‘Remembering Anarcha’ is out today!

Today, May 4, 2021, is the official release day for Remembering Anarcha! The film my team and I started working on back in 2018 is now publicly available to purchase on many video-on-demand platforms across the U.S. and Canada.

You can find it on Apple TV and iTunes (special thanks to everyone who pre-ordered!), Vimeo on Demand, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft, some cable and satellite VOD channels, and more!

There are also DVDs and Blu-rays available through online retailers.

Check out this post at TerribleMasterFilms.com for some links.

On this day, I’d like to share a portion of a recent Facebook post:

I want to take a moment to give a shout out to a few people. First and foremost: Michelle Browder. Her art, passion, and activism inspired me to make this film, and she continues to educate and raise awareness about Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey through her “Mothers of Gynecology” project. (Be sure to check out https://www.anarchalucybetsey.org/)

I also want to give a shout out to my fellow producers: C. DeWayne Cunningham and Royce Williams. They came on board knowing that this was a passion project with no budget, and they have been supportive every step of the way.

And through this project, I made friends with author J.C. Hallman. His research is fascinating, and I’m looking forward to reading his forthcoming book “The Anarcha Quest.”

Thanks to everyone who has supported this project and pre-ordered the film. I hope you both enjoy it and learn something new. I appreciate the support. Much love.

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‘Sweat’ tickets, ‘Remembering Anarcha’ and more

First things first – you should see “Sweat” at the Cloverdale Playhouse (it opens tonight!), and you should get your tickets soon. Tonight’s show is sold out. According to this Montgomery Advertiser article, “Early performances have sold out for this thought provoking American worker tale that runs Thursday through May 9, but you can still get in to see it”

“Set in Reading, Pennsylvania between 2000 and 2008, “Sweat” is a thought provoking look at the lives we build around ourselves. In this case, it deals with a group of unionized steel mill workers whose company is suddenly making changes. Between layoffs and picket lines, ordinary lives are suddenly caught in a war between community and capitalism.”

There’s strong language, by the way, so… you know… get a babysitter or something.

Remembering Anarcha pre-orders are still up on iTunes and Apple TV ahead of the May 4 wide release. And many thanks to Shannon and Lynn Heupel and the Montgomery advertiser for the multimedia piece they ran on the film, the play, Towering Above, and my solo stuff. If you haven’t seen it, there’s a live performance of my song “Liquid Heart” and some photos.

It’s been shared a lot on social media, so many thanks to everyone who’s shared it, pre-ordered the film, bought tickets to the play, and continue to support the art I’m involved with. It means a lot, and I am very appreciative of it.

Thanks for reading. Much love.

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‘Remembering Anarcha’ is up for pre-order!

You can now pre-order Remembering Anarcha on iTunes – click here. The film release date is May 4. Here’s a short video I made talking about the pre-orders, production, and the history:

The film has been acquired by Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, for North American distribution. Read the news release announcement here.

The film will be available on-demand from multiple outlets across the U.S. and Canada, but pre-ordering on iTunes helps garner attention and get the film in front of more people. So if you use iTunes or Apple TV, this will help raise awareness of the film and the important subject matter the film addresses.

And while you’re clicking on links, be sure to check out Michelle Browder’s ‘Mothers of Gynecology’ project (click here.) Michelle appears in the film, and her art is what first caught my attention for this story. She’s gone across the country doing big things to raise awareness on this issue (and the shirt I’m wearing in the above video is from her project.)

As always, thanks for reading and thanks for your continued love and support. Much love to you.

‘Live at Seville’ is out!

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The “Live at Seville” EP is out today! Find it on your favorite platform – iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Bandcamp, etc. And the live performances are on YouTube. It’s live, raw, emotional, imperfect. I think it was my friend Bubba Hall that used the phrase “psychological nudity” to describe what we do, and I think that’s fitting.

 

The videos are a Carolyn Jean’s Son Visions / Terrible Master Films collaboration, directed and edited by C. DeWayne Cunningham. He and Sylvester K. Folks ran cameras.

Special thanks to them, Jen Powell, Malerie Bussell, and the Seville Beauty & Barber Shop staff for making this happen!

‘No One (Reprise)’ single out TODAY!

Cover_250NoOneToday is the day! The new version of “No One” is in digital stores (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Bandcamp, etc.) available for streaming and purchase.

For some background, see the blog post from last week.

 

 

Also, the music video for the song, by Terrible Master Films (give that page a ‘like’ on Facebook when you get a moment), is up, starring my friend Miranda Hood.

I hope you like the song and the video! Thank you so much for your continued love and support!

Ghost.Ocean.Sirens

NoiseTrade_250My third solo album, titled Ghost of a Town, will be released on Thursday, Oct. 10.

As of today, however, you can download the title track as part of an EP only available through NoiseTrade. Along with the title track, the Ghost.Ocean.Sirens EP features the song “Ocean” from 2010’s The Final Scene and “Sirens and Street Lights” from 2008’s Note from the Georgian Hotel. The EP also includes live versions of each of those songs.

The EP is free. FREE! Free? Yes! Free! NoiseTrade has an option to “tip” the artist, but it’s not a requirement, so download the EP, and if you like it, please share the NoiseTrade link with your friends and on your social media sites. (And if you do decide to use the “tip” option, thank you in advance!)

Click here to download the Ghost.Ocean.Sirens EP from NoiseTrade.

(Thanks to Lindsay Garrett for the EP cover photo.)

Ghost of a Town

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The full 8-song Ghost of a Town album will be available on CD through RAD! Vinyl or digitally through my Bandcamp page, iTunes, Amazon and most online retailers on Oct. 10.

As soon as a few final details are confirmed, I’ll announce some live show dates, including a release show on Oct. 10 and a few shows from Oct. 11 through the 17th.

In the meantime, below is the track listing for the album:

1. Far Away Sands
2. Painted Disasters
3. The Sharpest Teeth
4. Ghost of a Town
5. The Waters Won
6. As Caution Hit the Wind
7. Beauty in Farewell
8. There’s a Fear

“Ocean (piano version)” released today

I’m currently working on a third solo album, and while that process continues, I decided to record a piano version of one of my songs, so I picked “Ocean” from “The Final Scene.” I went for a minimalist approach – no extra instruments or backing vocal harmonies – just piano and one vocal track. It was recorded using an old, Kimball upright piano. The piano needs work, and it’s not in perfect tune by any means, but I find that there’s a beauty in it. A beauty in imperfections. It serves as a reminder of life itself, and I hope that imperfect beauty translates into this song.

The song is available on Bandcamp, iTunes*, Amazon, CD Baby and Spotify.

*I’m told that the song is currently showing up on iTunes, but their system may be showing an error upon download. It’s available at the other retailers if iTunes isn’t working.

Quick post for your ears

I’ll be brief. For once.

My friends in Bearhead recorded their version of the Hum song “Ms. Lazarus” for a Hum tribute compilation. Get your $0.99 out on iTunes or Amazon. Ps – if you have not heard Hum before this post, they were awesome, and you should check out their albums to hear what you missed in the 1990s.

Also, Mogwai (“Really, Josh? Another Mogwai post?” – The answer is “Yes” and you should be happy about it.) is releasing the “Earth Division” EP next week (Sept. 13). You can currently stream it on the Guardian’s website. Click here and enjoy.

The end.

Oh, where to begin…

The past few days have been busy, but in a good way. On Friday, “Hymns of Mare Nostrum” by Hail the Titans was officially released. It’s now on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Last.fm, etc. (Check out the “Music Links” page on this site for more info.)

The Montgomery Advertiser’s GoPlay section posted on Tumblr about the album and the CD release show Friday. Read that here. They said some very nice things.

The show went great. We actually brought in a golden shopping cart to play during the last song. The crowd was very kind to us, and we have gotten a lot of positive feedback on the album. I am very glad that people are digging it as much as they are.

Saturday, we played Nophest in Atlanta. We were at 529, and this is the first time I have ever played that venue. The sound in there is great, and the crowd was very receptive and kind to us. A few people even asked us to pose for photos with them.

Tracey from Rock Science got a couple of photos during our set:

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We got to play with Mice in Cars again – a great band with super nice people. If you haven’t heard them, do yourself a favor and check out their “Burn the Reader” EP on their Bandcamp page.

We played after Mice in Cars, then Fish Hawk played after us. They had a lot of energy. I missed part of their set because we were loading, and then I walked up to East Side Lounge to catch the tail end of R_Garcia‘s solo set. I saw Graham and Josh from Jungol while there. They performed a Dark Room set during the same time slot we were playing.

I went back to 529 and caught part of Scarab’s set. Good stuff. The guitarist appeared to have an iPod wired into his guitar. It looked like he had a Moog app on it. Very interesting stuff.

During the night, I had more than one person tell me about Nigredo. Some said we would go very well with them musically. Well… they were right. Along with being super nice guys, they were amazing. I thought we set up a lot of equipment. I was wrong. Our pedal boards were dwarfed by comparison. These guys had kind of a Russian Circles vibe to their stuff… and if you didn’t catch the word “amazing” already… well… that’s an accurate description.

Nophest was like a musical family reunion. Along with running into members of Jungol, Randy from Nophi/Swank Sinatra, Tracey from Rock Science and playing with Mice in Cars again, we ran into other members of Swank Sinatra, Gun Party, Capillaries, Billy from Ricer, Amelia (who wrote in Performer Magazine about the Drunken Unicorn show we played back in June) and others. We even spotted one of the guitarists from Maserati at one point.

I think the only non-positive thing about the weekend was that The Appleseed Cast was in Atlanta on Saturday, too… and I didn’t get to see them. Hopefully, they will tour this way again soon.

Anyway, it was a great weekend, and we appreciate all of you who made it great by sharing it with us!

New Music Video!

On December 20, I posted about the filming of a music video to the song “Ocean” from my latest solo album “The Final Scene.” (Click that ‘December 20’ link for the background story on the filming.)

This morning, Ross (director, videographer, editor) posted the finished product on Facebook. Again, thanks to everyone who made this happen – Ross, James, Landon, Jeremy, Gloria and Gloria’s mom.

Here is the video for “Ocean”:

If you’re interested in purchasing “The Final Scene,” it is available from iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby or directly from me at music.joshcarples.com.

I hope you enjoy it!