There is stuff going on in the Speed universe.
First, the Godspeed re-release on Unread Records & Tapes is nigh comlete. Assembly of the Godspeed triple tape re-issue/redux/release (no easy task) is in its final stages. Chris at Unread forcasts a release this month (R-October). As noted, this is a re-release of the original double tape released as Eunuch-20 on Sing, Eunuchs! The third tape is unreleased, live or compilation material, which was collected from the time period surrounding the original Godspeed release. The release comes replete with a booklet, musings from Chris Fischer, Simon Joyner and myself about Godspeed and in a handsome triple tape case. Purchasers will receive digital download codes and the first purchasers will receive a "bonus" gift. So, that is that.
W/ WOODEN HORSES
Also, due out this week is the Ramon Speed w/ Wooden Horses Cassingle, being published by our friend Luigi Falagario and his Almost Halloween Time Records. This release, limited to 31 copies (each of which will have hand drawn covers), features ramon speed with special guest performers/authors - Wooden Horses, who is: Ryan Anderlee on baritone guitar, Jourdain LaFramboise on drums and Erin Wolf on keyboards. These four songs, composed by ramon speed and Wooden Horses, include a pre-imagining of the song "36,000 feet" (a later version of which is featured on ramon speed's Effulgence and Alacrity ep - Unread #88) plus three other new songs. Luigi has slated publication for this week. Keep your eye on AHT's presence at: http://www.underwaternow.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Almost-Halloween-Time-Records/211257998912841?fref=ts. for further details.
UNREAD RECORDS & TAPES JUNKFEST - YEAR 18
Finally, ramon speed is happy to be participating in the Unread Records & Tapes Junkfest - Year 18. ramon speed will appear along side:
PLACES WE SLEPT
This spectacular event will be held at the olde gunboat hause on Saturday, November 24th 2012 (no time slotz yet...we're told). This is an incompareable lineup. ramon speed had the pleasure of appearing at last year's junkfest (year 17) along with Simon Joyner, The Debts (k/t/a the Fools), David Kenneth Nance (of the Prairies), Ed Gray and Nutrition Fun. This year's lineup boasts the edition of excellent Unread artists Lonnie Methe, Places we Slept, Chauchat, Caleb Fraid (possibly), Joe Kile and Charile McAlister. It is sure to burn with the deep hot intensity of many suns. We anxiously await.
Then, that's all the old stuff. We look at the end of this year and the beginning of next toward the production of a full length of all new material, which is new. Seriously.
It is a nervous, new world.
Simon Joyner - Ghosts (Yes, still. You should be too)
Kids of the Atomic Age - Fight Songs
Tanlines - Mixed Emotions
De Portables - It's Time to Leave this World Behind
Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings