“Manufacturing Truth” is the first song from the forthcoming Phratry Records release Let It Come From Whom It May, Fall 2013.
Recorded and mixed by Russell Hall and Jason Jensen at The Dock and House of Men, December 2012 - May 2013. Mastered by Martin Defatte at Guerrilla Digital, Milwaukee WI.
Manufacturing Truth live at Circle A in Milwaukee, May 24. This song will be the advance single off our record. Should be available on Bandcamp within a week.
Cincinnati’s Phratry Records has agreed to help us release our first full-length record entitled Let It Come From Whom It May. Phratry released the last United Sons of Toil (Jason and Russell’s former band) record in 2011. We are really happy about working with Jerry and Phratry and continuing to be part of the Phratry family.
The tentative release schedule:
Our next show is with our new drummer Jonathan.
Sunday 4/21 6pm. Frequency, Madison WI. with Control and Buildings.
We’ll be starting to do some roadwork this summer. Stand by…
Ben played his last show with us March 9. We’re sad that he won’t be playing with us anymore, but we’re over the moon that our new drummer is none other than the amazing Jonathan Brown. He walked in to audition knowing all of our songs and rehearsals have been sounding fantastic. JB will be playing his first show with us April 21 at the Frequency in Madison with Control and Buildings.
Finishing up vocals and beginning guitars.
Note new Cascade ribbon mic and centerfolds in the background.
Open Call To Artists:
As you may be aware, Palestinians seeking freedom, justice and equality are engaged in non-violent resistance to over 64 years of Israel’s apartheid, ethnic cleansing, and colonialism. A broad coalition of Palestinian civil society groups are leading the global campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against apartheid Israel, joined by Israeli and international activists.
We as artists can act in coordination with this global movement by understanding the call for cultural boycott. To challenge Israel’s robotic use of the arts to smokescreen its human rights violations, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) asks artists everywhere to help deprogram it. Specifically, the campaign asks that:
As was done in the case of South African apartheid, please join us now in the cultural boycott of Israel, and help stop entertaining apartheid. For more information about the cultural boycott as it relates to artists, please visit: http://declaration.artistsagainstapartheid.org
Tyranny Is Tyranny
Artists Against Apartheid
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Thanks to Derek Gebler for the awesome drawing of a pirate killing a dragonfly.