Beat, Vice & Select Music presents
Kirin J Callinan
8:00pm, Fri 22nd June, 2012
Goodgod Small Club, NSW
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In alliance with Terrible Records (run by Grizzly Bears Chris Taylor) of the United States of America and Siberia Records (Midnight Juggernauts) in his home state, Kirin J Callinan returns with the brand new 7 single 'W II W' (Way to War). Taken from his forthcoming full-length album, 'W II W' launches with an east coast tour this June.
Performing with a full live band, Kirin J Callinan will launch the W II W 7 at Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on Thursday 21 June, Goodgod Small Club in Sydney on Friday 22 June, and The Tote in Melbourne
on Thursday 28 June. Tickets to all shows are on-sale on Wednesday 16 May.
'W II W' is a synesthetic joyride to the frontline - voice, guitar and other machines painting the sonic image of war. All napalm, machine guns and loneliness, choppers and tracer bullets; you could be running for your life or gasping for your last breath.
Its perverted, raw and fun, and its the first single from Kirin J Callinan's forthcoming debut solo album.
'W II W' and its accompanying B-side 'Thighs', the thematically related, lustful and deluded tale of a sexual predator, will be digitally released worldwide on 19 June 2012 and on 7" vinyl on 31 July 2012. A limited amount of pre-release vinyl will be available at the launches.
'W II W' succeeds Kirin's critically acclaimed 7" EP She, described as a slow burning desert love song, all tumbleweed and condemned, rusted petrol stations (Mess+Noise); a handful of split cassette and flexi-disk releases with industrial minimal synth duo Forces; and Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders 2012 Australian Music Prize nominated and critically confused album Hurtsville.
Early one morning, some months ago, Kirin half awoke, laughing aloud, recalling a scene from a dream or astral projection he had just been enjoying.
I had been sittin round a small table, a tacky red and white checked tablecloth draped over it. I was accompanied by two men. One was of them was Chris Taylor, of Grizzly Bear fame, whom I had recently met when he was in Australia. The other man was, at the time, unrecognizable and unknown to me, though would, in time, reveal himself to be Ethan Silverman of Terrible Records, Chris label buddy, whom I had never met.
"Sitting there together, we were all mispronouncing the names of the mostly French meals on the gourmet menu: 'Cock-Au-Vin', 'Bull-A-Baise', 'Rat-A-Touile', 'Es-Car-Gots'. I decided we should keep it simple. We ordered one Kraft Single each, and it was delicious.
"Coming to my senses, 5.23am, I knew what I had to do. I had to craft a single for Terrible Records.
Kirin J Callinan, with full band in tow, will launch 'W II W' across the east coast of Australia this June.
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