Greetings. I wanted to continue our last post with news that Nikole from Annex has a new project titled Her Corrosion. You will find a nice collection of interviews and news in the current dark arts scene. Please go to Her Corrosion
Nikole worked very hard on the site and it's quite a task to compile and design a site like hers. Also, if you would like to submit or contribute please contact Nikole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, Annex released a new cover single on their bandcamp, The Cure's "One Hundred Years" you can listen, buy, or stream. Annex are also working on their follow up LP to DESPUÉS DE VI LP, it will be released on Occult Whispers (Chicago).
Her Corrosion features a great interview with Cait Autonomy, a long time friend and contributor to Mass Media. You'll find out all about her history and her current endeavors, which includes playing bass in Shadowhouse. YAY! Which we are finally happy to announce a limited repress of their debut LP "Hand in Hand" will be shipping in April. You can pre-order HERE.
We are also running a spring set special for a limited time. 5 LP's for $40 The Ladies Spring set includes all female fronted / driven bands:
Masses "Moloch" LP // Annex "Despues de Vi" LP // Masquerade "Blood is the New Black" 12" // Totenwald "Wrong Place Wrong Time" 12" // Wives "Devoted to You" LP we actually only have a few copies left of certain titles so it is limited. We are making room for our 2017 releases so please support us!read more...
Altar De Fey are featured on the front of Bandcamp Daily along with a write up of the Echoes in the Corridor LP and a full interview by Andi Harriman. Today we will have the Altar De Fey LP for sale at a reduced cost on both the site and bandcamp for $10.... so get it before they are gone!!! GO HERE: http://massmediarecords.bigcartel.com/product/altar-dey-fey-lp-pre-order
For Bandcamp Daily GO HERE https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/02/15/altar-de-fey-interview/
Also for those who are unfamiliar with Andi Harriman she did an excellent interview with Nikole from Annex / Her Corrosion that can be read here:
Nikole did such an excellent job on this new endeavor interviewing a diverse group of women involved in post punk / dark arts music scene. Have a look through the site as there will be new interviews and blog announcements added. On a different note, I've been extremely sick again for multiple weeks now and finally seem to be getting better.. fingers crossed. Today is also a super sad day for me as it is my late sisters birthday, she would have been 35. I miss her so much, sometimes i think it's so ironic that I've always been so drawn to dark music and arts and that my life has had such tragedy and that's just too much darkness. I know the light is out there and I get glimmers of hope and happiness of course, but still sometimes it's hard to enjoy the dark when it's all too real. Anyways, I digress.. Happy darkest of days everyone!read more...
Hey everyone, We are back after our annual fall hiatus. We will be moving away from facebook as it really does not serve us too well, with reach becoming less and less due to their every changing platform. So please check back here often. Anyway, enough of that boring nonsense, on to some news. Our good friend Rik that runs Nothing but a Nightmare (shop) will be taking over a lot of the label work for us. He runs a small shop and label himself and also has made his space available for touring bands to play small intimate shows. Also our bigcartel shop will have some updates and new products, as some of you may know or not know we used to run a small shop in Costa Mesa/Santa Ana and we have tons of merch from our shop still that we are working on listing. (jewelry, zines, clothes, patches, pins, records)
As some of you may or may not know MOTH has officially split up. We were so lucky enough to be able to see their only US show in Texas at SLM2016. I must say that everything about that band is magical and beautiful, their music, the people, just everything. We are so honored to have been able to release their music and in some small way be part of their magic. The members of MOTH are just so incredibly talented and really are very influential to us. They released so many hits in my humble opinion, they were so driven and active in their process that just amazed me every time they released something new. The members of MOTH have gone on of course to continue in new bands and write new music so I expect more great things to come from all of them.
Also MOTH has a new and final new release out, it's a split with Kold Front (featuring members of Metro Cult) you can purchase it here http://elektriskeplader.com/shop/
We also have just a very few copies left of the MOTH / Prison split EP which is up in our webshop now. Pressing was limited to 150 copies on colored vinyl with screen printed covers. Available here : http://massmediarecords.bigcartel.com/product/moth-prison-split-ep
That concludes our update. Big hugs and kisses to MOTH! xoxo
Masses from Melbourne, Australia have released their debut LP and are planning a North American tour in support of their release. The LP is a cooperative release by both Mass Media Records and Lost in Fog Records in Australia. Both labels are run by women which is a huge undertaking in and of itself. Lost in Fog is ran by Tessa who also slays in Masses! So like support us!
The album maintains the bands anxious goth post-punk style from earlier releases, this time utilizing more duel vocals from both guitarist James and synth player Nellie. MOLOCH explores both the driving anarcho sounds and politically motivated themes reminiscent of bands such as The Mob, whilst also delving into more emotive and dancey goth and post punk inspired tracks drawing from bands such as The Creatures and Lost Tribe. In my opinion if those two bands got married and had a baby it would be Masses. I'm a weirdo though, so you'll have to listen for yourself...
To purchase the LP go here: http://massmediarecords.bigcartel.com/product/masses-moloch-lp-pre-order
The LP is available to be purchased on it's own or as a set with a limited edition Masses enamel pin (limited quantities available). Seriously I don't have many of these left.. I'll be posting Masses logo earrings soon as well!
To purchase the enamel pin go here: http://massmediarecords.bigcartel.com/product/masses-enamel-lapel-pin
Masses will embark on a North American tour in July 2016 and end at San La Muerte fest in San Antonio, Tx. (Only Texas date)
"Hidden" track of Moloch LP, see I told you... The Creatures meet Lost Tribe. xoxo