Coming soon…

Posted in Merch, Recording on 25/11/2020 by chrish

We are pleased to announce our forthcoming album DATALAND, a collaboration with both Black Tempest and Adam Stone. Its origins lie back in 2018, but it was the Covid lockdown of 2020 and abandonment of our existing plans for the year which provided the suitably weird circumstances for it to flourish, with most of the audio being recorded in our respective homes and sent over the internet. Insistent, evolving electronic sounds run into a variety of guitars and percussion, from the clockwork kosmische of ‘Lost Hours’ to the stumbling noise dub of ‘Shop Soiled’, while Adam Stone’s words meditate on life in the post-industrial west, our increasingly atomised and data-driven society and its logical conclusion in a corporatised dystopia.

Dataland will be available through Cardinal Fuzz (UK) and Feeding Tube Records (USA) on red & white splatter vinyl for direct sales and black vinyl for retail, plus a small quantity of CDs in handmade replica sleeves; and downloads will be available from our Bandcamp page.

We are also pleased to announce that two out-of-print records from our back catalogue are being reissued, also by Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube:

The Sun Behind The Sun, our 2013 vinyl debut and first collaboration with Black Tempest, will be re-released in a fabulous mirror board sleeve; and our most recent album Night Lands is being re-pressed on clear vinyl with a black twist.

Pre-orders for Dataland, The Sun Behind The Sun and Night Lands will open on Friday 4th December, which also happens to be a #BandcampFriday when Bandcamp waive their usual cut of the purchase price.  The official UK release date is 29th Jan 2021 to allow for potential delays over Xmas/New Year but we will send them out as soon as we can. Fans in North America wishing to avoid heinous shipping costs are advised to hang tight until stocks arrive at Feeding Tube Records.

Is this… relevant?

Posted in General on 06/11/2020 by chrish

WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS GOING ON seems to be the perpetual question as we await the results of the US elections, enter a second Covid lockdown and wonder what difficulties await when we leave the EU’s single market and customs union in less than two months’ time. Strangely enough, our successive collaborations with artist and writer Adam Stone have touched on all three subjects: In The Year 2039 imagined a world ravaged by the consequences of a continued 45th presidency, while Retreat To Your Bunker (Lockdown 2020) now serves as a memento of the novelty and alarm of the original lockdown in spring: this time around it’s cold, it’s dark and it’s hard not to wonder where our supposed leaders’ priorities lie.

As for Brexit, well you’ll have to wait for our next record to hear about that amongst other things. But right now, you may be pleased to know that once again it’s BANDCAMP FRIDAY, starting at midnight US Pacific time, which is 8am GMT (UK time) and 9am Central European Time; during which not only does more of your money buying music and associated merchandise on Bandcamp go direct to the artists, but many are in turn donating these proceeds to worthy causes. In our case we are donating our download sales to the Trussell Trust food bank network, and all our downloads are Pay-What-You-Want. So please give generously if you can, and enjoy some Dead Sea Apes audio content to boot.

Meanwhile for fans of circular pieces of plastic, there will soon be exciting news concerning not only a new release but also various items of our back catalogue. Stay tuned, watch the skies, etc…

Something to look forward to…

Posted in Gigs on 12/06/2020 by chrish

Thanks

Posted in General on 05/05/2020 by chrish

A big thank-you to everyone who’s bought stuff from our Bandcamp, especially on #BandcampFriday. We’ve raised another £450 for the Trussell Trust from download sales. The next one is Friday 5th of June so hopefully we’ll see you then.

Lunar Mansions / Bandcamp fee-free TODAY!!

Posted in Merch, On The Web, Recording on 01/05/2020 by chrish

Greetings, pop pickers.

Bandcamp are having another fee-free* day, from 8am today (UK time) – the idea being to help musicians make more from selling music online as they are unable to gig under lockdown.

We are currently donating all proceeds from our downloads (which are all name-your-price) to the Trussell Trust food bank network and have raised around £500 so far. So if there are any gaps in your collection, please give generously.

We also have physical merchandise for sale in the form of LPs, CDs, cassettes and T-shirts, and all audio items include a download available immediately after purchase.

And to celebrate we are releasing a 20 minute long new track – Lunar Mansions – originally broadcast on The Dark Outside internet radio special on 4th of April.

Once you’ve checked out our stuff, be sure to have a browse and find some other great music and (if you can) help support artists and musicians at this difficult time.  Some of our past purchases are here if you’d like to have a peek at what we’re into!

*Bandcamp are waiving their revenue share (normally 10% of the sale price) during this 24 hour period. PayPal fees still apply, so please use the Cart if buying more than one item, otherwise they are processed as separate transactions.

 

Food banks: update

Posted in General on 22/04/2020 by chrish

Thanks to those of you who snapped up the For Nepal LPs which we sold in aid of the Trussell Trust. We have decided to also donate the proceeds from our download sales since making all our downloads Pay What You Want / Name Your Price on Bandcamp, and the total raised so far is almost £500. So if you’re looking to fill the gap in your Dead Sea Apes collection, please give generously. If you really want to maximise your donation, Bandcamp have another fee-free day coming up so stay tuned for news on that; and in general if you are buying several releases please use the shopping cart to collect them into one purchase, since PayPal’s fee has a fixed amount per transaction as well as a percentage. Thank you!

21st Century Nausea

Posted in On The Web, Recording on 17/04/2020 by chrish

As the lockdown continues, here are a couple more startlingly prescient diatribes from Adam Stone, disguised as 3-minute pop songs.  These were recorded in 2018 and originally intended for a 7″ single and/or the starting point for another Adam Stone & Dead Sea Apes album: plans being what they are it hasn’t worked out that way but we are pleased to share them with you now.

Embrace the new dystopia!

For Food banks

Posted in Merch on 13/04/2020 by chrish

Since we have no gigs to sell merch at for the foreseeable future, we are pleased to offer online the last few copies of FOR NEPAL, a double LP compilation put together by Thom at Evil Hoodoo Records in aid of a charity he was involved with following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. This appeal has now closed so we’re donating the proceeds of these sales to the Trussell Trust food bank network.  Food banks are under particular strain at the moment, with increased demand due to people being unable to earn and having additional expenses during lockdown; and increased difficulty in operating and obtaining supplies.

Lots of great bands featured, from these shores and further afield – if you like the kind of music we make you’re bound to find some gems on here.  Double LP on black & white splatter vinyl, with insert and download code.

UPDATE: These have sold out. Thank you!

It’s a lockdown

Posted in Recording on 07/04/2020 by chrish

RETREAT TO YOUR BUNKER, a track from our album with Adam Stone WARHEADS has struck a chord recently, what with being told by the government to stay indoors whenever possible.  So here for a limited time only is a special Lockdown 2020 mix, Adam’s original vocals supplemented with some of the instruction and advice we’ve been subject to in the last couple of weeks.

More exciting Adam Stone & Dead Sea Apes goodies coming this Friday!

 

Oh, Bugger.

Posted in Gigs, Recording on 16/03/2020 by chrish

Well we were looking forward to announcing a load of gigs in the coming months but as you’re no doubt aware the whole live entertainment situation is being rapidly shut down in the face of COVID-19. We’ll keep the gigs page updated with what’s scheduled and what’s cancelled but things are changing by the day so please bear with us.

In the meantime we’ve made all our releases free (or Name Your Price) to download on Bandcamp

Good luck and stay safe!