Sunday, March 1, 2015

Out Now: SOLUTIONS & TRTRKMMR LPs on ILR!

Today is a day and whether that is full of consequences or rewards for you, these two long awaited things are what we have to offer:


TRTRKMMR - Avec La Souillure Nous Entrons Au Règne De La Terreur LP w/download (LUNGS-052)
   Four years in the making, TRTRKMMR's Avec La Souillure Nous Entrons Au Règne De La Terreur is an aural assault rifle set to unleash a blackened unorthodox power-electronic hell upon you. Since the first scribble, it's author has endured organ ruptures, physical and mental collapse, deaths and unheated Wisconsin winters. That pain and more comes through in the unearthly maelstrom of "music" created using chopped/crippled vinyl records, mountains of literary research, AK-47s and a plethora of secret sound equipment. A truly compelling and singular vision here. Be careful.
   500 copies come in high strength jackets with a 20 page booklet and a hand numbered insert stamped with human blood.


SOLUTIONS - Life Of Joy 12" w/ download (LUNGS-030)
  A band that was never supposed to have a long life has performed a grand total of 2 times, once in Milwaukee (home to Justin Kern), once in Buffalo (home to David Bailey & Patrick Bolger) and will finalize the trilogy by performing their maniac music in Seattle (home to Joe Bellucci) this March 2015. This will be it.
  "SOLUTIONS' contribution is brief but hugely important to the lexicon of modern power violence. Short, brutal and uncompromising sound blisters here, even to the well-calloused ear. No one plays it like these guys. It is baffling and otherworldly to see. When IRON LUNG played their first show in Milwaukee a few years ago they made me want to retire from playing music altogether and I fucking love doing what I do. Rarely does a band hit me that hard." -Jensen Ward
  Recorded by Jackson Long and Shane Hochstetler. Art by Craig Sheperd. 300 copies ever.

Both are available in our fine store found HERE.

Please continue with your day and it's spoils or squanders.
Love, Jensen

Friday, February 27, 2015

GAS CHAMBER/TERVEET KADET tour dates March 2015


 
 
February:
27 Vancouver BC @ Black Lab w/ Six Brew Bantha, Ahna, OSK
28 Victoria BC @ Outer Heaven w/ Six Brew Bantha, Waste Away, Griefer
March:
1 Seattle WA @ Black Lodge w/ Terveet Kadet, Iron Lung, Solutions, Gag
2 Portland OR @ Black Water w/ Terveet Kadet, Deathcharge, Terokal
3 Sacramento CA @ Casa De Chaos w/ Terveet Kadet, Rat Damage, Plague Widow
4 Las Vegas NV @ OMD w/ Terveet Kadet, God's America, Vihan Rytmi, In Fugus
5 Long Beach CA @ Black Light District w/ Terveet Kadet, Diatribe, NSU, Coltranes
6 Los Angeles CA @Black Castle w/ Terveet Kadet, Suffering Luna, Damnatösque, Angst
7 Oakland CA (Manic Relapse Fest) @ Golden Bull w/ Lecherous Gaze, Zoloa, Steel Bearing Hand. STARTS AT 2PM!!!
8 San Jose CA @ SJ Rock Shop w/ Terveet Kadet, Ausencia, Pig DNA, Meth Sores


Friday, February 13, 2015

NUDITY lp drops April 7th. They are on tour now.

NUDITY ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ASTRONOMICON
OUT APRIL 7TH ON 
IRON LUNG RECORDS
LISTEN TO TITLE TRACK HERE
TOURING WEST COAST NOW

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Album Art: Brittany Stallings

Members of Nudity have been fueling the Olympia underground music scene for over two decades. Their DIY hardcore roots shine through in the energy of their music and the grass roots intent with which they operate.  These five lords and ladies dive deep into their vintage hard rock-inspired, Krautrock-infused compositions, leaving no one doubting the veracity of their musical commitment.  They've just announced their new album
Astronomicon which drops April 7th on Iron Long Records alongside their title track which Noisey has deemed "Psych Rock + Devo + Jodorowsky." 

STREAM / WATCH / EMBED "ASTRONOMICON" ON SOUNDCLOUD HERE
The 9 song platter, recorded with engineer/guru Tim Green (Sleater-Kinney, Melvins, The Fucking Champs), builds a shape-shifting pinnacle of sound, a pounding rhythmic core armored with hard riffs, cloaked in swaths of colorful synths and striped with soaring, searing leads and knife-sharp vocals - bringing tones and shades reminiscent of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
Previously sharing stages with Dinosaur Jr., Dead Meadow and more, Nudity hit the West Coast this month on a tour that kicks off tomorrow in Seattle and includes dates in Olympia, LA, Portland and more (full list of dates below). 

Nudity is the latest distillation of a sound that guitarist/singer Dave Harvey and select heavy players that have been honing since the band's 2005 formation.  The current lineup might be their most impressive yet, bringing talent from bands such as the Tight Bro's From Way Back When, Hysterics, The Need, Sex/Vid, Broken Water and more.  Nudity IS: Dave Harvey on guitar and vocals, Stephie Crist on guitar, Rachel Carns on synths, Abigail Ingram on bass, and Tanar Stalker on drums, as well as underground filmmaker Joaquin de la Puente on live visuals.



Astronomicon features driving uptempo beats, ringing choruses, and twin-guitar harmonies that segue into improvised jams invoking the MC5 at their Sun Ra-channeling best, cruise through talkbox-laden breakdowns and finish with pulse-revving big bang crescendos. Inspiration for the tracks came from places as lofty as long summers spent working fire lookouts on remote mountaintops, to lowly as a need for cathartic musical release after inter-band fights. 



As its arresting cover imagery suggests, Nudity pulls listeners to a place where the earthiest, most carnal human attributes bend around to meet supernal desires, while vouching that lovers of grit-filled Rock'n'roll get a headbanging fix. You can liken it to time travel, space travel, or space-time travel, but once on board, Nudity will take you to sonic frontiers in a style all their own.

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NUDITY LIVE DATES:
2/12: Seattle @ Black Lodge w/ Mysterious Skin, Biled Will and Wulf 
2/13: Olympia @ Obsidian w/ Survival Knife and Wulf 
2/14: Portland @ Foggy Notion w/ Jonny X & the Groadies and Billions & Billions 
2/15: Davis @ Third Space Art Collective w/ Human Body and Quartz Thrust 
2/16: Fresno @ Tower District Records w/ Inside the Sun 
2/17: Joshua Tree @ Landers Brew Co. w/ Tara Jane O'Neil and BATT 
2/18: Los Angeles @ The Smell w/ Dune, Gun Outfit and Rearranged Face 
2/19: San Luis Obispo @ SLO Creative Studio with Hot Tina 
2/20: San Francisco, El Rio w/ Queen Crescent and Flesh World 
2/21: Oakland, 1-2-3-4 Go! Records w/ Street Eaters, Plume and Little Sister 


Nudity
Astronomicon
Iron Lung Records
April 7, 2015 | Pre-order
1 - White Hot Gold
2 - Lectric Motions
3 - (I've Got The) Death Energy
4 - Myrna Loy / Leatrice Joy
5 - Carnal Heart
6 - Light & Grace
7 - Astronomicon
8 - Washed
9 - Here Comes The White Light


For more info on Nudity please contact Grandstand Media & Management:


Bailey Sattler | Baileys@GrandstandHQ.com


Friday, February 6, 2015

A couple new jams coming...

If you didn't catch their 1st 7" last year then get yourselves ready for Seoul's SCUMRAID to punch you in the ear hole. We got to play with them twice in Korea and they killed it both nights. Hopefully out in time for their Japanese dates in March. Should be out in June if not sooner. The long awaited follow up to 2014's "A Line In Wet Grass" 7" on this fine imprint. They will be doing a bunch of touring this year in the US and the UK to support this LP. There should be a couple videos later on too. It's all happening.

Friday, January 23, 2015

IRON LUNG is playing one show this year

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 This is SOLUTIONS' third and final show. GAS CHAMBER will be doing a west coast tour around this as well. Get it.

Friday, January 16, 2015

PRIVATE ROOM is a new band

PRIVATE ROOM is a new band consisting of 3/4 of WALLS. We are playing our first shows soon. It's about time.

SEATTLE 2.20.15
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PORTLAND 2.21.15
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and OLYMPIA 2.22.15
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and then again in SEATTLE 3.26.15
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Thank you.

Monday, January 12, 2015

PHT - For Mass Consumption LP/CS are OUT NOW on ILR

You can run but you can't hide, especially if you have any of the new PHT gear. It's brighter than an enormous door slamming in the depths of hell.

PIG HEART TRANSPLANT - For Mass Consumption LP w/ download (LUNGS-059)
PIG HEART TRANSPLANT - For Mass Consumption CS w/ download (LUNGS-059C)
  Pig Heart Transplant is the alter ego of Jon Kortland, one half of the men that comprise the surgical Powerviolence duo Iron Lung. Like Iron Lung, Pig Heart Transplant delivers both a vicious beating and violent outcome, however the operating methodology is an entirely different animal; slow, churning, industrial, electronic, painfully percussive, a bureaucratic nightmare of State Power with gears grinding the individual into a hallow shell, perfectly molded into one of Them. This is 1984.
  For Mass Consumption is composed of 28 tracks, each approximately 44 seconds long, each song title a 4 letter word, structured in a perfectly palatable way for optimum group adoption and mindless adherence to common purpose. Electronic manipulation, no wave guitar noise, abrasive hammering and eerie synthetic ambience imbue the listener with the seedy malaise of manipulation on a societal scale.  One might recognize the pulverizing brutality of early Swans on tracks like ‘Film’ or ‘Pigs’, the pulsing throb of Brighter Death Now and IRM on ‘Coma’ or even Robert McNaugton’s soundtrack work for Henry: Portrait Of Serial Killer on ‘1970’ or ‘1980’.
  Without doubt a horrifying work of aural terror, For Mass Consumption is the logical result of a culture bent on banal conformity and the futile struggle against its domination. Iron Lung Records (LP and Cassette versions) is pleased to bring this tormented future vision into the present in collaboration with 20 Buck Spin (CD version).

 In addition to these we have a limited long sleeve PHT shirt, TOTAL CONTROL long sleeves, some BLAZING EYE 7"s and warehouse finds of the PHT - Weapon 7" and VAE VICTIS - Ugly Reflection LP. All available in our STORE located at ironlungrecords.bigcartel.com.

Thank you and good day.
Jensen