Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Teeth!


SHIPPING NEWS will be guests on the FRIDAY NIGHT SOUNDCLASH on Nov. 12th (yes, tomorrow night!). They will talk with DJ MATT ANTHONY and play records that have inspired their new album. You can listen to it (in the Louisville area) on WFPK 91.9FM. There's also a live online feed ( - 8PM Eastern Time (USA)

The new Shipping News album "One Less Heartless to Fear" is now available as a digital download through Think Indie where it is one of their picks of the week.

There will be an album release party at Ear-Xtacy on Friday, November 26th at 7pm. The event will be curated by Shipping News' Jason Noble and will feature performances by The Obscure Handsome Brothers (Joe Manning/Nathan Salsburg/Glen Detinger) and The Sandpaper Dolls plus a special guest! The members of Shipping News will be raffling tons of VINYL giveaways, T-shirts, and random RSMN artifacts throughout the evening. A most awesome time to be sure.

And more reviews:

Dusted review of the new album...

Leo Weekly review of the new album...

New Chime Hours track up

CHIME HOURS have posted a new song titled "Maize" on their Facebook page. It was recorded by Trip Barriger at Studio K last month. Chime Hours will be playing next Saturday (Nov. 20th) at MINNOW's farewell show at Skull Alley.

Friday, November 5, 2010

More Shipping News news

Shipping News launched a brand new website (designed by Ron Jasin) this week which can be found at

More reviews of "One Less Heartless to Fear" are rolling in...

"Shipping News has returned with easily the most powerful album of its career"
Aided and Abetted

"a nasty, lo-fi, aggressive pummelling of the ears and brain"
Echoes and Dust

"uncompromisingly raw and lyrically lush"
Blow the Scene

"This newer assembly of songs shows the band at their most immediate state, almost completely contradicting their entire discography..."
Olive Music

"a gritty, crisp-sounding collection that sits brilliantly somewhere in-between Slint and Fugazi"
The Skinny

"it shows off not only the bands song writing, but their ability to perform their material with enough energy and passion that it comes across perfectly on a recording"
Tasty Fanzine

"In these days of post rock synthesis, it is refreshing to hear a band that kicks the proverbial ass"
Blue Bunny

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Shipping News review from Alternative Press

There aren't many bands who would dare mimic the unique sound of Shellac. There are even fewer who would undertake a drastic change in songwriting like Shipping News have this late in their 16-year career. Who knew Shipping News, known for their tectonic pace and under-the-breath lyrical acuity, had it in them to play uptempo, dynamic (and most definitely Shellac-influenced) post-rock? With jarring barbs excreting from guitarist Jeff Mueller's newly found voicebox, the new upbeat nature of things makes him sound for all the world like Steve Albini on some songs. But it's little more than an oddity on this nine-song live album (seven songs of which are brand new) that in the canon of Shipping News records, stands atop the pile, or at least near it. Full of power and their trademark delicate storytelling, Shipping News' latest is their greatest.
- Oakland Childers