AWOTT (MOSCOW) «The lo-fi free-psych-noise gurgitation-rock costume-drama is a killer spectacle!» – Daniel Blumin (WFMU DJ)

Spreaders / Zilmrah (NY)
Both of these bands shift their sound between Drone and Harsh Free Noise. Full sound spectrum to evolve from controlled silence, handmade instruments and other treats to be expected from this collaboration.

Holy Sheet (Providence, RI)

Bone Parade (Albany NY)
«the kind of ambient darkness that makes your flesh feel like chewed meat.» The Obelisk

Ghoul Poon (Albany NY)
«charming 16-bit, lo-fi, digital music» Dejon Turner (Aquarian)

Holy fucking need of an update.

Over the last few months Ghoul Poon has mutated into a full band including Asa Morris (Black Andy) and ex – Firefighter Font members Greg Tebanno and Ben Patton.

“The Cosmic Conversation”, a full length follow up to “Bastard Sorcerer” has been finished for awhile. It has been potentially shelved due to the exploration of new recordings with new members.

A new DVD release “Ultimate Downer Video Gospel” has been temporarily shelved.

We played hardly any shows this summer in anticipation of opening for Atari Teenage Riot. The show was cancelled.

We have a new video for our new single “Cities of Scandal”. The video was shot & edited in a single day. Written & directed by myself with some additional direction by Chris Brown. It stars Gary Ziroli (ex Antic Hay / Capital Air).

The Black Ships have been very busy in preparation to open for Blood on the Dance Floor at Northern Lights.


As many of you know, we here at Lo-Fi Kabuki, every year put together a Halloween compilation. Well, Shane does most of the work, but I (Asa) occasionally pretend I do some of it. Anyway, we are now accepting submissions for VOLUME FOUR. This compilation always goes over extremely well, and garners a substantial amount of attention. I do suggest getting in on it.


You need to know the rules, regulations, and rub a dub:

PLEASE NO COVERS. Originals only. I know, your band does an astounding “Monster Mash” cover. We don’t care. We want to hear your original shit. Be creative. Have fun with it.

We prefer local (Upstate NY) and regional (NYC, Mass, Buffalo…) acts, but maybe, if your shit is really good, or we have heard of you, we’ll consider throwing you on there.

We prefer song songs. With lyrics. The first songs we cut each year are instrumentals (or covers). That’s not to say we don’t enjoy them (1983′s “Lonely Ghosts” and Motel’s “Costumes Don’t Make the Whores” come to mind), but unfortunately, we have to keep drunken Halloween singing party people in mind.

Lastly, you might get cut. In fact, there is a good chance you will. We try to get everyone on that we can, and each year, up until the last day, we think we will, and then we get flooded with 40 fucking entries, and we have to swing the axe, and no, it isn’t first co9me first serve. It’s who we think are the best entries. SO BE FUCKING GOOD.


Send all of your submissions in mp3 or wav (preferably wav) to