Available now in the store.
Richard Brautigan / Wesley Eisold
We are proud to present to you Richard Brautigan’s Rommel Drives On Deep Into Egypt and the ten year anniversary hardcover edition of Wesley Eisold’s Deathbeds. Pre-orders are up now and the books are expected to arrive and ship in mid November.
It is with great honor that we are re-releasing one of our favorite poetry collections by one of our biggest influences, the inimitable Richard Brautigan. Long out of print and first published in 1970, Rommel Drives On Deep into Egypt is a collection of eighty-five primitive poems full of the innovation, wit, style and anti-intellectualism that only Brautigan could achieve.
“Have You Ever Had a Witch Bloom like a Highway”
Have you ever had a witch bloom like a highway
on your mouth? and turn your breathing to her
fancy? like a little car with blue headlights
passing forever in a dream?
Robert Novak wrote in Dictionary of Literary Biography that “Brautigan is commonly seen as the bridge between the Beat Movement of the 1950s and the youth revolution of the 1960s.” A so-called guru of the sixties counterculture, Brautigan wrote of nature, life, and emotion; his unique imagination provided the unusual settings for his themes. Critics frequently compared his work to that of such writers as Thoreau, Hemingway, Barthelme, and Twain.” Richard Brautigan died in 1984 at age 49.
Wesley Eisold’s Deathbeds was first released in 2007, compiling the lyrical content of his work in renowned bands American Nightmare, Some Girls and the beginning of his current moniker, Cold Cave. Along with the tour journals, poems and prose of early fanzines, Deathbeds is the comprehensive work of an artist in their twenties trying to connect with the outside world. Deathbeds is the beauty that is the struggle of depression and growth that is rarely written down and documented coherently. Bursts of energy that needed to get out in order to see another day. These words came from a place of desperation but ended up inspiring others with how relatable not being able to relate is.
First published in 2007, a paperback edition of 1,000 copies sold out instantly. A second edition was published in 2011 and was also gone immediately. Now, 10 years later, it gets it’s first treatment as a hardcover, in a jet black linen silver foil stamped cover with a black ribbon bookmark. The cornerstone of Heartworm Press. Edition of only 500.
WINTER TOUR 2017. ON SALE NOW.
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The Idea Of Love
We are happy to announce the latest release from Cold Cave, a 7″ picture disc called The Idea Of Love b/w Rue The Day. Available in an edition of 500 copies to coincide with our upcoming performance schedule. We are offering a limited amount available for online pre-order and reserving most copies to be available at concerts. The Idea Of Love is Cold Cave at it’s most passionate, coolest, punkest and rawest, recalling the early primitive recordings that made up the Cremations release, even using much of the same salvaged and battered thrift store equipment as used on those early recordings. It should be clear by now that Cold Cave is existing in their own world, releasing music in any format and at any time they choose. An evolution by it’s own rules, laughing happily outside of the tired norm that is music industry convention.
You can pre-order your copy by clicking here.
Side A: The Idea of Love
Side B: Rue the Day
2 song picture disc 7″. Edition of 500.
Amy Lee has made a beautifully raw and fitting video (Heartworm 67) to accompany the song which is available to view by clicking here.
The official and digital release date is September 09, 2016. We’ve also added some limited merch items in the Heartworm store.
Hope to see you at one of these upcoming dates:
9/08 SAN DIEGO – MUSIC BOX
9/09 SAN FRANCISCO – MEZZANINE
9/10 PORTLAND – WONDER BALLROOM
9/11 SEATTLE – NEUMOS
9/14 CHICAGO – METRO
9/16 NEW YORK – WEBSTER HALL
9/17 BOSTON – THE MIDDLE EAST
9/30 GUADALAJARA – BMLS SHOW CENTER
10/22 SANTA ANA – BEACH GOTH FESTIVAL
10/23 LOS ANGELES – CIRCLE V BENEFIT/FONDA THEATER
10/27 PHOENIX – THE CRESCENT BALLROOM
“The veils are thinner than ever on the latest Cold Cave single. Tracing the lines of your palm, telling you what’s to come while reminding you of the sounds that led you here in the first place. The dreamlands you first arrive to may be a nightmare after all. Leather jackets, narrow red lit hallways and strangers hands lead you down. Forever. Waking up in a foreign room with the windows blacked out. Implog, Chrome, Metal Urbain stick out of the records that litter the floor. There’s a Genet paperback on the nightstand resting with a bottle of wine and an ashtray overflowing with lipstick stained filters. Hiroshima Mon Amour plays on the TV and you suddenly realize there’s a mannequin sleeping besides you. The restless energy of Cremations lingers around like an old ghost you can’t kick while you nervously wait for the sun to rise. Falling in love while breaking hearts in the same moment.” – Max G. Morton
Love you forever,
(Yes the artwork is censored here.)