Friday, April 13, 2012

Reverend Loose Morals & the Confederacy of Dunces

Hey y'all.  NXNW 09 is done.  For a limited time, it is pay-what-you-will (limited being the time we are soliciting yr hard earned cash for our kickstart).

Track us down for a hard copy on CD or cassette.  

Thanks to Keith Rosson for the fine art, Davey for the hours of recording time, everyone who played on it (a list below), DJ & Hannah for printing the covers, Robert Bartleson for mixing and mastering our mess, and you for paying attention.

You can download it here.

Reverend Loose Morals & the Confederacy of Dunces

Recorded by David Conway and Ryan Remains April 2011 – March 2012.
Additional recording by Max Skewes and Dr. Petey Bockbagock.
String Arrangements by Rebecca Wood and Isaac Hayden.
Mixed and Mastered by Robert Bartleson @ Haywire Recording March - April 2012. 

Joe Strange – Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Lead Vocals (1, 4, 6, 8, 11), Backing & Group Vocals
Ryan Remains – Contra Bass, Acoustic Guitar (2, 5, 7, 12), Electric Guitar (2, 5, 7, 12), Piano, Pipe Organ, Trombone, Mandolin, Suitcase/Drums (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9), Percussion, Lead Vocals (2, 5, 7, 9, 12), Backing & Group Vocals
Rebecca Wood – Viola
Isaac Hayden – Cello, Group Vocals
Melissa McDowell – Banjo (4, 9, 11), Lead Vocals (3, 9), Backing & Group Vocals
Davey Death Ray – Acoustic Guitar (1, 4, 11), Backing & Group Vocals
Sean Garvin – Drums (3, 8, 11)
Walker Janelle – Drums (5)
Max Skewes – Banjo (3, 5)
Vince Furillo – Pedal Steel (6, 8, 11)
Ekatrina Sotomayor – Lead Vocals (3), Backing & Group Vocals
Dr. Petey Bockbagock – Soloist (7, 10), Accordion (5), Backing & Group Vocals
Kevin Lurkins – Trumpet (4)
Christian Lyons – Trumpet (1, 8, 12)
Adam Robbins – Group Vocals
Joel Hixon – Group Vocals
Samples: Night of the Living Dead; Jonestown FBI Tape; vixuxx (crow), Matt_G (m240), spazzo_1493 (knife chop), Erdie (mega thunder), smidoid (cracking), crz1990 (vintage phone hangup), NoiseCollector (ak47 chamber round), DJ Chronos (music box), RHumphries (freight train), daveincamas (Oregon storm), cognito perceptu (blue jay), erratic (timpani roll), man (cannon).

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Callow joins the NXNW family...

Hey y'all.  A quick note about our friends Callow: their first full length CD (NXNW 11) will be soon be available through the band and us.  Here is the cover art:

You can find more information about the band here.  They hail from the Bay Area in California.

Callow will be playing the NXNW Records release parties on April 6/7 in Portland, OR.

Here is what folks have said about Callow: A commanding amalgam of ambient indie art rock, driven by emotive vocals, haunting atmospheres, and gritty, poignant guitar.  Red's raw contralto is reminiscent of Vic Chestnut while Sami creates a dark, primordial landscape with the simultaneous use of keyboard and percussion.

We feel very lucky to have Callow as part of the NXNW family.