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!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Raw Thrills - So Post (2010) now available on cassette tape from GUNK TV RECORDS! Only a few left, #'d and autographed also includes download card!

Another cassette tape is finally available from GUNK TV RECORDS!   Raw Thrills - So Post (2010).   Each tape is #'d out of 14, and autographed and has a download card you can use to download the files in any format you wish!

 Originally released as a cassette tape as a promotional item for the first 50 people who purchased the Raw Thrills - Shakedown LP (Teal Vinyl), released by Sixteen Tambourines (Japanese Label).  Gunk TV Records now has copys of it for sale, but only 14 were made, so def order one today!  Also every cassette release from GTVR comes with a download card so you can have it to listen to in your walkman, or your ipod, iphone, boombox, or whatever you like!







Thanks and enjoy the album!  The song "Where" is a collaboration with Weyes Blood (Natalie Mering), Zak Mering's younger sister!  It is also our parents favorite song of ours!  Hopefully you enjoy it as well!

Grab your copy today while you can!  They're selling fast, this week I am shipping out multiple copys, so only a few left!!  Also new Outer Limits Recordings album coming soon to GUNK TV RECORDS in the next week or two! Also on Cassette Tape.. 40 will be made so look out for that and also check out the Fan Club with so many perks and extra merch and free albums!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Raw Thrills - Top Gun Cruisin' 2 available on Cassette Tape for the first time ever through GUNKTVRECORDS

Hand #'d and autographed and only 25 made in this first edition so def pick one up, comes with digital download card!!

https://gunktvrecords.bandcamp.com/album/top-gun-cruisin-2

To check out album digitally and to order the Cassette Tape which comes with download card, #'d out of 25 and autogrpahed!  Don't sleep will sell out fast!!!







Thanks, enjoy and we here @ GUNKTVRECORDS appreciate all your listening and support!!