Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

This week Wierd plays host to a demonstration that the Minimal Electronic gods are awash with the return of the repressed - it was only a matter of time before the floodgates of restraint necessary to maintain the body of the classic, fragile minimal synth sound started eroding as the digitalized 'masculine' voice comes back with a Very Rare vengeance. And this week the spirit of Electronic Body Music will indeed take the WIERD stage as we welcome Blush Response and Head Trip Conception for a double bill live performance! Very important please take note ***TONITE'S SHOW WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 11PM*** So for all you Head Hunters and Rivet-Heads-in-denial, tonite we're gonna party like its 1989!...

I wanted to let all our forever beloved European friends, music fans, shops and mail orders know as of December 1st the entire WIERD Records catalog will now distributed internationally by Cargo Records, London. So save yourself some postage and visit the Cargo site for more info on all releases, present and future:

A last reminder to all our West coast VRiends the WIERD Festival in LA begins tomorrow evening with the pre-fest blowout at The Killing Spree Party, Medusa Lounge in Hollywood. Please see the forthcoming web features on Blacklist this Thurs. and print feature on Friday on WIERD in the LA Weekly for more details, more specific info is up on the website, scroll down a bit for poster and bills for Thurs.-Sun. in LA and SF. NOMAD holds 400-500 and Knockout, SF only about 250 so get there early to get in. And BTW theres major caravans of people comin down and up the coast to all shows so for anyone who wants a ride either way sure we can squeeze you in :) :

Also I wanted to let everyone know who Pre-Ordered the Xeno & Oaklander LP/CD or the Led Er Est LP/7"(yes WIERD will have a ton of copies of the new LeE killer single 'Poll Gorm b/w 'Man and Tree' on the Captured tracks label out today) via the website I will do my best to get all your orders out asap when we return next Thurs-Sat., doin my best to keep everyone happy here as always, please be patient.

Plenty more VRevents on the horizon - next week we eagerly celebrate the long-awaited record release for LED ER EST's debut LP masterpiece 'DUST ON COMMON'! Shawn, Sam and Owen have prepared an excellent evening of sounds and visual as we will spin the amazing record in its entirety at midnite, and yes we will have copies of the vinyl for sale at the party...VR.

Also forthcoming just announced Blacklist will be playing the Super Bock Em Stock Festival in Lisbon, Portugal on December 4th:

The amazing Joe Daniels from the Angular/Domino label in London just sent over the link to this great new site he has begun to prepare everyone for the epic historical compilation release 'WIERD Presents: Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics'(2 x LP gatefold/CD, Angular Records 2010) chronicling the long lost history of cold wave and minimal electronic music the world over he and I have been organizing for much of the past nearly 18 months now. I'm not at liberty to disclose the final 19 song tracklist yet, but a tentative release date of late February next year has been set for this one and we will indeed be holding official release parties in Paris, Berlin, London, and New York for this monster of a collection featuring an endless all-star cast from the secret history of the cold wave world, past and VResent.

Also an early warning to all our 'Art-Worldly' supporters - the next excellent 'WIERD Presents:' event will be at ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH on Thursday evening December 4th at the Living Room in downtown South Beach. As we have done in many WIERD year's past, this particular party will see the ghostly return of an incredible cast of artists and DJs very we may perhaps tentatively once again call 'Wierd Presents: THE PLEASURES OF XANTEN AND VRIENDS' - featuring live performances from the likes of Xeno & Oaklander, Martial Canterel, Epee du Bois, Staccato du Mal, Opus Finis, The Siamese Pearl, and Flesh Graey Display...in numerous maximal electronic formations. More info on this lovely event next week, just for old times sake I'll leave you with this great video from one of the many 'Pleasures of Xanten' performances of years past at WIERD LIVE #4...certainly a chillingly icy night to remember:

Pieter, Glenn, and Frankie Teardrop spin the WIERD
Wednesday, November 11th, 10pm-4am
(VR LIve Performances by Blushresponse and Head Trip Conception BEGINNING AT 11PM!) WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC