Greetings. First, I pass along a review of the Murder City album by The Astronaut Body Four, from ATTN: Magazine in the UK. It’s a great review, both positively inclined and elegantly written. Check it at http://www.attnmagazine.co.uk/music/8102 .
The Reagan’s Polyp reissue campaign continues apace. Number Ones appeared on CD and MP3 two weeks ago, and the vinyl (which we already have in hand) lands in stores on June 18. Deadenator has its appointment with the Gods Of Mastering on May 3rd, and America Needs More Ass soon after; you may expect their simultaneous release on CD and MP3 this fall.
Vetoxa has also commissioned a new front cover for the Bloodsluice album from none other than world-famous album-cover artist Paolo Girardi! We have a fantasy about that one being ready (on vinyl only!) for Record Store Day 2015…. keep your fingers crossed.
Yes, there is a new video for “You Smell Bad” under construction. Reagan’s Polyp will drop the clip sometime in the next month. There is at least one more video in the pipeline, I’m told; it (they?) should hit the internet sometime this summer.
The Zag Men are also enjoying their time in the reissue spotlight. Crime Spree appeared on CD, MP3, and deluxe LP (with poster!) in March. Three more archival releases from the 2003-2006 period will appear, one at a time, over the next 18 months or so…. and, depending on the prevailing winds, there may be a newly recorded Zag Men studio album sooner than that! Watch this space for details.
Finally, just because the CEO happens to have a life outside Vetoxa, here’s an interesting mention of his Brian De Palma book, from the Criterion Collection website: http://www.criterion.com/explore/217-james-schamus-s-top-10 .
Thanks for checking in. More news as it comes.