Comprehension

A collaboration between Cold Cave, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and Black Rain. “Comprehension” is one of a three song recording entitled “Rebellion Is Over” for the artists’ concert together on July 22nd, 2015 in Brooklyn NY at The Wick. This will be available on cassette in an edition of 100 copies.

A Popular Place To Explode – Pre-Orders!

A Popular Place To Explode is the second full-length collection by Eric Paul, author of I Offered Myself As The Sea and lyricist/vocalist for the revered bands Arab On Radar, The Chinese Stars, and Doomsday Student. This long-awaited follow-up of 50 poems will be released on September 3rd by Heartworm Press. First edition of 500 copies.

We asked Eric what the reader should expect to find in A Popular Place To Explode.  His response:

For me, the collection examines  failure in a failing place. The poems are inspired by the psychology of every broken and forgotten neighborhood I grew up in  and continue to live in as an adulthood.  These neighborhoods breed a certain type of crazy. With A Popular Place To Explode I tried to channel this very odd, yet specific state of mind. I wanted to unearth the humor, the anxiety, the anger, the sadness, and occasional beauty of it all. 

Pre-order your copy now HERE.

Read ‘The Losers’, an unreleased selection from A Popular Place To Explode.

The Losers

My high school mascot used to be a falcon named Lucky. However, early in my sophomore year the principal decided to change mascots. He was convinced that Lucky was to blame for our sports teams’ long losing streak. So he donated the falcon to the local zoo and adopted a goat to be the new mascot. He named the goat Faith. Suddenly, with Faith in attendance, our sports teams began to win every game. For two years, both the basketball and football teams were state champions.  Congratulatory signs hung all over town. Parades were held and twice opposing teams were caught trying to steal our goat. This all changed in the spring of my senior year—coincidentally, the first week of baseball season.  The goat got into an open trash bag in the cafeteria, ate rotten meat and died.  An impromptu funeral was held and Faith was buried in the visiting team’s end zone.  The following week our baseball team suffered its first lost of the season. Our football team was destroyed by forty-nine points.  The star of our track team broke her leg in practice. The principal, desperate not to return to the school’s losing ways, dug up Faith, glued her back together, and attached her to a furniture dolly which had been spray painted the school colors. One morning he held an assembly in the auditorium to reveal our new mascot. A spotlight shined down on the goat while everyone applauded and the principal announced into a microphone, blaring that he was going wheel the reconstructed goat to the field or court for every game.  We cheered wildly.  Our school spirit had never been stronger.

Heartworm #63

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Eric Paul- A Popular Place To Explode

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A Popular Place To Explode is the second full-length collection by Eric Paul, author of I Offered Myself As The Sea and lyricist/vocalist for the revered bands Arab On Radar, The Chinese Stars, and Doomsday Student. This long-awaited follow-up will be released on September 3rd by Heartworm Press.

Pre-orders will launch soon.

ROME-Selected Lyrics 2005-2015 by Jerome Reuter

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Heartworm Press is honored to announce the release of ROME-Selected Lyrics 2005-2015 by Jerome Reuter. This chapbook collects fifteen of Reuter’s brilliant and unique lyrics spanning his recorded output and the words to one unreleased song. Reuter’s lyrics are a personal favorite of ours and we are thrilled to present them in this medium. Edition of 200 copies, hand numbered. Heartworm #63 available for pre-order in the store now.

Luxembourgish singer-songwriter Jerome Reuter founded ROME in 2005 and has since recorded and released many groundbreaking albums in the underground folk and post-industrial music world. ROME’s musical and lyrical world is genuinely unique, blending traditional songwriting craftsmanship, unorthodox arrangements and fine poetry into one impressive avant-garde package that combines post-punk, chanson, dark ambient, apocalyptic folk, martial industrial and cold wave. Over a series of remarkable concept albums, the Luxembourgish artist has developed a unique ‘poetry of longing’ which rings out from the dark melancholic mist of rootlessness and which gives expression to a unique brand of modern-day forlornness.

Reuter’s songs are rooted just as much in the tradition of his chansonier heroes like BREL and FERRÉ, as in the darker brands of (post-)industrial music culture. Rome’s lyrics are inspired by world literature from William Burroughs to Paul Bowles, from Peter Weiss to Ernst Jünger, from Camus to Genet. Reuter’s frequent use of collage and sampling techniques serves to create a new kind of intertextuality of word and sound. The lyrical beauty of Reuter’s compositions, the depths of his poetry and the complex experimental arrangements make ROME an unusually challenging musical experience.

ROME will be performing in the USA this April.

April 10, 2015   LOS ANGELES / CALIFORNIA / COMPLEX

April 12, 2015   SAN FRANCISCO / CALIFORNIA / DNA LOUNGE

April 16, 2015   BERKELEY / CALIFORNIA (SOLO)

www.jeromereuter.com

Alternative Useless Irrational Magic

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Alternative Useless Irrational Magic. Hand made and assembled poetry photo collage zine by Wesley Eisold. Love, Life, Death and the Avant Garde. Hand numbered and stapled, in cellophane, edition of 200. Available now in the store.

Heartworm # 62