Thursday, May 9, 2013

OUT NOW!!!!!!!!! NEW BIG BLOOD Double LP "RADIO VALKYRIE 1905 -1917"

 Thanks to Ted Lee of the incredible label/store FEEDING TUBE in NOHO Massachusetts for bringing it to light.
I did a post about this idiosynchractic experience of a  store. Tons of art accompanying this double vinyl. It's a soundtrack for rainy days and dark nights. Below is a track from Radio Valkyrie and a review from our man Ted @ Feeding Tube. We've got 'em for sale on our Etsy page.
You can pick up this fine record in Maine @ Strange Maine and Moody Lords.

Big Blood "Radio Valkyrie 1905 - 1917" 2xLP/DL
Edition of 500
This is only the second proper full-length LP by this Portland Maine-based duo, although there are vast arrays of CDRS and split releases littering their wake. After spending time with both the cosmically-shifting Cerberus Shoals and the folkily psychedelic Fire on Fire, Caleb Mukerin and Colleen Kinsella decided to opt for something more personal and hermetic. Thus, we have Big Blood. The band's multi-phasic discography has thus far reminded people of everything from the Parson Sound to Opal to Portishead at different moments, yet none of these thumbnails comes close to capturing the elegant mystery of their essence. Sometime electric guitar lines weevil hauntingly in the aether while acoustics strum quietly up front. At other points, muted chimes of freedom push against vocals and cloppety rhythms that recall White Noise's “Making Love Without Sound”. Still others vibe early Comus or The Third Ear Band. In all, the scent of smoke hangs as heavy over this record as any we've heard. And friend, we've heard a few.

Feeding Tube Records is a fine recordings shoppe. We carry a wide selection of new and used LPs, CDs and tapes as well as many rare records from the Ecstatic Yod collection. Call for specific inquiries. We also release handsome limited edition vinyl documents of artists operating on the fringe of obscurity.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Listening to WFMU- Best station in the USA and friends leaving the USA on Tour in Europe!

   Did you know WFMU DJs are Outrageously good AT DJING?
Also they play Big Blood, but that's not why we love ''s a few favorites...

Also...Micah Blue and Asa Irons will be on tour in Europe with their brand spanking new solo albums.
here's some info on Micah and their greuling Tour schedule! Have a great time guys!!
Say Hello to our Friends in Camerone, Maria, Charlie, Jorge & Gregor in La Faena II in Madrid!

Micah Blue Smaldone
A new album titled “The Ring of the Rise” will release on April 16.
Click on the above link to hear a promo track, featuring Colleen Kinsella from Big Blood, and my brother Tristan on violin!
The LP is available for pre-order here:
I will bring a bundle of these to Europe soon, the tour is seven weeks with my man Asa Irons. Check out his new album here:
And here is our itinerary, to be updated often en route:

04.07 Loubières, FR @ Chemin du Col del Fach (houseshow)
04.08 Igualada, ES @ La Bastida
04.09 Barcelona, ES @ La Virgen
04.10 Valencia, ES @ La LLimera
04.11 Alicante, ES @ 8 ½
04.12 Madrid, ES @ La Faena II
04.13 Zaragoza, ES @ La Lata de Bombillas
04.14 San Felieu de Guíxols, ES @ Atzavara Club
04.19 Pedemonte, IT (VC) @ Osteria Pane Vino
04.20 Mantova, IT @ Fuzzy
04.21 Savignano, IT @ Circolo Malfattori
04.23 Tarcento, IT @ Osteria sul Ronc
04.24 Ljubljana, SI @ TBA
04.25 Rijeka, HR @ TBA
04.26 Zagreb, HR @ TBA
04.29 Podgorica, ME @ TBA
04.30 Pristina, KV @ TBA
05.02 Greece!
05.07 Denmark!
05.10 Sweden!
05.14 Finland!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Winter brings gifts - Radio Valkyrie due out this Spring!

Maine Olympics...High Jump

snow sculpting...then drive through town
                                                 big drifts...
                                                          body tobogganing...

                                             Relay Race!

So we are having the best time with our snow days. Plenty of time off from the regular routine to make space for fires, music, food and snow fun. Speaking of music,  Feeding Tube Records a label and an actual record store  in WMASS will be releasing Radio Valkyrie this Spring.
Everything is done. Now we just wait...go here for more details about Feeding Tube and our record. If you happen to be in Northampton, MA go to Feeding Tube Records (90 King Street in beautiful Northampton, Massachusetts. Open Wednesday to Sunday from Noon to 6pm.) 
It's heartbreaking how many incredible records they have. I blew all my money the last time I went through and I am a stingy record shopper. I am still kicking myself for passing up a rare Can record set and a Howling Hex Box set. 

Happy Winter Y'all!