Hey, howdy. How’s things? We’re all doing pretty decent here at BDSR HQ. Stuff is always going on and that’s how we like it.
Our recentest release is Turning Trickster, available on the download and cd formats from the good folks at Have you said Midi?( https://hysm.bandcamp.com/album/turning-trickster-hysm-112). We generally don’t release stuff we’re unhappy with – though we do sometimes look back on earlier releases and wonder what we were thinking when we did that – but Trickster is one of those that stands out as an especially inspired project, one that conveys more clearly what BDSR is about, which in this particular case is the archetype of the Trickster, personification of creative chaos.
Oh wait, after I wrote that paragraph, I was going to say that we had something coming out from Ingrown Records soon and I checked their Bandcamp and discovered that it’s out now, which means that Sweetheart Of The Ashvamedha is our recentest release and can be found here - https://ingrown.bandcamp.com/album/sweetheart-of-the-ashvamedha. That’ll also be available as a cd and you can get both of the above from us or from the respective labels, whichever seems easier.
There are cassettes in the works from HysM? and Ingrown. The one from HysM? will be a split with our old friends Garage Olimpo! and Ingrown is handling a tape that has BDSR on both sides. No definite word on when those will be out.
We got a cassette in the mail recently, from Deep White Sound, http://deepwhitesound.com/, a tape of a sound project BDSR contributed to. We’ve got a few things available through Deep White. While you’re there, you might as well check out some of the other artists/bands.
Artetetra - http://artetetracollective.tumblr.com/ - has a behemoth titled Twin Infinities (Feel God About Your Body) that they’ve been sitting on while they wander around the former Axis countries, lolly-gagging, spacing out and generally being silly. Feel free to pester them to get the fucker out before Greece collapses and sucks the entire Euro Zone into the bowels of Mother Earth.
Speaking of whom, we continue to solicit participants in the My Goddess Has A Crazy Bush compilation series. The third installment – All Natural – will be released at some point. We have several tracks for that one – including a good handful by folks we’ve not worked with before. The point of the Crazy Bush series is to highlight the metaphorical relationship between women and the Earth and to promote the radical notion that both are both are sacred in their natural state. We also try to put together good compilations – diverse collections of music. All Natural is shaping up pretty nicely. (We still need tracks, so feel free to contribute.)
There’s another Crazy Bush comp in the works – Mad Pride Goeth Before A Fall. That one continues the environmental theme, but adds a twist – mental illness. Participation is limited to artists/musicians who have or have had some kind of mental illness and who are willing to go public about it. See, we, the insane, are the most marginalized motherfuckers on God’s green Earth and sometimes we want to do something just for us and our crazy compatriots. We’d really like to take over completely, but right now we don’t have the numbers and the voices in our heads are encouraging us to wait. Until the time comes for the uprising, we’re killing time. The pool of possible contributors is smaller for Mad Pride is limited, so it’ll take longer to put it together. But there are a few tracks in and they’re pretty awesome.
Somebody is making noises about releasing BDSR on vinyl. Possibly next year. We’re in the early stages of talking about it and the label is just getting fired up, doesn’t have a website yet, so we can’t promote them, but we will when they get the thing up. Putting something out on vinyl would certainly be a feather in the medicine hat.
After taking a year off from shows to do other shit, we’re returning to the stage in a month. 31 July, we’ll be performing at the Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center in Silver Springs, MD, with VV/LD T0RVS, Pas Musique and Chuck Johnson. That show was organized by the people at Sonic Circuits - http://dc-soniccircuits.org/ - and we’re thrilled to be part of it.
This is as good a place as any to announce that we’ve lost all interest whatsoever in performing in our hometown, Harrisonburg, VA. The local scene has never been all that interested and we see no reason to beat that particular dead horse any longer. We would be willing to play in H’burg if there was a guarantee of $666, but barring that, we’re looking for shows outside of H’burg, so if you’ve got a room wired for electricity, hit us up. We like art centers, damp basements, hidden grottoes and desecrated churches best.
In other news, the Spotted Opossum is looking forward to first grade. The truck is leaking transmission fluid. The Supreme Court took a step toward allowing basic human rights to gays, lesbians &c in the United States, but also gave corporations the green light on dumping mercury, lead and other known toxins into the environment and gave the thumbs-up to prisons executing people using potentially painful drugs. The blackberries are dripping off the vines and the wineberries are about to pop out. God is in Her Heaven and all is right.
There’s probably something else.
Brown Hat the Espresso Shaman
The pun is always intended.