MUZAI: YEAR 2 – June 24th 2011 (Whammy/Wine Cellar)

On June 13, 2011, in Promo, by Dr Hitchcock

Our good friends at Muzai Records are celebrating their second birthday and are having a swish wee shindig. If you’re in Auckland at the end of the month be sure to stop by for some raucous rock’n’roll yo. Here’s the goss from the pen of Benjii Jackson…. and the email address, truth be told…..

Greetings all.

It’s been pretty amazing – that I am writing this “media release” to talk about the second anniversary when in all honesty I thought MUZAI would be over and done with by now. My key word throughout the tenure of this little label was “survival”. We’ve come this far, outlasting the dreaded first year and surviving as a new business in a recession.

In fact we’ve done pretty darn well in our first two years if I may toot my own horn for a moment. We’ve had critical acclaim with a few releases of ours (Full Moon Fiasco, Sherpa, Diana Rozz), our audiences have started to swell at venues at the M that an old friend Mittins created has started to become recognized rather thatn asked about.

So along with Undertheradar and Cheese On Toast, we’re throwing a big shindig in June (as god awful a word shindig is): MUZAI YEAR TWO, being held across both Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar from 7:30pm until late. Why two venues? On top of the huge support Rohan and staff have given us, we actually need space for the line up, including some out of towners….

Full Moon Fiasco (Wellington), Sherpa, Idiot Prayer (Dunedin), Cool Cult, Cat Venom, Kitsunegari, god bows to math, Hussies, Sidewalk Meese, Diana Rozz (DJ set).

There will be merchandise, there will be cake (no seriously, there will actually be cake), there will even be those little idiosyncratic things that apparently people have come to love about MUZAI, or completely deride us for.

But more importantly, it’s a chance for all of us to get together once a year, meet and greet each other and just have fun. It’s for us and ultimately for everyone else to come and enjoy.

Benjii Jackson
MUZAI overlord

HERE’S THE SHILL…..
MUZAI: Year Two plays June 24th 2011, 7:30pm – Late Wine Cellar/Whammy Bar, St. Kevins Arcade, Auckland R18

Tickets available from Undertheradar
Presale: $10 (plus booking fee).

Door sales: $15

Starlifter Radio in the 3051… Melbourne!

On March 9, 2011, in New to Starlifter, by Dr Hitchcock

Shocking Pinks - Dance the Dance Electric

Howdy there! Dr Hitchcock here.

So it’s like the something of March 2011 and I’ve finally got round to posting something here in the blog for Starlifter Radio. Man it’s been a hectic couple of months. I guess it always gonna be moving countries and over a great body of water. Well, we finally made the big move back to Melbourne from Christchurch. And just in time as it turned out. Late in February Christchurch was hit by another massive earthquake, more destructive than the one in September. Although our immediate families and loved ones are alive we do know of people who are not. Our hearts and thoughts go out to all who lost people in the quake. It sucks, it’s hard and we really do feel for you. Believe it or not but almost 80,000 people have temporarily moved out of the city… 80,000, that’s almost a fifth of the city. Freakin’ woah! If you do want to help the people of Christchurch recovery from this traumatic event please try and help where you can or donate to the NZ Red Cross [www.redcross.org.nz].

Now on to the tunes, there are a few Christchurch gems in there, a new track from Muzai Records signed Sherpa, an oldie from Blonde Redhead, a remix of the original earthquake track by Circuit Bent, a new one from the new Siriusmo album and a dirty ole demo from Shocking Pinks first album, Dance the Dance Electric. Oh, and we have the latest podcast from Indie Slut, host o f Human Pleasure at Hourly Rates on RDU 98.5 FM. Jah bless you uncle!

So much love and peace,
Dr H
xoxox

New songs just added to the Starlifter playlist
Song – Artist – Misc
Crazy Love – Colder
Us Against The City (Demo) – Shocking Pinks
Turn – My Disco
Batman Through A Telescope – Sherpa
Futurism Vs Passeism – Blonde Redhead
It’s A Wilderness… – APTEKA – http://apteka.bandcamp.com
How Ye – Die! Die! Die!
NROB BMUD – Regurgitator – http://regurgitator.bandcamp.com
Streetlighter – Golden Glow
Oh No – Mother & Father
When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Karazzee – !!!
Corner Of The Sky – Cut Copy
CHCH Earthquake Tune (Circuit Bent Remix) – Tom Cosm – http://soundcloud.com/tomcosm/chch-earthquake-tune-circuit
Mosaik – Siriusmo
Vanilla Minus – Gold Panda
Pepperland – The Beatles
Light Pattern – Bonobo
Hannibal – Caribou
Give Up The Ghost – Radiohead
Pedestal – Portishead
Protection – Massive Attack
Rovor – Bop
Unsolved Remained – Masha Qrella

With extra an extra special podcast from Indie Slut!!!
‘Human Pleasure at Hourly Rates’ Podcast – Monday, March 7th 2011
Artist – Song – Release
Lumerians – Burning Mirrors [Transmalinnia LP]
That Ghost – After Passing [Songs Out Here LP]
Xray Eyeballs – Crystal [Crystal 7″]
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Iluminomi [Iluminomi single]
Televised Crimewave – Objects of Desire [Different Times LP]freedownload
thee spivs – Radio [Taped Up LP]
Exlovers – Blowing Kisses [single]
Cats Eyes – Cats Eyes [Cats Eyes EP]
Remodel – Situational Tragedy Pt 2 [Statues LP]
The Sorry Kisses – Sunstorms [Keep Smiling LP]
Colleen Green – Dance the Night Away [Green One EP]
The Two Koreas – Midnight Brown [Science Island LP]
The Sunday Reeds – Get Nothing Done [Dark Rainbows EP]
Beach Fossils – Fall Right In [What a Pleasure EP]
Craft Spells – The Fog Rose High [Idle Labor LP]
Bass Drum of Death – Get Found [GB City LP]
First Love, Last Rites – Slow Wind [S/T LP]
The Chapman Family – Anxiety [Burn Your Town LP]
Low – Witches [C’mon LP]
Wye Oak – Dog Eyes [Civilian LP]
Davila 666 – Los Cruces [Tan Bajo LP]
Frankie And The Heartstrings – Possibilities [Hunger LP]
Chixdiggit! – Found Love [Safeways Here We Come LP]
Cold Cave – Underworld USA [Cherish The Light Years LP]
Noah And The Whale – Give It All Back [Last Night On Earth LP]
Martial Canterel – You Today [You Today LP]
Tim Cohen – Hey Little One [Magic Trick LP]
Kurt Vile – Peeping Tomboy [Smoke Ring For My Halo LP]
Ride – Vapour Trail [Nowhere 20th Anniversary reissue LP]
Banjo Or Freakout – Black Scratches [Banjo Or Freakout LP
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Belong [Belong 7″]
Foot Village – Lovers With Iraqis [Lovers With Iraqis 7″]
Girls Names – Seánce on a Wet Afternoon [Dead To Me LP]
Hunters – Brat Mouth [Hunters Ep]
Muncie Girls – First Things First [Muncie Girls LP]
Rafter – Oh No [Quiet Storm LP]
The Lovely Eggs – Why Don’t You Like Me? [Cob Dominos LP]
The Sky Drops – Explain it to me [Making Mountains EP]