Wednesday, May 11, 2016

SUMAC "WHAT ONE BECOMES" CS ART PREVIEW


















Above: color separation proofs from the SUMAC "What One Becomes" cassette version.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

SUMAC "THE DEAL" TEST PRESS PAINTED EDITIONS

































Above - paintings for the test press versions of SUMAC's "The Deal" 2xLP (SIGE 037). 
Edition of 7, ink/plaka on paper.

Enjoying: Hander som vardar "Aristokrat", Grimes "Art Angels", Shape of Despair "Monotony Fields", Harry Pussy "One Plus One", Kowloon Walled City "Grievances", Neutral s/t, Akhlys "The Dreaming I", Mt Erie "Sauna", Mt Erie "Ocean Roar", etc. 


Thursday, March 10, 2016

MAMIFFER "THE WORLD UNSEEN" PRE-ORDER

PRE-ORDER HERE 






























Above: elements from the album art for Mamiffer's "The World Unseen" - painting, photography and design by Faith Coloccia.

After working on this album for several years, I'm very happy (and relieved) to see it nearing release. It's currently up for pre-order here via the SIGE webshop. We'll also be bringing copies with us on tour later this month (see previous posts for dates). 

Thank you.




Sunday, March 6, 2016

BLACK SPIRITUALS "BLACK TREATMENT" EP




























Above: Black Spirituals "Black Treatment" CS. Design by A. Turner using original art elements by F. Coloccia.

Haven't been able to do as much design work as I'd like lately, so I was happy when the opportunity arose to create the sleeve for a tour CS EP by Black Spirituals. For now it's a cassette only release and currently available for order here. Thanks to Black Spirituals for asking me to do this, and to Faith for providing some excellent source materials! New Black Spirituals studio album in the works for later this year, also due for release via SIGE.


Recent enriching intake: ENDON - live, Black Spirituals - live, Sarah Ferrick - "Odette" and various comics, Champagne Mirrors "Extended Communication Techniques", Mount Eerie "Clear Moon", Circle "Pharaoh Overlord", Stilla "Ensamhetens Andar", Klaus Lang "einfalt. still.", Luigi Archetti "Null III", etc.  


Monday, February 22, 2016

MAMIFFER "FLOWER OF THE FIELD II"
























A new Mamiffer track "Flower of the Field II" has premiered today via Tiny Mix Tapes - here. This is the second track to be released in advance of the forthcoming album "The World Unseen". A pre-order for the album will be launched on March 1st via SIGE Records. Thank you.








Monday, February 15, 2016

SUMAC TOUR POSTPONED

It is with great regret that we are announcing the postponement of our tour that was to set begin this week - we will only be able play the Vancouver date on 2/19. In our collective careers none of us has ever had to do this, and wouldn't do so without very good reason. Here's what happened - 1: We've been applying for a visa for Nick so he can legally play in the US - as some of you may know he is Canadian. We started this process almost a year ago and were assured it would come through in time for this tour. It didn't. We can't risk him being barred from the country for good by bringing him over for this tour without one. 2: One of us has had a health crisis within our very immediate family - one that requires being close to home for the foreseeable future. One of these reasons alone would've been enough to shut the tour down, the two combined makes it basically impossible. Believe us when we say no one is more disappointed than we are, and we WILL make this up in the very near future, once the above obstacles have been overcome. In the meantime come see us in Vancouver this weekend if you can, and please go see our great friends ENDON and Black Spirituals who will be doing the rest of the tour without us. They are two of the best bands going at the moment and very worthy of your time and attention. Both have done a lot to make this tour happen (ENDON coming all the way from Japan), and would love your attendance at the remaining shows. Thank you all for your support and we look forward to seeing you very soon.
-SUMAC
p.s. we'll have some good news about our other activities to share with you later this week...

Thursday, February 4, 2016

MAMIFFER ALBUM, TRACK + TOUR








































Mamiffer's new album "The World Unseen" is in the works for an April 1st release via SIGE Records, and Daymare Recordings in Japan. The album was recorded by Randall Dunn, and by us in our home studio - mixed by Randall as well. Once again the band core is Faith Coloccia and myself, with contributions on select tracks from Eyvind Kang, Joe Preston and Genevieve Beaulieu. Album art and design by F. Coloccia.We've been working on this album off and on since 2012 - very happy it's finally complete and looking forward to getting it out into the world. We're doing a US run in March/April in conjunction with the album release - dates below. You can also preview a track from the album below. Thank you!







MAMIFFER - US - March/April 2016

March 22 Portland,OR @ High Water Mark
March 24 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
March 25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
March 26 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
March 28 Omaha, NE @ O'Leavers
March 29 Columbia, MO @ Club Berlin
March 30 St. Louis, MO @ Foam
March 31 Knoxville, TN @ Big Ears Festival
April 1 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
April 2 Chicago, IL @ Co-Prosperity Sphere
April 3 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
April 4 Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse
April 5-9 Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival