of long, winding movements. Each of the pieces contained on this EP are both under five minutes in length, but contain all the relentless fury expected of False.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording in Minneapolis. Artwork by Stephen Wilson.

Available on clear red vinyl, black vinyl, and clear red w/black smoke (GLM subscription club / band exclusive color). A download code is included with the record.

COUCH SLUT – CONTEMPT LP Pre-order

COUCH SLUT – CONTEMPT LP Pre-order

 

 

Gilead Media announces the July 28th release of Contempt, the second album by Couch Slut.

Pre-order N. America: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/contempt

Pre-order Mainland Europe: https://deathwishinc.eu/collections/gilead-media

Pre-order UK: http://www.drycoughrecords.com/artist/gilead-media
From Brooklyn, New York, Couch Slut shook the underground in 2014 with the release of its debut, My Life as a Woman. Stereogum called that album “engagingly smart and terrifyingly blunt” and pegged the sound as “a little bit Oxbow and a little bit Today Is the Day during the AmRep years… It’s catharsis through pain, both for the listener and the band. But it’s also smart in the way it sets expectations and subverts them.”

New album Contempt carries on in this fashion – Couch Slut’s savagery and intelligence are both in full effect, adding up to an album that thrills on two levels. Opening track “Funeral Dyke” sets the tone, with a skronking saxophone buried under a grimy, blackened, noise-rock blitz. Later in the song, a tambourine rattles along happily with the beat as vocalist Megan Osztrosits screams, “I will fuck you, now you’re dirt!”

Contrasts such as those on display in “Funeral Dyke” are what make Contempt the engrossing, dynamic affair that it is. The band’s foundation rests on the scorched earth between Unsane’s pounding NYC hate-rock and Darkthrone’s mournful metal, but Contempt is filled with surprises. The songs are peppered with odd instrumentation – the aforementioned saxophone and tambourine, as well as tuba, trombone, accordion, viola, and concert bells – and tend to begin on one path and end on another. A cold dirge erupts into a chugging thrashfest; a sludgy rocker slides into a wistful jam recalling Sonic Youth’s more tender moments.

A consistent force throughout the album is Osztrosits’ wild-eyed, hair-raising voice. Harsh and unsettling, every snarled word slashes at nerves. Atop the twisting, writhing, and rocking of guitarist Kevin Wunderlich, bassist Kevin Hall, and drummer Theo Nobel, her confessional lyrics paint horrific pictures of “anger, depression, terror, drug abuse, mental illness, violence, the surreal, longing, and loss.”

Gilead Media owner Adam Bartlett says this: “As a label that releases a fair amount of black metal, doom, and other varieties of ‘extreme music,’ the concept of visceral and transgressive art is nothing new to Gilead Media. But Contempt may stand as one of the most vicious and unnerving releases in the label’s history.”

Contempt was recorded by Couch Slut’s Kevin Wunderlich and former member Amy Mills. It was mixed by Caley Monahan-Ward (Extra Life, Voice Coils) and mastered by James Plotkin (Leviathan, Sumac).

The cover art was created by Leandro De Cotis, the artist behind the X-rated My Life as a Woman cover which sparked many discussions upon its release.

Sporting brains and brawn, Couch Slut makes music that punches the gut and stimulates the mind. Contempt’s harrowing version of rock reflects its hometown – dirty, dangerous, dazzling – and secures the band’s place in the line of great NYC documentarians, from Sonic Youth to Swans, from Unsane to Pyrrhon.

Lineup:
Megan Osztrosits – vocals
Kevin Wunderlich – guitar
Kevin Hall – bass
Theo Nobel – drums