19 July 2012

Myrrh unleash debut LP & plot summer tour

Sub-underground duo Myrrh have been dealing their own strain of blown-out doom for a few years; calmly inducing heavy feedback & thud beatitudes armed only with drums and viola. Their heavy, stoned & repetitive / tranced instrumentals summon the corpses of Pärson Sound and Skullflower (and of course Sabbath and Earth) with nary a puff of derivative smoke. 

Comprised of Jackie Beckey (Brute Heart) and Andie Mazorol (Mother of Fire), Myrrh construct paeans around crushing  riffs and thick atmosphere. The eight untitled dirges that comprise their debut were recorded in haste, and promptly issued on cassette by Myrrh themselves. Dubs were made to order & sold at shows, long after the initial master was lost. Soft Abuse facilitated a necessary remaster and vinyl edition that peels back a layer of murk without comprising the din. Lovingly presented with an art print, poster and gratis download, the first book of Myrrh is among us. 

Pre-order the self-titled Myrrh LP here (release date is August 21)...
Since making their debut, Myrrh has expanded to a trio, with Jason Millard (Lighted) on lap steel. Myrrh are pummeling weirdos on tour now; below are the dates (all with Skoal Kodiak) - catch them in yr zone:

07/19 - Baltimore, MD - Floristree (with Speaker)
07/20 - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio (with Alien Whale)
07/21 - Providence, RI - Bldg 16 
07/22 - somewhere in Maine..?!
07/23 - Allston, MA - Thee Bandit Ship
07/24 - Philadelphia, PA - Space 1026
07/25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Grubb's Metal Shop
07/26 - Chicago, IL - Reversible Eye Gallery (with Mayor Daley - LP release gig)
07/27 - Milwaukee, WI - Impala Bar (with Didier and DJstacian)
07/28 - Minneapolis, MN - Palmer's Bar

16 July 2012

Pumice "Hey Crap Crab" semi-official video!

We're pleased to share this Pumice "fan vid" with you all, directed by Tina from The Coolies & starring a cloaked Stefan Neville and several Incredible Hulks. Love this.

07 July 2012

Soft Abuse on Free Form Freakout podcast

Yours truly visited Free Form Freakout in Mankato, MN yesterday with a box of records, CDs and tapes, and behold: a podcast was born. Pictured above are some Pumice rarities that were played; full playlist is below. Many thanks, as always, go to Dave Perron of FFF. His radio show is a consistent source for new and interesting sounds, and is now created in conjunction with Foxy Digitalis.
Stream / DL the podcast here --

Here's the playlist --

Bill Fay "Tiny" From The Bottom Of An Old Grandfather Clock CD (Wooden Hill)
Xwave "Sweet Love" Cities On Flame LP (Little Big Chief)
Willie Lane "Wizards From Cans" Guitar Army Of One LP (Cord-Art)
Vincent Over The Sink "Book Dust" Dust Studies 7" (Kye)
Factrix "Over My Shoulder (and Out Of My Life)" Scheintot LP (Superior Viaduct)
Kraus "Pangs of Lorna" Journey Through the First Dimension of Kraus 7" (Palto Flats)
Tronics "Spending Time" Love Backed By Force LP (What's Your Rupture)
Jim McCarthy "In Search Of An Audience" Alien LP (ESP-Disk)
Surface Of The Earth "Shield" Interference LP (Fusetron)
Animals & Men "The Terraplane Fixation" b/w "Shell Shock" 7" (Strange Days)
The Go-Betweens "The Old Way Out" Spring Hill Fair LP (Sire)
Lower Dens "Alphabet Song" Nootropics LP (Ribbon Music)
Sleepers "Theory" b/w "Mirror" 7" (Adolescent)
Pumice "Dare" Yi Jun CS (Plop)
Pumice "Weird Crab Holy Soldier" Platter 4 7" lathe (Stabbies)
Pumice "I Am" 19-4-96 8" lathe (Stabbies)
Pumice "Tuber Clue Oh Sister" Platter One 7" lathe (Stabbies)
Nathan Bowles "Beans" A Bottle, A Buckeye (*forthcoming LP/CD on Soft Abuse)
Myrrh "Untitled #8" S/T (*forthcoming LP on Soft Abuse)
Mad Nanna "My Two Kids" (*forthcoming 7" on Soft Abuse)
Ulaan Markhor "Untitled" (*new demo material)
Mimi and Richard Farina "Hamish" Celebrations For A Grey Day LP (Vanguard)
Bill Orcutt excerpt from Why Does Everybody Love Free Music But Nobody Loves Free People CS (Palilalia)