Night Mode “Nobody Lived” Out Now On Completely Gone Recordings

For the first time, we’re releasing music on another label! Night Mode’s new album Nobody Lived is out now courtesy of Completely Gone Recordings.

Nobody Lived is the live set Drew and I were preparing in March 2020, as the pandemic loomed. The show at Records with Merritt was ultimately cancelled. From the liner notes, the email that got it started –

“like 1:00 sunday? my idea for a piece is building up a volca bass sequence in the C dim scale (or any diminished scale, but C is easyish) and tearing it back down to noise/sub freqs. then i was thinking the paraphonic ms20 patch as an accompaniment to something of yours.”

These sessions also yielded the tracks “No One,” which appeared on Completely Gone Recordings’ Volume VIII compilation, and “No Two” (Silber Records Droneuary 2021).

Shacker Arrives on Bandcamp and Streaming

We’ve released Shacker’s three LPs on Bandcamp and major streaming platforms!

This includes a re-mastered “Pardon My Pretension, But Isn’t It Blackbeard’s Birthday?” which hasn’t been available online until now.

We’re celebrating the release with an episode of The Long Play Listening Party guest-hosted by Rob. Get it on your favorite podcast platform or Instagram TV here, or on YouTube below.

“A Life Without Fireflies” on Bandcamp, Streaming, and The Long Play Listening Party

Happy holidays, all! We’ve brought Arturo Got The Shaft’s “A Life Without Fireflies” into modernity on Bandcamp and your favorite streaming platforms. To celebrate Rob, Royce, and I recorded a very special throwback episode of The Long Play Listening Party.

Have a safe week, everyone. -Howie & Rob

“A Life Without Fireflies” on Spotify | Deezer | Amazon | YouTube Music | Tidal | Apple Music

Dark Satellites and the Beer Jesus from America

Trailers for Matt Sweetwood’s latest film The Beer Jesus From America are out:

Stone Brewing’s rock ‘n’ roll co-founder, Greg Koch, who was nicknamed “Beer Jesus” by the a Berlin tabloid newspaper, is taking his business to Germany on a mission to oppose the most beloved industrial beer in the world and join Europe’s craft beer revolution. Will he succeed? Greg must first challenge the established beer culture in a country where brewing has been restricted by the infamous 500 year old beer Purity Law . However, in his quest to fight mass market beer, it turns out that Greg has even bigger obstacles to overcome, from struggles with bureaucracy to cultural differences and stubborn traditionalism.

Besides being a cool film, we can finally talk about the music in the second clip above; it’s Dark Satellites!

Matt had put temporary tracks of too-famous-to-license So-Cal punk into a rough edit of the film, and this past summer he approached Cole for recommendations of artists who could submit music he could use in the final cut.  We decided it would be fun to break in Drew’s new garage/studio by taking a shot at it ourselves, and two instrumental tracks we wrote and recorded made it into the film.

We had fun writing and recording things with a specific purpose and parameters in mind, and are excited to see the documentary when it comes out.