Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Sounding Jams

Our hearts are going out to our friends and everyone who's suffering in our old hometown, New York.

Here's a couple of happy sounding tunes we've been digging lately.  Wanted to include Michael Chapman's "sleeping in my clothes again" but I couldn't find it.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

4 freaks, one record... July 31st is Ancient Storm day!

Spectre Folk, (Pete Nolan, Peter Meehan, Steve Shelley, and Aaron Mullan) have a new record out today via the good folks at vampire blues and revolver.   It's called the Ancient Storm and it's totally sick!  Get a copy today!  

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Markers Play Brooklyn Roulette on Sunday with Guitar Roberts

The Magik Markers will appear in full symphonic glory Sunday (July 15) night.  Rumors have it they'll be adding a grand piano to their usual arsenal of guitars, drums, synths, tapes and everything.  They've been touring recently on a shady unnamed cassette release.  Will their next record ever reach the light of day?  It remains to be seen.  They're guaranteed to be unleashing tunes from future vinyls at Roulette on  Sunday along with all kinds of other ethereal and blistering bliss.  Altho currently based, like squirrels in the attic, out of Massachusetts... the Markers have been making a platform out of a series of gigs in Brooklyn.  When asked what their plans were for 2012, the Markers, like a giant suddenly roused from a deep revery were heard to retort with surprise "2012!?  What we do is secret!"

Catch them in Brooklyn Sunday with the Chicago Underground duo and legendary ghost of blues act Haunted House (fronted by Guitar Roberts aka Loren Mazzacane Connors) as part of the Northern Spy festival.  Here are the venue deets for the gig... it's an early show so don't be late!!

Spy Music Festival: Chicago Underground Duo / Haunted House / Magik Markers

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Ancient Storm

Coming July 31st on Vampire Blues Records

Spectre Folk’s ‘The Ancient Storm’ LP is the first full-length by Pete Nolan (of Magik Markers) along with Peter Meehan, Aaron Mullan (of Tall Firs) and Steve Shelley. The 6 song LP comes with a free download card that includes 5 bonus songs not on the LP.
Spectre Folk  - The Ancient Storm
1. Inchin’ Worm
2. Mantraphonics
3. Please Come Home
4. Gyspy Grammar
5. Knife
6. Trees with 12 Bones
bonus free downloads
7. Display Case
8. Fourth Dimension Refs (Alternate Mix)
9. I Don’t Know
10. Lazy Killer Bees
11. I Don’t Know (Demo)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tiny Mix Tapes taps Markers Pandemic

reposted from: Tiny Mix Tapes

Magik Markers are the ones making that weird buzzing noise in your house, but don't worry, they're going on tour

Magik Markers are the ones making that weird buzzing noise in your house, but don't worry, they're going on tour

Well, there’s your problem right there. You’ve got a Magik Markers infestation. Nah, they’re not harmful, but they will make a constant electric buzz if you leave ‘em unattended. A lot of people get Magik Markers this time of year, what with the hot weather and all. They’ll creep into your little spaces, your garages, pantries, closets, the guitar you trust, etc. Lot of noise rockers making their way inside. Just be glad you don’t got Black Dice or Lightning Bolt. Don’t worry, we’ll take care of them.

Poison ‘em? No, no, no! You don’t poison Magik Markers, they eat poison! Look, stay back, this is simple. Hey! Hey, Magik Markers! I booked y’all a bunch of tour dates! You gotta go play them! You gotta plan Virginia, you gotta play Georgia, you gotta play Tennessee, you gotta play Texas, you gotta play Louisiana, and you sure as hell gotta play North Carolina. Okay? Okay! Look at those two scatter! You hear that? That’s the buzz spreading across the world. Kind of pretty, really, kind of pretty.

Magik Markers dates:

05.08.12 - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch
05.09.12 - Athens, GA - Farm 255
05.10.12 - Memphis, TN -Poplar Lounge *
05.11.12 - Dallas, TX - Bryan Street Tavern
05.12.12 - Austin, TX - Red 7 &
05.13.12 - Houston, TX - Walter’s &
05.14.12 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia &
05.15.12 - Atlanta, GA - 529 &
o5.16.12 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook &

* Jerusalem & the Starbaskets
& Black Bananas, Dwarr

• Magik Markers:

[Photo: Stefano Giovannini]

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

magik markers gonna tour with Dwarr and Black Bananes

what's up dogs?

Magik Markers are gonna hit your Philly's Blunt this 4 -20... at Haverford College

Also... Check out this tour with the Black Bananay's and Dwayne War!!

5/8/12Twisted BranchCharlottesvilleVA
5/9/12Farm 255AthensGA
5/10/12Poplar LoungeMemphisTNw/ Jerusalem & the Starbaskets
5/11/12Bryan Street TavernDallasTX
5/12/12Red 7AustinTXw/ Black Bananas, Dwarr
5/13/12Walter'sHoustonTXw/ Black Bananas, Dwarr
5/14/12SiberiaNew OrleansLAw/ Black Bananas, Dwarr
5/15/12529AtlantaGAw/ Black Bananas, Dwarr
5/16/12The PinhookDurhamNCw/ Black Bananas, Dwarr

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spectre Folk Pizza Party at Bar New Haven Wednesday

Spectre Folk, Electric Jellyfish and MYTY KONKEROR @ BAR - FREE SHOW!
hey hey... Come on out to the Spectre Folk gig! the band this night is 2 Petes and 2 Aaron's... 0 Steves till we can find 2

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Magik Markers at Smog Early March

Here are a couple of videos of a show the Markers played at Bard about a couple weeks ago shot by Michael Lucio Sternbach over at

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

United Waters Pitchforked by Six Organs Chaz

Ben Chasny

Top Albums

Jessika Kenney & Eyvind Kang:Aestuarium [Editions Mego/Ideologic Organ]: Polyphony is overrated. All you need is an incredibly beautiful voice singing with a majestically in tune viola, playing the same notes, melting into each other-- that can sustain you through a whole sitting. This is a reissue of a CD originally released in 2005 by two of the more higher minded musicians living in America today. Aestuarium is the most beautiful record I heard in 2011.

United Waters: Your First Ever River[Arbitrary Signs]: Brian from Mouthus goes solo with the densest pop record of the year. Maybe it doesn't sound so pop on first listen but dig in a little further. In fact, the titles of the songs themselves invite the act of digging-- "My Geology I-IV", "Platetectonics", etc. Listen to those drums. That is some straight up Tusk-era Mac rhythm going on. The only thing is the whole record sounds like it's gurgling and bubbling from a newly dug well in a lost valley.

Jakob Olausson: Morning & Sunrise [De Stijl]: Our loner psych-folk hero returns after the masterful Moonlight Farm record that was released a few years ago. It's the morning now and Jacob has had a little coffee. He's waking up with a few rockin' tracks. He still can't help drinking a whole bottle of Robo before he sits down to record, though. These are rural cough syrup jams where you feel stoned-to-the-bone just listening to them-- the kind of music that makes you wish you were in a hospital bed with a drip of codeine just so could properly get into the mood. There's something about the way Jakob constructs vocal melodies over a soup of melting instruments that blows everyone else out of the water. Total fist in the air positivity, if only you had the strength to raise your arm.

Kourosh Yaghmaei: Back From the Brink [Now-Again]: Heavy and soulful Iranian psych from the 70s. Insanely gorgeous booklet and 3 Lps of jams that range from piano tinged ethereal numbers to more electric guitar scorchers. KIller jams, killer 'stache.

William Tyler: Behold the Spirit [Tompkins Square]: This kid has the moves. The melodies are fluid, the compositions have energy, the playing is varied. This gives me hope for the future of acoustic guitar music. Go see him live if you have the chance. He's a top rate performer of the old school variety.

Originally from Pitchfork