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NEWS UPDATE: December 2nd, 2022


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- HEY LOOK! -
Want to see what people have been saying about SKiN GRAFT lately?
Check out this extensive PDF press report with links to oodles of reviews, interviews and write-ups.
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PILI COÏT "Love Everywhere"
and
YOWIE "Synchromysticism"
Pad-Printed Cassettes with SEVEN Panel J-Cards
( other formats also available )
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SKiN GRAFT Records Presents...
SOUNDS TO MAKE YOU SHUDDER!
Catalog # GR150 CD / Tape / Ult-Ed
CD/ TAPE / DIGITAL / Ult-ED with Vinyl MAGNET
- PREVIEW & ORDER at BANDAMP -
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UPRIGHT FORMS "They Kept On Living" | Official Music Video |
Sounds To Make You Shudder! | SKiN GRAFT Records

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PILI COÏT and YOWIE
PDF One-Sheet
cat #: GR151 & GR122 Tape

Hello! 
- Big News! The in-store retail release of the Pili Coït "Love Everywhere" and Yowie "Synchromysticism" tapes is actually not ’til next month, but we are shipping them EARLY to mailorder customers…right this very moment!

These make ideal stocking stuffers for those sorry SKiN GRAFT - less sad sacks in your stratosphere - and can alight and enlighten a love of music that will last a lifetime.

You can make a difference by clicking HERE. For more info on Pili Coït and Yowie, check out the preceding news desk updates below.

ITEM! Nick Sakes' (Dazzling Killmen, Colossamite, Sicbay, Xaddax) new band UPRIGHT FORMS just released a brand new music video for "They Kept On Living" from the "Sounds To Make You Shudder!" album. You can watch it HERE. And then - check out Nick in an extensive interview on Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal podcast HERE.

ITEM! Reviews of out 150th release “Sounds To Make You Shudder!” have been pouring in - with many even skewing relatively positive! Just look at this stuff...

IDIOTEQ - “Making Of” Article & Feature Interview

The Devil In The Details: SKiN GRAFT Records at 150 - a multi-artist interview on “Sounds To Make You Shudder!”

FECKING BAHAMAS - Feature Review
SKiN GRAFT Records Have Us Gasping In Horror

The ORGAN - Feature Review
"What we need to do here is make sure this music doesn’t just end up in the hands of the beard growers and the chin strokers..."

BEARDED GENTLEMEN - Feature Review
"‘Sounds To Make You Shudder!" - A Comp To Die For

JOYZINE - Feature Album Review
Sounds To Make You Shudder! - a dopamine club night for your brain

And that's not the half of it!
You can download a PDF press report HERE!




ITEM! MELT-BANANA's US tour has come to a close
and capping it off, we have Janky Smooth reporting on the band's show at the Roxy in LA, with lots of photos and commentary on Psychic Graveyard too ("one of the best "noise rock bands I've ever seen"). Check it out HERE.

Months ago I'd pulled some things from the "archive" (ie: several old boxes stashed up in the attic) related to Melt-Banana "Scratch Or Stitch" with the intention of scanning and sharing some of it alongside the re-release... It's taken a while (!) but here is something.

Above is a SKiN GRAFT ad from 1996 - and it is a pretty good snapshot of where things were at at the time. The comic along the left side is the kind of thing that would get scribbled away on while on the phone... It is way too heavy-handed and clunky, but it reflects my then desire to steal the Incredible Hulk from Marvel - which is something that was executed much more gracefully in the Palace (Will Oldham) / ZENI GEVA split single & comic that came out the following year.

The ad also shows off a first pass at doing a mutant version of the Chicago Bulls logo. This idea was returned to for U.S. Maple's "Championship Tour" poster which eventually found its way onto the set of High Fidelity - and then (much) later - a U.S. Maple T-Shirt.

- and - up in the top right hand corner it reads:

"COLOR AND RETURN THIS AD WITH YOUR ORDER FOR A FREE MELT-BANANA / U.S. MAPLE EUROPEAN TOUR PRINT. NO XEROXES or COPIES ACCEPTED"

Those tour prints are long gone, but I thought somebody out there might like to dig out their crayons and give it a go, so you can download a high resolution copy of the ad HERE.

Okay!

Mark F.


CUNTROACHES "Borborygmus" | Official Music Video |
Sounds To Make You Shudder! | SKiN GRAFT Records



NEWS UPDATE: October 21st, 2022


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SKiN GRAFT Records Presents...
SOUNDS TO MAKE YOU SHUDDER!
Catalog # GR150 CD / Tape / Ult-Ed
Glass-Mastered COMPACT DISC in Tri-Fold Sleeve
CASSETTE / DIGITAL / Ult-ED with Vinyl MAGNET

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- Up For Pre-Orders -
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PILI COÏT "Love Everywhere"
and
YOWIE "Synchromysticism"
Pad-Printed Cassettes with SEVEN Panel J-Cards
( other formats also available )
- PREVIEW & ORDER at BANDAMP -
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CUNTROACHES "Borborygmus" | Official Trailer |
Sounds To Make You Shudder! | SKiN GRAFT Records
LONG FORM VIDEO PREMIERE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th
subscribe and / or sign up for a notification HERE

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SOUNDS TO MAKE YOU SHUDDER!
PDF One-Sheet
cat #: GR150CD
/ TAPE

Hello! 
This is Mark (F) writing... We made it! SKiN GRAFT 150 has been cut loose and is currently terrorizing the countryside!

You can read more about it in the updates below and by clicking on the PDF one-sheet to the right, but let me just say how humbled, proud and blown away I am by the work everyone put into this thing. This album came together in record time and it was a thrill hearing these songs come in. - And now I'm doubly thrilled to see them go out! In case you missed it, here are our players... DAVID YOW and YOWIE, USA NAILS, LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS, TERMS, TIJUANA HERCULES, PILI COïT, PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD and JOHN DWYER, JIM O’ROURKE, CUNTROACHES, STRANGULATED BEATOFFS, SHATTER ON IMPACT, BOBBY CONN, The FLYING LUTTENBACHERS, UPRIGHT FORMS and AZITA. The CD and tape are jam-packed with artwork and are available now at record stores everywhere, at your favorite (and probably your least favorite) streaming or digital service provider - and even our Bandcamp Page!


USA NAILS "Horror Show" | Official Music Video |
Sounds To Make You Shudder! | SKiN GRAFT Records


ITEM (!) - USA NAILS have dropped a video for "Horror Show"(click above) and CUNTROACHES will release their long form video for "Borborygmus" on Friday, October 28th. You can subscribe to our You Tube channel, sign up for a notification and join us for the premiere HERE. The trailer is streaming now.

Many of the "Sounds To Make You Shudder!" bands will be performing live in conjunction with this release. We've compiled the dates below. USA Nails is flying over to the USA - and they, as well as Terms, Psychic Graveyard and Child Abuse will be performing at the NO COAST Festival in Denton, Texas between October 27th and 30th. Tijuana Hercules' John Forbes will be there - manning a SKiN GRAFT table no less - so if you are in attendance, be sure to stop by and say "hey"! - And don't forget, Melt-Banana are touring the States as I type. Their new edition of "Scratch or Stitch" is out NOW!



CUNTROACHES (Berlin)

OCT 28 / Praha @ Underdogs, HALLOWEEN CREEP SHOW (w/ Vont + Wax Legs)
OCT 29 / Leipzig @ Halle (w/ Wax Legs + more)
OCT 30 / Dresden @ Gleiserei (w/ Wax Legs + more)
OCT 31 / Berlin @ Koma F, Night of Terror (w/ Wax Legs + SIHIR)

PILI COÏT (Lyon)
OCT 29th / Clermont Ferrand (near Lyon!) - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW

PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD (San Diego / Providence)

OCT 19 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (w/ Melt-Banana)
OCT 20 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church (w/ Melt-Banana)
OCT 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus (w/ Chat Pile) Sold Out
OCT 22 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage (w/ Melt-Banana)
OCT 23 Richmond, VA @ The Camel (w/ Melt-Banana)
OCT 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus (w/ Chat Pile) Sold Out
OCT 28 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves - NO COAST MUSIC FEST
NOV 08 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom (w/ Melt-Banana)
NOV 09 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock (w/ Melt-Banana)
NOV 10 West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy (w/ Melt-Banana)
NOV 11 San Diego, CA @ Casbah (w/ Melt-Banana)
NOV 12 Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar
NOV 13 Palmdale, CA @ Transplants Brewery

SHATTER ON IMPACT (New York)
OCT 27 Oneonta, NY @ The B-Side Ballroom - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW

TERMS (St. Louis / Tampa Bay)

OCT 26 St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag w/ USA Nails & Child Bite - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW
OCT 27 Kansas City, MO @ 7th Heaven (Early Show!)
OCT 29 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves - NO COAST MUSIC FEST

THE FLYING LUTTENBCHERS (Chicago)
OCT 23 Chicago, IL @ Liars Club (with Microwaves)
OCT 25 Chicago, IL @ Burlington (with Child Abuse)
NOV 04 IMOO Fest, Ottawa

TIJUANA HERCULES (Chicago)

SEP 22 Chicago @ Lizard’s Liquid Lounge
SEP 24 Berwyn, Il @ Outta Space
OCT 01 Chicago @ Lincoln Square Apple Fest
OCT 02 Kenosha, Wi @ Zombie Ride 22

UPRIGHT FORMS (Minneapolis)

OCT 22 St. Paul, MN @ The White Squirrel (w/ Vaz, 1055) - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW

USA NAILS (London)

OCT 24 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary (w/ Child Bite)
OCT 25 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
(w/ Child Bite, Work Party & Imelda Marcos)
OCT 26 St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag (w/ Terms & Child Bite) - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW
OCT 27 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
(w/ Child Bite, Almanac Man & Abandoncy
OCT 28 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves - NO COAST MUSIC FEST
NOV 05 Bradford @ Kirkgate Centre
NOV 18 London @Paper Dress Vintage
NOV 19 Paris @ Cirque Electrique
DEC 03 Bristol @ Crofters Rights

CHILD ABUSE (New York)
Tour dates updated - check Social Media

Scroll Down for MELT-BANANA tour dates...




NEWS UPDATE: October 7th, 2022


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- Now Up For Pre-Orders -
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PILI COÏT "Love Everywhere"
and
YOWIE "Synchromysticism"
Pad-Printed Cassettes with SEVEN Panel J-Cards
( other formats also available )
- PREVIEW & ORDER at BANDAMP -
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PILI COÏT and YOWIE
PDF One-Sheet
cat #: GR151 & GR122 Tape

Hello! 
The people have spoken and they want it on tape!

Reaction to the impending cassette version of SKiN GRAFT's Halloween album "Sounds To Make You Shudder!" (out October 21st!) has shattered expectations - with kids from all corners of the globe showing their bias for the high bias format.

So, Hot on those High Halloween Heels, we've got a pair of stocking stuffers pre-order-able to arrive in plenty of time for the gift giving season - and - get this - you can download and stream the albums in their entirety right this very instant!

Ladies and gentlemen, put you hands together for PILI COÏT "Love Everywhere" and YOWIE "Synchromystocism"!




PILI COÏT "Love Everywhere"

On paper, Lyon’s Pili Coït sound simple enough: Jessica Martin Maresco (of Le Grand Sbam) on floor tom, oil can, synth, drums and vocals - plus Guilhem Meier (of Poil) on guitar and vocals. On record, Pili Coït come together. Immersed in napalm, Pili Coit invite you in, as they sow, in spite of themselves, homemade remedies to the heavy and immutable mechanics of things.

For fans of...

Nick Drake, Royal Trux, Nina Hagen, X, Koenjihyakkei, Portishead, Le Grand Sbam, Unrest, Jeff Buckley, Beach House, Poil

“The ingenious team’s ineffable beauty is on display again and again, as an opulent wealth of voices season their extravagant, minimalist instrumentation… PILI COÏT, to my heart” - Saiten Kult

"One of the best of the year. It is very, very good" - Noob Heavy




YOWIE "Synchromystocism"

Since 2000, St. Louis’ Yowie has been perfecting a unique form of progressive rock. Incorporataing complex polyrhythms and guitar dissonance - and operating within its own unique idiom, Yowie rejects rock music’s typical foundation of common time signature and standard melodic structures. This album marks a new level of ambition in terms of conceptual complexity, synthesizing opposing compositional approaches into a distinctive style that simultaneously elicits feelings of euphoria, perplexity, dread… and an inexorable urge to dance.

"The climax of rock music. In the dozens of times I’ve listened to this album I've never heard the same album twice" - Loving Peter Cetera

“To say that Yowie exists outside of genre understates the band’s utter lack of convention” - STL Mag



More? Okay...!  
In honor of SKiN GRAFT's North American release of PILI COÏT "Love Everywhere", we are thrilled to announce the release of PILI COÏT's brand new song (!) "Lo Comte Arnau" (from the upcoming “SOUNDS TO MAKE YOU SHUDDER!” album) as a DIGITAL SINGLE!  You can hear it now at your favorite streaming or digital service provider - even our Bandcamp Page!

Okay - Thanks!

Mark F.



NEWS UPDATE: September 30th, 2022



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MELT-BANANA
"Scratch Or Stitch"
Glass-Mastered COMPACT DISC
Deluxe Digipak with 12 Panel Fold-Out Poster Insert
- PREVIEW & ORDER at BANDAMP -
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MELT-BANANA
PDF One-Sheet
cat #: GR34CD

Hello! 
Today (Friday September 30th) marks the reissue of MELT-BANANA's landmark "Scratch Or Stitch" and the start of their USA Tour!  Melt-Banana, as you already know hail from Japan, and every trip to the USA is cause for celebration. You can pick it up your favorite record store and grab it from our bandcamp page HERE.

Earlier this month, we announced our upcoming Halloween album "Sounds To Make You Shudder!" - coming out October 21st.  Today we are pleased to present CUNTROACHES' trailer for their "STMYS!" track… Filmed at a secret location in their hometown of Berlin, "Boborygmus" is the black metal mix of Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Dario Argento that we've all been craving.  C'ROACHES' singer / guiatrist Martina stars as the Witch, drummer Claire supervised the set-design and bassist The Governor Himself directed.

You check the trailer out HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzR7E8CB8GQ


The full-length, six minute music video is nearly complete and will be released next month. CUNTROACHES will be playing a few Halloween shows in conjuntion with the release.  Dates are below!

ITEM (!)
Breaking News:  All “SOUNDS TO MAKE YOU SHUDDER!” pre-orders placed through Bandcamp will now also include a downloadable set of SEVENTEEN high-resolution LOBBY CARDS that can be printed out, placed behind glass and strung up in the foyer of your CAVE, DUNGEON or SORORITY HOUSE!  Get a load of this line-up...(!)

The "SOUNDS TO MAKE YOU SHUDDER! Lobby Card Collection
01. TERMS / photo by Alastair St. Hill
02. PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD / photo by Alia Jyawook
03. TIJUANA HERCULES / photo by John Vernon Forbes
04. CUNTROACHES / photo by Oops Wilson
05. UPRIGHT FORMS / photo by Noah Paster
06. DAVID YOW / photo by Ellen Philips
07. USA NAILS / photo by Becky White and USA Nails
08. PILI COïT / photo by Judith Saurel
09. JIM O’ROURKE / photo by Eiko Ishibashi
10. LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS / photo by Gregory Jacobsen
11. JOHN DWYER / photo by Titouan Massé
12. BOBBY CONN / photo by Chris Nightengale
13. STRANGULATED BEATOFFS / photo by Wings Blacke
14. AZITA / photo by Thomas Comerford
15. SHATTER ON IMPACT / photo by Molly Jean Fuelner
16. The FLYING LUTTENBACHERS / photo by Peter Gannushkin
17. YOWIE / photo by Whitney Lewis

Okay! You'll find plenty more info on "Sounds To Make You Shudder!" and MELT-BANANA "Scratch or Stitch" in the updates below and at our Bandcamp Page.

Thanks,
Mark F.



CUNTROACHES "Sounds To Make You Shudder!"  Halloween Tour
OCT 27th / Leipzig - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW
OCT 28th  / Praha - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW
OCT 29th  / TBA - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW
OCT 30th  / Dresden - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW



MELT-BANANA: USA re:boot Tour 2022 
SEP 30    Sacramento, CA at Goldfield Trading Post
OCT 01    San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall
OCT 03    Seattle, WA at The Crocodile
OCT 04    Portland, OR at Hawthorne Theatre
OCT 05    Eugene, OR at WOW Hall
OCT 06    Bend, OR at Domino Room
OCT 07    Boise, ID at Neurolux
OCT 08    Salt Lake City, UT at The Beehive
OCT 09    Denver, CO at Larimer Lounge
OCT 11    Kansas City, MO at Record Bar
OCT 12    St Louis, MO at The Ready Room
OCT 13    Milwaukee, WI at The Back Room at Colectivo
OCT 14    Minneapolis, MN at Turf Club
OCT 15    Chicago, IL at Reggie's
OCT 16    Detroit, MI at The Magic Bag
OCT 17    Cleveland Heights, OH at The Magic Bag
OCT 19    Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair (w/ Psychic Graveyard)
OCT 20    Philadelphia, PA at First Unitarian Church (w/ Psychic Graveyard)
OCT 21    Queens, NY at Essential Tremors
OCT 22    Baltimore, MD at Soundstage (w/ Psychic Graveyard)
OCT 23    Richmond, VA at The Camel (w/ Psychic Graveyard)
OCT 25    Chapel Hill, NC at Local 506
OCT 27    Orlando, FL at The Abbey
OCT 28    Miami, FL at Gramps Outside
OCT 29    Tampa. FL at Orpheum
OCT 30    Atlanta, GA at The EARL
OCT 31    Birmingham, AL at Saturn
NOV 02    Houston, TX at White Oak Music Hall
NOV 03    Austin, TX at Empire Control Room
NOV 04    Fort Worth, TX at Tulips
NOV 05    Oklahoma City, OK at 89th Street Collective
NOV 07    Santa Fe, NM at Meow Wolf
NOV 08    Phoenix, AZ at Crescent Ballroom (w/ Psychic Graveyard)
NOV 09    Tucson, AZ at The Rock (w/ Psychic Graveyard)
NOV 10    West Hollywood, CA at The Roxy (w/ Psychic Graveyard)
NOV 11    San Diego, CA at Casbah (w/ Psychic Graveyard)
NOV 12    Palmdale, CA at Transplants Brewery
NOV 13    Fresno, CA at Strummer’s




NEWS UPDATE: September 9th, 2022


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SKiN GRAFT Records Presents...
SOUNDS TO MAKE YOU SHUDDER!
Catalog # GR150 CD / Tape / Ult-Ed
Glass-Mastered COMPACT DISC in Tri-Fold Sleeve
CASSETTE / DIGITAL / Ult-ED with Vinyl MAGNET
- PRE-ORDER at BANDAMP -
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SOUNDS TO MAKE YOU SHUDDER!
PDF One-Sheet
cat #: GR150CD
/ TAPE

Do you dare? Just imagine the existential dread and abject horror that will come bubbling to the surface when you flip out the lights and freak out your friends with this, the 150th release from SKiN GRAFT Records. Sporting FIFTEEN NEW and EXCLUSIVE songs sure to scare your guests stiff, “Sounds To Make You Shudder!” is a HALLOWEEN LONG PLAYER that plays fast and loose any time of the year!

DAVID YOW and YOWIE – The Spider’s Greeting
The Jesus Lizard’s David Yow is master of ceremonies and none other than St. Louis’ Yowie has got his back, laying down their first new music since the release of “Synchromysticism”.

USA NAILS - Horror Show         
Formed through a mutual love of noise rock, punk and krautrock, USA Nails made their SKiN GRAFT debut earlier this year on the “Split” LP with Psychic Graveyard. For their return, they look no further than the world around us to pen “Horror Show”.

LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS - Procreation (Of The Wicked)
Chicago’s avant prog oddballs Lovely Little Girls are back with their reimagining of the Celtic Frost favorite, maintaining the songs malevolent mood while taking it places never heard before.

TERMS- Mouthful of Moss
Having served in acts such as Grand Ulena, Jitters and Yowie, Terms bring a wealth of experience and a heaping helping of the unexpected to the operating table. Their album “All Becomes Indistinct” will be released in 2023. This track is not on it.

TIJUANA HERCULES - Long Slide     
“No crossing the River Styx” - The Eye of Horus knew it all along and said it with a cha-cha beat. Past the ooze and straight to the Hillbilly Trance, “Long Slide” is a saucer-eyed hex where infinity never arrives. Conceived in the laboratories of Frogg Mountain Recording Studio.

PILI COïT - Lo Comte Arnau
On paper, Lyon’s Pili Coït sound simple enough: Jessica Martin Maresco (of Le Grand Sbam) on floor tom, oil can, synth, drum and vocals - plus Guilhem Meier (of Poil) on guitar and vocals. On record, Pili Coït come together - here for a haunting rendition of a traditional Occitan song. SKiN GRAFT will release their album “Love Everywhere” on vinyl in 2023.

PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD and JOHN DWYER - Is There A Hotline?|
The Osees’ John Dwyer takes Psychic Graveyard’s raw, emotion filled mechanics and puts them through ringer, remixing the four piece into a squirming sickly electronic mess of delights. 

JIM O’ROURKE - guising           
Taking up from where Brise-Glace’s Camp SKiN GRAFT track “likeness” left off one-hundred catalog numbers ago, Jim returns with “guising”, where scary sounds are scarred, then sewn up again into something resembling itself.

CUNTROACHES – Borborygmus
Here is a first dose of the type of noise-wave, black metal bombast Berlin’s Cuntroaches will bring to the fore in 2023.  Their full length is entering post-production. No one is ready.

STRANGULATED BEATOFFS - Happy Halloween
Now well into their fourth decade of existence, legendary SKiN GRAFT recording artists Strangulated Beatoffs (just barely) lift a finger to return with their first new recording in 10 years.

SHATTER ON IMPACT - Amars Volta
The new trio from Blake Fleming (formerly of Laddio Bolocko, Mars Volta and Dazzling Killmen) takes you rocketing through the eye of the cobra and beyond the final frontier  to strange new worlds. Amar's Volta is slinky, seductive and raw.

BOBBY CONN - Dont Be Afraid
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. His third consecutive SKiN GRAFT compilation appearance.

The FLYING LUTTENBACHERS - Violence Labyrinth
No wave / punk jazz / brutal prog iconoclasts The Flying Luttenbachers’ founding member Weasel Walter takes listeners on a dizzying ride in all directions at once - and straight down where it counts.

UPRIGHT FORMS - They Kept On Living
Dragging behind ghosts of SKiN GRAFT’s Past (Dazzling Killmen, Colossamite and Xaddax) this carbon-based, three-headed organism raise a collective fist at the inevitable dark veil. The debut of Nick Sakes’ new band.

AZITA - Tss Tss
Former Scissor Girl and past, present and future Azita Youssefi surprises in the best of possible ways, wrapping up with a reflective synth n’ sax “party’s over” jam that will leave you grasping at straws and reaching for the stars.

Cover artist Rob Syers is selling some of the album's original artwork and we've listed a number of "one-of a kind" bundles that include the CD / Cassette / Vinyl Magnet and one of the original drawings. “Sounds To Make You Shudder!” is now up for pre-orders at our Bandcamp page. It will be released on October 21st.

Many of the participants will be performing live in conjunction with the release. USA Nails is flying over to the USA - and they, as well as Terms, Psychic Graveyard and Child Abuse will be performing at the NO COAST Festival in Denton, Texas between October 27th and 30th.



CUNTROACHES (Berlin)

OCT 27th / Leipzig - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW
OCT 28th  / Praha - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW
OCT 29th  / TBA - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW
OCT 30th  / Dresden - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW



PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD (San Diego / Providence)

OCT 19 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (w/ Melt-Banana)
OCT 20 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church (w/ Melt-Banana)
OCT 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus (w/ Chat Pile) Sold Out
OCT 22 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage (w/ Melt-Banana)
OCT 23 Richmond, VA @ The Camel(w/ Melt-Banana)
OCT 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus (w/ Chat Pile) Sold Out
OCT 28 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves - NO COAST MUSIC FEST
NOV 08 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom (w/ Melt-Banana)
NOV 09 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock (w/ Melt-Banana)
NOV 10 West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy(w/ Melt-Banana)
NOV 11 San Diego, CA @ Casbah (w/ Melt-Banana)
NOV 12 Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar
NOV 13 Palmdale, CA @ Transplants Brewery


SHATTER ON IMPACT (New York)
OCT 27 Oneonta, NY @ The B-Side Ballroom - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW



TERMS (St. Louis / Tampa Bay)

OCT 26 St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag w/ USA Nails & Child Bite - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW
OCT 27 Kansas City, MO @ 7th Heaven (Early Show!)
OCT 28 Tulsa, OK @ SoundPony (w/ Plastic Psalms)
OCT 29 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves - NO COAST MUSIC FEST



THE FLYING LUTTENBCHERS (Chicago)
NOV 1-3 Midwest tour dates TBA
NOV 04 IMOO Fest, Ottawa
NOV 5-7 Midwest tour dates TBA



TIJUANA HERCULES (Chicago)

SEP 22 Chicago @ Lizard’s Liquid Lounge
SEP 24 Berwyn, Il @ Outta Space
OCT 01 Chicago @ Lincoln Square Apple Fest
OCT 02 Kenosha, Wi @ Zombie Ride 22



UPRIGHT FORMS (Minneapolis)

OCT 22 St. Paul, MN @ The White Squirrel (w/ Vaz, 1055) - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW



USA NAILS (London)

OCT 24 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary (w/ Child Bite)
OCT 25 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
(w/ Child Bite, Work Party & Imelda Marcos)
OCT 26 St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag (w/ Terms & Child Bite) - HALLOWEEN RECORD RELEASE SHOW
OCT 27 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
(w/ Child Bite, Almanac Man & Abandoncy
OCT 28 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves - NO COAST MUSIC FEST
NOV 05 Bradford @ Kirkgate Centre
NOV 18 London @Paper Dress Vintage
NOV 19 Paris @ Cirque Electrique
DEC 03 Bristol @ Crofters Rights

MORE SHOWS TO BE ANNOUNCED!
See the previous updates for MELT-BANANA Tour dates!



NEWS UPDATE: September 2nd, 2022


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KOENJIHYAKKEI
"Live At Koenji High"
All Region NTSC MOD DVD
Plus Free Download of "Dhorimviskha Digest"
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Hello -
Bandcamp Friday's are back
and so is the KOENJIHYAKKEI "Live At Koenji High" DVD! We've also got details about the MELT-BANANA pre-order and US tour below. Visit our Bandcamp page to pick up the music and come back here (and there!) on September 9th, when we will announce our mysterious 150th release!

Thanks!
Mark F.


NEWS UPDATE: August 12th, 2022


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- Out September 30th -
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MELT-BANANA
"Scratch Or Stitch"
Glass-Mastered COMPACT DISC
Deluxe Digipak with 12 Panel Fold-Out Poster Insert
- PREVIEW & ORDER at BANDAMP -
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MELT-BANANA
PDF One-Sheet
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“Scratch or Stitch sits among subsequent Melt-Banana releases with an air of superiority" 
- PITCHFORK

Remember that ashes always seem to find a place and settle. Out of the ashes of old, Melt-Banana sizzle and scream, slide and skitter, scratch and stitch - heralding a new wave. Melt-Banana are real. They walk on water and effortlessly juggle all of those sharks nipping at their heels, the ones that think they're swimming in new, unexplored territories. Here are the imported children of no waves gone by, a hardcore-informed maelstrom of experimental heart surgery - straight from the heart of Tokyo's ferocious underground. 

In short? Take all of the scrabbling atonal dissonance of no wave, bathe it in the hysteria of hardcore, then rinse with the acceleration of speed metal. Repeat.

Melt-Banana will be touring the United States in the Fall of 2022 in conjunction with this release. Support will be provided by the likes of Psychic Graveyard, Deaf Club and No Age. This new glass-mastered compact disc edition of "Scratch or Stitch" comes packaged in a deluxe hi-gloss digipak with a full color, 12-panel fold-out poster-booklet containing lyrics and artwork. Musical guests include K.K. Null of Zeni Geva and Jim O'Rourke of Brise-Glace. Recorded in Chicago by Steve Albini. Mixed by Jim O’Rourke.

"Punk in its purest form, but no "punk" that any originator of the genre ever imagined... One of the best bands in existence" - LOUDER Magazine

"Perhaps their dense energy was was borne out of the frustration of having to go to high school six days a week...? There's no slack in the MELT-BANANA oeuvre... when they play there are no questions” - ALTERNATIVE PRESS

FUN FACTS:

“Scratch Or Stitch” was released in the USA and Europe in the summer of 1996 in conjunction with a co-headlining European tour with U.S. Maple. While touring the United Kingdom, U.S. Maple recorded Peel Sessions and Yasuko and Agata joined in on two of the tracks. The U.S. Maple "Banana-Peel sessions" have never been released.

The video for Sick Zip Everywhere was rejected by MTV in the states, but was honored as one of the best videos of the year on MTV in the UK.

On the strength of the release, MELT-BANANA made another swipe of the US, beginning in September of 1996, touring as a headliner for one and a half months in September of 96 and headlining the second night of SKiN GRAFT's OOPS(!) indoors festival alongside Lake Of Dracula, You Fantastic! and Mount Shasta. 

Yasuko Onuki: vocals
Agata: guitar
Rika Mm': bass
Sudoh Toshiaki: drums

GUESTS:
Jim O'Rourke: razor blade
Kazuyuki K. Null: keyboards



MELT-BANANA "Scratch Or Stitch"
out September 30th, 2022
Compact Disc Pre-Order / Digital at Bandcamp


MELT-BANANA: Europe Summer Tour 2022 
AUG 03    Hamburg (GER) at Hafenklang
AUG 04    Kopenhagen (DK) at Basement
AUG 05    Hammenhög (S) at Garage
AUG 06    Gotenburg (S) at Skuljet
AUG 09    Weinheim (GER) at Cafe Central
AUG 10    Nürnberg (GER) at Kantine
AUG 11    Karlsruhe (GER) at Alte Hackerei
AUG 12    Jena (GER) at Cafe Wagner
AUG 13    Fortress Josefov (CZ) at Brutal Assault Festival
AUG 14    Prag (CZ) at Modra Vapice
AUG 17    Gyöngyös (HUN) at Fekete Zaj Festival
AUG 18    Wien (A) at Chelsea
AUG 20    Berlin (GER) at Urban Spree

CHEER-ACCIDENT: Here Comes The Tour
AUG 11    Indy at The Healer (All Ages Show)
AUG 12     Knoxville, TN. at The Pilot Light
AUG 13.     Savannah, GA. at The Wormhole
AUG 14.     Columbia, SC. at Uncle Fester’s
AUG 15.     DC. at Rhizome
AUG 16.     Durham, NC. at Shadowbox
AUG 17.     Newport, KY. at Southgate House

This Fall: US dates coming for USA NAILS, CHILD ABUSE and the first ever live shows from TERMS (ex-Yowie / Grand Ulena)


The SKiN GRAFT Records bandcamp page is HERE.



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