The people have banded together, voices raised, and we have listened to their demands! Here we present to you the first ever Snow Caps shirts, designed by Joanna S. Quigley. To accomodate folks of all wardrobes, the shirt comes in both pink and blue and is guaranteed to match all of one’s coolest clothes. Distinguish yourself from the rest of the animal kingdom with these stylish, 100% cotton shirts.
A creeping, terrible disease is infecting the world. All those who knew how to work magic or medicine are already dead. Enter the HIDEOUS FOREST in search of a cure and discover the dark secrets that are found there. Featuring EVIL SWORD with an extended ensemble of creatures and costumes performing music to raise the dead and stories to make you wish you never did!
NOVEMBER 21ST AT THE AUX
319 N. 11TH STREET
9PM ////////// $5
EVIL SWORD’S FEATURE LENGTH MUSICAL PRODUCTION - OVER 15 ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS IN THE BAND! NEW SONGS! NEW COSTUMES! IF YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN EVIL SWORD BEFORE, NOW IS THE TIME!
The limbs are outstretched, the voices are reflected, the walls lend an echo. Here is Dean Cercone. The humming builds around him until, suddenly, a melody emerges. Texture or a smoke conceals and now, Juggling Hot Coals.
Juggling Hot Coals is Dean Cercone’s most cohesive and powerful recording to date. It’s entrancing sounds are now harnessed and available on cassette tape (with digital download). This is the follow-up to Dean’s fantastic, out-of-print split with Skinless Boneless and his rare 20010 LP. Copies are limited!
Yes, it’s that special season where touring seems like a fine idea! And so, without much cause other than that of selfish determination to travel, share, and improve, we find our flagship band Hermit Thrushes visiting some places that some people love best! For anyone keeping track, if one were to segment the year 2013 into two equal parts, this would roughly mirror the February tour but… it’d be bigger/longer? Fun house mirror?
Be sure to spare no expense in visiting these venues on these particular dates:
11.04.13 Pittsburgh, PA - 233 Romeo St. w/ Adult Field Trip, Jim Price
11.05.13 Chicago, IL - Burlington Bar w/ Clearance, Small Wonder
11.06.13 Chicago, IL - Rebirth Gallery w/ Daniel Wyche, Troy Schafer, comedy by Party Steve!
11.07.13 Chicago, IL - Cafe Mustache w/ Katrina Stonehart, ADT, Greg Canario
11.08.13 Kalamazoo, MI - Rupert’s Brew Pub w/ Forget the Times, Anybody but the Cops
11.09.13 Toronto, ON - Feast in the East 31 at Gerrard Art Space w/ Saturns, Mannerisms
11.11.13 Alfred, NY - Turner Galley, Alfred University w/ Kelley Donahue, Hannah Weidner
11.12.13 Troy, NY - 51 3rd St. w/ Jason Martin Electrical
11.13.13 Hudson, NY - The Half Moon w/ Liv Carrow
11.14.13 Marlboro, VT - Marlboro College w/ The Great Valley
11.15.13 Worcester, MA - The Firehouse w/ Uh Huh
11.16.13 Brooklyn, NY - Juggling Hot Coals Cassette Release at Bohemian Grove w/ Dean Cercone, Lord Fascinator, Nic Lawless
11.17.13 Philadelphia, PA - The Big Pink w/ Madonno, Breakfast in Fur, Hundreds and Thousands
Our relationship with musician and visual artist Dean Cercone began nearly two years ago when we released the fantastic Dean Cercone / Skinless Boneless split cassette tape. At that time it seemed written in the stars that we would be presented with an equally fantastic full-length album from Dean someday. Let us fall further down the well! Paraphrase: Someday is Now! Paraphrase: Juggling Hot Coals is Dean Cercone’s fine-tuned restatement of themes and images; a new album that further develops his intense, personal language and allows room to reinterpret his previous music. How can you say no to progress and perspective?
Juggling Hot Coals will be released on November 19th and we really couldn’t be happier. Peep this track for more info:
We have been marching through these woods for long enough and — was that a branch cracking underfoot or old bones? It’s getting too dark to see. It’s getting too cold to move. Do we dare trust these mysterious guides?
They are called Evil Sword. The document, More Witches: a 10-song album in the form of a C25 cassette tape and a (roughly) cassette-sized art book. The songs are nothing short of shocking, fantastical, and bizarre. The images in the book are culled from the darkest recesses of the strange and arcane.
Perhaps this video from our Zine Winter release party will soothe your worried mind.
To prove that their powers are true and ungovernable and dark, Evil Sword will be marking the trees with blood in these fair cities:
10.02.13 New York, NY - The Chris Gerthard Show
10.03.13 New York, NY - Cake Shop w/ Mindtroll
10.04.13 Jersey City, NJ - Beastin’ the Airwaves on WFMU
10.04.13 Bronx, NY - Teh Olive Garden
10.05.13 Troy, NY - 51 3rd
10.09.13 Worchester MA - Distant Castle
10.10.13 Boston, MA
10.11.13 Providence, RI - Spark City
10.12.13 Philadelphia, PA - Magic Pictures
10.18.13 Baltimore, MD - The Crown
10.19.13 Washington, DC - Doll House
11.21.13 Philadelphia, PA - Vox Populi Aux Space
The wind howls a tune that is quite frightening. Autumn is the time of rust. And so it is that Evil Sword returns to us. They bring news from over the horizon of time, they bring suffering from beyond the grave. They bring their first full-length album, More Witches, as well as a companion art book — a combination assured to thrill and horrify the auditory and visual senses alike!
More Witches will be released on October 1st, 2013 and is now available for pre-order. You may anticipate the witching hour with the following uncanny sounds and images.
If you didn’t get to see this awesome video by Josh Mackie (a.k.a. Idiot Forever) a couple weeks ago at the Zine Winter release at Space 1026, see it now!!! It accompanies the zine that Josh made for the project. We also have plans to release his solo album that includes songs from this video later this year!