Black Friday Sale Going on for 24 Hours Only!
There's a Black Friday Sale on all CDs on the Assemblage 23 Webstore for the next 24 hours only! All CDs - Assemblage 23, Nerve Filter, Surveillance, Helix - are only $10! That's a 28% savings! While you're there, place your pre-order for the new limited edition logo shirt (they start shipping Wednesday!) Score some albums you're missing or get some Christmas shopping done for the A23 fan in your life and save big!
Assemblage 23 @ El Corazon, Seattle, WA Tonight!
If you're in town for Thanksgiving and you're already sick of hanging out with your family, why don't you come out and join us at El Corazon tonight for an exclusive show featuring support acts Watch Clark and Audiorotic. We'll have the $10 Black Friday deal on all CDs at the merch booth, too!
Work Has Begun on the Next Assemblage 23 Album
Work on the next A23 album has started. (Somewhat fitting given that "Failure" was released on this date in 2001). While it's a bit too early to say for sure, I am aiming for a late 2019 release for the as of yet untitled new album.
Have You Checked Out Helix Yet?
While you wait for new A23, have you checked out my new project with vocalist Mari Kattman yet? Helix is a lush mix of textured electronics, dusty rhythms, and heavily layered female vocal harmonies. Cinematic and head-bobbing at the same time. Give it a listen on our Bandcamp. If you like what you hear, t-shirts, CDs, and stickers are available through the Assemblage Online Store. We're currently running low on shirts, but should have some new ones in a few weeks. We will also be announcing our first Helix live show very soon, so stay turned and feel free to join us on our official Facebook page.
New Limited Edition Assemblage 23 Tee Designed by Jim Marcus Open for Preorder.
The Assemblage 23 Online Store is now accepting pre-orders for a brand new logo tee featuring a beautiful, minimal design by none other than the legendary Jim Marcus (Die Warzau / Go Fight). (Visit the store link above to see the design). Only 96 will be printed, so don't miss out. Once they're gone, they're gone. Shirts will ship at the end of November. We also added to the store some left over shirts from our minitour of Europe back in September. Check them out!
Last Minute Assemblage 23 Show Announced
We thought our Halloween show in New Orleans would be the last of the year, but a show fell through at one of our local venues here in Seattle and we got asked to fill in the date. So if you're looking for something to do after Thanksgiving other than over eating and arguing with family, come on down and join us at El Corazon the evening of Friday, November 23rd. It's going to be a great time!
German Festival Cancellations
I am very sorry to report that due to issues with Customs & Immigration, Assemblage 23 will not be able to perform at the Free and Easy Festival or the Amphi festivals this weekend as planned. We offer our deepest apologies to our fans. We never like to have to cancel shows and let down our fans. I promise you we exhausted all efforts to try and make the shows happen, but time was working against us. These issues will be resolved so that it will not effect our European live dates in September. Once again, we apologize to our fans. We are as disappointed as you are.
First Previews of Helix "Twin" Album Online and Pre-orders open up!
For about the past year, I have been working secretly with vocalist Mari Kattman on a new project called Helix. I am happy to announce that the album is finished and will be released on Metropolis Records worldwide on August 24th. In the meantime, we've uploaded the first two track previews from the album here. We will be releasing 2 tracks ever day this week, so please don't forget forget to keep checking the playlist out as we populate it with more tracks. In the meantime, we have also opened up pre-orders on the Assemblage 23 Online Store. Go there now to pre-order your CD, t-shirt, sticker, or all three in a discounted package!
Assemblage 23 to Perform at Blackstar Festival in Mexico City
Friday, May 25th, Assemblage 23 returns to Mexico City at the Blackstar Festival along with Solar Fake, Funker Vogt, and Suicide Commando. Come join us for an amazing night of music at El Plaza. For more information, please visit the EVENT PAGE.
Assemblage 23 to Play Kansas City
It's been awhile, so I am happy to announce that Assemblage 23 will be returning to Kansas City, MO on Friday, July 13th at Davy's Uptown Ramblers Club. We can't wait to come back to make you dance and eat all your BBQ!
Assemblage 23 German Festival Dates Announced
• July 26th, 2018 - Munich, Germany @ Backstage München
• July 28th, 2018 - Cologne, Germany @ Amphi Festival XIV
Assemblage 23 Announces European Live Dates
Assemblage 23 returns to Europe for a string of shows this fall. We hope to see lots of you there! Here are the details:
• September 06th, 2018 - Glasgow, UK @ Ivory Black's
• September 07th, 2018 - Manchester, UK @ Aatma
• September 08th, 2018 - London, UK @ Electrowerkz
• September 09th, 2018 - Deutzen, DE @ Nocturnal Culture Night
• September 11th, 2018 - Berlin, DE @ Maze
• September 12th, 2018 - Hamburg, DE @ Indra Club 64
• September 13th, 2018 - Bremen, DE @ Lila Eule
• September 14th, 2018 - Bochum, DE @ Matrix
• September 15th, 2018 - Frankfurt, DE @ Das Bett
Assemblage Joins Coldwaves 2018 Line-up
We were fortunate enough to be a part of the amazing Coldwaves Festival in Chicago last year, so I am extremely happy to announce that we will play the Los Angeles iteration of the festival this year on September 28th. Don't wait to get tickets! This WILL sell out. GET YOUR TICKET
"Endure" Vinyl and Surveillance CDs Almost Gone!
Just a heads up - I only have 16 more copies of the Assemblage 23 "Endure" vinyl and 30 copies of the Surveillance "Oceana" CD left, so if you've been meaning to pick up either of these, don't wait, as they will likely go quickly and will not be re-pressed. You can reserve your copes of each at the Assemblage 23 Online Store.
Latest Assemblage 23 Live Dates
• April 14th - Oklahoma City, OK - Tom Shear DJ Date - Assimilation OKC Grand Re-opening - @ The Ruins
• May 5th - Seattle, WA - Mechanismus 10th Year Anniversary (with Decoded Feedback and others) - @ The Highline [SOLD OUT!]
• May 25th - Mexico City, Mexico - Black Star Fest (with Suicide Commando, Funker Vogt, and Solar Fake) - @ El Plaza Condesa - GET TICKETS
• July 28th - Cologne, Germany - Amphi Festival 2018 - Tickets through: GET TICKETS
• September 6th - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ Ivory Blacks - GET TICKETS
• September 7th, Manchester, United Kingdom @ aatma - GET TICKETS
• September 8th, London, United Kingdom @ Electrowerkz - GET TICKETS
Complete Assemblage 23 Discography Now Available on Bandcamp
You can now purchase all Assemblage 23 releases digitally in the format of your choice via our Bandcamp. You can also purchase all in-print Assemblage 23 CDs and vinyl through the A23 Bandcamp, which includes unlimited streaming via the Bandcamp app, and an instantly downloadable digital download in your preferred format. Browse our releases at: https://assemblage23.bandcamp.com
New Project from Tom Shear and Mari Kattman: Helix
Musician Tom Shear [Assemblage 23, Nerve Filter, Surveillance] and vocalist Mari Kattman [Day Twelve, Mari and the Ghost, Mari Kattman] are no strangers to collaboration, having worked together several times over the past five years. So it seemed to be a natural conclusion that the duo embark on a project all their own. The result is Helix – a genre-defying sonic tapestry mixing electronics and organic elements with Kattman’s haunting vocal harmonies. Elements of trip-hop, dub, dream pop, synth-pop, and lofi combine into a mélange of seductive beats, found sounds, eerie textures, and distant melodies cutting through the fog like a distant lighthouse. Beats for sleepwalkers and insomniacs. Cinema for your ears at 2 AM.
Helix will be making its debut on the next Electronic Saviours compilation on Metropolis Records, with a full-length album out later this year. In the meantime, please follow the official Helix Facebook page for the latest updates as they become available.
Upcoming Tom Shear DJ Dates
We finish off this busy 2017 with two final DJ gigs. Hope to see lots of you there!
• December 16th @ Club Necromancy - 1119 21st Street, Sacramento, CA Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/132214164102580/
• December 31st @ QXT's - 248 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/803122143232385/
Last Minute Storewide Sale on A23 Merchandise!
If you're anything like me, you always wait until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping, leaving you in a panic as to what to get your loved ones. Well, if your loved ones happen to be A23 fans, here's your last minute at some last minute savings on your gift-giving.
Until the end of the year, EVERYTHING on the Assemblage 23 Online Store is on sale anywhere from 14%-33% off! Order now to receive your order in time for Christmas.
DON'T WAIT! PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW! https://assemblage23.com/store
• May 20th, 2017 - Convergence 23 - Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
• July 7th, 2017 - Halloween in July - Denver, CO @ Bar Standard
• July 28th-30th - Terminus Festival - Edmonton, AB, [CAN] @ Dickens
• September 30th - Coldwaves Festival - Chicago, IL @ Metro Chicago
Tom Shear to DJ Uranium Springs Festival
Yours truly will be spinning a DJ set at the Uranium Springs Detonation 3 event. This is a really great event in the middle of the desert in Sun Valley Arizona. My friends Imperative Reaction will be there as well.
Sale on All 23db Records CDs
Pick up any of the in-print 23db Records CDs for only $9.99 (28% off!). Available releases are Nerve Filter's "linear", Assemblage 23's "Early, Rare, and Unreleased Vol. 02", Lost Signal's "Eviscerate", and Surveillance's "Oceania".
As you can see to the right, we have announced a string of live dates for Europe. The U.S. tour was the most successful one we've ever had and we're looking forward to bringing the show to our European fans. Expect to hear lots of tracks from "Endure" as well as some tracks we've never performed live before. We know that this is a short string of dates, but we do hope to return to Europe later in the year as well.
Assemblage 23 Added to Convergence Line-up
I am happy to announce that Assemblage 23 has been added as a headliner to the 23rd edition of Convergence, the longest running gothic convention in the US. The con will be held in Dallas, TX this year on May 19-22. . We are still working on securing the venue, so we'll announce that when all is finalized. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
All Indiegogo Perks Shipped
As of the end of December, all the physical perks for the Indiegogo campaign have shipped and should have been received by now. If you have not received your perk, please contact me at email@example.com. I am now in the process of fulfilling the remixes, guest vocals, guest production, and Skype calls and will contact contributors individually to make arrangements.
"Endure" Vinyl and Stickers Back in Stock!
The vinyl edition of "Endure" is now available through the Assemblage 23 Online Store. I also have all three sticker designs back in stock.
First of all, an overdue thank you to everyone who came out to support us on our US Tour in September and October. It was by far the most successful tour we've ever had and we owe it all to you. Your enthusiasm and support mean more than you can possibly know. I hope to be able to announce the first dates booked for 2017 soon. [Hint: we'll see you soon, Mexico and Europe!]
The Vinyl Has Arrived
Well, better late than never! We had originally planned on having the vinyl in October. Unfortunately, the original pressing plant we were working with kept missing the deadline over and over due to demand, incompetence or some combination thereof. I will open up orders on the Assemblage 23 Online Store as soon as I finish mailing out the perks from the Indiegogo campaign. Speaking of which...
Update on the Indiegogo Campaign Perks
Time for a long overdue update! I am most of the way through mailing the perks out at this point. Here is what remains to be shipped:
• I'm about half way through sending out the "Deluxe CD, T-shirt, and Worker Shirt" perks. I anticipate having these all mailed out within the next week or so.
• The "Vinyl Copy of the Album" and "Deluxe CD, Vinyl, T-shirt, and Worker Shirt" will mail out next
• I have started doing the guest remixes and will contact those bidders as I complete each one to move on to the next.
• I'll also be contacting the guest vocal bidders in the coming weeks, but I am temporarily unable to record vocals at the moment, so this might take me a bit longer.
• I will also be contacting the Skype call bidders in the next week or so.
If you bid on one of the already shipped perks, but have not received your perk, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can make sure you're taken care of. Again, I owe you all an apology for how long this has taken me. We are, at least, now at the end of the huge list of bidders, so everyone should have their swag very soon!Assemblage 23 Online Store Back Online
So, after a long delay, the Assemblage 23 Online Store is back online with the full range of A23 merchandise available, including a limited amount of Endure Tour t-shirts.