My Friends

Arrow Up

Arrow Up
Arrow Down
,
  • Tue
    28
  • Wed
    29
  • Thu
    30
  • Fri
    31
  • Sat
    1
  • Sun
    2
  • Mon
    3
The Visual Language of Comics Jul 28, 2015 Cognitive scientist Neil Cohn discusses the visual language of sequential images that combines with text and how are brains understand this deeply rooted expressive system. 100 other events on Tuesday, July 28
 
Arts & Culture feature
Scalped in a freak accident, the glass artist isn’t letting fear crush her creativity
News
City Councilmembers pen letters to SANDAG, Caltrans
Arts & Culture feature
From SuicideGirls and Walking Dead haunted houses to superhero art shows and Nerdist carnivals, there’s plenty to do without a pass.
Theater
Top-notch Shakespeare at the Old Globe Theatre
All Things Tech
Legacy businesses, like MLB, can’t harness control forever

 

 
Log in to use your Facebook account with
San Diego CityBeat

Login With Facebook Account

Recent Activity on San Diego CityBeat
 
Home / Articles / Music / Nightgeist /  Retox signs to Ipecac Recordings
. . . .
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Retox signs to Ipecac Recordings

Hardcore super-group preps debut full-length, Miss Erika Davies finishes Galaxy Lakes and more local music news

By Peter Holslin
Expect to hear more from Retox during the next few months. The L.A. / San Diego hardcore super-group recently signed a deal with Ipecac Recordings, home to such bands as The Melvins and ISIS, to release a debut fulllength titled Ugly Animals. The album is set to drop in early August, with a co-release on Three One G Records. The band’s planning a U.S. tour for September and may play some dates with Atari Teenage Riot, member Justin Pearson tells CityBeat.

The band started last year when Pearson and Gabe Serbian of The Locust teamed with L.A. musician Thor Dickey and Michael Crain, a former member of defunct hardcore band Festival of Dead Deer. They recorded an EP and posted it online for free download last December (it’s available on iTunes, and you can listen to it at retoxrules.com), but Ugly Animals will be a more professional effort.

“It’s pretty brutal hardcore, but it’s definitely developed more musically,” Pearson says. “With the EP, there was little effort put into it.”

***

After laboring for months, jazz singer Miss Erika Davies is ready to drop her full-length debut, Galaxy Lakes. “During mixing / mastering, I had listened to it so much that I couldn’t hear or play those songs for a while after I was finished recording them,” she says via email. “Now, listening to the finished album, I think it turned out pretty dang beautiful.” She hasn’t set a release date yet, but she’ll have an album-listening party at El Take It Easy in North Park on June 15.

Indie-rockers Mrs. Magician have built such a rabid local following that their manager, Eric Howarth, has decided to release a limited pressing of their debut album, Pity Party Animal, via his label, Hi-Speed Soul Records. The album will come out on colored vinyl and digital download on Tuesday, June 28. Howarth says he’s shopping the record to different labels and hopes to put out a full release in all formats in the fall.

Chula Vista rockers Useless Rhetoric will perform at the latest installment of the “Play It Forward” benefit series at Ruby Room on Thursday, May 27. Proceeds will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Shapes of Future Frames, Sour Soul and A Scribe Amidst the Lions will also perform, and DJ Gonzo will spin tunes.




 
 
 
 
 
 
Close
Close
Close