Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
In an attempt to make the move a bit easier on us and my car's suspension, I'm doing a big sale on most of the PMM releases now through July 25, after which I will be taking down the store for a few weeks. Additionally, I've put up a 20% off coupon for all orders. Just type in JULY20 during checkout. Big orders will get free stuff. Bigger orders will get copies of just about everything extra I've got lying around (that will fit into the mailer). Take advantage of the sale here.
The next few months will see lots of touring as well as a few little releases: a repress of Kowloon Walled City's "Gambling on the Richter Scale" LP (co-released with Feast of Tentacles from England) as well as a limited run CD version of that one, and, limited run cassette versions of Thou's "Tyrant" and "Peasant" in some sort of hand-printed packaging. Kowloon Walled City will be touring the east coast for two weeks in September and October with Batillus from NYC. Dates and details for that are materializing here. The Catalyst will be doing a US tour in October. Ancient Sky will be doing a European tour in October. Thou will be doing a lot of little weekends and shows this fall, including a few with KWC/Batillus. Busy times.
More news on all of these things after the move. And maybe some pictures from the road too. Until then, consider picking up some of the releases at some heavily discounted prices. Thanks for the support.
-Paul / PMM
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I've still got copies of the 12" and cassette available for mailorder through the PMM store, though those able to see the bands on their current US tour can pick up copies direct from the bands. If in Europe, please order from Feast of Tentacles.
Here are some photos of the vinyl and packaging:
Friday, June 18, 2010
I want to thank everyone that pre-ordered the THOU / MOLOCH "Tears That Soak A Callous Heart" Split 12" and cassette. The cassettes are finished and cassette-only orders shipped out this week. It came out great, with letterpress-printed covers, an insert, and a nice silkscreened patch. I've got less than 10 copies left for mailorder, so if you won't be seeing these guys on tour, you can order it here.
The vinyl is scheduled to arrive here on Monday, June 21, and I hope to start shipping out pre-orders on Tuesday. The response for this has awesome so far, and I've only got 10 copies left of the pre-order special with a free screen-printed poster, which can be ordered here.
Thanks again to everyone for their patience and support of this awesome release. It will be well worth the wait!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
THOU/MOLOCH "Tears That Soak A Callous Heart"
Now available for preorder, the long-awaited pairing of Baton Rouge, Louisiana's THOU with Nottingham, UK's MOLOCH, will be out on 12" and cassette in late June on The Perpetual Motion Machine (US) and Feast of Tentacles (UK). On this monstrous split release, Thou offer up two epic new songs of crushing sludge/doom with hints of melody while Moloch drop three down-trodden new songs of heavy, hateful sludge.
The 12" will be packaged in reverse printed, black and white jackets and heavyweight printed inner jackets, with all copies on clear vinyl, limited to 1000. The cassettes are pro-pressed with black ink on white shells and come packaged with letterpress-printed j-cards, a lyric sheet and a silkscreened patch, limited to 300.
For the pre-order, we have also created a limited run of 12"x19" silkscreened posters that will be included with the first 100 orders from each label (limit one poster per person) and will be available in limited quantities from the bands on tour. Thanks to Adam @ Gilead Media for the printing help!
I hope to have my copies assembled and ready to ship around June 18. It will be in stores and distros shortly after. The bands will have tapes shortly and should have vinyl starting around the second week of their June/July US tour (see dates below).
For those in Europe/UK, please order from Feast of Tentacles.
June/July US tour dates
Full details at http://www.noladiy.org/thou
06.10 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
06.11 - Albuquerque, New Mexico
06.12 - Tempe, Arizona (matinee)
06.12 - San Diego, California
06.13 - Tijuana, Mexico
06.14 - Los Angeles, California (matinee)
06.14 - Los Angeles, California
06.15 - Los Angeles, California (matinee)
06.15 - Los Angeles, California
06.16 - Santa Barbara, California
06.17 - San Luis Obispo, California (matinee)
06.17 - Santa Cruz, California
06.18 - Los Altos Hills, California (matinee)
06.18 - San Francisco, California
06.19 - Oakland, California
06.20 - Berkeley, California (matinee)
06.21 - Santa Rosa, California
06.22 - Eureka, California
06.23 - Salem, Oregon
06.24 - Portland, Oregon
06.24 - Portland, Oregon (matinee)
06.25 - Olympia, Washington
06.26 - Seattle, Washington
06.27 - Missoula, Montana
06.28 - Fargo, North Dakota
06.29 - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
06.30 - Omaha, Nebraska
07.01 - Columbia, Missouri
07.02 - New Orleans, Louisiana
07.03 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Barely escaping the devestating clutches of world-end volcanic debris, The Catalyst head over the pond this week for a European tour from April 29 - May 30. US dates are in the works for this summer and will be announced on their return. Their first full length, Swallow Your Teeth, was released on PMM and Sons of Vesta Records last year.
04/29 forlì, IT - circolo arci valverde
04/30 fano, IT - boomker
05/01 arezzo , IT - habitat skatepark
05/02 lodi, IT - dumb skatepark
05/03 montpellier, FR - baloard
05/04 toulouse, FR - les pavillons sauvages
05/05 st feliu de codines, SP - la fonteta
05/06 SPAIN HELP
05/07 gijon, SP - club bola 8
05/08 corunha, SP - c.s.o. casa das atochas
05/09 torrelavega, SP - la tortuga pub
05/10 madrid, SP - wurlitzer ballroom
05/11 montaigu, FR - la floride
05/12 caen , FR - bar laplace
05/13 la louviere , BE - taverne du theatre
05/14 utrecht, NE - acu
05/15 groningen, NE - vera-downstage
05/16 strasbourg, FR - molodoi
05/17 GERMANY HELP
05/18 leipzig, GE - atari
05/19 wuerzburg, GE - cairo j.k.h.
05/20 giessen , GE - ak44
05/21 berlin, GE - schokoladen
05/22 wroclaw , PO - crk
05/23 prague , CZ - klubovna povalec
05/24 slavonice, CZ - baràk
05/25 wien, AU - arena
05/26 graz, AU - sub
05/27 bologna, IT - atlantide
05/28 pisa, IT - la centrale
05/29 perugia, IT - c.s.a. mattatoio
05/30 roma, IT - sinister noise
Order Swallow Your Teeth from the PMM Online Store
Friday, April 23, 2010
I am proud to announce that Perpetual Motion Machine is collaborating with Baton Rouge, Louisiana's THOU on four upcoming releases, currently in the works for early summer release. PMM will be releasing their split with MOLOCH, from Nottingham, England, on 12" vinyl and cassette formats (both co-released with Feast of Tentacles Records), as well as deluxe packaged cassette versions of their albums "Tyrant" and "Peasant".
All of these are in various stages of production and should be available in early June. Thou and Moloch will be doing a US tour in June and July in support of these releases and several others.
Additional details and preorder information to be announced in the coming weeks.
(Photo: Thou at Scion Fest, March 2010, taken by Christopher Mumma)
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
And a little while back, Outburn Magazine featured some nice reviews of KWC and Litany for the Whale:
Teeth of the Divine also had some nice things to say about LftW in a recent review:
"Here’s a cool little 7 track EP from a new California act who mange to meld dark, pummeling hardcore, crust and post rock into a solid release that bodes well for the future, even in relatively crowded scene. Definitely recommended for fans on Converge due to some blistering chaos, underlined with some subtle and metallic harmonies, Litany For the Whale will also appeal to fans of Gaza, Cursed, Harlots and such with their addition of crumbling atmospherics and instrumental sections amid the gritty metallic spurts." - Teeth of the Divine
Also worth checking out... Scott Evans from KWC did a massive interview with Kurt Ballou on God City Studio for the new issue of Tape Op.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The weirdos in Kowloon Walled City just completed work on a second album for their sci-fi inspired, riff-ladden alter ego SNAILFACE and have put it up for free download here. A limited double cassette featuring this and their first album will be out on PMM later this spring.
1. Yowie Wants a Piece
2. The Almasty (Kelermes Mirror)
3. The Mandate of Himalayan Blood I
4. Wild Woman of the Navidad: The Thing That Comes
5. Momo, the Missouri Monster
6. The Mandate of Himalayan Blood II
7. The Boy Named Jerry (Jerry Boy)
8. Fishy Man-Goat Terrifies Couples Parked at Lake Worth / Mogollon
9. The Mandate of Himalayan Blood III
10. Triangle Visage of the Hibagon / Skunk Ape
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I just finished packing a pile of mailorders and thought I’d give an update on the label and it's seventh year in 2009. It was a crazy ass year for me and the one-man Perpetual Motion Machine. Definitely the busiest, most insane year of the label yet, with a pile of new releases from the likes of old and new friends
Kowloon Walled City’s debut full length, Gambling on the Richter Scale, came out in late September on 12” vinyl with cd included and was also made available for free digital download. The response for this has been really astounding and the first pressing is running low, so pick it up if you haven’t yet. So far it’s received a great response from the press as well, with solid reviews from Decibel, Metal Hammer, Rocksound, Lambgoat, Aquarius Records, and many others. The band is playing a few
The Catalyst’s first full length, Swallow Your Teeth came out on LP and CD in August, and I’m down to my last couple copies of the limited color versions of the LP. They did a short tour with LftW this fall, including what I hear was a pretty bad ass show at The Fest, and have been playing a lot of pretty rad shows around Richmond these past few months. They are gearing up for their second trip to
Litany for the Whale recently returned home from their first
Ancient Sky are playing a slew of shows in January and February after a bit of a hiatus, though guitarist/singer Brian Markham recently returned from a European tour with his quieter two-piece project Timber Rattle. If you haven’t done so yet, check out their debut LP, available for order here.
I don't have any solid release plans for 2010 yet, but will have an update on that in the near future. In the meantime, I'm taking a breather from this crazy past year of releases. Keep your eye on the online store for several new distro items and imports in the coming weeks. Thanks for reading and thanks for the support.
-Paul / The Perpetual Motion Machine
(Photo: Litany for the Whale, 11.10.09 Mass Art,