Monday, October 15, 2012


Freedom School Records is thrilled to present our first new release in a while, and it's a big one - 


A four song 7" EP of recently-recorded versions of older songs, "BLANK HEADS" is a fierce listen from start to finish that touches on all of the band's strong points - magnificently dark lyrics with powerful and emotive vocals; swirling, echo-laden guitars; and pulsing rhythm to back it up.  This release came out last year in Europe, and now Freedom School Records is helming this US pressing.

Official release dates is HALLOWEEN; October 31st, 2012

$5 ... cheap!  Plus $2.50 for media mail shipping and handling for shipment within the U.S., outside of the U.S. please email for shipping rates.

Click the button below for pre-order!  All pre-orders will ship promptly after Halloween.

Catch TERRIBLE FEELINGS on tour next month!  
November 1: FFF Preparty, Mohawk, Austin, TX
November 6: La Casa Rosa, Las Cruces, NM 
November 7: Rogue Bar, Scottsdale, AZ
November 8: TBA, Las Vegas, NV
November 9: The Shakedown, San Diego, CA
November 10: Whiskey Richards, Santa Barbara, CA
November 11: Zack's House, Riverside, CA
November 11: 6th St Haus, Long Beach, CA
November 12: The Knockout, San Francisco, CA
November 13: TBA, Oakland, CA
November 14: TBA
November 15: The Facement, Arcata, CA
November 16: The Know, Portland, OR
November 17: Black Water Records, Portland, OR
November 18: Highline Bar, Seattle, WA

Sunday, September 30, 2012


TODAY at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES catch the last two Gialli of MALASTRANA FILMS' incredible GIALLO FEVER series!




More info at:

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Hey folks!  GIALLO FEVER starts today at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES ... Check it out!  Write up on I KISS THE SCREEN blog, link above.

MALASTRANA FILMS:!/Giallo_Fever.html




Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fear For Your Ears!

HEY SOUNDTRACK LOVERS! I'll be spinning a myriad of delicious Italian Soundtrack treats TOMORROW NIGHT to celebrate the beginning of this year's most astounding film series, GIALLO FEVER - details below!

Giallo Opening Party! at Mangiami 9.20.12

Sep. 20th 9:30PM til You Drop Dead
--DJ Mike Hunchback spins the wicked soundtracks of Giallo films.
--No cover! Enjoy Prosecco and beer on your dime.

Mangiami Bar/Restaurant
9 Stanton St.
(between Bowery & Chrystie St)
New York, NY 10002

Friday, February 24, 2012

Oh, Lina ...

Lina Romay
June 23rd, 1954 - February, 15th 2012

I'm sorry for the informal, emotionally loose post - but the sudden passing of the incredible Lina Romay is weighing heavily on my mind. Lina began her career with Jess Franco in 1972 and was in most of his films (he would direct over 150 after '72) from that point on. They began a partnership professionally as well as romantically, and with Romay by his side Franco accelerated his artistic ambitions to a level that I personally believe no other filmmaker has achieved. To the most open-minded of viewers, many of his films have unique and lasting impact; and not for any repeatedly formulaic reason either. These films are anarchistic; at times purposefully and at times because there was simply no time or money. The disregard for convention is perhaps one of the strongest elements in most of his best work, and it took a little while for that to fully develop. By the late 60's Franco was itching for nothing but total freedom in filmmaking; and he casually tossed aside the possibility for success and money to embark of a lifelong journey of artistic exploration - and splendid debauchery. This wasn't the move of someone who wanted to make a name for himself as an "Auteur", or as an avant garde filmmaker; and nor was it the move of someone who would go on to make only pornography. Franco's most passionate work work lies in an area of its own, quite far from those other worlds. And as any dedicated fan of his work will tell you, this incredible achievement was aided immeasurably by Lina Romay. Her own visions were also unrestrained and wild, and her willingness to lose herself physically and mentally in these films is unmatched in cinema. Lina Romay was one of a kind. The suddenness of her passing makes it hard to comprehend, and we here at Freedom School send our love to Jess Franco and to the memory of one of the screen's brightest, sexiest, and special stars. Goodbye Lina.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Weird Art of Lee Brown Coye

      Being raised in upstate New York was mostly riddled with disadvantages. LaFayette is a small town that had little more to offer than MAD Magazine at the IGA grocery store and the huge pile of rocks behind the firehouse (which my siblings and I used to play in/on for hours on end). But there was also the woods. Of course the woods carry the widely appreciated outdoors/nature/etc. aspect, but that's not the part of the woods that I connected with as a youth exploring them. As many times as I wandered deep into the woods behind our house I really never could seem to find out where they ended. Part of the charm to me was that you could get lost in them, just walking for hours and waiting for something that would trigger familiarity in your senses, hopefully before nightfall. Still clear in my mind is an image of an old abandoned house that wasn't too far from the back lot of the IGA. With its wood all raw and grey from decades of rain and weather, the house actually was more of a cold, twisted, rotting shape sitting in a sea of overgrown weeds in the middle of nowhere. This is what I think is great about living in upstate New York - I've been all around the country and as many places that I've seen that are similar to it in some ways, this eerie tone remains exclusive to the North East. There's something about the air. It's cold and unforgiving, and sometimes exists in a way that seems like it's actually trying to wear things down; maybe even by driving them mad.

      Lee Brown Coye's art exists as this tone. Nearly all of his work communicates the harsh and haunted way of life of small town, Upstate New York to its clearest extent. Coye lived in Tully, New York; which is next to LaFayette (Tully was our main rival when I was in little league, actually) and both towns are quite similar. Pretty, but depressing slices of life far away from the action and horror of the city, where children still dig in the dirt for something to do. If you've never been, just check out what Mr. Lee Brown Coye can express so masterfully with a pen, a woodcut, a brush or even a camera and you'll get the idea.

These are from the Lee Brown Coye issue of the fantastic zine Whispers, a publication which he contributed to frequently in the 70's.

'Weirdisms' was a reoccurring Coye invention that found a welcome home in the pages of "Weird Tales". Coye also illustrated many of the Lovecraft stories for the mag (and those of Lovecraft's contemporaries as well). Coye did this cover to "Fantastic Stories ..."; notice he included himself on the bottom right.

This is some of the incredible work Coye did for Arkham and other publishers of Weird fiction.

These are photographs Coye did of his friend Freedie in the 50's.

This is a woodcut of Freedie. Doesn't she look beautiful!?

More Coye coming when I can scan it, and I'm planning a chapter on just the Arkham House book covers.