Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Presented by Heathen Skulls...
Jandek with David Keenan (Volcanic Tongue, Taurpis Tula, Tight Meat Duo) and Heather Leigh Murrary (Scorces, Charalambides, Jailbreak) as backing band.
“As the soul of individualism is being destroyed by the forces of evil, Jandek’s flame is an especially bright beacon in the dark.” Byron Coley
Black Widow (Robert McManus of the Grey Daturas w Joel Stern)
Blank Realm (local funny business)
Lost Domain (20th Anniversary Show!)
also don't miss the film screening and solo performance at the Powerhouse on March 20th with films from Otherfilm!
info on the Australian tour at: http://www.heathenskulls.com/
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Not Not Fun records has just released our debut LP 'Heatless Ark'. Hopefully you'll like it! It's available with the 'Dirty Ark' tape, which is some of the more muddy shit from the same sessions that lead to the record.
Here's what NNF says:
We’ve touted this Brisbane clan on multiple occasions in the past (the Mind Peril and The Returner tapes on NNF) but they say the third time’s the charm and clearly that’s true because not only is Heatless Ark Blank Realm’s vinyl debut, it’s also by far the weirdest, deepest, punkest, freakiest, aka BEST album the band’s ever made. And so for all these reasons (and more) we are happy as heaven to offer it up for the world. The porous BR line-up allows for a lot of instrumentation flux and this transience translates on record here to a strange range of agendas: open electric ecstasies (“Fabulous Terror Index”), dissonant outsider-wave art-punk (“Saint Tegram,” “Heatless Ark”), loner Jandek-y demos (“Blues Helix,” “Blues Helix 2”), slow-diving femme-sung dream-gaze (“Till I Clear My Own Name”), and beyond. Varied, wild, and intensely ambitious, this LP establishes Blank Realm as high on the high heap of the rich Australian underground, with miles more expansion potential. Hopefully western world touring plans can congeal soonishly to drive the point home. Black vinyl LPs in beautiful metallic ink smoke-ritual jackets (these jpegs don't do them justice) screenprinted by art-wizard Ryo from Topping Bottoms. Edition of 400.
Get it here: