ALTO ARC ANNOUNCES SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP  

ALTO ARC, a band formed in 2020 originally consisting of Danny L Harle and Trayer Tryon of Hundred Waters before expanding to include George Clarke of Deafheaven and world renowned make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench, have announced their debut, self-titled EP for February 11th via Sargent House.  Coming together via connected interests and respect for one another’s work Alto Arc brings together experimental, pop, electronic, and doom juxtaposed with a visually stunning creative direction to form a body of work that is intriguing, immersive and new. 

Today, watch the video for the first and only single from the project “Bordello”. Directed by Elizaveta Porodina and assembled by a who's who of fashion and production creatives (full video credits below), the video stars  Ffrench as a sinister tarot card reader as Clarke learns his fate. The Director noted "I have thoroughly enjoyed working on this video. Telling this story felt like opening an old book and uncovering a sinister fairy tale. An eerie vibrating presence fell over the rooms we built up, and it felt like oscillating from one dark world to another. It's a privilege to witness such rare and magical moments." Clarke adds "Working with Elizaveta to see her vision through was wonderful and I couldn't be happier with how beautifully this song was interpreted and captured."

 

 

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WOVENHAND: 'SILVER SASH' OUT ON FEBRUARY 4th VIA GLITTERHOUSE. READ THE REVIEW ON ORGANTHING.COM 

Wovenhand – Silver Sash (Glitterhouse) – There’s a dark brooding drive to the latest Wovenhand album, maybe if Scott Walker had taken on a (not so obvious) brand of slightly alternative hard rock? There’s a warm way with words here, Silver Sash is a little more than the background music that most things ultimately are, this is a rich album, an album that makes demands of the listener, the words crave your attention as does the warm music – evocative lyrics painting the scene – “galloping across the dry grass fields on a horse into the white bark forest”.   This is a full bodied sound rather than a heavy one – dense, detailed – feel the thickness of that sound, admire the way they’ve cut their rich musical cloth. 

“Wovenhand is the musical project of enigmatic American singer-songwriter and guitarist David Eugene Edwards, formerly the front-man of 16 Horsepower. Silver Sash is his latest album due for release on 4th February 2022 via Glitterhouse. Silver Sash was created in collaboration with Chuck French of legendary American (post) hardcore outfit Planes Mistaken For Stars. Silver Sash follows the acclaimed Wovenhand albums Refractory Obdurate (2014) and Star Treatment (2016). Silver Sash was composed, recorded and produced in their homes in Denver by David and Chuck, along with engineer Jason Begin”. 

Silver Sash sounds big, it sounds accomplished, more importantly, Silver Sash sounds different, if comparisons must be made then the aforementioned Scott Walker, a hint of Nick Cave, a far more dense Echo and The Bunnymen messing with the more adventurous side of Celtic Frost maybe? Nothing like any of that through, the richness of Michael J Sheehy, of Swans, of Gallon Drunk.  David Eugene Edwards has a warm voice, a big voice, his words are alive with dark colour, they work so so well within the composition, within the whole of these pieces. Dead Dead Beat is heavy, formidably so – so much depth here – digging a hole to the pit of our souls – this is a collection of brooding atmospheres, proper songs, a proper album, a full-bodied richly detailed that reveals more of those secrets with every listen.  Everything about Silver Sash feels big, ambitious, a group of musicians needing the challenging themselves – this is a painterly album, thick layers of oil paint rather than the rush of an acrylic-laden brush, evocative, a proper proper rock album and a body of work that demands you take it all in at once rather than bites of it grabbed off some streaming platform or other –  a proper album that needs holding, studying, admiring. Proper.  (sw)

Full review: organthing.com

EMMA RUTH RUNDLE: FEBRUARY 2022 EU/UK TOUR POSTPONED 

Due to the continuing issues with Covid restrictions and safety we decided to postpone Emma Ruth Rundle EU/UK tour planned for February 2022. We are working with all the promoters to schedule new dates, and will announce the new shows as soon as possible. Tickets are still valid.

All info: emmaruthrundle.com

THE MOVIE DUAL WITH THE SCORE BY EMMA RUTH RUNDLE SELECTED FOR SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 

 

Emma Ruth Rundle scored her first film, DUAL by director Riley Stearns with Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul and Beulah Koale. The movie has been selected for competition at Sundance Film Festival 2022.

 

DUAL
Recently diagnosed with a rare and incurable disease, Sarah is unsure how to process the news. To help ease her friends’ and family’s impending loss, she is encouraged to participate in a simple futuristic cloning procedure called “Replacement,” after which Sarah’s last days will be spent teaching the clone how to live on as Sarah once she’s gone. But while it takes only an hour for a clone to be made, things become significantly more challenging when that double is no longer wanted. 

 

This darkly off-kilter comedy marks a welcome return to the Festival from writer-director Riley Stearns (The Cub, Sundance 2013). He straddles a curious line between deadpan satire and high-concept storytelling to take us on a sci-fi journey into the ways a catastrophic life change can force reconsideration of one’s entire existence. In the lead dual role, an oddly charming Karen Gillan proves the perfect match for Stearns’s strange, strange cinematic world.

 

More info: Sundance Film Festival

 

 

THE ARMED JANUARY SHOWS MOVED TO MARCH 

The Armed’s January shows have been moved to March. 

The new dates are: 

DETROIT - MAR 5 

NEW YORK - MAR 10 

LOS ANGELES - TBA 

Message from the band: “We don’t take the decision lightly and apologize if this has caused any inconvenience—but with the chances of these shows actually going off without a hitch over the next few weeks becoming more and more unlikely—we’d prefer to take control of the situation and prevent last-minute cancellations. We know many of you are traveling. 

*LA is being figured out literally as you read this but we didn’t wanna wait and not give people enough time to adjust plans who were planning to come out to Detroit on Saturday already. We plan on giving you the date VERY very very soon. 

All tickets for previous shows will transfer over. Support is being locked up and will be announced again ASAP. Refunds are available wherever you initially bought tickets if needed. 

Again, we know this sucks BUT March is truly right around the corner. Take some time to further prepare yourself for the greatest day of your life, now just 8 weeks further down the road... 

ALSO, we will be offering a free digital download EP of the Adult Swim Festival set via Bandcamp later this week for ticket holders. More on that asap.”

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