Jeanne Vomit-Terror "etches MIDI labyrinths into the 4th dimension" on "Empire Waste" debut, out Aug. 3rd


Courtesy of Desperate Spirits: In her feature length debut, Mlle. V-T etches MIDI labyrinths into the 4th dimension with alacritous disregard for contemporary electronic microgenre orthodoxies, forging sonic hybrids at once novel and grotesque, eschewing the easy pentatonic or four-banger for labyrinthine harmonic and polyrhythmic structures that run perhaps contrary to her household-name aspirations, pop naïf that she is." The debut album Empire Waste arrives on Aug. 3rd via Lexington, Kentucky's Desperate Spirits label.

the black watch to issue "Witches!" on July 27th


“I imagined Syd Barrett joining New Order with just the kick drum and the 808 state, or whatever it’s called, for the pulse," says  John Andrew Fredrick of the black watch about Witches! (July 27th, ATOM Records), his band's 16th (!) album in a prolific career spanning 30 years. Look out for lead single "Georgette, Georgette" coming soon. Hear current single "Oh You Little Witch" (from "The Paper Boats" EP) at PopMatters.

Scott Danbom of Centro-matic to release debut solo album


Scott Danbom, formerly of popular Texas-based band Centro-matic, announces the upcoming release of his self-titled debut solo album under the name Static Diary.

Best-known for his work in Centro-matic, Danbom is a veteran performer and accompanist in his own right, having worked with Centro-matic leader Will Johnson (who also appears on Static Diary), as well as Sarah Jaffe, Drive-By Truckers, and many more throughout his long career. 

Denton, Texas-based label Goliad Media Group will release Static Diary on July 27th, 2018, preceded by the lead single “Phrase From Business”.

Metal Mother to release first new music in five years


The now Los Angeles (formerly Oakland)-based one-woman powerhouse Tara Timberman - known as Metal Mother - has announced the release of a new EP "Pagan Jazz," her first new music in five years. Arriving on June 1st, Timberman says, "'Pagan Jazz' is inspired by and written for the warehouse party world and all the absurd and whimsical fairies it attracted. I’ve lost many friends in the last couple years, including many close friends in the Ghost Ship fire. It’s taken everything I have to keep the magic, wonder, and weirdness alive in life."

the black watch to release "The Paper Boats EP" on April 27th


Over the course of his long and varied career, John Andrew Fredrick has cumulatively released 25 albums, EPs, and books. His latest as the black watch, "The Paper Boats EP," is scheduled for April 27th.

The new EP was engineered by guitarist Andy Creighton (who fronts his own pop band, The World Record, and whose angular leads were featured on last year’s the black watch LP.) The songs were done quickly at Creighton’s shed in the obscure El Sereno district of Los Angeles, then sent for mixing to Scott Campbell’s (Shelby LynneStevie NicksAcetone) state-of-the-art studio in Woodland Hills.

Sleepspent is first signing to newly-formed Slow Start Records


Sleepspent, the El Paso-based shoegaze and dreampop-inspired trio led by 21-year old songwriter and guitarist Austin North, has signed to upstart record label Slow Start Records for the national release of its debut EP "It's Better If You Don't Speak Or Think". In its relatively short existence, Sleepspent has quickly amassed a local following in its hometown, already earning a nomination as ‘Best Band in the City’ by El Paso's The City Magazine. Slow Start Records is headed up by El Paso-based music industry veteran, Luis Mota and San Antonio-based musician Jared Putnam (the future releases of Putnam's band The March Divide will also appear on Slow Start Records.) "It's Better If You Don't Speak Or Think" by Sleepspent is scheduled for release on May 4th, 2018.