{{BREADKING}} Temple – The Conscience of The King

Temple - The Conscience of The King

I met the boys in Milwaukee’s Temple a number of years ago, back when they were playing under the name Arto.  Over the course of a summer, they became good friends of mine.  In the time since, we’ve released a number of their related projects (mam105, mam 174, mam181 and mam212 among others), and Myles even joined my band Pushmi-Pullyu for a while.

Today, after a LONG wait, Temple has finally released their first full-length album under this name.  It’s heavy, noisy post-hardcore that oozes with the emotion all four members throw into everything they make.  Check it out in digital form on their bandcamp page.  My favorite tunes are Football on Stage and Smooth Sculpture, and I can’t wait for the physical release that’s coming soon.

What’s An Album Look Like? (Or: GPSYMTH’s Crazy Pretty Limited Edition Moths)


Those are albums.

More specifically, those are copies of Ripostes by GPSYMTH.  Out today on Stars & Letters, this limited edition of twenty (only 20!) comes in the form of a Madagascan Sunset Moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus) in a 1.25 oz glass vial.  Ripostes comes with immediate download of the album, including bonus remixes by MOTION CTRL and Iglooos.

With the popularity of digital downloads and download codes, almost anything can be an “album.”  What’s important, then, is the artistry.  Stars & Letters have gotten all of that right.  These bottled specimens are honestly beautiful, and Ripostes is an excellent debut for GPSYMTH (read: gypsy moth).

See more shots of the Ripostes Moth in Glass Vial Edition here.  Get your copy here before they’re all gone.  I’ve already snagged mine.

Live on U DUB CD & Release Party: Dec. 15th, 2012

Live on U DUB Cover

WSUM and Mine All Mine Records Present Live on U DUB
A live CD compilation release party and fundraising event.

T.U.G.G., Roots Collective, Kingtown Rockers & Super Irie, DJ Kayla Kush.
TICKETS AVAILABLE: http://bit.ly/udub
BUY CD ONLY: http://bit.ly/udubcdonly

$5 cover, 21+
Saturday, December 15th, 2012
Doors at 9:00 PM. Music at 9:30 PM.

Dragonfly Lounge
401 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703

WSUM 91.7 FM Madison and Mine All Mine Records present “Live on U DUB,” a live CD compilation release party and fundraising event at the Dragonfly Lounge on Saturday, December 15th, 2012. The release party will showcase Wisconsin’s rich reggae community, including T.U.G.G. (LA CROSSE), Roots Collective (MADISON), a collaborative set by Kingtown Rockers & Super Irie (MADISON), as well as set-DJ and compilation curator DJ Kayla Kush.

Paid entry to the release party includes one free copy of “Live on U DUB” (while supplies last*), which features ten tracks recorded live on U DUB at WSUM 91.7 FM Madison, documenting the show’s history so far. The CD features performances by TakI Allstars, Natty Nation, Unity the Band, and more. Additional copies of the CD compilation will be available online and at the event, digitally and physically. All proceeds from the release party and CD will help support WSUM, Madison’s award-winning student and community radio station.

“Live on U DUB” was curated by radio host DJ Kayla Kush, with help from Mine All Mine Records and Lost City Music Festival founder John Praw Kruse. Kayla Kush is an ardent supporter of reggae and music in Madison through her radio show, live DJ-ing, and the Murfie Podcast. Similarly, Mine All Mine has been a frequent supporter of benefit events, including the Lost City Music Festival. Their events have raised money for the Madison Area Music Association, SlaveFree Madison, and others. U DUB airs live on WSUM Wednesdays at 7:00 PM.

*Ticket pre-orders are guaranteed a copy of “Live on U DUB.”


“Live on U DUB” Track List:
01. Nama Rupa – Feelin’ Fine
02. Super Irie and the Rockstones – Real Big Man
03. T.U.G.G. – Mexico (Acoustic Version)
04. TakI Allstars – Break Away
05. Natty Nation – Civil Rights
06. Kingtown Rockers – King Soun
07. Dread-I International Connection – Psalms 23
08. Dubtonic Kru – Natty Dread
09. Roots Collective – Chain Reaction
10. Unity the Band – High High High

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New Release: bell monks – let the waves carry us

BUY THIS: Double CD – $10
BUY THIS: Digital – $5 Minimum

Following a successful Kickstarter Campaign, “let the waves carry us” is the culmination of bell monks’ 2011 year-long recording project, for which the band wrote, recorded and released a 2-track package each month. At the end of the year, friends and musicians were invited to remix some of their favorite pieces from the monthly packages. The finished album includes 9 of the original 24 songs, with some re-recorded with additional material, and is being released along with 12 remixes, most of which are dramatic re-imaginations of the original tune.


New Release: Cribshitter – Mint Car

BUY THIS: Limited Edition Tape – $7
BUY THIS: Digital – $6 Minimum
BUY THIS: Digital (w/ Bonus Tracks) – $6 Minimum

Madison’s only absurdist rock super-group Cribshitter (self-proclaimed as “one of America’s most talented and versatile musician/entertainers”) dig out their own niche with equal doses of musical proficiency, bizarre concepts and potty humor.  The band is consistently genre-defying, and their dedication to the goof is unwavering.  “Mint Car” features mostly-new material (plus a few #1 hits) designed specifically for your station wagon, Sony Walkman™ and/or Tiger Delux Talkboy™.  Expect country, dubstep, make-out tunes and more.


New Distro Items – Cribshitter & National Beekeepers Society

Methlehem (2012, Medicated G Records) $10

“Methlehem” is the newest full-length album from Madison-based bizarro-rock band, Cribshitter. As always, the band walks the line between comedy and respect. It’s brilliantly confusing.

Cry a Little Rainbow (2008, Medicated G Records) $10

“…30 tracks of hilarious musical debauchery and mayhem.” ~ Maximum Ink. Cribshitter’s 2008 debut, “Cry a Little Rainbow” puts you in a weird place. Pop, rock, electronic – it’s all made fun of in the most serious way.

National Beekeepers Society
Pawn Shop Etiquette (2008, Self-Released) $10

“Pawn Shop Etiquette” is the 2nd full-length album from National Beekeepers Society, out of Madison, WI. Released in 2008, this album serves as additional reading for fans of Icarus Himself, which is where you’ll find Nick Whetro and Karl Christenson these days.

New Release: Lovely Socialite – Registers Her Delight

BUY THIS: CD – $15
BUY THIS: Digital – $10 Minimum

Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps is a self-proclaimed jurassic jazz-rock band. They move from heavy-hitting jazz grooves to free-roaming improv and back again in their first full-length album, Registers Her Delight.

EDIT: Registers Her Delight is currently available for free streaming for a limited time only.


New Release(s): Fourteen Twentysix – In Halflight Our Soul Glows

BUY THIS: CD – $10
BUY THIS: Collector’s Box – $45
BUY THIS: Digital – $4 Minimum

Eindhoven-based rockers Fourteen Twentysix have returned to Mine All Mine once again with their latest album, In Halflight Our Soul Glows. This time, the band is more electronic than ever, and tighter than ever. This is a marked growth for the band as a unit, and we can’t wait for you to hear the new Fourteen Twentysix.