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Any rumors of a LA show yet?

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 04:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Reatards, Elvis, yeah. Those seem to be it. Although you never know if L.A. or D.C. will just pop up in the schedule. Seattle wasn't on the original schedule either.

From the BaDaBing site - http://www.badabingrecords.com/tour.php (the Kinski addition in Seattle just came through the pike the other day):

10/12/2008 The Dead C Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA USA 8:00
with Blues Control and Pink Reason

10/13/2008 The Dead C Bowery Ballroom NYC, NY USA 8:00
with Northampton Wools (Thurston Moore and Bill Nace of Vampire Belt) and Sightings

10/15/2008 The Dead C The Nectar Lounge Seattle, WA USA 8:00
with Six Organs of Admittance!

10/16/2008 The Dead C Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA USA 8:00
with Six Organs of Admittance

10/19/2008 The Dead C Empty Bottle Chicago, IL USA 8:00
with Wolf Eyes

...

Come to think of it, L.A. might be trying to be worked out for the 17th in theory. Likewise for D.C. after the Chicago show.

Mackro Mackro, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 04:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

(or you can build a venue and they will come?)

Mackro Mackro, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 04:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

A shame we don't get Blues Control! And I'd heard King Darves was opening the Bowery show; instead we get yet another thurston snore noise guitarofest. Sightings rule though.

ian, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 04:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

Show I saw earlier this year in Auckland was fucking great.

No guarantees about future shows obviously. Bruce solo a month or so ago was a bit boring...

milling through the grinder, grinding through the mill (S-), Wednesday, 1 October 2008 05:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

HOW did I LOSE my DEAD C TICKET???

― ian, Saturday, October 11, 2008 4:54 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

while we're here though we can talk about how exciting the new album is, and also how exciting the reissues are gonna be of the early, nearly impossible to find flying nun stuff.

― ian, Saturday, October 11, 2008 4:56 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

shit i thought this was on ILM.

― ian, Saturday, October 11, 2008 5:00 PM (0 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

ian, Saturday, 11 October 2008 17:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

I am TWO MONTHS away from being 21! Why do they come with Sightings NOW?!?! I am so angry. Fuck you, Bowery Ballroom.

jonathan - stl, Saturday, 11 October 2008 17:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

get yourself a fake ID down on macdougal street.

ian, Saturday, 11 October 2008 18:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

how exciting the reissues are gonna be of the early, nearly impossible to find flying nun stuff.

Pls tell me more about this, thx.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 11 October 2008 18:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Come to think of it, L.A. might be trying to be worked out for the 17th in theory.

yes pls?

Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte (get bent), Saturday, 11 October 2008 18:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

THE DEAD C
DR503 / The Sun Stabbed EP 2XLP (JAG143, released: 11/04/08)
This is the first in a series of DEAD C REISSUES being released collaboratively with Ba Da Bing Records.

With a catalogue spanning from the subversion of traditional song structure to stomping out and obliterating the very notion, New Zealand's The Dead C (Michael Morley, Bruce Russell and Robbie Yeats) have continually made the most crushing, expansive and intelligent rock noise ever to be heard. Just a glance at their peers who are fans (Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Comets On Fire, Black Dice) shows the league in which they play.

The Dead C's DR503, released in 1987 (and not to be confused with the releases DR503b or DR503c, which are completely different recordings), sounded like nothing before it – a furious pastiche of unrelenting drones, noise and menace. It didn't fit in with the other bands New Zealand's venerable Flying Nun was releasing, and it immediately staked a fork in the road, dividing the "New Zealand Pop Sound" from it's black sheep brother, "New Zealand Noise." Today, the record still sounds as vicious and vital as when it first went to vinyl, except now perhaps there will be more people ready to appreciate the innovative approach the band took some 21 years ago.

This reissue also contains a bonus record of the rare Sun Stabbed EP from the same recording period. With bonus tracks not on the original seven inch, the recordings from the Sun Stabbed sessions are being released for the first time in their entirety.

(PLEASE NOTE: This Jagjaguwar/Ba Da Bing vinyl-only release, unlike other Jagjaguwar releases, is being distributed exclusively through Revolver Distribution and on the respective mail order sites of Jagjaguwar and Ba Da Bing.)

THE DEAD C
Eusa Kills / Helen Said This 2XLP (JAG144, released: 11/04/08)
This is the first in a series of DEAD C REISSUES being released collaboratively with Ba Da Bing Records.

With a catalogue spanning from the subversion of traditional song structure to stomping out and obliterating the very notion, New Zealand's The Dead C (Michael Morley, Bruce Russell and Robbie Yeats) have continually made the most crushing, expansive and intelligent rock noise ever to be heard. Just a glance at their peers who are fans (Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Comets On Fire, Black Dice) shows the league in which they play.

Eusa Kills is The Dead C's second album from 1989, released by Flying Nun, the arbiter of the time for all that mattered in New Zealand rock. Considered by many to be their "songs" record, the band took the abstract sounds of their time -- those being created by such luminaries as Dustdevils, This Kind Of Punishment and Dadamah, and added their own dose of ominous aggression. Sneering vocals drift over improvised melodies and unstructured rock songs. One can hear the direct influence The Dead C had on Sonic Youth at the time -- mining deep into the underbelly of music to yield a truly intense and unparalleled sound.

This reissue also contains a bonus record of the rare Helen Said This 12" from the same recording period. Originally released as 33rpm, this is the first vinyl reprint, and will display improved sound quality at 45rpm.

(PLEASE NOTE: This Jagjaguwar/Ba Da Bing vinyl-only release, unlike other Jagjaguwar releases, is being distributed exclusively through Revolver Distribution and on the respective mail order sites of Jagjaguwar and Ba Da Bing.)

ian, Saturday, 11 October 2008 18:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

i will totally be buying these reissues for the bonus tracks, even though i have the originals. i do not have the sun stabbed EP, and only have the helen said this 12" on the trapdoor fucking exit CD (which is awesome.)

ian, Saturday, 11 October 2008 18:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Cool thanks. I already have Eusa Kills but I do not have the DR503/Sun Stabbed stuff, so I'll be looking out for that one.

I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 11 October 2008 20:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

Haven't found Eusa Kills anywhere, this is good news. Ba Da Bing is pretty cool. So the new album is ace as well? Or has this been discussed elsewhere

sonderangerbot, Saturday, 11 October 2008 21:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

New album, which I haven't heard actually (I just assert its excellence because this band has never failed me), is supposedly at least a slight return to the detuned jangle/drone/mumble-rock of the early LPs.

ian, Saturday, 11 October 2008 21:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

Why am I not in NYC seeing them tonight!!! sigh :( Hopefully they'll get Jandekitis and play 20-30 shows this year.

brg30, Monday, 13 October 2008 22:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Bowery Ballroom = The Dude C

beta blog, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 14:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

Can't wait for tomorrow night

Simmer 1 Tire Tread or Dead Crow for 15 minutes (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 14 October 2008 15:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

They were great.
Best encore ever.

ian, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 17:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

lol

i fell asleep

tramp steamer, Wednesday, 15 October 2008 20:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Seattle show was frickin' amazing. never heard an electrical guitar sound like it was dying that painfully before. Kinski and Six Organs Of Admittance were both great too.

I think half the crowd were from Portland.

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Friday, 17 October 2008 18:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm really a big fan of the no-gap-between-songs style of mind destruction. heavy jam into free noise into heavy ham is a good recipe. with a beautiful droner for an encore.

ian, Friday, 17 October 2008 19:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

mmmm heavy ham

Edward III, Friday, 17 October 2008 19:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

Noise into heavy ham is always a winner.
Jealous of the folks who got to see this.

Trip Maker, Friday, 17 October 2008 19:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

if economy was not in meltdown I would've considered a roadtrip to philly cuz that bill = A+++

Edward III, Friday, 17 October 2008 19:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

still no word on LA show?

santa fe springs eternal (get bent), Friday, 17 October 2008 19:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

There was a woman screaming "NEW. ZEALAND. ROCKS!" and demanding high fives from Bruce Russell the first half of the set. Bruce shyly laughed and gave her two of them mid set while the guitar was squalling. The crowd was totally nuts, given how non-nutsy the Dead C's music is. (I think the show sold out, but I could be wrong.). This show is all on video tape, btw. I think they're recording every show on the tour.

Also, the Dead C merch booth is heavy ham. Lots of ham.

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Friday, 17 October 2008 20:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

There's a tour-only 12" LP called the Golden Canine, btw, so if you're a Dead C completist who can make the show, then ur MAKE THE SHOW.

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Friday, 17 October 2008 20:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

I am listening to the Golden Canine 12" now. It is on clear wax and plays from the inside out. Siiccccck.

ian, Friday, 17 October 2008 20:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

ian, your review of the show upthread (along with tramp steamer's) made it on to brooklyn vegan, btw.

mizzell, Friday, 17 October 2008 20:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

ha yeah my roommate sent me that link in my e-mail this morning.
shameful.

ian, Friday, 17 October 2008 20:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

lol "The Dude C"

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Friday, 17 October 2008 20:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

there were a lot of women there actually. people i work with now and used to work with when i worked @ matador, as well as a fair handful of hipstery/art student types.

ian, Saturday, 18 October 2008 03:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

really liked the nyc show but, embarrassingly, I left early bc I had to be at work early the next day. I'm lame. bummed that I missed the (apparently great) encore. what was it, anyway?

oh yeah - can anyone id what was playing between, uh, thurston's super-boring guitar duo thing and sightings and then again before dead c? it kinda sounded like a pretty heavy, extra mathy, instrumental drive like jehu.

I only own white house. gonna dig deeper sometime soon.

Alan N, Sunday, 19 October 2008 22:57 (6 years ago) Permalink


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