Filed under: Playlists
On Saturday, March 8th, our very own Rob Sevier, Ken Shipley, Dustin Drase, and Jon Kirby were handed the keys to the UK’s venerable online radio station NTS. If you weren’t able to blow your entire day off listening to internet radio, fear not! It has been archived for your listening pleasure.
The six hours breaks down as such:
Hour 1: Eccentric Soul
Hour 2: Darkscorchers
Hour 2.5: Psych-folkers
Hour 3: Yacht Rockers
Hour 4: Purple Stems
Hours 4.5: Cult Cargo
Hour 5: Walking with Jesus
Hour 5.5: Greetings from Ohio
Hour 6: Pizza Party
Summer is the weekend of all seasons, and this summer we’ve got two ice cold compilations buried in our styrofoam cooler that will sound especially good in the sun, yet just as refreshing in the shade.
Taking a long look back at the Numero Group’s first release, Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label, we revisit Columbus, Ohio to offer listeners a generous portion of Eccentric Soul: Capital City Soul. Above is label owner Bill Moss whose apropos “Number One” made his little enterprise a great place for Numero to begin their journey a decade ago. What to expect: More good stuff.
We then head north to Cleveland, the setting of Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label. From 1962 to 1973, Way Out evolved from doo-wop foundry to lawless clubhouse for number runners, slick-talking entrepreneurs, and Cleveland Browns. Above is Jesse Fisher, one of the last men standing at Way Out’s E. 55th St. headquarters. With a total of 40 songs spread over 3LPs or 2CDs, subscribers and preordering individuals will be awarded and entire bonus LP of bonus material. What to expect: More in-sounds from Way Out.
Both titles will hit shelves, on-line shopping carts, and party playlists on June 24th, 2014.
Filed under: Unwound
Although Darkscorch Canticles was just issued yesterday, we’re already moving full speed into our next opus, Unwound box #2: Rat Conspiracy. Vice just published a glowing review and interview with Sara and Justin, which reminded us that we needed sit down and detail all the elements of the box. As with Kid Is Gone, we spared no expense combining the ’90s DIY aesthetic with our own, which this video illustrates perfectly:
Let’s go through those contents SLOWLY:
LP 1: FAKE TRAIN
Were, Are And Was Or Is.
Pure Pain Sugar
Star Spangled Hell
LP2: NEW PLASTIC IDEAS
Entirely Different Matters
What Was Wound
All Souls Day
LP 3: RAT CONSPIRACY
We’ve replicated the covers and inserts for Fake Train and New Plastic Ideas down to the tiniest detail. For Rat Conspiracy, we blew up the cover to their Troubleman Unlimited LP and reprinted an original setlist and flyer.
The outer box and inner jackets are printed on a 60lb kraft in rich black.
The 24 page page booklet is crammed with period photos (from various house and DIY space shows), and essay by Sara Lund, and a longer piece by David Wilcox.
But wait, there’s more! Order from our website and we’ll send you a bonus LP of Fake Train‘s original Red House demo, cut about a month before the album was tracked. It’s raw and unleashed, and a bit rough around the edges, but it’s an incredible document of these early days.
BONUS LP: RED HOUSE DEMOS
Pure Pain Sugar
New Radio Hit
Way Out Records is just months from induction into the Eccentric Soul hall of fame. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been in especially close contact with our Forrest City allies, in search of 11th-hour odds and ends to complete this 3LP/2CD undertaking. Hunter/Gatherer, knowledgable collector, certified public accountant, and all-around good guy Cameron Kowall has been sending us mind-bending impressions from an endless stream of Cleveland Call and Post back issues that thread together numerous Cleveland titles from our back catalog. Below are a few highlights. The last clipping mention’s Lou Ragland’s debut, “Party at Lester’s,” a tribute to Way Out founder, Lester Johnson. With Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label we pay tribute to all of the men and women of this prolific imprint. With this blog entry we pay tribute to Cameron Kowall! Keep up the good work, Cameron!
Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label touches down June 24th, 2014.
Filed under: Darkscorch Canticles
Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles is finally here… Heshers and headbangers rejoice! Vice Magazine marked the occasion with this colorful article, pretty much hitting the warfaring nail on the head (plus inducting the phrase “hobbit-humping” into the Darkscorch word bank).
For those saving their gold, silver, and copper coinage for the anticipated board game/box set, that contraption will be here in May. Commit here, and secure the bonus 7-inch for the complete Warfaring meal deal.
Filed under: Purple Snow
Although we love all of the sons and daughters of Purple Snow equally, 94 East has thrived as a crowd favorite, due to the box-set starter pistol “If You See Me,” which has also made its way onto a best-selling 45 (b/w “Games”).
Willie maintains a healthy rolodex of far-flung industry ties, so you never know when he and bandmates Kristie Lazenberry and Marcy Ingvoldstad might end up on Central Florida’s UHF band via a vehicle like the Upbeat Dancer Show. The gang was on UDS last November, and are back with with more music, more moves, and more lights. This link even offers some behind the scenes footage of the trio being generally lovable.
Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound is available now, and 94 East’s party starting/function affirming “If You See Me” b/w “Games” is similarly ready to ship.
Filed under: Darkscorch Canticles
Whether it’s Stonehenge, Stone Axe, or Stoned Mace (to name a few), each of these sixteen warriors have come to show all the modern day 60’s/70’s Sabbath revivalists how the real rockin’ went down back in the day.
The Canticles drop Tuesday 03.04.14. Ask for them at your favorite occult friendly retailer or grab it now from the Numero Group website.