Due to the ongoing pandemic and continued border restrictions for international travel, we have had to reschedule the upcoming Chelsea Wolfe & Emma Ruth Rundle Australian & New Zealand tour for 2022.
All tickets will be valid for the new dates and refunds will be available for your point of purchase for anyone who can't make the rescheduled dates.
For those concerned, we considered all options to make these shows happen, including the extensive hotel quarantine requirements for international performers & crew. However the costs of these would make the tour unviable for all involved. We also did not feel it was appropriate to seek special consideration for visas and travel when there are still so many people waiting for flights to return home to Australia and New Zealand. Added to this, the uncertainty over limited venue capacities, snap lockdowns and border closures (at least until the vaccination program is complete) is a major financial risk that we can't afford to take.
The good and great news is that both Chelsea and Emma are still committed to this tour and we have rescheduled all of the originally planned dates. By the time this tour rolls around it will have been a full 10 years since Chelsea's last Australian tour and still remains Emma's first ever visit to our shores. It's going to be worth the wait to be able to celebrate these legendary artists in happier times.
Thanks again for your understanding & patience. Full dates and details will be announced very soon.
You can now stream and download 'AGNUS DEI', the new EP by Lingua Ignota, out today everywhere via Sargent House. We will be releasing this as a limited edition vinyl with her three most recent cover versions of, ‘Jolene’, “Kim” and “Wicked Game” on the B side. Due to extensive wait times in vinyl manufacturing this will not be available until Aug/Sept 2021. Pre-orders to reserve a copy will be up in advance in the next month or so.
Emma Ruth Rundle is featured in the The New York Times Magazine Music Issue. It is a great write up by Hanif Abdurraqib also featuring a track from her collaboration with Thou.
"Once, I played the Rundle album “Some Heavy Ocean” (2014) for a pal of mine who had never heard her before, and she turned to me halfway through and said, “I like that everything she sings sounds like a warning or a threat.” This is the best way I have to explain Rundle — not necessarily her voice itself, but her delivery of information, the way she sings the words “just another gray landscape to face” in a whisper that increases in both silence and intensity."
The Armed have released a new song and video “AVERAGE DEATH” from their forthcoming album ULTRAPOP. Featuring Clark Huge, flame flowers and a colorful cast of characters in incredible wardrobe and makeup--it’s a surrealist, pastel-colored vision of the future of pop that could have only been made by The Armed. The visual reflects the spirit of the album that that band’s Dan Greene describes as “the harshest, most beautiful, most hideous thing we could make." He adds, "We hope this video is equal parts mesmerizing and uncomfortable.” It features guest performances from Nicole Estill (True Widow) and singer Jess Hall.
Today for Bandcamp Friday, Lingua Ignota has released 'Agnus Dei', a collection of recordings that includes: the cover of Iron Lung's 'Sexless no Sex', Bach's 'Agnus Dei from Mass in B minor', 'Where'er you walk' based on the GF Handel that features Alexis Marshall reading "I know, you walk" by Hermann Hesse.
It’s the first Bandcamp Friday of 2021 and Mutoid Man are releasing ’Headrush’ and ‘Micro Aggression’. These two demos were recorded at St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn in March 2016 using a 4-track cassette machine, the same one used for tracking the EP ‘Helium Head’. These two songs would later be recorded for the album ‘War Moans’. All proceeds from the sales of these tracks on Feb 5th will go to the band. To celebrate the demos we have this new longsleeve now available in their stores US Hello Merch and EU/UK Evil Greed!
The Armed have announced a new album, ULTRAPOP, available April 16th via Sargent House - their first album with the label. Featuring work from Mark Lanegan and Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen this is the first album co-produced by the band's own Dan Greene in collaboration with Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe). Kurt Ballou remains at the helm as executive producer. With the announcement comes a live video for the first track, "All Futures," explicitly revealing this album's band member lineup for the first time. The video is a live take of the studio track, which can be heard here.
Ultrapop is the genre of music that said album features. It reaches the same extremities of sonic expression as the furthest depths of metal, noise, and otherwise "heavy" counterculture music subgenres but finds its foundation firmly in pop music and pop culture. As is always The Armed's mission, it seeks only to create the most intense experience possible, a magnification of all culture, beauty, and things.