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PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD

"The Next World"
Five-Song MOD COMPACT DISC EP / DIGITAL


NOW AVAILABLE AT BANDCAMP:

PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD: EAST COAST
TOUR DATES:

8/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
8/23 Youngstown, OH @ Western Bowl
8/24 Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
8/25 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Lounge
8/26 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Lounge
w/ The Flying Luttenbachers
10/18 Providence, RI @ AS220
10/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw w/ Oh Sees
10/20 Boston, MA @ Great Scott


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PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD

"The Next World"
Five-Song MOD COMPACT DISC EP
( out August 16th, 2019 )


- WORLD PREMIERE -

PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD "The Next World" Video
streaming debut at ALTERNATIVE PRESS Magazine


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"Aren’t you weary of dudes with bad haircuts and sleeves rendered by tremens-laden tat artists whose best years were up during the first Monsters Of Rock tour? Psychic Graveyard's “The Next World” is weird enough to corrupt all the songs in your phone and slinky enough to watch your honey dance to it as the cough syrup they slipped you starts to take effect." - Jason Pettigrew / Editor in Chief, ALTERNATIVE PRESS

"..formerly of noise-rock greats Arab On Radar, he and the rest of the group have not mellowed."
- BROOKLYN VEGAN

"If you want to hear the future now, here it is." - GET INTO THIS

"The pulse lies in the minimal, but forceful thump of the drums and the thick veneer of synth tones… it’s industrial, menacing, and claustrophobic..." - BOSTON HASSLE

“A brutal, improbable electro-experimental sound performed with disconcerting mastery, sometimes inching towards synth punk, but really beyond influence."
- METAL ORGIE

"BREAKING: “The recently formed four-piece will tour the UK and Europe in support of “Loud As Laughter”.
- THE QUIETUS


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“The Next World”; the new Five Song follow up EP to Psychic Graveyard’s debut album “Loud As Laughter”; finds the band taking new risks and marks a startling leap forward. Founded by noise rock pioneers Eric Paul (Arab On Radar, The Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student), Paul Vieira (The Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student) and Nathan Joyner (Some Girls, All Leather, Hot Nerds), Psychic Graveyard have slipped past the boundaries of genre, interpenetrated the digital and physical realms and pieced together the soundtrack to the new aesthetic.

According to the band, the process of writing “Loud As Laughter” involved constant exploration - at points the album focused heavily on guitars and live drums, at others - the songs were constructed primarily with synths, found sounds and synthetic beats; but with the “The Next World” EP all of these disparate elements have coalesced into a cohesive, unmistakable sound.

After a series of remix singles, the band elected to bring in an outside party to enhance the EP’s original tracks. “The Next World” was mixed by Seth Manchester of Machines With Magnets, a studio known for working extensively with The Body, Lightning Bolt, Battles, Fang Island, Daughters and Deer Tick to name a few. A music video of the title track, animated by Eric Livingston (director of Dead Cross: Seizure and Desist), is out now.

PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD "The Next World" will be released on August 16th, 2019 and is now available to pre-order at the SKiN GRAFT Paypal Shop and the SKiN GRAFT Bandcamp Store

Physical and digital orders placed at Bandcamp will include an immediate download of the title track.

For more details, check out the PDF one-sheetabove
- and if you are in the vicinity, catch them on tour - dates below!

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WEST COAST TOUR DATES:
7/25 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
7/26 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
7/27 Portland, OR @ Twilight 
7/29 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
7/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident 
7/31 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
8/1 Tijuana, MX @ Lycanthro Pub

EAST COAST TOUR DATES:
8/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
8/23 Youngstown, OH @ Westside Bowl
8/24 Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
8/25 @ Baltimore, MD @ Metro Lounge
8/26 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Lounge
w/ The Flying Luttenbachers
10/20 Boston, MA @ Great Scott

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updated: July 5th, 2019

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KOENJIHYAKKEI

"Angherr Shisspa: Revisited"
Vinyl LP / Glass Mastered CD / Ultimate Edition
( out September 20th, 2019 )


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"One of the most mind-blowing progressive bands ever."
- MATHCORE INDEX

"...towers over most modern progressive rock because of an attention to detail and an almost overwhelming force of conviction. No irony here: this rocks with the teeth and heart to cut through scenes and the "overground" like a knife." - PITCHFORK

" Headed by "vocalist / composer / drummer extraordinaire" Tatsuya Yoshida. this group is a boiling-hot, Stravinsky-meets-Sex Pistols stew of blaring woodwinds, power chord guitars, shimmering synths, and soaring, operatic vocals delivered by a front-woman 'speaking in somersaulting tongues'." - TINY MIX TAPES

“Not only the most brilliant of all of contemporary Japanese bands, but perhaps the greatest group currently operating in the world."
- ALTERNATIVE PRESS

KOENJIHYAKKEI “Dhorimviskha” / BEST ALBUMS of 2018
- BANDCAMP DAILY


"Holy shit, right?" - FECKING BAHAMAS

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Before the summer comes to a close, we will be releasing KOENJIHYAKKEI"s landmark fourth album "Angherr Shisspa" on vinyl, in a new compact disc edition with three bonus CD only tracks, and as a mailorder-only Ultimate Edition.

Ult-Edition includes...
dot Randomly mixed Colored Vinyl LP (Edition of 500)
dot Vinyl cut in 2019 by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering
dot Matte-Varnished LP Jacket with a Collectible Over-Wrap OBI
dot Double-Sided Full Color Poster / Lyric Sheet
dot Glass Mastered Compact Disc
dot Matte-Varnished Six Panel Gatefold CD Jacket
dot Three CD-Only Bonus Tracks
dot Packaged in a Resealable Crystal-Clear Sleeve

KOENJIHYAKKEI "Angherr Shisspa (Revisited)" will be released on September 20th, 2019 and is now available to pre-order at the SKiN GRAFT Paypal Shop and the SKiN GRAFT Bandcamp Store

Physical orders placed at Bandcamp will include a digital download.

For more details, check out the PDF one-sheetabove
- and visit the links below!

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updated: June 28th, 2019

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ITEM! The original master recordings of the following albums have been added to our Bandcamp page:

RUINS "Refusal Fossil" (1997)
THE FLYING LUTTENBACHERS "Destroy All Music" (1995-1998)
THE FLYING LUTTENBACHERS "Revenge" (1996)
CHEER-ACCIDENT "Salad Days" (2000)


In some cases, the original master recordings differ considerably from the later reissues (which are also available at our Bandcamp page). In others, the differences are more subtle, and are being provided primarily for archival purposes - as well as for collectors and completionists.

All are now available to order and download HERE.


updated: May 17th, 2019

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PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD
"Loud As Laughter"
Black Vinyl LP / MOD CD / Ultimate Edition


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"Loud As Laughter"
Black Vinyl LP / MOD CD / Ultimate Edition

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“Psychic Graveyard have delivered a perfect, challenging, audacious record. This is just the kind of album that should be on album-of-the-year lists. It’s niche, it’s nuanced, and it’s definitely not for everyone. It is exactly the kind of behavior that should be encouraged in artists. "Loud As Laughter" is the result of crafting raw insight into incredible shape.
Not everyone deserves this record… "
- POP BOLLOCKS


Following the release of two singles, backed with remixes from MSTRKRFT and LIARS respectively, SKiN GRAFT Records is honored to present PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD's full-length debut, "Loud As Laughter" as a Black Vinyl LP, an MOD Compact Disc and a Deluxe Ultimate Edition - that brings together the CD and the LP - with a unique "Over-Wrap OBI" and a full color double-sided Poster-Lyric sheet.

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About Psychic Graveyard:
Noise Rock pioneers, Eric Paul (Arab On Radar, The Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student), Paul Vieira (The Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student), and Nathan Joyner (Some Girls, All Leather, Hot Nerds) venture through uncharted territory with their new band, Psychic Graveyard.

The band’s LP title track, "Loud As Laughter " - exemplifies the raw tapestry of sounds that characterize the new endeavor. Nathan Joyner’s grinding synths and “found sound” buries the seed of each song deep into the fertile ground - while Paul Vieira’s manic, fuzzed-out guitars and Eric Paul’s obsessive lyrics shower the proceedings with equal parts sunshine and rain.

Here's a sample of some of the early write-ups on the band and the album:

Pop Bollocks
Punk News
Revolver Magazine

Brooklyn Vegan (Video premiere)

Pawtucket Times
Destroy / Exist
The Quietus
I Heart Noise
D//E

Selections Of Electronic Music

Destroy / Exist


The PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD "Loud As Laughter" full-length, the "Dead In Different Places" b/w MSTRKRFT Remix and the "Loud As Laughter" b/w LIARS Remix are all available to order at the SKiN GRAFT Paypal Shop and the SKiN GRAFT Bandcamp Store.

Physical orders placed at Bandcamp will include a digital download.

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ITEM! And theres plenty more to report, visit our Facebook Page (or check out the live feed up above) for photos from KOENJIHYAKKEI's current tour, info on SKRYPTOR's record release show and other odds and ends. (pictured: GOLD RECORD and OBI as found in the SKRYPTOR "Luminous Volumes" Ultimate Edition Bundle)

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updated: April 25th, 2019

- WAREHOUSE FIND -
(copies still available as of May 17th!)
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"Viva Koenji!" Glass-Mastered CD
Limited Quantities Available!

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KOENJIHYAKKEI 2019 TOUR
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5/10 (fri) Les Abattoirs / Bourgoin-Jallieu
(Rock in Opposition Festival)
FRANCE
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5/11 (sat) Immerhin / Würzburg
(Freekshow-In-Concert)
GERMANY
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5/12 (sun) Lexington / London
UNITED KINGDOM
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5/14 (tue) / St Petersburg
RUSSIA
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5/15 (thu) DOM / Moscow
RUSSIA
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5/18 (sat) B10 Live / Shenzhen
(Tomorrow Festival)
CHINA
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5/20 (mon) Tokyo / Koenji HIGH
JAPAN
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updated: March 29th, 2019

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SKRYPTOR
"Luminous Volumes"
Gold Vinyl LP / MOD CD / Book / Ultimate Edition


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SKRYPTOR
"Luminous Volumes" Gold Vinyl LP / MOD CD / Book / Ultimate Edition
Out Now! (200+ page book editions shipping week of April 8th***)

"Luminous Volumes", the debut LP by NYC instrumental trio Skryptor, is the work of learned veterans with a holistic command of loud-rock techniques. The band's members, who have contributed to Dazzling Killmen, Craw, Stats and many other projects, bring together various influences — from Black Sabbath's hazy stomp to Sonny Sharrock's fiery improvisations and the ecstatic prog-jazz of Mahavishnu Orchestra - to create a complex yet immediate sound. A joint release between renowned labels Aqualamb, Sleeping Giant Glossolalia and SKiN GRAFT Records, the album is available on vinyl, CD and as an Ultimate Edition which pairs both with a deluxe, illustrated 200+ page book featuring original horror stories curated by Skryptor bassist David McClelland.

Skryptor's roots stretch back to the early '90s post-hardcore underground. Cleveland's Craw and St. Louis’ Dazzling Killmen, two of the more advanced and unusual bands of the era, struck up a friendship and occasionally shared the stage. David McClelland and Tim Garrigan - guitarists in Craw and the Killmen — respectively, reconnected when both found themselves living in New York in the early 2000s.

In Skryptor, they join up with Hank Shteamer, drummer for bands including Stats and an avid longtime fan of McClelland and Garrigan's prior bands. A 2015 Craw box set, spearheaded by Shteamer and co-released by Aqualamb, led to two reunion gigs, which in turn became the direct impetus for Skryptor: “When Craw powered up again, I realized I had come to some sort of peace with the idea of making music as an endless process, and began stockpiling musical ideas. That led in a pretty natural way to Skryptor,” says McClelland, who had drifted away from making music in the preceding years.

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Shteamer and McClelland set about writing together, with McClelland on bass for the first time in his musical career. Upon realizing they needed a third instrumental voice, they approached Garrigan about getting involved. He agreed to join, and the nascent band immediately dove into writing its debut, intensively reworking the compositions over and over until they were left with a crisp 35 minutes of music, free of any “dead air,” as Shteamer puts it. "They had some good riffs/arrangements of some things, and gave me room to add and stretch out parts," explains Garrigan. "I eventually contributed more writing/arrangement wise."

The results range from the muscular, kinetic prog-punk of "Red Mountain" and the wild synchronized shredding of "Raga" to the gentle atmospherics of epic album closer "Summer Blossoms." Fans of the members prior bands will recognize a similar brand of gritty intensity and brainy intricacy in Skryptor, coupled with a new focus on concision, power and improvisational depth.

*** Due to a printing delay, the paperback books are running a little behind. The books have been at the printer and we expect them to be delivered shortly. Aqualamb Records in NYC is going to be receiving them and they will be sending out all impacted pre-orders the week of April 8th. We're all sorry about the delay.



We haven’t shared much information at all about the book or the list of contributing writers and illustrators… One illustrator in particular should be of special interest to Dazzling Killmen fans - Paul Nitsche (artist behind Face Of Collapse and Recuerda) delivered a brand new two page spread, which you can see above (click for a bigger look)! And if you haven't done so already, you can place an order for the Skryptor album in any and all of its dizzying formats at the link below. Thanks!

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updated: March 21st, 2019

PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD "Loud As Laughter"
Full-Length out May 17th, 2019

Video Premiere at Brooklyn Vegan - March 25th
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"Loud As Laughter"
Black Vinyl LP / MOD CD / Ultimate Edition

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New Band from DOOMSDAY STUDENT and ALL LEATHER Members
to debut full length LP
"Loud As Laughter"

Following the release of two singles, backed with remixes from MSTRKRFT and LIARS respectively, SKiN GRAFT Records is honored to announce the impending release of PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD's full-length debut. "Loud As Laughter" will be released on May 17th as a Black Vinyl LP, an MOD Compact Disc and as a Deluxe Ultimate Edition - that brings together the CD and the LP - with a unique "Over-Wrap OBI", and a full color double-sided Poster-Lyric sheet.
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Psychic Graveyard is:
Eric Paul
Paul Vieira
and Nathan Joyner

The band’s new single and LP title track, "Loud As Laughter " - exemplifies the raw tapestry of sounds that characterize the new endeavor. Nathan Joyner’s grinding synths and “found sound” buries the seed of each song deep into the fertile ground - while Paul Vieira’s manic, fuzzed-out guitars and Eric Paul’s obsessive lyrics shower the proceedings with equal parts sunshine and rain.

A video for "Loud As Laughter" will premeire online this Monday, March 25th at Brooklyn Vegan - and Psychic Graveyard have announced their first live shows; in conjunction with Child Abuse; who are touring in support of their five-song suite on the Chicago vs New York compilation (details below).

3/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
3/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillo Box
3/29 Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
3/30 Pawtucket, RI @ Machines With Magnets
3/31 Portland, ME @ Apohadion Theatre


More live dates will be announced soon!

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The PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD "Loud As Laughter" full-length, the "Dead In Different Places" b/w MSTRKRFT Remix and the "Loud As Laughter" b/w LIARS Remix are all available to order at the SKiN GRAFT Paypal Shop and the SKiN GRAFT Bandcamp Store.

Physical orders placed at Bandcamp will include a digital download.

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updated: March 15th, 2019

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POST NOW : ROUND ONE
CHICAGO vs NEW YORK

"A SKiN GRAFT Records Compilation"
Glass Mastered Compact Disc
in Six-Panel Gatefold Jacket

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CHICAGO vs NEW YORK

"A SKiN GRAFT Records Compilation"
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CHICAGO vs. NEW YORK... It’s a war that’s been waged ever since the early settlers started razing the land and long before the first high rises reached for the skies. Now SKiN GRAFT Records raises the stakes, pitting each city’s finest ‘head to head’ in a battle royale where everybody wins. TWO NEW SONGS FROM EACH BAND!

CHEER-ACCIDENT vs. The FLYING LUTTENBACHERS
In the lead off position, progressive rock’s genre-defying Cheer-Accident enlist an assist from Dead Rider-slash-U.S. Maple’s Todd Rittmann for the opening volley “War is A Warrior” - and in a dramatic about face, flesh-out and finish up a previously unrecorded composition (dating all the way back to the “Salad Days” / “Trading Balloons” era) by the band’s dearly departed Phil Bonnet.

In response, Chicago expatriates The Flying Luttenbachers switch sides and make their New York debut with their first new recordings in over a decade (both exclusive to this release). With unparalleled precision, Weasel Walter’s new line-up radically reinterpret the band’s punk-jazz standard “Demonic Velocities” and bring a brutal blast beating to all comers with the new composition “Prelude to Mutation”.

LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS vs. SKRYPTOR
Led by visual artist Gregory Jacobsen and Cheer-Accident alumni Alex Perkolup, Lovely Little Girls is the kraut-prog, art-pop, big-band cream of Chicago’s bountiful avant-rock crop. With “Be Good To Your Shoes” & “Emphatic Service”, Lovely Little Girls combine complex, hi-fructose arrangements with a sour, yet perfectly-seasoned pop sensibility only hinted at previously.

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Sporting a line-up of loud-rock luminaries culled from the likes of Dazzling Killmen and craw, NYC instrumental trio Skryptor meld Black Sabbath’s hazy stomp with the ecstatic modal improvisation of Mahavishnu Orchestra; the leering bass lurch of Touch & Go Records’ glory days; and the cerebral bite of the city’s contemporary metal underground.

BOBBY CONN vs. CELLULAR CHAOS
A veteran of Chicago’s No Wave scene, Bobby Conn quickly developed a reputation for delivering messages of hope, politics, despair, revolution and bullshit in a quasi-falsetto, all the while decked to the nines in glitter, eyeliner and high heels. Extravagantly excessive art rock for today’s stripped-down lifestyles.

More than any other act currently at-large, Cellular Chaos mirror, reflect and escalate the spirit of NYC’s 1970’s downtown avant-garde music scene - re-upping the ante in their hi-gloss, take no prisoners blend of neo-new wave kicks, glam raunch and no wave noise-rock.

TIJUANA HERCULES vs CHILD ABUSE

Fronted by singer/guitarist John Forbes of Chicago noise rock heroes Mount Shasta and christened in part after “Tijuana Bibles”, the clandestine depression-era comics which cast mainstream cartoon characters in pornographic situations, Tijuana Hercules bang out boundary-busting blues and psychedelic, tangled roots music that's grown out in all the wrong places.

One of the most innovative, polarizing bands in New York - and coming in at a solid last place - Child Abuse go for the gut in a typically atypical way-eschewing their new-math, proto-prog precision and 12 tone composition for a five-movement-long deep dive into death metal atmospherics, scum-rock histrionics and grating noise improvisation.

Glass Mastered Compact Disc comes packaged in a Six-Panel Gatefold Jacket with SKiN GRAFT Cartoons and Band Photos. Designed by Gumballhead The Cat’s Rob Syers and SKiN GRAFT’s Mark Fischer. Mastered by Todd Rittmann. Curated by SKiN GRAFT Records.

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