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DSLB’s last lap of the track…for this year

43639001_1691473324291215_8974130119685701632_o.jpgPlaying at Snails on Friday 16 November in support of the tour act Zaïmph from NYC.

From the AltMusic promo:
Altmusic is proud to announce a nationwide tour for New York psychonaut, Zaïmph.

Zaïmph is the solo project of artist, musician and performer Marcia Bassett. Zaïmph’s recordings and performances shimmer with a dense, dissonant and often unsettling electronic aura, shot through with flashes of meditative beauty. Her preferred sonic toolkit includes prepared guitar, keyboard, cracked drum machines, custom-built noise/drone boxes, processed environmental sounds and tabletop effects.

As a co-founder of Philadelphia’s shambolic psychonauts un, tectonic drone pioneers Double Leopards (with Jon Chapman of Dunedin’s EYE), and the psych-folk drone trio GHQ, Bassett is deeply entwined with the American noise underground, and has mapped regions still only dimly understood by subsequent sonic travellers. From 2003-2008, Bassett joined Matthew Bower in Hototogisu, where her mastery of cacophonous eardrum shred achieved monolithic proportions.

Bassett’s releases have appeared on a variety of independent labels including Hospital Productions, Utech Records, Volcanic Tongue and No Fun. Although Bassett has released a number of recordings on her now retired Heavy Blossom imprint, she continues to showcase Zaïmph and other aesthetically allied projects on Yew, a label she founded in 2012.

“It would be tough to write a history of the last two decades in underground music without including Marcia Bassett … and any angle would have to include Zaïmph, Bassett’s solo project. Through small-run releases on numerous labels including her own, Heavy Blossom), Zaïmph has carved out a unique take on decaying feedback, assaultive fuzz, echoey ambience, and abstract expression.” – Marc Masters, Pitchfork, The Out Door

“…blasting a hole through the flimsy wall that separates ‘dark psychedelic’ and ‘free drone-rock’.” – Dan Warburton, Paris Transatlantic

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Tickets from Under The Radar:

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:::: NZ TOUR DATES ::::
Wednesday 14th November:
Auckland – Audio Foundation with Rachel Shearer and Rosy Parlane

Friday 16th November:
Palmerston North – Snails – with DSLB and Distance

Saturday 17th November:
Wellington – the Pyramid Club – with Thomas Arbor and Ludus

Friday 23rd November:
Christchurch – Dark Room – with Teen Haters and Scythes

Saturday 24th November:
Dunedin – Blue Oyster Art Project Space – with Ye and Gate

Wednesday 28th November:
Auckland – The Wine Cellar – with Psychick Witch and Astrolabe

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DSLB collaboration in Seoul with Rémi Klemensiewicz


Two new shows

 

 

 

 


Rebooting back to action

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It’s been a fair while since any update. Seems like we took a year off.

So feeling rested, reorientated and recuperated we hit the sticks again, with a bunch of new project.

First a number of shows coming up – Wellington, Whanganui, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill. Plus we are in the early stages of planning for a much bigger tour at the end of the year.

We have a new look, some new stories and tunes to present to you.

And there are two new solo albums and one remastered album to be released on the bands own label skirted Records. The first is  beautiful new atmospheric and acoustic collection of five pieces of sound from DSLB, piped out from bellows over the green pasture of the Manawatu. The album is called TwoHandsTwice.

The second is Haters, Wreckers and other Friends by mr sterile. The most recent collect of random ramblings compiled into one particularly rock collection. Putting the uncomfortable in to the comfort zone.  UPDATE: And already these’s a nice wee preliminary review from the Organ Mag in London!

And finally is a new remastering and repackaging of the mr sterile solo album The General Pathetic. More lo-fi and chaotic the album spans the some of the solo sounds from 2005-2012.

Each album is to be assembly by hand, limited to 50 physical pieces only and to be released early April


Mucus Medal sterile

June 5 2015Hitting the road on Friday for a wee flurry of shows before recording.

First up is Friday 5 June in the Palmerston North community art space Snails. We’re playing with Mucus Kids from Auckland, Gold Medal Famous from Welly, and local act Valerie. Starts 8, $10

The fun continues on the 6th in Napier with us, GMF & Mucus Kids and local A Twin Moon. We’re all playing together at the legendary Cabana, 11 Shakespeare Rd. Starting 8pm, $10/$15

Next up, some shows in Sydney…