Watch the new Ohmtron Seedling video, Duck Twisting Contest On Carol Kay Beach from the new album Please Press This Button right now! What are you waiting for? It will blow your tiny little mind!
Please Press This Button is the newest collection from Ohmtron Seedling. This tape comprises music recorded after The Positive Side Effects Of ADHD and continues with the glorious lo-fi garage-rock sound.
Recorded in 2014 these tracks represent more development in the psychedelic instrumental rock style that made Ohmtron Seedling a household name with the iconic, multiple award-winning release Positive Side Effects Of ADHD album and promises even more mind-bending instrumental rock to please even the most difficult tastes.
Limited Edition of only 50 cassettes, this one's sure to sell out quickly.
PLUS! Seven lucky fans will randomly recieve a misprint version with an incorrectly titled cassette tape. The person marking these cassettes was later fed to lions as payment for the extremely costly mistake. It's a shame but we notified the next of kin and they understood.
Available for download on Bandcamp or cassette purchase from Discogs, what better way to say "I'm sorry for losing control of the car and driving through your living room." Music is the gift that keeps on giving!
Order yours today. Download from Bandcamp or You can buy the cassette from Doctorgroovy, the ONLY official Ohmtron Seedling/Smilin' Asterisk Records dealer right here:
Last night I got to see my personal favorite up-and-coming band, La Luz.
Shana Cleveland: guitar and vocals
Marian Li Pino: drums and vocals
Alice Sandahl: keyboards and vocals
Lena Simon: bass and vocals
Great, fun show full of catchy tunes, surf guitar, and plenty of harmonies. La Luz love their ooh's and aah's too, you know.
I wish I knew more of the La Luz catalog but I was only familiar with their Damp Face EP which is five songs so I can't give too much information about which tunes they did or didn't play, but they totally nailed 'You Dissapear' and choosing the song 'Easy Baby' was a great way to end the set, with a dreamy, melancholy, and quite memorable melody with nice harmonies and resolve.
My friends and I were all pleased that everyone in the band contributed imaginative parts. Marian Li Pino's full use of a minimal drum set utilizing toms, rims, or her one big cymbal made each song sound different enough to keep it fresh for the whole set. Alice Sandahl's dry organ into a Fender Twin was absolutely the right sound. That sort of sound can carry a band (think The Doors, Iron Butterfly, early Pink Floyd, or maybe even B52's) because of it's simplicity, and Lena Simon's bass playing was unexpectedly active. She didn't just lay on the root note like Adam Clayton would but kept things moving and melodic. Then there's Shana Cleveland. Damn, she's got the tone! If you want to hear great sounding Stratocaster into Deluxe Reverb guitar tones LOOK NO FURTHER! She's got it in her pocket, baby! Also noteworthy is her subtle whammy bar use. Never over the top but just the right amount of bend.
I noticed that there appeared to be a strict curfew as it was clearly posted that La Luz, the headliner were only to play for an hour. Since this was my first experience with La Luz I don't really know if they play longer sets or not but it seemed like they got darned near 15-16 songs into that 60-70 minute set. My friends and I agreed that that was actually a good thing in a way. La Luz got to bang out a super tight set with little wasted time, and we were out of there by eleven! I was even lucky enough to get the band to sign my Wierdo Shrine CD and for the unheard of low ticket price of 11 euros for two bands (including opening act Methyl Ethel) you certainly couldn't complain.
Now armed with their entire catalog of two CD's, a cassette, a 7" single (that i've as of yet still not played), and a small collection of swag that i'd built up over the last three years I can now say that i've probably got the biggest collection of La Luz stuff in Overijssel. I was even the only one that came to the show sportin' a La Luz "Luzer" t-shirt! I'm not a fanboy but it's kind of funny that i've got all of this stuff- including two DIFFERENT posters from the gig last night.
A good night! the opening trio Methyl Ethel was better than we'd anticipated playing a strong set of heavy effect-ridden songs. The Club, Ekko was a good small venue set off the side of a friendly, young hipster sort of bar, and La Luz delivered. We left happy!
Enjoy a few pics!
Saturday, 10 September i was able to spend a good deal of the day with my friend, Arma from Lithuania who i'd not technically met until Saturday. We'd originally made contact online back in the MySpace days and have kept in touch ever since.
Actually, we met in person by accident. I was planning to see him perform later that evening but as timing would have it we met on the train. He was getting onto my car at Hengelo Station. As it turns out I ended up guiding him to the Gogbot venue.
It was a bit of a shock for Arma to perform in such a very public venue but he was able to pull off a fantastic 25 minute set of improvised electronic sound that some of the audience were curiously patient with, some were actually digging on it, some were absolutely not amused at all. It was brilliant watching a drunk (or possibly drugged) man in an orange shirt trying/wanting to dance but not being able to. The kids were very receptive, being able to find a reason to dance and act silly.
Arma managed to pull off an authentic set virtually straight from the train, carrying everything in an overstuffed backpack and a vintage suitcase. I'm impressed. He should be proud. Arma Agharta is currently embarked on a crowd-funded, self-funded world tour that will take him not only through Europe but also parts of South America and Asia.
In a stunning shocker, Smilin' Asterisk has learned that Ohmtron Seedling's Mel 9 Tape Replay Machine guitar pedal video has officially gotten more views than an acoustic, personal performance of mega-super-uber popstar Adele with none other than Pete Townshend in attendance. With a lineup as that you'da thought they'd have broken 850 after 6 months!
Pete nor Adele are available for comment because it's late, they're sleepy, and they don't know who Smilin' Asterisk is.
Dan Mullin, mastermind behind Ohmtron Seedling is at the moment too shaken by this excitement to want to discuss it. He said something about "Go away man, you're killin' my buzz".
But believe you us... this is YUUUUUUGE news here at Smilin' Asterisk headquarters.
updates as they happen!
Dear Smilin' Asterisk Readers, the download problem has been corrected! HERHALING: THE DOWNLOAD PROBLEM HAS BEEN CORRECTED!!!! Now we can all breathe a collective sigh of releif. Download here:
Dear Faithful Smilin' Asterisk Supporter,
it has come to our attention that the download for the Smilin' Asterisk Supermix is faulty. we are now busy trying to fix the problem. therefore the download has been temporarily removed.
Please excuse the inconvenience.
Smilin' Asterisk Management.
the new home of the blues
Smilin' Asterisk Supermix is a sampler of the hottest upcoming artists on Smilin' Asterisk Records. Featuring Interior Green, God's Rockers, The Coffin Fits, Dead Possums, and Smilin' Asterisk stalwarts Mort Gussmen, Fallston Slim, and Ohmtron Seedling.
Pressed in an extremely limited run of only 20 handmade copies this will be the desire of every music fan out there. the Smilin' Asterisk Supermix wil provide years and countless years of endless entertainment for the whole family. Here's the complete track listing:
Interior Green: Our Last Goodbye
Fallston Slim: Rio Grande
God's Rockers: Now Is The Time
Ohmtron Seedling: Reminders Of Things That Never Happened
The Coffin Fits: Dry Heave All Over My Bed
Dead Possums: Batman Flies Like Superman
John Sealine: The Pacifier
Interior Green: Erin March
God's Rockers: Changing From Glory To Glory
Ohmtron Seedling: Four Is This Number
The Coffin Fits: Goodbye My Loved One
Dead Possums: I Lost My Beer
Mort Gussmen: After Hours (edit)
plus as an extra bit of hype, you can DOWNLOAD IT! you can download the Smilin' Asterisk Supermix Podcast now and hear it right here as if you were playing the tape. just press this link:
your life just won't be the same!
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The new Ohmtron Seedling, extremely limited edition of only 9 hand-made cassette box sets cleverly entitled Ohmtron Seedling Box Set is now available!
Ohmtron Seedling Box Set contains four cassette tapes worth of previously, or mostly unheard tracks from the vaults recorded between 2010 and 2015. Also included is a 20 page photo book and is assembled lovingly in a hand-painted wooden box within a wooden box.
Smilin' Asterisk Records/SALECa are proud to make this set available for the unheard of low-price of only 20 euros (plus postage costs) through Doctorgroovy by following the link below. Get yours today before it's sold out!
Woo-Hoo! New Ohmtron Seedling for you!!!
This new release comprises tracks that were recorded between 2009 and 2014 and is more on the electronic, experimental side.
Smilin' Asterisk is proud to once again be releasing this very limited edition of 20 hand-made cassettes. Available now for only THREE EUROS!
Please follow link below for purchase information: