Many tours happening now
- After eating up all of the turkey, a bunch of our bands are embarking on musical voyages to combat the ubiquity of Christmas music.
For all of you fans based in the lower 48, Arbouretum will be jinglin' all the way around the east coast and southeast with 4AD singer-songwriter Cass McCombs. Meanwhile, in similar zones of the country, Guardian Alien and Pontiak are loading up the ol' sleigh with stacks and kits galore: crusading through the South right before their new albums Spirtual Emergency and INNOCENCE drop in January.
For all of you fans across the Atlantic Pond, Wooden Shjips are trekking through Denmark, Germany, Belgium, France, and the UK for a few weeks to give European fans a chance to rock out to some new tunes from Back to Land. Wrekmeister Harmonies, a.k.a. JR the Globetrotter, is heading to several Western European cities with Corrections House: a new super-group featuring members of Neurosis, Eyehategod, Nachtmystium and Yakuza.
As always, you can check out the dates on our tours page.
November Releases: Wooden Shjips and Jan St. Werner
- Wooden Shjips - Back to Land and Jan St. Werner - Transcendental Animal Numbers (Fiepblatter Catalogue #2) are both hitting the streets tomorrow. We're running low on Shjips pink vinyl and of the Jan cassette, so get em' while they're here!
Wooden Shjips are back in action and better than ever. Back to Land is the mind-melting follow-up to 2011's West and is sure to become an international sensation. Grip a copy of Back to Land ASAP on LP, CD, or limited cassette. The Shjips are out on tour on the east coast right now and will be going all over the world in the next few months! Get pumped!
“Contemporary psych minimalists Wooden Shjips invite us on another gorgeous expedition into space rock with their latest release… Back to Land is an even more refined headtrip that trances me out like Velvet Underground, Love and Rockets, and Spacemen 3 have in previous decades.” - Boing Boing
Transcendental Animal Numbers is Jan St. Werner's second entry in the Fiepblatter Catalogue and is the first cassette-only release in TJ's 21 year history. This C40 is flying out of the office faster than you can say "Blaze Colour Burn" so pick up a copy right here right now.
"Over two 20-minute tracks, the release stitches together constant sonic and tonal shifts into a coherent whole that still manages to be disruptive at both the technological and genre level." - Tiny Mix Tapes
The Body, Oozing Wound, Imbogodom, The Black With Pickers & Steve Gunn
The Body is the most brutal band on the planet. With ravishing grimness and impenetrable walls of noise, the duo of Chip King and Lee Buford create music that goes beyond what is normally considered harsh and violent on Christs, Redeemers.
"the sound of exaggerated nightmares, his shrill scream so anxiety-inducing that it puts your animal brain on high alert for imminent danger." - Pitchfork
Oozing Wound is three dudes with the desire to slay. Simultaneously hilarious and terrifying, their debut album, Retrash, is made for people who have no faith in melody and happiness, and no resistance to heavy riffage.
“Some of the filthiest crossover thrash you’ve ever heard” - Decibel
Imbogodom returns with the third and final installment in the BBC Bush House trilogy. Metafather was recorded during the final days of Bush House, as the building was undergoing the process of decommission.
"A great example of how Beban and Tucker are sonically utilizing Imbogodom’s signifiers in new ways while maintaining the aura of timeless spookiness that’s made their past works so haunting." - Tiny Mix Tapes
The Black Twig Pickers are joined by guitarist Steve Gunn for the new 7", Lonesome Valley.
Dustin Wong, Sidi Touré, Plankton Wat
- Dustin Wong returns with the third album in his trilogy of complex arrangements for guitar, voice, and loop. From the opening notes of Mediation of Ecstatic Energy, it is clear that Dustin Wong has bested even himself in expanding the capacity of what can be done with a few pedals and a guitar.
"An inherently deliberate and fine-tuned listen." - Interview Magazine
Malian songwriter and guitarist Sidi Touré returns with Alafia, his third international release for Thrill Jockey and his most focused recording to date, Alafia.
"There is beauty to be found in Touré’s rhythmic complexity, a peacefulness born out of chaos."—Okayafrica
Portland musician Dewey Mahood is one of the most versatile and prolific musicians in the modern psychedelic underground. As Plankton Wat, he continues to explore the outer reaches of folk and synthesized drift on the new album, Drifter's Temple.
"Mahood has the instrumental smarts and clarity of vision to make his continued solo journey worth chasing." - Willamette Week
On Tour in October
- Now that the weather is getting into the ideal range, so many of our bands are hitting the golden road. You can check out all of the dates on our
Black Twig Pickers in the UK.
Black Pus finishing up his European tour.
The Body touring from coast to coast in the US.
Brother JT in the South East.
Future Islands touring with Phantogram.
Glenn Jones in California.
Oozing Wound out east and midwest.
Mike Scheidt with Uzala.
The Sea and Cake with Toro y Moi.
Sidi Touré in the US and UK.
White Hills all over Europe.
Dustin Wong touring the US with the Dodos and Takako Minekawa.
Wrekmeister Harmonies in Chicago and the UK.
Zomes in the UK.
The Body, Oozing Wound, Imbogodom - Coming Soon!
- We're pleased as pus to be putting out a new record by The Body. Christs,Redeemers conjures this atmosphere of foreboding and isolation sonically, lyrically, and visually. This is total raw brutality. The Body is touring our great nation from coast to coast. Check out these dates .
“It’s a horrifying yet transcendent evolution for the band, one that feels as suffocating as it does liberating; amid tribal rhythms and hymnal atmosphere is an agonizing stretch toward oblivion that dilates consciousness and deflowers the flesh.” - A.V. Club
With ever passing moment, Thrill Jockey becomes heavier and more distorted. Oozing Wound is three young Chicagoans with the desire to slay. The band channels the inner 15 year old, offering little distinction between comedy and antagonism. The songs on Retrash use humor to defend against and explore the anger, paranoia, and destruction that characterize life in the modern era.
“Some of the filthiest crossover thrash you’ve ever heard” - Decibel
Imbogodom, the duo of Daniel Beban (Orchestra of Spheres, Slakes) and .Alexander Tucker (Grumbling Fur), return with their third limited edition LP, .Metafather, the final installment in the BBC Bush House trilogy.
“...it exudes a musty, dusty quality, the physical reality of the aging technology used in its creation carrying through its sound” - The Wire