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HORSEHUNTER "Horsehunter" Gatefold LP
Translucent Red with Black Splatter
As we drag our sweating carcasses for cover during what news reports are calling a "heat wave," but what those of us familiar with climate science refer to as "July in 2019," the most appealing thing we can imagine is a comfortable air-conditioned space and a stack of killer records three fingers thick to spin late into the sweltering night.
Well, and an ice-cold beverage.
And maybe re-runs of Deadwood.
What were we talking about?
Anyway, our record news is big and quick this week, so let's get right to it:
- All preorders for the new Horsehunter album have now shipped, and as you can see from the lovely photo above, the vinyl variants turned out spectacular (as usual). If you were biding your time and waiting to jump on this one (understandably, since production time on this project seemed to move at the speed of Sleep's Dopesmoker), you can now be assured that if you order this phenomenal piece of crushing riff-art, it will be winging its way to you in short order.
- On the topic of new albums, besides the new banger from Leather Lung dropping in August (preorders here), we can now confirm that Ghastly Sound's debut full-length, Have a Nice Day, will be landing on September 13th. The art turned out pretty bomb as well, have a look:
- As we mentioned last week, Magnetic Eye's MerchNow shophas been revamped with a new user-friendly look and re-stocks of some of our latest and best stuff, including copies of the new 'Anxious Ghosts' EP from Low Flying Hawks. Our special promotion with MerchNow to offer 25% off all Magnetic Eye Records and Cats on Amps merch and vinyl continues through July when you use the discount code “MER25JULY” at checkout at merchnow.com/catalogs/magnetic-eye-records andmerchnow.com/catalogs/cats-on-amps. Chances are you'll do a little online shopping while hiding from the heat anyway, so be sure to take advantage!
- Lastly, we wanted to share some live dates from two of our latest signings, because this new crop of MER heavies is all about getting on the road and bringing the riffs to the people.
Specifically, we've got a run of dates from Leather Lung you'll want to be hip to (especially since they're playing at no less than THREE serious music fests), and a lengthy tour from Caustic Casanova, who'll be road-testing some of the new material from their forthcoming album (details soon), so be sure and get out to see both these bands if they're playing anywhere near your local rock haunts:
Leather Lung live:
Saturday, July 27th - Boston, MA - Grub, Sweat and Beers Volume 5 (Day 1)
Sunday, Sept 1st - Montague, MA - RPM Fest (Day 3)
Wednesday, Sept 18th - New York City - Ode to Doom Fest (Arlene's Grocery)
Thursday, Sept 19th - Montclair, NJ - The Meat Locker
Friday, Sept 20th - Washington D.C. - Atlas Beer Works
Saturday, Sept 21st - Richmond VA - Champion Brewing
Sunday, Sept 22nd - Pittsburgh, PA - Descendants of Crom Fest
Caustic Casanova August and September tour dates:
8-7 Chapel Hill, NC at Local 506
8-8 Greenville, SC at Radio Room
8-9 Johnson City, TN at The Hideaway
8-10 Lexington, KY at Best Friend Bar
8-11 Nashville, TN at Springwater
8-12 Memphis, TN at Pagan Mom House
8-13 Wichita, KS at Kirby's
8-14 Saint Louis, MO at The Sinkhole
8-15 Lawrence, KS at Replay Lounge
8-16 Denver, CO at Tennyson's Tap
8-17 El Paso, TX at Neon Rose
8-20 San Diego, CA at Tower Bar
8-21 Long Beach, CA at Que Sera
8-22 Oakland, CA at Elbo Room
8-23 Pacifica, CA at Winters Tavern
8-24 Sacramento, CA at Cafe Colonial
8-27 Portland, OR at Tonic Lounge
8-28 Seattle, WA at High Dive
8-29 Post Falls, ID at Cruisers
8-30 Great Falls, MT at The Back Alley Pub
8-31 Kalispell, MT at Old School Records
9-4 Milwaukee, WI at Walkers Point Music Hall
9-5 Chicago, IL at Livewire Lounge
9-6 Youngstown, OH at Westside Bowl (Black Out Cook Out with Inter Arma, Big Business, Child Bite, Brain Tentacles, Ken Mode, Lo-Pan, etc)
9-13 Shepherdstown, WV at Shepherd University
9-14 Burlington, VT at Monkey House (with Ghastly Sound, Barishi)
9-20 Bloomington, IN at TBA
9-21 Dubuque, IA at TBA
9-22 Indianapolis, IN at Melody Inn
9-23 Louisville, KY at Highlands Tap Room
9-27 Brooklyn, NY at Gold Sounds Bar
That's all for this week, magnetites. See you when the sun goes down.
- Magnetic Eye Records, July 19, 2019