“You’ve got to give credit where it’s due,” nine out of 10 gymnasts agreed in response to the upcoming split full-length from legendary New-Zealand noise rock trio The Dead C and psych-rock supergroup Rangda. “Splits are tough to pull off,” the gymnasts said, “it takes a lot of flexibility, training, and commitment. This one looks totally awesome.” Several gymnasts went on to offer stories of hilarious mishaps in which some of their less-flexible friends tried to do the splits at parties.
Though neither The Dead C nor Rangda are typically lauded as great gymnasts, the members of each of these groups are notable for their longstanding contributions to experimental rock music, which is sort of similar if you think about it. Here’s what Ba Da Bing Records has to say about them:
Each member’s name carries its own legendary status. Richard Bishop. Ben Chasny. Chris Corsano. Michael Morley. Bruce Russell. Robbie Yeats. Fabricated empires have been built and destroyed by the vast output of any one of these guys.
The Dead C’s half of the split comes in the form of nearly forgotten tracks from the band’s archive, released here for the first time. The songs were previously under consideration for 1989’s Eusa Kills. Rangda’s compositions were recorded in Bloomington, Indiana at Russian Recording. The split is available for pre-order now from Ba Da Bing Records, and is set for release on March 5.
In addition, Rangda are about to start a quick tour of the American West Coast that will lead them up into Canada by the end of February.
02.22.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts Eagle Rock *
02.23.13 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel *
02.24.13 - Davis, CA - Luigi’s Fungarden
02.25.13 - Eureka, CA - The Shanty
02.26.13 - Portland, OR - Star Theater
02.27.13 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
02.28.13 - Vancouver, BC- Rickshaw Theatre
03.01.13 - Nanaimo, BC - Royal Canadian Legion Hall #10
* Blues Control
• Rangda: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/rangda
• The Dead C: http://www.badabingrecords.com/current/the-dead-c-2
• Ba Da Bing: http://www.badabingrecords.com