Dagger Zine Reviews Suspirians’ Ti Bon Ange

Suspirians- TI BON ANGE (SUPER SECRET RECORDS)

A trio of ladies, Marisa, Stephanie and Lisa (for the record, drummer Lisa is Lisa Cameron has played with both Roky Erickson and ST37 as well), who call Austin, TX home. They offer up this 7-song (6 listed but there’s a hidden track and it totals 40 minutes) record, their sophomore effort, that will rearrange your thinkin’ but good. And if they took their name from that horror flick Suspiria well, they’re now making me rethink my whole existence. From song number one, “Fortune Spider” it’s dark, heavy and a bit mysterious too (again, you’ve gotta see that movie) and I was initially reminded of the holy/unholy swill created by masters like Sonic Youth and the Butthole Surfers but they really knock it out of the park on menacing monsters like “Nocturne” and “Moonwave.” On the other side of the record (we in the industry like to call it side B) “Black Holes” grunts n’ groans and never really lets up as it does until the side of the record ends. Guitarist/vocalist Marisa Pool stated that while recording they would “end up getting lost in the songs together in a sort of epic fever dream.” There you go, an “epic fever dream”, I can’t describe it any better than that. Ti Bon Angeis worth your time and then some. www.supersecretrecords.com    www.suspirians.bandcamp.com

Sonic Transmissions Festival Returns

Coming back for a third year, Austin’s improvisational music festival, Sonic Transmissions, will be taking over the Austin’s East-side from September 14th- 16th.The festival will take place across four venues in East Austin Barracuda, Kick Butt Coffee, Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, and Victory Grill. With the line up holding a bit of punk rock, improvised music, jazz, free-jazz, psychedelic cumbia dance, futuristic hip-hop, and more there will be a bit of everything for everyone. Pre-sale passes are just $30 and single day passes are also available for purchase. Head to Sonic Transmissions website ticket link to purchase your tickets today!

Sonic Transmissions Festival III Poster

Quin Galavis Premieres Three Songs From The Battery Line

QUIN GALAVIS PREMIERES 3 TRACKS FROM ALBUM THE BATTERY LINE

JUNE 18, 2017

 
(Originally posted here)
 

Quin Galavis premieres 3 tracks from forthcoming album The Battery Line
Austin songwriter’s followup to ‘Best of 2016’ list topping 2xLP 

 

 

Much like Paul Westerberg, Galavis proves to have a penchant for writing songs that are are fast and at times heavy while still managing to be insanely catchy.” — Glide Magazine
 
“Less than 10 months after releasing his melancholic magnum opus, My Life in Steel and Concrete, emotionally intense songwriter Quin Galavis returns with The Battery Line, his personal pop apex. Don’t worry, it’s not as uplifting as it sounds.” — Austin Chronicle
 
 
Austin, TX songwriter Quin Galavis premieres 3 new tracks today from The Battery Line, the more refined yet lyrically weighty followup to last year’s critically-praised double album. Austin Chronicle interviews Galavis on the new, catchier sounding album and its dark portents, alongside song premiere “Faces In The Crowd” HERE.
 
Glide Magazine describes album track “Any Head” as the work of a long-lost son of Paul Westerberg. Hear & share the powerful track HERE.
 
The Spill Magazine shares the powerful album track “Guiding Light” HERE.
 
Quin Galavis has built a strong reputation for producing a variety of high quality music via acclaimed bands including Nazi Gold and The Dead Space, and through his previous solo work. Unpredictable and experimental from record to record and from live performance to live performance, Quin Galavis continues to challenge himself and his audience to reconsider and subvert what it means to be an artist and musician.
 
The Battery Line was recorded with Aaron Blount (Knife in the Water) & John Michael Landon at Austin’s Estuary Recording Facility. The album’s powerful, expressive and hook-laden songs show that Galavis isn’t beholden to the dark avant rock of his previous album. Catchy riffs and quasi power pop moments give the album a lifting spirit. Ten songs of heart & guts, the new album comes out on 16 June 2017 via Super Secret Records.
 

His sophomore album, 2016’s immersive, ambitious double-LP, My Life in Steel and Concrete, appeared on multiple end-of-year top ten lists and was spotlighted in an Austin Chronicle feature story. The record’s soundscape is as varied and challenging as the themes it explores, and it features a host of Austin’s diverse musical elite: Thor Harris (Swans and Shearwater), Sabrina Ellis (Sweet Spirit/A Giant Dog), Graham Low (A Giant Dog), and Ian Rundell (Ghetto Ghouls), to name a few.

The Battery Line will be available on LP, CD and download on June 16th via Super Secret Records.

Artist: Quin Galavis
Album: My The Battery Line
Label: Super Secret Records
Release date: June 16th, 2017
 
01. Garden Wall
02. No Return
03. Any Head
04. Paul’s Phone is Dead
05. Bleed With Me
06. Faces in the Crowd
07. Guiding Light
08. Question
09. Please Plead
10. We Are Good Here
 
 

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Announcing Sonic Transmissions Festival III

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sonic Transmissions Festival III

 

 

THIRD ANNUAL SONIC TRANSMISSIONS FESTIVAL

TAKES PLACE SEPTEMBER 14, 15, AND 16

ON AUSTIN’S EASTSIDE!

 

Three-Day Music Festival Features Punk Rock, Improvised Jazz, Cumbia Dance Party, Futuristic Hip-Hop, Artist Collaborations, and More

 

Tickets on Sale June 20, go to www.sonictransmissions.com

 

June 19, 2017 (Austin, Texas) Sonic Transmissions Festival III, Austin’s only improvisational music festival without boundaries, takes place Thursday, September 14 through Saturday, September 16 across four eastside venues: Barracuda, Kick Butt Coffee, Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, and Victory Grill.

Now in its third year, Sonic Transmissions Festival incorporates a fantastic lineup representing a diverse range of musical styles and cultural diversity. Festival-goers will experience an incredible array of musical entertainment incorporating aspects of punk rock, improvised music, jazz, free-jazz, psychedelic cumbia dance, futuristic hip-hop, and more.

Pre-sale festival passes are just $30 (pre-sale ends August 1, 2017, after which prices will increase slightly). Single day passes are also available. Go to the Sonic Transmissions website ticket link to purchase.

This year, the festival expands its footprint, spanning across four venues in three days. Showcasing over 35 local and international artists from Austin to Norway to Columbia, the lineup includes Austin’s own Lung Letters, Joe McPhee, Los Toscos with Carmelo Torres, Jawwaad Taylor, Stefan Gonzalez, Ken Vandermark and more. Festival highlights are:

Thursday, September 14 at Barracuda: Kick-Off Party, exploring the latest in adventurous punk, noise, and incendiary improvised music from around the world. Co-presented by Self Sabotage Records and Astral Spirits. 8 P.M. to 2 A.M. Located at 611 E 7th St, Austin, TX. 

Friday, September 15 at Kick Butt Coffee: Psychedelic Bogotá Cumbia Dance Party where deep tradition meets experimentation. Co-presented by Epistrophy Arts. 8 P.M. to 2 A.M. Located at 5775 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX.

Saturday, September 16 at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard and Victory Grill: Freedom jazz – classic meets new wave on the historic East 11th Street District. 2 P.M. to midnight. Located at 1106 and 1104 E 11th St. Austin TX.

Founded and curated by internationally renowned musician Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (The Thing, Atomic, The Young Mothers) and presented by Austin’s revered independent record label Self Sabotage Records, Sonic Transmissions Festival has quickly become the musician’s music festival, providing a platform for artists to perform, collaborate, and unite through music and culture.

“The motivation for starting the festival was to create an event where artists from all kinds of music and cultures could come together to share, create and celebrate music,” said Sonic Transmissions Festival Founder and Curator Ingebrigt Håker Flaten. “Music does not always have to be locked into general categories or descriptions and Austin is the perfect city for an open minded, creative type festival like Sonic Transmissions.”

“I love the concept behind Sonic Transmissions Festival — and Self Sabotage Records is extremely proud to be involved,” said Richard Lynn, Owner of Self Sabotage Records. “Ingebrigt has put together, what I consider to be, the best music festival in Austin. Most music festivals often have a narrow focus on musical genre; this festival’s focus is almost indescribable… If you were to attend each session of this festival, it would be like taking a musical trip around the world.”

Sonic Transmissions Festival takes place September 14, 15, and 16. Additional artist and exciting lineup information to be announced. To purchase tickets to the three-day festival or one showcase go to sonictransmissions.com for pricing and details.

 

Follow on:

Twitter: @SonicTrans

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonictransmissions

Instagram: @sonictransmissions 

 

ABOUT SONIC TRANSMISSIONS FESTIVAL:

Founded and curated by Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and presented by Self Sabotage Records, Sonic Transmissions Festival is a three-day showcase presenting a far-reaching spectrum of genres, such as free jazz, post-punk, world music, experimental hip-hop, improvised music, and more. Sonic Transmissions Festival was born out of a passion to bring audiences and musicians from different communities together to collaborate, experience, and explore the possibilities of what a music festival can express to audiences today. This event is partially funded by the City of Austin Cultural Art Division.

 

CONTACT:

Kris Ferraro, KFPR, 818-480-0229

Kferraro.publicty@gmail.com

 

Lauren Lyman, Other Side Austin

laurenannlyman@gmail.com

“We Are Good Here” – Quin Galavis Song Premiere

Exclusive Premiere: Stream Quin Galavis’ New Song “We Are Good Here”

By: Staff –

(Originally posted here)

Quin Galavis.

Quin Galavis.

Austin, TX songwriter Quin Galavis returns this summer with the followup to 2016’s album-of-the-year topping epic My Life In Steel and Concrete, the more refined yet lyrically weighty, The Battery Line. To celebrate his new album, we have an exclusive premiere of album track “We Are Good Here”, which can be streamed below.

Quin Galavis has built a strong reputation for producing a variety of high quality music via acclaimed bands including Nazi Gold and The Dead Space, and through his previous solo work. Unpredictable and experimental from record to record and from live performance to live performance, Quin Galavis continues to challenge himself and his audience to reconsider and subvert what it means to be an artist and musician.

Galavis recorded The Battery Line with Aaron Blount (Knife in the Water) & John Michael Landon at Austin’s Estuary Recording Facility. The album’s powerful, expressive and hook-laden songs show that Galavis isn’t beholden to the dark avant rock of his previous album. Catchy riffs and quasi power pop moments give the album a lifting spirit.

His sophomore album, 2016’s immersive, ambitious double-LP, My Life in Steel and Concrete, appeared on multiple end-of-year top ten lists and was spotlighted in an Austin Chronicle feature story. The record’s soundscape is as varied and challenging as the themes it explores, and it features a host of Austin’s diverse musical elite: Thor Harris (Swans and Shearwater), Sabrina Ellis (Sweet Spirit/A Giant Dog), Graham Low (A Giant Dog), and Ian Rundell (Ghetto Ghouls), to name a few.

The Battery Line will be available on LP, CD and download on June 16th via Super Secret Records.

 

Quin Galavis – “Garden Wall” Exclusive Premiere

BRAND NEW QUIN GALAVIS SINGLE

 
(Originally posted here)
 

Tomorrow you’ll be able to get your hands on Quin Galavis‘ new album, The Battery Line. We’re here today with the last single you’re likely to hear before the release, and I think it perfectly illustrates why Quin’s one of Austin’s most valued songwriters. You’ll hear guitar work that leans towards the heavier side of things, pushing distorted riffs with a hint of danger. That being said, the song’s accents such as keyboard work and string accompaniment balance the song, never fully giving in to either rock or pop. Plus, there’s a calm in his voice that soars when it reaches the chorus. Look for The Battery Line at your local shops tomorrow, courtesy of Super Secret Records.