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New A/V project includes collaborators from Full of Hell, Chelsea Wolfe +

Posted April 5, 2020, 9:20 a.m.
New A/V project includes collaborators from Full of Hell, Chelsea Wolfe +

Jesse Draxler - Reigning Cement

Revolver is sharing a new project by visual artist Jesse Draxler and Full of Hell's Dylan Walker. Watch "Time reign cemenT" here, from the project titled Reigning Cement. In this collaboration, Walker's composition is paired with a video filmed and directed by Draxler, and edited by Rizz of the band Vowws.

Explaining the project, Draxler says:

The initial idea came from an exercise I had participated in years ago in which the exact same packet of visual assets were sent to multiple collage artists. Each artist was allowed to do whatever they pleased with the materials and once completed the finished artworks were compiled and published in a volume. The idea for Reigning Cement is essentially the same, only instead of visual collages, I approached each of the participating artists with the idea that they create sound collages/songs using only 34 sonic assets I supplied, with one exception: that they may add vocals if they wanted.

Walker adds:

When Jesse approached me to contribute to this project, I was really thrilled...I'm a big fan of his art and I've always wanted to get more involved with providing sound for physical art. Usually in my world, you'd usually see the album art acting as more of a support role to the music itself. I think it's really cool to see that flipped, to see our sounds and noise serve as a support role to his art. Working with his field recordings was a joy and I felt right at home with the jackhammers and crashing stone and cement. I haven't known Jesse for long, but I suspect we share many of the same guiding principles in our work and I'm honored that he brought me on board.

Participating artists include:
Chelsea Wolfe & Ben Chisholm
Dylan Walker (Full of Hell)
Eric Ghoste (Ghostmane)
Exploited Body
Gendo Ikari
Greg Puciato
Intensive Care
Jaye Jayle
Lisa Mungo (F***ed & Bound)
O Future
Planet B
Portrayal of Guilt
Reeko
Shifted
Street Sects
Surachai
Thirst Church
Trentemøller
TR/ST
Uniform
Seb Alvarez (Meth.)
Vowws

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Kathy Valentine (Go-Go's) memoir

Posted April 4, 2020, 12:58 p.m.
Kathy Valentine (Go-Go's) memoir

All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'N' Roll Memoir

On March 31, Happy Publication Day released All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'N' Roll Memoir, by Kathy Valentine.

Valentine was basseist for The Go-Go's, whose Beauty and the Beat album reached #1 back in 1981. The book covers Valentine's childhood, the band's rise in the LA punk scene to the popcharts, rock stardom, breakups, and personal challenges involving parental betrayal, abortion, rape, struggles with drugs and alcohol, and more.

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Music News A new visual history book of 13th Floor Elevators

Posted April 4, 2020, 11:21 a.m.

A new visual history book of 13th Floor Elevators

image courtesy of Anthology Editions

Written and curated by Paul Drummond and published by Anthology Editions, a new book titled 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History will be available on APril 21. The book tells the story of the band ...

Music News The Isolate/Create project

Posted March 25, 2020, 6:09 p.m.

The Isolate/Create project

photo by Marfa Capodanno

Several artists have teamed up to host ISOLATE/CREATE, a free resource that shares stems, multi-track sessions, RPG games and/or video files to "spark creativity and inspire digital collaboration." The idea is inspired by ...

Music News Gimme Radio offers visibility for bands with cancelled tours

Posted March 22, 2020, 9:57 a.m.

Gimme Radio offers visibility for bands with cancelled tours

photo by Loren Green

As Covid-19 continues to shut down musicians' tour plans (and worse), many bands have lost the network of support and income they rely on. The influence goes beyond postposted dates: tours have canceled, festivals are ...

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Music News Lydia Lunch oral history (book)

Posted March 14, 2020, 12:55 p.m. in Music News by Loren

Lydia Lunch oral history (book)

The War Is Never Over

Author Nick Soulsby has compiled a new oral history exploring the career of Lydia Lunch, founder of Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, and longtime music maker ...

Soulby has written several music-related books, including Swans: Sacrifice and Transendence. He authored a guest column for SPB about Swans, related to that project, just last year. Learn more about the film here.

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Music News The Mavericks of Lone Star Punk: the book

Posted March 8, 2020, 11:52 a.m. in Music News by Loren

The Mavericks of Lone Star Punk: the book

excerpt from Texas Is The Reason: The Mavericks of Lone Star Punk

In late February, Bazillion Points books published a new book titled Texas Is The Reason: The Mavericks of Lone Star Punk, which compiles essays and ...

Music News Radiohead Public Library

Posted Jan. 20, 2020, 10:52 a.m. in Music News by Loren

Radiohead Public Library

photo by Alex Lake

Radiohead has curated their own collection, and is now hosting it online via the "Radiohead Public Library." For its opening week, band members Colin and ...

Music News Fire Fight Australia fundraising festival

Posted Jan. 16, 2020, 10:22 p.m. in Music News by T

Fire Fight Australia fundraising festival

Australia is burning and ravaged by blazing bushfires that have left more than a billion animals killed and around eleven million hectares of bushland scorched ...

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Music News LTJ's Vinnie Fiorello raising funds for WWF Australia

Posted Jan. 11, 2020, 10:23 a.m. in Music News by Loren

LTJ's Vinnie Fiorello raising funds for WWF Australia

artwork by Vincent Fiorello

Less Than Jake drummer and artist Vinnie Fiorello is currently selling 12X12" art prints through Paper + Plastick as a fundraiser for WWF Australia. The fundraiser ...

Music News Beat Positive: an early hip-hop photo exhibit (NYC)

Posted Dec. 21, 2019, 10:52 a.m. in Music News by Loren

Beat Positive: an early hip-hop photo exhibit (NYC)

photo by Janette Beckman

10 Corso Como Gallery in New York, NY is hosting a photo exhibit by British photgraphers Janette Beckmand and David Corio, along with never-ssen-before Getty ...

Pictured: Run DMC & posse, Hollis Queens 1984, Courtesy Fahey/ Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Music News Gibby Haynes writes young adult book

Posted Nov. 17, 2019, 10:08 a.m. in Music News by Loren

Gibby Haynes writes young adult book

Gibby Haynes - Me and Mr. Cigar

Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes has completed a young adult focused coming of age piece of fiction titled Me and Mr. Cigar. The story is ...

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