Looking for an opening…

styrodroneHello old friends,

Remember this place? Yeah, I do too. It’s been awhile – the digital dust has definitely settled. Inboxes are full and virtually have no space left. Blog photos and mp3s have been deleted, links are broken, contacts are lost, relationships have faded, save for the occasional tweet or post from old blogging buddies (it’s not all doom and gloom).

It’s been over two years. My ears never truly stopped listening to what’s out there. Maybe far less frequently than the glory days, but sometimes life takes a firm hold and, more or less, forces you in a different direction. I’d like to say I found my way back around after a couple of missteps, and the best part is (despite what I’ve said above), is that our little corner of the Internet still managed to survive in some capacity – hey, we still have our own URL – but there’s plenty of tidying up to be done.

All that said, this is an announcement that this blog and its creator are here with a new goal in mind. I am searching for a new opening, and the plan is to keep it right here where it all began.

Let’s see what happens!

Thank you for any support you may show,

Styrofoam Drone

 

 

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Holy Discount: 20% Off Stolen Body Records Split LP #2 w/ Black Fruit and Factotum

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Do you like stuff? How about records? Do you like records when they’re cheaper than they’re supposed to be? Then you’re in the right place and reading exactly what you need to be if you’d like to receive a discount on the brand new split LP#2 from Black Fruit and Factotum on Stolen Body Records.

Our main man Garett wrote up the LP a couple of months ago and had some awesome things to say about it – “…their sound is raw and powerful but they also showcased a tripped-out atmospheric…” “This mammoth is noisy, distorted and aggressive as all hell – it’s baffling how only two dudes made such a big, beautiful racket…” “Black Fruit is a pungent and refreshing blend of garage rock that will make your nose crinkle, your brow furrow and your head bang…” and last but not least, “…with a lo-fi recording style that highlights their explosive release of energy and angst with each track.” If you’ve been missing out, you can stream tracks from the album below. In other good news, the folks at Stolen Body Records just revealed Factotum are indeed working on a brand new (solo) LP, with the current working title Honey Trap – more on that whenever possible!

Here’s what you need to do to receive your discount:

Go to: http://stolenbodyrecords.co.uk/product/black-fruitfactotum-split-2/

Add the record to your cart, and any other items you’d like to buy (don’t forget this new one):

Include the discount code: “split20%” during checkout, save and enjoy!

Read the entire post here
Read up on the first Stolen Body Records split LP right here
Catch up on other Stolen Body releases right here, you’ll be glad you did.

The Famines – Stay Home Club “Paper Single”

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THE FAMINES and Psychic Handshake Recordings are pleased to announce their latest release and it’s not a record. Stay Home Club sees the light of day as a 20in x 30in poster containing a download for two brand new tracks from the Montreal-via-Edmonton duo.
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Get Out to a Show for the Cheapest Price

Some exciting news–we’ve partnered with Rukkus to offer all our readers a discount on concert tickets. All it takes is a stop over to Rukkus.com with the discount code “styrofoam10” to get 10% off any concert you’d like.

That’s right, every hole-in-the-wall that emits live music in Philly, any concert hall, and any venue nationwide is fair game. So, consider the possibilities for a moment (guitar solos, electronic drone, head-bobbing, lights)… sound good? We thought so too. Enjoy.

TOMORROW: The Mad Doctors, Wreaths, Jackie Paper & Seismic Thrust, 8/14 @ Bourbon & Branch

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TOMORROW NIGHT, garage-rockin’ Brooklynites THE MAD DOCTORS take over Bourbon & Branch in Philadelphia along with New Jersey psych-outs WREATHS, with support from Philly-based psych crew JACKIE PAPER and psychotic psychedelic-punks SEISMIC THRUST. You can RSVP to this remarkable event via Facebook, beginning at 9pm tomorrow night for just $8. Do it now!

Get yourself ready by listening to “Slug Shake Armageddon,” a preview of the Mad Doctor’s forthcoming debut LP Snake Oil Superscience (released by King Pizza Records) right below:

RSVP right here!

Cropped Out 2014: Sept. 26-28, Louisville, KY

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CROPPED OUT is an annual musical gathering in Louisville, KY. They just announced the event for the fifth straight year, taking place during the last weekend of September from the 26th to the 28th.

This year’s line-up includes a slew of artists and bands from all over the globe (the Urinals, Sun Ra Arkestra, Protomartyr, Ausmuteants, White Reaper, Spider Bags), not to mention, food trucks, cheap drinks, vinyl vendors, art installations, merchant booths, tattoo artists, horseshoes, basketball, an idyllic backdrop of birds, boats, and barges, all while witnessing one-of-a-kind, intimate performances from artists like Jandek, Scratch Acid, Neil Hamburger, Lil B, Pissed Jeans, Wolf Eyes, Angel Olsen, Endless Boogie, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Mayo Thompson & so many more. Altogether, the end result of the event aims to highlight the creative efforts of Louisville and the rest of Kentucky as a whole. You can see a full list of confirmed bands and where to buy your tickets after the jump!

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GIVEAWAY: Tickets for Reigning Sound, Uncle Acid and White Fence in Philadelphia

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HEY PHILADELPHIA. We’re going to give away a pair of tickets to some upcoming shows around Philadelphia. Leave a comment on the post with your name and which show you want to go to, and the winners will chosen at random with a +1 to their specified event:

First up, REIGNING SOUND is coming back to Philadelphia for Shattered, their first LP for Merge Records and first album since 2009. They take over the Underground Arts Black Box on August 27th with the Whips and the GTVs. See more details on the Facebook event page.

Next up, we’ve got UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS on September 24th @ Underground Arts with Danava. It’s their first show in North America… ever! You can RSVP to the show on the Facebook event page.

And last but not least, WHITE FENCE returns to Philadelphia on October 21st @ Underground Arts, with support from Australian psych-outs KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD. You can RSVP to the night right here.

Again, to win a pair of tickets to any of these shows, simply leave a comment on this post with your name and which show you are interested in attending. One winner for each show will be chosen at random! Ready? Set? Comment!