WIERD Presents a Very Rare live performance by RELIGIOUS TO DAMN!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

This week WIERD welcomes the return of the darkly psychedelic, gypsy wave pleasures of Religious to Damn for a live performance at midnight! Zohra and Josh have just recently completed recording their debut full-length, come on down to cower in its briskly wild, wind-blown pleasures...VR.

The WIERD Records label spotlight on Recharged Radio in London is now archived for anyone who missed it, simply visit http://rechargedradio.com/ and click on the 'Wierd Records Showcase' link in the 'listen again' tab! thanks again to Alex Watson and co. for their interest.

The second studio video off of Led Er Est's debut LP 'Dust On Common' for the track 'Something for the Children' directed by Ava Warbrick and Owen Huchinson is online:

Dusted has a new label feature on the WIERD http://www.dustedmagazine.com/, this will be archived in the features tab after Friday. For anyone who missed it last week Louis Pattison's WIERD feature in The Quietus is up here:

Vice Magazine has a new feature on Void Vision http://www.viceland.com/blogs/en/2010/01/15/void-vision-are-cold-wave-jailbait/ courtesy of the lovely Beverly Hames.

The new VV live at WIERD Video from last week's party as well as two new live videos of Epee Du Bois performing live at the WIERD Presents: The Pleasures of Xanten' event at Art Basel Miami are now up on the WIERD Youtube Channel:

A new Xeno & Oaklander feature is up at Brooklyn's Self-Titled magazine:

Also I wanted to bring to everyones attention that the 'Systems of Romance' blog run by the WIERD's own Frankie Teardrop is quite clearly becoming the pre-eminent blog in the U.S. for legendary cold wave and minimal electronic obscurities. Amongst many many others at the moment Frankie has available the amazing first Nagamatzu 'Sacred Islands of the Mad' K7 with extra bonus trax, the impossible to find SNX 4 LP+7" boxset from Hawaii Records, France, the mega-VRare 'Mask: First Relation' classic comp. collecting the seminal Italian cold wave bands, and the 'Insane Music for Insane People, Volume 13' LP from Alain Neffe's famous label in Belgium. Head for the Romantic System and you'll seriouosly be shivering with joy for a year:

Things are starting to heat down at long last in the minimal electronic midwest! Along with YOUU from Detroit's killer live performance at the WIERD 6 yr anniversary party in Nov., I wanted to introduce everyone to Minneapolis's own CLAPS, who have just released their debut EP 'New Science'. There is a nice feature and interview up with the band courtesy of Jon Garrett as well as the band's first video for their debut single 'Fold' on their site:
YOUU on Myspace:

Pieter, Glenn, and Frankie Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday, January 20th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC