Sacred Bones RE-ISSUES 13th Chime and The Cultural Decay

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Sacred Bones RE-ISSUES 13th Chime and The Cultural Decay

Post by Caleb Braaten » Tue May 05, 2009 6:26 pm

Je dois présenter mes excuses pour ce qui n'est pas en français.

COMING SOON

Finally, the Sacred Bones re-issue series can begin. After almost two years of work, I'm proud to bring you:

SBR-3001 13th Chime "The Singles 1981-1983" LP

Sacred Bones Records is proud to announce the release of the 13th Chime singles collection. Long sought after by collectors, the UK band only released a scant three singles in their time together before dissolving into obscurity. Their sound--a merging of deathrock's dark driving aggression and post-punk's sparse arrangements--reflected the realities of life in a small market town in the desolate political landscape of early 80s Britain.

13th Chime formed from the ashes of Anticx, a punk group of some local regard that included members Mick Hand, Gary O'Connor, and Ricky Cook. Following the death of bassist Steven Woodgate--a cataclysmic event that sent the band spinning on a trajectory that would eventually dissolve Anticx--13th Chime emerged, with occult imagery, a stark all-black leather look, and a noticeably darker sound.

In cooperation with the band members Sacred Bones has collected 13th Chime's three singles plus rare never before heard demo recordings of "Tinker Man", "Radio Man", and "13th Victim". Detailed liner notes by Clive O'Grady tell the entire story - from schoolmates in the Suffolk town of Haverhill to tours with The Enid, Theater of Hate, support slots with The Adicts and Dead Kennedys, and an inevitable breakup, making friends and fans out of John Peel and The Groundhogs' Tony McPhee along the way.

Later this year Sacred Bones will release the long lost unreleased album originally recorded for IRS records and shelved for over twenty years.

13th Chime officially parted ways in 1985 but nearly a quarter-century later these recordings prove how vital they remain.
$16

SBR-3002 The Cultural Decay "Eight Ways to Start a Day" LP/CD

Cultural Decay existed from 1980 - 1982. During their brief lifespan the band released less than 20 minutes of recorded music. Pressed in editions of 1000 each on their own Sexy Robot Records (who count releases by AA and O Veux - good luck tracking those down!) the band's collective discography is comprised of a highly sought after 7" single and two song 12" EP. The latter was produced and features additional accompaniment by future Revolting Cocks co-founder Luc Van Acker. The band played a total of 15 gigs in local clubs--with like minded Belgian acts such as Struggler, De Brassers, and Siglo XX--before disbanding.

Sacred Bones Records presents Eight Ways To Start a Day, the first official release in close to three decades from this fabled Belgian coldwave band. Their sound, a collision of ethereal one-note synth lines and dark post-punk aggression, recalls the controlled ferocity of Crisis and The Southern Deathcult at their best. The recordings on these releases comprise the band's entire recorded output and both the LP and CD include an extensive booklet including photos, liner notes and a comprehensive band history from member Joseph V.

In addition to the previously released songs the LP includes three unreleased demos, "Eight Ways to Start a Day", "Thin Rope", and "Exit Calls". The CD boasts those three plus an additional five tracks culled from previously unheard recordings and demos including "Womb", "Sink or Swim", "Out of Balance", "Losing Height", and a live version of "End of the Corridor".
$16/$12

These are not yet available. I will have them on www.sacredbonesrecords.com in the coming days for pre-order.

Questions, distros, cash or money orders, etc. caleb AT sacredbonesrecords.com

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The Cultural Decay LP
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The Cultural Decay CD
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Gary War "Horribles Parade" LP
Factums "Flowers" LP
Blank Dogs "Singles One" LP/CD
Mac Blackout 7"
Woods 7"
Nerve City 12"EP
Daily Void 12"EP
The Pink Noise Birdland LP
Carl Simmons LP
Dead Luke LP
Nice Face LP
Meth Teeth / Christmas Island 2x7"
Electric Bunnies 7"
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Post by Caleb Braaten » Mon May 18, 2009 7:10 pm

Dear Friends,

I regret to inform you all that there was a defect in the pressing of the Cultural Decay LPs, and all the records had to be recalled. It is being re-pressed as we speak and should be ready by the beginning of next week. I'm so sorry about this.

If you ordered just the 13th Chime or the Cultural Decay CD. Those orders start to ship now.

Again, so sorry for the inconvenience.
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