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"Rock Back For Japan"

The latest update for the Rock Back For Japan compilations for the Japan Disaster Relief Fund from Patetico Recordings.

From Tom Lugo:

PATETICO RECORDINGS will be releasing the “Rock Back for Japan”-Disaster Relief Fund compilation series over the next couple of weeks.

It will be released for digital download, a couple of weeks later the hard copy CDs will be available through Amazon.

Please become a member of the site at as we will send updates through it.

Artists involved:

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 1

01. Purple Bloom- kisses bloomed
02. Apple Orchard- Half steps towards bright skies
03. SPC ECO- Silo Too High
04. Tahaki Miyaki- Somethin is better than nothing
05. Insect Guide-
06. Black Swan Lane- Age end
07. Un.Real- Angel 75
08. Spotlight Kid- All is real
09. Tally Ho!- Rainbow
10. Counterfeit i- Atlantis
11. Panophonic- Disappear into the night
12. Spell 336- Silence
13. Orangenoise- Trust
14. The DeFog- A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 2

01. Stellarium- Chocolate & Strawberry
02. Absence of Ocean- Open Heart (Open Fire)
03. Hemming- Swinging at Ghosts
04. Slowness- Slowboat
05. Dead Leaf Echo- Baby Eyes
06. The Ludvico Treatment- Enter secondary character
07. Wavvement- The Girl in the Denim Vest
08. Anthing+After- Disconnected
09. The Bavarian Druglords- WorldofSound
10. Ten Pound Troy- Unchained
11. Boy Party- July
12. Pilot Cloud- Meridian
13. Short to the Ground- No Time
14. This Scarlet Mourning- Shine

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 3

01.Ceremony- Control
02.Golden Gardens- The High Priestess 2
03.Bosques- Dorstein Rejse
04.Oblisk- Around the sound
05.Stone Darling- All I wanna Do
06.Resplandor- Twilight
07.Ludwyg- Phantom
08.Dirty Pulp Theatre- Excessive Noise
09. Hope- Wolfredt
10.After Sun- Walking Through This Door Again
11.Wavefield- Automatic Electronic Machines
12.Neorev-The Stars Above Us
13.Jesus Deluxe- No Middle Ground
14.Sway-Thirty Seven Miles Beside the Ocean

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 4

01.Plumerai- Empty Graves
02.Leaving Richmod- Your personal infinity
03.Jazzblaster- Dream
04.93millionmilesfromearth-Sorrow Song
05.Anne- Perfect teeth
06.The Psychocandies- High Love
07.Periscope- Freak Beat
08.Music For Headphones- Life inside a parka
09.Anji Cheung-Vessel of the Earth
10.Last Remaining Pinnacles- Students of V.U.
11.Phantom Vibrations- Burlington
12.Bloody Knives- Let me out
13.The Sunshine Factory- Sugar Sister
14. Chatham Rise- Air Feat (Featuring EJ Hagen)

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 5

01.Screen Vinyl Image- Too much speed
02.Tone Rodent- These Blues
03.Deep Cut- Decision
04.The Tweeds- Christmas Time
05.Victorie & Hyde- Fire we were
06.Presents for Sally- Three
07. SER.ES- Satélite
08. The Hope Slide- The Survivor
09. The High Violets- The Orchard
10.Whirl- Leave
11. FRACTAL – Niña Flor
12.Westkust- Falling through the floor
13.The Telewire- Silence
14. Stellarscope- You always know

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 6 (Still waiting on some tracks)

01.The Lost Patrol- Justine
02.Niels Nielson- Step Aside!
03.Isabela Music Club- What were you thinking?
04.Thrushes- Crystals
05.Elika- Seam
06.Patrik Torsson- Summary
07.The Second Floor- More science than soul
08.Mechanism for People- The taste of a sweet life
09.Starry Saints- The Long Fade
10.Her Vanished Grace- Blue
11.Ill-iteracy- Inside ya mind
12.C’est la Mort- Paper Ships
13.One Unique Signal- Bishops (what does it mean)

Please support our cause!”

Many of you will recognize a lot of these bands and even some of the songs from the air play they get on Air Atlantic Underground Radio. No doubt, many more will be aired as time goes on. Now is your chance to get them for your very own. Keep watching because they will be available for purchase very soon! Just a little something that you can do to help our neighbors greatly in need in Japan.

Patetico Recordings



Bloody Knives

A few years ago, back in Austin, Texas, two men under the guise of The Joy Bus were creating their own brand of electronic post-rock music of sorts. Then something happened and that Joy Bus turned the corner and became Bloody Knives. As unfortunate of an accident that may sound like, that idea couldn’t be further from the truth.

Preston Maddox and Jake McCown describe Bloody Knives as being Industrial Shoegaze or Psychedelic Punk. Take your pick since, when it comes down to it, it depends on which track you are listening to at the time. Each description fits and melds together to form a cohesive mix of musical concepts. One minute you may find yourself drifting off into a serene Ambient sleep only to be yanked out of your blissful dream state the next to jump up and cut a rug with a much harder edgier sound with Bloody Knives.

Starting off as a two man outfit with Preston Maddox on bass, voice, keyboards, samples and programming duties and Jake McCown handling drums, noise, programming and art, the band later brought Jim Moon into the fold as the band’s sound manipulator.

Bloody Knives: An Introduction

In October of 2009, Bloody Knives released their debut self-titled EP. The band then followed the EP up in July of 2010 with a full release called Burn It All Down which was produced by Josh Pursur and Bloody Knives and mastered by Kramer. No fooling around here! This is serious stuff. January of 2011 then brought us a split single between Bloody Knives and Me You Us Them.

Wanting more hands on action, Bloody Knives also run their own record label called KillRedRocket Records. Unlike most record labels, KillRedRocket Records is much more about celebrating and sharing good music than making a profit, though they would be more than happy to sell you plenty of music, t-shirts and posters to keep your music loving heart’s content via the website’s online store. As a means of promotion, there is also a whole bucket full of great music that you can download for free in compilation form which includes other great bands from around the world such as Stellarium, Between The Cities Are Stars, The Rosen Association and PinkShinyUltraBlast. Plan to have your ears loaded with all kinds of new sounds to warm your noise loving hearts.

Bloody Knives – “There Was”

Spring and summer are coming around the corner and so are Bloody Knives if you are in the Texas and Gulf states area. Check the calendar to see Bloody Knives in your neck of the woods.

Bloody Knives tour promo

Spring & Summer tour dates for 2011:

Mar 19 – Limelight – San Antonio, Texas – 7:00 PM
Mar 25 – Beerland – Austin, Texas – 7:00 PM
Apr 2 – The Independent – Auburn, Alabama – 9:00 PM
Apr 3 – HTGT Thrift Store with Pig Lizzard – Baton Rouge, LA – 7:00 PM
Apr 8 – Scoot Inn – AUSTIN, Texas – 10:00 PM
May 7 – Hole in the Wall Austin, Texas – 9:00 PM
Jul 16 – ICT Fest – Wichita, KS – 7:00 PM

*Keep checking with the band for additional live dates.

Depending on the particular show, for this tour, Bloody Knives will be sharing the stage with the following bands: The Sunshine Factory, Boys Beware, Black Racers, Pig Lizzard and Love Culture.

Regardless of whether or not you can make it to any of their live shows, do be sure to download their music for free, or even buy a real CD, from the band’s Bandcamp pages or the KillRedRocket Records website.

Bloody Knives on Bandcamp
Bloody Knives on MySpace
Bloody Knives on Last.FM
Bloody Knives on Facebook
KillRedRocket Records


Tom Lugo: The Man Whose Heart Sings Love

Many of you are already familiar with a very special man in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania named Tom Lugo. A man with the biggest heart in the world. Tom is the leading force behind the band Stellarscope and the owner of Patetico Recordings. He is also the man behind a number of music festivals, such as the Pop Noise Fest, in Philadelphia and Puerto Rico.

When times are tough, Tom is always the first to step up to the plate to contribute what he can in the ways that he does best.

As Japan continues to rumble, Tom has already devised a way to help collect a few funds to aid in the relief for the many victims of this tragedy. A series of compilations are underway to help aid the Japan Disaster Relief Fund. Though enough material has already been collected for a couple compilations, Tom is already considering a 3rd, and maybe even a 4th, to add to the collection.

There are three ways that you may be able to help.

1.) If you are a musician, you can submit a track for consideration for one of the later compilations. Make sure you select something good and not that piece of crap you can’t use because your singer smoked himself silly the night before and the guitar player had to resort to old worn out rusty strings because there weren’t any others left after breaking the last E and G strings anywhere near the studio. Besides, it was a crappy song anyway that really had no direction.

I’ve seen a few names of some who have already contributed a song and it promises to be a must for your collections. Some names that you will be proud to share some digital space with including a few rare tracks.

Remember, this will help to get you heard by an audience who may have never heard of you before. Also, if selected, you will be placed amongst others who have something worth hearing. Let the world hear you too are worth a listen.

You may submit your track to Tom Lugo at as soon as possible.

2.) Once the compilations are released, buy yourself at least one copy of each compilation. By ‘buy a copy’, I mean actually spend a little money on a real copy, be it a hard copy issued CD or, if you prefer, a digital copy. I do not mean download a pirate copy that will give you the music but not do a thing to send aid to Japan. Remember people, that’s what this is all about. Helping our brothers and sisters in Japan. They need all that we can muster up, along with a few prayers or other loving vibes you might be able to send them.

Once these babies are ready, CDs and digital copies will be available from Amazon and through iTunes. While you are at it, don’t forget to maybe do a little early Christmas shopping or other gift purchasing while you’re there. It’s the kind of gift that gives to both your loved ones and to those greatly in need.

3.) Spread the word. Chat up these compilations and tell the rest of the world how great they are. Every little bit helps and Lord knows Japan needs every little bit that we can do for them right now and for a very long time to come.

Keep your eyes open on the Patetico Recordings website for the official release of these compiliations. Air Atlantic Underground Radio will also help to keep you up to date. Let’s help Tom spread the love.

Patetico Recordings
Patetico Recordings on MySpace
Stellarscope on MySpace


-Addendum- (March 14, 2011):
From the man himself, here is a partial list of some of the bands who have already submitted tracks.

SPC ECO, Screen Vinyl Image, Ceremony, Stellarium, Dead Leaf Echo, Sway, The Hope Slide, The Sunshine Factory, Dirty Pulp Theatre, Insect Guide, Bliss.City.East, Un.Real, Ser.Es, and many more.

The artwork, mastering and final details are in the works. It will only be a matter of weeks before the first compilations will be released as a digital download. Shortly afterwards, the CDs will be sold through Amazon.

Keep checking back for more details.

Upside Down the Movie from Upside Down The Movie on Vimeo.

Back in the day there was a new class of music lovers who, yet again, had a need to move on from what had become the established worlds of Punk Rock, Goth, Synth Pop and the Neu Romantics movement. Not that they so much wanted to rid themselves of their idols but, instead, wanted to grow and explore other artistic directions. After all, that’s what often drives the artistic temperament. With them were the kids who had just come of age who had grown up wanting to be those idols. They too brought their take to what was to become a whole new scene that would take hold; only for some of them to be pushed into dormancy for about a decade until the time was right to resprout itself and blossom again; as the scene that celebrates itself.

Upside Down: the Creation Records Story is a documentary that truly celebrates itself. The filmmaker, Danny O’Connor, tells the tale of one of the penultimate records labels of the time, Alan McGee’s Creation Records. Creation Records helped to launch the careers of such notables as Ride, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Telescopes, Oasis, Primal Scream, Swervedriver, The House Of Love and, for better or worse, My Bloody Valentine. For what it’s worth, Creation Records wasn’t just a record label but a whole new scene that celebrated music and their creators and continued the excesses of the Rock and Roll lifestyle that all too often proved to be the undoing of more than a few, including Mr. McGee himself. You could say that sometimes, just a little too much celebrating. Along the way, as does often happen in the biz, there were also a few bad business moves and others not keeping up their end of expensive deals. Yes, I’m pointing a finger at you, Mr. Kevin Shields, the King of d.e..l…a….y, you wonderful bloody noise maker, you! Even without the next My Bloody Valentine record, Oasis alone may have carried the label on if it weren’t for Alan’s own demons.

Enough! Get the rest of the story complete with a soundtrack by some of the Creation Records bands, including an additional new film score created by none other than Ride’s Mark Gardener. Plenty of live clips amongst a massive swirling soundtrack, interviews from behind the scenes and recollections in hindsight from the scene makers so many of us are still celebrating.

Currently, Upside Down: the Creation Records Story is viewing at a number of film festivals around the world before it has it’s official DVD release on May 9th, 2011. If you are lucky enough to be in any of these areas at the time, you can catch a viewing on the big screen. Check out the schedule for dates and locations.

And, of course, any good music documentary will come accompanied with its own soundtrack for your personal listening pleasure. The official digital soundtrack is already available at the film’s website. The track listing below serves as a nice teaser to get us ready for what they have in store for us to celebrate.

1. Oasis – Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
2. The Jesus and Mary Chain – Upside Down
3. Primal Scream – Loaded
4. Ride – Leave Them All Behind
5. The Loft – Up the Hill and Down the Slope
6. Sugar – If I Can’t Change Your Mind
7. The House of Love – Destroy The Heart
8. Super Furry Animals – Something 4 the Weekend
9. Teenage Fanclub – The Concept
10. Swervedriver – Duel
11. BMX Bandits – Serious Drugs
12. The Boo Radleys – Wake Up Boo

Upside Down: the Creation Records Story
Upside Down digital soundtrack


This is the birth of a new era for Air Atlantic Underground Radio; a brand new website all of its own. Being it’s first day in cyberspace, this new baby is still just learning to crawl. So, please bear with me as I dip my Shoegazing toes into the waters and air waves of this new venture.

Please enjoy!

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