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
The new Disfigured Night collection of selected tracks from the previous download-only release 1997: The Missing Year is now in stock and available for purchase.
LIMITED TO 300 COPIES! BUY OR DIE!
First time on CD! Previously available as a download, this album is a compilation of MIDI arrangements that started out in 2001 as sketches for a proposed Residents album based on The American Civil War. The rather un-sexy project did not get encouragement from European partners because the war meant little outside of the United States and is most prominently a part of history in the deep South. The project was abandoned, but the sketches live on.
A couple of days ago, this video quietly showed up on YouTube: Junior's Double Trouble Nightmare
And today more details have been released, including a sale to raise funds for the project. The heart of the sale are signed and numbered copies of the Sculpt soundtrack CD. Only 50 are available, so (say it with me) Buy or Die!
Hey! Remember the Residents Lovers forum? Eh, I don't really either, it disappeared so long ago. But website regular moleshow has created a new forum for those who like their social interactions at a pace less frantic than the chat room. Stop by and say "Hello, Skinny."