Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
We are slowly but surely getting our DTTr stock ready to post along with our very first Vinyl release B.R. Garm!!!
The records & jackets arrived last week. They look and sound amazing.
here's a teaser of a track from B.R. Garm's 78th MorningTide No. 25 in our catalogue:
CDR's & tapes coming out from Dead Gum from Athens, GR, Chuck Bettis from NYC, The Agrarians from Baltimore and 1 or 2 new Big Blood releases. Whew! that's alot, I'm tired already!!
++++Plus restocking of old favorites on our DTTR page- including books and 7"'s from Inspector 22.
Eternal otter Records and Space are realeasing Treble Treble Vol.3. It's a compilation of Maine bands including a track from us and two of our favorite Maine bands Village of Spaces and Kent.
Also it's pressed on BLUE vinyl w/ artwork by C. Kinsella.
Big Thanks to all of our friends families and psychic friends during this wacky holiday season. Occupy your minds!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
In the front room of Maine College of ART's ICA Gallery there is a two week installation complete w/ couches, posters and a turntable for you to use and peruse the array of great records from Time lag Records founded and run by artist Nemo Bidstrip from Portland, Maine.
Time-Lag Records Listening Room
October 12 – 26, 2011
Opening reception for Time-Lag Records will take place on Thursday, October 13th from 6 - 8pm.
Live Music from 8-9:30pm with Prisma, Phantom Buffalo, & Big Blood
Time-Lag Records is an independent label that started in 2000, with a focus on vinyl releases that combine the highest possible quality production with an emphasis on the aesthetic of the object itself, and a deep love of interesting, unusual, and undiscovered music, both new and old. Come explore their full archive of vinyl artifacts and cds, as well as a 10+ year collection of poster art from concerts – all from the comfort of couches lining the gallery.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A merging of Art & Performances by DTTR label mates Inspector 22 and Garm will begin the fun. Ending with Big Blood & the Wicked Hex.
New drawings and prints by Colleen Kinsella of Big Blood.
It all starts at 8pm for $8!
the Oak & the Ax
104 Main St. - Back Alley
Biddeford, Maine 04005
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
We want to thank every single person who helped make it happen, fed us, housed us, hung out, played songs, gave directions....we made it home safe and filled with new inspiration for art, music and life.
Work doesn't suck as much when you can imagine: Athen's heat on a rooftop as the sun sets over the Acropolis, surrounded by friends, playing oscillators, performing burial rites eating homemade phyllo dough...or after the "show", watching a goat farmer spin a chair on one end while we screen print t-shirts off people's back while a French -Brazillian marching band plays the live soundtrack.
Thanks a ton to S-Baby CC Brother Oak ! You kept the coffee and the laughs coming while beating the skins and turning the knobs.
Tom K playing in St. Clet in the North of France...THE craziest night/party I have ever been to!
"Leviathan Song" Exhibition at S.I.X. Dogs, Athens, Greece
more pics of the show here....
Thanks to Panagiotis and Sophia for making it all possible.
Island of Syros, Capitol of the Aegean Islands
ORILA Rooftop Show put on Yannis and Visilas
the brains behind Reverse Mouth + Dead Gum+ Phase! Records Athens, Greece
Friday, July 15, 2011
Phase!Records has done it again! We are No. 83 in this awesome label's catalogue."Big Blood & The Wicked Hex" 300 Limited Edition LP's (hand screen printed) with S. Br. Oak on drums.
This release is a first glimpse at our more electric sound, true to what we've been playing around Spain France & Greece.
Write Phase!Mag @ http://phasemag.blogspot.com/ to purchase the LP.
below is a review of us by George in Thessaloniki, Greece. I used Google translate so you get what you get. George is extremely eloquent and google translate is not.
What a night....
The initial consultation that we betrayed the pleasure to appear before us the "Executive" twin band Caleb Mulkerin and Colleen Kinsella. Fortunately, our luck goddess smiled, and this terrible duo sided and Brother Oak on drums making the whole concert experience even more rare!
Everything seemed perfect package, so a little after 22:30 the Athenian Dead Gum took his guitar doing an introduction to the rituals that akolouthouse.Prosopika I had not come back into contact with the music of Dead Gum, or more generally to the genre representing therefore I am more likely to be the judge. It certainly could not tell it is cold electric landscapes created by the music and are able to create an extremely claustrophobic and moody atmosphere! I do not know if it was his best show or not, but certainly adorned with the presence of this particular event.
THE hour had arrived 23:00 hopefully when Big Blood took their seats and started somewhere everything! Some might expect an acoustic show by the band and would not blame them, as they have some acoustic music compositions highest quality, yet they themselves chose to give us a more electrically charged show that certainly does not bother me any! With a new album in baggage (the really wonderful and highly collectible "Big Blood & The Wicked Hex") and plenty of fun traveled the more than 100 people filled the admittedly small area of Fuzz Bar in a world of psychedelia! The same seemed to enjoy giving it 101% of their energy and experiencing really playing every note! Personally, I would like to dwell on the stunning voice of Colleen Kinsella, a voice with a rare metal that brought me to mind a great voices of American folk and country music and where the live performance was a huge surprise!"Oh Country". As for their set I was not personally complained, although I would love to hear the beloved at least for me "Oh Country". "She Sells Sanctuary" Compensated, however, and the above fact, the incredibly emotional performance of "She Sells Sanctuary" which captivated everyone!
Some live there would never be finished, but as all good things always end after about 70 minutes the Big Blood farewell our having left the best impression at all (and having left the window open I hope to return for a show still in future). Tip to those who buy the new album the band to do so immediately as once again deliver quality music lessons!
First and best in the same band for the rare opportunity given us to see it live. Big thanks to natural Fuzz Bar hosted this special event, to Panagiotis Spoulo, Alexandros Alexandridis and Lena Latinopoulou for valuable help and of course all of you who supported this event. But the biggest thank Costas deserves Kilymis to whom we owe in large part this evening (if there actually was he would not ypircheo this live)!He was the mastermind and helped greatly to live this night musical greatness that is at least personally I will remember for a very long time!
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
ALICANTE NEWS BLOG, en espanol!
6|8|11 Alicante, Spain Big Blood + Thérèse
Concierto del grupo norteamericano Big Blood ("Folk solitario, herido, privado...") y de la alicantina Thérèse ("folk extraño e intimista evolucionado hacia una locura absolutamente indefinible por encantadora").
Big Blood son Colleen Kinsella y Caleb Mulkerin, ex componentes de las bandas Cerberus Shoal y Fire on Fire, ambas referentes dentro del folk-rock experimental norteamericano. Br Oak se une a ellos con sus prehistóricas percusiones para la que será su primera gira Europea.
Su música se fragua predestinada a una oscura y apocalíptica celebración, llena de chillidos de hienas y lamentos de sirena, como si Lovecraft se uniera a Dead Moon y se unieran a Jefferson Airplane. Voces densas, caóticamente hermosas, y un frenético juego instrumental desde la impía costa de Maine.
“Feroz, psicodélico, y vengativo” - Michael Gira. “Estos dos tienen una forma de cantar sus sencillas canciones con un abandono y una discordancia tales, que al final todo se funde en una perfección devastadora y primaria. " - Brainwashed. “Su música, en principio estructuralmente simple y atmosférica, resulta absolutamente hermosa en un sentido absolutamente extraño y retorcido, sombrío, oscuro” - Progmother. “Folk solitario, herido, privado… Como si de un rabioso motorista se tratara, ya tarde en la noche, concebido y forjado bajo un corrompido y complejo sentimiento de industria post-militar” - Volcanic Tongue.
Thérèse es el alter ego musical de la alicantina Nerea Pérez Álvarez. Colaboradora habitual de distintas bandas locales, inicia su proyecto en solitario, precisamente, tras conocer y convivir durante varios meses con los miembros de Cerberus Shoal, en su gran casa azul de Portland, Maine. Claramente influenciada no sólo por su música, sino, sobre todo, por su forma de entender el conjunto del proceso creativo, y cada vez más consciente de la necesidad de desvincularse de toda atadura conceptual, su folk extraño e intimista ha ido evolucionando en los últimos años hacia una locura absolutamente indefinible por encantadora. Prueba de ello es su último trabajo, Impermeable, grabado a medias entre Estados Unidos y España, y editado bajo el sello independiente Don’t trust the ruin. Un simple juego entrus...
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
We'd also like to pass on....
PRISM index is looking for some help with his next issue which happens to feature music by Big Blood & art by Colleen Kinsella. There a terrific Kickstarter by Jeff which explains just how awesome, in depth and sprawling PRISM index is. If you can give a little or a lot you will get serious goodies while supporting a unique handmade print and media publication. C'mon Now!
Also on the art scene...If you happen to live in Portland or will be in town between now and
June 5th, come see the Portland Museum of Art's 2011 Biennal.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
go here to get a sonic preview of one track from the records.
Mostly 4 track originated experiments ...