Noreaster Failed Industries (NFI)
This was Noreaster Failed Industries (NFI) website. Content below is from 2004 archived pages.
Ahleuchatistas Press Release
"An Ahleuchatistas performance can be likened to a fireworks display: it's flashy, colorful and every thirty seconds or so you'll find youself with your mouth wide open, mumbling 'whooooooa." Punk International (www.punkinternational.com)
The Frequency Press Release
"The Frequency embarks on the kind of space rock journey not seen since the mid 80s. You can hear the influence of Duran Duran and other 80s throwbacks throughout this invigorating new wave album. Occasionally they even mix in some Latin-flavored rhythms to keep things even more interesting. I like 'Allnite' with its calls to 'move that ass'! Yeah!" Smother (www.smother.net)
Pattern is Movement
Pattern is Movement
Pattern is Movement Press Release
"The comfortable contours of pop/rock are deconstructed and spun into something otherworldly, and yet these songs are so organic that they can too closely resemble each other. Somehow, though, that only enhances the band's smoky mystique…” Philadelphia Weekly (www.philadelphiaweekly.com)
Southkill Press Release
"Southkill is a guitar and drummer duo who write massively improvisational rock that experiments with what most would never dream of. Crafting walls of guitar fuzz and distortion not done properly since Sonic Youth's heyday, this New Zealander and New Yorker mesh the structure of the rock song with experimental orchestrations to perfection. What they create is simply magical." Smother (www.smother.net)
Struction Press Release
"Struction brought the sound and the fury. Tunes like 'Surgical Instrument' felt like blunt instruments' complex time signatures played impossibly loud and fast, overlaid with straightforward harmonies, were as lethal as any cop's blackjack." The Metroland (www.metroland.net)
NFI NEWS / April 23, 2004
Struction CDEP Out Now!
Bands Plan North American Tours
Jaime Meira Sonin
NFI is proud to announce the release of Struction's explosive self-titled debut EP (NFI003). It's just now hitting press outlets across the US, Canada and Europe. Listen closely, you can almost hear veins swelling in critics' temples, keyboards being banged with a perplexing combo of fists and fingers, and papers crumbling as writers struggle at naming Struction's sound. Jonathan Takiff of the Philadelphia Daily News called the band, "a wall of howl", and The Buffalo News proclaimed Struction "alterna-core geniuses [who have] taken great strides toward marrying soul to technique, organicness [sic] to complexity, the romantic and sweet to the just plain ugly."
Three months after the April release of their self-titled NFI debut, kinetic noise-manipulators Struction will take to their van for a frenzied, full-blown North American tour. And these hyper-active kids won't just be supporting their debut, they'll also be releasing a fiery little Mini CDEP June 9th, Reverse Vampires Under Negative Rainbows. It was recorded by famed Trans Am drummer, and The Frequency multi-instrumentalist, Sebastian Thomson at National Recording Studios. You'll note that both Trans Am and Sebastian are often seen on stage wearing different hoodies of Batman movies. Not sure the role of the dark knight in their performances, but we've been assured it has more to do with what they consider lucky garb than a reflection of their taste in movies. A taste of this new gem, "DNA" is available in the sounds section.
Speaking of The Frequency, they'll be touring with Trans Am in May and June, followed by a full North American tour later this summer. Watch the tours page for dates. Stay tuned for news of Southkill2 and other exiting tidbits in the next communication.
Cheers, The Management
The Frequency have been burning up the interstate, waking the comatose at gigs in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and DC. The band will continue to illuminate the east coast nite through early '04 -- break while Trans Am tours the states and Europe -- and then reconvene in June to tour North America in support of their debut NFI release.
Until recently, The Frequency had existed only in the hyper-active imagination of Trans Am multi-instrumentalist Sebastian Thomson. Now, on the heels of a decade spent churning out groundbreaking post-rock with DC cohorts Nathan Means and Phil Manley, Thomson's vision of a solo work meant to capture the vast cornucopia of his influences has finally coalesced. Fusing his post rock background with flashes of new wave bliss, pulsating Latin rhythms and raw rock energy, Thomson's created what he calls "a soundtrack to 'nite'."
The Frequency s/t (cd/lp) 2004, NFI-004 / buy now through paypal.
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Q. My zine/webzine wants an NFI ad or some records to review.
A. We have a select stable of zines/e-zines/publications that we place ads in or send promos to. Since we are still a modest operation, we have to be selective about where and when we publicize. If you feel that your product will benefit from an NFI ad or review, please send us a copy or point us to the url, and we'll take a look at it.
Q. My radio station would like to receive NFI releases for airplay.
A. If you are with a station that has interest in NFI, please email us your play lists. We'll get back to you asap.
Q. My demo's in the mail right now! Can you add me to the roster?
A. Hold on there buckaroo. We listen to all demos that are sent our way. However, a good recording won't seal the deal. We are looking for artists that are willing to tour heavily and that are stable. We have a tight budget, so we are very selective when it comes to what we put out. It's a process, but if we dig what you are doing and the stars are aligned, we just might take a chance.
Q. Can I email you an mp3?
A. No, please don't. Send us a demo and read the Q&A above.
Q. I would like to distribute NFI goods or have my store carry them. How do I do this?
A. Email us for wholesale lists. You can also purchase NFI releases through Dischord Direct and Revelation.
Q. Are you hiring?
A. Not at this time. But we are always accepting applications for interns in the DC Metro and Albany, NY areas. We are also looking for street team members. If you're interested in an internship or becoming a street-team member, email us.
Q. I would like to interview The Frequency/Southkill/Struction for my publication or radio show.
How do I get the ball rolling?
A. We also run a full-service press shop called Noreaster Media. Contact us and we'll set it up.
If you have other questions not answered here, or if you think other questions should be added to this FAQ sheet,
please email us.