Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 2/26/15

In all likelihood, this will be the final time I bug you about the critically acclaimed Unblinking Ear Records compilation, Serious Rockers. This is because a) we are sold out of cassettes and b) I need to inform you about the show whose flyer is pictured above. I'm very happy to present all five of the bands on this bill though I'm especially excited for the live debut of Carolee. She's been sending demos to Unblinking Ear HQ since nearly the beginning. These recordings wound up on her excellent EP on 12XU. So come out to Lot 13 in Bayonne on Saturday, March 7th and be sure to get there early because she's on first. RSVP on Facebook here and here's a Tumblr page if you avoid the Faceborg.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 1/29/15

The first release on Unblinking Ear Records, the praised by cultural potentates 28-song compilation Serious Rockers has been available for nearly two months. So, of course, now is the perfect time to have a record release show, especially since half the physical copies have already been sold. However, if you'd like to ignore issues of timing, I do hope you'll attend and enjoy this monumental event at the fine establishment Pine Box Rock Shop. You can RSVP on Facebook here or if you're the type who likes to avoid racist rants from relatives, there's information on Tumblr.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 1/15/15

In case you missed it (that is, in case you're not constantly scanning my posts on social media), the Serious Rockers cassette is now available and ready to ship. A good percentage of the 100 copies have already been sold, so if you want one for your own, you may want to head to the Unblinking Ear Records bandcamp page and claim one. Or, if you live in the New York area and feel like taking a calculated risk, you can buy a tape at the Serious Rockers Record Release Show, which will be at the Pine Box Rock Shop in Bushwick on February 7th. Save the date. 

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Thursday, January 01, 2015

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 1/1/15

Happy New Year everybody! It's been far too long since I've posted a new podcast but it's my new year's resolution to post them on a more consistent schedule. (Full disclosure: I'm pretty sure I make this resolution every year and fail.) During the wait, I hope you enjoyed the Best of 2014 show I did on WFMU and, of course, I hope you've checked out Unblinking Ear Records Serious Rockers mixtape which is available for streaming and download now with tapes shipping next week! But for now, kick off 2015 in style with this new podcast!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 11/20/14

So it's been about a month since my last podcast. If you missed me, I do hope you caught my fill in on WFMU in the interim. (With only a two out of 12 song overlap with this current podcast!) I think it should be worth the wait because we're unveiling the cover art for the forthcoming Unblinking Ear Records compilation Serious Rockers, design by Lauren Jantz. We can also let you know that the official release date for the digital version will be Tuesday, December 9th, 2014. Cassette version should be available shortly thereafter. We'll keep you posted.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 10/23/14

So after the blockbuster announcement on our prior podcast that Unblinking Ear Records will be a thing very soon, the public has been clamoring for additional info on our debut release Serious Rockers: An Unblinking Ear Mixtape like it was leaked nude celebrity nude photos. As such I am pleased to reveal the lineup for said compilation below:

Big Quiet
Brian Kelly (of So Cow)
Expert Alterations
Golden Pelicans
Heavy Times
The Hussy
Invisible Days
Lame Drivers
Life Stinks
My Teenage Stride
Nic Lawless
No Other
Mike Pace and the Child Actors
Sally Crewe
Sergio Napoletano
Shark Toys
Simple Circuit
Slang King
Snowmans of Love
Sunshine & The Rain
Sweet Benfica
Sweet Talk

I haven't officially counted but I believe most of these tunes will be exclusive to this release. As with pro wrestling, card is subject to change.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 10/2/14

Ladies and gentlemen... Unblinking Ear Records is coming soon. Listen to the end of this podcast for details.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 9/11/14

With the posting of this latest edition of the podcast (which is rather good if I do say so myself), we here at Unblinking Ear HQ would like to inform you that we have a MAJOR (and probably very foolish) announcement coming up in the very near future. Stay tuned.

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Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 8/7/14

(Vandalism by Paul Barbato of Giga Herbs)

Please note: in the following, a * denotes an exaggeration or possibly an outright untruth.

While I'm loathe to use the forum for personal promotion*, I think the hundreds* of you who enjoy* this podcast should know that you can experience a reasonable facsimile in a public space with me actually present for social* interaction. Otherwise known as DJing.

Tomorrow, Friday 8/8, I'll be playing music* at Halyards, a fine drinking establishment in one of Brooklyn's least toxic neighborhoods*. You can RSVP here on Facebook, where your personal information will not be data-mined* and where I am very well-liked and popular*.

So please join us. It will be a lot of fun*.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Unblinking Ear Podcast 7/24/14

What do Derek Jeter and I have in common? We both recently got a hat tip from the king of all media, Tom Scharpling.

Oh... also, the gift basket thing.

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