Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Weyes Blood - Do You Need My Love (Official Video) PREMIERE

Natalie Mering AKA Weyes Blood's second video dropped today for her second single, "Do You Need My Love", filmed at our extended Dad's side of the family's cabin, "Good Intent" is the name of the cabin, in a small town called Kyburz, an hour north of Sacramento off the 50 Highway & 20 mins from South Lake Tahoe.  It was built in the 20's I believe by my great great grandfather.  It is literally my favorite place on earth!!  Enjoy the amazing song and video!


You Can Pre-Order her new album here:

Published on Sep 26, 2016
Weyes Blood - Do You Need My Love
From Front Row Seat To Earth
Available Oct 21

Purchase Do You Need My Love
Web Store: http://smarturl.it/MyLovexWebstore
Bandcamp: http://smarturl.it/FRSTExBandcamp
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FRSTExiTunes
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/FRSTExAmazon
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/MyLovexGooglePlay

Listen to Do You Need My Love on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/MyLovexSpotify

Pre-order the album here...
Mexican Summer: http://smarturl.it/FRSTExWebstore
EK/EU Customers: http://smarturl.it/FRSTExUK
Bandcamp: http://smarturl.it/FRSTExBandcamp
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/FRSTExAmazon
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FRSTExiTunes
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/FRSTExGP


Credits
Director : Natalie Mering
Director of photography : Brian Echon
Edited by : Charles linden Ercoli

Cast:
Natalie Mering
Niki smith
Ben Kudler
Sam Boyd

www.mexicansummer.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

John V. Variety Hour Volume 1, out now! and FREE

I will let John explain it best.. very talented and cool friend of mine.. I mastered his album.. enjoy it, its free!




"loved ones, friends, current and former associates both beloved and/or missed,

i offer to you today under the guise of my music/performance art/internet/slightly-more-pretentious-than-reality persona "The John V. Variety Hour" my debut LP, HR 1


it is the first collection of John V. Variety songs that have been professionally mastered at studio quality (by the effervescvently talented Zak Mering of GunkTVRecords)

in the words of my own silly (and somehow truncated) liner notes, it is "the best of 2015's Debutante trilogy and more... re-recorded, remixed, rearranged... a solo and splendiferous aural odyssey of psychedelic disco and baroque avant-pop; as a polyphonic / polyrhythmic musical narrative related in the ringing tones of introspection, abstraction, allegory, and obscurantism, so as to cast sharp relief on our young belle's Fall and Rise in a world... a song of the self that begins, against the old testament, at the end, and lingers upon our hero's repeated entanglements in time and space on the course that follows" 

it was recorded all throughout 2015 and into 2016, then revised and remixed throughout this year

featuring artwork by Sera Seine, as well as guest vocals
also features remixed drumming from masterful percussionist and composer Keenan LeBlanc, as well as improvised piano by the enigmatic gifted performer Elias Dagher

it's free to listen to or download and i hope you enjoy it if you do either of those 



best wishes, warm regards, and also loud songs with multiple melodic voices,

john v. variety"

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Weyes Blood - Front Row Seat To Earth LP & Video Debut!



The new single is called "Seven Words" and is from Natalie Mering's new album... "Front Row Seat To Earth"   The link to preorder it is HERE.

Weyes Blood's new album is available for pre order on CD and on vinyl as well that includes a poster and other goodies!

From Weyes Blood bandcamp page:

The new Weyes Blood record, Front Row Seat To Earth, is the folk music of the near future. Natalie Mering, the being behind Weyes Blood, embeds her sublime song in a harmonic gauze of arpeggiated piano, acoustic guitar, druggy horns, and outer space electronics. Propulsive, spare drums carry us across the album’s course.

There is a faded California beauty to Front Row. A gentle honesty that recalls the finest folk music made on the West Coast of the ‘70s. The hue hangs in the sweet-spooky harmonies, the pulsing sway of the vibrato, and the ecstatic chord resolves. It is the joyful release of energy as the song delicately unfolds from intro to extrospection.

But this beauty is scratched with shadow; with dark foreboding, alienation, and acceptance of change. Love and loss balance together in suspended alchemy, as the earthiness of the singer-songwriter tradition wears digital sounds like feathers in its hair. Mering, together with co-producer Chris Cohen and some special guests, contrasts live band intimacy with the post-modern electric sheen of A.M. radio atmospherics. The experimental flourishes sparkle amid the succinct, thoughtful arrangements.

The closeness of this record - how personal, alone, and frank it feels - conceals its aspirations to the outside, to the "Earth" of its title. Weyes Blood harbors devastating weight while also universalizing the strange ways of identity and relationships. These are not typical love songs or protest songs -- they are painful, poignant riddles that celebrate the ambiguity of love and affirm the conflict of harmonious life within a disharmonic world.


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Raw Thrills - And His Chain Gang (GTVR Edition) (2016 Release on Cassette Tape)


Raw Thrills - And His Chain Gang (GTVR Edition) or (2nd Edition), Also referred to as Chain Gang 1, since there is a Chain Gang 2 that has been released digitally only at the moment, but may be released on cassette tape or on vinyl in the near future! Def Pick this up on cassette tape, each tape is #'d out of 30 dubbed, autographed, and hand made @ The Gunk Factory in 2016. 
Released on Cassette Tape originally with only 10 songs from Sixteen Tambourines (Japanese Label) in early 2011..

Later Released digitally in 2015 and on cassette tape on GUNKTVRECORDS in 2016.
  • Also Autographed and has 21 songs, 9 originals and the rest covers, including a collaboration with Sam Mehran on our Beatles Cover, "You Cant Do That". Each tape is #'d out of 30 and autographed and includes unused download card! Grab one before they sell out!

    Includes unlimited streaming of And His Chain Gang (GTVR Edition)via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 30 

credits

Recorded and Produced by Zak Mering in early 2010-2011 @ Melrose Studios






Friday, May 6, 2016

"Sumner" Band - "No Time To Stop" Live Set @ Madame Wong's in China Town, Los Angeles, 5-31-1980 on DVD now on YouTube

"Near the end of the 1970's we had started a band. Music was changing. New Wave, Punk and bands you could not put your finger on were starting to cover the air waves. We never tried to be like other bands cause we were having too much fun being ourselves. What a great time it was. If you lived in L.A. you might have seen us. If you were a fan all the better. 

These recordings were made on May 31,1980 at Madame Wong's in China Town near the heart of Los Angeles. The video part may give you an idea of who we were and the music we loved. The music on this was all original, written by Sumner Mering our front man. We all worked together to bring it to life. I hope you like it, I hope you were there."
Robert Louis DiChiro (Bass Player of Sumner band)










Sumner Mering is the father of Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood), Ean Mering & Zak Mering (Raw Thrills).  This is his band from the late seventies and this live recording is way better then the album recordings that Asylum/Elektra released.  This was never released until this past year, Robert Louis DiChiro, the bass player made this on DVD and uploaded it to youtube, so def check it out.  Sumner band comprised of Sumner on lead vocals and guitar, Larry Treadwell on lead guitars, Robert Louis DiChiro on bass, Novi Novog on electric viola and Keys, and Mark Sanders on drums.  There are also studio recordings that are better then the album version of recordings that can be found @ https://sumner.bandcamp.com/ .  The Sumner band played hundreds of shows from 1978-1982 and were signed to Asylum Elektra in the late seventies.  Check it out!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

GUNKTVRECORDS Presents "Outer Limits Recordings - Birds, Bees, Babys, Bacteria (GTVR Edition)" on Cassette Tape

Only 50 were made, each numbered and comes with an unused download card as well as other free download cards, and tapes are selling fast, only half of them left!  So def grab one while you can!  Only feature on Sam Mehran's last tape is a song on track 5, "Suicide Mission" featuring Ariel Pink, James Ferraro (Xerox Kamikaze), and Sam Mehran.  Recorded from 2007-2013, half the tracks have never been heard by anyone as they were demos that only GUNKTVRECORDS possessed.  Def check it out and if you like what you here, order a tape or a few, if looking for bigger orders you can email me over @ evenbetterstill@gmail.com, or if have any other business propositions for GTVR.
Thanks for listening and your support, we love all our fans, and orders ship out next business day with tracking number following order being shipped.


You Can order the tape or buy digitally HERE!









Download cards from other tapes come with every order! As well as vintage sweet trading cards, from 70s-90s movies and music!  You never know what you'll get when u place an order with GTVR!  Also consider the GTVR Fan Club!  If a member you get free Merch and a discount on Merch and free albums instantly (5 of them for lowest tier).  A very low monthly fee and two tiers to choose from, and cancel anytime you like, but the $5 a month goes to shipping extra free Merch you get for being a GTVR Fan Club Member.  So def check it out if you like the music and products we produce/release!

Many new items coming to GTVR merch, David Bowie Coloring Book/Zine is Next! 

RIP PRINCE & DAVID BOWIE
Enjoy!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Ailce Cohen & Raw Thrills - "Deetour 2.0" released by GUNKTVRECORDS

http://marcelsmusicjournal.com/post/143232783518/premiere-alice-cohen-raw-thrills-deetour

Check out all the awesome things our friend Marcel wrote about our new release.  It is a collaboration between Alice Cohen & Raw Thrills.


Song available for sale over at: https://gunktvrecords.bandcamp.com/track/deetour-20

Thanks for listening!