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 Smog Veil Records 2010 Release Schedule (chronological order)  ALSO: meet us at SXSW - see details at the end of this message.*   THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY RELEASE DATE: February 9, 2009 ARTIST: This Moment In Black History ALBUM TITLE: Public Square FORMAT: LP RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: tour dates confirmed, see website for details; SXSW performances This Moment In Black History hail from Cleveland, Ohio from whence came legends and label mates like the Pagans, Rocket From The Tombs and Face Value. Sonically traversing territories blazed by Bad Brains, The Monorchid or Pere Ubu. Lyrically challenging social and political norms recalling both Black Flag and Public Enemy.  THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY/SUN GOD RELEASE DATE: February 9, 2009 ARTIST: This Moment In Black History and Sun God ALBUM TITLE: TBA FORMAT: split LP RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: tour dates confirmed, see website for details; SXSW performances Split LP by Clevelanders This Moment In Black History and Sun God featuring Tony Erba of Face Value, Amps II Eleven, etc.  ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS RELEASE DATE: April 6, 2010 ARTIST: Rocket From The Tombs ALBUM TITLE: I Sell Soul / Romeo & Juliet FORMAT: 7" vinyl RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: TBA Cleveland legends Rocket From The Tombs are back with two new songs.  Line up is David Thomas on vocals; Cheetah Chrome on guitar, piano; Craig Bell on bass; Richard Lloyd on guitar and Steve Mehlman on drums.  The songs were produced and mixed by David Thomas in Ohio. Formed in Cleveland in the summer of 1974, Rocket From The Tombs existed for less than a year in their first incarnation before imploding.  The band's only other two releases (both out on Smog Veil Records) are the albums "The Day The Earth Met The Rocket From The Tombs" and "Rocket Redux."  BATUSIS RELEASE DATE: May, 2010 ARTIST: Batusis ALBUM TITLE: Batusis FORMAT: LP RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: tour dates planned; SXSW performances confirmed Batusis is punk-rock-n-roll super group comprised of Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys) and Sylvain Sylvain (NY Dolls) plus Blackhearts rhythm section: Thommy and Enzo Penizzotto. Recording was produced by Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Steve Earle, Emmy Lou Harris) in Nashville, TN.  BUTCHER BOYS RELEASE DATE: May 18, 2010 ARTIST: Butcher Boys ALBUM TITLE: I'll Tell Me Ma FORMAT: 7" inch vinyl RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: play dates confirmed, see website for details Butcher Boys featuring Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Batusis) on guitar on the title track "I'll Tell Me Ma." Hailing from the Elm City of New Haven, Connecticut, the Butcher Boys blend punk roots, with rock, country and ska. Add a shot of boozy Irish ballads and traditional Celtic session tunes, and the result is a unique cocktail that is one intoxicating brew.  Influences the band cites include: the Pogues, Johnny Cash, the Specials, Elvis Costello, Sam Cooke and X.  COMPLAINTS CHOIR: THE MOVIE AND SOUNDTRACK RELEASE DATE: July 2010 ARTIST: Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta Kalleinen; Complaints Choir Chicago; Complaints Choir Singapore FILM TITLE: Complaints Choir FORMAT: DVD and CD soundtrack RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records PRODUCED BY: Fine & Mellow; Kinotar; Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: TBA Complaints Choir is a global public performance-art phenomenon based on ordinary people singing out their complaints, created by internationally acclaimed artists Tellervo Kalleinen (Finland) and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (Germany).  The documentary film follows the creation and culmination of events for two choirs -- one in Chicago and one in Singapore.  PETER LAUGHNER RELEASE DATE: November 2, 2010 ARTIST: Peter Laughner and various artists ALBUM TITLE: TBA FORMAT: 10-CD box set RECORD LABEL: Smog Veil Records TOUR DATES: N/A This release will be packaged as a box set and will feature over 100 tracks plus a video.  Laughner was a singer, songwriter and guitarist who played with Rocket From The Tombs and the earliest incarnation of Pere Ubu.  The Cleveland native died in 1977 but left behind a number of lo-fi live, rehearsal, and demo recordings.  hearpen.com ­ various releases RELEASE DATE: monthly ARTIST: various ALBUM TITLE: see website FORMAT: digital downloads RECORD LABEL: hearpen.com (administered by Smog Veil Records) TOUR DATES: TBA The hearpen.com website makes new releases available every month and specializes in downloadable rarities, live recordings, limited releases, and anything else of note by Pere Ubu and bands related to Pere Ubu or Ubu Projex.   http://www.smogveil.com/  
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