////////////// Oct. 20, 2014 "Vowel", first track from Kenney/Kang/Park "At Temple Gate" unveiled, and pre-orders are starting now !
Dear folks, It is with an undescribable emotion that we are today unveiling the first track from "At Temple Gate", by trio Kenney/Kang/Park. Record will be officially released on Nov. 16, 2014.
For those who don't know who they are yet, check out their official artist page on our website. This won't leave you unimpressed...
White vinyl (with extra plastic cover) is sold out but there are still a few of those black ones available... Listen & order
////////////// Oct. 15, 2014 Soon on your punky leather jackets, goth tuxedos and burlesque vests...
We're preparing a super sexy/classy/brighty hard enamel pin having the Weyrd Son Records logo. Soon making holes in your favorite clothes. Stay tuned
////////////// Oct. 9, 2014 All Your Sisters / Chasms West Coast Tour starting tomorrow
Our dear buddies of ALL YOUR SISTERS are starting their West Coast Tour next Tuesday with Chasms. 10 days/shows of pure awesomeness are ahead. If you're around, you should show up cuz their music is rad, they're having new killer merch, plus they're sexy dudes with 'stache... What else?!
10/14 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Funk Den
10/15 - Chico, CA @ Orange Street Gallery
10/16 - Eugene, OR @ The Boreal
10/17 - Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
10/18 - Seattle, WA @ Rendezvous
10/19 - Olympia, WA @ The Northern
10/21 - Sacramento, CA @ Le Twist
10/22 - Modesto, CA @ Hero's
10/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Complex
10/24 - Oakland, CA @ LCM
////////////// Oct. 8, 2014 Test-pressing for Kenney/Kang Park "At Temple Gate" has arrived
15 months ago I got interviewed by Invisible Guy (now repartiseraren.se). One of the questions were more or less "In your wildest dreams, what artist or band would you like to work with in the future?" I gave a few names and the last one was EYVIND KANG. This "wild dream" is coming true and I can't express the emotion that shook me when I received the test pressings earlier today. So I picked the beautifulest of my turntables for that so special occasion. And to complete the thing, one of my all time top three vocalists Jessika Kenney is part of it, alongside another fantastic musician I got introduced through this wonderful collection of humble tunes and her name is Hyeon Hee Park, on percussion. Thanx to them for the trust and the passion.
I'm so proud and honored to say Kenney/Kang/Park "At Temple Gate" have been checked and approved!!! Pre-orders will start next Monday...
////////////// Sept. 18, 2014 Best of bands 2014 interview: KOBAN !!!
"...back in the 80's, singer-bassist Brittany Westgarth and guitarist-vocalist Samuel Buss would've been legendary, card carrying Batcavers..."
Read story here.
////////////// Sept. 10, 2014 Koban"Vide" EP review in STRAIGHT
Koban's "Vide" is perfect for darkening days. Thanx to straight.com
////////////// Sep. 7, 2014 Kenney/Kang/Park, first installment to be released under "THE LIGHT DIGGERS SERIES"
Annouced earlier, "The Light Diggers Series", a new subdivision of Weyrd Son Records, will release the new Jessika Kenney/Eyvind Kang/Hyeon Hee Park LP, entitled "At Temple Gate". The name of "light diggers" was directly inspired by the work of Kenney / Kang and other great minds and artists related, and the generosity they've always spread through their art.
Here's a sneak peek of the record to see the light of day in the weeks to come.
////////////// Sep. 7, 2014 Weyrd Son Records presents its new subdivision "THE LIGHT DIGGERS SERIES"
You all know WEYRD SON RECORDS is all about dark and electronic music. But our love for music is extreme and goes beyond styles and aesthetics. This is why we're starting a collection called "THE LIGHT DIGGERS SERIES". With "The Light Diggers", there won't be any boundaries. As the first instalment of this series, Weyrd Son Records is so proud to contribute to the release of the new JESSIKA KENNEY / EYVIND KANG / HYONHEE PARK album. All together, they've played with some of the most prestigious and influencial artists on this planet, such as John Zorn, Mike Patton, Bill Frisell, Sunn O))), Six Organs Of Admittance, MR. Bungle, Secret Chiefs, Laurie Anderson, ASVA, and way too many others to mention.
////////////// Aug. 24, 2014 Weyrd Son Records gets a whole label review by DJ De'Ath
If you've missed reviews from our past releases, here's a good summary for our WHOLE discography. Thanx to DJ De'Ath who've carefully listened to every single track and wrote this sick 'Label review'.
////////////// Aug. 23, 2014 Soon on Weyrd Son Records
Sneak peak time... This is the new dope thing we're working on. We thought this ALL YOUR SISTERS record deserved the most special treatment.
If everything goes well, you'll get to touch, feel, smell that gem by mid/end November.
////////////// Aug. 19, 2014 Lié playing Brussels tomorrow
Tomorrow Brussels gonna turn into a place to mosh.
Vancouver's girls from cold punk trio Lié will burn the place.
Bring extinguishers if you're around. FB event page
////////////// Aug. 12, 2014 Marie Davidson soon in Brussels
Marie Davidson is playing at DNA (Brussels) next month.
Come early and discover //ZOO, from Vancouver. Mon 15 Sept. 8.30pm FB event page
////////////// Aug. 10, 2014 Newcomer in Weyrd Son Records!
We're getting prepared for the big finale for this year with (very) crazy projects, new slayin' bands, and rad records to be (gently) thrown at your face...
We're so damn proud to count All Your Sisters from California as a part of the Weyrd Son Rec growing family. Earlier this year they've released this huuuuge album "Modern Failures" on tape through BELATEN Rec and we thought it deserved a needle and mostly a diamond to play it. So this one just got remastered and will get a brand new and super fresh artwork. Details will be updated very soon, but for now have a blast with one of our fav track (but they're all as intense so it was very challenging to chose JUST one) of this synthpearl. Don't forget to support both AYS and Belaten if you enjoy.
////////////// Aug. 8, 2014 Marie Davidson's "INDIAN SUMMER TOUR" starting September 1
Marie Davidson will be back on the European roads from September 1 to September 18 for the "INDIAN SUMMER TOUR".
////////////// Aug. 5, 2014 "Cool Wind" video
If you still haven't seen Koban's video for "Cool Wind" Here's your chance...
Video directed and filmed by Pierce Bowie.
////////////// Aug. 2, 2014 Koban's video for "Cool Wind" premiered on Mishka NYC
Hi folks. As announced three days ago, Koban's video for "Cool Wind" gets premiered by Мишка on this day. Video was directed and filmed by Pierce Bowie.
That one comes with a wonderful write up.
This is quite an honour to be supported by such a great brand. Thanx a million times to Sammantha.
Read and watch
////////////// Aug. 1, 2014 Marie Davidson "Perte d'identité" on white vinyl, now on pre-order
Marie Davidson's "Perte d'identité" LP makes its return on the store. This time on white vinyl.
First edition got sold out in less than three weeks and we predict quite the same for this one. PLUS, there are only 200 copies... Just saying.
Release date: August 22
////////////// July 22, 2014 Exclusive goodie
If you've ordered the Luminance 7" on white vinyl (limited to 50 copies), you'll see this extremely limited sticker on your package
////////////// July 16, 2014 Luminance's "Obsession/Viper Smile" 7" is now out
Patience is gold sometimes. But here gold is black and white.
Luminance's "Obsession/Viper Smile" 7" is here, FINALLY!
Thanx to everyone for sticking to this one and for the extra weeks of wait. Those little babies will find their new homes in the very next days.
White vinyl (with extra plastic cover) is sold out but there are still a few of those black ones available... Listen & order
(Available on black or white vinyl).
////////////// July 13, 2014 Koban's "Vide" EP is finally here!
Now, this is what I call a gem. Artwork for "Vide" ep by Koban just turned out perfect, exactly the way it was expected. These varnish spots and that pink bubblegum/black splatter vinyl are just super sweeeeet. But the best part is the music. Big shout out to Koban!!! Discover it HERE
(Also available on black wax for the purists).
////////////// July 12, 2014 Marie Davidson "Perte d'identité" soon repressed on white vinyl
Marie Davidson's "Perte d'identité" is in the repress process right now. On white wax this time... Limited edition of 200 copies.
Release date: Agust 22.
Pre-orders will start on the 1st of August.
////////////// July 9, 2014 Koban's "Vide" ep EXCLUSIVE FULL STREAM on THE DRONE
Good morning everyone. There's no better way to start a day with some fresh killer music. And this one is for sure no exception.
Weyrd Son Records' new release "Vide" EP by our new fav duo Koban, is NOW in exclusive full stream. Special thanx to The Drone and Lucie Monpontet. Enjoy!
Read and play it HERE
////////////// July 8, 2014 Koban's "Vide" EP to be exclusively fullstreamed in its entirety by THE DRONE.
Coming this Wednesday July 9. Don't forget to visit us tomorrow!!!
////////////// July 7, 2014 Koban and Bleak Seven, Brussels July 9th, 2014...
This Wednesday is the opportunity to have huge blast. Koban (Can) and Bleak Seven (De) will make their Belgian debut at the Café Central, Brussels.
Koban just started their European tour last week and this will be a great occasion to buy their super fresh EP "Vide" that's getting released the same day on Weyrd Son Records.
Which means we'll throw a release party with Weyrd Son and Elzo (Teenage Menopause Records) dj-ing after the shows...
Check the event page HERE
////////////// June 20, 2014 Luminance's "Obsession/Viper Smile" 7" white vinyl limited edition is sold out.
White vinyl Limited Edition of the Luminance "Obsession/Viper Smile" 7" is sold out... but there are plenty of the "regular" edition left (black vinyl). You better hurry if you don't wanna miss that one either!
Order it HERE
////////////// June 12, 2014 Pre-order time!!! #2 - Koban's "Vide" ep
Koban is a storm that has been gathering over the Pacific Northwest since 2011. After an EP and full length recording behind them, the Vancouver-based duo is striking out again with a new 6-song EP on Weyrd Son Records this time, gaining sound and fury in these brooding new tracks. Koban naturally and seamlessly genre bend, their punk roots buried deep under layers of melded synth, goth and post-punk. This creates a unique sound which is simultaneously full and sparse, atmospheric and uneasy. A drum machine creates a baseline over which moody interchanging vocals and blown-out guitar noise quickly and organically oscillates. Their lyrics give a wink and nod to their influences and feature songs sung in French for an icy touch. Koban leave you with a feeling of being utterly new and a sense of déjà vu.
text by M. McCaul - Only Death Is Fatal
Limited to 200 hand-numbered copies.
140gr Pink/black splatter vinyl.
300gr Deluxe cardboard sleeve with varnish UV spots
Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.
140gr Black splatter vinyl.
300gr Deluxe cardboard sleeve with varnish UV spots
Order it HERE
////////////// June 12, 2014 Pre-order time!!! #1 - Luminance's "Obsession/Viper Smile" 7"
After two EP's that have set the already so recognizable multiple dimensions of one-man band project LUMINANCE, this very special release presents a two tracks selection that illustrates and resumes perfectly the richness of Luminance's variegated range of colours and textures. While side A's Obsession has this super dancy and pulsating but somber vibe, perfectly accompanied by Nathalie Bruno's (ex-Phosphor) voice and lyrics, Viper Smile is giving side B an intimate walk in the limbs of what David-Alexandre can do best, where cold/dark/synthwave remarkably collide.
Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies.
White vinyl, 250gr deluxe cardboard sleeve + EXTEMELY LIMITED extra cover negative print on plastic sheet
Limited to 200 hand-numbered copies.
Black vinyl, 250gr deluxe cardboard sleeve
Order it HERE
////////////// June 5, 2014 Koban faetured in BEATROUTE
Koban, champions of the Summertime Blues...
Read the interview HERE
////////////// June 4, 2014 Koban getting ready for their first European tour
KOBAN touring Europe. Starting July 4. Gonna be EPIC. Check out their dates. More to be announced soon...
JULY 4 /// WAGGON, FRANKFURT (DE)
JULY 5 /// KARLSRUHE, TBA (DE)
JULY 6 /// TRIER, TBA (DE)
JULY 7 /// KÖLN/ESSEN, TBA (DE)
JULY 8 /// GHENT, TBA (BE)
JULY 9 /// CAFE CENTRAL, BRUSSELS (BE)
JULY 10 /// HAMBURG, TBA (DE)
JULY 11 /// TOTENTANZ, COPENHAGEN (DK)
JULY 12 /// BERLIN, TBA (DE)
JULY 13 /// CREEPEE TEEPEE FESTIVAL, KUTNA HORA (CZ)
JULY 14 /// NUREMBURG, TBA (DE)
JULY 15 /// L'INTERNATIONAL, PARIS (FR)
JULY 16 /// VRANKRIJK, AMSTERDAM (NL)
JULY 17 /// LODZ, TBA (PL)
JULY 18 /// BIELEFELD, TBA (DE)
JULY 19 /// OLD SKULL / EUFEMIA WARSAW (PL)
...more dates to come soon.
////////////// May 28, 2014 Animal Bodies and Charnier, Brussels June 27th, 2014...
We are throwing a killer party next June 27. Come and join us for Animal Bodies (Can) / Charnier (Be), taking place at London Calling, in Brussels.
There'll be a very cool after party with Weyrd Son and Elzo (Teenage Menopause Records) dj-ing
Check the event page HERE
////////////// May 18, 2014 Koban unveil their "Vide" ep in exclaim.ca
Craving for more details about Koban's "VIDE" EP? Check out Exclaim's story HERE
////////////// May 17, 2014 Soon on Weyrd Son Records...July 9
////////////// May 16, 2014 KOBAN's first excerpt of their "VIDE" ep. Exclusive stream on HARTZINE
Alright folks. Lots of things in the menu. First of all, as promised, the premiere of koban's "401a".
This one is the opening track from their forthcoming EP "Vide" to be released in the early days of July.
This one comes with a wonderful write up (in French only) on Weyrd Son Records, an interview of myself and a brand new mixtape entitled "The Art Of Weyrd Wrestling (in memoriam Ultimate Warrior)" exclusively made for hartzine.
Zillions of thanx to Hartzine and to Thibault for his support and wonderful words.
Read and stream HERE
////////////// May 10, 2014 KOBAN's first excerpt of their "VIDE" ep. Stream it on Hartzine's website this Friday...
"401a" will be the first excerpt out of Koban's VIDE EP to be unveiled. The track will be premiered by the excellent hartzine. Come back here next Friday. Be prepared, this is serious stuff.
////////////// May 8, 2014 KOBAN's first excerpt of their "VIDE" ep. Coming soon...
Stay tuned for the first excerpt of our new release "VIDE", by Vancouver's postpunk duo Koban. This one will come with an exclusive mixtape for Hartzine, entitled "The Art Of Weyrd Wrestling" (as a tribute to wrestler Ultimate Warrior) and a super cool interview of Michael AKA Weyrd Son. Link will be shared in a few little days...
////////////// May 2, 2014 KOBAN's "Vide" ep on Weyrd Son Records is announced
As said a few weeks ago, this year promises to be a good one.
We're working on another release to see the light of day on 28 June. KOBAN's "Vide" EP will for sure be another classic on Weyrd Son Records. This one will come in two editions; the pink bubblegum and black splatter vinyl (limited to 200 copies) for the diehard collectors, and the black wax edition (300 copies) for the purists.
First official excerpt of "Vide" will be unveiled in a few weeks but for now, let's have a listen to the excellent "Null", their previous release on The Broadway To Boundary Rec. in March 2013...
Stream their previous effort HERE
////////////// April 20, 2014 Exclusive interview of Marie Davidson on WAVES
You gotta listen to WAVES on radio Vibration.fm Including an interview of Marie Davidson and Weyrd Son talking about what's cooking for the next few months. This is happening now!
////////////// April 16, 2014 FANTSTIC review about Marie Davidson "Perte d'identité"
9 stars (out of 10). Really amazing review for Marie's "Perte d'identité". Hope some of you understand French because this is trully the kind of write up every artist and label would fantasize about. Thanx to DumDum.
...oh, and by the way... There are only something like 10 copies left... Just sayin'
////////////// April 11, 2014 A few updates on LUMINANCE's "OBSESSION" (feat Nathalie Bruno) 7" soon on WEYRD SON RECORDS
We're having lots of projects cooking for this year. One of them, and the first to see the light of day is a 7" of Luminance.
On side A, the wonderful "Obsession", feat. Nathalie Bruno. And on Side B "Viper Smile". This one will come in two editions.
First on black wax (ed. 200) and the other one in white (very limited to 50 copies) + a classy little something to be confirmed in the few days to come.
All this packed in a very beautiful artwork by designer Anaïs Mims.
More details and stream "OBSESSION" HERE
////////////// April 10, 2014 ...a few (but wonderful) press reviews on MARIE DAVIDSON's "Perte d'identité"
Seems like the press agrees on the great quality of our latest release...
...and so does our happy customers! Thanx to Bartek for the beautiful pic of the record in its new home.
Sly vinyl's review
Tiny Mix Tapes' review
Portals Music's review
////////////// April 4, 2014 Today gets MARIE DAVIDSON's "Perte d'identité" officially released. Party time!
"Montreal's own Marie Davidson will be celebrating her homecoming show and album release on Friday, at Le Bleury. Her debut full-length, Perte D'Identite, will be released on Friday, April 4th through Weyrd Son Records. Her dark electro-synth tunes paired with her mystical voice creates an otherworldly sound that is impossible to ignore."
Wanna take part to the party? Check the event page HERE
////////////// March. 26, 2014 MARIE DAVIDSON's "PERTE D'DENTITE" premiere on THE FADER
Ready for a seven minutes long slap? The Fader is today premiering Marie Davidson's track "Perte d'identité" from the upcoming album of the same title (Release April 4th). Billions of thanx to The Fader and ENJOY!!!
Perte d'identité premiere on THE FADER
////////////// March. 18, 2014 LUMINANCE's "OBSESSION" (feat Nathalie Bruno) 7" soon on WEYRD SON RECORDS
Weyrd Son Records would like to welcome Luminance
This 7" presents two wonderful tracks. Side A has the song "Obsession", featuring Nathalia Bruno (ex-Phosphor, Leave The Planet) and on side B, "Viper Smile".
With wonderful artwork by Anaïs Mims.
Release date: May 2014
More details and stream "OBSESSION" HERE
////////////// March. 17, 2014 WEYRD SON and ELZO DJ SET - IN 80's WE TRUST at Madame Moustache (Brussels)
Weyrd Son is doing it again, but this time with our dear and great friend Elzo, of Teenage Menopause RDS.
Double bill all night long at Madame Moustache. Wednesday 26th of March, starting 10pm for hours of the finest selection of 80's hits and things that sound like. BOOM!
////////////// March. 12, 2014 MARIE DAVIDSON TOURING TEXAS starting this Thursday
Tomorrow in Austin!!! Marie Davidson will start invading Texas for a two weeks tour!
First stop this Friday 13, 9PM. at MAGGIE MAE's /// Courtyard - 512 Trinity St., Austin, TX 78701.
////////////// March. 12, 2014 MARIE DAVIDSON's "PERTE D'IDENTITE" LP PREO-ORDERS!
Pre-orders for Marie Davidson's "Perte d'identité" are finally starting now!
Release date is due April 4 2014. Click here to order or just to hear the two first excerpts "Abduction" and "Je ne t'aime pas".
////////////// March. 11, 2014 WEYRD SON DJ SET - Hard Hits All-nite Thursdays at Madame Moustache (Brussels)
Don't know what to do this Thursday starting 10PM?
Join us at Madame Moustache (Brussels, Belgium) and let's dance, jump and mosh on today's best, hosted by Weyrd Son behind the turntables. Some cold wave/synthpop/post punk wil smash the speakers and squash your insides ALL NIT LONG!
Plus it's FREE!!!. No Excuses...
////////////// Jan. 17, 2014 Marie Davidson's "Perte d'identité" official announcement
Today we are so proud to officialy announce Marie Davidson's first full length "Perte d'identité".
Perte d'identité, which translates to "loss of identity," is the debut LP by composer, singer and poet Marie Davidson, one of the finest artists rising from the electronic dark-synth scene in Montreal. Her voice is a stark half-spoken monotone which will tell you stories from which you can't escape unchanged. With this release, she refines her storytelling with suffocating tales that are both intimate and melancholic. Meanwhile, her miraculously human electronic rhythms are as frantic and hypnotic as an intense stare. In her premier full length album, she invites you to take a look in the peephole, revealing a fascinating cinematic picture. What you will be shown are the parts of yourself which you're scared and ashamed of, but also the ones that reveal a haunting and glamorous sensuality. Not only will she spin you a tale, but her music will immerse your soul in images of sweet anxiety. "This album is about romance and a quest for meaning."
Whith exclusive bonus track: "Shaky Leg" remixed by Cristobal U & The Mole
Artwork by Alice Thiel
This one will be limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.
140gr black vinyl, 300gr deluxe cardboard sleeve with embossing and inside printing , 300gr cardboard double sided insert.
Release date: first week of March 2014.
Perte d'identité LP on bandcamp and Perte d'identité LP on bigcartel
////////////// Jan. 6, 2014 Show some support to our friends of BOAN
Time to support one of the new best bands in the synthsphere. BOAN is the new project by members of three of my favorites (Medio Mutante, Ssleeperhold and //TENSE//). If you don't know them, you definitely have to check them out and discover their first official video for FREAK SNAKE (Directed by Asa Fox). Your mind will blow. Open your eyes and ears in 2014 because this one will be BOAN's year! Read the review on MISHKA NYC
////////////// Dec. 1st, 2013 BLACK FRIDAY!!! Hurry up!
Last day to have a chance to grab some of our records for this year's Black Friday sale. Don't forget to use the code: WEYRD to take 30% off!!! Take a visit to our stores bandcamp and bigcartel
////////////// Nov. 27, 2013 BLACK FRIDAY!!!
Two days before it is international BLACK FRIDAY. Which means our records will have a 30% discount starting this Friday November 29th. This one will go all through the weekend until Sunday December 1st. Just use the code: WEYRD to take 30% off. Visit our stores bandcamp and bigcartel
////////////// Nov. 12, 2013 Marie Davidson "Je ne t'aime pas" video
2014 promises to be a great year. We're so proud to count Marie Davidson amoung us and to release her debut album called "Perte d'identité" around February. Here's the first excerpt and video "Je ne t'aime pas". Great song, beautiful and very sensitive voice and vibes, wonderful video directed by Pierre Gerineau...
////////////// Oct. 30, 2013 Weyrd Son Records and Teenage Menopause Records present MUSHY (It) / Essaie pas (Can) Brussels, Nov. 21, 2013
Weyrd Son Records and Teenage Menopause are joining their forces for the organization of a special event that will soon take place in Brussels on Thursday, Nov 21. MUSHY (It) and ESSAIE PAS (Can) will share the stage and black cats will sing on rooftops. It'll also be the occasion for ESSAIE PAS to celebrate the release of their first LP to be released on TEENAGE MENOPAUSE REC. The album will see the light of day on Nov 16. If you can't make it to Brussels, check their calendar as they're playing a bunch of dates in Europe.
Thursday, Nov 21 at 8pm @ London Calling, Brussels, Belgium
////////////// Oct. 26, 2013 Video premiere for "Can I Hold The Sky" by Mushy
Today we're launching the video premiere for Mushy's "Can I Hold The SKy", from her contribution to the split EP MUSHY/MEDDICINE we released lately.
Millions of thanx to Francesco Brunotti (Direction / Motion Graphics / Animation) for the fantastic and very inspired video. Check his work here
MUSHY - "Can I Hold The Sky"
////////////// Oct. 25, 2013 Reviews reviews...
Since we started as a label, we NEVER got any single negative review on any of our releases. AND THESE ONES ARE NO EXCEPTIONS !!! Thanx to a closer listen for the great words on the LINEA ASPERA "II" EP and to beachsloth for covering the Mushy/Meddicine split EP.
////////////// Oct. 14, 2013 LINEA ASPERA "II" EP is out!
The Linea Aspera "II" EP (single-sided) finally got here today. Sorry for the so long delay and the wait. They'll be shipped your way tomorrow!!!
////////////// Sept. 29, 2013 Next release on Weyrd Son Records : HIGH-FUNCTIONING FLESH
Here's a taste of what's in the making as Weyrd Son Rec's fourth release... Please welcome High-Functioning Flesh, one of my biggest crush this year. Take a listen to their demo, you'll understand why! Their debut EP "A Unity Of Miseries A Misery Of Unities" will see the light of day in January 2014. take a listen
////////////// Sept. 27, 2013 Norman Records gives 9/10 to the Mushy/Meddicine split EP
Mushy : "t's like some kind of queasy nightmare about Burial producing a Sapphire Slows record while Zola Jesus and John Carpenter sit around smoking blunts and offering advice."
Meddicine: "Over on the other side Meddicine is doing something with similar dark synth textures but on more of a repeato tip, seemingly taking cues from Berlin bunker techno and more intense Throbbing Gristle-esque industrial grit for a frosty trio of head-nodders with hard crunchy beats and droney hypnotic synth loops. It's pretty intense in places. It sounds like the soundtrack to people running around a maze of tunnels being chased by shadowy monsters. Jittery and dark."
read it here
////////////// Sept. 14, 2013 Cool review of the Mushy/Meddicine split in Italian's ROCKIT
read it here
////////////// Sept. 3, 2013 LINEA ASPERA "ll" EP - vinyl reissue. Pre-orders!!!
Today is a pretty special day as we are very excited to announce the pre-orders for the reissue on vinyl of LINEA ASPERA "II".
Originally released on cassette, this vinyl reissue of Linea Aspera's last EP is a must have for minimal synth and darkwave enthusiasts.
The three tracks featured on this EP are wonderful synth-pop/noise/industrial pearls that translate perfectly the aesthetic of the London duo consisted of Alison Lewis and Ryan Ambridge; powerful lyrics and sexy vocals added to strong and infectious dronelike synths at their best that have a very high 80's-feel. Linea Aspera's music is very emotional and highly recommended for anyone who has learned that the darkness is their friend and who relish it's cold embrace.
This collection comes in a single-sided clear vinyl with artwork printed on PVC sleeve and tracing paper insert.
Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.
stream it here
////////////// Aug. 25, 2013 MUSHY / MEDDICINE split EP review in MISHKA BLOGLIN
Excelllent review for the Mushy/Meddicine split EP by Mishka Bloglin. Billions of thanx to Samm and HeatStroke!!!
////////////// Jul. 27, 2013 Pre-orders for the MUSHY / MEDDICINE split are starting now!
Initially this MUSHY/MEDDICINE split saw its release last year on tape through Meddicine's own label SixSixSixties Records. Both sides have a similar hypnotizing quality that is bound to intrigue anyone, yet are very different at the same time. Hailing from Italy, Mushy is like a siren; you know deep down that giving in to her seductive chanting will take you to a dark place, but you submit yourself nonetheless. Meddicine is a different kind of enchantress. Her music is overwhelming in a harsher, more straightforward way, seducing by pulsating sound and noise rather than vocals. In other words, this vinyl reissue offers a great combination of psychedelic synths and noise that will leave no one unimpressed. Hand-numbered limited edition of 300. Release date: Aug. 19th.
////////////// Jul. 12, 2013 Review of "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red" in OBSKÜRE Mag
Another great review for "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red" in the excellent French mag OBSKÜRE. Thanx to Max Lachaud.
Don't wait any longer to order your copy as 90% is now gone in only one month!!!
////////////// Jul. 3, 2013 Soon on Weyrd Son Records...
The MUSHY/MEDDICINE split ep (vinyl reissue) is now in the making! Approximate release date 19 August.
You can stream it here http://mushy.bandcamp.com/album/mushy-meddicine-split-tape and here http://music.meddicine.net/album/mushy-meddicine-split-tape
////////////// Jun. 21, 2013 Radio interview with Weyrd Son on Radio Campus
Tune in to http://www.radiocampus.be/ 92.1 fm this Friday at 12pm (GMT+1). Exclusive interview with Weyrd Son, speaking about "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red" and about what's coming next on Weyrd Son Records. Lots of cool tunes will be played. (Interview in french)
////////////// Jun. 17, 2013 Review for "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red" by InvisibleGuy
Thanx to InvisibleGuy for this short but so positive review. Seems like they all have only good words for that one...Read
////////////// Jun. 16, 2013 Tribute to Snowy Red running out
Last five copies with free limited poster!!! Hurry up! Order
////////////// Jun. 15, 2013 Fan video for Mushy's "Baby Tonight"
Cool vid edit from a fan for Mushy's cover of Snowy Red classic "Baby Tonight"
////////////// Jun. 12, 2013 And yet another review!
7,5/10 for the Snowy Red tribute double album. Thanx to Son of Marketing!
////////////// Jun. 10, 2013 FULL & EXCLUSIVE STREAMING of "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red"
We're happy to announce that The Drone Mag is now streaming the complete tribute to Snowy Red on their website. Listen
Thanx to The Drone !!!
////////////// Jun. 4, 2013 Review for "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red" in Peek-a-Boo Mag.
The tribute to Snowy Red reached 95/100 and 10 stars (out of ten) in Peek-a-Boo Mag. Did you say killer review? Read
////////////// Jun. 1, 2013 Time for premiere!
Fourth and last excerpt out of "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red" before the album is officially out (less than a week now).
REVELATOR (Ben Chisholm) ft. FREDDY RUPPERT on the cover of the classic "EUROSHIMA (WARDANCE)"
////////////// May 9, 2013 "_ever Alive - tribute to Snowy Red" pre-orders are starting now and stream Animal Bodies' "Lies in your Eyes"!
You can now pre-order "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red" on our big cartel page. Remember, the first 125 orders will come with a free limited and hand-numbered poster.
////////////// Apr. 2, 2013 VIDEO PREMIERE !!! Check Snowy Red's classic "Nowhere" revised by Mirror Mirror @ THE FADER
////////////// Feb. 19, 2013 DEATHDAY's "So Low" recording session
Here are a few pictures from Deathday's recording session for their contribution to the "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red" compilation. "So Low" sneak peak!!!
////////////// Feb. 17, 2013 LEBANON HANOVER + MARBURG spring tour 2013
May 9 DEATH#DISCO // BERLIN
May 10 DRUGA FALA // WROCŁAW
May 11 EUFEMIA // WARSZAWA
May 12 DOM // ŁÓDŹ
////////////// Jan. 10, 2013 premiere for track/video from "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red"...
The first song from "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red" has just been released. This first song, "Nowhere", originally from Snowy Red's LP "The Right To Die" (1982), is covered by Marburg, a minimal wave/industrial band from Łódź, in Poland. The song comes with a video of Łódź featuring "daily post industrial decay".
MARBURG - "Nikąd (Nowhere)"
////////////// Jan. 2, 2013 MUSHY + BLACK TAR JESUS winter tour 2013
09/1 CZ Ústí nad Labem @ Prostor Mumie
10/1 CZ Praha @ K4
11/1 DE Berlin @ Madame Claude
12/1 CZ Plzeň @ Divadlo Pod Lampou
13/1 CZ Pardubice @ Klub 29
14/1 -- book us! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
15/1 CZ Olomouc @ Galerie U Mloka
16/1 SK Košice @ Tabačka Bar
17/1 AU Vienna @ Transporter
18/1 CZ Brno @ Boro (w/ Eric Chenaux)
19/1 CZ Budweis @ Ostinato Festival (w/ Eric Chenaux)
////////////// Dec. 28, 2012 Final tracklist for "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red" (by alphabetical order)
ANIMAL BODIES - Lies in Your Eyes
BESTIAL MOUTHS - Never Alive
BRIGHT FUTURE - Breakdown
DEATHDAY - Don't Loose Control
LED ER EST - A Picture
MARBURG - Nowhere
MEDDICINE - The Long Run
MIRROR MIRROR - Nowhere
MUSHY - Baby Tonight
NEWCLEAR WAVES - Blood Blood Blood
NOVE MURA - Breakdown
REVELATOR - Euroshima (Wardance)
SAFYEE - Torpedo Good Luck
SCORPION VIOLENTE - Euroshima (Wardance)
STRANGE POWERS - Sinkin' Down
//TENSE// - Deep Desire
VIOLET TREMORS - It's So Good
////////////// Dec. 20, 2012 BRIGHT FUTURE "A Lonely Christmas [Happy Holidaze]" - FREE DOWNLOAD
Our man Frank Midnite from Bright Future, who's part of the Snowy Red tribute album, just shared this reaaaaally cool tune on his soundcloud. PLUS FREE DOWNLOAD!!!
////////////// Dec. 20, 2012 Ben Chisholm's (WHITE HORSE) interview by fineprintmag
White Horse' interview in fineprintmag
////////////// Dec. 20, 2012 Teaser for upcoming White Horse's 3 ep boxset "The Revenant Gospels" on Weyrd Son Records
////////////// Dec. 18, 2012 WEYRD SON RECORDS FINALLY HITS THE WEB !!!
Ok, ok, ok... Just another damn label down here. Why the hell? The Mayans predicted the apocalypse in the next few days anyway... So, WHY?
Well, no other good reason than passion for arts, and for music more precisely. So simple as that. So simple as waking up on a sunday morning with these words in mind: "What if I was starting my own record label?". Yes, that simple!
So here we are eight months later with a gorgeous website and a few amazing releases and other projects in the making for the year to follow.
Weyrd Son Records only has the goal and pretention to try being the most honest and artist friendly label run on a shoe string.
The other big aim is to make the beautifulest and most arty items, because each record deserves to become a true collector, the same way we think our artists are cult names in the process.
This label is a home for the bands and artists a real admiration is expressed so they have the freedom to release music they might not be able to, or want to, release on other labels.
Before I go further, I think it's time to thank those who've been a great support to this cause: my mom, my sister Alice, another Alice who's now certainly reading this in an Asian youth hostel I guess. Juliette, without whom this project would've never grown in my brain. Jessi, the amazing webmaster who I've been a true pain in the ass to as I was constantly challenging him asking for more and more. My closest friends: Alex, Agostina, Claire, Yves, Deborah, Coline, Borto, Brigitte, Marion, Doom, CHA, Pieter, Zoé, Simi, Scuzzy, Ali, Nancy, Yoann, Niki, Carole, Blackmarquis, Robert D, Felipe.
Of course this wouldn't be complete without thanking the amazing artists and people I now consider like beloved friends who are taking part to this outstanding project: Lynette, Chris, Jessica R, Gus, James, Valentina, Monika, Jessica W, Lorene, Ben, Freddie, Sam K, Owen, Shawn, Josh, David, Ryan, Sam J, Natasha, Frank, Larry, Robert, Jessy, Alex, Justyna, Alessandro, Nafi, Toma and Mariana. Thanx to you all for the energy you're spreading and for the trust you're showing to me.
...a pretty special thought for my cat who haven't been rewarded by the same attention he used to be eight months ago... Now we're back on tracks, buddy!
And above all, this goes to the memory of Micky. It is the inspiration he communicated that made this all happen.
But now it's time to talk about what's waiting for you in 2013, despite the Mayan calculations:
First we have this free mixtape as a welcome gift you can download NOW. "The WEYRD Dig nasty". This is a mix that combines lots of the bands we'll work with for the next months.
Meddicie, Violet Tremors, Led Er Est, Animal Bodies, Bestial Mouths, Deathday, Snowy Red, Mushy, White Horse, Strange Powers, //TENSE//, Scorpion Violente
+ a few classix from that amazing music history...
Feb/Mar: "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red" - wys001
This will be first WS' installment; a double lp paying tribute to Belgian classical minimal-cold-darkwave one-man band Snowy Red.
For our first release we have none other than what we seriously think is today's finest with the likes of Animal Bodies, Bestial Mouths, Bright Future, Deathday, Led Er Est, Marburg, Meddicine, Mirror Mirror, Mushy, Nové Můra, Newclear Waves, Revelator, Scorpion Violente, Strange Powers, //Tense// and Violet Tremors. This is what we call a "allstars" lineup!
Spring: WHITE HORSE - "The Revenant Gospels" (3 ep boxset) - wys002
The note says "All the vocals were performed by those whom are no longer with us"... White Horse is the somber vision of musician Ben Chisholm, who is also a full time member of Chelsea Wolfe. Recording under the name "White Horse" since 2010, he has released a number of highly praised experimental solo recordings including "Final Coordinates" and "The Revenant Gospels I, II, and III".
These 20 tunes definitely come from another time and place. This is way scarier and darker than anything you've ever experienced. This makes most witch-house sound like a children's carnival ride. Supernatural, spooky, even terrifying, but also strangely tranquil once you give yourself over to it. These spirits just want to be heard, they are not threatening. It's been more than a year this trilogy has been an obsession, waiting and waiting for someone to drop that one down. So we're soooo proud this wonderful 3 volumes collection will finally get released under Weyrd Son Rec.!!!
Early summer: Mushy / Meddicine split ep - wys003
Those who've been lucky to grab a sample of the super limited (and now out of print) Mushy/Meddicine split tape will easily understand why Weyrd Son Rec. wanted to share this one and give it the opportunity to get rereleased on black wax. So many thanx to Monika (Meddicine / Sixsixsixties Records) for that! Follow those links, music will speak to you by itself.