Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Gallows Hill Theatre, Salem, MA



Father Murphy is the sound of the Catholic sense of Guilt.

A downward spiral aiming at the bottom of the hollow, and then digging even deeper.

After having furiously performed all over Europe, toured North America with Deerhoof, Dirty Beaches and Xiu Xiu, been praised by the Archdruid Julian Cope, among lots of others, the latest installment of their unique sonic saga was a concept EP on Failure; like the previous record (“Anyway, your children will deny it” among the best 50 albums of 2012 for Rock-a-Rolla Magazine) the new piece was mixed and produced by Deerhoof's Greg Saunier.

A new album, Croce (Italian for Cross), recorded by Deerhoof's John Dieterich in New Mexico during the band extensive 2014 US tours, and mixed by Greg Saunier, will then be released next March 3rd. A new step forward, dealing with the Cross as symbol, with the Cross as Sacrifice as well as Beatitude.

Father Murphy, with three albums and a plethora of EPs and limited releases, over the years became one of the most mysterious and enigmatic musical entities coming out of Italy, part of that community that Simon Reynolds started to call the new “Italian Occult Psychedelia”.

Check this link about their new release, “Croce”:

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Northshore Electronica at its best by Scott Buchanan!!!

My Brother Daniel collects Buddha Machines from Japan - he has friends who hack them - he then takes you on journeys: #drone #ambient #loops #circuit-bent


These musicians, with long and rich trajectories, always manage to play fresh and sometimes truly hilarious sets! Playing with trumpets, voice, electronics, didjeridoo, overtone singing and all sorts of gadgets, their blend of experimental, jazz, ethnic and electronics will guarantee a delight for our ears!! 

Check the links!


Secret Boyfriend is the solo project of Ryan Martin, who is also one half of Boyzone (not that Boyzone, more’s the pity) and founder of the Hot Releases label – a catholic endeavour that has seen him release records from the cream of the contemporary N.C. underground as well as reissuing classic sides by the likes of Maurizio Bianchi, Ghedalia Tazartes and Ashrae Fax.

To date, Secret Boyfriend’s presence has been felt largely in the shape of live performances and short-run cassette releases (among them Carved At Birth, Furnishing The Void and Skin On The Clock), as well as vinyl splits with Russian Tsarlag and Horaflora. This Is Always Where You’ve Lived is SB’s first LP release and unquestionably his most potent, fully realised work to date.

A heart-rending but hard-edged synthesis of downer folk, small hour tape experiments, noise etudes and basement-mildewed pop for edgeland fuck-ups, wanderers and malcontents – with hints of Peter Jefferies, Dave Bixby, Flaming Tunes, Storm Bugs, etc – This Is Always Where You’ve Lived arguably comes closer than any previous BEB release to articulating those “mesmerised suburban daydreams of our youth”.