Buried Bones are music promoters based in Manchester, comprising a trio of music enthusiasts who are seek to bring interesting and varied sounds from the edges and corners of the musical landscape to our city limits. The list of previous performers backs that up emphatically, with Grouper, Jandek, James Blackshaw, Ken Vandermark Trio, AUN, Josephine Foster, Richard Youngs Simon Scott, Matthew Collings,Ryoko Akama, to name but a few.
This will be Buried Bones first outing at SFTOC.
H I S S G O L D E N M E S S E N G E R
“Fans of Will Oldham and Bill Callahan will find much to admire in the work of MC Taylor, a revivalist who also lectures in folklore.” – The Guardian
“13 tracks of skewed, country-soul greatness… Poor Moon is a fantastic, on-repeat record that recalls the aesthetic risks and rewards of the best stuff produced by Laurel Canyon’s singer-songwriters and, decades later, the stylistically daring musicians associated with New Weird America.” – Pitchfork
“a thing of gentle charm and unmistakable cosmic American beauty. It is, for those of us who delight in the likes of Iron & Wine, our first contact with a new and wonderful songwriter” – The Independent
Hiss Golden Messenger is Durham, North Carolina-based songwriter M.C. Taylor and multi-instrumentalist Scott Hirsch. Drawing from the deep well of traditional and vernacular Southern song that Taylor has explored and documented as a practicing folklorist, as well as the more alchemical strains of 1970’s country-rock, dub music, and kosmische music – we are proud to be welcoming them to Salford.
W I L L I A M T Y L E R
“The world is crawling with Fahey-loving acoustic guitar players these days–in large part thanks Tompkins Square–but ones as good as William Tyler are rare.” – Dusted Magazine
“You either fully embrace Fahey– like, say, the late Jack Rose– or you run the other way, like Ben Chasny with his work as Six Organs of Admittance. A middle ground exists, certainly, but it’s rarely been claimed with the grace and elocution of Behold the Spirit, the debut from young Nashville guitarist William Tyler. Arguably the most vital, energized album by an American solo guitarist in a decade or more, it accepts Fahey’s legacy while escaping its shadow. Moreover, it’s simply a joy to hear.” 8.6, Pitchfork
“It is by its nature something quite other, that is at once strange and almost unspeakably beautiful.” – All Music Guide
From a very young age Nashville guitarist William Tyler has been as much prized for his dexterity & subtlety as he has been for his ability to coax wilder passions from his guitar. He has had a long-term role in Lambchop and his touring role as part of the now-layin’-low Silver Jews. Pitchfork his 2010 album, Behold the Spirit, ”arguably the most vital, energized album by an American solo guitarist in a decade or more.” With an album due out in March, ‘Impossible Truth’, we look forward to reading the various plaudits for his latest work in the run up to SFTOC 2013.
A S T R A L S O C I A L C L U B
“Neil Campbell is a one-man subculture. In 30 years of music-making in various configurations of improvised rock, psychedelia and electronics, he has released hundreds of hours of recordings, mainly in micro-editions of home-produced cassette, CD or mp3, and collaborated endlessly with a global network of musicians that have fallen through the cracks of genre or stylistic allegiance. Since separating from Leeds-based guitar drone group Vibracathedral Orchestra in 2006, he has mainly concentrated on his activities as Astral Social Club.” (Joe Muggs, the arts desk)
B R I D G E T H A Y D E N
Born to a family of painters and musicians, subject to visions, synaesthesia and social paralysis, Bridget Hayden has kept unpublished diaries of her experiences and translated feelings into sound, light, paint and text since 1999. Her main obsession, however has been creating music. After having gone through various phases of performing styles – from playing with a five piece band, to playing as a duo, exploring aggressive noise making, shambollic trance and hypnosis, as well as “anti” playing and tonal discord, She went solo in 2006 to hone the sounds she could hear in her head, being more gentle and intricate, but also much more vulnerable to obliteration.
B I N G S A T E L L I T E S
Bing Satellites is a prolific ambient shoegaze musician and producer from Manchester. Having been in bands in his teens, the 2000′s brought along a technological revolution and the chance for Brin (Bing’s real name) to create his own stuff. Since then, countless albums have been put out under the Bing Satellites name, and we’re excited to see what he brings to The New Oxford.
A B E L I E D G U A N I K O
Sound artist Belied Gunaiko uses circular feedback, sound archives that she has composed and collected and ancient vocal techniques from the southern hemisphere. Currently working on a film with Haris Epaminonda in the project part wild horses mane on both sides Part 1 is currently being shown in Kunsthaus Zurich.
C H A L A Q U E
A one time member of Beach Fuzz – and currently working alongside Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura – Chalaque is the solo project of Nick Mitchell. Now working from Manchester (or the other-other city as we prefer to call it), his music is based around repetition and variation, using a sparse backing track to fill any gaps. Though there is a 1 sided 12″ record coming out soon, there is no music online – yet – but rest assured, you’ll be amazed.
For this show only, the Chalaque band will feature Eric Hardiman of upstate New York free rock heroes Burnt Hills and legendary underground psychedelic guitarist Daniel Oxenberg of Supreme Dicks.