Thursday, May 27, 2010

First review for the new 7" is in....

Well it looks like the new single got some love over at Space City Rock. Jeremy Hart wrote:

"...First off, the Quartet’s track, “Monster,” eschews the band’s trademark thundering guitar attack (at least at first) in favor of a hypnotic, raga-sounding drone that brings to mind the Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows,” of all things; definitely not what I was expecting, given the band’s general leanings...

The sitar-esque guitars, the repetitive riffs, the flat, Donovan-sounding vocals — put it all together, and you could be forgiven for thinking you’d slapped on the wrong damn record. But hey, they make it work surprisingly well...

The track comes off like Nick Cave doing some kind of half-sarcastic take on raw garage rock, and it’s frighteningly addictive."

You can read the full review at Space City Rock

Thanks Jeremy. We're glad you liked it.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Linus Pauling Quartet/ST37 Split 7" Release shows in Austin and Houston (5/28 & 5/29)

Hide your women! Hide your children! Long has it been since its horrendous visage has fouled a stage, yet much like C'thulu, The LP4 rises again this month!

The LP4's return shall be marked by the arrival of small polyvinyl chloride discs containing new musical incantations. Etched into this disc will be Monster, a song that will send aurally induced psychedelic visions of such frightening depths that words are rendered useless. The disc will also include a track by Austin's ST37 who have created their own interpretation of Helios Creed's Lactating Purple that will cause such psychotroic harm to your cerebral cortex that you may spend the rest of your days as a drooling madman. [Update] And yes, both the events the Houston event will render unto you a free copy of the split 7" single. The Austin event will not render you a free 7" but there will be no cover.

On hand for this blackest of evenings will be Golden Cites (5/29 in Houston) and Book of Shadows (5/28 in Austin) both of which should send shudders from an instinctual subconscious fear that has lurked deep in our species since its earliest days.

The locations are no less frightful and mysterious. In Houston, the site is Rudyard's British Pub whose dark wooden interior hides a dark secret - a secret so dark that few dare speak its name but for the primitives of the Montrose who are known to mutter Rudzburger is fearful tones. Meanwhile, the Austin locale is no less a source of terror. I could explain to you what unspeakable acts occurred there but you would mistake my utterances for those of a lunatic. Yet, I believe its name alone speaks volumes to this indescribable horror - Cheer Up Charlie's.

Heed this warning mortals and behold the poster art below! The time is nigh upon us!

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

Houston Show ($7 includes 7" Single)

Austin Show (Free but does not includes 7" Single)

(art by Orion Medina-Guerrero 8 yrs)

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Split 7" Artwork Revealed and Two Release Shows Announced

We commissioned artist Eli Sebastian Brumbaugh to illustrate our upcoming split 7" with ST 37. Below is the lovely and intricate final result of his labors and, needless to say, we are pretty thrilled. We've sent the full-resolution versions over to our good friends over at I Heart U who will be making a screen for us. We will then take the screen and hand-screen the covers ourselves in various lovely colors.

If all goes as planned with United Records, (and it looks like it will since we just got the test pressing today) you will be able to hold one of these in your hands when you attend one of our two 7" release shows in May. The first is on Friday 28 May at Cheer Up Charlie's in Austin and the second is on Saturday 29 May at Rudyards British Pub in Houston. We'll have further details soon.

Thank you Eli.