Vanity Projects is very pleased to present “Missed Connections,” an open participation, blind collaboration tape of exquisite corpse audio. Available now! All cassette purchases come with an immediate digital download.
The audio on this cassette began as a component of the exquisite corpse workshops hosted by Walt Gorecki and Sean Solomon for their 2010 exhibition, Picture Con Secuencia. Participants were culled from the vast and talented community surrounding Echo Curio, the Los Angeles arts and music space where the exhibition and workshops were held.
Each participant received 10 seconds of audio from the previous participant, incorporating it within their own segment in a manner of their choosing. Participants worked blindly, with no knowledge of who preceded or would follow them, or what style of music might coalesce as a result.
Shortly following this exhibition, Echo Curio - operated by Grant Capes and Justin McInteer - was forced to shut its doors after a nearly five year run as an open participation gallery and performance venue. However, the project continued in virtual space and kept incorporating members of the community surrounding the space. It is now being released at Echo Chamber, an experimental workshop space housed within the doors of the former Echo Curio.
00:00 Sean Solomon (Moses Campbell, Heller Keller)
01:11 Lola Loshkey
02:39 Misha Poleshchuk (no babies, tusk & olivia neutron-john)
04:19 Steve Touchton (xBxRx, kit)
05:02 Charlyne Yi
07:33 Rhea Tepp (Magick Orchids, Lilacs)
09:02 Geoff Geis (Pizza!, Soft Sailors)
10:26 Evan Backer (Realization Orchestra)
11:47 Screaming Lord Faggot & The Sugar Frosted Light Bulbs
13:21 Denise Duncan (Happy Casualties, Mama’s Joy)
14:53 Michael Nhat
16:49 Steven Carrera (Cigarette Bums)
17:15 Haunted Tiger
18:15 Andrew MacKelvie & Michael Reyder (Heller Keller)
00:00 Grant Capes & Justin McInteer (Echo Curio, VxPxC)
01:31 Pascal Stevenson (Jeni Hanivar, Shit Giver)
03:36 The Lingonberries
05:47 Nima Kazerouni (So Many Wizards, Crown Plaza)
07:17 The Goats (Katie Inman & Kate Hall)
10:06 Matthew Teardrop (Manhattan Murder Mystery)
12:42 David Scott Stone (Get Hustle, LCD Soundsystem)
16:18 Kid Infinity
18:36 Tommy Santee Klaws
20:39 Pauline Lay & Rachel Birke (Penny Dreadful, Slow Rose)
Split, by Whitman / Quem Quaeritis
Released in an edition of 100 pro-dubbed and imprinted cassettes houside inside a full-color, wrap-around o-cards with artwork by Brian Blomerth.
The tape is a split with Quem Quaeritis’ “Taco Party” on one side and Whitman’s “Tacos Like Everyday” on another side. The Whitman side includes several remixes, including one by Eli Chartkoff (Dawn of Sequins, the Monolators) and one by Geoff Geis & Sean Carnage.
Dawn of Sequins’ debut cassette is now available from Vanity Projects for $5 + shipping ($1.50 US/$5 International). Your cassette comes with a free download of the release.
The self-titled album is full of gems like these:
Get the Present and Past Pack! (Dawn of Sequins + the Monolators… 2 tapes for the price of 1.5!)
Dawn of Sequins is made up of Eli and Mary Chartkoff, the core duo that made up Eastside heroes the Monolators for ten years. Last year, Vanity Projects released Ten Years of Tears a retrospective featuring an hour of favorites picked by Eli and Mary. Click here for more information on that release.
For a limited time, get Dawn of Sequins and Ten Years of Tears together for $10 including shipping and handling to the United States or $13 shipped internationally. Your cassettes come with free downloads of the releases.
Dawn of Sequins will be celebrating the release of their debut album with a show at Pehrspace in LA on October 5.
The second Vanity Projects compilation is now available for free. It includes new work from Geoff Geis, Dawn of Sequins, Crown Plaza, Magick Orchids, Disco Cisco and the Dreampunks, Lovevalley (from Japan), Dnonkong, Digital Sabbag, Keychain, Maston and more…
Cover art provided by Champoy Hate.
Here is your official, Charles Mallison-directed, music video for Nima Kazerouni’s Crown Plaza project. You can read what Nima has to say about it over at the Portals blog.
Get your copy of the album Chem Waves volume 1 for $5 plus $2 shipping and handling:
Crown Plaza is the solo project of Nima Kazerouni, whose primary project So Many Wizards has just released the acclaimed Warm Nothing via Jaxart. Crown Plaza’s first release, Chem Waves volume 1 is now available through Vanity Projects for $5 plus $2 shipping and handling:
Reviews and Features:
After a short delay, these arrived in the mail today! I’ll be mailing the pre-orders tomorrow.
Ten Years of Tears, 2002-2012 is a 19-song, hourlong cassette compilationby the Monolators. It’s a limited edition of 100 copies. Order now via Paypal for $5 plus $2 shipping and handling. The tapes come with digital download codes, and they’re actually cheaper than just buying the mp3s through Bandcamp:
Press on the Monolators and Ten Years of Tears:
The Monolators played an amazing, emotional, and intense 10-year anniversary show on the 22nd of September, complete with appearances by everyone who has ever been a member of the band. Here’s a photo I took during a moment:
Vanity Projects will release a cassette of Ten Years of Tears, 2002-2012 by the Monolators on September 22. It’s a limited edition of 100 copies. Preorder now via Paypal for $5 plus $2 shipping and handling:
Ten Years of Tears celebrates the first decade of existence for every Angelino’s favorite husband/wife garage rock band, Highland Park’s the Monolators. The release documents the many different incarnations of the band over the years, collecting a total of 19 tracks (including two brand new recordings) that track the Monolators’ illustrious and always-DIY career. Eli and Mary Monolator each curated a side of this tape, which includes favorites like “Don’t Dance,” “Eagle Fighting Zebra,” “I Was a Captain in the Army,” “CA 3A 569,” and more.
The Monolators will celebrate the release of Ten Years of Tears with a show at Pehrspace on September 22.
Take It Outside (01:45)
I Was A Captain In The Army (03:22)
14 Degrees (03:44)
We Fell Dead (02:41)
Eagle Fighting Zebra (04:35)
Oh No, Everything Has Changed (03:06)
French TV (03:15)
Pickup Ford (03:52)
Covering Up (02:55)
Tiny Bicycles (02:17)
Spandex Hitman (01:28)
When The Saints Collide (03:25)
Let’s Be Best Friends In Space (05:04)
You Look Good On The Train (02:54)
Don’t Dance (03:51)
CA 3A 569 (03:21)
Silver Cities (02:49)
Driving In The City (02:21)