Tuesday, January 06, 2009

ESCHE Newsletter #5.1 Fig.vi December 2008/January 2009

ESCHE Newsletter #5.1 Fig.vi December 2008/January 2009

Greetings and salutations loyal listeners!

Has it really been 5 full years (6th birthday is right around Groundhog's Day 2009) since I started this moneypit? I cannot believe it. I have been lucky to be surrounded by so many awesome and talented people who only tolerate my presence because I somehow manage to get their music pressed onto aluminum discs (sometimes). But I kid myself (sort of). Anyways, 2008 was a big cocooning year for ESCHE (as opposed to 2007, which saw me release one CD-R in a limited edition of 50 handmade jobbies but little else), and we here at ESCHE HQ (I assure you I don't have a multiple personality disorder, sometimes people help me help themselves) are looking forward to a big 2009!

First off, Trashed On Fiction (who were responsible for 2008's only ESCHE release - the four song promo EP for Words, Trails & Maps, which is pretty much out of print and now a collector's item as the full-length will have different mixes of the included songs) has finally completed their long-awaited debut full-length record Words, Trails & Maps (which would make an excellent 45 RPM double LP if anyone wants to press it as such). The record will be mastered shortly after Christmastime and hopefully available before Spring has sprung. Stay tuned for updates (my first New Year's Resolution of 2009 will be to regularly update the ESCHE blog and the ESCHE Myspace page - i assure you, this will really happen).

Also, I've been talking to The Mess Around (featuring ex-Repercussions guitarist Dave Harrison) about co-releasing a 4 song 7" EP they are recording with Matt Verta-Ray from Heavy Trash and Speedball Baby. They continue to play drunken, sloppy shows all over Brooklyn with so much energy, it's like a drunk tornado. Fans of the Repercussions will no doubt be impressed.

Speaking of The Repercussions, former bassist Sean Corkery (also from ESCHE artists Space Robot Scientists) put together a band called This'll Kill Ya, who added former Repercussions vocalist Matthew Scott last April. The band keeps evolving (as well as expanding - they started out as a six-piece when I saw their first show with their original singer, and now boast a nine-member roster), and represent a more subtle take on the Repercussions' legacy. Hopefully, they will continue to play shows all over NYC and Long Island this year and head into the studio to record some of their barn-burnin' tunes.

Matthew Scott's other band, the The Lord Humongous are still kicking, albeit more below the surface, with a show during a blizzard in November being their one gig this winter. Rumor has it they are going into the studio soon with Phil Douglas (Latterman, Small Arms Dealer) to record a plethora of tunes for future consumption.

So with that little update on the ESCHE family, I wish you all a healthy and happy New Year!

Yours Truly,
Jon "J-Ro" Roren
Chief Cook & Bottlewasher, ESCHE Enterprises

Thursday, June 24, 2004

On the road again

Today is gonna be super busy. Packing, cleaning, getting ready to go on tour with the Repercussions. But before we leave for southern hospitality, we take on some fierce competition at the Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, as semi-finalists in Little Steven's Rockin' Garage Competition. So come on down and show some suppport for the Repercussions as they battle some damn fine bands for a shitload of free gear and a slot at Irving Plaza in July!! Then we're hitting up a handful of lucky cities in the next two weeks. Check out the Repercussions page for dates...

Here is tonight's dealio:

June, 24 2004 at The Crazy Donkey
1058 Route 110, Farmingdale, NY 11735

we will be playing a 20 minute set as part of the Little Steven Battle of The Garage Rock Bands come and cheer us on kids we will be playing with MURPHY'S LAW, SOFT EXPLOSIONS, BONA ROBA, MARTINETS, HEADQUARTERS, and featuring celebrity judges Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister, Andrew WK, best known for his hit song,"It's Time to Party", which was featured in a TV commercial for the travel website expedia.com in 2002, Eric Bloom, singer of Blue Oyster Cult and Felix Hanemann of Zebra.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

long time no update

Yes, this site is still up and is still the only attempt at interweb lameness I have explored. I haven't written anything on here lately, and I should stop that. I will hotwire this puppy to be more of a news source for all things ESCHE. I will post all info for shows by all my bands and stuff. There are so many things going on that I really need to let you all know. So, first off, I will be setting this jiggy up so that it will email updates to those of you whose email addys I have, thereby saving me the time and effort of actually emailing crap to everyone in the world. But now the exciting stuff...

First off, let me have everyone welcome Trashed On Fiction to the ESCHE fold. They have been kicking it for a couple years now, and even though they are still young, their sound has been maturing so much recently. They just finished recording their latest mini-opus and I honestly cannot wait to release it on an unsuspecting public. Soon, you will all get trashed as well.

Also, tonight is my very first label showcase show. Here is the info:

Thursday, June 17th

Example Such Cloth Hammer Engine record label showcase:

The Repercussions
Space Robot Scientists
The Potbelly Bandits
Trashed on Fiction

Deuces Wild Productions presents....
As part of Situation Thursdays...
At Saints and Sinners
558 Smithtown Bypass (route 347 @ route 111)
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 979-6561
directions below or
www.mapquest.com for door-to-door directions

$5 for 21+
$7 for 18-20
Show is 18+

From Western Long Island: Take Northern State Parkway East until you hit
the end. You will see signs that will allow you to go on either Rt.347 or
Rt. 454. Follow the Rt. 347 signs. You will begin to see signs that say
Rt. 111, get in the left lane. After you cross over Rt.111, there will be
a shopping center right after the light. Make the left into that parking
lot, that's where Saints and Sinners is. It's in the same shopping center
as the 24 hour bagel place

From Eastern Long Island: Take Rt. 347 all the into Smithtown. When you
see signs saying Rt. 111, you will have to be in the right lane. There
will be a shopping centre with a Dunkin Donuts in it. Make the right into
that parking lot, and Saints and Sinners is in there.


The Repercussions have been busy gearing up for their upcoming summer
tour! This tour will bring The Repercussions' high energy garage rock n
roll to new parts of the country. The confirmed dates as of this time

Friday, June 25th
At Echo's in Charleston, SC

Monday, June 28th
At The Limelight in Myrtle Beach, SC

Wednesday, June 30th
At The Springwater Tavern in Nashville, TN

Thursday, July 1st
At Murphy's in Memphis, TN


The Repercussions are counting their pennies in anticipation of this
incredible tour. Help out The Repercussions by attending one of our
fine public performances and picking up CDs, t-shirts, pins, and thongs!
Our debut EP is now available to order online through Interpunk.com!
Follow this link to go directly to The Repercussions on Interpunk:
You can also visit one of these fine retail establishments and pick up a
copy of the debut EP "Don't Fear" :

Tower Records
370 Walt Whitman Rd. (Rt 110)
Huntington Station, NY 11746
(631) 425-2500

Looney Tunes
31 Brookvale Ave.
West Babylon, NY 11704
(631) 587-7722

Tower Records
5294 Sunrise Hwy
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
(631) 541-2222

Rock Candy
1099 D Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790

More details to come concerning all other goings on, including the Repercussions being participants in Little Steven's Rockin' Garage Competition next Tuesday night.


Monday, February 16, 2004

Back from South Carolina! We sold some EPs down there and made some new friends. The Limelight is a cool place run by cool people, and they had more than enough Pabst Blue Ribbon for the whole entourage to drink..and we really wanted to clean 'em out, too.

Speaking of EPs, "Don't Fear..." is now available at Tower Records Huntington and Rock Candy in Stony Brook, on 25A, next door to the Green Cactus and across the street from the SB train station. Bryan Katz at Rock Candy is giving all the proceeds from sales of the EP back to us, so please check out his store the next time you go out for burritos. Rock candy has a lot of cool stuff, from band t-shirts and Ugly Dolls to unique fashion accessories and Freudian Slippers. I myself bought a "Yiddish Proverbs" coffee mug from there last week.

While we're on the subject, the new EP by Space Robot Scientists, entitled "Aggro Disco," is currently in production with Icon Omnimedia.

Also, Happy Birthday to Charlie Kassay at Deuces Wild Productions for being kickass! And thanks to Antonia at Little Uncle Joe's Promotion for all the hard work she is doing for us.

Friday, February 06, 2004

Welcome to ESCHE-etc!

Example Such Cloth Hammer Engine is a new record label based in Long Island, New York as an outlet for exciting new underground music that can't be found elsewhere. Currently, we represent The Repercussions, Space Robot Scientists and Potbelly Bandits.

The Repercussions have just released their first EP "Don't Fear..." and are playing dates in February and March to celebrate! Check them out in South Carolina on Valentine's Day weekend and back in New York soon after that. Check therepercussions.net/shows.htm for updated information on shows. We'd love to see you so we can rock your face off!

The Space Robot Scientists are playing some gigs around NYC in anticipation of the release of their long-awaited new EP. We're excited about this one, as it's been too long since their last release, "We've Got A Time Machine," first graced your ears and cerebral cortex.

Until next time, don't forget to floss those inbetween spaces and hard to reach places.