June 20, 2012

Electric Voice x2 LP Comp.

"Under promise and over deliver.. "


OK, I as Matt from Electric Voice pointed out via a txt message this morning.. I lied. Grand Trine’s last official release is an original song “NEANDERTHAL MAN” which is being release on the very cool Electric Voice DOUBLE LP Compilation featuring us and Ariel Pink, R. Stevie Moore, Roland S. Howard (R.I.P), Jeff & Jane Hudson, d’Eon, Automelodi, Femmineli & many others. How cool is it to share a release with Jeff & Jane + Roland S. Howard??? I don’t know. That’s bananas to me. 

It started shipping today. Limited to 500. Someday it’s definitely gonna end up in the strange rare record Hall of Fame aka Ebay. It’s quite the ambitious art project for young Mr. Samways. Congrats to him for making it real.

So there’s two new GT records out within a month now that we’re dead after years of spinning our tires and releasing very little. I don’t claim to understand how the world works.    

- Tobias

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× ariel pink r. stevie moore grand trine roland s. howard electric voice bananas d'Eon jeff and jane hudson record collector fetish material automelodi canada neanderthal man

June 9, 2012
It’s 3 years in the making (or 45 years depending on your view point) but it’s finally out. Pictured on the left is the new Grand Trine - I Need You Baby/Say It 7” and on the right is the Bohemians - I Need You Baby/Say It 7 from 1967”. Both were pressed in runs of only 300. Less than 100 copies of the new GT one remain and can be ordered now via Almost Ready Records in Brooklyn or grabbed on Ebay. 
I’ve been telling the story til I’m blue in the face these past few years. So all I will say at this point is this is the only record I’ve ever played on that means anything at all or holds any weight for me personally. As a person with very few family ties, and a very minimal family spread thinly across the globe it acts as a thread between estranged kith and kin, the present and the past, and also the reasons I started making music at all when the first instrument was handed to me. We knew the group was dissolving before it was even released but it just seemed like an important record to exist. I want to thank Harry at the label for understanding that and being so enthusiastic about the project anyway. Thankfully they are almost sold-out so I am worrying less and enjoying it more.
As Shub and I enter different worlds lately touring with Dirty Beaches or Cosmetics, travelling around the world and doing things we’ve always wanted to do, I am so happy  our collaborative efforts of the past 4 years amounted to at least one 45RPM single that means something. I now feel like we did what we always wanted to do and we can finally move forward. Thank you! 

It’s 3 years in the making (or 45 years depending on your view point) but it’s finally out. Pictured on the left is the new Grand Trine - I Need You Baby/Say It 7” and on the right is the Bohemians - I Need You Baby/Say It 7 from 1967”. Both were pressed in runs of only 300. Less than 100 copies of the new GT one remain and can be ordered now via Almost Ready Records in Brooklyn or grabbed on Ebay

I’ve been telling the story til I’m blue in the face these past few years. So all I will say at this point is this is the only record I’ve ever played on that means anything at all or holds any weight for me personally. As a person with very few family ties, and a very minimal family spread thinly across the globe it acts as a thread between estranged kith and kin, the present and the past, and also the reasons I started making music at all when the first instrument was handed to me. We knew the group was dissolving before it was even released but it just seemed like an important record to exist. I want to thank Harry at the label for understanding that and being so enthusiastic about the project anyway. Thankfully they are almost sold-out so I am worrying less and enjoying it more.

As Shub and I enter different worlds lately touring with Dirty Beaches or Cosmetics, travelling around the world and doing things we’ve always wanted to do, I am so happy  our collaborative efforts of the past 4 years amounted to at least one 45RPM single that means something. I now feel like we did what we always wanted to do and we can finally move forward. Thank you! 

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× i need you baby almost ready records dirty beaches cosmetics January 16, 2012

EXPRESSWAY - FREE DOWNLOAD

Happy New Year! (2 weeks too late)

I guess we forgot to mention that Bathetic Records+ William Cody Watson + Alex Zhang Hungtai have put together a concept compilation featuring the crew (our underground friends/family/extended family). 

It’s a free download that has been passed around the internet a lot this past week. It even scored album of the week in the Montreal Mirror.

Interesting factoid: The cover art was shot by Alex on Mulholand Drive in California. 

Tracklist:

1. Dirty Beaches - Expressway I
2. Grand Trine - Here Comes The Night
3. Cough Cool - Treal Impala
4. Hot & Cold - Distant Lights
5. Lee Noble - Retreat, Abandon
6. Femminelli - Hotel Suite
7. Xander Harris - When The Dark Was Fed
8. Lantern - Where Are We Now?
9. Ela Orleans - Night Wars
10. Wet Hair - On Edge
11. Tonstartssbandht - Dad Beating Up Dudes (Orlando 1992) 
12. Hobo Cubes - Meditation After Murder (Midnite Drive To The Ocean)
13. William Cody Watson - Hand On My Knee
14. Speculator - Picking Flowers

Download or stream for free at Bathetic Records. 

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× dirty beaches grand trine cough cool hot and cold wet hair tonstartssbandht william cody watson femminelli lantern hobo cubes ela orleans lee noble xander harris

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December 12, 2011

1958

× the phantom love me the cramps covered this song

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December 6, 2011

Actual Water 'La Violence Sur Le Champs-Elysees' directed by Danielle Nemet

I just e-mailed my .10cents about this to Weird Canada. So I’ll keep it short and just say check this out. 

× actual water toronto

December 5, 2011
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December 5, 2011
lntrn:

A Tip of the hat to GQ magazine for asking Alex (Dirty Beaches) to model for them. I picked this mag up at a Jersey Turnpike pit stop. The same one were Emily met Lady Gaga, perhaps fame visits said magic pit stop. 
Congrats Alex! I guess this means you’ve made it if I can find your picture at a pit stop!
:P
-Z

lntrn:

A Tip of the hat to GQ magazine for asking Alex (Dirty Beaches) to model for them. I picked this mag up at a Jersey Turnpike pit stop. The same one were Emily met Lady Gaga, perhaps fame visits said magic pit stop. 

Congrats Alex! I guess this means you’ve made it if I can find your picture at a pit stop!

:P

-Z

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× Dirty Beaches GQ surreal

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December 5, 2011

The Fall - The Classical 

(Source: youtube.com)

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December 1, 2011

Dead Moon - “Too Many People” (Thirteen Off My Hook, 1990)

× November 30, 2011

JAMES CHANCE + GRAND TRINE

We are pleased to announce that we are throwing an Xmas party with No-Wave legend JAMES CHANCE. 4 bands + DJs Annie Q and Raf K spin all night! Don’t miss it!

RSVP:

http://www.facebook.com/events/297723663584485/

Please re-blog and pass it on! It’s going to be the best Xmas party in town.

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× James Chance no wave xmas

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