September 4th // 2010
Red Mass' 7-song s/t EP is now available on vinyl! With killer original artwork courtesy of Felix Morel (Panopticon Eyelids) this release is limited to 500 copies only, so get one while they last. Available at all fine retailers and thru our online store.
“Seven songs ranging from pop fueled rave ups to noise caked rawk…Pitchfork will be eatin’ em up soon enough.”
– TERMINAL BOREDOM
“Filled with hooks that harness the urgency of a caged tiger, Red Mass throws in hints of spaced-out psychedelia for good measure. Like any good party, the EP packs a punch and is memorable.”
– POP MATTERS (UK)
“Wild, weird and wacky. Wow.”- MAXIMUM ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
“driving, snotty psych-punk sound ... with choruses that could give Jay Reatard a run for his money.” – MIRROR
“Red Mass are straight from the garage: we're talking The Sonics, The Damned, MC5.” - SOUND BITES
September 19th // 2010
Photo: Lorraine Price
Valleys open up for Kill Rock Stars' XIU XIU at the this year's POP Montreal: OCT. 2nd @ The Ukrainian Federation w/ Braids
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September 19th // 2010
Semprini teams up with partner label Signed By Force for our showcase at Pop Montreal: SEPT. 30th @ CASA DEL POPOLO.
Red Mass plays with our newest additions from both labels El Boy Die and Crabe & guest DJs sets from:
Sam Shalabi (Land Of Kush, Nutsak)
DJ Steve Hillage People (Pas Chic Chic)
DJ Pestilent Splendour (O Voids , ex-Starvin Hungry)
Eric Gingras (Pas Chic Chic)
Click HERE for more details.
September 30th // 2010
El Boy Die is in Montreal for the North American release of Black Hawk Ladies... He plays our Pop Montreal Showcase tonight with Red Mass & Crabe.
Click HERE to buy Black Hawk Ladies & Tambourins thru our online store.
September 9th // 2010
On top of working inhuman office hours, Semprini Records & Signed By Force label owner, Ramachandra Borcar recently completed the original score to Patrick Demers’ visually stunning psychological thriller ‘Jaloux’ (English title ‘Suspicions’) and the film sees its North American debut during this year’s Toronto International Film Fest. The European debut took place in July as part of the prestigious Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic and has already gained international praise.
Borcar’s atonal score for chamber orchestra was inspired by the works of Stravinsky and Herrmann and sits alongside Demers’ vivid cinematography and nonlinear narrative structure creating a disquieting and uneasy atmosphere throughout the film. Read the full program description here.
The TIFF screening times are:
•Wednesday, September 15th - 7PM @ JACKMAN HALL
•Friday September 17th - 12:15PM @ VARSITY 7
Also in film news, Ram recently received a Gemini Award nomination for his jazz score in ‘Karsh Is History’, the biographical documentary by Joseph Hillel on the life and work of portrait photographer Yussef Karsh. He’s also been nominated for a Gémaux Award for the theme music of ‘Comme Par Magie’, a Quebec television series featuring the magician Luc Langevin and directed by Patrick Demers. Ram is currently completing his score for the Sebastien Lange documentary ‘Vanishing Currents’, written for harp, strings and guitar drones.
September 12th // 2010
Photo: Mark Coatsworth
Red Mass heads off to the US in September for a mini-tour. They're back in Montreal to play the Semprini Label Showcase at Pop Montreal and then return to the US for some dates with King Khan & The Shrines. Here's where you can catch them:
SEPT. 15TH // Providence, RI // @ Machines With Magnets w/ An Albatross, Aids Wolf, Gila Monster, Holy Sheet & Whore Paint
SEPT. 16TH // Baltimore, MD // @ Golden West Café w/ Kid Congo Powers
SEPT. 17TH // Brooklyn, NY // @ Party Expo w/ Food Stamps, Try Cry Try, Xray Eyeballs
SEPT. 18TH // New York, NY // @ Death By Audio // @ Xray Eyeballs
SEPT. 19TH // Silver Spring, MD // @ Jackie's -- matinee show w/ Thee Lolitas
SEPT. 21ST // Charlotte, NC // @ The Milestone,
SEPT. 22ND // Atlanta, GA // @ 529 w/ Aids Wolf
SEPT. 25TH // Memphis, TN // GONER FEST @ Murphy's
SEPT. 27TH // Toledo, OH // @ Woodchuck's
SEPT. 30TH // Montreal, QC // POP MONTREAL - Semprini / SBF Showcase - @ Casa Del Popolo w/ El Boy Die & Crabe
OCT. 9TH // Toronto, ON // @ Horseshoe Tavern w/ Come On & Burning Love
OCT. 12TH // Pawtucket, RI // @ The Met w/ King Khan & The Shrines
OCT. 13th // Boston, MA // @ Royale Boston w/ King Khan & The Shrines