I am very happy to reveal to you the details of my new album IMMORAL EMPORIUMand my new video for the first single “LACERATIONS”.
This ten-song album (available on vinyl, CD and digital) is coming out on Sept 9, 2022 on the Negative Gain Productions label. A European edition will also be available through YoungAndCold Records in Germany. Good news = PRE-ORDERS START TODAY!!
This album was created over the last two years during COVID under a lot of stress and personal duress. I am extremely proud of the work Chase Dobson and I created and that we never gave up despite some hard times. Truly the hardest record I have made.
I really hope that you find some time to listen to it LOUD! This album was made for all of us, we all experienced some tragedy, struggles and uncertainty in the last two and half years. I miss you. Thank you for reading this. Exciting times to come!
THE ALBUM CAN BE PRE-ORDERED ON BANDCAMP HERE: https://cursemackeyngp.bandcamp.com/album/immoral-emporium
PLEASE DO ME A FAVOR AND PRE-ORDER AND/OR PRE-SAVE. IT REALLY HELPS GET THE RECORD NOTICED BY PLAYLIST ALGORITHIMS AND CURATORS.
I appreciate you reading this and REALLY look forward to seeing you at a show. I can’t wait to share all of the new album with you and the new live show. Please keep in touch….i’d love to hear from you. Thank you so much! Beast Witches,
Curse Tarantula, Texas August 09, 2022
PS: Please check out my Patreon page for more unseen and unreleased content. This is the best way to help, support and interact with me: www.patreon.com/cursemackey
California darkwave duo, Male Tears has just unveiled their latest single, “Deal3r”. The song plays into the themes of an upcoming record that speaks on the abuse and hypocrisy of city night life.
“Deal3r” tells the story of the ultimate example of “style over substance.” It’s the tale of an important person; a “legend” embraced by the “scene” But beneath the “image” and artistic craft, lies an individual empty and shallow; a hypocrite and drug dealer whose true identity was hidden under the skin of the community.
The song is intended to be an aggressive dance-pop track pulling from darkwave and EBM influences. Filtered through the lens of 90’s pastiche and acid house, “Deal3r” is a departure from the band’s established 80’s new wave sound.
“Deal3r” is available NOW on all streaming platforms including Bandcamp.
Male Tears was formed by American electro artist, James Edward in late 2019. Based in Los Angeles, Edward describes Male Tears as “the result of a goth’s love affair with 1980’s new wave” and a pop experiment flirting with themes of morbidity, sexuality and self-destruction. The project debuted with a self-titled album in February of 2021. Frank Shark joined the project in 2021 and the project released their second album, Trauma Club in December of the same year.
Post-Punk artist Daniel Ouellette has just unveiled his new full-length LP, El Salon (A Happy Home Is A Haunted Home).
El Salon is a post-punk, synth-pop, new wave concept album that sings of the pleasures and difficulties of life within the setting of a haunted house. The album is also multi-lingual. Daniel will sing to you in Spanish about a werewolf, in English about a Ouija board, in Portuguese about a haunted house and in French about bats at Christmas time.
The title of the album, El Salón has multiple meanings. In Spanish it can reference a classroom, an art studio, a living room and of course, a salon. Daniel Ouellette says, “The best place I have learned to speak is in living rooms with loved ones who speak Spanish and this the title is in honor of my mates, my loved ones to whom I speak Spanish.”
The album’s subtitle pulls the concept of the album together. Should our protagonist buy a house that may be haunted? Each song tells a tale of joy or horror; what a home can be. Maybe some of us never want to leave our homes and others need to run. Or should we dance around our living room perhaps like a specter?
About the style and process of the album… “The musical style that I wanted was a bit of a soft, warm synthpop approach. The first song comes in lyrically and musically right at you, but from there I was wanting to entice with softer tones and warmer singing than perhaps in some past recordings.
Almost of these songs were written by recording the percussion patterns and vocals and then adding the synth/keyboard parts after. This is a very back to haunted home for me because I had been working with musical instruments like strings, guitar, bass, accordion, etc. I wanted the beauty of simplicity.” – Daniel Ouellette
Daniel Ouellette – originally from Massachusetts, now residing in Maryland) delivers an experiential tour de force that fuses the musical traditions that incorporate an eclectic mélange of music, projected visuals, and props. His high-energy shows blend playful performance art with true musical talent in an engaging “you had to be there” style.
Whether performing solo or with his musical acts the Shobijin and The Countess Zaleska (with Deirdre McClaren) across the U.S., Canada, and Spain, Daniel delights audiences as a chanteur in a multilingual enchantment of interactive energy that draws from such styles as new wave, techno-pop, world music, and art pop. He may sing to you in Spanish about a werewolf or in English about a Ouija board; perhaps in Portuguese about a haunted house or croon about bats at Christmastime in French!
He is an eleven-time winner of the Elephant Talk Indie Music magazine music awards, Atlantic City, NJ; named in top 10 best of the year several times from The Noise – Rock Around Boston, Boston, MA and honored with a halo for best in year from The Valley Advocate, Northampton, MA. He’s been featured in stories and on podcasts by Metronome magazine, Boston, MA, Voyage Baltimore magazine, Hello From Earth podcast, MA and Stagecraft ft. Don Zientara and Alex Vidales podcast, DC, to name a few places to have found him.
Daniel’s latest release El salón (A Happy Home is a Haunted Home) will be released on July 7, 2022 on Meanie Jeannie Records. It features a divine list of talented guests: Jenny Rae Mettee on synths and vocals from Baltimore’s Fun Never Starts, Jason Mendleson from Virginia on synths and Pam Ant from Burlington, VT with vocals. Daniel again works with the multi-talented Elizabeth Lorrey and Peter Linnane (Patch Hill Audio) on engineering, mixing, and mastering. Grab a copy! Come to a show! Let’s dance and have a Halloween party anytime!”
Now with her 3rd appearance on the MKULTRASOUND Podcast Heather Wagner is back with an all new song and a surprise guest.
Heather found her love for country music at the early age of five when her parents enrolled her in voice lessons. By the time she was out of high school she had won multiple talent competitions and was booking wedding gigs.
The debut album by Philadelphia-based Silver Walks entitled “Various Positions” was released today on all major platforms by Pittsburgh’s Distortion Productions. Stylistically diverse, “Various Positions” was mixed by rock legend John Fryer (NIN, Stabbing Westward, Depeche Mode) and features guest appearances by Stella Soleil, Eva X and Cubanate’s Marc Heal. Led by principal songwriter Daniel McCullough, the record veers from the soaring literate synth-pop of “In Consequence” and “Tear Me Down” to the dense, chaotic noise-walls of “Eyes of Caligula” and “Mirrortowne.”
Blending ebm, industrial music, electronic psychedelia, punk and pure analog noise, silver walks hails from Philadelphia. ’various positions’, their ambitious debut LP, is about lives in crisis – both during and in reflection. Led by principal songwriter Daniel McCullough, the record veers from the soaring literate synth-pop of ‘in consequence’ and ‘tear me down’ to the dense, chaotic noise-walls of ‘eyes of caligula’ and ‘mirrortowne’. silver walks strays far from cookie-cutter terror ebm and insipid Marilyn Manson-esque shock rock, and are much better for it. Stylistically diverse and paying little heed to the current flavor-of-the-moment, ‘various positions’ was mixed by rock legend John Fryer (NIN, Stabbing Westward, Depeche Mode). ’various positions’ features a notable set of collaborators; Stella Soleil, Eva X, Cubanate’s Marc Heal and more contribute to a strong, confident debut. ‘various positions’ is out June 10th digitally and on CD via BandCamp; wider release follows on all major platforms via Pittsburgh’s Distortion Productions, with much more to come.
Look for the band on tour throughout the American East and Midwest in the coming months!
Chicago is one of food capitals of the world – The Windy City has Michelin recommended restaurants and cuisine from every region of the globe… HOWEVER, this video is all about the 10 Most Iconic Chicago Foods You Must Try Before You Die…