The Residents have been represented on Record Store Day the past few years with various releases (Kaw-Liga, Intermission, Please Do Not Steal It!). This year it's the 1980 EP, Diskomo.
This year is also little different. In Europe there's an RSD exclusive release on translucent red vinyl, while in the US there is a non-exclusive translucent yellow version released the day before. Both have the same tracks, essentially making it a vinyl version of the now out of print Diskomo 2000 CD.
The US edition will be released on Friday, April 21, the day before Record Store Day. The European version is only available in participating record stores on Saturday, April 22.
It's happening, it's really happening! In Between Dreams will tour Europe this Fall. The first announced date is in Copenhagen on 11 November. More dates to come. Keep an eye here for details:
Needcompany, the performance group who collaborated with The Residents for 2013's Mush-Room, have a new show that may be of interest. The Residents are not involved with this project; we provide this information as a service to those who crave culture.
FOREVER by Lemm&Barkey & Needcompany
10 March, 11 March
ESSEN, GERMANY - PACT Zollverein
MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS - Theater aan het Vrijthof
ERLANGEN, GERMANY - Internationales Figurentheater-Festival
NÜRNBERG, GERMANY - Internationales Figurentheater-Festival
In anticipation of the new Residents album, The Ghost of Hope, Billboard Magazine has interviewed The Cryptic Corporation's Homer Flynn. They also have an exclusive preview video. Check it totally out:
The Ghost of Hope will be available from stores with good taste on March 24, 2017.
Psychofon Records is handling the vinyl production of the new Residents album. The regular edition will be distributed by MVD and Cherry Red Records, but Psychofon will be carrying two special limited editions.
More details and a showcase video here:
The Ghost of Hope will be available on CD and vinyl on March 24.
What's our favorite color these days, you ask? Cherry Red, of course. Why? Because we are now part of the Cherry Red Records family. And in turn, they are now Residents. Residents with plans.
In order to keep up with all the exciting news we'll be serving up, a new, improved mailing list has been created. It will serve you well. And if you sign up now, it will serve up an unreleased secret track. Get it while supplies last!
Dangerous minds has a piece on the upcoming album, including a preview track - "Train vs Elephant" - which you may know as the b-side of the current single as well as a CD-only bonus track for the upcoming album. Check it out at the link below:
On Thursday, March 30th, The Exploratorium in San Francisco will host a listening party to celebrate the release of the new Residents album, The Ghost of Hope. But unlike other listening parties you may have attended, The Residents themselves will be there, adding live texture to the album as it plays.
To be clear, this is not a full-fledged Residents performance, but it is a unique way to experience the new album, and of course another opportunity to breathe the same air as your musical heroes. The Exploratorium is also known as the Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception, with many fascinating interactive exhibits, so why not make it a full day of discovery?
More info / Buy tickets: https://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/after-dark/3-30-2017
The Ghost of Hope will be released on CD and vinyl on March 24th.
PopMatters has been running a series on what it considers to be the best post-punk albums ever recorded, and our beloved Residents make the list!
You can skip right to the Eskimo part by going to the second page of part 4 of the series, but it would be well worth your time to read about the other albums (especially the ones you're not familiar with).
If you're a jet-setting world traveler, you might be interested in these two events. Or maybe you want to attend the one that's nearest you. Or maybe you're on the other side of the world and just want to read about them. In any case...
To celebrate the new Residents show premiering in Japan, on February 17th, music researcher and "Uncle Willie Meets The Residents" editor Manabu Yuasa will be presenting a Residents master class: "Medama No Gakkou (School of Eyes)." Hear all their sordid secrets while watching videos of the band!
Friday, February 17th, 2017
Doors: 7PM, Start: 7:30PM
UPLINK [ FACTORY (1st floor) ], Shibuya Tokyo
And a week later, The Eyeball Museum and Psychofon Records will be hosting a Residents Film and Video Night in Hamburg, Germany. Come out and meet the Psychofon crew and enjoy an evening of Residential bonding.
Friday, February 24th, 2017
Happy New Year, and happy Friday the 13th everyone! I've got some news items to catch up on...
The next Residents album, The Ghost of Hope, has been given a release date of March 24, and it will be available on vinyl for those of you who love your plastic music (and in a way, don't we all?).
Klanggalerie will be releasing two items you'll be interested in, both of projects that originated as MP3 downloads. Up first is Dot.Com, which you may remember as a special year-long event at Ralph America and later a limited edition CD. If you don't remember that, you can form a new memory with this disc. Bonus tracks include selections from the Radio Thoreau project from just a few years ago. And Charles Bobuck will be releasing a collection entitled Eggs For Breakfast, featuring 26 of his tiny tunes.
Something else, something else... Klang's also re-releasing Snakefinger's Manual of Errors, so be on the lookout for that. Hrm... I know I'm forgetting something...
Oh yeah, I remember now: today we relaunch Residents.com with an entirely new design. Still needs a few touches here and there, but I think you'll enjoy it. Come and have a look.
[a slightly updated version of an earlier announcement]
You heard it right, folks. A new Residents show entitled "In Between Dreams" will premiere in Japan with six performances, two per night, from the 21st through the 23rd of March.
Tickets go on sale December 27, 2016.
If you want to read that in robot-translated English: https://goo.gl/j2Ohy5