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28 September 2011

Tonite WIERD proudly welcomes the return of our long-time friends RELIGIOUS TO DAMN for a live performance at Midnight! Zohra, Josh and Charlie put on one of the most spectacularly shimmering, psychedelically slippery and jam-packed performances of the year last fall, and they've been hidden away for a greater part of this year writing the new record which they'll be recording in the first few months of 2012, and this evening they'll be performing the new songs live for the first time. Its quite hard to imagine that Josh has tied up and locked his inner Lindsay Buckingham in the closet, but VRumours(no Stevie pun intended) have IT indeed that the sparkling accoustic guitars and harp have taken a back seat to a new complex arsenal of analogue electronics triggering everyting from Marimbas to frozen lightning, and which for the purposes of tonite's show will be presided over by none other than the limited edition Korvette formerly known as WIERD's ever-lovely longtime doorgirl herself Ms. Kristen Sollee! And as if tonite's little Fête wasn't froid enough we'll also be joined by special guest DJs Anthem of Frank(just Frank) and the VReigning queen of the Parisian minimal electronic night Ms. Apple Sonatine of the BlackÖzlem Party. So come on down and kiss your inner twisted gypsy goodnight, tell her the nightmare's over...and watch her danse. VR.

The self-titled debut album from Frank Alpine is due out from the WIERD World Oct. 25th. A free dowload to the first single off the record "Dark Places" is available over at

The first ever Automelodi European tour starts this Friday in Paris. We have a full list of dates up on the website, and there is an excellent new interview with the always Very Rarudite Monsieur Paradis in Hartzine, FR:

As we announced earlier today, I'm proud to say Brooklyn Vegan and WIERD will be presenting the NYC debut of Anatomy of Habit from Chicago on a ultra hot and heavy bill with Vaura and Rosenkopf at St. Vitus sat. Nov. 5th! Advance tix are on sale for this one now. I can't say enough about AoH's debut album that came out this past week, apart from its currently #1 on my personal list of albums of the year thus far. I just got a big box of these, and what is I might add is simply one of the most incredible musical objects I've ever held in my hand, and I'll have them up in the WIERD distro this weekend. But for now the band has both utterly epic 17 minute trax up on their site, please pay them a visit and have a listen for yourself.

Next week wed. Oct. 5th WIERD is eminently excited to present a live performance by what is simply one of our favorite cold guitar-driven bands in the world, as we welcome the return of The Soft Moon from San Francisco! The band have come a long way since we put on their first ever live show just last December under an unforgettably brutal blizzard that dumped 3+ feet of snow on the club and literally shut down the city, I'll never forget walkin home 3+ miles to Bushwick with a 50 lb. santa sack of vinyl on my back at 5am, thus the permanent limp and facial ticks...but hey man its cool it was all more than worth it what a fukin show. Luis and co. have a new EP on the way entitled Decay due out on Halloween which Justin tells me we may be fortunate enough to hear a track or two live from on wed....we'll see, gonna be a wild month kids sharpen up yr icepicks and tell yr livers to get some sleep, summer's over and the WIERD world is VRarin to go...

Apple Sonatine(BlackÖzlem Party/Paris), Anthem, and Glenn Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday Sept. 28th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
(Very RareLive Performance by Religious to Damn at Midnight!)
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

27 September 2011

Automelodi 2011 UK/EU Tourdates Announced:

30.09.2011: Paris (FR), Le Klub ("Bunker Bal")
01.10.2011: Rome (IT), Closer Club
02.10.2011: Milano (IT), TNT Club
04.10.2011: Stuttgart-Esslingen (DE), Komma
05.10.2011: Vienna (AT), Fluc ("Future Echo & Disco Frisco")
06.10.2011: Berlin (DE), King Kong Klub ("Death # Disco")
07.10.2011: London (UK), Bethnal Green Working Mans Club ("Brave Exhibitions")
08.10.2011: Cologne (DE), Blue Shell
10.10.2011: Antwerp (BE), De Kleine Hedonist
13.10.2011: Limoges (FR), La Fourmi
14.10.2011: Bordeaux (FR), Le St Ex
15.10.2011: Toulouse (FR), Le Cri De La Mouette

Automelodi Feature Interview in Hartzine, France:

Xeno & Oaklander Feature Interview on John Foxx in Artrocker, UK:

21 September 2011

Tonight we got another face ripping killer gig goin downin in the WIERD World as we're honored to welcome the weekly party debut of DAWN OF HUMANS and the triumphant VReturn of our ever-beloved PHARMAKON for a double bill of live performance intensity at Midnight! Neither of these artists need any introductions - one of the nasty ball-in-chain(literally, see YouPube link belowbelow, VR) pillars of the moldy bedbug powerhouse of pleasure that is the NYC punk scene soon to put yr crib out on the street too, and the long-time icy black princess of the Red Light District herself Ms. Margaret Chardiet curdling yr blood with her shrilldrilled vox of bliss...and both crews in tow and grumpy-drunk as ever. Tonite's going to be good. Very Rare indeed.

And for all our millions of fans in the minimal electronic magnet of mayhem that is Copenhagen, Denmark, Martial Canterel is joining DAF, Twice a Man, and Leather Strip on an incredible bill at Koncerthuset. More info in this one here.

This Friday night a bunch of us old school WIERD Worlders are teamin up for a crazy night of classic gothic rock 'n VRoll fun at one of BK's hottest new coldspots to present SHADOWPLAY @ The Pentagon in Greenpoint! RØSENKØPF and BOOTBLACKS are playing live followed by an all-night dance party with all yr fave wobbly late-night DJs Jeralyn, Omar P., Glenn and yes Big Momma P-ness is comin outa retirement to give ITself one more grimy go, we're creepy crawlin the night away with all the trashy hits unapologetically bared, VR...This place is great man - big black warehouse, no rules, I'll bring my uber faggy light show and gas chamber of froidetastic black love plugged into RØSENKØPF's PA and make it look all foggy fresh n froide-y fierth. Been a while since we did one of these, yes!

This week's WIERD email plugged its guitar into the serge and dissappeared here:


Miz Margo and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday September 21st, 10pm-4am
(Live Performances by Dawn of Humans and Pharmakon at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St., NYC

20 September 2011

Xeno & Oaklander "Sets & Lights" Premiere on Pitchfork

14 September 2011

This week WIERD proudly presents at long last the NYC debut of HTRK, aka The Haterock Trio, for a live performance at midnight! I know many of you have been waiting for this eminently handsome group from Melbourne, Australia(by way of London) to grace us with their presence forever seemingly. And this week they will indeed appear in the misty fog and lights at last to celebrate the release of their new album Work(Work, Work) out this week on Ghostly Intl./Blast First Petite. HTRK's sound has come a long way since the hot and bothered, bottom-heavy-breathy, and Roland S. Howard Produced Marry Me Tonite(2009) and it seems Jonnine and Nigel have come up to the surface for some icy fresh air to make one of the most intimately brooding, romantic new modern minimal synth records of 2011. And just to bring a little extra assurance to you all that summers fucking over at last, and that this will indeed be another ever-VRabulous approaching-autumn evening of pleasure-seeking enjoyment we'll be joined by none other than our lovely Very Rare lady of the New England night the mistress of enjoyment herself Ms. Jeralyn Mason whos comin down from Boston with her nasty little bitch in tow Mr. Matt Lyons to man the wheels of the WIERD. Follow the links below for a few trax and words, and see you all in the lovely midnite World...VR.

Also, and FYI you'll have to act fast on this one as spots are filling up fast - There are a limited number of reserved tickets still available for the ChameleonsVox Script Of The Bridge: Live show at WIERD on wed. November 23rd. As we announced a few weeks ago Mark is flying in the band from the UK(which this time around includes The Chameleons original drummer John Lever...VR) to play the album from start to finish! This will be the only east coast performance of this material on ChameleonsVox 2011 US Tour.

To reserve a ticket please send an email to for more details. We will reply promptly to let you know if you are confirmed. For everyone not on the list, there will indeed be a few tickets available on a first come, first serve basis starting at 10:30pm the night of the show. More info on this event is available on the ChameleonsVox site:

Jeralyn, Matt Lyons and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday September 14th, 10pm-4am
(Live Performance by HTRK at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St., NYC

7 September 2011

This week WIERD proudly welcomes back the every-glam and glitter-encrusted cryptic Velvet coldmine of ultra-bleak pleasure THE PSYCHICS for a live performance at midnite! The Psychics is the enigmatic new musical ill-object of WIERD's own beloved long time triumphantly irregular Mr. Jay Chase...VR. You've been getting the fear seeing him starin you down from afar hiding out in the shadows in his shimmery silver leggings and slick white locks to die for, reading your sorry trembling ass, and tearin it up on the dancefloor week after week with his radically idiosyncratic, epilepti-arachnoVRorldly moves...and tonite he takes the stage with an all new backing band for the first time. God knows what to call the frightening clamour of this wildly celebratory trainwreck of trouble - maybe if a young Shane McGowan highjacked the Christian Death tourbus circa summer of '82 and locked up little Lady Rozz in a guitar case and flew in YMO's meth-head synthtechs to steal the identities of a few anonymously uncomfortable local suburban librarians at knifepoint and makem trigger the sequences, or else suffer the beyond unChase'd who the fuck knows, its gonna be a good one tonite kiddies, shower up and get yr fleshy-fresh faces powder-prettied up for a nasty, bad trip to VRemember!

Hilary Beck(Prefix Magazine), Sean Earl Beard(Plastic Flowers/Tallahassee, FL),
and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday September 7th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by The Psychics at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

31 August 2011

Tonite WIERD is proud to host the official record release party for Dream Affair's debut full-length album Endless Days out now on Avant! Records in Italy! Abby, Hayden and Frankie's trax are one of NYC's truest embodiments of the classic guitar driven coldwave sound, in the case of the new album definitely of the high-end-heavy Germanic variety in which echo-laden swathes of sparkling guitar drift atop and play off of a prickly, spitting, bitchy young ice pick of a drum machine below. The band will be performing the entire new album live from start to finish this evening at midnite, and to make the event even wierder none other than M. Canterel himself will be making a Very Rare guest appearance going head to head with our wildest young debutante of the nasty black night Ms. Pre-Op Trans!...needless to say watching Pre-Op deal with Martial law in the BJ booth should be a site for sore eyes...(and eye.e. I don't mean the 'i' on your face gurl)...Rumors say shes goin all the way tonite...or is s/he...or did she already mmm hmm?! :O A few DA trax are up for download at Brooklyn Vegan along with the band's debut video for the album's title track.

Xeno & Oaklander's forthcoming new album Sets & Lights is now set for release on October 11th(Oct. 17th in the UK). The album's second single for the title track will be out digitally and as a 7" single with an exclusive B-side entitled "Sunday" on Sept. 20th. The first single off of Sets & Lights "The Staircase"(b/w "Not Afraid") came out in June, the video premiered via the NYTimes and the A and B sides are still available from FACT and The Quietus respectively. Its all here for your late afternoon Xanten-traversing pleasure.:

Kindest Lines 23 city US tour starts with a kick off show Friday night in New Orleans!!/event.php?eid=226235450751733

I realize the words from the WIERD have been a bit unVR of late, but be assured they'll be back in full force next week...apologies, the hurricane of fuzzy green pleasure that is the US Open is underway and I'm more than distracted...stay tuned and they will VReturn next week, I assure you.

Martial Canterel, Pre-Op Trans, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday August 31st, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Dream Affair at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

Coming Soon to an UNfair Dream in You: Wed. Sept. 7th: WIERD Presents the Return of The Psychics(featuring Jay Chase) Wed. Sept 14th: WIERD Presents a Live Performance by HTRK!(Australia)! Wed. Sept 21st: Double Bill Intensity as WIERD Presents Live Performances by Pharmakon and Dawn of Humans!:
Wed. Sept. 28th: WIERD Welcomes the Return of Religious to Damn
Wed. Oct. 12th: WIERD Presents the Xeno & Oaklander Sets & Lights Record Release Party!

25 August 2011

Wierd Records Feature in the ANP Quarterly
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24 August 2011

This week WIERD welcomes the NYC debut of Pleasure Leftists from Cleveland, OH for a live performance at midnite! The band's debut EP came out this past April on the always great Fan Death Records label in DC run by No Love Lost monthly party ringleader Sean Gray, who will be on hand with NLL in-house DJ exVRordinaire Denman for tonite's show. The lovely Haley Morris is indeed one of the wildest frontwomen out there with an alluringly androgynous kill-yr-boss-and-hit-the-road-with-a-rusty-shotgun vocal delivery and who-knows-what-the-fuck-she's-gonna-do-tonite style stage presence, and holds down the local Cleveland scene with a Very Rare stranglehold, including her excellent efforts in staging WCSB's recent "Ceremony of the 35th Summer" Xeno & Oaklander concert at Cleveland State University back in June! For all you hardcore fans of classic French Cold Wave and new snarly post-punk and dusty gutter crust alike, you're in for a Very Rare treat this evening!

The No Love Lost crew will be in NYC through the weekend for a proper label showcase in BK with Pleasure Leftists, Puerto Rico Flowers, and Screen Vinyl Image who blew the Vague off the Froide earlier this summer in the WIERD, catch this killer gig on sat. night!

And thank you to everyone who came out to the Psychic TV show last week, and extra special thanks to the great Ryan Martin from DAIS, Kevin Hufnagel, and our hero Mr. Martial Canterel for making this possible and an evening to remember. We recorded both the video and audio from the show and will have more on this soon...for now a few images from the night are up in the live performance archive. Needless to say hearing the likes of "Just Drifting", "The Orchids", and "Just Like Arcadia" live finally after all these years was something I'll never forget...VR.

No Love Lost DJ(Sean Gray+Denman) and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday August 24th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

24 August 2011

Xeno & Oaklander in NME and Dazed & Confused

17 August 2011

Psychic TV Live in Thee Wierd
New York City, 17 August 2011

For thee Realisation ov This Project Psychic TV will be:
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Martial Canterel
Kevin Hufnagel

On the occasion of this Very Rare concert live in the Wierd World, Psychic TV will be performing a selection of classic trax from the albums Force the Hand of Chance(1982), Dreams Less Sweet(1983), A Pagan Day(1984), and Allegory & Self(1988) at midnite.

Our aim is wakefulness, our enemy is dreamless sleep.

The WIERD Party @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC
Doors 10pm / 21+ / $15

11 August 2011

Kindest Lines Features in Drowned in Sound and Bowlegs music, UK

10 August 2011

This week WIERD proudly welcomes the NYC debut of the wild west coast tornado of ritualistic industrial fury BESTIAL MOUTHS for a live performance at midnite! Tonite's concert will be the official record release party for the L.A. based band's long-awaited debut LP Hissing Veil out on the always impeccably curated DAIS Records run by our beloved long-time VRiends Ryan Martin and Gibby Miller. This record really has an erotically explosive, fantastically disease-ridden, triumphantly pleasure-seeking-bitch-on-the-prowlwave sound all its own and its hard to know where in hell to start in describing IT - something tells me that when the veil goes up and Lynette lets her loose canon of Sadistic hiss rip there shouldn't be any questions who's in control, if there are raise your brittle little sad hands and I'm sure she'll kindly bite a few digits off and hit the road with a smirk o'bloody stumps a flailin all pestilence-inflectedly questions asked...thank you very much dahling...charmed. its gonna be a good one, see you all tonite the Rabid Angelinos are in the house!

There's so many solid shows on the horizon you spoiled little brats should thank yr lucky stars for the Brooklyn night. Tomorrow night thurs. 8/11 Xeno & Oaklander and MAYa will present a curated retrospective of their respective video work at Secret Project Robot, should be quite a treat to see Miss Liz projected in architectual full-bleed on the outside on the building's facade all night long! This excellent event will be followed by a DJ set by the ever-masterful selecteur the great Mr. Phil Maier aka DJ Goutroy:!/event.php?eid=106054866162954

Friday night the heaviest-hitting death punk show in ages is happening in Bushwack at The Acheron with a big black mess of a bill featuring the NYC debut of Lebenden Toten, Rosenkopf, SectSS, Social Circkle, and Nomad!

Sunday Bestial Mouths play a second show with YOU and Rosenkopf at St. Vitus in Greenpoint:

And next sat. 8/20 Frank(just Frank) and Iceage hit Cake Shop on the LES. Chris from FjF tells me hes got a blisteringly feverish, icy shard of synth punk Française in store specifically tailored to tear it up on this Very Rare occasion!

Goutroy and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday August 10th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Bestial Mouths at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

5 August 2011

Kindest Lines on Henry Rollins Radio, KCRW Los Angeles sat. August 6th, 6pm PST

3 August 2011

The NYC punk scene is killin it the past few years. And tonite WIERD is proud to welcome 2 ultra heavy hitters in the scene CRAZY SPIRIT and HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS for an intense double bill of live performances at midnite, with Glenn from Cult of Youth, and Chi and Keegan from Anasazi behind the cold controls spinning the frozen hot night way!

This week's WIERD email was destroyed in the mosh pit and is in the closet once again...alas:


Glenn, Chi and Keegan Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday July 27th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
(Very Rare live performances by Crazy Spirit and Hank Wood and the Hammerheads at Midnite!)
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC
Info: (212)226-5708

27 July 2011

This week WIERD proudly welcomes the weekly party debut of BOOTBLACKs for a live performance at midnight! The band's fiecely handsome swagger, rusted razor blade guitars and wickedly snarling vox with venerably solid roots in both the ever-underlooked early naughts San Francisco scene, and classic Aussie No Wave worlds alike will not dissappoint!

This week's email is confusedly lost in Rememberances of WIERD's past:


Miz Margo and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday July 27th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
(Very Rare live performance by Bootblacks at midnite!)
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC
Info: (212)226-5708

25 July 2011

Kindest Lines video premiere and US tourdates announced on Stereogum:

20 July 2011

This week WIERD welcomes the return of our good friends CLAPS from Minneapolis, MN who have consistently held down the frosty fort in the minimal electronic midwest the past few years with a string of solid EPs on the Guilt Ridden Pop label, and their excellent monthly live music party 'Perish'. Patrick, Jed and Sara are gearing up to release their debut LP later this year and made the epic drive east to play the album for you all this evening, with out lovingly nasty, shady lady of the Very Rare World ANAREXIA and the great Mr. Teardrop providing the backdrop for another long, icy night's enjoyment!

The Burning Fleshtival III at The Red Light District in Far Rockaway, Queens is next weekend July 29-30th! The RLD crew announced the line-ups this week and Margaret, Ryan, Jeremy, Frank, and Nick will be presenting a special radio show this sunday in NYC on WKCR 89.9 FM, not to be missed. For more info visit the always great RLD site below. This will be the first live performance by BLOODYMINDED in NYC in 5 years. VR.

ANAREXIA and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday July 6th, 10pm-4am
(Live Performance by Claps at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

14 July 2011

Kindest Lines Review in Notion Magazine, UK:

13 July 2011

Tonite WIERD is proud to welcome the weekly party debut of our beloved hero the amazing Scott Mou as QUEENS for a live performance at midnight! Yes indeed its true when the great Mr. Mou has some downtime from his ever-glamorous DJ schedule sharing the booth with everyone from OMD to Animal Colective, remixing and undercutting Motorhead with The Sisters of Mercy for the fashion runways worldwide, or working as one of the most erudite music writers in all of NYC manning the critical controls over at Other Music, he secretly crafts a highly sensitized, crystal-clear, swirlingly slippery and ultra-psychedelic world thats quite difficult to pin down. Yet we're VRinordinately pleased to say the pinning will go down on us all this evening, get dressed and feel blessed as Scott's got the stake, QUEENS will make you feel as one and forever relieve your queenly-abstracted, lonely little heartache! See you all this evening...VR.

This week's Wierd email is now one with ITself here:


Omar Perez, Birthday Girl Ms. Minimal Syb and Hi-Fi Hillary Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday July 13th, 10pm-4am
(Live performance by Queens at midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

6 July 2011

Tonite WIERD proudly presents a VRip roarin, wickedly pleasure-seeking tornado of ultra-darkened death punk intensity, as we welcome the weekly party live debuts of ANASAZI and ROSENKOPF for a double bill at midnite! Anasazi unleashed the black beast a few weeks back when they ruled the night with Cult of Youth and Iceage at the Northside fest at Public Assembly...and for those not 'in the NO', step out of the YES and dress to VRepress as our forever-beloved, spirit-walking distributor of the Wierd Party himself previously of NYC post-punk legends The Hunt - his excellency Mr. Jasper McGandy of will indeed take the stage playin bass in Anasazi with Keegan, Chi and Co.!!/event.php?eid=131790240234097

Also a last minute reminder for our friends on the continent, Xeno & Oaklander's European dates in support of 'The Staircase' commence this evening in London!

This week's Wierd email proposes the notion of the 'digit'-al as a thing-in-ITself::


Jeralyn, Glenn, and Hi-Fi Hillary Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday July 6th, 10pm-4am
(Live double bill of Anasazi and Rosenkopf at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

29 June 2011

This week WIERD proudly presents the NYC debut of the fantastically loose, psycho-sexual tornado of nastily lysergic pleasure that is Dangerous Boys Club from Portland, OR for a live performance at midnite! From his early hardcore roots in such venerable groups as Heroin and the legendary Antioch Arrow in the the early '90s up to more recent groups such as Magick Daggers and DBC, the great Aaron Montaigne has long been a darkly splendid, consistently solid left coast musical force. The band's 1st full-length Vril from last year on the Fast Weapons imprint was a wild ride of a record, check out the video for 'Future Sex' below, and come see this future come alive in the foggy Wierd World tonite!

This week's WIERD email lays hidden in service of correcting all that is already correct:


Goutroy and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WI_RD!
Wednesday June 29th, 10pm-4am
(Live performance by Dangerous Boys Club at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

28 June 2011

Xeno & Oaklander feature in The Quietus, UK:

New Xeno & Oaklander track 'Not Afraid' available for free download from

24 June 2011

Xeno & Oaklander's new video 'The Staircase' Premiered today courtesy of the New York Times:

New Xeno & Oaklander Single 'The Staircase' Available for Free Download from FACT Magazine, UK

23 June 2011

Kindest Lines review via Drowned In Sound, UK:

22 June 2011

This week's WIERD is dedicated to the VR fact that every week the WIERD sends this email to ITself.


(I hate to say I told myself 'So', but I just did.)
Ok so that being said without being 'said' - any thoughts, questions? Yes, you back there in the wait, actually you know what before I take my first question perhaps we should talk amongst myselves in small groups. Lets reconvene to discuss IT this evening, I can't wait to see me tonite, VR!!!

Tonite WIERD World welcomes two new fantastic solo acts to the minimal electronic lexicon as we present the NYC debuts of STACIAN from Milwaukee, WI and NAO KATAFUCHI from Tokyo, Japan! The lovely Ms. Dania Luck(aka Stacian) delivered an excellent shiver-inducing performance supporting Martial Canterel a few weeks ago in Milwaukee causing mass attacks of Liquid Sky Deja-Vu as she chanelled the absolutely classic, triumphantly fragile, electricity-fueled vanguard spirit of early European minimal synth a la Nine Circles, The Vyllies, Martin Dupont etc. And it simply doesn't get any more mysterious than the beyond-elusive world of Mr.'ve seen his flickering eyes carefully observing your every move in the foggy, wild WIERD each week as he slips from shadow to shadow, now watch him shred yr cold little face off with his CV out modded straight into yr mind..I don't even know what the fuck that means, but Mr.Canterel tells me he has a special DJ set planned rigorously chronologizing the history of Japanese minimal electronic music and our beloved international playboy the hands-down master of enjoyment himself Mr. Omar Perez will also be on hand steering the icy hot wheels of the WIERD!

Omar Perez, Martial Canterel, and Frankie Teardrop Spin The WIERD!
Wednesday June 22nd, 10pm-4am
(Live Performances by Stacian and Nao Katafuchi at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

20 June 2011

Xeno & Oaklander will play a series of UK/EU dates in support of their new single 'The Staircase' due out this Fri. June 24th:

July 6th: London, The Lexington
July 8th: Amsterdam/NL, Nieuwe Anita
July 10th: Milan/Italy, Q21
July 11th: Basel/Switzerland, New Jerseyy Gallery
July 12th: Vienna/Austria, Fluc
July 13th: Stuttgart/Germany, Komma
July 14th: Berlin, King Kong Club
July 16th: Budapest, Roham
July 9th: Zurich, Longstreet Bar

More details on all dates here

16 June 2011

Kindest Lines feature on Brooklyn Vegan

Xeno & Oaklander will play a special concert at Spaces in Cleveland on sat. June 25th for the 35th Anniversary of WCSB Radio, Cleveland State Univ.:

10 June 2011

This week at WIERD we're proud to present the record release party for Kindest Lines' debut LP Covered in Dust! The band are in town from New Orleans and will perform the new record in its entirety live at midnite! The first two singles are available for free download at Stereogum and Prefix Magazine:

Glenn Maryansky and Frankie Teardrop Spin The WIERD World
Wednesday June 15th, 10pm-4am
(Live Performance by Kindest Lines at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

The Wierd Records, No Fun Productions, Beyond Booking Showcase at The Northside Festival is this Thursday June 16th at Public Assembly. Xeno & Oakalnder and Kindest Lines will join the likes of Rene Hell(1st NYC show ever!) as well as our long-time friend Carlos Giffoni and others for a great evening on 2 stages traversing the infinite spectrum of dark electronics! The Beyond Booking site has more info on all artists:

Wierd Records, No Fun Productions, and The Bunker Present:
Rene Hell(Type, Agents of Chaos/Portland)
Xeno & Oaklander(Wierd Records/Brooklyn)
Carlos Giffoni(No Fun Productions/Brooklyn)
Silent Servant(Sandwell District/Los Angeles)
Laurel Halo(No Fun, Hippos in Tanks/Brooklyn)
Kindest Lines(Wierd Records/New Orleans)
DJ Shawn NoEQ(Led Er Est, Further Reductions/Brooklyn)

The Northside Festival @ Public Assembly
Thursday June 16th
70 North 6th St., BKNY
Doors 9pm/21+/$10

10 June 2011

Kindest Lines in FACT Magazine, UK:

8 June 2011

1 June 2011

This week WIERD is proud to welcome the long-overdue return of the amazing FRANK(JUST FRANK) for a live performance at midnite! This will the band's first live performance in NYC in over 2 years! Our long-beloved gatekeeper of the smoothly elusive Franco-Jersienne World his Froidetastic VRagesty Monsieur Anthem relocated to Brooklyn from Paris back in February and has since put together a fantastic new FjF line-up for the forthcoming second LP. For everyone who emailed - yes the band will indeed be playing nearly all of their debut full-length The Brutal Wave in its entirety!

Frank(just Frank) feature on Brooklyn Vegan:

The weekly WIERD email lurks in the Quebeq-Swisse leatherclad darkness...:


No Love Lost DJs - Sean Gray(Fan Death Records) and Denman, Washington DC, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday May 25th, 10pm-4am
(Live Performance by Frank(just Frank) at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

27 May 2011

Martial Canterel review in Obsküre Magazine, France:

25 May 2011

Tonite WIERD is proud to present Daily Life Live.

As an experience in and of the world in 2011, needless to say - this is Very Rare. As time marches on the cold power of the rusty iron curtain of mediation between humans and daily lived experience intensifies, and as thus seeing and hearing the sounds of Daily Life live in the flesh is becoming more and more difficult. Performances by the band are quite an event we've heard from our heros deep down in the lavishly fertile musical bunker of The Red Light District out in Far Rockaway that hosted the band's last show a few months ago. Following the frighteningly facemelting performance by Humanbeast in the WIERD this past March, and along with the likes of Work/Death, Lazy Magnet, Superior Human Vomit, Russian Tsarlag and the great Mark Lord, the Providence scene is clearly back in action. And this evening the WIERD World is pleased smash the wall of contemporary abstract sadness with analogically heat-seeking pleasure as we welcome Christopher(aka Mark Lord/ex-Kites) and the lovely Sakiko to allow you to experience of Daily Life Live at midnite! The band's most recent full-length album Necessary and Pathetic is highly recommended, a free D/L of DL is available below from the Load Records go down the sweet nectar of the volcanic inverse-eruption of a boilingly hot load(pardon me - figuratively speaking of course darling...though...I guess in this case the figurative IS the literal...oooh how VRexxxy is that eh?) that is Daily Life live and unmediated, or else die alone in 'once-VRemoved' silence...while we all get DL without the D/L all wild and alive in maximal VRelectronic bliss tonite!

As many of you know next week June 1st we're excited to present the first NYC live performance by Frank(just Frank) in over 2 years! Anthem has recently relocated from Paris to Brooklyn and the band is back in action, not to be missed. FjF will be joined by the No Love Lost DJs Sean and Denman who are holding down the frozen hot cold scene in DC via their great NLL monthly party and Sean's label Fan Death Records.

Omar Perez(Nachtmusic/Popscene, San Francisco), Anarexia, and Hillary Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday May 25th, 10pm-4am
(Live Performance by Daily Life at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

24 May 2011

Video premiere of Kindest Lines "Destructive Paths to Live Happily" now on Stereogum!

23 May 2011

Staccato du Mal reviews from BeatRoute Magazine, Canada and, Italy:

Martial Canterel Feature, Extravaganza Magazine, Chile:

Kindest Lines Interviews in More than the Music and Stereo Subversion, UK:

18 May 2011

Late last fall a mysterious transluscent purple cassette tape with 'The Dawn' scrawled into its brittle, invisible skin appeared in the WIERD's life courtesy of the always lovely Ms. Gabby E. that immediately found its way apparently permanently lodged in my car stereo where it remained wickedly blistering my mind day after day for months, and stands as one of the most solidly electrifying demos in recent memory. And this week WIERD is proud to welcome the NYC debut of LOST TRIBE from Richmond, Virginia for a live performance at midnite! Shravan and co. take the finest elements of classic Crust, UK positive punk or early Killing Joke and undercut it with a few shots of the live anarchic viscerality of Discharge if the guitars were filtered through the nastily trapped-under-ice claustrophobic FX of the French Cold Wave World...this band fukin rules, come feel em let it rip you'll love it, you'll lose it, and you deserve IT. This evening we're bringin in the extra guitar/wave-heavy artillery as we welcome the debut guest DJ appearance of our beloved, infamous hero Mr. Mike Obrien who will be joining Glenn and Frankie on the raggedly tetanus-infested wheels of the WIERD. This is gonna be a good one, join the Tribe or die!

We announced earlier this week that the Wierd Records, No Fun Productions, Beyond Booking Showcase at The Northside Festival is now confirmed for Thursday June 16th at Public Assembly in BK. Xeno & Oakalnder and Kindest Lines will join the likes of Rene Hell(1st NYC show ever!) as well as our old friend Carlos Giffoni and others for a great evening on 2 stages traversing the infinite spectrum of dark electronics! The BB site has the complete details:

The clues to this week's Wierd email lay on the mirror image of the UPS and DOWNS of your life:


Mad Mike Obrien, Glenn's Blacklisted Youth, and Frankie Tearitup Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday May 18th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

14 May 2011

Xeno & Oaklander and Kindest Lines with Rene Hell and others at The Northside Festival, Thursday June 16th!

Wierd Records, No Fun Productions and Beyond Booking Showcase
The Northside Festival @ Public Assembly
Thursday, June 16th
70 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors 9pm/$10

11 May 2011

Tonite WIERD welcomes back our forever VReloved friend the inimitable EPEE DU BOIS for a live demonstration of maximal electronic music at midnite! Cheyney has been kind enough to take an evening off following his literally explosive show in Tokyo last month and in lieu of his forthcoming exhibition in Naples, Italy in a few weeks to drop a few speculatively real jewels off of his amazingly Very Rare Open Water K7 on Living Tapes in Los Angeles from last year. Come on down and see Epee represent...everything but himself in classic early modernist, fantastically 'Misery'-ish fashion - as a certain infamous, organicly synthetic masterpiece on the WIERD Compilation Volume II once elusively described...VR.

Sean Ragon(Cult of Youth/Blind Prophet Records) and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday May 11th, 10pm
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

5 May 2011

Martial Canterel June 2011 US Tourdates
Fri. June 3rd - Detroit, The Magic Stick
Sat. June 4th - Chicago, Viaduct Theatre
Sun. June 5th - Milwaukee, Stonefly
Tues. June 7th - Cleveland, Happy Dog
Wed. June 8th - Pittsburgh, Brillobox
Thurs. June 9th - Washington DC, Uncapped Festival

More details on all dates here:

4 May 2011

This week WIERD welcomes the return of AUTOMELODI from Montreal for a long-overdue live performance at midnite! Come on out and check in with what the great Monsieur Paradis and co. have been up down in the cold, deep North!

Prefix Magazine has a nice feature on the band up, as well as a second free track 'Running Into Next Year' available for download:

Staccato du Mal review in Skug Journal für Musik, Austria"

This week's WIERD email burned itself alive in hopes of avoiding MTA fees:


Miz Margo, Minimal Syb, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday May 4th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
(Very Rare live performance by Automelodi at midnite!)
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC
Info: (212)226-5708

29 April 2011

The first single 'Destructive Paths to Live Happily' from the forthcoming debut album from Kindest Lines Covered in Dust due out June 15th premiered as a free download in Fader:

The band's first interview is online via This is Fake DIY/UK which includes a download to the track 'Baltimore':

The band also have a new mixtape up for download at Huh Magazine/UK:

Anthem from Frank(just Frank) who recently made the move from Paris to Brooklyn, has done a new interview for Oakazine:

27 April 2011

The WIERD is eminently excited for this week's performance which has been in the planning stages for many months. As you all know with all the recent VRevolutions in birth control ITs uh oh...Its that day of the year - ANAREXIA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! Our fantastically-abusive nasty Queen mother demands 'top' quality(ouch!) entertainment or we're all fucked(literally, ow stop!), and needless to say WIERD's got just the thing...mmmm hmmm. And, on a dare I say on a more serious note - let me exxxplain...

Week after week the WIERD has found ITself ending up without fail IT seems, at a certain Very Rare ultra-depraved and incredibly alive latenight Sunday party on a certain desolate, run-down block of Bk to witness some of the most intensely energized, wildly explosive, and epicly complex theatrical performances I've simply ever seen honestly, in what I can confidently say is perhaps the best kept secret in NYC performance art, modern dance, and nightlife. All rolled into one.

With this in mind, it is truly with pleasure that I welcome the WIERD weekly party debut of The BACKSPACE PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE for a new multi-media dance performance extravaganza entitled "Here Come the Girls" live at midnite! I'd like to be able to try and quickly give you all an idea of exactly what to expect this wednesday, but any attempt is doomed, these kids are beyond. And honestly, they give me hope in every way. I thought the wonders of worlds as spontaneously imaginative as this dissappeared forever with the demise of the legendary Blacklips Performance Cult eons ago, or did it? Suffice it to say in my best attempt: their ever-charismatic leader the inordinately elusive Krystal Something Something and his company of 7 dancers take the refined, eroticized compositional restraint of a young Michael Clark, combine it with the Gender sur-realdysphoric visual aesthetics of Leigh Bowery in the mature d'Offay window-era days, send it back to an early 70s all-star writers love-in between Rowan and Martin, The Pythons and "Phantom of Paradise"-era Brian DePalma and spritz it with a little Warholian-laced abjecto-elixir from the late 60s Factory Nights and you've got this seethingly wonderful, anarchic beast. Without furthur ad-ew..."Here Come the Girls"...see you all in the WIERD World tomorrow evening!
Backspace on Facebook:
"Here Come the Girls!":

This Thursday evening Vaura will play a special show at the Japan Society immediately following the premiere of Yoshihiro Nishimura's gore-soaked new film, Helldriver. Tickets to the film and performance are $12, and 50% of ticket sales go to the Japan Society's earthquake relief fund! Director Yoshihiro Nishimura and actress Eihi Shiina will be there in person.

And Friday night Wierd's own THROAT joins a blisteringly hot psychedelic black metal bill at Santos as Brandon Stosuy's 'Haunting the Chapel' teams up with Chronic Youth to present Celestia from France and Forteresse from Quebec! WIERD will make a Very Rare guest DJ appearance at this one to keep the cold black pestilence in check!

Anarexia, Pre-Op Trans, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday April 27th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Backspace at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

21 April 2011

New Martial Canterel interview and review in New Noise (FR):

Click the images to view full size.

20 April 2011

This week WIERD is proud to host the NYC debut of TRUST from Toronto! The chillingly handsome new synthwave duo's alluring debut single 'Candy Walls' has been making the VRounds on the party decks the past couple months and we've been patiently awaiting their arrival to present the forthcoming full-length arsenal of trax out soon on Sacred Bones! Our long-time friend the great Caleb Braaten will be joining our beloved in-house coldwave king himself Mr. Glenn Maryansky as guest DJs. Its certain to be another lovely, long evening of pleasure to take you away from your screens for an few hours...Trust Me kids.

Also to make everyone even less Trust-worthy this evening Mark from Edward the Third just rang over hes shellin out for happily open bar absinthe hour tonite from 11-12am, watch out for that stuff ladies, King Ed will VReck your head and your closetted tranny boss'll be screamin at yr abthinthe(!) from work tomorrow for sure...where are you yr tho late!? :)

We happy to say the debut 7" single from New Orleans own Kindest Lines entitled 'Destructive Paths to Live Happily' is now available! Click on over to the WIERDshop and check it out, its a great little gem of an introduction to the newest WIERD family unit. The band will be in town as the weekly party plays host to the record release for their debut full-length Covered in Dust due out on June 15th.

This weeks WIERD email was abducted into the suburbs of the Wierdsite's FTP:


Caleb, Glenn, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the Seventh Dream of a Abstract Windows Heaven!
Wednesday April 20th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Trust at midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

13 April 2011

Tonite WIERD will be quite an intensely sensitized World of Very Rare musical brilliance unlike few ever in the party's history. This evening we are proud to welcome FIELDED from Chicago, along with the US debut of KISS THE ANUS OF A BLACK CAT from Belgium, all backed by our beloved friend, guest DJ Samhain from Cologne, Germany - aka Mr. Marc Schulte of the legendary long-running Nacht und Sodom compilation series!

Fielded is the solo project of the lovely, elusive chanteuse proper Ms. Lindsay Powell. Combining carefully crafted and manipulated dark ambient electronics with an absolutely soaring voice that summons the canon of scintillating Femme VRatales past such as Vashti Bunyan, Nico, Rose McDowall, and a young Björk, we've heard the chill-inducing factor of Lindsay's visceral presence has triggered mass icicular-stalactite formations on the bases of entire audience's spinal columns throughout the first leg of her current US tour - get ready to shiver, snap off and be forever cast over the cliff into oblivion. And as if thats not enough - Hailing from Gent, BE the amazing KTAOABC take their ominous moniker from an obscure medieval witch ritual, they're truly one of the most powerful real deal European neo-folk acts out there right now in the classic lineage of the likes of Comus to Angus Maclise to Current 93 to Woven Hands...this ones gonna be a beast!

KTAOABC will be on at midnite, Fielded at 12:30. Please be on time or expect to be on yr knees wipin up your frozen, frigid tears with second-hand tranny sweat, the lovely ladies are waiting for you young man, mmm hmm! See you all in the wonderfully warm WIERD womb tonite!...yessss...

Tickets are still available for the 'Haunting the Chapel/WIERD Records Presents:' event this Sunday evening, April 17th at Europa in Greenpoint, BKNY - featuring Locrian, Martial Canterel, Blacklist(1st live show in over a year), and Gnaw. Doors will be at 7:30 for this one!!/event.php?eid=100723900005044

Also a fantastic new Xeno & Oaklander feature premiered in the print edition of La Republica's excellent D Magazine, Italy this past Sunday. We have it loaded up online now, please have a look at the beautiful images Miss Liz and Alex Gaidouk have dreamed up:

Samhain, Goutroy, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday, April 13th 10pm-4am
(VR Live performances by Fielded and KTAOABC at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie st. at Delancey, NYC

12 April 2011

Staccato du Mal review in Vice UK:

10 April 2011

New Xeno & Oaklander feature in La Republica's D Magazine, Italy:
Click here to read

A trailer for the video for Xeno & Oaklander's forthcoming single 'Staircase' directed by Boxmotion is online at D Magazine's website:

6 April 2011

Tonite WIERD proudly welcomes back the dark industrial dance intensity of HEAD TRIP CONCEPTION and DATA RECOVERY for a double bill live performance at midnight! Our beloved in-house hero Sam Aronoff, the man behind WIERD's impeccable weekly party lighting VResign and his partner Graham have tightened up their high end heavy, seethingly raw analogue-EBM-fueled wizardry and I have a feeling we're in for quite a VRleasantly visceral surprise tonite - fans of early Revolting Cocks, Thrill Kill Kult, and Severed Heads come on down and feel the new bad trip you never wanted but god knows you always deserved, on yr scabby little knees you greazy latex lemmings!

In other news of the Very Rare, the next release on WIERD Records due out June 15th is the long-awaited full-length debut Covered in Dust from Kindest Lines from New Orleans. The first 7" single 'Destructive Paths to Live Happily' will be available April 20th!

A nice interview with Staccato du Mal is online courtesy of Hartzine, France:

And I'm happy to say at last - thanks to the tireless, truly herculean efforts of the great Ryan Woodhall of Yellow Tears and Throat the weekly WIERD email and invitation archive is now up on the website! Enjoy reliving all the wild nights forever... :)

Anthem(Frank(just Frank) - France), Glenn and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday April 6th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

30 March 2011

This week WIERD welcomes Streetwalker from Chicago to the weekly party for a live performance at midnight! Streetwalker is Beau Wanzer and Elon Katz from White Car, whos new album is due out this summer from the Hippos in Tanks label. Come on in and check out their late 80s inspired blend of minimal electronics inflected with frenetic shards of New Beat, early Chicago House and UK Acid influences!

Just a reminder tickets are now on sale for the Stereogum Haunting the Chapel-WIERD Records Presents Event at Club Europa next month featuring Locrian/Martial Canterel/Blacklist/Gnaw, as well as the excellent forthcoming Celestia/Forteresse/Throat show at Santos! More info and tickets links are here:!/event.php?eid=100723900005044

Brandon from Stereogum wrote an excellent new feature entitled '18 New Dark Bands to Watch' featuring many WIERD artists as well this week:

Abby(Dream Affair), Shawn NoEQ(Further Reductions), and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday March 30th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Streetwalker at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

27 March 2011

18 dark bands to watch in 2011, featuring several Wierd artists and friends:

23 March 2011

This week WIERD proudly welcomes Tôg for a live performance at midnite! Hailing from Bergen, Norway this fantastic 7 piece dark synth outfit has been making some serious cold waved mania of late up in the Fjord-encrusted Norsk synth world, as their 1st single 'Sansen' spent a good part of 2010 on the Norwegian pop charts. More info is below on Bill P. from Brooklyn Vegan's feature on the band yesterday, come on down tonite to feel the pleasures of what the world that brought the darkest guitar driven black metal music of the last 20 years does with a big pile of cold synths...and how the hell we're gonna fit 7 artists on the WIERD stage, its gonna be a great one!

Also this evening I'm very excited to welcome back as guest DJs three of our favorite San Francisco based heavy hitters in the synth/wave world - the great Josh Cheon from Dark Entries Records, Nihar, who has been the man behind the all-important Warm Leatherette party active in SF since 2008, and of course our beloved Mr. Phil Maier aka Goutroy from the venerable 'A Viable Commercial Blog' site who recently defected to BK to continually blow our minds week after week with his arsenal of obscure Very Rarities as he did last wed. after which Humanbeast wrecked the place. Josh will also be spinning the opening reception tonite for the 'self-publish, be happy' opening at Float Gallery which should also be a great event as well: The debut album from Staccato du Mal Sin Destino is now available! Please visit the shop to give the new trax a listen, and there are 2 free downloads in the SG features here:

The WIERD will return next week with my new long-underdue(...or overdone?...or soon-to-be-undone?...or who he fuck cares why should anyone?...lovely) discourse on the undeniable fact that Emoticons are no longer confined to the virtual world of the web, but have become actual... I met one this week. It was a dark day. ...believe me, you don't want to hear about it now its horrible. OMG! :)

Josh Cheon, Nihar, and Goutroy Spin the Pleasures of Norwegian Electronics!
Wednesday March 23rd, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Tôg at Minite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

20 March 2011

New Staccato du Mal and Martial Canterel reviews:

16 March 2011

Tonite WIERD proudly welcomes the weekly party debut of HUMANBEAST from Providence, RI! Combining the perversely restrained pleasures of latenight bondage taboos with a soundtrack merging luxuriously juicy death industrial and the light flourishes of classic minimal synth, the VRynamic duo of Maralie and Eli create a world that is quite impossible to describe. And from what the WIERD hears this is just the brittle tip of the frozen hot iceberg emerging out of the newly energized Providence scene the past year - which includes the likes of artists such as Daily Life, Work/Death, Lazy Magnet, Superior Human Vomit, Mark Lord, and Russian Tsarlag revolving around the excellent Operateque Venue...quite exciting things lie ahead indeed for this quickly congealing world of bands combining noise with both minimal electronics and classical influences! More info and a free download of Humanbeast's excellent new album 'Gay Marriage' can be found on the Gross Domestic Product label site:

Goutroy and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday March 16th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Performance by Humanbeast at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

9 March 2011

This week WIERD proudly welcomes the return of our long-time friends CULT OF YOUTH for a live performance at midnight! this is quite a cause for celebration as the band's new self-titled LP was just released on the great Sacred Bones Records, and its highly VRecommended...having quite an energized rich sound quite its own perplexingly right in between outsider classic folk via punk via wave greats of such as Comus, John Fahey, Current 93, The Pogues, Pentangle, or Billy Bragg...perhaps all rolled into one with fantastic production values to shine up your boots to! Congrats to Sean and co. on this effort, its looking to be a wild, Wierd night for the VRecord books!

This week's WIERD email has been whoarded by the FTP, this is no way to live. Read it here:


Miz Margo, Anarexia, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday, March 9th 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live performance by Cult of Youth at midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

9 March 2011

The Staccato du Mal Sin Destino LP/CD is due out March 22nd! Today Stereogum premiered 'Walls Fade' along with the video for 'Sólo Baila Sola':

3 March 2011

Martial Canterel review in Foxy Digitalis:

2 March 2011

Tonight WIERD welcomes the weekly party debut of MIRRORGATE for a live performance at midnight! Mirrorgate is composer Mario Diaz de León and Doron Sadja's foray into dense, atmospheric soundscapes of expansively baroque guitars and multilayered, feverishly restrained electronics. The band's elusively hybridized sound is evidence of a closing of the gap between the new cold wave/shoegaze informed strain of black metal rearing its head in Very Rare shadowy corners of Brooklyn and France alike the past few years(Alcest, Amesoeurs, Vaura, Liturgy, Anthem) with the raw, blistery electricity of classic minimal synth, and is sure to be a freshly fertile field of sound we've never heard before in the Wierd World!

Its been a crazy last couple weeks to say the least, a bit hard to process all the concerts and events. For a start here are a few links to froidetastically enhance your afternoon's cubicular VRisolation:
Martial Canterel special on Télérama Radio, France Tues. March 1st:,66253.php

Photos from the 'Mirror Me' event at the Red Light District in Far Rockaway, Queens Sat. Feb.26th:

Glenn and Frankie Teardrop Spin the Wierd World!
Wednesday March 2nd, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Wierd Party debut of Mirrorgate at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home

28 February 2011

Martial Canterel special on French Radio, Tuesday March 1st 22h(4pm EST)

Martial Canterel You Today Reviews:

Igloo Magazine, Glasgow

23 February 2011

Tonite WIERD proudly welcomes the long-overdue VReturn of our good friend the terrifyingly lovely PHARMAKON(aka Margaret Chardiet) for live performance at midnight! Margaret's concert in the WIERD World last year stirred up the deeply-seeded and archetypally-entrenched nuggets of seethingly black pathos in us all...born in the bowels of taboo pleasure, up through the stomach, and expelled from the various orifices - only to hover in front of your quivering, frozen face for a 12 minute tighrope walk of intensity - that thing you try to forget, but stares you in the face, obsessing you to the point of...(ugh lets change the fukin subject I can't deal with that it was horrible...). Beyond the wild world of heat-seeking industrial electronics, deriving from the ancient Greek, Pharmakon denotes both a 'remedy' and a 'poison' and as such has forever posed a quandry for translators from Plato to Kant to Nietzsche to Derrida - coming as thus to elusively represent the essence of 'Indeterminacy' itself...the uncontrollable inner nature of all things and meanings in the world...and the love/hate relationship you have with yourself. So come on out and let Margaret purge you of your privately-protected poison, only to leave you realizing it was all you had left, without it you're nothing. VR.

Pharmakon is just one among many of a tightly knit community of brilliant young artists in the highly -regarded RED LIGHT DISTRICT in Far Rockaway Queens, which also includes the likes of Yellow Tears, Throat, Halflings, Hands Rendered Useless, Teeny Bopper, Tension Fields, Cowards, Boytoyz, John Mannion, Vellum, Stroma, Cathode Terror Secretion, and Diaphragm being only the tip of the boiling iceberg...a potent solid scene that has been slowly and carefully forming the past few years, and one which has become in the WIERD's VRopinion one of the true hopes for the future of industrial noise in the US.

This weekend Brandon Stosuy will curate an excellent 'Mirror Me' event at The Red Light featuring performances and work from Peter Sotos, Mark McCoy, Yellow Tears, Pharmakon, Lionel Maunz and DJ Pieter VR. This one is worth the journey to the desolate latenight beach at the end of the world I assure you...the pleasure of the Red Lights await...

Poeme en Prose(Guillaume from the 'Les Saigneurs de la Night' Party/Paris), Ryan Rayhill, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday February 23rd, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

22 February 2011

Mirror Me This Weekend at the Red Light District!:
Peter Sotos
Mark McCoy
Yellow Tears
DJ: Pieter Schoolwerth
Drawings: Lionel Maunz
Event Curated by Brandon Stosuy
Saturday, February 26
8PM Doors / FREE
@ Red Light District
1034 Bay 25th Street
Far Rockaway, Queens

16 February 2011

Alright everyone, tonite WIERD is VRinordinately excited to present the US debut performance by MUERAN HUMANOS from Buenos Aires, Argentina! Needless to say this is quite a momentous occasion indeed, as it is the first all-South American band ever to play live at the party, hopefully there will be many more in the near future, and perhaps with the coming of the debut LP from Staccato du Mal due for release on March, the prospect of a movement of South American minimal synth isn't too far away. This evening will be the official record release for MH's debut LP on our long time friend Sean Ragon of Cult of Youth's new Blind Prophet Records imprint, and Sean will be on hand along with the lovely Ms. Minimal Syb as guest DJs. The record will be available at the show, and more info can be found here on the band:

Tonite another old friend of the WIERD's Tamaryn will be in town and tonite is her b-day party so slide on in on the Argentinian ice on in and offer her your WIERDest condolences. Tamaryn and Religious to Damn will play Don Hills tomorrow night, Thurs. 2/17, Ms. T says this will be her last NYC show for the rest of 2011, so as always be VRare:

And if you still got a hot shard of that gypsy ice in yr blood, or maybe more likely gallon of Tequilla in yr brain after these two VRagers, on Fri. evening Void Vision and Yellow Tears amongst others will play the rather epic-looking Williamsburg Fashion Weekend blowout party at Glasslands with Katie Rose from Further Reductions spinning, my goodness BK's on fire kiddies get some girlie sleep this afternoon... :)

The new Martial Canterel ablum You Today is now available, a few new reviews and interviews are up on the newspage, and we're keeping the MC back catalogue retrospective free dowload link live for a few more weeks so grab it there as well while you can. Also the new 12 page feature from Blow Up Magazine in Italy is now viewable as well in its entirety, enjoy!

This week's WIERD email has been made Very Rare by the abstracting forces of our Mother Host's Nature, and can viewed here:


Sean Ragon, Minimal Syb, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the Frozen Hot Pleasures of Argentinian Electronics!
Wednesday, February 16th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Mueran Humanos at midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy

14 February 2011

Martial Canterel interview in Prefix Magazine

New Feature in Blow Up Magazine, Italy
Click here to view

8 February 2011

8 February 2011

Martial Canterel's You Today streaming on

8 February 2011

Martial Canterel's new album You Today is now available!

In honor of the arrival of the new full-length we are giving away a downloadable retrospective of Sean's early releases dating back to 2003, simply click on the link below. Included here are several Very Rare gems, including 2 trax from the long deleted Austerton LP, a track from the ultra limited self-released CDR Coercion, and a never before released track from Moravagine, Sean's alias before Martial Canterel

CLICK HERE to download

1. Windscreen (Wierd Compilation Volume II: Analogue Electronic Music -2008)
2. Never Wind (Wierd Compilation - 2006)
3. Two Before Four (Drilling Backwards cassette - 2006)
4. Cruelty Reigns Through Ages (Cruelty Frames Our Age CDR - 2007)
5. 3 Days (Sister Age cassette - 2004)
6. Sister Age (Sister Age cassette - 2004)
7. Hausmann (Sister Age cassette - 2004)
8. Corners (Austerton cassette - 2003)
9. Other Half (Austerton LP - 2003)
10. Accrue (Unreleased - 2003)
11. Covers (Coercion CDR - 2003)
12. Phantom (Confusing Outsides LP - 2003)

The official You Today record release party will be tomorrow evening: Wednesday, February 9th at the Wierd Party at Home Sweet Home (131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC). Doors will be at 10pm and Martial Canterel will perform live at midnight!

3 February 2011

Martial Canterel You Today review in Uncut Magazine, UK by Louis Pattison. Click HERE to read.

2 February 2011

Tonite WIERD welcomes the NYC debut of La Femme from Paris for a live performance at midnite! The band is in the country for the first time for a select series dates over the next couple weeks. Come on down and hear our new fave addition to the ever-expanding vague froide moderne lexicon!

Also this evening the WIERD World plays host to the official record release party for the debut album Violet Cries from Esben and the Witch out next week! We'll be playing the record in its entirety from 10-11 with open bar, CD and LP giveaways:

Also the WIERD is teaming up with Brandon Stosuy to present a pretty heavy line-up live at Europa in April. Tickets just went on sale for this one. This will be the only NYC area Locrian show, and the first live performance by Blacklist in over a year! Needless to say, VR.:

Stereogum's Haunting the Chapel and WIERD Records Present:

Martial Canterel

Sunday April 17th
98 Meserole St., Bk
Doors 7pm, $10

Glenn and Epee du Bois Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday February 2nd, 10pm-4am
(Live Performance by La Femme at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

26 January 2011

On wednesday February 2nd WIERD proudly presents the official Esben and the Witch record release party! We will be playing the record in its entirety from 10-11 with free drinks courtesy of Matador.

26 January 2011

Tonite WIERD is proud to welcome the NYC debut of our favorite new band from San Francisco The Soft Moon for a live performance at midnight! We've been eagerly awaiting Luis, Justin and co.'s arrival since they opened for Xeno & Oaklander in SF back in March. I highly recommend their self-titled debut LP out now on Captured Trax which we've been spinning to frozen hot death for the past couple months, its a kickass record and one of the darkest cold guitar wave albums in recent memory. My fave track on the LP 'Circles' is closer to the mastery of French Cold Wave legends End of Data's Sahrah or Complot Bronswick's Dark Room's Delights LPs than anythng in recent memory. Check out the video below directed by Ron Robinson. The evening will be extra special as we welcome back the San Fran all-star DJ team of our beloved Goutroy and our long-time VRiend Justin Anastasi whos joined SM's live line-up. For anyone looking for endless hours of jawdropping, chill-inducing entertainment, visit Goutroy's A Viable Commercial Blog also below as the Very Rarities rain down for daze...
The Soft Moon 'Circles' video:
A Viable Commercial Blog Site:

Next Mon. Jan. 31st Far Rockaway's Power Electronics Princess. Pharmakon(aka Ms. Margaret Chardiet, also of Throat) will play a live show at Housing Works in Soho as part of Brandon Stosuy and artist Kai Altoff's Mirror Me Zine event. Scott Indrisek, Senior Editor of Modern Painters Magazine will moderate the Mirror Me discussion with Zach Baron, Lionel Maunz, and Brandon.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY
7-9 pm FREE

Goutroy, Justin Anastasi, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday January 26th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by The Soft Moon at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Delancy, NYC

19 January 2011

Martial Canterel Interview:
Frank(just Frank) Interview:
WIERD exclusive downloadable mix for Hartzine:

19 January 2011

This week's email can be read here:


Abby, Hayden, and Frankie T. Spin the WIERD Body VRantastique!
Wednesday January 19th 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy

14 January 2011

Staccato Du Mal's 'Desespero' now on Stereogum!

12 January 2011

This week WIERD proudly presents two truly Very Rare events!:

Tonight Wednesday January 12th, WIERD welcomes the debut live perfomance by Anthem from Frank(just Frank) at the weekly party at Home Sweet Home! This will be the first Anthem live show ever, and for all of you who emailed us the answer is yes the band will indeed be playing a carefully chosen selection of trax off of Frank(just Frank)'s The Brutal Wave, as well as new material from the forthcoming Anthem debut on the way later this year!

Veryrarealyn, Minimal Syb, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday January 12th, 10pm-4am
(Live Performance by Anthem of Frank(just Frank) at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

Tomorrow evening Thursday January 13th, WIERD is honored to host the official Religious to Damn record release party at Glasslands in Brooklyn! RtD has been a close friend of the WIERD world the past few years, and we've been waiting patiently for the debut album Glass Prayer, out on M'Lady's Records on Feb. 8th for a long time. I hope everyone can make it out for this very special evening in which the WIERD will be joined by guest DJs his VRexcellency the great Mr. Jonathan Toubin of 'New York Night' Train fame, our always beloved Ms. Jeralyn, and guest vocalist Tamaryn. Charlie Schmid and his percussion ensemble 'I Sing The Body Electric' will kick the evening off performing Steve Reich's 'Drumming', followed by Kevin Hufnagel(Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Vaura) who will perform solo on accoustic guitar.

Pieter VR, Jonathan Toubin, and Jeralyn Mason Spin the Religious to Damn Record Release Party!
Thursday January 13th, 9pm
289 Kent Ave.(btwn S.1st/S. 2nd Sts, Williamsburg)
L train to Bedford, J train to Marcy
Doors: 9pm, FREE!

5 January 2011

Happy new WIERD eVRyone! The Wierd World rings in the new decade this evening as we welcome the return of Blank Dogs for a live performance at miidnite! Mike, Craig, and Pam will have quite a fantastic background created by the all-San Francisco dynamicly dueling duo of Goutroy vs. Miz Margo, please traverse our icily pleasure-filled golden gate this evening, should be a wild ride for all.

We're about to unleash a new plethora of releases in the coming months. Martial Canterel's single 'Occupy These Terms' off of his forthcoming new full-length due out Feb. 8th You Today premiered today on Stereogum:

Both Martial Canterel 7"s are now available on the website. In addition to these gems the long awaited new 7" single from Staccato du Mal 'Desespero' off his forthcoming debut LP Sin Destino(release date March 15th), and a re-mastered vinyl LP edition of Xeno & Oaklander's 2006 debut Vigils are also available! The Vigils LP comes with a previously unreleased X&O track entitled 'Ransack', and the digital version of the album out Jan. 11th includes a second bonus track - a live version of 'Blue Flower' recorded live at the Wierd Party at Home Sweet Home in 2008.:

We're slowly updating the news page to include all end of the year lists from the likes of Wire, Stereogum, The Quietus, Self-Titled etc.

In following this, a reminder for all you NYC/BK Frank(just Frank) fans Chris from FjF will be in town next week to debut his new solo outfit Anthem at the weekly party. Chris will be backed by a Wierd in-house all-star band and will indeed drop a few FjF trax for all the Brutally Wave-minded!

For all our Italian Friends a new 10 page feature is out in Blow Up Magazine on newstands now courtesy of our new friend the always VeryRareudite Francesco Spampinato:

The Body of this week's email is Very Rare as always, click to undelete IT:


Miz Margo, Goutroy, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the New WIERD World of 2011!
Wednesday January 5th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Blank Dogs at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

Next Week in the WIERD:
Wed January 12th: WIERD Presents the Live debut of Anthem(Chris Skarimbas of Frank(just Frank) - France)!!!

3 January 2011

New feature on Wierd Records in Blow Up magazine, Italy:

29 December 2010

Tonite WIERD is inordinately pleased to welcome back our long-time co-conspirator and hero M. Epee du Bois for a radically rigorous live demonstration of modern minimal electronic music at midnite. This will be the last official WIERD Party of 2010, and what an excellent year it was indeed - 87 concerts and events this year, my goodness Very Rare for sure!

As always at the end of each season the WIERD would like to take this VRopprortunity to thank everyone for your ever gracious and extraordinarily generous help in keeping this tiny fragile balancing act of a world afloat, theres too many of you to name but apart from the 43 bands we had this past year, countless DJs et al that graced the WIERD stage in 2010, special thanks go out to HSH owners Kristen and Nadia, our lighting designer Sam Aronoff of Head Trip Conception, WIERD's in house incredibly sound man the ever-lovely Ms. Hillary Johnson, our fierce gatekeepers Ms. Kristen Korvette and the artist (formerly known as Georgette) - our Lady in forever-froidetastic darkness Ms. Pre-Op Trans, Big Bad Joe the master of WIERD's plucked and lubed orificial entryway of pleasure, our always dreamily handsome bar men Jasper and Mike, and of course Frankie Teardrop - who perhaps little beknownst to many of you pretty much single-handedly keeps this old swaggering bitch duct-taped, download-linked, MP3 clipped and cut n pasted together - and alive( of late FYI everyone knows 20 is the new 40? right mmm-hmmmm...VR) in the contemporary abstract world, week in and out.

One last thing spethificallyque for you 60-70 Frenchies out there on the WIERD E-mail list: Without fail every fuking time M. du Bois performs I get sadistically bombed by all of you correcting my Franco-grammarial imperfections inherent within Epee's DU just a quick refresher course of explanation --- As you all know le Théâtre de de l'Épée de Bois is a famously dignified experimental theatre in Paris long-oft frequented by his VRajesty the young conceptualist and international playboy extraordinaire M. Cheyney Thompson on his occasional dérives through the city à bicyclette in search of discursive inspiration...on the second of said soujourns circa late-90s CT was so taken by the space of the place he realized he simply must one day become the theater himself, abstractly allegorized as a one man minimal electronic machine of the cold drama analogue-fantastique...Very Rare for sure. Anyway rumour has IT that upon returning to New York a week later Mr. Thompson took the ultimate plunge into the abstract world once and for all - he got his first e-male account...and as with everyone when he gender-dysphorically, hedonistically transformed himself, he took the E into his evacuated corpus and was never the same, and as always became the U...all of you...Du(h) right?...none of us ever saw him (grammatically at least that is) the same ever again, he dissappeared into the E-ther...beware of the web it'll suck you into ITs sticky little fingers from behind and have ITs way with you, and you'll love every masculin-dissolving minute...take it like the man you never were girlfriends...yethhh!!!...VRp.

Josh Cheon(Dark Entries Records, San Francisco), ANAREXIA!, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the last WIERD Nite of 2010!!!
Wednesday December 29th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Epee duh Bois at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

21 December 2010

Xeno & Oaklander in Wire Magazine's top 15 of 2010:

Self-Titled magazine best of 2010, featuring Xeno & Oaklander's top choices:

Frank (Just Frank) in Stereogum's top 50 of 2010:

Frank (Just Frank) #5 in Stereogum's 50 most dowloaded singles of 2010:

Frankie Teardrop's best of list for Zaptown Magazine, featuring several Wierd releases:

Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics Vol. 1
makes The Quietus list of 2010 reissues:

Live Xeno & Oaklander recordings from WMUC available via Let's Go Swimming:

15 December 2010

Tonite WIERD Records presents the always wildly pleasure-seeker infected Holy Daze Party! For this excellent occasion we're honored to welcome the long-overdue return of Philadelphia's own VOID VISION for a live performance at midnite. This will be our beloved Shari Very Rare-y's first live performance in NYC in nearly a year since the release of VV's killer debut 7" last spring on Sean Ragon of Cult of Youth's Blind Prophet Records, so come on down and feel the frozen cold Visionary pleasures of the Void that is your little abstract life in 2010!


The body of this week's email is Very Rare, click above to read.

Kaie Rose, Shawn NoEQ, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the Cross with no Christ ***Attached***!
Wednesday December 15th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy

08 December 2010

Tonite WIERD welcomes back Further Reductions to the weekly party for a live performance at midnite! This occasion will be especially excellent as it will be a record release party for Katie and Shawn's vinyl debut for their new 7" single which will be available at the show, grab one while they're still cold...


The body of this week's email is Very Rare, click above to read.

Pre-Op Trans, Niteline, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the Cold World of the Forgotten Post-Scriptum!
Wednesday December 8th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare ive Performance by Further Reductions at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy

Coming soon to the P.S. Forever Forgotten by You:
Wed Dec 15th: WIERD Records Holyiday Party featuring the VReturn of VOID VISION(Philadelphia)!
Wed Dec. 29th: WIERD Presents a Live Performance by Epee du Bois

07 December 2010

ANP Quarterly (featuring a lengthy feature n Wierd Records) on newsstands now!

Two recent radio recordings by Xeno & Oaklander available via WMUC/Let's Go Swimming.

Wierd's own Frankie Teardrop has two excellent new downloadable mixes online at Vessel and Zaptown:

Zaptown Mag:

01 December 2010

Tonite Wierd is inordinately excited to present the live debut of PSYCHICS for a live performance at midnight!!! Psychics is the new incredibly mysterious musical group fronted by the fantastically charismatic Jay Chase - the Wierd weekly Party's forever far-beyond-glamorous hands down Master of the icy latenight dancefloor, you all know him well...Part relaxed flaneur in the arcadian fête galante; part heat-seeking new romantic; distinguished stoic high school educator by day; wild shimmering star of the WIERD World's smoke and mirrors by night...just to refresh your memory, watch the slithery silver prince work it, yes!:

I hope everyone can make it out to support Jay's WIERD debut!:

The new ANP Quarterly has an epic Wierd Records feature courtesy of our longtime friend Mr. Ethan Swan of Silk Flowers, out now for free on a newstand near you:

As everyone knows, Peter Christopherson of Coil sadly passed away this past week. Brandon Stosuy of Stereogum has written a very nice homage here:

Liz Wendelbo of Xeno & Oaklander will screen a series of new films this evening at 9pm at Microscope Gallery in Bushwick where she currently has a new exhibition that opened this past week with musical accompaniment by Sean McBride and Brooklyn's newest elusive synth artist R.Stirling, who will be making his live debut! More info here at X&O central:

A new interview with Liz is online via Breakthrough Radio:

X&O and Automelodi will be playing Philly and DC this weekend, details below.

Wierd's own Frankie Teardrop has two excellent new downloadable mixes online at Vessel and Zaptown, these won't be up forever, good luck finding 97% of these songs anywhere ever again, seriously amazing stuff:

Zaptown Mag:
Vessel Music Site:

Goutroy(San Francisco), Christian Count(The Hunt) and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday December 1st, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

29 November 2010

Peter Christopherson

29 November 2010

Xeno & Oaklander Live in Philly and DC this weekend:

Friday Dec. 3rd
Xeno & Oaklander
Void Vision
Sex Worker
Psychic Reality

The Olde Club @ Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA
10pm /$10

Sat. Dec. 4th
Fan Death Records and No Love Lost Present:
Xeno & Oaklander
Screen Vinyl Image
Death Domain
Phonic Riot

Velvet Lounge
915 U Street NW
Washington, DC

19 November 2010

Stereogum premier of the very first Martial Canterel video for "You Today," directed by Miss Liz Wendelbo.

Video Link:

MP3 download:

17 November 2010

It was this week almost to the day back in the fall of 2003 that the Wierd World was born at the legendary Southside Lounge in BK, and now 7 years and 400+ parties later less than a mile away, every single week, we're still going strong. So it is with pleasure this Wednesday evening that the WIERD proudly invites you all out to a celebration of this amazing, invisible, incredibly fragile sculpture we've all built together in our Refuge Underneath the frozen cold world in a time in which more and more bringing people together to revel in the fleshly bliss of real space and time is truly becoming Very Rare, we truly thank you all for your continued support. We'll wrapping up and soon will be unleashing the long-overdue, and entirely updated massive invitation archive thats years behind at this point its been quite a labor of vague froide love I assure you, so you'll all be able to relive and VRemember all the wild nights at last!...stay tuned..

. It only makes sense somehow that our beloved in-house heros XENO & OAKLANDER will be taking the stage on this momentous occasion. Sean and Liz will indeed be making this performance extra special they tell me as they will be debuting a whole new set of trax off their forthcoming second album on the way next year. This will be one for the VRecord books, can't wait to see you all tomorrow! VRp.

This week's party will also be an unofficial NYC launch party of sorts for the new issue of ANP Quartely which includes perhaps the most erudite and radically ambitious epic feature on the Wierd World to date by the great Ethan Swan of Silk Flowers - so many pages of photos, interviews, anecdotes etc. We'll have as many boxes of the monster oversize print edition as we can jam into the little sputtering Wierdmobile to drivem to the club tomorrow on hand, so arrive early if you'd like a complimentary copy. This excellent ad-free bi-annual not-for-profit publication is crafted with care and won't be out there for long so grab one before, like all precious things, they become...VR.

Glenn Maryansky, Anarexia, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the History of the WIERD!
Wednesday November 17th, 2010 - 10pm-4am!
(Very Rare Performance by Xeno & Oaklander at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

10 November 2010

This week's WIERD is dedicated to next week's WIERD which will be the official 7 Year Anniversary Party! Dedicating one party to another party is Very Rare. The reason it is Very Rare is because, like de-caf coffee, MP3s, and more and more things in the world as time marches on, in ITself a party does not actually exist - there is no thing at the center of it as as ITs substance, IT simply happens as a result of a cogellation of other things called people coming together...when the people go home IT dissappears and no longer IS, and it is Very Rare forever, literally. So in as much as a party when it is happening or exists and IS is the ultimate humanistic, visceral non-abstract entity, it is always simultaneously the exact opposite, a thing with no thing at the center - or a thing with the thing-ness taken out, abstracted. The WIERD has long believed having a party is allegorically akin to making a painting: using color, light and composition to create a thing that is very much alive. The difference is this thing exists in time and as such can come to an end, and when it does the painting vanishes, kind of like flash paper magicians use, or the new organically degradable internal stitches used by surgeons in operations. So this being said, 1/2 an inch to the left and quite 'unpolitically' in this case, dedicating one non-existant thing to another is perhaps in-itself the most abstract painting ever made...and maybe the closest thing in the world one can do to truly doing nothing at all. VR.

Tonite WIERD proudly welcomes the NYC debut of SILENT DIANE from Austin, Texas for a live performance at midnight! SD are the pride of the most active new synth scene in the US right now thats happening down in Houston and Austin, if not in the world, and we've been fortunate enough to have had 4-5 of these new fantastic new artists VRace us with their presense and kick ass performances this year already, so come on down tonite to feel ITs cold dusty pleasures!

The first single off of the forthcoming Martial Canterel album is out and available for free download over at Stereogum!

Abby E., Hayden Payne, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday, November 10th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Silent Diane at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

8 November 2010

Martial Canterel You Today premiere on Stereogum:

New feature in PLAYBerlin Magazine:

3 November 2010

Ok its suddenly frozen cold outside today lovely, yesterday was hot as hell, so much for seasons, Very Rare what to wear? In ITs post-seasonal, autumnally-abstracted confusion the WIERD spent all day Sat. desperately searching for a very specifically slate colored turtleneck, only to discover 15 exhausting VRetail shops later that turtleneck season was a long 2 days away..."Sorry dude you gotta wait 2 days, 2 days man, we'll havem in in 2 days - Nov. 1st t-neck season begins hold yr neck bre...the fashion gods 'r stoked", over and over et al. Arriving home in dejected failure the WIERD encountered the new perpetually single verb who moved into ITs building ironically named 'Mary'(get this her post-verbial ex was named 'Bill' and she dumped him because he was always broke amazing...) had dressed her little droopy dachshund up as a turtle for Halloween by duct-taping a green skateboard helmet to its back..."Hey Pieter check it out my dog is a turtle crazy right? ha"..."Oh yeah, how bout that wow very lo-fi slate and destroy, by the way I love your hair up darling its nice to see your neck". Needless to say...she lives on the 2nd floor. VR.

The 1st single for the title track 'You Today' b/w 'Champion' off of the forthcoming Martial Canterel album You Today(release date Feb. 8th, 2011) is now available! The digital version of the track comes with a second exclusive B-Side entitled 'We'll See'. The 7" singles will be available and shipping next week. More info, and the single artwork is up on the new releases page and you can listen to all 3 new songs in their entirety on Sean's site. The first ever Martial Canterel music video for 'You Today' directed by Liz Wendelbo just wrapped up this past weekend and will be on the way in 2 weeks, stay tuned!

Tonite WIERD proudly welcomes the hottest new cold wave of pleasure in Brooklyn's minimal synth lexicon INNERGAZE for a live performance at midnite! For anyone who missed Aurora and Jason's fantastic debut LP earlier this year we highly VRecommend you pick it up today asap, it truly was one of the best releases of 2010 hands down!

Jacob Gorchov and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday November 3rd 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

27 October 2010

Xeno & Oaklander will be performing live this Friday evening at The New Museum. The concert will be preceded by the premiere screening of a new series of films by Liz Wendelbo entitled 'Sets and Lights.

27 October 2010

Wierd Presents the World Premiere of 'The Descent' starring XXPLYXT Angyl with live musical accompaniment by THROAT(Margaret Chardiet/Pharmakon + Ryan Woodhall of Yellow Tears).


The body of this week's email is Very Rare, click above to read.

Miz Margo, Hi-Fi Hillary, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday October 27th, 10pm-4am
(VRorld Premiere of 'The Descent' at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie at Delancy, NYC

22 October2010

Frank(just Frank) 'Mr. Itagaki' Video Premier on Stereogum:

21 October 2010

New Frank(just Frank) Interview in FACT Magazine, UK:

20 October2010

Tonite WIERD proudly welcomes back the amazing pleasures of Martial Canterel for a live performance at midnight! Sean will be performing many of the songs off his forthcoming album 'You Today' set for release on February 8th for the first time this evening.

The first 7" single for the title track on the new LP 'You Today' b/w 'Champion' will be available on November 1st, and the digital version of the single will include a third track unavailable elsewhere entitled 'We'll See'. Stay tuned for ordering info next week, as well as the release dates for the debut 7" single by Staccato du Mal 'Desespero' b/w 'Conducir', and a 12" vinyl re-release of Xeno & Oaklander's debut EP 'Vigils' from 2006!

Xeno & Oaklander will be performing at the CMJ showcase at Cameo Gallery this Sat. evening Oct.23rd, and again next Friday Oct. 29th at the New Museum:

A new feature review of the debut LP from Automelodi is up at the Quietus, UK:

Miss Liz, Pre-Op Trans, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday, October 20th 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Martial Canterel at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

18 October 2010

Automelodi/Wierd Records Feature in The Quietus, UK:

13 October2010

Hey, hows everyone doing?, want to come out and play tonite with the Wierdos, do you? Whoa I'm crooked oh no mama heeeeelpies button wrongies!!! I hope all your new Projects are going well jammers summer party fun! Last week I met lots of nice new boys and girls at Wierd with cool projects like knitting, swimming, music, coloring in their coloring books, playing with their dolls in pretty pink softys dresses - all so awesome HA! Mama HONGRY coookie!!! Keep up the great work!

This week at Wierd free entry to anyone who's name is a verb - as all of you you from the early frozen daze of the WIERD email well know people who ARE verbs are beyond-inherently(i.e. 'literally') more pro-active by dictionarial human nature - and you can't shun that dick its already in you for life - take it like a hot fierce man it IS you, live it, love it, ride it for miles. The 'Verbial race' like it or not are forever cursed with 'discursive movement'...even if they are sleeping simply by their nomenclature they are doing more than you, always 'moving' forward in un-deleteable extension. We run into an unfortunate problem in Wierd ettiquette however when a person who IS a verb(such as Bill, Rob, Sue, Will, Mary, Skip, Trip, Bob etc.) ALSO has a Project - because see you are already 'Pro-jecting' youself, simply by your Mama-given Scarlet litereal verbiage, you are 'coming out', you go girl feel it! if you ARE a verb, get in free tonite, and you are heard mentioning your 'project' and are thereby 'doubly pro-jecting', you are by definition redundant, and poorly written...and you will be 'deleted', click. No bad gramma here in da Wierd yo...thank you very much. I'm not kidding, thats it you're banned from WIERD for life...everyone understand the rules??? If you're discursively moving keep it in low gear and mind your greazy little fukin mouth, and get a free shitty stale beer with your extra $5 how lovely. OK great - MAMA coookie!!!

I know many of you cold kidies have been eagerly awaiting tonites WIERD debut for a long time as we welcome NYC's newest wild mountain cold guitar icestorm VAURA for a live performance at midnite! Featuring the likes of WIERD's own forever beloved Josh Strawn of Blacklist and Kevin Hufnagel of Dysrhythmia tonite the shimmering razorblade guitars get some long-overdue payback for all the past months of rubbery analogue electronics the sadistic bitchy queens on the wheels of the WIERD have been pummeling our hungry loins with the past few months...Also the great Glenn Maryansky is finally back in town from the Chameleons tour spinning this evening with Hayden Payne of Dream Affair/Void Vision whos making his DJ debut...pleasure awaits...Verbs beware of the Very Rare..VRp.

Glenn, Hayden Payne, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday October 13th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

6 October 2010

This week's WIERD is dedicated to everyone who has a 'Project'...perhaps after tonite's performance we will have a show of hands to see who finds this eminently 'contemporary' nomenclature offensive more as a Sympton of the infantalization of culture in general (i.e. "boo boo baba mama new prahjet whaa!"), or as a tiringly vulgar psychoanalytic metaphor of a fleshly 'pro'trusion discursively implicit, and aspiring to existence figuratively 'in extensia' - and as so generally safe to say literalizing its covert M.O. as a sticky little babbling baby finger reaching up into your esteemedly dignified self...climbin the ladder to get outa da crib and get deep inta yr gooey shit yeahhh...killer jams and summer fun lets pahhhrty(!). Lovely. VR.

Tonite WIERD Welcomes the return of our beloved Automelodi for a lovely evening of cold Canadian Electronic pleasure! Needless to say Monsieur Paradis is a figure requiring no introduction...arrive early if you want to catch a glimpse his restrained greatness in action!

Xeno & Oaklander will be performing live at the New Museum on Friday Oct. 29th, the concert will be preceded by the premiere screening of a new series of films by Liz Wendelbo entitled 'Sets and Lights':
X&O will also be headlining the CMJ showcase at Cameo Gallery on Sat. Oct. 23rd:
Automelodi will be playing the CMJ showcase at Tandem Bar on Oct. 19th:
Frank(just Frank) have upcoming shows in Bergen, Milan, Lyon, Paris(with Blank Dogs), and London:
Also we have updated the news page on the website with many of the recent reviews of the FjF and Automelodi debut LPs.

A new historical feature is out today in Tsugi Magazine France by Thomas Corlin, and as we mentioned earlier this week a new label mix is online at Dummy Magazine, UK. Thanks to Zara and Charlie at Dummy for their invitation:
Tsugi Magazine Print(France):(Oct. 5th entry)
Dummy Magazine Mix(UK):

Pre-Op Trans, Anarexia, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday, October 6th 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Automelodi at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

6 October 2010

Recent Frank(just Frank) and Automelodi Reviews:

Frank(just Frank):
Notion Magazine(UK): (p. 50-51)
Agit Reader:
Sounds of the Sirens(Germany):
20 Jazz Funk Greats(UK):
Amoeba: moon-frank-just-frank-m-ia-school-of-seven-bells-.html
Bite FM(Germany):
Nylon Magazine Print(Mexico):
Original Sin(Belgium):
Igloo Magazine(Glasgow/UK):
Skeleton Crew Quarterly(Canada):
Other Music, NYC:

Skeleton Crew Quarterly:
Mishka, NYC:
Other Music, NYC:
Igloo Magazine:
Original Sin:

5 October 2010

New feature in Tsugi Magazine, France. Click the images to read in full size.

1 October 2010

New Wierd Records mix in Dummy Magazine. Tracklisting:

1. Martial Canterel - ''Arctic Invention'
2. Automelodi - 'Buanderie Jazz'
3. Xeno & Oaklander - '4th Wall'
4. Frank(just Frank) - 'Ride of Lifetime'
5. Staccato du Mal - 'Su Ultimo Secreto'
6. Epee du Bois - 'Misery'
7. Kindest Lines - 'Baltimore'(demo)
8. Figure Study - 'Another Side'
9. Led Er Est - 'Poll Gorm'
10. Three to Forgotten - 'Frostbite'

Listen here.

29 September 2010

Tonite WIERD is proud to welcome back the long-overdue return of SILK FLOWERS to the weekly party world! Ethan, Avi, and Peter just emerged from the studio after wrapping up their second full-length due out in January on the Post-Present Medium label with the great Amanda Warner from MNDR behind the controls, so come on down this evening to hear a few new Very Rare silky gems for the first time ever!!!

Xavier, Anarexia, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday, September 29th 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

22 September 2010

This week WIERD presents the NYC debut by Soft Metals from Portland, Oregon! The band's debut LP 'The Cold World Melts' was just released on Captured Trax and they're town for whirlwind of shows this weekend, come on down to check out Ian and Patricia's Italo-influenced uptempo minimal electronic pleasure fest tonite...

Andrew over at Self-Titled Magazine just sent over a great mix the band has curated to give you all an idea of the sounds you're in for this evening:

Pre-Op Trans, Xavier Paradis(Automelodi), and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!!!
Wednesday September 22nd, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

15 September 2010

Hey just want to give a quick shout out(though as the WIERD has argued before on-line shout outs it should only rightly and properly be called 'Shout-Ins'...or is it 'shut-outs'...hmm...) to the excellent older gentleman at last week's party who spent half an hour explaining to me with absolutely impassioned conviction why I MUST understand that aquarium fish are ontologically in fact simply complex plants...this WIERD's for you Sir...VR.

And speaking of animalia fantastica whos nomenclatura ees non-self-consciousia significata...TONITE WIERD proudly welcomes the return of BLANK DOGS for a live performance at midnite! Its Mike's B-Day everyone and the last BD gig in NYC before the Dogs are off to Europe for all of October, so slide on in on the hot autumn ice and offer your feverishly aggresive hi-fi condolences. Martial Canterel and Scott Mou of Other Music are joining us as well behind the VRontrols this evening so needless to say its gonna be an amazing mess o high end-tweaked pleasure for sure!

And speaking of Mr. Canterel, the long-awaited incredible new MC album wrapped up mixing this weekend and is at long last in the cold can as they say(maybe if you're all nice to him Sean will drop a few new electronic icicles for you all to slip, fall and cut your faces off on the dancefloor tonite???), as are the debuts from Staccato du Mal from Miami, and Kindest Lines from New Orleans...stay tuned for release dates on the first singles for each of these forthcoming LPs in the coming weeks...VRp.

Martial Canterel, Scott Mou, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday September 15th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Blank Dogs at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy

14 September 2010

New Xeno & Oaklander feature in Starwax magazine/France. Click the each image for a full size version.

8 September 2010

Tonite WIERD welcomes the return of DREAM AFFAIR, the new cold guitar wave group fronted by Hayden Payne of Void Vision. The band is celebrating the release of their debut album 'All I Want' which will be available for the first time at this evening's show!

The ever expanding universe of the WIERD Records Youtube channel and live performance archive have been updated with loads of new videos and images for your lovely afternoon cubiculo-isolationist pleasure, enjoy...

Wierd Records Youtube Channel:
Wierd Live Performance Photo Archive:

Miz Margo, Frankie Teardrop and Pieter Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday September 8th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live performance by Dream Affair at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

2 September 2010

Frank(just Frank) in Stereogum's Best New Bands of 2010.

1 September 2010

So yesterday upon walking out of the WIERD's front door into the world, the rather sadly abject and always eminently empty vacant lot next to my house had an 'Eviction' notice on was truly a perplexing site and I think radically contemporary as one might say... As if this wasn't already enough of a philosophical conundrum to confuse the WIERD for daze, a few hours later at the US Open I learned that a dozen or so major corporations are buying out entire lots of tickets for their employees, nearly all of whom are not showing up due to the intense heat, yet the seats are all sold, and remained 'reserved' - awkwardly sitting alone awaiting a the doubly evacuated 'abstraction' of Real estate next to my house) the most highly attended event of public sport in the world is now also left with the cold VRleasures of the contemporary world - everything is sold out, but noone is there...Very Rare.

On that as always delerio-crypto-abymsmalian note of Apocryphial wonder, tonite the battle against abstraction via the pleasures of the flesh and electricity continue at the WIERD weekly party yesss! A few weeks ago we were beyond spolied by when the great British cold guitar master Mark Burgess blew the roof off the fukin place, and tonite we are undoubtedly in for another amazing evening as we welcome absolutely legendary BETTINA KOSTER for a live performance at midnite! Along with the likes of Matthias Schuster, Blixa Bargeld, and Gudrun Gut, since founding her incredible group MALARIA! Bettina has been one of the truly seminal figures in German Post-Punk and Experimental Electronic/Industrial music since the late 70s, and the opportunity to see her perform in such an intimate WIERD World is certainly a rarity. This evening Bettina will be performing a new series of songs from her recently released 'Queen of Noise' LP for your frozen hot pleasure...see you all in the WIERD tonite...VRp.

Anarexia, Max Labor and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday September 1st, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare performance by Bettina Koster at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy

25 August 2010

The WIERD World VReturns this week after a lovely 2 week hiatus and we're re-energized for a truly Very Rare fall season beginning this Wednesday! From the sounds of the past few months' fantastic live performances by the likes of Automelodi and Solvent its clear we're in the midst of a Canadian Electronic Invasion and this week the cold fast and raw lo-fi sounds from the Mountie-patrolled north continue as we proudly welcome the weekly party debut of COSMETICS from Vancouver, British Columbia for a live performance at midnite!

A new WIERD Records Feature is out in WIRE Magazine:
[Aug. 24th post]

See you all in our shady, foggy, echo-laden autumn world of eminently private decadence tomorrow evening!...VRp.

Xavier Paradis, Pre-Op Trans, and Frankie Teardrop spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday August 25th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
(Very Rare Live Performance by Cosmetics at Midnite!)
131 Christie St. at Delancy, NYC

24 August 2010

A new feature on Wierd Records is out in Wire Magazine. Click the above images to view in full size. Also, click HERE for a free five song Wierd sampler, courtesy of Wire online. A series of photos spanning the label and party's history are available HERE

17 August 2010

Frank(just Frank) will make their UK live debut with 2 shows in London this weekend August 20th and 21st!

Fri. Aug. 20th
Upset the Rhythm at The Luminaire
Wild Nothing
Frank(just Frank)
Kilburn/London/8pm doors/£6

Sat. Aug. 21st
Black Circle Party at The Drop
Frank(just Frank) Live + DJs
Stoke Newington High St. at Church St./London

16 August 2010

Xeno & Oaklander will be performing live this Saturday at the Kunsthalle Zurich 25th Anniversary Party

10 August 2010

As previously mentioned, the weekly Wierd party at Home Sweet Home will be on a two week break, resuming on August 25th. In the interim, please enjoy the latest feature on the label, as published in Germany's OX Magazine. Click on the images to read in full size.

4 August 2010

Tonite will be a very special evening in the WIERD World, as it is my pleasure to welcome the man who's music has long been a true inspiration - and quite simply one of my musical heroes for as long as I, and I know many of you can remember - MARK BURGESS of The Chameleons for a live performance at midnite! For anyone who has ever wondered what it may have been like to see The Chameleons in the viscerally-alive, tiny intimate confines of the likes of Rafters Club in Manchester circa 1982, this is the closest you'll ever get...needless to say a Very Rare evening lies ahead indeed. Doors will open for tonite's show at 10pm, admission is $10, get there early if you want to get in.

Just a last reminder, and after tonite it only seems quite appropriate that WIERD will be taking a much needed 2 week break beginning next week to revive for the fall concert season, and we will return on Wed. August 25th with the Cosmetics from Vancouver live. In our absense however I wanted to encourage you all to support the debut effort of the new Dynamo Collective's innaugural show next Wed. Aug. 11th:

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
Dynamo Collective @ The Charleston
Head Trip Conception
If Jesus Had Machine Guns
Transient Sun
w DJs: HiFi Hillary, Niteline
The Charleston
174 Bedford Ave. BKNY
Doors: 9:30 PM/$5

Also for all our British friends Frank(just Frank) will make their live UK debut in London with 2 shows on August 20th and 21st!:

Fri. Aug. 20th
Upset the Rhythm at The Luminaire
Wild Nothing
Frank(just Frank)
Kilburn/London/8pm doors/£6

Sat. Aug. 21st
Black Circle Party at The Drop
Frank(just Frank) Live + DJs
Stoke Newington High St. at Church St./London

Pieter, Glenn, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD!
(Very Rare Live Performance by Mark Burgess at Midnite!)
Wednesday August 4th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

28 July 2010

So this morning the WIERD awakens and the only thing in its IN box was an email from a rather enthusiastic and ambitious young Nigerian guy called Mambooja who was writing to inform me I was the heir to 800 million dollars. Of course as always I promptly hit 'reply' to Mambooja and turns out the email was a 'norely@'address, no viruses, malware, just a simple email...rather brilliant I would say. In fact this may be the ultimate act of abstract art in 2010 - one of truly 'representing' the 'presense of' the internet...almost 'humanizing' it in fact - not in the 'humanistic' sense, but rather in the sense of the 'corporealizing' the big abstract nothing out there as a glowing, ephemeral, personified presense across from you a la Jackson Pollack in '47 with a drunken pleasure-seeking middle finger proudly raised at your sad, sober flesh and bloody ass...laughing and scoffing with frozen cold pleasure as YOU nervously cower in confusion...where did the world go, who are YOU???...Very Rare.

And while YOU're sitting there in all your neurotically isolated emptyness, YOU better get your shit together as YOU are playing tonite at WIERD...get yourself a band, some gear, and send some stupid little emails no one will read if you want any of your so-called 'friends' to show up and watch you suffer under the fog and the lights...its gonna be a good one tonite YOU're new trax are killer and the new album is amazing, even though YOU haven't made IT yet, or did YOU?...The amazing young Blind Prophet is watching, follow her on...see you all this evening.

Sean Ragon(Blind Prophet Records/BK), Xavier Paradis, and Frankie T. Spin the WIERD
Wednesday July 28th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Christie St. at Delancy, NYC
Info: (212)226-5708

21 July 2010

Tonite the WIERD World is very happy to welcome back to NYC the amazing AUTOMELODI for a live performance and celebration of the release for their long-awaited debut LP at midnight! For everyone who calls WIERD home you all know this will be a Very Rare evening indeed, hope everyone can make it out! The record came out this past week and we will indeed have both LP and CD copies available at the show. The band's debut video from director Jimi Patterson also premiered this past week via Stereogum.:

Our beloved Xavier and co. will be in town through the weekend and just a reminder this Friday night will be the official record release party for the new album as the band performs at Glasslands in BK with Martial Canterel! This will be a late show - doors at 11pm, bands on at 12 and 1am. The great Mr. Canterel is wrapping up the tracking of his new album as we speak, expect many new gems to be unearthed at this one. For anyone VRunfamiliar, Automelodi's cold guitar masterpiece 'Buanderie Jazz' as well as 2009's WIERD dancefloor-torcher of the year 'Windscreen' from Martial Canterel are now available for free download over at Brooklyn Vegan in honor of Friday's show.:

Miss Liz, Glenn, Frankie Teardrop and Pieter Spin the Automelodi Record Release Party!
Wednesday July 21st, 10pm-4am!
(Very Rare live performance by Automelodi at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St., NYC

14 July 2010

This week's WIERD is dedicated to everyone who has a separate name for their body...and listens to that body...even if it isn't yours...VR.

Speaking of the potential for parenthetical corporeal articulation tonite the body electronic is laid bare to the Very Rare as WIERD welcomes the weekly party debut of NEUD PHOTO for a live performance of minimal electronic music at midnight! The band just released their debut 12" EP we again have been spinning VRelentlessly the past couple weeks!

I must say the performances the past few weeks have been quite excellent and Jimi's videological images are now up for your pleasure, please have a look...a lot of amazing new music coming out of the deep south indeed...enjoy the cold sounds:

Kindest Lines(New Orleans, LA) Live at WIERD 7.9.10:
Tense(Houston, TX) Live at WIERD 6.16.10:

Lastly next week as you all know Automelodi will be in town for the long-awaited release of their debut LP, and the following Wed. we will be hosting the YOU record release party, and for the last show of the summer the great Mark Burgess will be taking the WIERD World stage(!!!)...For the following two weeks the WIERD will be taking a much needed 2 week vacation to recover and VRelax and gear up for the autumn season, and we will return on Wednesday August 25th as Cosmetics are in town from Vancouver for their NYC debut in the WIERD mark you calendars after King Mark blesses us all with his brilliance... :)

PIeter, Anarexia and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday July 16th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

7 July 2010

For everyone who thought the cold world sounds of icy minimal electronics could never penetrate the deep south of the US, tonight WIERD is proud to prove you all VRong as we welcome KINDEST LINES from the absolute darkly warm, pleasure-seeking heart of the world New Orleans, LA for their debut NYC live performance at midnight! The band has just released their fantastic debut EP on Bridgetown Records I highly encourage everyone to pick up a copy of, its been spinning nonstop at the party the past 2 months your barely hangin-on short term memory will VRemind you the sec you throw it on...these songs by Mr. Jack Champagne and co. are truly private, fragile and sparkling with carefully handmade care which fans of the likes of Nine Circles, Bal Pare, Kate Bush, Xmal Deutschland and the like will find a very rare new obsession in this evening, and rightly so...see you all in the Wierd World!

Glenn, Mark Splatter(Berlin), and Frankie Teardrop Spin Coldwaves for Girls!
Wednesday July 7th 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Kindest Lines at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Delancy, NYC

30 June 2010

Alright the coldly sparkling guitars are making a long overdue return tonite as the WIERD World welcomes the weekly party debut of Brooklyn's MINKS for a live performance at midnight! The band just released their excellent 1st 7" single 'Funeral Song' b/w 'Kusmi' on Captured Trax and are wrapping up their debut LP due out in the early of Asylum Party, Lucy Show, early Cure, Ride etc. will feel the chills indeed!

And for all of you looking for a bit of late afternoon VRentertainment, the WIERD's latest thoughts on the cold wave world are up over at the Quietus in London, pay this truly great site a visit, I do it every day - countles fantastic features to read and electrify your tired mind and home to much of the best writing on new music out there:

Pieter, Samuel kK, and Pre-Op Trans Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday June 30th 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

23 June 2010

Well after that inTENSE Texas Tornado blew through the WIERD World last week seems safe to say heat-seeking hedonistic summer pleasure is the theme of the moment, and tonite it undoubtedly continues as we're proud to welcome back our forever beloved heroes of the dark and dirty, psychedelic electronic night LED ER EST for a live performance at midnight! The young alien gentlemen from the planet of Orange just released a killer new split LP on the always excellent Mannequin Records label in Rome, Italy and will be debuting these new trax for the first time including the neon beaming floor-torcher 'Lonesome XOXO' as well as those off their Captured trax 7" including the icily brittle tear-jerker 'Man and Tree'...The CT7 trax appear on the new CD version of 'Dust On Common' just out on the WIERD and we have a ton of copies of the new Italian LP just in, should be up on the wierdsite few come on down to our lovely little echo chamber tonite where the ('world') remains forever in parentheses thank god, and hearem all alive in the flesh, yesss...VR.

I'm happy to say the 2nd Automelodi 'Wierd Presents:' show next month is now set for Friday evening July 23rd at Glasslands in the BK, where the band will be supporting Martial Canterel, as well as a night long frozen hot danceparty to follow with DJs Mike Sniper of Blank Dogs and Ms. Katie Rose of Further Reductions!...needless to say Monsieur Paradis and co. sightings in NYC are a Very Rarity indeed, and this new LP due out July 13th is quite an amazingly fragile monster of truly refined electronic craftsmanship, can't wait to play it for the world!

And just 2 weeks to go until the 2nd new WIERD release 'The Brutal Wave' by Frank(justFrank) enters into the mysterious airwaves of spatio-temporal abstraction! The debut single 'Couer Hanté' is now available for free download over at Stereogum along with a nice introductory piece on the band by Brandon Stosuy:

Glenn, Jordan, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday, June 23rd 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Led Er Est at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

16 June 2010

Well it was only a matter of time til the frail gods of minimal electronics took a lovely little tea break to make way for the return of the repressed - and the wild WIERD winds of the sounds of EBM's past reared their virile heads and came back to VRome Sweet Home...and indeed tonite we're inordinately pleased to finally welcome the weekly party debut of TENSE from the dusty cold plains of Houston, Texas for a live performance of heat seeking Electronic Body Music at midnight! Many of you saw Mariana tear the place up with her minimal synth project Medio Mutante last month, so won't you all please join us this evening to have a naughty little look at the dark and dirty flipside of the same Wax Trax-encrusted coin as she is joined on stage by bandmates Robert and Jake Shrock to bring the nastily fierce testerone fueled leather-manly pleasures! Tense's debut on Disaro Records will be available at the show, and please visit their site to check out the killer new videos. Also joining us tonite will be the ever-lovely long-standing cold queen of New England Jeralyn from Boston and our good friend Justin from the excellent new 'Nachtmusik' Party in San Francisco. Ms. J's 'I'll Wear Any Color As Long as its Black' blog has long been a Wierd in-house fave, please pay her a visit and Justin is in town for the big Veil Veil Vanish show tomorrow night with Revel Hotel at Coco 66...needless to say, tonite's undoubtedly gonna be a fantastically icy mess for the VRecord books...Come on in and take it all in-TENSE like the hungry young man you always wished you were yeahhhhh!

And if that weren't enough...please arrive early tonite as filmmakers Jeff Elstone and Jonathan Nanberg will be debuting the two new BLACKLIST music videos for 'Shock in the Hotel Falcon' and 'The Believer' at 11:30pm sharp! This will be the premier of 'Shock', and only because it premiered earlier this week on AOL's Spinner site here is 'The Believer' for your afternoon's deserved cubicular escape :)

A few exciting shows coming up next month to announce - I'm happy to say Automelodi will be coming to town for their long-awaited debut self-titled LP record release party at WIERD Wednesday July 21st! To maximize the Very Rarity of the Franco-Froidetastic takeover week we'll also be doing a new installment of the 'WIERD Presents:' Live series that following weekend in BK, more details on this one soon. Also just announced on Friday July 2nd Xeno & Oaklander will play the Highline Ballroom with Glass Candy, tix just went on sale for this show here:

A new 4 page feature on the WIERD is out in the latest issue of D-Side Magazine from France and we now have it up in its entirety on the website below (June 1st).

Pieter, Veryrarealyn, and Justin Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday June 16th, 10pm-4am
(VR Live Performance by TENSE at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Delancy, NYC

9 June 2010

Tonite WIERD proudly welcomes SOLVENT from dark synth Toronto for a live performance of minimal electronic music at midnight! Finally this gig is goin down as we've tried to get the great Jason Amm several times over the past few years and our not so Very Rare neighbors to the mountie-VRatrolled North certainly don't make it easy for Canadian artists to spread the cold sounds. Needless to say tonite will be quite special indeed as Jason will be debuting a whole new set of trax off his first new LP in 6 years 'Subject to Shift' out on the Ghostly International label, and what a record it is. Intensely coagulating the many and varying traditions of late EBM and industrial early acid techno and classic minimal synth, 'Subject' is the darkest Solvent effort yet, can't wait to hear these songs live! Andrew P. just sent over a great interview with Jason just up over at Self-Titled check it out below. Really hope everyone can make it out for this one god knows when we'll be fortunate enough to get our faces shredded and internally cleansed and wiped blank by the wild winds of Ontario again...VR.
Solvent Interview:

I'm very happy to say the cover art and tracklists are now up on the site for the next two Wierd Records releases - the debut albums from our long time friends Frank(just Frank) from France and Automelodi from Montreal due for release July 6th and 13th respectively. These two records have been a long time coming, can't wait to play them for the world next month! A few new trax streaming over at the bands sites as well so please pay them a 'visit':

In other rather sad news of the WIERD I wanted to ask you all to take a moment of silence (Silence on-line is my new fave thing, btw...VR) for our beloved WIERD family fog machine MISTY who some of you may have noticed passed away into the ether at long last last Wed. at precisely 11:36 pm. I am also truly sorry to make you all see each other in the WIERD World for the last 4 hours of the party...horrible, I swear on the froide gods abstract graves I promise it will never happen again, WIERD is NOT reality, none of you really exist and this is all a dream you never wanted to have really I swear...and yes its still goin rest until I finish my long awaited architectuo-historical manifesto on the VRadical relationship between fog machines and the internal conceptual dissolution of all architecture itself, the memory of 'the real' setting it last week will simply plague you all forever...Rest assured however everyone, Misty's eminently virile younger sister arrived from Northern France yesterday and shes ready for pleasure tonite. Unlike Misty rumours have it she's ravenously heterosexual, but with the monstrous pressures inherent in my bringing her out of the closet each and every week I have a feeling that may be quite a lot to handle for someone her age, so we'll see how she does this evening...then again she will be doing quite a bit of 'blowing' so uh hmmm, complicated so that means she...where are my brilliant queer theory VRiends when I need them help(!)...alas and a loss for words as always...RIP language yesss, long live the brouillard definitif!!!

Katie Rose, Shawn NoEQ, and Frankie T. Spin the WIERD World! Wednesday June 9th, 10pm-4am
(Beyond Very Rare Live Performance by SOLVENT at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Delancy, NYC

2 June 2010

Alright WIERDos listen up! Tonite is her VRexxxcellency Pre-Op Trans's Birthday and I promised her she could have whatever the fuck she wanted this year no questions asked. Unfortunately all of NYC is sold out of those tiny fluffy pink cupcakes she likes, so her second choice was GENDER REASSIGNMENT SURGERY FOR EVERYONE live at the party...doesn't seem so much to ask right, everyone cool with that? Obviously it goes without saying theres only one master who can manhandle the pleasures of a sonic assault of such VRagnitude, so we're bringin in the man himself Mr. Martial Canterel tonite for a live performance of mass genital panic at midnite! Get there early, and check your panties and chastity belts at the door. And just to confirm yes duct tape will be provided by Ms. Shadow for your wrists and wonderful everyone will awaken to face a lovely 'new world' tomorrow, oooh excellent!...VR.

Speaking of excellent, its that special time of the year when the French Open rolls into its last week today on the wild, fertile colluseum of forever-restrained masculine virulence that is Roland Garros, so let me just remind you all Wierd Records mail order will return to normal next Monday, after Rafa rises back to the fantastic thrown of Spanish power!

In other news of the WIERD, a new mix I am quite happy with I must say is up over at the great Self-Titled Magazine website. This is a collection of what might be perhaps be considered a B-Sides compilation companion to the recently releases 'Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics' collection on Angular, call it 'Warm Waves and Maximal Electronics' perhaps...when the bpms slow down an entirely new world opens up, enjoy its neverending psychedelic vistas all day long...Extra thanks to Andrew Parks and co. for their continued interest in the Wierd World.:

A great new live video of last week's killer Medio Mutante show is online courtesy of Jimi Patterson:
To all our Frenchie Canadian VRiends Xeno & Oaklander will be heading up north to join the likes of Automelodi, Pink Noise, the No Fun crew and many more next weekend on stage at the Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival in Montreal! X&O and Automelodi play Friday evening June 11th:

Pieter, Pre-Op Trans, and ANAREXIA! Spin the WIERD World...
Wednesday, June 2nd, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Martial Canterel at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

1 June 2010

A new 4 page feature on Wierd Records has just been published in D-Side Magazine. Click above to view the entire article (PDF file, French text).

26 May 2010

Medio Mutante Live @ Wierd Records 5/26/2010 from WIERD Records on Vimeo.

Tonite Wierd welcomes the weekly party debut of Medio Mutante from Texas for a live performance at midnight! Mariana, Seth and José are part of a slowly growing great new dusty synth/wave scene thats been festering up down in frozen hot Houston for quite some time that includes the likes of Tense, Twisted Wires and Indian Jewelry and MM shows in NYC are certainly a rarity indeed. Unlike few other new, young bands MM tap into the Very Rare sound of classic Spanish minimal electronics from the likes of the greats Aviador Dro, Liaisons Dangereuses, Los Iniciados, or Oviformia Sci and have a killer, cold aggressive sound quite their own at the moment! Also tonite Mr. Canterel makes a long-overdue drive-by-WIERDing in the jag for one of his high-end-heavy-lo-fi-fuck-all DJ sets...doesn't get any dark and lusty than this. So don't forget your body this evening as its its gonna feel the punishing pummel of pleasure for sure...see you all in the WIERD World!

Martial Canterel, Pre-Op Trans and Pieter Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday, May 26th 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Medio Mutante at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie at Delancy, NYC

19 May 2010

This evening's WIERD is for everyone who has seriously considered the obvious fact that the unzipped fly is the new male cleavage for the 21st century. 'That being said'(BTW this is my VRave new abstracto-condescendio on-line 'expression' presupposing you're simply not capable of reading what 'was just said' half a fuking inch above this...)...obviously the unzipped female fly is the new......oh wait actually I have to think about this...wait double-cleavage negates itself and thus it...uhg man!...calm down deep breath...more next week...VR.

Speaking of 'Unzipping' as allegorical gender-transference though, and on a more serious note - tonite's WIERD will be a truly Very Rare evening indeed as we once again put aside the cold synthetic sounds for a new installment of the 'Wierd Presents:' new performance art series live on stage! This evening WIERD is proud to present the VRorld premier of a new piece entitled "The s-eXXXorcist" by XXPLXT ANGYL and the Sickness! Perhaps something I can only imagine as a gender-dysphoric lovechild of Chris Burden and Marina Abramovic or better yet Sir Grace Jones magically implanted with the Vaginally-Dentatanated ego of George's Bush turned against itself, The explosive Antino Angel has been elusively lurking in the shadows of the party the past few weeks, crucifix-adorned, razor-sharp double dong in hand...gathering energy...and ready to strike...himself! This evening's auto-erotically sacrilegious, post-feminist('literally' in this case for once...VR) piece will present the young Angel's body as an eminently fertile battlefield in which the various warring factions have it out once and for all, and Antino's internal spokeswoman has asked the WIERD to inform you all that it has indeed been decided that the loser will receive the appropriate punishment. Two trailers for the piece are available courtesy of filmmaker Jeff Elstone...This will be a WIERD you will not forget. :

Part One:
Part Two:

Xeno & Oaklander are working with film makers Thomas Torrescordova and Tova Carlin in conjunction with Kickstarter, a fundraising platform, to attempt to raise money for the production of a new music video for the song 'Saracen' off of their debut album 'Sentinelle'. Please watch the trailer below and kindly consider a donation to this project, instructions to donate are in the same link. Your generosity will be rewarded with a range of VRleasures ranging from a limited edition signed print to a personalized afternoon ride in the Jaguar solo with Sean and Liz DJing for you. The platform requires that X&O must raise the budget in just 30 days, by June 14th, in order to receive the funds. Thank you in advance to anyone who may consider helping us all with hopefully realizing this ambitious project and continuing construction of the the world of Xanten! :
A roundup of the Xeno & Oaklander shows in CA last week is up courtesy of the LA Weekly:

This Saturday and Sunday Led Er Est, X&O, Figure Study and many more WIERD irVRegulars will take the stage at the Knitting Factory for Todd Pendu's third annual 'Ney York Eye and Ear Festival'. Tickets are still available for both days, more info and a list of set times are online at Doors at 3pm both days, please come out and support one of the last spirited great festivals left in NYC!

PIeter, Frankie Teardrop, and ANAREXIA! Spin the Wierd World!
Wednesday, May 19th 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Performance by XXPLXT ANGYL and the Sickness at midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

14 May 2010

Xeno & Oaklander are working with film makers Thomas Torrescordova and Tova Carlin in conjunction with Kickstarter, a fundraising platform, to attempt to raise money for the production of a new music video for the song 'Saracen' off of their debut album 'Sentinelle'. Please watch the trailer above and kindly consider a donation to this project. The platform requires that Sean and Liz raise the funds to meet the budget in 30 days, by June 14th, in order to receive the funds.

ID Magazine has just published an interview with Angular's Joe Daniels, discussing Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics Vol. 1. Click the image above to view in full.

Dazed and Confused has also published their Cold Waves feature on the web. Click the image above to view in full.

13 May 2010

Xeno & Oaklander and Epee du Bois will be playing two west coast shows this weekend:

Saturday May 15th
Xeno & Oaklander, Epee Du Bois, and The Soft Moon
with DJs Omar, Justin, and Josh
Milk Bar
1840 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Sunday May 16th
Xeno & Oaklander, Epee Du Bois, and Frank Apline
with Part Time Punks DJs
The Echo
1822 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

12 May 2010

Tonite WIERD welcomes the weekly party debut of BLANK DOGS for a live performance at midnight! The great Mr. Sniper has long been a generous supporter of the WIERD World, and tonite should be quite a Very Rarity indeed, as I'm told by the man himself, whos lo-fi electronic sound has inspired countless Brooklyn bands the past couple years, that his new songs have changed a bit in frozen hot elevation, and tonite he'll be debuting a whole new set of trax off the new BD slide on in on the lovely spring ice...and watch the Lo-Fi get HIGH! yeaaah...VR.

Samuel kK, Miz Margo, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday, May 12th 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by BLANK DOGS at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

5 May 2010

Tonite WIERD welcomes the newest of the new wave of Brooklyn minimal electronic bands KONNICHIWA for a live performance at midnight! As with so many of the great new synthy wave groups to recently grace the WIERD stage Kaela and K.D.'s trax summon up countless competing influences both past and present ranging from Chris and Cosey to Kate Bush to early YMO to some of the more recent west coast chillwave groups. Also this evening should be VRarticularly rare as it is our beloved Queen Mother of the frozen cold gender-dysphoric world ANAREXIA's birthday!!! Xeno & Oaklander and Led Er Est are back in NYC after their whirlwind 3 week European tour and have quite a few VR stories to tell, so come on down this evening and welcome our heroes home!

The release dates for the next two WIERD Records - the 'The Brutal Wave' LP by Frank(just Frank) and the self-titled debut LP from Automelodi are now set for June 15th. Both releases will be available in LP and CD formats, we will have the cover art and soundclips up on the website in the next week for your Vague Froidetastic pleasure!

Shawn NoEQ, Jordan, and Anarexia! Spin the Wild WIERD World!
Wednesday, May 5th 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Konnichiwa at midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

28 April 2010

Some of you diehard WIERDos may have noticed the past few weeks we've been introducing a whole new group of young bands to the weekly party arsenal with the great recent performances by Throat, Tearist, Claps, and Figure Study, and another great new group Konnichiwa debuting next week. And tonite we will be introducing DREAM AFFAIR - the new synthwave project from Hayden Payne, formerly of Void Vision. Like Frank(just Frank), Dream Affair is composed of guitar, bass, and drum machine - that Very Rare briskly icy combination of classic cold guitar wave and modern minimal electronics!

The WIERD European Tour wraps up tonite with Xeno & Oaklander and Led Er Est Live at Kollatino Underground in Rome, Italy! The bands will be back Friday evening, and next week's party with Konnichiwa live and Shawn NoEQ of Led Er Est and Jordan Levine spinning will be a VRomecoming party of sorts. In other news from the live front Frank(just Frank) will be playing their first live show in the UK in over 6 months this Friday evening at Cafe OTO in London as a part of an all French Wave showcase presented by Lastly The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco has invited Xeno & Oaklander and Epee du Bois to be the featured artists performing live at the Museum's 75th anniversary gala celebration Friday evening May 14th. Following this concert both bands will play an additional show at Milk Bar in San Francisco on May 15th, and make their way down to Los Angeles to perform at the Part Time Punks Party with our VRiend the great Frank Alpine on May 16th! Details on all these events on the band's sites below;

Frankie Teardrop, Glenn, and Pre-Op Trans Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday, April 28th 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Dream Affair at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

21 April 2010

Alright everyone(forget the VR fact that sound can never literally exist IN extension and) 'listen UP', as tonites definitely going to be an absolute dark and dirty oldschool WIERD mess as we're inordinately excited to welcome THROAT for their weekly party debut live performance at midnight! Throat is the brand new dark synth supergroup cuhgmposed of the every lovely teen queen of the NYC death industrial scene Ms. Margaret Chardiet aka Pharmakon and his young, elusive VRajesty M. Ryan Woodhall of the ever pissed and furious Yellow Tears! If you tragically missed out on the likes of a copy of Pharmakon's long sold out terrifying debut on Bloodlust last year, or the recent Yellow Tears show two weeks ago at the Whitney Museum, stumble on down tonite and get punished with analogue electronic pleasure for your beloved naivete, and get a little key to the gateway that is the Far Rockaway, Queen's crews' killer venue 'Red Light District', which is nearly single handedly keeing the NYC noise scene alive in 2010. Take it from this old grumpy bitch whose been around the block too many times in that world, the trax and line-ups coming out of this cold kingdom of late are clearly on the way to approaching the legendary status only a few other US industrial scenes post 2000 have achieved such as Ryan Jenck's great Terminal in Oakland, CA and the pathos-fueld sleazy grandma in heat of them all - the great Greh Holger's Behind the Green Door Club in Detroit. Needless to say head for the red before we're all dead!

tonite the WIERD European Tour 2010 rolls into Brussels, Belgium tonight for the 'KRAAK Presents:' party at De Bunker! Xeno & Oaklander and Led Er Est will then play a few shows in Deutschland(including a stop at the longest running minimal synth party in Europe the great Michael Plastikmann's Neon Welt Party at Zwischenfall in Bochum next Sat. 4/24), then into the Czech Republic and a last leg of 3 shows in Italy accompanied by the Italian Cold Wave king himself Alessandro Adriani on the Wheels of the WIERD! Tourdates are up on the website(April 7th).

Also newly posted on the site's news page (April 20th) is the newest of the WIERD Records authored essays entitled 'Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics' that appears inside the 2 x LP gatefold and CD insert booklet of the just released 'Wierd Presents:' historical compilation on Angular Records in London. For those about to traverse the cold planes of Russian cyberspace, the Gods of Abstraction salute you!:

We should have release dates up for the next two Wierd Records releases in the next week by Frank(just Frank) and Automelodi. Until then the first FjF interview with Anthem from the recent Wierd Party in Rome 2 weeks ago courtesy of the mysterious Lou Chano from the Post-Romantic Observer!:

Frank(just Frank) will be returning to London next Friday evening April 30th for a special all French wave showcase at Café Oto in London: courtesy of the French culture site who recently interviewed the band: .

For anyone looking for a fantastic new mix for your lonely cubicular afternoon's Wierdness, WIERD's own Frankie Teardrop just curated a great new mix for Zaptown Magazine, some amazing trax here kids, new and old, including a brand new uptempo jewel from Led Er Est entitled 'Lonesome Xoxo' off their just released new split LP with Ancien Regime on Mannequin:

WIERD will be heading out for a lovely little weekend of Bloodyminded fun in Chicago, followed by a stop at the Heavy Focus Festival in Minneapolis at Club Med on Saturday evening, hope everyone can come on down, say hi as we all 'unsubscribe' to the world...and thus be...VR!

Frankie Teadrop, Anarexia, and Katie Rose Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday, April 21st 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Throat at Midnight!)
WIERD Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St, at Delancey, NYC

20 April 2010

Click the image above to read the Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics Vol. 1 compilation essay.

16 April 2010

New Review of Blacklist's 'Midnight of the Century' today in The Quietus:

14 April 2010

The Xeno & Oaklander/Led Er Est 2010 European Tour is officially underway, beginning last night where both bands played to a packed house at the 'Upset the Rhythm Party' at Bardens Boudoir in London! Following on the heels of last months shows in France and Holland, the tour continues tonight at the Cowley Club in Brighton and on for the next 3 weeks through Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, and ends in Italy! A complete list of cities and venues are up on the official tour poster on the website courtesy of Jordan Levine

Tonite WIERD welcomes the long-overdue return of FIGURE STUDY to the weekly party for a live performance at midnight! April and Nathan are well underway with recording their debut EP and tell me to expect a whole new set of trax at tonight's show. In addition we will be graced by the Very Rare presence of none other than the Belgian Cold Wave king himself guest DJ Aimé le Chevalier aka Lieven de Ridder from Antwerp who will be spinning a selection of trax from all of the upcoming releases on his new Walhalla Records label! Walhalla will be dedicated to releasing the Belgian Cold Wave classics resurrected from Lieven's massively obscure cassette tape library, VRindeed! Also joining us this evening will be Josh Cheon from the Dark Entries label in San Francisco who was recently here to spin for for the Death Domain show a few months back, and will be spinning a selection of songs from his upcoming label releases! (site under contstruction will be up and running soon)
A piece on Lieven's Walhalla Record store and label here:

The Led Er Est debut LP Dust On Common is now available on CD with two bonus trax, and comes with a bonus 11" x 18" fold out poster! And the Wierd Compilation (3 x LP, 7", 32 page book) as well as Martial Canterel's Refuge Underneath are both back in stock. All will available in the Wierd shop by the end of the day today:

In other news of the WIERD the San Francisco Guardian ran a nice comprehensive feature last week:

There is a new interview with Led Er Est in Dazed and Confused Digital:

A new piece on the X&O/Led Er Est UK tour is up at The Quietus:

A new feature on the 'Wierd Present: Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics, Vol. I' featuring a head to head between the WIERD and Joe Daniel from Angular Records is out in the new Dazed and confused print edition that hits news stands today, we have it up to read on the website(April 7th)

Lastly I'd like to leave you by saying this week's WIERD is officially dedicated to everyone under 21 who is nostalgic for the 80s...OK everyone go talk amonst yourselves and we will all reconvene to discuss this beyond apocryphal notion next week, its simply far too complicated to deal with right now...See you all on tour or tonite in the WIERD World :) VRp.

Pieter, Aimé le Chevalier, and Josh Cheon Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday, April 14th 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Figure Study at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

7 April 2010

The full schedule for the Xeno and Oaklander/Led Er Est European tour has been announced. Click above for a full screenshot.

13.04 London, UK @ Bardens Boudoir
14.04 Brighton, UK @ Cowley Club
15.04 Glasgow, UK @ Nice N Sleazys
18.04 Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
19.04 Nottingham, UK @ Spanky van Dykes
20.04 London, UK @ Brixton Windmill
21.04 Brussels, Belgium @ Le Bunker
22.04 Berlin, Germany @ Bang Bang Club
23.04 Prague, Czech Republic @ Club Final
24.04 Bochum, Germany @ Zwischenfall
26.04 Milan, Italy @ Ligera
27.04 Naples, Italy @ MMB
28.04 Rome, Italy @ Kollatino Underground

A new feature on the upcoming Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics compilation appears in Dazed and Confused. Click above for a full screenshot.

7 April 2010

This weeks WIERD is in honor of everyone who enjoys troubleshooting' when there is nothing wrong...also known to those of us who enjoy the hobbyistic pleasures of 'A-Mature' psychoanalysis 101...pathos. Or perhaps more luxuriously...sucking ones thumb...ahhh... :)

And speaking of the Very Rare pleasures of the famously underaVReciated thumb, the phonetico-corporeal articulation of tonite's performers simply could not occur without one - as WIERD is proud to present the NYC live debut of CLAPS from Minneapolis for a live performance at midnight!!! Along with the likes of YOU and Moon Patrol, Claps are one of the best new minimal synth bands from the frozen, dusty ice planes of the midwest and evidence the analog electronic infection is slowly seeping west. I highly encourage everyone to check out their fantastic debut CDep just released on the Guilt Ridden Pop label, we have copies available in the WIERDshop, and the band will have them for sale this evening, their trax 'Fold' and 'Fireworks' are 2 of the best of 2010 thus far, come on down to hear them alive and colder than ever tonite!

Otherwise this past I was happy to receive word Home Sweet Home will officially be getting a major facelift and a proper new soundsystem installed at long last. The club is midway through the transition over to the new PA tonite which will be up and on fire in 2 weeks.

Lastly and very importantly many of you may have heard the great Market Hotel was sadly shut down this past weekend and in the interim, Friday evening's 'Wierd Presents:' show featuring live performances by Xeno & Oaklander, Led Er Est, Claps, and Epee du Bois has been moved to Monster Island in Williamsburg(128 River St. at Metropolitan Ave.). This will be a sendoff party for X&O and LeEst who will both be off on a 3 week European tour beginning next Tuesday in London and finishing 3 weeks later in Rome, hope everyone can make it out to wish them well on the VRourney ahead. This is the first full-scale WIERD tour, many years in the making...needless to say...VR.

Pieter, Anarexia, and Miz Margo spin the Quiet Intricacies of the One-Handed Clap...
Wednesday, April 7th 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

Coming Soon to the WIERD in YOU!
Fri April 9th: Xeno & Oaklander, Led Er Est, Claps and Epee du Bois at Monster Island(128 River St. at Metrolpolitan Ave., doors 8pm/$7)
Wed April 14th: WIERD Presents the Return of Figure Study
Wed April 21st: WIERD Presents a Live Performance debut of THROAT(featuring Margaret from Pharmakon and Ryan of Yellow Tears)
Wed May 5th: WIERD Presents a Live Performance by Konnichiwa
Wed May 12th: WIERD Presents a LIve Performance by Blank Dogs
Wed June 9th: WIERD Presents a Live Performance by Solvent!(Toronto,CAN)

6 April 2010

Friday evening's 'Wierd Presents:' show has been moved to Monster Island, 128 River St. at Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg. Set times and cover charge are the same. Hope everyone can make it out for this one!

31 March 2010

Tonite WIERD welcomes our long time ever-supportive allies in Leipzig, Germany MONOZID for their first ever live performance in NYC at midnight! Max, Ralf, and Franz have been keeping the dark indie wave scene alive and well via the excellent community they have built in eastern Germany through the many parties associated with their great Transmission fanzine, and are part of an entire new wave of European groups along with the likes Frank(just Frank), Soviet Soviet, Varsovie, and Moldig who are melding the classic sounds of the early Vague Froide and Neue Deutsche Welle bands on the continent with that of the new indie bands in Brooklyn and London...needless to say tonite will your only Very Rare chance to catch the guys in NYC for some time to come...VR.

Many exciting WIERD-VRelated events this past week, all have been linked up on the website, a few highlights: The Guardian in London aired a 30 minute radio program covering the just released 'Wierd Presents:' historical compilation featuring interviews with Joe Daniel of Angular Records and the great Lidia Fiala of legendary Dutch minimal electronic pioneers NINE CIRCLES! This was the first 'on air' words from Lidia in nearly 30 years, highly encouraged listening:

The Quietus also reviewed the collection:

Thanks to everyone who came out for the London launch party last Friday, a reminder to all our Italian friends the official IT release party will be this Friday evening at Locanda Atlantide in Rome featuring live performances by WIERD's own Frank(just Frank) and Rometown heros Soviet Soviet, and our beloved forever-high minimal electronic modernist master Alessandro Adriani of Mannequin Records spinning the night away...On the heels of his incredible 'Danza Meccanica' Compilation Alessandro has just put the finishing touches on the forthcoming Led Er Est/Ancien Regime split LP that will be out in time for the Xeno & Oaklander/Led Er Est tour shows in Italy next month! More details on this one up on the website(scroll to Feb 12th). Lastly our long-supportive VRiends at the great Skug Journal für Musik in Vienna have published a very comprehensive WIERD Records interview that just went up on the Skug site and the print version will be on newstands all over DE, AT, and FR in a few weeks:

The live performance archive has been updated with images form the Tearist, Further Reductions, Frank Alpine and Anthony's Revenge Shows, and the great Jimi P. has uploaded 2 new videos to the Youtube channel:

Pieter and Frankie Spin the Socially Surrealistic Sensations of the Leipzig School!
Wednesday, March 31st 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Monozid at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

30 March 2010

28 March 2010

Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics Vol. 1 has prompted a VRadio show courtesy of The Guardian. Interviews with Angular's Joe Daniel and Lidia the Rose of Dutch band Nine Circles are included within:

A new review of Blacklist's Midnight of the Century has been posted in NME:

A new feature on Wierd Records, featuring interviews with Liz Wendelbo, Sean McBride, and Pieter Schoolwerth, has just been published via Skug für Musik, Vienna:

24 March 2010

Tonite WIERD welcomes the weekly party debut by TEARIST for a live performance at midnite! The newest in a recent wave of LA minimal synth bands to take over the WIERD World, Yasmine and Will join the eminently electrified and evergetic ranks of killer male-female duos to recently grace the party stage such as Further Reductions, Light Asylum, Zola Jesus, and Void Vision, and if their whirlwind performance on day one of last November's Wierd Festival in Los Angeles was any indication, tonite they certainly will be bringin the cold, Tearifyingly anarchic sounds!

The WIERD shop has been reloaded with a series of highly VRecommended new releases including the excellent second compilation from our allies at the La Forme Lente label in France entitled 'Circuit D'Actes' that is a great introduction to the new French minimal electronic scene, the debut EP from Claps from Minneapolis who wil be making their NYC debut at WIERD in 2 weeks following next week's East German takeover, and the long-awaited debut EP from NYC's own Revel Hotel, featuring the WIERD's own Frankie Teardrop!

Lastly this evening our beloved elusive playboy to the Froidetastic Quebeqouis north Xavier Paradis of Automelodi will be making his guest DJ debut at the party and in Brooklyn for the week as we begin mixing Automelodi's debut LP due out on the label in June! He'll be spinning a whole new set of never before heard trax by the band for the first time, a new set of trax from the current Montreal scene as well as many of his carefully selected classic Frenchiewave faves...see you all in the frozen hot chamber of icy pleasure...

Pieter, Xavier, and Pre-Op Trans Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday March 24th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Tearist at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

17 March 2010

This week WIERD welcomes the return of Further Reductions to the weekly party for a live performance at midnight! Katie and Shawn are wrapping up their forthcoming debut EP due out on Dark Entries Records in San Francisco later this year and new single on Captured Tracks, so come on out and hear many of the band's new songs for the first time! Also tonite should be quite a lovely evening indeed as we are celebrating the birthdays of our far beyond belovedly lovely Ms. Very rErin Sharpe and the frozen cold majesty himself M.Canterel, free entry for all who come raring gifts of Serge modular knockoffs and lusciously cold, obscure Indian oil pigments ready for pleasure!:

The WIERD is back in the Home Sweet World this week after an excellent week long soujourn in France and the Netherlands, thanks to all our long time friends who came out to the Xeno & Oaklander/Frank(just Frank) shows in Paris and Rotterdam, special VRegards to Jean-Francois Sanz of Agnes b. and the great Kris Horvers for helping organize the concerts at Social Club and WORM. For all who missed out, X&O will be back on the continent for a full UK/European tour with Led Er Est next month, we will have a full tour schedule up in the coming week.

WIERD will be hosting a European tour send off for both bands at The Market Hotel in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Friday, April 9th:

Xeno & Oaklander, Led Er Est, Claps(Minneapolis, MN) , Epee du Bois
with DJs: Pieter and Caleb(Sacred Bones)
The Market Hotel
1142 Myrtle Ave @ Broadway, BKNY
Doors 8pm/$7

The official UK and Italian release parties are all set for the forthcoming 'Wierd Presents:' historical compilation out next week March 22nd on Angular Records, the fliers and line-ups for these concerts in London and Rome are below:

Friday March 26th:
Cocodisco and Angular Records Present The Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics Launch Party Featuring:
Luke Eargoggle(live/Sweden), Elliot(live/Sweden), Alalal, Chris Flatline, with Cocodisco DJs Alibi
91 Kingsland High St.
London E8 2PB

Friday April 2nd:
Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics Italian Release Party! Featuring:
Frank(just Frank)(live/France), Soviet Soviet(live/Rome), with DJs Newclear Waves(Mannequin records, Rome) + many more!
Locanda Atlantide
Via Dei Lucani 22, San Lorenza
Rome, Italy
Doors 10pm/8 Euros

Joe Daniels has updated the blog for the compilation with many new reviews:
BBC News:
Daily Note Newspaper print/London:
(this particular text by Louis P. is brilliant I might add...)

Frankie Teardrop, Samuel kK, and Owen Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday, March 17th 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Further Redusctions at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

3 March 2010

Tonite the LA minimal synth invasion continues as WIERD is proud to welcome our good friends DJ Sarah Stinson and the whole crew from the great KILLING SPREE Party in Hollywood, featuring the pride of minimal electronic California FRANK ALPINE for their first ever NYC live performance at midnite! Rich and Quinn put on one of the most charismatically chilling shows we witnessed all of last year when they joined us on stage for their debut at the Wierd Festival in Los Angeles back in November, and tonite they will be playing an entirely new set of trax from their forthcoming LP due out on WIERD later this year which they are currently in the studio recording! And tonite Rich is indeed bringing the icy vox, so prepare to climb Mt. Alpine higher than ever before...VR.

As far the past week's very Rare news of the WIERD, both the BBC and the NME in London reviewed of the forthcoming 'Wierd Presents:' historical compilation out on Angular March 22nd:

A new Epee du Bois live performance video from last week's party is online now courtesy of Jimi Patterson!:

Epee Du Bois Live @ Wierd 2.24.2010 from WIERD Records on Vimeo.

The most recent Xeno & Oaklander documentary from BOMB Magazine. Los Angeles is now archived online both below and here:

Another new X&O feature is up at the site, Australia

This coming Friday evening Sarah of Killing Spree will be teaming up with the WIERD and another long time VRiend of ours the ever elusive The Drk Mrk for a fantasic evening of minimal electronic music at Cameo in Brooklyn, where Mr. Alpin will be joined by Xeno & Oaklander and Led Er Est!:

Friday, March 5th
Xeno & Oaklander
Led Er Est
Frank Alpine
with DJs Black Rainbow and The Drk Mrk
Cameo Gallery
93 N. 6th St., Wmsbg/BKNY
Doors 9pm/$8

Lastly, the first Wierd Records compilation (3xLP, 1x7'', + book) is now back in stock after being Very Rare for quite some time:

Glenn, Black Rainbow, and Veryrarealyn Spin the WIERD Cold Wave Los Angeles!
Wednesday March 3rd, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare NYC Live Performance debut by Frank Alpine at midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

24 February 2010

This week's WIERD is dedicated to everything with no physical address...we 'feel' for 'you'...Very Rare. Alright tonite's going to be a frozen hot pleasurefest for sure as WIERD is proud to welcome the long overdue double-billed return of EPEE DU BOIS and ANTHONY'S REVENGE! Straight off of the dustry, greazy panes of Los Angeles's Sunset strip where hes been hidin out aimlessly and shamelessly aVranderin since 1981, Anthony Burdin's radically idiosyncratic, glam-infected, sunburned maximal electronics should be quite an excellent counterpoint to his VRajesty M. Epee's coldly and rigorously cerebral, fast and furious melancholic conceptuo-synthetics. How could you possibly dare to miss this fantastically frail ice-sculpturial event of an evening...Also please take note thta this evening's show will begin earlier than the usual Wierdness, Revenge will be on at 11:45 and Epee will follow at 12:30, see you all in the lovely frosty night. VR.

Pieter, Anarexia!, and Pre-Op Trans Spin the Wierd World!!!
Wednesday, February 24th 10pm-4am
(Live Performances by Epee du Bois and Anthony's Revenge start at 11:45!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

19 February 2010

BOMBsessions: Xeno & Oaklander from BOMB Magazine on Vimeo.

A new Xeno & Oaklander documentary is online courtesy of BOMB Magazine, Los Angeles

17 February 2010

Tonite WIERD is inVRordinately pleased to welcome back the cold analogue pleasures of our beloved in house snarlectronic hedonists THE HUNT for a Very Rare live performance at midnight! Come on down and witness the true space between inside of which classic minimal electronics and fuck all rock and roll battle it out in his mad majesty J. Vigil's eminently handsome head!...the WIERD Hunt is on once again yessss...VR.

I'm happy to say the first ever WIERD Party in Paris with Xeno & Oaklander and Frank(just Frank) Live is now confirmed for Thursday Evening, March 11th at Social Club! The flier and additional info is up on the website, this one's definitely due to be a Froidetastic rager par VRexcellance as we're goin 10pm-6am, and more importantly this will be the first reunion between the WIERD World and our old friend the man himself who single-handedly brought the Vague Froide Spirit to Brooklyn in the late 90s M. Gilles Le Guen who will be spinning with Shady Lady Pieter, as well as the great JB from the Born Bad label in Paris you all know well from the classic BIPP Compilation a couple years back and the many killer new minimal synth Francais bands such as Cheveu who joined us at the MOMA/Agnes b. Presents event this past summer at P.S.1. This event is made possible by Agnes b./Paris, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, and Miguel Abreu Gallery/NYC. Xeno & Oaklander will then travel to Holland where they will play a second show at the Nullzeit Party at WORM in Rotterdam, joined by Twilight Ritual and Das Ding! Seeing as nearly 1/3 of you on this list are indeed French apparently I might also add if you're undoubtedly coming from the Provinces for the weekend, the Vernissage for the WIERD's new exhibition at Galerie Nathalie Obadia will be on Saturday evening March 13th 6-9pm.

A new X&O feature is up on the Amoeba Records, Hollywood site:

A rather informative review of the forthcoming 'Wierd Presents:' historical compilation is up at Resident Advisor/UK:

Led Er Est will play a special show tomorrow night at Vassar College upstate:

The new Nite Jewel Live at WIERD Video is up on the Youtube channel from Jimi Patterson as well as a new Martial Canterel Live video from Jordan Levine:

Lastly, Zola Jesus will be shooting a new video for her upcoming EP on Sacred Bones Records this Sunday, and Nika, Caleb, and director Jacqueline Castel need a few frozen cold VRextras to party in the fog on screen, anyone who would like to be in the video below is the info and its free booze all night long!: Sunday, Feb 21st @ 4PM Bayard Studios 98 Bayard St. @ Leonard St. L to Bedford/G to Nassau

Pieter, Miz Margo, and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World
Wednesday, February 17th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by The Hunt at midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey
Info: (212)226-5708

12 February 2010

Wierd Records, Agnes b., Galerie Nathalie Obadia, and Miguel Abreu Gallery Present:

Xeno & Oaklander
Frank(just Frank)
DJs: Pieter(Wierd Records), Gilles Le Guen(Decadanse), and JB(Born Bad Records)

Social Club
142, rue Montmartre
75002 Paris
Tel. 01 40 28 05 55

Thursday, March 11th
10pm / Gratis

Pieter Schoolwerth at Galerie Nathalie Obadia
March 13th-May 15th
Vernissage Saturday March 13th 6-9pm

11 February 2010

The London and Rome release parties are all set for the forthcoming 'Wierd Presents: Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics' compilation on Angular!

10 February 2010

This evening's weekly Wierd party will literally be Very Rare and we will return next Wednesday with a live performance by The Hunt. The Blank Dogs show will be rescheduled asap.

03 February 2010

This week WIERD welcomes the Very Rare sounds of NITE JEWEL from minimal electronic Los Angeles for a live performance at midnite! this will be the first in a series of 3 excellent new frozen hot LA minimal synth bands to hit the WIERD stage in the next 6 weeks, soon to be followed by the great Frank Alpine(coming to the WIERD March 3rd) and Tearist(March 24th), all of whom recently joined us at the first annual L.A. WIERD Festival 2009 this past November. Ramona and co. have crafted a truly idiosyncratic sound in the night jewel crown, combining the sounds of classic minimal synth with those of both mid-period Italodisco and 70s US/UK soft rock, its quite unlike anything synthworthy out there right now, so slide on in on the JEWEL-encrusted Angelino ice and get Very Rare to-NITE!

I'm proud to finally be able to say the WIERD will be making a long overdue return to the continent this March and April! Xeno & Oaklander will be joined on stage in Paris by our beloved French allies Frank(just Frank) Thursday evening March 11th, and X&O will play a second show Sat. night March 13th at the great 'Nullzeit' Party inside the mysterious WORM in Rotterdam, The Netherlands: where Sean and Liz will be joined by our old friends Twilight Ritual from Belgium as well as Dutch minimal electronic legends Das Ding! The full-scale Xeno & Oaklander/Led Er Est European tour will officially commence on April 13th in London and take both bands on an 18 date tour through the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Germany, France and Italy! Many more details to come on all these shows in the next few weeks, rest assured the WIERD is coming to the theatre in you at long last!

The next release on Wierd Records will be the long awaited debut LP from Frank(just Frank) due out in April! The band did their first ever interview this past week in Paris for
In case anyone missed their fantastic show last year at the weekly party here is the live video for your froide-tastic afternoon pleasure: Frank(just Frank) - 'Die in Bed' Live at Wierd April 15th, 2009 |

Thanks to everyone who packed out the WIERD World last week to catch a VRlimpse of the first new MARTIAL CANTEREL trax from his epic opus of an LP forthcoming later this year from WIERD, as Sean played them all live for the first time! Our in-house videological pleasureseeker Jimi Patterson just posted a nice vignette of one of these killer songs that shall remained eminently unnamed for now:

The Wierd Live Performance photo archives and Youtube channel have been updated with each of the last few weeks events:
WIERD Live Performance Archive:
WIERD Records Youtube Channel:

The new Xeno & Oaklander documentary on 'Electric Independence' has now been archived on Vice Magazine's motherboard:

Pieter, Katie Rose, and Shawn NoEQ Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday February 3rd, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by NITE JEWEL at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

1 February 2010

Rendez-Vous d'Or - Xeno & Oaklander from jimi patterson on Vimeo.

27 January 2010

This week's WIERD is dedicated to everyone who has experienced the mild anxiety triggered by the Very Rare realization that sending someone a 'PM' before noon is quite literally giving the unsolicited gift or time travel...don't panic..deeeep breath, I'm pretty confident the world is still there outside this sad little glowing box, but let me go check just a moment please... ...actually...sorry to say but I'm afraid that as I gaze out this fragile, frigid, frozen cold window...

...That at long last the man who started it all back in the dark days of 2001 MARTIAL CANTEREL is back tonite for a live performance of pure, unadulterated minimal electronic music at midnight!!! This will be Sean's first live show in the WIERD World proper since last summer, and seeing as the VRicked winds should be whippin up quite the Vague Froide Moderne Blizzard this evening, tonite's performance will certainly be much colder than the last! Sean will be playing a whole new set of trax from his first new LP in over 3 years coming later this year from the WIERD, and from the incredible demos I've hear this ones destined to quite the 'Opus'. Arrive early to catch a glimpse of the master craftsman at work in true 'Windscreen Time'...VR.

In other news of the WIERD, at long last I would like to proudly proclaim that last week WIERD achieved one of the keystone moments of what my too-many-years-of-club-crawling-to-admit-to has demonstrated to be true 'achievement in the genre': someone left their shoes at the club...yes its true, thank you very much(...I'd like to first thank my you guys and...) And let me assure you kiddies, it was 8 degrees out, and these are certainly NOT the fierce 5 inch heels of a bitchy queen who predictably(albeit charmingly) stormed out in a tragically unnoticed VRamatic fluster after googling his lesbian lover in the powder room, or a lovely young debutante type who forgot her dispensable little post-happy hour shopping from Jeffrey, these shoes are so frighteningly practical they could only belong to what one might refer to as the 'post-everything/20-nothing male hetero-American'...this WIERD's for you Bro high-five!, long live the dissappearing 'New Balance' anchoring your wierd world, guess it didn't quite work out thank god, send me a 'PM' tomorrow AM and we'll get VR together in the frozen cold future to exchange eyelashes! :)))xoVRp.

And speaking of time zone traversing, I just wanted to remind everyone as I do 4 times a year with each grand slam event, the Australian open is now down to the round of 16, so please expect 2-3 business day delays on all mail order enquiries.

The WIERD webshop is open at last! All shopping carts equipped w high-end fog machines and a full array of single malts of course. New distro releases will gradually be added by bands that have played the party or appeared on the compilations, new killers from Tobias Bernstrup, Frank Alpine, Led Er Est, and the new Opus Finis/Newclear Waves split 7" are in stock now.

The Xeno & Oaklander official website is now 'alive' online:

The new X&O studio video for the track 'Rendez-Vous d'Or' off of the 'Sentinelle' LP is complete!:

The new feature on WIERD in the February issue of Dazed and Confused Magazine is on newstands now. In the common case you simply cannot bear physical objects anymore, you can read it here on the website(Jan. 22nd)

A feature on the label as well as the forthcoming 'WIERD Presents: Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics' 2xLP/CD Compilation on Angular Records is now up at Dummy Magazine/UK:

Another nice feature from Dan at the always excellent '20 Jazz Funk Greats' site in Brighton/UK:

Lastly for everyone who ordered the incredible 'Danza Meccanica' compilation from Alessandro of Mannequin Records in Rome when he was here to spin the party a few weeks back, I have your copies, so send me an AM tomorrow night and we'll go back in time to Milano 1980 together, and while you're at it email Ale asap and demand he press another edition of this beautifully designed masterpiece chronicling the seminal years of cold wave and minimal synth music in Italy, truly an fantastic record and long lost world that needs to be heard anew in 2010.

Pieter, Jordan and ANAREXIA! Spin the Explosive Arrival of Windscreen Time!
Wednesday January 27th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by MARTIAL CANTEREL at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey
Info: (212)226-5708

22 January 2010

The new feature on Wierd in Dazed and Confused print is on newsstands now. Click above for a full screenshot.

Also, the upcoming Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics Vol. 1 compilation has been featured as part of Dummy Magazine's guide to Coldwave.

20 January 2010

A new Xeno & Oaklander video documentary has just been unveiled on Vice tv. Click to view.

20 January 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 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, 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 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

13 January 2010

This week's WIERD is dedicated to everyone who did not attend last week's WIERD, and is 'OK with that'.

Tonite Wierd welcomes the return of VOID VISION to the weekly party for a live performance at midnight! Shari and Hayden have been locked away in the frozen cold Phillywave catacombs rigorously crafting their long-awaited debut LP arriving from the distant planes of the Wierd World this spring, so come on down to the depths tonite to bask in its VR pleasures...

Louis Pattison's excellent new WIERD Records feature in The Quetus is now online:

Tomorrow night, Thursday January 14th 7pm UK time, the fantastic Recharged Radio show in London will be presenting an hour long primetime Wierd Records special! Please Join Alex Watson and co. by simply tuning in online. The show will be available via a downloadable podcast next week. Expect many new and unreleased WIERD gems in this one!

A great new Blacklist interview is up online at
For those of you who missed the band's recent live on air performance on the B-Sides 91.5 radio performance a while back the show has now been archived here:

Pieter, Frankie, and Anarexia Spin the Cold, WIERD World!
Wednesday January 13th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by VOID VISION at midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home 131 Chrystie St. at Delancey

6 January 2010

Hello young cold people of the wild WIERD is officially 2010...Very Rare. I must say my first thought upon waking up in the new year last Friday morning was the far far beyond apocalyptic fact that noone really seems to know exactly how to 'say' this number denoting the 'year' we live in. Of course the first thing I did was to immediately call my favorite post-everything hotline to the frozen cold world of never-ending abstraction '311'. An apparently lovely, energetic young lady answered, "Hello, 311 what can I do for you?"..."Yes hello, I was calling to ask if you can tell me exactly: how is the new year we are now living in correctly 'pronounced' phonetically?"..."Well sir that is certainly the first time I have ever been asked that. You know I don't really know the answer to that, but everyone around the office here seems to be saying 'Twenty, Ten', so I suppose that is the best answer I can give you"..."Oh I see...but excuse me I'm a bit confused as that is two separate numbers - why is it not a single, unified numerical digit like 'two thousand nine' was? I loved that year, I felt very assured to live in a 'single' number, one nice, clear world inside an excellent 'odd' numbered digit that seemed quite 'real' as a result of its 'singularity', made me feel self-assured...I mean I understand it for something like '1985' which was fine and I totally loved, as to pronounce 'one thousand, nine hundred and eighty-five' is simply too inconvenient, but last year was 'two thousand nine', why is it not pronounced 'two thousand ten'? Living in a year denoted by two separate numbers barely adhering together and seemingly about to rip apart is very difficult for me...ugh it makes me so anxious, like I am a tiny, frail tighrope walker barely balancing on a very fragile thin line between two realities - the 'twenty' and the 'ten'...and I don't know which is more 'real' or 'right' you know what I mean?"..."Well sir, you certainly have an active imagination wow hmm, and by the way I love the 'eighties' too awesome!...but you know what they say: this whole 'on-line' world IS now 'reality' ha so crazy right?!, god knows I spend more time on-line than off Yikes! :)))...So that is probably why I am sure yeah. :)))...Is there anything else I can help you with today?"...


This being said...whatever the hell IT is, and determining this has been the WIERD's tragic life's work still 'in progress'...or maybe regress...quite appropriately thus tonite Wierd is pleased to welcome the return of DEATH DOMAIN to the weekly party to walk the cold, Wierd, anxiety-fueled line of latenight analogue electronic pleasure for a live performance at midnight! Adam has been kind enough to take an evening off from his intense Phd studies in Parasitology at Johns Hopkins to slide in on the WIERD latenight ice to play us his new record 'Ethidium Bromide' out on the excellent new minimal electronic-fueled DARK ENTRIES Records in San Francisco! Josh Cheon from Dark Entries will be joining us as well spinning all of his killer forthcoming records including the just re-released 'Decadence Electronique' from German minimal electronic legends Second Decay, and many more!

Pieter and Josh Spin the Undeniably Schizophrenic Abjection of '2010'
Wednesday, January 6th 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
(Very Rare Live Performance by Death Domain at Midnight!)
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey, NYC

30 December 2009

Happy New WIERD from Wierd Records, Brooklyn!

Well its been a wild WIERD whirlwind of a year and somehow this tiny, frail icicle of a ship is still afloat out there on the distant horizon a seafaring, and triumphantly all alone VeryRare-ing. As is always is the case at the end of every year there are too many people to thank for their ever gracious and generous help and support in keeping this 'thing' going....whatever IT is, its still WIERD as ever. Beyond the countless DJs, bands and lovely patrons in our eminently confusing, wonderfully frozen cold uncomfortable weekly pleasurefest of an establishment in 2009 extra VRecial thanks go out to Jasper and Mike for keeping myself and the weekly party goin week in and out, Frankie Teardrop for all things web and technologically related at the label, and as always the amazing Mary Cassidy, Naomi Ramirez, Jimi Patterson, and Jordan Levine for their neverending dedication to maintenance of the photo and video archives week after week...VR.

That being said tonite will be the last WIERD Party of 2009 as we welcome the debut one-time-only live performance of a true WIERD Party supergroup CREATION MYTH for a live performance at midnight! And its with absolute pleasure as tonite's performers include the long overdue return our long-time friend and SF/Bay area frozen cold killer queen TAMARYN to the WIERD stage who will be accompanied by Ms. Zohra Atash from Religious to Damn and Josh Strawn(Blacklist/Religious to Damn) on unVaguely Froide-centric guitars a glittering and shining black as all white hell!...Its bound to be another Gypsy New Wave Worldly, wind machine enthralling feast of early 70s meets late 80s psychedelic ritualistic industrial!!! See you all in the forzen cold cave of visceral joy, bring your sorceress robes and bells ladies, time to bid fare thee well for another Wierd year has darkly and splendidly dissappeared :)))

Pieter, Glenn, and Ryan Rayhill Spin the Foreboding of a Happy New WIERD 2009!
Wednesday December 30th, 2009 10pm-4am!
(Very Rare Live Performance by CREATION MYTH at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

17 December 2009

Led Er Est have just unveiled the video for "Laredo" from debut record Dust On Common! The video was filmed by Jacques del Conte and directed by Brendan Harman. Click below to view!

16 December 2009

Tonite WIERD welcomes the long-overdue weekly party debut of VOODOO VOCALS for a live performance at midnight! A long time friend of the WIERD die hard born and raised on the slimy Sunset Strip of frozen hot Los Angeles, many of you know the amazing international playboy drifter and visual artist exVRordinaire Mr. Anthony Burdin aka 'The Skum Pirate' from one of his countless fantastic gallery shows the world over including his unforgettable neverending desertmix Skumscape installation at the 2006 Whitney Biennial! Tonite Anthony will be presenting something quite unlike we've ever seen at the party - an excellent new project entitled 'Voodoo Vocals Christens the WIERD' which will be a retrospective look back at and absolute internal destruction of the frozen cold history of WIERD, featuring hauntings of the likes of Martial Canterel, Led Er Est, Sleep Museum, Xeno & Oaklander, and many more. The original alchemic artform, Voodoo Vocals is quite a phenom most diffikult to articulate - The master of pure cold Skum opens up the mirrored window to the black wax universe, slides in the backdoor of the track and the haunting begins...he slowly creepy crawls around, skumming the fuck outa anything in his dirty little way, then just when you thought you knew what was goin on he slides out the secret locked gate, never to be heard from again...and everything dies...only to reborn again and again...over and over, one inexcusable little black circle at a goodness how could you possibly resist this one kiddies? Do you dare to bare the Skumtastic pleasures of darksynth master of the Very Rare???

Next week the WIERD Party will be 'literally' Very Rare as we're takin a beyond VRecessary week off. Its been a lovely wild ride of a year in the WIERD - over 100 live performances and too many killer cold trax entered the world to even remember them all it seems now. I'm linked out from all the Wierdness this week so go google yourselves in the shadows alone, but I wanted to call everyone's attention to what will be the last our live performance event of the year as WIERD returns Wednesday December 30th when we proudly welcome the debut live performance of CREATION MYTH - a new collaborative one time only ritualistic all-star ceremony bidding farewell to 2009 and VRinging in the Happy New Wierd by none other than the ever elegant gypsy wave queen herself Tamaryn from San Francisco, Brandon Curtis of Secret Machines, and Zohra Atash of Religious to Damn with a few other surprise guests as well...see you all in the WIERD World tonite!

Pieter, Miz Margo and Shawn NoEQ Spin the WIERD
Wednesday, December 16th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy

14 December 2009

Xeno & Oaklander's first studio video for the title track from their debut LP Sentinelle is now online!, The video was recorded entirely live in one go and is directed by Thomas Torres with extra camera work by Josh Kline. VR!

9 December 2009

Tonite WIERD welcomes the return of Revel Hotel for a live performance at midnight! Johnny, Frankie and co. have a whole new set of trax in store which will serve as a glimpse into their forthcoming debut EP due out early next month!

I'm very proud to say that the Angular Recording Corporation in London just officially announced the forthcoming 2xLP gatefold/CD/Digital release 'Wierd Presents: Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics, Vol. I' historical compilation that has been in production between Angular labelhead Joe Daniel and I for nearly two years now! Please visit the Angular website as well as Joe's 'Cold Waves' blog devoted to this epic release for more details, the cover artwork, and pre-ordering info.

Special pre-release press features on the compilation including the final 2 x LP tracklist are also now online below. The CD and digital versions will contain several extra trax soon to be revealed:
Alt. Sounds
Fact Magazine/UK

The WIERD world had quite an excellent time at what turned out to be one of the wildest WIERD Parties ever last Thurs. night at Art Basel Miami with 1000+ people dancing the frozen hot night away. Many videos and photos to come from this one. Special thanks to our long time VRiends Ramiro Jeancarlo and C.E. Oni of the heat-seeking Cubanowave pleasure-machine that is Opus Finis for helping coordinate the details of this incredible evening. For everyone down south due to WIERDular demand Opus will return for a repeat performance at the Living Room in Miami Beach on Dec. 15th.

Xeno & Oaklander will play a special live show this coming Friday Dec. 11th, 8pm-midnight at the Boiler Room in BK(191 N. 14th St.) to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Spoonbill & Sugartown Bookstore with OPEN BAR all night. For those unfamiliar, S&S has long been Williamsburg's eminently well-stocked shop for all things art, architecture and design oriented, so please come out and help our long time supporters and friends Jonas and Miles of S&S celebrate this momentous occasion! More info on this excellent event here:

A new features on Led Er Est's debut LP are up here at 'Raven Sings':
And a nice band interview with Shawn NoEQ here at
Led Er Est will be joining Blank Dogs and Silk Flowers on a killer analogue electronic bill this coming Sun. Dec. 13th at , night at Monster Island Basement in BK, 128 River St., 8pm, $7

A new feature on Automelodi is online courtesy of

This Saturday evening will be the first night of Josh Strawn of Blacklist's new monthly party at Satellite Lounge in BK(143 Havemayer St., 10pm-4am) entitled 'Plague Mass', featuring a unique mix of Cold Wave, Metal, Industrial/Noise, and Doom. Josh will be joined by guest DJs Glenn and Ryan form Blacklist as well as film maker Jeff Elstone who will soon begin production for Blacklist's second studio video for 'Shock in the Hotel Falcon'.

The Live performance archive and Wierd Youtube channels have both been updated with pix from the Living Days, YOUU, and Led Er Est release parties:

Pieter, Glenn and Anarexia! Spin the WIERD World
Wednesday December 9th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Revel Hotel Live at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. @ Delancy, NYC

8 December 2009

Angular Records in London have announced the forthcoming 'Wierd Presents: Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics, Vol. I' Compilation, the release date is now set for February 22nd, 2010! More info on this release, tracklist and pre-ordering info can be found on Joe Daniels' blog site:

More pre-release info can be found here:
Alt Sounds
Fact Magazine

2 December 2009

Tonite will be another truly excellent eveing in the WIERD as we welcome a live performance by The Living Days as well as the official US VRecord release party for DANZA MECCANICA!  - the epic historical compilation of Italian Cold Wave and Minimal Electronics nearly 5 years in the making.  I am truly honored to welcome our long time ally and absolute king of the Italian cold world Mr. Alessandro Adriani from Mannequin Records, Rome as well this evening who will be joining Frankie T. and yours Very Rarely to spin the entire history of Italian synth/wave new and old!

In other news of the WIERD tomorrow evening the WIERD world will be rollin into town to take over Art Basel Miami in conjunction with Miguel Abreu and Adrew Kreps Galleries/NYC, Galerie Daniel Bucholz, Cologne, Sutton Lane Paris/London, and Rental Gallery/Los Angeles as we present the second ever installment of 'The Pleasures of Xanten' - a true all star cast onstage together for an intense minimal electronic pleasurefete of cold wave theatre at the Living Room in downtown South Beach.  Expect a greatest hits of WIERD minimal synth of sorts including live performances by Xeno & Oaklander, Martial Canterel, Epee du Bois, Opus Finis, and Staccato du well as all kinds of far beyond VR colaborations from the likes of Three to Forgotten, Xeno & Staccato, Henry Zoe and The Siamese Pearl vs. Martial could you all simply not bear to rush out and book yr flights right dees moment! :)))   More info and details are up on Wierd central here (scroll to 11/24).

Also for our Southern European VRiends the les demoiselles froides are flying overseas today as Blacklist will be headlining the 'Super Bock Em Stock' festival in Lisbon Portugal this weekend, see you all this evening in the fog and the echoezzz:

Pieter, Frankie, and Alessandro Adriani(Mannequin Records, Rome) Spin DANZA MECCANICA! Wednesday, December 2nd, 10pm-4am
(VR Live performance by The Living Days at midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

25 November 2009

This week WIERD is proud to celebrate the 6 year anniversary of the WIERD weekly party! It was exactly this day in 2003 that yours Very Rarely and M. Gilles LeGuen did our first event of what was a few weeks later to be named as the WIERD...and this fragile, frozen cold ship is still afloat :) Tonite will also be our beloved long time friend and DJ Jeralyn aka Veryrarealyn who is coming down from cold wave Boston to team up with Micki and Sean of Cult of Youth on the wheels of the WIERD, and Brooklyn's newest band in the minimal electronic lexicon YOUU will make their live debut straight off the bus from dark synth Detroit at Midnight!

Also above all in importance I'm happy to say the LPs/CDs for the debut albums from Xeno & Oaklander and Led Er Est are now eminently available! More info and soundclips are on the website:

For all our ever-supportive European friends, seeing as the sad dying abyss that is the US Postal system just announced international rates will be again jacked through the roof in Jan., officially making it more $ in post for one LP to Germany than the LP itself, I wanted to encourage you all to support the various WIERD Records distributors in your homelands who should all have most of the WIERD records catalogue and distro items by the end of next week. Save yourselves some serious cash and support these guys who truly are the ones keepin WIERD's blood flowin cold...

Germany: Anna Logue Records -
Hoersturz Mail Order -
UK/All Europe: Cargo Intl. -
Belgium: Wool-e-Shop -
Netherlands: Sounds For Sure -
France: Vulcanoid -
Italy: Mannequin Mail Order -
Spain: Redrum Distribution -
Portugal: Deadly Soundz Inc. -

The WIERD World is takin over Art Basel Miami next Thursday Evening for the 2nd ever installment of the epic production Cold Wave Musical Theatre we will be proudly entitle as 'The Pleasures of Xanten'. This excellent event will feature an all-star cast inclusing Xeno & Oaklander, Martial Canterel, Epee du Bois, Staccato du Mal, and Opus Finis all playing together for over an hour in various formations and configurations! This party will truly be quite the international 'Fête Froide' as the list of sponsors and allies involved now includes Miguel Abreu Gallery/NYC, Andrew Kreps Gallery/NYC, Galerie Daniel Bucholz/Cologne, DE, Sutton Lane/London-Paris, and Rental Gallery/Los Angeles. This event begins at 10pm and is open to all, more info and the official invite are up just below.

Next Tuesday evening Agnes b., Jean-Francois Sanz and the whole crew from Galerie du Jour in Paris will be returning to the city to wrap up production on the NYC wing of the 'Des Jeunes Gens Modernes' feature film documentary begun back at the PS1/MOMA event we did together back in July. For this particular party James Chance from the legendary NYC No Wave band The Contortions will open the show, followed by a VR live performance which will be captured on film from our beloved Mr. Martial Canterel. This event will take place at none other than legendary stylist and international night life persona Maripol's downtown loft, and will feature appearances from many amazing figures from Parisian Vague Froide and well as NYC No Wave's past including Edwige, Yves Adrien, and Maripol herself. There are only a limited number of people to fill out the space, anyone interested can reply to this with 'RSVP and your name' and we will reply with the info on address, time etc. More info on this project here:

The LA Weekly's wrap-up of last week's WIERD Festival each day is online and the photo archive has been updated:
WIERD Festival Pre-Party at Medusa Lounge, Hollywood:
WIERD Festival Day One at NOMAD/LA:
WIERD Festival Day Two at NOMAD/LA:
Led Er Est 'Dust On Common' Record Release Party:

LA Weekly Days 1-4:

Enough...see you all this evening...VRp

Pieter, Jeralyn, Micki Fingers, and Sean Ragon Spin the WIERD 6 Year Anniversary!
(VR Live Performance by YOUU at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chryste St. @ Delancy St., NYC

24 November 2009

Miguel Abreu Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Sutton Lane, and Rental invite you to 'The Pleasures of Xanten,' a very rare night of live, cold wave™ music featuring Xeno & Oaklander, Epee du Bois, Martial Canterel, Staccato du Mal, Opus Finis, and DJs Pieter Schoolwerth and Cheyney Thompson.
Thursday, December 3rd from 10pm on.
Living Room South Beach
671 Washington Avenue (near 7th Street)
Miami Beach, FL 33139-6207
Public parking behind the club on 7th Street

18 November 2009

Tonite WIERD is proud to present another momentous event as the weekly party will play host to the long-awaited official release party for LED ER EST's debut LP 'DUST ON COMMON'! This fantastic Synthwave masterpiece has been over a year in the works, and both the band and yours Very Rarely are far beyond excited to play it for you all at long last. There will be no cover tonite, we will be introducing and playing the album in its entirety beginning at midnite accompanied by a series of never before screened live and studio videos, following which Samuel Kk, Shawn NoEQ and Owen will be spinning their favorite trax of all time for the remainder of the evening...the epic adventure from Laredo to Port Isabel will soon commence, look forward to seeing you all on the dusty cold planes of the WIERD World, its gonna be a wild ride indeed...VR.

'Dust on Common' just went live on ITunes and all your favorite media outlets this morning, anyone interested can visit the website and download the record here:

Many additional soundclips are available here as well as on the band's new MySpace page:

Led Er Est's debut studio video for 'Laredo' is now live online courtesy of directors Brendan Harman and Jacques Del Conte!:

Just to let everyone know I will be shipping the first round of Xeno & Oaklander and Led Er Est LPs and CDs out this weekend, please be patient, we have a bit of catching up to will all receive your orders soon I assure you.

The WIERD arrived back in NYC late last night after an amazing week's worth of shows on the west coast. Much more to come on all these excellent events, but for now I would like to just sincerely thank the ever lovely Ms. Sarah Stinson of Killing Spree/Los Angeles, Miz Margo of Suspiria/Dark Sparkle and Omar Perez of Shutter/Popscene - San Francisco...long live the new Kings and Queens of Cold Wave California!!! After all these years we've finally got some solid allies in the US!

The first round of Wierd Tour Photos are up now courtesy of Carlos Rossi:
WIERD Festival Pre-Party at Medusa Lounge, Hollywood:
WIERD Festival Day One at NOMAD/LA:
WIERD Festival Day Two at NOMAD/LA:

Much more to come, stay VRuned... VRp.

WIERD Records Presents the LED ER EST Record Release Party!
Wednesday Nov. 18th, 10pm-4am
(Featuring the Debut of 'Dust On Common' at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

11 November 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 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

4 November 2009

This week WIERD proudly welcomes yet another Very Rarely and above all INORDINATELY exciting plethora of guest performers as our new VRiends from the misty cold bay area world BRONZE will be swingin through the weekly party for a live performance at midnight!  Spoiled as we have much of the past few months by so many new killer bands such Twisted Wires, Silk Flowers, Cult of Youth, and Zola Jesus,  Bronze combine electronics with traditional rock and accoustic instruments to meld a fantastic darkly hybridized sound that might be called something along the lines of 'Psychedelic Industrial Music' - like if Ethan Port of Savage Republic broke into Floyd's practice space in 1968, kicked young Syd out and called Holger Czukay from Can back to the future on the sell foam to join up on bass with Mr. Waters and they cruised on into the WIERD to get VR...fuck man top that, my goodness! :)

So as if that wasn't enough, our beloved investigateur of all vinylicious pleasures Jeffo! informed me earlier this week that we will also be joined by himself and the amazing Mr. ANDY BELL of British synth pop legends ERASURE!  I will not be held responsible as starting any rumors here kiddies but I did coincidentally get several txts this week merely 'informing me' that Andy's VRiend and one of the true godfathers of minimal electronics himself who will only here be denoted as 'V' has also been spotted in the city in the past week while Erasure is recording their new way...but then again its WIERD you never knoo oh...Ah the synthywave pleasure that await us all tomorrow evening see you all in the frozen cold cloudzzzz....

In other News of the WIERD of late the debut LP/CD from XENO & OAKLANDER as of yesterday is now available via Itunes Just click on the link on the Wierd site:

The LP/CD version is available for pre-order now and all orders will be shipped Nov. 18th, send us an email  to reserve your copies of either, as well as the debut LP from Led Er Est 'Dust on Common' available at the same time.

Jimi P. has just uploaded this excellent vignette of last week's X&O release party...truly an evening I will never forget...simply have no words can express the musical jouissance this project's completion the tears begin to come down...dans le FROID! :)

Jamie J. over at the Fader just posted a new WIERD Records feature on the site with a new and unreleased Xeno & Oaklander video from Jordan Levine and a new freely downloadable mix of frozen hot new trax all made in the past few months from bands who have played in the party this year, this won't be live forever:

Secondly, its a bit much to get into here but next Thursday the WIERD family restrained circus of pleasures will be taking our annual bon voyage to the west coast as WIERD is joining forces with Sarah Stinson of LA's excellent new KILLING SPREE Party to present the WIERD FESTIVAL 2009! - 2 nights, 8 bands in downtown LA, to be followed by a third performance Sunday evening at the Knockout in San Francisco.  The fliers, and a complete list of bands and special activities and parties surrounding the fest are now up on the website:

Speaking of LA, another loyal WIERD supporter Liz O. at the LA Weekly just posted a nice piece on Blacklist, for everyone out west keep an eye out for Liz's epic WIERD feature preview of next weekend fest in the Weekly next Wed.  Blacklist will be playing with Swedish Indie Wave darlings of the moment The Merry Onnettes tomorrow evening at Union Hall in BK and WIERD will play host to the afterparty.

Ah the long daze that lie ahead...prepare yourselves darlings yessss...

Pieter, Jeffo!, and Andy Bell(Erasure)Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday November 4th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by BRONZE(San Francisco, CA) at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

2 November 2009

Wierd Records, Brooklyn and Killing Spree, Los Angeles Present:
The Wierd Festival 2009!!!

Thursday November 12th:
Pre-Festival Party at Killing Spree 10pm-2am
DJs: Pieter(Wierd Records/Brooklyn), Black Rainbow(Sarah Stinson/Killing Spree/LA)
Medusa Lounge
3211 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 382-5723

Friday November 13th:
Xeno & Oaklander(Official Record release party for their debut LP/CD 'Sentinelle'!)
Nite Jewel
Frank Alpine(first ever live performance!)
DJ Pieter

Saturday Afternoon, November 14th:
Xeno & Oaklander Live In Store at Vacation Vinyl Music
4679 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA
Show starts promtly at 6pm, FREE

Saturday November 14th:
Martial Canterel
Bronze(San Francisco/Ex-The Vanishing)
DJ Pieter

1993 Blake Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles
Doors 9pm, $10 each night!
Goes all Fukin night long New York Style!

Sunday Nov. 15th:
Xeno & Oaklander
Veil Veil Vanish
DJs: Omar, Miz Margo
The Knockout, Mission/San Francisco
Doors 8pm/$10

For more info:

WIERD Live Performance Photo Archive:
WIERD Records Youtube Video Channel:

30 October 2009

Happy HalloWIERD...VR!

28 October 2009

Tonite Wierd is honored to play host to a truly momentous event over an entire year in the making - the official record release Party for Xeno & Oaklander's debut LP/CD 'Sentinelle'(Wierd Records cat#VR008)!  You've all been hearing these incredible songs slowly and carefully develop in the band's live performances and demo versions we've been spinning at the party and on the radio, now at long last I am truly proud to say this absolute masterpiece of electronic music will be available to the world beginning on November 1st.

Miss Xeno has prepared a truly excellent evening of auditory and visual pleasures for you all from many eminently-talented long-time friends of the Wierd World - including slide shows by Raha Raissnia and Nastya Osipova, recent live videos of the band by Jordan Levine, and super 8 films of X&O by Miss Liz Wendelbo VRerself!  In addition we may even catch a glimpse of the band's forthcoming studio video for the record's title track soon to premier at the 'Performa '09' Performance Art Festival early next year. A truly all-star cast of long-time WIERD friends of the band including Epee du Bois, Glenn Maryansky of Blacklist, Pre-Op Trans, and Shawn NoEQ of Led Er Est will be spinning their frozen cold fave trax all night long, punctuating the Very Rare midnight hour - at which time Sean and Liz will introduce 'Sentinelle' and we will play it in its entirety from beginning to end for the first time.

I hope everyone can make it out tonite to witness the birth of the Wierd's new amazing young many of you know, making an incredibly complex and fragile sonic sculpture of this magnitude is a radical battle and effort in this day and age, and truly Very Rare to say the least.

WIERD Records Presents the XENO & OAKLANDER 'Sentinelle' Record Release Party!
Wednesday, October 28th, 10pm-4am
(Featuring the album's Live Premier at Midnight!)
Slide Shows by Raha Raissnia and Nastya Osipova
Films by Circular File, Jordan Levine, and Xeno & Oaklander
DJs: Pieter VR, Epee du Bois, Glenn Blacklist, Pre-Op Trans, and Shawn NoEQ
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy

23 October 2009

Just a reminder to everyone that tomorrow afternoon at 1pm the Anthology Film Archives in NYC will host the US premier of Brian Parson's feature film about the current status of underground independent electronic music the world over 'IN SEARCH OF SOUND'. This project has been several years in the making and a true labor of love for everyone involved. A significant portion of the film is devoted to the Wierd World in Brooklyn with interviews, soundtrack and live performances from the likes of Xeno & Oaklander, Led Er Est, Martial Canterel, Blacklist, Tobias Bernstrup, VRp etc. I hope everyone will come out to support this truly excellent project.

Following the premier on Sunday evening beginning at 9pm Wierd will host the official ISOS afterparty at Fontana's in the East Village of Manhattan featuring live performances by Xeno & Oaklander and Led Er Est, certain to be yet another Very Rare evening for sure! :)

In Search of Sound
A Film by Brian Parsons
Official Trailer and additional excerpts:

Saturday October 24th,
1pm Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave., NYC

Sunday October 25th
Official ISOS Afterparty Featuring Live Performances by Xeno & Oaklander and Led Er Est
with DJs Pieter, Glenn, and The Drk Mrk(Amber Halford...VR)
WIERD @ Fontana's
105 Eldridge St., NYC
Doors 9pm, $10

21 October 2009

I know many of you our beloved WIERD irVRegulars at the weekly party have been eagerly awaiting this week's performance for quite some time by one of the newest minimal electronic groups who've brought a huge breath of frozen cold excitement to the WIERD World, as we welcome the live party debut of VOID VISION from Philadelphia for a live performance at midnite! The speed at which the amazing Mr. Payne and the lovely Ms. Red V. have been carefully crafting consistently killer track after track we've been spinning the past couple months has been beyond impressive to say the least, so tomorrow night I hope everyone can make it out to see how infectious analogue gems like 'In 20 Years', and 'Not Much of Anything' manifest full-on alive...Not to be missed!

A few notes of particular importance this week, firstly I wanted to remind everyone that this coming Saturday afternoon Brian Parson's new feature film 'In Search of Sound' about the current state of underground electronic music the worldover will premier at The Anthology Film Archives in the city at 1pm! Seating is limited for this special engagement so I suggest arriving by 12:15-12:30 to get tickets. Brian has the official trailer and a couple other clips up with some glimpses of the Wierd-related interviews and live video footage on the Facebook page and ISOS website:

Following the premier on Sunday evening WIERD will play host to the official ISOS afterparty at Fontana's in the East Village featuring live performances by Xeno & Oaklander and Led Er Est with Glenn from Blacklist and yours Very Rarely spinning the icy hot night away! Doors will be at 10 for this one, Led Er Est is on at 11pm:

Xeno & Oaklander's debut single 'Saracen' off their forthcoming debut LP 'Sentinelle' was #1 on the Other Music Digital charts last week so we have decided to keep it live and available for free download for one more week so everyone can have a listen! So please pay our ever-supportive old VRiends over at OM a visit and get it while its still cold as ever:

Speaking of which, and in lieu of the amazing pleasures that next week's official NYC release party for 'Sentinelle' will certainly bring as we will be playing the album in its entirety for the first time ever, the elusive Ms. Xeno is being quite secretive about what other VRentertainment is in store for us on this momentous occasion! Next Wed. there will be no cover so I hope everyone can make it out to help us all celebrate the completion of this absolute masterpiece of crafted electronic pleasure that has been over a year in the making..We have uploaded the first set of trax onto the player over at X&O centraal:

Blacklist will play the Brooklyn Vegan Unofficial CMJ Showcase this Friday evening in Williamsburg, BV just let us the doorlist is nearly full, but for everyone interested, more info is available here, if you act fast you might be able to slide in the back entrance, should be a packed house for sure! :) :

WIERD's in-house voracious videological VRunderkind Mr. Jimi Patterson just sent over his new excellent cut of Automelodi's performance of 'Schema Corporel' from their live performance 2 weeks ago...enjoy!:

Lastly the Wierd Flickr page has been updated with the past week's flurry of live performances, including last Wednesdaze's electrifyingly psychedelic ghostly waves from Twisted Wires:

Wierd Live Performance Archive:
Wierd Records Youtube Channel:

Pieter, Frankie Teardrop, and ANAREXIA! Spin the Voidly Visionary World!
Wednesday, Cotober 21st, 10pm-4am
(Live Performance by Void Vision at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie Delancy, NYC

14 October 2009

The WIERD's turbo inVRected deep freeze of a pleasure fest is kicking into overdrive this week as we're proud to welcome the weekly party debut of TWISTED WIRES from the wild windy planes of dark synth Houston Texas for a live performance at midnight tonite! A few of you may have caught Ms. Erika, Richard and Co. last night with Led Er Est and The Living Days in their other Very Rare incarnation as Indian Jewelry last night in BK, they're back in the foggy WIERD house tonite. For anyone who hasn't heard their recent killer Troubleman Records single 'One Night at the Raw Deal' get over to ITunes and pay to play, its a long fukin drive back to Texas and gas ain't cheap!

I'm proud to say we just uploaded the first set of tracks from the forthcoming Xeno & Oaklander debut LP 'Sentinelle' to the band's site for you all to enjoy for the first time! Please pay a visit and let our beloved Sean and Liz know what you think. Needless to say this absolute masterpiece of analogue electronic music has been a long time coming and we're all fighting off the exciting chills iminent to its official release on November 1st! Ms. Xeno tells me she has a whole WIERD evening of multi-media pleasure in store for the release party at WIERD on October 28th, more details to come on that next week.

Thanks to the ever-generous efforts of James from Blacklist the website is loaded up with all kinds of new information on both 'Sentinelle' and the forthcoming epic debut LP from Led Er Est 'Dust on Common'. Theres plenty of soundclips, info and the first glimpse of the inordinately rigorous design exercises implicit in the cover artwork courtesy of Mlle Xeno and N. Antolik. We'll start taking orders for both release soon so keep checking back:

Jimi Patterson just send over a few rough cuts of some excellent live videos of Automelodi and Led Er Est's sets from last Friday's 'WIERD Presents:' concert at Barnard. Thanks again to Cindy and Co. and WBAR we all had a great time squashed into the tiny underground icebox!:
Led Er Est 'Port Isabel'(from the forthcoming 'Dust on Common' LP) Live 10.9.09:
Automelodi 'Soubrette/Sous-entendu' Live 10.9.09:
Complete WIERD Live Performance Video Archives:

Naomi and Mary's new Live Performance Still Photos are up on the WIERD Flickr site as well:
Automelodi Live at WIERD 10.7.09 -
Light Asylum, Led Er Est, Automelodi, and Martial Canterel at WBAR/Barnard 10.9.09 -
Led Er Est Live at WIERD 9.30.09 -
Frankie's VReviews of above gigs are up on Limewire:
Automelodi 10.7.09 -
Led Er Est 9.30.09 -

See you all in the Very Rare hazy echo chamber of icicular escape tonite...:)))

Pieter, Katie Rose, and Sean NoEQ Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday October 14th, 10pm-4am
(VR Live Performance by Twisted Wires at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

07 October 2009

This week WIERD is inordinately excited to welcome back our beloved international playboys of the froide electronique north as AUTOMELODI return to the weekly party from minimal synth Montreal for a live performance at midnight! Monsieur Paradis and co. are hard at work on their debut LP due out on WIERD early next year and tell me we can expect a few never before heard new trax tonight along with the now basicly classic WIERD analogue anthems off of the 'Fait Ses Courses' EP we've been spinning to loving death this entire year since it came out back in April!

I am very happy to finally announce the long-awaited masterpiece of a debut LP from LED ER EST has now gone to press! The album will be entitled 'Dust on Common' and the release party will be held on November 18th at the weekly party! We will have both this monster of a record as well as Xeno & Oaklander's debut LP/CD 'Sentinelle' up on the website for ordering info, soundclips etc. in the next week or so so stay VRuned. Pix from last weeks mindmelter of a show at the weekly party are up on the WIERD Archives now courtesy of Ms. Cassidy:

Automelodi will be joining Led Er Est, Martial Canterel, and Light Asylum on a second excellent bill this Friday evening as WIERD is teaming up with WBAR Radio Barnard/Columbia University for a night of minimal electronic music uptown at Columbia's Underground Lounge. Flier and additional info are up on the flier on the WIERD MySpace page along with a new set of killer trax just uploaded to the player by the likes of new WIERD-VRelated groups including Void Vision, Futility, and Further Reductions, all made in the last 3 months that we've been spinning the past few weeks at the party.

The debut single from Xeno & Oaklander's debut LP/CD 'Saracen' b/w 'The Shot, The Fall' will be released via ITunes and all other media outlets on October 15th, and Other Music has a special pre-release FREE digital download now available! Both trax can be listened to in their entirety now on the band's page, link to free download is here:

I mentioned this project a couple weeks ago and WIERD will be entertaining the afterparty for Brian Parson's debut feature film 'In Search of Sound' on the tail end of this years CMJ Fest in the city! The premier screening for this epic project will be Saturday afternoon 10/24 at 1 pm at Anthology Film Archives. The afterparty featuring live performances by Xeno & Oaklander, Led Er Est, and your Very Rarely spinning is now confirmed for the following evening at Fontanas in the East Village begining at 10pm! More info up on the ISOS Site and Facebook page with film clips, the official trailer etc.:

Also a heads up to everyone out west that the CULT OF YOUTH/DEATH DOMAIN tour starts this Friday in Detroit! The week's worth of midwest dates are the following, and more info is up at CoY central:
Fri. 10/9 - Detroit @ Division Gallery with Mean Mugger
Sat. 10/10 Chicago @ Viaduct Theatre with Anatomy of Habit(new intense Mark Solotroff project!)
Sun. 10/11 Madison, WI @ The Wisco with Max Elliot and Supergun
Mon. 10/12 St. Louis @ Antarctica with Valence and Gnomonclast
Tues. 10/13 Richmond, VA @ The Triple with Antimagik(ex-These Are Powers) and Bermuda Triangles

WIERD is proud to announce that on December 2nd the weekly party will play host to the US record release Party for Mannequin Records, Rome's soon to come fantastic historical compilation of classic Italian Cold Wave which will be entitled 'Danza Meccanica'! This release truly has the best of the best trax ever in this rich secret soon-to-be-discovered VReckin Roman tradition, and for this special occasion the Italian Cold Wave King himself Alessandro Aliari from Mannequin will be flying over to spin the compilation in its entirety at the weekly party! Alessandro also tells me the new split 7" from his band Newclear Waves and Opus Finis is now available as well, please visit the website and support one of our most devoted allies overseas for info on both these releases:

Lastly, it was with sincere regret that as an icy tear slowly crawled down my tired old head last week we all witnessed the final death of WIERD's most devoted regular and party fan, groupie and employee for nearly 10 years...our truly lovely and elegant elderly queen of the frozen WIERD night our incredibly restrained yet powerful and charismatic fog machine The Old Lady Misty. Misty has been a vital part of the WIERD world and the many many party incarnations previous before it dating all the way back to her Very Rare conception in 1997, we remember her fondly...and will miss her terribly. All condolences can be sent to Blessed Be..the true Queen Misty...Very Rare Forever...

Pieter and Plastikmann Spin the Birth of the New WIERD Brouillard Definitif!
Wednesday October 9th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Peformance by Automelodi at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy

30 September 2009

Before the details on what is certain to be an absolute mindfreezer of a party this week, a few things:

The video for the single 'Flight of the Demoiselles' from Blacklist's 'Midnight of the Century' is now uploaded on the Wierd Records Youtube channel!:

For all our countless allies in Deutschland, you'll all finally be able to see the band live as Blacklist makes their European debut this coming Friday evening at Kato in Berlin, to be followed by a second concert the following evening at the Judgement day Festival in Austria, details below. Also I wanted to announce as a Pre-Party celebration of sorts, none other than the Vague Froide king of the Wierd World Francaise and our old friend and hero DJ Gilles Le Guen will be joining Glenn from Blacklist to Spin the official DECADANSE REUNION PARTY on Thurday evening at Madame Claude in Berlin, just down the street from Kato. As many of you remember well, Gilles and Glenn began the legendary Decadanse party back in 2001, out of which nearly two years later WIERD was born. Gilles and Glenn will be spinning all the trax from the party's original playlists circa 2001-3, should be a lovely froide-friendly evening!:

Thursday October 1st:
DJ Gilles Le Guen Presents The Decadanse Reunion Party!
Madame Claude
Lübbener str. 19
10997 Berlin, Germany
DJs: Gilles Le Guen, Glenn Maryansky(Blacklist/the DJ formerly known as ' 3:1:G'...VR)
Doors 10pm, FREE

Friday October 2nd:
Blacklist, Tobias Bernstrup, and Monozid
@ Kato, Im U-Bhf. Tor. Berlin
DJs Ian P. Christ (Remembrance Daze), NecroPhil (Remembrance Daze), Thomas Thyssen (Pagan Love Songs)

Saturday October 3rd:
Blacklist, Nichts, Twisted Nerve and Grooving in Green
The 2009 Judgement Day Festival @ Spielboden
Farbergasse 15 Rhombergs Fabrik, Dornbirn, Austria

Secondly in anticipation of the Wierd Records new releases to com in November, the 'Wierd Compilation II: Analogue Electronic Music 2008' is now available for FREE DOWNLOAD for 1 month only over at our the our VRiend Jonathan Canady of Angel of Decay/Sexual Assault Rifle's great blog 'Colors of the Dark'! Please pay the mysterious Mr. Malsonus a visit and enjoy the cold Wierd sounds sans VRl'argent...:

The first 2 track digital single 'Saracen' b/w 'The Shot, The Fall' off of Xeno & Oaklander's forthcoming masterpiece of an LP/CD entitled 'Sentinelle' will be available from Other Music for FREE DOWNLOAD beginning this Sunday evening Oct. 4th for one week only! The single will go live on Itunes and all your other fave media outlets beginning on Oct. 15th, so get it here first. If you are not already on the weekly update list from OM, visit them asap!:

A few new live videos from the party have been loaded onto the Wierd Records Youtube channel:
Light Asylum 'Dark Allies' Live at Wierd 9.9.09(courtesy Jimi Patterson):
Mazing Vids 'Grease Elective' Live at Wierd 9.23.09(courtesy Jordan Levine):
Martial Canterel 'Three Days' Live at Wierd(courtesy Jordan Levine):

New live photos are up courtesy of Jordan and Mary Cassidy:
Mazing Vids Live 9.23.09:
The Hunt Live 9.16.09:

Lastly Martial Canterel will be performing as part of the incredible line-up at the Northeast Noise and Power Electronics Festival in Boston on Sunday evening November 8th! Truly one of the most impressive line-ups of industrial/noise bands ever featuring the likes of Consumer Electronics, Bloodyminded, Pharmakon, Halflings, Peter Sotos, Stromlec, etc. etc.

This week the WIERD weekly Party welcomes the return of LED ER EST for a live performance at midnight! You might notice a well-deserved dark synth icicular lightning in the LED lights this week for as of this past week the band's long-awaited debut LP entitled 'Dust On Common' is officially complete and will be available in late November from WIERD! In addition for the next two weeks in a Very Rare party residency of sorts we welcome our beyond beloved long-time ally and the true king of minimal elctronics in Germany Michael Wehmeier aka DJ Plastikmann from the Neon Welt Festival and weekly radio program in Bochum Germany! Beginning in the dark days of 2003 The Neon Welt has been running as long as Wierd and remains the absolute epicenter of the spirit of minimal electronic music the world over, and Michael was the first Eurpoean promoter to bring Wierd as a label to Europe back in 2006, and again in 2007. As if that wasn't enough we also welcome the return of her always lovely VRighness of the Bay area night Miz Margo of the Dark Sparkle and Suspiria parties to join Michael on the wheels of the Wierd!

Pieter, Miz Margo, and Plastikmann Spin the Wierd World!
Wednesday, September 30th, 10pm-4am!
(Very Rare Live Performance by Led Er Est at midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

15 September 2009

Hello lovely young WIERDos of the world, I am pleased to officially announce its that Very Rare time of the year we can certainly proclaim as 'High Season' in the Wierd, the moment marked by the VRannual gesture of removing ones air conditioning unit from the window and thereby unleashing the pleasures of the Cold to escape back into the world where they other words the plethoric onslaught of musical Very Rarities coming in the next 2 months is quite exciting to say the least!

This week WIERD welcomes the long overdue return of Brooklyn's idiosyncratic craftsmen of frentically No Wave-inspired minimal electronics MAZING VIDS for a live performance at Midnight! This will be the official record release party for the band's long-awaited self-titled LP which wil be hereby available for the first time at the party. Rumors have it for the first edition the only band composed of members Ryan and Ryan that is not a solo act(VR...) have pressed an extremely limited run of black circles so if you are one of the select few who own the rectangle required to listen to a circle in outer space get there early darlings as they'll be gone in about 15 minutes...!

And Speaking of the never ending Hunt for '15 Minutes' - that sing along melacholic anthemic gem of our beloved Mike and Jasper behind the Wierd Bunker, Jimi just uploaded a few of his new live performance videos from the party to the Wierd Youtube channel:
The Hunt minimal electronic debut Live in the WIERD 9.16.09 -
Martial Canterel 'Frozen Ghetto' Live at WIERD 8.19.09 -
Martial Canterel (New and VRunreleased...oooh) live at Wierd 8.19.09 -

The Wierd Flickr page has been updated as well with Ms. Cassidy's killer new live performance still photos!:
Roe Enney Live live debut in the WIERD World 9.2.09 -
Light Asylum Live at WIERD 9.9.09 -
The Hunt Live at WIERD 9.16.09 -
WIERD Live Performance Archive -

I wanted to give an advance heads up to everyone about a very special Wierd-related event coming to the city during this years CMJ music festival next month as our friend BRIAN PARSONS will be debuting his fantastic new feature-length documentary film about the current state of underground independent music the world over 'In Search of Sound' at The legendary ivory tower of VR cinema Anthology Film Archives on Saturday afternoon October 24th at 1pm.
The official ISOS trailer is now up on the website:
A trailer for the segment of the film chronicling the new NYC/Wierd Records scene is up here:
The main theatre space at Anthology only holds 200 people so everyone interested in attending should contact Anthology for advance tickets asap, Brian tells me there are still seats available:
Wierd will be hosting the Saturday evening private afterparty to celebrate this momentous occasion, more details to come on this in the coming weeks...

Lastly all you Froide-minded Quebequois wave groupies(you know who you are..) will be pleased to hear we have now confirmed the next rather epic 'Wierd Presents' concert sponsored by WBAR/Barnard College radio, Columbia University on Friday evening October 9th! Xavier and company will be in town all week along with Neon Weltian master M. Plastikmann from Germany and Mz. Margo from San Francisco so this one will be quite the cold WIERD evening of evenings as the Wierd goes 'Uptown' for the first time since April:

WIERD Records and WBAR Present: An evening of Minimal Electronic Music featuring:
Martial Canterel
Led er Est
Light Asylum
with DJ Pieter
@The Underground Lounge
955 W End Ave At 107th St., NYC
More soon to come visit

Ok enough girlfraynds see you tonite in the MAZE...VRp.

Pieter, Jordan and Pre-Op Trans Spin the last Non-Visual Video to a MAZE...
Wednesday September 23rd 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by MAZING VIDS at midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC
Info:(212) 226-5708

15 September 2009

Hello oh curious young people of the cold WIERD world, the week has held an organizational plethora of forthcoming radically exciting musical adventures that lie ahead for us all on the fall tour and live schedule - the weekly party line-up below is nearly complete stay tuned. So for now I'm going to hold off on any up and coming VR announcements until next week in favor of stressing the importance to myself and hopefully to everyone of the live performance at this weeks party...

It is with this preface that I am honored to welcome the return of THE HUNT to the Wierd Party for a live performance at midnight! For anyone not here in NYC or the like, WIERD simply would not exist and have continued to run smoothly and as consistently as it has week in and out without our beyond beloved, and eminently handsome and restrained young barmen Jasper and Mike who week after week keep this fragile little ship afloat - all the phonecalls, cops, fights, hospitalizations, duct tape, lightbulbs, fog juice, adaptors...and above all...PLEASURE...and this week WIERD truly will be in their honor so you best all fucking give it up where it is due kiddies, these young gentlemen are takin the week off from workin and handing the flow of the frozen coldies behind the bunker to your fave ladies of the WIERD night Ms.'s Alisha and Brit, so come on in to pay tribute to the true kings of the Cold Wave New York world in yours Very Rarely's book...

So...this Wednesday THE HUNT BEGINS! And as a few of you have heard - its truly a new beginning and an entirely new sound for the first time ever on Wednesday for the band, as this show will be the band's first escape into the minimal electronic kingdom, yes its true his VRexcellency the Count Christian has secretly been stockpiling Very Rare analogue electronics for quite some time and this week we're gonna hear the new sounds as the Count swaps out his guitar for a synth, and the amazing Frankie Teardrop joins up with the band on the second set of keys! This ones gonna be an absolute VRager! See you all up on the wild Wednesday misty mountain high...

Pieter, Caleb(Sacred Bones Records/NYC) and The Hunt Spin the WIERD!
Wednesday, September 16th 10pm-4am
(Very Rare THE HUNT FOR MINIMAL SYNTH IS ON at midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC
(This week's flier courtesy of Christian Count)

09 September 2009

This weeks WIERD is dedicated to everyone whose hairstylist's voice precisely mimics that of Tennis legend John McEnroe...just close your eyes, tilt your head back...that bitchy attitude, those tiny tight FILA shorts, dirty little headband, one-handed backhand, and that ever glamorous late 70s NYC nightlife lifestyle...mmmmhmmm....

I'm very excited to say at long last as of late last night the debut album from XENO & OAKLANDER which will be entitled 'SENTINELLE' is finally complete and the release date for the first single 'Saracen' b/w 'The Shot, The Fall' is now set for October 15th, and the full-length LP/CD for November 1st!!! WIERD will be hosting the official record release party for this absolute masterpiece on Wednesday October 28th, in the meantime I'll be spinning a track or two each of the next few weeks so keep you cold little ears awake and awierd in the foggy latenight mist...VR.

WIERD is pleased to welcome LIGHT ASYLUM for their debut performance at the party this Wednesday at midnight! Yet another fantastic new group who will undoubtedly feel right at home in the WIERD, Shannon and Bruno's elegantly flowing uptempo, melancholic and infectious trax should be quite a treat for Very Rare ears this week. As it seems has been the case week after week lately L.A. has a truly idiosyncratic sound - managing to combine the sardonically swaggering attitude of early Italo, the fierce and unpredictably 'femme noire' vox of the likes of Nina Simone, Ronny, Hazel O'Connor, or even Q Lazzarus, and the rubbery icicular restrained keys and drum machines of classic UK minimal synth/wave legends The Associates, Visage, or B-Movie. See you all in the lovely naughty and dark asylum of pure frozen cold pleasure!

Pieter and Frankie Teardrop Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday September 9th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Light Asylum at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC
Light Asylum flier photo of Shannon courtesy A. Strasser.

02 September 2009

I never know how closely everyone is listening after you are all entertained by all the fantastic performances we have week after week in the WIERD World, but after Futility's kick ass set last week I played 10 straight trax for over 40 minutes all made in the past 8 months by people in the room before me!...Very Rare indeed. Think I've said before, there are few experiences more life affirming in the world than watching someone experience the ecstaic pleasure of dancing to their own song for the first time ever, and seeing this go down 3 times in this 45 mins. brought frozen cold, endorphin-enfused chills down my spine, one of the fellings in life that, even though I do, truly never gets old...:)

This week WIERD is proud to welcome our 3rd live performance by a new artist in the past 4 weeks as we welcome the debut of ROE ENNEY for a live performance at midnight! You've seen the lovely Ms. Rachelle Rahme sitting alone ever so quietly focussed behind the eminently non-bullet proof glass in the ivory tower box office of the legendary Anthology Film Archives in the city night after night, now come see how this the absorption of such cinematic intensity translates into an analogue electronic output! It seems with all the recent elusive releases from the likes of Pharmakon, Zola Jesus, Nite Jewel, and the new solo trax rumor has it Ms. Katie Rose is slowly stockpiling over at Further Redux centraal, the tired old equation of electronic gear turning with slovenly phallomasturbatorialogicalia are slowly melting to dust! I hope everyone will come out to support Rachelle in her debut this week, classic fans of masters of the minimal electronic canon such as Tara Cross, Algebra Suicide, Vita Noctis, The Vyllies, or Bal Pare as well as admirers of the outsider wave worlds of Kate Bush, the Legendary Pink Dots, early Laurie Anderson and the new ladies of the gypsy wave scene in BK we've held court for so many times this past year will certainly not be disppointed!:

In anticipation of their long-awaited debut record in the works in the frozen cold FjF bunker in Nice, France, which Kirti and Chris tell me will be moving base back to London this coming week - the amazing Stephen Musgrave just sent over his newly completed video for Frank(just Frank)'s 'Die in Bed' live at the Party this past yr hearts out Johnny Marr and Peter Buck the crystalline, icicular jangles hangin off the roof of this lovely little latenight gem are glimmering WIERD and sparkly as ever!...enjoy:

The Photo Archive has been updated with images of the Martial Canterel and Futility shows!:
Martial Canterel Live in the WIERD 8.19.09 -
Futility Live 9.26.09 -
Complete WIERD Live gigs Archive -

For anyone who missed Friday evening's mind blowing Blacklist performance it was one for the record books - easily the darkest and rawest pure energy the band's shown on stage all year perhaps! WIERD's own doorgirl the always effusively Very Rareudite Ms. Korvette has a nice wrap up here on the Shadowtime NYC site:

Lastly just a reminder this is that all-important week of the year in which one of the world's 3 great Very Rare championships of sport returns to New York as The US Open began yesterday in Flushing Meadows! So as is the case each year Miguel and I will be wandering the mysterious back courts admiring the incredibly restrained and refined craftsmanship of the latest Rumanian and Chilean young masters' one-handed backhands and dropshots. So needless to say expect slight delays in replies from Wierd Records Mail Orders and your querries to the gallery for the next week or so:

Pieter and Glenn Spin the end of a long, cold, WIERD Summer at last!
Wednesday September 2nd, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Debut Performance by Roe Enney at Modnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie at Delancy, NYC

26 August 2009

Louis Pattison's feature on the Wierd World in the NME is out on newstands today, for now its posted on Blacklist's site for your afternoon pleasure:

This week WIERD proudly welcomes the long-overdue return of our old beloved friend FUTILITY for his first ever live debut performance at midnight! The Very Rare alchemical genius of all things analogos has kindly flown in from his new home in minimal electronic Portland to play a set of his newest trax a few more of which have just gone up on his site for your pleasure. Also I hope a few of you may remember David was the genius who threw together impromptu in about 8 minute the first prototype of the custom VR frozen ghetto rig we stuill use to pump the Vague Froides through the speakers at HSHome, thus allowing us to have bands play you can all thank Mr. Lacy for the what in a few weeks will be over 100 live performance gigs we've done in the club since!

In the spirit of my fave NYC website where you can find out why the Empire State building is lit up in the colors it is in the NYC skyline each and every evening, perhaps maybe a few of you like minded nerdelectronix Wierdos feel(apart from various idiosyncratic loner-predecessors such as Mick Milk and Glenn Winter) the particular influence of the Italian tradition in David's trax - that seething, feverish and frenetic anarchic explosive energy of the masters such as Carmody, Chromagain, and the great Weimar Gesang. So as the streets and architecture of my fave Italowave cities Naples and Venice dictate - tonite's lights on stage will be flashing classic 16th century Neopolitan yellow and gold...slide on in and feel the crystalline Camorrawaves shining cold!...VR:

Pieter, Glenn, and Shawn NoEQ Spin the not-so-futile history of Italian Palazzo Architecture!
Wednesday August 26th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Debut performance by Futility at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy

18 August 2009

Well this week perhaps more than any in recent memory should be one to remember forever I have a feeling, for perhaps as a way of thanking all of you for your amazing support and enthusiasm of the WIERD weekly party the past few months, I am truly proud to welcome my best friend, long time hero, and simply the man who started it all has kept the energy and intensity higher than ever for years here in the Wierd world since its inception around the turn of the century mr. MARTIAL CANTEREL for a live performance of pure, unbridled, and eminently restrained minimal electronic music at midnight!!! Sean has generously agreed to take some time out from the very demanding weeks of mixing and putting the final touches on the forthcoming masterpiece that is the long-awaited debut LP from Xeno & Oaklander in the studio out here in Bushwick centraal to try out a new series of songs from the forthcoming MC LP also due out from the Wierd in the near needless to say, see you all in the clouds, the wonderful Wednesday pleasure beckons...VR.:

Due to our already beyond-dare-i-say-FEY presence in the world in general, I've become a bit self-conscious all the links I've been linin up each week here are perhaps a bit of a...ugh...DRAG - minus the pleasures of a proper QUEEN to snarl and bitch as all VRueens I'll catch up on this next week. But keepin it to a minimale I wanted to bring everyone's attention to FIRSTLY that the amazing analogue electronic magician we all love and miss terribly since his departure to dark synth Portland last year FUTILITY(aka David Lacey) now has his first new recorded trax up online! The king of the cold Futile world will be making his live debut at the party next pay him a visit and enjoy the 2:28 brilliance of his new single 'Artificial Tears'!!! .

Frankie has updated the Live photo archive and pix from the Figure Study, Epee du Bois, and Blacklist/Mark Burgess performances are now up!:
Figure Study Live at WIERD 8.12.09:
Blacklist and Mark Burgess Live at The Bell House 8.10.09 :
Epee du Bois Live at WIERD 8.5.09:

Blacklist will be headlining a great evening of dark musical pleasures at the Studio at Webster Hall this Friday evening, info here with an additional link to drink for $1 all night til midnite!:
Cheap booze link!:

Lastly Wierd's beloved documentarian of the cold videologically crawling image is looking for a few of you kids with digital video cameras who would be willing to help out with shooting the next few months concerts to kindly email him, in particular anyone willing help out this Wed. would be excellent news! The Wierd will get your VRinks as always. We are slowly beginning to edit the endless hours of amazing archival footage of the last 2 year's performances for the forthcoming video section of the website. Please email Stephen for more details

Pieter, Anarexia, and Pre-Op Trans spin the Martial Pleasures of the Gender-Dysphorick WIERLD!!!
Wednesday August 19th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by Martial Canterel at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

12 August 2009

This week's WIERD is dedicated to the excellent fact that the Very Rare is always by necessity well done...thus eternally bewildering sous chefs butchering up and burnin down the contemporary musical world eVRywhere...let us prey...

And speaking of well-done, only my all time fave adverb INORDINATELY can describe how pleased I am to host the long-awaited live debut of the WIERD World's newest denotational entry in Brooklyn's seemingly neverending Minimal Electronic lexicon FIGURE STUDY for a live performance at midnight!!! You've seen the elegant Ms. April Chalpara gracefully gliding through the hazy shadows of the party each week exchanging eyelashes with all the other analogue denizens of the ethos electronique, one being her eminently hedonistic yet typographically restrained partner known publicly simply as N...though as the VRinitials from his surname perhaps properly prophesied, a mysteriously 'N.onymous' email I received this morning has informed me: 'Dear WIERD, for the purposes of this project, the artist known as 'N.' will be referred to simply as 'N/A' '...VR. Thank fukin god a few lone figures out there are workin to keep the world WIERD!

N.yway, FIGURE STUDY just posted their first few tracks to their new MySpace page, pay them a visit kiddies, their first single 'Lesson One' is an undeniable jewel and up there with the likes of Further Reductions' 'Gato Negro', Xeno & Oaklander's 'Saracen', and Led er Est's 'Port Isabel' for new WIERD trax of the year thus far you're all unknowlingly slithering through the cold WIERD Wednesday night each week...don't worry you'll have the pleasures of all these lovely trax soon enough :)

This week WIERD also welcomes guest DJ Josh Cheon from the recently founded Dark Entries label in San Francisco, and this week's party will play host to DE's inaugural release - a beautifully remastered and redesigned limited vinyl edition of one of the most truly and deservedly cult Cold Wave records EVER - Eleven Pond's legendary lone LP 'Bas Relief'. Honestly if I had a dollar for everytime I've spun Eleven Pond's masterpiece single 'Watching Trees' over the decades I could seriously buy the entire 100 block of Chrystie St. so the WIERD World could be 24/7...alas...Please say hello to Josh and visit his site, the 'Bas Relief' repressing is limited to just 500 copies so I wouldn't waste any time with yr head in the trees.:

Also this week please welcome tonite's new WIERD doorgirl PRE-OP TRANS!!! Expect the thrice over from our beloved VRp(ot) darlings...shes gonna let you know EXACTLY what she thinks, and I'd advise you all to please be polite and mind yourselves around Ms. P as this girl grew up in vintage 1st wave deathrock Los Angeles and has truly seen it all, and doesn't take it from anyone...mmmmhmmm.


Pieter, Josh Cheon, and Frankie Teardrop spin the icy cold sound of Watching Trees!!!
Wednesday August 12th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance Debut by Figure Study at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

05 August 2009

This week WIERD proudly welcomes the return of a young man who certainly needs no introduction - our long-time master of the second dimensional discursivo-conceptuale plane M. EPEE DU BOIS to reak frozen cold havoc on the invisibly Very Rare 3D maximal electronic world, see everyone in the brisk misty morning, pleasure-drenched Misery!:

Okay so what happened last week ugh man here we go i need a fucking inturn, all this outward turning is givin me no time to turn-inward in at all lately oooh...VR:

Most importantly all I'm excited to say that Xeno & Oaklander and Led er Est have officially wrapped up the recording process for both of their long-awaited epic debut LPs at long last and both have entered the mixing stages in Bushwick and Berlin respectively as we speak, if all goes smoothly as never both should see a tentative release date in mid-late Oct.-early Nov.! Martial Canterel and Frank(justFrank) are close behind these releases as well so expect a lot of cold Wierdness to flood yr mind this fall. And speaking of which our l'Argent-encrusted Frenchie VRiends will be flyin over to the UK from Nice on Saturday night to play their first gig in London in months at the Shock Shock Party at the Brickhouse:

Brooklyn Vegan posted a nice wrap-up of the Agnes b./WIERD Records day of VRentertainment at PSI/MOMA a few weeks ago. Pix and a video review and interview with X&O are up here:
Video and Xeno & Oaklander Interview:

The mysterious Paralisis crew just posted a few nice new very old school industrial-esque live videos from Xeno & Oaklanders performance at the Capsule Showcase at the Ludlow last week, no smoke and mirrors here kids - pure frozen cold concrete and flourescent blown out raw analogue electronics in the sweaty post-architectural void...for all you diehards Xenoheads heres a sneakpeak of one of the new trax from the long-awaited masterful debut LP...shhh :
Xeno & Oaklander Live 7.20.09:
'Blue Flower':

On just a few of the busy week's goings on over at the Blacklist Bunker:
My Secret Playlist:
Other Music:
Starved Magazine:

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Silk Flowers show last week and braved the brutally torential thunderstorms and icy hail-infused lightning that visited us all at midnight and caused the Hudson and East rivers to completely floodland the LES, when the guys took the stage it literally was impossible to even walk in the door unless you had a surfboard or the like, makin it forever VR for sure! For everyone who missed Avi, Peter, and Ethans killer set Frankie's wrap up and pix are up:

Pix are also up for both the recent Amazon Dart and Further Reductions gigs:
Amazon Dart Live 7.22.09:
Further Redux Live at Cakeshop 7.18.09:

Lastly I am quite excited MARTIAL CANTEREL has been added to what is undeniably one of the most intense festival line-ups EVER as 'Lascivious Aesthetics & Existence Establishment Present: The Northeast Power Electronics and Noise Festival II' in Boston in early November!!! yr tix now kiddies and remember yr chastity belts as this ones gonna be a pleasurefest of pure unbridled hedonism unlike any other! 28 bands including the likes of Consumer Electronics(Philip Best from Whitehouse + Mark Solotroff), Halflings, Pharmakon, Karlheinz, Bloodyminded, Anal Cunt, Strom.EC, Fire in the Head, Sharpwaist etc. through this is truly all one can say...:) More details, tix info on the Noise Board Thread just begun here:

Pieter and Samuel Kklovenhoof(Led er Est) Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday August 5th, 10pm-4am
(VR Live performance by Epee du Bois at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

29 July 2009

This week the WIERD proudly welcomes the return of Silk Flowers for a live performance at midnight! For everyone who missed the band last time around heres your chance, and for everyone who keeps emailin me to move the party to a larger venue please understand kiddies we're inordinately happy in our lovely cozy cold world as is - God knows what we'd do without Jasper, Mike, Alisha and everyone else who helps keep our fragile freeky little ship afloat week after week - maybe for once just get yr shit together darlings and get there on time-ish this week so you can see Avi, Peter and Ethan's flowers and masks Roland around in the foggy WIERD echoes all night long!

Silk Flowers Live in the WIERD 2.11.09 by Naomi Ramirez:

Pieter and Scott Mou(Other Music/Queens etc.) Spin the history of Alternative Floral Arrangements!!!
Wednesday July 27th 10pm-4am!
(Very Rare Live Performance by Silk Flowers at Midnite...VR)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

22 July 2009

Well things certainly haven't been lukewarm in the WIERD World the past week, more goings on than I can VRemember most likely but see if I can foggily paste in a few with my fingers all sticky, apologies for the effusivity...what can we say a lot goin on kids :) :

Thanks to everyone who came out to the lovely long day in the frozen hot sun of Queens as WIERD and Agnes b. hosted a day of minimal electronic music, some images and words from his Frankie T. are floating out there in the aether below...needless to say watching thousands of people frantically dancing in the 85 degree afternoon sun to the masterful compositions of our many long-time heroes such as Opera Multi Steel, End of Data, Solid Space, 18e:Oktober, The Vyllies and too many more to mention, as well as killer new trax from the likes of the WIERD family's own Further Reductions, Led er Est, Flesh Graey Display, Blacklist, and brand new, never before heard songs from X&O themselves was quite a lovely sight to behold from our little spec of dust in the big cold world:

In other news on the Xanten Kingdom, Xeno & Oaklander have curated an amazing playlist for the Fader which just went live, the entire tracklist is completely downloadable, also of note in this incredible setlist is the first glimpse of the forthcoming Led er Est LP coming this fall which M. NoEQ and the Kklovenhoof'd one are wrapping up as we 'speak', the included new song is a demo for the new track entitled 'The Unkept Area' and is an absolute gem:

Another new interview with the band is up now on London's esteemed PiX Zine site courtesy of the lovely Lauren Dillard which rumours have it will soon be moving to Brooklyn to join the WIERD army in Sept. :) !:

As our ever supportive VRiend Jamie mentions in the Fader piece, in anticipation of the huge upcoming Halflings/Pharmakon 20 city US Tour August 7-27th, this coming weekend will play host to another massive festival of heat-seeking electronic pleasure, as our young Very Rare heroes Yellow Tears and Pharmakon will be hosting THE BURNING FLESHTIVAL!!! - an epic two day Event out at the Red Light District in Far Rockaway, Queens - the Extreme Noise VeryRerror capital of NYC at the moment! So many long time friends of the WIERD will be gracing the pleasure-encrusted stage at Chez Jaune - Hive Mind, Sickness, Halflings, Body Collector, and Ms. P herself are only a few artists who will be performing at this one! More info is here on the recently founded Red Light board, if you have a fukin clue you'll keep up with these mysterious shadowy figures single handedly keepin the NYC industrial and powerelectronics scene from degenerating into indie-stoner knob twiddling 'dude fuuu...what does this knob do?...whoa...sweet!' sadness:

And speaking of Ms. Margaret, the debut Pharmakon CD is now finally out and available on BLOODLUST! Made exclusively for Margaret's recent near-capacity performance with Mark's amazing new project thats quite the talk of the VRindy city at the moment 'Anatomy of Habit' and Locrian at The Empty Bottle in Chicago a few weeks ago, this release can only be called pure icicular intensity anatomized, just a handful of copies left, so take yr greazy little hands outa yr pants and slidem over the mouse to kingdom Bloodlust Centraal...and prepare for the new death-industrial soundtrack of the best day of yr life!:

Blacklist's 'Midnight of the Century' is now streaming in its triumphant entirety now at Paste Magazine!:
Two new videos and live images from last weeks Head Trip Conception Show in the WIERD are up here:
Photos courtesy of Mary from :
'Terrorfied' video:
'Disfractured' video:

Well WIERD has certainly been host to a VRlethora of amzing performances by frozen-femme-fronted soaring cold guitar wave groups this past year from the likes of Italo-wave kings Moldig last August to Religious to Damn, Tamaryn, Zola Jesus, and Further Reductions more recently the shimmering vox femalia have kept us shivering with loving discomfort all year long! This week WIERD presents another great group in the Vague Froide Moderne Italienne(sic) lexicon AMAZON DART for a live performance at midnight! Ms. Dalila Passotti has just flown in from the cold deep North of Turin, Italy to creepy crawl yr skin and bones - fans of the classic French, Spanish and Italian wave queens such as Tanit, Les Enfants de l'Ombres, or Exces Nocturne as well as more familiar VRartists including the young Kate Bush, Toyah, late Nico or mid-period Siouxsie will certainly not be dissapointed!

And lastly if Ms. 'Dark Sparkle' Margo from San Francisco's killer DJ set last week wasn't enough, this week WIERD welcomes back Ms. Katie Rose from Further Reductions to join Sean and myself if I can keep my tired old eyezzz open on the wheels of the WIERD!...alright enough fukin links I'm blistered and burnt, gonna go outa the bunker and see if theres anything left apart from this glowing rectangular window of reeking post-putrifaction...

Pieter, Katie Rose, and Martial Canterel Spin the HOT History of the Swiss-Italian Alps!
Wednesday July 22nd, 10pm-4am
(Live Performance by Amazon Dart at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

15 July 2009

The WIERD VRevent of the week is most certainly this Saturday afternnoon at the PS1 Contemporary Art Center as Xeno & Oaklander will be headlining an all-day event in which WIERD Records is teaming up with Agnes b./Paris and the Museum of Modern Art to present a full day of minimal electronic music! Doors are at 3pm for this event and the lo-fi synth punk band Cheveu from the Born Bad label in Paris(famous for the great 'BIPP' Compilation of a couple years back) will open the show at 4pm. Xeno & Oaklander will be on at 6pm sharp, followed by a DJ set by yours Very Rarely from 7-9pm. I'll be spinning a set composed largely of trax from bands in the WIERD community made in the past year as well as a selection of classics from the forthcoming 23 track 'WIERD Records Presents: Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics' Compilation due out on the Angular/Domino Records label in London this fall, more info on this monster release to come later in the summer! Hope to see everyone in the frozen hot summer Saturday sun!:

This past week our new friend Louis Pattison wrote some kind words on the WIERD in the Guardian newspaper in London...VR:

Also mark you calendars as next Monday evening July 20th WIERD will be curating the afterparty showcase for the 2009 Capsule Menswear Showcase extravaganza taking place this year at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on the LES. More info, artist line-up and afterparty venue location to be revealed on this one later this weekend:

Photos and Frankie T.'s as always Very Rareudite words on last week's performance by Further Reductions are up online here:

IT Seems the usual flood of cassettes and spraypaint and bodily fluid-encrusted cdVRs cloggin up the week's mailbag have been growing a bit faster in tempo, more aggressive in attitude, and rawer in electronic pleasure, leaving something to be said for the assessment that the ghosts of Electronics Body Music's past are reemerging from the frozen ghosts of its Germano-Belgique-by-way-of-Chicago past of late...everywhere from Sydney to Brussels to North Carolina to Central Michigan we're hearing echos of The Klinik, early front 242, and all the legendary heros of early Wax Trax permeating these new young artists songs...That being said tonite WIERD welcomes the NYC debut of one of these groups as HEAD TRIP CONCEPTION will be in the house from Sleepy Hollow, New York for a live performance at midnite! This will be the first show on HTC's forthcoming east coast tour over the next few weeks so come on down to the WIERD tonite and hear our new young friends pummel the cold, WIERD body electronic!

Pieter and Glenn spin the WIERD Spirit of the Body Electronic!
Wednesday July 15th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
(Very Rare NYC debut Live Performance by Head Trip Conception at Midnite!)

7 July 2009

Its Very Rare when a WIERD week comes upon us all with such a truly worthy event of all the support the frozen cold world has in it to give, but this is indeed one of them as beginning Thursday our long-time friend and supporter the amazing Todd Pendu presents the New York Eye and Ear Festival II...truly a fantastic effort from the elusive Master P. as he presents, get this: 57 live bands, 4 venues, 12 DJs and a massive all day record fair entirely devoted to independent record labels solely from NYC and Brooklyn! - every label from Abandon Ship to Anarchy Moon to Tesco USA to Matador to the pleasures of the WIERD World will be in the house of Todd...Theres nothing like it in the world, so I hope everyone will come out to support this great event and all the bands so we can all keep this thing alive for years to come! Yr fave WIERD-VRelated groups Blacklist, Martial Canterel, Led er Est, N. Antolik, and Further Reductions will all be playing this one, more info on tickets, venues, and the performance schedule are here:

Last weeks Zola Jesus show was quite a wild WIERD evening for sure as the young wilde child Ms. Nika backed by Dr. Adam Domain rocked our icy windy Sweet Home, plenty of images and words are floating around out there in the infinitely visible nothing for your cubicularly afternoon post-pleasure:
Photos courtesy of Frankie T.:
Limewire Review:
Impose Mag. Review:

Also today I'm proud to officially announce that one of our true heroes of the European minimal electronic empire, and one of the first individuals ever to bring M.Canterel, Xeno & Oaklander, Staccato du Mal and the rest of the WIERD circus over to the continent back in 2006 Michael Wehmeier aka DJ Plastikmann of the famous Neon Welt Party at the legendary Discothek Zwischenfall in Bochum, Germany will at long last be coming to Brooklyn for a WIERD DJ residency from September 26th through October 10th! So expect us to pull out all the stops during this time period kids, as we're certainly going to show the Neon master of the best minimal electronic party in all of Europe for 5+ years now the time of his life!...:)

the band and I announced it earlier this week but for all our continental friends we can finally say the first European Blacklist shows are now confirmed as the band will be performing live at Kato in Berlin on October 2nd, followed by a second performance at the Judgement Day festival in Vorarlberg, Austria a day later joining the likes of Neue Deutsche Welle icons Nichts as well as Scottish Cold guitar legends Twisted Nerve! A few more dates for this first boys in black mini-tour are in the works to the east so stay tuned as the summer rolls on for details:

Lastly his emminency Филипп Петров, the cold king of all of the Russian Federation just sent over this fantastic interview with Josh from Blacklist, scroll down for the English translation. Special thanks go out to Phillip for introducing us all to the mysterious world of Филипп Петров, I think we'd all agree it is all of our far away dreams to meet the man and his many minions some day in the flesh...St. Petersburg and Siberia are patient we're coming:
Midight of the Century reviewed en Russe:

OK enough talking without visceral phonix, this week WIERD proudly welcome the return of Brooklyn's coldest new minimal synth duo Further Reductions for a live performance at midnight! Day after day I crawl across the floor to prop myself up in front of the glowing black box of the post-VReverything abyss...and day after day theres a new masterful box of Ms. Katie shinily shimmering vox of Rose's wrapped up and held together by M. NoEQ's eminently idiosyncratic slither of glue...translated as: their new trax never before heard in the WIERD such as 'Gato Negro', 'Familiar Flights', and 'Interior' are fukin amazing, so scrape yr skinny asses up and come on down to the search of your Rose:

Pieter and Frankie Teardrop give the cold WIERD Rose back to a world that arguably will never deserve it!
Wednesday July 8th, 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

1 July 2009

Well all of us in the WIERD have been quite spoiled the past few months by the VResence of a fantastic new icy windfall of female fronted wave groups with an undeniably Very Rare cold psychedelic flair, needless to say its been an amazing time to be in New York to witness the likes of recent shows by Tamaryn, Religious to Damn, Pharmakon, and Further Reductions all in the past 8 weeks! The pleasure storm of inordinately elegant and talented young ladies of the night is only speeding up in the coming weeks though I'm proud to say with upcoming performance by Amazon Dart, the return of Further Reductions next week, and just announced on August 12th WIERD will present the debut performance by Brooklyn's newest edition to the Femme Fatalelectronic lexicon - the mysterious new group known simply as CHRISTINE...VR, rumors have it certain members of N. Antolik are involved in this one...we shall see...This new wave of killer femme-noire bands have spanned the gap between the swirling cold guitar-inflected, Vague Froide inspired 'gypsy wave' on the one hand and the long-overdue return of the sound of classic minimal electronics on the south pole where the KR-55 as hot as ever!...think we'd all agree after Ms. Katie Rose's floor torchin debut DJ set last week, we're all burnin up with GATO NEGRO LOVE :)))

So this week WIERD is proud to welcome the newest addition to this fragile, frigid wing of the WIERD World - the lovely Ms. Nika Roza Danilova aka ZOLA JESUS for a live performance at midnight! Nika's chilling echo-encrusted recordings entirely bridge the gap between the soaring history of Cold Synth Wave and the aggressive new fuck all lo-fi/no-fi-electronic sound floodin the outskirts of warehouse-everywhere/BKNY these days - one can hear the ghostly spirits of everything from KAS Product to Diamanda Galas to a young Kate Bush...all ultimately bowing down to the queen of all darkness herself the late Nico, sure to be haunting the depths of the WIERD fog this week through Ms. N. For this particular performance we're in for an extra special edition of ZJ live as Nika will be backed up by none other than our beloved Dr. A. Death Domain from dark synth Baltimore on synth! bring yr new firce leather surgical gloves and do yr parasitological homework as the Cold Russian winds are gonna shine black as all WIERD Hell tomorrow night!

Thanks to the tireless efforts and neverending VRenerosity of Mr. Frankie Teardrop the WIERD Photo Archive has been updated with the past few weeks of activites! And rumors have it Ms. Jeralyn up in VRintage Couture Boston is currently kindly offered her efforts to entirely recatalogue the historical archive of WIERD event some day soon I hope to proudly link you all into the 350+ shows over the years...soon enough...:

Sleep Museum Live in the WIERD 6.24.09:
Sexual Assault Rifle Live in the WIERD 6.17.09:
Blacklist Live at Santos' 6.24.09:
Complete WIERD Live Photo Archive:

Pieter and Glenn Spin the WIERD World!
Wednesday, July 1st, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by ZOLA JESUS at midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

24 June 2009

This WIERD is dedicated to anyone who has ever blogged about a private subject in a public place...or perhaps better put...anyone who has ever taken a frozen cold shit in the woods...just please remember not to wipe with the poison oak when you're finished and its time to 'log off' darlings, you know thats what you get for not updating your anti-virus protection - oak isn't only a tree 'onscreen', its forever and ever...god knows the world is getting WIERDer every day, use protection, life is long...keep yr photshopped dreams alive!...VR.

And speaking of the Very Rare private nightime world, this week WIERD welcomes back his analogue electronic eccentric excellency Sleep Museum for a live performance of minimal electronic music at midnight! This will be Robert's first appearance at the weekly party in over a year, come on into our lovely little VRunstverein of ice as the smothered screams revel in the unbearably pleasurable Nepalese nightmares all evening long!!!

Lastly just wanted to remind everyone the the big cold guitar summit on this same evening at Santos's featuring Blacklist and The Legends from Sweden will be an EARLY show beginning at 9pm with the official afterparty at WIERD, so get yr shit together outa the woods and get there promptly, our boys in black are on at 9:30 sharp...see you all in the WIERD.

Pieter, Katie Rose(Further Reductions) and Sean NoEQ(F.R./Led er Est) Spin the Metaphorical Vulgarity of Blogging Alone...
Wednesday June 24th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live performance by Sleep Museum at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

16 June 2009

This WIERD is dedicated to anyone who has ever texted yourself to remember something when you were wasted, and then you lost your phone and woke up and remembered it anyway...VR!!!

We're very excited to welcome the long overdue return to the party our old friend and a figure that can only be referred to as seminally important to the history of East Coast power electronics and industrial music Mr. Jonathan Canady of the legendary Deathpile, Dead World, Angel of Decay etc! Rumors have been circulating for quite some time that Jonathan and his companion the lovely Ms. Susy Q.have been down in the frozen cold basement in dark synth Pennsylvania pioneering a new sound departing from Angel of Decay's analogue terror that rocked the VR World on the WIERD Compilation Volume II - and one which we've now heard being called everything from 'Maximal Synth' music to 'Power-less Electronics' to 'Powersynthtronics'...needless to say the critics are at a Very Rare loss for words as to what IT is :))) which case yours Very Rarely would officially like to deem this new genre of electronic music SEXUAL ELECTRONICS!!!

With this said o lovely young children of the cold, it is with pleasure that this week WIERD welcomes the first ever live performance of SEXUAL ASSAULT RIFLE at midnight! Fans of the undeniably VRerotique sounds of the likes of Robert Turman, Epee du Bois, the early drummachine encrusted experiments of Lustmord, SPK, and Portion Control, the Cold Meat Industry all-stars, Les Joyaux de la Princesse...and something even sounds to me like the late Soft Cell circa 'Down in the Subway' et all if Mark's head was duct-taped shut, held down and smothered on the trax by a big dirty hot pink lace-lined pillow...ooooh my aren't you tho curious???

We're all in for another lovely June evening of icicular-panty moistening pleasure kiddies...hope to see you all in the cold WIERD Wednesday is short, get sexuo-electronically assaulted while you still can! VRp.

Pieter and Glenn are Sexually Assaulted by an Aspiring Gender-Dysphoric Eunic called WIERD!
Wednesday June 17th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Debut Performance by Sexual Assault Rifle at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

09 June 2009

Hello beloved young Wierdos of the World, hope you all enjoyed last week's live performances...Suffice it to say with 9 live performers and 6 musicians providing the simply scintillating score the amazing Micki Pellerano provided one of the most complex, viscerally explosive evenings the WIERD has ever seen, I really felt quite honored to be there in the Very Rare, restraint barely intact as the svelt young writhing bodies unfurled in flames amidst the fog and the echoes :) ...BTW if anyone of the seemingly 'all' of you there to witness this event with mediating screens in front of yr faces simply as you couldn't apparently bear the pleasures of the raw flesh unfolding there before yr eyez could kindly send along any nice images you have to for the archives we'd really appreciate it! Heres a little glimpse of last weeks lovely activities:

Micki Pellerano's 'Eleusinisn Mysteries' with a live score by Skin Drink:
(photos courtesy Maya Hardinge)
WIERD Presents Tamaryn at the Annex:
(courtesy Naomi Ramirez and Chris Becker)
WIERD Presents Religious to Damn at the Annex:
(courtesy N.R. and C.B.)

In other news of the cold Led er Est have provided the inaugural DJ mix for the great new site, pay a visit and let M. NoEQ and the Kklovenhoofen ones provide the wonderfully claustrophobic soundtrack to your post-cubicular afternoon:

A few more VReviews have floated in from the Black Sea of Odessa for Blacklist's Midnight of the Century:
Popmatters review by Adrien Begrand:
True/Slant Site review by Ali Eteraz:

This week WIERD welcomes back our fave young Parasitologist in training taking a little sojourn from his rather frighteningly ambitious PHd studies at Johns Hopkins DEATH DOMAIN for a live performance of pure, unbridled Ice-Encrusted Minimal Electronic music at midnight! Adam has done his homework well and can look at any paranoia inducing buldge protruding from under the skin of any body part you like and lovingly assure you '...darling its OK you are simply very sick and will die in 2 weeks no worries, excuse me love I have to play my killer new track 'Ethidium Bromide'...go get us both a cocktail honey and we'll talk soon :)))'

Following tonite's performance DEATH DOMAIN will be on tour with North Carolina's killer new dark synth group Femme Covert, do please pay Dr. D a little visit if he and his naughty nurses roll into your town any time soon:
6.12 - Talking Head, Baltimore w Mika Miko
6.14 - Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta w Femme Covert, High Marks, El Fossil
6.15 - Mike's Side Pocket, Asheville, NC w Femme Covert
6.16 - TBA, Knoxville, TN w Femme Covert
6.17 - House of Legendary Seagulls, Kent, OH w Femme Covert
6.18 - Tritone, Philly w Femme Covert, Void Vision
6.20 - Silent Barn, BKNY w Femme Covert, Further Reductions, N.Antolik
6.21 - Hexagon, Baltimore w Femme Covert
6.22 - Nara Sushi, Richmond, VA w Femme Covert, Bermuda Triangles
6.23 - Nightlight, Chapel Hill, NC w Femme Covert
6.24 - Bradley's Mansion, Baltimore w Circus de Yeux
7.1 - WIERD NYC w Zola Jesus

Lastly, we just uploaded the WIERD Myspace page w 10 new trax, including 'Odessa' off the Blacklist debut LP, and the brand new unreleased songs 'Rentree 3007' by Automelodi, 'Flesh + Fantasy' by Further Reductions, 'Watching You From My Window' by Death Domain, and the fantastic vague froide moderne soon-to-be-classique 'Jalousie' by Frank(just Frank)!:

Wednesday June 10th, 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance by DEATH DOMAIN at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

06 June 2009

This week WIERD proudly welcomes the ever-expansive, internally cosmological world of the amazing Micki Pellerano for an epic live performance of his long-awaited new work of frozen hot musical theatre entitled 'The Eleusinian Mysteries' at Midnight! Combining the ethos of the DIY-spirited baroque films and performances from the likes of Jack Smith, Kenneth Anger, and Derek Jarman with the hedonistic musical accompaniment of seminal ritualistic industrial pioneers such as Crash Worship, Test Department, and Sigilum S, The WIERD recently discovered Micki's work through his most recent exhibition of drawings(one of which is depicted on the flier attached here) and short films 'By Sapphire and Sword' in Brooklyn a few months ago, and Micki kindly scripted this new work specifically for the Very Rare World of the WIERD which will undoubtedly be something unlike anything we have ever had the pleasure of presenting.

By way of introduction to this particular piece, Micki tells me that THE ELEUSINIAN MYSTERIES is a performance based on the codices discovered at Nag Hammadi. Ancient cosmogonies illustrated through titans birthing warlike, androgynous offspring metaphorically explore the origins of the world and the immense psychic shifts taking form in the human psyche. Live score by SKIN DRINK (featuring members of DAIS recording artists Cult of Youth, Whip & the Body, and Total Abuse). In other words, show up o lovely young children of the won't wanna miss this one! Heres a bit of info on Micki's previous works:

Also this week WIERD will be celebrating the VRirthday of our fave mysterious and ever Gender-Dysphoric pleasure-seeker PRE-OP TRANS! As many of you closest to Georgette know, for years now she has been very patiently and rigorously preparing to leave us all and her old fleshly encasement for a new life in the body she has always so passionately desired, and now she is so close to FINALLY being able to afford the operation which is as of yesterday scheduled for Wed. August 12th...(and no kids I'm so sorry to say its not in the WIERD but in Bangcock darlings...). As a way of making Georgette's dream of purely unbridled sexual freedom come true, all proceeds from the $5 cover charge this week at WIERD will go directly towards Georgette's please if you feel it in your heart give to the Very Rare cause and help set a beautiful young girl FREE - YOU GO (GIRL?)!!!

Lastly both the band and myself wanted to thank everyone who came out last week for Blacklist's Midnight of the Century record release party at Home Sweet Home. In the city the release is now available at Other Music or through the WIERDRecords website, Itunes etc. The lovely Kasia Grabeck just sent over her photos of the evening's festivities here:

The reviews of this absolute masterpiece of thundering cold guitar maximalism are slowly starting to roll in with the secret secretions of spring, here's a few for your WIERD afternon's cubicular VRentertainment :) :
WIERD Records and Blacklist feature in the Vilage Voice by Jonathan Garrett:
Jezebel dot com Music Review by Gordon Sharp:
Big Takeover review by Kristen Sollee:
Limewire Music blog review by Frank Deserto:

Oh and finally I meant to pass this on a few weeks ago - perhaps as an antidote to the absolute sadness of things as evidenced by the likes of this apocalyptic document of da not-so-Very-Rayah musical present:
...the WIERD would like to say theres hope...that IT can still be all live...and ever ALIVE and unedited, recorded just a few months ago by the 15 yr old spirits...have faith - and just wait til they start writin their own trax! Needless to say technique and musical craft at this level don't come wit da download yo :) notice the drum programming is one massive uncut track!:

Pieter VR, PRE-OP TRANS and ANAREXIA! spin the joys of Universal Sexual Confusion!!!
Wednesday, June 4th 10pm-4am
(Very Rare Live Performance of Micki Pellerano's 'Eleusinian Mysteries' at Midnight!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancy, NYC

26 May 2009

Its with immense pride and excitement that I announce the arrival of this day which many of us in the WIERD World have waited for for a long time, as this Wednesday evening May 27th WIERD Records presents the official NYC release party for the debut album by our beloved Blacklist entitled Midnight of the Century! As we have so often paraphrased one of our many philosophical heroes Spinoza who once said 'All great things are truly difficult and rare...' I would add to this belief that this record has also proven creating such things also requires a tremendous amount of sweat, blood and struggle to complete in an absolutely uncompromised way, and this massively uplifting sonic tornado of cold guitar pleasure is most certainly no exception :)))

This week at the WIERD Party we will host an open rum and vodka bar from 10:30-11:30 at which time we will play Midnight of the Century in its entirety, to be followed by a FREE champagne toast at midnight for everyone commencing a long lovely evening with our two of our ever-unfailingly supportive guest DJs Patrick(of Salvation, Necromantic, and the Albion Parties) and Frankie Teardrop(Exotic Birds Party, Revel Hotel). I hope everyone who has long followed the band and WIERD will come out this week, as above all we really all want to thank you for all your support and interest over the years...the rarest of the very rare indeed!

For anyone who would like a preview of the record and its trax please visit the website and the band's MySpace page to check out the soundclips, MP3s and additional info.:

Also this past Sunday evening May 24th DJ Pre-Op Trans, Sean and Liz of Xeno & Oaklander/Martial Canterel, and Pieter VR presented a new edition of the WIERD Records Radio show on Veronica Vasicka's Minimal-Electronik Plus show on East Vilage Radio. On this program we debuted one of the new LP's undeniably soon to be singles 'The Believer' for the first time, anyone interested can now listen to the stream by visiting:
(simply click on the 'listen to the most recent show here" link)

Here is the tracklisting for the show, hope you all enjoy it and see you all on Wednesday evening, Midnight finally is upon us at last! :

1. Conrad Schnitzler - 'Live Action Part I' (1977, Live Performance CD)
2. Snowy Red - 'Come on Dance'(s/t LP 1981/RIP Mickey Mike 1957-2009) ... ock-110700
3. We - 'Nothing Comes for Free'(LP, Genetic Music 2006)
4. I Scream - 'Chinese Rocking'(7")
5. The Misz - 'Only Lunies Fall'(K7)
6. Cleaners From Venus - 'This Rainy Decade'(K7)
7. What's In a Name? - 'Until Death Do Us Part'(K7)
8. Das Ding - 'Highly Sophisticated Techno'(K7)
9. Inner Lanscapes - 'Over the Edge'('Gospel According to...' LP, 1983)
10. Henri Zo(Martial Canterel + Epee du Bois) - 'Bunker'(Unreleased...VR)
11. Le Monk - 'The Actor'(Unreleased, 2008)
12. Ashrae Fax - 'Track #3'('Static Crush' Demo, Unreleased 2002) ... crash.html
13. Further Reductions - 'Familiar Flights(Unreleased, 2009)
14. Blacklist - 'The Believer'('Midnight of the Century', Wierd Records 2009...VR!!!)
15. Arnaud Lazlaud - 'Elan'(7", Kernkrach 2008)
16. Led er Est - 'Bikini Fun'(Unreleased, 2009)
17. F.M.Q. - 'Nocturnal Horror'(LP)
18. The Klingons - 'Society'(K7)