WTII News Letter v61.0
News Letter v61.0
Hello to All,
2011 continues to be the year of WTII. We have four new releases ready to go, another new signing and plenty of other goodies in the works. For up to the minute information, be sure to check out the WTII Records website at www.wtIIrecords.com or follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/wtIIrecords.
WTII WELCOMES LOWE…
Swedish alternative group Lowe, have signed a new North American record deal with Chicago based WTII Records, LLC. Formed in 2003, Lowe was instantly considered as one of the most intriguing bands to come from Sweden in years. Their debut release, “Tenant” and the follow-up album, “Kino International” both received rave reviews and accolades from major magazines and fanzines across the globe. In 2005 Lowe was recognized as the "Best Rock Act” and "Best Newcomer" at the Scandinavian Alternative Music Awards.
Lowe’s WTII Records debut will be the digital single “Breathe In Breathe Out” (due out July 19th on WTII Records) followed by their full length debut “Evolver” (due out September 13th on WTII Records). Lowe’s music can be described as pop noir, melancholic and electronic pop music. Over the years Lowe has received comparisons to New Order, A-ha, Keane and Camoflauge.
Lowe will be touring the Midwest and East Coast in October to support the release of Evolver
PRE-ORDER THE GOTHSICLES INDUSTRIALITES & MAGIC…
Pre-order your copy of the new Gothsicles album, Industrialites & Magic on the WTII website. Don’t be left out, be one of the first to order this killer album featuring songs about inebriated injury, role-playing game fatalities, Goonies II, baby fights and all types a' goings-on.
KLUTÆ’S LONG AWAITED RELEASE IN STORES TUESDAY JULY 12TH…
Klutæ’s long awaited release, Electro Punks Unite, will be in stores and online Tuesday July 12th. Featuring 14 new Klutæ tracks and 3 remixes, this release is the must have release of 2011. Staying true to Klutæ form, Electro Punks Unite combines heavy synths with Claus’ signature vocals. Order your copy today.
WTII MINIFEST 2 CD’S STILL AVAILABLE…
There are a few copies of the Minifest 2 CD’s still available for only $5. This is the 16 track release that was originally sold at the Minifest 2 and features several artist from the 4 day fest remixing other artist from the fest. All tracks are exclusive and the compilation features remixes from Stiff Valentine, am.psych, Rein[Forced], Trigger 10d, The Gothsicles, Ego Likeness and more
WTII STORE SUMMER T-SHIRT BLOWOUT…
Almost all of the T-shirts in the WTII store are now on sale. Shirt prices range from $8-$12 and include shirts from Stromkern, PTI, Regenerator, cut.rate.box, HMB and many more. Some sizes are in limited supply so order fast and look stylish for the summer.
UPCOMING WTII RELEASES…
WTII067 KLUTÆ ELECTRO PUNKS UNITE JULY 12th
Klutæ returns with the in your face, amped up adrenaline fuelled, Electro Punks Unite. The bastard alter ego of Claus Larsen, Klutæ mixes walls of synthesized guitar noise, with the trademarked EBM bass-lines of Leæther Strip and Claus' chameleon vocals. Electro Punks Unite stays true to form with the title track, Electro Punks Unite, Fuck You and Slippery When Dead all guaranteed to pack club floors across the globe. Klutæ is one of the true pioneers of the aggro-electro movement and with the release of Electro Punks Unite; Claus continues to push the envelope and take this project to new heights. The WTII version includes an exclusive remix of Klutae's classic Desert Storm. Check out Klutæ’s video for Stagnant Water on the WTII website.
WTII068 REIN[FORCED] X AMOUNT OF STABWOUNDS IN THE BACK TBA
X Amount of Stabwounds in the Back is the WTII debut from Pittsburgh based electro industrial band, Rein[Forced]. Front man Jim Semonik, aka Jimmy Semtex, and D.A. Turner combine catchy synth hooks and coldwave inspired lyrics and attitude. Focusing more on song writing rather than club tracks, Rein[Forced] provides a new depth to a style that has become forgotten in today's club scene.
WTII069 THE GOTHSICLES INDUSTRIALITES & MAGIC AUGUST 9th
Dude, I heard the new Gothsicles is like, really effin' good. I know they were all ready kind of a thing because of their last two albums and some of the most triumphant live shows at a bunch of the biggest industrial fests around the planet, but Industrialites & Magic is supposed to be just like "fuuuuuck". Major heavy hitter level-up type shit, believe it or not.
The guy's tigersquawk vocals are apparently just totally sick on this one, too, but there's also a lot of change up there at the same time. Musically, though, it's supposed to be amazing. Meaty-ass EBM dance beats and crusty-ass synths put the hindquarters in motion. And the lyrics are effin' hilarious. My friend was telling me he was basically laughing his balls off with songs about inebriated injury, role-playing game fatalities, Goonies II, baby fights, all types a' goings-on.
Industrialites & Magic includes guest vocals from the illustrious Caustic, Xuberx and Critical System Error and remixes from scene legends Leætherstrip, Project Pitchfork, Reaper, Caustic, Yendri and Boole.
WTII070 LOWE BREATHE IN BREATHE OUT (Digital Only Single) JULY 19th
Breathe In Breathe Out is the new digital single from one of Sweden's most popular electronic bands, Lowe. Taken from the highly anticipated Evolver album, Breathe In Breathe Out features 3 versions of the title track and remix of the album track Alpha Bravo.
WTII071 LOWE EVOLVER SEPTEMBER 13th
Sweden’s Lowe returns with the highly anticipated release Evolver. Lowe’s music can be described as pop noir, melancholic and melodic electronic pop music. Their previous two albums, Tenant and Kino International both received critical acclaim as album of the month by American, German, Swedish and Italian press and Evolver seems to be in line to reach the same plateau. Featuring the singles Breathe In Breathe Out, Mirage and Live to Love, Lowe is poised to take control of the North American market. Their first single, Breathe In Breathe Out will be released digitally in July and the band is currently planning a Midwest East Coast tour for October.
IN RETAIL AND DIGITAL STORES ….
WTII063 TRIGGER 10D MISPLACED (Digital Only Single)
Misplaced is the 2nd single from Trigger 10d’s self titled album. Featuring 3 versions of the title track and video, Misplaced is a high energy, guitar driven electronic indie rock hit that is sure to garner success on the college airwaves.
WTII064 METHOD CELL CURSE OF A MODERN AGE
Following the success of their promo EP “Scissors”, live shows around the UK plus regular international club and radio play, industrial synthcore unit Method Cell make their mark with an album set to shake up the scene. Combining high energy harmonics and acerbic lyrics with searing bass and beats, Method Cell prove there’s more to a club hit than swearing by numbers, and industrial doesn’t have to mean monotone. Their debut album, Curse of a Modern Age is a high energy album that contains three solid club tracks in “Call it Cutting,” “Scissors,” and “Believe.” Other tracks like “Blame Me (The Curse pt1),” and “Drop Dead” confirms that there is more to Method Cell than just a club band by showcasing witty lyrics and catchy grooves. The WTII version includes 2 previously unreleased remixes. Overall this is a must have for fans of VNV, A23 and other futurepop icons.
WTII065 STIFF VALENTINE AMERICA BLEEDING
Stiff Valentine make their WTII debut with the hard hitting, America Bleeding. Co-produced by Chris Peterson (Front Line Assembly, Delerium, Unit 187), America Bleeding weaves stories of a zombie road trip through an American apocalyptic fallout. The album builds on mastermind Chris DeMarcus's work on the road with several industrial rock groups and features the talents of Eric Powell (16Volt), Jason Bazinet (SMP, Front Line Assembly, Chemlab, 16 Volt), Craig Huxtable (FLA, Noise Unit, Landscape Body Machine), Jared Slingerland (FLA), and more.
WTII066 THE QUALIA MEMORIAL GORE
Hot on the heels of their 2010 album "Secret Weapon", The Qualia are back with a brand new release, just in time for summer. On the six tracks of their new EP Memorial Gore, the Brooklyn, NY electro-pop four-piece rips through a wide swath of musical territory, from high energy disco-pop to torn-apart country balladry. Each song is a puzzle, with hidden stories about frustrated agoraphobic novelists, traumatic childhood accidents, and drug-addled adult siblings nestled within infectious, catchy-as-hell hook-laden synthpop songs. Like the best of The Qualia's work, the songs on Memorial Gore initially show themselves as immensely accessible pop confections, but that first reaction soon gives way to a haunting, surprisingly dark interpretation of the burdens of modern living.
WTII073 V/A WTII MINIFEST 2 COMPILATION
A limited edition (200 copies) compilation CD sold at WTII Minifest 2 June 9-12. This 16 track release features several artists from the 4 day fest remixing other artist from the fest. All tracks are exclusive and the compilation features remixes from Stiff Valentine, am.psych, Rein[Forced], Trigger 10d, The Gothsicles, Ego Likeness and more. CD is sold in a slimline jewel case and supplies are extremely limited.
The Gothsicles Live:
August 6, 2011 @ Gencon Afterparty - Indianapolis, IN
Klutæ CD Release Parties:
July 15, 2011 @ Nexus 6 at Neo – Chicago, IL
July 16, 2011 @ The Castle – Ybor City, FL
August 23, 2011 @ Bootboohook Festival - Hannover, Germany
September 24, 2011 @ Nuclear Nation - Linkoping, Sweden
October 14, 2011 @ 31st Street Pub - Pittsburgh, PA
October 19, 2011 @ R-Bar - New York, NY
October 21, 2011 @ Asylum - Portland, ME
October 22, 2011 @ Elm Bar - New Haven, CT
October 23, 2011 @ Ralph's Diner - Worcester, MA
Method Cell Live:
September 11, 2011 @ Riverside - Newcastle, United Kingdom
August 05, 2011 @ 31st Street Pub - Pittsburgh, PA
Stiff Valentine Live:
August 25, 2011 @ Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
September 17, 2011 @ The Media Club - Vancouver, BC
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