Posts Tagged ‘mountain asleep’

Skull Alley live 7″ series

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Announced yesterday, Skull Alley is looking for you to back your boys on their newest endeavor, the Live at Skull Alley 7″ series. In conjunction with the First Saturday show series, Skull Alley is looking to release a 7″ record from each of the shows. For more details, see the Kickstart Project site or continue reading below.

“Back in January we started an ongoing monthly show series called the First Saturday Show at our all ages music and arts venue Skull Alley. We started the series to begin each month at the space on an exciting note by getting the best bands from the region we could and keeping the ticket prices as low as possible. On a whim we decided to record the shows off of our board with the help of our friend Trip who runs an awesome donation based studio called Studio K.

The recordings turned out 1000% better than we could have ever imagined and we immediately knew we should do something with them. After getting a couple more of the First Saturday shows under our belts we finally decided that we should release these recordings as a limited vinyl 7” singles series that has a couple of live songs from each band on the show as well as a digital download of the entire show.

Our goal with this is to help document the history of the space in a permanent format, raise our general notoriety level in town and elsewhere, give the bands an awesome new item to sell at their merch tables, raise a little extra money to fund the space, and most importantly help document the work of some local bands that may never record otherwise.

Sounds awesome, right?

Well the problem is we don’t really have the cash right now to get these out immediately, so we thought we’d start up a Kickstarter project for this to see if we can raise the funds to get the first one or two out into the world, and to help gauge interest in the project and see if people would even care if we did this.

The recordings for the first three shows are all ready to go, and obessively mixed by Studio K . They sound really, really awesome. In fact, they sound better than a lot of band’s professionally recorded studio records. Add in the hilarious in-between song banter and heckling from the crowd, and we’ve got a winner.

The money from this Kickstarter project would be used to immediately send the first of the series off to be plated at Aardvark Mastering for vinyl production (approx $275), then sent directly to the vinyl plant for production (approx $500). It will also pay for basic packaging for the records and the digital downloads. We’re setting the goal for the project at $1000 to cover the first record completely, but if we can reach $2000 or even $3000 we can send the first 2-3 records in the series off to press at the same time, which would mean supporters would find a barrage of new music to check out arriving in their mail boxes all at once.

Any profits from these records will be used to of course release the rest of the series, and to put towards overhead for the venue and improvements to the sound/recording equipment we have in house.

Recorded shows, ready for release:
First Saturday show #1 – COLISEUM, STRAIGHT As, ZCFOS
First Saturday show #2 – Fork In Socket, Rest Assured, Houses In Motion
First Saturday show #3 – ALGERNON CADWALLADER, Mountain Asleep, Wise Blood
First Saturday Show #4 – PAUL BARIBEAU, Evil Grimace, Egret, Teenage Angela (pending artist approval)”

Mountain Asleep – Smile Medicine 7″

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Mountain Asleep - Smile Medicine

Mountain Asleep - Smile Medicine

Mountain Asleep now has pre-orders and downloads available (oh, and streaming) for their forthcoming 7″ entitled Smile Medicine. The record will be released on Kid Sister records officially on May 29th, 2010. The songs (listed below) were recorded by Tripppp Barriger at some house with a basement that was probably haunted this past winter. The record will be limited to 300 copies. For collector nerds, there will be 200 on yellow, 100 on black, and 7 test presses.

1. Mountain Asleep – Sleep Simplicity 01:07
2. Mountain Asleep – Postcards 01:50
3.Mountain Asleep – Smile Medicine 02:14
4. Mountain Asleep – Strangers 02:08

Mountain Asleep 3yr anniversary show changed

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
Jake of Mountain Asleep getting a friendly whoopin'

Jake getting a friendly whoopin'

Mountain Asleep has had to cancel their 3 year anniversary show scheduled for February 27th at the House Of Wax. Max’s mom is getting married that day, and kinda can’t play the show. Soooo… the rest of the show is now off as well.

MA should now be celebrating the anniversary a week later at the March First Saturday show w/ ALGERNON CADWALLADER (philly) and Wise Blood (1st show, louisville band). Bring balloons and throw a pie into Jake Snider’s face (and/or weiner).

Mountain Asleep/Antilles split

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Brightskull has “officially” announced the release date for the rumored Mountain Asleep/Antilles split 7″. There will be three new MA songs and two Antilles songs. 500 copies are being ordered, and the test pressing was just approved while working on some homebrew. Ben is doing the album art. If you’re wanting to get your mitts on them, they should be out on September 12th, 2009 at the Mountain Asleep show at Skull Alley!

New Videos up

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Just posted the following videos to YouTube… check them out when you have some time!

BadMouth @ Uncle Pleasant\’s

Mountain Asleep @ Uncle Pleasant\’s

Ghost Chants @ Uncle Pleasant\’s

Title Fight @ Uncle Pleasant\’s