Archive for May, 2012

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New artwork/New EP!

May 23, 2012

Well, I just uploaded the third release from The Norliss Tapes entitled Bad Robot EP on Bandcamp. The songs themselves have been finished for the last week or so, it was just a question of me finishing the artwork for the sleeve. Funny enough I made it on my new computer and of course I didn’t have the font installed that I usually use, and I assure you it was hilarious. Especially since my mind drew a complete blank when it came to trying to remember its name.

Anyway, everything’s solved and it both looks and sounds good. I think me and Staffan are really starting to go places creatively with this project. Check it out here and Last FM is coming soonish. A little taste below:

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A Lil’ Update

May 21, 2012

Well, I was sick as a dog last week. Started off late on Sunday evening with me feeling kinda sluggish but I sure as hell wasn’t expecting to wake up early Monday morning looking (and feeling) like something out of Lucio Fulci‘s Zombie Flesh Eaters. I’m better now but still can’t help feeling I missed out on a week’s work. Call me a workaholic.

A bit of news. My debut column TapeMix – Best of Bandcamp and a beefy interview I did with Jamie Coghill (aka The Jimmy C) has been sent off to the editor at CRKO after I spent the weekend editing it.  I’m excited about this and am really looking forward to help spreading the word of cool, unknown music. The site is still up and running so check it out here.

And finally, my fave musical project ever – The Norliss Tapes – has a site up and running on Bandcamp! Our first two releases A Little Bit Tipsy and A Trip to the Moon! are available now with a third entitled Bad Robot EP coming soon-ish (got a little bit of tweaking left to do!) Listen to the sample track Zero Gravity Moonstomp below and check out the rest of our stuff here. ‘Til next time.

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LastFM

May 9, 2012

Well, it took its fair share of time on account of server problems (my guess), but The Norliss Tapes finally has a page on Last FM! For now it’s just the A Little Bit Tipsy release available, but we’ll keep adding more material soon. Staffan sent me some new songs today and I’m finishing up some tracks at home as well so there’s no shortage. Don’t wanna give away too much but there’s a pretty cool tribute to The King himself Bruce Campbell in the works . Check it out here.

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More Norliss

May 8, 2012

Well, I’ve been keeping myself really busy lately going through about 7 GB of samples for The Norliss Tapes at home, and as insane as it may sound I’m super excited about where the project is coming along now! Got some new members to be added – nothing I can make official yet – and with such an amazing amount of fodder for future songs I just can’t wait until we have the new material ready for release!

Added to that I’ve been working on websites for the project and there’s a Facebook up and running now with Bandcamp and Last FM coming soonish. And as a bonus incentive for me and the other members it seems like NME.com as of now is hosting some of our videos. Pretty cool for something I made on my free time and lunchbreaks huh? Check it out here.

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In Memorium

May 7, 2012

Bummer news after a pretty creative weekend; Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of The Beastie Boys passed away at the age of 47 after battling cancer for some time. Mostly famous to the world as a hip-hop outfit, the band started out as a classic hardcore band and their debut EP Polly Wog Stew is a pretty cool release fetching some pretty big bucks on the collectors market these days (and it has been re-relased on a CD with some cool bonus tracks as Some Old Bullshit).

Moving on from their punk beginnings, the band was somewhat shunned by the underground punk community, even though the members stayed pretty active politically and actually used the money earned from their success to fund various projects like the Tibetan Freedom Concert and New Yorkers Against Violence. Creatively speaking the band also seemed to do and produce whatever the hell they felt like, and you gotta respect true creativity like that. More info via the band’s official website here and you’ll get two of my fave songs below:

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