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4 , 2006 (Thanks to Andrew
Weiss for photos)
SETS FIRE GUITARIST JOSHUA LATSHAW SUFFERS MAJOR FALL
Long-time friend and Magic Bullet alumni
Joshua Latshaw recently fell three stories while working a construction
job, landing flat on his back and suffering a broken neck, 5 fractured
vertebrae, 2 broken hips, a collapsed lung, and internal bleeding. This
comes as devastating news to all in the MBR camp, as Josh has been nothing
but a kind, supportive, and gentle giant of a man over the years and was
a major catalyst in the founding of this very label.
Miraculously, in the two weeks since the accident and thanks to the highly
skilled staff at the Shock Trauma Unit/UMB and now Magee Hospital/Philadelphia,
Josh has fought incredibly hard to overcome these physical setbacks. On
August 31, he stood up out of his wheelchair. On September 1, he walked.
As you can imagine, medical bills and co-pays for the various treatments
surrounding this type of accident are absurd. A PayPal fund has been established
to alleviate some of the rapidly amassing bills over at the Latshaw household.
If you wish to donate, you can do so via PayPal (email@example.com)
or via traditional mail to:
Josh Latshaw Donation Fund
c/o Artichoke Artisans
406 Suburban Dr #177
Newark Delaware 19711
Updates on the situation can be followed at boysetsfire.com.
Get well soon, Josh.
SWARM AND SING COMPLETE FIRST FULL U.S. TOUR
After over 2 months chasing down
the dashed white lines of our nation's highways, SPARROWS SWARM AND SING
have returned home. We'd like to extend a huge amount of gratitude out
to all who supported their outing with so much enthusiasm and made them
feel at home in your town. The band's tales from the road and photographic
evidence paint nothing short of an amazing time (yes, even in spite of
having gear stolen in Portland). Expect SSAS back out on the road in winter
and spring of 2007.
In the meantime, the band will be at work on numerous project in just
as many formats. DVD's, vinyl, tapes, CD's, digital downloads... you name
it, SSAS is working on it. We will have a lot more information on this
onslaught of output in the coming weeks. In the meantime, be sure to check
out O'Shenandoah, Mighty Death Will Find Me, their 79-minute
Magic Bullet debut, available via the web at Insound.
Type in "SparrowsInsound" at checkout and receive
MAGIC BULLET RECORDS PARTNERS WITH HAVOC
TV FOR VIDEO ON DEMAND CONTENT
are happy to finally announce an exciting new relationship with our friends
at Havoc TV. Thanks to this deal, subscribers to currently 5 of the 7
major cable providers can now watch our video content in the comfort of
their own homes whenever they feel like it via video on demand functions.
So next time there's "nothing on," feel free to snoop around
and check out such programming as the Fredericksburg Skateboards/Magic
Bullet team video from '05. Of course if you're more web-oriented, you
can view all parts from the DVD via the Havoc TV website:
to view footage.
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU FEATURED REVIEW AT
PITCHFORK MEDIA, FUTURE PLANS REVEALED
Apparently you guys have been making enough of a racket and causing such
a stir over THIS WILL DESTROY YOU and Young Mountain that even Pitchfork
was forced to pay attention to what the fuss is all about. Perhaps a capper
to the meteoric summer surrounding the band, the notoriously critical
website's only complaint was that the album was "too short."
We can deal... Go ahead and check out what they had to say here,
and please continue to spread the word on these guys. All of us are humbled
by the outpouring of support when it comes to this band.
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU and MBR are currently hard at work on the very special
silkscreened LP + bonus remix CD that should once again manage to exceed
all expectations. From there, focus shifts toward their second full length
with Magic Bullet, which should see a spring/summer release and the start
of a rather rigorous and massive touring schedule that will take the band
across North America and Europe (supporting acts we're positive you'll
be more than familiar with). Prepare for a rather exciting year.
~ • ~
SPARROWS SWARM AND SING FEATURED ON NEW VICE MAGAZINE CD/DVD
SPARROWS SWARM AND SING has a track on
the new Vice CD/DVD, packaged with select issues. There's 20,000 or so
of these floating around, so shouldn't be tough to track down. It's a
clip from Warm Blood Within, the third selection from O'Shenandoah,
Mighty Death Will Find Me. Other bands include Hot Snakes, Cursive,
The Blood Brothers, Every Time I Die, The Sword, and In Flames.
~ • ~
After an exciting and successful summer featuring releases
from some of our favorite bands on the planet (THIS WILL DESTROY YOU,
SPARROWS SWARM AND SING, THE BURNING PARIS, PAUL MICHEL), the question
becomes "how the hell do you follow that up?" And per usual,
the answer is that there's seriously never any shortage of mindblowing
music at our disposal... so we're eager to unleash quite a bit more as
the air turns crisp.
First up is MASSACRE OF THE UMBILICAL CORD's I'm Surprised He Hasn't
Killed Anyone. For those fearing that the label "went indie
rock" over the summer, MOTUC should be nothing short of overcompensation
to counter said argument. Like throwing a fresh swordfish onto the deck
of a cruise ship at sunset, it's not going to be pretty any way you look
at it. Violence, blood, death... If you like your metal on the maniacal
side, this one's for you.
After that, we return to the far reaches of the ether with a split full
length from AUGHRA and MOSH PATROL, the ambient soundscape projects of
Brent Eyestone (FORENSICS) and Chris King (THIS WILL DESTROY YOU) respectively.
Filled with chills and nostalgic elements sure to elicit trance-like contemplation,
this will be the CD that kills workplace productivity tenfold, as zombie
listeners steadily turn more comatose with each passing moment.
From there, the most homicidal split release possible comes hurtling toward
your face in the form of a CONTROL/MASSACRE OF THE UMBILICAL CORD team-up.
Remember DEADGUY live? Well, CONTROL would be like D2 or something...
sent from the future to completely fuck you up. Mammoth slabs of hot-choppery
just sent crashing down all around you... you don't know whether to shit
or go blind. The absolute perfect pairing of the Carolinas' most legitimately
frightening and dangerous live acts.
Speaking of devastation, did we forget to mention that we're done remixing
the JESUIT discography? Yes, it finally happened. 3 years after Eyestone
and Nate Newton hatched the concept on the leathery bench of the OLD MAN
GLOOM van, it has come to fruition courtesy of the workhorse known as
Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) at the boards. Needless to say, it's sounding better
than ever and well worth the wait. Currently in the mastering and artwork
phase, we're hoping to unleash this early in 07. Are you ready to poop?
After that, Brett, Nate, and Benoit are talking of reuniting for the purpose
of recording a NEW release to unleash on the modern heavy music scene...
you aren't ready.
In December, MBR's resident genius STEPHEN BRODKSY enters God City to
record a new disc full of "heavy" tracks to hopefully make up
for the lapse between his last solo disc. Hey, he's been busy. There's
also talk of some very special lo-fi and demo-type releases we'll be helping
with on some of his upcoming solo tour dates... more soon. We are still
planning on releasing the 4-track era anthology, we just have about 40
more CD-R's and DAT's to sift through first.
Somewhere in there, we'll be firing up the vinyl presses once again. We
took summer off because too much of it gets warped in transit during the
hot months. But we'll be back with a vengeance... the aforementioned THIS
WILL DESTROY YOU LP, SPARROWS SWARM AND SING's opus, and several titles
we shouldn't spill the beans on just yet... couldn't be more excited!
MASSACRE OF THE UMBILICAL CORD "I'm Surprised He Hasn't Killed
Anyone" CD. In stores 09/12/06
SPARROWS SWARM AND SING "O'Shenandoah, Mighty Death Will
Find Me" CD. In stores now
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU "Young Mountain" CD. In stores
& iTunes now
SPARROWS SWARM AND SING "O'Shenandoah Demos (2005-06"
THE BURNING PARIS "Half Truths & Indiscretions: The Anthology"
CD. In stores & iTunes now
PAUL MICHEL "Revolve" limited edition acoustic
CD. In stores & iTunes now
OLD MAN GLOOM "Seminar III: Zozobra" deluxe LP.
In stores now.
DOOMRIDERS "Black Thunder" LP. In stores now.
NITRO TOKYO "Hell Yeah" CD. In stores & iTunes
V/A "It Came From The Hills Vol. 1" CD. In stores
BIG CHINA & LITTLE TROUBLE "Black Blood of the Earth
Part 1" C-15. Mailorder only.