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Monday
May262014

Announcing Four New Releases!

Early Availability at Debacle Fest 2014

We are so excited to announce four new releases that will get their debut at Debacle Fest 2014 in Seattle. L.A. LungsKing Tears Bat TripChris Davis and Timm Mason all will have early availability releases at Debacle Fest, with official release dates following in June. 


All four albums on are pre-sale right now! Check them out!

 

L.A. Lungs - Rrest

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Rrest is the first vinyl release for Olympia, Washington-based L.A. Lungs. Known for creating deeply personal connections with their audiences, the married duo, Afterthought Lung and Leeward Lung, are longtime mainstays of the capital city’s storied underground scene, as well as an integral part of the Debacle Records story. With two previous CDs in our back catalog, amid several releases from other NW labels, the pair have won the hearts of those in the local underground scene since 2005, particularly through their involvement with Debacle Fest and Olympia Experimental Music Festival. Debacle Records is excited to share the best kept secret of the Northwest with the larger world; it’s time for L.A. Lungs to step into the light.

L.A.Lungs have the ability to, in a single track, evoke both a dusky summer evening and the white, white light of a winter morning. Employing an army of instruments such as guitar, violin, Roland Juno 60, plus toys and noisemakers, L.A. Lungs are able to move from disquieting cryptic sound fields to warm embracing drones. Their songs would be home next to those of Motion Sickness of Time Travel, Mountains, and Lau Nau.

Rrest is the most faithful representation of the L.A. Lungs we know from stage. Hushed conversation at one in the morning, shaking pine needles, condensation on glass, creaking floorboards, sunning cats, puddles filling from heavy drops--Rrest feels like all of these things yet without the aid of field recordings. Empty spaces hold on to your attention. Clicks and strums brush up against you and retreat. Tones that had once felt disconnected and stark, sneak and braid into crescendos of dreamy urgency.

We’re pleased L.A. Lungs will be once again be gracing the stage of Debacle Fest May 31st at LoFi Performance Gallery in Seattle, an event at which they’ve performed nearly every year since 2008, often giving us their best moments. They will also take part in the Olympia Experimental Music Festival later in 2014.

$18 LP & Digital
$8 Digital

 

 

King Tears Bat Trip

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After tape and digital editions of the album on Hanged Man and Table & Chairs, respectively, Debacle Records is proud to release the King Tears Bat Trip album as a limited edition picture-disc, with art by KTBT member Kristian Garrard. The album has been remastered by Scott Colburn, who has produced albums for Animal Collective and Sun City Girls. We’re also ecstatic to present a rare performance by the septet at this year’s Debacle Fest, on Saturday May 31st in Seattle.

A favorite among the emerging bands of the Northwest DIY scene, King Tears Bat Trip is the vision of Seattle bassist, guitarist, and composer Luke Bergman. Performed in two massive compositions, KTBT’s self-titled debut album is a torrent of sound from the get-go, featuring Thomas Campbell, Kristian Garrard, Chris Icasiano, and Evan Woodle on drums; Neil Welch on distortion-heavy tenor saxophone; Luke Bergman on de-tuned noise guitar; and Brandon Lucia on the Chango, a computer-generated sound interface created by Lucia himself in April 2011.

KTBT can be a ferocious, power-violent beast, but their catchy song forms and hypnotizing beats make this music extremely approachable. The folksy melodies seem as much like Haitian Vodou music as they do an Albert Ayler spirit song. Barking saxophone improvisations shout over Bergman’s washed-out, metallic guitar lines, and twangy, rolling percussion instruments sound in the radius. The band’s tightly-woven rhythmic patterns and careful control of pacing sound both raw and fully assured. King Tears Bat Trip was recorded in unedited, live studio takes, retaining all the energy of their adrenaline-inducing shows.

$18 LP & Digital
$8 Digital

 

Chris Davis - Live at Post Terrestrial

Chris Davis is a member of Seattle’s kraut-synth jammers Brain Fruit, also a key member of the psychedelic dance collective MOTOR.  This release is the first under his given name, and the first to dive into his abstract improvisations on modular synthesizer.  Taken from a performance at the local experimental meet-up series Post Terrestrial, this new CD is Davis stepping away from the tightly controlled and clever structures of Brain Fruit and out, even further from the improv techno of his MOTOR live sets.  This is live improv synth work in the recent tradition of Greg Davis, Matt Carlson or Keith Fullerton Whitman.

Note: Chris has decided all forthcoming work in this vein will retain the Chris Davis moniker, while Chris will return to MOTOR shows and releases with a new project name.

Mastered by Phil Petrocelli

100 copies - Limited Edition

$8 - CD & Digital
$5 - Digital

 

Timm Mason - The Lost Levels

You may know Timm Mason from his work in psych overlords Midday Veil, disco strategists TJ Max or most notably his long running solo project Mood Organ.  The Lost Levels is his first release under his own name, having decided to take Mood Organ into the direction of his recent “Missile Silo Disco” sets for MOTOR and forthcoming 12” EP.  The Lost Levels could be seen as a sequel to his early release on Debacle Records Visiting a Burning Museum.  Like that release The Lost Levels trades in slow moving and slightly tension filled drones. Unlike his previous release, the album feels much more diverse in sound sources and features almost a cut and paste style of composition that reminds me of a darker Sean McCann. There is a dramatic narrative tone here that is rare in most sound sculptures like these.

Mastered by James Plotkin

100 copies - Limited Edition

$8 - CD & Digital
$5 - Digital

Saturday
May172014

Debacle Fest 2014

Let’s fucking celebrate our community: For Debacle Fest 2014, May 30th and 31st, we’re showcasing what the festival is all about -- our amazing family of artists, all our supportive fans turned friends, and some favorite local hangouts.

Opening ceremonies commence Friday May 30th at Capitol Hill boutique gallery Cairo with a small line up of intimate performances and hotdog vendor Quack Dogs on location. Then a big whirlwind of a Saturday, May 31st, descends upon Eastlake and Republican, giving fans a Choose Your Own Adventure-style evening across LoFi Performance GalleryBlack Lodge, and the Victory Lounge. Attendees will be able to choose between concurrent performances on all three stages. To up the party atmosphere, local food truck Napkin Friends will be on site and Victory Lounge will offer food specials to fill bellies while projection artists satisfy the eyes.

The richness on tap here in the PNW flows through our lineup. Longtime Debacle family like Dull Knife, Brain Fruit, Black Hat, Blue Sabbath Black Cheer, and L.A. Lungs bring consistently top-notch performances, while Threads, Slow Drips, and Chris Davis make Fest debuts. Talent from up and down the best coast are on hand as well, with Danny Paul Grody, Golden Retriever, Sutekh Hexen, Common Eider King Eider, and more.

And the party isn’t just stuck in night mode: Saturday afternoon, the wealth of Seattle experimental labels is to be had as we host a Record Label Fair, sharing the limelight with our fellow purveyors of underground sounds. From Noon to Five at the Black Lodge eager music seekers can pick up wares from the likes of Medical Records, Translinguistic Other, Eiderdown, and Hanged Man, to name but a few, with DJs and a live performance.  

 

Wednesday
Mar052014

March Super Sale!

Hey, what's that? Has it already been a full year?! Yes indeed, it's March once again which means madness at DEBACLE RECORDS for our annual sale. Not only do we celebrate both our birthdays here at HQ, but we practically give our inventory away!

As always we have a bunch of packages to fit your every need, receive all 36 CDs and 6 LP's currently in stock for only $100+shipping. Or if you're already a Debacle diehard, you can opt for just our 2013 release pack for $50+shipping.  What’s that? You hate CD’s? Well you can pick up all 6 of our vinyl releases for just $50+Shipping



As always it pays to buy early and in bulk! As our stock disappears these prices stay the same, get in early for some insane deals on some soon to be out of print classics.

But you say “I already support Debacle a lot and have half these packages.” Head over to the bandcamp use the promo code “madness” on check out and receive 30% off all orders physical or digital.

Thanks folks your continued support means the world to us!

Sam & Rachel

From the bowels of Debacle HQ

Monday
Jan132014

Hobo Cubes Apex Ideals - Pre-order Now!

Hey Folks!

Welcome to the first release of Debacle's amazing 2014 line up!

Many of you are probably already aware of Francesco De Gallo's work as Hobo Cubes and his tape label Hobo Cult.  He has released tapes and CD-Rs with such amazing labels as NNA, Digitalis, Opal Tapes, Deep Tapes, Goldtimers, Bridgetown, Orange Milk....too many to name.  So it's with great excitement that we announce his first full length LP on Debacle records 

Pre-order Apex Ideals now!

Hobo Cubes 
Apex Ideals

With Apex Ideals, Hobo Cubes has found a rich vein of form to explore. Montreal based Francesco De Gallo (also of Hobo Cult Records) is a master of manipulating ambient textures into compositions rife with emotion. Apex Ideals focuses time-based ideas and constructs, finding deeply personal reflections inside its electronic cascades.
 
Using time-stretching methods to create vast expanses of minimal ambience, Apex Ideals finds some of its greatest strength in glitches and accidents that accentuate the sonic terrain. The beauty is in the details; a cut here and the beating of a heart pours out in synthetic rhythms and deft tonal shifts; a mistake there and liquid synths bubble like blood escaping an open wound. De Gallo puts everything on the table and Apex Ideals ends up being an incredibly introspective record because of it.
 
Dreams fade into intangible thoughts overridden by external changes and are channeled into an aural dream- scape. Hobo Cubes has climbed many vistas in the past five years but none have reached the heights of Apex Ideals. This is Francesco De Gallo’s masterpiece.

 
Pre-order now 
Release Date 2/11/2014


$15 - LP  & Digital
$8 - Digital

 

Sunday
Jan052014

State of the Label 2013

It's been a very big year here at Debacle HQ and I wanted to take a minute to reflect on what we did, where we are going, and what we loved about this last year.

First off thanks to anybody who purchased an album, came to a show or even submitted a demo, your support means more to us here than you probably could even imagine.

So what did we do this year? We kicked off the year having just released the Zac Nelson LP and about to drop Total Life's brain ahnillating Bender/Drifter.

After a string of great shows to kick off the new year, we held our biggest Debacle Fest yet.

It was a three day four show monster filled to the brim with amazing artists from far and wide.  We are so proud of that line up and happy to make so many new friends like Gabriel Saloman, the Date Palms crew, Nate Young and Dave Shettler, Jamaal Moss and James Dondio, not to mention all of our returning friends and family. Next year we will be trying a few new things with Debacle Fest, but what an amazing blow-out we had this year.

We continued to grow our MOTOR night with six awesome parties throughout the year and our first ever MOTOR single release. Very proud of the guests we have been fortunate enough to host this year, but even more so of how much our core group of artists have banded together and helped each other improve and become the most exciting new group of artists in Seattle.  Look for two new 12"s in the first part of the year from Olympia's techno shaman HOM and a set of atmospheric bangers from Hobo Noir, the team of Montreal's Hobo Cubes and Jesse Osborne-Lanthier. All this is just the start of what MOTOR has planned for this year.

Summer brought our biggest release ever in the Expo '70/Plankton Wat split 12".  Bringing together two of our favorite jammers for a great EP.  I may be biased, but I think "Faded Postcards" that closes out Plankton Wat's side, might be his best song period!

We kicked off the fall with our batch of phenomenal CD releases from TJ Max, Rainbow Lorikeet and Adderall Canyonly, three very different but equally impressive electronic jammers. Then we finally dropped the debut album from Biosexual, one of the strongest and most accomplished releases in our entire catalog. Biosexual has a ton more up their sleeves and we are hoping to continue to delight you with crazy videos and remixes from that many-years-in-the-making LP.

So whats next? Well after closing out the year with our best MOTOR night yet with Pete Swanson, we will be dropping the aforementioned HOM single at the end of January, followed shortly by our tenth MOTOR night at Lo Fi featuring debut MOTOR performances from Apartment Fox and Raica.  February brings us the long awaited Hobo Cubes debut full length LP Apex Ideals, and even more awesome stuff we can't talk about yet. Keep your eyes open for news about Debacle LPs from A Story of Rats/Dull Knife moss-wizard Garek Druss, guitar wunderkindt Hayden Pedigo, and a split 12" from Seattle heavies Brain Fruit and Panabrite. Of course we will be announcing details on Debacle Fest 2014 the moment we can.

Here is some music we loved at Debacle HQ.

Rachel:

  • Holden - The Inheritors
  • Pharmakon - Abandon
  • Nate Young - Regression: Blinding Confusion
  • Pete Swanson - Punk Authority EP
  • Knifecream - Bind, Torture, Kill
  • Mohammad - Som Sakrifis
  • Roly Porter - Life Cycle of a Massive Star
  • Locrian - Return to Annihialation

Sam:

Especially

  • Function - Incubation
  • Chris Forsyth - Solar Motel
  • Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety
  • Holden - The Inheritors

Also Great

  • SHXCXCHCXSH - STRGTHS
  • Egyptrixx - A/B Til Infinity
  • Moan - Bookshelf Sanctuary
  • Allesandro Cortini - Forse 1 & 2
  • Blondes - Swisher
  • Metasplice - Infracts
  • Drumcell - Sleep Complex
  • Aquarelle - August Undone
  • Chvrches - The Bones of What We Know
  • Sightings - Terribly Well
  • Ron Morelli - Backpages
  • Kobosil - - ----
  • Roly Porter - Lifecycle of a Massive Star
  • Karen Gwyer - Kiki the Wormhole
  • Secret Pyramid - Movements of Night
  • Stellar Om Source - Joy One Mile
  • Rrose - Monad XVI
  • Unicorn Hard-on - Weird Universe
  • Black Sites - Prototype EP
  • Danny Paul Grody - Between Two Worlds

Thanks Everybody

Sam & Rachel