Archive for December, 2009

Happy Holidays & Thanks!

December 18, 2009
2) BIG PLANS FOR 2010 – *Shels, Ef, The Ascent of Everest, Admiral Angry, Black Sheep Wall and more…

First off, THANKS to all of you who took part in our annual winter sale.

Once again, those were some of the biggest deals we’ve ever offered, so congrats if you took advantage of it. Your goodies have been packed and shipped and should arrive in time for the holidays!

Before we sign off for the year, we wanted to share a few important things with y’all!


as we prepare to celebrate our third Christmas together, and 3 years of chillin’ out, maxin’, beard-strokin’ and bangin’ our heads to some of the finest vibrations from around the planet, we can’t help look back at what a crazy year it’s been…

’09 started for us on the hunt for new music – wasn’t long before it was a hunt for some change in the sofa! yup – like alotta folks, we spent the better part of the year holding onto our beards for dear life! (and eating record breaking amounts of In N Out burger) while weathering the financial shit storm – but from the ashes of an already battered music industry, we have witnessed DIY flourish and bloom – and from where we’re sitting, the view is incredible.

despite the financial fiascos, we’ve sailed forward and along the way have taken part in some of the coolest projects ever, including new releases from Admiral Angry, Sons of Noel and Adrian, Parliament of Owls and Latitudes. Our music licensing division has continued to grow too, as we place more music in Film, TV and Games than ever before and thanks to incredible friendships, awesome familias and all of YOU for your support, we’re now on the verge of some our most exciting plans ever, and set to bring you new releases from *Shels, Admiral Angry, Black Sheep Wall (that’s right!), Ef, Brother Ghost, Pretend, The Ascent of Everest and more in 2010…

NONE of this would exist without the support from A LOT of good folks who have believed in us and supported us from day 1 – you know who you are (and so do we) and we won’t ever forget it, THANK YOU for being so awesome. In particular we’d like to thank – for their love, energy and continued support: Gary Davidson, Hamid Jabbar, Everyone at Rock Sound Magazine, BijanTuttle, Tom Fox, Jackson Thompson and Marcus Hamblett.

So, without further delay… here’s what’s been up, down, and all around on board the Starship Shelsmusico 😉


– *Shels — New album in production

We’re about 3/4 of the way through! Drums, guitars are all recorded now and all that’s left is some bass, vox, trumpets, strings, some special sauce and a few other bits and pieces… for more info, including studio pics and some videos look us up on Facebook.

We’re aiming to have the finished master by end of December and in stores by around May.

– The Ascent of Everest — New album in production and set for 2010 release

Nashville epic rockers The Ascent of Everest have started work on their as yet untitled new album. Speaking with them last week, we’re happy to report that they are more excited than ever about the music and can’t wait to share the new record with you. We should have updates from them soon and once we do, we’ll be sure to share it with you! In the mean time, keep checking their myspace page for news!

– Admiral Angry — New EP recorded and set for Early 2010 release

A Fire To Burn Down The World” has been recorded — we’ve heard it, and it’s the most brutal thing ever — it’s in final stages of post production and we should have it ready for release early next year!

– Ef — New Album recorded and set for April 2010 release

Ef’s new album landed in our mail box on Tuesday – the album, recently produced by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna) is still unmastered, but hasn’t left the ghetto blaster at Shelsmusic HQ – the record has been titled “Mourning Golden Morning” and is just a breathtaking piece of work – all the artwork has been completed and we just can’t wait to share this with you all! Ef will head to the UK in April as part of their European tour to support the album launch. Stay tuned for more info.

– Black Sheep Wall — New Album!

It’s been a crazy few years for LA’s nihilistic doom crew Black Sheep Wall. We’ll refrain from delving into all the nitty gritty – the news is this, BSW will be pushing forward with work on a new and as yet untitled album with Admiral Angry Drummer, Chris Stites behind the drums. The long awaited follow-up to their 2008 debut “I Am God Songs” is planned for 2010 release through Shelsmusic.

watch. this. space.

– Brother Ghost — In Rock Sound and debut on track for April 2010 release

Brother Ghost have been picked as “ones to watch” for 2010 in the current issue of Rock Sound magazine. Plans to release their debut EP in Spring are on course. Keep checking their myspace for more info!


we’re extremely lucky to be doing what we do – working in music, with some of our favorite bands/people ever. We realize that we’re a fortunate few and that the majority of folks around the world struggle daily for basic things we sometimes take for granted. we’re looking forward to growing, at our own pace, in 2010, to meet more awesome new faces, make more new friends and take this crazy and awesome family to greater plains.

Thank you for sharing this ride with us, and for supporting us along the way.


Stay tuned! 🙂

and… Have an AWESOME holiday and new year! 🙂

TONS of love!



Brother Ghost in Rock Sound!

December 10, 2009

our good buddies March of The Raptors are also in there,  and TONS more – all in the new issue of Rock Sound – on sale worldwide now! go and get your copy!