Sunday, September 21, 2014

This Friday !!Big Blood Live with Video Nasties and more, SEPT. 26, Oak & the Ax Closing


The Oak and the Ax is closing it's doors as we know it. It's been a great time hearing and playing a part of the strange Maine sounds, eating veggie sliders, hot cups of tea or sake.Thank you  guys for a great run.
Friday night we'll party down collaboration style to celebrate this one of a kind place,
 140 Maine Street Biddeford, Maine.


8:30pm Greg Jamie +Colby Nathan

9:30pm Asa Irons + Village of Spaces

10:30pm Micah Blue Smaldone + Tom Kovacevic



Friday, August 29, 2014

Big Blood @ NEST FEST Tonight!!! Kennebunk see details below




NEST FEST
August 29th!!  Below are driving directions with parking details. Remember to bring: camping stuff (if you intend to camp), eating stuff (if you intend to eat), drinking stuff (especially water, though I will pick up a few cases, as well), sunscreen (if your need it), bug spray (if you need it), if you have a grill (there should be enough, may not a bad idea to bring extras, probably fine though!) BUT extra charcoal is a smart idea.  Pets are welcome.  There isn't a lot of shade, so a cap or a parasol or something is advisable.  There are some ponds and spots to swim on the property as well, just so ya know!  Only major thing is to make sure not to walk on the cranberry bogs, thanks!  Oh yes, and there's no rain location for the show, if it just drizzles a lil we'll go for it, but if it's looking like heavy rains, we wont be able to have electricity pumpin' out there. Also, there will be portapotties.  
DIRECTIONS AND LINE UP INFO BELOW:

LINE UP
12:00 - Heart Murmur Sounds Good
12:40 - Family Planning 
1:20 - Greg Jamie (O'D'E'A'T'H)
2:00 - Ao Oad 
2:40 - Saralee
3:20 - LE TRASH CAN
3:40 - DomeWZRD & Renaissance Bitch
4:00 - Nathan Ventura
4:40 - Dark Rodeo
5:20 - ded library (Witch Wolf)
5:40 - Yairms/AHLLHA
6:20 - Greg Hartunian
7:00 - Tom Kovacevic
7:40 - NE Patriots
8:20 - Big Blood
9:00 - id m theft able
9:40 - Video Nasties
10:20 - Guerilla Toss 
11:00 - the false woodsman (Lazy Magnet)
11:40 - God's Dogs   
...
and maybe mwchins somewhere in there if he can make it.  
schedule subject to alteration for suuure, YOU guys can play as long as you want!!!!


Directions heading NORTH on I-95:

take exit 25 for Kennebunk.

get off exit ramp, drive to stop sign, take a right. 

then take first right after crossing over the bridge going over the turnpike, Alewive Rd./rt.35 

follow that road straight for 3.5 miles

turn left onto Boulder Dr. 

follow that dirt road straight, ignore the sign that says to turn right, parking for bands is straight ahead right by where the music will be taking place. 



Directions heading SOUTH on I-95:

take exit 25 for Kennebunk.

follow exit ramp road to stop sign

take a right onto Alewive Rd./rt.35 

follow that road straight for 3.4 miles

turn left onto Boulder Dr. 

follow that road straight, ignore the sign that says to turn right, parking for bands is straight ahead right by where the music will be taking place. 


-- 
Colby Nathan

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

!SHOW! BIG BLOOD + Alan Bishop + Sam Shalabi + Portland Empire AUG. 18, 2014


Big show here in our neck of the woods on August 18th at The Empire in Portland for Big Blood, Alvarius BSam Shalabi
Witness Alvarius B a.k.a Alan Bishop (of Sun City Girls & the exquisite label Sublime Frequencies!!), Sam Shalabi of Montreal




Alan Bishop (AKA Alvarius B.) is a founding member of Seattle's avant-garde and genre-defying Sun City Girls, whose career spans 27 years and over fifty releases. His work in Sun City Girls, with Richard Bishop and Charles Gocher, alone stands as a testament to his fearlessexploration of the outer reaches of improvisation and composition. From their free jazz/post rockpsychedelic trio roots, to sprawling radio broadcasts incorporating noise, Italian pop, and sound collage, to gorgeous outer-national Arabic and Asian inspired folk music, the group maintained their singular and uncompromising path from inception. Their musical restlessness continues to resonate in the wake of the passing of Charles Gocher and their subsequent disbanding. As founder of the Sublime Frequencies record label, Bishop has released over 90 records, introducing previously ignored musical genres from Syria, Burma, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietnam,Niger, Thailand, India, Morocco, Egypt, Western Sahara, Cambodia, Algeria, and Turkey.And as Alvarius B., Bishop has penned hundreds of his own original folk songs in a primitive “out” style that is unlike anything that anyone else is doing now. This body of work is informed by an obsessive love of psychedelic rock & folk music, Italian film soundtracks, and an extraordinary sense of humor. Over much of the past four years, Bishop has been living in Cairo, composing & recording new Alvarius B. material while simultaneously establishing his own Egyptian-based band, The Invisible Hands.  
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“I think it’s fair to say that in AB we have the most inspiring and wholesome, cussing, violent and truthful musical interpenetrator of the psychic Realities that has probably ever graced this fair and fucked land.” - Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle/Mimicry Records/ Secret Chiefs 3)“Sun City Girls were the Sun Ra of the 80s punk hardcore scene and the 90s indie scene, and remained the craziest, most interesting, and most inspired group into the millennium.”                 – Tom Lax (Siltbreeze Records)

Sam Shalabi is an Egyptian-Canadian composer and improviser living between Montreal, Quebec and Cairo, Egypt. Beginning in punk rock in the late 70s, his work has evolved into a fusion of experimental modern Arabic Music that incorporates traditional Arabic, chaabi, noise, classical, text, free improvisation and jazz. He has released 5 solo albums (including 'On Hashish' - a musical mediation on German writer Walter Benjamin, 'Osama', an audio collage on Arabophobia in the wake of 9/11, and his most recent 'Music for Arabs'), 5 albums with Shalabi Effect, a free improvisation quartet that bridges western psychedelic music and Arabic Maquam (scales) and 3 albums with Land Of Kush (an experimental 30 member orchestra, for which he composes). He has appeared on over 30 albums and toured Europe, North America and North Africa. Upcoming projects include the release of the 6th Shalabi Effect album, a duo album with Stefan Christoff, two albums on the Italian label Sagittarius with Lebanese, Turkish and Egyptian musicians and a tour in the eastern U.S with Alvarius B, where he'll be playing solo guitar and Ud (Arabic Lute).
Big Blood is from Maine and we like to make music

Sunday, May 18, 2014

!! NEW BIG BLOOD 2XLP "Unlikely Mothers" PRESALE on Blackest Rainbow!!!





This gorgeous double LP  picks up where Big Blood & the Wicked Hex left off.
Heavy, loud, repetitive and hypnotic songs influenced by Black Sabbath, Diamanda G, and
Dead Moon.


P. S. Big Blood - "Fight for your Dinner " cassetttes are up on Etsy.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

!!OUt NOW + UPDATE!



The FMA is up and running, you can listen or downlaod for free  all three new dttr releases there:

Big Blood - Fight for Your Dinner Vol. I Here 
Inspector 22 - Devil is Friend Here 
The Agrarians - Love Songs from 2011 Here 

We also Added 4 older releases to the FMA they are:

Asian Mae - Collsing
Dark Urrru - Starlings in The Corners of The Treetops
Id M Thfft Able - Head Down inna vitamin blush
Tarpigh - Asiatic Potters

all of these and more here: 

We are slowly uploading everything to bandcamp here: 
free downloads if you like (thank you to all the people who have been paying)


New Website Here: www.dontrustheruin.com

To Purchase: discogs Here
                     etsy 


We had the great privilege and honor of working with the GREAT composer Elliott Schwartz for the Ant Girls Project that can be streamed here:


For More about the Fabulous Ant Girls go Here:

Monday, April 7, 2014

OUT NOW !!! 3 New Releases... Big Blood + Inspector 22 + The Agrarians


Spring is here.
New releases too...
                              New website : DONTRUSTHERUIN.com
                                                                       Etsy Page 

 The Free music Archive is not working at the moment. 
To listen to the albums go here:
We will upload them once the FMA is working.



Big Blood – Fight for Your Dinner Vol. I – CD-R/Cassette (coming Soon) DTTR 041
    Recordings from 1986-2014, Songs from comps, old family recordings, 
alternate versions, new and unreleased songs all under one roof. 
Hand made and screen printed. (17 songs, 53 minutes)


Inspector 22 – Devil Is Friend –  CD-R/Cassette - DTTR 037
  Each release from Inspector 22 just keeps getting better and better. 
Devil Is Friend makes no exception. Piercing instrumentals weave with classic song after classic song. A powerhouse of home recorded gems. 
A forever raw 30 minutes from our favorite dttr resident. 
What else can you say about a man at the top of his game? 
Hand made and screen printed. 
(11 songs – 30 minutes)


The Agrarians  - “Love Songs From 2011” – CD-R – DTTR 038
 The Agrarians “Love songs from 2011” (or …formerly His Other Crunk Jam Band) picks up right were “Love songs from 2010” (dttr 032) left off… Home recorded and blown out, urgent and direct. This is the sound of a busy man. Top-notch songs and amazing guitar solos make this a must in “the Agrarians” cannon. Hand made and screen printed. 
(11 songs – 30 minutes)


 Ant Girls exhibition coming right up....go here for more info

Monday, March 3, 2014

Ice Drummer



The first seven Big Blood releases are up on our Etsy in limited numbers.
Go here.



--------Coming Soon--------- MARCH/APRIL

Big Blood - "Fight For Your Dinner" CD &  Cassette
Inspector 22 - "Devil is Friend" CD & Cassette
The Agrarians - "Love Songs from 2011" CD

---------Out This SUMMER/FALL-----------

Big Blood - Unlikely Mothers   Double LP   
on Blackest Rainbow Records(UK).


In other news...

Huge exhibition of work by the printmaking collaborators 
Ant Girls opening on April 11th in Lewiston Maine! 



                          










Thursday, May 9, 2013

OUT NOW!!!!!!!!! NEW BIG BLOOD Double LP "RADIO VALKYRIE 1905 -1917"

 Thanks to Ted Lee of the incredible label/store FEEDING TUBE in NOHO Massachusetts for bringing it to light.
I did a post about this idiosynchractic experience of a  store. Tons of art accompanying this double vinyl. It's a soundtrack for rainy days and dark nights. Below is a track from Radio Valkyrie and a review from our man Ted @ Feeding Tube. We've got 'em for sale on our Etsy page.
You can pick up this fine record in Maine @ Strange Maine and Moody Lords.


 
Big Blood "Radio Valkyrie 1905 - 1917" 2xLP/DL
Edition of 500
This is only the second proper full-length LP by this Portland Maine-based duo, although there are vast arrays of CDRS and split releases littering their wake. After spending time with both the cosmically-shifting Cerberus Shoals and the folkily psychedelic Fire on Fire, Caleb Mukerin and Colleen Kinsella decided to opt for something more personal and hermetic. Thus, we have Big Blood. The band's multi-phasic discography has thus far reminded people of everything from the Parson Sound to Opal to Portishead at different moments, yet none of these thumbnails comes close to capturing the elegant mystery of their essence. Sometime electric guitar lines weevil hauntingly in the aether while acoustics strum quietly up front. At other points, muted chimes of freedom push against vocals and cloppety rhythms that recall White Noise's “Making Love Without Sound”. Still others vibe early Comus or The Third Ear Band. In all, the scent of smoke hangs as heavy over this record as any we've heard. And friend, we've heard a few.

Feeding Tube Records is a fine recordings shoppe. We carry a wide selection of new and used LPs, CDs and tapes as well as many rare records from the Ecstatic Yod collection. Call for specific inquiries. We also release handsome limited edition vinyl documents of artists operating on the fringe of obscurity.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Listening to WFMU- Best station in the USA and friends leaving the USA on Tour in Europe!

   Did you know WFMU DJs are Outrageously good AT DJING?
Also they play Big Blood, but that's not why we love 'em...here's a few favorites...


Also...Micah Blue and Asa Irons will be on tour in Europe with their brand spanking new solo albums.
here's some info on Micah and their greuling Tour schedule! Have a great time guys!!
Say Hello to our Friends in Camerone, Maria, Charlie, Jorge & Gregor in La Faena II in Madrid!

Asa 
Micah Blue Smaldone
A new album titled “The Ring of the Rise” will release on April 16.
Click on the above link to hear a promo track, featuring Colleen Kinsella from Big Blood, and my brother Tristan on violin!
The LP is available for pre-order here:
http://immunerecordings.net/catalog/the-ring-of-the-rise/
I will bring a bundle of these to Europe soon, the tour is seven weeks with my man Asa Irons. Check out his new album here:
http://www.turnedword.com/bands.html
And here is our itinerary, to be updated often en route:

04.07 Loubières, FR @ Chemin du Col del Fach (houseshow)
04.08 Igualada, ES @ La Bastida
04.09 Barcelona, ES @ La Virgen
04.10 Valencia, ES @ La LLimera
04.11 Alicante, ES @ 8 ½
04.12 Madrid, ES @ La Faena II
04.13 Zaragoza, ES @ La Lata de Bombillas
04.14 San Felieu de Guíxols, ES @ Atzavara Club
04.19 Pedemonte, IT (VC) @ Osteria Pane Vino
04.20 Mantova, IT @ Fuzzy
04.21 Savignano, IT @ Circolo Malfattori
04.23 Tarcento, IT @ Osteria sul Ronc
04.24 Ljubljana, SI @ TBA
04.25 Rijeka, HR @ TBA
04.26 Zagreb, HR @ TBA
04.29 Podgorica, ME @ TBA
04.30 Pristina, KV @ TBA
05.02 Greece!
05.07 Denmark!
05.10 Sweden!
05.14 Finland!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Winter brings gifts - Radio Valkyrie due out this Spring!

Maine Olympics...High Jump

snow sculpting...then drive through town
                                                 big drifts...
                                                          body tobogganing...

                                             Relay Race!

So we are having the best time with our snow days. Plenty of time off from the regular routine to make space for fires, music, food and snow fun. Speaking of music,  Feeding Tube Records a label and an actual record store  in WMASS will be releasing Radio Valkyrie this Spring.
Everything is done. Now we just wait...go here for more details about Feeding Tube and our record. If you happen to be in Northampton, MA go to Feeding Tube Records (90 King Street in beautiful Northampton, Massachusetts. Open Wednesday to Sunday from Noon to 6pm.) 
It's heartbreaking how many incredible records they have. I blew all my money the last time I went through and I am a stingy record shopper. I am still kicking myself for passing up a rare Can record set and a Howling Hex Box set. 

Happy Winter Y'all!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Waited So Long...


HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY TO US, BIG BLOOD!

After 11+ years of working alongside each other, my friend & colleague in Print at MECA, Elizabeth Jabar and I set forth to create a space entirely crafted,  printed, & sewn by us and our community of Printmakers here in Portland.

Please join us Nov. 8th from 5-8pm for coffee, music and viewing of this collaboration of epic proportions! 

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F U T U R E + M O T H E R S 
Tent, Text + Totem
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Elizabeth Jabar +Colleen Kinsella
The World Over
2012 MECA Faculty Exhibition
November 7, 2010 – December 22, 2012O
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art (ICA at MECA) in Portland
Featured artists include Jeffrey Clancy (Metalsmithing & Jewelry), Elizabeth Jabar (Printmaking) and Colleen Kinsella (Printmaking), Adam Manley (Woodworking & Furniture Design), and Gail Spaien (Painting). All are current faculty members of the BFA program at Maine College of Art. The World Over is the sixth in MECA’ s series of juried thematic faculty exhibitions. This exhibition was juried by Amie Scally, Deputy Director/Curator of White Columns, New York.
Please join us and our families on Thursday Nov. 8th from 5-8pm for the Opening Reception. 
11.08.12 Opening Reception, 5-8pm. 
12.08.12 Performance, 7:00pm Alhan Middle Eastern Ensemble performs in the Tent.
Free and open to the public.
ICA, Maine College of Art
522 Congress St
Portland.ME
0 4106

http://www.flickr.com/photos/colleenkinsella/
http://meca.edu/meca.edu/ica


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Big blood "The Grove" Live



Thanks to Erik for shooting the video.
Thanks to Oak & the Ax for their beautiful venue!

Also a review on FoxyDigitalis of BR> GARM

BR Garm, “The 78th Morningtide” LP

October 10, 2012
By Matt McDowell
Terms like ‘freak-folk’ and ‘psych’ have been tossed around like so much confetti over the past few years, seemingly applied to anyone that has a delay pedal and oftentimes the results have very little to do (in my mind anyway) with the psychedelic experience. This album, however, is the polar opposite of that statement. You can apply generic descriptors to it and they would fit, but they just wouldn’t completely convey just how feral and imaginative it is. You can practically hear this guy’s brain melting onto the tape.
BR Garm is the work of Brendan Evans (Visitations, Strange Maine, Dark-Urrru, etc.), this being his first vinyl release with this project and, incidentally, the first vinyl release on Dontrusttheruin, home label of the Big Blood family. With lines like “My mind is gone/And I don’t want it back” and “Sittin’ on the back porch drinkin’ wine/Sittin’ on the back porch waitin’ for the end of time,” the whole thing has a dystopian punk edge to it that I find quite refreshing in these days of synth bliss-outs. The desperate urgency in his delivery is like the aural equivalent of being 16 and taking acid at the carnival in your shitty backwater hometown, sneaking off to smoke cigarettes behind the Laundromat and make out with your first love, not sure if you’re insane or if it’s just the buzz. The hellish lock groove at the end of side one only serves to drive the paranoia home.
At the core, Garm is just a man and an acoustic guitar, but along the way he’s accompanied by blazing squalls of fuzz, demented background vocals and pretty much whatever else he had lying around from the sounds of it.  This is a ‘bedroom-pop’ classic that could’ve come straight outta 1994, but also calls to mind earlier home-recording pioneers like The Great Unwashed and even a hint of R. Stevie Moore. Packaged in a full color jacket with killer artwork by Hilary Irons, it even comes with a songbook with lyrics and chords if you want to play along! It’s been out for several months, but they only made 500 of these puppies. Get it from Time-Lag.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

!!New!! Tapes & CD-R's from Dontrustheruin




Id M theft Able – Head Down inna Vitamin Blush CD-R/Cassette - dttr 034
Amazing new album from Id M Theft Able. One of our greatest (Maine/US/Earth) performer/composers

A highly evolved album, super thoughtful and well crafted. Each piece is a journey unto itself and always serves as a microcosm to the whole. In every sense Id M theft able’s output could only be made by him, and in our opinion has no rivals. 
In a league all it’s own. Out on both tape & CDR!

Hand made and screen printed (11 songs, 51 minutes)







Sam Gas Can – Supreme Power CD-R/Cassette - dttr 035

One of our favorite dttr releases.
Personal, funny, spirited and loose Sam does it yet again. 
Proving that music is alive and well. At times there is almost a feel of listening to an old radio program, while retaining all the personal touch of a masterful bedroom recording. We are pretty addicted to this one and can’t stop listening. Double release- tape & CDR!

Hand made and screen printed (12 songs – 31 minutes)



 
Mudang Rouge - Fantasy Horizon – CD-R – dttr 036
From New York to the moon and back.
 Mudang Rouge is a force to be reckoned with. 
Chuck Bettis, Jerry Lim, Evan Rapport, and Josh Blair create bone-chilling pieces,with a complete and total disregard for boundaries.Each player brings his own style and voice to create a quilt of sound. 
For those looking for a reference…
Coltrane/The Boredoms/Fahey/Ikue Mori/Can/Sun Ra/Haack
Improvisation of the highest order.

Hand made and screen printed (12 songs - 52 minutes)

AAAAAAAAAAAAnd a fresh bit of old news…
 we just put up a bunch of releases on cassette including:
Big Blood Old Time Primitives & Dark Country Magic
As well as new stuff by Garm  & Therapy Tapes!

Also be sure to check the 4 tapes for $20.00 here.