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07.26 2013

CarsWillBurn /// GoDown /// NumbersDontLie


Cars Will BurnGo Down

Cars Will BurnNumbers Don’t Lie

“… they both suck like they came to lose”
“… check the score board

04.29 2013



Hello! Galtta has a new cassette! And, for those of you who can’t understand why anyone would buy a cassette, it is also digital on itunes, amazon, and other places too.

GET THE DOWNLOAD (or listen for free)

In the last days of Summer, 2012, while slowly sipping on ice cold, never ending seltzer, Mark Price and David Lackner engineered a live noise, ambient, jazz session in a nuclear polluted Brooklyn apartment. Sampling Lackner’s smooth sax playing on the fly, Price decays, delays, distorts, and mixes the samples into chords. Sometimes static. Sometimes over a relentless mix of electronic drums.

The tapes were then sent to John Swana’s studio in Philadelphia, where he added his electronic valve instrument and his baritone marching horn. Providing a virtuosic jazz element and a greater sound variety, “Smooth End Of Summer” was ready to be mixed. Two months later, during the mixing session, Lackner and Price had an unofficial eating competition at an indian buffet in Queens, NY. Price won. Lackner threw it all up, and went back to the studio, where they finished “Smooth End Of Summer” . CAUTION: THIS ONE HAS LOTS OF BASS!

04.11 2013


The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with rural people and places. This will be Rural Route’s first screening in Philly.

We have an all-new killer ‘best of/shorts’ tour program, and it includes some of our favorite narrative films ever, like the whimsical, inverted French fairytale, “Sacha the Bear”, the well-stated, South Dakota shocker,“A Short Film About Ice Fishing”, the N. Wales sci-fi thriller, “The Water’s Edge”, the story of a closeted drag queen/Mexican farm boy, “Un Buen Hijo”, and two amazing films from Australia – “The Hunter” (a sand animated timeless folk tale) and “Crosshairs” (a textbook perfect drama about 2 poaching brothers). And on top of that, the program includes 2 films from famed ethnographer, Robert Gardner, a documentary about a painter and his Montana ranch subject, a macro experimental film on the bugs of Golden Gate Botanical Garden, and an archival/found piece about the best street cleaner and self-taught guitarist from Norton, Virginia!

Doors at 7
Screening from 7:30 until 10 pm
Admission ~ $5 donation

@ Space 1026
1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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>>> Rural Route Film Fest <<<

04.10 2013

New Synthetic Problems In Slow Motion

Listen through a Cars Will Burn batch of Power99/Hot107 inspired anthems (Freaks, F**Kin Problems, Ball, Pour It Up) …

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Bright Lights

03.03 2013

Where Now Comes From

March 4th-April 28th

“Underground roots” with artists: Mark Price, Josh Ruggeri, Joey Knuckles, RESP, POSE2, Terry Ribera, and Steve Martin.

Opening Friday March 8th from 6 – 9 with refreshments provided by Philadelphia’s own Dock Street Brewing Company, down on 701 S. 50th St.

Frame Works
2103 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

>>> Event page <<<

02.06 2013

Random Tearoom Opening ~ this Thursday

On Thursday February 7th from 6-10:00p.m., The Random Tearoom will have the opening reception of “Interlocking Fields/ Unique Landmarks”, featuring the works of Philadelphia artist Mark Price.

The Random Tea Room is located at 713 N. 4th Street between Fairmount and Brown Street in Philadelphia.

Please visit www.therandomtearoom.comfor more information.

01.24 2013

Cars Will Burn ‘Dollar’

Cars WIll Burn ‘Dollar’

…a minimal psychedelic romp through horrid power 99 anthems hijacked with nothing but a pair of akai s20’s and a 2 octave midi keyboard painted all black…

Listen to it on Jewishnoise!

01.19 2013

TONIGHT – Cars Will Burn – at Crane – 8pm


Live Sets by:::
:::Population One [aka Terrence Dixon] [Tresor/Utensil/Metroplex/Thema/Delsin || Detroit]
:::westov temple [inciting/Great Circles || Phila]
:::Cars Will Burn [Jewish Noise || Phila]

Plus special guest DJ sets throughout the event by:::
:::Lenny Posso [Founder+owner of exceptional record labels Thema and Chronicle || Brooklyn]

Presented with the support of Crane Arts and the Curatorial Lab.

NikSound // $15 //

NOTE: Please be aware of the start time and location.This event starts at 8PM [not an afterhours!] and is at the CRANE ARTS building on American Street – not at inciting hq and not at The Old School where the first Monochrome Sequence event was held.

Full details here!

01.10 2013


Vavatican: (pROM nIGHT rECORDS) Brooklyn. New Music group exploring the potential of timbre and form by use of extended technique, graphic notation and intuition, composing music that is a finely tuned amalgamation of improvisation and structure. The group’s compositional aesthetics has been described as reminiscent of the efforts of Morton Feldman and early AACM.

(from Something Else! by S. Victor Aaron)
“Just when you think you’ve heard it all — literally — some really crafty cats come along and create sounds that hadn’t quite been previously contemplated. A couple of such musicians from Philadelphia’s fertile experimental music scene banded together to create some of this alien but strangely alluring noise. Trombonist Dan Blacksberg (Anthony Braxton Quartet, Archer Spade duo with Nick Millevoi) and transmuted Casio keyboard technician Julius Masri (Electric Simcha, Avant rock band LionsHead, Noise duo Chakra Khan/Air Pirates with Millevoi) pooled their vast experience working on the fringes of music to form a New Music duo called Superlith and recently came out with their first album, Plasma Cluster. (Public Eyesore/Eh? Records)
Each of these players brings a unique perspective to the table. Masri is a trained jazz drummer whose curiosity about electronic sounds became a passion that’s led him to compose electronic music for choreography projects. For his part, Blacksberg sees no bounds in the sonorous possibilities of the trombone; he’s a superb technician who wants to go beyond merely doing what’s been done before and push the trombone into unfamiliar territory. On Plasma Cluster, he exploits the openings he sees to do so within the realm of electronic avant garde, and finds the complements to the buzzes, drones and chiming of Masri’s circuit-bent machinery.”

MPSP is Mark Price and Sebastian Petsu, sonicists who align their broken and unorthodox techniques embarking on frenzied, derailed, and blasted-out joy rides through house, hiphop, metal, dub, and American noise. Mark Price solos as the enigmatic and genuinely unpredictable Cars Will Burn. Described as a methodical dissection of Top 40 hip-hop club bangers that are at once scummy and decadent. Ultimately saying “yes, but…” to the world in the finest sampler abuse tradition. For Sebastian Petsu, live manipulations of cassettes and cassette players form the core of his sound art process. Sebastian began re-purposing and layering found tapes with the Rain of Belle Isle duo. In current collaborations he now utilizes an unfair amount of controlled, textured tape deck feedback.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
8:00pm – FREE

@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Vavatican (NY), Superlith (Phil), MPSP(Phil)

12.27 2012


Mark Price, zine, Obsessive Themes, 2012
‘Obsessive Themes’ is December’s Zine of the Month – available now and featuring all original mono screen prints from 2005 – 2012. Original and unique content for each of the 30 ‘zines in this edition. Get it from Zine of the Month!