Lines and Terminals

“A Scrupulous Cultural Ignorance” – A Recap of The 2011 PRF BBQ Auktoberfyst

This piece originally appeared in DocAwk’s own blog, Martian Dance Invasion!.

Gothamist: “It just seems from my perspective that there aren’t many bands that are making dark or ugly music anymore.”

Steve Albini: “Well, it sort of depends on the idiom really. There’s a lot of sort of grungy metal and punk stuff where every single band is trying to make aggressive music.”

Gothamist: “Yeah, I guess I’m referring more to the…”

Steve Albini: “Bands that play at the clubs you go to.”

Steve Albini is at his quotable best in this interview over at The Gothamist blog, in which he shares his always smirk-inducing opinions on New York City, the asinine Odd Future dustup (“It was a message board thread about Odd Future and I happened to have an anecdote about them so I share my anecdote and what passes for Journalism these days is repeating things that other people link to you on Twitter so that’s what it boils down to”), and his interactions with mainstream popular music:

I’m an exceptionally lucky man in that I’ve never heard a note of Lady Gaga’s music and you could sit her on my lap and I wouldn’t recognize her. I know that she’s a cultural force at the moment but I’m quite satisfied in having dodged that one. It’s like a truck drove by spraying shit from a nozzle over the entire neighborhood and I happened to be under an awning. You know?

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A Caffeinated Compilation

A series of recordings of friends from the city of Chicago in the year 2010. It is quite an eclectic collection of music, though we are quite an eclectic group of friends.

We handmade a limited number of physical copies of this compilation that were given away at the PRF BBQ Winter Cauldron Series 2011 February 5th, 2011 at the Metropolis Coffee Roasting Garage in Chicago. Yes, Chris Hall got the single misprint. Videos of this event exist in the PRF Cauldron 2011 Category.

You can download the compilation for free at http://caffeinatedrecordings.bandcamp.com/.

Manual Labor by Matt, Vansassa, & Jim. Artwork by: Jim Ford.

PRF Singles Club Quarter 1

PRF Singles Club Quarter One

Lake of Fake PRF Quarter 1 is a six song EP released on 45rpm vinyl. The EP is part of an eight record subscriber only series with 48 bands contributing music. Vinyl Rips were provided by forum member Motorbike Guy.

Credits

  • Released 28 February 2011
  • Mastering: Chris Goosman – Baseline Audio
  • Cover Art: Untitled (Flowers) – Jim Newberry
  • Back: Untitled (Staircase) Christian Carlsen, Blackmarket Design
  • Obi Design: Hench, notimeforlove
  • Printing: Imprint, notimeforlove