We are working hard on the upcoming release of Neiliyo’sGame Night (February 27th at Club DeVille yall) and ran across some GREAT pictures of a recent set he did up in Dallas at the Hot Flash 3-year anniversary party at the Fallout Lounge. Hot Flash is THE weekend jumpoff in DFW and having Neiliyo grace their party for the first time on such a momentous occasion is saying alot. Sounds like it went so well we will be heading back up there … often! Helloooooo.com was there and had this to say:
“Dude was a refreshing and pleasant surprise that definitely needs to be booked…. weekly..”
Read the whole thing and see all the pretty pictures HERE.
The Austin based website Both Sides of the Mouth has a cool feature where they pose the question “what if you only have a short amount of time to acquaint yourself with a particular artist and need it to count?” It is appropriately called If you’ve only got. Well, the site was kind enough to pose the query- what if you only have 2 Minutes and 26 Seconds to get to know CUSTODIAN? They recommend Pop-A-Lock!
“Coming in just in time to make a party out of your weekend are none other than Austinite duo CUSTODIAN. What else can you expect from a label that’s known to party? Rounding out the roster at Artifact Workshop Records – home to names you might have read on here recently like DJ Car Stereo (Wars) and Neiliyo – with another addition are Adreon Henry and Jay Bradley of CUSTODIAN. See that? All caps, so you know they’re serious. With backgrounds that sprout from performance art, Henry and Bradley bring forth a sound that’s definitively creative and unique. With these artistic roots at their backing as they press forth into a realm of dance, CUSTODIAN is one group that’s sure to throw hearty arty parties.”
Thanks to Both Sides of the Mouth for the continued support! If you would like to order the CUSTODIAN album Ultra-Fresh today we still have some Free Tshirts to give out with it while supplies last! Hop to it!
We sat on this for a while waiting for just the right time to reveal it and now, here we are! In the middle of an NBC civil war, this recap video of CUSTODIAN’s Ultra-Fresh reminds us of a simpler time: a time of dancing and horse masks. Have I said too much? Just watch the video and learn:
As you can see in the video, Ultra-Fresh comes packaged in a janitorial soapbox. If you act fast you can order yours and get a free limited edition T Shirt along with your soapbox. We will contact you after you place your order about your preferred size…
For more info or to pick up the limited edition CUSTODIAN EP click HERE.
CUSTODIAN is opening up a great show presented by 101X and Knuckle Rumblerthis Saturday at Emo’s. This will be the first live show for CUSTODIAN since the epic release of their debut Ultra-Fresh! Arrive early to this jam-packed with awesome local bill to witness the partytime performance art show that is CUSTODIAN. And since you’re gonna be there anyway- don’t you dare miss Zlam Dunk!
Also- CHECK out the show’s recommendation from the Austin AV Club who points out the poppin’ and lockin’ goodness of CUSTODIAN. Read it HERE.
Speaking of CUSTODIAN- order Ultra-Fresh this week and get a FREE t shirt! Hard deal to beat!
Did you know that Artifact Workshop is on Twitter? You should follow us.: @ArtifactWork
Sure, the show has passed that Onion AV Club in New York was recommending, but that doesn’t mean we can’t brag about the kind things they said. Check it :
“Once a mainstay of the Austin club scene, Car Stereo (Wars)—né Chris Rose—went from blog favorite to festival-rocking phenomenon with a well-received album (2007’s The Bandit) and a slot on the 2009 Lollapalooza lineup, playing a round of Girl Talk-with-a-broader-musical-vocabulary mash-ups that value Three Dog Night as much as Three 6 Mafia.”
Stolen from PartyEnds.com … (which, just stole from the AV Club Austin):
The Onion AV Club Austin was kind enough to recommend tonight’s FREE PartyEnds Free Week Showcase that is going down for free at Beauty Bar.
“Tribute bands that pay tribute to still-active acts are a dubious enterprise, especially if those acts only have two albums and a handful of singles to pull from. Luckily for the members of Austin’s only LCD Soundsystem tribute act, All My Friends, James Murphy’s dance-rock collective hasn’t toured in a good long while, and there’s hardly a song in its small catalog that won’t keep the movement going. And who doesn’t want to see somebody who’s not Murphy (in this case, Super Lite Bike’s Chris Heckendorn) ramble his way through the hipster dick-measuring contest of “Losing My Edge”? Of course, having someone else on the bill playing nothing but the songs that taught a generation to uncross its arms robs Car Stereo (Wars) (a.k.a. Chris Rose) of one guaranteed party-starting source. Luckily there’s also Mothfight’s glitch-pop and The Laughing’s techno tribalism to keep things moving.”
Check it out with your own eyes HERE . Thanks for the apt description of the dancability and fun of tonight’s lineup!
The Austin AV Club Tweets HERE and keeps up to date with all things relevant, quirky and Austin-y HERE.
There is a great free week show this Saturday at the Beauty Bar featuring DJ Car Stereo (Wars), an LCD Soundsystem cover band called All MY Friends, Moth Fight and The Laughing. The shindig is sponsored by PartyEnds.com and is sure to be amazing, and at the very least free. You should go.
Free week is as good of a tradition in Austin as wearing a scarf, heavy coat and toboggan when it cracks 65 degrees outside. It is a holy time. A time of freeness and reflection on the past year. A time of peace. A time to laugh, a time to weep. A time to dance, a time to mourn. A time of checking out your favorite bands for free and a time of checking out bands you have never heard of … for free. God bless free week.