Monday, August 8, 2011
Here's a small update from the Perpetual Motion Motion HQ. Not much to report, but here are a few important bits.
END OF SUMMER SALE -- 15% Off Now through Sept 1.
To clear out some old stock, I'm offering a 15% off discount for all orders. To take advantage of this, you must order between now and September 1. To get the discount, enter the coupon code SUMMER15 when you check out. Email if you have any questions. Thanks so much for the support!
PMM Online Store
TOTAL FEST X -- August 18-20, 2011 in Missoula, Montana
I've been busy the past few months helping to put together Total Fest, an annual DIY music fest here in Missoula, Montana started by my pals Josh and Niki at Wantage USA Records. This the tenth year anniversary and it goes down the weekend of August 18-20. This year, the 3-day weekend of music will feature 45 great bands from all over the US (and a few international ones, too) with something for everyone, including Big Business, Hammerhead, Helms Alee, The Men, Milk Music, Gun Outfit, Kowloon Walled City, Gull (Nate from Snack Truck / Ultra Dolphins) and more. Since the shows are at night, there are plenty of opportunities in the day time for hiking, biking, tubing, barbecues and a record swap on Saturday. Advance weekend tickets are now on sale for $45 (or $50 at the door). Consider making the trek and come see our rad town and some excellent music. It will be lots of fun!
Tickets, schedule and details at http://totalfest.org.
KOWLOON WALLED CITY -- Upcoming Shows & Updates
Speaking of Total Fest, this will be Kowloon Walled City's last show with their guitarist, Jason Pace. Come wish him farewell. See the full story here. After Total Fest, they will be playing some shows with their new guitarist, Jon, from Tigon.
9/4 Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Mile High w/ Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Walken
9/17 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Rorschach, Early Graves
In the next few weeks, I'll next be issuing a limited edition split cassette from KWC and BATILLUS, from their live set at WFMU during their east coast tour last October. This is going into production shortly and should be out in late August / early September. More details to follow soon.
THE CATALYST -- August Tour
The Catalyst are currently on the road in support of their not-so-new Swallow Your Teeth LP/CD and upcoming split 7" with Aussitot Mort. Go see them. Stream/download their releases for free here.
Shows with GNARWHAL:
August 8th: Pittsburgh PA @ Kopec's w/ Ed Hochuli
August 9th: Cleveland OH @ The Happy Dog w/ All Dinosaurs
August 10th: Chicago IL @ Live Wire Lounge w/ Cloud Mouth
August 11th: Belleville IL @ Illegal Tone Recordings
August 12th: Nashville TN @ Little Hamilton Collective w/ Britches
August 13th: Memphis TN @ The Frame
Just THE CATALYST:
August 14th: New Orleans LA @ Euclid Records w/ Small Bones, Baby Boy (Matinee)
August 15th: Tallahassee FL @ The Farside w/ Nailbiter, Atrocitus, Brainstorm
Shows with CAPSULE (FL):
August 16th: Gainesville FL @ The Atlantic w/ Chronic Youth
August 17th: Savannah GA / possible day off
August 18th: Columbia SC @ Conundrum Music Hall w/ Tunguska
August 19th: Richmond VA @ Best Friends Day 10 at The Canal Club w/ Dead To Me, Strike Anywhere, Pg. 99, Converge
That's it for now. Support these bands by seeing them live and buying their music. Get outside and enjoy the weather. Have a great rest of your summer.
- Paul / PMM
Sunday, June 5, 2011
In case you missed out on this excellent split cassette last summer, we have done a small repress for the THOU / MOLOCH European Tour. These are professionally duplicated with black ink on red shell cassettes. Comes packaged with a letterpress-printed j-card (red ink on brown paper) and lyric insert. Limited to 200 with only 75 available for the US. Available in UK/Europe from Feast of Tentacles or on their tour.
On this pairing of Baton Rouge, Louisiana's THOU with Nottingham, UK's MOLOCH, Thou offer up two epic songs of crushing sludge/doom with hints of melody while Moloch drop three down-trodden new tunes of heavy and hateful sludge. I also have a few more copies of the split 12" available for mailorder.
Order online at:
Thou / Moloch European Tour
10.06 - Brighton, England at Cowley Club
11.06 - Groningen, Netherlands at Vera
12.06 - Eindhoven, Netherlands at Area 51
13.06 - Leiden, Netherlands at 071
14.06 - Bielefeld, Germany at AJZ
15.06 - Hamburg, Germany at Flora
16.06 - Copenhagen, Denmark at Stengade
17.06 - Berlin, Germany at Cassiopeia
18.06 - Leipzig, Germany at Zoro
19.06 - Praha, Czech Republic at 007 Club
20.06 - Wien, Austria at Arena
21.06 - Koper, Slovenia at Pandamonium
22.06 - Milano, Italy at Dauntaun / Leocavallo
23.06 - Bologna, Italy at XM24
24.06 - Stuttgart, Germany at JH West
25.06 - Versmold, Germany at Cry Me a River Fest
26.06 - Mülheim, Germany at AZ Mülheim
27.06 - Utrecht, Netherlands at dB's CAB-Rondom 100
28.06 - Kortrijk, Belgium at Cinepalace
29.06 - Portiers, France at Le Confort Moderne
30.06 - Paris, France at La Miroiterie
01.07 - London, England
02.07 - Nottingham, England at Stuck on a Name Studios
Full tour details at:
Sunday, May 1, 2011
For those who may have missed out on copies of the THOU / MOLOCH Tears That Soak A Callous Heart Split 12" (clear vinyl), the first pressing of KOWLOON WALLED CITY's Gambling on the Richter Scale LP (clear vinyl w/ CD), or color copies of the ANCIENT SKY and THE CATALYST Swallow Your Teeth LPs, I just got a box of the remaining copies of these color versions shipped out from storage back in Virginia. Only a few copies of each are available and I've added what I have to the online store for ordering.
Also, somewhat related - I'm doing a small repress of the Thou / Moloch split cassette, which should be out in time for their June European tour. More details TBA.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The GET RAD Choose Your Own Adventure 7" (PMM033) is finally finished and will start shipping this week. They came out great! The colored vinyl copies have an extra layer of ink applied to the cover as well as colored paper for the booklets which match the vinyl color (blue, green, pink, purple). Plain brown chipboard covers come with the black/grey vinyl. Not shown in the pic, but these come with an awesome 8-page CYOA-style illustrated story/lyric booklet stapled inside the cover. Only $4 plus shipping.
At the the time of pre-orders I didn't offer the ability to pick a color, so those who pre-ordered will receive the most limited color available. Blue and green copies are sold out though there's still plenty of pink and purple left.
Distros/stores should be able to get them soon from Ebullition. Or get in touch for possible trades.
Order your copy now!
Stream the full EP here!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
We're now taking pre-orders for the upcoming 7" EP from Milwaukee, Wisconsin's GET RAD, entitled Choose Your Own Adventure. This new 7" follows up last year's I Can Always Live LP (Gilead Media/Hyperrealist) with five amazingly catchy new tracks of fast, energetic and abrasive hardcore from members of Herds, High on Crime, Seven Days of Samsara, Since By Man, etc. This is being released in collaboration with Get Rad and Halo of Flies Records.
The 7" is limited to 500 copies, with 376 on a black/dark grey vinyl and 124 on various colors of vinyl. It will come packaged in a silkscreened chipboard cover (preview mockup above) and an 8 page Choose Your Own Adventure-styled booklet with illustrations by Matt Gauck.
The vinyl is already pressed so we're just waiting on the packaging which should be finished shortly. Pre-orders get first dibs on the limited colored vinyl. We're hoping to start shipping these in early March.
Pre-order now at:
Preview a song from the record and other Get Rad songs at:
Saturday, February 19, 2011
While we're revisiting timewarp-ville, I thought I'd also mention that I recently touched base with my old homies in Circle Takes The Square. They have started work on a new album (which they're blogging about here), the follow-up to 2003's As the Roots Undo. I'm looking forward to hearing this new one, whenever it comes out. I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
(Photo credit: Sarah Tharpe)
As I'm sure you've heard, the awesome Pg.99 (whom were part of my very first release, the split 7" with Circle Takes The Square back in 2002) will be reuniting for a performance at this year's Best Friends Day in my old home of Richmond, Virginia. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it as I'll be festing it up and wearing my tattered, hole-ridden pg.99 shirt in their honor at totally awesome Wantage USA Total Fest X which I'm helping to organize out here. We may not have pg.99 but at least we've got clean water! Zing. Take that, friends! I am however looking forward to seeing those guys here in April when Pygmy Lush plays Missoula.
More news on their reunion here. And here's a great video of their last last show (which I also missed, sadly, while on tour with my old band in summer 2003):
pg99 - Final Show - The Whole Thing