Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mexican Summer presents "Cardamom", newest EP release from "Weyes Blood" and USA Tour!

Weyes Blood, being my younger sister, Natalie Mering is killing it lately.  Non-stop touring Europe and the States and putting out quality music every time she records.   We recorded the vocals for this EP here in my bedroom in Bedstuy Brooklyn.  It is some of my favorite music of hers so please support her and pick up this album whether digitally or on vinyl.  It is well worth it and some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard and I am not just saying this because shes my sister.  It truly is groundbreaking music.

the track-listing to my knowledge is

1. Maybe Love
2. Take You There
3. Cardamom
4. In The Beginning

although it may change...

is the link to Pre-Order "Cardamom"
is the cover of "Cardamom"

WEYES BLOOD Tour Dates are as follows:

9-5 Portland, ME @ The Space (w/ Little Wings)
9-6 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Arts Space (w/ Little Wings, Wovenhands)
9-7 New Haven, CT @ Lyric Hall (w/ Little Wings)
9-8 Bennington, VT @ Down Caf at Bennington College (w/ Little Wings)
9-9 Providence , RI @ Columbus Theatre (w/ Little Wings)
9-10 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (w/ Little Wings)
9-11 Hudson, NY @ Basilica Soundscape
9-12 Baltimore, MD @ The Crown (w/ Little Wings)
9-13 Lancaster, PA @ Culton's Organic Farm (w/ Little Wings)
9-14 Harrisburg, PA @ Stage on Herr (Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center) (w/ Little Wings)
9-15 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's (w/ Little Wings)
9-16 Lynchburg, VA @ Speakertree Records
9-17 Durham, NC @ Pinhook (w/ Little Wings)
9-18 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight (w/ Little Wings)
9-19 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
10-11 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (w/ Waxahatchee)
10-12 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern (w/ Waxahatchee)
10-13 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle (w/ Waxahatchee)
10-14 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In (w/ Waxahatchee)
10-15 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop (w/ Waxahatchee)
10-16 Louisville, KY @ New Vintage (w/ Waxahatchee)
10-17 St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway (w/ Waxahatchee)
10-18 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall (w/ Waxahatchee)
10-20 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room (w/ Waxahatchee)

Therefore if you are in America I am sure she going to be close enough to catch her live and support her.  She is an amazing live artist and anyone who has seen her live can attest to that.  Just wanted to show my sister the recognition she deserves from the brilliant music she makes.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


As well as two new tracks from her upcoming album.  Legendary recording and performance artist, Alice Cohen has done it again with an amazing video/song as well as an album that I cannot wait to hear!  A living legend, Alice Cohen is the best kept secret in music in Brooklyn for the past 10 years! OLDE ENGLISH SPELLING BEE, the classic underground label has the privilege of releasing Alice Cohen's newest LP!

Also 2 new tracks from Alice Cohen's new album are available for stream through Soundcloud below.  They are amazing.  Looking Glass is one of the best songs I have heard in years, she is the most slept on artist I have had the privilege of knowing personally besides maybe Sam Mehran,  my sister (Natalie Mering)and myself of course, (lol).  I also have a collaboration in the works with Alice Cohen so look forward to that coming out soon on GUNKTVRECORDS!  Keep checking back over here @ GuNkTvReCoRdS because you never know what Gunk'd out music or artwork you may find!  Don't miss out.   History is being made as we speak.  Enjoy the music and video!!

Anyways enjoy her new video from Olde English Spelling Bee:

Monday, June 22, 2015

Adam Lempel - Jump (Music Video)

Published on Jun 12, 2015
"Jump" is from the album Adam Lempel and the Casiobeats on Friends Records
Video shot by Brooks Kossover and Chris Owen in Baltimore featuring Sydney Spann
We over here @ GUNKTVRECORDS dig Adam's music and videos, so you should check it out!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GUNKTVRECORDS presents: Raw Thrills (Insted) - "Sound Travels" (2007)

Recorded in 2007 in Los Angeles originally under the "Insted" alias, which was Zak Mering's solo project before "Raw Thrills".  "Sound Travels" is electronic dancy instrumental mostly but also has a few tracks with vocals, some original tracks as well as a few covers, of Devo, Comix, and of Depeche Mode.  Available over @ GUNKTVRECORDS.BANDCAMP.COM.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

ALICE COHEN - LOOKING GLASS (From "Into The Grey Salons")


"This week in cyborg culture, Alice Cohen just released a new track called “Looking Glass” – a bright synth-pop ode to the illusory freedom of digital identity construction. Cohen tantalizes listeners to “step through the glass” and decide who they’re going to be with game-show exuberance (step right up! pick a card any card!), but ominous lyrical imagery about mannequins with ghostly stares and plastic hair communicate that the utopian promise of an “artificial reality” with “revolving doors of identity” is not all it’s cracked up to be. Since the medium is the massage, the track (off of Cohen’s forthcoming album Into the Grey Salons) was released as part of a webzine/mixtape collaboration between Olde English Spelling Bee
 and 1080p. Titled “Starting Gate” and visually curated by Ledford and Katie Raffa (Personal Injury Records), the tape/zine is hosted by NewHive—an emerging multimedia platform used by EMA to create The Future’s Void as well as netartists such as Molly Soda. It features 22 new tracks by internet all-stars such as James Ferraro, Giant Claw, Friendly Chemist, MCFERRDOG, and Delia Gonzalez, each accompanied by unique artwork by artists such as Keith Rankin, Oomunetaka, and the “Pill Pop” collective. From visual references to Geocities to glimmering gifs and “AIM Buddies”, Starting Gate is a giddy nostalgic grab-bag of homegrown internet cultural tropes, an altogether earnest revival of a the maximalism of early social media—a simpler time, when the discovery that you could create a MySpace page with a million clashing backgrounds and a GIF shower and a song that played immediately upon clicking meant that you WOULD create this, 56k connection be damned. "

Nina Mashurova

Click the looking glass link for the song! 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Finally finished the Raw Thrills Official Video for the track "Denim Rainclouds" from the Raw Thrills and his Chain Gang part 2 album!  That link is where you can see other songs from album as well as purchase tracks from the album.  And below is the video.. Thanks an Enjoy!

Directed by: CJ Baker
Production Design : June Dawn Jr.
Edited by : Christian Carroll
Contact for Raw Thrills or GUNKTVRECORDS is:  


Saturday, January 24, 2015

GUNKTV VOLUME 1 (Transfered From VHS) Finally On YOUTUBE! (with tracklisting)

For the first time in 4 years, GUNKTV VOL 1 is finally on YOUTUBE in its entirety!  Thx to Ben Forshay for the digital rip and thanks to Sam Mehran for helping with the sound fixing. Also had to repost cuz the PRINCE POLICE muted the Audio to the whole thing since I had one prince song in there. So I deleted the audio to that Prince track so here it is sans the "U Got The Look" track.

Enjoy it if you have never been privileged to have one of the 20 #'d limited copies made, you can finally watch it yourself on YOUTUBE!  Clocks in at about 110 minutes.
Enjoy It!

If you want to purchase GUNKTV VOLUME 1 on DVDR you can finally over  HERE (GUNKTV VOL 1 DVD-R For Sale)

If you want to purchase any of the songs from it, some of them from Raw Thrills, Greatest Hits or other projects are available over @ GUNKTVRECORDS.BANDCAMP.COM.

Tracklisting as best as I can remember it!  All OLR vids done by OLR himself (Sam Mehran)

1. Greatest Hits - Intro over FBI warning (Stranger Girl Instrumental in background)
2.  Robert Abel Animations for Philips Commercial
3. Outer Limits Recordings - "Plastik Child", Domino (UK), 2010 with intermission of weird shit
4. The Sweethearts - "Burnin Through The Night", OESB (NYC), 2010
5. Raw Thrills - Here I Go Again, Sick Steez, video by Adriana Alba, 16 Tambourines/GUNKTV
6. James Ferraro - "Cheez Whiz In Fast Forward", Wild World, OESB, 2010
7. James Ferraro - "Demon Christmas?"/"Monsters/Tales From The Darkside Commercial"
8. James Ferraro - "Ripping Brain Apart", Hell TV
9. James Woods - "Ciggarette Land"
10. Outer Limits Recordings - "$20 Dollar Bill", Domino (UK), 2010
11. Greatest Hits - You're Just An Uptown Girl, Unreleased, 2010, video by Natalie Rodgers
12. Bo Diddley - "Handbone"
13. Outer Limits Recordings - "Julie", OESB, 2010, video, shot by Z. Mering, edited by S. Merhran
14. Ol Dirty Bastard - "Chillin in Bedstuy", "Wheres Panther with that get high"?
15. Jean Michel Jarre - "Zolookologie" Video, 1984
16. Raw Thills - "Komiche Vampires Travelin", Unreleasesd, 2009, video by Adam Jordan
17. Scritti Politti - "Absolute", From Euro MTV 1984
18. Mac Dre - Trill TV, "Drugs Mayne, We are on the best drugs goin"
19. Greatest Hits - "Dance Pop", OESB (NYC), 2010, video by Greatest Hits
19. Sky Juice - "?", OESB (NYC), 2010, video by Todd
20. Outer Limits Recordings - "I Need My TV", OESB, 2010
21. Midnight Star - "Midas Touch", with intro, 1984
22. Michael Jackson VS Michael Jordan - JAM, Michael Jackson learns to play Bball, Jordan dances
23. Outer Limits Recordings - "Silhouette, edited by S.Mehran, shot by Z.Mering in z's Parents home
24. Casio Synsthesizer Commercial
25. Hi-C Ecto Cooler Commercial - Slimer
26. Elegance - "Vacances j'oublie tout", French, 1983
27. Ariel Pink - "Lover Boy"
28. Ariel Pink - "Almost Waiting"
29. Nudimension- "Amour Programmé?", I forget right now, canadian band
30. Roger McGuinn - Interview 1967
31. Greatest Hits - "Make You Mine", OESB, 2010, directed by Kevin DiTrapano
32. Geneva Jacuzzi - "Clothes On The Bed"
32. Raw Thrills (Insted) - "Never Learned", Essential Thrills (Cassette Tape) AUS
33. Kevin in video store
34. Ruby Aldridge dancing at Brooklyn Bowl
35. Silicon Dream - "Wunderbar"
36. Raw Thrills - "Rat Race", video by Kevin DiTrapano, 2009
37. Stellar Om Source - "Island Best"
38. Prince feat. Shiela E - "U Got The Look" from VHS (AUDIO MUTED FOR COPYWRITE)
39. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Commercial
40. Michael Jackson from Random Movie
41. Encante - "Yoga", video by Kevin DiTrapano
42. Alice Cohen - "?", OESB (NYC), 2010
43. Prince & Michael Jackson & James Brown Footage, 1983, Live Footage

If any of this is wrong email me, I know theres a Jaco Pastorius clip in there when he was in Weather Report.  not sure where though.  email me at: for any changes to this list.. thanks!