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What’s the story with that EP you did called Health and Efficiency?

CH: “We all got into bicycles and we decided that we felt good after we ate well, and the music became clearer and the work became more joyful. That became part of our trip, to keep ourselves together so we could push the music even further. We wanted to put a vibe across that wasn’t the doom thing completely, that wasn’t ‘We’re being poisoned by toxins and can’t do anything about it.’ It was very anti-punk, in a way, because there was a lot of weediness in punk, it became a cult of defeatism. The whole goth thing. So we were responding to that.”

(Via the Quietus)

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apolloniansoundblog:

For a multitude of reasons this song’s title is referenced in the title for “Gentle Century" on the Kivel & Woulfe EP (the slight alteration also for a multitude of reasons), and listening to any one of these versions will make it perfectly clear why I’m so gobsmacked-slackjawed-in-awe of this song. 

Wanted to throw back to this post in light of Peter Gutteridge’s death. Still can’t believe it, still sort of upset. I heard about it upon waking up this morning in Rhode Island and ended up listening to Snapper and Pure the whole drive back to New York. It’s a very difficult thing when one of your favorite musicians passes away, but it’s extra difficult when you feel they could still do so much.

You can stream the classic s/t Snapper EP from the Flying Nun Bandcamp (one of two records proudly recommended by this here label’s bandcamp page) and get the 12” from Captured Tracks."Pure" was reissued recently by 540 records but is sold out in a lot of places, maybe you can still find it somewhere. Regardless, here’s a cascade of his music. Listen and love every second. RIP Peter. 



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Every now and then I’ll brush my teeth and afterwards, when pursing my lips, I’ll feel my lower incisors move against each other in a loose and brittle fashion - as if they’re about to leave my gums entirely and float up to the surface like a life preserver in a sunken boat or a scallion dropped into a bowl of miso soup. Then, minutes later, they’re totally firm and back to normal. This probably means I need new toothpaste, or maybe I don’t need to change a thing. I don’t know.

What I do know, though, is that I have a new EP coming out on September 23 named “Presence.” The eponymous song (also above) was premiered on Wondering Sound with a super flattering write up by Jayson Greene, but the rest of the release won’t be available digitally until September 23 and on cassette by November 7. I don’t think I’ve ever been as proud of something I’ve made than I am with this release, so yes I’m very excited for you guys to tune in.

The main feeling I was trying to create with this EP was one from earlier this summer: on the 4th of July Misty Tang and I were walking back to my apartment in Providence after making a late night trip to the market and we decided to go for a walk through the surrounding streets. It had been torrential downpours for the majority of the day but the rain had finally let up by this point of the night, so everything was completely still and the air was filled with that pleasant post-rain nosefeel. We walked up the empty and drenched streets until we reached the top of the hill and could see the fireworks from Providence and a few other neighboring towns but couldn’t heard the explosions themselves. We stood in the middle of the road looking at the fireworks and the streetlights reflecting off of the wet pavement and it all seemed very important. I’m sure everyone reading this has had a similarly important memory, and the goal is that when you listen to the “Presence” EP you’ll have the same feeling as you did that in that pregnant moment. Email me if it works!!

More details on the cassette in the coming weeks…, but you can preorder it on Bandcamp here: http://apolloniansound.bandcamp.com/album/presence and come the 23rd it’ll be available on Itunes//Spotify//whatever. COOL. 

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mothersnewsofficial:

MN contributor Tom Bubul has some new writing up online. first is his excellent piece from Pleasure 2014- Several Thoughts About Art. Next is the first in what appears to be an ongoing set of writings / updates on his website, in which he discusses more personally his artistic practice and what he’s been up to. always a joy. check it out- Studio Chair.

You really can’t knock anything Tom Bubul writes, I mean I haven’t read these yet but I’m pretty confident I’m not gonna knock them. Also confident that after I’ve read these pieces I won’t hesitate to say “damn those Tom Bubul pieces really knock” - but we all know that’s a whole different sort of knock.
Also see: his scene report in the May 2013 issue of Mothers News, which is a legitimate classic at this point. 

mothersnewsofficial:

MN contributor Tom Bubul has some new writing up online. first is his excellent piece from Pleasure 2014- Several Thoughts About Art. Next is the first in what appears to be an ongoing set of writings / updates on his website, in which he discusses more personally his artistic practice and what he’s been up to. always a joy. check it out- Studio Chair.

You really can’t knock anything Tom Bubul writes, I mean I haven’t read these yet but I’m pretty confident I’m not gonna knock them. Also confident that after I’ve read these pieces I won’t hesitate to say “damn those Tom Bubul pieces really knock” - but we all know that’s a whole different sort of knock.

Also see: his scene report in the May 2013 issue of Mothers News, which is a legitimate classic at this point.