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BLACKTOOTH RECORDS PRESENTS: ACTUALIZE zine

These are not the bones you are looking for. Presenting ACTUALIZE Zine, a pictographically enunciated blast of appreciated hours at Kinkos, resulting in a fine-tuned page flipper. It’s like a prison movie.

Limited to a run in of 35, many of which sold at our Laugh Your Taxes Off variety show, but the residuals will be in the Blacktooth Store (sidebar) until they’re gone.

SILVER & GOLD – girls

 

 

This is the joint that brought the group multi-north-american-national success. It was a smash hit on the Canadian billboard’s heat seekers, climbing all the way to #4 in the spring of 2013. 9 weeks strong!

SILVER & GOLD – fresh haircut at a champaign party

A #2 hit in non-com College radio in the fall of 2012!

The first big presence our duo had in the game. After this put them on the map they were able to start throwing weight around more. Stick around to see how they explore different subject matter and grow as artists as we here at Blacktooth recap the long-legged, high-striding career of Silver & Gold, as we lead up to Laugh Your Taxes Off, April 15 at the Crying Wolf with our exclusive real life Q&A with the boys.

The Backyard Laugh Your Taxes Off Show

BLACKTOOTH and DRIPS and THE CRYING WOLF
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The Backyard Laugh Your Taxes Off Show


To commence the end of tax season, on April 15th we’re throwing a party of wild proportions. It’s the BACKYARD LAUGH YOUR TAXES OFF SHOW! Come be dazzled by some of the best and brightest. Come bask in the glory of an ode to federal collections. Come sit and be serenaded by the joys of laugher and friends.

It works like this…

There are 7 slots open. if you are interested in participating. These 7 slots will be sandwiched by a zig zag of rag tag zingers. To submit to be in the show, please post a video below. Slots are going fast. Dang, now there’s only 6 slots. WOW.

Not too much more can be said about the evening, except that it all culminates into a very special Q&A panel discussion from the multi-platinum, award-winning, 9 times Grammy nominated artist…. SILVER & GOLD!!!!!!

It cost $3 to get into the room at The Crying Wolf here in Nashville.

See you on the 15th…

Chess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get oriented for the 2015 chess season by revisiting the great match that was the 2014 culmination between Magnus Carlsen – “The Mozart of Chess” – and India’s first grandmaster (and the only player to win titles in all playing formats) Viswanathan Anand.

2014 FIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Chess problems demand from the composer the same virtues that characterize all worthwhile art: originality, invention, conciseness, harmony, complexity, and splendid insincerity.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Poems and Problems, 1969


 

Mt. Mover :: A Return

MAY DAY

MAY DAY – A Memorial Day mix at FooBar by Blacktooth Records by Blacktooth Records on Mixcloud

BLACKTOOTH RECORDS PRESENTS: Chrome Pony – You Are the Pisces EP

The brothers Chrome Pony (again, with added juice) slow down, groove harder and are at home with dynamics on their new EP. If you’ve listened to their hazy-yet-bellicose tunes in the past, be prepared, for the darkness of life has revealed yet further corners to round, breeding maturity – as is its wont. Yet even as these tunes bounce along with an ameliorable step, they are not settled. One does not realize the divinity (pisces) within at no cost, and it’s still time to synch up the laces, strap on the sweat bands and take it to the hole. “Naked I came and naked I’ll stay for you.” It’s a worthwhile dictum.

Personal and data to be found below.

CHROME PONY – YOU ARE THE PISCES <click!>

 

All songs written and performed by Chrome Pony and friends

Produced by Chrome Pony

Co-Produced by Andrija Tokic

Chrome Pony is :

Tyler Davis : Guitar/Vocals

Kyle Davis : Drums/Percussion/Vocals

Jon Gottschalk : Bass/BGV

Additional Musicians :

Ricardo Alessio : Organ 1 & 4

Peter Keys : Organ/Farfisa on 2 & 3

Jem Cohen : Background Vocals

additional background vocals on “Road Dope” : Ricardo Alessio, Kim Mikula, Jon Gottschalk, Kyle Davis

Recorded at The Bomb Shelter Studio B by Troy Dison and Andrija Tokic

Mixed by Andrija Tokic at The Bomb Shelter

Mastered by John Baldwin at John Baldwin Mastering

Blacktooth Records

 

Blacktooth Records Presents: COLLECTIVE NASTY (Summer Mix)

 

A dedicated mix that is only possible due to being around people who dig deeply for tunes, in addition to incessant solo searching and cross-country transversing.

Respect the collective (un)consciousness and down with monocultures. Track listing and download/Spotify link after the jump. (Note: The track listing differs from the BT site to Spotify, so you get a little variety for your visits. Tarragon vs. cardamom.)

More to come & peace.


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Clear Plastic Masks – Being There

Listening to music really loud is funny. Seriously, try it. Listen to the Clear Plastic Masks’s new record loudly, however, and this funny thing begins to happen. A swirl is the only way I know how to describe it. All types of swirls: the kind the toilet bowl makes, all crisp and in tune with the moon; the swirls you experience in the grips of some substance or the more elliptical kind that comes from the funnel water ride at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can only speculate as to why this happens, but it does. No…that’s not true, I’m being self-effacing. I know exactly why this happens. It happens because you as a listener are experiencing in a spacial, tangential way all the forces that made this record come into being, and seeing as it’s entitled “Being There” it seems apropos. This record – and this is my reading here – attempts to overcome the ego or the desire to be “original” as such. To have faces stand out amongst others. It’s maybe why the band choose to wear clear plastic masks as a monicker: it’ll obfuscate your view, but at least you know they’re human and not aliens. Thus, they whirled up like the Sufi Dervishes and went to work.

And similar, in a way, to the intention behind the Dervishes, this record opens up an emotional field rather than a discursive field. So much of what is happening in the world today is happening at the level of political discourse – people jockeying for rhetorical positions and trying to defend this or vilify that without really having any felt experiential, emotional understanding of the issues at play, political or otherwise. The reasons the record swirls is because of this. And I think as artists, this strange little peripatetic group are uniquely positioned by their experiences to offer meaningful contributions to society via art. Or at least a good time. And when Andrew Katz sings “there’s gonna be a shakedown” or “I’ve got some cocaine to get you back your strut” or the even more direct, “we come together/nothing could be better,” it’s true; it’s a lived experience. At least in that moment you hear him say it. Or when Matt Menold – one of the most blisteringly talented musicians you will ever meet, along with an incredible professorial knowledge of tunes – just rips into the guitar, it’s as if you’re hearing and watching the most disenchanted illegitimate child of Howlin’ Wolf overcome all his daddy issues in one session, Tokic playing analog therapist. Eddie Duquesne got so deep in his bass-mojo on this record, he augments perfectly what’s happening on each track, or – like on ‘Baby Come On’ - he leaves out or swings certain notes, turning an otherwise spurned lover ballad into a funky go-getter. And Charlie Garmendia sounds like Buddy Miles mixed with Clyde Stubblefield. You’ll get these little finger-flicked ghost notes on the drums that are so tasteful, only to have the next measure sound like he hit them with a troglodyte’s rock hammer. All deftly handled by the indefatigable Andrija Tokic, who is seriously just warming up on his production skills.

I know the Clear Plastic Masks well. I know the producer of this fine album, Andrija Tokic, as well, and count both as dear, close friends. I even know the lanky, incredibly talented Allen that wrote the track ‘Hungry Cup’ for the band he’s in, Poison Dartz. (Click that link because they are an inspiration and a very talented outfit.) I know that the band has moved beyond this record, as is evidenced by their live shows (of which I just saw 10 in a row up and down the east coast). There’s this new song, ‘Buffalo’ that is the swirl-entire. It made me want to throw up the first time I heard it. Anyway, the point of all this is that they’re releasing their album today and are playing at the High Watt and 10pm here in Nashville with Fly Golden Eagle opening at 9pm. You should come.

Stream Being There here.