Friday, July 17, 2009

poster by neely, caretaker, GM cassette, notes from the end of the road





above:

1. poster by tom neely for the final show of the isis 2009 US summer tour. tom is a good man and a good artist. this poster was a great way to end the tour poster series and simultaneously announce our (subjectively) triumphant homecoming. tom is also responsible for the "treehead" t-shirt/sweatshirt design we were selling on the above mentioned tour as well as the european tour that preceded it. for more info on tom please check out his blog in the above right links section >

2. cover for a greymachine "vultures descend" cassette single to be given away with copies of the forthcoming greymachine album via orders placed through the hydra head webstore. the audio is the same as the material featured on the limited 12" of the same name. design by james o'mara. CD version of the album (+ cassette) available for preorder soon.

3. james o'mara + orange + robot. james works for hydra head. he is also a great man. robot and orange live in my house and are looked after by james when i am on tour. for this service (and a great many others), i am eternal indebted to james. thanks jimmy.


currently in helsinki on the eve of the final isis show in our summer european tour. we've played a handful of festivals (furia, roskilde, dour, etc), and a small number of club dates with our friend and fellow noisemaker destructo swarmbots in tow. thanks to DS, our road crew, and all those who willingly (or not so willingly), came to listen to our music. we enjoyed ourselves for the most part as hopefully the audiences did too, saw some other great bands/artists perform, and had some amusing/exciting adventures with swimming, soccer, and italian border guards. a well deserved break for isis will follow this tour, though a good many things will surely be accomplished by the various members in the interim between this tour and the next which will follow in the late fall....

while on the road the following have been enjoyed/absorbed: destructo swarmbots - live and in the van, oakenthrone vol 6 - magazine + CD compilation, phonophoni "oak or rock", "valis" by philip k. dick, "the filth" by grant morrison, "hellblazer: rake at the gates of hell" by garth ennis and steve dillon, new material by torche and xasthur and boris, arvo pärt "triodion", circle "prospect", etc...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

i hope this late fall tour will be the US once again and will hit places not played on the last tour *coughmainecough*

Wojciech Felczak said...

GREYMACHINE single is great, hope that whole lp gonna be that good.

Chris said...

Still have the piece of Blue Kyanite I gave you at the Seattle show? I am enjoying the soundscapes and audial battles with JKB in Grey Machine. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

That is TOTALLY how a cassette should look!

Homunculus said...

Really sorry for guards troubles in Italy. We're not so civilized, after all.
I've been for the first time at one of your gigs, and i just loved it. Can't wait until you return in late fall, i'll surely be there.
But this time bring some merch, please.
A fan.

Smug said...

Always good to see Oaken Throne get some love.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick word on how your art has permeated my reality.ITAOT gave me constructive reality.my first girl.i am 22.Incest.they engage.Youve warned me.uncaring and passive voice.you've done much more than make me think.You inspire me to act.Peace!

danknughound said...

dude. i just want to say you have surrounded my heart and mind with dank nug smoke. get used to this sound "wwaaahhhh." dude, i mean dawg, have you ever seen a bus transform into the grateful dead logo surrounded by a chain link fence? hey, yo, i am starting a new noise rap project. it's me on vox, and a couple of tablers. it's called lone patriarchal hero. here's an example of some of our lyrics "nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn,, nnnnnnnnnnnnnn,,nnnnnnnnnnnnn." yeah i've really been working on throwing shapes around, so when you come back maybe you can join all your bands that i started. fatima misses you. you miss my tourfoot.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but you guys can't go on holiday yet. You have to re-pack all your gear, getting on a 24hr flight to Australia and blow some minds.
Probably doesn't sound too appealling, but we will all appreciate it.
Hope to see you soon....

Anonymous said...

I saw you at The Furia Sound Festival 2 weeks ago (the old guy with the "Shades of the Swarm" tee-shirt). That was so great !

When you'll come in France again i'l be there for the fourth time, and maybe have the possibilty and strength to say hello to you, guys ...

By the way, what's the name of the plush toy you put on top of the amp ??

Janne said...

Thanks to you and the whole band for an awesome show in Finland! Have a nice break from touring. Please come again.

Geof said...

Nice lookin' Italian Greyhounds, Aaron! I've got of them myself.

Anonymous said...

OK, you can enjoy your holiday now. I just heard the news I have been waiting for. You are playing soundwave (and hopefully some side shows?). Looking forward to it!

The Modern Spirit said...

Great Drawings! Strongly Apparent Youth Struggle, jk xx