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The God Eaters – Fading Horizons

Hello friends. This is quick post to let you know that we’re now taking pre-orders for an awesome new 4-song EP from the Marquette, MI band, The God Eaters. Their new record, Fading Horizons, will be launched at their record release show, a week from tomorrow on February, 15th at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette. Immediately after that, they’ll be playing at Thundersnow 2018 and then they will head out on a short mid-west tour in early March. We encourage you to check ’em out live and buy the record directly from them but if you can’t, you can pre-order the record (which will ship on February 19th) here or on Bandcamp. By the way, the record is beautifully packaged in a sleeve designed and created by the band themselves and comes on smoke-colored vinyl. It also includes a digital download card.

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Year End Wrap Up

Hello friends,

First off, we’d like to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season and much more happiness in the coming year. It’s been a fun and exciting year for Invertebrata Records and we owe that completely to the artists we’ve worked with and the music lovers who’ve supported them.

Now that we’re counting down the remaining days in 2017 we thought it would be good to look back at some recent releases and to let you know about what’s in store for 2018.

Nathaniel Braddock – Quadrille & Collapse:::Versions

Quadrille & Collapse:::VersionsAt the end of November we quietly released the digital-only follow up to Nathaniel Braddock’s solo, acoustic guitar record, Quadrille & Collapse. Nathaniel invited a list of distinguished engineers, musicians and producers to remix, re-structure and re-think Quadrille & Collapse. They did just that and the results are called Quadrille & Collapse:::Versions. This discounted digital album of remixes is also included free of charge with the purchase of Quadrille & Collapse on vinyl or CD.

Nathaniel will be playing with his African jazz trio, Air Congo,  on January 4th in Cambridge, MA and he’ll back in Chicago sometime in the early spring.

Phantom Works – Ohms EP

As you may well remember, back in September we released the fantastic Ohms EP from Chicago’s Phantom Works. Since then, that record has earned some critical praise, our favorite of which comes from the French language blog Perte & Fracas. We had to ask Google to translate it for us but, while the translation is rough, one line sums it up. Phantom Works has the “…skill to make all this glow under their own hammer. The anvil is you.”

Phantom Works doesn’t get a chance to play out live very often but they’ll be back at Quenchers on January 19th with Stomatopod, Nude Model and Nonagon. That’s going to be a barn burner. You owe it to yourself to be there.

The God Eaters – Fading Horizons

Looking forward to early 2018, we’re thrilled to announce a new 10″ vinyl EP from The God Eaters. Hailing from the icy wastes of Marquette, MI, The God Eaters churn out a sound that finds its balance somewhere between the controlled chaos of abrasive noise, heavy riffs, and pummeling rhythms and that of slower, harmonic and dreamy soundscapes.

The God Eaters new EP, recorded at Electrical Audio, is called Fading Horizons and it will be released on February, 15th. The guys are playing a record release show that night in Marquette and will follow that up with an appearance at Thundersnow in Gladstone, MI and a tour of the upper mid-west planned for March.

Well, that’s our year-end wrap up.  We appreciate you taking the time to take notice of what we’re doing and we hope your 2018 is a bold and successful one.
Invertebrata Records
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Phantom Works 10″ 4-Song Ohms EP!

Hi Friends,

We know it’s a holiday weekend and you’re probably standing around a BBQ grill but we just wanted to send out a quick note to let you know that a new 10″, 4-song, EP from Phantom Works, the Ohms EP, will be out on September 15th! You can pre-order it now either here at Invertebrata Records or on Bandcamp and it will ship out on the 15th.

It’s a 4-song EP on black vinyl with a full color insert that’s a bit of a mystery. Also the vinyl comes with a download card so you can listen to it wherever you like. The record is, in my estimation, frickin’ terrific.

Formed in 2008 by Chicago housemates with a list of things to do and a list of things not to do, Phantom Works draws from heavier mid-western and west coast post-punk, as well as their own experimental tendencies, they create a potent, driving, high-energy brew. In 2015, they breached the list of things not to do and added a bass player, one Reg Shrader (Seam, Circus Lupus).

Adding Reg’s bass playing simultaneously provides another weight and momentum to their already massive sound. Drummer Jim Duffy (Lardo) pounds things out at the nucleus, steering the swarm of colliding and intertwining guitars & vocals by Matt Seifert (Cool Devices) & Kris Poulin.

The 4-song Ohms EP, was recorded in the depths of their Chicago hideout and mixed at the San Diego staple, SDRL. It is a call to all people who (should) know better.