Pre-order now on our online store the new MARS RED SKY EP, Mars Red Sky & Queen of the Meadow, to be released on April 28th 2023 on Mrs Red Sound and Vicious Circle on 12" vinyl and digital! Also available during the next edition of the Record Store Day, April 22nd, 2023.
AVAILABLE ON : VINYL EP 12", 45RPM - LIMITED SPLATTER EDITION - 999 COPIES (clear vinyl, with red / gold / orange)
TRACKLIST : SIDE A: Maps Of Inferno (7:18) - SIDE B: Out At Large (5:40) / Maps Of Inferno (shortcut) (4:44)
When the power of psychedelic heavy meets the depth of dark folk harmonies, it results in a complex and exhilarating flavor. The daring combination opens up the genres to a whole new dimension. MARS RED SKY's new EP, soberly entitled Mars Red Sky & Queen Of The Meadow, exalts and enhances the trio's magic formula: namely, the blend of a robust and determined rhythm section with jagged and ambitious vocals, all evolving within a unique soundscape. The two tracks of the record suggest a disturbing journey through an immense maze directly inspired by mad architect Piranesi and his towers with terrifying staircases. Real melodic narrative, Queen Of The Meadow's vocals carve out an unexpected intensity. MARS RED SKY offers here an abyssal production, polished and unheard of. Note that the gem was mastered by Lad Agabekov, metalcore unit Nostromo's bassist.
Pink Color Surgery, the third and new album by The Psychotic Monks is out today! Produced by Daniel Fox of Gilla Band, the album is available everywhere on digital, CD, black double vinyl and pink double vinyl (Vicious Circle limited edition). Also available on our online store, here.
The band will be on tour in France and Europe in 2023, the concerts are listed here.
The Psychotic Monks today unveil 'Crash', third single from their new album Pink Colour Surgery which will be released on February 3rd (check out again 'Post-Post-' and 'All That Fall') on Vicious Circle and FatCat. Definitely one of the highlights of Pink Colour Surgery! (pre-order CD and double vinyl here). The video is directed by Bart Price.
The Psychotic Monks annonces a first round of concerts for 2023! Tickets are available, here.
09/02 • GENÈVE (CH), Festival Antigel
04/03 • LONDON (UK), The Pickle Factory
07/03 • CAEN (14), Le BBC
08/03 • POITIERS (86), Le Confort Moderne
09/03 • BORDEAUX (33), Le Krakatoa
10/03 • NANTES (44), Le Stereolux
11/03 • RENNES (35), L'Ubu
18/03 • TOURCOING (59), Le Grand Mix
19/03 • LIEGE (B), Kultura
20/03 • BRUXELLES (B), La Rotonde
22/03 • PARIS (75), La Maroquinerie
23/03 • CLERMONT-FERRAND (63), La Coopérative de Mai
24/03 • LYON (69), Le Marché Gare
25/03 • AUDINCOURT (25), Le Moloco
31/03 • LJUBLJANA (SI), Ment Festival
14/04 • BRAINANS (39), Le Moulin de Brainans
15/04 • CHÂLONS-EN-CHAMPAGNE (51), Festival Rock en Stock
21/04 • BOURGES (18), Le Printemps de Bourges
28/04 • ANNEMASSE (74), Le Château Rouge
29/04 • AIX-EN-PROVENCE (13), Le 6MIC
30/04 • TOULOUSE (31), Le Metronum
04/05 • STRASBOURG (67), La Laiterie
05/05 • NIJMEGEN (NL), Sonic Whip
13/05 • NANCY (54), Autre Canal
27/05 • ANGERS (49), Festival Levitation
28/05 • SAINT-BRIEUC (22), Art Rock Festival
01/06 • BIARRITZ (64), L'Atabal
02/06 • LIMOGES (87), Centre Culturel John Lennon
08/06 • ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE (LX), Les Francofolies
09/06 • SAINT-QUENTIN (02), La Manufacture
08/07 • SAINT-DENIS-DE-GASTINES (53), Au Foin De La Rue
13/07 • VIENNA (AT), Vienna B72
14/07 • RIEGSEE (DE), Raut Oak Festival
15/07 • KARLSRUHE (DE), Kohl
16/07 • DOUR (B), Dour Festival
17/08 • CARHAIX (29), Festival Motocultor
20/08 • CHARLEVILLE-MÉZIÈRES (08), Festival Le Cabaret Vert
Pink Colour Surgery, the highly anticipated new album from The Psychotic Monks to be released on February 3, 2023 on Vicious Circle and FatCat Records, is now available for pre-order on our e-store, here! Don't delay! The album is produced by Daniel Fox of Gilla Band. Two first extracts can be listened here or below in videos.
• Pre-order the CD (+ poster)
• Pre-order the double-vinyl
• Pre-order the Vicious Circle limited edition pink double-vinyl
*** Out of France orders: please buy on FatCat Records, thanks!
The Psychotic Monks unveil today 'All That Fall', second extract (after 'Post-Post-') from their new album Pink Color Surgery to be released on February 3, 2023. Available in studio version on digital platforms, or in live version below (Festival Culturebox, Paris 2022).
After two fiery albums, Silence Slowly And Madly Shines in 2017 (Alter K) and Private Meaning First in 2019 (Vicious Circle / FatCat Records), the members of The Psychotic Monks have never ceased to impress us with their maturity and determination to offer a singular stage and discographic presence.
Their 3rd album, Pink Colour Surgery, is announced today for a February 3rd 2023 release on Vicious Circle / FatCat Records. The album is produced by Daniel Fox of Gilla Band and composed in part by improvisations, and arrives as an act of resistance to the ambient violence. Disconcerting at first sight, this new opus operates in the dark a surgery of the ethics which is fleshed out of pink for a staggering metamorphosis. Its very structure embarks us entirely in an initiatory trip full of secret corners, provided that we accept to dive into it, to plunge into it.
Check out the video for the blistering first single 'Post-Post-' out today.
"At first, Post-Post- seems to be like a 2-in-1 song,” the band says. “But in fact, it’s more like the two sides of the exact same coin, where the one part cannot exist without the other. It’s about one's relation to their body and feelings, how to interact with other people and how to deal with them in a post-romantic, post-social, post-covid, post-post- world."
The video is directed by Clara Marguerat, who had previously directed music videos for the The Psychotic Monks with “Closure" and “Isolation", and features a performance by the french drag king artist Nixe Amère. The first half of the video depicts a modern representation of the Nixie tale, and the second half shows a woman with a plague doctor mask exorcising things she has inside of her through liberating actions. Themes about one's relation to their body and how to interact with other people in a post post- world are abound.
• Streaming / Download / Digital pre-order
PINK COLOUR SURGERY
OUT: FEBRUARY 3rd, 2023
(VICIOUS CIRCLE / FATCAT RECORDS)
Cover photo © Charlotte Clément (Instagram)
TRACKLIST: 1. (Pre-Enter) / 2. Post-Post- / 3. Gamble and Dangle / 4. (Bird's Part) / 5. Crash / 6. Imagerie / 7. (88) / 8. Décors / 9. (Gestures) / 10. All That Fall / 11. location.memory / 12. (traP s'driB)
Yet radical, Pink Colour Surgery work is truly accessible to those who immerse themselves in it in depth. One is unceasingly hypnotized, shaken, because its soul flirts dangerously with a furious and oppressive trance. How then the journey becomes addictive, letting yourself slide from one track to another, sometimes struck, sometimes set ablaze with an unexpected epiphany, because its light irradiates us. Live their music is an intimate, sensory experience, whose deflagration is still received long after.
Pink Colour Surgery is like a hidden room in a house that we have never entered before, and the possibility of feeling good there is not excluded.
Just over twenty years after its original release, Shannon Wright's third album, Dyed in the Wool, the start of a long and faithful partnership with Vicious Circle, is being released for the first time on vinyl! One of Shannon Wright's classics, partly recorded by Steve Albini, is now available in all good record stores. Available also via label's website. Co-released by Quarterstick Records / Touch & Go (USA orders here).
Release day for the debut album of PARK, the band founded by Frànçois Marry and Lysistrata. The record is available today on CD, black vinyl and red vinyl (limited edition) at all good record stores and via our online store. The digital version is available on all streaming and download platforms.
Find PARK on tour in France in 2022, all dates are listed here.