September 12th, 2012
One year after our inaugural batch of releases, we're trucking forward with six (6!) killer albums, and a handful of special new music on deck. Please read on and spread the word... This is our "formal" "news announcement" about what has been happening here at New Atlantis. Thank you for your support!
-RK, EJ, JA
I'm excited and fortunate to offer up new music from some amazing and innovative musicians, to be released September 11, 2012 on New Atlantis. We'll be offering up six outstanding new releases. Read on for details...
Soon, we'll begin unveiling the specifics of a batch of music coming out this winter, from avant-jazz heavyweights like Elliott Sharp, Paul Dunmall, Ches Smith, Travis Laplante, and many more... Stay tuned to stay up!
Legendary drummer William Hooker debuts a new trio on A Postcard From the Road, featuring innovative electric guitarists Edward Ricart and Dave Ross, recorded live at a gig in Toronto last year. Bassist Jason Ajemian (of the Chicago Underground Trio, Marc Ribot's Sun Ship) unveils Joy Mega's debut, Forever is Something Inside You, featuring Mary Halvorson, Chad Taylor, Matt Bauder, and Jessica Pavone.
We're also growing our blossoming Cassette Series with some of the most exciting music I've found in my travels. The Psychotic Quartet's Cordyceps is a harrowing, dissonant and unsettling album, featuring musicians from Philadelphia and Sweden. We're proud to offer up a very intimate release from Hush Arbors (Keith Wood of Thurston Moore's band, Current 93, etc.) called 2 of Us Riding Nowhere. Richmond, VA's SCUO are a monstrously creative guitar+drums duo, and 5678765 melds avant rock arrangements with the tones and textures of jazz.
Lastly, we'll be partnering with a great DIY label, The Ghost is Clear, to release our first 12" LP, Infinite Teeth, from San Francisco, CA's ferocious Tigon. We're big fans of creative, challenging rock music, and this album will not disappoint! Fans of Amphetamine Reptile, Touch & Go, or Hydrahead, please take note.
This is our second batch of releases, marking our label's One Year Anniversary!
Many of our previous releases are still in print, so please fire away if you have any questions about the music... We've gotten some great feedback on Matta Gawa's sprawling free-rock scorcher Tambora, Jason Ajemian and the HighLife's genre-boundary-crashing Riding the Light into the Bird's Eye, Hyrrokkin's avant-rock debut Astrionics, and Nick Millevoi's (of Tzadik's Many Arms) album of solo electric 12-string guitar compositions, Black Figure of a Bird, among others!
As you may already know- New Atlantis is 100% independent, curated by musicians. We handle distribution, publicity, and design in-house. We sell direct, and partner with fellow independent vendors whenever possible. Feel free to browse our catalogue at http://www.newatlantisrecords.com.
With love and appreciation,
Chancellor and Most Senior Administrator
New Atlantis Records
September 1st, 2012
Joy Mega (Ajemian, Bauder, Halvorson, Pavone, Taylor), William Hooker Strings 3, SCUO, Tigon, Psychotic Quartet, Hush Arbors...
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August 1st, 2012
Hyrrokkin/Matta Gawa/William Hooker Strings 3 guitarist Ed Ricart heads to Liverpool to perform in one of Rhys Chatham's 100 guitar orchestras... They'll be playing 'A Crimson Grail' in the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The gig is scheduled for September 14.
Ed has also been invited to play a session organized by saxophone legend Paul Dunmall... The band will include Paul and Ed alongside guitarist Phillip Gibbs and saxophonist Mark Hanslip. Rock
June 6th, 2012
NYC this week!!! Tonight (Union Pool) - Tomorrow (IBeam) - Saturday (Vaudeville Park) & Sunday some new wax gets instigated!!!
April 26th, 2012
We're proud to announce our new batch of releases.
This time around, we'll continue to expand our cassette series with a bunch of killer offerings... The debut from the Richmond-based avant-rock duo SCUO, features a great remix from monster-shredder Mick Barr... We'll be releasing a new set of tunes from Hush Arbors (Keith Wood, hired gun in Current 93 and Thurston Moore's band, playing a duo set with bassist Jason Ajemian), the long-awaited 'Two Of Us Riding Nowhere' has found a home on cassette... The dynamic free-improv of the Psychotic Quartet (Dan Blacksberg, Michael Evans, Evan Lipson, and Katt Hernandez), a mighty transcontinental group featuring members of Normal Love... and on CD and cassette, the debut from Joy Mega (Jason Ajemian, Jessica Pavone, Mary Halvorson, Matt Bauder, and Chad Taylor), offer up a genre-busting collection of transcendental tunes.
We'll also be releasing the debut CD from legendary drummer William Hooker new trio, the William Hooker Strings 3. The music from 'A Postcard From the Road' was recorded live in Toronto during the trio's tour of North America last August. Featuring innovative guitarists Ed Ricart (of Matta Gawa, Hyrrokkin) and New York City's Dave Ross, this record swings and grooves hard and unabashedly in places, yet it still dishes out the beautiful skronk we all love. This one kills!