Pulled Exhibition

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"SPACE Gallery in Portland, Maine is pleased to present Pulled: A Book Release Party and Exhibition August 10 through September 16, 2011. The book is a collection by Brooklyn based artist Mike Perry's: A Catalog of Screen Printing presents a diverse scope of prints from over forty of the most dynamic contemporary designers today."

The book and exhibit feature work by E*Rock as well as some friends like Seripop and Cody Hudson.

 


Levi's bike patch design

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"It's a commercial thing for Levis - basically a celebration of bicycle riding and campaign to encourage bicycle commuting. There'll be a cross-country tour in a bio-deisel vehicle, helmed by a bike mechanic and a tailor, that will offer free bike tuning and bike clothing customization in cities and small towns. It's timed to promote the release of a new pair of hi-tech Levi's jeans, especially made for bike riding."

"Anyway! The van will also be giving out, and sewing on, embroidered patches designed by artists from select cities. The idea is that each artist visually reps their city's bike community, so the patch includes some obvious reference to their city. The patches will be offered for free to anyone along the route."

 


E*Rock "False Fortress (Moon Duo Remix)"

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\E*Rock "False Fortress (Moon Duo Remix)"

Moon Duo's remix of E*Rock's "False Fortress" got a double premier today on 20 Jazz Funk Greats and Altered Zones! Of course, Moon Duo's treatment is extra psychedelic, steeped in that fuzzed out guitar tone that I love; and two of the best blogs in this galaxy giving it support sweetens the deal that much more.

"Moon Duo’s remix of E*Rock's "False Fortress" crawls into your space like a gloomy outtake from that undisclosed (and perchance made-up) Neubauten/Throbbing Gristle country collaboration before accelerating into "Opa Loka" at 45rpm/Finders Keepers dodgy Z Series psychedelic erotica territory. The rhythm is perfectly synchronised with the upwards/downwards thrust of a ritual blade slashing into the fabric of reality to reveal the hidden sexual neuroses of that foolish New Age community that chose to locate its geodesic dome on the hallowed grounds of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary." --20 Jazz Funk Greats


On the road: Ratatat w/ E*Rock & Despot

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YESSSSSSSS!

05/29/11 Sun Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre - Bigfoot Stage 05/31/11 Tue Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Centre (w/ Despot, E*Rock) 06/01/11 Wed Calgary, AB, CANADA MacEwen Hall (w/ Despot, E*Rock) 06/03/11 Fri Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre (w/ Despot, E*Rock) 06/04/11 Sat Salt Lake City, UT The Complex (w/ Despot, E*Rock) 06/05/11 Sun Denver, CO Ogden Theatre (w/ Despot, E*Rock) 06/07/11 Tue Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club (w/ Despot, E*Rock) 06/08/11 Wed Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom (w/ Despot, E*Rock) 06/09/11 Thu Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall (w/ Despot, E*Rock) 06/10/11 Fri Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival 07/13/11 Wed New York, NY Central Park Summerstage (w/ Black Pus)


E*Rock "Chrome Plates"

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E*Rock ANNOUNCING: The new E*Rock album: The Clock & The Mountain, Release date: May 31, 2011.  Available on black vinyl with download coupon, CD in digipak, or digital download.

TRACK LISTING: 1. The Palace of Light (Revisited) 2. Chrome Plates 3. Higher Hats 4. Java 5. A Dangerous Abstraction 6. Humor Risk 7. False Fortress 8. Hardcastle 9. Lazer Quest 10. A Long Narrow Corridor 11. Black Iron Prison 12. Carlisle

LISTEN:

E*Rock "Chrome Plates"

ORDER : Here.


41 Strings: May 11, 2011

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LOOMSTATE + FRIENDS CELEBRATE THE 41ST ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY 41Strings Performance Written and Led by NICK ZINNER (YEAH YEAH YEAHS) HISHAM AKIRA BHAROOCHA + BEN VIDA (SOFT CIRCLE) +41 FRIENDS IN MUSIC HOSTED BY JULIE GILHART LIGHTING WORKS BY YOSHI SODEOKA // E*ROCK // ERNESTO KLAR // DAWN OF MAN DJ SCOUT MOU WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011 8-11PM (PERFORMANCE AT 9PM) @ GOOD UNITS at HUDSON (356 W. 58TH ST. NYC 10019) RSVP@LOOMSTATE.ORG

 


Dragging An Ox Through Water (ZZ Tapes Remix)

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Dragging An Ox Through Water "Snowbank Treatment (ZZ Tapes Remix)"

ZZ Tapes is a collaborative project by E*Rock and Yoni Kifle (who incidentally plays guitar on the upcoming E*Rock album as well), and this is a remix they did for fellow Portland musician and friend Dragging An Ox Through Water for the Japanese release of his album The Tropics of Phenomenon (Sweet Dreams 2010). The re-release of the album has some pretty non-standard remixes by Grouper and Tara Jane O'Neal as well as some pretty great artwork and packaging. I have no idea if this is available in the US, but I thought I'd share this track. We had a good time making it, gun shot snares and stomping boots on the floor for a scary Floyd type beat; maybe you can grab if from a DAOTW live show?


Extreme Animals on Tour!

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April 20 Bard College April 21 Vassar College April 22 Easthampton, MA at Flywheel April 23 New Haven: Arts Space Underground April 24 Providence warehouse show pril 25 Boston , organized by Bodies of Water April 26 NYC, organzied by Todd P April 27 Baltimore at Copy Cat April 28 Baltimore at Transmodern Festival April 29 Hirshhorn Museum, DC May 1st Carrboro, NC at 904 west main st July 7 Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

more coming soon... listed here