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Rocket from the Tombs – Birth Day
The Ohio legends, Rocket From The Tombs, born in 1974, flamed out in 1975, have finally released a studio album “Barfly,” produced by David Thomas at Suma, Painesville OH. Available now on Fire Records. And the reissue of “The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs” (2002) is coming on December 5th on Fire.
The core of the band – David Thomas, Cheetah Chrome and Craig Bell – remained from the old days. They were joined by Television’s Richard Lloyd, who replaced Peter Laughner (died 1977). Pere Ubu’s drummer Steve Mehlman was drafted.
Rocket From The Tombs – Romeo & Juliet
Written by Bell – Chrome – Lloyd – Mehlman – Thomas.
Produced and mixed by David Thomas at Suma January 2009. Engineered by Paul Hamann. The song is taken from the B-side of the 2010 pre-Barfly single (different mixes from Barfly), released as 45rpm vinyl and download by Hearpen Records.
Thanks to moonface boys!
Dolfish is Max Sollisch. A fellow from Columbus, Ohio who writes sad, bitter, humorous country songs only to bang them out in two minutes or less in balls to the wall garage-rock fashion. It’s weird, we know, but it is completely bad ass. Since Dolfish’s inception in late 2010, he has shared the stage with Southeast Engine, The Gay Blades, David Dondero, Franz Nicolay, Sore Eros, Joe Pug and Strand of Oaks among others. His debut, Your Love is Bummin’ Me Out shreds through 5 tunes in just over 8 minutes and has called “Country Music from 2030.” Comparisons range from Daniel Johnston to Robbie Fulks to The Mountain Goats to Guided by Voices, but he’s just trying to sound like Neil Young. Watch him closely, or he will come to your house and watch you.
Monster Rally is Ted Feighan from Columbus, Ohio, a senior at Ohio State University with a track in print-making. He named his own project from the 50′s cartoon “Monster Rally” (The Addams Family) by Charles “Chas” Addams (1912 – 1988). His latest 4-song 7″ EP “Deeep Sea” that the follow up to the limited vinyl release of the debut LP “Coral” via Oakland’s Gold Robot Records is due out on May 31st via Gold Robot, and digitally available now on his bandcamp, a limited edition of 300 copies, hand-screened covers by Monster Rally himself.
“In comparison to the Coral LP, this EP possesses a more beat-heavy feel. As noted in the second track, it is also an optimistic collection of songs. It includes a take on dance music (Siberian Girls), a track named after the location of his grandmother’s beach house, and a classic 60s surf pop drumbeat meshed with Hawaiian guitars.”
“Coral” is a collection of old and new tracks from Monster Rally, all recorded between May and November of 2010. Half of the LP features tracks taken from MR’s first three eps: EP, Palm Reader, and Color Sky. The other half of the album includes new material which reflect a variety of influences. Coral draws from African highlife to Bahamian Calypsofrom, and other sounds from all over the globe. Monster Rally is the brainchild of 23 year old Columbus (Ohio) resident and Cleveland native Ted Feighan.
Mark McGuire operates chiefly as guitarist in the legendary Emeralds, also he is known for various collaborative outings in Sun Watcher, Skyramps (with Daniel “Oneohtrix Point Never” Lopatin) and People’s Parties…, however he also has racked up an impressive set of solo releases over the last few years (albeit mainly in small to micro print runs). ‘Brain Storm (For Erin)’ is taken from his new solo full length “Living With Yourself,” out now on Vienna-based label Editions Mego. Also, his 2008 chondritic sound cassette “Off in the Distance” is reissued now on LP via Cylindrical Habitat Modules.
LIVING WITH YOURSELF : Electric and Acoustic Guitar Recorded February – September 2009 Cleveland and Westlake, Ohio by Mark McGuire. Percussion on “Brothers” Performed and Recorded November 2008 at Zombie Proof Studios, Cleveland, Ohio by Nate Scheible. Tape Samples Recorded 1991 – 1998 by Mark McGuire Sr., Jr. Edited and Arranged by Mark McGuire 2009.
‘No Time No Hope b/w End of All Things’ (out on March 29thOslo Grammofon)
Scandinavian limited edition 7” single, a previously unreleased version of the track “End of All Things” (previous version from Rip It Off, Matador Records 2008) on the B side.