Sunday, February 10, 2008


Graveface records might be one of my new favorite labels. With a band roster including guys like Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Octopus Project, and The Appleseed Cast, there's no reason not to be ordering as much possible music from them as you can financially sustain. BMSR's Dandelion Gum double LP comes out in March (it's pink!) along with a 7" sometime in the spring. Along with that, expect a new album from Black Moth collaborator Ken Fec, who goes by Power Pill Fist, it's supposed to come out February 23rd though if you preorder through the site, you'll get it in the amount of time it takes to ship with its included beard stickers, and most likely some collectible Pac-Man stickers and a holographic Pittsburgh Steelers sticker. Also included will be a dvd with bright-colored polynomials pulsating to the incoherently harsh but similarly-BMSR electrosynth noise beats. Just play them both at the same time (a lot like Wizard People, Dear Reader), haha. It arrived in my mailbox today, and instantly got to my good side. If you're a fan of Black Moth, you're a fan of Ken Fec, and you'll most likely enjoy Kongmanivong, though I will warn you it's a bit harsher than anything you've heard from Fec, and as it is a completely separate entity from Black Moth, its strange, bass-driven, nuclear hazard alarm soundscapes will either draw you closer to this artist or let you know to stick to strictly BMSR releases. I loved it. I'd say at least give it a solid listen-to.

Also making me very happy with Graveface is the planned release of the long-awaited new Kid Dakota, who has told of the foreboding story of westward expansion through atomic bomb testing and Moscow-bound pilgrims named Ivan in 2004's The West is the Future. The new album will apparently be called A Winner's Shadow and is due out March 25th. Very fucking excited. Pick up either So Pretty or The West is the Future here.

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