A place to dump my thoughts about records I buy and about music in general.

20th June 2012

Link reblogged from Surprise! Irony! with 22 notes

£7 →

tapedecksuperstar:

Bastions, as a band, are known for it’s ridiculous amounts of bad luck.  We’re just not allowed nice things!

So, while it’s probably the worst kept secret we’ve ever tried to keep, we’re going into the studio with Jag Jago in Brighton Electric on friday and as sods fucking law has it, we’ve lost all our money on bills/fees/repairs on the 11th hour before heading in.

We’re desperate for you all to hear this new material, and we’ll go to loan sharks if we bloody have to, but maybe if you picked up a cut price vinyl for £7 it would mean that it would be less likely we’ll end up with broken legs. (Click the link to go straight to our merch store)

Such is my personal desperation, that I’m putting up a the bastions paypal in case some kindhearted soul wanted to donate a £1 to the cause. (At the bottom of this post).  Rest assured that any generous souls would get full mentions on the releases thank you list.

Finally, if you could share this as far and as wide as possible it would mean the absolute world to me. 

Bastions: a band destined to struggle and be happy none-the-less! 

BASTIONSMERCH@GMAIL.COM

17th June 2012

Link reblogged from aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa with 16 notes

29 years: David Foster Wallace on David Lynch and Blue Velvet →

29years:

“… It’s not just that evil is ‘implied by’ good or Darkness by Light or whatever, but that the evil stuff is contained within the good stuff, encoded in it… . Lynch pays a heavy price — both critically and financially — for trying to explore worlds like this. Because we Americans like our art’s…

25th April 2012

Photo reblogged from GOODTIME BOYS with 100 notes

bridge9:

Bridge Nine Records is excited to welcome another amazing addition to the family: The UK’s Goodtime Boys. As announced today, the label will be releasing new material from the band in Fall of 2012. Goodtime Boys will start recording five new songs that will become the What’s Left to Let Go EP this Thursday with Lewis Johns at The Ranch, Southampton. Drummer Taliesin Leboutillier commented, “We’re incredibly happy to be working with such a well established and respected label. We are all long-time fans of the records Bridge 9 has been putting out, so recording our new songs and having Bridge 9 releasing them is something we are very excited about. We look forward to traveling, meeting new people and playing more shows with the label’s backing.” This new EP will get packaged with the band’s most recent and critically-acclaimed EP Are We Now Or Have We Ever Been, which Audioscribbler called “an alarming mix of fast-paced aggression and calm, despaired ambience.” The title of this double EP package will come soon - in the meantime, check out Goodtime Boys online at www.Facebook.com/GoodtimeBoys.Goodtime Boys formed back in 2009 in the UK and features members Taliesin Leboutillier (Drums), Samuel Phipps (Guitar), Kai Woolen-Lewis (Guitar), Alexander Pennie (Vocals) and Leigh McAndrew (Bass). Since their formation, Goodtime Boys have shared the stage with Pianos Become the Teeth, More than Life, La Dispute, Touche Amore, and more.Check out new Goodtime Boys merch at www.B9Store.com/GoodtimeBoys.* Photo Credit: Matthew Davies-Kreye

These guys deserve this so much, so excited for the new songs.

bridge9:

Bridge Nine Records is excited to welcome another amazing addition to the family: The UK’s Goodtime Boys. As announced today, the label will be releasing new material from the band in Fall of 2012. Goodtime Boys will start recording five new songs that will become the What’s Left to Let Go EP this Thursday with Lewis Johns at The Ranch, Southampton. Drummer Taliesin Leboutillier commented, “We’re incredibly happy to be working with such a well established and respected label. We are all long-time fans of the records Bridge 9 has been putting out, so recording our new songs and having Bridge 9 releasing them is something we are very excited about. We look forward to traveling, meeting new people and playing more shows with the label’s backing.” This new EP will get packaged with the band’s most recent and critically-acclaimed EP Are We Now Or Have We Ever Been, which Audioscribbler called “an alarming mix of fast-paced aggression and calm, despaired ambience.” The title of this double EP package will come soon - in the meantime, check out Goodtime Boys online at www.Facebook.com/GoodtimeBoys.

Goodtime Boys formed back in 2009 in the UK and features members Taliesin Leboutillier (Drums), Samuel Phipps (Guitar), Kai Woolen-Lewis (Guitar), Alexander Pennie (Vocals) and Leigh McAndrew (Bass). Since their formation, Goodtime Boys have shared the stage with Pianos Become the Teeth, More than Life, La Dispute, Touche Amore, and more.

Check out new Goodtime Boys merch at www.B9Store.com/GoodtimeBoys.

* Photo Credit: Matthew Davies-Kreye

These guys deserve this so much, so excited for the new songs.

Tagged: bridge ninegoodtime boys

Source: bridge9

23rd April 2012

Photo reblogged from Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room with 35 notes

danandrianointheemergencyroom:

Jun 25 Fighting Cocks - Kingston, United Kingdom
Jun 26 Prince Albert - Brighton, United Kingdom
Jun 27 The Forum - Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Jun 28 The Cellar - Southampton, United Kingdom
Jun 29 The Croft - Bristol, United Kingdom
Jun 30 Star & Garter - Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 01 The Greystones - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Jul 02 Stereo - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jul 03 Borderline - London, United Kingdom
Jul 04 Shaka Laka - Lille, France
Jul 05 JH Thope - Bruges, Belgium
Jul 06 Prinzenbar - Hamburg, Germany
Jul 07 Roter Salon - Berlin, Germany
Jul 08 Arena 3 - Raum BarVienna, Austria
Jul 09 Eldorado - Zürich, Switzerland
Jul 10 Sunny Red - Munich, Germany
Jul 11 Stereo Wonderland - Cologne, Germany

London and Kingston it is then. Excited.

danandrianointheemergencyroom:

Jun 25 Fighting Cocks - Kingston, United Kingdom

Jun 26 Prince Albert - Brighton, United Kingdom

Jun 27 The Forum - Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Jun 28 The Cellar - Southampton, United Kingdom

Jun 29 The Croft - Bristol, United Kingdom

Jun 30 Star & Garter - Manchester, United Kingdom

Jul 01 The Greystones - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Jul 02 Stereo - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Jul 03 Borderline - London, United Kingdom

Jul 04 Shaka Laka - Lille, France

Jul 05 JH Thope - Bruges, Belgium

Jul 06 Prinzenbar - Hamburg, Germany

Jul 07 Roter Salon - Berlin, Germany

Jul 08 Arena 3 - Raum BarVienna, Austria

Jul 09 Eldorado - Zürich, Switzerland

Jul 10 Sunny Red - Munich, Germany

Jul 11 Stereo Wonderland - Cologne, Germany

London and Kingston it is then. Excited.

26th October 2011

Post reblogged from The Saddest Landscape with 6 notes

Tix for January 11th Camden (UK) Show are Up

thesaddestlandscape:

http://www.cityofgoldrecords.bigcartel.com/product/the-saddest-landscape-wewereskeletons-kerouac-goodtimeboys

Beginning of 2012 is already looking incredible.

18th September 2011

Post reblogged from The Saddest Landscape with 258 notes

Free vinyl

thesaddestlandscape:

ok, as promised- will give away more vinyl today, but this time on Tumblr. I have 1 more copy of the 1st press of the You Will Not Survive LP up for grabs. To keep it fair, just reblog this post today and will pick someone at random to give it to who reblogs. Just a little way to show thanks to everyone for supporting our band. It’s appreciated. Cheers.

Tagged: spring cleaningFree shit

17th September 2011

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Bear Vs Shark - Right now you’re in the best of hands…

Couldn’t resist picking this up from Banquet records today. ‘Big Scary Monsters’ UK re-pressing /250. Lovely vinyl and fucking great album.

1st June 2011

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Starting to read this tomorrow. Click on the picture for an insanely large character diagram that gives an idea of the size and detail of this book. This will take me a while.

Starting to read this tomorrow. Click on the picture for an insanely large character diagram that gives an idea of the size and detail of this book. This will take me a while.

10th May 2011

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Night-time Converge is the best kind of Converge. The live version of Locust Reign on this is absolutely insane. Fucking lovely!

Night-time Converge is the best kind of Converge. The live version of Locust Reign on this is absolutely insane. Fucking lovely!

10th May 2011

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Pride no longer has definition. Everybody wears it, it always fits.
It’s not the worth, it’s the investment that keeps us tied up in all these strings.

Pride no longer has definition. Everybody wears it, it always fits.

It’s not the worth, it’s the investment that keeps us tied up in all these strings.