Greetings and Happy New Year! I know it’s June, but due to my crazy schedule and procrastination skills, I’ve finally put some time aside to actually sit down and write a thoughtful post. Although it’s been somewhat quiet on the 13 Recordings front, there’s been a lot going on in the world of Jib Machine, including a new logo and website launching this summer, a slew of new releases (see below) and unfortunately, saying goodbye to artist and friend “Slowhand” Jack Labgold.
On Friday, June 5, Jib Machine issued its first release in over 18 months, Gwazi – The Rise and Fall of the Indigo Inn. The new project, featuring myself and Brandon Youngs, was initially created for the 2015 RPM Challenge. The album was fully written and recorded over the course of 2 weeks this past February, and the result is an energetic fusion of hardcore punk and metal. Click the link above to pick up your copy on CD or digital download!
That said, there are still plenty more Jib Machine releases on the horizon for the 2nd half of 2015. Some of these include…
The Hostile Omish – Live album (Title TBD)
Hot Ham & Cheese – X Sessions
Guitarman (performing songs by Eli Fletcher) – Nitty Gritty City EP
J TEMP 13 – self-titled EP
“Slowhand” Jack Labgold Tribute Album
And, Jib Machine and 13 Recordings will be distributing a new cassette compilation from the Drug Fux entitled We Will Get You. Wiener Records out of California will be releasing the tape and you’ll be able to purchase the retro product on their site as well as on the Jib and 13 sites!
Finally, my show schedule has been somewhat light this year, but below are some upcoming summer dates…
Wednesday, July 8th – Private Party – Hudson, 6pm (J TEMP 13)
Saturday, July 11th – Spitfire Saloon – Cleveland, 10pm (HH&C)
Sunday, July 26th – Orgcore Fest: Foundry – Cleveland, 2pm (HH&C)
Saturday, August 1st – OROC 5K Walk/Run – Cleveland, 9am (J TEMP 13)
Saturday, August 8th – Army/Navy Poker Run BBQ – Girard, 3pm (SHA)
Wednesday, August 12th – Brent Kirby’s 10×3 Showcase: Brother’s Lounge – Cleveland, 9pm (J TEMP 13)
Thanks for reading. Until next time…Peace!