Alternative Tentacle Records announced today the release kickoff for itchy-O’s first full-length LP, Burn the Navigator with guests Native Daughters, DJ Babyshoe and DJ Dr. Whom. The riotous music event, sponsored by Westword and OpenAir 1340, will give Denver fans a chance to celebrate this milestone before itchy-O heads on to their West Coast tour.
In honor of itchy-O’s anarchic style, Alternative Tentacles Records will release 500 limited edition clear vinyl records of Burn the Navigator. Fans will also delight with the launch of itchy-O’s upcoming coloring book, which will include an ‘easter-egg’ code for digital download of the entire record.
“Tribal! Thunderous! Melodic! Crash Worship meets Tipsy? Or perhaps Ipecac’s Flat Earth Society! No matter what music you like, listen to itchy-O now!” -said Jello Biafra, of AlternativeTentacle Records. With Burn the Navigator, itchy-O joins some of the best underground music bands, including Dead Kennedys, Butthole Surfers, D.O.A. and Voice Farm, to name just a few of the many artists who have been released by Alternative Tentacles.
Burn the Navigator live release will be held September 26, 2014 at 3 Kings Tavern located on 60 S. Broadway in Denver. Doors open at 8PM and tickets are available in advance for $10 or $15 the day of the show (Ages 21+). You may pre-purchase tickets now online via http://itchyo.com/event/burn and RSVP/Share the event on your Facebook via http://www.facebook.com/events/316108918550569/?ref=22 Fans are encouraged to follow itchy-O’s facebook page for breaking news on the upcoming tour and for a chance to win a limited edition vinyl record of Burn the Navigator (stay tuned!).
The 32-piece band of masked chaos invites you to dissolve the performer/audience divide and melt into the bedlam, that is the disorienting power of itchy-O. The itchy-O Marching Band (IOMB) is a Denver-based percussion-centered electronic marching band. itchy-O brings a sophisticated savage sound and the sheer ecstasy of instruments untethered and running free. With a driving drum corps battery, Taiko drummers, an arsenal of electronics including synthesizers, theremin, vocoders, and many other special devices, the IOMB completely engulfs and immerses an audience from every angle in a pounding electric bog of music, ephemera and spectacle. The masked and hive-minded IOMB is waging war on predictable mediocrity with their blind-siding-style performances which feature an artfully hazardous Chinese lion, a troupe of sensuous dancing provocateurs, fog, strobes, sequins, sweat and fury.
Itchy-O has played with David Byrne and St. Vincent’s band, performed at Riot Fest with Iggy Pop, Matt & Kim, Naked Raygun, and Public Enemy. They’ve opened for DEVO, Beats Antique, The Melvins, March Fourth, the Extra Action Marching Band, the Warlock Pinchers, headlined and sold-out many other shows. Itchy-O has been featured on Colorado Public Radio, performed for the Biennial of the Americas Kick-off Party, ScoutMob’s Halloween Bash in Atlanta, Westword’s Artopia, conferences such as Adobe’s Effective UI, and toured the US three years in a row.
ABOUT ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES RECORDS
Alternative Tentacles Records was established in June of 1979 and is most likely one of the longest lasting (and still active) underground record labels around. Although it is perceived by many as a “punk” label, having released records by Dead Kennedys and others, it is actually best known for its impact on the world of underground culture.
In the early years the label gained international attention by introducing the world to artists such as : Dead Kennedys, Butthole Surfers, D.O.A., 7 Seconds, Winston Smith, NoMeansNo, Neurosis and Voice Farm. The label has continued to remain vital in its lengthy history by refusing to adhere to a formula for an easily identifiable ‘Alternative Tentacles Sound.’ Rather, the label has released many political spoken word releases; as well as releasing: Brazilian hardcore, bent pop, faux-country, and assorted rock & roll.
ABOUT OUR MUSIC GUESTS
Native Daughters’ sound packs many of the body blows from heavy, riff-based post-metal, but it also draws melodies from the cream of the mid-90s emo/post-punk crop. Equal parts blunt force trauma and tense, swirling heartbreak; you won’t know what hit you, but you’ll be glad that it did.
Denver-based babyshoe (Eric Talledo) began in 2012, and since, has become a series of events showcasing local talents in the electronic underground scene. babyshoe co-founded shoeboxx recordings with musical partner Real Cosby, which currently holds 10 producers on the roster from various locations around the world.
About Dr. Whom
Media Collage Pirate “Dr. Whom” is an audio-video mash-up artist from Cleveland, Ohio. Using a combination of sources ranging from Sesame Street to Apocalypse Now and Motorhead to Peggy Lee, Dr. Whom laces together audio-video interval sets that play between featured acts.