Thursday, November 29, 2007

TAPE DONT LIE


Clevo rabble rousers THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY are set to take the West Coast this Winter. Catch one of their always intense shows if you can. Also, pick up their Cold Sweat release 'IT TAKES A NATION OF ASSHOLES TO HOLD US BACK' in stores now!

Dec 8 2007 8:00P
The Scene Glendale, California
Dec 9 2007 9:00P
The Smell Los Angeles, California
Dec 10 2007 9:00P
Spaceland Los Angeles, California
Dec 12 2007 9:00P
Hemlock Tavern San Francisco, California
Dec 13 2007 8:00P
The Vista Eureka, California
Dec 14 2007 9:00P
Slabtown Portland, Oregon
Dec 15 2007 9:00P
Jules Maes Saloon Seattle, Washington
Dec 16 2007 8:00P
Greenhouse Seattle, Washington

Friday, November 16, 2007

GOOD FOR YOU



The long overdue HEALTH LP will see the light of day next month! This limited edition (500), hand screened ditty will hits stores officially on Dec. 4 2007. Just in time for the holidays!

The band will have copies for their west coast tour in January 2008.

You'll need to contact your local store and make sure they're on order or head out to one of the shows to obtain this first pressing. Love Pump United will have some as well.

Thanks for your patience. Worth the wait!
We've posted an MP3 from the LP, come on by and give a listen.

"Healthy servings of tribal percussion, asymmetrical instrumentation, and animalistic curvatures make this band's noisy aggression effective, without the need for intelligible lyrics. The near-innocuous opening track of HEALTH's self-titled album, "Heaven," segues into the 36-second neurotic dissonance of "Girl Attorney," which picks up tempo on its transition into "Triceratops" -- a thrashing scourge of screeches, feedback, and gratuitous clanging reminiscent of Liars laced with a relief of a Deerhunter meditation. Not even six minutes into the album, and you are drawn into a mind-numbing sonic overload only sauntered by HEALTH's noisy predecessors." -SPIN.COM

-Cold Sweat Records

Thursday, November 15, 2007

HAIRBRAIN


Cold Sweat Records and Tee Pee Records Present..

-HAIRBRAIN-

A monthly event taking place the last Wednesday of every month. Featuring live performances as well as resident and guest DJs. 21+. FREE!!! @La Cita (336 S. Hill St. Between 3rd & 4th--Downtown Los Angeles, CA)

KICKING OFF NOVEMBER 28TH 2007 WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE BY: THE MOON UPSTAIRS

Friday, November 09, 2007

AS ABOVE SO BELOW



~~ SOURCE FAMILY EVENTS AND BOOK SIGNINGS ~~

LOS ANGELES AREA

There should be around 30 original Source Family members in LA during the week of the events. Different Family members will be appearing and speaking at each event, so each event will be unique. We will offer a Meditation at 5:00am SHARP on the 15th of November with all who are sincerely moved to sing the Sacred Name of God. Please call (808) 443-8868, (661) 313-3639 or (808) 936-3046 for more information.

Friday, November 9 – 7 pm
SKYLIGHT BOOKS -- Slideshow, reading, signing, and discussion of The Source Family and their activities during the "Mother House" days living in the Chandler Mansion in Los Feliz. This is what some Family Members refer to as the "golden era" of the Source Family ~ With Isis, Electricity, and Om-Ne Aquarian, Magus, Electra and Orbit & others.
1818 N. Vermont Avenue, LA – skylightbooks.com

Sunday, November 11 – 1 pm
FREAK BEAT RECORDS -- Book signing and CD listening party ~ With Isis and E Aquarian, Ya Ho Wa 13 original members & others. 13616 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks - freakbeatrecords.com

Sunday, November 11 – 7 pm
BHODI TREE -- Reading and discussion on The Source Family and the rise of mysticism and the occult in Los Angeles in the early 70's ~ With Isis, E, and Om-Ne Aquarian, and Louis Sahagun (author of: Master of the Mysteries: The Life of Manly Palmer Hall (Process Books, spring 2008), and Source editor Jodi Wille. 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood - bodhitree.com

Thursday, November 15 – 8 pm
THE SILENT MOVIE THEATER -- (this place is WONDERFUL - it has shown ONLY silent movies since 1942 ! It looks like it was decorated by us) Process Media presents: An Evening with the Source Family. Members of Los Angeles' legendary Source Family re-unite in a program composed of slides, home movies and the first musical performance in 30 years by the legendary band, Ya Ho Wa 13 !!! Process Media's great volume on the storied SoCal Family, The Source: The Untold Story, will be signed on site. We welcome the authors & Members of the Family ! An audio-visual survey of this '60s/'70s seminal countercultural force in LA and their famous restaurant, The Source ~ with Isis, Electricity, Magus, Om-Ne & others & cult/commune scholar Timothy Miller and Source editor Jodi Wille. 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, LA – silentmovietheatre.com

Friday, November 16 – 8 pm
THE ECHOPLEX & Process books, Cold Sweat and Flaunt Magazine present: The Return of Ya Ho Wa 13...w/ One Aquarian, Sky Saxon and The Seeds, the band Entrance & others & a Source Family slide show by Isis Aquarian, film projections by Fred Kiko ! Source Family attire is encouraged. 1820 Sunset Blvd., LA – attheecho.com

SAN FRANCISCO AREA

Saturday, November 17
OTHER CINEMA – 8:30 PM with a POSSIBLE additional late show - Mystical History ~ ERIK DAVIS + ISIS AQUARIAN ON FATHER YOD AND THE SOURCE FAMILY. From their website..."Process Media's fascinating volume on the storied SoCal commune, The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13 and The Source Family . . . we welcome authors Isis and Electricity Aquarian, editor Jodi Wille, and Members of the Family in the flesh ! They offer a 2 hr. audio-visual survey of the life and times of this seminal ‘60s/‘70s countercultural force in Los Angeles and San Francisco spirituality, music, and lifestyle (and their famous restaurant, The Source). Many slides, several Family home movies, and numerous Ya Ho Wa 13 musical selections serve as springboards for anecdotes, discussion, and Q&A. The famous Erik Davis, who wrote the book’s introduction, opens the show with preparatory remarks, framing the Family’s activity within his Visionary State cosmology.~ With Isis, E, Om-Ne, and others. 250 Page St., San Francisco

Sunday, November 18 – 1 pm
AQUARIUS RECORDS -- Book signing and listening party ~ With Isis and E Aquarian and original members of Ya Ho Wa 13 in the flesh: Octavius, Djin, and Sunflower!!!! 1055 Valencia St, San Francisco - aquariusrecords.org

Sunday, November 18 – 8 pm
CAFE DU NORD -- The Return of Ya Ho Wa 13 ! Featuring the original “Ya Ho Wa 13” with “Sky Saxon of The Seeds” and the band “Entrance”. 2174 Market St, San Francisco - cafedunord.com

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

AQUARIAN SYMPHONY



Ladies and Gents-

Cold Sweat Records is proud to announce we will be re-issuing the amazing psych opus "Penetration, An Aquarian Symphony" by The Ya Ho Wa 13 this winter 2008.

For those un familiar.....Harkening back to 1972, time of the cult-occult-commune explosion. By day, the Source Family served organic cuisine to John Lennon, Julie Christie, Frank Zappa and others at the famed Source restaurant. By night, in a mansion in Hollywood Hills, they explored the cosmos through the channeled wisdom of their charismatic leader, Father Yod. Father was an outlandish figure who had 14 “spiritual wives,” drove a Rolls-Royce, and fronted the rock band Ya Ho Wa 13, now considered by collectors to be one of the most singular psychedelic bands of all time.

In conjunction with the launch of the new Process Media book The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13, and The Source Family by Isis Aquarian, the author and a dozen original Source Family members from the legendary LA cult/commune will mark a return to Los Angeles in early November for rare live performances and book signings.

The two events mark the first public performance in thirty years of the Family’s legendary rock band Ya Ho Wa 13. The live music event at The Echoplex on November 16 will also feature the seminal proto-punk psychedelic garage rocker, Sky Saxon and The Seeds—Saxon was also a devoted “member of The Source

-Cold Sweat Records

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

CMJ HEART HEALTH





HEALTH got amazing press during CMJ... here are some links:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/46518-cmj-friday-zach-baron

http://www.cmj.com/relay/?p=3188

http://prod1.cmj.com/articles/display_article.php?id=50047330

http://www.villagevoice.com/blogs/music/archives/2007/10/cmj_the_week_in.php

http://www.villagevoice.com/gallery/0743,43cmj,78106,3.html?pic=18&total=35

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

HEALTH NOISE TOUR LPs


HEALTH hit the road today for 6 weeks of blissful sonic explosions brought to your doorstep. make sure you open the door.......

Limited edition LP's will be avail in the next week or so and on tour with the band. Official release date is 12/4/2007.....

www.myspace.com/healthmusic
_________________________________________________ :)

Sep 25 2007 9:00P
Modified Arts w/ Soft Shoulder Phoenix, Arizona

Sep 26 2007 8:00P
The Curio Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sep 27 2007 9:00P
Rhinoceropolis Denver, Colorado

Sep 28 2007 8:00P
Pile Of Kevin’s House Lincoln, Nebraska

Sep 29 2007 8:00P
Mixtapes w/ Lazer Mountain East Moline, Illinois

Sep 30 2007 8:00P
Big V’s St. Paul, Minnesota

Oct 1 2007 8:00P
Uncle Fester’s Bloomington, Indiana

Oct 2 2007 9:00P
King Club Madison, Wisconsin

Oct 3 2007 8:00P
Reggie’s Live Chicago, Illinois

Oct 4 2007 8:00P
Oberlin College w/ Dan Deacon Oberlin, Ohio

Oct 5 2007 8:00P
Sneaky Dee’s w/ Yip Yip Toronto, Ontario

Oct 6 2007 8:00P
Pop Montreal w/ AIDS Wolf, Aa, Yip Yip Montreal, Quebec

Oct 7 2007 8:00P
Bug Jar w/ Yip Yip Rochester, New York

Oct 8 2007 8:00P
Vassar College w/ Aa Poughkeepsie, New York

Oct 9 2007 8:00P
Wesleyan College Middletown, Connecticut

Oct 10 2007 8:00P
TBA Somewhere, Massachusetts

Oct 11 2007 8:00P
242 Main w/ Yip Yip Burlington, Vermont

Oct 12 2007 8:00P
O’briens Pub w/ Yip Yip, The Mall Boston, Massachusetts

Oct 13 2007 8:00P
May N Kevin 4 Eva w/ Yip Yip, The Mall Providence, Rhode Island

Oct 14 2007 8:00P
Mainstage Club w/ Yip Yip, The Mall, Trtl Soup Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

Oct 16 2007 8:00P
SUNY Purchase w/ Aa, Yip Yip Purchase, New York

Oct 17 2007 8:00P
Bard College w/ Apes Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Oct 18 2007 8:00P
Danger Danger! w/ Yip Yip, Mincemeat Or Tenspeed, Red Rocket Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Oct 19 2007 8:00P
Knitting Factory - CMJ w/ Ruins, AIDS Wolf, Aa, PRE New York, New York

Oct 20 2007 5:00P
Soundfix New York, New York

Oct 20 2007 8:00P
Death By Audio (Todd P) w/ Ruins, AIDS Wolf, Sightings Brooklyn, New York

Oct 21 2007 8:00P
The Depot w/ Yip Yip, The Mall Baltimore, Maryland

Oct 22 2007 8:00P
Civilian Arts Projects w/ PRE, Yip Yip Washington DC, Washington DC

Oct 23 2007 8:00P
Bridge Progressive Arts Space Charlottesville, Virginia

Oct 24 2007 8:00P
Tin Roof Charleston, South Carolina

Oct 25 2007 8:00P
The Sentient Bean w/ Videohippos Savannah, Georgia

Oct 26 2007 8:00P
Lenny’s Bar Atlanta, Georgia

Oct 27 2007 8:00P
Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama

Oct 28 2007 8:00P
House Party! Mobile, Alabama

Oct 29 2007 8:00P
Proletariat Houston, Texas

Oct 30 2007 8:00P
Emo’s w/ Daniel Francis Doyle Austin, Texas

Oct 31 2007 8:00P
Eighth Continent w/ Daniel Francis Doyle Denton, Texas

Nov 1 2007 8:00P
Bash Riprocks w/ Daniel Francis Doyle Lubbock, Texas

Nov 2 2007 8:00P
The Living Room Tucson, Arizona

Nov 3 2007 9:30P
The Smell w/ Meneguar Los Angeles, California

Nov 15 2007 8:00P
Che Cafe w/ AIDS Wolf, Foot Village San Diego, California

Nov 16 2007 9:30P
The Smell w/ AIDS Wolf, XBXRX Los Angeles, California

Nov 17 2007 9:00P
Bottom Of The Hill w/ AIDS Wolf, No Doctors San Francisco, California

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007

TIME OUT


Most indie-rock bands from Louisville, KY, are in some way or another connected to Slint, and the Phantom Family Halo is no exception: It includes Michael McMahan, brother and occasional collaborator of that band’s frontman, Brian McMahan. PFH’s hypnotic, druggy psych-pop sounds about four decades older than it actually is; this may be a result of another L’ville connection in the band, to the out-and-not-coming-back psych collective Sapat, a group that summons wildly intense mind-altering forces. Midnite Snake is a like-minded outfit from Pittsburgh that gets to its tweaked state via Hendrixian rock played with atomic ferocity. Oh man—yeah. (And we really mean that.)

Thursday, August 09, 2007

HEALTH LP


HEALTH (LP)

Cold Sweat is proud to announce well be releasing the LP version of HEALTH 's new record, in conjuction with the CD release on Love Pump United in September. HEALTH will hit the road for a UK tour this month, and a 6 week tour of the USA in September!

Check out some songs, and their new split single with "Crystal Castles" on their myspace: myspace.com/healthmusic

UK Tour Dates:

AUGUST

Tue 14th - London, Rough Trade East* w/ Crystal Castles

Wed 15th - Nottingham, The Old Angel

Thu 16th - London, Barden's Boudoir w/ Dan Deacon, PRE

Fri 17th - Brighton, The Do Club

Sat 18th - Milton Keynes, Inter Action

Sun 19th - Bolton, Dog & Partridge

Mon 20th - Liverpool, Korova

Tue 21st - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Wed 22nd - Birmingham, The Rainbow

Thu 23rd - Glasgow, 13th Note

Fri 24th - Lincoln, venue TBC

Sat 25th - Manchester, Fuel, Rowf! Rowf! Rowf! Festival w/ PRE

MIDNITE ACID MOTHER'S GURU GURU





MORE TOURING....GURU GURU!!!!

PHANTOM FAMILY HALO......are on tour now and forever. The month of August they share the stage with MIDNIGHT SNAKE (Birdman Records), then for the month of September, they join Japan's ACID MOTHER'S TEMPLE and legendary pysch/prog innovators GURU GURU. Check the dates below and pick up PHANTOM FAMILY HALO's debut THE LEGEND OF BLACK SIX in stores now......

Aug 13 2007 8:00P
Asheville NC@ STATIC AGE W/ MIDNITE SNAKE asheville, North Carolina

Aug 14 2007 8:00P
raleigh NC@DOWNTOWN EVENTS CENTER W/MIDNITE SNAKE raleigh, North Carolina

Aug 15 2007 8:00P
charlottesville VA@tea bazaar W/MIDNITE SNAKE charlottesville, Virginia

Aug 16 2007 8:00P
Washington DC@ ROCK AND ROLL HOTEL w/MIDNITE SNAKE WASHINGTO, Washington DC

Aug 17 2007 8:00P
Brooklyn ny @union pool w/MONARK & MIDNITE SNAKE brooklyn, New York

Aug 18 2007 8:00P
lancaster pa@ HOUSE SHOW W/MIDNITE SNAKE lancaster

Aug 19 2007 8:00P
pitsburgh PA@garfeild artworksW/MIDNITE SNAKE pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Aug 21 2007 8:00P
columbus oh@ skylab W/MIDNITE SNAKE columbus, Ohio

Aug 22 2007 8:00P
cincinatti oh @SOUTHGATE HOUSE W/MIDNITE SNAKE cincinatti, Ohio

Aug 23 2007 8:00P
Chicago @THE NOTE W/MIDNITE SNAKE CHICAGO, Illinois
Aug 31 2007 8:00P

BOSTON MA@THE MIDDLE EAST W/ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU BOSTON, Massachusetts

Sep 1 2007 8:00P
NEW YORK NY@MERCURY LOUNGE W/ ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU NEW YORK CITY, New York

Sep 2 2007 8:00P
PHILADELPHIA PA@ JOHNNY BRENDAS W/ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania

Sep 4 2007 8:00P
CHICAGO ILL@EMPTY BOTTLE W/ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU CHICAGO, Illinois

Sep 5 2007 8:00P
MINNEAPOLIS MN@TRIPLE ROCK CLUB W/ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota

Sep 8 2007 8:00P
SEATTLE WA@CHOP SUEY W/ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU SEATTLE, Washington

Sep 9 2007 8:00P
PORTLAND OR @DOUG FIR LOUNGE W/ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU PORTLAND, Oregon

Sep 10 2007 8:00P
SAN FRANCISCO CA@BOTTOM OF THE HILL W/ ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU SAN FRANCISCO, California

Sep 11 2007 8:00P
LOS ANGELES@ TROUBADOUR W/ ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU LOS ANGELES, California

Sep 12 2007 8:00P
SAN DIEGO CA@CASBAH W/ ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU

Monday, July 23, 2007

SUMMERS ALMOST GONE


get on this one, it's gonna be a blast!

GOOD MORNING CAPTAIN


THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO are opening for SLINT this week. Go see that shit!

7/22 BIMBO'S SF, CA

7/23 HENRY FONDA LA, CA

Thursday, July 12, 2007

THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO TOUR


The Phantom Family Halo are hitting the road next week. Come out and support and get your knickers blown off in the meantime. Theyll be supporting some great bands like: SLINT, DEAD MEADOW, ENTRANCE and MIDNIGHT SNAKE...

check their myspace for more info: www.myspace.com/thephantomfamilyhalo

DATES:

Jul 13 2007 louisville @ lisa's oak street lounge
W/VRKTM & GAJ MUSTAFA CELL

Jul 17 2007 lawrence @the jackpot
W/ SAVE THE WHALES

Jul 19 2007 denver @ hive dive
W/LOMITA

Jul 20 2007 salt lake city @ tba

Jul 21 2007 sacramento @ tba

Jul 22 2007 san francisco @ bimbo's
w/ SLINT

Jul 23 2007 los angeles @ henry fonda
w/ SLINT

Jul 25 2007 hollywood @ 3 of clubs

Jul 28 2007 san diego ca @ TBA

Jul 29 2007 los angeles @ echoplex
W/ENTRANCE & DEAD MEADOW

Aug 1 2007 phoenix @TBA

Aug 10 2007 knoxville @ TBA
W/THE CHEAT & MIDNITE SNAKE

Aug 13 2007 asheville @ TBA.
W/ MIDNITE SNAKE

Aug 14 2007 raleigh @ TBA
W/MIDNITE SNAKE

Aug 15 2007 charlottesville @ tea bazaar
W/MIDNITE SNAKE

Aug 16 2007 washington DC @ rock n roll hotel
w/MIDNITE SNAKE

Aug 17 2007 brooklyn @ union pool
w/MONARK & MIDNITE SNAKE

Aug 18 2007 brooklyn @ TBA
W/MIDNITE SNAKE

Aug 19 2007 pitsburgh @ garfeild artworks
W/MIDNITE SNAKE

Aug 20 2007 cleveland @TBA
W/MIDNITE SNAKE

Aug 21 2007 columbus @ skylab
W/MIDNITE SNAKE

Aug 22 2007 cincinatti @ comet
W/MIDNITE SNAKE

Aug 23 2007 chicago @ TBA
W/MIDNITE SNAKE

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

YOUR FLESH



Dead Child is a new metal band featuring Dave Pajo, and I’m not sure if it’s the killer riff that opens “Angel of The Odd” or the fact that vocalist Dahm sounds uncannily like Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna, but I’m completely sold on this debut EP [Cold Sweat]. This is well played, well sung, well produced metal that will likely get ink in indie rags based on Pajo’s involvement, but the truth is, he’s only one of the two guitarists here, and the guitar playing is pure metal chugging, so if you’re expecting to be distracted by post rock-isms, prepare to eat your words. If the dudes in Dead Child are tourists, they’ve certainly mastered the language. So who cares?

Monday, July 02, 2007

BY THE WAY


Early reviews are glowing!.....

I’m also right blown away by the catchy and compelling all-purpose psychedelia of THE LEGEND OF BLACK SIX by power trio The Phantom Family Halo. I say ‘all purpose’ because this stuff is useful and should be available by the vat on prescription, because it’s good for the mental health. I say power trio, but this lot are greedy motherfuckers with a hefty set of auxiliary members. The sound is totally reminiscent of that 1970 period when no fucker could control the number of overdubs, and these guys pass through every stage from The Youngbloods and Kalackakra to a kind of Amon Duul PARADIESWARTS DUUL-informed take on David Voorhaus’ White Noise project via early (very early) Chrome on their way to the proto metal of ‘Electric God In Your Galaxy’.
-Julian Cope / Head Heritage

This LP landed unnoticed late last year, like a flying-saucer deep in the woods. Invisible to conventional radar, its phosphorescent after-trail was fortunately spotted by a gaggle of eagle-eyed UFO enthusiasts. Originating from Louisville, Kentucky, a world where acid rock and glam are clearly still king, this sounds like a lost concept album from 1973, though exactly what that concept might be isn’t entirely clear. The title track is a delirious slice of offbeat space-opera that combines elements of Krautrock and early Floyd with the deadpan yet oddly-touching dronesongs of Eno’s 'Taking Tiger Mountain'. 'Lady Blue' is a hazily lysergic Tyrannosaurus Rex style singalong, while 'Black River' takes the restless staccato bass-pulse of Can’s 'Mother Sky' and plays it on a pub piano. 'Saving Civilisation As We Know It' is my favourite: a fabulous glam-stomp fusion of Hawkwind and early Eno, complete with bonkers Bob Fripp style guitar wig-out. Someone please, please get Tony Visconti to produce them.
-Fact Magazine

"Debauche hedonism a la early 1970s rock... a party album for excavating your libido. Krautrock lock grooves give way to full throttle Alice Cooper/Black Sabbath moves but mid-tempo Scott Walker fronting early Roxy Music is closest to the core; with occassional flickers of Tangerine Dream synth-glaciers and Marc Bolan bare-bones. Dominic Mario Santo Cipolla also sings in Dead Child (Venom/Judas Priest veined metal band with David Pajo on guitar; ep forthcoming) and plays drums and sings some with Sapat (forthcoming LP/CD on Siltbreeze). Phantom Family Halo guitarist Michael McMahan was also a touring member of the Slint Reunion band and founding member of The For Carnation along with his older brother Brian McMahan."
-Fusetron

Monday, June 25, 2007

JULIAN COPE HEARTS THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO



Check Julian's glowing review of The Phantom Family Halo.....

http://www.headheritage.co.uk/addressdrudion/89/2006

THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO


GET READY PEOPLE... were proud to announce our newest addition to the Cold Sweat family and our next release THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO.

Repetitious psychedelic dreams give way to flickering space synthesizers, as Louisville, KY's The Phantom Family Halo dig deep to create something fresh and vital out of something old and glorious. Think Syd Barrett and Scott Walker jamming with Hawkwind or the 13th Floor Elevators in the height of the 'Krautrock' frenzy, or the Birthday Party subdued to play a rendition of "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.” Can you imagine? You don't have too!

The Phantom Family Halo are the product of millions and millions of hours in front of speakers, communicating off of the wave forms of 60s & 70s rock n roll music. Core members Michael McMahan (The For Carnation / Dead Child /Slint (reunion)} and Dominic Cipolla (Hookers / Sapat / Dead Child) have been jamming together for over 13 years and have no fear of angelic apparitions while walking past the skeletons of rock's multi-dimensional idiom. In fact it's embraced and cherished.

The Phantom Family Halo's debut long player 'The Legend Of Black Six' (on Cold Sweat Records) will put you in the cockpit of a journey into other worlds and dimensions of time. Harkening back to the trailblazers of experimental rock music, while fitting nicely within the nest of neo psyche brethren Dead Meadow, Entrance, Six Organs Of Admittance or Bright Black Morning Light. The Phantom Family Halo are the missing link to the past and future, rooted deeply in 'the now'.

Slip inside their house, it's recommended for good health and more hours in front of speakers.

THE LEGEND OF BLACK SIX will be released stateside on July 31, 2007.

Friday, March 30, 2007

THRASHER

The fine folks over at THRASHER MAGAZINE are giving DEAD CHILD some love. They are featuring a few songs in their upcoming 'King Of The Road' DVD Box Set and online clips.

Check the link and get pysched:

http://www.thrashermagazine.com/video/SlamFinal.mov

Friday, March 02, 2007

COLD SWEAT / BUDDYHEAD SXSW 2007

Hey winner, Check this out…………….

COLD SWEAT RECORDS & BUDDYHEAD RECORDS present:

SXSW 2007
'WE GOT THIS THING ON THE MOVE'
THURSDAY MARCH 15TH 2007

BLENDER BALCONY @The Ritz
320 East 6th Street
AUSTIN, TX 78701
8PM
*poster by Travis 'Fudge' Millard

Two of Los Angeles' most delightfully unpredictable record labels, Cold Sweat and Buddyhead, present their current rosters for this year's cluster fuck of good times known as South by Southwest! These two notorious labels have teamed up before in Texas for SXSW and brought you parties in crack house neighborhoods, sleazed out skate ramps, and shithouse sports bars.... but not this year! Cold Sweat and Buddyhead are going official in 2007!!!

Now don't come expecting sideways haircuts, neon sweatshirts, ironic mustaches and eyeliner here. Hell no! Cold Sweat and Buddyhead bring you the best in 'Negative PMA’ (positive mental attitude). The night will feature a cavalcade of sound and volume-as well as surprise DJ sets, giveaways and according to promoters "A ton of ludes"!?! Go ahead and blow chunks but just don’t blow this! 'We Got This Thing On The Move" will prove to feature an eclectic and diverse frenzy that will leave you blissed out and buried with performances by the following:

SHAT (Buddyhead)
http://www.jeffwoodofshat.com

SHAT is the natural extension of idiot savant, true rebel icon, and underground porno star Jeff Wood. SHAT could quite possibly be our generations Bob Dylan, or perhaps James Taylor with a particular predilection for vernacular references to the more choice pieces of the female anatomy and a bullet lodged in his skull.

LORDS (Cold Sweat)
http://www.myspace.com/lordsoflouisville

Lords are the heir apparent to the the Louisville throne. The town that spawned such greats as Slint, Crain, Bastro and Squirrel Bait has been busy raising new young. Its loudest child is that of Lords. The hybrid of early Black Flag, Corrosion of Conformity, Kinghorse crossed with kinetic contemporaries Coliseum, Ed Gein, and Doomriders . Much like their predecessors, Lords conjure up a creative and abusive sound based in punk, metal and hardcore.
The outcome is nothing less than pure power, dexterity and
volume (a lot of volume). Bring ear plugs and a diaper. You've been warned!

DEAD CHILD (Cold Sweat)
http://www.myspace.com/deadchildmusic

Dead Child (featuring David Pajo of Slint and members of For Carnation and Lords) unashamedly blaze new territory, not unlike groundbreaking metal purveyors Voivod did in the late 1980s. Their sound straddles the early days of British Heavy Metal (Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Budgie) and the multi dimensional world of current 'heavy rock' (The F*cking Champs, Saviours, Baroness) without being retro, kitsch or posturing for acceptance.

THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY (Cold Sweat)
http://www.myspace.com/thismomentinblackhistory

Once humorously described as “James Brown being violently hijacked by Gang of Four”, This Moment in Black History’s music is actually a potent mixture of classic punk guitars and an intense vocal undertaking, filtered through the “blackest” rhythm section in today’s current underground scene. These attributes are the key ingredients for the bands latest medley of humor, frustration, passion, and urgency, It Takes a Nation of Assholes to Hold Us Back. This most recent update of the band’s sound is a direct result of the band’s experiences.

PUSHER (Cold Sweat)
http://www.myspace.com/pusherdudes

Think Die Kruezen at it's dirtiest, Laughing Hyenas in thier prime and Lil John partying up a storm. That's Pusher. Hailing from Lousiville, KY, Pusher features ex members of Breather Resist, Lords, LickGoldenSky and Coliseum. Pusher aren't looking to recreate the past, but head balls to the walls into the future. Fast and loud is the moto. Get Some.

THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO (Cold Sweat)
http://www.myspace.com/thephantomfamilyhalo

Repetitious psychedelic dreams give way to flickering space synthesizers, as The Phantom Family Halo dig deep to create something fresh and vital out of something old and glorious. Think Syd Barrett and Scott Walker jamming with Hawkwind or the 13th Floor Elevators in the height of the 'Krautrock' frenzy.
Can you imagine? You don't have too. The Phantom Family Halo's upcoming debut long player 'The Legend Of Black Six' (on Cold Sweat Records) will put you in the cockpit of a journey into other worlds and dimensions of time. Harkening back to the trailblazers of the 60's and 70's, while fitting nicely within the nest of neo psyche brethren Dead Meadow, Six Organs Of Admittance or Bright Black Morning Light.

THE CASSETTES (Buddyhead)
http://www.thecassettes.com

The Cassettes are Washington D.C.'s premier "vaudeville steam-punk" band. This "Musical Explorers Society" is fronted by Mr. Shelby Cinca, formerly the voice and guitar behind such notable D.C. groups as Frodus and Decahedron. He has also been the man responsible for recording various instantly classic D.C. indie albums such as Dead Meadow's first two full lengths. But don't be fooled into thinking there is any sort of punk/hardcore/post-punk tomfoolery happening here. The sound of The Cassettes strolls lavishly down the "Rocky Raccoon" / "Honey Pie" path that some could describe as synth-infused country stomp folk. Joining Shelby in his vision of pushing musical boundaries and expectations is Stephen Guidry on squeezebox and moog, Saadat Awan on drums and tablas, and an extensive cast of banjo, theremin, and saw players.

http://www.coldsweat.org
http://www.buddyhead.com/recordings

Thursday, February 08, 2007

DEAD CHILD EP UNLEASHED!

Dead Child's self-titled EP is officially unleashed on the world.

A metal band whose sound brings forth echoes of Maiden, Judas Priest and early Metallica, Dead Child features David Pajo (Slint, Zwan, Early Man, Tortoise), Michael McMahan (The For Carnation, Phantom Family Halo, Starkiller), Tony Bailey (Lords, Crain, Brothers of Conquest, Anomoanon), Todd Cook (Shipping News, Crain, Brothers of Conquest, The For Carnation), and vocalist Dahm (Phantom Family Halo, Starkiller.)

Here's a sneak peek from the EP:
"Never Bet the Devil Your Head" mp3: http://coldsweat.org/mp3/NeverBetTheDevilYourHead.mp3

For more music and info: http://www.myspace.com/deadchildmusic

And to adopt your own copy, click it here: http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Child/dp/B000KRN64A/sr=1-1/qid=1170220804/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-0996650-0672709?ie=UTF8&s=music

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Catch Dead Child live at SXSW at the Cold Sweat/Buddyhead showcase
Thursday, March 15
at
The Blender Balcony Austin, TX

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

COLD SWEAT DJs LA!


In impromptu fashion, COLD SWEAT RECORDS & friends will be DJn (playing records) tonight 1/31 at LA CITA.

IT'S FREE w/ drink specials!

We'll be spinning anything from Black Flag to Black Sabbath, Scott Walker to Syd Barrett, Negative Approach to Die Kruezen.....and a ton of other shit that hits!

9:30pm to 2am!

LA CITA
336 S. Hill St. at 3rd St.
Los Angeles, 90013
(213) 687-7111
Downtown LA


LETS DO THIS!
-Cold Sweat Records

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

COLD SWEAT 2007 CELEBRATION


DEAD CHILD
We're starting the year off right with a brand new release on February 6th with the debut ep of DEAD CHILD. Featuring David Pajo (Slint/Tortoise) and members of Starkiller, Shipping News, The For Carnation and Lords. This ferocious gem conjures of the best of the early wave of British Heavy Metal (Budgie, Judas Priest, Raven, Iron Maiden) and contemporary faves such as Saviours, Mastodon, Russian Circles and The Fucking Champs!

THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY
This Moment In Black History continue to make waves on their Cold Sweat debut. 'It Takes A Nation Of Assholes To Hold Us Back" has garnered literary praise and shot up the CMJ radio charts. Aside from numerous write ups in 2007, This Moment have found unlikely fans by the way of the NY Times, Spin, Vibe magazine and more. No, that's not Vice, that's Vibe! Look for them in the upcoming issue of Alternative Press' '100 Bands To Watch.' TMIBH hit the road in March, dates to follow.

other COLD SWEAT news:

iTUNES
As of March 6th 2007, you can offically buy Cold Sweat Records releases on iTunes! Let's do this! We hear TMIBH may be available as soon as Feb. 1, we'll keep you updated.

SXSW
We're proud to announce our 1st official SXSW showcase this year:
COLD SWEAT RECORDS / BUDDYHEAD PRESENTS.....
LORDS / DEAD CHILD / THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY / PUSHER / PHANTOM FAMILY HALO & more.
The Blender Balcony Austin, TX March 15, 2007

We're overly excited to share the news, that in 2007 well be releasing records by:
PHANTOM FAMILY HALO
Our next release will be by an incredible band called The PHANTOM FAMILY HALO. Can you imagine Scott Walker and Syd Barrett doing a band together? The PHANTOM FAMILY HALO start on that notion, but the journey takes you in other worldly directions. "The Legend Of Black Six" will be out in late Spring. Release date forthcoming.

PUSHER
Cold Sweat is proud to announce the CD release of Pusher. Featuring former and current members of Breather Resist, LickGoldenSky and Lords. These aural terrorists wield a sound somewhere between the early days of Die Kruezen and Necros to the manic frenzy of Annihilation Time,Tragedy and Lil Jon! Look for a vinyl release on Level Plane as well. Release date forthcoming.

COLISEUM
We've been promising this for sometime. Looks like 2007 will be the year. Coliseum begin recording their Relapse Record debut in May, we've been promised some extra songs for ya'll to sink yer fangs into! Release date forthcoming.

LORDS
Due to popular demand, we're gearing up for a repress of the 'Swords' LP. Details to follow.

More news and surprises soon.

In the meantime.........
Check out our myspace page for songs and updates: www.myspace.com/coldsweatrecs
Or buy some shit at: www.coldsweat.org

-COLD SWEAT RECORDS


COMING SOON!
DEAD CHILD- 'S/T' CD EP (Ft. members of Slint/The For Carnation/Lords)
THE PHANTOM FAMILY HALO- CD
PUSHER- CD (Ft. members of Breather Resist/Lords)
COLISEUM- 7 INCH

OUT NOW!
THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY- "TAKES A NATION OF ASSHOLES TO HOLD US BACK" CD/LP
LORDS- SWORDS LP (Hand Screened. w/Bonus Track)
QUEENS OF SHEEBA (ft. D. Banhart)/LAVENDER DIAMOND-7 INCH
WIVES- UK/EURO TOUR 7 INCH
WIVES- 'ERECT THE YOUTH PROBLEM' CD/LP
BATTLES-'TRAS' ENHANCED CD SINGLE/12 INCH
STARLITE DESPERATION-'VIOLATE A SUNDAE' CD/EP

Now Playing:
Neil Young- Time Fades Away

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

CMJ HEART TMIBH

THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY: It Takes A Nation Of Assholes To Hold Us Back
Just as their hometown is named “America’s Poorest City,” Cleveland’s aggro-anarcho crew drops their second Molotov cocktail. Like most great Ohio acts from whom they’ve taken inspiration (Pagans, Spike In Vain, Dennis Kucinich), they do not slide neatly into any specific category. The initially overt spazzcore flavor is there (think An Albatross), but This Moment flings bottles farther back to the Bad Brains’ overwhelming fury at the state of things. After an introductory ’60s Negro-relations-LP sound bite splice-up, the razor blasts kick in with a vengeance. But all the stabbing is undercut with Lamont Thomas’ shifty, loose drumming, which takes a turn from the usual herkyjerys. And after dropping references to flamboyant ex-Cavaliers and Charlie Parker, the band exposes more tricky maneuvers, like spine-weaving riffs, synth-chopped pang-pop and the singer’s fairly articulate spit-spew, which allows you to actually catch a couple of the complaints.
- Eric Davidson