HUMANBEAST full U.S. tour starts tomorrow-- new album too!

 
Two of my best friends and long-time bandmates, Maralie Armstrong-Rial and Eli Milholland, have been performing as Humanbeast for about 6 years now. Tomorrow they're embarking on a full U.S. tour in support of their new album out on Load Records. Here are the dates-- not to be missed!

Here's a song from their new LP/CD.

**all shows are with Russian Tsarlag-- also amazing!

6/4-- Providence RI @ Dungeon C w/ Angels In America, Shv, Virusse

6/5-- Montreal QC @ Drones Club w/ Angels In America, Wermaggetermite Wagon
6/6-- Toronto ON @ Double Double Land
6/8-- Chicago IL @ Situations w/ Andy Ortmann, Bomb Banks
6/9-- Milwaukee WI @ ?
6/10-- Minneapolis MN @ House Of Rock And Roll Science w/ Mar Habrine, Prostate 
6/11-- Iowa City IA @ Shawn Reed
6/12-- St. Louis MO @ Apop w/ Larva, Ghost Ice
6/13-- Kansas City MO @ Fokl w/ Timegate: Isam
6/14-- Denver CO @ Crash45 w/ Alphabets
6/17-- Vancouver BC @ Red Gate w/ Shearing Pinx, A Magic Whistle
6/18-- Olympia WA @ Cryptatropa (421 4th Ave E) w/ Thee Source, Blvckopvl, A Magic Whistle
6/19-- Portland OR @ Multiplex w/ A Magic Whistle, Portland Bike Ensemble
6/21-- Sacramento CA-- house show w/ Screatures
6/22-- Oakland CA @ The Church
6/23-- San Francisco CA @ The Lab (Division Of Labor Fest)
6/24-- Los Angeles CA @ Boy Manor (NNF)
6/25-- Los Angelese CA @ Mata w/ Pedestrian Deposit, Unmanned
6/26-- Phoenix AZ @ Trunkspace w/ IDM Theftable, Glochids, Brooke Herr
6/28-- San Antonio TX @ Essential Studios
6/29-- Austin TX @ Nacho Town w/ BabyAsprinDVD
6/30-- New Orleans LA @ The Mudlark w/ Curved Dog, Professor Rabbit 
7/1-- Chattanooga TN @ Human Conduct Records
7/2-- Asheville NC @ Apothecary
7/3-- Carrboro NC @ Nightlight w/ Mark Van Fleet, Bad News
7/4-- Baltimore MD @ The Bank
7/5-- New York NY @ Jane Pain

Eli and Maralie originally hail from Little Rock AR, live in Providence RI, and have performed in the bands Tem Eyos Ki, Soophie Nun Squad, Bloodhuff, Truckenstein, Gioteens, V Manuscript, Vodun Tron, Global Credit Squeeze, and The Body over the years.

Interview with ELI V MANUSCRIPT in the Providence Phoenix


Here's a enlightening interview with Eli V Manuscript, AKA Eli Milholland-- lifelong best friend, performer in Humanbeast/ V Manuscript/ Tem Eyos Ki/ Soophie Nun Squad, and in recent years a writer as well.

Eli has a new book of writings out, Madness Of The Canary, available here, and is finishing work on a new Humanbeast album entitled Pantheon (with his other half, Maralie Armstrong-Rial) to be released in coming months on Load Records, while releasing more music on his own Gross Domestic Product label.

(here are some Humanbeast photos I took from 2009-2010 as well.)

Tem Eyos Ki's remastered LP masterpiece now available digitally!

 
I am honored to announce that, after being out-of-print for 9 years, North Little Rock punk/speed metal/chamber folk powerhouse Tem Eyos Ki has digitally reissued their classic 2002 LP on my Harlan Records site!

(download/listen here!)

The album is completely remixed and remastered by drummer/engineer Kevin Rains, and features a previously unreleased song as well. If you haven't heard this band (or this album), you're missing out on something powerful, visionary, and heartfelt. My favorite band of all time! Besides sharing membership with Soophie Nun Squad, members have gone on to perform in Humanbeast, Bloodhuff, V Manuscript, Universe, Divorce Chord, Holy Angell, and Zucura. Vocalist Maralie Armstrong-Rial is a multimedia performance artist, guitarist Eli Milholland runs the Gross Domestic Product cassette label, and guitarist Michael Lierly is an accomplished painter.

Here's a collection of Tem Eyos Ki photos up on my Flickr site.

You can also download digital versions of their 7", split 7" with Hundred Years War, and tour CDR.

Tem Eyos Ki in Richmond VA, June 2001. Photos by Chris Boarts Larson.

Soophie Nun Squad albums now available for download!

Soophie Nun Squad was a 10-piece, way-over-the-top punk ensemble I was in from 1992-2006, based in Little Rock, AR. Our last three records are now available digitally from Plan-It-X Records for less than $5 each-- download links are below.

Members of Soophie Nun Squad were/are also part of Humanbeast, Universe, V Manuscript, Tem Eyos Ki, Divorce Chord, Wait, Bloodhuff, Boomfancy, Sand City, The Insides, Shake Ray Turbine, William Martyr 17, Madeline, Sugar And The Raw, The Evelyns, R.I.O.T.S., Rainy Day Regatta, Deadbird, Zucura, The Body, and dozens more bands.

If anyone has photos or video of Soophie Nun Squad or Tem Eyos Ki, please email me!


The Devil, The Metal, The Big Booty Beats (2000)


Soophie Nun Squad/ Abe Froman split LP (2003)


Passion Slays The Dragon (2003)