ethos

“It is the artist’s duty to be alive
To drag people into glittering occupations
To assume the ecstasy in all conceivable attitudes
To blush perpetually in gaping innocence
To drift happily through the ruined race-intelligence
To burrow beneath the subconscious
To defend the unreal at the cost of his reason
To obey each outrageous impulse
To commit his company to all enchantments.”

          ~ Kenneth Patchen

Having a Zappa in the seventies vibe, the wonderfully named “Catastrophic Molt” is the latest release from The Walking Faces, a two piece combo featuring Rumbles regular 5-Track (guitar bass, vocs) and Patrick Lenon (drums). Clocking in at just 27 minutes, not a moment of that time is wasted as angular guitar riffs and melodic vocal lines jostle for position, the music inventive and engaging throughout. Highlights include the Fusion inspired “Jose Pedro” and the more experimental “Cat and Bird”, but really the whole thing rolls together perfectly, creating a half hour well spent.

a gentle & lovely review from Terrascope Online. thanks!

http://terrascope.co.uk/Reviews/Rumbles_December_13.htm

Lestat’s Speaking Into Bats

This clip features Josh Charney special-guesting on keys. Isn’t he wonderful? Hopefully he’ll be back for more soon, cos this was fun.

You can hear the whole show here, if so inclined:
https://archive.org/details/TWF2013-11-09.LestatsSD 

"TurnAround" from our album Catastrophic Molt…

complete album is here:
http://cosmicdigital.cosmicprimitive.com/album/catastrophic-molt

live @ Chaistock 2013, Seattle, WA

Easily our best-sounding live recording…

Slightly more information may be found here: http://archive.org/details/TWF2013-09-20.Chaistock2013 

Many thanks to Woody Frank, Gerry Amandes, Dan Strauss, Ian McKagan, everybody.

Here’s a strangely distorted picture of the official poster art by Sarah Rosenfeld:

chaistock 2013 poster art by sarah rosenfeld

Patrick. Lemon.

Patrick. Lemon.

two live recordings from the Area of the San Francisco Bay:

50 Mason Social House, San Francisco CA, 9-17-2013

Motorcycle James’ Fruitvale Warehouse, Oakland CA, 9-27-2013

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We Can Haz Soundclods!!

"Catastrophic Molt" is now available on CD or as a download.
http://cosmicdigital.cosmicprimitive.com/album/catastrophic-molt

"Catastrophic Molt" is now available on CD or as a download.

http://cosmicdigital.cosmicprimitive.com/album/catastrophic-molt

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dinobots?

TOUR DATES with PEG!

TOUR DATES with PEG!

hint, use red/blue 3D glasses for best result

hint, use red/blue 3D glasses for best result

5-Track (guitarbass, singing) and Patrick Lenon (drums).

5-Track (guitarbass, singing) and Patrick Lenon (drums).

Here you see a promotional photograph for our collaboration with guitarist/composer Marc Cantlin II — “DUST STORMS may exist”. The completed album also features Alias B. Kray (bass) and Sheridan Riley (quantum tumbleweeds) and you can get it from Cosmic Primitive Records.
http://cosmicdigital.cosmicprimitive.com/album/dust-storms-may-exist

Here you see a promotional photograph for our collaboration with guitarist/composer Marc Cantlin II — “DUST STORMS may exist”. The completed album also features Alias B. Kray (bass) and Sheridan Riley (quantum tumbleweeds) and you can get it from Cosmic Primitive Records.

http://cosmicdigital.cosmicprimitive.com/album/dust-storms-may-exist