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LYDIA LUNCH “RETROVIRUS” CD/LP+MP3 and European tour

Interbang Records presents

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LYDIA LUNCH

RETROVIRUS

CD / ltd red LP+MP3

out on the 22nd of november 2013

 

A harrowing cross section of aural schizophrenia ranging from No Wave skronk to bludgeoning Hard Rock and sleazy Jazz Noir to propulsive Psychedelia
 
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RETROVIRUS

LYDIA LUNCH – ALGIS KIZYS – BOB BERT – WEASEL WALTER

Distributor: Broken Silence

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LYDIA LUNCH RETURNS WITH A BLISTERING LIVE DOCUMENT FROM HER RECENT TOUR WITH AN ALL-STAR CAST OF SONIC BRUTARIANS IN A NO-HOLDS-BARRED SURVEY OF HER MUSICAL OUTPUT FROM 1977 TO THE PRESENT.

 

In November 2012, Lydia Lunch toured select cities across North America with a monstrous unit dubbed RETROVIRUS, featuring guitarist Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers, etc.), bassist Algis Kizys (Swans, Foetus) and drummer Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks). The set consisted of a quasi-chronological display of musical raw power, ranging from material by Lydia’s classic units Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 13.13, 8-Eyed Spy and Shotgun Wedding as well as touching on her solo debut “Queen of Siam” (ZE Records, 1980) and various other projects up to the present. The reception to these hour-long sets of bloodyminded sonic bullying was uniformly rapturous. To quote V. Vale, of RE-Search infamy: “That was the most intense show I’ve seen you do, Lydia.” Intense it was, and the smoldering intensity of that tour is trapped on this ripping new release. As one will hear on this album, RETROVIRUS is a well-oiled monolith of a unit: Scathing guitar shrapnel strafing ominously massive bass slabs, hurled forward by pulverizing drum thunder and topped by Lydia’s signature perma-scowl vocals. This is no county fair cover-band – RETROVIRUS is a totally modern take on the atrocities of the past and present, devoid of simpering nostalgia, bristling with a scoriatingly modern sheen of violence and momentum. Now is the time for people to get INFECTED.

 

TRACK LISTING:

1. Red Alert

2. I Woke Up Dreaming

3. Mechanical Flattery

4. Love Split With Blood

5. Ran Away Dark

6. 3X3

7. Afraid of Your Company

8. Burning Skulls

9. No Excuse

10. Meltdown Oratorio

11. The Gospel Singer

12. What Is It

13. Black Juju

 

Lydia Lunch has spent decades trolling through the sub/terranean sick-home black & blues creating a schizophrenic musical legacy which loops from shrill No Wave to bludgeoning Hard Rock, from smoky Jazz Noir and illustrated word to macabre Psychedelia.

 

With RETROVIRUS, Ms. Lunch has assembled a gallery of veteran musical rogues to help plummet her extensive back catalog and showcase a harrowing cross-section of her multiple sonic approaches. The result promises to be an aurally diverse display of merciless live performances including material from Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8 Eyed Spy, 1313, Shotgun Wedding etc.

 

Algis Kizys is renowned as one of New York’s most ferocious bass players having provided a thunderous savagery for Swans, Foetus, Glenn Branca, Alex Hacke, Pigface, Bag People, The Termites, Prowers, Carla Bozulich, Nels Cline, Daniele di Picciotto, The Hallicrafters and Of Cabbages and Kings. Mr. Kizys has also crafted songs and soundtracks for film and installation for Gus Van Sant, Eve Sussman, Simon Lee, Matthew Barney with Jonathan Bepler and numerous other luminairies.

 

Bob Bert has pounded the skins for Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks, Knoxville Girls, fronted his own group Bewitched and has provided a unique rocking voodoo backbeat on over 30 albums. A stint in print making at Warhol’s Factory helped inspire him to create the highly lauded music, art and literary magazine BB GUN.

 

Weasel Walter is best known as the founder of the cult punk jazz/no wave/brutal prog band, The Flying Luttenbachers. Mr. Walter has also worked with other experimental rock groups like XBXRX, Behold The Arctopus, Burmese and Lake Of Dracula. As an improviser, Mr. Walter has performed with Evan Parker, Marshall Allen, Elliott Sharp, Peter Evans, Henry Kaiser, Mary Halvorson, Nels Cline, Jim O’Rourke and Vinny Golia.

 

European Tour:

20/11 Catania – Zo

21/11 Turin – Spazio 211

22/11 Brescia – Latteria Molloy

23/11 Bologna – Senza Filtro

24/11 Rome – Init

25/11 La Spezia – Btomic

28/11 Paris – La Java

29/11 Lyon – Kraspek Myzyk

30/11 Montpellier – Le Secret Place

01/12 Marseille – L’emnobineuse

03/12 Munich – Milla

04/12 Wien – Szene

05/12 Prag – Malostranska Beseda

06/12 Linz – Stadtwekstatt

08/12 Budapest – A38

09/12 Zagreb – Culture Factory

10/12 Ljublijana – Gala Hala

 

ATTENTION: Child Abuse’s Tim Dahl will replace Algis Kizys on this tour

 
Link: 

www.lydia-lunch.org/

www.interbangecords.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Retrovirus-Lydia-Lunch/509726712419686?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lydia-Lunch/10205818946?fref=ts

Video:
http://vimeo.com/72184701

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqssrtolCuc

 

 

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