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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Bandcamp Page Overhaul - New & Remastered Back Catalog for 2020!

A chronological collection of my complete "noise and experimental" recordings has been given a once-over remastering for 2020.  These 6 (!) EPs & albums were recorded between 2003-present and range from bedroom 4-track cassette to Neve console/Pro Tools quality.

Kevin J. Shipp, Recordings 2003-2020

I: Bad Dreams (previously unreleased)
II: Fatigue and Adaption
III: What A Drag
IV: Lampshade Vignettes
V: Late Lunch
VI: Strip Mall Martyr

If that weren't enough, I've also dug up the previously unreleased Corpus EP - our first recording, in fact!

I suppose that's enough for now