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FEATURED IN ACTIVISION'S NPPL: CHAMPIONSHIP PAINTBALL 2009 VIDEO GAME
(Wii, PS3, XBox360, PS2) - OUT TODAY
Magic Bullet's own FORENSICS
are featured in Activision's latest video game title "NPPL: Championship
Paintball 2009." Available for Wii, PS3, XBox360, and PS2, the
game includes "Boat Day at the Marina" from FORENSICS'
2004 "Things To Do When You Should Be Dead Anyway"
full length CD/LP. The game is in stores everywhere November 18, 2008
and you can view the trailer here.
To read general information on the game, please visit IGN's Wii page for
"NPPL: Championship Paintball 2009" here.
• FORENSICS on MySpace
• "You Don't Have To Win, But You Have To Fight" 10"/CD/digital
available in early 2009 from Magic Bullet
October 1, 2008
INSANE AMOUNT OF NEW RELEASES NOW AVAILABLE IN THE WEBSTORE
Head over to the webstore to scoop the following:
• MBL101: LYMBYC SYSTYM "Carved By Glaciers"
CD (not in stores until January!)
• MBL107: ROMANCE OF YOUNG TIGERS "I Have
Supped Full on Horrors" CD/LP
• MBL108: AUGHRA "Proof of Dark Matter | Light
the Lights" CD/LP
• MBL109: ROMANCE OF YOUNG TIGERS "Marie"
• MBL110: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU & LYMBYC SYSTYM
"Field Studies" CD (not in stores until January!)
• Magic Bullet Aaron Horkey logo skateboard decks
• Magic Bullet Aaron Horkey logo shirts
Definitely a great chance to land some stuff that won't otherwise be available
to the public for a while.... Some of the stuff (Aughra clear LP's, Aughra
special edition wood covers) are EXCLUSIVE to the webstore and won't be
sold elsewhere. So get a move on. All this stuff ships right away.
And now some great news about a few top-shelf bands we'll be working with
GOLDEN CITY JOIN THE MAGIC
BULLET RECORDS FAMILY
(photo credit: Marcus Huser)
Truly great artists are ones that conjure an impacting and enduring emotional
response, often giving us something that nobody else can. When talking
about music, this can encompass everything from a unique way of playing
an instrument, the quality and delivery of a vocal performance, intriguing
percussive arrangements, and/or any combination of countless elements
such as these. Often, it leads into auto-recognition of a particular artist
across their entire catalog. For instance, whether you're hearing a Bruce
Springsteen song from the 70's or one cut ten minutes ago, you know exactly
who you're listening to.
In the mid 1990's, a Denver, CO quartet called CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE cultivated
such a phenomenon across multiple independently-released albums, splits,
and singles. Emerging from punk roots and upbringing (and largely operating
within punk's infrastructure - shunning the majors when they came calling),
the band was truly one of a kind, capable of harnessing visceral, raw
guitar power with passionate and melodious singing in a way that others
could neither approach nor perfect. Unquestionably, the melodic vocals
of singer/guitarist Eric Richter elevated his reputation and subsequent
recognition across indie rock and punk rock circles alike, effectively
setting a bar for melodic punk in years to come.
After stints of eclectic experimentation via his subsequent bands (ANTARCTICA,
THE 101), Richter has emerged over a decade later with a rather triumphant
and focused return to the emotional pitch of his roots, this time in the
form of another melodic quartet known as GOLDEN CITY.
Yet whereas CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE would sometimes supplement the melody
with washes of distorted dissonance and textural screams, GOLDEN
CITY exudes a clear refinement, maturity, and confidence that
almost-impossibly manages to harken the best of both The Boss and their
own impressive pedigree. Rounded out with a stellar lineup featuring the
creative and technically astute talents of Jim Lehnhoff, Chris Peterson,
and Jeremy Jones (also of THE 101), Richter once again delivers aural
paydirt for fans worldwide.
Now after over a year spent writing, recording, and perfecting their live
show, GOLDEN CITY are ready for prime time, joining the
Magic Bullet Records family and assembling 8 initial offerings that will
see the light of day in early 2009 in the form of 10"/CD/digital.
It is with overwhelming pride and appreciation that we bring you GOLDEN
• Check out some of the tracks on MySpace
• Debut 10"/CD/digital available in early 2009 from Magic Bullet
MAGIC BULLET TO ISSUE ENGINE
KID DISCOGRAPHY IN 2009
Often, you'll hear of a band that existed "before their time."
More often than not, it's a reference or acknowledgment of a group of
musicians that defied the stylistic and aesthetic trappings of the then-status
quo and weren't afraid to embark on their own sonic pilgrimage. And as
the times catch up, posthumous accolades bestow said entity and they finally
realize their place in the annals of said genre.
Undoubtedly, "intelligent metal" and "post-rock" have
become massive media fodder in recent times. Each month, stacks of new
releases and glossy magazines line the shelves of record stores and bookstores
worldwide, heralding a bunch of nerdy bearded dudes (with more press photos
than songs) as being worthy purveyors of this "new" sound. The
underlying hope of these bands is that nobody in the listening audience
has done their homework or paid their dues. And to those that have...
well, all they can do is shake their heads and wonder where all of this
attention was 15 years ago when the foundation was being pounded out.
ENGINE KID, to this point, has been completely robbed.
Robbed, fleeced, ripped off, copied, and plagiarized... literally. Existing
in the early-mid 90's, this Northwest trio trail-blazed, stumped, and
abused the underground during their tenure. Was it hardcore? Was it punk
rock? Was it metal? All anybody knew back then was that it was the loudest
god-damned three piece that ever plowed through their local VFW. The recorded
output was cataloged with similar uncertainty, being scattered around
amongst such diverse labels as Revelation, C/Z, Troubleman, and beyond.
While subsequent bands in their pedigree (SUNN O))), GOATSNAKE) certainly
were bestowed with the respect and support worthy of the music, ENGINE
KID remained in large part a trade secret. Now, nearly 17 years
since formation, Greg Anderson (guitar/vocals), Brian Kraft (bass), Jade
Devitt (drums), Chris Vandebrooke (original drummer), and Magic Bullet
Records are collective excited to announce a comprehensive discography
of all out-of-print material for re-issue in 2009.
Fans new and old will be able to appreciate these lost sounds along with
accompanying flyers, artwork, lyrics, liner notes, video, and so much
more. Full details of this release will be announced in the coming weeks,
as well as the potential for some extremely surprising ENGINE
KID news that nobody will see coming.
THE PAPER CHASE TO
RELEASE 10" ON MAGIC BULLET IN MARCH 2009
To mark 10 years as one of the most unique and bombastic bands the underground
has to offer, Dallas, TX's own THE PAPER CHASE will be
issuing a very special 10" record on Magic Bullet Records, slated
for stores in early 2009. That's an inch a year, folks (how much have
you grown in the last 10 years?). Fronted by noted producer John Congleton
(BLACK MOUNTAIN, EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU), THE
PAPER CHASE has spent the better part of the past decade steadily
winning over a very dedicated audience via their memorable live shows
and a consistent stream of innovative and inspired albums on labels such
as Kill Rock Stars, Southern, and Beatville.
The 10", the band's first new release since 2006's "Now You
are One of Us," will give listeners a hint of what is to come on
their full length CD from Kill Rock Stars later in the year. It will also
contain material that is exclusive to what is already set to be the thickest
piece of vinyl ever issued by Magic Bullet in its 12 years of existence.
• Go visit the website of THE
• 10" available in spring 2009 from Magic Bullet
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU & LYMBYC SYSTYM "Field Studies"
CD: go get it in the webstore now!
(LP out soon, both in stores this January)
ROMANCE OF YOUNG TIGERS "Marie" LP available now
via the webstore. Also available now on iTunes.
(CD out soon)
AUGHRA "Proof of Dark Matter | Light the Lights"
CD/LP available now in webstore. Also available now on iTunes.
ROMANCE OF YOUNG TIGERS "I Have Supped Full on Horrors"
CD/LP available now via the webstore. Also available now on iTunes.
YEARS | VENTOUX "A Shift in Moods | The Inferno of the Living"
CD available now via the webstore. In stores July 29.
THE WAYWARD "Overexposure" CD available via the
webstore and iTunes NOW. In stores July 29.
BIG CHINA & LITTLE TROUBLE "Black Blood Of The Earth"
LP in stores July 29.
BIG CHINA & LITTLE TROUBLE "Black Blood Of The Earth"
CD in stores July 29.
EKSI EKSO "I Am Your Bastard Wings" CD in stores
and iTunes now.
RINGFINGER "Decimal" limited LP available now.
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU "s/t" 2xLP available now.
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU "s/t" CD in stores and iTunes
AUSTIN LUCAS "Putting The Hammer Down" CD in stores
and iTunes now.
AUSTIN LUCAS "Putting The Hammer Down" LP (Limited
tour/mailorder edition). In webstore now.