SALE: 2 for 1 @ They Live We Sleep Christmas Cassettes
I know what you’re thinking,
"For these 12 days of Christmas, I just want to avoid the hustle and bustle of crowded malls and just get some new experimental cassettes."
I’m sick of hearing this and knowing that you’re in for the worst, no new cassettes for you or your loved ones this Christmas. It ends here! Two for One sale at the TLWS store! Let’s get rid of all the stock, give you some great stocking stuffers for your weirdo like-minded friends, and give me some PayPal money so I can afford Christmas gifts for MY weirdo like-minded friends!
So here’s what you do: when you purchase a cassette via PayPal (either by direct email or the PayPal buttons that never work), tell me which two cassettes you would like! It’s that easy! Just make sure to go to the order page of the cassettes to confirm they’re still available! I have quite a few of the Halloween mixtape so you shouldn’t have to worry about the availability of that one.
So Happy Holidays to all friends of TLWS (and if you’re reading this, I consider you a friend). Get drunk, yell at your family over dinner, hug them the next day, so on.
They Live We Distro: Video Nasties - Amore e Rabbia (AGF7)
Last night I came home to a beautiful glowing box from A Giant Fern. The Video Nasties cassettes have arrived! And a whole bunch of awesome pins as well (I’m basically draped in them at this very moment, but they’re yours with an order). The wooden cases are simply to die for, and the jewel cases perfectly capture the darkness and cynicism of the cassette.
The Portuguese label and friend A Giant Fern has released Video Nasties’ fourth cassette, Amore e Rabbia. 34 minutes of dark distorted Yamaha compositions, exploring the duality of passion and anger within war, politics, and society.
25 black shell copies packaged in a screen-printed wooden case with two small pins of your choice. (8 euros) 25 white shell copies packaged in a jewel-case with one large pin. (5 euros)
Mixtape: Video Nasties - I’d Rather Be Hot Knifing Pt. 1 (TLWS-MX002)
Mixtape taken from the Night Bus set w/ CFCF & JRC (Montreal/Blizzarts/Nov. 10).
Here, above, cracks in the buldings are filled with battered moonlight. The whole shadow of Man is only as big as his hat. It lies at his feet like a circle for a doll to stand on, and he makes an inverted pin, the point magnetized to the moon. He does not see the moon; he observes only her vast properties, feeling the queer light on his hands, neither warm nor cold, of a temperature impossible to records in thermometers.
This feeling of disconnection existed long before Night Bus, but the existence of Night Bus makes me feel just a little bit more comfortable. Thank you, CFCF and JRC, for allowing me to join in on the celebration.
This mixtape was mixed live. The tracks are as follows: 1. The Black Hole (dialogue) 2. Hype Williams - The Throning 3. Excepter - Rock Stepper 4. Acheron - Broken Ship 5. G-Side - Shots Fired 6. Colin Stetson - Judges 7. Chris Isaak - Wicked Game 8. Kanye West w/ Rick Ross - Devil in a New Dress 9. Clams Casino - Numb 10. The Clipse - Nightmares 11. The Black Hole (dialogue) 12. Video Nasties - The solar system dies of crib death. If that’s what it takes, then okay.
What with the lethargic summer heat, a failing external hard drive, and no access to editing labs, the production of videos have slowed down. I plan on remedying this. But, in the meantime, here’s something not-so-new! From the out-of-print DVD-R “Please Insert Cassette Vol. 1”, the Video Nasties video for “You Ain’t No Punk You Punk”. This track can be listened to on the first side of Video Nasties’ “No. 3”, which is still available, though limited to only 25 copies.
And, for those who love to be nagged, if you somehow have money leftover from the Suoni Per Il Popolo festival, swing by Sala Rossa tomorrow night for Wyrd MTL! $10! 10 bands! I’ll be doing visuals until my fingerprints fall off! And then I start carjacking!
Co-production with Weird Canada and Suoni Per Il Popolo. 10 bands for 10 dollars! And it’s one hell of a line-up, too. I’ll be doing my VHS nebula visuals through out the night! And it’ll be the perfect opportunity to catch up on the latest releases from the raddest Canadian edition labels! Taco truck? Also a taco truck! June 20th at Sala, doors at 7 and show at 8.
I made a Bandcamp page for my Video Nasties releases. Side A of the cassettes are available for stream, while a download of the full cassette costs a measly $2. Why not? It’s called America. No. 3 will be up there eventually, as the .wav files are sitting on an external hard drive, and I really should be writing an essay right now.
The Editions of You exhibition takes place at the O3 Gallery from Saturday, March 26th to Sunday, April 24th. Here are some directions, which make no sense to me, as I have no reference point.
You can purchase your copy of “No. 3" at the Oxford Castle on April 9th. The event is open to the public from 11 in the morning to 6 in the evening, but there’s only a few copies there so I suggest lining up sometime around 9 a.m., if not earlier.
NEW RELEASE: Please Insert Cassette Vol. 1 DVD-R (TLWS009)
Please Insert Cassette Vol. 1 DVD-R (TLWS009)
Weirdo VHS landscapes, seven videos celebrating the music and experimentations of They Live We Sleep. VHS oddity interludes to baffle and chuckle. Running time of 33 minutes, photocopied insert, black-trimmed plastic CD case, white-label DVD-R with unique Sharpie design.
International buyers: please specify if you want a PAL DVD.