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Boduf Songs new video and tour dates

Mathew Sweet will bring his new album Burnt Up On Re-Entry out on the road for the first time in a joint headline tour with Jessica Bailiff in April and May (dates below). In celebration, we bring you another video from the album, this time for the song “A Brilliant Shaft Of Light From Out Of The Night Sky”.


APRIL
Wed 17 – Cafe Oto, London
Thu 18 – Cube Cinema, Bristol
Fri 19 – The Outer Church at the Green Door Store, Brighton
Mon 22 – Rubinrot, Prague
Sun 28 – Werkstatt, Linz
Mon 29 – Rhiz, Vienna
Tue 30 – Galeria U Mloka, Olomouc

MAY
Wed 1 – Boro, Brno
Thu 2 – [venue TBC], Pilsen
Fri 3 – Schokoladen, Berlin
Sat 4 – Hafen 2, Offenbach
Sun 5 – Portier, Winterthur
Wed 15 – Kavka, Antwerpen

Tartufi – These Factory Days

On 25th March (26th in the US) we will be releasing Tartufi’s third release for Southern, These Factory Days.

These Factory DaysShortly after recording and touring The Goodwill Of The Scar, the duo of Lynne Angel and Brian Gorman became a trio with the addition of Benjamin Thorne on bass.   The extra set of hands added a whole new realm of sonic possibilities, and little time was wasted before going into the studio to begin work on what would become These Factory Days.   The band took a year and a half to track and mix These Factory Days, once again with the aid of Tim Green (Melvins, Howlin Rain, Joanna Newsom, Fresh & Onlys) at Louder Studios and The Hangar, and also with Scott McDowell at Hyde Street. The result is a band fully settled within their sound, secure amongst an ocean of interlocking counterweights, where you are at once upon the bright surface and walking the cavernous depths. Tartufi further push the boundaries of sonic sameness and classic structure to evoke an overall sense of movement and progression. Pop songs be damned – Tartufi is a country of sound.

You can pre-order These Factory Days from today:

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Exitstencil Press News

We’d like to share some information from our family at Exitstencil Press…

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EVENTS

NEW YORK CITY 

Penny Rimbaud’s ’62 Renaissance Drawings & One Painting’ exhibition opens
Wednesday 13th March – 25th March
Boo-Hooray Gallery.
265 Canal Street (6th floor)

Penny Rimbaud gives a reading of his work
Thursday 21st March 7pm
McNally Jacksons
52 Prince street (Lafayette & Mulberry)

SAN FRANCISCO  

Gee Vaucher presents a small print show at Winston Smith’s
Grants Tomb  – Friday 15th March 7pm
50a Bannam Alley. Look for the red door (North Beach)

Exitstencil Press will be found at the Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair
Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th  March. 10am – 6pm each day.
The Armoury Community Centre
333. 14th Street (at Mission)

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Boduf Songs – Burnt Up On Re-Entry

This week the world can welcome the Boduf Songs album.  Burnt Up On Re-Entry is an adventurous, unpredictable and exceptional piece of music, which marks the evolution of Mat Sweet’s sound from the minimalist acoustic approach he has previously taken on his four albums for the Kranky label, to a more adventurous and experimental treatment of his songs.

Burnt Up On Re-Entry is a place – an infinite space – where dark psychedelics are crafted using a combination of raw electronics, manipulated samples and heavy rock guitar. Where once other instruments were rare interludes betwixt brooding vocals and carefully plucked guitar, now they have a much bigger part to play, shaping entire songs into an animated whole. The song craft remains centred around a heavy melodic and melancholic core, which has been prevalent across the entire Boduf Songs canon.

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“Fiery The Angels Fell”, the album opener, is a fine example of this bold exploration into an even more dynamic form of composition. It begins with Mat Sweet’s hushed, mournful vocals and gentle string picks but quickly picks up the tempo, pushes the electric guitar to escape velocity and lurches out of its gravitational field. “Vermin Rend Thy Garments” and “Drexelious Sick Man Quarles Emblemes Closed Heaven” shift the planet on its axis yet again, the latter morphing into pulsing electronic tones with unearthly vocals and haunting synthesised dark matter.  “Everyone Will Let You Down In The End” appears to provide a warm familiarity Continue reading