Wednesday, July 9, 2014

FBR001 12"/Digital... FBR002 In A Couple Weeks!! GALLERY/UPDATED PURCHASE LINKS

















Mastered By Matthewdavid Of Leaving Records Except B2 By MJC

All Updated Order Links:
Download, Your Choice Of Format: http://filthybroke.bandcamp.com/
USA Special Edition 12" Bundle: http://filthybroke.bandcamp.com/

USA 12": http://www.crosstalkintl.com/node/44102

USA 12": http://ughh.com/various-artists-earwax-vol-1/FBR001EP/

USA 12": http://www.accesshiphop.com/store/?itemid=24749

UK/EU (NEW!!!): http://www.normanrecords.com/records/147589-various-earwax-volume-one-

UK 12": http://www.redeyerecords.co.uk/vinyl/52083-fbr001-earwax-volume-one-v-a-

UK/EU 12": http://www.juno.co.uk/products/michael-j-collins-morbidly-earwax-volume-one/527520-01/

DE 12": http://www.deejay.de/m_All/Earwax-Volume_One__145839

DE 12": http://www.hhv.de/shop/en/item/v-a-earwax-volume-one-368982

JP 12": http://www.jetsetrecords.net/V.A.-EARWAX-VOLUME-ONE/p/423004854162

JP 12": http://www.hmv.co.jp/artist_Various_000000000000075/item_Earwax-Vol-1_5768378

EU/NTHLND 12": http://www.rushhour.nl/store_detailed.php?item=77450

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CRISIS: Have older, unintentional-looking "Hipster" types been clumped in W/ the Bona Fide "Hipsters," thus creating a double-dip vacuum of "Hip" & "Ster" that then eats itself and results in "Hipsters" no longer existing?

This is some serious shit so please dig in w/ the tenacity and dedication of all 'Muricans.  Here is Exhibit A:
This photo has been around a bit... sorta "Hipster"-Defining in fact.  A freak flag flying fairly unfreakishly due to dude's blending in w/ every other person at Blowachella.  Or, really kinda, any Swans show.  Or underground Hip Hop show.  Or some of my favorite band's shows.  Or Newport Jazz Fest.  Or a Tool show.  Or my show.  Or a Fabric London set.  Or a house party in any college town.  Or a "Boutique Art Opening & Noise Event W/ Your Mom Opening."  Redundancy is the point.  Aesthetically it is on-par w/ the ever-evolving yet never evolving dissection of a "Hipster Culture" that no longer exists at this point Eye Em Oh.  Yeah I fucking typed that shit.
I will sacrifice myself as the example in this ever-so-progressive/important debate.  10 Years Ago I: Had a beard, wore a Swans shirt, smoked, had tattoos, liked sunglasses, etc.  Shit, at 17 shit was the same except it was a Phish shirt, which would ironically go down like "Hipster" Gangbusters at a Swans show in 2014.  On the real, I would truly love the dude in a Phish shirt at a Swans show...  I digress.  Fast-Forward to the RIGHT NOW: I have a beard, a Swans shirt, smoke, just got another tattoo, love Wal-Mart Women's sunglasses, etc.  But Here's The Rub: I don't got no TV (Ironically "Hipster"), have no idea what's cool B/C I am not, like the convenience of beards for unhygienic reasons, don't like to do difficult shit like quitting smoking, enjoy tattoos B/C they look cool, and wear shades B/C I live in fucking AZ.  Exhibit B:
That is me.  Sorry.  Anyway, I guess my point is that being "Hip" makes one a "Hipster" yet being "Unhip" is the new "Hip" so we have negated "Hipsterism."  Let's start making fun of babies instead.  It's awesomeballs.

Monday, May 26, 2014

FBR001: Zackey Force Funk, Odd Nosdam, Ceschi, Benito, M.O.B., MJC LMTD 12"... Get It





Mastered By Matthewdavid Of Leaving Records Except B2 By MJC

All Updated Order Links:
Download, Your Choice Of Format: http://filthybroke.bandcamp.com/
USA Special Edition 12" Bundle: http://filthybroke.bandcamp.com/

USA 12": http://www.crosstalkintl.com/node/44102

USA 12": http://ughh.com/various-artists-earwax-vol-1/FBR001EP/

USA 12": http://www.accesshiphop.com/store/?itemid=24749

UK 12": http://www.redeyerecords.co.uk/vinyl/52083-fbr001-earwax-volume-one-v-a-

UK/EU 12": http://www.juno.co.uk/products/michael-j-collins-morbidly-earwax-volume-one/527520-01/

DE 12": http://www.deejay.de/m_All/Earwax-Volume_One__145839

DE 12": http://www.hhv.de/shop/en/item/v-a-earwax-volume-one-368982

JP 12": http://www.jetsetrecords.net/V.A.-EARWAX-VOLUME-ONE/p/423004854162

JP 12": http://www.hmv.co.jp/artist_Various_000000000000075/item_Earwax-Vol-1_5768378

EU/NTHLND 12": http://www.rushhour.nl/store_detailed.php?item=77450



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Sunday, May 18, 2014

All Things FBR001... The Saga Of The 12" AKA Available US/UK/EU/JP And more shops SOON!

So, The Record Is Available.  See it all below...
Mastered By Matthewdavid Except B2 By MJC
LMTD TO 300 Worldwide, No Repress
Vinyl-Only Odd Nosdam Reprise


USA ONLY Special Edition Of 30 (Already about 1/3rd have sold):
GO TO BANDCAMP NOW!!

DIGITAL, All Formats:
DOWNLOAD FROM BANDCAMP

USA 12":
http://www.crosstalkintl.com/node/44102

USA 12":
UGHH.COM (Sold Out)

USA 12":
http://www.accesshiphop.com/store/?itemid=24749 (Says "Out Of Stock", should restock)

UK 12" Preorder:
http://www.redeyerecords.co.uk/vinyl/52083-fbr001-earwax-volume-one-v-a-

Juno Preorder:
http://www.juno.co.uk/products/michael-j-collins-morbidly-earwax-volume-one/527520-01/

EU 12":
http://www.deejay.de/Earwax-Volume_One__145839 (Says "Sold Out" AGAIN!!  2nd time.  They order direct for you though, hit them up!)

JP 12":
http://www.hmv.co.jp/artist_Various_000000000000075/item_Earwax-Vol-1_5768378

http://www.jetsetrecords.net/V.A.-EARWAX-VOLUME-ONE/p/423004854162 (Great, great shop)

More shops soon, thnx to those that support vinyl.  Be good to each other.  MJC/FBR


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

FBR LP Review #2 // SWANS- "To Be Kind"


  Again, this is a flagrantly biased diatribe...  Don't even read this shit.  I'm doing this for me. A "Full-Circle Fanboy Extravaganza" of sorts.  Basically, I am a cliche: I was the loser that got beat up on the bus.  Every Day.  4'th Grade sorta set the bar as far as my expectations of the world and the organisms that inhabit it were concerned.  Thus, the solace of my bedroom and a fanzine at the age of 9 or 10 were my Shangri-La.  Like, I felt safe and "OK" to not lie about liking Vanilla Ice or whoeverthefuck I was supposed to "Be into" in order to get my ass kicked less.  I moved from Boston to the Northampton, MA area that year.  Kids are cruel as fuck, and being the geeky "New kid" was analogous to my being an archer's target of emotion for the cool kids.  On the real though, despite dealing with hating myself, this long period of loneliness (Isolation, really) is what fostered my relationships with the things that made me feel alright being "Me."
  Like Swans.  Joy Division and Cranes were in the same "Pocket" at the time for my daily listening pleasure.  But SWANS.  Those fucking TEETH I saw, B&W mostly, in the random 'zines my mom drove me around to grab on the reg.  Y'all know what I'm talking about if you know anything about this essential group.  Unheard, they were my favorite band.  I was obviously into "Harder, faster" music at the time as well...  Hardcore, Skinny Puppy, Dead Kennedys, ad infinitum.  'Cuz I was a cliche angry fucker with no friends and those bands sounded like I felt.  Sort of.  Almost.  I feel it important to mention that during this period of my pre-adolescence I was snagging grips of books about drugs, Satanic Worship, "Visionquests," the scientific study of LSD, religion, mental illness, Beat Culture (I just said "Beat Culture," FML), African tribes, experimental composers, and drugs.  So then I finally heard those teeth. I finally got my first Swans record.  It was exactly what I expected it to be, yet beyond my expectations.    They PLODDED rather then shredded.  The noises, what the fuck?  Why Is He So Fucking Angry?  There was a restraint, both in tempo and delivery, that made these songs worthy of infinite listens right up until this fucking day.  Cacophonous?  Yes.  For the sake of being cacophonous? Absolutely not.  Again, the word "Restraint" comes to mind.  So much power, often in so little sound.  However the walls of sound were what really got me at the time.  Not abrasive, more "Droned-Out."  "Zoned-Out."  It ticked all the boxes.  That NYC scuzz, drugginess, and noise somehow consolidated into a perfectly advanced band that was/is as psychedelic and poetic as it was/is "Just angry."
  This shit is still raw.  And menacing.  All Swans is to a degree, yet they continue to evolve and actually age well.  Understatement, INCREDIBLY well.  They, in fact, have become more interesting to me personally.  Compositionally, the newer music is even better as far as regular listening is concerned. Do Not Get Me Wrong; I get down hard to old Swans all the time B/C it is exactly what I need.  Yet these last two LPs have an amazing production element.  Music to get lost in.  The energy certainly remains, but the hypnotism and perfectly-executed repetition are on steroids.  As are the raga-like compositions that bloom and never bore, and a seemingly newfound "Grooviness."  "A Little God In My Hands" and "She Loves Us" speak to this...  I liken these tunes, and much of the record, to a really good and fucked-up Jam Band that hates Jam Bands yet digs Suicide/Syd/This Heat.  Maybe some Clock DVA?  I'm getting to the point of writing shit I hate seeing others write.  Thus, my final comparison will be to another Gira project: Gira and Matz.  That was a landmark record for me personally, so folky and so so so fucking odd and uneasy.  Listening to it still makes me feel blissfully seasick.  I get that again with "To Be Kind."  "Kurstin Supine"...  The chilling tune and it's droning/drowning effects accompanied by Gira's disturbing (Yet completely relatable) mantra brought me back to that moment of hearing the man himself and Windsor For The Derby's Dan Matz collaborating on some next-level shit.  Again, I warn you:  I am staring at a signed/illustrated M. Gira Angels Of Light shirt on display in my living room and bought his paperback for $40.  Bias aside, this is an absolutely amazing LP and it has been the most jarring, engulfing experience of filth I have had the pleasure of encountering since Scott Walker's "The Drift."  And there's horns.  Take that how you would like.  10/10

Thursday, May 8, 2014

!!!!!!!!! FBR001 12" News!!!!!!!!!



Shit's selling.  Selling OUT and restocked already in some shops!  UGHH is sold out, but I am including links for US orders (Shipping NOW) and UK/EU orders (Lock in a Pre-Order)...  Hopefully UGHH gets more soon ;-)  Great shop.  OK:

US: http://www.crosstalkintl.com/node/44102 (Ignore the Pre-Order tag, shipping now)
UK: http://www.redeyerecords.co.uk/vinyl/52083-fbr001-earwax-volume-one-v-a-
EU: http://www.deejay.de/m_Hip-Hop/Earwax-Volume_One__145839
UK/EU Soon: http://www.juno.co.uk/labels/Filthy+Broke+US/