Vintage Pistol Arrows

July 27th, 2014

…….testing…….testing…….is this thing on?
Here are some vintage photographs of The Pistol Arrows that recently surfaced courtesy of PA’s violinist, vocalist, guitarist Allison Smith. Incidentally you may be hearing the first new Pistol Arrows materials since 2002′s impeccable Look!. That’s something to look forward to.

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New song from Austin Lee Wood:Close My Eyes

September 21st, 2013

We have been away from Alchemist for a while but it seems like the ever industrious and prolific Austin Lee Wood keeps bringing us back to life. He has a new free single to check out and it showcases his ability to continue to evolve and perfect his musical journey’s offspring. It’s fun to hear him assume more of the front man position in his own compositions and to come into his own as a vocalist and songwriter. Austin describes the song thusly “Close My Eyes is about human insecurities, imposed by courtships with one I have immense emotional constructs toward.
A way of transcending said tenebrous emotions is by opening ones eyes to the temporaries that life is. And by embracing all uncertainties encountered throughout ones explorations. I strive to bring comfort to those existing with said challenges. In hopes they too can overlook the discomfort & vulnerability that comes with love.” The song is a single from his second solo ep entitled “MOON MILK” scheduled for release in fall of 2013. Close your eyes and enjoy.

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Austin Lee Wood “Ornia” free EP out now!

March 27th, 2013

The aforementioned EP by Austin Lee Wood is out now. Stream the whole thing below or better yet download a zip of it.
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Austin Lee Wood Archetypal Feeling (II)

March 20th, 2013

We’ve got a treat for you today in the form of Austin Lee Wood’s (formerly Atlantic At Pacific mastermind) new single Archetypal Feeling (II)! It’s a very heartfelt and soulful kind of jam that can only be achieved by working so long on a track that your ears begin to bleed. Austin’s friends have called his new sound “Fake Rock/Midi Rock”, we think it would fit nicely on a playlist of Japan’s “Tin Drum”, MBV’s “Loveless” and Bowie “Low” but as with all Alchemist releases the sound is quite unique and hard to pigeonhole. Enjoy this track for free below and scope the dark art. A 4 song EP including this track will be out next week. More on that later.

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Sleeping and Not Sleeping

November 9th, 2012

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The Candles 2003

October 7th, 2012

Here’s some photos from the archives that were recently stumbled upon. It’s from the photo session for the Candles ep cover. Photos by the illustrious Matt Hart.



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Faustian Ethics Mini CD and Free Track

September 10th, 2012

Here’s some belated photos of the Faustian Ethics mini cd and a free track to pique your interest. The track is actually two tracks merged into one, “It Sucks/Fever” and it highlights what is unique about this record. It is at times reminiscent of a good old rock n roll tune (a la Bowie or The Band) but it has enough of a modern edge and many twists and turns that breath new life into the somewhat lost art. The mini cd is 8$ plus shipping and comes in a gatefold case designed and assembled by yours truly, and if physical objects aren’t your thing you can also download the album at your digital outlet of choice.

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Faustian Ethics Full Album Stream

September 9th, 2012

Incredibly Strange Creatures debut ep Faustian Ethics will be out Tues. We’re a bit late in getting this up but here’s a player to stream the whole album. Free song and photos of the cd up tomorrow. Don’t miss it.

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Faustian Ethics In Production

August 5th, 2012

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Live Luscious Skin

July 27th, 2012

Hot on the heels of a nice review from the Cassette Gods, Luscious Skin is playing a rare live show at Lawrence Kansas based Love Garden Sounds Records tomorrow night. The show starts at 7:30 and you will see the band in a four piece ensemble and possibly hear some new material as well as the songs from Ventriloquist. If you’re in the area don’t miss it.

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