There’s a new Hive Mind cassette available, and it comes with a screenprinted 2×8″ patch with the “vines” logo on it. Labelled cassettes and blue-on-grey heavy linen stock art. In lieu of describing it, I’ve linked embedded the new Hive Mind BandCamp page for this release below. You can purchase digital or physical copies of the cassette. A lot of the older Hive Mind material is being added to the BandCamp at a “name your price” option for download, which means it’s free unless you want to donate. A Midwest/East coast tour is confirmed for the first half of May and I’ll be posting those dates here soon.
They Made Me The Keeper Of The Vineyards was inspired by loneliness, desolation, routine, Dellamorte Dellamore & Marco Corbelli’s Morder Machine. No drum machines were used on these recordings.
Soldier’s DiseaseandTesco USAare proud to present the West coast debut of William Bennett‘s new Cut Hands project on Valentine’s Day this year with openers Baseck and yours truly, Hive Mind. Handmade #’d tickets are available in person at Vacation Vinyl for $10 cash, or online via paypal & postal service for $11 sent to email@example.com (please note that it is for tickets and make sure your address is correct). Here’s a link to the Facebook Event if you keep track of things that way.
My friend Jonathan Canady made this great mix for the site. You may know him from his latest post-punk-meets-kraut project Diamond Cult, album covers he’s designed, and last but most certainly not least his own insane maze of psychosexual paintings. Forthcoming is an hour-long synthesizer horror excursion titled “Am I Dreaming? Yellow” via cassette on Chondritic Sound.
You can download the mix HERE or click the play button to listen now.
John Wiese currently has his first 100 7″ records on display at Family in Los Angeles. The first 99 7″s on the wall and his 100th, the single-locked-groove “Exhausted Spectral Incantation” placed on a turntable with headphones for listening. John also released a 150 page monograph documenting these 7″S and with essays by Sam McKinlay (The Rita) and Brian Roettinger. Here are a few photos taken at the opening: