Sunday, March 29, 2020

MNOP - "Illuminated Body" EP now available for Pre-order

What a friggin' treat!  MNOP's newest record is coming May 1st, and we couldn't be more delighted. For one, it's a pretty blistering run-through of some of our recent crowd-favories.  These recordings are honest - very little studio indulgences were had, and what we did embellish was (at least we think) quite tasteful.  Secondly, Joe friggin' Cosmo Cogen on the drums!  Our newest family member, on display here proudly.  He's a peach, and this is his recorded debut with MNOP.

Finally, we're really happy to send this one off into the world.  After having played this material out in the last 2 years, we hit a stride here and are stoked with how accurately this recording captures this band.  Phil Duke (Duke Sound, Continental Recording Company) was at the board for this one, engineering and recording this session in our home-turf stomping grounds of Bushwick, Brooklyn.  He's a class act, and we can't recommend him enough.  Mastering was done by Nick Hogeboom, who has seen MNOP perform many times over 5 years and was genuinely enthusiastic to offer his abilities to the project - his thorough familiarity with the band lent itself perfectly to putting the chef's kiss on "Illuminated Body."

Listen, enjoy, download etc 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Night Zoo - "Beach Bully" live EP

This little Beach Bully is sure to tickle you, whether you like it or not!

The first two tracks were originally available as bonus content from Bandcamp downloads of our "Sports Injuries Of The Space Age" EP.  Here, they are joined with a recent performance of "Ed's Theme" and given a fresh 2020 remix.

1-2 Recorded live at The Footlight in Queens, NY on August 11th, 2019.

3 Recorded live at Gold Sounds in Brooklyn, NY on February 25th, 2020.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

New EP available Halloween 2019

Auntie Depressant, “Nothing Better”
October 31, 2019

Using tracks spanning the entirety of Auntie Depressant’s existence, we’ve fashioned a new EP of seven songs with recently added overdubs, completely remixed and remastered in order to make available music that has been close to our hearts for many years, yet nearly unavailable for almost as long.

While we may have put some of this material on demo CD-Rs or on streaming services in the past, we often were unsatisfied with the recordings or performances.  This project has allowed us to right the wrongs of our past and present this music in a way that we feel showcases these songs better than they’ve ever been heard previously.  It’s been a long road to get here, but we can rest now knowing that we’ve done justice to our body of work.  Some of these recordings date back to 2006, with songwriting as far back as 2002.  To begin revisiting this material is almost a dangerous task - we wouldn’t want to be untrue to the ideas themselves.  Knowing this, we attempted to leave the spirit intact, while making tasteful edits and replacing parts with performances we simply couldn’t have done at the time of the original recording sessions.  What you hear on “Nothing Better” is Auntie Depressant at our finest.

On Halloween, “Nothing Better” will be available as a pay-as-you-wish download.  For hardcore enthusiasts, we will also be offering a highly limited run cassette, showing off the incredible artwork provided by Amelia Hazen.

Thank you for listening!